|Setting up to pop|
The conditions where great despite the fog, so I warmed up on a few of the other problems on that part of the crag. Dynamo 6a+, Iddybits 7a, Shuffle Generation 7a+ and Backlash sit 7a providing good climbing. Once warmed up I got on Fracking. After the damage the sharp flatty did last time, I put a bit of tape over the edge. This made it kinder to the skin, but trickier to hold. Finally after hitting the top 10 times, I finally stuck it. Happy I moved to Wilton.
I went to Wilton 1 first whilst I waited for Elliot to show. There I ticked a few thing, but the best was The Move 7a, The Move Sit Start 7a+ and The Move no back wall 7b. These were all onsight.
Elliot turned up so I went over to Wilton 4. There has been some cleaning going on here, so I was keen to tick a few things if possible. I tried Haig E2 6b, but shredded my knuckle in the crack first go. Gutted I eventually stopped the bleeding and taped it up. I then Flashed Hell's Bells E5 6b**. This was to the top break, which was wet. The rest of the top was wet too, so I came down from there. The E4's on the wall were pretty dirty in the upper reaches. I did get to a metre from the top on one, but dirt won out. I wrapped my day up with a quick ascent of The Renaissance Men 7b+. A great end to a good day.
|The Renaissance Men|