Apologies for the lack of posts this month, probably due to weather and a certain new climbing wall opening that has filled any spare moment I have had.
With the Summer dissolving to sunshine and showers, Thoughts continue to linger in the Slate Quarries and the possibilities highlighted by the new guide. This one is a bit less well highlighted...
Taith Mawr was an adventure from my younger years, and probably my high water mark in adventure climbing. An epic girdle, it covered a lot of new territory and exposed a few lies of excitement as yet untapped. Here is a short clip accidentally shot during the 1st ascent by Jon Byrne, my partner for this voyage:
This was taken from after the campus move on the last pitch of meat. The hanging arête is by the belay in the middle of the epic 2 pitch crux (the triangle shield gives the belay). With the topo in the Guide lighting the way, the possibilities of a vertical trip through this land is certain to get a sweat on..