Mark: Oh, we’ve got David Simmonite coming along too. He’s taking shots for a few articles coming up in Climber Magazine.
Me: Ah, poor skin. Oh well…!
Mark Reeves telling a riveting story to Ian Lloyd-Jones and Dave Simmonite
So, after casually signing up for a few routes in the sun, we ended up doing four or five fantastic climbs and hidden gems. Often doing the moves 3 or 4 times from different angles and pulling hugely unnecessary shapes to look inspiring for the camera.
The routes will all be described in the article probably out in July… well worth looking up and heading out with them on a ticklist. T
Pretty shocking few days here so far this week. Lightning strikes abundant around our cottage yesterday. Rock is currently dripping all over the national park, sea cliff and coastal crags. It was super dry on Sunday, so should only take a few days to fully dry out again, with no seepage. Then time to get back on the rock and continue to get back a bit of fitness after a winter of getting heavy ski legs.
Met office says it’s looking up for tomorrow… So maybe a bit of slate action. Dead keen to get on The desolation of Smaug! If possible this week. Till then, I’ve gotten pretty bored and set up a blog… Oh dear.
50 degree board
Training later, going to hit the steep board and try and hold on for 5 minutes at a time to build some stamina… More boring than trying hard moves but definitely gets my climbing going at this time of year.