Sunday, 2 December 2012

Bridies at its Best

A stunning day at the Bridestones
I met up with Elliot quite early this morning with plans of new routes, but it was not to be as wet crux holds killed any attempt today.  Instead, we took advantage of a stunning day and went up to the Bridies.  After a good warm up, we decided to get straight on Crucifixion V9/font 7c before the sun warmed the rock to much.  Quick progress was made, getting through the crux, but dropping it on the last move.  I had a few goes, but could not find a hold to use to get to the jug.  Nevermind,  once I have the beta it will go next time.
Quality heel hook move making the slopers feel better than they look
We mooched about on some other problems, but some were suffering in the sun.  Nine V6/font 7a is a cool little problem hidden away, and in the shade.  These excellent conditions, saw a rapid send for both of us.  I need a few days off to let all the aches and pains subside, whilst growing back some skin after a productive weeks bouldering.  Not quite Trad or Winter climbing, but not too bad once you get into it.

Elliot in send mode!

A big move to finish off those holds

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