Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Spell of good weather

Been another busy week working at Plas Y Brenin (Crib Goch, Bristly Ridge with Mammut gear testers and Dougal Tavener. Shadowing an ML Assesment today) and its been great weather for after work hits on the rock. On Friday after work James McHaffie and I went up to Clogwyn y Grochan, I led up Slape Direct (E2 5c) and First Amendment (E2 5c) and then Caff led me up Cockblock (E5 6b), I fell of twice but got there eventually. The Next day I went to Tremadog with Emma and I led up Vector (E2 5c) and then we did Belshazar (HVS 5a), two great routes. On Tuesday after work Steve and I went up to Vivian Quarry. Steve led up Last Tango In Paris (E2 5c) and I led up Comes the Dervish (E3 5c), what an amazing route!! Finally today, Steve, Dan and I went and climbed Left Wall (E2 5c) on Dinas Cromlech. I got on the sharp end, got massively pumped, took a big whipper just before the jugs, then finished it off.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Since Scotland

Over the past few weeks I have been really busy down in Wales, mostly working. I have managed to get out to the slate mines climbing 4 times, only once on my day off. Climbed routes like Fool's Gold (E1 5c), Solstice (HVS 5a), Equinox (VS 4c), Geordie War Cry (7a+)(DNF) all at Bus Stop Quarry. Bella Lugosi Is Dead (E1 5b) and The Horsing Around Finish (6a+) near the Rainbow slab area. I been to Tremadog several times, working with the Fast Trackers and on a Touching Stone course. I have just compleated the 14 (15) Welsh peaks with 5 clients which was a fantastic week, great way to see the whole of Snowdonia. I have been mountain biking at Coed y Brenin which was awesome, working on adventure days from the centre and observing on Mountain Leader Assesments. The weather has been quite changeable but the work has been great. Early finish today so going climbing in a few minutes!