Monday, September 24, 2007


What a fun weekend :-)

Caught up with a heap of old mates, drank a little too much and had a ball!

Saturday was the bouldering comp at the Canberra Indoor Rockclimbing Centre... was a fair turn out and the setting was all good so it was a fun day.
Opens was won by Chris Webb & Samantha Berry.
There was also a speed climbing comp at the end and I was conned into going in it after having a few too many beers... speed climbing in sneakers afer 5 beers doesnt work kids! Hahaha

Sunday was a pretty chilled excursion to North Black. Starting at the Campground, Dave Pearson & Chris Webb quickly repeated 'Nob Jockey' (which they had done before)... shortly after that Ben Cossey did the classic 'Zacs Arete' aka 'The Nothing' in about 2 shots... Chris did it again too after a little while (hes done that one before too.).

After that we ducked over toThe Hill and Steph did he nemisis that she dubbed 'Index'. A large flake pulled off it last time she was on it, crushing her index finger and causing her alot of pain and blood loss, she has got her own back on it now though :-)

Dave and I played on the little steep wall at the Hill for a while before heading home to relax the evening away.

Keen as mustard for next weekend!

Take care all :-)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Sissy sends and comp this weekend

So Danny and I headed up to Sydney to boulder on saturday...

Headed to Crumbly and fell off the end of the v5 there a few times.. damn it! So close yet so far! Oh well, next time gadget!

We then went to Sissy Crag... felt pretty average but we both managed to do the easier version of Glad-he-ater at about v5... plus did some other things up to about v4... so it was a good day in the end :-)

Headed home and my car broke down just before home... looks like Im buying a new car now... ghey! :-(

This weekend is a bouldering comp at the Canberra Indoor Rockclimbing Centre... Danny, Josh & I are going to have a go... not that we have any misconceptions about actually winning, but it should be a fun day :-)

Will let you all know how it goes!

Take it easy kids :-)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

This weekend

Looks like were going to head out to North Black for some tasty granite on saturday... might go have a play on 'Lonesome'... its way outta my league at the moment at v11, and unrepeated at that, but Im keen to invest some time into it... someones gotta repeat it haha. Going to get Danny and Josh on 'Zacs Arete' aka 'The Nothing'... Id be keen to repeat it if Im feeling strong enough :-)

Sunday we might do a day mission up to Sydney... Im keen to finish a v5 at Crumbly then head to Sissy crag... we'll see though... its a long drive up for the day... but we are keen, so heres hoping!

Bring on the weekend!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Chris sends 'Sleepy Rave' 8C!!!

That strong little punk, Chris Webb Parsons sent 'Sleepy Rave' an 8C link up in the Hollow Mtns Cave in the Grampians... Dai Koyamada put it up on his trip here a few years ago and its pretty much the whole cave link up sans 'Extreme Cool', 7C,at the start...

Heres what Chris had to say:

"Well i'm in the Gramps and the weather has been great.I got here and was feeling a little out of shape due to not climbing for a week cause of my injured finger but it has healed well and i can really yank on it again. Yesterday i did a problem called Sleepy Rave 8C which Dai did on his trip out here to the gramps a while back. The problem is a link of Sleepy Hollow into Cave Man into Dead Can't Dance and is almost the whole cave link up which is called The Wheel Of Life 8C+. I just have to link a V8/V9 into the start of it. So i have one more week left down here in the Gramps to try and climb The Wheel, but there are many other boulders i want to climb so we will see what happens.....stay tuned!!!"

Good work man, now go back and finish the whole 'Wheel of Life'!!!

He is there for a little bit longer so heres hoping he can nab the 2nd ascent of the whole cave link :-)

Good luck man!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Happy Birthday Baby!

Happy Birthday to my beautiful girl Steph... love you so much baby xoxoxo

Only the climbing front, we only went to Kambah Rocks on sunday of the weekend gone... top roping routes for the day for something different.
The routes there are nice and its a pretty spot on the river only 10 minutes from home so its a nice place for a sunny day :-)

No climbing this weekend, Steph and I are up on the Gold Coast from thursday to sunday for a work thing of Steph's... Im going to try hitting the surf (not that I can surf too well haha) and probably check out the climbing gym up there for a training session one day.

Hopefully we will get out on the blocs next weekend :-)

Have fun kids!