After getting an early call from a from a friend and turning him down on the offer of some winter climbing, i eventually changed my mind and headed up into Cwn Glas for a slap up Parsley Fern. Simon decided we should climb Sinister Gully instead and grade III.
I had only taken my light weight axes meant for ski touring, so i was like trying to climb with two toffee hammers, the winter climbing equivalent of turning up for a knife fight with a twig! As we got to the crux pitch, which was quite thin, I had almost decided to traverse into the easy gully, when I realised that the person belaying the leader in the gully was another Simon, both Simon and I knew. So I managed to blag a rope round the waist for this pitch.
At the top I meet Will, so there were three member of the Llanberis rescue team in the same gully. It was almost social! We eventually met up with Simon and Will later, and walk to LLanberis. Not before we joked at whether it was worth us descending looking at the general way some people were equipped!
Simon who i was with went down to solo up one of the Trinity’s, whilst I was going to head down. Instead I was drawn to see how badly equipped the people on the hill were. I was so shocked I ended up meeting Simon back on the summit. Walking down I had to actually laugh at some people. Jeans and Silver Shadow trainers didn’t seem appropriate, Unfortunately my camera batteries had died.
Here are some piccies! I will do another blog on peoples incompetence.