got lost towards top ended up on slabby mossy icy crap. stu slipped with no gear in place. saved our lives with ridge jump... promptly after he bought me a beer!!
hoppojoe7 - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/15
Hidden - 2015
BALD EAGLE - Lead - 15/Nov/14 with Rob Horler
My first mountain route. Very enjoyable when not in imminent danger of slipping off of the wet greasy rock. Highlight was the exposed step right onto the start of the 5 star ridge.
Bobling - AltLd - 15/Nov/14 with Dave B
Everywhere else was sunny.
davidbeynon - AltLd O/S - 15/Nov/14 with Rob D
very low visibility, very damp, brilliant day!
morgan91 - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/14
rogerskews - AltLd - 07/Aug/14 with Martin Coward
Moving Together. Then up Lliwedd, then Snowdon, then down Crib Gogh.
Phil Hutchinson - AltLd - 21/Jun/14 with Helen King
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14
Sjoerd lead pitch 1, moved together pitch 2, I lead pitch 3-4, Sjoerd lead 5-6, I lead 7-8 (ended up on Arete as more protected, quite bare near top, brought Sjoerd up to solo finish), Sjoerd lead 9-10. Amazing day with sun and clouds. Started climbing around 9:00am - topped out at 3:30pm. People on Avalanche Route had an accident on Pitch 1 - mountain rescue called. :(
boucherjl - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/14
Got a bit off-route near the top. Finished off with a loop of the horseshoe. Great day.
peachos - AltLd - 08/Jun/14 with Scott Stanley
scottidog - AltLd - 08/Jun/14 with Carl Peachey
Moving together, done with one change of lead 2 hours
Fiona McFarlane - Lead O/S - Jun/14 with Loic menzies
fine weather, more like severe with the polish. joined p's 2&3, 5&6 + 7&8. me P1, 4,5,6,8 & 9
P's 4 to 9 sustained great climbing.
wilf - AltLd - 31/May/14 with Tom, Andy, nick f
led all 10 pitches with jun
strudles - Lead O/S - 26/May/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/14
Big boots in the rain! Nice route. Moved together most of the way.
Binder - AltLd O/S - 24/May/14 with Chris C
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/14
nj.harris - 2014
meanderthal - AltLd O/S - Nov/13
soloed the first 3 pitches - took about 6 hours with Andrew and Stu seconding
pwb1981 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Aug/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/13
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jul/13
Moved together Alpine style; lovely romp up an impressive buttress. Followed by the Horseshoe.
Malt_Loaf - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jul/13
Mostly moving together with a bit of pitching where rope drag caused problems.
Caralynh - AltLd - 20/Jul/13 with Jez Hadall
A nice climb, would have graded it a bit more of a hard Diff, Rock fall on pitch eight to look out for.
Josiemc - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/13
A lot of moving together and running pitches together. Unfortunately the cloud came down so no views at all.
jonathandavey - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with John Proctor
JdotP - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with The Chosen One
Fun! Getting polished, but still good holds. Check out the perfect hand-crack below the belay at the start of the knife-edge pitch (like I had to when I dropped my guide book ;-) )
Pete_Frost - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13
This felt like a good route to solo in rockboots and dry conditions. Mainly positive holds although quite delicate in places. The route is well described in the guide although I missed the traverse right at the big spike and had to downclimb a bit.
caradoc - Solo - 06/Jun/13
Soaking wet (rock shoes stayed in rucksack) and head in the clouds for parts of it - welcome to North Wales!
Nice technical top out (off route) but shame it wasn't dry so we could have a go at Avalanche/Red Wall/Longlands continuation. Hopefully next time.
sebbo - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13 with Grant Brown
Yeknom - AltLd O/S - May/13
In boots as a rope of three
dickie01 - AltLd - 01/Dec/12 with Julian King, Joe Heasman
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/12
Josh_West - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/12
climbed in rock shoes - some small foot placements
JasonV - AltLd - 09/Sep/12
Hidden - 2nd - 08/Sep/12
Climbed alpine style in big boots, really wanted rock shoes though. Not overlay difficult but thin foot placements all the way made it a bit interesting in big boots.
ojgrant - 28/Aug/12 with Ben Humphreys, James Liggins
Climbed in B2 boots.
Ben0591 - Lead - 28/Aug/12 with Oliver Grant
Big boots. Very Wet!
ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/12 with Ben
Hidden - Lead - 09/Aug/12
Awesome route - some great exposure and a real mountaineering feel. Mostly stayed on route apart from accidentally doing most of the direct finish, which felt about severe.
Ramblin dave - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/12 with Alison
Hidden - 27/Jul/12
Clay C - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Izzy
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 26/May/12
Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/12
A fantastic mountain day out. Beautiful weather. Great location. Practicing moving as a team of 4 - Ash and I climbed as a pair and led first few pitches leaving the gear in place for Matt and Ian. Swapped over for last few pitches.
