our trip is coming closer and it seems that Manchi has gotten really psyched with monkey fists (or ‘children heads’ as they might be called as well). Be aware that you only need one smaller and one bigger one of these monkey fists (if at all) and that you want them to be realllllllly tight. I try to put inside a piece of wood or an old sock so that they are realllly tight. Otherwise they are transform too much.
I would like to know from @jrtomlins if you are coming. If so, I would reserve you a hut place. Anyone else I missed?
Due to the shortness of the trip, I think we will not spend a night “boofen” but go back to the hut every night.
Bring all your rope pieces of different sizes (arm span length for the thicker ropes -> try to make an eight knot and check if the loop is at least 40 cm, and the loose ends around 20 cm). I will try to organize some extra from my friend as well, which means that we have my set and my friend’s set. I might also be able to organize an ‘old’ Saxon climber for us who can tell us some stories and climb with us
The UKC forum article that David sent around proposed the use of UFOs. They are a bit more costly than knots (especially if you will only use them once) and they have been allowed by the Saxon Climbing Committe only recently. It is not the original purist type of climbing and this is why I do not suggest getting them. It is like putting bolts into grit stone!
Btw, you can leave your chalk at home.
I will organise breakfast for all of us for the first day at least.
That’s it for now