Amphitheatre Buttress


Sea Kayaking took a backseat yesterday. My friend Matt from BRMC asked if I fancied some time out in the hills. He knew that I wanted to get some "leg work" under my belt for a forthcoming climbing trip in the Alps next month.  I’ve done Amphitheatre Buttress twice in the past, the first time maybe as long ago as 1995. I’d forgotten what a truly brilliant day out this climb is. It lies on Craig Yr Ysfa overlooking Cwm Eigiau in the Carneddau and is a long but easy climb in a mountain environment.
 
PinnaclePanorama
 
We left the midlands at 07:30 and were at the base of the route around 4 hours later; last in a queue of about 8 parties, most of which were already established on the climb. No worries… this was already designated a stress free day. We sat down to enjoy both the view and third breakfast while giving the other teams time to move further up the climb.
 
…cutting a long story short, a great day, great climb, great company.  It was good to get back on the rock again.
 
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About Andy Harpur

Interests : The Scottish Highlands, The Pennine Alps, The Milky Way, Abbot Ale, Mountaineering, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, Astronomy, Guitar, Penny Whistle. I live and breath for the outdoor lifestyle. New places, new faces, new adventures....
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