Almscliff was more productive than I thought it would be. I ticked of a few classics I hadn't done for a while, and also put the Keel 7c to bed. I found this as hard as ever, but managed to get my toe and heel to stick. On the only other time I'd tried the problem, this was the thing that stopped me ticking it. Rose got involved with some cheeky slabs that would be challenging for someone her size. She definitely has the Hughes rockover climbing genes. We met Dan up there so I did a quick couple of route to E4 with him before heading home.
|Rose sending large|
Today I went sports climbing for the first time this year with Ben to Trollers Gill. After yesterday I was pretty tired. So after warming up, I thought I'd swing around on Tinderbox 7c+. It was coming together well, but the original crux is no longer then hard bit. The lose of a crucial flake means a new harder crux comes straight after the original one. Once sussed, I managed all the moves, but could only lead it in 2 today. Much higher in the grade now, but hopefully it will go next visit.