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The Figfour DryIce dry tooling sessions
By Kenny Stocker | 20, Feb, 2010
The first DryIce session took dry tooling to the Tout a Blocs bouldering festival in France.
The first DryIce session took dry tooling to the Tout a Blocs bouldering festival in France, an event we have been involved with for some 5 years. Off the back of this successful event the FigFour tools made their first UK appearance at the HardRock Festival in Devon.. another regular Alpkit event! It was obvious that people were enjoying the experience of dry tooling in the relative safe and accessible bouldering format and we were getting some great feedback. With this in mind we organised some more UK events at climbing walls slightly closer to home. The sessions came full circle when we returned to L'Argentière la Bessée for TAB's sister event Ice Climbing Ecrins (ICE).
Session VII: ICE
8 - 10 January 2010. The final DryIce event took place during the Ice Climbing Ecrins festival in L'Argentière la Bessée, France. Unfortunately the weather wasn't the best but we did host a small aperitif in the main marquee. ICE on Facebook.
Session VI: Nottingham
11th December 2009. This dry tooling event took place on Friday evening at the Nottingham Climbing Centre and was successfully integrated into round 3 of the bouldering league.
Session V: Undercover Rock
Session IV: The Edge
Session III: Alter Rock
Session II: Hard Rock Festival
Session I: Tout a Blocs
28 July 2009. Tout a Blocs, otherwise known as 'TAB', is an international bouldering festival. In it's 17th year TAB featured a three day outdoor bouldering competition attracting climbers from all around the world. More photos