Slightly damp in places - very windy. Let P1,4,6.Neil D - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Nadeem Rahim, Beth Hodgett
Quality, fun climbing and plenty of exposure :)
shed_hed - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/13 with Dougie Swanson-Low
Unbelievably fun. It just gets better and better with increasing exposure.
dswansonlow - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/13 with Darren McMaster
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Sep/13
Hidden - 2nd - 31/Aug/13
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 31/Aug/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/13
Lost on P1 rest of climb was v. good. hard for HS!
wi11 - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/13 with Brian
With Rob. I did 4b pitches. Excellent.
martin c - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/13
BethanWhite - 2nd - 26/Aug/13 with Aeron
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/13
Prof. Outdoors - AltLd - 20/Aug/13 with Wendy
poeter210 - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with adrian voss
druss - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Peter Ocampo
wolverine - 10/Aug/13 with James Graham
Lead the last pitch, carried the rucksack in dodgy boots the rest of the way!!
Go_Climb_A_Rock - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/13 with Matt Smith
Lead pitches 1-5. Pitches 1 and 2 with a lot of seepage. Pitches 4 and 5 the best, with 4 having some gear issues.
Matt Smith - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/13 with Zoe Taylor
Led P2, P5+P6.
Kirill - AltLd rpt - 03/Aug/13 with Stevo
lead Pitch 1,3 & 4 (3,4 done as one pitch), Part of a bigger enchainment taking Western Slabs, Slow Ledge Climb, Main Wall,Gambit Climb and Crib Coch. Started at 7:30 back down to the car 19:15. A very good day :)
CurlyStevo - AltLd - Aug/13 with Kirill S
Astonished to find we were the only party there. I led the odd pitches, which gave me the wonderful slab to lead. We got the ropes horribly tangled on P1 but once we'd sorted that out it was fantastic. Every pitch is different and every pitch is good - deservedly a classic. Amazing exposure, especially stood on the flake before starting the slab. Brilliant day out.
Howard J - AltLd rpt - 27/Jul/13 with Andy Crawley
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13
jwpil - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/13 with Ben
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13
kingjam - AltLd - 20/Jul/13
A great HS.
James Oswald - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Simon Ramsden
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/13
Got on the route after a midgy bivy - well worth it to avoid the queues though. Great route especially in the upper pitches. Watch out for the loose rock as some of it is quite friable.
David Kay - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Moritz Lesserman
Hidden - Solo - 14/Jul/13
Huw Mithan - AltLd - 13/Jul/13 with Jonathan Parton
Fantastic. Beat the crowds, 1st rope on route, 5 hours. Me P1, P3 and P5 (traverse and slab, excellent), Murray P2, P4 (tricky pinacle and exposure)and P6 (scramble). Stunning, absoultely stunning route.
bigglesbutcha - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Murray Gallagher
I lead P2, P4 & P6. P4 felt a bit dodgey with the step across on the the wobbley pinnacle but once out at the phenomenal position climbing up the ArÍte it was fantastic. Make sure you stick to the ArÍte but out left is where your gear is!
All pitches were pretty damn good climbing in good positions and P5 makes for an awesome picture!
Also Went a bit too far on P6 and climbed my own extra bit of wall that several behind then followed as they could hear voices ... Climb claimed as "Unnecessary" Severe. ha
JonParton - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Huw Mithan
JenRoberts - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Fred D
Really nice. On good solid rock throughout, and always plenty of gear. Lovely exposure rounding the corner and going up the arete. Been on my list for quite a while now, so a rewarding tick!
Karlos - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Ian Archer
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13
joemallia - AltLd rpt - 08/Jul/13 with Mark Sinclair
Ray Sparks - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with paul
Clay C - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with KMC
I started. In my top 5 all time favourite routes. Not enough time for the Grooves....
beds74 - AltLd - 07/Jul/13 with Ray Sparks
Hidden - Lead - 06/Jul/13
Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jul/13
Grabtheslab - AltLd - Jul/13
Pitches 2 and 4 (Jason ran 5 and 6 together because it started raining). Best HS in Britain? Easily.
Goodstuff - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13
rbharries - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/13 with neils EW, ollie mentalz
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 16/Jun/13
Lead Pitch 1 &4
steve.warrington - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Mike Barclay, Stuart Llewellyn
Hidden - 10/Jun/13
just as good as the last time
Jenny Hall - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Louis
Scorchio, head was all wrong, so didn't really dig it today, shame.
Louis Hume - Lead - 09/Jun/13 with Jenny
Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/13
I lead p2, p4, p6. Found the hardest bit the rightmost section of p2. Exposure on p4 is awesome. Fantastic route with Kate on her birthday.
thecurlyone - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Kate Lawrence
Great route, great day, my birthday.
