Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Summer rock climbing

It has been a very busy few days - with people taking advantage of the extended holiday period and some stunning weather - we have all enjoyed some excellent climbing in some beautiful surroundings, and for those new to the area, quite an eye-opener as to what this part of the UK has to offer - especially for John and David who had travelled all the way from Northern Ireland and were rewarded for their efforts with a perfect day. We were able to progress courses well this week with Matthew , John, David and Kieran completing first leads outdoors - Zoe being more comfortable with heights, Laith pushing his grade and Jo realising that climbing can be fun !
A little quieter today after the Bank holiday - giving us the choice of routes today for some pre-trip training for Russell and Lucy, who are heading out to the 'Via Ferratas' of the Italian Dolomites. We were able to do some long traverses on the steep limestone cliffs, giving us a facsimile of the character of the steep rock that they might encounter !

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