Wednesday, 21 December 2011

First Rotue of the Season?

So, It might not be icy as such yet, but there's certainly been a lot of snow about, and it seems Up and Under's Andy Foster has been out new routing - completing an alternative finish to a current line on pen-y-fan that he's had his eye on for two years. Fantastic work!

2 Years after first spotting the line it is done. Have just got back from putting up a new route on the North Face of Pen Y Fan

Whilst Down Under V, 6
Climb Near Right Gully (II) up to the head wall. Instead of traversing to the left to climb up the frozen turf position your self under the furthest most rock buttress on the head wall. There is a big shield of rock (get a rope tread behind this f...or the belay) then climb with difficulty up the off width crack to a small over hang. Get good axe placements and swing round on to the blank shield (really small edges for crampons). Place a crucial No 1 wire then go for the top via some dice hook and turf placements.
Done 20/12/11 Andrew Foster and Micheal Napier

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