Monday, 20 April 2009

Introduction to climbing course

After rain mid-week, the warm sunshine on the weekend dried out the rock and made for some very pleasant climbing conditions. Symonds Yat wasn't too busy with only half a dozen teams out all weekend enjoying the warm limestone; one team had a rude introduction to the climbing here with an aborted lead attempt on 'Offspring' - a well known 'sand-bagger', it looks fairly straight forward with plenty of gear and obvious holds, but it is much more strenuous than first appears and the crux has a little trick to it - they wouldn't be the first team to be repulsed !
Next weekend may be a little busier as The Climbers Club has a meet in the Wye Valley area and, with a new guide book for Symonds Yat being prepared, may increase interest.

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