Surfing and Porth Ysgo

On Wednesday Barni Josh and I went to Hells Mouth on the Lleyn to try out Joshe's new board. None of us had ever tried to surf before. We had marginal success, Barni managed to catch a wave and stand up for a few seconds! The waves were pretty big, getting out was a mission! Even though it was summer and we were wearing wetsuits we soon got pretty cold. I was glad of having the van to sit in and make a mug of fresh hot coffee to warm up. Luxury!

Hells Mouth Beach 

Barni battling his way out

Afterwards we headed to Porth Ysgo for some classic bouldering. 

Barni on Ysgo Crack

Me on the top of Ysgo Crack

Barni pulling hard on Fast Cars 

The 'Ysgo Rash' 

After bouldering we checked out the little gritstone style crag on the hill, visible just before the road drops down to Porth Ysgo. From the road the crag looks like it could have potential. On closer inspection it was clear why the crag receives little attention. The rock is good, but a bit green. The crag lacks any obvious line and is a bit small. Nonetheless we still climbed a few easy lines, possibly 1st ascents but nothing worth recording. A few lines on the crag could make a nice top-rope for a beginner. 

Barni on the onsight solo 1st ascent of some green slab