23    2h    

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

 54    1d    

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    2w    

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

 56    2w    

‘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

 68    3w    

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    3w    

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

 40    3w    

After a trip down the canyon with Stewart and co, we had great afternoon with Rhodri, learning about trad climbing. We climbed the classic Kirkus’ Climb Direct, Severe, 200ft, in 8 pitches! We focused on cleaning the gear from a pitch, lead belaying, building belays and how to tie in to anchors safely. Thanks again Rhodri, I’m sure we’ll return to Clogwyn yr Oen soon! . #snowdonia #northwales #blaenauffestiniog #cwmorthin #tanygrisiau #climb #climbing #leadclimbing #tradclimbing #learntoclimb #learntolead #mountain #mountains #bigroute #outdoors #adventure #exposure #outdoorclimbing #funinthesun

 38    3w    

A pretty amusing day of adventure in North Wales with these guys today. We had what would normally be a pretty placid day on the estuary this morning but it was more like battleships! In the afternoon the boys went for a proper swim and took on our Canyon Xtreme trip, accompanied by last minute addition to the team, Amy. Hopefully a day to remember, and nicely setup for a good night on the town in Bangor! . #snowdonia #northwales #kayak #kayaking #estuary #river #porthmadog #dwyryd #canoeing #canoe #mountains #beach #sun #kayak #canyoning #stag #ladladlads #swimming #capsize #capsized #goingswimming #dwyrydestuary #ladsontour

 39    3w    

The chimney pitch! This short grovel is part of Tryfan’s grade 3 ‘South Rib’. Pretty entertaining thrutching and at least it doesn’t last long. On rereading the guidebook, it may appear that we didn’t do the full pitch! The description seems to suggest you don’t go for the light but instead carry on up and exit in the opposite direction. I didn’t notice this, as it was it was hard enough with a bag on! Thanks Rhodri for the photo, GoPro does it a bit of justice. . #snowdonia #northwales #ogwen #ogwenvalley #tryfan #scramble #scrambling #oldskool #chimney #widecrack #climbing #climb #rockclimbing #mountaineering #mountain #cave #cantfalloff #followthelight #lightattheendofthetunnel #aimhigh

 49    4w    

Another nice day out on Tryfan with Olly for PyB on one of AMI’s training workshops. We looked at short roping and short pithching in ascent and descent, anchor choice, direct and indirect belays, and moving together with clients on easy but high consequence ground. We stayed around the lower parts of the North ridge mainly on the West side before descending the lower part of Wrinkled Tower. I learnt a lot, thanks for a really valuable day out guys! . #snowdonia #northwales #climb #climbing #rockclimbing #tryfan #ogwen #ogwenvalley #abseil #abseiling #scrambling #mountaineering #ami #mountains #landscape #rock #training #proffesionaldevelopment #glyders #mountains #plasybrenin

 49    4w    

We had a fortunate day scrambling on Tryfan despite the uncertain forecast of rain/hail and howling winds. A successful ascent of South Rib on the East Face, a nice weaving grade 3 with a few testing pitches; namely a couple of exposed ribs and one chockstone chimney pitch (you can imagine)! The sun was out and we didn’t really get rained on. Rhodri and Harvey were great pupils and learnt a bit about moving with a rope, keeping safe on exposed terrain and using natural anchors for belays. 5hrs car to car, not bad at all! . #snowdonia #tryfan #glyders #climb #climbing #rockclimbing #scrambling #mountains #adventure #exploring #summit #panorama #landscape #wales #mountainsofwales #climbing_lovers #mountaineering #hiking #landscapephotography #tryfanmountain #ogwen #ogwenvalley #mountainscenery #mountainsformiles

 40    4w    

We stayed dry this morning in the world famous Llanberis Pass. Mark and Colin (73?!?) had a good climb up the 3 pitch Carreg Wastad classic ‘The Wrinkle’. Interesting rock (interlocked Basalt columns, fractured in to hexagonals because this is the most efficient way of losing heat when solidifying from lava). Some of the rock is not beyond suspicion, likewise the gear. A pretty serious route for VDiff! . #snowdonia #northwales #rockclimbing #climbing #climb #llanberis #llanberispass #carregwastad #tradclimbing #oldguysrule #geology #rocks #basalt #alpine #traditional #oldskool #mountains #mountaineering #mountainlandscape #valley #pass #cromlech

