|Driving on the M40|
|Phil and the Snowdon Valley with Lliwedd in the clouds to the left|
|Phil on pitch 1 of a wet "Avalanche Redwall"|
|God we are ugly... somewhere on the face of Lliwedd|
|Phil on Pitch 3|
|Phil on Pitch 7, probably the crux due to the water running down it.|
|Me on Pitch 8|
On Sunday we decided to head to Tremadog in the sun to try and get something a little harder climbed,
it was also nice to visit the famous Eric’s café and speak to Eric himself.
We warmed up on a route called “Meshach” Graded at HVS 5a, I led pitch 1 then Phil lead the second pitch, this was a great route with some really nice climbing, the first pitch was pretty easy and the second pitch had a tricky crux section that was protected by a nice rusty peg.
We then moved on to climb a route called “Grim Wall Direct” graded at E1 5b, this was amazing, this time Phil lead the first 5b pitch which involved a crack line onto a blank corner, I then lead the second 5b pitch which involved a roof section then into a crack line leading to the top. .. This is defiantly a 3 star route with some amazing climbing involved.
After a bite to eat Phil wanted to try An E3 (Can’t remember the name), He was climbing really well up to a slanting diagonal ramp which with all the sun and recent ascents was pretty polished and slippery, he was a little shaken so decided to retreat to fight another day…
Overall another great weekend with some really nice climbing, I am off to Font next weekend to see what all the hype is about… then again I could just keep driving down to the Alps and climb some real mountains.
|Phil seconding an unknown HVS|
|Phil seconding the first pitch of "Meshack" HVS 5a|