(Second) Pinnacle Rib Route, Tryfan

By , April 29, 2011 4:13 pm

Alex and I had planned to do Tennis Shoe on Idwal Slabs today but we made a last minute dash to Tryfan’s summit instead.  Finding an easy route up to the Heather Terrace was impossible but once there, mistakes in our guide book made finding the start of the climb even harder!  For future reference, the […]


By , April 19, 2011 12:49 pm

The threat of rain didn’t stop us and we managed classics on both the upper and lower tiers this evening.  Mark and I did Valkerie (Vs 4b,4c**),  Sloth ( Hvs 5a ***)  and Technical Slab (Hs 4a**) without any real problems other than a bit of a knitting on Valkerie and a minor gear failure […]

Wilton 3

By , April 17, 2011 1:51 pm

My dad was against the clock today so we tried something a bit closer to him for a change and ended up at Wilton quarry North West of Bolton.  The climbs were nice enough but the rock and some of the run outs were very very dirty. Lucas had a great time searching for bullet […]

Hobson Moor Quarry

By , April 12, 2011 1:56 pm

Today was my first meet with the Innominata climbing club and apart from the broken glass all over the floor the routes at this place are great.  Steeper than I’m used to but with positive edgy holds, good gear and stake belays at the top.  No pictures this time but here’s the route list..  Seconded […]

Faith, Original Route then TheArete

By , April 10, 2011 3:06 am

My latest crunch at work has just finished so my Dad dragged me out climbing at Idwal Slabs to recover.  I’ve never been a fan of the “Easy Descent” so today’s  objective was to find a route through the upper walls so we can use the alternate descent that goes off to the right.  We […]

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