Paul James, MIC - - Winter and Rock Climbing Conditions

Friday, 15 July 2011

15-07-11, Cadair Idris - Rock Climbing

 Snowdonia has been graced with sunny skies and high pressure all of this week. I was out scrambling with Gary and Kath on Monday and ascended the classy Sentries ridge. We were trying to get some good photos for the new scrambling guide book that Gary is writing. I have been working at Arthog O.E.C. for the rest of the week, but managed to get out climbing Thursday evening with Steve. We made the hour walk up to Cyfrwy on Cadair Idris and climbed Gwydrin, E1 5a,5b which was excellent. The first pitch was a bit loose and strange but the second pitch easily made up for it. Clean rock, great friction and west facing so stayed in the sun till dusk.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

09-07-11, Tremadog and Nefyn - Climbing and Coasteering

Last week the weather was very warm and the crags were bone dry. Unfortunatley working in the day time but managed to do some climbing in the evenings mainly in the Llanberis Pass. The dry spell in Snowdonia ended on Tuesday but came back today. I have been out with a family of 4 this weekend. We climbed Bramble Buttress at Tremadog then headed to Nefyn on the Lleyn penninsula for some coasteering. The sea was slight and the weather was most definittly beautiful and warm.