More hot rock at Elgol, 11 April


The northerly wind gave an icy blast but the south facing cliffs at Elgol were a real sun-trap again today.

Siobhan showed excellent footwork on the practice crag while Phil was keener on using his arms.

Monkey man!

We also practiced gear placements before heading onto the Main cliff.

It works!

With the tide well in we had to do an abseil approach.

30m abseil approach. The triple roof to the right is the first pitch of India, E3.

After enjoying the superb Fertility Right we lunched on Paradise Ledge before dropping down to climb Fertility Left.

Paradise lunchspot.

Phil still had energy to burn so he finished off on the classic VS, Jamie Jampot.

Phil celebrates in style

Martin & Howard were also down enjoying the sun with Martin muttering something about it not being as easy without ice axes.

Howard finishing the highly photogenic Hairy Mary, VS