31st March 2012
After running a successful Climbing Wall Award training course for boulders in Cardiff on Thursday and Friday I'm running a Single Pitch Award training course for Bristol UCR Saturday and Sunday. I used Wintours Leap in the Wye Valley today and will use Goblin Coombe tomorrow. 8 delegates so...
30th March 2012
What a week. 2 great days climbing on Tuesday and Wednesday and then it was off to Boulders in Cardiff to run a Climbing Wall Award training course. There were 6 candidates and they all put their heart into the the two days,well done to them and thanks again to the staff, very helpful and great...
25th March 2012
This weekend I ran a Climbing Wall Award training course for UCR Bristol. All the candidates did well and will make good CWA's. The pic shows them in action at the second wall UWE also in Bristol.
23rd March 2012
Worked for the Leadership Trust on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday. It was a good laugh & the delegates were keen. On the Friday Mike, Sarah and I made a (hopefully) funny film on tying the figure of 8 knot which we will put on You Tube. But, it was Thursday that was the most exciting. Besides...
19th March 2012
Went to The Roaches on Sunday, it was freezing. The sun would make a brief appearance and then the cloud would return and the temprerature would drop. It even started sleeting on one occasion until the ground was white. Despite this Tim and I still managed 5 climbs, 3 of which were 5b. Piccy...
17th March 2012
Sketched my way up Crocodile Tears, E4 on GO Wall at Wintours leap yesterday. It was a tough lead in new rock shoes and cold fingers. In the evening as a complete contrast I took my Nephew Alan for a quick abseiling session at The Warehouse as practice for a charity event he's involved with.
16th March 2012
An interesting couple of days. On Wednesday I went to Symonds Yat to teach trad-lead climbing. I set up 2 mock lead ropes and my group practiced placing gear. A successful session.
Thursday despite the cold and mist I managed to get up 4 routes on the right side of GO wall at Wintours. But I...
12th March 2012
Returned to Porthcawl on Sunday to have a look at some of the climbs I didn't get to see last Wednesday when I was helping to run a learn to lead trad day. I like the rock and although everything was wet I was able to solo about 10 climbs. The photo shows me on the HVS on Main Cliff.
11th March 2012
A great day Friday. Ended up at Tintern Quarry with Ian Parsons where we climbed 4 tricky climbs with cold fingers and lots of laughs.
Ian on Phil in the Gaps.
Saturday was a complete contrast. The wonderful weather saw me indoors at Boulders in Cardiff running a Climbing Wall Award (CWA)...
8th March 2012
A few days since my last blog. My dad is still in hospital, 3 weeks after a replacement hip op ! He's not doing very well and neither is my mum. Went to the Warehouse on Monday to run a session for some young girls. They enjoyed the bouldering and were very able lead climbers. On Tuesday I held...
2nd March 2012
A good day at Symonds Yat yesterday (Thursday). 1 x E1, 3 x E2 and 1 x E3. Sadly no pics.
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