A beautiful day yesterday, with far-reaching views, few clouds in the sky, and fewer people on the crags around Ogwen, so I met with Emily Stachowiak for a climb on the Idwal Slabs. We started by climbing the all-time classic ‘Hope’ (V.Diff), then moved into the dark, cold corner of Lazarus (Sev 4a) on Holly Tree Wall before finishing on Continuation Wall by doing the Groove Above (Sev 4b). A great day out.