Wednesday, 22 June 2016

SPAs CWAs and a Foundation Coach

Its been a busy week and it hasn't stopped yet. I've been working in Glasgow running a Single Pitch Supervisor Assessment followed by a full training course too. Nice to meet and work with a real mixed bag of folk all sharing a common interest in climbing and sharing it with others and we lucked out on both courses with good weather at Neilston and Auchinstarry as well as obligatory visits to Glasgow Climbing Centre. Then it was into a Climbing Wall Award Training for Snow Factor staff at GCC again for day 1 and TCA Glasgow on day 2 to give a contrasting type of wall experience. In between that I managed to run a Climbing Wall Award Abseil module Assessment and a Foundation Coach Assessment (great job by new FC Barry and thanks to the SHAG volunteers for coming along to be coached). 
Off home now for climbing and mountaineering courses- its a grand life if you don't weaken!
 Short but well formed- Strawberry Crack
 Pinkerton's Corner
 Abseiling at Auchinstarry Quarry
 Protecting Pinkerton's appropriately on Training
 Iain providing instruction on converting the climbing belay into a fixed abseil to recover some stuck gear
 Practising equalising 3 anchors
 Melissa rigging
 The Promontory at Auchinstarry Quarry
 Exploring the limits of the scope of the SPA... and beyond...
 Lead climb at GCC
 Just standing around
 Shifting mass
 Anyone for tennis?
Focus moved to the feet
 The classic accuracy and precision drill for feet
Useful new  'mini slab' at TCA Glasgow in the background