Phil had is heart set on having a look at the "Rise of the Robots". A really steep route with some very dynamic moves put this 7c up there with the best of them, after putting the clips in place and having one little play, he decided to go for it, I belayed him while his worked his way across the roof, as he moved into the crux and made the dynamic move to the break I could see he was tiring, he made the move and with a loud scream managed to stick it, a few shouts of encouragement from me and drew and some impressive climbing see him clip the lower off, I got to say it was probably one of the most impressive bits of climbing I've seen in a long time and this boy is defiantly getting strong.
Myself and drew climbed a nice 6b+ called "titter ye not Mrs" the start was very steep but had good holds, with the top having to off the worst rock overs Ive ever experience, one taking allot skin of my legs.
I then Tried a 7a+ called "two tickets to a gun show". a line that took an overhanging arête, the crux was low and after trying a few ways around it I ran out of steam and blew my onsight, I eventually made it past the crux and carried on up the route with the top half being fairly simple, by this time I was pretty tired and with a slight twinge in my right shoulder I called it a day, I will need to get back down there and get this finished.
Drew also tried it but seemed to have the same problem as me, Phil jumped on and also came foul to the crux, but after working it out he lowered to ground then went for it and gained the tick.
We decided to call it a day as time was getting on and the waves were getting closer, we ended the day with a nice pint and some chips down in the Swanage town.
Another amazing days climbing in a great setting with amazing friends.....
|Not a bad place to grow|
|Drew abbing into the playground|
|Warming up on the flair trail|
|Drew on the flair trail|
|pretty steep "titter ye not mrs"|
|Phil moving into the crux of "Rise of the robots" 7c|
|Me on "titter ye not mrs"|
|Me on the crux moves of "two tickets to a gun show" 7a+|