24th August 2015
Back from The Alps
This year I decided my trip to The Alps should be combined with a break for Lin. We travelled down to Courmayeur on the Italian side of The Mont Blanc range and set up our tent in The Val Veny. This meant I could still go exploring. I have been making first ascents on this side of the range for...
8th August 2015
Double Yat & chips
Thursday I was back at Symonds Yat in The Forest of Dean with a group from Far Peak climbing centre. A nice bunch of youngsters that were keen to climb.
Friday I had a late booking. Will & Gabe from London wanted to climb outside. They were good indoor climbers but wanted to know what it was...
6th August 2015
Symonds Yat, 4 times in 5 days ?
I went to Symonds Yat in The Forest of Dean with Anna on Monday, see previous blog. I went again yesterday with my old mate Ian Parsons. (We climbed a route on El Cap together, it took us 10 days !) We had a good afternoons climbing 4 trad climbs to E2. I'm at The Yat again today with a group...
4th August 2015
Anna gets another days climbing in.
Regular client Anna was determined to get another days climbing in before I went to The Alps so off we went to Symonds Yat in The Forest of Dean and chose 2 interesting HVS climbs. A short day again but very enjoyable. Anna even brought along a cake for my birthday. Pic shows Anna looking...
3rd August 2015
Ivan wants Trad Climbing
Ivan Evans had attended one of my Single Pitch Award (SPA) training courses about 2 years ago and wanted a weekend of trad climbing. We went to Wintours Leap in The Wye Valley on Saturday and Symonds Yat in The Forest of Dean on Sunday. We had a great time. Lots of climbing and lots of fun. My...
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