I finished off the CWA training course at The Rock (Harlech) this morning with a look at some coaching of movement skills as well as developing and improving personal leading skills. The 5 candidates who took part in the course seemed to enjoy the experience and now need to consolidate and practise the skills covered on the course. It's a fantastic facility and I wish it all the success it deserves.
I was over in Harlech today visiting the brand new indoor climbing wall called The Rock that officially opened last Friday. I'm running a Climbing Wall Award training course for some of their staff with a view for them becoming qualified in the near future. The climbing wall is very impressive and is well worth a visit as it only 10/15 mins from Tremadog (via the toll bridge) and has more than enough to keep you occupied for hours with not only bottom top roping but lead routes as well as a dedicated bouldering room. There's also a very good mix of grades on steep and not so steep walls.
I'm back to The Rock in the morning to finish the training course with some movement skills, problem solving and some leading.
I had a really nice day in the Carneddau today with a really keen group from London. We followed the ridge from Gerlan to Carnedd Gwenllian via Gyrn Wigau, Drosgl and Bera Bach with loads of navigation practice. We came down Afon Wen and Afon Caseg.
I was running the first part of an in house lead climbing course at the Beacon Climbing Centre last night for 3 local instructors. The course looked at the key elements of teaching leading to novices on indoor climbing walls.
As you can see the Beacon are a growing business and now run 2 other climbing walls as well as manufacturing climbing walls and holds.
I hope you all had a great Christmas and here's to a happy and fruitful New Year.