Thursday, 21 November 2013


Last weekend see some of the top mixed climbers all get together and produce what was to be a memorable weekend at its best..
This was the first time i had visited the Annual Whitegoods drytooling meet, the meet is put together for the crazy few that love to climb steep rock climbing on tools, the venue being white goods in North Wales, the event was sponsored by Alpkit, DMM and Eclimb. the weekend involved lots of climbing, laughs, good times and a lot of inspiration.
I travelled up with Scott, Dan & Rob, It was really good to have Rob out again and see him back on the tools, Rob being someone that I admire in climbing. he had also put up most of the routes at the crag. we spent two days climbing, i didn't climb anything harder than M7 but was pretty happy on how I felt on the tools. 
Ramon Marin managed to put up a first ascent at the crag called "Careful Torque", this was pretty impressive to watch and the line was given a grade of M11.
Rob Gibson also managed to repeat his hard testpiece "The finnish Route" M10, this was pretty amazing especially as this was his warm up route.
The weekend also had a really good slide show and inspiring talk given by Scottish winter climber Simon Yeasley, it was an awesome presentation inspiring people to look for new routes and lines rather than continually climbing routes that have been climbed. It certainly inspired me..
The weekend has push the psyche up and made me step up my training, this weekend I'm heading out with rob to hopefully find a new line..
Big Thanks go out to Dave Garry, Ramon Marin and the team for putting the weekend together, was pretty dam amazing and already looking forward to next year...

Ramon on the first Ascent of "Careful Torque" M11

Sometimes drytooling can be tiring..

Scott Swalling on "Left wall" M5

Me on "Subculture" M7

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