Katex - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Ben
Fantastic climb - tons of exposure on good holds and plenty of gear. A must for any HS leader.
JasonV - Lead - 02/Jun/13 with Roberto
A Reid - 2nd - 02/Jun/13 with Al, Charles
One of the best climbs I've done, superb.
Dan724 - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with James Lloyd (Beacon), Steve Keys, Ben Ryle
BenRyle - AltLd O/S - 31/May/13 with Steve Keys
JamesLloyd - 2nd O/S - 31/May/13
ali macphee - 2nd - 26/May/13
carl_123 - Lead O/S - 26/May/13
With Ash Green. Went off course on next to last pitch but managed to find all the right belays.
MartF - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with Ash
Great route. Not at all as bad as you may think. Found pitch 2 the trickiest and pitch 4 + 5 were the best. Great exposure throughout.
ashsleight - Lead O/S - 07/May/13 with Student
Great day at work, lovely weather, good route and a competant student. Good gear but some loose bits. Steady HS, get on it!
Zoomer - AltLd O/S - 07/May/13 with A Student
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13
Great mountain day out, a lovely climb with fantastic exposure in several places. Probably at the top end of the grade but it's all there if you spend a little time looking.
Andrew Lodge - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13 with Jonathan, Tony, Steve
Scramble to the bottom of climb, some loose rocks.
Great climb. Descend left @ top. stay on main path
Thomas Healing - Lead O/S - 06/May/13
sprout3099 - May/13 with Freeman
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13
Mike Soulby - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Rob Middleton
chris ginge - Lead - 2013
chris ginge - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - 2013
TheAndyBarker - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Richard Kinsman - Lead O/S - 2013
rob16 - 2013
andybirtwistle - 2013
Led P2, 4. Will chose interesting stances!
Darrell Read - AltLd - 06/Oct/12 with Will Pope
Serious barrel of laughs (once safely back in the tyn y!)
becoming-stranger - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Darrell Read
Oozes quality, every pitch a classic. Led pitches 1, 3 and 5. Amazing exposure and climbing at the grade.
James Gomez - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Andy Levitt
petegruf - AltLd - 09/Sep/12 with Steve G
Hidden - Lead β - 09/Sep/12
Harri777 - AltLd - 08/Sep/12 with Stephen T
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/12
Awesome! I led p2 and p4.
Binder - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Ed H
Hidden - 2nd - 08/Sep/12
Jevans - AltLd - Sep/12
Jenny Hall - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with tom wood
Hidden - Lead - 11/Aug/12
Linked most pitches in pairs. P4 and 5 combo was awesome!
cbeard - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Katherine Ross
P4 and 5 are fantastic and the pulpit stance is really cool! Great route.
Katherine Ross - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Charlie Beard
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 21/Jul/12
Gerallt Owain - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Craig Roberts, Dan Jones
gw3285 - AltLd - 07/Jul/12
Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jul/12
elyben - AltLd - 02/Jul/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12
LozM - AltLd - 01/Jun/12 with Mark J
The best Severe in Wales.
zukator - AltLd - 28/May/12 with Mike
Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 28/May/12 with N.Sommers
cheeky - AltLd - 28/May/12 with Mark Philipson
Led P1 & 2, Bob led 3 and 4, I led the rest. Amazing route! Had been on wishlist for ages and would happily do it again!
MikeLell - AltLd O/S - 28/May/12
Dizz - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with nb pixel
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12
Seriously amazing for the grade.
NB Pixel - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with DizLiz
jonleighton - Lead O/S - 27/May/12
no real hard moves, but some spaced gear. not one to push your grade on
mark4344 - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Matt Payne
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/May/12
Hidden - AltLd - 21/May/12
Andrew Lester - AltLd - 20/May/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12
Fantastic climb and a brilliant day out! Exposure was something else,got to say it did feel hard in places, however, guide was a bit cryptic in places and i'm sure we dropped off line a tad between P3 and P4.
Kev Bland - 2nd O/S - 05/May/12
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 01/Apr/12
Superb climbing and positions. The slab pitch in particular was one of the most enjoyable I've done.
JGW - AltLd - Apr/12 with Matt Tilley
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12
As luck would have it led first so got all the 4a pitches and excellent final pitch, left hard work to youth.
tiga271 - AltLd - 25/Mar/12 with mark20
Great day out - EPIC! Wet, windy, cold all that you could ask for in a great adventure! Note to self remember your headtorch! Well done to Paul T for leading 4 pitches in Big boots and to Andy for leading P2 slimy chimney. All round brilliant fun
matt_read - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Paul Taylor
paultaylor - Lead - 24/Feb/12 with Andy B, maffer the faffer
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jan/12
Hidden - 07/Jan/12
Darron - 2012
A Downing - 2012
tapley - 2012
tapley - 2012
matt perks - 2012
TheAndyBarker - 2012
TheAndyBarker - 2012
Gavin1979 - 2012
Al Evans - Lead - 2012
adie84 - 2012
matt perks - 2012
goadventure1 - 2012
captain dringo - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Stone Idol - 2012
Stone Idol - 2012
Dave Hill - 2012
Aided P2 - Sopping wet!
