Sunday, 14 April 2013
Freddy the Frog and a day of two halves..!
Strong winds and the first major thaw for weeks or is it months! With the rising temperatures and heavy rain we decided to look at indoor basic ropework before before heading out to practice once the rain had passed in the afternoon.
On the firm snow heading into the Ciste crags we met Freddy Frog hopping along seemingly unperturbed by our presence! With blue skies, sun and a drying wind, the rock was dry and afternoon quite pleasant. We climbed up the crags looking at progressively more advanced rope techniques as Rick and Chris swapped leads.
On the last pitch the wind increased significantly. We ended up needing to use our direct belays for real as safeguard for our descent back to the sheltered Ciste Gully and our cars!
A good day of two halves and a great weekend of two halves... :-)