Most people go on holidays to get away from the stresses and strains of the everyday, but climbers well, it’s a little different. It’s a weird one, in some ways being at home and going to work or uni can break you. Repetition dulls the senses, we begin to believe we need things like shinier cars and whiter teeth. Climbing becomes a past-time not a lifestyle, and eventually the stresses of the everyday begin to take their toll. This is why climbing is important. Recently I went to Ticino and everything on the humdrum clock was re-set. I spent nearly 4 hours spotting a friend in the dark, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. One day it rained and we spent the whole day in a cave, life on climbing trips is simple and for me the best way to spend time.
Maybe the best slab climb ever?
The slabmaster basking in it!
Steve making the big push into the night on harry spotter.
The trip was really cool and the people were inspirational! I have to say that Steve and his efforts on Harry Spotter surpass any tenacity I have seen before, next time you’re all over it! It was amazing to watch Bee waltz up slabs and Blez dispatch 7c’s left right and centre! And thanks to everyone for waiting around in the dark so I could have a session on The Jungle Book, one of many problems I was really hoping to get.
Below are two men giving it sum!