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Snowdonia: Mountain Walks and Scrambles – by Mark Reeves  & Rockfax

Snowdonia: Mountain Walks and Scrambles – by Mark Reeves  & Rockfax

I actually can’t remember when I started working on this latest project, I know the idea was muted after I wrote North Wales Climbs, and kind of put on a back burner. However, over the last two years, the work has picked up with me…

Spain, Spain and more Spain

Spain, Spain and more Spain

So after a two months in Spain in through September and October working on a book project, I got back the UK in time for one of the worst spells of bad weather I have encountered since the long wet winter of 2005 (this maybe…

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 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

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…

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 are running courses or contact via here.

Espolon De Gallego, a classic bolted HVS in the Pena Reuba, opposite the Towers of riglos.
Espolon De Gallego, a classic bolted HVS in the Pena Reuba, opposite the Towers of riglos.

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…

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 Red Wall with a friend Tasha for a quick ascent of Wendigo. Perhaps one of the finest and easiest routes on Red Wall at E2.

It was Tashas second sea cliff experience, as such I thought she did amazingly well to not ‘freak-out’. Thats for the belay Tash and look forward to seeing you in Spain in December.

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…