Ladies and Gentlemen, play is suspended. Yup, it’s the first week of Wimbledon but rather than rain stopping play at the tennis, it’s actually all decided to gather itself over the Alps. It’s been relentlessly unleashing itself on us mountain goats on a depressingly frequent basis. While some have chosen to see this as a time [...]
I really didn’t want to get too technical in this blog but having received quite a lot of requests for explanation, I thought it best to try and describe what ‘6a’ is and what it means to lead climb. In this post I’ll try and address these two subjects in the most straightforward and simple [...]
This week’s foray into the vertical world took on a bit of a different direction. Up until now the climbs I have been doing have been single pitch – meaning that you climb 18m or so to the top of a route and then are lowered to the ground by your belayer.