I’ve been  pushing hard recently and seen some good gains, I’m fitter, on a better diet and climbed strong. This week however I’ve been knocked sideways by work, in the last three days I’ve worked more hours than I haven’t been in work and as a social worker it’s almost guaranteed to be a strain.  But that’s what makes me an average climber, there’s many things come before my climbing. I just wanted to share this as I don’t want people to think I don’t have responsibilities and things just go ok. Sometimes life is bloody hard, especially for the kids I work with

Hope you’re all ok


A climbing trip with no pics

Im so sorry, I went to Stanage, it was sunny, I climbed and didn’t take any pics. It was great to get the trad rack out and put a few routes up. I’d forgotten what it was like to trust a new belayer but we went with Nat’s friend, Peggy. Which is far more scary when you know she’s lead 8a before. Although it is nice when she says you lead something hard. 

Here’s the logbook from yesterday 

OK ok I know it’s nothing hard but I am the average climber

Bring on light nights x

Font Training week 1

So I’m trying to be a little more focused on improving my bouldering. My lead climbing has definitely suffered though. I’m trying to do something every day to improve or maintain my bouldering …. including my now weekly yoga. I even made it outdoors to Birchen Edge in the Peak District, UKC logbook here

I’m also trying to build in little things like extensor exercise and my indo board

I may also have eaten a LOT of cheese

Spring is here.  Be positive all x

No E11's, no Yosemite, no hair-rasing solos, just the beautiful art from an average climber