Monday, 14 June 2010

Castle Rock

This week I'm working with Steve & Hazel. They've plenty of experience on the easier grades but have reached a bit of plateau with their climbing. The plan for the week was to get out and climb some classic multi pitch routes, push the grade, polish their technique and increase their confidence. With the Lakes drying out from the heavy rain on Sunday we opted to head for Castle Rock to work through the techniques of multi pitch climbing.
Hazel was straight on the sharp end on Yew Tree Climb (VD) on the friendly South Crag. The climbing was well within their limit with both demonstrating an excellent foundation of skills on which to build. After lunch they made a secure ascent of Via Media (S) before we looked at various ways of escaping the system in case of emergency.
Today I was working for Adventure Peaks.