Tal-Y-Braich | 12 & 13 Feb 2011

We had a good turnout this weekend at the club hut in Snowdonia. On Saturday morning there was a cold breeze so the mass decision was for a scramble across the Nantlle ridge, a grade 1 scramble. Seven of us started from Rhyd-Ddu after a cup of tea at the pub while a second car was left at the other end of the ridge.

After a brief hale shower we started to climb Y Garn, once at the top we had our first lunch. From there we scramble up the ridge to Mynydd Drws-y-coed, which had its moments of excitement. From the summit we dropped down and followed the ridge to Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd where a second lunch was taken next to the Obelisk.

The wind had started to pick up so we didn’t stop for too long before heading around Cwm Silyn and back to the car and then to the pub at Rhyd-Ddu where you can buy a £11 Honey Roast Ham meal (which turned out to be a very expensive ham sandwich. For that reason the pub is best avoided).

Sunday started of wet and after much lounging around in front of the fire a small team set out to tackle the north face of Llanberis high street. The ‘Pete’s Eats direct route’ was successfully completed and after breakfast (and probably lunch aswell) an “indirect finish to V12 completed the day.

Our next meet is in Scotland and hopefully the conditions will be great!

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