Bowles - Southern Sandstone - Day Meet newsletter entry

Bowles - Southern Sandstone - Day Meet

04/11/2018 – 04/11/2018

Written by: Ruth

Attendees: Martin Lennon, Lorenzo Stafford, Claire Power, Steve Sutton and Ruth O’Brien + one guest


After a week of keeping an eye on the weather hoping for an improvement, we abandoned plans for Bowles during Saturday, and headed to Calshot instead.

We arrived as the wall opened, and soon got stuck into some the lovely high walls that Calshot has on offer. Throughout the day all the specialities were conquered, including the Twiglet and the spectacular wave and cave features, with a range of grades from 3+ to 7a.

Steve was determined that we all “really must climb the black route, it’s the best route here”, but none but Martin listened. Lorenzo got some first rate fall practice in, and Claire and I decided the only way to finish some of the harder routes on the slab was to grow!

We all got some lead practice in, and those heading to Spain next week were glad of the training opportunity.

We climbed until around 4.30pm when we couldn’t hold on anymore before heading home.