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Hamish Potokar and Billy Ridal on grit sending spree
4th Jan '15
Social media is absolutely buzzing tonight with the news that Hamish Potakar and Billy Ridal, both GB Junior Bouldering members, have had an amazing day on the grit today respectively doing The Voyager (Font 8b) and Careless Torque (Font 8a).
Judging winter conditions and protecting the environment
1st Jan '15
As the New Year rolled-in so did the wet, warm and windy weather – right on cue! The notoriously fickle weather in the UK has flipped and the winter is on stand-down, at least for a few days. Judging the winter climbing conditions in the UK’s variable climate is far from easy at the best of times and many a day out on the hill has been written-off by out-off-condition cliffs. Frustration however, isn’t the only outcome when ‘out of nic’ routes are done as the environment might well loose out as well.
Grit Round-Up - Autumn 2014
30th Dec '14
As we emerge from Xmas and race towards 2015 much of the Peak’s grit is locked-down under a thick blanket of snow and freezing temps. Devotees – ie those who haven’t climbed aboard a jet to Europe - are either sucking it up and fighting the snow or else staying indoors training and slowly succumbing to cabin fever.