Everything was still drenched when we made it to the Jumble, even Slot Crack, so we warmed up lapping Slot 1 then hid down in The Pit. It's a reliable hideaway when everything else is wet. I'd tried The Pittance before but a lack of ability and skin and the fear of the looming block to the right stopped me in my tracks. It almost did again, but a lurching jump high above the pads eventually saw me at the finish jug. Screw Rich's technique.
|That previous try on The Pittance - don't hit the block! (Photo: Richie Betts)|
After diminishing returns started to set in we went back to the ground floor, spread the tarpaulin and I started to re-warm for the familiar attempts on Malc's Arete. I'd heard there was the potential for going from an outside right edge on THE move so felt I had to try it before ruling it out. Like all the other potential methods, it was no better than a straight up throw. After studying Rich on his eight thousandth lap of it I had a go exaggerating the bend of my right leg on THE move and found my fingers over the hold. Over the hold... Of course, I didn't hold it, but it was clear that this has to be the way.