Friday, 19 December 2008

New route V11-7 on Glyder Fach

3rd December 2008

Back out on hill. Visited Glyder Fach again this time with Owen Samuel and Rocio Seimens. We did the first winter ascent of Arch Gully, D in summer,  giving a great IV-5 with a cracking top pitch. Next was first winter ascent of Arch Chimney a HS 4b which gave a good crux at IV-6 being well protected.

Next came a new route. Sharing some ground with Arch Chimney,  we added a new independent first pitch V-6 followed by a new final pitch which we think is VII-7 ? This gave ace thin climbing. Rocio lead the crux pitch, with poor gear to start with.