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Thursday Nov 12, 2020 #


Trad climbing in Avon with Dom.

Did vastly harder variants on the classic severe "Nightmare" - 3 variants taking tech grade up from 4a (!) to 4b/c ,solid 4c, & finally 5a.

Notable, and in a bad way, as Dom, struggling rather, pulled off a totally ginormous block near the top of the crux. Forget helmets - anyone anywhere near that would have been killed / maimed. There was quite a bit of shock & later, a generally good response on social media - happily.

I climbed fine, & felt strong & on form, which is good. I led the whole lot. At the big block, I treated it with massive caution. Climbing isn't about pulling hard. It's about treading carefully & only pulling as hard as you need to. And spreading the load. If I die doing this, i did know the risks & I have been sensible.

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