Monkey_Alan - AltLd dog - 19/Nov/11 with Julian Prieto
Rock was wet. Led P1,3,4 cleanly. P2 was very wet and I came off when seconding.
Julian Prieto - AltLd dog - 19/Nov/11 with Alan Blanchflower
me p1,3,5.low down(p1+2)WET!thus very tricky.took the higher,poss. harder,gangway to the groove on p2.upper pitches stunning!
tomshanti - AltLd O/S - 19/Nov/11 with Max Streeton
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Nov/11
Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Nov/11
Viki - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Jonny Nick
Brilliant route! If tiring. Pitch 4 and 5 were the highlights, a 'relief' to reach the top and eat food amongst other things
Jonny Nick - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Viki
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Oct/11
deklan - Lead - 28/Sep/11 with dad
Bit wet on a few pitches, top pitch was fantastic. Pretty simple route and route finding was nowhere near as hard as everyone says. grand day out
A Crook - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Dom Stockton
nick P1 and P6. Crux was chimney on P2 which was wet, nick took airtime there. Superb climb, situation stunning. P5 lived up to billing.
wilf - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/11 with nick f
Took ages to walk over and started drizzling halfway up... felt pretty committing.
Alex Thompson - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/11 with Jon Thompson
Not as hard, or scary, as is made out. Lead 1,3 & 5. Great route, and pitch 5 is perfect.
catt - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Blane
Led pitches 2 and 3 together (worthwhile with very careful ropework), and 4.
cmsg - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Llewelyn Thomas
Cold fingers on ramp pitch made it difficult. Guide book pretty cryptic. Epic surroundings.
demarcation86 - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Paul
pryan300 - AltLd - 13/Jul/11 with T-Bone
Great old school mountaineering route. Took the slab direct on first pitch which was minging.
Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Sarah Laing
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/11
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jul/11
Great climb with some varied and outstanding pitches, loved the big pitch and the slab and rib pitch.
jon59 - AltLd - 03/Jul/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11
John Holden - AltLd rpt - 02/Jul/11 with Helen Costelloe
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 02/Jul/11
Wonderful climb. Great exposure and covers some impressive ground.
Byronius Maximus - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Luke Evans, Rayan Sammut
Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/11
felt serious for the grade
Dan Geh - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/11 with Thomas Geh
tgeh - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/11 with dan geh
Blurgy319 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Peter Williams, Mark Freestone
HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 04/Jun/11 with Mark Amyes, Pete Williams
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11
The_Boy_ODwyer - AltLd - 29/Apr/11 with Rob
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/11
iwan.wills - 2nd - 19/Apr/11 with Joe Begley
xusa - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/11 with Gareth Borthwick
Ashley Hold - AltLd rpt - 19/Apr/11 with Torquil Bennett
amthalmann - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/11
best done as 7 pitches rather than 6(1st 2 have too much rope drag if combined). I led P2 (chimney wet) and P4 (stopped at small ledge 3m before big ledge overlooking great gully as rope drag got too much.)
GOS - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Colin McAuliffe, Amanda Thalmann
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
centurion05 - 2011
brianrunner - 2011
walts4 - 2011
Hidden - 2011
paul79 - 2011
Bob - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2011
Ben C - 2011
rurp - Lead - 2011
fab, led Dad up it in trainers
alasdair19 - 2011
John H Bull - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Tobias at Home - 2011
Tobias at Home - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
tombushell - Lead - 2011
GF - AltLd - 10/Oct/10
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Graeme
really nice, didn't pitch it quite as per the ground up guide as we did it in 4 pitches lead the zig-zag pitches walking ramp pitches as one (2 pitches and 3 runners! where was the 4a move?) and the final slabs which were ace with good exposure.
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Jim
mzchambers - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/10 with George Porter
an amazing route.
simonward - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10
Mr Wild - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/10
nakedave - AltLd - 16/Aug/10 with Barney Crampton
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10
Led pitches 1 and 4
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Paul Bolton, Charles Moreton
Led p 2 & 5
cem - AltLd rpt - 15/Aug/10 with Kirill Spiridonov, Paul Bolton
sbc - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/10 with Dunx
Dunx - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/10 with Shell
wet in gully
Robin Brooke - 2nd - Jul/10 with paul boggis
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/10
Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/10
I lead the 4a pitches, Ala the 4b's, including the crux pitch. Her first 4b leads.
