Sunday, 1 May 2011

Day Off!!! - Rock Climbing in the Llanberis Pass

Just back from a great relaxed afternoon of climbing in the Llanberis Pass with Jen. The weather continues to be sunny although a strong wind from the East is just taking the edge of the temperatures. We decided to head to Craig Ddu - the black crag near Nant Peris which is wet for most of the year. After this spell of dry weather it is in good condition so we wanted to get some routes done there before the monsoon arrives!

We started up Orpheus E2, which has a deceptively steep and pumpy first pitch and linked this to the direct finish to Rift wall which is a sandbag at HVS!! This gives a good 3 pitch combo at 5b, 4c, 5b/c.

Next I went and sampled the awesome Sea Panther E1 - a great route on lovely warm, black rock. Get on it now before it gets wet again for another 10 months!!

Heaven - Llanberis Pass in the Spring

Jen enjoying the sun!

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