Gwilym Tossell and Jack Pearce picked off another feisty roof line in Dyffryn Ogwen, this time at a little visited area at the top of Nant Ffrancon. Flibbertigibbet Low (7A+) is a low start to a 6A+ line following the right aręte of a low roof which was first climbed by Phil Targett in 2010.
”It has quality rock and quality moves. Our lower start begins with the same left hand but a much lower right hand - on a tiny crimp underneath the roof instead of on the aręte itself. The added move is really hard and really fun. It feels like a more complete problem now. Takes the grade up to about 7A+/7B. It’s very burly. Gwil sent it first and I managed it a few minutes later.” said Jack after the ascent.
Approach: This area is not on open access land so keep a low profile and be extra careful to not cause any annoyance to the National Trust tenant farmer. From the Ogwen Cottage walk down the A5 towards Bethesda and go through the second gate on the left, i.e. just after the blocked off lay-by. Instead of veering left continue along the grassy ledge parallel to the road, and cross the fence carefully. Further along a lone flat boulder is seen sitting on a hummock.