Main Wall*** HS 4b
[Slab on Pitch 5, 3 kb]140m, 6 pitches.

Rockfax Description
One of the classic, must-do routes of the UK, but not a route to be underestimated. Although never desperate, the route finding is testing. Scramble up rightwards to below and left of a triangular overhang which is below a grassy terrace.
1) 4a, 25m. Follow the well-travelled slab up to a ledge at 10m. Walk 5m left and climb a short corner for 3m and move right across a slab, round a rib and up to a stance on a pulpit.
2) 4b, 25m. Follow the tricky rightward-leaning gangway to a chimney groove, climb this for a few metres, often damp, then walk left on a ledge to and belay below a blunt arete overlooking the large gully.
3) 4a, 15m. Climb the arete then head diagonally right to a large triangular ledge in a corner.
4) 4b, 25m. The big pitch, which is a little loose in places. Drop down a little way, then climb up the pinnacle on the left. From the top of the pinnacle, step left onto the steep wall. Pull up into a niche and head round the corner on the left to gain a steep arete. Follow this until it is possible to step left across the chimney and belay below cracks leading to the upper slab.
5) 4a, 25m. The out-there slab. Climb a cracked groove then step across left, passing a broken chimney, to gain the base of a big slab that overlooks the large gully. Climb the centre of the slab then trend left to the exposed left edge. Finish up this in a magnificent position to a belay in a recess.
6) 30m. Climb direct to a ledge, either finish here and escape rightwards, or tackle one of the cracks above to the top. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Slab on Pitch 5 © mikelaing
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This climb is in 734 logbooks, and on 292 wishlists.

nathalie fenner - 2nd - 02/Oct/15 with Nigel Milner

I led P1,3 & 5
GStone - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/15 with James Rose

Led 1, 2, 4 and 6. Got a bit grid locked at one point but all worked out in the end. Damp on 1 but especially 2. Bit of a slog finding the descent but back at tent in time for beer and shower, before more beer at pub.
Mark Collins - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/15 with Neil Henson

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 26/Sep/15 with Sam James

Led pitches 3 and 5. Felt quite serious in places as the guidebook suggests. Amazing route though.
Neil Henson - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/15 with Mark Collins

Last pitch and sketchy bog descent with a headtorch
FlavioL1989 - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/15 with Martin Levy

Lead all the pitches, what a route! Pitches 4 & 5 were spectacular!
dom94 - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/15 with Eloise

Eloise_SW - 2nd - 10/Sep/15 with Dom

Led pitches 2 & 4, excellent climb on awesome terrain
static266 - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/15

Lead pitches 2 4 6, amazing
Clegm - AltLd - 13/Aug/15

TGreen - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/15 with Martin G

Great day on an amazing route . Lead 1.3.5
mark44 - Lead - 12/Aug/15

P1 - P4 on lead. Incredible experience from the Bivvi under a trillion stars the night before to the mountain river dip afterwards. Set off up to the crag at 7am to ensure we weren't beaten to it again! Shirtless sunglasses climbing from the start to the finish. A proper mountain summer treat, led in bed this morning wishing I was back up there doing it all again!
Stanners - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/15 with Robbie Leishman

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/15

David Staples - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Glorious

Led P2,4,6. End pitches were super.
67hours - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/15 with Al Docherz

Fred_Richard - 11/Jul/15 with Pete

Tom Livingstone - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/15 with John Crook

Ali D - AltLd O/S - Jul/15

GazzerM54 - Lead G/U - Jul/15 with Aran Yates

lcullum7 - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/15 with Rowan Chesmer

A great solo, bit damp in places but easy to work round. Awesome exposure on big jugs.
Paul Figg - Solo - 29/Jun/15

Started around 1pm. Finished by 4 is. Lead even pitches. Great
JimboWizbo - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/15

robgixer - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15

Made a bit of a hash of the first pitch then just enjoyed it. Great route, amazing exposure, jugs everywhere!
James Lowe - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/15 with Ali

Pero - Lead - 18/Jun/15

Long heard of. Worth a solo, defo. Loved it and posted a photo, have painted today, swam. Worth a solo. Carried ab kit in case. Good guide directions, just I set off briefly twice in the wrong direction.
howifeel - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/15

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/15

Sick route!
shaunhumphreys - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Dawn

lead pitches 2, 4 and 6. Ridiculous positions for a HS and fantastic climbing on good rock the whole way.
franhammond92 - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Calum Harvey

1,3,5. Part 1 of big mountain day
Dawn_K_B - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Shaun Humphreys

