Thursday, 16 July 2015

Sea Cliffs Meet 16-20 July

This meet was intended to be at Fairhead in Northern Ireland, following last year’s successful trip, but was switched to Pembroke, and then finally Cornwall

This meet was attended by only 2 members, Chris Manasseh and John Armstrong

Nevertheless, we had a fantastic time.

Cornish granite is a joy to climb, and the setting by the big blue Atlantic Ocean is a constant pleasure.

We tackled several classic routes at Bosigran and Chair Ladder, including Diocese and Little Brown Jug, both VS 5a, at the top end of the grade, and (more importantly) absolutely ace.

John spent a day continually stating he didn’t want to lead anything too hard before going off-route and leading VS anyway.

All the while I dealt with the classic mind game of being certain you aren’t going to tackle something, until you realise you are halfway through doing it and there’s no going back.

On the final day we relaxed in the sun on one of the country’s best V.Diffs, Commando Ridge, a 200-metre alpine-style pinnacle ridge that just happens to be by the sea.

A great end to a holiday that started with a gloomy but rewarding stop-off in Bristol for a Classic Rock tick.

Article - Chris Manasseh