Clogwyn Du Right Hand Branch* III 3/4
[last pitch not quite fully formed, 3 kb]3 pitches. The less well-defined gully 20m right of Clogwyn Lefthand. A good route on consolidated snow and ice. The 'Direct' version is much harder and starts as for Clogwyn LH, taking the right hand fork in the gully low down as for Clogwyn Central.

Ticklists: Cold Climbs, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist.

Photo: last pitch not quite fully formed © JamesWilliams
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Led P2
Robaduck - AltLd - 03/Mar/15

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Feb/15

JessWilliams - AltLd - 14/Feb/15 with Dad

With the variation mixed finish. Awesome!
Harri777 - 2nd - 08/Feb/15 with Pete F, Megan Beaumont

Actually did this twice as other stuff busy or not in, in two different 2 pitch ccombinations (solo approach pitch) .. first time usual start with VI variant top pitch, second time variant left hand first pitch at about IV then I led III finish.
Dizz - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/15 with David B

Soloed up to thread belay as yesterday, then led variation tech 4 mixed pitch to belay in "cave". Led next pitch (goes left up a slabby corner) to the top. Great fun. Mono points and leashless axes really bring the effort level down and the enjoyment level up.
Pete_Frost - AltLd β - 08/Feb/15 with Harriet, Megan Beaumont

We did the left hand mixed finish which is the route as described in Welsh Winter Climbs, Cicerone. Quite gnarly and awkward, the other finish looked a lot more pleasant and a bit more in keeping with the overall character of the climb. Video here..
caradoc - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/15 with emma v.

jonnyboy - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15

adie84 - 07/Feb/15

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Feb/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15

Lovely condition. Climbed at the end of the day with no crowds to watch the sunset from the top.
Sarah Black - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Paul Black

Soloed up to the thread belay, then led the next pitch.
Pete_Frost - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Anthony Eccles

P1 & P2. Really good and v good conditions.
jezb1 - AltLd - 05/Feb/15

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Feb/15

Great route. I really enjoyed it. A few steep steps. Jon led P1 and P3, I led P2. Good conditions with plenty of solid ice and firm neve. We were slow though, maybe 4 hours. Delays mostly due to faffing to find and build belays and runners.
gravity - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/15 with Jon Leighton

jonleighton - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/15

Robboj - 2nd O/S - Feb/15 with Stu

Great conditions. Done in two long rope stretching 60 m pitches Jim P1, Me P2.
stratandrew - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/15 with Jim Symon

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jan/15

David Kay - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/15 with Dan Howard, Moritz Lessmann

took left hand groove to finish iv 4
robgixer - Lead - 24/Jan/15

led part of P3. Thought P2 sectioh the crux.
Lumbering Oaf - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/15

Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/15 with Jason K, Matt B

Dan0Me - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/15 with David Kay, Moritz

Hidden - 24/Jan/15

JasonK - AltLd - 24/Jan/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/15

No ice on the final pitch.
iwanap - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/15 with Euryn

wolf.leeb - Solo O/S - 22/Jan/15

Awesome! pretty sustained second pitch i though. lots of interest on pitch one some great mixed climbing. The hollow bell hasn't yet formed on the top pitch but its still good sport. harder than invernookie in cairngorms
JamesWilliams - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/15 with Dan Q

Hidden - 2015

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13

Done in 2 pitches, led p. 1. Ice feature as described in NW winter climbing was well formed.
Alex.M-M. - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/13 with chris ripper

anthonydouglas - 2nd - 20/Mar/13 with Craig Letham

Hidden - Lead - 20/Mar/13

midge led first to the start of the gully, i led through the gully and up the crux, midge led the last 15ft or so just onto the top. good route, snow was very powdery though.
cripper - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/13 with midge

jjclarke70 - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/13 with justin barker

powder on lower sections, good mixed in the middle, fully formed ice mushroom on the crux in tech 4 state.
Webster - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/13

leo-z-g - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/13 with Webster

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Mar/13

philboy - AltLd - 16/Mar/13 with matt g

Walked in to find 2 teams of 3 on LH. Went to look at Cleft, not enough ice. Soloed Hidden RH finish, entertaining with a few unexpected dry tooling moves to finish over the chockstone. Back down, LH still busy so soloed RH. Turned out to be good fun and pretty hard for a III as it was narrow, thin and steep in places. The ice and neve were great though. Didn't really need turf but that was solid as well. Getting over the capping chandelier was a bit challenging and Ian asked for a rope for that bit. Topped out into blazing sunshine, great views, no wind and feeling pretty warm. A stunning winter day. Walked off down the Kitchen path.
Misha - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Ian W

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Mar/13

maybe_si - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/13

Long slog up to route, via top of winter route on left of Idwal slabs. Seconded first pitch, which partner found hard to protect. Only had a 50m rope, so belay set up at first solid ice. I led next pitch, though climbed up off off narrow gulley steeply up right to belay off bomber thread, as I though I'd run out of rope (partner couldn't see for the stuff I was throwing down on him!)! Partner led up, and over crux to the easier ground. Descent over corniced edge, and steep snow was a bit hairy, especially as light failed 1/3 way down or so! Epic after epic after epic really!
kim.mulji - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/13 with Stephen Edwards

