Paul James, MIC - - Winter and Rock Climbing Conditions

Friday, 20 April 2012

20-04-12, Porth Dafarch, Anglesey - Rock Climbing

Fisherman's Friend, HS classic Gogarth South Esoterica!

It has been cold, and showery in Snowdonia the last few days, even a new dusting of snow on the Carneddau! I have been doing some sport climbing on the a55 crags yesterday, Dyserth crags are worth a look if your near St Asaph. Today heavy rain in the morning followed by sunshine and warmth at Holyhead. Kath and I had a look at a little crag called Porth y Garan, then went to seek out Fisherman's Friend at Porth Dafarch, very good, a little jem! The headed to Castell Ellen and climbed Rap - a good afternoon.

Monday, 16 April 2012

16-04-12, Pembroke - Rock Climbing

Pembroke Peaks!
 I have had a hectic couple of weeks since leaving Scotland. A few days work for Snowdonia Outdoor Adventure with Family, Friends and School groups. Mainly Rock Climbing and Gorge Walking, the weather has been cold and wintry, with snow still on the mountains in very small patches. I have had a long weekend in Pembroke climbing with Kath. Saturday was very wet, but cleared up late afternoon allowing us to get a few routes done. Sunday was ace ticking classic routes on range east, a few teams out but not busy! The bird ban has been lifted on Mowing Word so we went there today and climbed the classic Deidre Sud and a few quality gems on the right hand side of the crag.
Riders on the Storm, Classic.

More Riders on the Storm, Stennis Head, Pembroke.

Bludgeon, Stennis Head, Pembroke

The Curver, Mowing Word. Good route, probably often overlooked.