Led all but P2Paul Baxter - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14
Hidden - 29/Jun/14
A great route. I lead all but the 4th pitch. I was off route at the start and did the layback crack vs to the right which was really good. The thin moves right on pitch 3 are excellent . but all the pitches have good climbing on them. The top pitch is fun to.... enjoyed as much as main wall before this. Walked to snowdon to finish off a great day.
luke glaister - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with andrew(willy)wilson
greglad - Solo - 29/Jun/14
D.botts87 - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/14 with Joe
tomsimpson89 - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/14 with D.botts87, Joe Allen
Climbed some sort of variation of this, started and finished in the right place but not sure about everything in between. Still, a great mountain day out - even if the descent down western gully almost turned into an epic!
joeallen28 - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/14 with Danny Botts, Tom Simpson
Did this following the description as 3 stars and most importantly a VDiff. I knew it felt harder than VDiff! Route finding difficult, only really felt like I was certain of where I was on the awesome chimney pitch (best part of the climb!) topped out onto Crib Goch and down to Pen-y-Pass.
lizard-16-07 - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Katie McKay
Excellent exposed but achievable climbing.
K Mckay - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Liz Smith
Beautiful sunny day, whole crag to ourselves. MB lead P1 & P3, NB P2, P4 & P5. Rockfax Top 50 "One of the finest mountain routes in the UK, The Gambit Climb has it all. Acres of exposure, superb moves, great rock & a crux at the end." P1 traverse was the only pitch with a real sense of exposure & felt more like the crux than P5. Really enjoyable climbing throughout.
Bilbo - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Martin Bischoff
Cool route. Felt harder moves than Main Wall which we'd done on the way up.
ChrisBrooke - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Nadir Khan
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14
Lead P2 and P4. First pitch was really hard to locate, crap description in the rockfax. Really loose, probably 4a. 4th pitch was awesome, more like 4b and 5th pitch more like 4c! Definitely harder than severe, I would say HS or maybe VS. Descent also really hard to find, ended up having to ab down some of it! Wouldn't say it's a top 50, maybe 2*, not sure if worth the 2 hour walk in!
charlielow - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/14 with Ellie Fuller
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/14 with Patrick Mcbride
Lead pitches 1,3 and 5. Good climb, harder than Severe, I give it HS. The start was shit and wet and very unclear from the Rockfax guide. Great mountain crag experience but not a top 50 route. LONG walk in.
Ellie Fuller - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/14 with charlielow
ChrisB.19 - 2nd - 14/Jun/14 with Ken L, Allan FW
JenRoberts - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/14 with Rhys
Easy HS, first pitch is 4a! Great climb, limited only by is length, if the pitches were longer/ there was more of them it would be 3*. Descent is very sketch, don't try and go down the gully behind!!
Sol Armer - AltLd O/S - 16/May/14
tomwright1509 - AltLd O/S - 16/May/14 with Sol Armer
It's V.Diff. according to the CC, and who are we to argue! Tehehe
JdotP - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Crazy Dave
A great escape from the bank holiday crowds.
davidbeynon - AltLd - 03/May/14 with John Proctor
Very cold, wind was biting. Only VD in my 2003 guide but knew it was harder.
Prof. Outdoors - AltLd - 19/Apr/14 with Wendy
BenLarby - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/14 with Mike Burnett
oldmanofmow - 2014
Si - 2014
Hidden - 2014
lead pitch 2 and 4 big boot climbing
piersnewton - AltLd O/S - 11/Dec/13 with Adam Smith, Olly Roberts
All pitches, big boots.
ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/13 with Piers Newton, Adam 'Buddy' Smith
very very very cold, fingers almost made me cry. Topped out on Snowdon, snow from approx 700m. Climbed all but final pitch in boots. Good day out in a very twisted way!
leeoftroy - Lead O/S - Nov/13
Tried climbing in the rain in big boots thinking it was VDiff, retreated from first pitch and climbed parsons nose instead.
Roch - AltLd - 05/Oct/13 with Gordon Henderson
Hidden - 28/Sep/13
shed_hed - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/13 with Dougie Swanson-Low
dswansonlow - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/13 with Darren McMaster
Disappointing and tough... Thrutchy climbing up short steep walls linked by a mix of ledges. No real exposure or good positions. More like a much more difficult version of Bowfell Buttress than Grooved Arete. Parson's Nose is a much sweeter climb - Not sure why it gets 3 stars?
