Work done time to play

The Groove on Llech Ddu, a simply stunning E1/
The Groove on Llech Ddu, a simply stunning E1/

Since my last blog I have spent two days teaching climbing for the conway centre. Then four days two walking up Siabod and two teaching climbing to Army Cadets from Scotland out of Capel Curig camp. Interestingly my of School were also there and managed to catch up with a friends mum who helps out at the school.

Friday I tried to catch up with RockFax work putting in more detail in cloggy and slate. Then it was up the pass in the evening. We headed to Craig Cwm Glas Bach and climbing Spitting Image, a burly HVS. The crag had just come back into the sun and was furiously hot. It was an ideal time to climb it because for once it is dry. We then climbed The Stebbing, which was ultimately much easier than when I last did it in damper conditions. It was probably easier than Spitting Image.

Today I headed to a new crag for me and climbed The Groove on Llech Ddu. A simply fantastic 6 pitch E1. Really interesting collection of pitches that are rarely dry. However today there was barely any water on the route. What was more unbelievable was that despite being the first day of the school holidays and a saturday, with awesome weather we had the whole crag to ourselves and only saw three walkers all day pass us, five if you include two lone figures on Yr Elin.

Not sure what tomorrow brings but I am off work for about 10 days before another five days teaching climbing. I can only hope that the weather holds and we don’t get any thunderstorms.

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