Monday, 12 May 2008

More action in Wales

Yesterday we went to Clogmyn y Grochan in Llanberis pass for another day of fantastic climbing. Our first route of the day was Spectre (HVS 5a) which was a wicked route. Campbell led the 1st pitch and I led the 2nd and 3rd, then we abseiled off ready for another route. (thanks Andy for letting West and I to use your ropes to ab off) We then went and climbed Brant (VS 4c), another classic with interesting climbing. After retreating after topping out we went to climb Nea (VS 4b), but we were caught out by a freak thunder storm so lowered Campbell back to the ground and we ran for cover!

Today we ventured you to the mighty Clogwyn Du'r Arddu on Snowdon. After a 90 minute walk in under the bright rays of the sun we arrived at the base of our route. We climbed Great Slab (VS 4c***). Which was just amazing. The rock was fantastic, the location was perfect topped off with nice rock and very warm weather. Campbell led the first pitch and then I climbed The Top Traverse (HVS), which is a variation of the second pitch. Campbell went on with the next pitch and then I linked up 2 more pitches and Campbell took us to the top. The route was probably one of the best routes I've climbed in the last few years. We then descended the crag and climbed Primitive Route which is a 3 star V Diff. Interesting and varied mountaineering route. We both extended our pitches at finished the route quite rapidly. Not sure where were going tomorrow, but what i do know, its going too be hot and sunny! :-)

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