Saturday, 15 March 2008
I'm back up the road in Inverness for the weekend and this means trying to... sort of settle the score with some climbs that have been nagging me at Brin and Ruthven. Being in Glasgow most the time I end up getting really motivated for the stuff up here not just because there's some excellent problems up here but also because I don't get much chance to try them. When I do, it feels like a real privilege and I get very psyched... It's good fun haha..
Well murdo is recovering from his back injury, luckily he can still drive and was kind enough to give me a lift. I don't like taking advantage of cripples normally but he said he gets fed up at home and was up for spending a day at the crag.
We went to brin and Murdo seemed impressed with some of the problems. I was very keen to do Ben's problem from last year, New Shoes, so just headed straight to that after showing Murdo around a bit. After maybe an hour I eventually managed to keep my heel on, cut loose, and enjoy the very funky finishing moves. Tried Richie's new problem the Scientist but its desperate... definate tall mans problem.
Went to Ruthven to try a problem that I've been trying for ages but, after splitting 2 tips, gave up... It's hard.