We had a great days climbing on Good Friday at Bosigran , the weather was wonderful . The day was spent climbing some classic routes such as Doorpost. Autumn Flakes, Suicide Wall, Doorway, Anvil Chorus, Alison rib, ledge climb, Oread and Big top plus a few more.
Then it all changed with the arrival of Strom Katie waking up on Saturday morning to wind and rain and the tents getting a real battering. All that could be done was to seek shelter in the local cafes and sample cream teas and pasties before heading home.
Thanks to all that helped out on the wall maintenance day. We managed to get a lot done
Equipment inventory updated and all gear checked.
The hut spring cleaned
Some new bouldering routes set.
New light fitting installed to one of the columns
Posts installed for our new slackline
The wall jet washed and cleaned although we still need another session cleaning.
Several members of the team assisted Misbourne ESU with trip to North Wales. Staying at Cotemor mill in Bethesda.
On Saturday the weather was mixed with a low cloud base and cold. Simon and Alec took a group of 4. The boy band – Jordan , Jenson , Sam & Simon more commonly known as JSJS to Cwm Idawl climbing in big boots they boogied up ordinary route on the slabs and then scrambling up into the Nameless Cwm climbed Cneifion Arête. The boys all did very well considering the conditions and that they had done very little climbing beforehand .
Thanks to Paul Smith (Rock & Water Adventures) for running another informative and fun training course. This time at the warehouse climbing wall Gloucester for a MTA Climbing wall Leaders Award.
The award is designed to train and assess those who wish to teach lead climbing on indoor and artificial structures
On a cold November Saturday at Green park climbing wall, members of the instructor’s team attend a MTA foundation Coach Training – The course is designed primarily to develop coaching skills of those who operate climbing and bouldering walls . It equips and empowers coaches with the skills and knowledge to help climbers enjoy their activity by climbing more efficiently at whatever level they climb at or aspire to. Thanks to Paul Smith (Rock & Water Adventures) for running a informative and fun course. Just some consolidation required and then assessments middle of next year we hope.
A great trip. Good weather and good climbing with just a few midges on Saturday morning. The instructors set up 21 top ropes on Saturday and 14 on Sunday (see log book), so lots of climbing on a verity of routes and grades. Bethany, Ben, Ryan and Nick also got plenty of lead climbs done so are all now climbing independently with minimum supervision. Thanks to Molly for writing up a trip report see below.
Trip report by – Molly