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|Gwynedd > Ysgolion Duon (Black Ladders) >
|Flanders Summer LIne|| VII 8|
Western Gully >>
|6 pitches. Follows the Summer line of flanders to the belay at the top of the 4th pitch overlooking western gully. Here we headed right up grassy ledges to rejoin the summer line at the next belay.
1. 35m (6) As for Flanders
2. 30m (8) Move left on turfy ledges for two metres, then climb a steep groove up to the overhang. Pull through this (crux) and climb the continuation groove above, to reach a good ledge below a line of overhangs.
3. 33m (6) Traverse a few metres left and break through the overhangs trending leftwards, then after about five metres, diagonally rightwards on turf and rock, to reach a good belay to the right of a large flake and at the base of a large groove above. (the summer line goes behind the large flake)
4. 40m (6) Climb the groove, which gets harder towards the top, then move diagonally rightwards over easy ground to reach a ledge overlooking Western Gully.
5. 40m (5) Follow turf ledges parallel to the ridge, until the crest can be gained via turfy grooves. follow the ridge to the large terrace.
6/7.100m (4) As for Flanders. |
Dave Garry & Simon Frost 10/Jan/2010
Photo: Dave about to start the crux © frost
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This climb is in 2 logbooks, and on no wishlists.
on a par with Citadel. strenuous crux pulling through the overhang then 10ft of unprotected thin moves up a steep slab.
frost - AltLd - 10/Jan/10 with D Garry
would like to say onsite but had been on the first two pitches last year and popped off the crux pitch on that attempt....
in a bit better nic this year so it went a tad better.
mux - AltLd - 10/Jan/10 with frost