Sunday, January 13, 2008

sessions to suit...

After the demanding conditions during the week, we looked forward to a dry, still day on Saturday, to take the rock climbing a little further, again at the Chasms. A slight chilly breeze anywhere exposed, made us head for 'Torque Test Wall' to warm up on friendly routes with the aid of a top rope (many thanks to Doug and the lads who were just finishing, for sound advice and saving us lots of time.) We chose the easier options, of 'Torque Test' and another route up the near arete, the drier conditions made these an absolute pleasure! Feeling comfortable, it was ideal to introduce some easy lead climbing and seconding, using 'Supersonic' and the first half of 'Tower Butress Crack'.

Sunday's conditions were as forecast, and the Southerly Gales made Peel seem the most appealing... but perhaps not appealing enough. So we headed for the Neb, where we were guaranteed shelter from the winds (relatively warm) and certain of some excitement for the Intermediate session!

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