2006 Climbing Diary
This table is little more than an electronic version of a notebook that I keep each year about the climbs that I do. Note that I have only ever recorded those routes in the extreme grades. It may be elitist but in its own peculiar way it forces me to attempt routes that are close to my limit in order to keep the average grade up.
There are links to any trip reports or photos in the notes column.
Note that bolted routes are included in this list and are given French Gradings indicated by F before the grade.
|21 Jan||Giggleswick South|
|The Mute Swan||F6a+||Not been climbing for ages. Tried to lead but fell off so seconded it instead.|
|Swansong||F6a+||Much easier than the previous route.|
|Red Dwarf||F6a||y||Easy apart from the top.|
|Get Shorty||F6a+||Beginning to tire - a short and sharp crux.|
|Little Waster||F6b||Thin and technical - couldn’t do it justice in my state.|
|Bella Legosi and the Ledge Lizards||F6a+||y||The usual warm-up, did it a couple of times.|
|Spent the rest of the afternoon flailing on Frankenstein and Rose Coronary.|
|Alison||E1||Found it a bit more awkward than usual.|
|Resist and Exist||F6b||Perhaps should have led this.|
|Where’s the President’s Brain?||F6b+||Felt hard and blind, didn't do at all well on it.|
|Climb High||E4||Did it better than last time. Not flexible enough for the crux moves yet.|
|A World in Harmony||E2||The usual pleasant climbing.|
|15 April||Trevor Quarry, Clwyd|
|Borderline||F6a+||Definitely tiring - did it OK but fingers are both sore and raw!|
|17 Dec||Wharncliffe Edge|
|Great Buttress Arête||E1||Straight forward - on a rope.|