Tuesday, 20 July 2010

July monsoon

The fantastic long spell of good weather finally made way for the July monsoon this week , with heavy downpours midweek, courses looked like they were going to be a challenge, however, it was a pleasant surprise turning up for climbing on Friday morning to find the cliffs bone dry ! - sheltered from the worst of the rain and with a strong drying wind, the rock was in good condition. The weather had obviously put a lot of people off and we had the place virtually to ourselves for the rest of the weekend. The new guide book for Symonds Yat arrived aswell, adding to the atmospere of exploration. Thanks to Kirsten, Gareth, Kharman and Ella for a surprisingly dry few days climbing - we even had lunch in the sunshine on top of the Longstone curtesy of Kirsten.

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