Author Archives: black73cat

New venue causes pain…

So the promise of a return to more frequent posts has kind of been a bit hollow.  If I’m honest, I’ve lacked a bit of drive and inspiration lately.  That changed on Wednesday night, very unexpectedly… I really enjoy my … Continue reading

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Drama in the Peaks!

Not posted for a while but now that the “silly season” has passed, normal service should resume… We’ve still been climbing regularly each week but nothing to report of any note. Definite improvements in strength and technique but slow and … Continue reading

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It happens to everyone…

I didn’t post anything after last week’s session at the wall, mainly because I had nothing much to talk about.  The climbing had been good and I had lead another couple of routes at 3+ to increase slowly but that was … Continue reading

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Hi…

Thanks for showing an interest, all of my recent posts are below and the site is very much “work in progress” but do have a look around at what’s here before you leave.   Don’t forget to subscribe to receive updates as they happen.  Please … Continue reading

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Thank a teacher…

Not climbing until Friday this week so nothing really to report.  However, I’ve just posted a reply to someone on a forum thread and it has inspired me to go a little off track. The guy who started the thread … Continue reading

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Not what I had planned…

I had been reading some more of the excellent “Performance Rock Climbing” in the build up to this week’s session.  The section on technique had me engrossed, how all of these individual skills could improve one’s ability…as long as you … Continue reading

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A new approach…

Weekly trip to the wall this Tuesday, usual build up of excitement during the day but I was planning a slightly different session. Until now I’ve been focussing, as I assume most beginners do, on improving my grades. This has … Continue reading

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Flu remedy!

I thought it was going to be two weeks on the trot. Waking on Tuesday morning, the “man flu” that had been clinging to me like a homesick tick for the last two weeks still hadn’t cleared off. I had … Continue reading

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A great day at Birchen

You’ll get the gist of where I’m at from my intro. My last trip out was to Birchen Edge on 10th of October. Climbing with my mate who lead all five routes and I seconded. We started on Trafalgar wall … Continue reading

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