Our site works best with JavaScript enabled.

Daring Deeds - real stories, expeditions, road trips and adventure

Electric Blue

By Luke Tilley
24, Sep, 2012

Luke Tilley climbs his first deep water solo at Rhoscolyn in Anglesey and sets the spectators pulses racing

At the end of a summer centered around competing in the European Youth Cups I had one weekend booked since January that I was really looking forward to. Alpkit took their Tipi across to Anglesey on the north coast of Wales and I had such a good time and got on some great climbs.

After the dampness of the night was soaked up by the ever stronger sun we stood looking at the waterfall falling over the routes we had talked of doing on Roscolyn. Wandering around the headland we peeped down at the other potential line to find rather horrifyingly that this line was dry. This threw us into the deep end, literally!

The first route we did was Electric Blue (E4 6a), however we did this in the more popular deepwater solo style. This was my first deepwater solo and quite a gripping affair. I did it first go to my relief, it was amazing to be so exposed and in such a great position, not attached to the rock at all but know that if you were to fall it would be ok.

I didn’t want to call it a day at that so we made our way across an interesting approach and I battled my way up Warpath E5 6a. Enough had been done for that day, swimming in the sea later gave us an idea of how could things could have gone. 

  • Google+

In pictures

No Comments

Share your thoughts about this article.

Related Deeds

Serra da Estrela - Our Backyard
Daniela & Paulo tell us about their local haunts
In Daring Deeds
Himalayan Adventures: Shan-Ri - Part 2
Part 2 of Paulo's search for a virgin summit
In Daring Deeds
Himalayan Adventures: Shan-Ri - Part 1
Seeking virgin summits in the Himalayas
In Daring Deeds
Ant and The Whale
A mountain journal short on Ian Almond
In Daring Deeds
Salbit Westgrat - Alpine Training at its Best
Tom Ripley heads to Salbischjen for some E1 fun
In Daring Deeds

News

Join us for the long easter weekend.
come along and catch nature off guard this weekend.
In News
Competition Winners Begin Their Adventure
Winners of the Boulder Adventure competition depart on their trip
In News
Vision of Adventure
Big pillow auction funds go to Vision of Adventure
In News
So what is adventure?
A question of adventure
In News
Erb’s Palsy Group Go Climbing
Climbing and caving experience day for children with Erb's Palsy
In News

Develop

Illuminating our Head Torch Development
Developing a new range of head torches
In Develop
Bags more packs in our range
New packs for you to put your kit in
In Develop
Gripping Developments In Gloves
A whole new glove range: the inside story
In Develop
The low-down on Polygiene™
Wear more, wash less: you can't get simpler than that!
In Develop
UK-made climbing packs
Developing Ibex and Chamois
In Develop

Spotlight

Where to Climb in the Peak District
Peak District Climbing Venues
In Spotlight
Top Tips for Winter Climbing
Ramon Marin's winter climbing guide
In Spotlight
Which down jacket to buy
AK's handy guide to down jackets
In Spotlight
How to choose a head torch
Buyer's guide: which is the best head torch for you?
In Spotlight
The Who’s Who of Alpkit Backpacks
Navigating our new range of packs
In Spotlight

Kudos