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[Amphitheatre Buttress, 1 kb]A long mountain adventure. Never desperate, with stunning views and varied climbing. The route involves some easy scrambling in the midsection, and isn't sustained, but the short tricky sections are 'interesting' and the entire route is over 300m in length. A huge gully drops away beneath Pinnacle Wall. Start 15m above the toe of the buttress that forms the left side of this. The route is not described in individual pitches. Photo below 1) 130m. Pleasant, pocketed slab climbing leads to a ledge at 30m. More slabs lead to a tricky groove, above which more easy slab-climbing leads onto a large ledge beneath a steep wall 2) 22m. On the right is the crux groove. A polished corner leads to a large detached block. Continue past this to gain easier ground 3) 75m. Scramble along paths and vegetated ground to reach the crested ridge 4) 35m. Traverse the apex of the alpine-esque ridge passing two prominent gendarmes 5) 60m. Follow the ridge on the right to gain the summit. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, A grand easy welsh day out, North Wales Rock Graded List, UK's best Diffs and V.diffs, Puttrell's Progress, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, ROCKFAX Style Top 50: North Wales, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, Snowdonia - long routes and classic climbs.

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This climb is in 733 logbooks, and on 214 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Sep/14

mikelaing - Lead - Sep/14 with Trevor Rowan

Ray Sparks - AltLd - 16/Aug/14 with pero

Pero - AltLd - 16/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/14

FreddieSmith - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/14

Lead all pitches, moving together.
ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/14 with James Thompson, Piers Newton

In approach shoes this time. Bit damp but great fun still
partz - Lead rpt - 02/Aug/14 with Leah Hewitt

Jamie Skelton - Solo O/S - 28/Jul/14 with Bryn Parry, Nicky Brierley

Roped up for 1 pitch of it
08nbrierley - Solo O/S - 28/Jul/14 with Bryn, jamie

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14

A fairly broken and uninspiring line with dull climbing. What is all the fuss about in the guidebooks?
tom_holdsworth - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Will Taylor

Lovely mountain day. Never taxing just really enjoyable. Climbed in 8 pitches if you include the scrambly bit midway.
Matt Smith - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Zoe Taylor, Emily Lambourne, Andy Schlereth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14

Alternating leading the pitches, did it in nine with a little scrambling. A lovely day out in the sun :)
AnneMarie - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Mike Tong

Matthew Robinson - Solo - 19/Jul/14

Moving together for most, pitched the polished section. Some excellent climbing for sure. Great couple hour mission in all.
Louis Miller - 12/Jul/14 with Vicky Foxwell

Nice ridge climb.. http://youtu.be/uuxrHeFPikk
caradoc - Solo - 10/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jun/14

Moving together with Paul. As part of Copa Cerrig.
RyanOsborne - AltLd - 21/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14

Alpine style, boots and packs. Moved together. Simon and i swapped leads.
froglette - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Simon Kemper, John Proudfoot

John Nuttall - Solo - 19/Jun/14

Hidden - Solo - 18/Jun/14

Jamiet297 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Nick Donohue

alternate leads / moving together
nickdonohue - AltLd - 15/Jun/14 with Jamie Trump

Col Kingshott - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jun/14

Excellent climbing and weather. Easy route but really enjoyable, never felt uncomfortable. I led crux pitch
jhobbs - AltLd - 14/Jun/14 with Tim Melrose

lead P1,3,5, moved together for 6, then lead 8 and 9. thought p3 on the slab was the hardest due to exposure and lack of decent rest points. getting established on the slab proved difficult wearing a rucksack, got caught by that overhanging block. top section little more than a scramble. awesome.
wjcdean - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Ruth Hansford

Awesome MIA practice day for Ol. A lovely climb and a good day out.
JenRoberts - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/14 with Ollie

Retro Rowan - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with alexcollins123

alexcollins123 - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Rowan Williams

mrginna - AltLd O/S - 27/May/14 with johnny

Hidden - AltLd - 25/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/14

colinthomson5 - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with Andrew Patten

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

Moving together. Short roped 2 short (10m) sections that were very wet. Did as part of a navigation exercise in the area.
Dan724 - AltLd O/S - 12/May/14 with Tom Gregory

