The Golden Jumar

No not the golden shower, but this did crop up in conversation this weekend on the Big Walling course at Plas Y Brenin. During which I was jumaring again, something which I have seemed to be doing too much of recently. It is probably been my most used piece of equipment in the last month at work, after my harness.

I was teaching leading to University Students from the Undergrad BSc in Sport Scientist at Bangor, on friday. A nice day at holyhead mountain,enjoying the sun. Then it was onto Plas Y Brenin for a weekend big walling course with the head of rock climbing for the centre Tim “The Big Man” Neil.

Another great course, that the clients seemed to get loads out of. Unfortunately I seem to have taught so many people how to big wall this year that I am worried that if they are all in Yosemite at the same time as me, and they all want to climb the Nose, then I might be stuck behind all my ex-students as I try to tick the route. Let alone all the people that will be there anyway trying to climb the route!

Anyway I suspect that I will have been attach to a jumar for longer than even the most hardened Rope Access Jockey by the end of the year.

I will try and get some images from a simulated aiding session from the weekend before too long.

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