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2 weeks ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Another belter of a session with Lexi & Em's at Auchinstarry Quarry on the 11th May 2024. ๐Ÿ˜€
The focus of this session was climbing in parallel again. Lexi belayed for me leading the route, once I topped out, I brought up Lexi who was being belayed by Em's. โœ…๏ธ Once Lexi topped-out, Lexi built the belay and brought up Em's. โœ…๏ธ It is definitely starting to come together and Lexi is getting more proficient and confident in her belay building skills. Em's lead belaying is better. โœ…๏ธ We made the usual abseil descent for all routes. ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿค™
A huge thanks to Mum for allowing me to share the photographs. ๐Ÿ˜€
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We have a shadowing opportunity, Wednesday 19th June 2024 @ Bennybeg from 18.00pm onwards with a small group of adults. Suitable for CWI that would like to experience the next level or RCI Trainee.
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We have a shadowing opportunity, Wednesday 19th June 2024 @ Bennybeg from 18.00pm onwards with a small group of adults. Suitable for CWI that would like to experience the next level or RCI Trainee.
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Thank you for all the messages folks, I will be in touch. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ There are no more shadowing opportunities on this date.

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2 weeks ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Looking back to the 7th May 2024 and a trip to TCA The Prop Store with Lexi & Em's. ๐Ÿ˜€
This session was all about fun and letting the girls experience a difference climbing centre. โœ…๏ธ The Prop Store has a cool bouldering wall with many different angles, different styles of boulder problems and a top-out boulder. The auto-belay tower in the roped climbing area, has many different angles and routes of all grades. A dedicated training area and gym, something the girls have not seen in a climbing centre before. Its all pretty cool and will help the girls to develop their climbing. โœ…๏ธ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿค™
There was also another reason for visiting The Prop Store. As a Development Coach it is important for me to be thinking & planning ahead. This was the perfect opportunity to speak to the girls and gather their thoughts on entering a ClimbScotland fun bouldering competition. More on this to follow...
Thanks as always to Mum for allowing me to share the photographs. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Hope you both enjoy the fun boulder comp if you decide to enter!

2 weeks ago
Aspect Mountaineering

My last session with this energetic duo was on the 13th May 2024 at Neilston Quarry and we covered all the skills required to abseil safely, both Harrison & Isaac smashed it. ๐Ÿ‘Š
Moving forward to the 17th May 2024, the focus of this session was to introduce the boys to seconding on trad. ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ First up, was giving clear instructions to both boys. โœ…๏ธ Belaying for a lead climber and checking they can hold a lead fall. โœ…๏ธ How to use a nut key to remove passive protection. โœ…๏ธ How to rack the "gear" on their harnesses. โœ…๏ธ And lots of climbing, including an abseil descent from all routes sent! ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธโœ…๏ธ
Another awesome session with Harrison & Isaac, a huge thank you to parents for allowing me to share the photographs. ๐Ÿ˜€
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2 weeks ago
Aspect Mountaineering

May has been a busy month for me, with lots going on. These photographs are from the 13th May 2024 with Lexi & Em's, two girls I have been coaching for sometime now. ๐Ÿ˜€

The focus of this session was on building trust between Mum & daughter Lexi and for Mum to gain more confidence lead belaying for daughter Lexi. โœ…๏ธ This is something most parents find terrifying at first, there is a lot to learn and take in. Anticipating when Lexi is going to move, reading body language and anticipating when Lexi is going to need rope to clip โœ…๏ธ are just some of the things Mum is going to need to learn to become competent and most importantly relaxed whilst belaying for daughter Lexi. โœ…๏ธ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€

Mum smashed it ๐Ÿ‘Š! More to follow ๐Ÿค™!

