2015-06-19 Wales, Tremadog, Craig Bwlch y Moch   Leave a comment

With a lovely long weekend planned in this beautiful part of the world, we think about a hit-list of quality routes to do.  Rich suggests the three star Christmas Curry / Micah Eliminate, HS 4b.  The description sounds interesting so we get on it. 

The start was pretty obvious being a chimney, and a short 10mtrs leads to the first belay. I come up and open the second pitch.  Now, being a sport climber, one gets a little frustrated when you have to read the guidebook 5 times to figure out where the damn route goes.  And being trad it is never in a straight line.  But that’s trad climbing: “All part of the adventure!”. 

Blocked from view, I miss the second belay by 5 mtrs, actually going right too early (Finish Of Moments, E3 5b topout), but we get back on the Micah finish after rechecking the guidebook.  Twice.  A very nice route.

Though I did it recently, the three-star route One Step In The Clouds, VS 4c was new to Rich.  Whereas last time I seconded the 1st pitch then opened pitch 2+3, this time I opened pitch 1 and Rich had the joy of onsighting the other two pitches.  One or two spots of rain didn’t spoil the fun, and the rock dried instantly.  This time we abseiled to the right of the line, much better than the left hand ab point.  You can also walk off the crag if you haven’t taken shoes.

HS 4b   VS 4c


Posted 2015/06/26 by allend66 in Rockclimbing, Tremadog

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