Since Kaabah and True North I've not really blogged as things have just been ticking over. Anyway, highlights from the last couple of months include:
A good day down Chee Dale Cornice doing Bob's 8b+ Techno Prisoners (nice name, pity about the first ascentionist) and flashing the classic 8a of the crag, Powerplant. Techno Prisoners is pretty steep and funky for a British route - if roofs and bicycles are your bag then it comes highly recommended.
Flashing Crucifixion (8a) at the tor. I've been saving everything on the left side of the tor for ever and ever, worried about blowing the flash. Turns out the slabbing isn't as bad as you might think and the upper sections are every bit as good as might hope. Tip-top.
Dalliance, 8b+, Kilnsey. Whilst I always thought this didn't look like much from the floor, the climbing is actually superb and the top boulder problem is no push over.
|Dalliance Photo: Tim Lowe|
|Resting before the top crux. Photo: Tim Lowe|
|Shit gets real on the Orme|
|James busting out of the steepness at Pigeon's|