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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #250 on: August 12, 2016, 05:00:17 pm »
The place is a nightmare for conditions, It is kinda predictable. The temps going up seem to have the worst effect. Annoyingly although it was windy yesterday it wasn't getting in the Gorge itself, I have yet to figure out which wind direction helps.

It's annoying enough being local so I can see why not many travel for it. The routes are amazing though and most of the routes would be classics (and polished!) if they were at somewhere like Kilnsey.

The routes on the right hand side escape most of the condensing as they're further away from the cold big cave so there's always a back up. There's a really good 7a+ (Bananas and Coffee) which always seems to be dry and some good links from it a 7b+ direct start and a 7c alternative finish which stay dry too.

yeah did that one but keen for the classics on the left, the rock looks stunning. Will always keep it in mind but the conditions do seem like a peck
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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #251 on: August 12, 2016, 08:46:18 pm »
To add to the bizarre conditions it's apparently in good nick again today!

I've posted this on Facebook already but just a heads up that the 2nd and 3rd bolts on Grand Canyon are in a poor state, both the bolts (not just the hangers) wobble so take care!

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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #252 on: August 12, 2016, 11:18:49 pm »
To add to the bizarre conditions it's apparently in good nick again today!

I've posted this on Facebook already but just a heads up that the 2nd and 3rd bolts on Grand Canyon are in a poor state, both the bolts (not just the hangers) wobble so take care!

yep saw some strange sling set up last week
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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #253 on: August 13, 2016, 10:47:36 am »
To add to the bizarre conditions it's apparently in good nick again today!

I've posted this on Facebook already but just a heads up that the 2nd and 3rd bolts on Grand Canyon are in a poor state, both the bolts (not just the hangers) wobble so take care!

You're not supposed to fall on them!  ::)

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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #254 on: March 09, 2017, 10:44:18 am »
Anyone been lately? Any idea how the main bouldering area is holding up?

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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #255 on: March 17, 2017, 08:08:53 am »
Any knowledge on what the connies might be like this weekend? Routes and bouldering?

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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #256 on: March 17, 2017, 08:15:30 am »
O-Dog McTreebeard reported decent connies yesterday. Lot of rain about today and tomorrow though?

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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #257 on: March 17, 2017, 08:55:50 am »
I was there last night and everything was dry, just the smallest of seepage on the odd hold but nothing major. Rain forecast today and tomorrow will probably bring some seepage in a few days but it's the driest it's been there in awhile. Under the Bridge area has dried out too. Possibly heading down on Sunday morning.


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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #258 on: March 17, 2017, 06:33:07 pm »
Nice one, cheers. Will bear that in mind.

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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #259 on: March 23, 2017, 02:35:28 pm »
All the bouldering is dry at the moment.

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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #260 on: March 24, 2017, 08:46:02 am »
Ignore my previous post, I went last night and as a result of the down pour on Wednesday the whole place is seeping like crazy.

Everything by Firestarter was dry and not really that effected.

Be Ruthless side was in terrible condition (think drying most of the holds between goes).

Under the Bridge area is now completely wet again.

Funny how much can change in just a day... dry weather yesterday and today should mean it'll probably have recovered a lot by Sat/Sun.

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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #261 on: March 24, 2017, 11:22:25 am »

Under the Bridge area is now completely wet again.


I meant to ask this at the time, but I completely forgot. A few months ago I was in the area and went down to Pantymwyn as I hadn't been there for ages.

It looked like there was some work going on by Under the Bridge as the ground had been dug up and there were loads of sandbags around.

Any idea what that was all about?

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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #262 on: March 25, 2017, 01:18:20 am »

Any idea what that was all about?

Yeah, The bottom of the routes now have a walkway of paving slabs, doesn't effect the routes in anyway other than you will no longer have to stand in a foot of mud when belaying. I presume it's been put in to allow people to walk up to the big cave as it's quite touristy there in the summer.

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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #263 on: May 03, 2017, 12:52:56 am »
Everything is dry, including routes

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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #264 on: May 15, 2017, 09:18:16 am »
Long shot I know, but we're currently sat in a cafe in Betws Y Coed searching for somewhere to climb. Anyone with any idea how Panty is holding up? And if it's worth walking in through this pissing rain?


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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #265 on: May 15, 2017, 10:10:06 am »
It isn't raining here in Deeside (close to the gorge). I'd guess the routes will be dry as they're overhanging and once they dry out after winter seepage it takes a lot of rain to get them wet again .. Should be dry stuff on the Orme too, wasn't raining on the coast when I left this morning..

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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #266 on: May 15, 2017, 03:34:18 pm »
Cheers. All the bouldering seemed dry and in pretty good condition.

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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #267 on: May 15, 2017, 07:29:06 pm »
Always worth heading to the (west) coast if the weathers crap in Snowdonia.. Capel Curig gets 3m or rain a year, Aberdaron 0.874...

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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #268 on: May 16, 2017, 09:34:28 am »
How badly did it rain over night? Think it'll be a write off today ?

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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #269 on: June 25, 2017, 06:05:43 pm »
Gorge is mint at the mo.

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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #270 on: July 14, 2017, 09:02:11 am »
Latest reports? Seepage looking ok for the weekend? How dry does it stay in showery weather?

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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #271 on: July 14, 2017, 07:38:40 pm »
Not too bad in showery weather.

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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #272 on: July 14, 2017, 10:36:19 pm »
The bouldering round by Firestarter was perfect. The main gorge had some damp spots but overall looked pretty decent.

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Re: Pantymwyn conditions
« Reply #273 on: July 17, 2017, 12:41:59 pm »
All dry and in good condition yesterday