Winter Mountaineering Course - Scotland


ROCK CLIMBING - CUMBRIA (Lakes) (1 to 4 days),
SNOWDONIA (3 to 5 days)

NAVIGATION Courses - CUMBRIA (Lakes) (1 or 2 days)

Saturday, 11 August 2007

Rock Climbing - Learning to Lead

Richard is a teacher who comes to the Lakes with his parents and, whilst in the area, likes to grasp the opportunity to go climbing and improve his skills. He'd never met Suzanne who gets out climbing a fair amount but often as a seconder (ie not leading) and wanted to improve her confidence and learn new skills. The 2 different experiences made for a great weekend with them learning from each other as well as from me, the instructor.

The pictures show us climbing on Brown Slabs and later the same day on Little Chamonix.

As a climbing instructor I find myself climbing certain routes quite frequently; this is because they are justifiably popular routes and clients understandably want to experience them. Little Chamonix is a superb route but beware - it has some quite exposed and steep parts for a VD (very difficult) graded climb and is a good quality route to have savoured.

Sorry no photos of day 2 which I think was on. Wallowbarrow crag - I'll never win a memory competition!