Sunday, September 13, 2009

Bonanza Time

It's not often you find your dinner ready prepared while bouldering. On a perfect autumn morning I visited a local venue to catch some cool bouldering conditions and went mushroom hunting nearby. I came back to my boulder mat with a bag full of dinner: chanterelles may replace broccoli as the weapon of choice for the Glasgow boulderer. I picked the biggest and ate them all, sorry, they were just too good!



Oh, and the bouldering is coming into good nick across the country. Unclipping mats, squeaking boots, chalk rubbings, brushings, attending to faded sequence memory - the rubric of bouldering begins in earnest! May this high pressure last for months, God knows we deserve it...

Here's a vid of the classic Jamie's Overhang sit start called 'The Art of War' 6c+ at Craigmore. I also took the opportunity to turf in the big holes someone had dug in the belief they could move the prop boulders. You can't, and the ground is back to nice and flat - I lost a few pounds with the spade, so please don't try to dig out the boulders. A flat landing is better than the leg-break holes...



Craigmore Jamie's Overhang from John Watson on Vimeo.

2 comments:

Pierre said...

John, did your granny never teach you how to pick up mushrooms? If you don't leave any, there will be nothing next year. So next time, don't tell anyone but always leave some!

www.stonecountry.co.uk said...

...I only took the big ones..plenty wee ones left to grow and plenty left for granny!!

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