After discovering that I loved climbing in my 20s (the 1990's) I left the scene when I hit 30 as it dawned on me that I probably needed to establish a career and earn some money, etc. Now that I've got that bit sort-of sorted, it's been lovely to return and discover that people and places are pretty much as I remember them (apart from the fact that many climbers now carry half a dozen bouldering mats to the crag). Climbers are still climbers and the cliff still doesn't give a damn if I get up it or not. Sweet. Looking back, I wished I'd never left. But hey ho, I've got a second chance... And I get to share it all with my wife. Hopefully, my body will stay intact enough to still be able to lead Severe at 70.
Latest Hills Tapia Llwydion Grade-3 Milestone Continuation Grade-3 Northwest Face Route (Idwal Buttress and Continuation) Grade-2 Main Gully Grade-2 Atlantic Slab Grade-3 Bristly Ridge Grade-2 The North Ridge (Summer) Grade-1 Brim Fell Slabs Grade-2 The Bochlwyd Horseshoe Grade-1 West Ridge Grade-2 Lliwedd Traverse to Snowdon Grade-1 The South Ridge Grade-1 Tryfan 915m ... list all 13 hills