North Wales

Me on the top pitch of Grim Wall

After driving down to Snowdonia Friday evening with Max we awoke to drizzle.  The decision was made to head over to Tremadog for drier weather.  However it was still raining.  After a few hours it dried up and we headed out to Craig Bwlch y Moch.  With the rock drying quick we headed up One step in the Clouds a good intro to the area with a good top pitch.  It was then on to Grim Wall with another good top pitch and topping out in the sun.  We then did The Brother and Shadrach which have variation starts and the same top pitch.  By now it was early evening and we decided to go for one more.  So we soloed passed two parties on a Christmas Curry to the base of the climb that we wanted, but it looked really green, so we decided to head up a HS, Micach Eliminate which has a very good traverse.  A good first day.

Martyn on the top pitch of Sabre Cut

Today we headed in to Llanberis pass and Dinas Cromlech with Martyn.  We headed up Sabre Cut which is a very good climb.  With a good shallow chimney pitch then a very good corner pitch of 4b, which set the tone of the crag.  We abseiled down Left Wall and then decided to head round to Pharaohs Passage.  With a few hard moves on the first pitch to get over the overhang, the second pitch is more sustained.  Starting off with face climbing, then a traverse, then an arête.  A very good pitch.

Martyn on Seamstress

We then headed to Serengeti and Seamstress slab for a bit of slate.  As my first taste of slate Max headed up Seams the Same E1 5b which is a very good crack climb and a good intro to slate for me.  Martyn then headed up Seamstress which was more relaxed at the end of the day.

A good first couple of days, may the sunny weather continue.

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