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Thursday, 2 February 2012


Me and Dan hit the Ogwen valley today for more of the same. I showed him the pit at Milestone and we set tried Pit Traverse which is a very cool 7c. The end went fine but we were perplexed trying to work out the start. Dan did the move using the high hold on Harvey Oswald but this involved a hard drop down which i couldn't muster. Can anyone shed any light on the start of this? Pete Robins recently flashed the problem which is a fine effort. He also repeated Oldboy 7c+. Dan dropped the Jez's Arete finish but got it on his next go with some grunting. I spent ages trying to get off the ground on Harver Oswald sit start but pulled it out the bag when i finally did. Think its going in as soft 7b+. This is the first time i've been to this crag and felt like my skin wasn't ripping on the holds. We then jumped ship to Gallt yr Ogof and messed about before i did Regeneration 7a+ (7b perhaps?) in fading light. Another cool problem that i'd previously overlooked. I've already done as many problems in 2012 as i did in the whole of 2011 (i only did 7 in 2010). It's not surprising i haven't improved much on the blocs. On the way back i showed Dan the premier hard 8 project in Wales, the sit start to Repeat After me. Here is some footage:

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