Andy Myers on the not so cave looking ‘
Bin Laden’s Cave
I think this was Ants (the closer of the two spotters) second time outdoor climbing and he put on a great show. After bashing out a few classics he finally got what it felt like to work a climb and have it become your project. Those feeling of knowing every move and trying to master your sequence, the little tips you figure out to save time. I mean most of the time when you actually finish a project you sit there thinking “was it really that grade? I swear that climb was no where near the one I tried the other day”
Let’s hope he has some great days out in the years to come.
Charlotte Tricklebank on the least classic but still fun ‘Broken V4/6B’ over at Stanage Plantation.
The thing I love with Charlotte’s climbing is how she doesn’t have a head for nerves really, but she’ll still put herself in positions to test herself using her own limits. She won’t get pushed into a climb she doesn’t want to do. But when there is a sketchy project she’s right on it, flying around, it’s really brilliant to watch.