Saturday, 20 December 2008

Craig y Forwyn - open

It has been closed for the last 20 years , that is until now after the BMC negotiated access to once popular limestone venue. There are a range of routes from VDiff upwards, though many of the routes need a good clean after years of neglect. All the routes are trad and are between 10 to 40m in height.
Myself and Adam went up the excellent Mojo and Scalar, the latter has been cleaned but still needs time to wash away some dirt. Adam accidentally helped the cleaning process pulling away a sizeable block from the route!
See http://www.climbers-club.co.uk/downloads/forwyn_lr.pdf for a guide to the crag. Please take careful note of new parking areas and the approach. To keep access please respect the area and be considerate to others living in the area.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

River Levels North Wales

Quick blast down the Seiont today which was at a medium to low level. I was in a kayak with Pete Firth and Adam Harmer in open boats. Other rivers had dropped off from last nights rain but more is due on Friday afternoon.
Kayaking Courses Wales
Outdoor Pursuit Courses

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

White Water in Scotland

It may have been a little cold, but good fun was had on the Spean Gorge then the next day the Orchy on a good medium level after a night of rain.
White Water Kayaking Courses
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Early Winter Conditions in Scotland




November and December have had below average temperatures - good for winter climbers in Scotland and Wales. The snow has had chance to go through a few freeze thaw cycles and is starting to develop into good neve.
Photos of Flutted Buttress Direct, Northern Corries, Rannoch Moor and North Buttress on Buachaille Etive Moor
Winter Mountaineering Courses