I'd give it 5 stars - totally brilliant route.
AndrewP - AltLd - 21/May/15 with Daniel Bryan

Mega climb. Maybe my favourite so far. I led pitches 1,3&5.
DanielBryan - AltLd O/S - 21/May/15 with Andrew Peterken

dswansonlow - Lead rpt - 16/May/15 with Claire

martinov - AltLd O/S - 15/May/15 with Phillip Thomas

top pitch wozers.
clairejane - AltLd - May/15 with Dougie

Stunning climbing. Pitches 4 and 5 being incredible!
thom_jenkinson - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/15 with Tom Eldridge

Rucksacks made this feel more exposed than necessary, but we ultimately enjoyed it nonetheless. The first pitch is draggy, the second was wet (on a great weather day) but THEN it gets good, with solid gear and stunning views. Some loose holds on the 4th pitch (most notably a handlebar thread which looks solid - watch out!)
Eagertom - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/15 with Thom Jenkinson

Hidden - 2015

Hidden - 2015

Hidden - 2015

Hidden - 2015

Hidden - 2015

led the first and last pitches. Mind boggling exposure
JohnMetcalfe - 2nd - 22/Sep/14 with Andy Wilson

P2 + P5. Alternate lead with Ned (Alice as third). Ran P3 + 4 together
erbridger - AltLd - 22/Sep/14 with nedly14

Loved it once again. Got to lead the pitches i never did before. 2. 3. And 5. Think 4 is the best tho. Classic route.
luke glaister - AltLd rpt - 21/Sep/14 with casey johns

lead pitches 1&4, pitch 4 and 5 are awesome.
casey johns - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with luke glaister

ned_85 - AltLd - 17/Sep/14 with Emily Bridger, Alice Mees

Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 13/Sep/14 with Roger Chaldecott

Great route, thanks to the father-son team who allowed us to overtake them! Ended up leading all pitches as I didn't really place any gear to be handed over anyway.
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14

saraguti - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with rick sewards

Stopsy - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/14 with Henry

Such a good climb! Paul's first proper outdoor climb in which he did brilliantly. Amazing exposure, views and some really good climbing in p4+5. Reminded me why mountain climbs are so much fun.
Alex the Alex - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Sep/14

georgenvk - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Becks87

Becks87 - 2nd - 06/Sep/14 with George

I led p3 and 4 in one. Seemed slightl;y average climbing, but nice exposure. Top slab is great though. Lots of run outs and loose rock!
David_Gledson - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/14

HAJ Francis - AltLd O/S - Sep/14

Pitch 5 is absolutely fantastic
Kris2fa - AltLd O/S - Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/14

robgixer - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14

In the rain
Glyn Davidson - AltLd rpt - 24/Aug/14 with Dan

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 15/Aug/14

Rad even pitches
rd20 - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/14 with Jing

I led the odd pitches, and Robert the even pitches. P2 is very nice. P4 has great moves around the pinnacle and on the arÍte (great lead from Robert). P5 has an amazingly exposed slab but on very good holds. A fantastic climb.
jing - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Robert

Led P1, Gary then led P2 but carried on up the wet chimney (the 4b pitch of the E1) which felt a more natural line, so we missed P3 of Main Wall. I then led P4 but went too far and led the first half of P5 to finish at a good belated just below the final slab but rope drag was immense by then so not recommended. Gary finished P5 and P6. What a great route. P1, 4, 5 are joys.
Alaric - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/14 with garywong

Did a more direct version in four pitches with P2 of Subsidiary Groove instead of P2+P3 and most of P5+P6 strung together. Scrambled the last section.
garywong - AltLd - 09/Aug/14 with Paul Chalmers

Led P2 and P4
Matt Harmon - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/14 with Sam Ash

Lead P1,3,5
Sam Ash - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/14 with Matt the Fresher

a lovely climb!
Martin1973 - 2nd - 07/Aug/14 with mikelaing

mikelaing - Lead - Aug/14 with Martin Corfield

Good, although "best HS in Britain" might be stretching it. Led 1, 3 and 5.
Ramblin dave - AltLd - 26/Jul/14 with Tom E

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jul/14

Superb climb in fantastic weather. First pitch quite difficult and probably the hardest on the Route... Or maybe it was just me... But in general the climbing is awesome. A must climb.
leethebee - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Disco

the first pitch was the hardest by far. don't be put off, the next 5 pitches were made in heaven, holds just where you need them. really exposed and airy moves a real joy to climb.
el disco - AltLd - 26/Jul/14 with leethebee

