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.

Hidden 12/Oct AltLd
Cadairmanuk 12/Oct AltLd
Wilbur 09/Oct Solo O/S

Solo except very last move where a rope was needed for confidence

with SFM (Blane)
willyboy 30/Sep Solo
runwildjohn 19/Sep Lead
with Dave Rawlinson
Hidden 19/Sep Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Aug Solo O/S
jandyd05 16/Aug Lead rpt
Chris Huntington 01/Aug AltLd
cornishbekx 23/Jul Lead O/S
with John
Stopsy 15/Jul AltLd O/S
with Thea
TheaSmea 15/Jul AltLd
with James
Tom Livingstone 01/Jul Solo rpt
with John Crook
squicky 24/Jun 2nd O/S

In big boots with a pack. Not as straightforward as it first appeared as gear was lacking. View of the cloud was great.

with Iris, John
Stickle Tarn 23/Jun Lead O/S

Continued up Persons ArÍte and back down via Crib Goch. Just over 5 hours.

tobydunford 20/Jun Solo O/S
Stuart Johnston 14/Jun Lead O/S
with Lara Kesterton
Marq 07/Jun Lead rpt
Vicky L 07/Jun 2nd rpt

still don't like the downclimb at the end

with Marq
andycash 24/May Lead O/S
with chris day
rhys mence 02/May Solo

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.

with Ollie mac
AndrewP 01/May Solo O/S
Stroppy 26/Apr Solo O/S
RKirke 26/Apr Solo O/S
ill_bill 21/Apr Lead

Done before. Finished by walking over Crib Goch

Hidden ??/2015 -
mike mo ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 AltLd
suds_01 ??/2015 -
tsl42 30/Nov/14 AltLd O/S
with David Fountain
Hidden 15/Nov/14 AltLd O/S
clairemathews 15/Nov/14 AltLd
with Richard Apthorp
jandyd05 05/Nov/14 Lead O/S

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.

with Ian Warren
static266 02/Nov/14 Solo

Soloed before scrambling the arete. Very exposed on the right hand side of the nose with some loose holds. Exhilarating!

with Dave Emery
ollyroberts 27/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Scrambling day MIA Assessment

with Tim and Emily PYB
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/14 AltLd
Steve Wakeford 04/Sep/14 Solo
Binder 26/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Moving together. Rather damp and very windy.

Hidden 26/Aug/14 2nd
HJSmith 24/Aug/14 AltLd

Got rained on halfway up which made it tougher.

carl_123 24/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Theeni 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S

In three pitches, with about as many runners

with Matt Kemp
1918hasti 03/Aug/14 Lead
Harri777 ?/Aug/14 -

Moving together

with Stephen T, George M
ben.richards 25/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
LJC 25/Jul/14 Lead
with Little Ben, Theo, ben.richards
SAF 01/Jul/14 AltLd

Scrambled p1 then katie linked p2,3 and 4, then pitched the scramble above.

with katie haston
Hidden 01/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Matthew Robinson 01/Jul/14 Solo
mikelaing ?/Jul/14 Lead
with Julian Riley
gavin.smith 22/Jun/14 -
Half Pint Lizz 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Moved together for most of it, great fun!

with Helen King
RyanOsborne 21/Jun/14 Solo

Solo with Paul. As part of Copa Cerrig.

A Mountain Journey 17/Jun/14 Lead
with Colin
bullybones 13/Jun/14 -
wynaptomos 11/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Pinguville 02/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with George
gfpowell 01/Jun/14 Lead
erbridger 01/Jun/14 Lead
Kate Edhouse 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with PYB People
Denry 01/Jun/14 2nd O/S

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.

