North Wales Scrambling – ‘Cwm Lloer Antics’ (with photos)

21Feb11
Tryfan East Face shrouded in cloud whilst a cheeky sunbeam appears along from Milestone

Tryfan East Face shrouded in cloud whilst a cheeky sunbeam appears along from Milestone

A spur-of-the-moment decision on Saturday led to a 1pm start from Glan Dena. With a vague plan of checking out Cwm Lloer Spur (2/3), upon approach it became clear that it was damp and thus unattractive (i.e. particularly dangerous).

Any hopes that Broad Gully Ridge (1/2) should be a better option in the conditions soon vapourised as slimy and unachievable sections soon took their toll; after 4 or 5 onsights I decided not to pursue and to circumnavigate the issues.

The view into Lloer from the entrance of Broad Gully

Down from the entrance of Broad Gully

Top of Broad Gully Ridge - a scree path!

Top of Broad Gully Ridge - a scree path!

My rants on facebook, suceeding the afternoon out, express most accurately my strong(ish) feelings on the subject; “hopelessly greasy, ill-angled, uninspiring, and unreliably flaky rock” πŸ™‚

Perhaps a dry spell would be of some merit before another attempt, however, the grading and route description would still appear dubious even with such good fortune…

The sunbeam along from Milestone

The sunbeam along from Milestone

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