Monday, 24 September 2007


We ended up staying at Ceuse for about two weeks in total. Was keen to get down to Rodellar in good time to avoid a repeat of 2005 wet tufa disasters so headed to Spain in the first week of Sept.
Did lots of classic stuff in Ceuse, but didn´t really aquire the requisite stamina for anything particularly hard until the last few days. But did manage one 8a (Collonetes with bloc start) and flashed a 7c (Blanches Fesse).
The Ceuse stamina and general fitness from the walkin has proved pretty useful here though. My ultimate goal on this trip was to flash an 8a and i managed it last week. The route was one of the areas best - Corredor de Muerta, a massively steep 40m line (of mostly jugs) up the middle of a big yellow wave. I saw the line on our last trip in 2005 and have been wanting to do it ever since.
Other than that have onsighted a few 7c+s and lots of 7cs and 7b+s, almost all of them brilliant routes. I love this place.
Have been climbing a lot with Mr Mawson who has left now but had a great trip flashing or onsighting a fair few 8as and redpointing a couple of super classic 8bs.


Paul Bennett said...

Beast! Nice to hear your climbing well, hows the van doing?
Just so you know the BMC dropped a load of bolts round my place last week.

james said...

effort word!

Anonymous said...

you're a goose.

dobbin said...

sqaaaaaak! Jon boy smagghe!

nibile said...

hey what a disappointment!!!
are a few weeks of perfect climbing in europe just what it takes to stop blogging regularly?

sounds you're livin' tha dream.
go on!!!!

bonjoy said...

Hello! Van going great guns.
Would blog more but internet access has been very patchy to say the least!!