25th April 2015
Anna & The Lizard
A busy week. Tuesday with regular client Anna at Symonds Yat in The Forest of Dean. We only climbed 3 routes but they were interesting. After leaving Anna I drove down to Cornwall for a bit of exploring on The Lizard with my old mate Dave. 4 new routes climbed plus an escape route when I...
20th April 2015
2 days trad climbing for Rob
A great weekend with a very fit client. Rob wanted trad climbing so we went to Wintours Leap in The Wye Valley on the first day and Symonds Yat in The Forest of Dean the second. We climbed a lot and I had a lot of questions to answer as Rob tried to put what he had seen on the internet into...
17th April 2015
CWLA like buses
A very interesting 2 days running Climbing Wall Lead Award training courses. The first was at UCR Bristol on Wednesday for a group of 3 from Southampton. The second, on Thursday was at Boulders in Cardiff for 4 members of staff. 3 of them had done a site specific lead course with me before so...
14th April 2015
SPA training & Derek at Wintours Leap
A busy but enjoyable few days. Over the weekend I held a Single Pitch Award training course for UCR Bristol. We went to Wintours Leap in The Wye Valley on day 1 and Goblin Coombe day 2. A mixed bunch that should do well. Monday and it was back to Wintours Leap for some trad climbing with first...
10th April 2015
Wintours Leap with Robbie
Back to Wintours Leap in the Wye Valley, third time this week. I always enjoy Wintours Leap for climbing and instructing I never get tired of the place. Robbie a male nurse from Swindon wanted to make his first steps into the outdoors. He was amazed at the exposure on Right-Hand Route but can't...
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