Wednesday, December 10, 2008

North face down mules

Possibly the best winter climbing accessory ever!

Originally bought for putting on my feet between sends when out winter bouldering but haven't had a chance to use them for that yet. Instead they are pretty damn good for wearing around the house, also worked well at the refugio in el chorro. The soles seem quite hard wearing, with occasional outside use barely noticable. Well worth the 24 quid I paid.

Got mine for the North Face store in London:,0,7740553062547889455&sa=X&oi=local_result&resnum=1&ct=image

Fiesta de los Biceps topo

Just thought I might add this since it's on my climbing wishlist and i'm sure plenty of other people want to do it. Have heard plenty of good stuff about Riglos in general and this route in particular in my travels.

Scan is from Arnaud Petit's book Parois de Legende which is worth getting hold of for more of the best long routes (at all grades) around Europe. Can't however find a web link for this.....I bought it at the Ceuse campground.

Sacn is a bit faint on the left....sorry! but it's right on the spine of the book, but it does give you an ide of the grades for each pitch. Zulu also looks good. The obligataire (ie 6b+ for Fiesta) if you don't know is the grade for pulling on the french free.