Friday, 26 June 2015

Camping Meet - Ogwen, North Wales, 26-28th June

The camping facilities near Tryfan were basic but who could complain at the low per night cost.

It had rained for most of the Friday but luckily the clouds parted in the evening to allow us to pitch the tents in the dry.

Saturday was given a good weather forecast though low cloud surrounded most of the mountains Tryfan and the Glyders.

Ken Fyles and Helder Machado set off for "Amphitheater Buttress" on Craig yr Isfa in the Carneddau.

  Helder had been looking forward to climbing this route ever since he learnt it was 1000ft long and, at V. Diff, could be climbed in big boots.  We tried to persuade John Garbutt and his 15 year old son Kit to join us but John wisely chose to go to Tryfan  East Face to climb the easier access route of "Second Pinnacle Rib".  Whilst on this route they met the third climbing team of Chris Mannesseh and Jeff Dodwell where their route met "First Pinnacle Rib" near the notorious 'Yellow Slab' .