Martin Stevens - AltLd rpt - 27/Jun/10 with Ala P.
Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jun/10
John 1,3,5; me 2,4,6
smolders - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with John
Led pitch1, 3 & 5.
Hard to find bottom of pitch 1, started up a small slab but became steep, poorly protected & vegetated. Got back on route from ledge & block below pulpit. Gear improved subsequent pitches. Pitches 4 & 5 airey but good gear & holds. Second carried sack. After - to Snowdon Summit & down Y Gribin to Miners & bus back.
To think it was put up in 1935 with no gear available.
john_ni - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Martin Oldham (Smolders)
Hidden - Lead - 21/Jun/10
Wow! Exposure all the way. Every pitch has something good to offer, with the best being saved to last. Make sure you stop and look around the top slab.
andybenham - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Gareth Hayfield
Great day out. Always interesting, no bad pitches, culminating in the slab on the edge of everything. Superb
Gareth - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Andrew
Start is awkward to find, (you need to scamble up another 50' from the obvious gearing up spot); great climb, big day out.
Rob Exile Ward - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Sam Ward
fishinwater - 2nd - 18/Jun/10 with Barry
Steve Woollard - Lead - 05/Jun/10 with Steve Scott
mr mills - Solo - 04/Jun/10
took a 12ft wanger on pitch 2 before the final ramp trying to place gear. lost my footing what a clown. cut hand is the only injury
sdawson1 - AltLd - 03/Jun/10 with swifty
Simon took a big fall on the second pitch but the 1.5 cam held
steven - AltLd - 03/Jun/10 with Simon Dawson
bit of a slippage in the chimney of pitch 2 and a 12ft wanger bad footwork on a wet patch whilst placing gear.
sdawson1 - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/10 with swifty
Lxaddison - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/10 with Paul Addison
Superb. Never hard but goes on and on. The top slab looks improbable till you try it.
PaulW - Lead - Jun/10
Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/10
Hidden - AltLd - 30/May/10
lead pitch 2 and 4.
barni - AltLd O/S - 28/May/10 with Karen, Liam fleming
Liam FLeming - AltLd - 28/May/10
What a spectacular route! Lots of airy exposure and well worth the walk in. Route finding at the start and rope drag were slight issues but that added to the adventure. I will remember this route for a long time. Led P2, P4 and P6
Noodles - AltLd O/S - 26/May/10 with Jill Reinsch
i led 1, 3, and 5 pitch. Scary and very exposed. Ace climb though on amazing crag
Jillybean - AltLd - 26/May/10 with Martyn
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/10
stewart roberts - AltLd - 23/May/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/May/10
will6459 - AltLd O/S - 09/May/10
Greasy, damp, cold, a bit of rain on the 4th pitch...exhilarating stuff, a real adventure, loved it:]
jubolo - AltLd - 01/May/10 with mark
mr mills - AltLd O/S - 01/May/10 with Gareth
I led pitches 1, 3 and (most of) 5. The Rockfax guidebook description for pitch 5 is not good - it sends you up a grassy gully to the right of the main slab, with awkward moves and a traverse of the main slab right at the top. So we missed one of the highlights of this route. It looks like a lot of people make the same mistake as there is gear left in the route. Look carefully at the picture.
howhard - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Martin Ford
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10
Lenny - AltLd rpt - 19/Apr/10 with Adam
andyebbens - AltLd - 17/Apr/10 with Paul
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/10
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Apr/10
Tom Vivian - AltLd - 11/Apr/10 with Paul Barlow
tomparrott - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with DJ
deejmonkey - AltLd - 11/Apr/10 with Tom
Hidden - 2010
Ken Taylor - 2010
Hidden - 2nd - 2010
Pryan - 2nd - 2010 with Robin Brooke
sgl0jd - 2010
Oddly, found this quite easy and did not feel that exposed, but my second strongly disagreed and thought it was awesomely exposed. Great gear. Found the ramp on the start of pitch 2 trickiest, and the upper slab edge sensational.
jimorothy - Lead - 20/Sep/09 with Rachel Crolla
led 2nd 1/2 of P1, P3 and P5 (slab) - excellent exposure on P4 and 5.. stepping off the spike on P4 with big rucksack on was interesting!! Slab definetely the highlight pitch.
nickhoward - AltLd - 18/Sep/09 with John Haslam
Glyn Davidson - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/09 with Ali
Lead pitches 1, 3 and 5
Ali H - AltLd - 14/Sep/09 with Glyn
Brilliant! but the cues where a bit too much at points
Tomprusk - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Dad
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09
tlmarjot - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Ben Lea
Bernie fell off on the 2nd pitch and almost wiped out a girl from the Pinacle Climbing Club...soz!
