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Cyfrwy Cadair Idris, New Route

    Bipolar Complexity HVS 5a 92 metres This runs up the slab and overhangs to the left of Hyrib on the north face of Cadair. 40m. Start 2m left of the groove of pitch 1 of Hyrib. Ascended the slab via cracks directly to the overhangs at 20m surmount these via a corner capped... Continue Reading →

The View from Planet Gest, Martin Crook

“A great experience awaited us and one which forever set at rest any doubt which we could have had as to the wonders so near us” Conan Doyle, The Lost World Around half past two on a late August afternoon, Mel Griffiths and I having brewed up outside Erics café generally dismissing roped climbing activity... Continue Reading →

Welcome to the Lledr Dome, Martin Crook

  Somewhere between Akinari Vedas tales of a pale mysterious moon after rain, and Von Ryans express lies the Lledr. That is not literally so hardly matters. Miss the train from Roman Bridge to Llandudno Junction on a misty November night and, well, tell me about it! Maybe your car’s parked in Dolwyddelan, so walk... Continue Reading →

Graig Isa, Cwm Nantcol: Guide to Traditional Routes

OS Ref: 641260 Altitude:250 metres Approach time:15 minutes  Aspect:North west Drying:Reasonably quick drying Winter sun: No  Summer sun: Yes, late afternoon onwards Rock type: Rhinog Gritstone A selection of low lying, small scattered buttresses with a very straightforward approach (no wellies needed!) All the routes are slabby in nature and many are solos above sometimes good, sometimes bad... Continue Reading →

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