15 October 2011

numb toes

once on the ledge josh made it look easy. once i got on the ledge i made it look very difficult indeed. teetering 20ft* above the very small and thin looking bouldering mats, my right leg jittering about, i cursed the fact that i'd not been climbing in over a year and had therefore lost all bottle. talked and helped down by james and the others, slightly embarrassed but eager for more. such a shame that the alpkit 'big shakeout' bouldering session was only for the morning, i was just getting used to the numb toes and scraped fingers.
making it look easystraight upspot itstickingview
right, i'm off to source a bouldering mat and a spotter, my local playground just got bigger. looks like even more fun is going to be had at the 'shakeout' over the weekend, go check it out!

*may have been 4ft

11 comments:

Pedalling Polarcherry said...

I've got a spare mat. X

kate said...

ooh, i'll buy it off you :) we should meet up again for some finger pain-are you about next sunday?

Gaynor said...

Dave wants to go bouldering and has asked Santa for a mat. He's away till Dec 7th but he'd be well up for numb toes.

kate said...

brilliant! i'll pencil him in for the 8th then ;) need to meet up for a run too. are you doing the tour de helvellyn?

Ian W Charters said...

So, do you just stop believing in gravity, or what?

jumbly said...

Ace! Count me in for bouldering adventures too please.

sbrt said...

Looks like fun

kate said...

ian- erm, i hope so! think it was a case of lack of technique more than anything.

jumbly- will do :)

sbrt- it was! do you fancy a ago? it's great to see even more fun potential in the outdoors.

sbrt said...

All the best for the OMM. I look forward to the write up & photos.
Have a good un!

PS I am not a proper climber but have always liked climbing things.

kate said...

sbrt- thanks buddy. kinda fell of the fell wagon so to speak, what with all the bicycle commuting :-/ hope you've been getting out there. we need to organise some 'blog runs' soon, maybe ultra collie and fellmonkey too.

ps- i am not a proper climber but like scaring myself!

sbrt said...

Great idea, a bloggers ball.