Slab Climb Right-hand** HS 4b
[P5 Slab climb Right-hand HS 4b Far west buttress Clogwyn Du'r Arddu, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
The best line on the buttress, run-out in places.
1) 4b, 20m. Start at the toe of the buttress, climb up and right past a short corner, and onto slabs above. Continue to a grass ledge.
2) 15m. Move up and right to the main slab.
3) 20m - ish. Follow this past several ledges and belay where convenient.
4) 20m - ish. A similar pitch taking the line of best rock.
5) 15m. Continue to the top. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Ultimate HS ticklist.

Photo: P5 Slab climb Right-hand HS 4b Far west buttress Clogwyn Du'r Arddu © Strange little creature
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This climb is in 93 logbooks, and on 19 wishlists.

Great location but it was wet and green. Not the best climb. The only good pitch was the first one. The rest were unprotectable almost
richy85 - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/15 with Sam from Bangor

Louishmouis - 12/Aug/15 with finn

Entertaining first pitch and then after that very average. Won't be recommending this one... Lead all but the final 20 yards.
JonnySchofield - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15 with Jo Philip

gingerking - AltLd O/S - Aug/15 with Tom Mather

Amazing climbing defiantly worth the 2 stars. Last two scramble pitches had VERY loose rock.
ruthieie - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/15 with matt.stevenson

Led pitch 1 and then 4 & 5 as one. Fairly run out after the first pitch and very loose rock on the scramble to the top!
matt.stevenson - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/15 with mwwhale89, ruthieie

mwwhale89 - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Ruth Sullivan, Matt Stevenson

kelly_426 - AltLd - 25/Jul/14 with Caitlin Douglas, Sasha Doyle

Very good route, 4b is all in the first pitch. The latter pitches all have very run out sections of slab climbing. Belays on everything other than the first pitch are relatively tricky. Take hexes and several cams around size 0-3 and you should be able to tame the route a bit. Definitely more than we bargained for but a fantastic experience!
spenser - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Jon Cheetham

Climbed in 5 pitches. I led p2 and p4
peterhubbard - AltLd - 16/Apr/14 with Neil Stutchbury

Bob - 2014

mike mo - 2014

sopaz - AltLd - 25/Aug/13

SimonvanDam - AltLd - 12/Aug/13 with Matt Roberts

roberts1234567890 - AltLd - 12/Aug/13 with Simon Van Dam, Callum Bridger

Climbed as 4 pitches.
tev - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Charlene

Andy lead first pitch. Surprising how little protection is on the upper slabs.
Double Knee Bar - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13

Great day out, 2nd pitch onwards is easy climbing but with no gear, nice little adventure
rbharries - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/13 with josie McG

Dovey lead first pitch.
francesanncavanagh - AltLd - 02/Jun/13 with Ian Dovey

DOVEY - Lead - 02/Jun/13 with Fran

First pitch is nice, the rest are mediocre. Not worth 2*.
maria85 - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with Amy

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Mar/13

mike lawrence? - Solo - 2013

myoung - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Roger Cruse, Kris

Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Kris & Mark

Me P1 & P3. Steve P2 & P4. fist pitch good traverse (as it was dry - would be v serious in wet) then good gear in greasy crack climbed on jams. P2 & P3 hardly any gear at all on the slabs but mostly easy angle.
stratandrew - AltLd - 07/Jul/12 with Steve Graham

Nice first pitch. Scrappy therafter. Like Idwal without the polish
Ollie B - Solo O/S - 27/May/12

RoscoJB - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Ruth Kirby

Hidden - AltLd - 27/May/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - May/12

Definitely did first pitch but not sure about the rest!
joe_lancs - Lead - 25/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 25/Mar/12

Hidden - 30/Jul/11

Very bad route. We just climb it in Cloggy, I prefere Gogarth, witch is a very good cliff.
Archibald - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/11

Very bad route. We disliked. It's not difficult but never beautiful.
Archibald - AltLd O/S - Jul/11

