North Wales Winter - New Routesby Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Dec/2010
This news story has been read 7,903 times
New routes have been put up all over the place by several teams. The Black Ladders has as ever been a fruitful venue, with new mixed lines being picked like plums.
Some of the highlights on The Ladders have been Freyberg's Diversion (VI,7) from Adam Long and Ben Bransby, Yr Arianrhod (VII,6/7) from Owen Hayward and Martin Land and Trench Warfare (VII,6) from Keith Ball and Chris Parkin.
Full details of all these routes are on the V12 News Blog.
Tim Neill and Nick Bullock have been extremely active in the area too, making first ascents and rare repeats on a variety of cliffs.
First ascents included Old Nick (VI,6), Falling Angel (VII,7) on the Devil's Kitchen Cliffs, Ogwen and an epic sounding 6 pitch outing - Central Route (VII,7) on Llech Ddu.
Bullock, seconded by Tim Neill and Ray Wood, also made what is thought to be the second ascent of Terminator on the virtually road-side crag of Craig Ddu, Llanberis Pass. This 1985 Stevie Haston horror is a steep and thin ice climb (see crag shot above).
We recently came across an event at a bouldering wall in Hamburg, Germany named "Sei Boulderpate für einen Tag!" or... Read more
David Lama has made the first ascent of Avaatara, 9a, in the Baatara Gorge, Lebanon. According to the video, he was the first to... Read more
in Conwy, North Wales was a hive of activity this weekend as a swarm of top climbers descended and left behind some quality... Read more
11 year-old Welsh climber Leo Skinner has climbed both 7C and - also 7C - at in the space of just two... Read more