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Arenig Newsflash!

July 2019 Pete Robbins finally links all of the traverses on the Bryn Dyfrgi, starting on the extreme left and continuing the full length of the wall to reach the 7b Martin Crocker route on the extreme right up which Pete climbed before pulling right to the large pocket and topping out on the pedestal.... Continue Reading →

Cyfrwy Cadair Idris, New Route

    Bipolar Complexity HVS 5a 92 metres This runs up the slab and overhangs to the left of Hyrib on the north face of Cadair. 40m. Start 2m left of the groove of pitch 1 of Hyrib. Ascended the slab via cracks directly to the overhangs at 20m surmount these via a corner capped... Continue Reading →

The View from Planet Gest, Martin Crook

“A great experience awaited us and one which forever set at rest any doubt which we could have had as to the wonders so near us” Conan Doyle, The Lost World Around half past two on a late August afternoon, Mel Griffiths and I having brewed up outside Erics café generally dismissing roped climbing activity... Continue Reading →

Welcome to the Lledr Dome, Martin Crook

  Somewhere between Akinari Vedas tales of a pale mysterious moon after rain, and Von Ryans express lies the Lledr. That is not literally so hardly matters. Miss the train from Roman Bridge to Llandudno Junction on a misty November night and, well, tell me about it! Maybe your car’s parked in Dolwyddelan, so walk... Continue Reading →

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