Glen Nevis, Rock Climbing – Tower Ridge (Monday) 30-03-12

For the final day with Chris on his ‘Alpine prep’ course we decided to have a more static day focusing on using trad gear to protect a route as all Chris’s previous experience has been on bolted routes.  We had covered plenty of mountain miles over the week so the shorter routes and approach gave us plenty of time to focus on gear and leading.

We headed to Glen Nevis and had another dry and eventually sunny day on the crags.  We climbed various routes in big boots including the Gutter and Pinnacle Ridge.  With lots of focus on gear placements and belay construction Chris went on to make his first few leads on trad gear, finally managing to lead ‘Severe’ in big boots with no drama!

Thanks to Chris for a great course and best of luck with the big plans in the Alps and the very big plan in the Himalayas….

Also below are some photos sent through from Simon and Matt who joined us during the week and had a great day out with Mark on Tower Ridge.  Thanks for the photos and a great day out.

Glen Nevis

 Chris on his first trad lead

Tower Ridge with Simon, Matt and Mark