Ice Climbing on Welsh Slateby Ray Wood/DMM Jan/2009
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Ray Wood reports at the DMM website,
"Climbing a sustained 25 metre ice pitch only a few yards from the road, with bolts for protection and a lower-off, isn't your everyday Welsh winter outing.
Sometimes we don't even notice what is right under our noses. But not Adam Wainwright. During this continuing cold spell (minus 10C around Capel Curig last night) Adam had been watching a glistening line of ice steadily thicken on The Rippled Slab at the back of Bus Stop Quarry, barely two minutes walk from the road. "
Full report with photos at www.dmmclimbing.com
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