46    3d    

More amazing Welsh esoterica! We took advantage of the drought conditions and made the trek up to Gist Ddu in the Arrans the other evening after work for a siege of Voie Suisse E2 5b, an awesome 90m wall climb. The 45m 2nd pitch takes the immaculate sheet of rock through the two overlaps, with sustained face climbing and interesting route finding. It was really REALLY good! . #snowdonia #climb #climbing #lake #esoteric #tradclimning #midwalesclimbing #girlswhoclimb #nothingventurednothinggained #afterwork #mountain #mountains #adventure #scenery #arrans #rockclimbing #johnsumner

 20    1w    

Some sheep on the un-named vegetated slab just over from the Idwal Slabs pioneering a new e7, solo! Looked pretty loose with plenty of rock getting rained down, but the prize was real; some untouched grass and heather. There doesn’t seem to be too much nice grass around at the moment in this heat! . #northwales #sheep #cwmidwal #ogwenvalley #cliff #climb #climbing #animals #farm #sheeps #cragfast #gripped #nothingventurednothinggained

 52    2w    

Rachel taming the steep final pitch on Superdirect e1 5b on Dinas Mot this afternoon. I got the scary and thin slab pitch, rachel got the steep, hard and safe crack pitch. Mega climbing, and no pushover at e1. Plenty of people on the nose and with weather like this it’s no surprise. Perfect conditions in the shade, really warm with a bit of a breeze. The llanberis pass at its best! . #snowdonia #llanberispass #dinasmot #tradclimbing #sunsoutgunsout #multipitch #climb #climbing #girlswhoclimb #climbergirl #climbinggirls #crackclimbing #summer #mountains #landscapelovers #cliff #llanberis

 47    3w    

The Llanberis Pass in all its sunny glory. I had a client out today that had never been outside, so I thought I’d blow his mind with the grandeur/ exposure/ history of Dinas Cromlech. Warming up on Flying Buttress I was impressed, so we graduated on to climbing Dives/ Better Things at VS. Well done mike, I was impressed with the way you took today in your stride, even when you were 150ft out, facing steep crack climbing that an indoor wall certainly doesn’t prepare you for, with 1000ft of air beneath your feet... . #climb #climbing #dinascromlech #cromlech #llanberispass #snowdon #cribgoch #mountain #valley #landscape #tradclimbing #multipitch #sunsoutgunsout #wales #snowdonia

 96    3w    

A pretty mega day at Gogarth yesterday (after a big day at Cloggy). I took Steve for his first sea cliff experience, warming up on Britomartis HVS at Wen Zawn before heading down to Main Cliff (wild approach in itself) for the main event, Gogarth e1 5b. Awesome day, mega climbing, we had the place to ourselves except for a few seals! . #snowdonia #northwales #anglesey #northstack #southstack #rspb #climb #climbing #gogarth #wenzawn #maincliff #rockclimbing #sunsoutgunsout #sunsoutgunsout💪 #tradclimbing #seacliff #abseil #sea #cliff #

 62    3w    

Cwm Idwal at 8am this morning! Not a soul in sight. A quick lap of the slabs, Faith VD, Lazarus S, Groove Above S. 40 mins car to car, it’s hot out there! Definitely going to be another scorcher 🔥 . #northwales #snowdonia #climb #climbing #ogwen #idwal #cwmidwal #solo #nooneformiles #llynidwal

 62    1m    

We got a lot of climbing in today! 9 pitches, over 200m/650ft and a 150ft abseil. Some excellent fun in the sun on Clogwyn Yr Oen climbing the continually interesting Chic VD, Slick VD and Bent p1+2 VD. A good day on the learn to lead, these guys did well to assimilate all the information but I could see towards the end of the day the skills and techniques were really starting to sink in. Good work guys! . #snowdonia #blaenauffestiniog #moelwyns #clogwynyroen #climb #climbing #tradclimbing #multipitch #multipitchclimbing #learntolead #learntoclimb #mountaineering #mountain #cliff #landscape #landscapelovers #crag #funinthesun #slate #volcanic #granite #dog #sparky #cragdog

