Category Archives: Climbing

Boulder Envy

Hand-made Bouldering wall, south side profile

Hand-made Bouldering wall, south side profile

For climbers, finding that perfect piece of rock in which you can pit your strength and skills against all year round is not always the easiest thing. Going to the local boulder wall when its dark or raining can somewhat help satisfy that craving. But when you have your own unique, hand-made boulder in your own back yard, that offers the chance to explore your talents, amend your goals and reshape your climbing outlook, it is a most wondeful thing.

Bouldering Wall - west side profile

Hand-crafted Bouldering Wall – west side profile

A steep indoor boulder wall with a quality crash pad, a box full of open-handed holds, a few bolts and a Hex key is an invitation to develop new horizons for your climbing career. The only things missing from the list, to create the boulder of your dreams I’m afraid is: an expert in their field, an artist and a carpenter. If you can bring all of  those things together for a few spare days of hard work you may turn your boulder envy into a reality of your own. Until then behold…

To see the full article go to: Climbing Boulders hand sculpted and unique.

Kit Hill Quarry – The Green Physic – Severe 4a

The Green Physic – Severe 4a – 7m

The Green Physic - Severe 4a

The Green Physic – Severe 4a

Kit Hill Quarry has received a new climbing route, The Green Physic. The route was put up by Paul Seymour and Katrina Werren-Hyde on 7th May 2015.

‘The Green Physic’ is found 10 metres North East of the rounded-arete of ‘Rusty Ring Route’ on a south-facing natural looking outcrop, a few metres from the drainage stream. Or 20 metres North West of the ‘Cold Corner’ The crags notable features are the hanging arete on the right side at 5 metres and the near horizontal break that leads from the base of the hanging-arete across the climb at mid height. Above the break the rocks take on a more weathered appearance.

First known ascent of the Green Physic - 7th May 2015

First known ascent of the Green Physic – 7th May 2015

The Green Physic – Severe 4a – 7m

The route starts at the obvious central line of the face, just left of a sloping grassy ledge at head height. Good holds, through a series of small ledges takes you to the obvious horizontal break where the rock steepens. Protection is good at this point before the step up (crux) to finish with a mantelshelf 1 metre left of the hanging arete.

Moderation

The climb will need moderating by someone, however the best guess is that the technical grade is found on the step up from the horizontal break.