74m, 5 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A great and popular climb up a series of ribs on the left-hand side of the buttress. Start at the base of a chimney that leads up to the base of Nea.
1) 4b, 15m. On the left wall are two parallel cracks. Climb them to a niche, then step into the right crack. Continue past a tree and belay on the ledge.
2) 4c, 12m. Step up the groove onto a sloping ledge and traverse right to the arete (good cams in break). Follow the arete up on small holds, and even smaller wires, to a large ledge and belay above the arete.
3) 4b, 18m. Move right across the ledge and climb up stepped slabby rock to below a prominent corner. Follow the corner until you are forced to make a step right to below a hanging groove. Follow the groove in the arete to the large sloping ledge. Either belay here, or continue up P4 to the top.
4) 4a, 15m. Shuffle right along the sloping ledge to a corner on the right, step back left then climb straight up to the large ledge (belay/abseil on a tree to the left). © Rockfax

Ticklists: 100 More Classic British VS Climbs, North Wales Rock Graded List, Heather's Multipitch Climbs.

Hidden 02/Nov AltLd
Hidden 18/Oct -
jing 04/Oct AltLd O/S

Marianne led P1+2. I Led P3+4. P2 amazing position on the arete.

with Anton H, Marianne
mariannekhoo 04/Oct AltLd O/S

Led P1+P2 together. Jing led P3+P4. Placed one microwire on the arÍte of P2 followed by a bomber red DMM Wallnut. The climbing is quite steady on P2, so you don't need to spaff too many of your quickdraws on microwires!

with Anton Hansson, Jing Tang
JamesWilliams 02/Oct Lead rpt

nice evening out with my girl :) ab in the dark haha

with beckyjg
beckyjg 02/Oct 2nd
MD 27/Sep AltLd O/S

Led p2 and p4. P2 in an amazing position for a VS

with Jo
Hidden 27/Sep Lead O/S
Happy Wanderer 27/Sep AltLd O/S

Led -1 and p3. P3 a bit tasty - especially when someone throws an ab rope on your head from the top. Thanks to the chap who kindly picked up the resultant dropped nut and left it at the bottom for me.

with Mike D
Wayne S 26/Sep AltLd O/S
with Dale
D Berry 26/Sep AltLd O/S

Led P3.

with Wayne S
dom94 11/Sep Lead O/S

Top route! Lead all pitches

with Eloise
Eloise_SW 11/Sep 2nd
with Dom
Davesmith1981 07/Sep AltLd
with Tim Oates
GazzerM54 ?/Sep -
with Jock Andrews
Ben1983 30/Aug Lead O/S
drewish 28/Aug AltLd O/S
with Peter Hooker
foostu4 18/Aug AltLd O/S
nodwas 18/Aug AltLd
Will Mortimer 18/Aug AltLd O/S
with Greg Clarke, Simon Thursz
s.thursz 18/Aug AltLd
Hidden 16/Aug AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Aug -
spragglerocks 25/Jul AltLd rpt

Led P1&2 as one

with Alex S
Hidden 25/Jul AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Jul 2nd
Chris Oldfield 19/Jul AltLd O/S

led 2 and 4

with James Buckley
Jack Manfredi 19/Jul AltLd
j.buckley87 19/Jul AltLd O/S
southern_smit 19/Jul Lead

great route nice solid and steady

Hidden 19/Jul 2nd
Durkules 18/Jul 2nd
Hidden 18/Jul Lead O/S
cornishbekx 18/Jul 2nd O/S
magik_bob 17/Jul AltLd
scottywakefield 17/Jul AltLd O/S

A few delicate moments but the holds are good enough if you are willing to commit.

PeteMc 12/Jul AltLd O/S
tom0french 12/Jul AltLd O/S
Stickle Tarn 11/Jul Lead O/S

Awesome moves on P2 to gain the rib.

Julie Carroll 11/Jul AltLd
with Tristan Graham
Mark Kemball 11/Jul AltLd
with Clair Wilson
jordana86 11/Jul 2nd
jonny_098 10/Jul Lead O/S

with renee and pyb girls

with Alex Cutbush
Dawn_K_B 09/Jul AltLd O/S
mrteale 09/Jul Lead O/S
leethebee 03/Jul Lead β

Awesome climb. Really great climbing perfect for the grade.

with Stella Wyn Thomas
hazeysunshine 27/Jun AltLd rpt
with Tassie Anna
morganator 27/Jun AltLd
with Nicky Parkin
JonnySchofield 25/Jun AltLd O/S

Combined pitches 1+2 and 3+4. Good climbing in a great position.

Patrick Clissold 24/Jun AltLd O/S
with Jonny Hawkins
tomwright1509 23/Jun AltLd
Hidden 23/Jun AltLd O/S
Fragmod 16/Jun Lead
Sam Ash 15/Jun AltLd O/S


amccann 15/Jun AltLd O/S
with Sam A
Hidden 11/Jun -
Hidden 07/Jun AltLd O/S
martinov 07/Jun Lead O/S

Abseiled after P2.

with Jon Bamgboye
Hidden ?/Jun AltLd
greglad ?/Jun -
scottcoates ?/Jun AltLd O/S
with Martyn
Hidden 26/May Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May Lead
Pete Scott 25/May AltLd O/S

Great climb in the heavy drizzle. Led pitches 3 and 4 together and finished up Nea instead. Serious rope drag.

jalqazzaz 24/May Lead O/S
gemmatrickey 23/May Lead O/S

Reuben lead p1&2, I lead p3&4. Reuben lead final pitch not described in book and finished with nightmare abseil with Kane and Paulina along too.

farmerwad 23/May Lead
with Janet
Alasdair88 21/May 2nd O/S

RCI prep

with Griff
pie_eater_pete 15/May AltLd O/S
Bertbee 12/May AltLd
Davesmith1981 05/May Lead
Manchi 01/May AltLd O/S

Led P1 & P3.

with tim_mcd
tim_mcd 01/May AltLd O/S
with Manchi
noemie5438 26/Apr AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Apr AltLd rpt
Lucylou19 23/Apr AltLd O/S
with Chris Brook
Hidden 23/Apr 2nd O/S
alexjz 21/Apr Lead O/S

Brilliant climb on a warm spring evening. Done in 2 pitches

tim20 21/Apr -
OliverRoss 19/Apr Lead O/S
with Jess
JessWilliams 19/Apr 2nd
ianstevens 08/Apr Lead O/S

Led in 2 pitches.

gravity 08/Apr AltLd rpt

I led pitch 1. I had previously seconded it, some years ago.

with Khalid Qasrawi
khalidq 08/Apr AltLd O/S

I led 2nd pitch again (very good climbing) then we abseiled off.

