Sunday 30 November 2014

Stanage Edge Bouldering

Today Simon and Liam took me and Oscar bouldering in Stanage. This was a short drive out of Sheffield and a muddy walk up to the rocks. The shoes I had to choose from for the walk up were crocs or heelies. I chose the crocs because I thought the wheel would get clogged up with mud.

The first rock we went to was an easy slab called the bull or something like that. We laid our mats out and gave it a go. Me and Oscar both managed to do it first go. So we decided to take our pads and moved onto another boulder. It was slightly wet but dry enough to have a go. It took a lot of attempts to compete this climb because it was really hard and I had to figure out the best way of doing it. Once we had topped it a couple of times we went around the back of the boulder and tried a slab. We made up some routes, found some cool holds and climbed on top of the boulder. When we jumped off the top of the boulder my snap pad gave us a really soft landing.

It was getting late and we only had time to try one more problem. We walked over to the green traverse and joined some people who were already climbing there. I had a few goes but I kept getting stuck on the crimps because I couldn't find anywhere to put my feet.

It was getting late so we made our way back to the car and drove home.

This was only my third time bouldering outside and I really enjoyed it. Even though Stanage was crowded there were so many problems to try. It would be awesome to go again.

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