125m, 4 pitches. Over to the left of Idwal Slabs past the descent route, on its own buttress. 4-6 pitches. Excellent, sustained climbing between good belay ledges. The long traverse pitch rightwards to reach the right arête is more of a walk/easy scramble.

J.M.Edwards 1931

Ticklists: Menlove Routes.

Ian Stirrups 23/May AltLd rpt
with Sue
andrewmcleod 15/May Lead O/S

There is a large spike thing right at the start which initially looks and feels solid, and is probably a very important foothold for going direct, but is actually a very large moving block! Climbed moving together.

with Terry Reene
Hidden 14/May AltLd
chris ginge 13/May Lead O/S

for me better than idwal slabs good quality climbing good exposure superb in the sun.could/should be 3* .another gem suggested by neil.

Hidden 12/May AltLd
bms 12/May AltLd

A bit damp on the first pitch. Terrific higher up.

Hidden 09/May Solo O/S
Hidden 07/May AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/May AltLd O/S
Tom Twin Jones 04/May AltLd
with gareth chalker
Alex179 02/May 2nd
David Kay 30/Apr AltLd O/S
abi.k.l 30/Apr AltLd O/S

Picked own line on last pitch. Wet and cold!

with David
charliechalk 25/Apr Lead

Did first pitch but rope got very cold so headed down, lovely crag, will come back and try to complete on way to cneifion arete

bryce.dorin 23/Apr AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Apr AltLd
Hidden 23/Apr AltLd O/S
dan_o_b 23/Apr Lead rpt
the.proud.man 10/Apr Lead O/S

Last pitch only walked up ahead of people on route.

with Marty Wall
Hidden 25/Mar Lead
Richard Kendrick 17/Mar Lead O/S
with Maz, Laura Harris
RichardN ??/2016 AltLd


Allanfairfechan ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Hidden 04/Nov/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Oct/15 Solo
atyson1 17/Oct/15 Lead rpt
dansimkin 10/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
with Matt Malkin
Gentleman Joe 10/Oct/15 2nd O/S

Climbed alpine style with Miller before going on to do Cneifion Arete. Beautiful views with some fun, no-stress climbing!

SDaSilva 01/Oct/15 AltLd
thlcr1 01/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Nice Route, but rambles in the middle. Due to a slight error in packing the car we ended up with one 50m half rope and one 30m. We thought we could get away with it with lots of short pitches. We did but it took a lot longer and involved lots of awkward belays. Not recommended.

Hidden 20/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
useful 20/Sep/15 AltLd

Alt lead, I had the first pitch. 3 pitches in total. Wet, cold, windy!

Glyn Davidson 20/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
drdave 19/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
with Giles Cooper
Hidden 13/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/15 AltLd
howsthebeef 11/Sep/15 AltLd dnf

Got a little lost, ended up off route

with A. Maggs, S. Humphries
John Nuttall 08/Sep/15 Solo
Mike Hood 04/Sep/15 Lead
with Cora
huw ?/Sep/15 -
Hidden 26/Aug/15 AltLd
dkd 26/Aug/15 AltLd
with karly54
Landy_Dom 21/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Alternate leads, clean on sight. Birthday trip out with Ciaran. Horizontal rain and mist, climbing in approach shoes and waterproofs. Pretty tough going for V Diff and we went too far left on the top pitch putting us in slippery and quite run out territory. Really enjoyed it though.

with Ciaran Gallagher
Matt Smith 21/Aug/15 Lead O/S

In full waterproofs and approach shoes. Bailed after pitch 2 to come back when its a little less damp.

Hidden 21/Aug/15 2nd dnf
shazza65 13/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Great day out with stunning views. Led P1&4. P4 fantastic pitch over the rib.

with annie rowley
David Walker 08/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with Maria
paulerussell 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S

First & last pitches are 3 star, plenty of gear, the scramble in the middle takes a little from it. I'm not sure about the lengths in the guidebook, as we found the first pitch about 45m and the last about 55m.

with Paula
MariaT 08/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
gingerking ?/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
johnl 19/Jul/15 Lead O/S

The top pitch is superb and surprisingly long, glad I had a 60m rope.

with Isaac Leonard, Andy Dunford
Mikethe boar 19/Jul/15 AltLd
with Rick Mattheson
Hidden 17/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden 12/Jul/15 AltLd
Hidden 12/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
jamesking2 12/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Tdavy01 10/Jul/15 -
Rickrick 10/Jul/15 -
Dan Geh 01/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Izzy
Trace ?/Jul/15 AltLd
Monkey_Alan ?/Jul/15 AltLd rpt
ChrisWills 27/Jun/15 AltLd

A great start to the day!

with Tom Dewhurst
Hidden 27/Jun/15 Lead
Hidden 27/Jun/15 AltLd
Luke Jones 27/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Lead p2

with LMC
static266 23/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches

Tarquin 22/Jun/15 AltLd
with Louise
Patrick Clissold 22/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Jonny Hawkins
Louvet 22/Jun/15 AltLd
with Tarquin
jimmatthews 20/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

In the rain and trainers - tricky!

chris687 20/Jun/15 AltLd
dkd 14/Jun/15 Solo
ianstevens 13/Jun/15 Solo O/S

Nice enough route, but gets a bit lost in the middle and most of the climbing can be walked around.

Nicholas Livesey 10/Jun/15 AltLd
with Dan Lane
cymjt 10/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

P1, 3, 4. Wonderful evening out in the sun, good rock and entertaining climbing all the way.

Hidden 07/Jun/15 AltLd
Hidden 07/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
pawel suhy 07/Jun/15 2nd O/S

My first multipitch route

JHiley 07/Jun/15 AltLd

Sarah led P3 and P4. Went up the left rib for P2.

with Pawel, Sarah
sdixon 07/Jun/15 AltLd
Martin Dale 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Very loose big spike just off the ground on 1st pitch. Beware, I nearly pulled it off. Top pitch is Severe in my book.

with Joanne Leadbetter
SteveM 06/Jun/15 Lead
Hidden 26/May/15 -
ChrisGard 26/May/15 Lead O/S
with Chris Lucas
odari 23/May/15 -
Matt_C9716 21/May/15 AltLd
with Adam
Hotcake 18/May/15 Lead
Cornish boy 03/May/15 AltLd O/S

Cracking route with a few tricky moves. Very enjoyable despite being really cold and windy. We did it in 4 pitches which seemed sensible. I led P1+P4. Sean led P2 and we scrambled across P3.

with Sean
Matadoors 01/May/15 Lead

led all pitches

with jana
bobstones 01/May/15 Lead O/S

Good fun route in a lovely location, thought it felt quite hard for the grade but nothing too taxing. Third pitch is where the fun is.

Jani_J 01/May/15 2nd
with Matt
Pkrynicki1984 ?/May/15 AltLd
Matadoors 19/Apr/15 AltLd
ErikWaskiewicz 19/Apr/15 2nd
with Emlyn, Matt
emlynroberts 19/Apr/15 AltLd

Led pitch 2 and 4

with Erik W, Matadoors
jimmysdead 18/Apr/15 Lead
with Ade Halliwell
buxtoncoffeelover 14/Apr/15 Solo
JdotP 11/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with @#Tim Dobson, The Falcon Rider, Stanislav Huska
tdobson 11/Apr/15 2nd

with JP, Fyndoh and Steffie

with JdotP
jhobbs 10/Apr/15 Lead O/S
adam001 10/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/15 2nd O/S
dave4430 10/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
with Adam Palmer
GermanAlex 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Lead pitches 1+4, soloed/ scrambled the rest (Guy walked around pitch 2) Glad I decided to bring/ wear my comfy climbing shoes instead of boots for this, the latter wouldn't have made for a particularly fun experience.