Teappleby 08/Apr Lead

Only the first 2 pitches as it got dark.

Hidden 08/Apr 2nd
CharlieMack 06/Apr Lead rpt
with Liz Kirk
Hidden ?/Apr 2nd
GordonAinslie ?/Apr -
Hidden 18/Mar AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
suds_01 ??/2015 -
Ella7 23/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

P2 and P4. Awesome thin and exposed second pitch! Great route.

with Joel, Sam N-e
SamN 23/Nov/14 AltLd O/S
jon_gill1 16/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

me p2 and p4. Found p2 to be quite gnarly for the grade!

with ross garfoot
Rafal Malczyk 15/Nov/14 AltLd dnf

Chris fell off leading the 2nd pitch. I led that pitch afterwards but we abseiled off due to Chris's shoulder injury.

with Chris Sabel
dkd 07/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
with Chris (MIA), James (MIA)
ruairidhwad ?/Oct/14 Lead O/S

P1,3 best pitches

with Ben Kelsey
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 22/Sep/14 AltLd
Hidden 21/Sep/14 AltLd
Hidden 21/Sep/14 AltLd rpt
Jack Manfredi 21/Sep/14 -
Hidden 19/Sep/14 AltLd
K Dawg 12/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Kit
Hidden 07/Sep/14 AltLd
Hidden 05/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 02/Sep/14 AltLd
Hidden 02/Sep/14 2nd
Sarah Black 24/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Rob84 24/Aug/14 AltLd rpt
with Mel
Gareth T 24/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Tim Popplestone
Ian Campbell 16/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
will moy 31/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Ciderslider 27/Jul/14 2nd O/S

First two pitches in one then abseiled off to go for a pint and an ice cream before the long journey home to Sussex

ciderspider 27/Jul/14 2nd O/S

first 2 pitches

Heather Osborne 27/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Led P2 and 4.

with Craig Osborne
charley 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Only the first two pitches (led in a oner). Ian was looking rather green and Mark was white as a sheet as I belayed them up lol so we decided to abb off and go get an ice cream and pint... Felt a bit spicy on the second pitch but maybe that was the hangover...

with Mark, Ian
jsmcfarland 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

I led first pitch, Joss led second then I ran 3rd/4th pitches together. Easy and fun climb. 2nd pitch is pretty sketchy on gear

with Joss
Louis Hume 24/Jul/14 Lead

Sunny/dry - showed The Boy Wonder a rope bomb - he like

AndrewP 21/Jul/14 2nd

On MIA training

robgixer 20/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

led p1 and p2

Jack Whiteley 16/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Lead P1,3+4.

with John Hayes
Stanners 15/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

forgot to take the guide up so followed polish up the crack on pitch 2 rather than going up the arete

with Alex Rhodes
Alex_RhodesUK 15/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/14 AltLd
Hidden 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Steve Lenartowicz 12/Jul/14 AltLd
with Dave H
Max19 ?/Jul/14 AltLd
CraigOsborne ?/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

lead p1 and p3

Hidden ?/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Jeromecooper 30/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Tom christenson
djones66 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Led P1 and P2 only as time dictated a retreat (through the holly tree....). P2 is excellent - packs a lot of excitement into its very modest length.

with Stve mc D
JDG2428 29/Jun/14 AltLd

First two pitches only

stonemikey 29/Jun/14 AltLd
callumbtaylor 29/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

lead first pitch, had to retreat to Hazel groove (HS) to the left for 2nd pitch as the route got crowded...

with JoshT
Jack93 28/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Lead 2 and 4

spidermonkey09 28/Jun/14 AltLd

2 pieces per pitch rule. Felt easy for VS.

Hidden 24/Jun/14 Lead rpt
spenser 23/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Pretty good route, pitch 3 felt like it had a pretty hard and reachy move for which it took a while to figure out the beta. Led pitches 1, 3 and 4.

ned_85 23/Jun/14 AltLd
Hidden 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Alison Cairns 22/Jun/14 AltLd
with Kevin bowser
BoulderyDave 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

P1,3 and 4

Tommy Moore 21/Jun/14 2nd O/S


john lynch 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Tommy
Mrobinson005 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
K Dawg 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Kit
tim newton 15/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
spragglerocks 14/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led p1 and p2 as one pitch.

with Matt
shed_hed 13/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Ray Sparks 05/Jun/14 AltLd
with joe
khalidq 03/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Dan Vaj 03/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Khalid
Merlin 01/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Lead P2 & 4, fantastic climbing, not as polished as I was expecting. The route is strangely shorter than it feels, with 1 abseil to the ground - maybe some sort of optical illusion going on here...

with Phil Chalkley
fuzzysheep01 01/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led 2 and 4.

Hidden 01/Jun/14 AltLd
Karlos 01/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Top route. Led P1, steep wall with the two trees really getting in the way. Seconded P2, nice and exposed, with tiny nut placements. Led P3, final pull rather physical, but a great position. Short P4.

Lyndsay Superclimber 01/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

I led 2nd & 4th pitches - great climb!

with Ryan
Chubbs 01/Jun/14 AltLd
Hidden 31/May/14 AltLd O/S
John Nuttall 30/May/14 Lead
with Sharon
alaster tonge 25/May/14 Lead O/S
with Lailah, Assad Lahlou
wi11 16/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Anna G
Hidden 15/May/14 AltLd
Hidden 15/May/14 Lead
JamesWilliams 05/May/14 AltLd O/S

lead pitch 2 up the rib. absolutely brilliant route the climbing is never very hard but the positions are awesome

with jamesA
Hidden 05/May/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/May/14 Lead O/S
Duncan Beard 04/May/14 AltLd dog

The first pitch seemed strenuous and hard for the grade, I took a rest on a nut at the start of the thuggy moves to the trees. The rib was a nice delicate contrast, again led by a cool Pip. I ran pitches 3&4 together. My longest abseil so far.

with Pip McCarthy
Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
Pryan ?/May/14 AltLd
with Robin Brooke
Robin Brooke ?/May/14 Lead
BTphonehome 30/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Matt
Matt_C9716 30/Apr/14 2nd
Tom Redmond 29/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with joe cossey
Glyn 21/Apr/14 AltLd
with Amy
Amy UT 21/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Crag to ourselves on an Easter Monday

with Glyn
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead
ads 18/Apr/14 AltLd
with Julie
MoWalker3 18/Apr/14 -
with Cormac
Rosea Day 15/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Matt Harmon 12/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

led P1 and P2

Anna duckett 12/Apr/14 AltLd
with Matt H
Hidden 08/Apr/14 2nd O/S
ian d f 15/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
with Mark
markfromstoke 15/Mar/14 AltLd
with Ian
Bry 11/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 11/Mar/14 AltLd
oliverpcain ??/2014 Lead O/S
Si ??/2014 -
adie84 ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
mileshill540 ??/2014 AltLd
rob 528 ??/2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
john_ni 29/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

led pitch one & two & ran them together. Led the short pitch4.

alicee 23/Sep/13 2nd

As MS on BMG improvised rescue day

Katex 03/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Just pitches 1 and 2, I led pitch 1

with Simon Edwards
gazfellows 01/Sep/13 Lead

I cannot stress how good this climb is !! 5stars any day. Especially the second pitch, it's worth 3stars just for that ..

with Nic
Hidden 31/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/13 -
jezb1 27/Aug/13 AltLd

P1+3. Good route. Pretty straight forward.

