Just had a couple of days out in South Pembs'. The gorgeous weather continues and it's feeling more like Spain than the UK.
I met up with "Cheeky-Chops Horobin, Jane and Choire at May Cottage (the Climber's Club hut in Pembroke) and hit St. Govans. Me and Jane warmed up on Nightmare (not as bad as the name suggests) and then climbed Hangover 77 as I had wanted to get on that for a while. Tom Rogers joined us and followed us up Hangover'. Tom then got on Ricochet and spent a while going up and down on the top crux crack. after numerous attempts he committed to a higher position, got pumped out of his mind and took a 6m whipper. Not to be shut down he got back on and tried for another 30 minutes. Totally boxed, he ran out of gas and had to take an easier escape out left. Fair play to Tom, he tried really hard and was on the crux for well over and hour. Sometimes the rock wins but I was very impressed with his sustained effort, well done mate... After I got on Kracken, which has a super steep move at the bottom and then fairly sustained climbing above. A few Plas y Brennin boys were down this weekend sending so 'ard stuff and I had quick chats to Dave Evans and Dave Rudkin. That night the Horobins and Tom all headed back to mine and we ate, drank and told stories well past midnight.
The following day, with a slow start and numerous coffees, Brett joined us and we headed out to Mowingword. Choire and Tom jumped on the fantastic traverse of Heart of Darkness, Chris and Jane wanted a steady stroll so got on Diedre Sud, then lounged in the sun the rest of the afternoon! Me and Brett climbed Curving Crack, Second Initiation, The Temperence Men and then Tom joined us for the final route of the day La Militaire. The last route gets a star in the guide book but we all agreed that this was over generous as most of it is loose and the moves arn't up to much. Either way, another great couple of days mucking about on the crags.