The July North Wales trip turned out to be ‘not too shabby’ a weekend. A number of us arrived at the Nant Peris campsite throughout Friday evening, namely, Dave, Dave, Dan, Debbie, Paul, Emma, Chris and I, whilst Becky, Al, Jason and Sarah, who had turned up a day early resided at the Climbers Club Hut down the road.
Saturday was very pleasant. Dave, Dave and Dan ascended Snowdon via Left Edge and Pinnacle Ridge, whilst the others chose various routes, either climbing or scrambling and set off on their journeys.
Meanwhile, back in the campsite, Chris and I sat deliberating over what to do as we’d ‘done everything’ already! We finally decided upon an exploratory walk on the other side of the A498 and discovered a potential beautiful wild camping spot by 2 lakes. Unfortunately, it seems that a load of other people had found this area as revealed by the 11 randomly dressed people we saw coming out of the forest carrying random party items! We had a stunning views of Snowdon from this side though!
Meanwhile, Becky and Al headed up to Anglesey to conquer the classic climb A Dream Of White Horses.
A Dream of White Horses is a fantastically exposed traverse route which follows an unlikely looking line of weakness across Wen Zawn. The route starts by traversing a slab until you get to the final exposed pitch which winds its way along beneath massive roofs and above Wen Zawn with the rock disappearing below you just to leave air between you and the sea.
Sunday, not so pleasant weather wise, involved the typical visit to Pete’s eats for brekkie, a bit of shopping for most of us, whilst Dave, Dave and Dan headed Pen yr Ole. Suffice it to say, a very enjoyable weekend was had by all.