Mostly Short Roping, awesome climb with some good exposure.
Tom Gregory - AltLd O/S - 12/May/14 with Dan Hale

amazing!!!!!!
rbharries - Solo O/S - 01/May/14

Did it in approach shoes. Sun was shining but climbed mostly in shade with a bitter wind. Cracking day and the views are fantastic.
BareBears - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/14 with DW2, Tom Jemmett

First mountaineering route
Trace - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14

tomjemmett - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Dan Jackson, DW2

Marq - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Vicky Lisle

Vicky L - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Marq

I led the 1st 130m then handed the rest over to 2 students. Great day out!!
ashsleight - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/14 with Student

omaskrey - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/14 with Sam Chessell

Lead 1 & 3 then roped up and moved together after Hannah lead pitch 4. The alpine ridge is awesome; great fun to climb and perfect for a picture.
JoeCoxson - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/14 with Hannah Smith

HannahSmith - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/14 with Joe Coxson

Hidden - Solo - 29/Mar/14

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Mar/14

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

Roger Cruse - AltLd rpt - 15/Mar/14 with Kris

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jan/14

peakcaver - 2014

Nick Biven - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Si - 2014

ColdAndWet - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Hidden - 2014

IanGilbertJones - 2014

Alfie Conn - 2014

Craig_Warner - Lead - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

nj.harris - 2014

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

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

Wet and cold. Got better high up.
Slick - AltLd - 10/Nov/13 with Kevin Vans-Colina, Isabel Evans

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Nov/13

tom0french - AltLd O/S - 29/Oct/13 with Pete McNamee

PeteMc - AltLd O/S - 28/Oct/13 with Tom French

Andrew Lester - AltLd - 20/Oct/13

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 12/Oct/13

MoWalker3 - AltLd - 05/Oct/13 with Dave

A brilliant mountaineering route. Crossing the spiky knife edge section just after the gendarmes 'a cheval' was interesting! I led pitches 1,3,5,7 and Lee led pitches 2,4,6. If I did it again I would have split our last pitch into 2 shorter ones. Cracking weather too! I climbed it in scrambling shoes and it took us 3.5 hours.
Cornish boy - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Lee

Peter Lovell - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/13

angie - AltLd - 21/Sep/13 with Peter Lovell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/13

Alpine style with hiking boots. Mostly lead by Andrew. Great day out.
bvilsue - AltLd - 14/Sep/13 with Andrew G.

leglesslizard - AltLd O/S - Sep/13

I cannot see how this route gets three stars and associated hype. A pretty uninviting line leads to broken and vegetated climbing. 1 star perhaps for scenery. Massively over-rated.
Merlin - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Greg Donnelly, Phil Chalkley

Barney_GT - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/13

moving together, big boots
Lucylou19 - AltLd - 30/Aug/13

Brilliant route, never hard, great fun. Did this alpine style in big boots, moving together with the odd short pitch to get over the barrier wall and knife edge traverse. Quality mountain day in a beautiful, remote setting.
Pete_Frost - AltLd rpt - 30/Aug/13 with Lucy Sutton

android_lloyd - AltLd - 26/Aug/13 with Tom

Tom Packer - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Lloyd

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Aug/13

cwildblood - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13

birge55 - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/13

BradleyWhite - Lead - 22/Aug/13

morgan91 - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/13

lead pitches 1, 3,4,7 9,10
mikeyn48 - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/13

Amazing day. I will deffo come and do this again. Need to learn some alpine-ism to do the top pitches properly!
rbharries - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/13 with apples

Glyn Davidson - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Dan

best day of my life
tomdadom - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Rhys

Dan77 - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Glyn Davidson

Hidden - AltLd β - 10/Aug/13

Purely - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/13 with Mat Adams

Dave Toseland - AltLd - 01/Aug/13 with Parry

Albachoss - AltLd O/S - Aug/13 with Dr Matt

Not as tough as we'd been expecting but a great day out
Arkel - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Simon Broughton, Steve Robinson

Great easy day out. A bit broken up and mostly pretty scrambly, but with bags of atmosphere.
Ramblin dave - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Alison

Fantastic day out, climbing with Paul Baxter but with Dave & Alison on the same route. I managed to get all the good pitches, including the knife edge!
TomCooksey - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13