MusicalMountaineer 05/Apr/15 2nd O/S

Managed to walk around half of pitch 2. Good fun before my head went!

Hidden ??/2015 -
Dale Finnie ??/2015 Lead
kiwi boy 15/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

I led pitch 1 3 and 4. pitch two a bit sketchy with wet rock big boots and a rucsack...... Great day

with neil cox
Hidden 14/Nov/14 AltLd O/S
clairemathews 14/Nov/14 AltLd
with Richard Apthorp
Rmgdsc76 01/Nov/14 AltLd

Great little crag. wet and blowing a hoodie in b3s, wet and slimy first pitch which PB Lead. alpine styled the middle sections. some lovely moves (hard end VD, definatley not in big boots), hard crux in wind and rain and decided to retreat. It'll be there for another day. Climbed with Phil Bresnen.

chrisdevon 22/Oct/14 Solo dnf

Bailed 3/4 of the way up, at the awkward step right. Raining heavily and just felt a little too wet and risky to Solo safely. Nice to know I have a sensible head when needed.

Hidden 15/Oct/14 Lead rpt
dapperdan 12/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

Did scimitar crack to start, rick did the scramble pitch. Great climbing, nothing to dificult.

Matt Harmon 11/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

did this moving together

Hidden 11/Oct/14 AltLd
Hidden 14/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Chris Manasseh 02/Sep/14 Solo
mikelaing ?/Sep/14 Lead
with Trevor Rowan
Hidden 24/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/14 2nd
D Berry 16/Aug/14 Solo O/S
RANGITOTO 16/Aug/14 AltLd rpt

Pitch 2 and 3

with Pete
Hidden ?/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Craigyboy13 30/Jul/14 Lead

amazing route, a very hard route for a VD leader. plenty of pro, no polish, amazing climbing, did in big boots to had to the spice.

gav 27/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Brilliant climbing. Done as 4 pitches, with P3 as the walk rightward. Lead P1 and P3. C4s.

with Mark
Matt250 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
derekwwl 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

First multi-pitch alternate lead!

with matthew williams
Hidden 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/14 -
Hidden 26/Jul/14 -
Mr Tickle 23/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/14 Lead O/S
lithos 12/Jul/14 Lead

teaching, in series with practice leading for c3+sj. great route, managed to avoid nearly all he walking /grass! Top pitch is class.

Andrew will wilson 12/Jul/14 Lead

Climbed in the wet

StevieJ 12/Jul/14 2nd
with C3, lithos
C3 12/Jul/14 2nd
guy757 09/Jul/14 -
jameselee85 07/Jul/14 Lead dnf

Met Eric Jones and Jeremy Trumper on same route! Lead first pitch in big boots with a rucksack, and the rain came in. Took a fall on the crux but finished the pitch. Rained continued and scrambled down after pitch 3.

with Fiona Norrie
pnorth 07/Jul/14 AltLd

This time, we missed the second rib. Just by walking past it up the grass. One day, I'll do the whole thing. Good top and bottom rib though.

with Graham Barnes TSCC
Lilla Horvath 05/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Will
Dazluke2000 ?/Jul/14 2nd dnf

Backed off after first pitch due to bad weather

Hidden 27/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Jeromecooper 27/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Tom christenson
Raggar 24/Jun/14 AltLd
with Jon B
Harri777 23/Jun/14 -

Moving together as Alpine practice

with Khalid
mr mills 23/Jun/14 Solo
khalidq 23/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Moving together.

mitch 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Shelley Coyle
Pesda potato 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Bee_1 21/Jun/14 -
poeter210 21/Jun/14 -
with Fabian
Hidden 20/Jun/14 Solo
squicky 16/Jun/14 Lead O/S

No walkover at the grade. Went off route here and there (maybe VS/HVS) and climbed as three pitches. Lizzy not happy with her shoes.

with Lizzy
Joe Innes 15/Jun/14 Solo
LauraChilterns 15/Jun/14 AltLd β

Glad we finally finished this one. Got rained off it three years ago. Agree with other comments about committing/scary last pitch. Great climbing though.

with Dominic Turner
Kate Edhouse 14/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Denry, Emily
Denry 14/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Alternate Lead Climb with Kate Edhouse and Emily Bridger. First proper leading with shiney new rack of gear! Felt tired from weights night before but some nice climbing never the less.

erbridger 14/Jun/14 -
with Kate Edhouse
Hidden 14/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
gfpowell 14/Jun/14 Lead
nickdonohue 14/Jun/14 AltLd

alternate leads / moving together

anth12 07/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Leachy7
Cadairmanuk 06/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Great route. As others have said not as busy as the slabs. First pitch i lead and carried onto the scramble bit. If you head left there is a great little out crop worth doing and adds to the route and by passes the walk/scramble bits. Last pitch Graham lead and felt committing. Great rock , great climbing and brilliant location. We then combined the arete.

Hidden 06/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Robertspd2 ?/Jun/14 AltLd

Led pitch 1, moved together on final pitches

paul79 30/May/14 -
BigHairyIan 30/May/14 AltLd O/S

Katy led all but the intimidating start to pitch two.

with Cameron Stanworth, Katy Stranack
Jack Whiteley 25/May/14 Lead dnf
with Sarah
ssnow157 25/May/14 -

Still a bit wet, spent lots of time belaying/getting eaten by midges then seconded to get gear and went down.

with Jack
andy_e 20/May/14 AltLd O/S

Moved together, great climbing!

with Ben Phillips
ben.phillips 20/May/14 AltLd O/S
Conan 18/May/14 Lead

Excellent route

with KMC
Hidden 18/May/14 AltLd O/S
JamieSparkes 16/May/14 Solo O/S

An outstanding wee route and a much better proposition than those on the slabs. quieter and much less polished.

Hidden 13/May/14 Solo
zcsharp 05/May/14 AltLd O/S
yossarian714 03/May/14 Solo O/S
crag_hopper_Jay 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Kingsjester 03/May/14 -

Pauls first multi pitch lead.

runwildjohn 03/May/14 Lead
with Dave Rawlinson
sunshine.hannah 03/May/14 2nd
rbharries 27/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Ly-Cilph 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Very lovely unexpected bonus climb :-)

with Korin K
fillerbunny 21/Apr/14 2nd O/S

First and last pitch really lovely. On reflection, probably would've been better as my first multi-pitch route :)

with Patrick
Joe Innes 19/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Fiskavaig 19/Apr/14 2nd
with Jason J, Mel E
AndrewP 14/Apr/14 AltLd

Great route. Quite tough in big boots.

FelixPeterken 14/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
smoreda 10/Apr/14 Lead
Outdoor Dave 01/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Climbed as a trio Alpine style, good weather, nice final pitch. then went on to scramble up Cneifion Arete. Good day had by all

with Glen, Paul
Hidden ?/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
musgravet 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Kate Green, Rob Mills
robertmills4 16/Mar/14 2nd O/S
SimonMarcYoung ??/2014 AltLd O/S

did pitch 2 and 4

Andrew will wilson ??/2014 Solo
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Mike_Hayes ??/2014 Solo dnf

Soloed up halfway had to traverse off as wet and scared...

