Richard leading one of the longest indoor routes in the UK at the Lakeland Climbing CentreThe Climbers’ Club AGM has for me been traditionally a great opportunity to meet up with friends, enjoy a slap up dinner, and get involved helping set the direction of those that manage the club

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A busy Christmas and New Year…

Tuesday, 1st January 2013 by
The whole family.… with a very quiet bit in the middle. This year we had the whole family around.

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Laetitia tunnelling through a dry-stone wall!Awful Weather The weather this past week (month!) has been utterly awful! June was twice as wet as any June in (at least) the past seven years – this table shows just how wet… Rain Database (mm) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total 2006 - - 200.6 […]

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Le Weekend

Monday, 20th February 2012 by
Just a quick one from me – sorry, no photos. Saturday – Kendal Wall. If you fall off whilst trying to clip above you, you go a looong way, no surprises there. However, if you try and inadvertantly slow yourself down by hitting your arse on all the holds on the adjacent wall, don’t expect […]

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Saturday's weather was just about what we've come to expect in the North West this past two months, wet! Not since April has there been any meaningful nice weather. The result is that I've been getting weaker and weaker, to the point that last weekend I struggled on a F6a+. The ultimate price had to be paid...

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In Need of New Arms

Sunday, 22nd May 2011 by
Two complete sets with fingers, forearms and shoulders! I’ve completely demolished mine this week...

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Project in Plywood

Sunday, 22nd November 2009 by
The dwarf sized entrance So, after I'm not quite sure how long, the infamous 'Rubble Room' is no more. Penrith's premier bouldering venue is complete!

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Ratho Climbing Wall

Monday, 24th August 2009 by
Ratho WallThe climbing wall at Ratho (the EICA; Edinburugh International Climbing Arena) has got to be the biggest climbing wall I've ever seen! It has almost the same ability to intimidate as a real crag...

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