Monday, 7 May 2012
Rain Rain Rain!
Hey guys , sorry i haven't updated for a while but i have been super busy (not climbing unfortunately :( ) but doing my work placement at Ratho. Just started last week and the placement is 2 months long so i think im gonna have an awesome time! Unfortunately, the climbing side of things has been a little scarce due to this wet weather. Last week i was at Upper cave, Dunkeld. We put a rope up on ultimat necat 7b+ but the top of the route was like a waterfall. However i did manage to get it in one push on a toprope so should definitely go next time. Yesterday we headed down to Borrowdale for the day. Leaving at 5am, we got there for 8 and managed to do 10 pitches. We climbed at Quayfoot Buttress, yet another new crag for me. Although a little dirty, the route were still amazing, especially Irony HVS, with a tricky crux through a roof. I admit, i had no shame - i used a knee! We also decided to solo the classic VD at the crag unaware that it was a bit of a water/drainage line. This made it a little more exciting! Anyway, next weekend we have got 3 whole days to find somewhere dry! Would love to get to Skye (probably being too optimistic) but we'll just wait and see.