Monday, February 6, 2012

A broard church...

I've got out quite a bit since I last posted and have been super busy so haven't managed to update.

Here goes...

Thursday night - Gareth and I headed out after work and did a moonlight ascent of Cneifion Arete. We did two short pitches before moving together for the top section. It's a good little outing and would be great introduction to mixed climbing.

Gareth on pitch one of Cneifion Arete.
Gareth leading pitch two.
 Saturday - Nikki and I got up early and met Gareth in Ogwen just before 7. It was super warm, but ever optimistic we walked up to try Arch Gully on Glyder Fach. It was very warm with no hoar when we got to the bottom so we sacked it off and headed for Bristly Ridge instead. Gareth made a slight navigational mishap, and ignored Nikki's protestations, whilst I shirked at the back. After a little detour we eventually arrived at the bottom of the route. Nikki's psyched was low by this point so she headed back the car. Gareth and I quickly soloed Bristly ridge, which I'd never done before and thoroughly enjoyed. Another good route to do as one's first mixed route.

Gareth and Nikki in the car park.
Thumbs down - Gareth below an out of nick Arch Gully.
Garth on Bristly Ridge.
Sunday - The send trained headed to Porth Ysgo for a spot of bouldering. It was minging and greasy when we arrived so we all pissed about and did the Ysgo Challenge. Top effort Ballsford for doing it one handed! Eventually it dried off and we did a few problems before heading back to Bangor and cooking a giant roast for everyone.

Nikki looking scary!
My girlfriend is really strong!
What really happened!

DC trying not to be a fag!
Didn't know I was this strong!
There can be only one and he's got itchy balls!

We did some bouldering too. Me on a V2.
Monday - Thaw so Ben, Livingstone, Burdy, Taylor and I went for a run. We parked at PYB and ran (well I walked) up Moel Siabod and along the fence over the Moelwyns. After a while it got a bit late and as we only had one head torch between us we decided to bail down the Nant Gwynant. A massive thanks to the total heroes who gave five smelly lads a lift back to PYB in the back of their Land Rover.

Ben, Taylor and Burdy running down from Moel Siabod.
Ben enjoying the snow and the sun.
Ben and Livingstone jammed in the back of the Landy.

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