Friday, September 3, 2010

Day trip to Dover

Second time outside in 4 months and a "day trip" (we actually drove down the night before) to Dover seemed appropriate. Joining up with Jon and Chalk newbie Alex we headed for a characterful sounding grade V called X Files.Jon can just be seen right of the top of the grass slope, heading toward the obvious hole in the cliff. (The corner on the right is Into the Groove which has unfortunately suffered rockfall and has a big barbed wire fence hanging down it)Me on pitch 2 getting pumped and cheating - clipping into my axes to place 3 warthogs on the steepest bit.Jon at the top of the steep bitJon disappearing into the cliff and a series of World war II escape runnels.
Happy, relieved and covered in a fine layer of chalk.
All in all an interesting day out and good to get the mind and body kick started a little.


Ramon Marin said...

Nice one Ian! We can't wait to get back on axes, had enough of the sun now

Anonymous said...

Hi Ian!

I think i have seen your 2 climbing mates when i was in england last summer for climbing holiday.
Is it possible that they are working in outdoorshops around stanage?

Greetings from Austria, Andi

Ian Parnell said...

Those are the ones Andi - a beautiful pair!

Anonymous said...

Haha, thats cool!
I think she is also featured in the book "Trad Climbing +" ! The guy sold me a pair of anazasi vcs and im really happy with them!
Can't wait to get back to the grit -
you can be very glad to have such a great climbing mekka!
Cheers from Austria - Andi