Friday, 4 June 2010
Grooved Arete, Tryfan East Face
Today I mey Colin at Ogwen, and we decided on having a crack at the classic Grooved Arete (HVD***) on Tryfan's east face. It was very hot today, so not really the day to forget your drink (but Colin did!).
Grooved Arete climbs up the right hand side of North Buttress, and is easily spotted by the letters GA scratched into the rock.
It is an 810ft/244m HVDiff (Hard Very Difficult) 8 pitch big mountain route. One of the finest mountain routes anywhere in Wales.
We alternated leads and enjoyed every pitch. Topped out after four and a three quarter hours climbing.
A thoroughly enjoyable climb.
Top pic: Colin topping out after 810ft & four and three quarter hours climbing.
Bottom pic: Taken on descent, looking up at the middle couple of pitches of Grooved Arete.