Jogged from A5, climbed the route and jogged back in 2 hours. A very satisfying route, but the wall to the right had my attention. Such a hidden gem.
dswansonlow - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/13 with Darren McMaster

From A5 and back in 2 hours. Tiring! Still a good fun route. Wish we'd taken gear to climb some routes on the wall.
shed_hed - Solo rpt - 26/Jul/13 with Dougie Swanson-Low

Riding the narrow ridge at the end like a horse (sling for reigns) was comical at the time.
funkyvin1 - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/13

In approach shoes.Best mountaineering route in UK I have done so far.
georgenvk - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with martina

First ever multipitch.....stunning
Curlyhelen - AltLd - 20/Jul/13 with JB

Teamed up with Mark, who I'd only just met, since my usual partner had a dodgy foot. Fun route, straightforward climbing. The pinnacles are spectacular.
Trevers - AltLd - 20/Jul/13 with Mark

Jörmungandr - AltLd - 20/Jul/13 with Jamie Bomber

rd20 - Solo O/S - 16/Jul/13

Excellent day. Moved together last half or so.
ladymuck - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Andy Worster

Ron - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Scott

dave657 - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Alys

Solo'ed 2nd half
andyclimber - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/13

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

Alpine style! Epic day! :D
Rhi Rhi - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Matt

Moved together, apart from two short pitched sections. Rhi lead the whole way. Very enjoyable day out, worth the monster walk in!
partz - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Rhi Evans

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

John Foster - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Mike K, Simon

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

Great mountain day out. Climbed the route after a wild camp high in Cwm Eigiau. Felt very Alpine-esque in the sunshine.
Darren Axe - AltLd - 06/Jul/13 with Imogen Fisher

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

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

TrevorCruse - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Clive Dean

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/13

With a bit of moving together. Good fun
thedatastream - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Ben

Matt Marsh - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Alex Thompson

BenedictIEP - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13 with James Pawson

Surprising good fun.
Alex Thompson - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Matt Marsh

Pitched the short crux, moved together the rest of the way in big boots. Fantastic route, even though it was slightly damp!
Mr. K - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Masa Sakano

Fantastic route!! Definitely one of the best routes at the grade in Britain. Moved together all the way with trainers in one gear swap in 90 minutes. Slightly damp in places but we managed before the heaven opened up.
masa-alpin - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Kyle

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13

mr mills - Solo - 08/Jun/13

Beezy - 2nd - 08/Jun/13

stemill - AltLd - 07/Jun/13 with Mike Buddle

Samuel Wainwright - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Emma Smith

Unknownbiker - AltLd - 02/Jun/13 with Pete Rhodes

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/13

lithos - AltLd - 01/Jun/13 with Pete Bradshaw

Craigyboy13 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13

will909 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13

kirky_p - AltLd - 01/Jun/13

tlmarjot - Lead rpt - 26/May/13 with Dad (Chris Marjot)

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13

dan tipper - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Rob Tipper

Best climb yet; lovely rock in a stunning setting. The pitch with the pinnacle and the spikes is memorable.
BusyLizzie - 2nd - 25/May/13 with Jonny

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13

ads - Solo - 25/May/13 with Julie

Great day out
dan_blair87 - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

Barrez - AltLd rpt - 20/May/13 with Rob

Rob2904 - AltLd - 20/May/13 with Lee

Walked in from Llyn Eigau. Much nicer than the alternative.
Caralynh - AltLd O/S - 19/May/13 with Jez Hadall

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/May/13

My mates 2nd day on real rock! And he loved it, pitched all the tricky bits which are quite short, quite a lot of loose blocks and rocks so care is needed, keeps going until the very last move...Brilliant.
jamie ward - Lead - 15/May/13 with Steve Smith

gseywald - AltLd - 06/May/13 with Dave

Rafal Malczyk - AltLd - 05/May/13 with Efe Tunc

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/May/13

Tom Hutton - AltLd - 04/May/13 with Vincenam

Hidden - AltLd - 04/May/13

Scrambling, moving together and a little excursion. Classic for a reason!
alooker - AltLd O/S - May/13

With Kev. Moved together for most of it. Went too far right after the initial slabs and ended up following a flake which felt harder than VDiff, especially in boots! Top of the ridge was great. Took us 1.5hrs.
Mike Nolan - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2013

