Ceuse / by Mayan Smith-Gobat

The temperatures have just kept rising since we arrived at St. Leger. Shortly after sending Colletion Automne Hiver they rose up to well over 30 degrees, and we decided to move to higher altitudes where it would be cooler. Ceuse is one of my most favorite places in the world. It always brings me great pleasure returning to this atmospheric crag, although this time I was very nervous of how my knee would handle the walk, and what my performance would be like compared with the last time I was here (two years ago). There are many climbs here which I have tried previously and therefore give me a great gauge as to how my climbing has progressed.

Monnaie de singe 8a, Ceuse

As it turned out I did not have any need to be anxious. My knee has given me no troubles, and in my first week here I managed to tick off nearly all of my old projects, within one or two attempts. One of the highlights was my ascent of "Monnaie de singe" 8a (one of the harder 8a's at Ceuse, which I put a lot energy into on my previous trip), on my third attempt this trip.

I am enjoying repeating the classic climbs here, and starting to exploring the slightly harder lines. I am feeling stronger and fitter every day spent at this wonderful crag which I am enjoying more each time I return.

The ultra-classic... "Blockage violent" 7b+