After my soul searching day in Torridon I went out to a nice wee boulder I'd visited once before above Achnashellach in Strathcarron, gave it a wee scrub, tried hard on some lovely rock and had a jolly old time. Funny how perspective can change so fast.
When I first went there a few weeks ago I couldn't for the life of me work out how to do one move on an otherwise really cool and obvious problem.. This time, however, I came up with a very peculiar and painful knee/shin bar, using an old tea towel taped to my leg as a makeshift pad. I think it might be the future of hard bouldering.
In the past I'd be keen to shout from the rooftops about finding a new boulder and doing new problems, but this time I'm just happy to have been to such a cool place and to have my own wee tussle. I put together this little film of the problems, and bolted on the thing I did in Torridon on Sunday.
Winter Exploration from Gareth Marshall on Vimeo.