first proper ridge and first in winter. soloed first half then roped together for second. quite a lot of rime ice. found the first bit a little scary
PeteWilson - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/15 with James, John P
TGreen - Solo O/S - 09/Feb/15 with Martin G
Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/15
r.greaves - Solo - 07/Feb/15 with Julian Earle, bob ellis
Hidden - Solo - 06/Feb/15
Chrissy202 - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/15 with Charlie, Heather
Brilliant day out. Loads of rime, bit of ice, frozen turf. Best low grade winter route south of Scotland?
Mr Fuller - Solo β - 01/Feb/15 with Katie McKay, Rich Pooley, Liz Smith, Ben Lewis, Paul
K Mckay - Solo - 01/Feb/15 with Paul Gibbison, Rich Pooley, Matt Fuller, Liz Smith, Ben Lewis
First winter climb, such a brilliant day
Heather Osborne - 01/Feb/15 with Charlie, Chrissy McMahon
Fantastic day out. Less windy on the ridge than expected, so although we'd brought a rope it stayed in the sack. Great fun seeking out or avoiding difficulties as required. The winds hit as we topped out, headed round the skyline towards Carnedd Llewellyn but descended from the col as we'd had enough being blown over.
Simon Caldwell - Solo O/S - 31/Jan/15 with Liz, Carmen
top day out, really interesting route, wish it were longer. Solo't but took rope and gear for a walk as K is still finding his feet. Picked out some awkward bits and avoided the slab! Tad breezy on top and cloudy so bearings off but cloud lifted. Great views, really really good day trip
lithos - Solo - 31/Jan/15 with karl c
Hidden - Solo - 31/Jan/15
Lots of soft snow made the going slow. Roped up and moved together for most of the route. Turf frozen where exposed or wet, but needs a freeze thaw to consolidate the snow. But then it will be epic!
Karlos - 19/Jan/15 with Harriet
Harriet Stewart - Solo - 19/Jan/15 with Karl
Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jan/15
Hidden - Lead - 18/Jan/15
Lindh - 2nd - 18/Jan/15 with Tarquin Shipley
Not too much ice but axe was nessacery, crampons not needed.
adamre12 - Solo O/S - 14/Jan/15 with Chris Nutman
Could've perhaps needed crampons for some sections but overall probably not. Take an ice axe. Was pretty cool!
chris nutman - Solo O/S - Jan/15 with Adam Revill
Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/14
Hidden - Solo - Dec/14
Hidden - Lead - 28/Jan/14
a couple of inches snow from the access ledge upwards, deep at the top but no need for spikes or axe
maxsmith - Solo - 17/Jan/14
A fair covering in rime and normal ice, more snow the further up the ridge, a couple of tricky steps in the ice. Fun day out!
BStar - Solo - 11/Jan/14
Nick Biven - 2014
Superb alpine day in strong April sunshine. A good mixed route but easy to solo in these conditions and visibilty
Babika - Solo - 06/Apr/13 with Jason Parker and Sue Jackson
Hidden - Solo - 28/Feb/13
Hidden - Solo - 26/Jan/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/13
Deep unconsolidated snow deposited by strong SE wind. Eventually managed to gain ridge by higher traverse. Isolated feel and a fine adventure.
John Nuttall - Solo - 22/Jan/13
Hidden - Solo - 12/Jan/13
Hidden - Lead - Jan/13
Hidden - 2013
Mike.Kinge - Solo O/S - 08/Dec/12 with Charli, Elwyn
summerse - Solo O/S - 08/Dec/12 with Mike Kinge, Charli Wisbey
mol - Solo - 01/Dec/12 with si hall, Ollie, Si Brown, Jesse
Hidden - 02/Sep/12
Hidden - Solo - 21/Aug/12
Hidden - Solo - 22/Jul/12
Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/12
Hidden - Solo dnf - 27/Jan/12
blizzard and gales forced downclimb.
bradholmes - Solo dnf - 27/Jan/12 with Chris Bonner
OllyT - Solo - 02/Jan/12
Hidden - 2012
A summer 3* classic, Crib Lem spur also makes for a splendid winter ascent.
We were the first to break off the Cwm Llafar highway to make tracks up this highly satisfying route today
Crampons were put on shortly after gaining the crest of the ridge and back off around 200m below Carnedd Dafydd.
Tom Hecht - 03/Dec/10 with Tom Livingstone
hepitt - Lead - 01/Dec/10 with Dave Pearce
Tom Livingstone - Solo - Dec/10 with Tom Hecht
Smashing ridge, continually interesting and dramatic. Chose a rather odd approach from the right up steep slabs and grass.
farmus21 - Solo - 28/Nov/10 with Ben Allsford
A good afternoons romp. Nice to see the black Ladders too.
AMarchant - Solo - 27/Nov/10 with Ally Hurst
Pat 350 - Solo O/S - 27/Nov/10
Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Nov/10
Hidden - 21/Nov/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10
Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/10
Templeton Adams - Solo - 20/Feb/10 with Darren H
tom_holdsworth - Solo - 20/Feb/10 with Will Taylor
compact snow covered with fresh powder. some icy patches, white out from about half way.
ross duffield - Solo - 14/Feb/10 with row
Hidden - Solo - 21/Jan/10
Very powdery on the approach, wild on top!
Ben Hollands - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/09 with Chris Harding, Wendy Anderson
Hidden - Solo - 30/Dec/08
Hidden - Solo - 31/Oct/08
Ben Hollands - Lead O/S - 10/Jan/08 with Chris Harding, Wendy Anderson
Hidden - Solo - 11/Feb/99
Tim Sparrow - Mar/97 with Rhi
Nick Biven - Solo - 1986