Friday, 8 July 2011

George Watson's Summer Rock Trip

This week I have been working on the Watson's Summer Rock Trip in Yorkshire. Monday was a short day at Warton Small Quarry to start things off. The kids did very well climbing a range of routes up to VS. The weather was fantastic, but the forecast for the rest of the week was not so good. Despite the forecast we managed to climb everyday.

Tuesday we went to Almscliff and started off on Lower Man, where we ticked off a good range of routes. In the afternoon we moved up top and worked on some of the awkward cracks to try and broaden their experience. Over all, everyone did pretty well and learned a lot through the day.

Wednesday took us to Ilkley, but the weather was not quite as good as forecast. Despite this, we climbed a few good routes and rigged a Tyrolean traverse across the quarry to salvage the day.

After a day off on Thursday that the group spent in Windermere and Kendal, we went to Caley for Friday's climbing installment. We started the day with some bouldering in the playground as well as climbing the Morris slab routes. As the showers came, we moved up to the main crag and rigged a few classic chimney's that were staying dry. This was another chance for the kids to try some techniques that they would not get in the climbing wall.

This wrapped up the week for another year. France next year, Awesome!

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