North Wales Weekend

Over the weekend the ClimbNow team had a meet up with some old friends in North Wales. On Saturday Euan and Paul visited Craig LLoer with Tina, Scott and Steve, whilst Andy, Rob and I climbed the Cneifon Arete before dropping down to climb on Clogwyn y Tarw.

Steve at Craig Lloer.

Rob and Andy on Cneifon.

Rob and Andy above Gully and Slab on Clogwyn y Tarw.

On Sunday there was an early morning ascent of Lighthouse Arete on Castell Helen for Tina, Scott, Steve, Euan and Paul followed by a visit to the very hot Holyhead Mountain where they caught up with Andy, Rob and I who’d started there in the morning.

After abseiling in to Lighthouse Arete.

Scott enjoying Lighthouse Arete.

Tina smiling on Lighthouse Arete.

Andy in the sun on Holyhead Mountain.

Monday saw a half day of climbing for the ClimbNow team at Penmaen Head before Euan and I headed north.

Euan questing upwards on Penmaen Head.

Paul leading at Penmaen Head.

North Wales and the Isle of Skye

I have just had a great seven days on the mountains and rock faces of the North Wales and Scotland.

Following the Lowland Leader Award Course last Sunday I drove to North Wales to meet Andrew. We had a good three days climbing on Tremadog, in the Ogwen Valley and on Gogarth.

The majority of the time the weather was excellent allowing us to complete the following routes; Christmas Curry (Micah Eliminate), Yogi, Shadrach, Ordinary Route on Idwal Slabs, Cneifon Arete, single pitch routes on Holyhead Mountain and Lighthouse Arete.

After our final route I drove North to meet the Falkirk High Tops Team. We drove to the Isle of Skye before having three good days in the Cuillin.

Emmanuelle, Gayle, Andy, John and I completed; Pinnacle Ridge, Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Bastier, the Bhastier Tooth, Sgurr Sgumain, Sgurr Alasdair, the Cioch and the traverse of Sgurr a’ Mhadaidh.

Nigel, Alec and Norrie completed; Blaven, Bruach na Frithe and Sgurr na Banachdich.

Once more Skye provided great adventures and great memories.

Andrew enjoying Lighthouse Arete.

Andrew enjoying Lighthouse Arete.

Great scrambling on Skye.

Great scrambling on Skye.



Bomber Harris leading Breaking the Barrier

Brugh, Bomber and I have been at Gogarth today. We climbed at Holyhead Mountain and Castell Helen. Routes climbed included Hat, Rock and Ice, D’Elephant, Breaking the Barrier and Lighthouse Arete. We did not see any other climbers but did spot one group practising Mountain Leader ropewrok.