Friday, 11 May 2012
Apparently my bouldering hitlist for this winter was:
Pump Up The Jam, various - Skye - never got there
Razorback, Romancing The Stone, various - Reiff - nope, had a look, was cold and windy and Razorback looked horribly reachy dyno bollox.
Various - Reiff In The Woods - nope, had a look, failed on everything but got close to the cool roadside wall, never got back though.
The Ship Boulder - Torridon - never got there
Blankety Blank - Torridon - never got there
Various - Cammachmore - never got there
Big Lebowski, The Dude - Ruthven Boulder - never got there
Brin Done Before - Brin Rock - never got there
Deep Breath Arete, Hamish, various - Glen Nevis - nope, DBA was uninspiring lip traverse with bad landing, Hamish looked stupidly sandbaggy, did lots on the other side of river.
Pyramid Lip - Glen Ogle - never got there
??? - Loch Sloy - never got there
Swap Meet, Ace Of Spades, various - Glen Croe - nope, had a brief look but only did easy stuff.
The Bottler - Loch Lomond - never got there
Nameless Pimp Toy - Stronlachlar - never got there
The Chop - Weem - never got there
Various Corrie Boulders - Arran - never got there
Suck My Woolie, Snow White - Garheugh - never got there
Wow! 0% success... Epic mega-fail. Or mega epic-fail. I have even impressed myself this time, with my ability to not only avoid getting up any of these problems, but to avoid getting on them and even getting anywhere near the location. I did have good days at Shaftoe, Queens, Carrock Fell, and Glen Nevis Southside though. Just strange how I managed to avoid all the things I intended to do!
Given the weather - hardly the tropical trad weather window May mostly brings - it is still quite possible that there will be good conditions for some of these. But of course I'm too injured for most if not all of them, although a select few might be attemptable with care....I shall see...