SPD224 - Lead - 26/Jul/14 with Rhiannon Lawrence-Francis

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jul/14

Led P2, 4 and 6. Good day out.
LovelyMrTom - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Dave Sim

andybirtwistle - Lead - 23/Jul/14 with Sue Birtwistle

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jul/14

Hidden - 11/Jul/14

Ste Ridd - AltLd - 11/Jul/14 with M.Sadler

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/14

mikecollins - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/14 with scott1895

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/14

Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/14 with Pidg

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 08/Jul/14

Pitch 2,4,6
ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/14 with Piers Newton

lead 1,3,5
piersnewton - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/14 with Olly Roberts

Laed 1,3 and 5. The slab in P5 is in an amazing position!
Jack93 - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Jim Hulbert

Andrew will wilson - 29/Jun/14

Nice, hardest moves are getting off the deck on the first pitch. Easy after that with occasionally sparse gear.
spidermonkey09 - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Jack Knight

What a route. I did P1 and 4. Andrew 2.3.and 5. At the start I made it harder than it should be. I went straight up the crack to the pulpit block as soon as u step off the well worn groove. There was chalk on it so like a sheep I did the obvious... The 4th and 5th pitches are the best. A must do route what ever grade u climb. 3***s
luke glaister - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with andrew(willy)wilson

Luxulyan - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/14 with Joel Hendry, Tom Murrell

NeilOMalley - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/14 with Adam Walker

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Jun/14

richardr - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Chris Wyatt

Superlative positions. Do it even if it low for your normal grade
chris wyatt - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with rich

Amazing route, led the odd pitches.
Tommy Moore - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with John Lynch

john lynch - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Tommy

Great route. Lovely holds and exposure. Should have done it ten years ago. Went on to do Gambit route and along Crib Goch, descending the N. ridge to get back down to the valley.
ChrisBrooke - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Nadir Khan

Patu - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Nicolas

Jack Manfredi - AltLd - 21/Jun/14

james1978 - AltLd - 17/Jun/14 with pam

tim newton - Solo O/S - 15/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14

First multi-pitch. Beautiful climb!
luckytourist - AltLd - 14/Jun/14

JessWilliams - 2nd - 07/Jun/14 with Dad

Probably the best climb I have done.
wil_perry - 31/May/14 with Mike

Amazing finish up the exposed slab!
lukebowman551 - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Craig Shelley

Lead the even pitches. Excellent climb with good holds and lots of exposure. (Take your coat)
Craig Shelley - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Luke Bowman

K Dawg - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Hazle, Kit

Varied climbing in some great exposed situations, good gear and not a single duff pitch.
mike_w18 - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Will

Hidden - AltLd - 21/May/14

What a great climb.
Adam Hill - 2nd - 20/May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/May/14

lead the even pitches. Quite nice climbing
Martin Bagshaw - AltLd O/S - 16/May/14 with Bryan Clary

Matt1234 - AltLd O/S - 14/May/14

Lead all 6 pitches! Amazing climbing and some fantastic positions
myoung - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with Helen

tim20 - 01/May/14

Raining! Lead p1, p3, p5.
Permia - AltLd - 01/May/14

Slept under the stars and climbed in the sunny morning before dashing back to Birmingham for lunch
sgl0jd - AltLd - May/14 with Matt Cooper

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Apr/14

Adam led P2, P4, P6. Routefinding not always straightforward. May have gone slightly off route on P4 but consistently good climbing and pretty much followed guidebook. Perfect dry rock and calm day; in these conditions, felt fine at S/HS. Don't try and be lazy and come off too soon at top, better to walk than enjoy an increasingly loose, vegetated, steep scramble!
adam clarke - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with James Hulme

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14

lead p1,3,5
colin milton - AltLd - 16/Apr/14 with shaun l

Ows - AltLd - Apr/14

leads ps and ac
mistymarsh - Apr/14

Cold and windy. Jack made a cool lead of the final arete.
JJL - AltLd - 20/Mar/14 with Jack

Great climb - in big boots.
Pete_Frost - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Climbing Joe from Anglesey

jcw - 2014

IanGilbertJones - 2014 with Richard Garnett

Si - 2014

Hidden - 2014

mike mo - 2014

yesbutnobutyesbut - 2014

Alfie Conn - 2014

nj.harris - 2014

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

Hidden - 10/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/13

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

lost.arrow - AltLd - 21/Jul/13 with Sally Fowler

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

Andrew Lester - AltLd - 15/Jul/13

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 Lessmann

Rob Pitt - 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

Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13 with Owen Davies

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

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/13

One of the best climbs I've done, superb.
Dan724 - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with James Lloyd, 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

