Monday, 22 November 2010

Olli's intro to Sport Climbing

On Saturday I took out Olli for his first taste of sport climbing. Being a proficient boulderer already meant that for the morning we focused on the basics of tying in, belaying and seconding. We then progressed on to thinking about the leading process. Olli quickly picked up how to clip the rope into quickdraws and thread the anchors at the top of the climb. In the afternoon I lead up a couple of long routes to give Olli a chance to work on his stamina!

Olli climbing a 5 in Sector Castrojo

Practicing clipping into quickdraws - a vital skill for lead climbing