Sunday, February 22, 2009

Back From Sunny Mallorca

Some of the Wolf Mountain Regulars have just got back from a Climbing trip in Sunny Mallorca, Organised by Nick Dixon of Towers Outdoor Pursuits Center. Myself and Deb, Andy and Allison, John and Lucy(5 Month Pregnant and still climbing) Mat and Nicky, John and Sarah, Celia, Richard, were amongst the group, also with a great bunch of other people. It was nice to be in 30 Deg Heat in February for a change (for us) doing some sport climbing. It was a good week if not a event full, John Managed to fall off land on his back and crack two ribs and spend half the week in Hospital but is is home and safe now and all was well. As the climbing went I think most people managed to achieve there goals.

check out the Photo's Here

The Highlights were

Deb onsight Dingo(7c+) at Cala Magraner with some beta as well as redpointing Cave wall Left (7a+). She also did all the move on Evola(8a) at Tijuana on the hottest day , with the smallest holds you can imagine. Then on the last day with more hot weather and stinking cold top roped a Un tio conflictiu (7a) back at Cala Magraner to warm up and then almost top roped Wall and Bulge (7c)to the left have of it after quickly working the moves.

Allison after last year not leading too much , started the week leading confidently and then after some fall practice managed on the Last Day to redpoint Sa nyoscla (6a) at Cala Magraner. She also had a Sterling effort on Short Crack (7a) at Valldemossa she managed to do all the moves on a top rope.

Andy the Bull had a shaky start to the week with some bad foot ware but with a change of boots he found some super new lines that were not in the guide a Tijuana. A great 6a crack line and then and overhang 7a ish which even had the two Nick's fighting to the top. Great effort , nice dyno. See the Video. Also he then finished the week off with a redpoint of Cave Right (6c+) at Cala Magraner.

I managed to also onsight lead Dingo(7c+) at Cala Magraner after watching the other nick on it just failing on the last move. So after a rest I managed to repoint this. Then at Valldemossa we found another route not in the guide which I managed to redpoint after a couple of top ropes. Debs Managed to do all the moves on and top rope as did the other Nick , but we all disagreed with the grade, made be 7b? Then we had some crazy fun on the roof, Waikiki(7b).We then found a super steep cave at Las Perxes at Sector Cueva. I managed to redpoint Hoodoo gurus(7b+) in between interuption from the two Donkeys? Then managed to do all the moves on Txapuz board (7c) just to the right of it. On the Last day we went a back to the cave a Cala Magraner as I wanted to work the route TNT (8a) again another steep route. I managed to do all the moves in a couple of goes but then we had to go home.

Others did well as also , Little Elin wanted to lead 6a and on the last day also managed to redpoint Sa nyoscla (6a) at Cala Magraner. Chris managed to redpoint a couple a 7a's and a 7a+. Also do not forget the guys who went multi pitching and I am sure the walkers had there own mini adventures too.

Thanks to Nick Dixon for organising the trip.

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Rochdale Junior Comp

The competition is open to ALL young climbers. This is a great opportunity to practice for the BMC Youth Climbing Series, meet friends and have some fun. All standards of ability are welcome.The competition will follow the BMC YCS rules; 3 boulder problems and 3 routes for each age category both male and female. Top roped routes in the lower two age categories and Lead climbing for the oldest category.

Saturday saw the Wolf Mountain Junior Team head up the Climb Rochdale.
A great day was had by all, with some fine efforts from Everyone.

The Results are shown below

Boy 8-10 Overall,Bouldering, Routes

Dominic Vincent 2nd, 2nd, 1st Joint
George Morris 3rd, 4th, 1st Joint
Jack Gandy 11th, 9th, 8th

Girls 8-10

Imogen Poter 1st, 1st, 1st
Sophie Perrin 2nd, 2nd, 2nd
Rebecca Lawton 3rd, 4th, 3rd
Aoife McAdam 4th, 3rd, 4th
Jodie Flowers 6th, 6th, 6th

Boy 11-13

Duncan Fisher 4th, 4th, 1st Joint
Jack Dyer 5th, 5th, 3rd
Ben Perrin 7th, 9th, 4th
Jonathan Murphy 9th, 10th, 6th

Girls 11-13

Molly McAdam 10th, 5th, 10th
Bethany Lim 11th, 5th, 11th

Girls 14-16

Libby Dodd 4th, 7th, 3rd
Emma Knight 6th, 5th, 5th

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Nottingham Comp

Took a bus load and more upto Nottingham for an enjoyable comp. They had 25 boulder problems, two speed climbs, two dyno’s and a top rope to do.

For those that completed all these different events the combined points gave them an overall position as follows

Boys Under 16

Zack Porter 4th
Jack Dyer 6th
Duncan Fisher 7th
Dominic Vincent 8th
Jordan Miller 9th
Ben Perrin 14th

Girls Under 16

Emma Knight 4th
Imogen Porter 5th
Danielle Gibbons 6th
Carla Lambert 7th
Olivia Bolas 8th
Sophie Perrin 9th

Broken down to each event

Boys Under 16 Bouldering

Alex Gallan, Jack Dyer & Zack Porter Joint 5th

Girls Under 16 Bouldering

Emma Knight 3rd


Jack Dyer & Zack Porter Joint 1st

Emma Knight Joint 2nd

Speed Climb

Dom Vincent & Zack Porter Joint 5th

Top Rope

Zack Porter 3rd

Also competing from Wolf Mountain were Beth Lim, Ciaran Poole, James Sharman, Liam Rice, Molly

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

New Boulder Problems

Hi All

The Main Bouldering wall has now been re-set by Mark Croxall. Load of new problems for you all to try