Jams Crwca - Lead O/S - Sep/09 with Bernie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/09
donkster - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/09 with DaveNW
Hidden - 22/Aug/09
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Aug/09
Hidden - 2nd - 22/Aug/09
ran some pitches together but I did the looping pitch out to WET chimney and back (P3) and the
best one slab and arete - totally brilliant. Started late finished late back to road at dark
lithos - AltLd - 08/Aug/09 with paul cookson
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/09
Graham Westbrook - AltLd - Aug/09
Absolutely superb route. Big air from bottom to top. The best HS I've ever done.
Skinny Kin - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/09 with Ed Russell
chrisallan - AltLd O/S - Jul/09
cliffy - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Andrew Combes
sonnenstern - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Toby Vye
stonking beast of a route!!!
Hjort - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Sophie Wilmes
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/09
really nice route! pitches 4 and 5 are the best!
adam06 - Lead - 04/Jun/09 with chrissy mills
hepitt - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/09 with Phillipa Arding
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/09
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jun/09
took a bit of finding but once on it was a pretty obvious climb. lovely views of the valley whilts enjoying the exposure. we were going to join up with parsons nose but ran out of time (and energy) A Worthwhile route
highclimber - AltLd O/S - Jun/09 with Ally Hurst, Phil Dwyer
What an awesome route! We made an early start and were first on the route at 7.30 and enjoyed the sun views and situation, by the time we were at the top of pitch 3 there were queues at the bottom. Did in 4 pitches, combined pitches 2 & 3, guidebook suggests a peg belay at top of pitch 2 which seems non existant along with and descent gear, so carried on to the nice large ledge on pitch 3. also combined pitches 5 & 6, if your ropes are long enough i can't see any reason for belaying at the top of the slab. Finished in just over 4 hours and continued onto reades route. Found this technically easier then i expected it to be, but the immense exposure and seriousnous more than makes up for it. I love that exposure!
asmith37 - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with Bex Leigh
jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Stuart Williams
Led Pitches 1, 3 and 6. Great route, wonderful exposure. However, half way through leading pitch 3, an unfortunate incident occurred on the first pitch so the rest of the route had to be completed whilst MR completed an air rescue. Hand signals and rope tugs became essential forms of communication. This route wont ever be forgotten!
staceyjg - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Barra
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09
Bex_M - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Ewan Buckingham
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09
fizzychewitt - AltLd - 25/May/09 with Jayne
daveclarke5 - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Stephen
Incredible route with some mighty exiting exposure in places. Damp rock added to the experience, particularly on pitch 2, as did my brief but frightening diversion from the route. The upper part of the route was particularly memorable with the exposed step off the spike, the world beneath my feet and steep arete to follow. The final pitch was wild, get onto the left arete as soon as possible, ignoring the flake, for the full effect. Cheers Chris!
howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Chris FitzHugh
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/May/09
Did 1st Pitch (in 2 pitches) Abbed off as numerous teams above meant spending more time waiting than climbing and potentially descending in the dark.
We'll be back.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - AltLd dnf - 02/May/09
Pete Randall - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09 with Rosi
Fab. 3rd time up it. Some ice on the start of pitch 2 - funny how that was my lead....
Babika - AltLd - 02/May/09 with Rich B and Pete Randall
Route looked great, but started late and bailed early due to slow party in front.
size9hex - AltLd dnf - May/09 with Tom Evans
Hidden - AltLd - May/09
highest climb!! pretty easy, bit creepy traversing and going over the arete
shim - 2nd - May/09
Hidden - 24/Apr/09
first pitch 2nd
second pitch lead - went wrong half way through this pitch leading to other problems. Ended up abseiling off the top of the second pitch.
ChrisGreen - AltLd dnf - 18/Apr/09 with Gerry R
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/09
A Downing - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/09 with Damian Lawson
Oh my God! What a great day. I'll be back there soon; the expossure! Andy lead all of the pitches as I wimped out following an early fall.
Daymo - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/09 with A Downing
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Apr/09
The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with John Nesbitt, Chris Minnett
Seymore Butt - 2009
peter myers - AltLd - 2009 with Ralph Heath
Monkey_Alan - 2nd - 27/Sep/08 with Max Streeton
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Sep/08
thompson1000 - AltLd - 22/Sep/08
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/08
Matt - BodyPoint - AltLd - 14/Sep/08 with Andrew Wood
Amazing, great exposed climbing (I love that exposure!). Just make sure you take every precaution to prevent rope drag! Classic route
tommy-od - AltLd O/S - Sep/08 with Gavin Barry-Morgan
Hidden - AltLd β - 27/Jul/08
Glyn - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/08 with Trystan
Andy Chubb - Lead - 23/Jul/08 with Steve Goodman
Fantastic route. Had fun finding the start. I led 1, 3 & 5. Pitch 2 wet making the transition from ramp to chimney interesting. Pitches 4 & 5 are just awesome.
