41    5d    

Charlie on his first real trad lead in a while; Merlin Direct (hvs) at Tremadog. Busy day at the crag. I did a quick lap of Dragon (e2 6b); esoteric but quite good really! . #climb #climbing #rockclimbing #northwales #tremadog #tradclimbing

 58    2m    

Sparks says ‘I’m not going swimming’. We had a nice paddle on the estuary this morning; avoiding the rain and the water was mirror flat. Reluctantly, Mr Sparks had to do a bit of doggy paddle after I threw her in halfway along. Good times... . #dog #labrador #snowdonia #northwales #kayaking #labradortetriever #adventuredog #doggo #porthmadog #dwyrydestuary #canoeing #river #dogswim #swimming

 48    2m    

Pretty busy with work because it’s half term but we still had time for a quick hit on Crimson Crusier (e5 6a) at Craig Y Clipiau in the Moelwyns. A really cool line forging its way up this steep prow. The climbings not too difficult, occasionally sustained, but the gear is a bit fiddly and spaced. It’s got a mega finish; you’re right out there! . #craigyclipiau #climb #climbing #tradclimbing #northwalesclimbing #moelwyns #snowdonia #leadclimbing #northwales #tanygrisiau #climbingporn #tradisrad #afterwork #mountains #sun

 33    2m    

Mark fully involved with the crux crack on Quatre Fois Direct (vs 4c) the line of the crag at the Upper Tier of Pant Ifan at Tremadog. It was busy, but there’s a reason; some of the best rock and 100% the best weather in Snowdonia, it can be popular... . #climb #climbing #tradclimbing #tremadog #pantifan #porthmadog #snowdonia #northwales #rockclimbing

 58    2m    

Nice evening hit on the esoteric Welsh grit in the Rhinogs. Here’s Rach on the cruxy finale to the 3-start micro classic, Wilderness Grit (e3 6a). The rock is immaculate, the climbing engaging, and the surroundings spectacular. I forgot how good this line is! . #cwmbychan #rhinog #rhinogydd #romansteps #rhinogfawr #gritstone #climb #climbing #rockclimbing #tradclimbing #tradisrad #girlswhoclimb #climbergirl #mountains #snowdonia #esoterica

 69    2m    

Rach has been going really well on the trad recently, ticking loads of classic routes in the e1-e3 range, even climbing Cream (e4 6a) at Tremadog after work last week. We’ve had 2 nice sunny days at St David’s, climbing these big sweeping 30m slabs. Technical, fingery and sustained, occasionally bold. Here’s Rach on today’s final route (I was frying), Beyond the Azimuth e1 5b. After going pretty wrong, with feet in the break, Rach said the E3 was easier. I tried, and couldn’t hold the crimp... . #stdavids #pembroke #rockclimbing #seacliff #sunsoutbunsout #tradclimbing #slabclimbing #bytheseaside #vanlife #roadtrip #climbing #girlswhoclimb #climbergirl #carregybarcud #sun #sea #waves #pembrokeshire #tradisrad

 37    2m    

Some moody skies on the way home from Pembroke yesterday. We had some sun by the sea, and North Wales is looking really pleasant this weekend. . #aberystwyth #rainbow #snowdonia #northwales #weather #clouds #sun #rain #rainbow🌈 #moodyskies #fields #colours #weatherman

 40    2m    

Mother (s)Carey’s Kitchen, a classic piece of limestone sea cliff in Pembroke. Luckily today the swell has died considerably. Yesterday, at this time, a huge wave would wash the face every 15/20mins or so. Exciting! . We managed a few of the classic e2’s yesterday, hopefully get some more good routes done today, although maybe not the awesome looking Klingon (e5) on the Space Face (far right, very steep!). . #pembroke #climb #climbing #seacliff #seagull #fulmar #seabird #mothercarey #sea #waves #swell #rockclimb #rockclimbing #girlswhoclimb #climbergirl #roadtrip #vanlife

