Welcome to Snowdonia Mountain Guides
We have lived and breathed rock climbing and mountaineering in Snowdonia for the last twenty-five years. It is the last thing we think about at night and the first thing that crosses our minds when we wake up. We have lived what can only be described as a dream lifestyle where the mountains and adventure are right on our doorstep. In doing so have come to know mountains and cliffs of North Wales intimately. What we offer isn’t just a course in how to climb, navigate or ascend a mountain, instead we offer something more. An adventure into the unknown.
An experience that we hope will help define you and your future enjoyment of the mountains of Wales and beyond. We handpick routes to take you to your mental and physical limits under the watchful eye of our coaches and guides. In the process, we will give you one of the most exhilarating experiences of your life. We don’t sell holidays, we sell mountain adventures.
Spent a couple of Cold days in the Slate Quarries climbing with James McHaffie, who as ever is on fire, even if the weather is not. He did a couple of tough E5s whilst we were out, both of which I failed to get even close to doing clean! I lead a couple of F6a+ as well as seconding him.
It has been a while since I spent time in the quarries, probably got a bit sick of them when I wrote the guidebook. But the first day around Rainbow slab I captured the main image above. The second day was into the wild california where caff did Wedlock Holiday a really challenging E5 that I have seen take the scalps of several notable ‘flatheads’ in the past, but that what you get for E5 6c!!!« Scrambling the Knife Edge: Crib Goch and the Snowdon Horseshoe