 74    1m    

An excellent day on the mountain with ‘Nature of Snowdonia’ ninja @miker.raine we did a grand old lap of Cwm Idwal, focusing on finding Arctic Alpine plants. Among them the Snowdon Lilly (flowering photo courtesy of Mikes expert telephone camera), Moss Campion, Mountain Aven, Mossy Saxifrage, Roseroot, Mountain Everlasting and other rarities. We also had a look at the geology, some bird and animal life, had a nice lunch stop, went a bit alpine, and had some good banter along the way. Cheers Mike for a mega day, I’d recommend it to anyone; top knowledge! . #snowdonia #ogwenvalley #cwmidwal #snowdonlily #snowdonlilly #rareplants #arcticalpine #hunting #exploring #adventure #mountain #mountains #landscapelovers #mountainscenery #notesfromthehill #heatwave #plantsarefriends #rareflower #wildflowers #flora #fauna #northwales #mountaineering

 77    1m    

Excellent day on Tryfans East Face today with Sarah. The 50/60mph winds and rain didn’t deter. We were in the sun and it was fully sheltered up there! We climbed the less travelled ‘Arête Climb’. It gets Diff in my guide although I think it’s generally accepted that’s it’s a HS now! Some great climbing, varied, sometimes hard and occasionally bold. Various challenges along the way kept us engaged and entertained, we covered plenty of teaching points, which was good considering how experienced Sarah is! . #snowdonia #landscapelovers #mountainscenery #snowdoniaadventureactivities #climb #climbinggirl #climbing_lovers #climbing #tradclimbing #mountain #mountaineering #traditional #tryfan #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #ogwen

 47    1m    

A good afternoon on the micronav trail with Rachel and Mr Sparks. As well as having a nice 3hr wander around the fairly featureless moor above Plas Y Brenin, we passed a few nice plants, flowers and mosses, including a couple of wild Orchid. The wind was up and it looks like the weathers coming in... . #snowdonia #capelcurig #plasybrenin #glyderau #glyders #sparky #mountain #mountaindog #labrador #goldenlab #labsofinstagram #dogstagram #weather #clouds #storms #landscape #wildlife #exploring #adventure

 74    1m    

We had a nice evening SUP on the secluded mountain lake of Llyn Cwmffynon in the Glyderau. It’s nice to go for a paddle, feeling like you’re in the wilderness; no sign of people, no sign of a road, no noise whatsoever except the birds. Pretty rare especially with it being so easy to access. We paddled out to an island which happened to be the home of a flock of Canadian Geese and their goslings. . #snowdonia #northwales #glyderau #lake #eveningstroll #susnset #sup #standuppaddle #mountainsup #standuppaddleboard #sparky #labrador #mountain #mountains #scenery #mountainscenery #landscapelovers

 38    1m    

Mr Sparks loves a beer by the river after a hard day in the canyon! . #snowdonia #northwales #relaxing #chillax #labrador #dogsofinstagram #labrador_lovers #labradors #victoriainn #llanbedr #beergarden #takiniteasy #river #sunset #dog #snowdoniaadventureactivities #sunsoutgunsout #bestdogever #sparky

 50    2m    

The forecast might not have been scorching but we had a good day exploring the West Face of Tryfan yesterday and we barely got rained on! A classic link up of the big route ‘Wrinkled Tower’ traversing in to the sublime rib section on ‘West Face Direct (Notch Arete’. Here’s grace high above the Ogwen valley, far from the crowds, loving the exposure! . #snowdonia #northwales #ogwen #ogwenvalley #climb #climbing #scrambling #cliff #mountain #mountains #tryfan #dontlookdown #exploring #adventure #llynogwen #landscape #mountainscenery #wales #rock #cliff #nature

 41    2m    

Greg getting stuck in to the final crux ‘fridge-hugging’ pitch on the classic Direct Route VS 5b on Dinas Mot today. We climbed both this and ‘The Cracks’ looking at tying in to a variety of belays and rope management whilst at the same time getting loads of great climbing in! . #northwales #snowdonia #llanberispass #dinasmot #climb #rockclimb #rockclimbing #tradclimbing #guiding #adventure #cliff #mountains #crux #dontfall #sunsoutgunsout #wildwales #experienceadventure #snowdoniaadventureactivities #heatwave #dryrock #abseil #landscape #mountainscenery

