Puntering Hard Boulder Problems One At A Time.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Shower Time.

Brimham at Sunset

Sunday's forecast was for sunshine and showers, for once, Michael Fish was correct.

We headed to Brimham Rocks with a 6 man & 1 woman team. Its a fantastic venue with problems all across the grade spectrum on every conceivable angle and style. Perfect for our mixed abilities group!

First the classic Arete of Black Dog at F6c got some attention - many sends in varying degrees of finesse were had, mine probably being at the "less" end of the scale. Still a send is a send.

Just right is Pommel Arete (F6b) slightly easier but slightly scarier.

Lee on Pommel Arete.

While James and Lee were on that, Scott and I set to work on a tricky little 7a+ un-named problem in a corner, this was soon despatched with an impeccable lack of footwork, shortly followed by Lee "CRUSH" Cooper!

Scott on Unnamed F7a+

Lee's trying hard face.
Scott then showed us mere mortals an eliminate just right at around F7b-ish - which was tiny crimp - miss out big ledge to poor slopey hold - Top! Impressive.

Scott on Eliminate.
Lunch was next on the agenda - Power cheese and brown sauce was the order of the day, and with stomaches filled it was time to get on to Happy Days Traverse at F7b.

On route Lee ticked The Lost Word at (F7a) just as it started to rain. Once the rain had stopped he joined us on Happy Days.

Initially the traverse was frustrating taking a few goes to get the sequence wired, but eventually the send train was started when Scott snatched top - It was closely followed by Andy Jennings of Font and after an enforced rest, yours truly (only just I may add) after I popped my left shoulder out pressing the out the move what scott is doing in the picture below, and almost loosing it. I honestly have no idea how I held on while it popped back into place? Odd and Ouch. 

Scott making short work of Happy Days

James climbed in "Brokeback" Fancy Dress.

Andy scaring us all to death by topping out Happy Days at E3 6b
Last problem of the day was Fantasy League (F7a+). Andy & Scott set an impressive flash! I took pics and James and Crush set to work.

James - Fantasy League

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