Friday, February 19, 2010

Midlands Region 2nd Round BRYCS - Sat 27th Feb

Wolf mountian will be hosting the Midlands Region 2nd Round of BRYCS on Sat 27th Feb.
This will be from 9:30am to 5pm. The Centre will be really busy so it is advised to leave your climbing until after the event has finished, although there will be some routes available to climb. You are also welcome to come and watch.

For More information check the BMC website

Also in readyness for the comp and also it's time for a change , starting the week begin the 22nd Feb the will be route setting going on. So there will be new routes to try (please anyone in the comp do not try any of these).

Monday, February 1, 2010

Finally Some Gritstone Action

Saturday saw some dry and bright but cold weather, perfect weather for gritstone. I jumped at the chance to get outside climbing which I hadn't done since November last year and hadn't been on gritstone since August.
I met up with Joe at Cratciff and Robin Hood Stride in the Peak district do a bit of bouldering. It's a brilliant little venue with whole range of grades from easy to very hard so there is something for everybody.
After warming up on some of the easy problems on the block at the back (check out old video here). We went over to check out Grizzley arete (Fnt 7a) it was all a bit green and knarly. Just left of it was a problem I hadn't tried before which I quickly did. After looking on web I found the problem was The Kid (fnt 7a), nice problem but a little reachy. Joe had a quick play but could not do the sit start move.
Next we moved on to the "crowded " cave area, it seem's everybody had seen the good weather and gone out bouldering. It was ok though lots of mats , beta and spotting. Joe got really close on one of the problems just running out of power on the slopers. I managed to get to the top of a problem though.
Robin on T Crack

Next moved over to have a play on T-Crack ( Fnt 7b+) which I had done a few times before but it is alway good to play on. Joe has been trying this on and off for a while now and hope the cold temp's would help. After picking up some beta from some others boulder's he quickly was getting higher that normal , just needing to sort out the last couple of moves, but they are the hardest ones. Steph and Robin then turn up to play after Steph and ticked Gorilla Warefare at Curbar.I had a few goes and slap the last hold three times. It was getting late , cold and the skin on my fingers was getting thin so I decided to call it a day.

BYCS Midlands - 1st Round

The first round of the BYCS was held on Saturday and the Midlands region were at Birmingham's Creations Climbing wall. As usual wolf sent over a big strong team. They all had a great day and tried the best, which is all we can ask of them.
The was some fine efforts and a few surprises but a a total of 6 from wolf getting in the top 3 place.
It 's only the first round and there's plenty of time for the others to catch so keep training and having fun.
For Full Result check out here