JonnySchofield - Lead O/S - 2013 with Steve Hicks

leading and moving together Exceptional route
meanderthal - Lead - 2013

Richard Kinsman - 2013

Done a long time ago with Dad. Difficult given horrid weather and exposure but finished all the same. Great climb overall.
mollywoggle - AltLd dog - 2013

Hidden - AltLd - 2013

pwb1981 - Lead dnf - 01/Dec/12

Great day out. Very very cold. A couple of verglassed holds. No gloves.
Double Knee Bar - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Steve Perry

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/12

Not as relaxing a day's soloing as I'd hoped. Polish on crux gave pause!
cmsg - Solo O/S - 25/Oct/12

Soaking wet, dense dense fog, horrific descent, awesome climb. Loved the slabs and the ridge.
Cheese Monkey - AltLd O/S - 23/Oct/12 with Goss

Still wet in places.
pzkeeper - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Richard B, Paul S

Neil D - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Nadeem Rahim

BikeClimbWalk - AltLd - 07/Oct/12 with Andy S

Hidden - 06/Oct/12

Lovely approach via Cwm Eigiau. A great experience -no other climbers there on a sunny September Saturday.
HJSmith - AltLd - 29/Sep/12 with Paul Wood

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd β - 22/Sep/12

Fantastic route. Cycled from Bangor and bivi'd in a small roofless building near the lake. Blue skies all day for the route with great fun climbing.
Homebrew165 - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Gallileo

Amazing, long mountain route in a gorgeous setting. Cycled from Bangor and bivvied near the reservoir. Clear night with more stars than i've ever seen before. Would definitely do this again and move together on some pitches now i know what to expect.
MichaelGallimore - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Andy Hawkins

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Sep/12

Very wet, then started raining. Climbed first two pitches in my Trangos, but no grip at all on first steep section. Brilliant after that with nice exposed moments. Blowing a hooley on top.
bigmeister - 2nd - 12/Sep/12 with Paul Poole

Barrez - AltLd - 01/Sep/12 with morgan91

morgan91 - AltLd - 01/Sep/12 with lee bar

Alexseren - AltLd β - 31/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 15/Aug/12

Fiskavaig - AltLd - 11/Aug/12 with Bill

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Aug/12

Lucylou19 - 2nd - 09/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 09/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/12

gseywald - AltLd - 24/Jul/12 with Dave

Chris Manasseh - Solo - 21/Jul/12

halroberts - AltLd - 21/Jul/12 with Mark Challoner

Moved together in stiff boots the whole way. We went over the gendarme/pinnacle - fantastic.
stevetheleg - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Jonny Schofield

TB odd, CC even.
birthers - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Caroline C

caroline256 - AltLd - 21/Jul/12 with Tom B

JonnySchofield - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Steve Hicks

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/12

jjclarke70 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Frank

lead pitch 1 and 3. Then moved together for the second half of the route. Great fun!
frankcp87 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with James Clarke

ChrisOH - 2nd - 05/Jul/12

Moving together in big boots in the pouring rain
adam 24 - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jun/12

davesb - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/12 with Caspian Sunerton-Burl, Emma Sunerton-Burl

gunbo - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with ray andrews

Moved together, apart from crux pitch.
demarcation86 - AltLd - 04/Jun/12 with Paul

A very hot day - 27.5 C in Ogwen! Took almost two hours to walk from the Ogwen Valley to the foot of the climb. 1 hour 15 minutes to do the route. Over 40 years since I last did this climb. It's still good!
zukator - Solo - 27/May/12

roberts1234567890 - Solo - 26/May/12

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

btc - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Gabby

Done in boots and it was pissing down. What fun
pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 26/May/12

wilkie14c - 2nd O/S - 23/May/12 with Dave Clarke

gseywald - AltLd - 20/May/12 with Dave

nathan2day - 2nd - 12/May/12 with Adrian Jones

Big boots and big bags = very long day!
michaelmurray - 12/May/12 with Ray Birch, James

jaamez - 12/May/12 with Mike Murray, Ray Birch

BALD EAGLE - Lead - 05/May/12 with Rob Horler

Swapping leads and moving together. Light flurries of snow and freezing wind, does it count as a winter ascent?
Poco Loco - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12 with Dave M, Dave B

