Even though the weather still hasn't been too great we've still been getting out a lot just lately and managing to get stuff done. We took a trip to the Churnet last week with the Hamers and alongside getting pretty soaked we got a fair few classic things ticked. Sends included: Simple Simon 7B, Sam Sam Tan 7B+, Wrights Traverse 7B, High Speed Imp Act 7A, Martins Mono 7A, Fifty Pence Problem 7B, and a few other things. Anyway I thought rather than write much more I would just post up a load of video that we've taken from the last week, so have a gander ya'll. Seems like the UK is set to get pretty cold in the coming days, lets see what happens... Out
The cold, crisp conditions finally arrived at the weekend with Saturday ranking as probably one of the most memorable days on the grit ever. I was super syked to get involved and meet up with some crew from London along with beta master Ted at Stanage and hopefully take advantage of the perfect temps. First up was Stanage Without Oxygen, E5 6c which went down within half an hour and a route I was very stoked to top out on! Shortly after Ted joined us and we ventured off to the classic 7C, Brass Monkeys. I came close on the flash and dispatched it 3rd go, another wicked line ticked and in the bag!
We decided to take a walk over to Big Air E6 6b, with the hope of giving it a blast if we could get syked for the leap of faith across the gully. After a couple of test jumps Ted showed the way and went for it, cranking his way to the top with a round of applause! I then found the psyche, dug deep and soon found myself topping out as well. Always wanted to do this old test piece and we even had the privilege of seeing Will make the the FA of the direct start! Big waddage for that man!
Going for it on Big Air! Cheers to Stu for this shot.
Further sends from the day included a flash of the 7A+ Help the Young, a team send of Captain Hook 7B, followed by Glass Hour and Help the Aged.
Ted boshing out Born Slappy
So in the end a truly sick day out with a really good crowd. Definitely have huge motivation for more! Big up goes out to my Dad for his belaying and to Ted for all his knowledge.
Finally would just like to send best wishes to a girl from the London party that fell and had to be air lifted out. Peace out and crank through it! X
Christmas has been and gone along with the New year celebrations and many of us are hoping that the start of 2012 the UK will finally be able to string together a few days of good weather! We kicked off the year today up at Baslow where I was able to pull my way up the E5 6c, Poppers! A very cool, short line with a dyno start followed by crimpy chicken heads, and a final sketch over the top with the wind blowing a gale!
A short while before Christmas me and Sam had a trip to Eastwood and both sent Jon Fullwoods line Beyond the Forbidden Forest, E5 6b. Such a good crag this place and being only 15minutes from my house its ideal for a quick hit. Syked to check out more of the route here at some point.
Keeping it G at The Works party! Cheers Tom!
I spent much of the 'holidays' at the Hamer household with plenty of training going down in the garage of beasts along with a couple of pretty decent days out. Last week we all headed out with our good homie and up and coming photographer, Adam Bailes! He got some sick shots and footage so massive thanks go out to the geezer, peace bro. Anyway check it all out below, and you can find more of Adams work on his website: www.adambailes.co.uk
Peace out and hope everyone has a year full of crushing and psyche!