I have been joined for a couple of days by Gary and Adrian who want to progress from grade 1 scrambles onto grade 2 and 3. We walked into Cwm Idwal this morning in the cloud and scrambled up Seniors Gully (1) into Cwm Cneifion and onto our chosen route, the Cneifion Arete. The boys had been eyeing up the route for a while so we decided to jump in at the deep end. We took our time doing lots of talking along the way, still in the cloud. We then descended the lower part of the Gribin Ridge and looked at retreating off routes once we broke into the beautiful sunshine.