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12

Gerallt Owain - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/12 with Mick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/12

Lovely day in the sun
emlynroberts - AltLd - 27/Mar/12 with Sophie-Berenice Wilmes

sonnenstern - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Emlyn Roberts

The Nic Monk - 2nd - 24/Mar/12 with Richard Apthorp

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Mar/12

chubbyclimber - Lead - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - 18/Mar/12

jamesh - AltLd - 04/Mar/12 with Jim Unwin

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/12 with Glynne Andrew

ojgrant - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Ben Humphreys, James Liggins

Alan Dixon - AltLd - 25/Feb/12

Ben0591 - AltLd - 25/Feb/12 with Oliver Grant

Ahab - AltLd O/S - Feb/12

matt perks - 2012

zukator - 2012

JamesP - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Darkskys - 2012

petecox84 - 2012

Never again when there is snow on here!
N-Missin - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/11

Hidden - AltLd - Nov/11

Moved together. Great route!
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Clare Francis, DAJ Johnson

Fun wet climb before heading back to the smoke. Awesome route
Sianny - AltLd - 02/Oct/11 with steve

luke_judd - Lead - 01/Oct/11 with Sarah Smith

awesome day, with hindsight we should have set out earlier but sure its all part of the craic!
rod757 - AltLd - Oct/11

Mayaculpa - AltLd - 30/Sep/11 with Stewart Webb

Fantastic weather, great route. Stuck behind 3 other pairs climbing very slowly, but weather more than made up for it. A great big boots day out.
Jeavsy - AltLd - 30/Sep/11 with Matt Hing

epic day epic route.
TM_Horton - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/11 with ronnie

ronniemarshall - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Tom Horton

Tom Hecht - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/11 with Matt Spencely

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Aug/11

Hidden - Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/11

Climbing wasn't brilliant, but the terrain was amazing.
willoates - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/11 with Iona, Lotta

Done on Dans B'day! Moved together, easy but enjoyable climbing, the crux wasnt difficult. Totaly agree with the difficulties being in pitch 1 & 2. 1 1/2 hours up. Oh and the walk in past the reservoir and disused quarries is flat but a good slog!
vincentvega - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/11 with danny robb

Done this route many times over the years. This time i dedicated the route to Pete, who died suddenly last week. Amphitheatre Buttress was the last thing i talked to him about. A perfect day. RIP.
Fiskavaig - AltLd - 24/Jul/11 with Paul R

chrisanderson - AltLd - 23/Jul/11

Great route but a long walk-in from the valley. Alternate leads and the bottom 2 pitches were awkward and more difficult (I felt) than the easy-ish 'crux' pitch. Great upper pitch including the pinnacles a 'tower gap' type obstacle. A good day out if done in good weather.
Jim Haydock - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/11 with Gordon Orr

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/11

al99 - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Lee Wales

Beautiful weather, fantastic route. Climbed in big boots, pitching and moving together. The knife-edge ridge is fantastic - didn't quite dare to do it a cheval.
Binder - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Chris L

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jul/11

Lead every pitch in big boots and a massive pack. Topped out at sunset and camped at the top. A beautiful day which was only spoiled by horrendous midges mid route - we both now look like we've got measles!
Tomber - Lead rpt - 02/Jul/11 with Vicki Cotton

