Monday, 18 July 2011


In between the rain showers I went up to the camel to get back on my project Ubunto 8A. I managed to link the whole main crux section today, and was feeling pretty strong on it, but some of the lower holds were still damp and slippy so could not link the whole route.

Thursday, 14 July 2011


Last night I headed up to the camel with Guy Robertson. I have always wanted to attempt a 8a outdoors, and last night Guy was on one of the 8A's at the camel. I went on it afterwards and guy was giving me some of the beta. I managed to do every individual move but could not link it all together, so my project for the summer is to link the whole route together.
Guy on the 8A
Me attempting the 8A

Friday, 8 July 2011

The Camel

As I have a new rope, Gri-Gri 2 and shoes I thought it would be a good idea to head out sport climbing, plus the weather was great.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

New Shoes

Recently I was given a pair of La Sportiva boots from Martin Bergerud from Lyon Equipment, and received my boots a few days ago. I choose to get a pair of La sportiva Solutions, which I really like, they have got to be my favorite pair of shoes I have owned.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Scottish Champs

This year the Scottish championships was at Ratho again. The day was awesome with some fantastic routes, thanks to all the route setters.

In the qualifying round I was joint first with Dylan Mackenzie, so in the final I really needed to climb well to beat him.

There was four of us in the final and the final route was really crimpy and my kind of style. I was 3rd out of isolation to climb, and i looked up to see the last swinging clip to get an idea of where the last climber got to. Once I climbed past the swinging clip I was happy, but fell off one clip above that. Then Dylan was last out to climb and he slipped off a few holds below me.

I was happy with my win!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Home Boulder Wall

Last night Pete and Rhys Langlands came up to my garage to do some climbing on my 45 board as its better than our local wall!!!!
Rhys on a mediam circuit.

It was a good nights boulder session, hands are wrecked today! But my back is still sore from the weekend.

EYS Edinburgh 2011

Saturday was the first round of the European Youth Series, it was held in Edinburgh. On Friday night I was told I was climbing 28Th. I was happy about that because it gave me plenty time to get warmed up and could watch some of the good competitors in youth A. As I was warming up I pulled a muscle in my back which did not affect my climbing but was sore.

The first climb was on the old competition wall (the white one), and i managed to get 23rd position as it was a hard move onto the second volume. The second climb was up the center of the new completion wall (the big orange one). It was a supper pumpy route and i got flash pump then fell off, but manged to get 24th position.

I got 24th position in Youth A Lead this year, I am kinda happy but i could have done better. for my next competition i am going to work on my endurance so i don't get flash pumped again.