Improvised Rescue Course

More New Routes, Guiding, Filming Work and a Rescue Weekend

Pembroke to The Peak District

September has been a bonkers month with loads of interesting work and play on the Pembroke sea cliffs and a filming project further a field in The Peak. Thanks to everyone I’ve had the pleasure of getting out with… Just about catching up with the adventures now! 

Work and Play - A Busy Few Days

At the end of last week I was out in the St. David's area with Allan, an experienced rock climber with over 40 years climbing experience. He was down in Pembrokeshire on holiday with his wife and was basically after a belayer who could also drop in some local knowledge so he could get leading some cool routes. After a very quick check that his skills were sound, it was over to him and I enjoyed a day of belaying and seconding brilliant routes :-) 

Over the weekend I was running an Introduction to Sea Cliff Climbing course for the BMC. This had three people on it: John, Malcolm and Rachael, who were all super keen to develop existing skills to feel happier pushing their limits in exciting places as well as being confident to take less experienced climbers out themselves. We covered lots of important skills and even got to climb some great routes too - Nice! 

On the Saturday evening, after work I also met up with Edmund and climbed a route that had been on my tick list for far too long - Lucky Strike at Rusty Walls. What a great route! If you've not done it yet, don't delay, do it today!! 

BMC Self Rescue Course and an SPA Refresher

It was a cool weekend of getting in and out of trouble on the rocks with a bunch of great folk on the BMC's sea cliff self rescue course. We covered all sorts of issues that might arise when trad climbing on serious sea cliffs, from minor problems to full blown emergencies. Well done to all on the course for getting your heads round mind bending problems and coming through wish solutions! Thanks also to Alun Richardson who helped out working on the course.

Today I was out with James and Una. James is coming up to his SPA assessment and wanted a day's refresher to put him through his paces to prepare him for the assessment. Lots of good skills covered and an opportunity to go through what to expect from an assessment.

If you are thinking about doing your SPA assessment or just want to learn rescue skills to keep yourself and others safe in committing climbing situations than get in touch.