Tom Hutton - AltLd - 24/Sep/13 with Vincenam
Led 1st & 3rd pitches
John Roe - AltLd - 21/Sep/13 with Tom Hansford, Nathan Maxwell
Hidden - Lead - 21/Sep/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/13
fizzychewitt - Lead - 25/Aug/13 with MagsB
Hidden - 2nd dog - 25/Aug/13
magsb - 2nd - 25/Aug/13 with fizzychewitt
tatz45 - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Mark Boden, Tom Boyle
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/13
Gareth T - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/13 with Haley
Skirted round a certain section that seemed a touch hard for 4a, partner got it first time though, argh!
poeter210 - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with adrian voss
finished through the corner and very difficult for 4a. Partner and other climbers suggested it may be 5a!?
druss - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Peter Ocampo
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Stevo
lead Pitch 1,2,3 (as one massive 55 metre pitch and the final pitches also strung together by Kirill), 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
tomboyle - AltLd O/S - Aug/13 with mark boden, tatts
Alice P1+P2 together, logical to string these together. I lead P3+P4 - had to pitch as otherwise lots of rope drag. Alice had final corner pitch. Great route, fantastic position on the hill with alpine-esque rock, all big slings and extenders. Brilliant route and fun scramble back down the arete and gully.
Martin Davies - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Alice du Preez
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/13
Carried on to Crib Goch, then decended North Ridge of Crib Goch and past Dinas Mot.
dave657 - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Alys
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/13
Josiemc - 2nd - 04/Jul/13
Josiemc - AltLd - 04/Jul/13
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/13
Tarquin - Lead - 26/May/13 with Louise
Louvet - 2nd - 26/May/13 with Tarquin
Nice climb although the corner at the top, while easily avoidable was very hard for a serve
sheelba - AltLd - 19/May/13
lead P2 and 4
JasonV - AltLd - 19/May/13 with Sam
After the Direct Route and Slow Ledge, great day with good company.
jshields - AltLd - 20/Apr/13 with Andy Neath, Ed James
Danny Crump - Lead - 17/Nov/12 with Sarah Pentelow
Fantastic day out in glorious weather! Started up the wrong line but then realized the real start was further left. Should have known to follow the polish. I strung the first two pitches together, then Ruth did P3 and P4(best pitch!) with Jennifer leading the final tricky corner crack pitch. Finished by going up the ridge to Snowdon summit (along with the rest of the world) and had scones with cream and jam before descending to Llanberis. Awesome!
thecurlyone - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Jennifer Roberts, Ruth Bevan
asmith37 - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Bex Leigh
Lead P1, P2, P3, P4. It started raining after P1. "Traverse on delicate holds" on wet rock in pouring rain was not a fun. Same for exit of P4. Did not do P5. Scrambled to the left to Parson's arete. Continued along Parson's arete, Crib y Ddysgl, summit of Snowdon, Pen-y-pass and down the road back to the car. Good 12.5 h day.
andrzej kierzek - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Tara
gw3285 - AltLd - 07/Jul/12
Struggled to find the start - description a bit vague in the guide book so had to do Parsons Nose instead, disappointed in the latest guide.
alexander the meerkat - Lead dnf - 25/May/12
Hidden - AltLd - 20/May/12
Truan - 2nd - 05/May/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12
Stewart Armstrong - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12 with Truan Willis, Richard Spencer
pasbury - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Oct/11
Lead 1st, 3rd and 5th pitch
colinthomson5 - 01/Oct/11 with eddie purcy-hughes, John Hillman
miles01 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11
Brocken spectre at the top
Glyn - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Amy
Coel Hellier - AltLd - 30/Jul/11 with Duncan
jonleighton - AltLd - 25/Jul/11
Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/11
Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jul/11
magik_bob - Lead - Jul/11
Hidden - Solo - Jul/11
Hidden - Solo - May/11
A couple of tricky moves on the 1st pitch, Excellent route, especially the 3rd pitch, finished by scrambling to the top and walked down to llanberis for some dinner at pete's eats
skittles - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Heather Williams
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/11
Hidden - 2011
Climbed with young Bomber, who made a grand job of it in the wind and the clag and the slime. Occasional breaks in the cloud showed the rest of Wales to be in sunshine! Probably a great climb in the dry, must go back some time. Abbed off the top. Done as two pairs following behind Dean and Martin - very little crooning. Had been assured by the chaps that it's a V Diff, can't comment on the grade or the stars as it was a bit of a dank slimefest but the chimney with hand traverse was bonzer.
mikehenesy - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/10 with Bomber
much harder than hvd i thought
willoates - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/10 with lawrence
Lead all pitches.
MontyH - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Pete Frost and Paul Milton
Good value, particularly the finish. Led Ps 1,3,4,5.
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Ralph
George Ormerod - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Clare D, Clare W
Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jun/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/10
josh88 - 2nd - 18/Jun/10 with ian witt, Colin Macalindin
Led P1,P3 and P5. A great route in a fantastic setting, interesting rock and great weather. A real gem.
