Robaduck - AltLd - 03/Mar/15
Hidden - AltLd - 14/Feb/15
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.. http://youtu.be/-atkbA9dHEk
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 Lesserman
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
chalk monster - AltLd - 07/Feb/10 with Karlos
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
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
Both solo this line. Pleasant enough.
steveb2006 - Solo - 13/Feb/94 with Mike Pycroft
Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jan/91
Nick Biven - 16/Nov/85
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jan/80
RichardMc - 24/Feb/79 with Dave Langmead