After several requests I have finally got around to creating the latest installment in the photo gallery. (Just click on the "Gallery" menu above to access them and others). The new photos supplement my last blog post and contains images from our trip to Fontainebleau. If you have read that blog you will know why … Continue reading Gallery Update
Month: December 2018
Fontainebleau has become a bit of a favourite destination for us over the last few years, we try and escape at the start of the year while it is still cold here, and is just starting to warm up there. This year was no different, and we went across for a week at the end … Continue reading Fontainebleau, 2018
The 7a milestone finally topples…sort of!
I've done it! I have finally done a clean ascent of a 7a. Okay, I admit, there are a few caveats. The first one being it was at a climbing wall. The second one being I was on a top rope. But general consensus says it is an accurately graded 7a, and I don't particularly … Continue reading The 7a milestone finally topples…sort of!
This site is all about the experiences of two ordinary climbers who are fortunate enough to be able to climb in some extraordinary places. Here you can track our adventures through our blogs, videos and photo galleries. Enjoy!
I can't believe it is only 5 weeks until we are off on our Big Trip! Doing a trip like this is something that Jon and I have talked about for 8 years, but it has always been a bit of a pipe dream. Now suddenly, in the space of a couple of weeks, the … Continue reading Where next?
San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily. 2018
In March 2018 we had an immensely enjoyable trip to Sicily. The long limestone edge at San Vito Lo Capo kept us entertained for days with an abundance of fantastic lines. We were there in March and we rarely came across any other climbers, despite perfect conditions for climbing both in and out of the … Continue reading San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily. 2018
Wadi Rum, Jordan. 2018
Back in 2017 when we were thinking of ideas for our next climbing holiday, Jordan came up as a possibility. This was somewhere I had not considered before and was very much outside my comfort zone. It sounded fantastic, but also very adventurous. Perhaps too adventurous for me? I don't mind 3 or 4 pitch … Continue reading Wadi Rum, Jordan. 2018
Fontainebleau, France. 2016
Fontainebleau is such a fabulous place to go bouldering. There is simply so much choice at every grade, and with a really wide variety of climbing styles. The forest itself is delightful with the boulders sheltered among the trees and in some places in the middle of vast expanses of sand. This video shows a … Continue reading Fontainebleau, France. 2016
Monsterrat, Spain. 2016
Montserrat is just west of Barcelona in Spain and consists of huge conglomerate pinnacles above an old (but still active) monastery. The climbing is scary but rewarding. Long run-outs between (sometimes missing) bolts, standing on holds that look like they won’t be there for much longer. Long multi-pitch routes with a real sense of adventure … Continue reading Monsterrat, Spain. 2016