So I was meant to be working this week in Scotland with Sean but we had a drastic change of plan.
Not Scotland...but felt cold
Unfortunately Lou has bust her ACL and has gone home to rest and repair in Devon. So a long story short, Sean was happy to relocate to Devon for some climbing and everyone was happy. Turns out his elderly mother only live 20 minutes away from Lou's mother so we all had somewhere to stay! Love it when a plan comes together!
Amazing granite to climb on
So Sean and I headed out into a pretty unsavory forecast to Torbay. For our first day and managed 2.5 routes before heading off to the local climbing wall to hide from the rain.
A big boot/rucksack to exit the crag
The next few days looked much nicer by Lands End so we opted for 3 days climbing down there. We booked a B&B and Lou came along to get some fresh air whilst resting her leg for 3 days.
We had a brilliant day climbing some classic at Bosigran in a very strong wind. The sun was out and the rock was superb.
What a place this is
Our third day we climbed at Chair Ladder which was pretty exciting getting onto our first route with the fast approaching tide. Again it was sunny and super windy. This kind of weather that you notice when you get home....zzzzzzz
Happy to be a pitch above the sea
Day four was a write off... I couldn't persuade Sean to go climbing in the rain so we drove back to our homes ready for a day on the Moors for our final day.
Sean found the wrap-around jug
Dewerstone. I'd quite fancied going here. There were some brilliant routes, right up Sean's street and they were totally dry. We did 4 routes there and they were all ace.
Happy to tick a classic of the crag
Again, I was pretty inspired by the climbing down there and super keen to go back down to Devon for some more climbing in the future. I think I will arrange some trips soon so let me know if you are keen.
Mega VD scenes
This had a spicy top pitch...good ol' Patey route.
Mega VS...very good route
Back home in Scotland now. Found a bird in the chimney so needed to get up there to cover it up with wire...all good fun!