A Grade 3 Classic Scramble Day in Eryri

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Aug 04

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Exposure, big drops, vertical climbing sections (mod-vdiff) but on good holds, loose rock, waterfall with wet slippery rocks and around 900 m of up (whichever route we do)

If you like your scrambling on the challenging side this could be the event for you, with this Eryri (Snowdonia) Classic Grade 3 Scramble Day.

What is a Grade 3 Scramble?

A scramble of this grade is a serious undertaking with big drops and vertical sections, and should only tackled by experienced scramblers who have the mindset for rock climbing. We will need to use a rope for some of the pitches of easy rock climbing (mod-Vdiff) where the exposure will be high, or where the scramble of a particular waterfall could be hazardous. The route could also contain steep grassy slopes which offer no hand-holds and a slip could be fatal. Escaping from these type routes can be problematic and only achieved by means of an abseil. Exposure will be high in many parts along the route.

Our scramble route selection will be made on the morning of the event at our meeting point and will mainly be dependent on the weather conditions (and aspirations of the team). The routes in-scope will be:

  • First Pinnacle Rib - Tryfan
  • Dolmen Ridge - Glyder Fach Main Face
  • Cneifon Arete via Idwal Staircase
  • Bryants Gully

All the routes are fabulous and whichever one we choose you’ll have a day remember, however these are all BIG routes and you will need to have a high level of mountain fitness.

You will need to be an experienced scrambler/climber with some rock climbing skills, i.e. tie onto a rope, belay using a belay plate and be able to remove gear.  Along with the kit your would normally take for a day in the mountains, you will need to bring:

  • Harness & Helmet
  • Belay plate
  • Prussic
  • Nut key

Unfortunately, due to the technical nature of the day I can only take 2 people.

Please only click into this event if you have experience of at least completing grade 2 scrambles and have the rock climbing skills/equipment listed above. If you have any questions or concerns about your experience/suitablity then please drop me a message.

Please note that the event may be liable to change or cancellation due to inclement weather.

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