Hidden ??/2014 Lead O/S
cbonner 03/Dec/13 AltLd dnf

Didn't complete last pitch.

ClareSenny 01/Dec/13 -
with Oliver Birkill, Andrew Edwards
ed edwards 01/Dec/13 -
jennym32 24/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Climbed with Andrew (1st outdoor trip). Great long mutlipitch climb with brilliant views & exposure. Were planning on doing Cneifion arrete afterwards but ran out of time to walked the descent route back down to the lake.

HollyW 24/Nov/13 2nd
chrissloan84 24/Nov/13 Lead
Hidden 23/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Nov/13 AltLd rpt
Dan724 15/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Wet, moving together, took 30 minutes.

BenRyle 15/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
with Dan
JamesColeman 13/Oct/13 Solo O/S

Soloed, taking rope and lead rack, climbed in climbing shoes and hauled ruck sack up afterwards on the climbing pitches. First pitch and last pitch are the best. The middle section feels contrived and nothing special with lots of walking. Seems more logical to by-pass it. Final pitch is scary. It's very commiting to get back left onto the rib after stepping up right. I actually placed gear and used a slack rope to protect myself. Then backed off the crack line and climbed up right before the crack line goes right. Had to ab down to collect gear and top rope soloed the crack line:It's doable but definitely felt harder than VD. Exciting end to the weekend!

Samuel Wainwright 11/Oct/13 Solo O/S
dan_o_b ?/Oct/13 Solo rpt
Will Williams 28/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
ches 24/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
with Andy Harbach
snafu64 23/Sep/13 2nd O/S

a splendid afternoons climbing

with stephen
cpforbes 23/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
goatee 23/Sep/13 Lead O/S

A really testing outing that packs a lot in for the grade. Steeper than it first appears and there are a couple of sections that feel quite testy. First and last pitches are the best.

with Paul Harvey
wynaptomos 20/Sep/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 13/Sep/13 AltLd
schwenk 13/Sep/13 AltLd
with Seb
GOS 30/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

did as 3 pitch; GC 1st; GOS easy scramble; GC end - stayed left of nose in overhanging crack - VS?

georgec 30/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 26/Aug/13 AltLd
JezzaCat 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S

In 3 pitches (not including the walk in the middle), nice route, followed by Cneifion Arete for a enjoyable day.

with Stella
Gareth T 19/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Haley
Amber Chaloner 19/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd and 4th pitch. Last one was the best. Lots of gear and fun to do.

with Jane Woulds
stratandrew 17/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Climbed in wind so strong it nearly blew us off sideways. Pouring with rain as well. Great rock and great route though, will come back on a dry day.

with Colin Maddison
thomaspomfrett 11/Aug/13 Solo O/S

Quick solo after day one of ML training. 1 hour car to car

Howard J 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Steady V Diff, but with a couple of hard moves. Would be worth 3 stars if it weren't for the walk in the middle.

with Fiona Leach
Dave 88 08/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead 1&4. Pitch 4 is fantastic. Very out there for VDiff. Went on to Cneifion Arête. Great day out.

alexm198 08/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Led P2

with Dave
JenEvans 03/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Binder 03/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Moving together most of the way. Sorry to the people we overtook then held up...

gravity 03/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Moving together. We overtook another party then held them up (apologies to them).

with Chris Colebrook, George
Hidden 02/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Grabtheslab ?/Aug/13 -

Hot day

j.buckley87 28/Jul/13 Lead O/S
atyson1 27/Jul/13 AltLd
CM1992 22/Jul/13 Solo

soloed without a guidebook, just followed the polish

spadge 21/Jul/13 AltLd
Zoomer 17/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Superb, one of the best V Diffs i've done in N Wales.

with A Student
rd20 15/Jul/13 Solo O/S
nevets1984 13/Jul/13 Sent O/S

3 pitches

alexporter 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Good weather. Enjoyable Climb.

Hidden 05/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 01/Jul/13 Lead O/S
BnB 25/Jun/13 -
Trevers 24/Jun/13 AltLd

Seem to have somehow skipped a pitch but took the long crux

with wjcdean
wjcdean 24/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

ran pitches 1 and 2 together (lead), somehow skipped 3 and 4, pitch 5 had some good little moves (2nd), pitch 6 (lead) little more than a scramble to finish, fun approach to cneifion arete

with Trevers
HarryB 19/Jun/13 Solo O/S
with Ross
Hidden 19/Jun/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 12/Jun/13 Lead O/S
morgan91 09/Jun/13 AltLd
BradleyWhite 09/Jun/13 Lead
Andrew will wilson 08/Jun/13 Solo
Rupey 08/Jun/13 Solo O/S
with alan
net 01/Jun/13 -

Did as 3 pitches - led p1 & 3

with Cath
dannygiblin ?/Jun/13 Lead
Matt Adey 09/May/13 AltLd O/S

beautiful day. lead first and second pitch. Seconded the last pitch in boots

keith hal 06/May/13 Lead O/S
with John Bell
BenBird 06/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Alan Reason
Hidden 05/May/13 Lead O/S
1step2far 05/May/13 -
Leigh_M 05/May/13 2nd

Very windy, terrifying climb!

with James, Sarah
MD 04/May/13 AltLd dnf

Climbed 2 pitches.

with Jo
Happy Wanderer 04/May/13 AltLd dnf

Strong winds and too cold to do the last pitch so bailed to the left. We shall return.

with Mike D
JdotP 04/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Stanislav Huska
stephenarnold 02/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/May/13 AltLd
jpd80 ?/May/13 Lead
with Leigh
flying el burro 06/Apr/13 2nd
Truan 09/Mar/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 04/Mar/13 Lead O/S
SamStokes 20/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Simon Lambert
dan tipper 19/Feb/13 Lead dog
Hidden 18/Feb/13 2nd O/S
John Nuttall 17/Feb/13 Solo
liam prince 16/Feb/13 Lead

Great little climb, done in big winter boots, would be much easier in shoes.

with Rex Wade
Mr jangles 16/Feb/13 2nd

winter boots would be easier in shoes

Hidden 06/Jan/13 AltLd
LesserTrochanter 15/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

I climbed in hiking boots, definitely would've been easier in rock shoes.

with Michael Finegan
Hidden 10/Nov/12 Lead O/S
MikeLell 04/Nov/12 Solo dnf
MaccMark 13/Oct/12 -
with Tom Wild, Si Ward
jjclarke70 09/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Saul
Hidden 09/Oct/12 -
Hidden 06/Oct/12 AltLd
elliptic 06/Oct/12 Solo
rda72 05/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/12 Lead
Hidden 16/Sep/12 -
r.greaves 15/Sep/12 AltLd
with tony minette
SteveM 08/Sep/12 Solo
birthers 02/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Cc p1&3, tb p2&4. First and last pitches the pick of the bunch. Got a bit confused on where to at the end of p2 and p3 a strange scramble / walk. Really enjoyed pitch 4 though. Decided to walk to the top of Fach after, good fun but hard work with all the climbing stuff weighing us down.

