Hope we are going to get some payback after suffering a nasty winter. Yesterday was really nice. Despite a local road closure preventing me from doing a 50 mile cycle it still turned out great.
I was caught out last week on my 50 miler when I arrived at the bottom of thee climb up Struie Hill only to see a sign stating that the road was closed for roadworks. I has to go back the way I had come into a nasty headwind.
I went on a much shorter route instead.
I call it the Kildary Loop. It's 36 Km and took me 76 minutes.
The weather was nice, NO WIND.
Later I decided I would pick the kids up from school and go straight up to Pinnacle Crag. We were not alone at the crag, whilst rigging up a top rope I was surprised to see a head bob up as someone topped out beside me soloing !
Here's a pic of some others doing Pinnacle Chimney.
The kids climbed a couple of routes and then Sol had a go at belaying me.
Happy with Sol's belaying ability and having found a suitable ground anchor, I decided to lead my first climb, Broken Groove graded Moderate :) Ach well you've got to start somewhere.
And Sol seconded as Molly took the photos.
What a great day. Oh the wife eventually turned up in a dress and sandals !!