Saturday, 8 January 2011

The waiting is finally over

Today the North Wales Winter Climbing Guide ( Interim ) went on sale in V12.

With a good stream of climbers turning up to buy the guide and the main team of contributors gathering to welcome the guide onto the shelves, a good morning was had at V12.

It must be noted,  that this guide is the work of a variety of climbers,  many local, who have supported this project. Without their work, the guide would not be as up to date and as interesting.

Tim Neill, Streaky Desroy, Chris Parkin, Rich Stone, Owen Hayward and Geoff Bennett are the main group that have given their time. However, there happens to be quite a list of others who have helped out in some form.

Simon and I would like to thank you all for your help and we all hope that any one getting hold of a guide finds it a valuable and welcome addition to their collection.

The scene in the V12 cafe this morning just after the guide arrived. Left to right: Jon Ratcliffe, Mark 'Baggy' Richards (guide author), Rhys Huws, Streaky Desroy, Nick Bullock, Keith Ball, Donald King, Tim Neill and daughter Photo: Si Panton

Tim Jepson reports from Friday :

It's still winter up there!

Despite a miserable forecast, there was no wind on Glyder Fach today and climbing conditions on Arch Gully were excellent.  What a wonderful route!  Great moves, safe stances, even better protection and ab back down to the sacs for lunch.  No complaints!

Photo:  Dave Williams smiling his way up the final moves of Arch Gully

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