Thursday, 24 December 2009
Back to Wales - Polar Bear (VI,6), Black Ladders
Yesterday I was climbing under blue skies on the Black Ladders. I was grateful not to miss out on such a glorious day, after a last minute change of climbing partners late at night, my plans of climbing were then nearly thwarted when Chris discovered he had no crampons while racking up.
Fortunately well known activist Chris Parkin turned up with Greg Cain and allowed me to join them as a 3. We jumped on Polar Bear which offers fine mixed climbing, making good use of the frozen turf. Each pitch has interesting climbing, with nothing too desperate.
We finished a little later than expected so I had a little jog down so I wasn't too late for a meal with friends and family back on the Wirral.
It looks like it is staying cold into the New Year, which I will be spending up in Scotland. I'm hoping for more blue skies and good climbing.
For more photos: Sea 2 Summit Flickr
Posted by Gareth Davies