Phil belaying on The Arete, Hannah Climbing
Phil at top of pitch 2, The Arete
Looking for gear on Original Route
Phil at the top of Easy Route
Today I took Phil to Avon Gorge to try some Multipitch routes. We were joined by Hannah who had kindly offered to come along for some climbing and a lot of belaying. We started by climbing The Arete (V. Diff 4a) up to Lunchtime Ledge. This is a 3 pitch route and I led the route with Phil and Hannah following on behind but building their own belays. We then climbed Original Route (Diff) where I climbed up and fixed a rope before abseiling back down and then climbed alongside Phil as he led his first 2 pitch Trad Route. He did very well and we topped out into amazing sunshine and it was probably too hot if I am honest.
After Lunch (and having shed a few layers), Phil led Easy Route (Mod) whilst I soloed alongside him giving any advice he required. He climbed this in 2 pitches and again climbed very well.
Weather depending we are off for some Dartmoor Granite tomorrow.