Tonight Iwas at the Sunderland Wall to carry out a Climbing Wall Award (CWA) abseil module which I had to cancel prior to Christmas due to the snows we had.
With me on the course tonight were Dave and Lee. As usual with this module its a full on activity from the moment we start right until the end of the night (4 hours). The guys practiced both self protected abseiling, group abseil set ups and teaching, problem solving, direct and semi direct belays....quite a lot to take on board!
The rest of the wall at Sunderland was extremely busy with what looked like the elite junior climbing team having a climb as well as lots of public punters.
The Schmoolz were out again and tried by quite a few people who seem to be enjoying the experience. Some huffing and puffing a bit from the effort (eh Chris?)! Loads more opportunities to use the Schmoolz will be coming soon.