Feel honoured to be support speaker at Jamie Andrew 's talk Mountains of Adversity at Buxton Adventure Festival tomorrow. If your looking for evening entertainment Jamie 's talk is sure to be inspiring. I am a late addition to the event, but will do my best to entertain with tales of my adventures on rock! #buxtonadventurefestival
Day two of blissful socal getaway: really loving this sunbake in January. Climbing: semi-terrifying chossy rock with lush views of the Santa Monica mountains, and starting the goal of attempting an 11 each time. Camp dinner: pesto tortellini with three cheese marinara & salad & sea salt caramel chocolate @hannahspanorama
I loved climbing in and exploring the Blue Mountains last week. Thank you @p.l.firth
for organising a great camp.
Day one of blissful socal getaway: feeling instantly we’re somewhere different—people in bikinis, blowing bubbles, and playing violins on the beach. Climbing: slimy slab on oceanside boulder. Camp dinner: bean, bell pepper & avocado tacos with blue corn chips & salsa.
It’s been almost a week since I came back from Spain. Crazy, how quickly can life change! From waking up at 10, having breakfast in the van, climbing all day and laughing all evenings I am back to working full time in London. Surprisingly, I actually enjoy both of those things, it’s just interesting how very different they are. I guess life is all about finding balance, right? Photo by @james.blackhole
from one of the most amazing 7a’s I’ve ever been on, at Pared Blaca in Chulilla.
One of the DWS at Dam Cliffs. I’m not sure which route this is, but it was fun. Sharp on bare feet though!!
I think it makes as much sense to train for trad as it does for sport climbing. Trad climbing is varied and involves many different techniques that you are sure you know, until you encounter the crux, get scared, freeze, and start shaking (we have all been there!). The key is to train them so that you use them naturally while in stressful situations. Trad climbing is not just about shuffling along ledges - training stamina and strength are useful for those who want to gain meaningful experiences by either pushing themselves or feeling confident in trad climbing. I am running some train for trad coaching sessions in association with the Climbers Club in North Wales on Saturday 24th of February. If your interested you can now book online. (📷 Wild Heart, e5, by Rob Greenwood)
Climbed some stuff, scrambled up some stuff, but mostly took lots of pictures and ate today 🙌
My first training session of the year went really well. I spent a few hours at @sicgvillawood
just doing some lead routes to see where I could improve and then over at @9degreesparramatta
working with @firstascentpt
on toe and heal hooks which are a bit of a weakness, I finished with a power/endurance session which showed I could really use some more of them 😢. 🙏 @counterweight_dan
for taking me to Sydney ❤️.
I’ve been trying to work burlier problems outside of my style. With some pointers from S, I made some headway on this problem tonight...
southern california living/climbing
Had a great break in the Blue Mountains last week!! Camping, climbing and canyoning with my family and friends. Had an awesome time in Yileen canyon with an amazing 50m abseil at the end!! Now back into training for the 2018 season!!! #timetoclimb
The Happies make me happy. Missing Bishop & climbing- excited to get outside this weekend! Thanks for the psych and support on this one, @mikelelewis
| Solarium | V4 | Bishop, CA |
The crux of this 7 pitch climb is a thin traverse below a roof. Somehow I found myself entirely pancaked on the wall. Legs splayed out, arms out stretched. Not graceful and definitely not the beta but it was the way I found myself hundreds of feet up. After a few attempts to reach the hold, I had to do something...I reached as far as I could, my cheek pressed flat against the rock, my fingers stretching out in front of me and then yelled “GIVE ITTT TO MEEE!!” into the wall. Then boom...my fingers found the pocket. Gottttt it. 💁🏻 Pretty sure that’s not how the real climbers do it but this is me right after, telling @joey_maloney
about my new rock super powers and him telling me to hurry up. 🤷🏻♀️ Anyways. Getting stoked for the weekend!
Running around and sleeping under the stars, banjos strumming, waking up to coyotes yipping in the night, coffee and blue skies, campfire burritos, climbing in the sunshine, learning new tricks, all in good company...reasons #iwokeuplikethis
The conditions in Chulilla were getting a bit to hot for us so we had to move up north...thanks for the pic @james.blackhole
Starting new year with amazing views and beautiful routes in Chulilla. Could life be any better?
Thanks Chulilla, it’s been a a blast! I had so much fun this year, was best Christmas and New Year’s Eve I could possibly imagine. Thanks to everyone who made this trip sooo special! Now, off to my favorite place on earth, Siurana ❤️
The climb that literally Cuts Like a Knife and sliced a juicy chunk off Allyf's fingertip. 🔪🔪🔪 But a day climbing with your bestie is always gonna be a good day! ❤ ✨
Do you prefer climbing with your best friend or your bae? 🤗