The Ivanator - AltLd O/S - Jul/08 with Rich
Rich God 3 - AltLd - Jul/08 with The Ivanator
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/08
chinwaa - 2nd - 08/Jun/08 with ed_babington
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with John Vet
Sienna78 - Lead - Jun/08
Hidden - Lead - Jun/08
Nice route, especially the top 2 pitches.
chrissloan84 - AltLd O/S - 31/May/08 with rob
great route - managed to get on it 1st before it became a circus
SGD - Lead - 31/May/08 with Carol Umarova
An excellent climb (if a bit exposed). Would climb it again.
sdrawkcabeoj - 2nd - 31/May/08 with Ken Priest
Swirly - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08 with Rich
Elsier - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08 with Stuart
TimPerkin - AltLd O/S - 23/May/08 with Richard Harris
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/May/08
A great day out. A little damp in places, but pretty good conditions considering the amount of rain the previous day. I led pitches 1,3 & 5. John led 2,4 & 6.
The start of pitch 1 felt a little intimidating due to the snappy nature of the rock and the lack of decent gear. The slab on pitch 5 is awesome. Just try not to look down over the left side too much!
Chris Sansum - AltLd O/S - 05/May/08 with John Eales
Hidden - AltLd - May/08
Hidden - Lead dnf - Feb/08
AndrewJenkins - 2008
Matt Vigg - 2008
daveagriff - Lead - 2008
lee richards - Lead O/S - 2008 with robbo84
Hidden - AltLd - 2008
wet weather epic
Stone Muppet - 2008 with ps
Gibson27 - AltLd O/S - 2008
Hidden - 2008
Finally got round to this after 37 years climbing and it was a lot harder than I had expected. Not really a beginners route.
Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 2008 with Glynne Andrew
Nicos - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with rich mansfield
retreated from 2nd belay stance
MikeLell - 2nd dnf - 09/Sep/07 with Terry, Fred and Michael
John Kettle - AltLd - 08/Aug/07
Bristoldave - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with Helen
following Ken and Jo
Brian fell and gear popped on 1st pitch. Completed anyway!
climbingxcat - AltLd - Aug/07 with Brian
leb 4b pitches, lots of exposure. Slippy slimy damp chimney mid pitch 2 after a month of rain over latter june & July due to seepage in this corner. A full day trip if done quickley Gambit Climb is a follow on climb if time permits.
Strange little creature - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/07 with Peter Rolf
paul_d - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/07 with Cara-lyn Reynolds
top 2 pitches in torrential rain
Caralynh - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/07 with Paul Dickenson
with Jason and Patrick
givemetea - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Hannah Heywood
Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/07
Busy, busy, busy for the first two belays..
kleinej - AltLd - 09/Jun/07 with Patrick
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jun/07
gareth r - Lead O/S - 26/May/07 with welsh kim
Martin took the two crux pitches and I got the lead on the top slab. We were climbing in the middle of a traffic jam and I ended up belaying one pitch jammed behind a spike, well entertaining.
eagleopus - AltLd O/S - 26/May/07 with Martin
brady - AltLd - 26/May/07 with Dave Simcocks
warwick - 2nd O/S - 25/May/07 with Claire
auld al - AltLd O/S - May/07
Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/07
Goody - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/07 with Dave Checkley, Jim Dewhurst
joe larner - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/07
Ben1983 - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/07
Had been looking for a proper mountain route to do for a while,and this fitted the bill!An absolute classic route.Led pitchs 1,4 & 6.Rob led the others & went too far round the corner on pitch 2,so i led back to normal stance ready for Rob to lead on pitch 3.Got cool on route,finished in cagoules to keep wind out.Ended up losing a walking boot sorting out the gear after decending,it hurtled down the scree,and after an hour of looking we abandoned the search!very memorable day out,one to look back on!
mike bridges - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Robert Bridges
fran04 - AltLd - 2007
Hidden - 2007
Hidden - 2007
lump'o'lead - 2007
timmy-ts - 2007
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2007
robertporter - 2nd - 05/Nov/06
Previously led with Alex 2004
Brown - Solo β - 24/Aug/06 with Solo
Not that greater route, the cracks is much better at the grade!
