Ratho Quarry and Falkirk DofE

A busy day today. Ivor and I spent a few hours climbing in Ratho Quarry. We warmed up on a newly bolted, but as yet unnamed, line on the back wall of the quarry at about 4+. Thanks go again to Neil Busby for putting in the effort to clean and bolt the line. We also climbed a left hand start to the newly bolted line, which joins it at about the third bolt. We left the bottom three bolts clipped to protect the moves as it’s effectively a boulder problem start at about 6b with a poor landing. I’ll try and clean up the landing if I get a chance.

Ivor leading the new line

Ivor leading the new line

This evening I was working with Craig and Neil for Falkirk Community Trust delivering First Aid/Emergency scenarios for an engaged Bronze DofE group.