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Rock climbing on Lewis

After several months of lockdown it was late summer, and time for a holiday! We had been due to go climbing in Morocco again just after Easter, but obviously that was out. And despite quite a few days and weekends in the Lakes as lockdown eased, we were keen for a proper climbing holiday. The […]

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Gunks

“Safe Pippa!” I yell.  They guy next to me at the top of the crag detects my accent and quaint climbing calls (not the American “On belay!”).  “You don’t sound local?” he says.  “No, we are over from England.”  “Wow, have you climbing on the gritstone?”  I mumble something about not really liking god’s own […]

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Rock climbing on Pabbay

“I think this is the right place?”  We peer over the edge, contemplating a committing 90m free hanging abseil (so the guidebook says – our rope is 100m), onto a platform that you can’t see from above (hopefully non-tidal…), to do a three pitch E2, which some others did yesterday but said the bottom pitch […]

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Climbing in Morocco

I reach up and my fingers feel around for the next hold.  There it is, a small but super sharp edge.  Foot up, rock over, stand up.  I look down to see the rope stretching lazily down to my last piece of gear, several feet away.  Confident in the positive holds I don’t even think […]

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Climbing in Morocco

Following a summer of working too hard and not enough climbing, we decided to seek some rock climbing in the winter sun.  Rather than follow the masses to one of the Mediterranean’s “traditional” sport climbing destinations, we were keen for adventurous trad.  A recent article in Climb magazine led to booking a trip to the […]