2 instructors, 2 nice ladies and Chris and I met at the foot of the rocks and after a brief introduction whilst hoping the rain would stay off we popped our shoes and harnesses on and we were ready to go.
The first climb looked tricky as it had a chimney type element at the top of it but for me I couldn't even get onto the rock. The first decent foothold seemed too high up and I was instantly thrown into a world where I'd have to trust 5mm width of rock and my lovely evolve shoes which would keep me pinned to the rock. Hand holds were different and there were very few grips where you felt you had a good hold. Infact we learned very quickly how to use the rock by twisting our hand in crevices to give us more support but it was tough. Not having pre determined hand / foot holds was a new experience and just trusting your feet and equipment was taken to a different level.
The second climb seemed a tad easier, there wasn't the enclosure of the chimney structure that forced your body outwards but there still were some tricky bits to overcome and again with the help of the instructor I was thrilled when I touched the caribiner at the top.
Great evening, great company, great instruction..............Lets do that again and Soon !