Wye Valley - Day Meet newsletter entry

Wye Valley - Day Meet

02/06/2018 – 02/06/2018

Written by: Ruth

Attendees: Neil, Caroline, Tony, Steve, Martin, Hannah, Ruth


After a far too early start we arrived at Symonds Yat just before 10am. We decided the most convenient place to base ourselves would be at the base of the Golden Fleece Sector, the most muddy, sloping bit of the whole crag.

Martin and Steve were soon climbing, going straight into the VS climbs, whilst the rest of us spread out a bit more in search of some easier grades to warm up on.

Neil, Caroline and Tony decided to start with the two star VDiff, Snoozin’ Suzie, and made sure to get the obligatory photo from the top block, whilst Hannah and I, after much futile searching for some routes further on (a guidebook would really have helped!) had to return to the slightly muddy Flying Machine, the highlight for Hannah definitely being the abseil off the top.

Steve and Martin kindly set some top ropes up The Druid and Exchange for the rest of us to enjoy, and then carried on ticking off the climbs on the sector including The Russian, which Martin revealed on the way home he’d seen several nasty falls on.

The rest of us tackled The Golden Fleece, and then swapped VDiff’s to finish off the day.