Fancy trying something different this weekend? If you’ve always had a secret hankering to give drytooling a go but never had the opportunity then you can this weekend if you get along to White Goods…
Drytooling is kinda ice climbing without the ice! Sounds silly egh, well there is a serious side to it too as you’d appreciate if you’re on a mixed pitch and the ice runs out and you’re faced with rock. That’s where drytooling comes in. There is a whole new technique and vocabulary to learn too.
It fun, its technical and it at White Goods this weekend and ace climber Ramon Marin is involved so you’ll get a wicked workout if nothing else! I photographed Ramon doing Stump Man at White Goods for my climbing calendar. Stump Man is M11 which roughly translates to bl**dly hard and not surprisingly it’s one of the hardest drytooling pitches in the UK.
But don’t take this from me – get along to White Goods and listen to the mistro himself. White Goods is the place this weekend. The poster for the event is below – using the pix from the calendar of course. Check it out here first though… http://whitegood.blogspot.co.uk/