Although the trip the Peak District had been planned for about a month, when the day actually came I was dreading waking up at 5am just to get to the crag for 9am. I was due to meet 3 others at the Reach Climbing Wall in Woolwich because one of our friends had volunteered to drive. I got to the React at 6am but one of the girls was a didn't show up on time and so after waiting for 20 minutes with no word we had to leave. Getting to the crag just after 9.30am it was a surprise to see the girl missing in action at the meeting point pulling up just behind us. She must have been doing a ridiculous speed to have caught up....
The day got off to a good start and it was bright but windy. On the drive up there was a lot of snow piled up on the road sides. In some of the pictures below you can spot the snow by the crag. We managed a bit of climbing, abseiling and gear placement practice on top rope. We definitely didn't get as much climbing done as we did the last time I we went. The weather turned real nasty; windy and raining so it was time to head back to London. I didn't realise just how tired I was until this morning, I had crushed out at 10pm Saturday until 11am this Sunday morning. Pictures below. I am due to go to Portland in Dorset in June so look out for pictures of that. This will most likely be with a bigger group and hopefully more stable and better weather.
|Snow still on the crag|
|An old school cam with metal stem.|
|It was time to head home when the rain started and the winds got crazy.|
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