Simon Cahill 27/Aug/13 2nd rpt
alpinismo.uk 27/Aug/13 Lead
rob.grafton 26/Aug/13 Lead
with Jim
Jules Lane 25/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Mynydd Dave K
metal arms 25/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
David Kay 24/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Jules Lane
freemanTom 23/Aug/13 AltLd

Led first 2 pitches in one, Rog last 2 in one.

with Roger Lord
Jacob Forshaw 22/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Larey 13/Aug/13 2nd dog

Fell off third move carrying 3 peoples worth of shoes, water, jackets and guidebooks. Its there go next time.

Maynard 12/Aug/13 Lead O/S
ema 09/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
a13x 07/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Dave 88 06/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Couldn't get to the rib on the second pitch due to wetness, decided the HS groove looked an easier option for P2. It was soaking. One of the most harrowing experiences of my life! Also did P4.

alexm198 06/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Properly put the willies up us, this one. In hindsight, it was actually really nice, but the sopping wet second pitch was pretty spicy (!!!) and the 3rd pitch was rather bold.

with Dave
Hidden 03/Aug/13 Lead
Thunderthighsontheloose 03/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Pryan ?/Aug/13 AltLd
with Robin Brooke
Robin Brooke ?/Aug/13 Lead

Paula did p1,2, i did p3,4. Getting on to the p2 arete was tricky but once on quite nice. Found p3 tricky, possible because i picked the wrong groove! Was id realised the error of my ways it became smoother. Satisfying afternoon climb.

jmills94 ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with spencer
carl_123 29/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
ollyroberts 22/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2+4

piersnewton 22/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

lead pitch 1 and 3

Helen Gibson 17/Jul/13 AltLd
with Max
Dr Toph 10/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/13 Lead O/S
MFB 20/Jun/13 Lead

Rapped off after pitch 2

with MB
Skinny Kin 19/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Bit pushy for a VS. Still good doing 2nd time in 15 years. Only interesting on the 2nd pitch rib and a little on 3rd. Only 1.5 stars in my book.

with Joe
cjd91 19/Jun/13 2nd O/S
rbharries 17/Jun/13 AltLd
with dan white
pete40 09/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Ann S 06/Jun/13 2nd

Both 4b pitches tough for the grade. I backed off leading the first pitch. Descended by the gulley rather than ab off as routes were busy.

with Simon Cahill
fizzychewitt 06/Jun/13 AltLd

Led P2. I'd forgotten how tremendous the move out onto the rib is. Great evening

with Jayne
Simon Cahill 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S

All pitches hard for grade. 2nd pitch requires small nuts as recommended in the guide but also a micro cam is worth it's weight in gold! Crux on Pt3 is very hard but well protected with small cams.

with Ann S
cem 02/Jun/13 AltLd rpt

led p 1 & 3

Hidden 02/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Pero 02/Jun/13 AltLd
dicky79 01/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Leon
Lenny 01/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Iain
steve prior ?/Jun/13 AltLd
with Roger C
jasoncash 31/May/13 2nd O/S
andycash 31/May/13 Lead O/S
with dan murray, jason cash
murrayd 31/May/13 2nd O/S
with Andy Cash, Jason Cash
Hidden 30/May/13 2nd
shoulders 30/May/13 Lead O/S

led first two pitches and abbed off

with dai
Hidden 29/May/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 26/May/13 AltLd O/S
NickyC 26/May/13 AltLd O/S

lead P1 and P3

with Zain Karim
AndrewP 25/May/13 Lead O/S

P2 is great and I used all my RP's. Ran P3 and 4 together.

FelixPeterken 25/May/13 2nd O/S
joedoherty 19/May/13 AltLd O/S
lithos 19/May/13 Lead

P1, P2 , andy ran P3+4 together, abbed off 50m. Quality climbing. thought P1+P3 tough for 4b.

with andy kitchen
deejmonkey 19/May/13 AltLd
with Damian
Daymo 19/May/13 AltLd O/S
with DJ
rd20 18/May/13 AltLd O/S

RD P2 and 4

with Charlotte CC
GermanAlex 13/May/13 Lead O/S

Lead as 2 pitches, both by me. Couldn't find the small wires mentioned in the rockfax guide for pitch 2 (still 1 for me), so felt quite run out at VS.

with Dan
Monkey_Alan 06/May/13 AltLd O/S

Led P1 & 4. Nice climbing in fantastic position and glorious sunshine!

Julian Prieto 06/May/13 AltLd O/S

Led P3

Ray Sparks 06/May/13 AltLd O/S
with pete ranstead
Hidden 06/May/13 AltLd
Hidden 06/May/13 AltLd dnf
Lawrence Dudley 06/May/13 AltLd
with Julian Prieto, Alan Blanchflower
Palindrome 05/May/13 2nd O/S
staceyjg 04/May/13 AltLd O/S

I led p1, p3 & p4 (strung together as missed belay) Chris led p2.

Hidden 04/May/13 AltLd O/S
robin_hackney 04/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Si
minaturechris 04/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Stacey
Dan724 02/May/13 AltLd O/S

Polished and not particularly amazing climbing apart from the last pitch. Good but not worth the hype in my opinion. (climbed in 3 pitches)

with Ollie Halford, Kyle Williamson
Hidden ?/May/13 AltLd O/S
Bex_M 26/Apr/13 AltLd β
with Scott, Claire Ellwood
andyjirvin 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Bit wet. Not sure how this gets 2 or 3 stars. None of the pitches that memorable, apart from having to climb through trees (surely not a good thing?).

