Saturday, 18 September 2010

Climbing in the rain

Chris topping out on a wet Brant Direct (HVS 5a)

This weekend was a quick trip down to Snowdonia for some wet rock! Chris has his MIA assessment next week and was keen to get some last minute mileage. With heavy rain forecast we headed into Llanberis Pass to try and grab a quick route. We alternated leads on the classic Brant (VS 4c) before a couple of abseils bought us back to the base of the crag as the rain started. The steep groove of Brant Direct (HVS 5a) looked like it was staying dry so I headed up to have a look. In the end only the last 15' were running with water and we headed off for a brew pleased to have beaten the weather.

Ab-ing off before a brew in Pete's Eats