caroline256 02/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Tom B
clint87 01/Sep/12 Lead
Khumbu King 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Siobhan Vye ?/Sep/12 AltLd
with Tris Vye
Hidden 23/Aug/12 Lead
Woody63 23/Aug/12 2nd
with Dave W
Simon Cahill 22/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Great First and last pitch,

with Tim
demarcation86 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S

In big boots and pack.

with John M
JAGM 18/Aug/12 -

first climb

scree 12/Aug/12 -
Moomin.williams 11/Aug/12 AltLd
with Jen T
Gazlynn 11/Aug/12 -
danny33 10/Aug/12 Solo
ChalkBall ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Lead in trainers with Dave and Gemma coming on second. Gemma's first outdoor climb and car to car in sub-3 hours thanks to the sea of midges out.

with David Hunnisett
bowls ?/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 27/Jul/12 -
colina 27/Jul/12 AltLd

led first climbing pitch . bad ankles and back spolied it for me.surprisingly stressful for a vdiff although first time out in many months was probably why .good route though especially final pitch definatly the crux

with joss
Hidden 24/Jul/12 AltLd
JasonV 21/Jul/12 AltLd

Good start and finish - pity about the middle scrambly/walkey bit

with Dale
Hidden 21/Jul/12 Lead
simon geering 20/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Retreated from top pitch as weather closed in.

with Michael M
Hidden 11/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/12 -
Hidden 07/Jul/12 AltLd
chubbyclimber 07/Jul/12 AltLd
with Andy McCoy
Hidden 07/Jul/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Doug Wilkie 15/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 15/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/12 Solo O/S
musgravet 14/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
the rec 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Lead P1, 2nd P2, Solo P3, 2nd P4

with Steven Kedward, Jules
Nordic 02/Jun/12 -
with Jodie Munks
AngelaThompson 30/May/12 2nd


Hidden 30/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 29/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/May/12 2nd
fi15 27/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 26/May/12 Lead
lcullum7 25/May/12 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1&3. Easy ground on 2&3 split a very nice P1 and superb P4

SarahA 25/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 19/May/12 AltLd O/S
guy757 14/May/12 -
arduff 13/May/12 AltLd


with Chales Kennelly
Danjones 13/May/12 AltLd O/S

Moved together with one belay at half height. Nice climb, bit polished and very windy. Lead 2nd half.

with Steve Keys
Bex_M 13/May/12 AltLd
with Alys
d80f0u 12/May/12 Lead

Enjoyed first and last pitches the most but went off-route for a bit in the middle!

with Jo
Jamie Brown 05/May/12 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1, 2 and 4.

Puma 05/May/12 AltLd
Matt Adey 21/Apr/12 -

Pissing down, hail stones, b3 boots. Slid off a couple of times just below the first belay then sacked it and abbed off. Misery

TCarrick 15/Apr/12 Solo
Hidden 15/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
Dr Rorlasaurus 12/Apr/12 2nd

P1 only. Big boots. Too cold. Had enough.

alexanderbeetle 12/Apr/12 Lead
RKernan 05/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Had to break trail through waist deep snow to get to it. Route was under a lot of snow/ice - absolutely superb Alpine feel, fun in floppy boots with no winter gear! Quite hard to get onto the route with the starting ramp under ice. Done as 3 pitches. A gem in winterish conditions

Sinéad 05/Apr/12 2nd O/S

Amazing, great route felt harder than VDiff but perhaps that was because it was covered in snow.. awesome :)

Hidden 01/Apr/12 -
Hidden 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
marcusmarcus1 23/Mar/12 Lead dnf
with A Student (Work), Jamie Buttle
ashsleight 21/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Did think this one felt a bit cheeky in places for a V Diff. Great last pitch tho.

with Wilky
Babika 10/Mar/12 AltLd

Pitch 4 is a bit of a struggle onto the nose if you're only 5'4"!! We bailed out halfway up P4 due to freezing wind and slippy rock (Kiwi in big boots). Will return on a sunny day - lovley rock.

with Kiwi Pete
JimboWizbo 12/Feb/12 AltLd

Wet rock, incredibly slippy, forget about hand jams! Climbed in 4 pitches with rucksacks and rock shoes, I led P1 and "Pitch" 3. Felt way more sketchy that VDiff but this is mainly due to the rain making smearing and jamming nigh on impossible.

with Jan
droberts 17/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
joeflan 17/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
samuel.stevens 17/Jan/12 AltLd
Hidden 08/Jan/12 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 AltLd
alan moore ??/2012 -

In the rain, my hardest ever route!

Hidden ??/2012 -
razzorbuzz ??/2012 Lead O/S
with Marnie Lou
MikeDowsett ??/2012 AltLd
with John Harrison
GuitarGenius92 10/Dec/11 Lead dnf

Conditions and starting late meant we had to abandon this. Excellent climb though

with Jonathan Hazell
benny_m 20/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
with Su
tomtom89 19/Nov/11 -

Moved together

with Jack
jac00 19/Nov/11 -

Moved together

with Tom
Hidden 19/Nov/11 Lead dnf
ali macphee 19/Nov/11 Lead
Hidden 05/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
sambosanquet101 02/Nov/11 AltLd
with Hannah Fieldhouse
willieash ?/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
btc 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with Hamish Rowe, Bob Workman
Robbie 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with Michael Sutemire
Hidden 14/Oct/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
carlh 02/Oct/11 2nd

Second route of the day as part of teaching session with two students (Milestone in the morning). Weather was poor (very windy/rain showers) but students did very well and managed to lead all pitches without me having to take over. Lots of good teaching points made over the day (the pair's climbing ability was well above their knowledge of good belays/gear placements and had to re-arrange quite a bit before thr leader brought up second). Quite a stiff route for the grade and quite tricky in big boots in the wet! :)

Hidden 01/Oct/11 AltLd rpt
Alpinehero 01/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
Simonj 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with vicky
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead
magik_bob ?/Oct/11 Lead
pzkeeper 30/Sep/11 AltLd

Done in 3 pitches, I lead 1st and last.

with Susie, Paul S
Lil_Pete 15/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Big boot day! Great amble up a fun little climb, walking across it seemed a little contrived then once on it, it was just damn good fun.

with Oliver Keynes
franny 19/Aug/11 2nd dnf

Did the first two pitches and the middle scramble, then decided it was a bit too windy and bailed out.