Bry 30/Mar/13 AltLd dnf
rob16 ??/2013 -
Hidden 23/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/12 -
AndyT1151 15/Sep/12 AltLd
Hidden 14/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
mes32 09/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1, then 3 and 4 together. Excellent.

with Will
will_benfold 09/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2

with Mary
BelleVedere 06/Sep/12 AltLd

Mark was looking for MIA ticks so P2 was always going to be his, i let him have P1 as well; glad I did, felt the hardest to me, steep! I led P3 (4b) which had me giggling merrily away as I worked it out. Mark led P4 to finish easily (should maybe have just ran together) then a nice chat with 2 dundee ladies at the ab tree

Kyuzo 06/Sep/12 -
A Mountain Journey 06/Sep/12 AltLd

Very enjoyable climbing and all round good day out

thecurlyone 03/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

I lead p2 Cordelia did the rest. Steep first pitch. Second pitch has great exposure and takes some thought about gear. Third pitch easier if you are tall.

mattgrange 01/Sep/12 AltLd

Enjoyed some of the thinner climbing despite the damp bits. Descent gully was very wet so abbed off instead.

Charley Carpenter ?/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Duncan Campbell 22/Aug/12 Lead O/S

really cool climbing all the way!

with Jess
bwestwood 30/Jul/12 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Steve J T 28/Jul/12 2nd
Robert.harden 27/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Multiputch climb. I climbed the first and 3rd pitch. Russ climbed the 2nd and last pitches. Really nice climb and dry day.

guy757 25/Jul/12 Lead
Dave89 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Led 2nd and half of 4th pitch as ali linked half of 4 with 3.

with Ali
Johnywilks 24/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Alex Winter 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Abbed from tree because of incoming rain and loss of mojo.

Hidden ?/Jul/12 AltLd
Hidden 27/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
mr mills 18/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Chris
quarrtman1 18/Jun/12 2nd

Thought pitch 2 and 3 were difficult for the grade

with mills
Jillybean ?/Jun/12 AltLd
with Ben
Bennykr 28/May/12 Lead rpt
with JB
steven_daniels99 27/May/12 AltLd O/S
Big Lee 26/May/12 AltLd O/S

Superb route. Better than Nea. Lead pitches 1 & 2. Some delicate moves on P2. At the top of the route by 8.45pm.

MikeLell 26/May/12 AltLd O/S

Led Pitches 3 & 4. Couldn't lead P2, was coming at it from too far left.

with Lee Harrison
Wyn Bach 24/May/12 2nd O/S

Climbed as a three.Cracking route.

with Ched, Ifan Roberts
Double Knee Bar 20/May/12 AltLd O/S

Lead on 2nd pitch. Fantastic climbing, amazing position.

with Iain
cas54321 19/May/12 2nd

First 2 pitches - abbed off as weather looked grim!

with Chris
SamuelHarris 15/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Ryan
Rachel Somerville 13/May/12 AltLd rpt
with Richard Toon
Laura Hamlet 12/May/12 AltLd O/S

I lead pitch 1, Tim did the rest

Tim Hamlet 12/May/12 AltLd
jandyd05 05/May/12 Lead O/S

Excellent climb; slightly tough first pitch when not warmed up. Second pitch is delicate but ok once you get the route sorted. I didn't think the gear was too bad, but I don't mind small wires.

Hidden 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
kezr28 ?/Apr/12 -
martin c 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S

With Abi. Nice route.

Haydn Jones 27/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with dave
Falko 27/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2 then abbed off 'in situ' slings/maillon. Rope got stuck (!) and was freed by Haydn who was abbing off from the top - fortunate for us! The final few cm of the pulled rope had flicked into a perfect fig-of-8 around itself beneath the maillon. Tremendous, delicate, bold climbing on P2 (love the photo by Jim Fogg - could have been my van in the layby).

with Steve M
Hidden 24/Mar/12 AltLd rpt
Hidden 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/12 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Owen_P ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
roberts1234567890 14/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
SimonvanDam 14/Nov/11 AltLd
penny_pops25 06/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with emily
kristinawe 29/Sep/11 2nd
Tom Hecht 16/Sep/11 2nd β
with Matt Spencely
Hidden 10/Sep/11 Lead dnf
stonemikey 01/Sep/11 AltLd

Pitches 1 + 2

with Dom Gill
Lawrie Brand 31/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Sarah Laing
Gerallt Owain 29/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with Mick
guy757 17/Aug/11 AltLd
Liz Wakelin 17/Aug/11 2nd

Under instruction from Kath - Plas-y-Brenin course. Abbed off the top of pitch one - wet & greasy.

with Carolyn Scott, Kath Bromfield
Hidden 09/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
climbtim 09/Aug/11 AltLd
TimKnight 03/Aug/11 2nd O/S
PaulHarris 01/Aug/11 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/11 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 23/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 14/Jul/11 -
McGuinness 12/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

2+4. Abbed off 4. A couple on Nea entertained us by having a bit of an epic.

with Dafydd
Dafydd Llywelyn 12/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
gw3285 09/Jul/11 AltLd
jasonpm 04/Jul/11 AltLd
with Arla IMC, Steve IMC
Different Steve 04/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
with Jason, Ala
embob 02/Jul/11 AltLd

Utterly brilliant route. Led P1, and ran together P3 & 4. Abbed off at the top of P4.

with Alex
hazeysunshine 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Helen L
Hidden 02/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Andrew Lester 29/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

A tricky climb at the grade with very little gear

Hidden 28/Jun/11 AltLd rpt
chris smith 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Cardi 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S

50m ropes do reach the bottom of Nea, you just have to keep faith!

with Gwion J
Hidden 19/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/11 AltLd
al99 14/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
joeydurkin 14/Jun/11 AltLd
with Andy w
centurion05 14/Jun/11 AltLd
with benji
Bennykr 11/Jun/11 AltLd rpt

Done at night, Really fun, got back to bivi at 2am

with Noodles
Noodles 10/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Nighttime assault with the crux feeling a little out there!

Simon Cahill 08/Jun/11 AltLd

lead first pitch, very wet made extremely difficult climbing.

with David
Zoomer 07/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Nipped up between showers, the Pass was dead!

Jules 210681 07/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 04/Jun/11 AltLd
stvredmond 04/Jun/11 AltLd

Rubbish, welcome to the pass, how the hell does this get a star let alone 3 of them

matt0759 03/Jun/11 AltLd
Bob Windsor ?/Jun/11 Lead
with matt spencer, paul trower
Hidden ?/Jun/11 AltLd
mikehenesy 27/May/11 Lead O/S

A bit of a fresh day in the pass but stayed dry. Met up with Guy and Bellinda. There was a little girl climbing NEA so we plumped for Phantom Rib, bonza route. Small wires on rib but sight of little girl abbing down after having cruised Nea gee'd up my heroism! Added off missing last pitch.

with Ian Holloway, Rob Norris
The Bad Cough 21/May/11 AltLd rpt

early start to avoid the incoming rain.

