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.
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.
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 .