Sunday, 22 May 2011

Wet n wild





Out with the team from SAC Auchincruive again for the last 3 days. We were watching the rainfall radar carefully but with mixed results. On Friday we took the team to Traprain Law, a delightful if unfortunately polished crag near Edinburgh that is having a few access issues. The team coped well with a cold wind and it stayed dry for us as they got to grips with leading VDiffs and Severes. Yesterday we were at Cummingston sharing the crag with Pete Hill and Graeme Morrison running an SPA Training course. Again the group were on the sharp end learning on a very different rock type from Traprain. Finally today was a bit of a gamble and after watching the forecast we decided to skip multi-pitching at Dunkeld (which was very wet first thing) and salvage what we could at Kingussie Crag. The showers were heavy and cold but blowing mostly over the crag. This allowed us some dry rock and they guys were up to the challenge leading routes from (very wet) Diff to Hard Severe with pretty numb fingers! I was working with Neil and Ian for The Glasgow Climbing Centre this weekend. Got an interesting course at Ratho tomorrow and then off to Skye for a few days to do battle with the weather!!

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