I like the big mountain easy route style stuff, you don't need to be a gymnast, can wear walking boots and still get some (easy) climbing in. Plus the views are great...
Any rock climbers in the house?
Where abouts are you climbing spacemonkey? I've started to use reading climbing center, as it was too far to go to Guildfords craggy island every week
Craggy Island at both Guildford and Slutton I believe. Will be 2 weeks before I can start going though Looking forward to it. Should be more than enough to give me a taste!
I climb at craggy. The grading tends to be a bit harder than some places, does mean you can annoy people by saying 'oh, you climb a *Reading* 6a'.
(They'll then ask you what you've done on grit )
Craggy is good. Nice top rope climbs and some good leads too. Route setting is fairly regularly done too... used to lead a craggy 6c cant remember what I used to lead on grit around the hvs 4a/5a according to the froggat guide.... now I'll be lucky to top rope a 6+!!! Really need to find someone to climb with regularly again.
Sandwich Juniors first lead at 10 was Nursery Slope (M) at Froggatt at the grand age of 10. I belayed and a mate in big boots followed alongside to check gear etc. Now that was a grand day out for a dad! I had a bit of a quivery lip as I shook his hand after I had topped out.
I'm just getting back into climbing after a few years' break. Planning to do at least one evening at Craggy Guildford or Sutton (I'm in Dorking) as well as a weekend session. Used to lead HVS/E1 on grit, Pembroke, etc but mainly climbed on Southern sandstone. I'm looking for people to climb with so let me know if anyone's interested.
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