Saturday, 22 April 2017

Teaching trad at Polldubh

I met Sara and Giles when i took them up Curved Ridge last year and we got talking about them taking their indoor and sport climbing knowledge and converting to 'proper' ;-) climbing. Today was our first day out and we were at Polldubh which was dry, except for one brief morning shower, but pretty darned chilly! We climbed Pinnacle Ridge, 3 Pines by the 'Bullet' variation and Repton's Right Hand Route. 7 pitches of climbing with 2 big abseils with lots of belay building, gear placement and stance management from the two of them. More tomorrow!
 Morning warm up
 In series on Pinnacle Ridge
 Sara cruising the rockover
 Sara lapping up the friction
 Brining up Giles
 Topping out during a shower
 3 Pines/Bullet
 Top belay
 Looking down from the roof
 Another route in the bag
 Coming down
 Giles on Repton's Right Hand Route
 Sara borrowed my jacket to keep out the cold
Last pitch of the day

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