Friday, 30 November 2012
Getting Cold at Glen Clova
Not much to add to this - just a nice afternoon out in excellent winter conditions. Some cool stuff in the Hollow Boulders, although it took a lot of lichen-brushing and head-scratching to make sense of the actual problems. In the end I just climbed the lines instead of the listed problems, which seems fairly common with Scottish bouldering.
My finger is still fucked, but my elbows and shoulders seem to be responding okay to theraputic exercises. Clova was okay as none of the problems needed left hand crimps. I also spent a while trying the Mouton roof which is hard and excellent and only hurt my finger a bit because the lip hold was digging in. I've added that to my hitlist which means unfortunately it is getting longer rather than shorter!
Revised bouldering hitlist:
Razorback, Romancing The Stone, various - Reiff -
Big Lebowski, The Dude - Ruthven Boulder
Brin Done Before - Brin Rock
Gale Force, various - Laggan 2
Le Col Du Toit De Mouton, Lady Sam - Glen Clova
Pyramid Lip - Glen Ogle
The Chop (7a eliminate version) - Weem
The Bottler - Loch Lomond
Nameless Pimp Toy - Stronlachlar
??? - Loch Sloy
Suck My Woolie, Snow White - Garheugh
Various - Farr Boulder
Various - Cammachmore
Various - Arran Corrie Boulders
Various - Moray Boulders
Various - Narnairn Boulders
Hopefully my injuries will be able to cope with some of these, there is enough variety there to hopefully avoid stressing whatever is currently the worst (e.g. I won't be touching The Chop for a long time but Pyramid Lip could be fine...). I'm quite inspired ...