once on the ledge josh made it look easy. once i got on the ledge i made it look very difficult indeed. teetering 20ft* above the very small and thin looking bouldering mats, my right leg jittering about, i cursed the fact that i'd not been climbing in over a year and had therefore lost all bottle. talked and helped down by james and the others, slightly embarrassed but eager for more. such a shame that the alpkit 'big shakeout' bouldering session was only for the morning, i was just getting used to the numb toes and scraped fingers.
right, i'm off to source a bouldering mat and a spotter, my local playground just got bigger. looks like even more fun is going to be had at the 'shakeout' over the weekend, go check it out!
*may have been 4ft