Rhoscolyn DWS

Wow what a day! Just got back from a days climbing at Rhoscolyn with Barni and Andy Psyche. The weather was fantastic; It was so nice to be out by the sea.

Rhoscolyn 

We started the day be climbing The Sun E2 5c. This classic route lived up to its expectations. Great exposed climbing, decent holds and good gear. The route is given E3 in two out of the three different guidebooks we had with us. I though the route was E2, perhaps a little tricky for 5c.

Chilling out / Recovering after The Sun

The main event was a deep water solo of Electric Blue E4 5c by Barni and myself. Barni had soloed the route a couple of days previously but wanted to repeat it for photos! The route was awesome, if a little scary! A fall from the upper section (30m+) is defiantly unadvisable; luckily the 5c crux is quite low down, just after traversing right. There is also one 5b move low down which is not quite over the water which you would not want to fall off. After half high the climbing gets easier, about hvs to the top.

Barni and Myself on Electric Blue

Barni on Electric Blue

Barni still on Electric Blue

Some say the route is more like E2 to solo. True, the route is defiantly less pumpy with only a chalk bag round your waist and not hanging around to place gear, but the route is more serious done solo. I think I will take the E4 tick for scariness!


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