Thursday, 5 April 2012

Wet and Windy...

Myself and Phil headed over to Portland today despite the rain, wind and cold temperatures in the hope that the sun would show its face so we could get some routes done. We arrived at the cuttings with the wind blowing hard but luckily no rain, Phil was psyched to get on "Under Duress". A tough 7c+ with a nails crux, All excited we walked into the bottom of it but it was very wet on the crux section. we decided to head on down to the boulderfield instead for an hour or two in the hope that the route would dry out. Down on the boulderfield we both managed to send "The cutting Room" V6", an awesome route with a very scary cliff edge landing.
A few hours passed and Phil was able to get on his route, Cold belays and lots of working out he managed to crack all the moves other than one, returning tomorrow should see the redpoint and a great achievement for Phil. I attempted " The cutting edge" but not having sport climbed in over 5 months I didn't have the stamina to stay on the wall, bit gutted but I guess something to work towards.

Looking forward to getting out again tomorrow, A few of us are heading down to the Blacknor beach to put up some new boulder problems, should be fun and looking forward to finding a three star route.

"The Cutting Room" V6

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