Day 1 started sharp at 10.30 under the Berezina boulder at Bas Cuvier. First up was some entertainment from Andy Earl and Chris Graham. Chris has tried Berezina a few times lately but failed to top out so on Thursday evening he bet Andy he would do the problem on Friday morning first go with NO warm up!!! If he did Andy would have two goes to complete it also as a warm up. The first go in his boxers and if he failed the second go naked. To the delight of the masses Chris promptly dispatched Berezina sans warm up, meaning Andy had to strip off, with him visibly looking under pressure he also managed it saving everyone from a sight worse than death.The rest of the day was excellent with Carnage and assis (assis flashed by new team member Muscles), Berezina, Carnezina, Infidel, Hypothese, Anthiese, L'Aerodynamite (flashed by new team member Ned), Noir Desire, Eclipse all getting lots of ascents by the men. Audrey Seguy came very close to Berezina and along with the rest of the ladies ticked a good stack of 7a's. Finally at the end of the day Gaz Parry climbed possibly a newish link on the Berezina bloc, starting on the 7a right arete Gaz limbed into and up Berezina to finish as for Carnage at about 7c+.
You can see some font vids through www.andrewearl.co.ukJust as the light went it began to rain!!!