Friday, 27 March 2009

Axle Attack

Despite the worrying return to wet and windy weather in the mountains of North Wales I managed to get a quality days climbing in at the Great Orme, Llandudno. The best of the routes I climbed was the historic and superb Axle Attack. Nowadays it is well bolted and gets a sports grade of 7a+ but when it was first put up in 1981 by M Griffiths and L McGinley it was E5. This route initiated a new route boom at Pen Trwyn in the 80's, many of which where put up by the likes of moffat, moon and pollit. The orme is a great venue for when the weather is not looking good in the mountains and has a good mix of sport and trad climbing.