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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

3rd December 2009. Nichola invited us to run a dry tool bouldering session Thursday evening at Undercover Rock in Bristol. More photos

Session IV: The Edge

17th November 2009. The event took place Tuesday evening at The Edge Climbing Centre in Sheffield. More photos

Session III: Alter Rock

30 October 2009. The event took place Friday evening at the Alter Rock Climbing Centre, Derby. More photos

Session II: Hard Rock Festival

16 August 2009. This dry tool bouldering event took place during the Hard Rock Festival at The Mill Climbing Wall, Hacche Mill, South Molton, Devon. More photos

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

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