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Deep, dark, and steeped in history, from King Arthur, to Mallory, Edwards, Kirkus, Brown, Whillans, Boysen, Livesey, Fawcett and onwards. Snowdonia has every kind of rock climbing imaginable; cragging and high mountain routes, mostly traditional, and some of them bloody hard and terrifying!
Landing at London Heathrow, rent a car and drive up the M25 north to the M40 (Oxford) then the M42 to the M5, which joins the M6, when you see the M54 go west to Shrewsbury (my home town). The M54 becomes the A5, an old Roman Road (quite driveable though!), through Llangollen, and eventually to Snowdonia. Get reservations for a B&B in Llanberis. It'll take all afternoon to get there if you land at LHR mid-day. You might want to split the drive somewhere nice and touristy, like Stratford-Upon-Avon, or better yet Shrewsbury.
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Vector 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Vector Buttress
Vector is the route of the buttress, and a classic of the time. It picks a way through the steep overhangs of the buttress via both technical and strenuous moves.1. Climb the groove then move right onto a slab. From here move up left to belay at a spike.2. The crux of the route. Traverse right to reach a diagonal crack. Move on up the crack then continue to the bottom of the hanging slab. Climb the slab (crux) to its top. From the top of the slab move left and up to belay below overh...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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