I went for a little after work climb on Sunday with Martin and Llion, we headed up to the Slate, as at least it had the potential to be dry after the showers earlier on. As we drove up the weather look OK, and walking in to the quarries we met the new security guards, they look gnarlly!
We managed to climb Goose Creature, looning the Tube and Off the Beaten Track. For the most part it was dry, however after we got to the bottom of the Off the Beaten Track it started spitting, not to be put off, and having made Llion climb the top of Waves of Inspiration in the rain, and of course Martin had the flash flood when he was on Bardsey Ripple, it only felt fair that I should get on the route, after all it was only spitting.
By the second bolt the rock was getting wet and by the top it was soaked, I had to make some pretty desperate move to make the final traverse, but made it with slipping off. The rain then really came down to help further soak poor llion and martin still at the bottom of an E3 Slate slab with water running down it!
Martin warmed us up with Jaffa Cakes and then it was down to the Fricsan for a beer. Three things struck me firstly the sign, secondly the awesome rainbow and then finally the music. We only heard the sound check but the group they had in were awesome, I will have to see when they are next playing and try and get my arse down there!