Dom Whillans - AltLd - 09/Feb/13 with a.crook

Climbed the right branch at the top as hor was falling down and melting and hence pitch 2a not in nick. Reassuringly excellent ice due the warm conditions, bulge at the top was well mushroomed lovely. Turf was frozen solid! which was the main surprise as we both were convinced it wouldn't be. Top day out in warm wet conditions. North Wales never ceases to deliver.
A Crook - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/13 with Dom Stockton

industrialiceman - 20/Jan/13

Darrell Read - AltLd - 19/Jan/13 with Oliver Mentz

Pay Attention - Lead - 04/Feb/12

tom_holdsworth - AltLd - 04/Feb/12 with Chris Postlethwaite

sam coward - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/12 with Paul

Andy_B39 - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/12 with James Taylor, Ben Rigby

luke321 - AltLd - 03/Feb/12 with Matt Cooke, Tom Jagger

wi11 - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/12 with Gwen L

tskelhon - AltLd O/S - Feb/12 with Jack

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2011

jparry75 - AltLd - 24/Dec/10 with m.evans

Started up Left Hand but moved right from the peg belay as there was no ice to step left on to and the turf seemed a little unreliable to get up under the overhang.
Steven Andrews - AltLd O/S - 05/Dec/10 with Richard Lines

done as two pitches me p1, julian p2.nice route, lots of ice
pebbles - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/10 with julian

Soloed first couple of ice steps, then Rob led 50m with no runners. I led over the chandelier to the top. Nice route and ice still in good nick, although completely hooked out.
Will Smith - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Rob

good route, some steps, some snow and a nice chandelier to finnish
lithos - AltLd - 14/Mar/10 with will smith

Starting to thaw! Norm & Wayne followed us up.
Ian Andrews - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Pete Williams

Really good, lots of ice on the first pitch and a nice ice umbrella to finish. I led P1 & 3, C led P2.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd - 13/Mar/10 with Carmen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10

Ben ski - 2nd - 13/Mar/10 with Philip Leadbeater

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 10/Mar/10

TimPerkin - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/10 with Colin Beechey

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 07/Mar/10

Fantastic day, fantastic conditions. reasonably stiff for 3. Su romped up it. Amazing for first ice climb. Great umbrella above last belay.
philhilo - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10 with su

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Mar/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Feb/10

considering temperature it was in good nick - no problems although the fan at the top was an awkward surprise - belly flopped over - no points for style
bob johnson - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/10 with Al Borrett

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Feb/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/10

Quite a bit of ice coming down from team above. Good route though.
Dave Foster - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/10 with Andy

An ice umbrella had formed across the top of the crux pitch which took some time to flank on rocks to the right. Otherwise perfect conditions.
bms - AltLd - 10/Feb/10 with BCS

AB1965 - Solo - 10/Feb/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/10

frost - Solo - 07/Feb/10 with D Garry

mux - Solo - 07/Feb/10 with frost

A fine route in good weather and my first full on III lead (done some II/III):-)The route was a little thin in places, and I felt the ice falls, though short were harder than tech 3. Descended via easy gully (I)which was pretty steep at the top and ended up leaving the crag in the dark !
jandyd05 - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/10 with Julie Anglesea

Good build up of ice in initial fault line, but showing signs of the thaw. Solid snow in the narrow gully above, but little gear to protect final icefall. Was steep due to chandeleer effect, but short lived. Topped out into a wonderful inversion.
Karlos - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/10 with Mark B

stuart34 - 2nd - 07/Feb/10 with Stuart Buchan, James Monypenny

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Feb/10

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Feb/10

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Feb/10

chrissloan84 - Solo O/S - 10/Jan/10 with paul

MBrear - 2nd O/S - 03/Jan/10 with Luke Farrar

Hidden - Jan/10

Early season conditions, not much ice really. Went exploring out left after the narrow rock walled gully, may have been the actual line? Climbed a wide corner crack at about IV 5 .Fun.
mynyddresident - AltLd - Dec/09 with geraint

jamesh - Lead - 14/Feb/09 with Emily Price

Climbed with Willy T (date approximate) the weekend he smashed his car up.
kenneM - Lead - Feb/09 with Will Taylor

Paul James
davebrox - AltLd - 2009

jcurley - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/08 with Mike Buddle

mikelaing - 2nd - Dec/08 with Mark Handford

mike.moss - Solo O/S - 2007

Hidden - Solo - 23/Mar/06

Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/06 with Mike Reading

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/05

Tom M Williams - AltLd O/S - Jan/05 with Pete ?

The Bad Cough - 2003 with Paul Beacall

nickcanute - 21/Jan/01 with matt silcox

NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 18/Dec/99 with Tom Hubbard, James Hubbard

Hidden - Solo - 13/Feb/94

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jan/91

Nick Biven - 16/Nov/85

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jan/80

RichardMc - 24/Feb/79 with Dave Langmead

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