Freshers Trip - North Wales

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Hill Walking

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Saturday

Route Length Time
Snowdon, from Rhyd Dhu ? ?

From carpark, walk on footpath heading East for 3.5km, then head North on the ridge of Snowdon to the summit. Then Descend towards the North, following train tracks. Take the path to the West, following the Ranger track. After the reservoir, take bearing cross country to return to Rhyd Dhu CP.


Scrambling

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Two groups went scrambling on each day, on Saturday one group went up the Nantle Ridge, a classic scramble along a narrow ridge, and the other group went up Carneddau Dayydd from the Llech Ddu Spur (the umbrella scramble.....it's a BUMC term!)
On Sunday, one group did again the "Umbrella Scramble", and the other taking the scramble up Tryfan, one of North Wales' classics.

Saturday

Route Length Time
Nantle Ridge ? ?

 

Description: Head West along path out of Rhyd du car park, up towards the summit of Y Garn. Head South along the ridge of Y Garn along Mynydd Drws-y-Coed. Turn West along the ridge to Myrvydd Tal-y-mynedd. Head Southeast along a wall, over boggy ground to Barnedd-yuuh. A descend can be made from here to Nantle or head back down to Rhyd Du depending on time.

 

Route Length Time
Carneddau - Llech Ddu spur ? ?

Description - From drop off walk up the road, then onto a footpath. Follow the Agon Llayor river for 3km, then scramble up the ridge. At the summit, head East along the Ridge to Carnedd Llewelyn, then round to Helg Du for a short scramble. Head down, then walk along the A5 shortly back to the hut.

 

umbrella 1 umbrella 2 umbrella 3

umbrella 4 umbrella 5 umbrella 6

 

Sunday

Route Length Time
Carneddau - Llech Ddu spur ? ?

 

Followed the exact same route as the Saturday group, just in far worse weather! Met a lovely Welshman who filmed us halfway up too and put us on his blog:
http://www.colegharlech.blip.tv/

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Tryfan ? ?

 

Climbing

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Saturday

Crag Route Grade Stars Pitches Leader Second(s)
Idwal Slabs Faith VD ** 5 Sam Cruickshank Will, Andy
Clogwyn Bochlwyd Chimney Climb S * Anthony Moore James, Elliot
Clogwyn Bochlwyd Marble Slab S Anthony Moore James, Elliot
Clogwyn Bochlwyd Arete and Slab D Anthony Moore James, Elliot
Tryfan (East Face)

Sunday

Crag Route Grade Stars Pitches Leader Second(s)
Little Tryfan Various (unknown) D-VD 2 Sam Cruickshank, Alistair Everett Adrian Chan, Geoff, Justine
Milestone Buttress

little tryfan 1 little tryfan 2 little tryfan 3

 

Bouldering

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A small group went bouldering on both days.
On Sunday it was at Caseg Fraith Boulders which are just out of the back of the hut.