Ed Booth - AltLd - 14/Aug/06 with Remus Knowles
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/06
Had to queue but a good day for it
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/06 with Bruce
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/06
first multi pitch. Excellent experience. will never forget belaying at 2nd stance and looking out over pass
tonanf - AltLd - Jul/06 with burt
John HW - AltLd O/S - Jul/06 with Cath
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/06
Tom Vivian - AltLd - 17/Jun/06
cem - AltLd rpt - 17/Jun/06 with Neil ?, Pete Atkinson
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/06
rilem - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/06 with Ian W
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jun/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/06
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/06
arin78 - 2nd O/S - 06/May/06 with Mark
anthonyp - AltLd O/S - May/06 with Max Beer
Hidden - Lead - May/06
Stig - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/06 with Jonathan Teale
Hidden - Apr/06
Ian McNeill - 2006
robo84 - 2nd - 2006
climbed with john and nick beckett
spoony84 - AltLd O/S - 2006
petekeron - Lead O/S - Dec/05
Did in the damp so a bit slip slidy, but enjoyable positions near the top.
My Gravity - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/05 with Ben P
tom.e - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Jamie Crichton
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/05
Chesh - AltLd - 26/Jul/05 with Lawrence
TobyA - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/05 with Matthew Higginson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/05
Gman - AltLd O/S - Jul/05 with James, Ritchie
ZA - AltLd - Jul/05 with dad
Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jun/05
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jun/05
Hidden - Lead - 29/May/05
nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - 27/May/05 with Tim Davies
a_radiohead_fan - 2005
Steve Lenartowicz - 2005 with Clare
Wayne S - 2005 with Jon Croxford
in pissing rain.
lukea - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/04 with Al
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/04 with Sophie Whyte
James B - 14/Aug/04 with Oli
Stayed on route this time
Howard J - AltLd rpt - 08/Aug/04 with John Waterhouse
Hidden - Lead - Aug/04
Hidden - 13/Jun/04
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/04
Tim W - AltLd rpt - 15/May/04 with Darren Miller
Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/04
orb - AltLd O/S - Apr/04 with Phil Worgan
Hidden - 2004
keith leonard - Lead dnf - 2004
Got offroute and ended up on Trauma Grooves, Paul B toproped us back on route
Howard J - AltLd dnf - 18/Oct/03 with John Waterhouse
Fantastic day out - great exposure and views
aulda - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/03 with Dave R
NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 19/Jul/03 with James Hubbard
timreynolds - AltLd - 14/Jun/03
Me 2nd, 3rd and 5th pitches
Mark A Humphries - AltLd O/S - Jun/03 with gary wood
rob stokes - AltLd O/S - Jun/03 with gavin, turnbull,ryan
DerwentDiluted - AltLd - May/03 with J. Ellson
I led 2nd & 4th pitches.
Phil West - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/03 with Chris Tan
Led p 1, 3 & 5
cem - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/02 with James Gregory
brockers - AltLd O/S - 2002 with Dave Turner
Tarquin - 2002
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/01
agagsgrot - 2nd O/S - Jul/01 with Pete
jsw1 - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/01 with Dave Sudell
Avoid on sunny weekends. It's best to do this route without a party above you showing the way.
Darragh - Jun/01 with Rob
Ann S - Lead O/S - 26/May/01 with Bill Harrison
The Pylon King - AltLd O/S - Aug/00 with Mr Lickerish
five - AltLd O/S - Aug/00 with TW
A very memorable day out-just as hard on the second despite what Nick might think!
sims - 2nd O/S - Aug/00 with Nick
Mark Riley - AltLd - Jul/00 with Stuart Greenall
The Pylon King - AltLd - Jun/00 with Francis Lickerish
Got to lead the lovely slab pitch :-)
Rock Fairy - AltLd - 2000 with Carl
Hidden - 2000
John H Bull - 2000
runestone - 2000
DubyaJamesDubya - 2000
BALD EAGLE - 2nd - 24/Jul/99 with Duncan Bender
Led P2,5 & 6
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/99 with Martin Hore
Toreador - AltLd O/S - Jul/99 with Mike
dan gibson - AltLd O/S - Jul/99 with helen gibson
Tim W - AltLd O/S - 22/May/99
tlr - Lead - 1999 with Dad
Tony Buckley - AltLd - Aug/98 with Robert Clark
SECOND Pitch desperare if wet
dickypips - AltLd O/S - Aug/98 with john richards
Hidden - AltLd - May/98
mux - AltLd - 1998
Daniel Wrightson - 1998 with John Hamill Keyes
Mickdenali - 1998
zero six - Lead O/S - 1998
craig h - AltLd O/S - Dec/97 with Janet Hannah
It was a nice sunny day but cold in the shade. If we'd got off an hour earlier we'd have climbed in the sun for the whole route. As it was the sun was always a few tantalising metres away to our left. I'd recommend an early morning start on a sunny day.