Clarky10 12/May/11 -
ritchierich 03/May/11 AltLd rpt

Pitch 2 again.

kdalzell 03/May/11 AltLd

Backed off 1st pitch

with Neil Pope
twoplates 01/May/11 AltLd O/S
with jon
J1PEF 01/May/11 AltLd
Bex_M 01/May/11 AltLd O/S
with Duncan Dunbar
skinnysomething ?/May/11 -
Dan Geh 30/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Steve p
pawelx 30/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Lead P2, P4, great

LozM 27/Apr/11 AltLd

led P1 and P3

with Mark J
al123 27/Apr/11 AltLd

2nd picth

with terry
Hidden 26/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Col Kingshott 22/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Chris M 18/Apr/11 Lead
with Tommy B
carlh 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S

With Dan Wilson. Excellent climb in fine/exposed situation. Quite bold for the grade as thin for gear on crux pitch. sunny weather. (Abseil from tree tat)

stevepotter 16/Apr/11 AltLd
with Aaron V
avin_a_look 16/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1 & 3. Steve Led 2 and 4.

steve_yo 15/Apr/11 Lead
with jojo
tompilgrem 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Lead second (crux) pitch. Quality route, sweet moves up arete.

with Dad
Sardien 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Lead P1 and the final two pitches as 1. Fantastic P2, be it more than a little run out. After that the obvious pretty line and good moves somewhat detreriorate

with Simon Moore, Matthew Jaques
bobpilgrem 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Tom lead bold crux P2.Ran 3/4 togethor to reach ab point.

with Bob/Tom
sophiecb 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

I led the third pitch: got a bit out of my comfort zone due to running out of quick draws, polished rock and fading light...Best pitch was number two, which had some trees to swing onto, micro wire placements and an airy traverse :)

with James
david morse 08/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

As good as Nea

with Lawrence
Hidden 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S
adi bryant 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Pitches 1 + 2 in rain. Pitches 3 + 4 in hail and rain. ;-)

with Lee
jade ?/Apr/11 -

1st climb in north wales...

Katy Nelson ?/Apr/11 AltLd
with Josh
popov86 ?/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden ?/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
myoung 27/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Heather
HeatherF 27/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Lead the middle pitch ( did it in 3 pitches)

with Mark
monkeyboyraw 24/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Lovely route, think it should be a 3* myself. anyone climbed the thin crack above the tree belay? Or have I missed something in the guide book there?

Hidden 24/Mar/11 AltLd
Rory Shaw 23/Mar/11 Lead rpt

Guided Patrick

Hidden 23/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Liam FLeming 23/Mar/11 2nd
with stuart lade
will moy 21/Mar/11 AltLd

lead p1,2 and 3

DOVEY 18/Mar/11 Lead

ab all the way

with Billie x
Hidden 08/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
vertically_challenged ?/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Rob Evans ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
wirralclimber1984 ??/2011 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
PaulHermes ??/2011 -
alasdair19 ??/2011 -

with gavin good teaching zone top of 2nd pitch, excellent climbing

djromberg ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd
james chesmer ??/2011 AltLd O/S
Ala the 'cat' Piatkowska ??/2011 AltLd

led pitch 1&4

with Steve Culverhouse
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Harri777 17/Oct/10 2nd
with jt
Barry Kerslake 17/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Bex
adi bryant 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Had to lower Paul down halfway up second pitch, he did not look well:(

with Paul A
Paul Bailey 13/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 10/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
cem 10/Oct/10 AltLd rpt
with Charles Mason, Paul Bolton
Hidden 08/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Dibdawg 18/Sep/10 AltLd
with Phil Hall
HIGHTOWER 02/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd and 4th. Very nice.

Danny Boy Dunbar 02/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Lead first and third pitch good weather got a bit dark towards the top nice route.

Jen Crook 02/Sep/10 AltLd


with Will Marshall
Hidden 02/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
dpiddock 02/Sep/10 2nd dog

Learnt about assisted hoist.

Keith Jones 01/Sep/10 Lead
with Chris, David
christoph owen 01/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Dave jones, Keith jones
Graham Westbrook ?/Sep/10 AltLd
five ?/Sep/10 AltLd rpt
with AV
tom.e 31/Aug/10 Lead
with Claire
mtempest 30/Aug/10 AltLd

Abseiled after 2nd pitch

with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 30/Aug/10 Lead

P1 was surprisingly stiff. I led P2. Discoverd a gap in my camalot coverage! If you can do this you can do West Rib in Dinas Mot! Abbed off from the top of P2.

clive-greenwood 22/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with Anna
JasonV 25/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Mike led P2 - quite thrilling

with Mike Doyle
Little B 23/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Ran p3 & 4 together - didn't know where to stop, as Adam left guidebook at bottom...

with Adam
climbfan 13/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Climbed in 3 pitches. 2 good moves, really enjoyable. we abseiled off in one 60m go, fun!

with Martin Holland
Cacyn 13/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Gayle Davis, John Jackson
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ian caton 24/Jun/10 2nd rpt
with Anna
smallerrich 20/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Vaughen, Will Nicholls
martrin 19/Jun/10 AltLd
with Colin Smith
Hidden 16/Jun/10 2nd O/S
stuart34 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Wilbur 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Lead P1+2 as one long pitch. Thought this was a fair bit harder, and much better, than Nea.

with Caine
Lawrie Brand 04/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Done in two big pitches

with Jo
Dunx 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Joe M
joeym 04/Jun/10 AltLd
viking ?/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Quite hard for VS!

with wilbur
davidwright 31/May/10 Lead O/S
with Sam
ian caton 31/May/10 2nd O/S
with Abi
Hidden 31/May/10 2nd
Abi Chard 31/May/10 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden 30/May/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/May/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/May/10 AltLd O/S
tomhull 26/May/10 AltLd O/S

in 2

with matt harris
Hidden 25/May/10 AltLd
The_Boy_ODwyer 25/May/10 AltLd
with Colin Harvey
Hidden 24/May/10 AltLd O/S
Noodles 23/May/10 -

Led P1 and P3

with Justin Lawley, Ben Reinsch
Bennykr 23/May/10 AltLd

really good climb on a really hot day

with Justin Lawley, Noodles
Hidden 23/May/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/10 AltLd
Hjort 18/May/10 AltLd
with Andy Davies
Hidden 17/May/10 AltLd
Laurence Everitt 15/May/10 2nd O/S
augustus trout 15/May/10 AltLd O/S

lost a cam then regained it. missed the belay and then down climbed back to it. Got rope caught on absail. whole thing was an utter faf.

bigbobbyking 15/May/10 2nd

stopped after pitch 2 - I was knackered at the end of a long day.

