Climbing at Carreg Y Barcud

Stag do day 3, 3 I think, not sure it all got a bit hazy after day 1… at some point on the trip we climbed at Carreg Y Barcud.

Windy as hell and much much steeper than it looks we ab’ed in to the solid try ledge that graces the entire crag.

Ron and Dave climbed side by side Ron on a HS , his first trad climb for years and Dave on an smart but thin looking E1, all was well and calm for a time, then the holds quickly ran out and the sky hooks found them selves no longer on the harness and held into place with some trusty bluetac…

First, First new route. Stag’osaurus

We were keen as always to get out the house, especially this time having spotted a crag not in the guide. Abercastle Harbour was the village and the crag was a tidal headland with a causeway on the right had side of the harbour. Myself, Cailean and Tom with his fishing rod on the promise […]

Deepwater soloing in Abercastle Harbour

What a gem of a crag, a perfect place for anyone wanting to start climbing, deep water solo style (above the sea with no ropes). Abercastle Harbour, up from St davids but below Fishguard is a small, sleepy village. Surrounding the edges of the harbour is ‘mostly’ solid rock, there are a few crags with […]

Escaping to cheddar for an afternoon climbing

Saturday afternoon saw a great escape to cheddar for a quick blast with Vic’s and Steph, after being beaten to the warm up by another group, then digging out all my spare clothes because the girls had warn t-shirts and shorts to cheddar, never a good idea, as climbing at cheddar is an education in […]

inspiring and helping young people through climbing

Tonight saw the first official meeting of what will hopefully go on to be a charity organisation with the aim of bringing young people who may be struggling in society and at home into climbing, climbing indoor and out. The charity will use climbing as a way to break down barriers, engage those who need […]