Monday, 21 February 2011

First Rock Climbing course of 2011

Today I took clients Rob and Kat down to Tremadog for their first taste of outdoor climbing. With a pretty poor forecast I hoped that Tremadog would provide its normal Haven from the rain! Driving down the Glaslyn valley the rain stopped and the sky lightened - result. Unfortunately the crag was still very wet from heavy overnight rain but we made the best of conditions. Rob and Kat both managed to climb 2 severes, which is a brilliant effort, especially as they couldn't feel their fingers due to the wet and cold! We also took some time to look at trad gear placements, constructing anchors and building belays. We were unfortunately caught out mid afternoon by a heavy shower so we finished the day by doing some abseiling. It was quite a tough intro to outdoor climbing for Rob and Kat so they are planning a return match in June when it will hopefully be a bit warmer and drier!

Kat lowering off Fallen Block Crack (severe)

Kat and Rob carrying out pre-climb checks

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