with Ian Faulkner
ian d f 15/May/10 Lead O/S

Only climbed the first two pitches

with Robert King
Mark D 15/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Tommy B, Laurence Everitt
Hidden 12/May/10 Lead
hedgehog77 11/May/10 AltLd O/S
Gareth Pritchard 09/May/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead O/S
Dogmusher 03/May/10 AltLd
with jenny andexer
TomBull ?/May/10 Lead O/S

and MAC my logbook is not upto date!!

with Laurence
martinbettridge06 ?/May/10 AltLd
groovy_nut 23/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Led P1, then got majorly spooked on P3 and had to downclimb and bail. I blame a total lack of sleep and no food since breakfast the day before. I am an idiot.

with Patrick
liverpooldave 18/Apr/10 2nd
andeeeee 18/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Nick Read
Shauna 17/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

First two pitches only

with Jules
JulesV 17/Apr/10 Lead
with Shauna Cunningham
barni 12/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with james hayward, Liam fleming
adam06 12/Apr/10 AltLd

pitch 2 felt very exposed!

cosreba 12/Apr/10 AltLd
Si dH 12/Apr/10 AltLd rpt
with Robin Macintosh
Hidden 09/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/10 Lead
Sgt. Vest 10/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with pete topham
Ly-Cilph 27/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Was a tad cold...

with James M
krusty23 ??/2010 AltLd

led top 2 pitches in one

with Malcom Fraser
Ewan Russell ??/2010 AltLd O/S

1st and 3rd

with Connor, Mike(Dad)
centurion05 ??/2010 -
DuckingFesperate ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
soph ??/2010 -
kleinej 27/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

I led P2 - excellent pitch. Charlie, P1 & P3.

with Charlie
Charlie Evans 27/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

P1 - 4b - 12m - my lead - awkward offwidth cracks! I was very glad for Jason's cams! P2 - 4c - 12m - Jason's lead - I was impressed - exposed nose climb on small holds with dodgey gear. P3 - 4b - 18m & P4 - 4a - 14m - my lead - I declined the belay stance at the end of P3 - I did not want to be alone on that scrap of rock - need to work on my belay-head! Placed an excellent nut and quickdraw on the easy ground at the top of P4 and, phased, did not clip it! Abseiled from the top of P4.

with Jason
Sankey 20/Sep/09 AltLd

lead P1 + P3,4

with Jon
jshields 20/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Jonathan Emett 16/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Matt
Matt Bennett 16/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Mr G 13/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

(PYB Lead Climbing Coaching, Guide: Mark Reeves)

with O
Hidden 09/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/09 AltLd
Hidden 21/Aug/09 AltLd
mark4344 21/Aug/09 AltLd

enjoyable and varied all the way up. all pitches had interest. done in 2 pitches.

with Michel and james
dts 13/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Mark R
mark20 13/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

One of the best routes I've done

Sam1991 13/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Andy P1 and 3, Me P2 and 4. Pitch 2 is superb climbing, up a really exposed rib, on small holds, with less than perfect protection. One of the few routes dry on the day, loved every minute. Ab with a 2x50m rope gets you to the ground

with Andy J
bigdrew 13/Aug/09 AltLd
Hidden 08/Aug/09 AltLd
BorisVBlade 01/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Boris p2, Neil p1&p3&p4

Neil D 01/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Led P1, P3

Ows ?/Aug/09 AltLd
Hidden 31/Jul/09 Lead
Hidden 31/Jul/09 Lead
Brendan 14/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Led P3 and P4.

with Paul
Hidden 08/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Audrey @ The Castle ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
chrisallan ?/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/09 AltLd rpt
ksjs 19/Jun/09 AltLd rpt

led P2. june but it was freezing - we bailed after P2. a bit sad, i was really looking forward to this. that 2nd pitch is no pushover, cams and micros useful. 1st 2 pitches are good value.

Hidden 19/Jun/09 AltLd
Hidden 16/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Liam FLeming 16/Jun/09 Lead
with karen dalzell
Kirill 14/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Led 1st and 3rd pitches

cem 14/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Led p 2 & 4

ritchierich 31/May/09 AltLd rpt

Did 1st and 3rd pitch, then we absailed off.

with Wyn Price
Hidden 31/May/09 AltLd O/S
Rob84 29/May/09 Lead O/S
with Chris James
fizzychewitt 29/May/09 AltLd
with Jayne
Hidden 29/May/09 AltLd O/S
mattyork2 28/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Henry Fairwood
Hidden 28/May/09 AltLd O/S
CharlieMack 24/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Matt Watkins
cmsg 23/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Mike
Hidden 03/May/09 AltLd O/S
Diggler 02/May/09 AltLd
with stemill
paul.valentine 02/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Steve Jolley
stemill 02/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Mark
Hidden ?/May/09 AltLd
existing debt 23/Apr/09 -
with Iain a
jimdanson 05/Apr/09 AltLd
with justin tracey
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 05/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
joelewisoutdoor 02/Apr/09 2nd O/S
PenJD 21/Mar/09 AltLd
Duz Walker 21/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Penny
gravity 15/Mar/09 2nd dog
with Hugh and David
Justin Tracey ??/2009 AltLd O/S
with Jimdanson
en7edh ??/2009 2nd
MarkFoster ??/2009 -
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Rich35 ??/2009 Lead
Sally Lisle ??/2009 -
sionjosh ??/2009 -
Gibson27 ??/2009 Lead O/S
popov86 ??/2009 AltLd
siah 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with gavin, rv, alex
Hidden 27/Sep/08 AltLd rpt
Hidden 26/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
thompson1000 24/Sep/08 AltLd
ritchierich 23/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Did arete small wires pitch.

The Bad Cough 20/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with Tom Williams, Sam Gerrard
OffshoreAndy 24/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Jade
Katex 22/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Simon Edwards
andrew300169 13/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
rob1 01/Jul/08 AltLd
with Dave Williams
crag_monster ?/Jul/08 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/08 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
simonfife 28/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
victim of mathematics 17/Jun/08 Lead O/S


with Kimberley Saint
Hidden 15/Jun/08 AltLd rpt
bridget143 08/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Jude and Gaz
leonjones 08/Jun/08 AltLd
with Phil Barley & Max Streeton
Hidden 08/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead
liz77 07/Jun/08 AltLd

Led P1 and P3

with Cherrie
adamscottthomas 06/Jun/08 Lead O/S
ellentaylor 06/Jun/08 2nd O/S

First pitch is quite steep, but fine once trees are reached. Start of Second pitch is a bit perplexing, but the arete is awesome and is the answer.

