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Saturday, 21 May 2011

Classic Rock

It's been a busy spell.....
Rockin at the Sage
May 9th Loudon Wainwright III
May 16th - Sufjan Stevens
May 17th - Zombies
May 18th - N Wales climbing debut

Sufjan takes majestic flight.

Moving stuff here
And so to Wales.....
Arrived at the Chamois Hut after 3 hour drive by BP.  Offload and straight to Tremadog.  Queues for Christmas Curry so opted for Valeries Rib (HS) - BP up P1 and linked boldly with P2.

A climber on P2  
© gary.barr,UKC

Back to hut for proper curry courtesy Mrs P, gathering and regrouping for tomorrow's Tryfan venture. 

Second Pinnacle Ridge 165m (570 feet) Vdiff 6 pitches.  
A Big Day in North Wales

© AndyKeen UKC

No good pictures from the route, but here is a summit shot
Route into Tryfan

walk in 70 minutes 
450m gain 
1.2 miles

Friday 20th dawned dull and windy.  Early foray into Cwm Idwal thwarted by gales and torrential rain.  Bailed back to the Chamois hut for brunch and bomb back home.

I've seen the future and it's in Wales 

© OwenF UKC

 These routes next?
© OwenF UKC

Friday, 6 May 2011

Stickling with it

Wednesday 4th May
After confab on options settled on Pavey Ark.  Been dry for weeks, so hopefully no drainage.

Mr P(ink) checks it all out.  Blimey.

Crescent Slabs (BP,AT) and Gwynnes Chimney (PMcG).
 Peter thinking about Gwynne.

Arete option at Bold Severe?

70 minutes in.  50 minutes out.

BDITN. Official.

More pictures here

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

A Royality Tour

Woodman's Cottage at Thornthwaite Farm

Two good walks planned, varied and delivered, all options catered for.  Also short walk round the fell on Friday afternoon
Saturday; Up to Goat Water then high level team up C.O.M. then back via Swirl How. Lower team back via Bannistead quarry.
Sunday; Circular walk in the Duddon Valley;

What a fantastic weekend! More pictures on-line here

Sound's of Royality listen here (I gotta better way)