Avon Gorge Climbing and yet more Sun

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.

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