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Bristly Ridge*** II 2/3

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[ross on bristly ridge, 3 kb]Winter version of the summer scramble classic

Photo: ross on bristly ridge © ro duffield
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This climb is in 58 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

iskra2000 - Solo - 16/Feb/14 with Clare Downie

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jan/14

Descended this after climbing East Gully Arete to Gylder Fach. Thoroughly enjoyed it
Chris Joyce - Solo O/S - 02/Jan/14 with Jack Keo, Chris Wildblood

Will Mortimer - 2014 with Chris Wildblood, Jack J Keogan, Chris Joyce

Jenny Hall - Solo O/S - 06/Oct/13

Bearded Dove - Solo - 25/Aug/13

Bearded Dove - Solo - 22/Aug/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/Mar/13

Matt250 - 31/Mar/13

mh554 - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/13

Hidden - Solo - 02/Mar/13

Mattlloyd10 - Lead rpt - Mar/13

deep snow and heavy fog (low cloud). epic.
Latecomer - 16/Feb/13

markriddington - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/13 with Richard Crompton, Beth Bennett

flying el burro - 2nd - 20/Jan/13 with mark riddington

alooker - Jan/13

Hidden - 2013

Tristan101 - Solo O/S - 08/Dec/12 with James Stops

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Dec/12

Hidden - Solo - 01/Dec/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Oct/12

tom_holdsworth - AltLd - 05/Feb/12 with Chris Postlethwaite

Tom Hecht - 03/Feb/12 with Iona Pawson, Lotte Stuer

Hidden - Solo - 2012

wendys - 2012

matthias13 - Solo - 10/Dec/11 with JamesA

Hidden - 10/Dec/11

mr mills - Solo rpt - 02/Jun/11

Solid neve in the gullies, with powder and some verglass on the rock steps.
Roch - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/11 with MRT

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/10

Great climb, initial gully full of soft deep powder and took an hour to pitch. All holds and pro had to be dug out from under the snow. Moved together afterwards. I led Rod while Colin and Daz came up as another team. Superb climbing, a very alpine feel to the ridge. Reached the summit near sunset and walked down under a fuil moon. Great day.
Joss - Lead O/S - 19/Dec/10 with Colin Anderson, Daz Haycock, Rod Lloyd Jones

Slushy snow in the approach gully, good wet 'climbing' further up. Lots f snow on top of Glyder Fach.
Zoomer - Solo - 11/Dec/10 with George Best, Alex Rafferty

alpine style
kel1989 - Solo O/S - 09/Dec/10 with Adam King, Tom Allan, Joe Lewis

A tiring yet satisfying ascent - Sinister Gully midway traverse provided the greatest obstacle as well as being chocker with powder (above waist deep now) Splendid setting and excellent to combine with Tryfan North Ridge.
Tom Hecht - 05/Dec/10 with Tom Livingstone

Pat 350 - AltLd O/S - 03/Dec/10

Hidden - Solo rpt - 27/Nov/10

Simulclimbed after the gully
stuart34 - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/10

texuspete - Solo O/S - 21/Nov/10

Nicely snowwed up though mostly powder - no real need for crampons at the time of climbing - an axe may also have been useful if only to clear away snow and ice in search of the next hold.
andy dunn - Solo - 04/Apr/10 with J

rob k - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/10 with H Griffin

excellent route, never hard but absorbing
no_more_scotch_eggs - 14/Mar/10 with tamsin

Deep snow to Sinister Gully and to ridge. Top wall of Sinister Gully wet but mainly clear of ice. A few tricky exposed moves in winter conditions made for a stunning days climbing.
tonymw - Solo O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Richard Carratu

TGreen - Solo O/S - 27/Feb/10 with Martin G

Hidden - Solo - 21/Feb/10

rocket - Solo - 17/Feb/10

awkward step down to gap
ross duffield - Solo - 13/Feb/10 with row

Ian_Whitfield - Feb/10 with Peter Heath, John Clewer

In surprisingly good condition.
Nicholas Livesey - AltLd - 24/Jan/10 with Gavin Diegnan, Jeff Smith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/10

Vertical powder and blizzard conditions, and very severe wind-chill near the top combined to make a memorable ascent!
Sean Kelly - AltLd - Jan/10 with Mark Torrance

wolf.leeb - Solo rpt - 2009

wolf.leeb - Solo O/S - 2008

Big Lee - Solo O/S - 04/Mar/06 with Dan O'Brien, Tim Howarth, Conrad Bower, Mike Reading

size9hex - Solo O/S - Mar/05

Templeton Adams - Solo - Feb/01

Hidden - Solo - 05/Aug/98

Jacob Ram - Solo - 19/Jan/98

Hidden - Solo O/S - Feb/92

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, Hidden, CM1992

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Style of ascent

Soloed32 of 58 (55.2%)
Lead8 of 58 (13.8%)
Followed1 of 58 (1.7%)
Alt Leads6 of 58 (10.3%)
Unknown11 of 58 (19.0%)

'Climbed'31 of 58 (53.4%)
clean O/S23 of 58 (39.7%)
clean rpt4 of 58 (6.9%)