Club weekend 9th -10th April, 2016

April’s club trip was to the western grit of the Chew Valley. Saturday - Alex, Lionel where only up for the day meeting us at the campsite.  We headed off to Dovestones Edge which involved a steep walk in which some of us enjoyed other less so. The crag as expected was green and wet  although it dried out somewhat in the afternoon. We all had to wrap up warmly. Despite the greenness of the rock good climbing was had by all, rain finally stopped play.  Definitely worth a return visit when conditions are more favourable.
Sunday we woke up to a thin layer of ice on the tents fly sheets and a dusting of snow on the hill tops. We headed to Alderman Rocks above the Dovestone reservoir which  involved  another steep walk. The crag is south facing, so although cold and windy we had sun most of the day. Between us all we managed to tick off almost all of the routes the crag had to offer, Lots of fun a great day.     

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