The Parson's Nose** D
[The quieter way up Snowdon, 2 kb]75m.

Rockfax Description
This classic route tackles the front of the nose of rock via a series of pleasant pitches. The route lies at the lowest point of the rock nose, down and left of the main crag.
1) 25m. Climb directly up the low-angled slabs of clean rock.
2) 20m. Continue up the slab as it steepens, then trend diagonally right to a stance at the base of a shallow groove.
3) 15m. Climb diagonally rightwards, following a faint crack-line, to reach a large ledge above the gully on the right.
4) 15m. Easy ground leads to the summit of the nose. A descent can be made down the gully on the right (Western Gully), or scramble along the ridge of Clogwyn y Person Arete. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: A grand easy welsh day out, North Wales Rock Graded List, North wales road to ruins HVS.

Photo: The quieter way up Snowdon © Abbi Lawson
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This climb is in 292 logbooks, and on 35 wishlists.

willyboy - Solo - 30/Sep/15

runwildjohn - Lead - 19/Sep/15 with Dave Rawlinson

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Sep/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/15

jandyd05 - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/15 with Julie Anglesea

Chris Huntington - AltLd - 01/Aug/15

cornishbekx - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/15 with John

Stopsy - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/15 with Thea

TheaSmea - AltLd - 15/Jul/15 with James

Tom Livingstone - Solo rpt - 01/Jul/15 with John Crook

In big boots with a pack. Not as straightforward as it first appeared as gear was lacking. View of the cloud was great.
squicky - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/15 with Iris, John

Continued up Persons ArÍte and back down via Crib Goch. Just over 5 hours.
Stickle Tarn - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/15

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 20/Jun/15

Stuart Johnston - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/15 with Lara Kesterton

Marq - Lead rpt - 07/Jun/15 with Vicky Lisle

still don't like the downclimb at the end
Vicky L - 2nd rpt - 07/Jun/15 with Marq

andycash - Lead O/S - 24/May/15 with chris day

Hammering down and very windy and couldn't see where we were going. was planning on continuing to snowdon but had to bail because of conditions. Thanks to the sling down to the East of the gully we could ab out.
rhys mence - Solo - 02/May/15 with Ollie mac

AndrewP - Solo O/S - 01/May/15

Stroppy - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/15 with Roger Kirke

Done before. Finished by walking over Crib Goch
ill_bill - Lead - 21/Apr/15

Hidden - 2015

mike mo - 2015

tsl42 - AltLd O/S - 30/Nov/14 with David Fountain

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Nov/14

clairemathews - AltLd - 15/Nov/14 with Richard Apthorp

Sandwiched in between Cyrn Las and Clogwyn y Person arete scrambles. Done in B2 boots on wet rock - not so bad on this climb but nit pleasant on some of the slabbier sections of the scrambles.
jandyd05 - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/14 with Ian Warren

Soloed before scrambling the arete. Very exposed on the right hand side of the nose with some loose holds. Exhilarating!
static266 - Solo - 02/Nov/14 with Dave Emery

Scrambling day MIA Assessment
ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/14 with Tim and Emily PYB

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Sep/14

Steve Wakeford - Solo - 04/Sep/14

Moving together. Rather damp and very windy.
Binder - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/14 with Stephen T, Harri K

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/14

Got rained on halfway up which made it tougher.
HJSmith - AltLd - 24/Aug/14 with Scott Eccles

carl_123 - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/14

In three pitches, with about as many runners
Theeni - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Matt Kemp

1918hasti - Lead - 03/Aug/14

Moving together
Harri777 - Aug/14 with Stephen T, George M

ben.richards - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/14 with Theo Celano

LJC - Lead - 25/Jul/14 with Little Ben, Theo, ben.richards

Scrambled p1 then katie linked p2,3 and 4, then pitched the scramble above.
SAF - AltLd - 01/Jul/14 with katie haston

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14

Matthew Robinson - Solo - 01/Jul/14

mikelaing - Lead - Jul/14 with Julian Riley

gavin.smith - 22/Jun/14

Moved together for most of it, great fun!
Half Pint Lizz - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Helen King

Solo with Paul. As part of Copa Cerrig.
RyanOsborne - Solo - 21/Jun/14

A Mountain Journey - Lead - 17/Jun/14 with Colin

bullybones - 13/Jun/14

wynaptomos - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14

Pinguville - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/14 with George

gfpowell - Lead - 01/Jun/14

erbridger - Lead - 01/Jun/14

Kate Edhouse - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with PYB People

