Halloween – Better Late than never!

By , February 18, 2012 7:57 am

  

Ailefroide 2011

By , August 7, 2011 4:07 am

I’m fat again so there was no climbing this year but my holidays usually feel like mini expeditions so it was actually a refreshing change.  I managed a lap of the VTT track and took Lucas on his first Via Ferrata, apart from that we spent the rest of our time either sunbathing, walking or drinking at the bar :-)

  

  

 

  

 

Verdon Gorge

By , June 1, 2011 6:01 am

(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 diagram on page 114 of Mike Bailey’s guide to Ogwen shows Pinnacle Rib Route and Overlapping Rib the wrong way around!!  Once we got going the climbing was great, we finished the route then scrambled up to the summit to say hello to Adam and Eve (the two boulders) and a man dressed as a crocodile before descending via North and Little Gully.

Roaches

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 on the Sloth.  There’s a picture below of Vanessa seconding what I think was Kestrel Crack (Vs 4b**)

 

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