/ Diff., V.Diff Climbs in North Wales
Little Tryfan. If you want a road side attraction
Sub Cneifion Rib
How about the Indian Face of V.Diffs - Wrinkle on Carreg Wastad.
> How about the Indian Face of V.Diffs - Wrinkle on Carreg Wastad.
That route is a sandbag at VD, the CC guide is more accurate with a S grade!!
Slanting Buttress Ridge Route on Lliwedd - suggested by someone here as a suitable route after a long layoff; done last weekend and highly recommended.
Spiral Stairs, Dinas Chromlech.
Are you after a good old mountain adventure, or a roadside easy access no fear route?
The big easy popular accessible and generally in condition classics I can think of without trying too hard are:
Idwal Slabs - Faith, Hope and Charity
Milestone Buttress - The Direct Route
E face of Tryfan - Grooved Arete, Gashed Crag, First Pinnacle Ridge
Dinas Cromlech - Flying Butress
Cwm Silyn - Outside Edge
Amphitheatre Buttress (VD) for a great mountaineering day out. Not hard but long and suprisingly exposed in a couple of places.
Grooved Arete arguably one of the best V Diffs in the country. Gradually increasing in commitment and exposure.Pre-dawn start or be prepared to queue! Also First and Second Pinnacle Ribs, Horned Crag Route all on Tryfan East Face (Diff to VD). Hope on Idwal Slabs (VD). A real classic, getting a little polished but fine in rock shoes if dry. Also Hope and Charity two further V Diffs on the Slabs. If you are going well, Tennis Shoes is a nice Severe with a sting in the tail!
Spiral Stairs and Flying Buttress are two great V Diffs with great exposure, particularly the former.
Milestone Buttress another classic Diff/V Diff - the final chimney is at the top end of the grade.
Outside Edge at Cwm Sylin, another classic V Diff. Great positions and suprisingly exposed for the grade
Avalanche and Red Wall on Lliwedd are a great V Diff mountain expeditions -testing route finding!
I found Little Tryfan boring with little technical interest as the angle is too benign even for Diffs
> . Hope on Idwal Slabs (VD). A real classic, getting a little polished but
> Now that has got to be the understatement of the year.
Polish is all in the mind....:)
I had a great Diff/VDiff/Loose Sandbag VDiff day yesterday of:
Parson's Nose and the arete (excellent bit of climbing amongst lots of good scrambling)
Cup of £1.95 tea on Snowdon (crux)
Slanting Buttress Ridge (all scrambling until you go off route!)
The down to the Pass for Wrinkle, which is a good route, but is somewhat disconcerting.
I think 'disconcerting' is a good word for Wrinkle. Probably even more so than Crackstone Rib. Good climbs, just a bit strange.
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