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Ceuse 2015

Ah Céüse! Another year I make the annual pilgrimage to the ‘best crag in the world’, or indeed probably my favourite foreign crag. I love the location, the physical, technical and varied climbing, the multicultural social scenes and did I mention the location!? I could not think of a prettier place the hang out with good friends.

On this trip I was determined to tick off a few more of the routes Arnaud Petit recommended to me, as before they did not disappoint.

In the past before heading to Céüse I have done my best to improve my stamina and power endurance by doing lots of longish routes down the climbing wall and even doing double routes back-to-back. While this approach seems to work ok for Spanish sport climbing destinations I have found that in the past I have got shutdown on the hard powerful moves that prelude many of the routes at Céüse. Before this trip I made an effort to concentrate on power by getting in a few bouldering sessions. It seemed to pay off, I managed to boulder…