kevin - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with chris

led even pitches
rockmaverick - AltLd - Jul/11 with Ala 'the Cat' Piatkowska

Alex Eperon - AltLd - Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/11

Stephen Halliday - AltLd - 26/Jun/11 with Neil Halliday

danJBA - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/11

First ever major mountainering expedition and climb with Laurence (11) and Lena (9). We left car park with Kier, Bruno & Sian at 9.30am and arrived back 12hrs later (4 hrs after the others!) Key notes: 1) long hot walk in where we cooled off by wetting our tops in the stream near the old quarry buildings. We arrived at the foot of the buttress about 30-45 mins after the others who were still waiting to set off up the Craig. 2) First pitch was rel easy and required no real protection until belay stance. 3) We caught up the group who'd set off just before Kier and Co (who were nowhere to be seen!) and in order to keep moving swiftly we followed Kier up the far left edge of the buttress onto what was as hard as if not harder than the official crux- requiring a bold move up and onto a hanging slab - L&L coped admirably with the exposure! 4) the next couple of pitches don't stand out in my mind other than moving swiftly but carefully up to and through the scrambling section. 5)We caught the same group up again at the foot of the crux pitch which was a lovely climb with some added exposure to the right but no real trouble for Lena's shorter stride and not as polished as I had feared. 6) After the crux we confronted the Gendarme and Knife Edge - the former we dispatched by traversing to the left and then laurence did a great down climb onto the edge before carrying on down still further to his left off a tricky face - this proved to be Lena's crux but after great encouragement ('you can do it!) she did do it admirably! 7) We then moved off together up to the start of the final pitch where we had to sit out a 40 min wait in the cooling afternoon breeze (pity about wetting out tops earlier in the day) due to catching uop the same group again - however 'Vlad' lent Laurence his fleece jacket and Lena had a waterproof to keep some of the cold off - lots of rubbing of limbs too! 8) When we were finally on the move again I saw we could have circumvented the group this time by moving around to the right but both L&L coped well with the direct route and we moved on up to our final belay point (30m below the summit) in order to keep as close together as possible. 9) We finally summited at around 5.30pm into the early evening sunshine and relative warmth. Packing of gear and group photos - taken by the leader of the group we had 'chased' all the way - done with, we were then off on the long descent - the first hour or so was down the steep slope of the saddle to the south west of the summit (very slippery due to vegetation and heavy eroded in places)10) and so we made the long trail back to the car park - not at all sure of what to expect on our eventual return ~ but that's another story!!
danny269 - Lead - 04/Jun/11 with Laurence & Lena

johnny-adams13 - Jun/11

garywalker147 - AltLd - 02/May/11 with Colin Morrison

Fantastic route, done in big boots. Led pitches 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8.
Mr Fuller - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11 with Steve Hutton

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 30/Apr/11

Good day out. Took 3 hours and a bit. Rock not as continuous as other classic lines, but nice positions
Cardi - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with John L

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11

Started a little way up from thr right, pitched the first half and alpined the rest.
flapjack_franky - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/11 with Dave Franklin

skittles - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Heather Williams

malc - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/11 with Carl M

Good mountain day out. Not as good as GA but still a classic outing..
Wilbur - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Kirsty, Hardin, Caine, Iain

Brilliant day out. Can pretty much pitch this as you please. Lots of good stances and some entertaining moments.
catt - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Caine MacNeil, Kirsty, Will, Hardin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11

First done alt. leads with Ian Hicks
jshields - AltLd - 09/Apr/11 with Ed James

dansmonkeytroubles - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Gav, Tom Hutton

Three leaders - 2 ropes
Tom Hutton - AltLd - 09/Apr/11 with Gav, dansmonkeytroubles

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Apr/11

MikeDowsett - AltLd - 08/Apr/11 with John Harrison

Awesome route - some great positions for vdiff
viking - AltLd O/S - Apr/11 with wilbur

mark stansfield - AltLd - 26/Mar/11 with Carole

cas smerdon - AltLd - 26/Mar/11 with Mark S

Ben Watts - Lead β - 26/Mar/11 with Louise Grimster

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/11

led first pitch and the walk together for the scrambly bits ise and frot made for some interseting bits.
Paul1 - AltLd - 30/Jan/11

ice, frost and very cold
knicos - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

franny - 2011

Hidden - AltLd - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - AltLd - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/10

Hidden - 11/Dec/10

wet + polish + big boots = little style (!) great route though - couldn't find safe descent route in dark so had to retrace over Carnedd Llewelyn
adam clarke - AltLd - 20/Nov/10 with James Hulme

mark_jc - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10

williamsd79 - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/10

JonesJ - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/10

Fantastic day out!! Slab pitch awkward in boots. Crux and pinnacles very exciting. Topped out just as it was getting dark. Much needed pint when we got back.
marc1967 - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Steve Keys

Stephen Halliday - AltLd β - 18/Sep/10 with Finn Curry

Finn Curry - AltLd - 18/Sep/10 with Stephen Halliday

Hidden - Lead β - 12/Sep/10

ScottyD - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/10

Good climb, getting slightly polished now but still not to bad at all.
ElBarto - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Stephen Mc Auliffe

a good day out. it is a pity that the route isn't more continuous. the bottom two thirds are great and the slab pitches superb. the top third is little more than a scramble and can be moved together on.
goatee - AltLd - 04/Sep/10 with neil nand

