A good start to the climbing season

You can never predict the  weather – after a disappointing winter (that means no snow in Scotland) early April brought cool but dry and sunny conditions. Des and myself had two consecutive Sundays at the Moelwyns where we took full advantage to brush the rust off. 

 

The second Sunday we introduced new club members to the joys of multi pitch climbing. Des can be seen on the second pitch of Slack, having made the slightly alarming moves onto the arête. The Easter forecast was not encouraging so a trip to Pembroke was considered the best prospect for climbing. Rich, Ellie and myself camped near St Davids and had two pretty good days. The first at Initiation slabs and Porth Y Ffynnon where I led Cracked Wall (VS). The second day we travelled to Stennis Head where I led Highland Fling (HS) and Quickstep (VS), we retreated back to St David’s after since the crag became overpopulated. We retraced our steps from the previous day to Velvet Wall where Rich took the opportunity to flex his muscles on Chinon (HVS) and Shiraz (E1). The following Sunday a small team of Bram, Roger, Des and myself set out for Craig Cywarch with the intention of repeating the climbs Acheron and Doom. These turned out to be heavily endowed with vegetation so uninspired by the prospect of much gardening we retreated around onto the south facing buttress of Tap Y Craig and made along awaited ascent of Willow the Wisp (V Diff) this proved entertaining and enjoyable in the sun. So to sum up after an initial setback we pulled off a cracking wee climb in good company.

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