Today was goi g to be another day, scaring ourselves stupid on Main Cliff at Gogarth, the weather looked set for a nice day, but in the final approaches to Holyhead, we noticed that the Cigareete and matches were obscured in what looked like a thick mist. Fear the dreadded sea fret, we headed toward Rhoscolyn, that was looking warmer, sunnier and fret free.
No sooner than we were walking in then the misyt clear out across holyhead, still Rhoscolyn is an awesome place. So we went down and Simon hadn’t climbed the The Sun an absolutely classic E3 up a steep groove. He practically ran up it, unlikely me, where I came unstuck entering the off-width slot half way up! Nevermind, its is still early season, and I am really feeling the lack of climbing hard that I have missed out on by travelling around south america and then walking in Scotland. It is going to take a bit of a fight to get back to anywhere near the form I was on last year.
After The Sun which was bathed in a the sun, we headed round to sea cave zawn via fallen block and climbed ‘Tomorrow has been cancelled (due to lack of interest), which was my 90th route at gogarth from the old 1986 graded list. Not bad seeing as like today I have done some routes many times, so climbing 90 different routes at the crag is about 16 years of effort!
After Tomorrow… I attempted the first pitch of Mask of the Red Death, and my confidence in my ability not to get too pumped wained, so I scuttled back from the start of the hour-glass slab, and Simon finished the day by running up some left hand variant to the Little Queenie slab. A grand day out, looking forward to tomorrow, which definitely hasn’t been canceled!