Over the weekend of the 26th-28th of May it was widely publicised that virtually all the crags in North Wales were open to climbers. This included the Llanberis Pass. However, anyone who´d been tenacious enough to chase the dry rock will have been somewhat puzzled to see droves of cones and barriers blocking every parking spot from Beddgelert to Nant Peris. One or two hardy souls parked in Nant Peris and walked to their chosen crag, but many, it seems, were put off, fearing that the bans had not been officially lifted. The talk in the climbers caff´s was of draconian measures being implemented by the National Park Authorities to introduce a Park and Ride scheme.The BMC have since been in touch with the relevant National Park people and have been assured that the cones and barriers will be removed imminently. Furthermore, they were told that the climbers (and walkers) themselves can move the cones if they arrive before they have been taken away. The only areas where parking is not permitted is on grassy verges.