A great adventure! The guide says to give the route a brush on the abseil down, so Gwen bought a useless plastic washing up scrubber in llanberis...unfortunately it turns out that once you've abseiled over the huge roof you're about 10m out in space away from the rock, so no brushing happened...I guess Gwen wasted a pound there! We arrived at the quarry at about 5.30 with only 2 hours of light left which made for a slightly stressful time, especially as we kept taking time to work out where to park, where to walk and where to ab down (use a couple of big trees directly above the middle of the huge roof). The first few metres of the 1st pitch were a bit wet & dirty (make sure it's been dry for a while as it says in the guide), then the rest of the pitch is good climbing with some cool run outs. The second pitch is well protected by bolts and has some great moves. As expected we ran out of light and I seconded the second pitch in the dark (it's always with Gwen!) At least I had a head torch this time. Overall pitch 1 is well worth at least E3,5c and is a bit scary for the second too as there's a bit of traversing. Pitch 2 is maybe just worth easy 6a, though no more than E3 because of the (6?) bolts. Having said that E4 seems quite fair overall considering the committing nature of the route. Ignore the 'hard 6a' scare grade someone gave...it definitely isn't. As the guide says one of the best E4's in the whole Llanberis valley and it is! The whole thing was a brilliant adventure...I hope to be back to Glyn Rhonwy for more soon...Bridge Across Forever next time..it looks awesome!
tim newton - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/13 with gwen lancashire