Introduction to multi-pitch climbing in North Wales.

Huw and Tom are going from complete beginners to climbing a 550m route on Mount Kenya this summer and I took them to North Wales for their first experience of climbing on rock. On the Saturday we climbed Charity on Idwal Slabs, a great introduction to multi-pitch climbing, followed by Original Route on Holly Tree Wall and Groove Above on Continuation Wall – nearly 700 feet of quality climbing on a fine sunny day. On the Sunday we climbed Two-Pitch Route and the brilliant Marble Slab on Clogwyn Bochlwyd, both in long, sustained and interesting pitches of climbing.
“This has been my best day in a long time!” – Tom after cruising the crux moves on Original Route.
On our way into Cwm Idwal.

On our way into Cwm Idwal.

Huw belaying at the start of Charity.
Huw belaying at the start of Charity.
Cruising up the first pitch of Charity.
Cruising up the first pitch of Charity.
On the first belay ledge of Charity.
On the first belay ledge of Charity.
At the second belay of Charity with Llyn Idwal in the background.
At the second belay of Charity with Llyn Idwal in the background.
Huw climbing the corner on the third pitch of Charity.
Huw climbing the corner on the third pitch of Charity.
Big smiles at the end of a great day.
Big smiles at the end of a great day.
Unknown climber on Clogwyn Bochlwyd.
Unknown climber on Clogwyn Bochlwyd.
Just below the overlap on Marble Slab.
Just below the overlap on Marble Slab.
Huw topping out on Marble Slab.
Huw topping out on Marble Slab.
Posted: May 25th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Multi Pitch Climbing, North Wales, Trad Climbing | No Comments »

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