Setting the Scene

Setting the Scene at Alter Rock

Latest Update -Saturday  30th June

New Routes

New Routes List Wednesday 27th June

What went up

24 teal 5+ red 7a cows 7b+ blue 8a+

27 yellow 3 teal 4 cows 5+

36 swirls 5 yellow 6b+ orange 7a

42 yellow 3+ purple 6a swirl 6b

51 orange 3 blue 6b yellow 6a

15 new routes including the big over hanging wall. Line 51, the 2 harder lines are laybacks. I found these hard because I am not used to laybacking facing left. The routes were put up for us by Mark Pretty which he climbed on completion of his days work, proving it is possible to do them. 27 with its easier routes are designed for lap training.

More on Monday from Steve McClure who is doing bouldering panels 1, 2, 5 &6.

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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