 60    2m    

We’ve been talking about it for a while but this afternoon we finally got the chance to go and climb Cream (E4 6a) at Tremadog. My first e4 and the route was awesome. Tricky e3 groove/3D climbing low down on sometimes spaced gear, followed by a steep, sustained and safe crack on the headwall. The final runout on jugs to the top was out there! . #tremadog #climb #climbing #tradclimbing #bwlchymoch #rockclimbing #northwales #multipitch #girlswhoclimb #climbing_lovers #climbinggirl #exposure #headwall #snowdonia #afterwork #adventure #climbing_is_my_passion #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #girlsthatclimb

 53    2m    

This time yesterday I met Tim in Tremadog for the morning of learning about trad climbing. We only had 3.5hrs but we still managed to do One Step in the Clouds VS 4c in 4 pitches, the top pitch of Grim Wall VS 4c and 3 abseils! We spent most of the time looking at building and tying in to belays, keeping safe abseiling, cleaning pitches and enjoying the rock and the sun! Great fun. . #snowdonia #tremadog #bwlchymoch #onestepintheclouds #northwales #climb #climber #climbing #climbing_lovers #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #rockclimbing #tradclimbing #abseil #abseiling #leadclimbing #uktrad #earlystart #sunsoutgunsout #bankholiday #mountains #cliff #adventure #findyourepic #experienceadventure

 58    2m    

‘Hardd’, more like harrowing! We went for the classic e2 on Carreg Hylldrem this afternoon. The crux pitch went ok, I had to give myself a bit of a talking to after the gearless balancy traverse but i got to what is described in the book as the peg and wire belay. It was a 5 peg and an insitu wire belay, but the wrong one! Apparently it’s the old belay on the ‘original way’ (gear is pretty knackered looking). The problem was rachel led off on p2 as described in the book but we were in the wrong place so ended up on some sketchy steep bold ground. Got out in the end though! Great climbing when we were on route and about as serious for the second as it is for the leader. . #snowdonia #northwales #climb #climbing #rockclimbing #carreghylldrem #tradclimbing #adventure #classicrock #bankholiday #climbergirl #girlswhoclimb #traverse #exposure #outthere #dontlookdown #tremadog #steepground #climbing_is_my_passion #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #afterwork

 67    2m    

Atmospheric and outrageous conditions on Clogwyn y Person Arête yesterday afternoon (grade 3). Bits of rain and mist, 50mph winds and fading light; we certainly had an adventure. I was very impressed with these guys from London, who’ve not done anything like this before. They took it in their stride and battled on. Crib y Ddysgyl was an unexpected danger zone, with gusts in the 60-80mph range, crossing was difficult but we made it safely in the end. A day I won’t forget for a long time I don’t imagine! Sometimes the hardest days are the best. . #snowdon #snowdonia #cwmglas #carneddugain #clogwynypersonarete #clogwynyperson #scrambling #climb #climbing #rockclimbing #outofyourcomfortzone #exposure #cliff #mountains #atmosphere #clouds #weather #adventure #mountaineering #snowdonsummit #snowdoniagram #dontlookdown

 56    3m    

Yesterday I took Gabe and Sam on a big trip up the Idwal Slabs looking at trad climbing and staying safe on the rock. We did the Ordinary route in 7 pitches, then scrambled off, did another pitch, looked at how to escape by abseil and by then it was 5pm (not before dropping my phone from the top of the pitch, 60ft to the floor!). Then I went over to Little Tryfan to meet Hannes and Jack for 3hrs or rescue practice until it got dark! . #snowdonia #idwal #cwmidwal #idwalslabs #ogwen #ogwenvalley #tryfan #climb #climbing #tradclimbing #rescue #mountains #mountaineering #northwales #rockclimbing #multipitch #outdoors #adventure #learntoclimb #springtime #sunsout #landscape #mountainscenery