/ NEW ARTICLE: That's Rowdy! BMC Scottish Winter Meet 2012
"I was twisting, pivoting on a smear and a ripple. Flashing a glance, I looked at the air that I would no-doubt be tasting and it looked dirty. Holding the barn door, hyperventilating, I replaced the right pick, the right foot, leaned and matched both picks on the ripple...."
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=4399
Quality effort Nick.
"I could see MacInnis and Bonnington and Patey just across the way in Raven's Gully"
And indeed Chouinard on the direct finish. Russell isn't the first American to leave his mark on that part of the mountain, which actually has a nice circularity to him being part of the Guerdon repeat team.
Brilliant article - a great read!
Overview report also on the BMC site:
Really enjoyed that, cheers.
Where's the video of Nick going to be used? Or will it be internetted?
The photo of Guerdon Grooves took me back to an attempt with Al Rouse just before Cubbies ascent.
Al had Guerdon on his hit list & we went up one afternoon, late as usual.
I remember Al lead the first pitch with quite a hard move up & right over an overhang. He then took a stance. I carried on up the second pitch which I found hard & unprotected. Al was worried that I,d hit him if I fell off so I didn,t. Dusk eventually overtook us as usual, as it took me ages on the second pitch because I found the climbing quite hard. From high up I placed some gear and we retreated.
We meant to go back, but the great storm arrived the next day and after that Cubbie arrived, so we weren,t going back up there for a second ascent At that time I think that was getting on as hard as I,d climbed on mixed ground
Great article Nick, I really enjoyed it.
And I mean that!
Your writings definitely come on a bit!
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