May 09 31
Work on the new Ogwen and Tremadog guidebooks continues at a pace… This weekend saw Don Sargeant doing a photo shoot in Ogwen for new action pictures, and the Tremadog team met at Eric’s cafe to check on script writing progress.
We got up too late (of course) to get involved in the Ogwen photo shoot, but we managed a long-ish day climbing on the Idwal Slabs, the Continuation Walls, and the Grey Arete. Finishing high on Glyder Fawr, on Y Gribin. Climbing three long routes stacked on top of each other with a pack made for an almost alpine style day. Even the weather was like summer in the Alps; hot and sunny!
Saturday evening we met up with Dave and Fiona for a BBQ at their camp site in Capel Curig.
Sunday morning the Tremadog team met at Eric’s cafe to check progress, and after that we dispersed to climb and check routes in various locations. Steve and I went to Craig y Llyn. What a lichenous and mossy place! This crag needs way more people to climb it and clean the routes up; they are probably all quite nice when clean. Preferring to stay alive (and not spend all day removing the dirt) we climbed Thirty-Nine Steps, supposedly E1 5a, more like 6a and certainly not E1…
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