Board for Breakfast

On October 4, 2012

I have not welcomed you into my house yet, well these are exciting times come on in!

One month down in the new Leeds house and things have settled down into a state of flux. The 4 walls now house everything from font 8a bouldering to Yosemite big walls, E8 trad to 8b sport. My international competitiveness is balanced out by the perfect touch of the Bens enjoyable climbing, although ticking his winters project of the keel at Almscliff (font 7c!) already pretty hardcore climbing enjoyment!

Last week was a big week, the house warming party gave the Leeds uni climbing club freshers  the chance to congregate for a night of house music (mixed by our very own Handyside on the Ironing board) and a somewhat fruity punch. Even the house crumble was knocked up for the early morning survivors at 6am.

The house party marked a very important day for the house. It was finally time to take the board from its uncomfortable resting place on the stairs and allow it become one with the house. This weekend it was constructed by Ralph, our in-house engineer its 3m+ dimensions expanding to fill the living room with its presence.

Ralph ponders what he has done to our house.

It is quite a breakfast experience to sit on the sofas trying to focus on your cereal with all the half pad crimps peering at you with their sharp menacing glare. It is also difficult not to stand up to there challenging gaze with some punky reggae tunes and begin the day with a couple of hours of bouldering.

Jacob tries not to think about bouldering first thing in the morning

creating the underhand project, FA still up for grabs!

So with the infrastructure in place the board of directors promises to hold regular board meetings to maintain a healthy community board project and they have already issued a promise of regular board parties to all those who have the steely fingered party hands itching to get strong.

House mantelpiece, courtesy of Metolius!

For all those in the mood for morning board sessions –

Leaving the front door after a successful morning!


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