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 →

New sport venue in Blaenau: Badychain

Badychain is the wall visible from Tan y Grisiau main street which faces south across the railway line. A short walk through a tunnel below the track drops you at the foot of the wall where there are now approx 30 sport routes ( several of which are still projects)

Pennal Quarry: Guide to Sports Routes

Pennal Quarry (banned at present  but Elfyn Jones has been in touch with the farmer)   From right to left as you enter the quarry: Van Diemans Land (6c, 12.11.2008) The steep thin wall with technical climbing. TT JD Reflexological  (7a+,  20.11.2008) The left edge of this wall is very sustained with a difficult sequence at halfway. TT  The... Continue Reading →

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