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Advanced Scrambling in Ogwen

We looked at lead climbing skills - placing rock gear to protect a leader, a variety of belaying methods, how to shorten the rope and when to use what technique.

The weather was great so we managed a good few scrambles too - Tryfan Bach Scramble (3), Bastow Buttress on Tryfan (2) and the East Ridge of Y Garn (2).

An excellent weekend with a great team.

View down the Ogwen Valley from Y Garn's East Ridge
Fantastic view of Tryfan

The tricky move at the top of Tryfan Bach scramble

Pen Yr Ole Wen
The upper section of East Ridge, placing a sling to protect the second.

What a view!

Direct belay around a spike.

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