Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Vallon de Diable ice climbing map

From Camp to Camp. Posting here because C2C can't display it as a web page.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Hardin on Tragaldabas

A gif from Rodellar

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The route is Tragaldabas 7c

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Empire of the Sun (7b) - Anstey's Cove

George managed to get some good footage of me here:

Empire of the Sun - Ansteys Cove from george l on Vimeo.

Went to quite a bit of trouble to finally succeed on this. Should have nailed it on the first visit but this fall before the last clip meant it was time to go down and do some DWS. Fast forward a week and I was down there again under this very nice sheet of overhanging limestone (esp. after a 6hr drive from London). The usual 6c warmup felt a bit of a struggle, and the bolt to bolt go was pretty tough so I wasn't exactly feeling confident. In any case I pulled on and everything seemed to flow. I re-arranged my sequence slightly at the cross at the "hole" to bring my right under my other hand which seemed to make the long throw left a lot easier....a few minute later i was at the top clipping the chains.

Had a play on the 7c+ top the right, not only did it feel nails but it is also a bit escapable near the top. Not sure it is worth 3 stars but still keen to give it a proper try.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Random crag shots from France

Driving back from Gorge du Loup via the Vercors, I noticed plenty of rock. Not sure how developed it is.

Nice looking tufa lines above the cave entrance at Choranche:

View towards Pierrot Beach:

Nice shot of wall taken from near Vassieux-en-Vercors, is there another Ceuse in there?

And a nice looking roof crack near Rencurel:

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Terradets topo

This might be useful to some people, though perhaps it is getting a little late in the season.


Area map and contact details for the refuge: