Sunday, 19 September 2010

Scrambling Weekend

I have been out in Ogwen with Alisa and Jane this weekend looking at using a rope to protect scrambles. Despite the weather, we had an excellent and productive couple of days.

Saturday we took on the East Ridge of Y Garn. The easy lower ridge gave us the opportunity to look at the skills to they would need for the upper ridge. Taking our time, the ladies got to grips with direct belays and the odd traditional belay as well as placing and removing runners. They made short work of the ridge up to the last steep section, where Alisa did a great job leading to the top as the rain came in. A brilliant first day and a lot to take into Sunday.

Today we did a combination of The North West Face Route and the Staircase Continuation in Idwall. Despite the horrible weather, the ladies made short work of this scramble. We added a few extra learning points in today as they showed they had taken everything on board from yesterday. A massive well done!!

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