Sunday, March 31, 2013

Home Cliff renos

I was out at Home Cliff over the weekend. Here are a couple photos of the work done, to prevent further erosion, by the NCC at the end of last season.



As for climbing, the weather was fantastic and the rock was warm. We lead up "one up", Peggy and Direttissisma. Unfortunately, in my opinion, Peggy has been left in a mess.

There are:
- three fixed slings;
- two fixed hexes/chocks of some sort; and
- worst of all there are two new pitons pounded in.

None of this gear is needed and it is ugly. Although not nearly as ugly as the crampon scars. I believe all of this mess should be removed to return Peggy to its usual state. I would have done it but I lacked the tools to do so.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Neruda, a winter ascent: footage

I edited together some footage that Iris took of me climbing Neruda a few weeks ago.