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3 weeks ago
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We have a last minute shadowing opportunity, Sunday 2nd June 2024 @ Neilston Quarry from 11.00am onwards with a small group of young people. Suitable for CWI that would like to experience the next level or RCI Trainee.
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We have a last minute shadowing opportunity, Sunday 2nd June 2024 @ Neilston Quarry from 11.00am onwards with a small group of young people. Suitable for CWI that would like to experience the next level or RCI Trainee.
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Another little throwback, this time to the 4th May 2024 with Lexi & Em's at Windyhill Quarry & Woods. A fantastic little urban bouldering venue near Johnstone, Glasgow. ๐Ÿ˜€
The girls have been working really hard lately, learning lots of new skills and putting those skills into practice. ๐Ÿ‘
The focus of this session was to have fun, without the complications of using ropes. Bouldering is a great way to achieve this. โœ…๏ธ
Both girls smashed it ๐Ÿ‘Š and thoroughly enjoyed it! โœ…๏ธ A huge thank you to Mum for allowing me to share the photo's. ๐Ÿ˜€
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1 month ago
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13th May 2024, great to catch up with Isaac & Harrison a super energetic duo after their holidays... ๐Ÿ˜€
The focus of the session was to introduce the boys to abseiling. During this session the boys practiced using a steep grassy embankment, a "safe environment" to hone their abseiling skills and to practice "stacked" abseiling. Once the boys had it sorted we moved onto doing it for real. โœ…๏ธ
Both boys helped to rig the abseil rope, both boys attached themselves to the abseil rope, both boys did there own safety checks before abseiling and then totally smashed it! ๐Ÿ‘Š Two awesome abseilers! ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ
A huge thank you to parents for allowing me to share photo's! ๐Ÿ˜€
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Steven Lavery Definitely want to do this ๐Ÿ˜ maybe later in the year then the In Pinn next year ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ x

1 month ago
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Fantastic to meet up with returning client Ming at TCA The Prop Store on the 7th May 2024. ๐Ÿ˜€
The focus of the session was to set Ming on the road to becoming an indoor lead climber. We started off by learning to clip using a prusik loop with karabiner placed over a handhold. Then we moved on to using the auto-belays, "trailing" a rope to simulate lead climbing in a safe environment. โœ…๏ธ Next step, is doing it for real... ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ
A totally awesome session, with good company. ๐Ÿ˜€
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Fantastic to meet up with returning client Ming at TCA The Prop Store on the 7th May 2024. ๐Ÿ˜€
The focus of the session was to set Ming on the road to becoming an indoor lead climber. We started off by learning to clip using a prusik loop with karabiner placed over a handhold. Then we moved on to using the auto-belays, trailing a rope to simulate lead climbing in a safe environment. โœ…๏ธ Next step, is doing it for real... ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ
A totally awesome session, with good company. ๐Ÿ˜€
If you would like to learn the skills to lead climb indoors, or learn the skills to lead outside on sport routes with a fully qualified Mountain Training Rock Climbing Development Instructor, drop us a messageโ€ผ๏ธ

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1 month ago
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A throwback to 27th April 2024, with Lexi & Em's at Blantyre Towers an urban sport climbing venue within the Central Belt of Scotland.
The focus of the session was learning to work moves, building sequences, putting those moves and sequences together to complete the route. โœ…๏ธ Accepting failure is something we can learn from and helps us to develop as climbers. โœ…๏ธ And not forgetting lots of climbing. โœ…๏ธ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ
Both girls made a successful ascent of Alouette Arete 6a. ๐Ÿ’ช Em's worked the starting moves of Alouette Eliminate 6b, with a little variation to get her started. ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธโœ…๏ธ Lexi completed both routes, after working out the moves and linking the sequences together. ๐Ÿ’ชโœ…๏ธ
A totally awesome effort from both girls ๐Ÿ‘Š. Thanks to Euan an RCI Trainee that came along to shadow๐Ÿ‘. A huge thanks to mum for allowing me to share the photos. ๐Ÿ˜€
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1 month ago
Aspect Mountaineering

22nd April 2024 and another session with these two mini mountaineers, Lexi 12 & Em's 10 at Neilston Quarry. ๐Ÿ˜€
The focus of this session was to reinforce the learning from the previous session. We were climbing in series again. This gives Lexi the opportunity to build belays and belay from the top of the crag in the correct context. โœ…๏ธ Em's gets to practice lead belaying and seconding on trad in a fun safe way. โœ…๏ธ
Both girls totally smashed ๐Ÿ‘Š it. We even squeezed in a BBQ expertly supervised by Em's, Lexi got to second Willies Route and we enjoyed sunset from the top of the crag. ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธโœ…๏ธ
A huge thanks to Mum for allowing me to share the photos.
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I met Barbara (73) & Kinga from the United States sometime ago. Over the years we have kept in touch via WhatsApp and we have become friends. ๐Ÿ˜€
One of the things I absolutely love about Barbara is her "can do" attitude and willingness to try new things regardless of age. ๐Ÿ’ช
We enjoyed a chilled out session together 25th April 2024, climbing routes between f4-f6a+. ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ
A huge well done to Kinga, first time indoor climbing and smashed ๐Ÿ‘Š it. Barbara, you are a Legend ๐Ÿ‘Š!

