Saturday, 26 October 2013

Coastal Climbing

Working with the weather this week we have spent some time at the coastal venues in North Wales. After spending Tuesday dodging showers we managed to bag 4 or 5 classics at Pen Trwyn.
Pil E1 5B - Pen Trwyn
The Wirral Whip 7C+ - Llanddulas Cave

Snake Bite Wall E4/E5 6a - Holyhead Mountain
On Wednesday we decided to go to the usually dry all weather venue of Llanddulas only to find a stream of water running down the Forgotten Sun Area, but up at the Upper Cave area the routes were in a semi dry state and the sport began. With ascents of Mind Light F6a+, Spider Mite F6b, Llanddulas Ditchwater F6c and Owen making the moves on The Wirral Whip.

We headed for the Slate in the afternoon to the reliable Dry Bus Stop with a quick stop at the Caban cafe for lunch.

With dry weather on Thursday we headed to Gogarth which was dripping wet in places, so we split into 2 teams. James and Simon  headed to Yellow walls and Smurf Zawn for some adventure on "The Savage" E2 5b,5b and some inadvertent new routing. Whilst Owen and I headed to great Quartzite walls of Holyhead Mountain. Climbing "Brothers" HVS 5a  and Owen missing out on the Flash of "Snake Bite wall " E4/5 6a.

Here you will find reports of what we have been up to and the current
weather conditions from where we have been.