Me on Satan's Slip E1 5a
Me belaying on the second belay
Breakers on approach to Appledore
Today Mark and I headed back to The Slide where after some soul searching and head control I headed up off the very sparesly protected Satan's Slip E1 5a. The first pitch was fine and the belay reasonable. The second pitch was 46m of 5a delicate slab climbing with only 3 bits of protection between the belays. The climbing was amazing and the friction excellent but you really need a cool head to lead this one. We headed down to jetty and saw a Perigrine Falcon before boarding the 4pm boat and enjoyed a calm journey back to Bideford.