Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Introduction to Climbing Outdoors
Today was about taking the skills from climbing indoors out into the crag environment. Nicola & Clare had plenty of experience in climbing walls but were to keen to develop their skills and techniques to be self sufficient outdoors. Initially we headed up to the Brown Slabs area on Shepherd's Crag where we looked at rock protection, rigging anchors, top & bottom roping and moving on rock. The second part of the day involved an ascent of the crag classic Little Chamonix (V Diff). This stunning line features plenty of exposure and a unique crux move which focuses the mind!