/ Single pitch routes to bag for SPA logbook
Any suggestions of routes/areas? must be single pitch, not sea cliff.
If you spend some time in N Wales, you've got slate (sheltered, dries quick), loads of single pitch mountain rock and Holyhead mountain. Plus access to so much multi-pitch, it's a great place to get loads of mileage and variety.
So why was he deferred, was the climbing too little, too easy, to similar?
Surely you only need 20 single pitch routes with a few at severe+ on a couple of rock types or is my memory failing me? I'd just do the climbing you like for a few weeks, log that.
Ah yes the dreaded MLT logbooks with their totally unecessary seperate sections. Experience is epxerience and wider ranging experience is better why not have it all in a single section so that it is easy to read? Anybody who has to interpret logbooks should be well capable of differentiating between disciplines without the need for so many different sections.
Before I did my SPA assessment I was given some advice by an assessor friend of mine, he said try not to put too much stuff in thatís below the required grade, in this case severe. Assessors want to be able to see quite easily that you have the minimum amount of climbs required at that grade, and not having to flick through pages of v-diffs. Your logged climbed donít have to be single pitch, multi pitch is fine/better, in fact it shows a broader range a skills and experience.
Put all your single pitch and multi pitch stuff on the single pitch pages of the logbook; ignore the multi pitch pages completely. Take out any unused pages to streamline your logbook. From what he said, quite a lot of people get logbook deferrals, so its worth taking your time filling it in and handing in a completed, tidy logbook.
You could go for the weekend and do something on the sunday as well....:-)
Assessors are looking for a good rounded climber. Remer the award is for climbers who want to take others climbing.
Get some big stuff done.
No its not!
A lot of Froggatt is quarried...whether that means it's classed as a different rock type or not is a different question.
a little harsh i think
> a little harsh i think
A weekend in North Wales would sort you out. Even this time of year you'd stand a good chance of packing in some Slate, Tremadog and Hollyhead if you picked your weekend and really went for it. I'd not worry about whether they're single or multi-pitch, it's a silly distinction for the personal logbook.
Pop into Helsby on the way in (hard sandstone) and Clwyd (limestone) on the way back too :-)
If you normally have to climb in the peak district you could always 'trade up' and go to Yorkshire; it's not so far. Attermire / Twistleton / Pot Scar etc will get you some great cragging.
I know it's stall limestone but at least it is decent single pitch limestone - in which the peak is sadly lacking
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