Obscure Gems No 2 The Flood

The Flood 6B+ is a nifty wee problem tucked away in the maze of boulders at Reiff-in-the Woods. Tucked away on the the back of the Haven Block, it was spotted and brushed-up in 2011 by local bouldering aficionado Nigel Holmes. It looked good, but there were two problems. One, it was a pretty wet winter and the crucial finger crack was prone to seepage and two, a very sharp pebble needs to be grasped firmly. 

Nigel solved the first issue by unleashing his legendary perseverance, while the second obstacle was overcome by repeatedly pinching the head of a roofing tack to build up his pain tolerance. The rest is history.

the flood from North West Outdoors on Vimeo.

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