Personally, I think abseiling is useful to get everyone used to some rope mechanics, so I’d still reckon on teaching it before lead belay.
IF people are psyched, and IF they’re competent, then yes, start teaching lead, but I don’t want to start pushing it properly just yet.
I’d planned to do techniquey stuff at the pec last Thursday, but no one was at all interested, and I had no time to prepare anyway. Doubt I can organise it this week either (if anyone else wants to?).
Yes to boulder comp, but we need to decide how we want to do it. Was thinking we could talk to Eddie about running a couple of rounds at BW. Might be worth doing one round at the pec to gauge interest before we commit to paying for that, though?