Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Temperance V5 Dawros Head Donegal

Bouldering out of a blow-hole on a wave-cut platform, up stepped overhangs, the crux of this was maintaining body tension and hanging the slopers long enough to reach a three-finger crimp and wind-eroded jugs in the seams of schist above... I spent a good hour trying to find the balance and still my body enough to keep the hand on that left sloper... too much momentum meant falling over, too little power meant a slip back into your own gravity: a bit like the balance in surfing a wave - rock is a static wave that has to be surfed upwards with the same attention to balance and control.

2 comments:

※Iron Lion Zion ※ said...

Top photie John and looks a stonking problem! But if its so tricky why do you have the appearance of a laughing madman!How yah doin anyhooz mate? Skyes missing yah.

※Iron Lion Zion ※ said...

Reckon we should come out with a new type of guide book as well. As as a kind of retort we could call it Grunt-Fax...

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