Winter Mountaineering Course - Scotland


ROCK CLIMBING - CUMBRIA (Lakes) (1 to 4 days),
SNOWDONIA (3 to 5 days)

NAVIGATION Courses - CUMBRIA (Lakes) (1 or 2 days)

Friday, 9 July 2010

Lower Scout Crag - Learning to Lead

Today we headed to Lower Scout in Langdale.
We started with movement skills and body positioning on the lower boulders. Next we placed 'nuts and 'cams and built a belay. Then L used the retrievable abseil technique we practiced yesterday (with a prussick for safety) to abseil down a route, stopping to place gear and extenders.

I then abseiled down, checking the gear and advising on positioning before L led the route on the gear they'd pre-placed.

So from starting with a 'Diff' on Monday L is now leading Severe + and self-protecting on abseil.

A fast learner (forgot my camera again!)

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