Read about Rich Simpsons sucessful ascent of Action Direct.
Action, I was pretty lucky to get the 6th ascent to be honest, both me
and Dai were very close and the day before my ascent he fell at the
very last move which motivated me to get it done the day after. He will
go back on Saturday and to be honest I will be surprised
if he doesn’t climb it. But it’s always great to hold your
own against a world class climber on mutual ground.
had a real battle with Action the conditions have been bad and it’s
been really hard to stay motivated whilst sitting around waiting for it
to become better. On Tuesday I finally got some good conditions and
took some tries but took a very nasty fall and slammed in sideways into
the lower wall, badly bruising my heel and hip bone and also cutting
open my leg. So it was hard to once again pick myself up from that and
keep spirits high.
On Wednesday I watched Dai trying and he got so so
close which gave me more pressure to know that if I didnt do it
Thursday he will climb it before me. Thursday morning came and so
did the frost, the conditions truly where perfect. I took a warm up go
and everything went well, so attempted to climb from the first jug to
the end, falling in the very last jump. 10 minutes rest, first redpoint
in 35 seconds and 11 moves it was over and I climbed the easy wall to
One year’s hard work successful and so much learnt in the
progress. Redpointing is such a funny thing, so so stressful and hard work yet on completion it all feels worth it.
a lot for your help over the last year or so, you truly are an
inspiration for me and I’m so glad to be able to speak about my
successes with you.