BSC2019: Mountain Scramble - Llech Ddu Spur (Saturday 09:30)

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BIG Spring Camp 2019
May 25
2019

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The Spur itself is a grade 1 scramble so you'll need a good head for heights. 11.5 Miles & Approx 7-8hrs - See video for more info https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er5SI4yzoaY

This event is ONLY SUITABLE for those who have done some proper mountain walks before: Wales, Lakes, Scotland etc, the Spur section is a grade 1 scramble and thought not overly technical you'll need to have a good head for heights - see this video to give you an idea!

This walk requires a drive of around 30mins to Bethesda, we will arrange car sharing in the morning.

Tucked away on the much quieter Carneddau, this area of Snowdonia can, quite literally, feel like a world away from Snowdon and its illustrious neighbours. However, just because far fewer people have heard of it, don’t jump to the conclusion that it’s inferior. It’s sublime.

From Bethesda we head out onto a circular route which starts by walking into a beautiful mountain valley with the peaks hopefully clear infront of us and the spur to the right.  Once at the end of the valley the Llech Ddu Spur will look imposing 

On first look, Llech Ddu Spur can look insurmountable. However, by following a faint path to the right of the ridge, you’ll soon make out a series of zigzags that will lead you up to the white quartzite that marks the start of your scramble. This is where the fun begins. With a wide ridge line in most places and plenty of options to choose from, you be grinning all the way to the top. There are a few easy pinnacles to tackle and a little exposure in places to keep you on your toes. There are plenty of hand and footholds and, despite the scrambling being quite sustained, you’ll be able to develop a nice rhythm. Don’t forget to look back once in a while to take in the splendour of the ridge and valley.

 

 

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