The best routes I did on the trip were Asfalto at El Torcal and Tinto de Verano at Frontalas.
|Me leading the excellent Asfalto.|
|Nikki on the start of the King's Walkway.|
|Nikki going back through the railway tunnels after the walkway.|
By the end of the week we both needed a change of scene so we head to Gibraltar. I'd not been Gibraltar before and it was pretty cool; warm and sunny with lots of friendly people. Perhaps Brits would be as patriotic if our weather was as good? We headed up the rock on the cable car to the check out the Macaques (not apes!), which were quite entertaining.
|Visiting relatives in Gibraltar.|
|Did I mention I had a shop in Gibraltar...|
|I didn't know it was alcohol free beer honest...|
|Duncan looking psyched to back almost back on the bridge having just snapped the static.|
|Remember kids ropes aren't strong even if you have a negative mass, you can snap them if you know how...|
|Livingstone proving to us all that he is better than us!|
|Burrow cruising a wet Barbarian.|
After lectures the next morning Polly and I headed to Craig Y Forwyn for more banned goodness. We abseiled in and climbed Route 66 a great, but slightly over grown, VS. I then had a go at Mojo the classic E1 of the crag. I did the difficult start moves and reached the first break. I got a small cam in, but I wasn't too inspired. I tried to fiddle in more gear, but got progressively more pumped and then lowered off.
|PH on an abseiling masterclass...|
We then climbed Fido's Redemption, which I had had a complete mare on last year. I don't know what I was on that day because I cruised it this time. As I reached the belay a posh voice traveled up from the caravan site: "CLIMBERS! YOU ARE TRESPASSING!" Thankfully Polly saved the day by apologizing profusely in her best school girl voice and he left us alone.
|Polly leading the awesome top pitch of Fido's Redemption.|
|By the end of the day Polly had progressed to extreme abseiling jiggery pokery...|