The information signs on The A55 were warning drivers of fog patches, and they weren't lying. The view from the car window wasn't looking promising. It looked like it was going to be another one of those days in Wales, lots of hard work and no reward; with regards to views anyway.
We made good time and were soon parked up on the A5 at the bottom of North Ridge. We got ourselves suited and booted and made a start.
The going was good and the scrambling more so. After about thirty minutes of ascent our day took a change for the better, when we found our selves looking up at a crystal clear blue sky, and down upon a blanket of cloud that stretched as far as the eye could see. We stopped to take in the fantastic view, before continuing on sun warmed rock to the summit of Tryfan.
At the summit we stopped for food before pressing on to Bristley Ridge. We started our ascent via the chimney, and it's here I would just give a word of advice. Two hard winters have left the chimney floor littered with loose rocks, and if the route is busy as it was on this day, the forward parties disturb these rocks leaving you in the firing line. Therefore I would advise you take a helmet along.
It had been almost ten years since I last climbed Bristley Ridge and she didn't disappoint. A fantastic sramble from start to finish, all topped off with brilliant views.
After topping out off the ridge we made our way over to the Cantilever Rock, and the obligitory photos, before making our decent back to the car.
All in all a great day out.
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