Pete_Frost 25/May/14 AltLd rpt

More training in big boots

with Megan Beaumont
Hidden 21/May/14 Lead
benny_m 17/May/14 AltLd rpt

Moved together

with Sean Chu
nevets1984 17/May/14 Lead O/S
with James Southworth Choe Burton
Gav Parker 03/May/14 2nd
jordan taylor 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Dave Wearing 03/May/14 Lead
with Gavin Parker
leethebee 01/May/14 Solo O/S
with Stella Wyn Thomas
smoreda 09/Apr/14 Lead
wjcdean 15/Mar/14 AltLd dnf

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.

with Trevers
Hidden ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 -
Si ??/2014 -
Monkey_Alan 28/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Dec/13 -
08nbrierley 09/Dec/13 2nd O/S
Andrew Lester 04/Dec/13 -


Hidden 30/Nov/13 -
monsteratt 03/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Traversed into half height and did pitch up the groove. In between hailstorms

with Dan Fairbank
Hidden 03/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
JamesM 12/Oct/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/13 AltLd rpt
Hidden 05/Oct/13 AltLd
Roch 05/Oct/13 AltLd
with Gordon Henderson
gordon henderson 05/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
with Paul Rochford
Hidden 21/Sep/13 2nd
nikinko 18/Sep/13 2nd

windy cold dank and damp day. intended to continue to the ridge but decide against it due to time and weather contstaints.

bendevonport 14/Sep/13 AltLd

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.

with Mike Dowsett
MikeDowsett 14/Sep/13 AltLd
rd20 08/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Wet rock, big boots, some showers.

with Patrick
jackse 06/Sep/13 -

Up the slabs and climb trending right then back left to the top - downclimb into gully then did the arete - great day

with Mike and Michael
Hidden 04/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/13 Solo O/S
scree 27/Jul/13 -

Up the ridge beyond trending to the rhs, as in not the normal way

JamesLloyd 24/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Solo O/S
JenRoberts 16/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with MIA Chaps
David Kay 14/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Jon Ellis 13/Jul/13 -
pnorth 10/Jul/13 AltLd

Simple slab-padding with a thought-provoking down-climb into the gap. Continued up Clogwyn Y Person Arete.

with Graham Barnes TSCC
Stephen Halliday 06/Jul/13 AltLd
Josiemc 04/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 19/Jun/13 Solo
hairy51 ?/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Joe Andrews, Ben Axford
Hidden 31/May/13 AltLd
Marq 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Vicky L 26/May/13 2nd O/S

found this easier than the 2 grade 3 scrambles. the frist pitch was more like a walk

with Marq
bantamdave 19/May/13 AltLd O/S

FAB ADVENTURE finished with the scramble to summit

with Murray
Mr Fuller 05/May/13 AltLd O/S

In wet cloud. Led P1. Big boots.

with Paul Gibbison
bazthomas 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Did Grade 3 scramble afterwards

with Suzanne Beavin
benny_m 02/Mar/13 AltLd rpt
with Su
Hidden 02/Mar/13 -
Hidden 02/Mar/13 -
Hidden ??/2013 AltLd
williamsd79 16/Nov/12 Lead

Short Roped

with Liz Featherstone, Kev Taylor
Marti999 15/Oct/12 Solo O/S

it was very wet and greesey so a bit of short roping was used.

with Debbie
debbie roberts 15/Oct/12 Solo
Matt1234 23/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Dave Turnbull, BMC 03/Sep/12 Lead
with Emily Turnbull, Karen Turnbull, Harry Turnbull
Hidden 28/Jul/12 AltLd dnf
robjdc 28/Jul/12 AltLd
with Wessex
danJBA 20/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Dan Brockwell
Darrell Read 14/Jul/12 AltLd
robbiek 14/Jul/12 -
with Oliver Mentz, Darrell Read
stratandrew 07/Jul/12 AltLd

Moved together Alpine style in big boots. Pitched the steeper section.

adam clarke 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with James Hulme
RyanOsborne 01/Jul/12 -
yarrow 30/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Phil W
islandlynx 30/Jun/12 Lead

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.

with Ryan
Hidden 24/Jun/12 AltLd
Steve Hill 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

The scramble down Western Gully was "exciting"

MikeLell 29/May/12 Solo O/S

Well worth doing.

