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.

Date Route Grade Led Notes
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.
9 April Malham
  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.
15 April Dinbren
  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.