More Lleyn Peninsular action: once again it’s the ever-prolific Owen Hayward leading the charge. Owen has developed a new collection of boulders at Mynydd y Graig, the coarse grained dolerite crag above Rhiw. The Fishermen’s View Boulders can be found approximately 200m down and left of the Underpants block, i.e. the obvious cluster located around a slight col on the ridge, level with the white house.
Owen has done around 15 problems, including a few tasty looking grade sevens. On the right side of the cluster is Cloudbreak, an excellent 7A+ linking into a 6A rounded aręte line. From a sds on the left of the wall using undercuts and the slopey lip (the low block just to the left of the start is in for feet) pull on and follow the diagonal sloping lip up and right to gain and finish up the left side of the aręte. Tricky!
Higher up, at the left side of the cluster is a long, slopey, undercut block – this plays host to a fine pair of problems. Tubed 7A breaks up from a sds at left end of the block (the big ledgey block to the left is out of bounds). Hard moves gain the twin side pulls above the lip and an easier finish straight above.
Harder and better is, Grinding Barrel 7A+, which does the same start as Tubed but finishes by traversing right along the slopey lip to mantel out at the far right side (obviously avoiding the top of the boulder until the final move).