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1 month ago
Aspect Mountaineering

I met Barbara (73) & Kinga from the United States sometime ago. Over the years we have kept in touch via WhatsApp and we have become good friends. ๐Ÿ˜€
One of the things I absolutely love about Barbara is her "can do" attitude and willingness to try new things regardless of age. ๐Ÿ’ช
We enjoyed a chilled out session together 25th April 2024, climbing routes between f4-f6a+. ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ
A huge well done to Kinga, first time indoor climbing and smashed ๐Ÿ‘Š it. Barbara, you are a Legend ๐Ÿ‘Š!

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2 months ago
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Auchinstarry Quarry with Val a Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI) trainee who has never climbed at "Starry", wanted to familiarise herself with the venue and Sean a fully qualified RCI of CPS Activities Ltd who wanted to experience the difference between RCI and Rock Climbing Development Instructor. ๐Ÿ˜€
We warmed up on Scream S4b***. Moved over to the top of White Slab HS 4b**, from here we abseiled down to the belay ledge above the water and then ascended White Slab. Finishing off with an ascent of Mr Men VS 4b**. โœ…๏ธ
A top afternoon with good company, lots of sunshine and nice to see the quarry bustling with climbers. ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ 28th April 2024

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2 months ago
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A return to Neilston Quarry with Harrison & Isaac, 22nd April 2024 and thankfully the weather was much better than our last visit to this crag. ๐Ÿ˜€
I have been coaching this energetic duo for the past four weeks, mainly indoors at Above Adventure. The focus of the sessions has been getting the boys to slow down, enjoy their climbing, take responsibility for completing their own safety checks and belaying. The focus of this session was to take those skills outside. โœ…๏ธ
A huge thank you to parents for allowing me to share the photographs. ๐Ÿ˜€
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2 months ago
Aspect Mountaineering

20th April 2024 and another session with Lexi 12 & Emily 10 at Neilston Quarry. ๐Ÿ˜€
Last year the focus was on coaching both girls in the skills required to second for a lead climber on trad and so far this year we have been recapping those skills. ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ
During this session I changed things and instead of climbing in parallel we changed to climbing in series. The good thing about climbing in series is, Lexi can now be introduced to the skills required to build belays in safe manner in the correct context. And Em's can practice her lead belaying skills. โœ…๏ธ
A totally awesome session with these two mini mountaineers and a huge thank you to Mum for allowing me to share the photographs. ๐Ÿ˜€
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2 months ago
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A bespoke booking with returning client Ming and a wonderful afternoon spent climbing in Auchinstarry Quarry, 19th April 2024. ๐Ÿ˜€
We warmed up on Scream S 4b*** then Mister, Ye Can Walk up Roon the Back S. Quickly dashed over to Trundle Slab and made an ascent of Trundle VS 4c***, followed by an ascent of the technical and bold Mr Men VS 4b** to finish! ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ
A top afternoon with Ming successfully topping out all routes. โœ…๏ธ
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Mr Men is a great wee route, i used to solo it on the way home from work.

2 months ago
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Last post from the Easter break and another session at Bennybeg, 12th April 2024 with Lexi & Em's. ๐Ÿ˜€
The focus of this session was fun โœ…๏ธ, lots of climbing โœ…๏ธ, recapping all the skills the girls already know โœ…๏ธ and Mum getting involved (see photo captions) โœ…๏ธ.
As always, a huge thanks to Mum for allowing me to share the photographs. ๐Ÿ˜€
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2 months ago
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Another quick hit at Auchinstarry Quarry during the Easter break, 6th April 2024. This time with Lesley & Suzie, Lesley has climbed in the past and wants to get back into it. Suzie is a personnel trainer and wanted to try something different. ๐Ÿ‘
Both ladies smashed out a good haul of routes including: Mister, Ye Can Walk Up Roon the Back S, Access Route D, Scream S, Whimper S and Anarchist VD. A top effort! ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ
A huge thank to Lesley & Suzie for coming along and embracing the experience and a huge thank you to Colin & Euan that came along to shadow. ๐Ÿ˜€
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2 months ago
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7th April 2024, another throw back to the Easter break, taking advantage of a brief weather window at a cold and very blustery Neilston Quarry with Lexi & Em's.
It was a short session, with the main focus being on keeping the girls moving to prevent them getting cold โœ…๏ธ, reinforcing skills they already have learned โœ…๏ธ and checking their retention โœ…๏ธ.
A huge thank you to Police Scotland MRT who were at the crag training, they very kindly took the time to answer the girls questions, and not only that, the girls got to name the very accident prone "Jeff" a training manikin that needed to be rescued numerous times. ๐Ÿ˜€
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