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Fontainebleau 2017

Fontainebleau 2017

Day 1 – Rocher Fin After a bit of a slow morning, but with the great traditional breakfast of fresh coffee, sugary grapefruit and fried eggs on marmity toast we set off to Rocher Fin. It’s down as one of the longer walk ins in the Trois Pignons but it really didn’t seem that long. It’s was mostly a long trek along the Chemin De La Mée and then a little bit of faff at the end where we found…

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August and July Round Up

August and July Round Up

Christ, what happened to July and August?   They’ve just flown by like crazy in a haze of work, course, climbing and running related busyness, and still I’m rushing!  Ok, well here is a quick round up of the last two months:

Bank Holiday Bouldering! (part 2)

Bank Holiday Bouldering! (part 2)

Liz and I were having a coffee and a croissant the next morning in Costa when Martin texted us about going out again.  I had loads to be getting on with, but we’ve been unlucky in August for decent weekends so it would have been a shame to miss out! This time we went to the Pinnacle Boulders on Froggatt Edge but with Andy and Ceri as well.   We all piled into Andy’s car and made the short hop…

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Bank Holiday Bouldering! (part 1)

Bank Holiday Bouldering! (part 1)

The last bank holiday of the warm seasons was upon us, and after checking out the forecast, I tentatively suggested we look to go for a boulder on the Sunday.  Originally Liz and I started planning for going somewhere reasonably close (as we don’t have transport) but Martin turned out to be free and willing, so we went a bit further afield. Andy had mentioned Robin Hood’s Stride a couple of times as a good place with a good mix…

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More Bouldering at Stanage Far Right

More Bouldering at Stanage Far Right

@spiderwebliz surveys The Cube at Stanage North #Bouldering #peakdistrict #boulderingbabes #climbing A post shared by Kelly D (@delanthear) on Jul 17, 2017 at 2:12pm PDT It was a week ago now, but we had a great little climbing session on the evening of Monday 17th. We decided to head out to Stanage Far Right again as there was loads we haven’t tried and aimed to start at the Cube as it wasn’t has high as the rest of the problems…

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An evening at Stanage Far Right

An evening at Stanage Far Right

The weather turned nice again after a couple of wet days, so we had the chance to conserve some of the momentum on the outdoor climbing. Martin and Liz chose Stanage Far Right which suited me fine as I’ve never been there before and I knew that the exposure around there would keep the midges off. I think it was likely that we’d have been eaten alive if we’d planned on Plantation or Burbage. We left the centre of Sheffield…

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June Round Up

June Round Up

A quick round up of June, a little late, but I’ve been busy! Running June included two rather large milestones for running. Firstly, I’m signed up to the You Vs The Year Challenge on Endomondo/MapMyRun which is where the header for these Round Up posts comes from. The challenge was to complete 1017km of running in 2017, which I completely this month. I’m a good 150+ km ahead of where I was distance wise this year. I’m also tracking distance…

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An evening at Curbar

An evening at Curbar

The nice weather from the weekend continued into Monday meaning that our usual trip to The Climbing Works would have been a rather hot and sweaty affair, so we decided that we should keep up the good work and go out again. Liz and Martin had been plotting where to go and selected the “Cioch Top Boulders” at Curbar. Curbar isn’t too far from Sheffield, so we could get there in a reasonable time. I’m always a little nervous of…

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Bouldering at Burbage: again!

Bouldering at Burbage: again!

I could spy that the weather was going to be… well, not rainy, so had primed people to prepare for a trip outdoors on Saturday. If it was just Liz and I, we planned to go to Burbage Boulders again, mainly because it was easily accessible via public transport, but also because there is loads of lower sized boulders which are good for Liz getting her head sorted. Also, I seemed to be developing a few little projects there (Pock…

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May 2017 Round Up

May 2017 Round Up

May FLEW by like Usain Bolt, and although it started strongly after my April rest fornight, I was quickly sidelined with a nasty chest cold which lingered for about a week and a half and clashed with a race I’d been looking forward to for a couple of months. Running I covered 177k in May, irritatingly short of the 200k needed for the monthly distance Strava badge.  This was pretty much down to the previously mentioned cold which hit me…

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