Why I Climb – Episode 2

Here’s the second instalment of the Why I Climb series. Check out episode one here. Dirtbagjens and I are trying to pick the brains of our fellow outdoor enthusiasts and see what motivates them to challenge themselves over and over again in ultimately useless pursuits. Everyone has their own unique reasons for heading outside and suffering… then…

Bumbling round the ‘bungles

It all started on a dark and stormy night. The rain was closer to horizontal than vertical when Bekket and I locked the front door of our sharehouse behind us. We exchanged cheeky grins and  a quick thumbs up, then sprinted down the street to the spot where Bekket’s car was parked. The back of the car was…

Bunny Bucket Buttress – Round 3

Bunny Bucket Buttress is a 270m climb in the Blue Mountains. I had climbed in twice over the course of 2014. The scoreboard was sitting at: BBB: 1 Dirtbaglawyer: 1 In May 2015 the opportunity arose to climb it again. I welcomed the chance to settle the score. I realise that thinking of a climb in…

Bunny Bucket Buttress – Round 1

Bunny Bucket Buttress (18) 270m. Sport. 20m (18) Traverse out right and back left to flake, reachy. Up to ledge, 2RB. 20m (18) right and up seam and corner to ledge. Up a move and diagonally R to arete, then R to ledge and 2RB. 40m (18) Up dirty slab and R across corner, traverse…