Today was a double venue day and started with a drive out to
Glendalough. This was not work for Adele today as Simon was her guide.
Simon Guiding Pennington
After an hours walk they reached thhe bottom of the crag and had to go for the *** Classic Quartz Gully ( HS 4b). Simon had raved about the second pitch and even after Adele had said he could have all the glory and lead, she could not resist it and persuaded him to hand over the rack after the first pitch. Smiling Simon watched Pennington stretch her legs as far as she could on the crux move and then scurry back before taking a higher route which enabled her to eventually balance over into the crack. Once established on the belay Adele took a look out and up the Glen and was amazed by her first Irish rock experience. The descent however was not so amazing, and soon Adele had wet feet as they descended some wet gully. Not forgiving Simon for getting her best Meindl approach shoes dirty they returned to the car hoping it would be drier in Dublin.