Climbed with other PyB CAs, my Leader was Kate Edhouse. From end of climb we continued up Clogwyn y Person Arete. Then over Crib Goch Ridge and down Craig Cwm Beudy Mawr.
Denry - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Kate Edhouse

More training in big boots
Pete_Frost - AltLd rpt - 25/May/14 with Megan Beaumont

Hidden - Lead - 21/May/14

Moved together
benny_m - AltLd rpt - 17/May/14 with Sean Chu

nevets1984 - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with James Southworth Choe Burton

Gav Parker - 2nd - 03/May/14

jordan taylor - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

Dave Wearing - Lead - 03/May/14 with Gavin Parker

leethebee - Solo O/S - 01/May/14 with Stella Wyn Thomas

smoreda - Lead - 09/Apr/14

Trevs led P1, i led half (let's maybe round up to three quarters) of p2 then backed off due to a combination of wind, big boots, lack of bravery and time constraints. Thanks to the other guys for chucking my sling and crab back down to us.
wjcdean - AltLd dnf - 15/Mar/14 with Trevers

Hidden - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

Si - 2014

Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/13 with Max Streeton

Hidden - 09/Dec/13

08nbrierley - 2nd O/S - 09/Dec/13

Andrew Lester - 04/Dec/13

Hidden - 30/Nov/13

Traversed into half height and did pitch up the groove. In between hailstorms
monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 03/Nov/13 with Dan Fairbank

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Nov/13

JamesM - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/13

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 12/Oct/13

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Oct/13

Roch - AltLd - 05/Oct/13 with Gordon Henderson

gordon henderson - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Paul Rochford

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Sep/13

windy cold dank and damp day. intended to continue to the ridge but decide against it due to time and weather contstaints.
nikinko - 2nd - 18/Sep/13

Wet, in big boots. Continued on Clogwyn y Pearson arete. Struggled to find a first belay after 25 meters as described here so suggest more than 30 meters of rope.
bendevonport - AltLd - 14/Sep/13 with Mike Dowsett

MikeDowsett - AltLd - 14/Sep/13 with Ben Devonport

Wet rock, big boots, some showers.
rd20 - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Patrick

Up the slabs and climb trending right then back left to the top - downclimb into gully then did the arete - great day
jackse - 06/Sep/13 with Mike and Michael

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/Aug/13

Up the ridge beyond trending to the rhs, as in not the normal way
scree - 27/Jul/13 with Gareth Lynn

JamesLloyd - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/13

JenRoberts - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/13 with MIA Chaps

David Kay - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Moritz Lessmann

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/13

Jon Ellis - 13/Jul/13 with Chris Ellis Jr, James Ellis

Simple slab-padding with a thought-provoking down-climb into the gap. Continued up Clogwyn Y Person Arete.
pnorth - AltLd - 10/Jul/13 with Graham Barnes TSCC

Stephen Halliday - AltLd - 06/Jul/13 with Neil Halliday

Josiemc - 2nd - 04/Jul/13

Hidden - Solo - 19/Jun/13

hairy51 - AltLd O/S - Jun/13 with Joe Andrews, Ben Axford

Hidden - AltLd - 31/May/13

Marq - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Vicky Lisle

found this easier than the 2 grade 3 scrambles. the frist pitch was more like a walk
Vicky L - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13 with Marq

FAB ADVENTURE finished with the scramble to summit
bantamdave - AltLd O/S - 19/May/13 with Murray

In wet cloud. Led P1. Big boots.
Mr Fuller - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13 with Paul Gibbison

Did Grade 3 scramble afterwards
bazthomas - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13 with Suzanne Beavin

benny_m - AltLd rpt - 02/Mar/13 with Su

Hidden - 02/Mar/13

Hidden - 02/Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd - 2013

Short Roped
williamsd79 - Lead - 16/Nov/12 with Liz Featherstone, Kev Taylor

it was very wet and greesey so a bit of short roping was used.
Marti999 - Solo O/S - 15/Oct/12 with Debbie

debbie roberts - Solo - 15/Oct/12 with Marti999

Matt1234 - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/12

Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead - 03/Sep/12 with Emily Turnbull, Karen Turnbull, Harry Turnbull

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 28/Jul/12

danJBA - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/12 with Dan Brockwell

Darrell Read - AltLd - 14/Jul/12 with Robbie King, Oliver Mentz

robbiek - 14/Jul/12 with Oliver Mentz, Darrell Read

Moved together Alpine style in big boots. Pitched the steeper section.
stratandrew - AltLd - 07/Jul/12 with Steve Graham

adam clarke - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12 with James Hulme

