Wednesday, 25 May 2011


Just had 4 great days climbing in Riglos with Graeme Read.
From Barcelona Airport we took our hire car on the 4hr drive to Riglos.
We stayed at the Refugio de Riglos in the centre of town which is clean and cheap as chips At 15euros a night.

From here you could walk to any one of the main climbing area's in about 20 min's
We did take the car one day to the bird of prey centre, which leaves you with a easy walk to the likes of  La Aguja Roja.
The Guide book for the area Riglos, Aguero y Foz de Escalete can be bought from the Refugio ,or up the road at Bar El Puro.

We did 11 routes in 4 days of climbing. Only touching the surface really. Another couple of trips should see us through most of the classics.
Start of Fiesta De Los Biceps

Sun just starting to kiss the Wall

I fell off leading this pitch. A hold broke!. Not a pleasant feeling when your 250m above the ground, and trying to swing back onto the rock.


Look close!? I Captured this guy mid base Jump.

Sleepy Riglos

Another Base Jumper came buzzing past us.

Bolt theft must be a problem!

Graeme Cruising up Mosquitos

The Awesome Fire

Catalogue image on Pecho Lobo

Pecho Lobo

High up on Visera. Thanks to Belen
Me mid route on Visera.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Awesome April

Winter now seems such a long time ago. 
It's not been my most active winter climbing season, but I have learned to ski which is a bonus.
It all seemed to finish a little too early. It was April 23rd last year when I climbed my last route of the season Kellett's Route VI,6 on the Ben in fantastic conditions, and routes were still in nick through the early part of May.

This past month has been great, with trips to :-
Great Wanney
Great End Crag
Quayfoot Buttress
Pavey Ark
Scafell (twice)
East Woodburn
Buachaille Etive Mor (Slime Wall)
Glen Lednock

Ticking 2 of the best E2's in the Country. Shibboleth E2,5c **** and Saxon E2,5c *** which normally take a long time to dry out has been my highlight this month.

Banzai Pipeline E1,5b ***

The Go Between E2,5c ***

Eclipse E4,6a ***

Eclipse E4,6a **

The Bracken Clock E2,5c **

Chartreuse E1,5b **

Chartreuse E1,5b **

Dyad E3,6a **

Slab and Groove Route VS,4c **

Shibboleth E2,5b ****

Shibboleth E2,5b ****

Shibboleth E2,5b ****

Shibboleth E2,5b ****

The Bendy

Black September E4,6a **

The Centaur HVS,5a ***

Saxon E2,5c ****

Saxon E2,5c ***

Saxon E2,5c ***

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