Hidden 30/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/08 2nd
Hidden 25/May/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/May/08 AltLd O/S
edmitchell 24/May/08 2nd β

Seconded as warm up on PYB course

with kai ren, dave kenyon
Irk the Purist 22/May/08 AltLd O/S

I led 1st pitch, Dave led 2nd, Tom 3rd.

with Dave and Tom C
Hidden 13/May/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/May/08 2nd O/S
dave o 12/May/08 Lead O/S
with Julia H
hazeysunshine 11/May/08 2nd

ab'd off in rain after 1st 2 pitches

with Ann-Marie
Hidden 10/May/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/May/08 AltLd O/S
John HW 04/May/08 AltLd
with Cath
jepotherepo ?/May/08 Lead
with gary thomas
Mike Goldthorp ?/May/08 Lead O/S

Added a spicy extra pitch on the headwall at the top - hvs 5a maybe, haha

with Sam Jones
jimsrankin ?/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Mel
garythomas ?/May/08 2nd
with Mike Jepson
colkurtz ?/May/08 AltLd
with Sarah
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead
hembug 23/Apr/08 2nd O/S


penrithblencathra 17/Mar/08 AltLd
with Sean
swmackey ?/Mar/08 Lead
with TJ
KKilroy ?/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

In the rain...last pitch in the dark. A brilliant early memorable adventure.

with Jeremy
pad-rat 26/Feb/08 AltLd
Pilch 17/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

lead second and third pitch, exciting moves, needed better range of small wires

with Graham and Ed
EdShep 17/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with Pilch and Graham
johniebriggs ?/Feb/08 2nd

James Mcaiffe leading

daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
2852tomki ??/2008 Lead
Rachel Somerville 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Des Chadderton
givemetea 03/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
with Craig Jenkins
scullymammoth 01/Nov/07 Lead
with Gethen
Tom Gadsden 07/Oct/07 AltLd β

P1 Kit P2 Tom P3 Kit PYB

with Kit
Hidden 06/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
Gareth_Thomas 06/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
with Sophie Wilmes
snakebite 30/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
Dave Westby 28/Aug/07 2nd
with Liam Gascon
bullwinkle 25/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1 & 3

with John
mje1398 23/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
with John M
A Crook 21/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

Best route done on the Grochan to date, third pitch is brillant the 2nd being a stiff 4c, felt wierd first day back after quite some time away

Theeni 17/Aug/07 AltLd
with Matt Dalby
Hidden 10/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/07 AltLd β
ChalkBall 29/Jul/07 Lead O/S
robshep 29/Jul/07 AltLd O/S

nice to lead second pitch.

Hidden 29/Jul/07 2nd
Hidden 29/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
rachelwheatcroft 28/Jul/07 AltLd
with Marvino
Hidden 19/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Andy Peak 1 10/Jul/07 AltLd
with random
babymoac 23/Jun/07 Lead
with Capesy
edmitchell 10/Jun/07 AltLd

Brilliant climb!

with kai ren
Hidden 10/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Carly 05/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Richard
Hidden 05/Jun/07 Lead O/S
ritchierich 05/Jun/07 2nd
Dan 85 04/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Jonny
Hidden 03/Jun/07 2nd dog
vinspin ?/Jun/07 -
with steve
Caralynh 20/May/07 AltLd

Led pitches 1&2 as long pitch. May have been slightly off route on pitch 2 because it was fairly wet. Sarah led 3&4 as one pitch.

jamiev 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S

excellent route. Ran pitch 1 & 2 together; the 'rib' (arete) is lovely, exposed and delicate. Brought up Jon and Tony, coffee on the ledge enjoying the sun. then lead pitches 3, 4 and half of pitch 5 (as described in old Paul williams 'beris Guide) together as one, up to oak. Jon then scrambled to top and we walked off. superb.

with Jon Badger and Tony Blacker
Mattyk 14/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Pitches 1, 3 and 4. Huw got pitch 2 pleasant climbing although pitch 4 was a bit crappy!

with huw
joe larner 14/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
KeithW 08/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Great climbing, sustained & good location. L/S/L/S/L

with Corky
MikeLeeds 07/Apr/07 AltLd
with John Forrester
Luke Brooks ?/Mar/07 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Kit Gillibrand ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
barni ??/2007 Lead O/S

LP 2nd

with Guy
peter myers ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Louise Lewis
PWEI_fan ?/Nov/06 AltLd

Sam came along too

with Tony
Hidden 23/Sep/06 AltLd
Hidden 11/Sep/06 Lead
LakesWinter 09/Aug/06 AltLd O/S

An amazing climb.

with Cake
Cake 09/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Matt
Si dH 05/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Neil Furniss
Hidden 05/Aug/06 2nd
richardr ?/Jul/06 -
Sandy P ?/Jul/06 Lead
with Joel Barker
My Gravity 21/Jun/06 AltLd β

Recommend 0 cam and micro nuts for the second pitch.

with Angel
rilem 11/Jun/06 AltLd O/S

P1 / P3 lead

with Ian W
dan gibson 07/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Moniawl 03/Jun/06 2nd
with rich
richw2k2 03/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Monika
Hartley 05/May/06 2nd

climed as part of Plas y brenin "touching Stone" week.

with nick chapman, neil j
Rob Davies 01/May/06 2nd rpt

P1 & P2 only, then abseil

with Cyrus (BMC)
Benjones45_99 ?/May/06 AltLd O/S
with Sam Cookson
stuart100 29/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
with Gary Stoker
beardy mike ??/2006 AltLd O/S
with Frank Medina
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
alpinismo.uk ??/2006 -
petebale2000 20/Sep/05 Lead O/S
petebale2000 20/Sep/05 Lead O/S

Very Busy!

Hidden 18/Sep/05 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/05 2nd
Gman ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with James
Hidden 14/May/05 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 22/Apr/05 AltLd O/S
with Deg Bolger
a_radiohead_fan ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 AltLd
mikelaing ??/2005 AltLd O/S
with Andy Nelson
nai ?/Jun/04 AltLd
with Tim
tlr ?/Jun/04 AltLd
with Pom
Ab Wilson 30/May/04 AltLd O/S
with That girl we teamed up with for the Wales trip.
r0b 15/May/04 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd and 4th pitches

with Andy Smith
Hidden 01/May/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/04 Lead
John Kettle ??/2004 AltLd
Jon Greengrass ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with reeeve
keith leonard ??/2004 -
Roget ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/03 AltLd
Hidden 25/Jun/03 Lead O/S
BIgYeti86 ?/Jun/03 AltLd
Chris the Tall ?/May/03 AltLd

Led pitches 2(crux-4c) & 4

with Ian Fones
Andy Clarke 18/Apr/03 AltLd O/S

Led P2&4.

with SteveW
Hidden 16/Mar/03 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd O/S
kp64zl ?/Dec/02 AltLd
with Christian D
Hidden 17/Aug/02 Lead
sammoore ?/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with Adrian Trendle
Hidden 28/Jul/02 Lead O/S
Rog Wilko ?/Jul/02 AltLd
Laramadness 12/May/02 AltLd
Julie Carroll 10/May/02 2nd
with Pete Richardson
Mark Riley ?/May/02 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Greenall
Hidden 31/Mar/02 AltLd
Hidden 02/Jul/01 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/01 AltLd
Urgles ?/Jul/01 AltLd O/S
with Efua
Hammy 07/Jun/00 AltLd
with Jim Evans
Ed Booth ??/2000 Lead O/S
marcoleptic ??/2000 AltLd
with Moley
TobyA 21/Nov/99 AltLd O/S

Led p1 and p3

with Stuart Adams
Hidden 29/Aug/99 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/99 AltLd β
BenTiffin 23/Apr/99 Lead
with Matt Baker
Tim W 27/Mar/99 Lead O/S
RobSimmo 18/Aug/98 AltLd O/S
kato'sdad 18/Aug/98 AltLd
stokienomad 30/May/98 AltLd

lead sec pitch and last.