 53    4w    

We were optimistic today but the weather never really sorted itself out in the Ogwen valley. Conditions were ‘adventurous’ on Idwal Buttress, a nice long rambling grade 2 scramble, off to the right of the main slabs. Sam and Ben had a good day nonetheless, Ben being especially well prepared with a flask and an actual cup; very civilised! Plenty of rain and the odd gust of wind added to the experience. Cheers guys! . #snowdonia #ogwen #ogwenvalley #idwal #cwmidwal #idwalslabs #scrambling #climbing #mountaineering #adventure #rockclimbing #climb #mountain #glyders #mountaintop #inittowinit #rain #dontlookdown #bums #bangoruni #bangoruniversity

 80    4w    

Llyn Ogwen looking very nice indeed. The weather over the last few days has been spectacular, normally May and June are very nice but summer weather in April is fairly unusual. 18° no winds no clouds, the perfect climate for getting outside. The best thing is that the mountains are deserted midweek. We couldn’t see anyone for miles! . #snowdonia #ogwen #ogwenvalley #llynogwen #lake #glacier #ribbonlake #reflection #sun #mountains #landscape #bluesky #northwales #glyder #summer #landscape #landscape_lovers #climbing #scrambling #hiking #exploring #landscapephotography #wildlife #mountaineering #mountainscape

 37    4w    

We managed to get down to Tremfest this afternoon after a session in the river! A great event held most years at tremadog; volunteers meet up to do some annual adventure gardening, sorting out the crag and all its overgrown approaches! We weren’t able to go do any actual climbing unfortunately because we got too stuck in to excavating the horrendous approach to ‘The Grasper’ an awesome e2, one of the best at Tremadog before a quick super sweep of the rock steps that were lost to mud on the approach to Fang buttress. Flipflops weren’t ideal, one of my shoe got accidentally left back at the river. I’ve still got all my toes though, but the Clapton’s Crack scramble was a bit awkward! The sun was out, lots of raffle goodies to be had, friendly faces and free beer! . #snowdonia #northwales #tremadog #tremfest #crag #cleanup #gardening #adventure #community #rockclimbing #climbing #climbingfestival #bwlchymoch #bmc #dmm #climb #tradclimbing #cleaning #cleanup #mountains #jungle

 55    1m    

Nice day doing a big lap of Ogwen doing some nav practice interspersed with a few scrambles! We walked in to Llyn Idwal and climbed the NE Ridge of Y Garn, a fun grade 2 near the top. Then round over to Glyder Fawr and down Seniors Ridge and into Cwm Cneifion to climb the classic Cneifion Arête, an awesome alpine-style grade 3. 7hrs car to car, beautiful sun all day long! This is why we love wales. . #snowdonia #ogwen #ogwenvalley #idwal #llynidwal #northwales #climb #climbing #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #girlswhoclimb #climbergirl #scrambling #cneifionarete #shortroping #mountaineering #mountain #mountains #summit #exploring #adventure

 69    1m    

A bit of a melancholy scramble this afternoon up Llechog Ridge; a grade 2 that rises from the Llanberis pass to meet the railway line that climbs snowdon. The climbing is fairly broken and there’s no obvious line; pick and choose obstacles at will. Nice rainbow as we descended a vague path back down towards Nant Peris. . #snowdonia #snowdon #llechog #scrambling #rockscrambling #crag #cliff #climbing #rockclimbing #rockclimber #mountains #mountain #ridge #ridgeline #rainbow #clouds #rainyday #llanberis #llanberispass #wheresthegold #mountainscape #landscape #landscapephotography #landscape_lovers #mountaineering #wales #mountains🗻 #mountaineer

 37    1m    

We got up early yesterday for a morning guide up Christmas Curry at Tremadog. Mark opted for the Micah Finish for a bit of added excitement and difficulty. The line takes the headwall direct up a thin crack to the airy arête at the top. The dry rock was drawing the crowds with about 12 people on the buttress! All good banter, and the sun came out, a good morning and a classic tick! . #snowdonia #northwales #tremadog #climbing #rockclimbing #tradclimbing #threesacrowd #rock #christmascurry #guiding #multipitch #sunsoutgunsout #partnerworkout

 76    1m    

Yesterday afternoon we had a trip round the Llanberis Slate Quarries following a route named Snakes and Ladders. It’s a fairly adventurous outing that takes you on a wild lap, climbing chains, ladders, exploring tunnels and abseiling between levels. Mega atmosphere up there, lots of swirling cloud and we couldn’t see much. Basically life was in monochrome! Here we are traversing back along the Fruitbat level in Australia. The quarries are vast. It’s difficult to get a true grasp of the work that went on here, the lives and the tales of the people that called this place home. . #llanberis #slate #slatequarry #slatequarries #dinorwig #dinorwic #dinorwicquarry #grey #monochrome #rock #adventure #exploration #underground #industrialarcheology #welshhistory #welshslate #timemachine