Nov 07 06
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The boulderers tell us that zero deg C is best for friction. Well, although Tuesday dawned beautiful and clear, it was in fact fff..ing fffreezing, with a wind chill too.

So, maybe Windgather wasn’t a good choice, with just a hint of slippiness as well?

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We took photo opportunities, to emulate the Rockfax shot (p114), on ‘High Buttress Arete’ (Diff).

If I look fatter than usual its because of all the extra clothes I’m wearing, not because of Pete & Tish’s bonfire nosh-up.

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We climbed all the Diffs and VDiffs we could get in before the cold became too much.

Then we adjourned to the Roaches for perceived respite, but it was arguably colder!

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Numb fingers on ‘Damascus Crack’ (Left hand finish), with the crack nicely laced up!! (I wasn’t going anywhere!).

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Balaclava weather as the sun goes down. It’s minus 9C in Canmore now but I bet it feels warmer than me.

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