I have been a big lazy with blogging, so will lump it all into a quick one now. Over the bank holiday weekend I ran an SPA training in the Peak. The 4 candidates made it a great course despite the poor weather on the first morning. Even so, they all led a route in the rain and rigged a personal abseil, before heading to the wall in the afternoon. Better weather on Sunday made for a more pleasant day Lawrancefiled and Millstone to cover all the group management part of the syllabus.
Monday saw me back at Millstone and Lawrancefield for an SPA re-assessment. Theo coped well with the 1 to 1 pressure and passed well.
As my finger is recovering, I managed to get in around 30 routes and problems after work on Sunday. I had a quick boulder yesterday doing problems and routes I've done before. I was really happy to climb some tricky problems up to font 7b+, but surprised in what areas I was struggling. Whilst injured I have managed to keep reasonably strong and many styles seem ok still. However, some problems just seemed nails when they are not graded all that hard. A funny old game, with lots to get working on, Again!