Wales finest ice climb... says the Welsh Winter Climbs guide book. It did not disappoint.

Yesterday I climbed the Devils Appendix IV with Steve Long and Calum Muskett. What a route, by far the best and hardest ice I've ever climbed.

The super steep 1st pitch
Calum lead the very steep 1st pitch. Apparently the way it formed this year gave a more sustained pitch.   It defiantly felt hard to me!

Me leading the 2nd pitch. Thanks to Steve for the photo
I lead the 2nd pitch, and Steve with a modified Thompson knot as a harness lead the final pitch. The final pitch goes to the left of the ice cave in the photo above, climbing the hollow ice on the edge of the cave was pretty spooky. 

Its always good to get out of the house on Boxing Day!