15th August 2015

Learning to lead multi pitch trad

I’ve had a great week again this week, this time with Elizabeth who’s over visiting from Australia.

We’ve done absolutely loads…

Day 1, Ordinary Route on Idwal Slabs looking at the basics of seconding and staying safe on belays and then a few slate routes in the afternoon to focus on movement skills.

Day 2, Pulpit Route and Rowan Route on Milestone Buttress focusing on setting up belays and introducing the placing of trad gear and then some more movement skills on the RAC Boulders.

Day 3, Tryfan Bach where Elizabeth led us up a couple of routes – first ever leads!

Day 4, Tremadog, I lead up Grim Wall and Elizabeth led us up Boo Boo and Hale Bebe.

Day 5, The Beacon due to rain, recapping and looking at more set ups, abseiling and leading indoors.

Over one week we progressed so far, from never having held a nut or cam, through to confidently leading V Diff routes, which was a stella effort.

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