Making easy stuff look hard…

There’s no doubt that making difficult things look easy is a skill – and a skill I don’t have. I’m not a big bold climber but I really love it – love the concentration, love the meditative power, and love being out in the hills. Sometimes I get ideas beyond my station and decide I want to climb hard, push my grade – then I huff and puff a lot, and remember to relax and enjoy the view.

Green and blue at a time of Grey and White in the UK

I had to constantly remind myself of that – and not get bogged down in grades, and in what I could and couldn’t do on my recent trip to El Chorro.

It was my first time there and it is a spectacular and beautiful place. My first real sport climbing holiday and I think I definitely have the bug – and I think these photos will show you why!


About domhall

I have spent the last 15 years juggling careers in education publishing, expedition leadership and safety training. It has involved a careful balancing act of dreams of expedition travel, a love of climbing, walking and the outdoors and the the realities of life - and the later has definitely come off worse. I've run an adventure travel and expedition training business and lived in the sometimes sunny Lake District. Having taken a year out to complete an MSc in Environmental Technology I am now working for The Conservation Volunteers, working on engaging communities in their local green spaces.
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