Central Grooves

After recovering from a back injury in 2015, I felt I needed to step back slightly and have the 2015/16 winter season on grade V ground. I was chomping at the bit to climb well again especially psychologically. So this year I put much more effort into training in the hope of getting back to ‘trying hard’ again. Duncan was up on his annual half term break so it was a baptism of fire when I mentioned getting on Central Grooves (VII,7) for his first winter route in over a year. What can I say, its a classic and one of the best routes of its type in Scotland – what an amazing start to the week!

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Less gear on P1 but great climbing

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Duncan following P1

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and about to get the guns out on the steep P2

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I dont think the smile left my face all day

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Tentative belayer on P3

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Duncan following P3

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Chuffed!