26th January 2012
Blog slightly out of order. Took Climbing Wall Lead Award (CWLA) training course at BUCR on Saturday. Great fun I think it went well. Lower pic shows Kim climbing belayed by Sarah-Jane, Adam looks on. Monday and Tuesday I worked for Dynamic Rock in Swansea and ran a Climbing Wall Award (CWA)...
25th January 2012
My blog will be a bit out of order but I dont suppose it matters. Went to the Roaches on Sunday 22nd, and the weather was terrible. Cold and at times the rain was horizontal. But no matter I led Matinee, a hard jamming crack and then when the weather was at its worst I did what i had wanted to...
20th January 2012
A good afternoons climbing at UCR on Tuesday but shoulder is still playing up. Rest ? I don't think so, but whats the answer. Thursday at Boulders in Cardiff running a Climbing Wall Award assessment. i usually find assessments hard work and this was no exception. In the end 4 passed, 1 was...
16th January 2012
Sunday 15th Jan. A great day out with Ed and Jane at Wintours Leap. 2 climbs done, Left Hand Route and Joes Route finishing off with a scramble up the easy way down. The top picture shows the happy couple on top of Joes Route. The view towards the North Wall, across the river and over to...
14th January 2012
Thursday (12th Jan) I had a great day at Wintours Leap. 1 E2 and 2 E3's on GO wall. Just what I needed, a fantastic boost at this time of year. Saturday took an Australian lady called Jane to Symonds Yat and despite the cold she managed 4 climbs, one of them she led twice. A very enjoyable...
11th January 2012
Tuesday I went to Wintours Leap on my own and no matter how many times I go (must be a few thousand now) I love being there. It rained unfortunately so I just scrambled around enjoying the solitude of the crags. Today (Wednesday) I ran a 2 hour staff training session at The Warehouse on...
9th January 2012
Travelled up to the Peaks with Tim late on Saturday afternoon and arrived at at Ramshaw in the dark. The rock was wet and cold and we still managed to climb 2 routes !
Sunday was a bit more sensible and we went to Lawrencefield. Despite the cold we got up 7 climbs and as the photo shows...
7th January 2012
Had some first aid training at the Leadership Trust on Wednesday, how to administer oxygen and how to use a defribbulator (I think thats how you spell it). On Thursday went to UCR Bristol for some climbing and yesterday got Lins car fixed. Not a bad week. This afternoon (Saturday) I'm off to...
3rd January 2012
What a week. On Tuesday I climbed ok at UCR but then crashed my car driving home. The next day I realised, not for the first time in my life that you can't believe everything you hear and that thought along with a touch of man flu kept me at a low eb as I wrestled with the insurance company...
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