My far too on-off relationship with rock climbing has been based entirely indoors for many years now.. until last weekend!
First off, an impromptu Sunday evening bouldering session at Haresfield. I didn't actually do much, because I'm not hugely fussed on bouldering (I like ropes and harnesses!). But any excuse to take photos and be a bit sociable.
Then an after work trip up Cleeve Hill on Monday, climbing as the sun set. Absolutely beautiful - views across Cheltenham and warm limestone!
Unsurprisingly I'd forgotten how different outdoor climbing is to the climbing wall, with its convenient and obvious holds. I frequently found myself struggling to figure out where to put my hands. More practise required!
I could definitely get used to this unseasonably warm weather - though as soon as the sun set it did get rather chilly, as a nice reminder that it's still only the middle of April, hah.
Shame my juicy looking apple went for an unplanned trip down a steep bit of hillside though. Better than knocking something important off, I guess