5th May 2013 - Thomas Howard
On the May bank holiday Sunday, Pete Whetham and I rolled out of our cars in the busy Clapham village with the motivation to do Sell Gill. After walking into the cafe for breakfast we then realised it was going to be a "crack o'noon" start as it was just sooooo busy.
We finally got to the layby in Horton at about 1230 where I pulled out the ropes and rigging tackle. This gear consisted of a 70m rope and a 50m - I had far too much! So out came the knife and split the 70 into two; perfect! Whilst cutting said rope however, two cars turned up full of BPC members and realising there were only two of us they offered for us to jump on there ropes.... even better.
So, Pete enjoyed his first trip down Sell Gill, although didn't manage to get any rigging practice done - There's alway next time!
Off to the Crown Inn for a shandy and Pete headed home whilst I made my way to Bullpot farm (home of RRCPC - see next report)