One last time…..

Climbing in Golden Bay proved to be so much banter I decided I needed to fit in one more trip before heading back south. Was well worth it, only did 3 routes myself but Tom, who has done some rope access courses, showed me a few different techniques for ascending ropes etc which is something I have wanted to know how to rig properly for a while. Was a bit unnerving dangling of a rope and this provided much amusement for everyone except myself but was good fun and allowed some fairly good angles for photos. Here are a few pics from the day anyway!

TOM AKASS climbing paynes 2-2

TOM AKASS climbing paynes 2-4

Accident prone Soph climbed a grand total of 1ft before ripping open her hand. More scars than an action man!

TOM AKASS climbing paynes 2-5

Tom setting a fixed rope for me to jumar up

TOM AKASS climbing paynes 2-12

Action man feeling sorry for herself

TOM AKASS climbing paynes 2-10

not to sure whats going on here really…

TOM AKASS climbing paynes 2-6

 Leanne sending first ‘warm up line’ of the day

TOM AKASS climbing paynes 2-11

Climbing too bloody fast means not as many photos!

TOM AKASS climbing paynes 2-2-2

Great thing about being up on the rock taking photos is getting a good look at folks ‘Concentrating Face’ Here Leanne shows us hers

And here Tom shows us his on a tricky first section.

TOM AKASS climbing paynes 2-7TOM AKASS climbing paynes 2-8

 

TOM AKASS climbing paynes 2-9

Should taken more advantage of being above Tom on a climb for once and payed him back for his little point blank range trump on my head other day. Almost took an eye out! Really fun day though and so glad I went back for more.

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