July activities with Rock and Ice end with a crash!

We started July with a beginners trad climbing course run over two days at the Roaches in Staffordshire and Stanage. One of our regular clients achieved her first lead climbs on day 2.

John Lewis in Kingston had a superb day's abseiling in aid of the Nick Parks Wallace and Grommit foundation a children's charity.. approximately 80 persons abseiled off the Kingston building (Sun 6th)

The next week found us covering a 4 day structured event for EON apprentices which ran in various locations including Kinder Scout. Most days it rained, but all was not lost as the apprentices struggled and met the challenges head on! The proof is in our gallery http://www.rockandice.net/twg/ under corporate events.

A Hen party encountered problems during a weaseling session when several of the women got stuck in challenging problems! but all was well as everyone helped out to extract the jammed Hens.

A course in North Wales ran last week introducing several climbers to multi pitch scenarios and sea cliff climbing. The weather was poor but spirits were high ensuring many new skills were learnt.

This weekend was mixed in terms of weather and we had to bail out of the Roaches on Saturday due to heavy rain, we ended up at Stanage edge near Sheffield where the weather was reasonable for the introduction to Trad climbing and Lead climbing course.

One of our instructors (Dan) got whiplash in a car accident today.. we wish him a speedy recovery... Driving is definitely more dangerous than climbing!

Be careful out there ;-)