I've just done a price match with the above Rab VR Lite Alpine with GoOutdoors £58.50
Thanks, I need a new one as my old one has now worn out. UltimateOutdoors also offer to beat any competitor by 10%, so logically by getting GO and UO to price match each other I should get it for nothing
Nice report. Have done it in Winter, but would love to go back and do a summer ascent. Apparently the descent/ascent into/out of Tower Gap has got harder recently because a block in the bottom of the gap fell off. There used to be a peg above you as you climbed out of the gap, which was useful for protection.
My first visit to Tower Gap was emerging from Glovers Chimney. I didn't realize how narrow it was and after a too energetic mantle to get onto the gap I ended up slithering down the far side. Luckily the rope drag stopped me after a few feet.
Most people avoid the Douglas Boulder. I think the easiest way up it is about VDiff, although I haven't done it.
East Ridge of Y Garn is distinctly scary. The rock on the tower is very fragile. I did it once in summer many years ago and wouldn't want to do it again. However, some years later I did it in winter, when it was a pleasant route and all the loose bits were well frozen in. So, much better as a winter climb than a summer scramble!