Charlie got his (very good) GCSE results today and this was just the start of a great day. Charlie, his brother Luke and I climbed a nice selection of classic Poldubh rock climbs on their first day of climbing on real rock. They have both done a bit of climbing indoors and are very active and sporty so we just got stuck in straight away.
We started up Pinnacle Ridge (with its crampon scratches) before climbing Three Pines, Flying Dutchman with the VS direct finish, Pine Wall and Resurrection. We finished with an abseil off Resurrection using the rope sling that's currently in place for a free hanging finale to the day. Charlie and Luke were great company and top climbers, and the sunshine and brilliant views made it a fantastic day.
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