RyanOsborne - 01/Jul/12

yarrow - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/12 with Phil W

Lead in boots, plus with a slight variation. Go straight up the crack above the end of the first pitch. Down climbed and abseiled but had to climb back up to retrive rope.
islandlynx - Lead - 30/Jun/12 with Ryan

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jun/12

The scramble down Western Gully was "exciting"
Steve Hill - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Melinda Hill

Well worth doing.
MikeLell - Solo O/S - 29/May/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/12

in big boots
kristinawe - AltLd - 25/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/12

CM1992 - Lead - 24/May/12 with Joey Pickering

joey123 - 2nd - 24/May/12 with Chris Miller

Hidden - AltLd - 22/May/12

Sean led all 3 pitches. The first was little more than a scramble, but the next 2 were much steeper. I worried for him at one point when, halfway up pitch 2, his last piece of gear popped out and slid down the rope to us as I belayed from below. If he'd fallen there then I reckon he would have landed on us! He did a good job though!
Cornish boy - 2nd - 19/May/12 with Sean, Lee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/12

timofy - Solo rpt - 15/Apr/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

matt perks - 2012

Hidden - AltLd - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

danex - 2nd - 2012

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

Very easy, but good route. Lovely veiws. Parsons arete scramble seemed harder than the climb. Suprise abseil into western gully.
lukerathmell - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Rachel Bennett

Hidden - Lead - Sep/11

Gerallt Owain - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/11 with Mick

Lawrence Harold - AltLd - 27/Jul/11 with Oliver Harold

BenRyle - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/11

CharlotteMilner - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/11

Unsure whether we followed the proper line as route description was quite vague. Still a good route done in boots
Ben Hollands - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Dan the man

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

David86 - 2nd - 26/May/11 with james davis

Climbed in trail running trainers. Not recommended
Wesley Evans - BAD SELLAR - Solo β - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11

Moved together. Finished up Clogwyn y Person arete
catemuir - Lead - 06/Mar/11 with Alex Mortley

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11

wet rock & bendy big boots
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/11 with Greg Slee

Kyle F - AltLd - 13/Feb/11 with Brad Reed

moved together
knicos - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/11

again, not my fav type of climb, roll on warmer weather , Im off to dinas mot!!
snakes77 - 2nd O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Monkey1

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

led Dad 2 pitchs then short rope, rainy
alasdair19 - 2011

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead - 24/Oct/10

Only the second out of three pitches was really a climb, so I got the two scrambles. Still, lovely views!
tallphil - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Pete Robinson

pete1185 - AltLd - 30/Aug/10 with Phil Ewels

RalphC - Lead - 28/Aug/10 with Caroline

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Jul/10

Moved together in boots and rain(ish). The route was a waste of time.
Glyn Davidson - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/10 with Dan

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jul/10

moelfras - Lead - 27/Jun/10

Also climbed last Nov. Done in big boots.
jshields - Lead - 13/Jun/10 with Ian Hicks, Ed James

no_more_scotch_eggs - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with loudfish

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10

robertmichaeladams - Lead - 31/May/10 with Pete C, Sarah

Mike Caine - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Fran

Fun and in an amazing location, abing down western gully was "interesting" to say the least.
Noodles - AltLd - 25/May/10 with Jill Reinsch

Very easy. spent longer getting down!!!
Jillybean - AltLd - 25/May/10 with Martyn

benny_m - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with Ali Brown

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10

Hidden - 16/May/10

Hidden - AltLd - 16/May/10

stayed roped for Clogwyn Y Person afterwards to the top of the arete
quantized - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Emma Bowles

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Ed

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/May/10

Lenny - Solo O/S - 09/May/10 with Adam

wet and foggy
ojp - Solo - 29/Apr/10 with Robin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Apr/10

Right of 'correct' route (strayed onto Right Hand Edge route),probably moderate in dry conditions but Diff in wet.
Rich Kay - Lead - 25/Apr/10 with tez young, Darren H

amthalmann - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Dave

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/10

Found it hard ,was raining hard very cold on hands but loved it
tubby Tez - 05/Apr/10 with daddybear2004, templeton adams

Not my best idea.. Big boots and numb fingers in strong freezing wind and all alone in the late evening.
wolf.leeb - Solo O/S - Mar/10

