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Cold Days on the Slate

Cold Days on the Slate

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…

Scrambling the Knife Edge: Crib Goch and the Snowdon Horseshoe

Scrambling the Knife Edge: Crib Goch and the Snowdon Horseshoe

Join scrambler, Mark Reeves, as he takes a break from guiding tourists to reconnect with the mountains and savour the circular route of the Snowdon Horseshoe. Images by Eilir Davies-Highes. The Snowdon Horseshoe is one of the most sought after Grade 1 scrambles in the…

Back in the Costa Blanca Hot Rock Climbing

Back in the Costa Blanca Hot Rock Climbing

So I have headed down from Northern Spain and I am back in the Costa Blanca soaking up the sun and climbing some of the great sport climbs in the area. It is alway nice to avoid a bit of the welsh/english winter and escape for some winter hot rock climbing. Sadly this year I have to head back for christmas but I am back working here in the new year. If you’d like to book onto a course then you can do through either here or Sunnier Climbs.

Hopefully some of the images might help you get excited for some of our hot rock climbing and coaching holidays here.

 

Riglos Climbing

Riglos Climbing

So I had an amazing few days Climbing in Riglos, I am looking to run some courses here next year. So if you like multi pitch adventure sport climbing, then the climbing in Riglos will not disappoint. Check out sunnier climbs.com to see when we…

Hot Rock Climbing Holidays

Hot Rock Climbing Holidays

So I am heading out to Spain in order to do both some guidebook work and some Hot Rock Climbing Coaching. If you’d like to come out and join us for a friendly, fun week in the sun then check out what Hot Rock Courses…

Mini Trad Tour of the South West

Mini Trad Tour of the South West

So I was approach by Emma who wants to get onto her RCI course and as such needed to get 15 trad leads in. She wanted a full UK Trad Tour but sadly I didn’t have the time so instead suggested a mini South West Tour to fit in with me heading to Spain.

We were blessed with the wether and we climbed a load of routes, including getting Emma the 15 leads she needed at a variety of crags including Haytor, Chudleigh, Dewerstone, Sennen, Bosigran and Chair Ladder. An amazing five days. If you’d like to fond out more about the month long course then look here.

Emma leading up Needle Arete at the Dewerstone on a mini Trad tour.
Emma leading up Needle Arete at the Dewerstone on a mini Trad tour.
Emma following Doorpost at Bosigran.
Emma following Doorpost at Bosigran.
A climber in action on the Dewerstone, Devon.
A climber in action on the Dewerstone, Devon.
An unkown climber in the off width section of Demo Route, Sennen, Cornwall.
An unkown climber in the off width section of Demo Route, Sennen, Cornwall.
An unkown climber in the off width section of Demo Route, Sennen, Cornwall.
An unkown climber in the off width section of Demo Route, Sennen, Cornwall.
Emma leading up Colonels arete, The Dewerstone, Dartmoor, Devon.
Emma leading up Colonels arete, The Dewerstone, Dartmoor, Devon.
Emma seconding the final groove on Central Groove at the Dewerstone, Devon
Emma seconding the final groove on Central Groove at the Dewerstone, Devon
Emma leading Black Slab a classic Diff at Bosigran, Cornwall.
Emma leading Black Slab a classic Diff at Bosigran, Cornwall.
Wendigo: My First and Last Red Walls route of the Year

Wendigo: My First and Last Red Walls route of the Year

So after a load of issues this year from heart opps, back opps and my best friend having a serious accident I have been rather lost when it comes to climbing for myself. However just before I headed south for spain I sneaked down to…

Routecards on UKHillwalking

Routecards on UKHillwalking

I am starting to write a few route cards for UK Hillwalking, as a result I have been revisiting some old haunts down south as I re-walk some routes from my teenage years. So much fun remember the times when I was out walking as…

Scrambling Week

Scrambling Week

I have just spent a great week working with Tom, who wanted to move into mountaineering terrain. So we did a day of rope work and rock climbing at the upper tier on Monday. Followed by the great Grade 1 Crib Lem spur on tuesday. The next day we went for grade three scrambling on Wrinkled Tower on the west face Tryfan and down the south ridge and the Heather Terrace. 

Finally we let Tom loose on the sharp end as he lead up Bastow Groove on the East Face a great low end Grade 2 to get him used to the rope work. We then descended a little below the North Tower and climbed up the excellent Notch Arete.

On my day off I went climbing to Castell Helen and did a couple of routes in the sun. 

Sunnier Climbs Hot Rock Holidays

Sunnier Climbs Hot Rock Holidays

For the last few years Snowdonia Mountain Guides has been heading to Spain to coach climbers under the wonderful sunny skies of Spain’s winter sun. With winter fast approaching come join us on our new venture with Sunnier Climbs Hot Rock Coaching Holidays and Adventures.…