Hidden 26/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/May/12 2nd
kristinawe 25/May/12 AltLd

in big boots

Hidden 25/May/12 2nd
CM1992 24/May/12 Lead
joey123 24/May/12 2nd
with Chris Miller
Hidden 22/May/12 AltLd
Cornish boy 19/May/12 2nd

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!

with Sean, Lee
Hidden 26/Apr/12 Lead O/S
timofy 15/Apr/12 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
matt perks ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 AltLd
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
danex ??/2012 2nd
Hidden 28/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
lukerathmell 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Very easy, but good route. Lovely veiws. Parsons arete scramble seemed harder than the climb. Suprise abseil into western gully.

with Rachel Bennett
Hidden ?/Sep/11 Lead
Gerallt Owain 24/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with Mick
Lawrence Harold 27/Jul/11 AltLd
BenRyle 13/Jul/11 Lead O/S
CharlotteMilner 13/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Ben Hollands 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Unsure whether we followed the proper line as route description was quite vague. Still a good route done in boots

with Dan the man
Hidden 28/May/11 Lead O/S
David86 26/May/11 2nd
Wesley Evans - BAD SELLAR 24/Apr/11 Solo β

Climbed in trail running trainers. Not recommended

Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
catemuir 06/Mar/11 Lead

Moved together. Finished up Clogwyn y Person arete

with Alex Mortley
Hidden 05/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 19/Feb/11 Lead O/S

wet rock & bendy big boots

with Greg Slee
Kyle F 13/Feb/11 AltLd
knicos 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S

moved together

snakes77 29/Jan/11 2nd O/S

again, not my fav type of climb, roll on warmer weather , Im off to dinas mot!!

with Monkey1
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
alasdair19 ??/2011 -

led Dad 2 pitchs then short rope, rainy

Hidden 24/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead
tallphil 30/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Only the second out of three pitches was really a climb, so I got the two scrambles. Still, lovely views!

pete1185 30/Aug/10 AltLd
RalphC 28/Aug/10 Lead


with Caroline
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/10 AltLd
Hidden 17/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Glyn Davidson 16/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Moved together in boots and rain(ish). The route was a waste of time.

with Dan
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead
moelfras 27/Jun/10 Lead
jshields 13/Jun/10 Lead

Also climbed last Nov. Done in big boots.

with Ian Hicks, Ed James
no_more_scotch_eggs 05/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
robertmichaeladams 31/May/10 Lead
with Pete C, Sarah
Mike Caine 30/May/10 Lead O/S
with Fran
Noodles 25/May/10 AltLd

Fun and in an amazing location, abing down western gully was "interesting" to say the least.

Jillybean 25/May/10 AltLd

Very easy. spent longer getting down!!!

with Martyn
benny_m 22/May/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/May/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/May/10 -
Hidden 16/May/10 AltLd
quantized 15/May/10 Lead O/S

stayed roped for Clogwyn Y Person afterwards to the top of the arete

with Emma Bowles
will_benfold 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with Ed
Hidden 13/May/10 Solo O/S
Lenny 09/May/10 Solo O/S
with Adam
ojp 29/Apr/10 Solo

wet and foggy

with Robin
Hidden 26/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/10 AltLd
Rich Kay 25/Apr/10 Lead

Right of 'correct' route (strayed onto Right Hand Edge route),probably moderate in dry conditions but Diff in wet.

amthalmann 10/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Dave
Hidden 10/Apr/10 2nd O/S
tubby Tez 05/Apr/10 -

Found it hard ,was raining hard very cold on hands but loved it

wolf.leeb ?/Mar/10 Solo O/S

Not my best idea.. Big boots and numb fingers in strong freezing wind and all alone in the late evening.

Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
rob.grafton ??/2010 Solo
with Jim
rob.grafton ??/2010 Solo
with Jim
jshields 07/Nov/09 Lead

Also with Mike, done in heavy sleet.

MikeDowsett 07/Nov/09 2nd

Whilst snowing.

with E James, jshields
robblowen 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Continued up Clogwyn-y-person arete.

with Krissy
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
simonf 16/Aug/09 -
with Mike and Dave
Cornish Merlin 08/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch

with Adam Limer
Big Lee 25/Jul/09 Solo O/S

Enjoyable solo. Plenty of good holds. Continued up Clogwyn y Person Arete

timofy 25/Jul/09 Solo O/S
SC 18/Jun/09 2nd O/S

Good easy route, nice rock, moved together. Finished with a scramble up to the top.

