Badger Rock Bouldering

Well, we took my new bouldering mat out for its first test drive, on holiday in the Lakes and inspired by walking past the Badger Rock boulder near Kentmere last time we where in the Lakes we set off for a day of bouldering.

This turned up a number of facts:

1) Badger Rock is flippin massive – at least to me it was. Almost all of the problems could be classified as highball in my opinion.
2) The landings at Badger Rock are really bad – not sharp, but on about 45 degree angles, meaning you might land on the mat but then roll half way down the hill – thats if the mat will stay still long enough and not slide itself!
3) Either the grades in that Topo are really hard or I can’t boulder for toffee (more on this later but I think its the later)

Anyway, we kept going for a bit, managed about 1 V0 problem (problem 20), chickened out on the crack on the north face (problem 19 – an easy!)

Complete washout!
Check out Lakes Bloc for topo guide.

Welcome to the climbing section

We’ve just started rock climbing, although without the rock so far…

We’ve been climbing now for about 2 months and have to say we are enjoying it much more than I would have imagined. We sometimes go to our local climbing wall in Sunderland 3 times in one week! I hope one day we’ll progress outdoor, but for now we are quite happy to get better indoors (especially as the weather is not brilliant).

As an added bonus it has been an amazing motivator for me to get fit and lose weight – 1 stone lost and counting…