Hidden - Solo - 02/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10

Started in drizzly rain wet and slippy. Did the first two pitches then got to the bold step out couldn't reach to get protection in heavens opened bottled it and downclimbed and decided to abb off. Thanks to the climber that let us abb off his gear. Group in front of us also baled but much higher up. It's reconfirmed I don't like climbing in the rain. I'll be back to do this route on a dry day what we did do would be fantastic if dry.
trish1968 - Lead dnf - 28/Aug/10 with MrA

A wild day that turned out quite well. Occasional showers on the way to the crag and then a torrential downpour while we were having lunch at the bottom. Three parties ahead of us, but two of them abseiled off because of conditions. I climed in walking boots, Luke in his mountaineering boots - pretty slippery but OK. An excellent mounteering expedition. The second pitch seemed the hardest in those conditions.
Chris M Thomas - AltLd - 28/Aug/10 with Luke

In the pissing rain!
Twisty - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Sarah New, Julian O'Neil

Darrell Read - 21/Aug/10 with Oliver Mentz

Good walk in from Dolgarog about 1 hour 15 mins. By P3 couple ahead kindly let us through. Great route and topped out in 2hr 45m. 7 hour day
Neil Metcalfe101 - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Allan Mac

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10

ilarge - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Rob Smith

TerryB - 2nd β - 25/Jul/10

Good big boot route approached from Cwm Eigiau
Mark Salter - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Gareth Lewis

Led the first few pitches then climbed together. Nice day out - Friend 2.5 in situ on the slab overcammed - not mine but still there!
sleavesley - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Nick Scott

Alpine style, big boots and sack, led crux pitch, moved together mostly.
LozM - AltLd - 27/Jun/10 with Mark J

Skullfire - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Mat Mitchell

great day out today ,walked in from dolgarrog end ,a bit of a trek but easier than the ogwen probably..some good pitches and the pinacle traverse i thought was the best bit .a nice top out onto the carneddau with the best mountain in wales tryfan in the distance in all its splendour .definatly a climb worth doing ,but beware its a full on mountain day so prepare well .
colina - AltLd - 24/Jun/10 with andy trek

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jun/10

Just fantastic fun, perfect weather and a great day out. Crux was fine but a little polished and we took a few odd lines that were harder than VDiff but it only added to the enjoyment. Took my rock boots off after the crux and didn't put them on again. Wandered to the top of Carnedd afterwards to cap off a great day in the hills!
Tomber - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Stuart Hurworth

asmith37 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Bex Leigh

Tim Ducker - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10

stuart34 - 2nd - 19/Jun/10 with Jess Christley

jimmys - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Markus

becksta500 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Alex Smith

Jess Christley - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Stuart Inchley

Second ascent - this time in nice sunny weather! Found it infinatley easier after a year of climbing experience. Got up it in six hours, with a lot of sightseeing and picnic stops (and 30mins trying to get someone else new cam out!).
Stuart Hurworth - AltLd rpt - 19/Jun/10 with Tom Kimber

Superb day, walked in from lynn Cowlyd reservoir past Rugby mountaineering club hut to foot of climb- hour and a half, only team on the route, led it throughout with a little bit of moving together on easy bits, magnificent mountaineering route must be fifteen years since i last did it, big sacks carried great shots on the pinnacle, walked on in great sunshine to top of Carnedd Llewelyn, them walked off in north easterly direction to pick up track running out from Melynllyn (very little water in it!) Top day, just short of three hours on the route includes basking time and piccys, nine hour day all told with walk in/walk out.
thomas - Lead rpt - 18/Jun/10 with Russ Cooper

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/10

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

a fast alpine style ascent
Pilch - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Mel

TRFrost - AltLd - Jun/10

good climbing.. hell of a walk in though
rustaldo - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10 with Kit Perry

Nice Route, quite long 287 metres and a really long walk in and out, most pitches are just diff climbing with a few V Diff sections. Solo-ed the last 2 pitches.
Chris Perry - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10

