Monday, 19 July 2010

Dry Rock and Full Rivers

Over the last week we have been busy with a variety of groups and schools, from white water with Barnston Scout Group and Royston School to Multi-Pitch climbing.

The rivers have all been full over the last week providing local venues for courses and early morning runs down the Ogwen before work.

Even with the rain we have also found dry rock, using various coastal crags including Tremadog, Holyhead Mountain, Orme and even over to Maeshafn near Mold on Sunday.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Tremadog and the Pass

Last week I took Tiny and Mat out climbing. They wanted to enjoy some multi-pitch routes but also begin the process of becoming independent climbers.

After a little bouldering we went up Western Slabs on Dinas Mot then with the onset of rain some belay building at Willy's Crag over in a drier Ogwen Valley.

The next day started a little wet. We went down to Tremadog and jumped on Striptease which was dry bordering on soaking wet - not an ever-dry route today. The afternoon cleared and the boys experienced their first lead on Boo-Boo and then finished the day on Yogi.


Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Gorge Scrambling

On Monday I was out with a friendly and enthusiastic group of sixth formers going extreme in the gorge. We managed to ascend and descend before most had started.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

White Water Kayaking - the rain returned

The end of last week I took Hal out for his first experiences of kayaking. Fortunately the rain returned overnight on Thursday providing high enough levels for the local rivers and sunshine to enjoy it in. We had a trip down to Jim's Bridge on the Llugwy.