Monday, 7 May 2012

Glen Nevis

Today I was out with Alan and Ruraidh for a spot of rock climbing. We were meant to be doing more winter climbing in March but the weather wasn't great so Alan decided tokeep his extra day for some sunny rock climbing. Both of the guys are keen to learn to lead and have had some input already from Al Halewood. We went up into Glen Nevis and started off on Reptons Right hand (VD) where I did all the leading but they were building their own belays and working on their judgement of what a good belay/runner is and isn't. We then found a nice little abseil back down to the bags. This got the guys ready for a lead on Styx's Right wall with me in close proximity on the rope next to them. A good clean lead by both of the guys with good belays, good gear and good climbing technique. The rain was threatening on the top pitch of Right Wall and by the time we topped out it was fair to say it was raining. So not keen for them to lead in the rain, I took them up Pine Wall (HS) to the large pine on the Gutter where together we set up an abseil and ran away from the crag.  

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