Wednesday, 24 September 2014

SPA Training and a bit of route setting

Last Saturday I ran the first day of an SPA Training in the Peak.  A busy, full course, with a good variety of experience between the candidates made for some good discussions.  We spent the first part of the day at Stanage looking at all aspects of personal climbing, before heading to The Foundry to look at the climbing wall part of the award.  A good day seemed to be had by all.

My back seems to be on the mend, so I ventured out for a boulder on Tuesday.  I picked my way through some trusty problems at Woodhouse and managed a handful of things up to 7b+, which was a real surprise.  Hopefully strength and fitness will return quickly.

Today, a bit sore from bouldering.  I have been route setting all day and testing some circuits.  It's fair to say a poor year climbing and an injury that has kept me out for a month, is painful to come back from in more ways than one.

Monday, 15 September 2014

A Mish Mash of Things

It has been a strange few weeks which have been a struggle, due to a mountain bike crash at high speeds that involved a drystone wall.  I'd like to think of it as a draw, but jury is still out.

Despite this I have managed to do some window cleaning and a lead climbing session with Bolton School students in preparation for our Spanish climbing trip in October.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed I will be able to climb properly by then.