Fairbourne beach near Dolgellau
This cliff now has 50+ problems of good quality all details will begin the Snowdonia South Bouldering Guide 2022 Neanderthal Area The steep smooth walls around the cave have a high-concentration of high-calibre lines, and, as such, may be the hard-climber’s highlight at Fairbourne. Jumping down seems the most logical option for most problems. For... Continue Reading →
Video: Corris, The Stone Traverse by Terry Taylor
July 2019 Pete Robbins finally links all of the traverses on the Bryn Dyfrgi, starting on the extreme left and continuing the full length of the wall to reach the 7b Martin Crocker route on the extreme right up which Pete climbed before pulling right to the large pocket and topping out on the pedestal.... Continue Reading →
Bird Rock (Craig Aderyn) New Traditional Line
Bird Rock ( Craig aderyn )is in the Dysynni valley by Tywyn, south Meirionnydd This new addition is to the right of the Bastion: American Girl E3 6a 21.7.12 15m. Scrabble around or climb the dark overhung wall to belay at the large grass ledge below the short steep wall. 20m. Begin at the base... Continue Reading →
The Hurt Locker and The Replicant, Martin Crook
Sometimes, bouldering can quite literally almost blow you away...
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 →
Clogwyn Spot, Craig Ysgor y Gwyn: Guide to Traditional Routes
A good, steep and isolated buttress sits on the northern banks of the gorge of Ysgor y Gwyn, where the gorge enters the forest above the car park of Cwm Bychan. The straight forward approach from the car park is across the field below the Cwm Bychan farmhouse by the car park. Cross the wooden... Continue Reading →
The Roman Steps, Rhinog Fawr: Guide to Traditional Routes
OS reference: 660 294 These are the tiers rising up the hillside to the south of the Roman Steps and are easily approached from the east. Once through the forest and onto the moorland track the tiers can be seen on the left. Many are well documented in the 2002 guide but there have been... Continue Reading →
Hylldrem Ap Feddw: Essay by Martin Crook
I'm not George Orwell, just a boulderer about to be videoed on a phone.