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Pushing things Forward

By Luke Tilley | 11, Jul, 2011

climbing at Ceuse
Another classic tick climbing at Ceuse

We have picked up the pace in camp Ceuse, the walk in is feeling easier everyday and the classics are falling one by one. We are working a two day on, one day off rotor and I have only needed one easier day due an aching finger which is encouraging. Yesterday I completed my first goal of the trip with a quick send of “L’ami de tout le Monde”,  (Friends of the World) 8b. Ed and Myself quickly dispatched this route on our first redpoint after a quick look at the moves, super psyched!I Finished the day with a string of the teeth onsight of a desperate 7c, “Teuchipa”.  The day before another awesome route saw a team ascent from Ed, Sam and myself, “Bourinator” is an incredibly steep 8a through a massive bulging roof. This saw a flash ascent from Ed and succumbed second go for me after placing the draws at the start of the day.

The rest days are incredibly tough, I even had to do a wash! We visited a beautiful gorge sculpted by the river, forming deep plunge pools and smooth flumes. Today we spent the day swimming in a local lake and enjoying the sun.

Hopefully the next couple of days will see ascents of “Les Colonnettes” a super classic 8a and then a tickle of the extension “The Black Beau” an awesome looking 8B+ that embarks on a 70m journey.

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