Jeavsy - AltLd - 22/May/12 with Ash Johnson, Ian Lynch, Matt Hing
Ash_Johnson - Lead - 22/May/12
mark32 - Jan/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Dec/11
Interesting day out in the rain and wind climbing the route in mountain boots
jon59 - AltLd - 30/Nov/11
bob johnson - AltLd - 07/Nov/11 with Rich Ball
Fun day out, did the whole route in Alpine style. Ran the first 5 together, and some of the others after that. 2 slightly difficult sections, cruised the first, but went off route on the second and had a awkward traverse move in an airy spot. Should have worn another jumper. Topped out and then headed for Snowdon. First ascent of that, then back the to carpark. Finished in the dark....off for a pint. Lovely.
mrmattwright - 2nd O/S - 05/Nov/11 with Alex Palmer, Adrian Fletcher
Great route for a damp day!
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Frankie Pedley
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Sep/11
Hidden - AltLd - 30/Aug/11
Wet Grassy and Horrible!!
Adamski1986 - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Kerry Gutteridge
Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/11
Clogwyn y Gwin - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Rob
Did in 11 pitches as got confused on 8th pitch and had to down-climb a bit. Big boots
Ross.Cooper - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/11 with Andy Cooper
Gazlynn - AltLd - 03/Jul/11 with Stuart
scree - 03/Jul/11 with Gareth Lynn
Climbed in 7 pitches - started in hail, topped out in the sunsine!
simo540 - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Kit Lucus
kitl101 - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11
georgenvk - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with martina
cameron_hall - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Aaron Chee, Jess Campbell
Soloed first 2 pitches. 4th pitch went direct which was interesting! Not a lot of gear but great fun and never felt scary despite long run-outs. Confident first big mountain route day!
mes32 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11
Moved together, really nice ridge section.
jwpil - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Ben
moved together in hiking boots
benscarter - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Jack
Sunny day. Nice route. Possibly missed route slightly at grassy traverse (P9) - unclear quite where to go up, but great outing
MJP - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Linda Coombs, Dave Wright
davidwright - AltLd - 22/Apr/11 with longlivetheking, MJP
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 09/Apr/11
wiswilson - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Neil Lloyd
MoWalker3 - AltLd - 17/Mar/11 with chrissy
Moved together on the climb, first time in wet and cold wales, very fun.
aussie ray - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/11 with Ben Lardy, Hamish
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Second to last pitch (pitch 8) was definitely harder than a V Diff.
Bitch of a walk in...the first 40m before the bottom of the Quartz zigzags was emotional and wet.
No-one esle on crag, cloud came in mid way through which could have made route finding difficult. Need to identify the route from a distance initially and then pay attention to route all the way through.
kelricho2000 - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Mark Eddy
Lead pitches 2 4 6 8 10 . Great route , crux is grooves on p 5+6 , other than that its all plain sailing and route finding is never a problem apart from traverse on p 8, just follow the polish !
tompilgrem - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/10 with Dad
'A Grand Day Out'- in 10 pitches as per definitive guidebook. Route finding straightforward.
bobpilgrem - AltLd - 02/Sep/10 with Bob/Tom
Hidden - 2nd - 31/Aug/10
Hidden - Solo - 31/Aug/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/10
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 26/Jun/10
stevepotter - Solo - 20/Jun/10
cjohn62 - AltLd - 06/Jun/10 with andy
cjohn62 - AltLd - 06/Jun/10 with andy
Hidden - AltLd - 30/May/10
Templeton Adams - Lead - 30/May/10 with Darren H
Hidden - AltLd - 30/May/10
Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/10
climbed alpine style for the first time, cant beat a nice big route on a sunny day
adam06 - AltLd - 25/May/10 with chris carr
Hidden - AltLd - 02/May/10
Graham Westbrook - AltLd - May/10
Hidden - AltLd - May/10
FrankW - AltLd rpt - 24/Apr/10 with Mark Thompson
2shortplanks - Lead - 24/Apr/10
Hidden - 24/Apr/10
lauramfletcher - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10
chrissy - AltLd - 17/Apr/10 with Mo
Hidden - 2nd - 2010
Microwired22 - 2010
deahutchins - 2010
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Dec/09
The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/09 with Christian Minett, Tom Williams
Nice easy day out.Did in 7 pitches, led pitches 1,2,4 & 6, topped out in about 4 hours. First 2 pitches were very easy but hardly any protection, found having a 60m rope useful. Climbing was a lot better from then on, with a very awkward groove on pitch 4 just before the arete. Our pitch 6 up the steep quartz wall and steep groove were excellent.
asmith37 - AltLd - 27/Sep/09 with Bex Leigh
amthalmann - AltLd O/S - Sep/09
Templeton Adams - AltLd - Sep/09 with Dave G
First two pitches very easy but not much pro.60m rope handy for 'run out' second pitch.
Templeton Adams - Lead - Sep/09 with Darren H
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/09
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/09
KeenClimber - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/09
Climbed alpine-style in big boots with Darren and Rachel Smith, following John Waterhouse, Fiona Leach and Adam on a separate rope. Good fun, but I found the wet groove near the top a lot harder than Diff!
