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Mike on the FA. Photos: Mike Adams collection.

Sky 'spotting' Mike on the FA

Mike Adams has added a nice new line to the seaward face of the Te yn y Grug block at Clwt y Fiaren on the Rhiw hillside.

From a sit start pull on using a left hand side pull and edge for the right and, without using the block underneath for feet, throw a heel on the obvious jug then use a small intermediate crimp to lank for the slopey lip and a direct mantle finish.

Mike thought it was about 7B+ although maybe harder for shorter climbers.

Mike named the problem in honour of his dog, Sky ('Akaash' apparently means Sky in Hindu).

Rich Hession nipped in for the second ascent (albeit from a....err... 'crouch' start, apparently due to hip inflexibility after too much golf!).

Clwt y Fiaren is a great little spot in a stunning position above Hell's Mouth and a good bet if Porth Ysgo is damp - well worth checking out for Llyn devotees. Full details in the recent NWB guide in the Rhiw/Mynydd y Graig section.

NWB reporter: Owen Hayward

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