|Bit of morning sun breaking through the cloud on Pen Ola Wen|
We headed up into Cwm Cneifion and Clogwyn Du being one of the more reliable venues for early season mixed climbing. The crag certainly looked wintry enough and temperatures were just about cold enough, probably hovering around freezing.
First we did Cleft Gully V, 6 on the right hand side of the crag, the first pitch was surprisingly icy, it would probably have taken a screw or two. Not having any screws with us we made do with slings round icicles. The second pitch was quite short but packed a punch. About 5m or so of super steep hooking and can opener moves, I even managed the throw in a crampon heal hook at one point, awesome fun!
|Cleft Gully icy P1|
|Cleft Gully steep P2|
|Living the dream! Topping out into Glyderau winter wonder land|
|Looking down Golden Girl Ali|
|Finale section of Golden Girl Ali|