It was a lovely day when I looked out of my window this morning, however the shorts I had dressed myself in seemed a littel too casual after I went out the front door and into cloudier and windier weather. The moral of the story is just like crossing a road look both ways before commiting to dressing or crossing, but preferably not cross dressing.
The plan was to head up the Pass so we did what any sensible climber should do, and help Snowdon by leaving the car at home, and getting the old Sherpa Bus up the Pass, which is now down to £1 a ride, cheapest ride in town! Although it is about to go up to £1.10. Walking into the Cromlech it didn’t look too busy, and I was hoping that the car parking issue would have kept the crag quiet, and looking up from the road I was hopeful.
Unfortunately the looking up means that a small army of climbers can hide on the many ledges, and we were surprised to see so many teams, and basically struggled to see where they have come from. We eventually plumped for Ivy Sepulcar as it looked free from traffic, only when Llion reach the ledge did he realise that there were already people on it.
A good hour wait and Liion and I point Katie at the pitch, she walked up with disappointing, ease, and I was glad they could see me struggle, although I suspect they heard the grunts as I thrutch through the crux! It was then time for us to descend back to Llanberis, where like true bums we thumbed it home, after realising that the Sherpa bus might not every turn up! Certainly not in teh 30 minutes we were waiting!
Anyway a lovely day out, the sun shone although my climbing didn’t, I think I have issues with the cromlech, I was having a lovely day until I walked past the spot where we rescued a student after a nasty fall, not to mention Tom another student who wasn’t so lucky! It sometimes seems very hard to get away from these thngs.