Ken Taylor - 2010

rob.grafton - Solo - 2010 with Jim

rob.grafton - Solo - 2010 with Jim

Also with Mike, done in heavy sleet.
jshields - Lead - 07/Nov/09 with Ed James

Whilst snowing.
MikeDowsett - 2nd - 07/Nov/09 with E James, jshields

Continued up Clogwyn-y-person arete.
robblowen - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Krissy

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/09

simonf - 16/Aug/09 with Mike and Dave

Led 2nd pitch
Cornish Merlin - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Adam Limer

Enjoyable solo. Plenty of good holds. Continued up Clogwyn y Person Arete
Big Lee - Solo O/S - 25/Jul/09

timofy - Solo O/S - 25/Jul/09

Good easy route, nice rock, moved together. Finished with a scramble up to the top.
SC - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/09 with mike kann

Hidden - Solo - 13/Jun/09

Hjort - Solo - 13/Jun/09 with Sophie Wilmes

AndrewShanks - 2nd O/S - 01/May/09 with Peter Bennet

Hidden - Solo - May/09

TerryB - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Mark F

Easy enough route, but conditions made it difficult.
richi3d10 - Lead O/S - Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - 31/Jan/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/09

Hidden - 2nd - Jan/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/08

Glyn - Solo O/S - 22/Dec/08 with Clive Hudson (father)

Just did 1 and half pitches then downclimbed due to Mrs MB not feeling very well. Luckily first part of this climb is an easy scramble if that, so easy to retreat! First trad lead by ourselves, so good to practice rope work and setting up a belay. Gutted not to do whole route as plan was to continue on up the arete, but would've been a late one probably. A wonderful location.
mountainbagger - Lead dnf - 21/Sep/08 with Mrs Mountainbagger

continued up clogwyn y person arete and along crib goch, excellent day out.
asmith37 - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/08 with Bex Leigh

KevB - Lead O/S - 02/May/08 with Victoria H

peter myers - Solo - 2008

tumbling wizard - 2008

tumbling wizard - 2008

innesmac - 2008

stuckonarock - 2nd O/S - 31/Dec/07 with Seth

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Oct/07

adambettiss - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/07 with Mark Lavis

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jul/07

brady - AltLd - 07/Jul/07 with Keith Anderson

Hidden - Solo - 21/Jun/07

Climbed in mountain boots and large rucksack to add the the fun of my 1st proper solo. Continued up the grade 3 arete and back along Crib Goch the unconventional way.
KarlH - Solo O/S - 26/May/07 with Tom Hales

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/07

First Multi Pitch Climb - Loved It
paulharmer - 2nd - 2007 with John Price

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Nov/06

It was cold, wet and climbed in big boots but good fun none the less. Continued up arete to top and descended via Crib Goch. Good day out.
CJE - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/06 with Neill McMullan

Chris Ellis - AltLd - 01/Jul/06 with Hillary Lawrenson

2nd rope - PR & JB
Simon K - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/06 with SC

Ian McNeill - 2006

steven - Solo - 16/Sep/05

Easy route leading start of classic scrambling route onto Crib Goch.
pnorth - AltLd O/S - Jun/05 with Tim Ewington

James Moyle - AltLd O/S - 14/May/05 with D. Murphy

tom.e - Solo O/S - Nov/04 with Jeremy Sharman

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Oct/04

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Oct/04

broc - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/02 with Rob, Sally

lost.arrow - Solo - 11/Jan/02

Hidden - 2000

pgac - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/99 with danny batson

Lead pitches 3 & $
MartinN - AltLd O/S - 30/May/99

Hidden - Solo - 29/Sep/96

five - Lead O/S - Jan/96 with AB, TW

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/May/92

Ched - Solo - 1990 with Glanfor

alan moore - 1990

Fiskavaig - AltLd - 1990 with Keith B

Hidden - Solo - 1990

Nick Biven - 1990

Nick Biven - 1990

Hidden - Solo - 1988

babymoac - AltLd - 05/Jul/87 with Chris B

Hidden - Oct/85

An icy day. Continued up the Clogwyn y Person arete.
Falko - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/85 with Al W.

Iain Thow - Solo - 25/Apr/82

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - Apr/82

Hidden - Lead - 27/Feb/82

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Oct/81

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

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

Gordon Stainforth - Solo - 31/Jul/77

mikej - Lead - 30/Oct/76 with Brian Norris

Nigel Bond - Lead - 26/Jul/75 with Donald Workman

Bolt Phobia - Solo - 17/May/75 with John Young

tapley - 2nd - 05/Apr/69 with Dave Hearnshaw

granitbahn - AltLd - 1969

Sean Kelly - AltLd - Jun/68 with Dick Curtis

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