 61    2m    

Spot Rachel! A good day in the slate; Rachel onsighted Goose Creature (e3 6a) and I fell off it a few times... We then went round to California and did Waves of Inspiration (e5 6a), another big classic. Not too dangerous, but not too hard either. Awesome climbing! Time to cash in our Spa vouchers (Christmas present) and get a good bit of r+r. . #llanberis #slate #dinorwic #dinorwigquarry #dinorwig #dinorwicquarry #slateclimbing #slateclimb #tradclimbing #tradisrade #seaofslate #seaofgrey #girlswhoclimb #climbergirl #rockclimbing #climbing #whereswally

 49    3m    

Llyn Dinas, in the Gwynant Valley near Beddgelert. The river flows down off Snowdon, filling a series of lakes before passing through Beddgelert and dropping in to the Afon Glaslyn gorge. This makes a perfect place for a picnic, and there’s a nice, well paved path around the lake. Next time you’ve got an hour, stop by, it’s beautiful! . #beddgelert #northwales #snowdonia #llyngwynant #llyndinas #glaslyn #afonglaslyn #lake #mountains #panorama #beach #forest #waterfall #exploresnowdonia #secretsnowdonia #wildswimming #aerialshot

 29    3m    

Sunbeams out over the sea yesterday. We went hunting for dinner on the beach. Normally I’ve always come back with more than enough mussels but for some reason there weren’t any? On the plus side we didn’t get rained on, and there were some dark clouds blowing in off the ocean... . #llandanwg #shellisland #harlech #harlechbeach #beach #sun #sunray #sunbeam #northwales #snowdonia #cardiganbay #rocks #musselcollecting #wildfood #foraging #collectingfood #freshfood #beachcombing #stormy #storms #weather #sea #waves #sand

 41    3m    

There’s currently a wildfire tearing through the Aberglaslyn gorge just downstream of Beddgelert. . A similar incident was reported last night above Blaenau Ffestiniog, with some residents having been evacuated from their homes. This is probably the driest Easter I can remember, and there’s a lot of dry, dead foliage on the floor at the moment. . The 3 weeks dry spell seems have come to an end at just the right moment, the first drops of rain have started falling, and the fire should be under control soon. I’ve no idea how it was started. Maybe it’s good for the invasive Rhododendron population that’s a problem here? . #mountain #beddgelert #snowdonia #fire #forestfire #mountainfire #glaslyn #aberglaslyn #sygyncoppermine #aberglasslyn #glaslyn #beddgelertforest #beddgelertriver #firefighter #fireservice #farm #drone #wildfires #wildfire #landscape #mountainscenery #igerscymru #igerswales #walesonline #snowdonianationalpark

 58    3m    

The Cwm Pen Llafar sheepfold 🐑 from the ground, it’s doesn’t look like much. From above, you can appreciate the intricacies and compartments that belong to the sheepfold structure; like pieces of a honeycomb. The herd would gather in the main chamber, and each shepherd would separate out his own sheep into his side enclosure. . I would imagine the entrance is on the right. This leads to the two main central pens and from here, all the satellite pens connect. On the left side you can see the alley leading down to the river. This allowed farmers to wash their sheep before taking them off the mountain to sell, meaning their coat of wool was clean! . This multi-cellular sheepfold is one of the most interesting and well preserved of its kind, with nearly all of these being situated in the Carneddau mountain range. I think this dates back to the 1700s. . #sheepfold #carneddau #criblem #farm #smallholding #birdseye #cwnpenllan #carnedd #sheepfolds #archeology #river #stream #mountains #exploring #eryri #snowdonia #scenery #landscape #farming #farmer #fields #sheepfarmer #sheepfarming #victorianarchitecture #industrialarcheology #industrialarchitecture

