Saturday, 15 June 2013

out of Action!!

I geared up below a climb. My first E3 at Fairy Cave Quarry. I scan the rock, looking for clues to break the sequence to success: gear, holds, somewhere for feet, the crux. I'm ready. Balancing delicately up the slab, smearing against the smooth limestone to reach a higher match stick foot hold. I make the good hand hold at 4 metres, then gain a standing position on it. Out to my left is a small weakness in the rock. I manage to arrange a size 0 DMM Brass offset in this crack. The harder I tug, The more it seats the placement. This gives me the courage to climb higher. I step up, gain a hand hold on the concretion at 8m...