Joby 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Big boots, rucksacks and a little damp, followed by Cneifion arete, amazing day out

with Ollie Luff
Steve Woollard 07/Aug/11 AltLd

Damp, greasy and in big boots with rucksacks

Gerallt Owain 05/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Arwel Elias, Cellan Lewis, Sion Lloyd
S1LL 05/Aug/11 2nd
LauraChilterns 05/Aug/11 2nd dnf
with Dominic Turner
lou_p 03/Aug/11 AltLd
with Chris
adam clarke 30/Jul/11 AltLd
with James Hulme
Ramblin dave 30/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Managed to nab all the fun bits - great stuff.

with Catherine
jadias 26/Jul/11 AltLd

Done in 3 pitches plus a short final solo to top out. Led P2.

eeonz 26/Jul/11 AltLd
3kidsandanorton 24/Jul/11 Lead

Top pitch only after walking over from Tarw

with Kay
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Solo
kamikazejedi 11/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with laura burton/james alcock
RHarding 10/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Very Traditional. Awesome day out. Felt really confident on the route which was good as not been out on the sharp end for a while. Good times. Well worth the day out, but was quite busy on route. Felt like Idwal.

with Matt Reynolds
funkyvin1 09/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Pitch's 1 and 4 were excellent although tough for the grade

Webster 09/Jul/11 Solo O/S

brilliant route except for the the fact that the bottom half doesnt match up with the top half. fun mooves throughout in a brilliant setting with stunning views!

kristinawe 04/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 30/Jun/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 30/Jun/11 Solo
wishicud climbHVS 26/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Brilliant end of the day kinda route. Lovely easy climbing on good holds and great evening views. Ash went up the arête and Emit went 4 meters left of the arete. Both routes knocking the grade up. All agreed it was more like a steady Severe. Lovely

with Ash Crazy fool Green, Emmit the boss Andrews, Big Fat Dan
bigdan050 26/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

good route, interesting climbing on good rock

with emmit
agagsgrot 16/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Lovely climb on an eventually good day snatched from the grasp of the insistent North Wales rain-gods.

with Thomas
Hidden 16/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
ross brinson 15/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 11/Jun/11 2nd O/S
carlh 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S

As part of MIA teaching prep with Chris & Paul. Traversed over from Slabs and linked with Hope. A good combination.

ChrisWills 30/May/11 2nd

Not a great idea when wet...

with Kyle Worgan
john_ni 29/May/11 Lead O/S

Lead pitches 1 & 4 (3 is a walk across) in big boots + rucksac, then on to Cneifion Arete. Good day.

Hidden 29/May/11 AltLd O/S
carl_123 28/May/11 Lead O/S
with good taff
climbingrev 21/May/11 Lead O/S

Only did P1 as the weather closed down (torrential rain and gail force winds). With 4 beginner climbers. Good mountain experience - but not much climbing for anyone

ross brinson 21/May/11 Lead
Hidden 18/May/11 AltLd
HIGHTOWER 14/May/11 Lead O/S

Big boots, and a bit damp, which made it a bit interesting.

with Chris Campbell, Danny Attwood
Hidden 14/May/11 AltLd O/S
Monkey_Alan 14/May/11 AltLd O/S

Led P2,4. Started in big boots, switched to rock shoes for the final pitch. Very cold and windy. The plan was to continue up Glyder Fach via Gamma and Hawk's Nest Buttress, but it started raining just as we got to the foot of Gamma so we bailed.

Mike_T0501 07/May/11 2nd
bullethead 07/May/11 Lead dnf

Tried it in book boots in the wet, but quickly decided to come back down for rock shoes. After P1 the pub was calling too loud to ignore.

with Sam, Richard Yorke
rbyrne84 04/May/11 AltLd
Hidden 03/May/11 AltLd
fishinwater 30/Apr/11 AltLd
with Rob H
fleapitfan 30/Apr/11 AltLd
James Worthington 30/Apr/11 Lead

Very busy! Lovely climb. Finished up Cneifion Arete. Nice day out.

with Emma
Prof Rock 30/Apr/11 2nd
with Sarah Flint, Rob Horler
Duncan Beard 29/Apr/11 AltLd dnf

Following 'Scrambles & Easy Climbs' went off route AGAIN. After second pitch it should just say 'walk up and right over heather and grass ledges to start of rib on right' The third pitch they describe is a rubbish scramble and led us to then climb the central rib which is poor Diff.

RhedwrMynydd 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S
RikWolves 24/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 22/Apr/11 Lead
matjam 20/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 20/Apr/11 Solo rpt
georgenvk 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
DaveAllen 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Andy Parkinson
tompilgrem 10/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Sweet route. Great slabby ribby climbing. Lead p1 and 3. In 3 long pitches! Finished up cneifion arete. Great day out.,

with Dad
bobpilgrem 10/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

In 3 long pitches-lead P2 direct up a nice rib and then easy traverse to 'nose' belay beneath P3. Lovely easy mountain multi pitch.

with Bob/Tom
CathS 09/Apr/11 AltLd rpt

Led P2 and the excellent crux P4. Shame the middle of the route is so broken and scrappy.

with Dave Payne
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead
Scratch_29 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Elby ?/Apr/11 2nd
with Graham, Dan
Hidden ?/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 26/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Cardi 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Great fun. Tom seconded final pitch with a headtorch!

with Tom E
Gerallt Owain 22/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
stevechaps1 22/Mar/11 AltLd
rig 19/Mar/11 AltLd dnf

John took lead on first pitch, felt at hard end of VDiff. I took the variation on the left hand rib for the second pitch, felt harder than VDiff.

with John Stibbard
Hidden 13/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/11 AltLd
richardr 01/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Some nice sections split by grassy ledges. Superb position and a great sunny day for early March! What mountain days are all about.

with K
LardClimber 20/Feb/11 2nd
Scott McRae 20/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Some good moves in exposed positions.

minus273degrees 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S

megans first multi pitch and the first of 2011

with megan
theking696 ?/Feb/11 Lead

good fun

EliotStephens 28/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with Thomas Moore
Hidden 23/Jan/11 Lead
Homes ?/Jan/11 AltLd
with Jonny C, Sam A
robcrowther ??/2011 AltLd O/S
dan ely ??/2011 Solo O/S
dan ely ??/2011 Solo O/S
YnysHir ??/2011 2nd O/S
with Tony
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 2nd
neal_haddadway ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Olly Way
Stuart Hurworth 16/Dec/10 AltLd dnf

Had a go at leading it in B3s - first time using them! Heavy rain during walk in. Partner decided was too slippy after doing 3 meters, so I gave it a go and got up first pitch after much foot dragging and a long time! Suffice to say I agreed with him, not one for big boots, so we abbed off. Will come back in summer!

Hidden 16/Dec/10 AltLd
jcook1980 11/Dec/10 2nd O/S

trad first pitch, short roped rest all in boots on wet rock

with Dan Walker
Hidden 06/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
mr random 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Paul Greenhead
MJP 06/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

I led first pitch, Simon did rest moving together

PaulGreenhead 06/Nov/10 AltLd
with Bernie Sosin
lottiec 05/Nov/10 2nd β

First few pitches up to the the nose.