Alex.M-M. - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/11

Julie Carroll - AltLd - 28/Apr/11 with Ross

Excellent. First pitch has one or two 4b moves, but after that its several pitches of delightful clean slab climbing!! Protection is tricky in places, need some micronuts lower down, but is a bit better above & the moves are easy. We belayed just above end of 2nd pitch in the gully & didn't find the belay for pitch 3 so belayed at the shattered spike/block/mini arete at the top of the gully. Think this was probably a little off route, missed out what looked like lovely clean climbing up the slabs on the left, if only for a few moves before the easy scramble over heather and loose rock. Done in 4 pitches with 60m doubles.
Stuart Hurworth - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Marcus Levens

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/11

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Very cold!
tedburt - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Aaron Burdett

stuart34 - 2nd - 21/Jun/10 with Joe Shipcott

quite loose at the top of the climb
Tomprusk - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/10 with Nick

Nick Nitro - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/10

Clean, no loose rock, very sparse protection, excellent climbing
Haszko - Lead - 04/Jun/10

Jack Doyle - AltLd - May/10 with Eva

This route is great if you like 25 metre run outs, poor belays on sloping grassy ledges and massess of loose, head sized rocks - no mention of this in the ground up guide, it describes the route as "delightful"!
alancash100 - AltLd - 2010

peter myers - AltLd O/S - Oct/09 with Ralph Heath

poor route... slid 20m head first down the fourth pitch (foot slipped in the wet) onto the only cam I took with me.
willoates - Lead dog - Sep/09

Od - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/09 with Jill Reinsch

Bennykr - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/09 with Jonny

very run-out after the first pitch, and last pitch is dodgy - feels like the flakes gonna break-off. other than that, nice intro to clogy
adam06 - AltLd - 01/Jun/09 with Hilary Theaker

some awkward sections on 1st pitch, rest is run-out but easy climbing
hils theaker - AltLd - 01/Jun/09 with Adam

stevemcg - AltLd - 31/May/09 with Liz

fizzychewitt - AltLd - 31/May/09 with Steve

First pitch good and thought-provoking, loses the plot after that
Tanya Savage - AltLd - 30/May/09 with Neil Pacey

Poor route. One pitch followed by easy poorly protected slabs. No stars
Neil Pacey - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Tanya Savage

Very average route. Certainly not 2 stars!
Conan - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Steve Wray

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/May/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09

Shaw Brown - Lead - 25/May/09 with Joanne Larty

steve prior - AltLd - May/09 with Andy C

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/09

Ed Booth - AltLd - 15/Mar/09 with Tim Evans

rob1 - Lead - 20/Sep/08

dicky79 - 13/Jul/08 with Nicola

Ben Griffiths - 2nd - 12/Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/May/08

A disappointing route, not worth 3 stars. First pitch is solid VS 4c. The rest is easy but with huge runouts and an easy gully a step away most of the time. Last pitch loose and unpleasant.
Rog Wilko - Lead - 12/May/08 with Debbie Wilkinson

jiles - 2008

jiles - AltLd O/S - 2008

Lead P2+4 (we ran 5 pitches into 4). First Cloggy experience and i imagine typical of most people's - i.e. difficult route finding! Easy climbing but VERY run out.
Wilbur - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Caine

stupid slab at the beginning-had frozen feet. great after that
naine - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/07 with nick

particularly enjoyed the 40ft runs outs
viking - AltLd O/S - Aug/07 with wilbur

My Gravity - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Paul N

felt like a 4a Severe, but lovely aspect and views a nice climb
Strange little creature - Lead O/S - 09/May/07 with Andy Longwill

TRNovice - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Jenn

Jenn - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/07 with TRNovice

Moniawl - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/06 with rich

richw2k2 - AltLd - 22/Jul/06 with Monika

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Solo - 2006

Hidden - Lead - May/05

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 2000

Just Another Dave - 2000 with Laura

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - Jun/91 with Sarah Keekus, Nick Keekus

RichardMc - Lead - 15/Jul/79 with Harry Woodbridge

Bolt Phobia - AltLd - 08/Jun/76 with Wil Hurford

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