From the 13th July we have fortunately been back up and running - here's a quick run down of what we have been doing and a taste of what we can offer.
Tarquin and I have been running a few advanced scrambling days - basically that means scrambling on some of the higher end routes, grade 2 & 3. These are a good bit more challenging than grade 1s and along the way participants get to see and practice some climbing skills using ropes and climbing kit etc. We've ticked off a good few of the best routes around here - including the grade 3+ Pinnacle Rib scramble on Tryfan (bit of a favourite), Cneifion Arete, Dolmen Ridge, Milestone Buttress, Bastow Buttress and Notch Arete.
Crib Goch and Snowdon
Our first Crib Goch trip got off to an early start - pre dawn! We were rewarded with a lovely sunrise on our way up and also had the ridge to ourselves. The early start was necessary in part due to the increase in visitors to the Park and the strain on parking spots. A lovely day with Thea, Claire and Natalie.
We've run a number of rock climbing days too, from family climbing session through to learning to lead climb. Dale joined us for a day of climbing in mountain boots as preparation for an Alps trip next year. We managed to stay dry for most of the day on Milestone Buttress, climbing Rowan Route, Pulpit Route and Direct Route. Iwona joined us for a few days on a 'Learn to Lead' course. Starting with an evening at Holyhead Mountain (to avoid the rain), next day at Little Tryfan getting on the sharp end of the rope and finishing off with Tom doing the classic Amphitheatre Buttress - 12 routes climbed in total. I also enjoyed a lovely day on Idwal Slabs with Steli, climbing Hope, Lazarus and The Arete - her first foray into multi pitch climbing.
Tryfan North Ridge and Bristly Ridge
2 of the best grade 1 scrambles in Snowdonia and always popular! I was joined by Dominic for a 2 day mountain skills refresher and decided a traverse of the Glyderau and Y Garn with an ascent of Bristly Ridge would give us plenty of scope to look at scrambling, some basic rope work and navigation. A rainy day but good training conditions! Dewi was also out in the rain with Sumaira to do the Bochlwyd Horseshoe (north Ridge Tryfan and Bristly ridge) - a good effort as it really was wet! In dramatically better weather I was out with the Wild family for a trip around the Horseshoe - enjoying wall to wall sunshine and perfect scrambling conditions.
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