Hammy 29/May/98 Lead
with Richard Munro
NeilGriffiths 09/May/98 AltLd
with Paul Tucker
Hidden 02/May/98 AltLd dnf
smudge 02/May/98 AltLd rpt
with Ian P
five ?/May/98 AltLd O/S
Ched ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
zero six ??/1998 Lead O/S
Julian Wedd ??/1998 -
Hidden 10/Apr/97 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/96 Solo
iskra2000 05/Jun/96 AltLd
with Danuska Rycerz
John Pickles 23/Apr/96 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/96 Lead
GuyM ??/1996 -
Hidden ??/1996 Lead
Hidden 19/Oct/95 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/95 AltLd
Hidden 08/Jun/95 AltLd
Duncan I ?/Jun/95 Lead
with Sarah
Babika 06/May/95 AltLd O/S

I led the easier last two pitches

with Mark Jones
Cowflinger ?/May/95 Lead O/S
danm ??/1995 -
JiveWeasel ??/1995 AltLd O/S
with Rich C
colin milton 17/Jun/94 AltLd
with eric milton
ste_d 11/Jun/94 Lead O/S
with mik
mikedelderfield 11/Jun/94 AltLd O/S
Rob Davies ?/Jun/94 AltLd rpt
Hidden 30/May/94 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/94 AltLd
Hidden ??/1994 Lead
smudge ??/1994 Lead O/S
steve taylor ??/1994 -
Martin Brierley 21/Jul/93 Lead O/S

Finished this one in the dark

frost ?/May/93 Lead
Pete_Frost 30/Apr/93 Lead O/S

Too dark to walk off safely - then the moon rose: saved!

with Judy Ling Wong
Hidden ??/1993 AltLd
Hidden 22/Jun/92 2nd
Chris Ellis 23/May/92 AltLd
with Ernie Horrocks
WB ??/1992 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 13/Aug/91 AltLd

Led 2&5, after 3000ft of climbing on Filiast Slabs in the morning.

with Rob Ivens
Hidden 27/May/91 AltLd
Hidden 03/May/91 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/91 AltLd
sadams ?/Jul/90 Lead
with Mark Bonham
NickJH ?/May/90 Lead
with P Carter
michael burrows 01/Apr/90 AltLd O/S
with brian jones
Richard Weller 18/Mar/90 Lead
with Ali Lee-Browne
Hidden 18/Mar/90 AltLd
Hidden ??/1990 -
alan moore ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
Andy Say 19/Oct/89 Solo
Hidden 14/Nov/88 AltLd
Raggar 18/Aug/88 2nd
with roge
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Aug/88 AltLd O/S
with Longhair Mick
Jelly Mould Surfer 04/Jun/88 Lead β


Hidden 29/Mar/88 AltLd
Paul Figg ?/Mar/88 Lead
AndyB123 ??/1988 2nd O/S
with Andy E
rogerskews 27/Jun/87 AltLd
with Martin Coward
Nick Biven 06/May/87 Lead O/S
nigehughes ?/Jul/86 AltLd
with Bob Appleyard
Backinthegame ?/Jul/86 Lead
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
kjacks ??/1986 2nd

One of the better Grochan routes

with Liam Mckeown
Mike Owen 13/Oct/85 Lead rpt
with Rosie Civil
Ian Clare ??/1985 -
Hidden 08/Apr/84 AltLd O/S
hazeysunshine ?/Aug/83 2nd O/S
with Pete H
Hidden ??/1983 AltLd
biggianthead 05/Sep/82 -
with F
Dave Musgrove 26/Jul/82 -
philhilo 25/Jul/82 Lead O/S
with John Graham
Mark Kemball 10/Jul/82 AltLd
with Dave Abbey
Ken Taylor 20/Aug/81 AltLd
with Andy Chadwick
robinsi197 ??/1980 -
with Barbara
Hammy 09/Aug/78 AltLd
with Jonathon Stacey
mikej 05/Jun/78 Lead
with Tony Waite
Chris Terrey 02/Sep/77 AltLd
with Pete Hevezi
Derek Ryden ?/Aug/76 Lead O/S
with Richard
beaumap ?/Jun/76 AltLd
with Bernie Green
Rob Davies 28/Feb/76 AltLd

Steve led crux in big boots!

with Steve Platt
Ian Jones ??/1976 Lead O/S
with Mike Newton
Hidden ?/Aug/75 AltLd
Mike Owen ?/Aug/75 -
with John Roberts
Nigel Bond 27/Jul/75 Lead
with Brian
Hidden ?/Jun/75 Lead
petemeads ??/1974 Lead
granitbahn ??/1974 AltLd
John Stenhouse ?/Nov/73 AltLd

Cold November's day. Great little climb.

Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1973 AltLd
with Ed Thompson
Tom V ??/1972 -
mikej 28/May/71 Lead
with E
lump'o'lead ??/1971 -
auldscotal ??/1971 AltLd O/S

Al Rouse soloed past me on crux

with folk from Bangor OE post-grad
Hidden 31/May/70 AltLd
eroica64 23/May/70 AltLd
with Roger Everett
eroica64 23/May/70 AltLd
with Roger Everett
RichardMc 19/Aug/69 AltLd
with Derek Bull
tapley 07/Aug/69 AltLd
with Dave Hearnshaw
Gordon Stainforth 20/Aug/68 AltLd
with John Stainforth
uphillnow ?/Jul/68 Lead rpt

had done before as alt leads with john grieve 24/9/66

mikej 20/Apr/68 AltLd
with Ian Clayton
mikej 04/Feb/67 2nd dnf
with Geoff Williams
eroica64 29/May/66 Lead
with Mick Coffey
oldmanofmow 29/Jun/59 AltLd

Bob led pitch 2 and I led pitch3

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