Monday 12 July 2010

A Welsh day off

Coed Y Brenin
Sal on Pitch 1 Merlin Direct
And on Pitch 2
Anne and Adam on Rienetta
Last few moves of Merlin Direct
Grim Wall Pitch 1
Well earnt sustenance!
Out with 2 pals who work at Plas Y Brenin today. The 'day off' began with a 10km run and Adam and Sal getting competitive on the uphill bits (and me pushed to stay with them). Then it was off for a ride at Coed Y Brenin. We did 'The Beast' - 38km and 1000m of ascent of the best trail riding I've done. Excellent trails, really well designed and maintained and my legs were like jeely on the last 2 hills. Sandwich and cake to refuel and it was off to Tremadoc where Anne joined us after work for a couple of routes. Sal and I climbed Merlin Direct (HVS 4c,5a and Grim Wall (VS 4b,4c) whilst Adam and Anne were on Rienetta (guidebook HS but more like VS- better than the book says now its been cleaned) and Shadrach (VS 4c).
After this we retired to the chippy for very well earnt suppers.
(And if that's a day off what do they do at work?)


Unknown said...

I thought that the big flake on the first pitch of Merlin had fallen down. Mind you this was in the mid eighties. Glad to see the route is still possible.


Alan said...

Possible and fun too :-)