Aidan Roberts shares some words about his recent first ascent of Isles of Wonder Sit Start 8C+ in Ogwen Valley, the first of the grade in the UK and one of only two in the country following Will Bosi's recent ascent of Honey Badger.
After a half-hour rest, I felt recovered to muster up another attempt and quickly found myself scrambling over the top out. Hamish and I had discussed intense euphoria during one of the long walk-ins just a few days before and I hadn't, until that moment, discovered such a sensation in my climbing.
Would that make it the hardest problem in Wales, now? Nice one Aidan! I also spent a few summers on Enlli when I was younger (although I have to admit I left the fingerboard at home). My friend, Mari, is now one of the permanent wardens there and loving it by all accounts. I've been meaning to get back there!