Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Haresfield Beacon: a Child in a Sweet Store

And so, like an excitable child approaching a sweet store, I tore across the hillside, eager to get my long awaited go at the rock climbing on Haresfield Beacon. Chaperoned by an unimpressed brother and an amused girlfriend I had a fun filled hour sampling the many delicious problems the tiny Gloucestershire crag has to offer. Although small, the Beacon has a wealth of routes and problems to keep any climber occupied for several hours. My absolute favourite problem (so far) had to be a boulder out of a cave using a snug fitting fist jam for the left hand. I haven't completed it yet without the aid of the side walls for the feet; this will remain a nice Jamie problem for the future. 

I really just can't wait to go back! 

(The photography was shot by Josh and Emily and I'm amazed at how well some of the shots have turned out; I particularly like the initial photo below taken by Em!)

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