Danny Crump 05/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Lottie, Richard Vaughan, Sarah Pentelow
LiL Saz 05/Nov/10 2nd
Clay C 31/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Steve Gibbs
steve_gibbs 31/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Clay C
Hidden 30/Oct/10 AltLd
PieMan 28/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Lead second and third pitches, in 50mph wind gusts and rain.

with Jim
Hidden 22/Oct/10 -
Valentino 16/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
khumbu-Kid 16/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Valentino
flapjack_franky 12/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Excellent climb in excellent conditions. Classic Vdiff. Pitched the 1st and last pitch but scrambled the rest.

with Dave Franklin
Dave Franklin 12/Oct/10 2nd rpt
with richard franklin
Hidden 09/Oct/10 2nd
monkeyboyraw 08/Oct/10 Lead O/S

A great route and away from the busy slabs. 1st pitch was greasy which made it interesting. Had to down climb last pitch as ran out of light. Will come back to finish it off though.

with Stroudy
rockover ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
MatthewV 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Lead this as four pitches (SV seconding). Pitch four felt pretty tough for a VD.

with Sally
Hidden 26/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
graphiclunarkid 26/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Followed Dan up to start of traverse in two pitches. We had lunch then all soloed across traverse and I led the top pitch, which was awesome :oD

arctic_jen 26/Sep/10 2nd
with Rich, Dan
sally_v 26/Sep/10 2nd
with Matthew
Bumblebee Biggs 16/Sep/10 Lead O/S

1st and last pitch, nice multi pitch

Hidden 08/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/10 AltLd
LaLa08 03/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Chris
Hidden 22/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
r.greaves 22/Aug/10 Lead
with stu jones
Hidden 21/Aug/10 AltLd
simrocks 08/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Caralynh 08/Aug/10 AltLd
Hidden 08/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Nicholas Livesey 08/Aug/10 AltLd
with Lucie Sedlarova
willoates 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with dad
sausage 30/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Duncan Ferguson 30/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with sausage
Hidden 06/Jul/10 2nd O/S
rfdl100 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Soled the first pitch whilst waiting for Ed, John and Chris to descend to bottom. Then climbed Scimitar Crack as first pitch and finished up this route

with Edward Woo
mike_uk82 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
PanzerHanzler 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Sheila Norman
Jamie Light 17/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Did it in two pitches bottom and top, scrambled the rest, a 3* route and delicate climbing for the grade.

with Aiden Bark-Connell
Hidden 17/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 17/Jun/10 2nd O/S
jogwen 15/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Took direct scramble route past the standing stone to avoid finishing in dark. Took nasty descent route right of the buttress - steep and screedy.

Rhys_Alun 15/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Jo Gwen
Clogwyn y Gwin 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S

2nd V Diff lead

with K J
Keith Jones 12/Jun/10 2nd
with Tecwyn
Hidden 05/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
sthame 02/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
tallan9 ?/Jun/10 AltLd
nikinko 31/May/10 AltLd O/S

lovely route. led pitches 1 and most of 4. took belay near top of pitch 4 as in danger of running out of rope.

with Maggie, Jayne
NewLeaf 31/May/10 AltLd
with nikki
jaynejacko 31/May/10 2nd O/S
Jayne Jackson 31/May/10 2nd O/S
with Nikki King
Stephen Halliday 30/May/10 AltLd β
cooper leek 30/May/10 Lead O/S
with dawn
Badgers 30/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Stephen Halliday
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/May/10 AltLd
Elastic Jones 20/May/10 Lead
with Andy Lewis
John Foster 19/May/10 Lead O/S
with Ed
Hidden 10/May/10 -
Od 09/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Martyn "Noodles" Middleton
Noodles 09/May/10 AltLd

Led pitch 1

Knoxy 03/May/10 Lead O/S
with Gareth Pierce
Hidden 02/May/10 2nd
Hidden 02/May/10 AltLd O/S
craig h 01/May/10 2nd O/S
with Janet Hannah
TimPerkin 01/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Mark Perkin
Hidden 29/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Lawrence Eccles 18/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with A. Crook
Hidden 17/Apr/10 AltLd
NickD 11/Apr/10 AltLd
with Pete Frost
theycallmefrodo 11/Apr/10 AltLd RP

Climbed in boots until last pitch. Attempted in boots but backed off just after crux move as it turned out. Partner climbed fine in stickies and I seconded with no issues.

Hidden 11/Apr/10 AltLd
Pete_Frost 11/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Great day out. Went on to Cneifion Arête.

with Nick Davies
chubbyclimber 10/Apr/10 AltLd
Albino 10/Apr/10 AltLd
with Tim Simpkins
fizzychewitt 09/Apr/10 AltLd
with Gwyneth
Gwyneth 09/Apr/10 AltLd
with Liz
Hidden 08/Apr/10 Lead O/S
danny269 07/Apr/10 2nd

Excellent first outing on rock - end of winter '10 season, cold but dry. Climbed in alpine style (boots and pack)

with Keir & Bruno
mfisher 07/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Matthew Jeffock
Hidden 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
snakes77 02/Apr/10 2nd O/S

managed to do the climb before the weather turned, awesome in the snow! last time out im sure it didn't seem this hard

with Monkey1
monkey1 02/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Slightly trickier than It was in Summer due to greasy rock, snow, and seepage. Very slow progress and ran out of quickdraws on pitch 1 and 4! made a mess of rope work and gear placements on pitch 4 wich resulted in severe ropedrag, no quick draws, then gear pulling out beneath me. Scary 20m run out on wet rock! Still great route though. Weather stopped us going up to finish with the Arete

with Snakes77
Hidden 15/Mar/10 AltLd
climbing_rocks1983 24/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Kieran
simozzer 23/Jan/10 -

Moving together with Cass leading.

with Cass
Hidden 17/Jan/10 Lead O/S
tscoobydoo ?/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

done in B3 boots,good little route,espeically if no ice left to climb :-(

with phillip belcher
tjhare1 ??/2010 -
laurentb ??/2010 -
sionjosh ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
andy dunn 28/Nov/09 Solo

Plenty of snow with a bit of artistic licence on the route finding front! Done alpine style in our boots.

with J
pnorth 26/Nov/09 AltLd

Bitterly cold, wet and greasy, driving sleet and 60 mph gusts. Avoided the start of upper rib in interests of getting up and off quickly.

with Tim Ewington
The Ivanator 31/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

In wind driven rain. I led first pitch (and a half) then we scrambled to the base of the final nose which Stewart led, proper traditional.

with Stewart
Dave Searle 27/Oct/09 Lead

moving together with my mate josh. gud funski

gilbert 18/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

Fonz led a 50m pitch - slippery start in big boots. I led the final pitch - nice route, interesting in big boots lovel day :-)

with fonz
jamesh 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Emily Price
Hidden 25/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Mutl3y 20/Sep/09 AltLd
with Clog
Hidden 19/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Katie Marshall 13/Sep/09 Lead
with Stu and Krystina
Katie86 10/Sep/09 AltLd dnf

An interesting day. Bit of an (embarrasing) epic :)Mark lead the first 4m or so, then I lead past him. Rock very greasy; didn't help that it rained as I lead. I could't get up the corner, put in two pieces of gear and slowly downclimbed/lowered to Mark's belay at pinacles. Mark led again followed by me who lead to a ledge. Couldn't climb higher as rock too greasy. I set up a belay, brought mark up and lower him off the route whilst he tested the ab rope. Mark climbed round and dropped a rope to me. I ab'd the 25m down the gully on a 50m rope (to avoid an ab' from the pinnacle and having to leave gear behind.

with Mark
Ben Hollands 05/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with Chris Harding
gareth scott borthwick 22/Aug/09 Solo O/S
KevinJ 22/Aug/09 2nd
with Jimmy Q
Becky E 22/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 21/Aug/09 2nd β
Martyn 17/Aug/09 AltLd

Middle section a little scrapy. Good first pitch and last pitch.

with Victoria Cassell
mack1 08/Aug/09 AltLd
with dan lancaster
si_green99 05/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Climbed with Mike and his nephew Joe who was out on the rock for the first time. I lead each pitch and then brought mike and joe up as seconds. Nice route and god chance to me to do a load of leading. once we topped out we walked along to the Cneifion Arete and made a full day of it!

