We went to Hangover Buttress and started on the oldest recorded route in the Glen a moderate that is easily split into 2 pitches. A knot appeared in front of the second on the first pitch and the leader dropped their belay plate at the top of the second but these were trivial problems and the team were soon arranging a retreat from the top of the crag.... and when the ab rope jammed being pulled through the other end was dug out for leading back up to free it (real problem- no scenario required)!
Then the heavens opened, heavy rain and hail so we ran away to Cross 3. This diff is a gently rising traverse that is tucked under a massive roof. Although it was dripping and seeping the rock under the roof stays dry in even the heaviest rain and Sally lead across placing a runner every metre or so as the ground fell away to give a great pitch for the grade. As Kate seconded across she fell off swinging into unclimbable ground so Sally arranged an assisted hoist. Next Kate led the same route and this time Sally injured an arm and was unable to climb or help hoist so Kate had to do all the work herself.
Oldest recorded route in the Glen Pitch 1 for Kate...
...pitch 2 for Sally
Dry rock on a rainy day
Hiding from the rain
Out from under the roof
Kate takes a break from leading for a drink
Kate doing all the work
She Hulk (green toes)We finished the last hour with some further training on lowering and abseiling past a knot before heading back to the College and the warmth and dry.