Trad climbing, at the extreme end, Uphill Quarry, with Scared Dave
My last chance to climb (on lead) the E3 we did end March (in colder , windier conditions)
Dave rigged it & went up chalking holds & shouting advice, then i pulled the rope & tied on.
There was no decent gear for over 12m, and when falling was 100% NOT an option, and i started to get scared, a handhold broke and I could have decked .... but i stayed on. Dave's face.............. he was v scared so think how I felt.
Somehow i managed the next two moves to a crack where i was able to stuff in not four but SIX pieces of protection, as the hardest climbing was still above me.
I was fine, I just cranked but the top, I was almots unable to move.
This, guys, is as far as we go with this game. Back to easier routes now please - or ones with bolts. I've done two E2s & an E3, and that's my season.
I've facebooked it & here is a pic of the crux - the lucky chap has ropes ABOVE him - I didnt'. https://www.ukclimbing.com/photos/dbpage.php?id=21...