I don’t think we’re behind at all, last week I was still teaching some new people how to tie in. I’m pretty sure a small group of people is ready to belay by themselves and they could possibly start to learn something about lead climbing and lead belaying but I would only teach it to a small group, the majority of freshers is not ready yet.
I think that the technique session is very important and should be organised soon. I’m very busy at the minute but I’m happy to help as much as I can, and I think it should be done at the PEC maybe next week or so?
As for the bouldering competition, if you think leaving it to Jordanstown is a good idea then yes, but seeing how much interest they put into it last year then I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t do anything about it. In case it doesn’t happen then I think that organising our own little one is a good idea.
Your Italian favourite <3