We've had a climbing shortage this year! With a spare day from annual leave at work there was an opportunity to go climbing. I'd been watching the weather for a few days it looked as though the rain could break, we might be lucky!
We'd planned on climbing on the Idwal Slabs, Hope seemed like an excellent option. We arrived fairly early from South Yorkshire to wonderful blue skies, wow, perfect we were both eager to climb in these wonderful mountains.
The walk to the Idwal slabs from Ogwen cottage is quick and easy with wonderful views of Llyn Idwal the Glyders and the wonderful geology of the Devils Kitchen. All these features never cease to amaze.
The crag glistened with the remaining water from yesterdays rain. I headed off on the first pitch with a few wobbles the climbing was enjoyable and I was soon back into it.
Hope, Lazarus and Grey slabs on Glyder Fawr.