Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Snow at Trevor Rocks

On Sunday Richard met Mark and AndyG at Trevor Rocks for a bit of late season sport climbing.

Much to everyone's surprise there was still snow on the ground despite the relatively lowly elevation and pleasant southerly aspect.

However, the rock was mostly dry and this encouraged Mark to try some hard stuff.

Conditions were generally bright and surprisingly warm except when the sun was behind the ocasional cloud.

Equally surprising was the lack of many other climbers. In the summer Trevor can be very overcrowded but we were joined by just one other pair of climbers and a soloist.

After warming up on Over the Wall 16m F6a+ 1* which continues to be a little problematic at the last move, they moved on to Checkpoint Charlie 12m F6b 1*.

Mark was determined to lead Margin of Error 12m F6c 2* but was unable to work out the crux sequence quickly enough to avoid getting pumped. Finally, they finished with an ascent of Borderline 12m F6a+ 2* which has a nice combination of sharp holds on a steep wall followed by delicate climbing up a blank slabby groove.