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LeeWood

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July 2021: I am getting out regularly onto Pyrenees crags, french side - pleased to meet up with others. Grades have slipped a little but still projecting routes close to 7a.

Location
Pyrenean foothills, SW France

Best Climbing Experience
Before leaving the UK in 2002, I favored cragging in N Wales pushing the grades on Dinas Gromlech; Cenotaph Corner, Left Wall and finally Memory Lane. Apart from which, a few other scattered E3s. I still miss that region but I'm finding local favorites here: the granite of Cavallers, and Neouvielle.

Best experiences are usually the most recent - keep your escapism current!

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Climbing harder; what's the point? there's always another grade above and the human condition is never to be satisfied. But yes, I'd like to onsight 7a more frequently :-)

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Personal Webpage
http://www.hrp-essential.com

Logbooks Volunteer
Moderator for 16 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Troubat, Pène Haute, Tautavel, Cavallers, Suberpene, La Falaise de Lortet, Cierp Gaud, Saint-Beat, Ore, Saint-Pé-d'Ardet ... plus 6 more

Interests Outside Climbing
Running, bird-watching, timber-frame construction, trees, veg gardening. If you want to know whats going on down at the farm - search on izaut + rustica

About My Photography
Capturing some action aids reflection and builds inspiration, while fingers recover for the next debacle.

Trekking photos on Flickr: The HRP - Pyrenees and Zanskar

https://www.flickr.com/photos/leegwood/

Photo Gallery

Pic de Ramougn with connecting ridge as seen from summit of Pic de Neouvielle

Pic de Ramougn with connecting ridge as seen from summit of Pic de Neouvielle
© Geordie

Pyrenees frontier peaks: precarious passage

Pyrenees frontier peaks: precarious passage
© LeeWood

Dawn light on approach to the Forbes Arête of Aiguille de Chardonnet

Dawn light on approach to the Forbes Arête of Aiguille de Chardonnet
© LeeWood

Classic day out in Idwal: Grey Slab

Classic day out in Idwal: Grey Slab
© LeeWood

Sequencing the crimps for a redpoint attempt

Sequencing the crimps for a redpoint attempt
© LeeWood

A hard fight in the amphitheatre at Sierra de Toix

A hard fight in the amphitheatre at Sierra de Toix
© LeeWood

Mellow autumn conditions at sector Voltor, Abella de la Conca

Mellow autumn conditions at sector Voltor, Abella de la Conca
© LeeWood

Fingery flutings at Sella sector Final

Fingery flutings at Sella sector Final
© LeeWood

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Anything Else We Should Know
Further info on multipitch in the Pyrenees:
http://www.camptocamp.org/outings/list/users/13419/orderby/date/order/desc


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