Rock Climbing Funtimes

Today I went down to my local quarry to do some Rock climbing with my Dad and Laura.

When we got there I helped my dad setup up the ropes and we rigged an abseil on the main wall, and a bottom rope on another route.

I abseiled first, i always feel a bit nervous when I start abseiling, but soon got into it and enjoyed it. My dad then followed me down to the quarry floor.

Then dad belayed me on a route where I got most of the way up before it was too steep to finish the last bit. I was lowered down to the ground.

I then belayed laura as she had a go.

Then dad belayed me for a second route that I got up.

It was a fun and exciting evening. Laura brought homemade brownies which we enjoyed.

Finally I helped dad cool the ropes before we headed home.

Box Bay Climbing – 2012

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Joshua loves Box Bay near Porthcawl. A tidal bay with some lovely short climbs in it. It is here that Joshua shot the pictures for his Climbing book. This was Joshua’s second visit to this location. His first visit was an abseil and climbing day with Coedpenmaen Baptist youth group.