Added Peak and Fontainebleau photos - some old, some good

05th October 2011
In: News, Blog
Just added a handful of extra shots to the Climbing gallery. There's a couple of Fontainebleau in there - as its now October that means the annual pilgrimage to The Forest is looming. Usually a time of excitement so it makes me a bit sad to not be going this year - Font is like that, it gets under your skin (and not to mention ruining your skin.....).

But anyway I'm sure the lads and lasses will have a good time this year. I can just see the scene now - Banks is mainlining Rocher Noir whilst Dutch is kicking his chalkbag off into the forest in digust at failing on something when he's not actually had a proper warmup. This shot above was luckily one of those occasions when Dutch sealed the deal before losing the mental battle with himself - good times.

The problem below is Le Toit De Cul De Chein, probably the most iconic 7a in the forest. Although today its a bit knackered looking from some idiotic chipping a few years back its still great and is always a pleasure to climb. Since its an imposing and somewhat intimidating problem its great when one of your mates finally climbs it after being so close before - as I understand it Louis pretty much fell off with his hands on the top on a previous occasion.

On the day of this photo he'd been pretty close but no cigar, to be honest I thought Laurie had gone past his peak and was looking increasingly tired, but after a good rest he nailed it. He got to go home with a coveted tick in his book and I got to take home a decent shot on film, so it was a good day all round.

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