simozzer 02/Aug/09 AltLd
with Matt
rocklobster 02/Aug/09 AltLd
with Simon
snakes77 01/Aug/09 2nd O/S

This finished off the weekend ! pitch 1 and 4 made the weekend , dare i say it more fun than the mighty grooved arete?

with Monkey1
monkey1 30/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Pitch 1 - Good, Pitch 2 - Average, Pitch 3 - Poor, Pitch 4 - Perhaps the best at the grade in the valley? Great route, far better than I thought - absolutely loved the last pitch, exposed, sustained, on immaculate rock. Described as 35m in guide book but almost ran out 50m rope. This route would go in the wet

with Snakes77
Hidden 28/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/09 Lead
snakebite 19/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Moving together training for Alps

Hidden 10/Jul/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Jul/09 2nd
tractorbachcoch 21/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Andy Chapman, Teresa
Lady T 21/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Andy, Iwan
cjohn62 13/Jun/09 AltLd
with andy
Hidden 05/Jun/09 Lead
vanderz 02/Jun/09 Solo O/S
zigzag ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Celebrated my 71st birthday ,lead all the way found the climb delightful, a nice ending to a good day out, went to the pub after for a few beers, Roy Haythornthwaite

with Frank Pollard, Mark Martland
Hidden 31/May/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/May/09 Lead
Hidden 28/May/09 2nd O/S
cas smerdon 28/May/09 Lead

Ian Jones with Dave Brewer

with Rob Anstey
RANGITOTO 28/May/09 AltLd
with Dave Brewer
Steerpike 27/May/09 AltLd dog

Wet, slippy, delicate and a nightmare in big boots. Got fed up using my knees and climbed just in socks. Worked a treat.

with Tommo
Stuart Macfarlane 24/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Jeanie
coffeepot 24/May/09 AltLd O/S
with jelaby
jelaby 23/May/09 AltLd O/S
The_Boy_ODwyer 23/May/09 2nd O/S
with Tom C & Nick
Dinger 03/May/09 AltLd dnf

Led P1 and P3. Mart led P2 belaying short of the usual stance. Scrambled off from base of P4 after Mart fell on lead, the weather had turned at this point so all involved were grateful to descend.

with Martin and Dan
benparratt ?/May/09 AltLd O/S
no_more_scotch_eggs 19/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

first pitch a bit polished and awkward, middle rather bitty, but the final pitch was fantastic

with tamsin
jandyd05 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Climbed alpine style in boots. Good 1st and excellent last (High in VD grade)pitches but broken & messy between.

Hidden 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
markburgin83 13/Apr/09 AltLd
Neil Metcalfe101 12/Apr/09 AltLd

Allan climbing 1 st pitch. Amazing route.

with Allan Mac
treeminkies 12/Apr/09 Lead
with carole
Justin Tracey 11/Apr/09 Lead
with Katy Charlesworth
ross duffield 11/Apr/09 AltLd
with row
dannymoo99 10/Apr/09 AltLd
with Tom Shooter
Hidden 10/Apr/09 AltLd
Shandy 04/Apr/09 Lead dnf

Had to escape after 1st pitch, as 3rd man had forgottton rock shoes and couldn't get past first bulge. I abbed down to try to heelp, but he had to go off right. Was pleasant while it lasted though.

with Mike Rogers
jwpil 04/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Mat
That Shallot 04/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Fantastic climbing, Pitches 2, and three are not much but a scramble. However Pitch 4 around the nose is very interesting on lead probably a severe.

with Jack
Hidden ?/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/09 -
Hidden ?/Apr/09 2nd
dswansonlow 30/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with John Scarrot
jacobjlloyd 30/Mar/09 2nd O/S

alpine style!

with Dougie
tbs105 30/Mar/09 -
hils theaker 18/Mar/09 AltLd

Really fun climb- mostly slabby on v. rough rock. Led p1, 3+4

with Adam
adam06 18/Mar/09 AltLd

great route, donno what all those poeple where doing queuing for idwal slabs... theres lots of awesome easy routes about.

Hidden 15/Mar/09 -
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead
ZA ?/Feb/09 2nd
with sam smith
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Rob Evans ??/2009 Lead O/S
NickD 02/Nov/08 2nd

Good lead from Christina in the snow!

with Christina and Isa
Hidden 02/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/08 Lead
igneouscarl 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Rustyshanks ?/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
with D Haynes
JamieAyres 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Started up the smooth rib to the right of the normal start in order to avoid another party (of 3).

Hidden 23/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/08 2nd O/S
dfbpdave 23/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

Nice - really nice. Lead second and fourth pitches. Need to work on route finding, the fourth pitch should have followed the OBVIOUS crack, not the small crack directly up the nose. Still, great climbing.

with Phil & Becky
Hidden 23/Aug/08 AltLd
adamscottthomas 04/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/08 Lead O/S
asmith37 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/08 AltLd
Twisty 23/Jul/08 Lead rpt

2nd time in the day, 12 runners on a 125 meter route!

with Dr. H, Andy, Andy Millington
Twisty 23/Jul/08 Lead rpt

First in the day, a tad sun burnt....in Wales!

with Alexander Stock, Sam
Hidden 20/Jul/08 Lead
Hidden 13/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
ron244 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Phil
Hidden 04/Jul/08 2nd O/S
donkster ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with DaveNW
Hidden 28/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
tedburt 28/Jun/08 AltLd rpt
hurl 21/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Sarah
benman 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S

big boots, made the last pitch a little more difficult...

with roger m
mjeffery 12/Jun/08 AltLd rpt
sstanier 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Climbed in three pitches. First pitch of 40m was nice with a good belay on a large flake with good views. Second pitch of 50m rather rough, heathery and scrambly. Third pitch was a delight, if a little bold in places for a VDiff but thoroughly enjoyable. Hardly any polish!

with Sophie Adshead
Hidden 02/Jun/08 2nd O/S
andy jennings ?/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Momber
tedburt 31/May/08 Solo O/S

Big boots

Nicholas Livesey 25/May/08 AltLd
with Jamie Griggs and Jim Hobson
mjeffery 15/May/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/08 AltLd O/S
Ewan Russell 10/May/08 Lead O/S

last pitch

with Mike(dad)+fraser
Hidden 10/May/08 2nd
fordie77 04/May/08 2nd
AlastairB 04/May/08 Lead O/S
griggj ?/May/08 AltLd O/S
with nicholas livesey and the nobz
freemanTom ?/May/08 AltLd
with Richard Henton
peter myers ?/May/08 Lead O/S
with Jim Bob Derry
Hidden 14/Apr/08 2nd β
Hidden 06/Apr/08 Lead dnf
Hidden 10/Mar/08 2nd
Ben1983 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S

climbed together

alun1111 09/Feb/08 Lead
Dominic Ross ?/Jan/08 AltLd
with Simon Patton
Ronnie Concave ??/2008 Lead

1st and last pitch are OK, in between is a bit scrappy

with M.Borglewood
Matt Vigg ??/2008 Solo
guy stabler ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
jamie-annetts ??/2008 Lead O/S

best climb ever with the continuation

emlynroberts ??/2008 Lead
with Karoliina Koivisto, Evi
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 15/Dec/07 AltLd
pbb081079 01/Dec/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Dec/07 AltLd
mark20 23/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

Did in 3 big pitches. A hidden gem, which is surprising as it's so close the crowds of Idwal Slabs.

tiga271 23/Oct/07 AltLd

I led first, did in 3 pitches.

with Mark
Calder 22/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
with Dave
Hidden 30/Sep/07 AltLd
Marq 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Shona Wildman, Kim S
laurencehicks 18/Sep/07 Lead O/S

great fun

with kev
tanssop 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Julie
DannyK 29/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Katie
Graeme Hammond 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Pete aka Dad
George Ormerod 25/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Good value for a V Diff

with Clare W
Hidden 23/Aug/07 Lead O/S
1philjones1 ?/Aug/07 Lead
with Ange
simon_williams6 ?/Aug/07 -
Hidden 07/Jul/07 AltLd
Jamie Light 07/Jul/07 AltLd O/S

Climbed 'Alpine Style', moving together.