Tony Ryland - AltLd - 06/May/13 with steveshaking

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

Nick Biven - 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

C May - AltLd - 2013 with Tim

Longsufferingropeholder - AltLd - 2013 with C May

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/12

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

Bit wet in places, but great route just as good as it was when I first followed it 20 odd years ago!
Danjones - AltLd rpt - 21/Jul/12 with Gerallt, Craig roberts

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

Hidden - Lead 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

After work.
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

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 Idle - 2012

Stone Idle - 2012

Dave Hill - 2012

Steven Carter - Lead O/S - 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

bullybones - 2011

pasbury - 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 Hammond

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

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/10

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

Hidden - 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

led P1,P3,P5
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

soph - Lead - 2010

soph - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 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 cookie

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/09

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 - 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

w/ John
chinwaa - 2nd - 08/Jun/08 with ed_babington

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with John Vet

Pitches 2,4
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

Good fun.
Gibson27 - AltLd O/S - 2008

Marcus - 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

Dom Whillans - 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

Dusan's first rock climb
Babika - Lead O/S - 20/May/06 with Dusan Antosik

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 2005 I think. Alt's with Dad.
Bob Peters - 2005 with Dad

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 - AltLd O/S - 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

kp64zl - AltLd - Jun/03 with Chris Imray

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

Simonfarfaraway - AltLd - Feb/02 with Dave A

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2002

Hidden - 2002

DanH9883 - Lead - 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

Urgles - 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

mike lawrence? - Lead - 01/Jun/00

Urgles - AltLd - Jun/00 with Francis Lickerish

Got to lead the lovely slab pitch :-)
Rock Fairy - AltLd - 2000 with Carl

Hidden - 2000

bullybones - 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

Simon Caldwell - 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

mjeffery - 1999

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

ColdAndWet - Lead - 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 - AltLd - Sep/96

Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/96

excellent route
nickdonohue - AltLd - 11/Aug/96 with Sue Pinner

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/96 with Roy Thomas

started late; problems with 2nd removing gear; abbed off after 1st pitch
nickdonohue - Lead dnf - 01/Aug/96 with Sue Pinner

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/96

Phill_ Thompson - AltLd - Jul/96 with Ian Gardiner

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1996

GuyM - 1996

With Ben cold and wet mild epic
daprince - AltLd - 1996

Hidden - AltLd - 1996

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/95

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

Rained off Cloggy so walked over the hill and approached from above. Amazing route, desperate in the wet. Rain finally stopped on the walk down.
alan moore - Lead - 1995

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Aug/94

Hidden - Solo - Jul/94

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/93

Chris Ellis - AltLd - 17/Aug/93 with Alice Henderson

trisimondo - Lead O/S - 12/May/93

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

steve prior - AltLd - Jun/91 with Paul 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

Brilliant route!
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

Hidden - AltLd - Oct/88

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

Simul climbed with Steve bell. A bit tricky on the crux and really exposed at the top
Simon cook - Jul/87

hazeysunshine - AltLd - 26/May/87 with Jane

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1987

Hidden - Lead - 26/Sep/86

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/86

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jun/86

RichardMc - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/85 with Angel Vila

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 - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/82

Gezzer - Lead O/S - 1982 with Derek Shaw

John Marsland - Lead - 15/Nov/81 with Karen Creek

MikeDowsett - AltLd - 1981 with Jon Sharpe

philhilo - AltLd O/S - 1981 with John Graham

Hidden - Solo - 13/Jul/80

Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 25/May/80 with Alice Hampton

tapley - Lead - 05/Apr/80 with Alison Tapley

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/80

GordonHart - Lead O/S - 1980 with James Taveran

robinsi197 - 1980 with Barbara

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - AltLd - 1980

Andy Chubb - Lead - 20/Oct/79 with Saxon Ridley

Hammy - AltLd - 18/Jun/79 with Jonathon Stacey

Hidden - 1979

Chris Terrey - Lead - 13/Jun/78 with Roger Wilson

RichardMc - AltLd - 20/May/78 with John Wilkinson, Betty Seifert

Mark Kemball - Lead - 1978 with Sarah Bridge

Brian Wilderspin - Lead - Jun/77 with Brian Wallis

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

Started out as 2 ropes of 2, but overtook a rope of 3 and ended up as a rope of 7 in the dark!
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

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/67

eroica64 - 2nd - 1965 with R J Cummerford of Rock and Ice club

uphillnow - AltLd - 12/Oct/63 with jim williams

Pat Higson
oldmanofmow - AltLd - 25/Aug/62

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