Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
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... each way, so between the time to get out there, the time on the tour and the time to get back, I had enough time to have a quick look around town, grab a sandwich for lunch and then get back to the station. I picked up my bag and then boarded my second train for the day, on the heritage Ffestiniog Railway.
The company that runs this railway also runs the Welsh Highland Railway, which I'd been on two years before and runs from Porthmadog to Caernarfon, ...
... had protected us earlier, we got soaked, arriving back in the village wet from out travels. Lunch was in the Village, before we were finally able to check in at the B&B, where the complimentary home-made Welsh Cakes in our room were delicious. That evening we wandered the shops as it grew dark, having dinner at the local Pub before returning back to our room and watching the Champions League on TV. A chance to rest up and look forward to exploring Betws-y-Coed a little more ...
Got up VERY early to get a full day in! Headed to the base of Tryfan where we multi-pitched up Grooved Arete (VDiff). Or that was the intention anyway. After the first few pitches we realised we were going off route somewhat when Simon got completely stuck and had a sort of panic attack. He managed to get down again and studying the guidebook we figured that we were in fact now way off track and ...
Keen to do some more route bagging in preparation for our SPA we headed to Craig Caseg Fraith Isaf, which had lots of fairly short routes for our grades. We had a lovely sunny day and managed to get lots of routes done. After some lunch we moved on to Tryfan Bach, a nice big slab of rock taking 2 pitches to sail up. I think I placed 1 bit of gear up for the entire climb! It was so slabby you could pretty much just scramble up it hands and feet. Another good days climbing!
... a crucial point of the climb where I was somewhat struggling, when the cam I had placed below me popped out. ARGH! My next bit of gear was waaay below. Oh dear. I panicked for a while deciding my predicament - try climbing down to get some protection in but risk slipping, or go for it and get up over this crux. Shuffling down seemed more terrifying so I strapped on ...