Today I was out with Alan Halewood and his 2 clients, observing on an MIA refresher day. We started on Scimitar ridge, a place I know well through my work with Outward Bound. But it was good to see it at a different angle: being short roped up and down and seeing the safety aspects involved with 2 clients instead of 12 teenagers.
The afternoon was spent on teaching climbing and climbing systems to eliminate rope tangle. Starting on Pinnacle Ridge (severe 4a), a popular climb in the glen, we climbed in parallel looking at how to organise the belay and a tried and tested way of not getting the ropes tangled. We then moved onto Three Pines Variation (VDiff) for a bit of teaching climbing, this time climbing in series. After, was another pitch on Right Wall (VDiff) a good route with a lot of climbing moves for the grade and a cheeky finish.
A good sunny day all round and as always lots of very good information and handy hints and tips.