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Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Basic ropework, rock & snow belays & coathangers!!!



Strong SW winds today so as planned we went to a sheltered crag to practise basic rope-work and belays.

We managed to avoid the unpleasant conditions on exposed slopes. This gave Jude and Jason time to practise linking rock anchors and holding falls using dynamic belay techniques when using snow belays. We even managed to improvise our nut placements using pebbles, rocks and our slings.

We climbed Crotched Gully yesterday just using a few slings, despite some recent internet comments saying it was currently Grade 4!!!!! 
It's amazing what can be climbed and well protected just using the rope, a few slings, a coat-hanger, some krabs and traditional axes ;-)

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