Learn to Lead

Jonas, Lennart and I were at Benny Beg last night looking at the skills required for leading sports routes. As well as skills such as re-threading anchors, we also looked at building anchors at the top of venues such as the Arbroath sea cliffs.

Rosyth Quarry

I was out today with Bob at Rosyth Quarry looking at leading on rock. The venue worked well as although we had a couple of quick showers the rock dries quickly and we were able to climb all day.

Bob leading The Sickle with a "ghost" rope.

Bob leading The Sickle with a “ghost” rope.

Aberdour and Rosyth

Amy, Dawn and I have been out in Fife today climbing at Aberdour (The Hawcraig) and Rosyth. We spent the day looking at the skills required to lead traditional rock climbs.

The weather was perfect and both of the crags were perfectly dry. Aberdour was a popular choice today with lots of other climbers around.

Amy leading at Rosyth.

Amy leading at Rosyth.

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Dawn climbing at Aberdour.

Rosyth Quarry

Alec and Finlay from Falkirk Community Trust and I were out today looking at leading outside on trad gear.

Finlay looking at building belays.

Finlay looking at building belays.

We headed to Rosyth Quarry, which was sunny and sheltered most of the day and had a good time looking at gear placement and building belays, whilst climbing number of routes. We finished with Finlay and Alec leading Sickle and Chemical Warfare with me jugging alongside.