This little area on the early part of the ridge before Hautes Plaines is an awesome little spot that my husband and I have developed. As yet there is no circuit here, but there are problems in the grade 5 and up. I would love to share the problems with you in a quite, easy to access area away from the madding crowds of May.
Due to the RAIN that is forecast it is unlikely that we will be able to climb. This effects both the openers and the climbers.
All climbing has to be cancelled, but there is still a chance that we could clean some of the boulders. This depends greatly on the weather that actually arrives. The most important part of today, however, is to inform and empower girls to own this aspect of the sport! We will still meet here
at 11am. Bring waterproofs, brushes and gloves. There is an abri bivouac that we can sit in and chat if it rains hard, but the forecast has a clear window between 11am and 1pm. We can take a walk on the paths and discuss boulders that could or should not be opened. Look at boulders that have already been put up, and discuss how they look. Consider our own impact, brushing techniques for reduced impact, and ethical aspects of opening.
Please bring gloves, and a stiff bristle brush. Potato scrubbing brushes are the best, with natural or plastic bristles. Wire brushes are rarely used, and only in special circumstances. …. Come along to find out more…