Paul James, MIC - - Winter and Rock Climbing Conditions

Sunday, 7 November 2010

07-11-10, Tremadog - Rock Climbing

Criccieth Castel from Craig y Gesail.

I have spent the weekend climbing at 'costa del Tremadog' on the far left hand end. The sun has shone at times and has been fairly warm. We enjoyed the routes on the Midas Buttress of Touch Up, Touched in the Head, Touchstone, Soft Touch all graded E1. The crag is usually quiet but there were 3 teams here today. We have been having heavy rain the evenings and even snow down to 300m last night, however the buttresses on Tremadog dry very rapidly and are often warmer than the mountain crags.

Signs of imminent winter arrival were present this morning and still late this afternoon, with a lite dusting of snow on the Carneddau (photo below). A few winter routes have been climbed in Scotland already this year.

PJ Mountains will be running Winter Skills, Winter Hillwalking and Mountaineering courses throughout this winter season from the Scottish Highlands. So if you want to be guided in the mountains or learn essential skills to stay safe and explore the mountains for yourself in Winter the enquire .

Winter has arrived!!

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