Alan so far has made all 2018 Tuesday meets… admittedly they have all been wet and at Castlenaze he didnt actually climb, but he has made them all.
So whatever happened today… Birchens was ON!
It was still drizzling when we arrived… but we wandered up feeling hopeful. It turns out though that optimism counts for nothing. It was damp… quite damp… very damp. Undetered we roped up and climbed trafalgar wall. A VDiff with a normal Birchen stiff start made stiffer due to zero friction.
Alan led and i followed
We decided that one route was enough and we headed down meeting Andy Nibbs on the way down who had been wandering around searching for dry rock… he had not been succesful