/ Which trad routes have you fallen off in 2017?
> Ordinary route, Diff, on th idwal slabs in big boots in the rain was a bit of a surprise fall, with 10 or so grades in hand I wasn't expecting to part company with the crag, even in those conditions...
Have to confess I'm a bit amused by the idea of 'parting company with the crag' on the Ordinary Route on the Idwal Slabs. I can't see how there'd ever be a gap between you and the rock. Surely you'd just slither down it? ... and then just grab some jugs as you go ???
Avon Gorge. "Gonk"
Unprecedented squall hit, rock that was already polished was hilarious to behold. Foot came off, gear ripped arrived back on belay ledge, 15 meter fall. Miraculously belayer broke the headfirst fall and landed on legs, bruised knee and a ripped trouser.
Now its known affectionately as 'gorge gate'.
The pump at that point must have been disgusting! I remember just gunning it as fast as possible with a few fairly wild slaps and hoping for the best.
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