24th July 2020
Down Under, Up Top – VS 4c – Lead (rpt)
Aoetearoa – HS 4b- Second
The Fixit – VD – Alt Lead
Its been so long since Nick and I have climbed together. I think the last outing was to Swanage for a weekend about 3 years ago. Amazing how time flies and also how times change. COVID wreaking havoc at the moment seemed to actually be a catalyst in this case. Dialing in on Zoom for Nicks birthday provided a perfect opportunity to connect again and get back out on the rock and chatting.
And where better than Predannack. After last years full on Recce’ of the place by Dave and myself it was an easy venue to pick and so we strolled over to Tasmania Rock to grab a couple of newly added classics to Cornwalls huge list of classics.
I expected to be rusty, but the climbs went reasonably well. They’re not strenuous which helps when your out of condition, but they do need a bit of technique. What I like most about these climbs is the remoteness. Its not often you see many other climbers, which gives the place a sense of splendid isolation.