Rog Wilko - Lead - Apr/97 with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden - 1997
Paul Boardman - AltLd O/S - 1997 with Iain Boardman, Iain Stewart-Closs
rachm2004 - 2nd - 15/Sep/96 with Ian L
Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/96
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/96 with Roy Thomas
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/96
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1996
GuyM - 1996
With Ben cold and wet mild epic
daprince - AltLd - 1996
Hidden - AltLd - 1996
duncanmartin - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/95 with The Bead
Excellent climb. untied from thr rope on the crux as it was getting tangled up with other ropes.
Ian Archer - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/95 with Maggie Curtis
Hidden - 2nd - 04/Aug/95
liabilityliz - 2nd - 03/Aug/95 with Dave Instructor, Martin
Budge - AltLd O/S - Jul/95 with Richard Teed
SimonN - Lead - 06/May/95
Jasons face was a picture on the arete pitch. Ive done this a couple of times it's a great day out
andrew300169 - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/95 with Jason
Ched - Lead O/S - 1995 with Glanfor
Superb route and a good laugh!!
wadey1973 - AltLd - 21/Aug/94 with Roger Watkinson
Hidden - Solo - Jul/94
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/93
Chris Ellis - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/93 with Alice Henderson
WB - Solo O/S - 1992
Hidden - AltLd - 1992
MoWalker3 - AltLd - 05/Sep/91 with Joe
Andy Chubb - Lead - 31/Aug/91 with Dave Higham
Led 1,3,5 & 6.
Iain Thow - AltLd - 12/Aug/91 with Rob Ivens
unremitting exposure etc
Raggar - AltLd - 07/Jul/91 with Jon B
Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/91
ChrisJD - AltLd - 15/Jul/90
Hidden - Jul/90
scree - Jun/90 with Steve K
phardman - 1990
michael burrows - Solo - 17/Jul/89
BigHairyIan - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/89 with Alan Lilley (Thug)
Then over to Cloggy for Longlands
babymoac - AltLd - 17/Jun/89 with Andrew Ecker
nigehughes - AltLd - Aug/88 with Steve Law
QUBMC trip. Tremendous route but very exposed & serious. Occasional loose rock.
Scramble up grass & rock to start
1 Neville. 2 Me. 3 Graeme. 4 Neville. 5 Me. 6 excellent, very exposed but good holds 7 30 ft climbing then scramble
john_ni - AltLd - 14/Jun/88 with Graeme Roberts, Neville Roberts
malc - AltLd - 22/May/88
Hidden - Solo - 28/Apr/88
hazeysunshine - AltLd - 26/May/87 with Jane
JohnHutch - Lead - 26/Sep/86
Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/86
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jun/86
Hidden - Solo - 14/May/85
I remember hearing someone screaming near the top are we approached. Alan was trailing ropes incase we wanted to rope up, but I remember the look on her face as the ends of the ropes passed her and I followed, not tied in at all. Priceless. The screaming stopped after that for some reason.
charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/83 with Alan Bennett
Abed off after 2 pitches - pouring rain.
Mark Kemball - AltLd dnf - 27/Feb/83 with George Mumford
Mike Owen - 01/Jun/82
Gezzer - Lead O/S - 1982 with Derek Shaw
John Marsland - Lead - 15/Nov/81 with Karen Creek
Hidden - Solo - 13/Jul/80
Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 25/May/80 with Alice Hampton
GordonHart - Lead O/S - 1980 with James Taveran
robinsi197 - 1980 with Barbara
Hidden - 1980
Andy Chubb - Lead - 20/Oct/79 with Saxon Ridley
Hammy - AltLd - 18/Jun/79 with Jonathon Stacey
RichardMc - AltLd - 20/May/78 with Betty Seifert, John Wilkinson
Mark Kemball - Lead - 1978 with Sarah Bridge
Shaw Brown - 1977 with cliff brown
rogerskews - AltLd - 18/Aug/75 with Ron Purkiss
Nigel Bond - Lead - 25/Jul/75 with Donald Workman
Bolt Phobia - AltLd - 17/May/75 with Dave Williams
I underlined 'Magnificent Climbing' in my Ron James guidebook to Rock Climbing in North Wales.
Falko - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/75 with Roger Edwards, Bill Briggs
Great day on this north Wales classic.
John Stenhouse - AltLd - Sep/73 with John Offord
mikej - AltLd - 02/Feb/73 with Geoff Williams
pneame - AltLd - May/71 with Tich Smitton
granitbahn - AltLd - 1971
Chris Craggs - 1971 with Steve Warwick
Tom V - AltLd - Sep/70 with Graham Knott
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 20/Jun/70 with Bob Knapton
Repeated with John Hynes, Duncan Lee, early 90's.
Sean Kelly - Jun/70 with Dick Curtis & Paul Chapman
zukator - 1970
Gordon Stainforth - AltLd - 05/Apr/69 with John Stainforth
David Smith - AltLd - 12/Oct/63 with jim williams
oldmanofmow - AltLd - 25/Aug/62