More Classics and one ruined view

Me on the outrageous top pitch of Tantalus, Tremdog. A hidden gem of an E1.

Another great day today, blue skies and sunshine for the early birds. I headed to the Gwynant with Si and we climbed Gallop Step a classic HVS traverse that starts and finishes at the base of the cliff and follows a rainbow like arch below an overhang.

We then drove round Meol Siabod and climbed on Craig Adar, it is a totally stunning crag but one which is hidden. Access is in my mind brilliant, as where else do you have to knock on the door of the local farmer and ask whether you can climb on his crag. He will only let up to four people on at a time. He seemed a really nice guy and I can totally see why he doesn’t want hords of climbers crashing the peace and tranquility that you find on his land.

I didn’t take any pictures here, but the crag is really spectacular although the easiest of the best lines is E2 which itself keeps most climbers away. We did the one of these and it is steep yet most of the climbing is in balance.

Me on Gallop Step in Nant Gwynant another fine gem in the second prettiest valley we visited that day.Si on Gallop StepCraig Dhu Wall, personally the classic view is somewhat marred by the new hospital.

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