Raven’s Crag, Thorsdale – climbing meet report, 21 May

A very wet Saturday forced Andrew to transfer the climbing meet to the next day, Sunday, betting on a less bad weather day.   In the event it worked out well and Andrew was joined by  Ellinor Dobie and  Chris Monkton.  So a select group of three went out to Raven Crag at Thorsdale.  The weather started dry as was the rock and it stayed thus until about 14.30, by which time we were on our 2nd route.  It then started to drizzle lightly but we all completed the climb on dampening rock and then abseiled off – a bonus experience for Ellinor.

Ellinor rose to the challenges and really enjoyed herself, it was a very good experience all round and only a pity more folk did not come on this meet.  We stopped in at the Kinlochewe hotel for a little “refreshment” on the way home, rounding off the day in the traditional manner.

The  photo shows Ellinor approaching the first belay with Chris  (just visible on the ground close to the foot of the crag).