Thursday Lee Roberts, Stu Stanley and myself went up to the East Face of Bristly Ridge. We did the first winter ascent of great Tower Buttress HS 4B
This gave in our mind a 3 star outing with four quality pitches, IV-4 / V-7 / V-5 / V-6 ( overall V-7 ) Bit of a wade to get up but another great day out. Quite Cairngorm like.
Lee on Crux
Baggy on P3
Stu on P4
Just to keep you informed of life in the deep south!
Nant Cafn fall is the name of the attached picture, near Llanymawddwy. Very wet surprisingly since it was minus a lot I think, and hard to get off the ground. Lots of deep powder to wade through!
Daf Davis..............pulling over the top whining about being wet! What could I say! Cheers Andy Hall
Even if the locals are not here, there is always a way. Chris Guest bags a new route of the Dovestones on his Xmas break.
Tortoise and the Hare VI 6
1st Pitch 6 130ft - Climb up Initiation corner for 50ft to grassy ledge. Traverse right(5m) to gain the scooped groove of Whipper In. Follow this leftwards moving out round its left edge to a pedestal. Continue up turf and cracks to a large flake. Traverse right and belay in the cave.
2nd Pitch 6 30ft - Exit the cave rightwards and hang tough!
3rd Pitch 5 40ft - Climb the wall just left of the chimney of Browns route to reach the top.
Pics of Rob T seconding.
Also a late post last time, so some might not have seen it.
Tim Neil and NickBullock have been like kids in a sweet shop of late FULL DETAILS AND SOME TOP PICS FROM RAY WOOD AND THE TEAM - VISIT DMM SITE
Appendix has been in nick last few days and had a few ascents some exciting !!
Owen Hayward on Appendix - from turf to ice in a few days - Not a bad xmas present