Ok I know this has nothing to do with climbing or Moon Climbing and the only vague connection is Sylvie’ surname but what the hell. I’m quite proud of how this photo turned out and the Slippery Stones is such a beautiful spot especially in this weather and the water wasn’t even cold. I feel very fortunate to live in Sheffield and have access to places like this so close to home.
Okay folks this is what you’ve been waiting for....we’ve cleaned up the MoonBoard 2016 set up, deleted a load of spam problems and now it’s open to new problems and we await your creative delights. Here’s one of mine for you to sharpen your teeth on A Minor Test of Strength Font 7b. Hope you enjoy.
Managed to avoid the royal wedding today by heading to Gogarth for a climbing reunion with a couple of climbing friends from school. Back in our early teens we set up a school climbing club and had some great trips together. It was nice to tie on to a rope again together 40 years on do Gogarth and Northwest Passage in glorious sunshine. #gogarth#tradclimbing
So after taking a break from Northern Lights in 2017 to recharge motivation levels I’m back again in 2018 and feeling good. This was a redpoint attempt yesterday, day 5 this year or day +60 since I first started trying this route in 1993. It’s been the biggest battle of my life and amazingly even at the age of 51 I think it’s still within my grasp. It’s such an incredible route first climbed by Steve McClure in 2000 with repeats from @adam.ondra and @alexandermegos. 15m long, no shake outs and nowhere to chalk, just 2 minutes of intense climbing. I feel I have it in me to do it I just need everything to go right and a bit of luck as well! This clip pick me up at the 3rd bolt just after the technical crux and sees me falling at the redpoint crux jump above the 5th bolt. It was too warm yesterday but the next few weeks should give plenty more good opportunities. @borealoutdoor@dmm_wales@moonclimbingna#trainhardclimbharder#climbingprojects#climbing