On Wednesday I had some coaching work in the afternoon in Bolton. I decided to head over early and head to Wilton 4 to finish off a route I tried last time, but was dirty. I was glad to get there so early, as the weather soon started to turn. My commitment was rewarded with solo ascents of White Horse E4 6b and Teacher's Crack E4 6c*. Teacher's being a seemingly rare repeat. As the weather crapped out, the coaching session with Bolton Boys School was redirected to Climb Rochdale. this worked really well, as we did a focused session of steep group. The lads did really well working through a set of moves they don't normally use.
|The EB Baroud crag sac getting a run out|
On Thursday I went back to Troller's Gill to finish off Tinderbox 7c+. After warming up I climbed through the new crux, only to pull another big hold off. I then spent time seeing if I could still do it that way, before binning it, Looking around, I found a way to the right using what was left of the original flake. This gave some awesome climbing and I managed to do the route this way. What would have been a day tick in it's original condition, turned out to be a proper challenge of perseverance for me.
Over the weekend I have been running an SPA Training course in the Peaks. Dry and sunny weather made this a pleasant weekend that the candidates have taken a lot from. I hope to see them back at the end of the summer for an Assessment.