After setting off from Swanage at 5:30 in the morning on bank holiday Monday to get there for lunch timeish. The journey was pretty good, only hitting traffic heading into Snowdonia National Park. Met up with my climbing partner for the next few days and headed off to the moelwyns.
We decided to go to Craig y Clipiau where the white slab makes some nice climbing, with the steeper exits making a nice contrast. My favourite route here was defiantly Eagle Finish VS 4c, which went across nice pockets to a big overhanging spike, where the exposure was nice, (shame I didn't get a photo), Joe said it looked impressive.
The next day we went to the East face of Tryfan. The usual long walk in, we did Grooved Arete. Me leading on the 5th pitch I decided the arete on the right looked really nice. So followed it up to the 7th belay in my approach shoes. Nice climbing up the arete, on looking in the guide books believe its a new route too. There is a massive flake near the top which sounds quite loose but awesome positive holds on the arete.
Had an awesome few days in Wales. Brilliant company and nice climbing. Weather defiantly made up for the miserable weather that I had last time I was there.