2 multi-activity days: climbing and abseiling


On Friday the weather improved slightly, in that I only got soaked from 4pm onwards working for Summitreks (http://www.summitreks.co.uk/) on a multi-activity adventure day for a school from Farnborough. Climbing was the order of the day, so we rigged several bottom ropes at Copt Howe, Langdale, for a large group of young people to try their hand at rock climbing. I think we got through 52 young people over the course of the day but they all did great, particularly considering the slippy wet rock and the midgies.

Saturday saw me move slightly further west, working for Summitreks again, but this time helping them run an abseil day at Tilberthwaite Quarry in Coniston. Myself, Mark Eddy and Ian Almond rigged three different challenging lines for the kids to ab down, and once again saw a good 52 of them down the quarry face! Another great day in very changeable weather.

It’s worth noting, for those climbers out there thinking of heading to Tilberthwaite to tick some of the slate lines, that there has been a lot of new rock fall on the right hand face as you enter the quarry. The line Spare Rib (at least I think it’s Spare Rib) is no more – it’s on the ground now, bolts, chalked holds and all!


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