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Itching to get on Some Mountains - Sarah, The Bringer of Tea
13th June, 2012
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Itching to get on Some Mountains

Originally published at Sarah Brown's Blog. You can comment here or there.

This blog is ostensibly about climbing, as well as more activisty stuff, because one day I’m going to stop caring about the world and go and be a climber bum, because climbing and related activities are my passion.

Anyway, we’re currently planning a holiday to the Alps in August, about which I’m as excited as a kid with an advent calendar. In the meantime, I’d like to get outdoors in the UK, but the weather is awful, so am currently pretty much confined to climbing gyms.

Here’s me lead climbing a short 5+ route in the Castle in London. It’s quite overhangy and there’s a bit where one almost has to “cut loose” (i.e. cast off with feet and hang on the arms), above my protection which would make a fall “interesting”.

My style could be cleaner in places, but I think it’s fairly tidy, and so am quite happy with this. I’m finding watching it useful though because it’s giving me pointers as to what I need to tighten up.

Anyway, enjoy – I had fun climbing it. I’m only allowed to use the yellow ones.

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From:emperor
Date:14th June, 2012 04:05 pm (UTC)
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You look very cool, calm, and collected on that!
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From:auntysarah
Date:14th June, 2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! Think some of my footwork could be a bit cleaner, but I'm overall quite happy with it.
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From:auntysarah
Date:14th June, 2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
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Notice that if I fluff the third clip, it's almost certainly deck-time!
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From:emperor
Date:14th June, 2012 04:21 pm (UTC)
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The third clip often seems to have that exciting property, doesn't it?
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From:auntysarah
Date:14th June, 2012 04:23 pm (UTC)
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Yes! Yes it does. Always a fun one on that panel being just after the overhang.
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