Posts Tagged ‘tryfan’

Cake of the week – chocolate sponge! Interesting Fact – Plas y Brenin started out as a Mail Coach Inn in 1801 (Lord Penrhyn) Best Thing – Getting round to uploading ski trip photos from Feb! Work Highlight – The Peahen was caught! Best Outdoor – First journey on my new road bike Summary: Nottingham for the first half of the week, […]

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[1] Idwal Staircase (** 2) -> Cneifion Arête (*** 3) -> Dolmen Ridge (*** 3) -> The Chasm Face (*** 3) A natural progression from Cwm Idwal up the Idwal Staircase (** 2) led us suitably to the base of Cneifion Arête (*** 3). Topping out on Y Gribin’s ‘football pitch’ we quickly contoured around […]

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Cake of the week – Choc Chip Cookie! | Interesting Fact – ‘SW7’ is the codename for the next thrill ride at Alton Towers for 2013 (Secret Weapon 7) | Best Thing – Alton Towers trip | Work Highlight – Presentation to New Zealand kids | Best Outdoor – Mountain biking through the quarries! A quieter one this week, a reflection of […]

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Cake of the week – Chocolate Cake! | Interesting Fact – The Black Mountains are the easternmost main region comprising the Brecon Beacons National Park | Best PYB – 5 days of ‘Touching Stone’ | Work Highlight – got up an E1 in the slate | Best Outdoor – scrambling on Wrinkled Tower, Tryfan! I was lucky enought to join in a […]

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Part 2/2 (for digestibility the photos have been split into 2 parts – see Part 1 here) The finest scrambling in Snowdonia to date! A positively tropical day out, our route took us on a warm up – Idwal Staircase** (2) – to gain lower Cwm Cneifion for the ever-Alpine like Cneifion Arête** (3), before diving into […]

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A 5.30pm start resulted in a stunningly crisp ascent of Tryfan via Milestone Buttress in the evening light, barely requiring headtorches. Nipping accross to Bristly Ridge, some Grade 3 (TH) variations were pleasantly committing in the dark and offered quickest access to the Cantilever for a Jetboil dinner. Night-nav practice for Tom’s ML across the […]

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A mid-week scramble with Matt, down from Kendal for a few days. Our warm up, an ascent of Nor’ Nor’ Groove (1/2 *) on the East Face, wasn’t as quiet as expected of a Wednesday with some school groups out (and some misplaced yet very amicable climbers from Yorkshire found at the top of the […]

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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 […]

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3 scrambles, 1 early start on a splendid winter’s day… Setting off at 7.30am, our route took us up via Tryfan Bach to gain the crest of the North Ridge. With a visually appealing sunrise in the East, we ascended as far as the base of the North Tower without any metalwork – powdery (yet […]

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So… my mind inevitably has an absolute field day when the correct adventure ingredients fall into place; good weather, the right company, suitable destination, a day off… I have a few ‘outdoor projects’ currently on the go. With fell-running/orienteering (except helping out!), and long mountain descents, out for the rest of the year, I naturally […]

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