Sunshine and Sport Climbing in Athens

Flicking through cheap flight websites trying to find a suitable climbing destination for a week at Christmas, my top priorities were: Likelihood to be warm and dry; The presence of steep, pumpy climbing; and Somewhere I haven’t been before. Athens seemed to fit this bill and whilst its merits as a great sport climbing destination…

Red Rocks

I first visited Red Rocks, Nevada when I was only a jelly bean in 1991, and since 1997, my family have been coming back on an almost yearly basis. In my opinion, there are few places a family can visit year after year which truly never get old. Red Rocks is one of those places…

Lucky Onsighting Clothes?

For those of you that don’t know me, I am a strong believer in luck. I also believe that the more you believe in luck, the luckier you are – hence why I’m quite lucky. 😉 Onsight climbing requires a lot of skill yet also necessitates some degree of luck. Pick a sequence, it turns…

Lack of Positive Energy for Energia Positiva

When I really fight hard on a route, it can be for a number of different reasons. Some I’m quite proud of, others less so. This one is a little in between. Chris and I arrived at the awesome Les Bruixes crag in Terradets (a 30m, gently overhanging wall, chock full of pumpy tufa lines,…