dimanche 18 octobre 2009

Steep Climbing. That's sport !

For the last months with Laurent we've been to the climbing gym to lead steep routes to be ready for outdoors's sport routes. We started to organise a proper training plan, with specific exercise. We had 2 things in mind :
- Route type : STEEP
- Grade : above 21 (> 6b+)
Then we just had to wait for the good timing to go cranking on the rock.

We planned to go to the Blue Mountains since a couple of weeks, and finally found a week end, when we could spend some time away from Sydney. One of the classic steep crag is called "Centennial Glen". We left Sydney early in the morning with just a t-shirt on. But once we arrived at Blackheath (little town near the crag) we realised that the temperature dropped by 15 degrees. It was only approx. 5 degrees. Because we were so focused, we decided to send at least one route. This one is called Jaws (Position, Position, Position), because some holds are supposed to be very painful. During the ascent it was so cold, that we couldn't feel our fingers. Sick man!

Jaws 15m 21 (6b+) - Centennial Glen (Blue Mountains):

It's only last week end, that we found out a new crag in Sydney, called "Narrabeen Steep", which was supposed to give us 3 stars routes ... steep. This day we sent 7 routes including two 22 (6c+), one 23 (7a) and one 24 (7a+).

Technorabble 15m 22 (6c+) - Narrabeen Steep (Sydney):

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