 34    3m    

Mr Sparks modelling her new post-canyon towel robe. She could also double as an extra in Star Wars with this on. The force is normally strong with Sparky... . #dog #doggy #sparky #dogrobe #dogclothes #dogclothing #starwarsdog #starwarsdogs #adventuredog #dogtowel #labrador #labradorretriever #labsofinstagram #labsofinsta

 46    3m    

A bit of a neglected gem at Tremadog today 💎 ‘Mangoletsi’ (e3 6a) takes an awesome looking line up a big slab and through a crack in the huge roof right of Barbarian. Really contrasting climbing and a hard burly crux pulling through. Nice and safe though, so there’s no reason not to commit and give it 110%!! . #tradclimbing #tremadog #tremadogclimbing #craigpantifan #pantifan #snowdonia #porthmadog #climb #climbing #rockclimbing #girlswhoclimb #climbergirl #tradisrad #llanberistradfest2019 #dmm #spring #colours #forest #landscape #springcolors #dolerite

 40    3m    

Another day another Tremadog classic. ‘Spare Rib’ e4 6a. The last in the trio of hard arête lines on Pant Ifan (Cardiac Arete and Silly Arête being the other two). . The first pitch has a really hard crux sequence, laybacking a wild fin above a shite peg and blue micro cam. The second pitch has an amazing crux; make a nest of gear in the roof and swing left on to the face, then truck on up the arête, leaving the gear long behind 🥺 . #tremadog #tremadogclimbing #sillyarete #arete #climb #climbing #tradclimbing #climbinginwales #tradisrad #leadclimbing #classicclimbs #springclimbing #northwales #porthmadog #afterworkclimb #dontlookback #keepontruckin

 69    3m    

Two classics at Tremadog yesterday; Rach did Falcon (e1 5c) and then I did Vulcan (e4 6a). Both awesome lines on some of the best rock at Tremadog. Falcon has a hard start and then great face and crack climbing. Vulcan has some really technical and mega sustained corner/groove climbing. I had to give myself a bit of a talking to quite early on!! . #tremadog #vulcan #porthmadog #wales #snowdonia #climb #climbing #rockclimbing #pantifan #tremadogclimbing #leadclimbing #tradclimbing #tradisrad #cornercrack #girlswhoclimb #girlswhoclimbofficial #climbergirl #afterwork #sunsoutgunsout💪

 38    3m    

A trip up to Anglesey today it’s search of shelter and sun. We visited the awesome looking sea cliff of Rhoscolyn; after abseiling in to Fallen Block Zawn and realising the tide was about to catch us out, we scrambled round to the main face. . We ticked the crag classic ‘The Sun’ e3 5c. A great pretty cool overhanging corner. Mainly steady, but the crux nearly had me off. I’m pretty sure I should have bridges it, not laybacked the overhanging arête with poor feet! It was a bit windy and wet, so we called it a day and went to Newborough. . #northwales #anglesey #rhoscolyn #rhoscolynbeach #ynysmon #ynysmôn #seacliff #tradclimbing #walesclimbing #climb #rockclimbing #girlswhoclimb #climbergirl #sea #tradisrad #livebreathoutdoors #dayoff

 26    4m    

Easter is fast approaching and our 2019 is about to kick off 🐣 ☀️💦🚣‍♀️🤘 . Zip-lines are the in thing in North Wales at the moment. If you want to send a real one, book on to our Canyon or Canyon Xtreme trip. These are real adventures, with real excitement and real dangers. . From the top of this waterfall, the only way is off edge. No backing out, no one to press the ‘release’ button; you’re there, you’re looking down, and you’ve got to commit. Go for it, take a deep breath and jump off the edge! No one else can do it for you 🤣 . #wales #snowdonia #zipline #ziplining #zipsafari #canyoning #adventureactivities #yearofadventure #experienceadventure #waterfall #criccieth #bala #goforit #noturningback #igerscymru #coedybrenin #activitiesinwales #gorgescrambling #canyoneering #waterfalls