Ian Broome 07/Jul/07 Lead

bearded goat man joined us at the top!

with Tanya
Hidden 07/Jul/07 2nd
Stig 24/Jun/07 AltLd rpt
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
djbeaumont 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with pete
alwyn101 08/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Colin Barwell
Hidden 04/Jun/07 Lead
stoptheclocks03 04/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Jacqui Savage
Hidden 02/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/07 2nd dnf
victim of mathematics 26/May/07 Lead O/S
with Avril
Carly 18/May/07 AltLd O/S
with sophie
Hidden 18/May/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/May/07 AltLd O/S
aturner99 21/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with P Manuel
Hidden 14/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/07 Lead O/S
RANGITOTO 13/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Mark Bridges, Dave Brewer
Neilfrherts 07/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Sean
tobydunford 06/Apr/07 Solo O/S
default_slipper ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
with tom sparkes
Hidden 24/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Alex Thompson 24/Feb/07 2nd O/S
fran04 ??/2007 AltLd
Sean Kelly ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 2nd O/S
Rachael Barlow ??/2007 AltLd
with Suzie Wilson
Keith Jones 02/Nov/06 AltLd
with ali, David
Hidden ?/Nov/06 AltLd O/S
Cameron13 30/Sep/06 Solo O/S
FrankW 09/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Laura
beegsyboy 07/Sep/06 AltLd O/S

Eccie lead 1st pitch and slipped on wet rock. I led 2nd and 3rd as one pitch.

with Eccie
Neil Mackenzie 07/Sep/06 AltLd

took my first fall. went off route and slipped on wet rock, that'll learn me!

with Tim
jl 27/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Penny
pennyb 27/Aug/06 2nd O/S
with Jon
goi.ashmore 04/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Famke Ashmore, John Haslam
Pelleas 17/Apr/06 AltLd

Went off route in the rain on the final pitch and had a scary time, well run out and slipping over wet grass looking for a belay.

with Adrian
malc 14/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
with AP
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Keith Jones 04/Oct/05 2nd
with Martin, David
Si dH 08/Sep/05 Lead rpt
with Tim Taylor
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead
Mike Parker 25/Aug/05 AltLd O/S
with Dan + Jerry + Matty
matty harrison 25/Aug/05 AltLd
TGreen 13/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Martin G
Simon Caldwell 07/Aug/05 AltLd O/S

Climbed in 3 long pitches, I took the first (40m) Carmen the others (45m and 35m)

with Carmen
Hidden ?/Aug/05 AltLd
bms 14/Jul/05 AltLd
with DW
Hidden 14/Jul/05 AltLd
duncana 09/Jun/05 Solo
with Tom Challands
Hidden ?/Jun/05 AltLd
Rampikino 30/May/05 Lead
with MMC Various
CathS 30/May/05 AltLd O/S

Nice top pitch, but otherwise felt a bit broken

Hidden 14/May/05 -
Hidden 14/May/05 Lead
Hidden 04/Apr/05 Lead
telemark ??/2005 Lead
with Joyce Ambrose
Hidden ?/Aug/04 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/04 Lead
Neil Curtis 24/Aug/03 AltLd rpt
with Alan Barnes
nicholas Barrowclough 25/Jun/03 Solo
caradoc 14/Mar/03 Lead
with nick yapp
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd O/S
Whealiebob 01/Aug/02 AltLd
with Ste and Chris
Hidden ??/2002 2nd
Jonny M ??/2002 AltLd O/S
Tarquin ??/2002 -
aged_ape ?/Sep/01 AltLd O/S
with KC
Gman ?/Jul/01 AltLd O/S
with Eamon
Neil Curtis 24/Jun/01 AltLd O/S
with Arthur Austin
Hidden 22/Jun/01 Lead
Tony Buckley ?/Sep/00 AltLd
Hidden 20/Aug/00 AltLd
jmr ?/Aug/00 AltLd
with Ian Atkins
Mark Salter 30/Apr/00 Solo
Brazzer ?/Apr/00 2nd O/S
with Ben Tufnell
Urgles ?/Apr/00 AltLd O/S
with Laura
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Dave Toseland ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Huw
Hidden ?/Jun/99 AltLd
dodders ?/Sep/98 Solo
with Dick Hargreaves
Hidden 07/Mar/98 Solo
Ian Robertson 03/May/97 AltLd
with Krystina Lotoczko
Ian Robertson 03/May/97 AltLd
with Krystina Lotoczko
iskra2000 02/Nov/96 AltLd

Led in big boots.

with William Hustwit, Alistair Ward
Hidden 15/Sep/96 AltLd rpt
Hidden 05/May/96 Lead
Hidden 07/Apr/96 AltLd
Mike_T0501 07/Apr/96 AltLd O/S
Elastic Jones 21/Mar/96 AltLd O/S
with Paul Lister
iskra2000 20/Jan/96 AltLd

Big boots.

with Erlend Williamson
Ian Archer 29/Oct/95 AltLd
with Paul Rogers
Hidden 14/Sep/95 Lead
stokienomad 08/Jul/95 Lead
andy@ark ?/Jul/95 AltLd
with Tim Hall
Tony Prendergast ?/Oct/94 -
with Susan Oldfield
Hidden 28/May/94 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/May/93 AltLd O/S
DavPk ??/1993 AltLd
with Gareth Wood
Hidden ?/Feb/90 Solo
Ched ??/1990 Lead O/S
with Glyn
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
babymoac 10/Dec/89 AltLd
with Ken Prandy
Iain Thow 24/Oct/87 AltLd

Led 1&2, soloed 3, 2nd 4. Previously soloed 3&4 on 4/5/85

with Steve Ball, Phil Moorey
rogerskews 09/Mar/85 AltLd
with John Blackburn
nigehughes ?/Jul/84 Lead
with Adrian Hughes
wynaptomos ?/Sep/83 Solo β
Hidden 29/Aug/83 Lead
Nigel Bond 29/Dec/82 Lead
with Nick
wynaptomos ?/Oct/82 AltLd O/S
Rob Davies ?/Jul/82 Lead
with Jessica Flower
kjacks ??/1980 Lead

Easy after a few pints!

with Con Heede
Mark Kemball 19/Nov/78 AltLd
with Bob Millward
mikej 31/Oct/76 AltLd
with Geoff Williams
Bolt Phobia 28/Sep/75 Solo
with John Broadwell
Bob M ?/Jul/75 -
leland stamper ?/Apr/75 Solo O/S
Gordon Stainforth 01/Aug/68 AltLd
with John Stainforth
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