Setting the Scene

Setting the Scene at Alter Rock

Latest Update -Saturday 23rd May

New Routes

Tuesday 22nd May   What went up…

23   green 4   grey 6a+   red 8a+

34   white 4   purple 6a   orange 6b+

45   green 2   purple 5+   yellow 6a+

49   orange2   purple 6a+   grey 6b

52   swirl 3   teal 4   purple 6a+

13 new lines set with 2 old lines staying, an easy way up on a cliplass line so you can top rope the other 2 harder lines and the flake line so you can practice lay backing.

Old News

Wednesday 9th May Iain Moodie came in with his keen head on. He set panel 7 added 2 traverses on to the bouldering wall and 7 on the traverse wall. They are hard. Iain forgets how strong he is!

Monday 14th Steve McClure came in and set panels 1,2,5 & 6. Now although Steve is strong he did a good set for beginners as well as some hard numbers to challenge our better boulderers. He set 29 problems and we have tagged 22 of them

Next set

Thursday 7th June James Garden will be in setting Odd Short ropes. 10 lines, 30 routes.

Smart 2.0

Please watch the link they state it “completely Blocks the Rope” what could be safer or Smarter?

2 Links for you to watch.

Mammut – Smart 2.0 – Belay device

Want to know more about Steve McClure?

Beyond Limits – “A life through climbing” ISBN-10:1910240192

The link  below is worth a look, some great photos of Mark “Zippy” Pretty with Ben Moon both with (great) hair.’zippy’_pretty_and_andy_pollitt-9762


Lots more tips about climbing on our blog page.


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