A big day out - we started from Llyn Gwynant campsite and came up the pipeline, then descended via the Watkin Path back to the campsite.
Howard J - 19/Jul/09 with Darren Shepherd
Hidden - Lead - 19/Jul/09
Hidden - 05/Jul/09
industrialiceman - Lead β - 21/Jun/09
dannymoo99 - AltLd - 07/Jun/09 with Chris (CC)
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/09
alwyn101 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/09 with Simon Roberts
mic_b - AltLd O/S - 25/May/09 with Skinner
Wild camped and woke up to a drizzly & overcast morning.
First pitches barely a scramble, got more interesting on pitches 4-6 (Jon's leads :-( ).
Final couple of pitches were better still, but little suprised to top out onto footpath at pitch 8 (were we off route or was it a guidebook writers in-joke)?!
Anyway, finished the day off completing the horseshoe in much better weather.
Alex Thompson - AltLd O/S - 10/May/09 with Jon Thompson
Superb mountain day. Great route. Some snow about so winter ascent?
And started hailing on final pitch.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - AltLd - 03/May/09
Climb started fairly straight forward, almost just a scramble. It got a little more tricky on the undercut groove, good fun tho. the knife edge is I guess what this climb is all about, not as hard as it looks - we did the climb in 8 pitches as a posse to the 10 which the book said. the last pitch I'm still not sure we went right or a little off route BUT it seemed alot more than a diff! but I still managed it with a little thought, which I certainly wouldn't of had a few weeks ago. The final pitch made the climb to be fair. Very good day out ...
snakes77 - 2nd - 02/May/09 with Monkey1
Fantastic day out, planned to go on to the Horshoe but opted for the shorter Eastwards descent as we were knackered by then. Did in 8 Pitches, all fairly straight forward with some nice exposure, 4th Pitch is the best up the exposed slab before getting on the arete itself. Need to be very careful to stay on route - We went off route on what should have been the last 2 easy pitches, and ended up doing a 40m pitch that felt more like severe (lots of gear though). Great day out, stunning scenery for the walk in and had the route to ourselves. My climbing partners 3rd big multi pitch
monkey1 - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Snakes77
Weather too dicey for Avalanche / Red Wall / Longlands, but superb time had on our plan B route. Couple of moves felt delicate in big boots.
size9hex - AltLd O/S - May/09 with Tom Evans
danleyden - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Chris Townsend
jon thompson27 - AltLd - 2009 with Alex Thompson
dmowens44 - 2009
mikemartin - AltLd - 11/Oct/08
Glyn - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/08 with Trystan
Ben Griffiths - Lead - 27/Jul/08
Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Jun/08
Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/08
Hidden - Lead - 03/May/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/08
bigbobbyking - AltLd - 27/Oct/07 with jacob davies
cat22 - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/07 with Caroline
Hidden - AltLd - Oct/07
stemill - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Graham
Calder - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Ste
Kaiser999 - AltLd - Sep/07 with Jonoh
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Aug/07
IanGilbertJones - 08/Jul/07 with Richard Garnett
the rec - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/07 with Jules
Hidden - Lead - 05/May/07
Hidden - 2007
fran04 - AltLd - 2007
FrankW - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/06 with Laura
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Dec/05
MartinN - AltLd O/S - Dec/05
FrankW - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/05 with Joe
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/05
Hidden - AltLd - Mar/04
Hidden - 22/Mar/03
Tarquin - 2003
Hidden - 2nd - 07/Sep/02
Tarquin - 2002
TobyA - AltLd O/S - Nov/01 with Ed, Olly
Hidden - Lead - 20/Oct/01
In the rain
Pylon King Against Capit@lism - Lead O/S - Aug/01 with Will
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jul/01
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/00
Hidden - AltLd - 19/Apr/00
Hidden - Solo - 2000
alan moore - 2000
Hidden - AltLd - 1999
Tarquin - 1999
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Aug/97
Hardest bits are near the top!
Ian Robertson - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/97 with Krystina Lotoczko
soloed intial pitches then moved together (but questionable decision, sparse gear)
nickdonohue - AltLd - 20/May/95 with John Proctor
plain kitten - 2nd - 1994
five - AltLd O/S - Dec/93 with JR
Rather cold and snowy.
stokienomad - Lead - 28/Oct/92
very cold and snowing.
stokienomad - Lead - 24/Oct/92
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/92
Sometime in the early 90s.
Can't remember too much about it, other than we got slightly lost at one point, and it was great fun!
Simon Caldwell - AltLd - 1992 with Martin
Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jun/91
Ian Archer - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/91 with Tony Green
1st ever multi-pitch route with JT and Steve James
Mark Riley - 2nd - 1991
nigehughes - AltLd - May/90 with Bob Perry
Climbed twice once in pouring rain, continued around crib gogh a good day out in new boots with nige jagger
Simon cook - Lead O/S - 1987
I have pencilled 'Excellent Route' in the 1972 Drasdo guidebook to Lliwedd
Falko - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/85 with Al W.
Richard Weller - Solo - 1983
mikej - Solo - 16/Apr/82
Hidden - Jun/79