UKC News Feed Chrome App – Finally up on Chrome Web Store

This extension creates a little icon that when clicked shows you the 10 most recent news item from

It shows the first 1 or 2 paragraphs on the news item as well as any pictures posted, you can then click the post to be taken to the UKC website to read the rest of the article.

Enjoy it for what it is ; )

Comment or suggestions welcome of course – Thanks for giving it a go !

Not, Not Top Roping at Avon – Flash Gordan’s Trip to Mars E4 – ‘Empire Strikes back ‘ Part 2

After alot of work from cox and the promise that we would top rope he convinced me into going to Avon for a few hours to have a look at ‘Flash Gordon’s Trip to Mars’ a bold E4 up on the wall above and to the right of ‘Fur Tree Ledge’ at sea walls

  With a Static rope thrown over the edge Cox went down and I followed with camera in hand , set up a belay and brought Cox back up the route, which needless to say was look like it would be a nightmare on lead. We swapped over and I had a go, both of us did the small but tricky slab clean but with the little psyche we had kept to agreement of not leading….For about 30 seconds.

I went down to have a look at a more direct route straight up the slab and spotted the route ‘ Anorexic Little Weirdo’ E1 5c  which neither us had done so of course it had to get done, turned out to a great little route. At the top we were definitely done for the day.

Packed up and headed once again for the sofa,CSI and 4stripe.

“Empire” Strikes back – Part 1

Part 1

To make this a quicker post to write as im not feeling the love today lets jump to the main part of the ridiculous trip that me , cox and max took to ansteys cove.

It rained, it rained alot !

And while it rained and rained all night we tried to sleep, curled up in a bus shelter type thing that lives on the top of cliffs.

When we woke up or rather i should say, got up none of us really slept much, I still had to jug up the ropes to get my rope and draws back and Cox had to abseil in to get his gear back. Lots of laughter later and completely drenched but with my gear in hand I headed to the dryness of the shelter and the warmth of the coffee.

A bed for a night

With Cox waiting for his turn to get drenched i handed him the rope and with not much of a exchange of words he ventured into the wet, not more than 25m away and i couldnt see him through the mist.

Max and I , packed are gear had breakfast and coffee and wished cox the best.

After a while, cox strolled back looking disheveled.

Gear back and bags pack we headed straight to the car and off to macky d’s for coffee.

All done and sorted an in macky d’s by 7.3oam and home by 10am and asleep on the sofa by 10.01am , I worked out i was on the ropes at 5.45am , not really how i like to start my day.( makes a good memory though )

The Good part – we did actually get to climb the evening before.

Simply put I didn’t do much apart from put the draws in ‘just revenge’ , Cox fell off  ‘uzi in my pocket’ on the on-sight then worked the route and smashed the crux , ( which is ridiculously hard ! ) , Max went for the on-sight on ‘Empire’ and moved pass the low crux fairly easy before his foot popped and was off, Cox tied back on and went for the redpoint and fell at the second part of the crux. Max after another try then on the 2nd redpoint crushed the crux down low and strolled to the top.

At this point it all changed and was quickly over, getting dark and the mist and rain coming in.

Part 2 – After Sleep,CSI and more sleep

Some how cox managed to convince me to take a visit to Avon, this did not work with max, who we have figured is to young to be bitter about not climbing and not stubborn enough to refuse to except how tired we are, any way part 2 to come in another post.

Update >> Here is Part 2

Ta for now

UKC News feed extension for Google Chrome

I finally got around created my first Google Chrome extension, after alot of playing around and tweaking other extensions and with no real clear aim i thought it better to just make something that i would actually use.

So here we are I made a little extension which grabs the news feed from runs it through a parser over at to clean it up a bit, added a few other little details, stole and modded the icon from ukclimbing and its done!

Google Chrome Extension For UKC News Feed

Now I have a nice clean way of checking UKC news without the need to visit the site.

How important is this ? well on a scale of 1-10 its definitely in the lower 1’s or 2’s but still a cool little app I think.

so if you want it , > its heres <

Just download and chrome should offer to install it for you , assuming your using chrome to download it.