Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Advanced Scrambling - learning to lead

Today Simon, Steve and I went to Lion Rock and spent the day in the sunshine looking at the principles of leading the easier grade rock climbing pitches found on Grade 3 scrambles. We looked at placing protection, building belays and abseil retreats, all in a multi pitch setting and big boots. The boys spent the afternoon on the sharp end of the rope in readiness for them leading a grade 3 route tomorrow in the mountains. A stunning day with some beautiful scenery up Lyn Padarn to Snowdon and beyond. 

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