On the 30th July I went back to Stanage Plantation, along with Alex Norton and Kai Paling. Kai’s dog, Milo came along too! We had another great day, although it was different from last time as the bracken was out. Kai and I spent a lot of time playing, exploring and getting lost in it as, in places, it was over our heads!
I climbed the V4 Slot Sit Down again, as well as the Black Arete, Lone Slab, a couple of things on the Business Boulder and, of course, the Pebble Traverse. I also had a good go at the Lone Ranger. This time I managed to go home with more skin still on my fingers. I think I’ve definitely learnt to trust my feet more and am getting more used to working out how to get up a line without having a set of holds to follow. It’s very different from climbing inside, but I do enjoy it.
When we got home there was a nice surprise waiting for me from Alpkit….
Have a look at the video above to see what our day was like.