Monday, 6 December 2010
North East Spur** III, Y Garn by Joss
Heres a reoprt of yesterday for you mate:
Myself and my mate Daz got out on the excellent North East Spur** III on Y Garn yesterday. After following the initial approach rib, we cut across to the Square Tower and took a direct line. Initial easy steps then led to a shallow groove (III) before gaining the crest proper onto "The Neck" and the final crux pitch (III). I think some people miss out the first groove and thats a shame as its just as tricky as the last pitch and makes a good 4 pitches of the whole climb. A superb route at the grade and well worth the stars.
Elsewhere, some friends went into Cwm Cneifion and Idwal, reporting loads of powdery snow in the gullies but very reasonable ice conditions on the Idwal Stream. Pics attached of the first groove, then of Daz topping out with 'the neck' and the approach rib in the background.
All the best
(hope your ankle is getting better, Ive got a similar tendon problem from injury 3 years ago. It does get better with time. Ask your doctor for Hydrochortizone injections, they help)