Monday, 20 April 2009

Glen Nevis

Today I went climbing with two clients who were really keen to learn to climb trad. Both were indoor climbers and had some experience sport climbing but had never been on the lead with trad gear. We started off on Pinnacle ridge, we climbed this in 3 pitches in series so they both got a chance to remove protection and build belays. We then walked up the The Gutter and Ben led the first pitch and Sarah led the second and third with me next to them on a fixed line. Once we topped out we walked down for a bite to eat and then agreed to climb Resurrection. I led them up in parallel and then we abseiled down form the tree. With only a short amount of time left we finished with Ben leading Tear on SW buttress and Sarah seconding and then they set up an abseil to return to the bags. It was very warm and slightly cloudy today, with lots of sunny spells. After returning the clients to their cars I met up with Dan and Jamie and we went for a evening cragging. I led them up a HVS on Repton, Jamie led up Scratch and then Dan did his first lead on Right Wall.

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