Rock climbing in Chamonix, an Indian summer
|Sandra belaying on a beautiful autumnal afternoon|
The snow arrives, I work loads but manage to get about 5 days out skiing before we leave in mid January. Christmas is spent on the slopes, and most of New Year sleeping!
|Matt knee deep|
|Olivia at Brevent|
Jan 18th, after a trip home to England we leave for Spain! Initially we were going to Morocco, but then had financial disasters and basically couldn't be bothered driving that far. We head straight to Siurana and climb there and Montsant for about a Month
|Me and Jonny on the beach at Salou, waiting for a new cam belt on the van|
|Jonny on an 7c+ at Montsant|
|Jesus giving Jonny a quick belay at Montserrat|
|Family in the Parc Guell|
|Alpine bouldering in Targassone|
March (so far):
|Villanova de Meia, lots of rooves to |
We arrive in Oliana and everyone climbs hard, girls do 8c+s every day. I feel very punterish here and I am amazed at everyone else. I projected the warm up route (my first 7b), we also climbed at Tres Ponts and Perles. Also climbed at Terradets with loads of super strong people! Also a couple of days multipitching at Villanova de Meia.
Although progress is seeming slow, my confidence has improved dramatically and I am moving above bolts much better than i was previously. Redpointing seems really good for me as it removes some of my fear of the unknown and I hope to climb 7c before the trip is up.