Andy's blog

This blog is about my private thoughts, but you can read it if you want, but you've been warned!.
Gunks

Gunks

Tue September 2014 - Expression

Just spend two days in the gunks, a really remarkable climbing destination, a sort of Stanage Edge crag with a lot of nice slabs interspersed with juggy roofs, and a place I’d been hearing about forever (every route seems to have a ‘reach around the roof for a bucket’ move on it).  If short multipitch trad climbing on steep juggy ground ...

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Empire State

Empire State

Sat September 2014 - Expression

In New York this morning, staying a stones throw away from the Empire State Building and tonight I’m talking in Glens Falls, part of a mini tour of the US I’m doing with Montane.  Last night felt like the first time I’d slept in a real bed for a while, the skimpy half length grubby yellow Karrimat I’ve been using for the last two trips...

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Hertz

Hertz

Wed September 2014 - Climbing

I’m staggering down in the dark and the dust, like really staggering, lowering myself over boulders I’d usually jump, feet feeling like bloody pulp, knees throbbing, each and every muscle playing it’s own little tune of pain.  My good head torch was dead, leaving me the back up, which had quickly faded to the effectiveness of a watch lig...

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Jumping the Bar

Jumping the Bar

Mon September 2014 - Climbing

Sat in a dinner in El Portel trying to get on the web as stuffing my face (my second lunch of the day), the aim to write this blog and get get some carbs in for tomorrow.  My dreams of soloing Zodiac keep being derailed, and instead of starting that tomorrow I’ve agreed to climb El Cap in a day (via Lurking Fear) with 12 year old looking Cal...

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Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon

Fri September 2014 - Climbing

I’m sitting at what seems like my regular spot in the Yosemite Lodge cafeteria; next to the only working plugs, besides the windows, feeling hung over from my long journey to the Valley.  The sun is shining, as it always is here, but I’m happy to sit indoors as I battle jet lag and a bought of man flu that seems at the tipping point of goi...

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