The Wall or Skyline - Afan

Discuss Off road routes, route conditions and the facilities here.
User avatar
ednino
Posts: 613
Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:21 pm

The Wall or Skyline - Afan

Postby ednino » Thu Nov 07, 2013 17:32 pm

Got a day at Afan next week. Never been before
Would you pick the Wall or Skyline?

RockmonkeySC
Posts: 12912
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2010 17:40 pm

Re: The Wall or Skyline - Afan

Postby RockmonkeySC » Thu Nov 07, 2013 17:41 pm

Do you want a long ride or a short one? Skyline is twice as long as the wall.
I would do skyline because once you get past the first climb you don't see many people at all. The wall gets too busy.
The final descent of skyline is also the best bit of trail at Afan.

thistle (MBNW)
Posts: 705
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 17:37 pm

Re: The Wall or Skyline - Afan

Postby thistle (MBNW) » Thu Nov 07, 2013 18:33 pm

I'd go for W2 :wink:

When I last went there was a diversion on White's Level which sent you down the Skyline descent :D

I thought Skyline was pants, apart from that last descent.

User avatar
ednino
Posts: 613
Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:21 pm

Re: The Wall or Skyline - Afan

Postby ednino » Thu Nov 07, 2013 19:03 pm

I'd rather a long ride or do a smaller one twice. I find it a lot faster the second time round when you've learnt where the trail goes.
I like to climb. A steep technical climb is just as good as a decent to me

User avatar
handsome devil
Posts: 165
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2009 09:45 am

Re: The Wall or Skyline - Afan

Postby handsome devil » Thu Nov 07, 2013 19:25 pm

As Thistle says "W2" would be the best option. Skyline is boring (mostly) and W2 pretty much combines the two best trails at Afan - Wall & Whites. Can`t really get much better than that (imo) :)
2013 Lapierre Zesty 514
2014 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Sport Compact

User avatar
ednino
Posts: 613
Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:21 pm

Re: The Wall or Skyline - Afan

Postby ednino » Fri Nov 08, 2013 19:50 pm

How hard is W2? I don't want anything too dangerous as i'll be on my own and its a new trail to me
No problem with fitness, just downhill technical talent / bravery

User avatar
jimothy78
Posts: 1334
Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2012 20:20 pm

Re: The Wall or Skyline - Afan

Postby jimothy78 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 20:01 pm

I've not done the full W2, but have done full White's Level and some of the Wall descents, and I don't think you'll find anything too difficult. There's no really technical downhills and it's mostly (if not entirely) rollable. The climbing (in particular the White's Level climb up the side of the valley) is technical and is a great challenge - sounds like it will be right up your street.

There's likely to be plenty of other folks on the trail, too, so don't imagine you'll be lying on the mountainside all night if you were to get into difficulties.

User avatar
Big_Wheels
Posts: 20
Joined: Thu Oct 17, 2013 19:14 pm

Re: The Wall or Skyline - Afan

Postby Big_Wheels » Sat Nov 09, 2013 00:24 am

Agree with above. The climb for White's has just been reopened so do W2 but start from Glyncorrwg. It's only really black graded because it's 2x red routes. There is an optional black run on the White's part of the route which is good fun but you may prefer to bypass the technical descent. You can skip it easily if you prefer.

When you descend back to Glyncorrwg you now have two choices too. Good times.

Skyline still has diversions so it's not really at it's best.

Keep an eye on http://www.lodgecycles.co.uk/ for trail updates
Three bikes: a muddy one, a fast one and a nostalgic one.

User avatar
ednino
Posts: 613
Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:21 pm

Re: The Wall or Skyline - Afan

Postby ednino » Sat Nov 09, 2013 06:57 am

All very helpful

Thanks


Return to “Routes”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest