To many 1’s and 0’s

25 07 2010

Not much news ey. When i got back from araps i over trained and the smedge and hurt my back again so i haven’t climbed in 2 weeks. It’s feeling better now so I should be climbing when i get to Europe (In 7 days) All i’ve done is work lots, earnt some extra money which i’ll spend on gear I don’t need.
Went up to Coles bay on the weekend and took some photos of my friends climbing at the star factory, was good to get outside even if i wasn’t climbing.

Jake on “Antimatter” 23
"Antimatter" 23

Alex on “The Supposed Golden Path” 27
"The Supposed Golden Path" 27

Jake on “Simply The Best” 28
"Simply The Best" 28

Simon on “Entree” 29
"Entree" 29

Simon on “Entree” 29
"Entree" 29

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Quick visit to Araps

11 07 2010

Not a lot of news.
I’ve just got back from a week at araps. It was well worth it, I always forget how much i love that place. Had a bit of rain and I started the trip slow with a back injury but after 500m of soloing easy things that was gone. So my tick list was.

“The Eighth” grade 9 Solo 99m
“Tiptoe Ridge” grade 5 Solo 120m
“Introductory Route” grade 5 Solo 135m (First route ever done at araps)
“Siren” grade 9 Solo 145m (Second route ever done at araps)
“Siamese Crack” grade 15 seconded Claire, 20m
“Claw” grade 18 seconded Steve, 20m
“Entertainer” grade 18 lead onsight, 25m
“Slideshow” grade 19 lead onsight 25m
“Horn Piece” grade 13 lead sneakers 33m
“Tannin” grade 19 lead
“The Wraith” grade 21 lead red point
“Howling Wolf” grade 18 lead onsight
“Jackal” grade 18 lead onsight
“Electra” grade 18 seconded Steve
“Collision Course” grade 22 lead red point
“Yo Yo” grade 16 seconded Claire

Now I’ve 3 weeks till I fly to Europe, meet Claire’s relatives for a week then 5 weeks climbing in and around France, pretty damn psyched, trained my arse off last week, now I’ve flared up some old injuries, body says slow down. So going to have to knock it back a notch.

Me soloing “The Eighth” grade 9, Arapiles
Me soloing "The Eighth" grade 9,  Arapiles

Me soloing “Tiptoe Ridge” grade 5, Arapiles
Me soloing "Tiptoe Ridge" grade 5,  Arapiles

Claire leading “Siamese Crack” Grade 15, Arapiles
Claire leading "Siamese Crack" Grade 15,  Arapiles

Steve leading “Craw” grade 18, Arapiles
Steve leading "Craw" grade 18,  Arapiles

Steve leading through the roof on “The Entertainer” grade 18, Arapiles
Steve leading through the roof on "The Entertainer" grade 18,  Arapiles

Claire and I at the base of Tannin, grade 19, Arapiles
Claire and I at the base of Tannin, grade 19,  Arapiles

Rainbow, Arapiles
Rainbow,  Arapiles

Steve leading Electra, grade 19, Arapiles
Steve leading Electra, grade 19,  Arapiles

Kangaroo Arapiles
Kangaroo Arapiles

View from tiger wall Arapiles
View from tiger wall Arapiles

Grug and Steve signing at open Mic night at Nati Cafe
Grug and Steve signing at open Mic night at Nati Cafe

Duncan and Grug singing some tunes at open Mic night at Nati Cafe
Duncan and Grug singing some tunes at open Mic night at Nati Cafe

Steve singing some tunes at open Mic night at Nati Cafe
Steve singing some tunes at open Mic night at Nati Cafe

Dancing at open Mic night at Nati Cafe
Dancing at open Mic night at Nati Cafe

Simon and Steve at open Mic night at Nati Cafe
Simon and Steve at open Mic night at Nati Cafe