Scrambling

 

North Wales has some of the finest scrambles in the Country.  You will be amazed and inspired by the beautiful scenery where many famous mountaineers have previously climbed.

Scrambling

 

Scrambling Definitions

 

Grade 1

All scrambling grades require a degree of rock climbing, as both hands and feet are used.  A classic Grade 1 Scramble is essentially an exposed walking route. Most tend to be relatively straightforward with many difficulties avoidable.  Some of the most popular days out in the British mountains are ‘easy’ Grade 1 Scrambles. Despite some “knee-trembling” sections, the likes of Striding Edge on Helvellyn, Snowdon’s Crib Goch or Jack’s Rake on Pavey Ark can typically be attempted without ropes and protection.

Grade 2

For Grade 2 and 3 Scrambles, the division between scrambling and rock climbing becomes a little blurred, and the use of protection becomes more advisable. The misconception is that scrambling is a less dangerous version of rock climbing (climbing-lite).  However scrambling can actually be the more serious activity, particularly in the higher grades. This is mainly due to scramblers attempting more serious challenges with less protection.

Grade 3

Grade 3 Scrambles often appear in climbing guides as ‘Moderately’ graded climbing routes (the easiest climbing grade), and should only be tackled by the competent climber. Use of ropes is to be expected for several sections, which may be up to ‘Difficult’ in rock climbing standards.


Introduction to North Wales Scrambling

North Wales has some of the finest scrambles in the Country.  During the two days you will have the opportunity to tick off as many classic Grade 1 Scrambles as possible such as Crib Coch or the north face of Tryfan. You will be amazed and inspired by the beautiful scenery where many famous mountaineers have previously climbed.

The course will also aim to cover:
• Equipment choice
• Navigation
• Weather forecast
• Movement skills
• Route choice and guide books
• Basic rope work
• Flora and fauna
• Geology

Prerequisites

Summer hillwalking experience with a good head for heights

Location

North Wales (Snowdonia)

Duration

2 Day

Maximum Group Size

4

Age

16 plus

Cost

£130 plus accomodation

Dates

21st – 22nd August


North Wales Advanced Scrambling Course

During the two days you will have the opportunity to experience classic Grade 2 and 3 Scrambles, including the Cneifion Arete and Dolmen Ridge (Glyder Fach). The course will take you on some of the UK’s finest mountaineering routes.

Prerequisites

Previous introduction to scrambling course or rock climbing experience.

Location

North Wales (Snowdonia)

Duration

2 Days

Maximum Group Size

2

Age

16 plus

Cost

£130 plus accomodation

Dates

9th – 10th September 2017

 

Call 01495 355958 or email adventure@aneurinleisure.org.uk

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