Hidden 13/Jun/09 Solo
Hjort 13/Jun/09 Solo
AndrewShanks 01/May/09 2nd O/S
with Peter Bennet
Hidden ?/May/09 Solo
TerryB 19/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Mark F
richi3d10 ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Easy enough route, but conditions made it difficult.

Hidden 31/Jan/09 Lead
Hidden 31/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/09 2nd
Hidden 29/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
Glyn 22/Dec/08 Solo O/S
with Clive Hudson (father)
mountainbagger 21/Sep/08 Lead dnf

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.

with Mrs Mountainbagger
asmith37 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S

continued up clogwyn y person arete and along crib goch, excellent day out.

KevB 02/May/08 Lead O/S
with Victoria H
peter myers ??/2008 Solo
tumbling wizard ??/2008 -
tumbling wizard ??/2008 -
innesmac ??/2008 -
stuckonarock 31/Dec/07 2nd O/S
with Seth
Hidden 18/Oct/07 2nd
adambettiss 29/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Mark Lavis
Hidden 10/Jul/07 AltLd
brady 07/Jul/07 AltLd
with Keith Anderson
Hidden 21/Jun/07 Solo
KarlH 26/May/07 Solo O/S

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.

with Tom Hales
Hidden 13/Apr/07 Solo O/S
paulharmer ??/2007 2nd

First Multi Pitch Climb - Loved It

with John Price
Hidden 04/Nov/06 2nd O/S
CJE 12/Aug/06 Lead O/S

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.

with Neill McMullan
Chris Ellis 01/Jul/06 AltLd
with Hillary Lawrenson
Simon K 03/Jun/06 Lead O/S

2nd rope - PR & JB

with SC
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
steven 16/Sep/05 Solo
pnorth ?/Jun/05 AltLd O/S

Easy route leading start of classic scrambling route onto Crib Goch.

with Tim Ewington
James Moyle 14/May/05 AltLd O/S
with D. Murphy
tom.e ?/Nov/04 Solo O/S
with Jeremy Sharman
Hidden 16/Oct/04 2nd
George Ormerod 16/Oct/04 Lead
with Clare D
Hidden 10/Oct/04 AltLd
broc 13/Apr/02 Solo O/S
with Rob, Sally
lost.arrow 12/Jan/02 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
pgac 01/Jul/99 Lead O/S
with danny batson
MartinN 30/May/99 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 3 & $

Hidden 29/Sep/96 Solo
five ?/Jan/96 Lead O/S
with AB, TW
Hidden 23/May/92 Solo O/S
Ched ??/1990 Solo
with Glanfor
alan moore ??/1990 -
Fiskavaig ??/1990 AltLd
with Keith B
Hidden ??/1990 Solo
Nick Biven ??/1990 -
Nick Biven ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1988 Solo
babymoac 05/Jul/87 AltLd
with Chris B
Hidden ?/Oct/85 -
Falko 02/Jan/85 Lead O/S

An icy day. Continued up the Clogwyn y Person arete.

with Al W.
Iain Thow 25/Apr/82 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ?/Apr/82 Solo
Hidden 27/Feb/82 Lead
Hidden 10/Oct/81 AltLd
Andy Chubb 20/Oct/79 Solo
with Saxon Ridley
Hammy 18/Jun/79 Solo
with Jonathon Stacey
Gordon Stainforth 31/Jul/77 Solo
mikej 30/Oct/76 Lead
with Brian Norris
Nigel Bond 26/Jul/75 Lead
with Donald Workman
Bolt Phobia 17/May/75 Solo
with John Young
Rob Davies 04/Jul/74 AltLd
with John Richards (ICMC)
tapley 05/Apr/69 2nd
with Dave Hearnshaw
granitbahn ??/1969 AltLd
Sean Kelly ?/Jun/68 AltLd
with Dick Curtis
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