It's a virtue, they say.
I feel like I've been tested recently.
Since coming back from Spain in late November I've only managed one day
on dry rock. It's not that it hasn't been dry at times, it's just been a
timing issue. Despite having 3 day weekends the dryness has always been
midweek, when I'm normally waist deep in a bog, being paid to count
I've got bored of checking the forecast, of driving
out and waiting in the rain, of trying to dry holds, of asking around
for conditions updates. So, instead i've tried to make better use of my
time, to be ready for when the stars align. Every day that I would
normally be trying to get out I've tried to have a good session on
Richie's board or at the Inverness wall, tried to work on some
So, I'm down south for the festive season and the
theme continues. My normal day at the Roaches has given way to a session
at Mirf's Redpoint wall in Birmingham. I'm holding out for some
Dartmoor granite when down at the folks' in Somerset but expect I'll be in
TCA in Bristol.
Hopefully all these intense sessions of movement
on a variety of steepness will be what's required for progress on the
projects. Let's hope the seasonal eat-athon isn't too detrimental to