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No descent described in the guide and I didn't fancy the abseil, it had snagged ropes written all over it so we scrambled up the crag to the fence. Horrendous, brambles, holly, no path, one of the worst descents I have done. Pleasant climb, pity about getting on and off it.
caradoc - AltLd - 15/Mar/14 with Matt H.

climb the peak - Lead dnf - 12/Aug/13 with tommy moore

Alex did P1 and P2 together after I didn't have the bottle for the start hangover. Then I couldn't hack the bold traverse P3 and whilst considering the HVS the big BLOCK IN THE CORNER MOVED (right above the tree belay, so we backed off.
TradRat - AltLd dnf - 10/Aug/13 with Alex Law

lead P1+3
J.Atkins - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/13

P1, interesting if unlikely at the grade, few loose bits but very different to your usual Tremadoig fare
lithos - AltLd - 06/May/13 with graham b, donal

I led pitch 1, C led 2+3 in one. Interesting route, very different from typical Tremadog fare. Brilliant first pitch up unlikely terrain, steep with massive holds and interesting route finding. Second half was let down somewhat by the big tree.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13 with Carmen

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13

Graham Booth - AltLd O/S - May/13 with Rob

Led pitch 1, 2, and 3 to the tree just before the traverse in one big pitch. Ropes got stuck on abseil, and it was hard to find the top to retrieve them, lots of bramble cuts. Worth it though as a really good route.
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/13 with Julian, Maia

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/13

simeclimb68 - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Ed Mtchell

edmitchell - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Simon Palmer

First trad lead on last pitch, bailed on direct HVS finish and did the standard traverse to arete instead
henry.jeffreys - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Mauricio Santos

AmandaJG - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/12

Led P1, a few hollow blocks, but not too unnerving.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Dave

Callum Anderson - 2012

cballard - 2012

jordan taylor - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Nov/11

jamestaylor92 - AltLd O/S - 19/Nov/11 with shaymarriott

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11

Liam FLeming - AltLd - 18/Aug/11 with paul james

dpmUK - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Jen

OMG worst abseil EVER (I truly suck at abseiling & then the ropes got stuck...)
arctic_jen - 2nd - 02/Jul/11 with Dan

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/May/11

Led the first two pitches together as one, Ben led the final pitch. Amazing climb.
mariannekhoo - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Ben Ram

thecurlyone - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with mariannekhoo

Seb led first two pitches by mistake, only meaning to lead first pitch! This meant I thought I was leading the second pitch, when in fact I was climbing the HVS 5b direct finish! I thought it was hard because of my hangover! There is a loose large slab above the belay on this pitch, which rocks, and doesn't appear that safe. On this pitch, I rested on a piece of gear, after getting in three pieces of gear, but would have down-climbed to rest if I had known I was on the HVS finish! A pull on the loose slab, and some finger jamming and lay-backing got me to the top of this pitch, sweating, and pleased to be there. OK looking abseil ring on some OK looking rope at the top allowed us to get down quickly!
kim.mulji - AltLd dog - 10/Apr/11 with Sebastien Gastaud

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

shaymarriott - 2011

Pretty well summed up by the previous comments. Little confidence in the slaty rock for climbing on or pro. Did the first two pitches in one. 20ft below the belay and it's 'proper' rock and the serious feel of the climb disappears. Wouldn't be much fun if your confidence is low.
mikehenesy - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Dickie

Nice moves required on the first pitch. The second pitch is quiet delicate and exposed when moving over to the arete.
Chris Perry - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/10

Good climb - difficult start on what feel like quite delicate flakey holds
JasonV - AltLd - 09/May/10 with Phil

craig h - AltLd dnf - 02/May/10 with Janet Hannah

justin burgoyne - Lead O/S - Mar/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/09

will6459 - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/09

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Feb/09

First pitch feels intimidating due to quality of the rock and angle of all of the ledges. Look out for the peg round corner on the right at first belay. WARNING: Flake in the corner of the third pitch (of the variant) is loose and could come off and take out the belayer.
Karlos - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/08 with Ben

Only the 1st and 2nd pitches. Ab'ed off the tree on the third pitch as we were time constrained by our course and practicing skills.
rich_greeny - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/08 with Toby Pitts-Tucker

fizzychewitt - AltLd - 07/Jun/08 with Colin

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Heddwyn lead the firs two pitches and i lead the third
gareth scott borthwick - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/07 with Heddwyn Fletcher

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/07

Nigel R Lewis - AltLd - 23/Jun/07 with Tyrone saunders

Ing - 2nd - 16/Jun/07 with Hal and James

Keith Jones - 2nd - 16/Jun/07 with David

halhorner - AltLd - 16/Jun/07 with James Shand, Ingrid Ferguson

Matt Tranter - 2007

fran04 - 2nd - 2007

mikelaing - 2006

Simon Palmer - May/05 with Colin Riggs

abercolin - AltLd - May/05 with Simon Palmer

Hidden - 2005

Hidden - 28/Sep/02

Hidden - 2002

auld al - AltLd O/S - May/01

Lead pitches 2 & 3
MartinN - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/00

chrishedgehog - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/00 with Dan Bailey

timmy-ts - 2000

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/99

kitkat78 - 2nd - Feb/98 with Ben S

nice little traverse at the top
Ian Archer - AltLd - 23/Jun/97 with Danny Hale

Paul Boardman - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/96 with Iain Boardman

five - AltLd O/S - Apr/96 with TW

David had not climbed with placed protection before.
iskra2000 - Lead - 11/May/95 with David ? (French)

Budge - AltLd O/S - Nov/93 with Mike Oates

Pete_Frost - Lead O/S - Jul/93 with Judy Ling Wong

babymoac - 2nd - 25/Apr/93 with Big Steve

Iain Thow - Lead - 08/Nov/92 with Pram Singh

timreynolds - Lead - 22/Jun/91 with Paul Moon, Jason King

andrew300169 - Lead - 1991 with Pom

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Dec/90

Hidden - 1988

route abandoned as very large block shifted when we climbed up it
Babika - AltLd dnf - Sep/86 with Fred Cochrane

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1981

Took client up it
David Smith - Lead - 1980

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1980 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

ewar woowar - Lead - 1980

Hidden - Apr/78

Bolt Phobia - Solo - 25/Feb/76 with John Broadwell

granitbahn - AltLd - 1975

Tom V - 1973

auldscotal - AltLd O/S - 1971 with Bangor Outdoor post grad folk

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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 89 (1.1%)
Lead19 of 89 (21.3%)
Followed10 of 89 (11.2%)
Alt Leads42 of 89 (47.2%)
Unknown17 of 89 (19.1%)

'Climbed'46 of 89 (51.7%)
clean O/S38 of 89 (42.7%)
dogged1 of 89 (1.1%)
dnf4 of 89 (4.5%)