30 April, 2008

Titahi Bay & Rock Climbing

I spent Anzac Day climbing at Titahi Bay (near Porirua (near Wellington)) with Chris and Kelly. It's a pretty nie place to climb; sheltered from almost all wind, nice views of the sea and pretty little bouldery beaches to eat your lunch on. The rock was a little sketchy in some places with one hold that looked solid enough but flaked off when I pulled on it. It seemed like a good practice spot for me though, with some easy trad routes (I hadn't led trad before) and a few slabby climbs which I tend to find much harder than equivalently graded climbs with real holds. Later in the day a few other people from P.N. turned up along with two dogs. Pictures below and over here.