Back in the kayak around the Gower

Finally the winds have dropped for an amazing British bank holiday weekend so we’re back out in the kayaks for a couple of paddles around the cliffs of the Gower, looking at the climbing crags from another perspective. We paddle from Port Eynon around Culver Hole, Paviland, Mewslade Bay and Giant’s Cave to Fall Bay, and then a couple of days later we go from Llangennith across to the Rhossili cliffs underneath all the climbers, cross to the Worm’s Head and out to it’s furthest point, watching the seals.

Kim can lead

So we saw how Kim’s climbing technique is great, but her strength and finger stamina are holding her back on steeper routes. But what about her climbing head? Let’s see if she wants to lead some vertical stuff and how she gets on with that mentally.
This is something we all go through as climbers when we’re not leading routes regularly, and the mental part of rock climbing is often the biggest challenge, and the most rewarding part when we get it right.