Noodles - AltLd O/S - 25/May/10 with Jill Reinsch
Jillybean - AltLd - 25/May/10 with Martyn
Briwi - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with phil gibb
LRB - 2nd - 22/May/10 with Mike Gray
Hidden - AltLd - 16/May/10
cameron_hall - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Iona Naismith
will6459 - AltLd O/S - 09/May/10
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 01/May/10 with Ian Ackerley
alancash100 - AltLd - 2010
alancash100 - AltLd - 2010
Led P2 and 4. Don't know whether it was just me being a bit crap, but there were a couple points on this route that felt harder than some of the VS's I've climbed this year. A darned good route though. Particularly enjoyed leading P4, with the exciting move from the top of the pinnacle!
CathS - AltLd - 13/Sep/09 with Paul Lucas
Led pitches 1, 3 and 5
lucasp - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Cath Lmc
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/09
lead all pitches. lovelly climb
cooper leek - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with dawn
donkster - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/09 with DaveNW
Graham Westbrook - AltLd - Aug/09
brilliant route. lead pitches 1,3 and 5. exciting final corner pitch
timofy - AltLd - 25/Jul/09
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jun/09
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jun/09
Adderbury Climber - 2nd O/S - 23/May/09 with Al Randal
good route. got lost on the last pitch somehow... climbed to the right of the corner and went straight up the steep headwall through a small overhang. probably VS4b/c nice gear, but a little pumpy, recommended. named it "The big steaming idiots variation" after abuse i got from my partners, but it is probably part of another route.
adam06 - AltLd - 11/May/09 with Hilary Theaker and Sarah Lewington
really good route, apart from adam somehow missing the corner on the final pitch!
Led P1 +3
hils theaker - AltLd - 11/May/09 with Sarah + Adam
tash - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09 with Steve
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/09
dmowens44 - 2009
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 29/Dec/08
RD P2, then off route - The Ring VS
rd20 - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Patrick
Led 1st and 3rd pitches.
sara n - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/08 with CS
I led P2 (easy broken chimney) and P4 (the good chimney pitch). Good mountaineering route
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/08
tiga271 - AltLd - 15/Aug/08 with mark20
robo84 - AltLd - 27/Jul/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08
Did the 4th crux pitch
climbingxcat - AltLd O/S - Jul/08 with Brian and Mike
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/08
Sienna78 - Lead - Jun/08
Hidden - Lead - Jun/08
tumbling wizard - Jun/08
Lead pitches 1,3 and 5
Ben Watts - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08 with Roger Lord
Lead every pitch, a good route with some fun moves. Walked to top of Snowden afterwards then back over Grib Goch
Pilch - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Graham and Ed
EdShep - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Pilch and Graham
Hidden - 2008
Sean Kelly - 2008
Sean Kelly - 2008
Hidden - Lead - 09/Dec/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/07
Gman - Solo O/S - Aug/07
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/07
Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jun/07
Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/07
I lead pitches 1, 3 and 4
jimsrankin - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/07 with Mel
Hidden - 2nd - 29/Oct/06
top day out linked in with crib goch
mark4344 - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/06 with michel schonewille
tomB - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/06 with John walton
Hidden - AltLd - Oct/06
Extended it into a full mountain day with a continuation along the main ridge of Crib Goch and down its north ridge back towards Nant Peris
Kaiser999 - AltLd - Sep/06 with Jeff
Duncan Hardy - Lead - 14/Aug/06 with Andrew Harrison
Chris Ellis - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/06 with Hillary Lawrenson
Hidden - Jul/06
Dave Wearing - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/06 with Julia Wilson, Mike Knight.
Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/06
Some self belaying.
caradoc - Solo - 27/Apr/06
Ian McNeill - 2006
maria85 - AltLd - 18/Sep/05 with Steve
gripped01 - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Mark Catt, Dave Tait
Nicos - Solo O/S - 31/Aug/05 with solo
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2005
ferdia - 2nd - 19/Jun/04 with Andrew Wielochowski
five - AltLd O/S - Jun/03 with AJ
Carmen led pitch 4, I led the rest. Finished up the arete then traversed towards Crib Goch and did Reade's Route
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 2002 with Carmen
Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/01
Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 30/May/98 with Stuart Magill
Pete Nugent - AltLd - 05/May/96 with Ian Makin
Ian Robertson - Lead - 23/Jul/94
MoWalker3 - AltLd - 05/Sep/91 with Joe
Led 2,3&5. Thought 1 & 3 deserved 4a & top pitch has to be 4b. Led it in superb sunset after Lorraine, Western Slabs & Main Wall. One of my best climbing days ever.
Iain Thow - AltLd - 12/Aug/91 with Rob Ivens
Epic lead by Agus on a bleak snowy day
babymoac - 2nd - 01/Dec/90 with Angus
Rog Wilko - Lead - Jun/88 with Debbie Wilkinson
started to rain halfway up
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/87 with ian nettleton
Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/86
mikej - Lead - 27/Jun/79 with Tony Waite
Nigel Bond - Lead - 26/Jul/75 with Donald Workman
tapley - 2nd - 05/Apr/69 with Dave Hearnshaw
granitbahn - AltLd - 1969