The forecasts were all over the place on Thurs eve. However, the met one this morning, seemed to ring true. Windy, light snow for some time then warming up in the afternoon.
I went to the Black Ladders today. Alistair came along for his first real expereince of mixed climbing, alongside visiting the Black Ladders for the fist time. I decided on Gallipoli V-5, as it has got 5 proper pitches giving a good mix of interest, its a classic and its in Cold Climb.
Turf was bomber and the crux lacking any neve or ice gave added interest.
Alistair top of P 3
Other teams were on Hedd Wyn, Tora Bora, Jacobs Ladder with another team on Gallipoli. There might have been others but with low cloud it was hard to see.
Went up trinity face, bit windy at times but had a great time on Central and R/H
Sat Sun and Monday look ok, bit blowy but not to warm.
Tim Neill, Chris Parkin and Nick Bullock made another raid and grabbed another objective that had been climbers minds for since last winter, see link
Finally IT IS HERE
The long awaited North Wales Winter Climbs will be in V12 this Saturday.
Pre order you copy here if you cannot get in V12 shop. Be one of the first to get your hands on copy and use it