I was out with Guy and Rob today so that they could experience scrambling in a more serious setting and to start to learn rope skills. We started out by making an ascent of the NW Face Route in Cwm Idwal and, as the weather was looking favourable, we quickly made our way over to the Cneifion Arete just as it started raining a little. Undaunted by the wet rock we made good time on the route to arrive at the base of Y Gribin ridge with enough time to make it up to the summit of Glyder Fawr (1001m) and down the Devil's Kitchen. Thankfully, the weather forecast wasn't correct as we stayed relatively dry all day but we did have a close call with some thunder nearby but that passed us by without incident.
NW Face Route