Good fun :)
fennerz - AltLd O/S - 23/May/10 with Dave and Paul

Hot and fab!
barrylong - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with Matt Spencer

Lead the whole route
Andy White - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Andy Williamson

Hidden - AltLd - 15/May/10

Hidden - AltLd - 09/May/10

Andy37 - AltLd - 02/May/10

johnmctighe - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Steve, Austin

Climbed with Andy Debrou
andrzej kierzek - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10

jase burnard - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10

Slight misshap on the first pitch and ended up in Hospital for 3 days and a summer spent on the sofa. Oppps!
Ben Watts - Lead dnf - 02/May/10 with Jon Ryall, Louise Grimster

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Apr/10

reubensampson - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Antony Grayson

Great climb on a still dry, but with a slight breeze. Great climb with no one else around though.
vanden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/10

Steve Woollard - AltLd - 18/Apr/10 with Mark Pote

shed_hed - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Julian O'Neill

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Apr/10

Jools_oneill - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Darren McMaster

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Apr/10

Welsh rival to Tower Ridge (with added grass),Great mountaineering route.Crux pitch seemed easy,long slab lower down seems worse.
Templeton Adams - Lead - 12/Apr/10 with Darren H

perfect weather, great day.
Martyn - AltLd rpt - 10/Apr/10 with Mark Albutt, Ryan Simpson

A great day out on a proper mountain route.
Becky E - AltLd - Apr/10 with Phil Lee

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/10

Beautiful climb. But I was so cold...
Bron - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Sally Lisle

Sally Lisle - AltLd - 27/Mar/10 with Bron

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/10

Was wet, slippy and snowy. Did in B3's. Chris led amazingly. Awesome surroundings. Took us 7 hours. Ditched it into the left-hand gully on the last pitch.
tsl42 - 2nd dog - 06/Feb/10 with Chris Davis

Hidden - Lead - 06/Feb/10

Easy climbing great postion. Scrambling and gaps were difficult as lots of snow and no snow gear!!
chubbyclimber - 2010 with Fred

alancash100 - AltLd - 2010

tjhare1 - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

soph - Lead - 2010 with Robert whyte

soph - Lead - 2010 with Robert whyte

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Oct/09

led the first 5 pitches then moved togeather on the easier ground, raining on first pitch and wet on the rest. never the less awesome route.
carl_123 - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with dougy and rob

With Ian and Rachel Sweeney. Claggy wet day, difficult walk in (couple of hours), selected the worst path. A queue and Rachel had trouble -wet and slippery. Finished off in the dark - grand day out.
mikehenesy - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Ian Timbrel

Really good quality climb, enjoyed every minute of it.
RandomHero - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/09

Repeated to do ascent with Ian. Lovely day and quiet ! Most sections done alpine style. Long walk out via ridge.
jandyd05 - AltLd rpt - 20/Sep/09 with Ian Warren

SAF - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/09 with Dave, George Bradford

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 12/Sep/09

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

I'd forgotten what a truly awesome route this is. Perfect weather with Brockenspectres at the top to boot. Led P1,3,5(crux),8 (pinnacles) and 10.
CathS - AltLd rpt - 12/Sep/09 with Neil Lloyd

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/09

Moved together with alternate leads. Great route even in persistent drizzle!
dicky79 - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Pete

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Aug/09

Not as continuous as expected. Some fun sections. Quite midge.
Stig - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/09 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Epic day's climbing! Long walk in, unable to find the path, queue to get on the route and it started raining on the crux pitch which slowed us down majorly, topped out in the dark for a very wet walk out!
CalumA - 2nd - 11/Aug/09 with Mike Cross

nigelw - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/09 with Andrew Pearson

Great route, began at 15:00 after doing Mur Y Niwl and the ridge was clear. Short roped the 2 most polished sections. Finished before 16:00. Grand way yo finish a grand day out.
Jim Walton - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Mike Owen

Hidden - Lead - 08/Aug/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/09

treeminkies - AltLd - 02/Aug/09 with allen

A mass ascent from the club wild camp meet. First route after my skiing accident which meant the long walk down from the top rather than the gully!
ebastock - 2nd - Jul/09 with John Beddard

Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/09 with Myself!

Wanted to do Mur y Niwl but it was tipping down (bbc got it wrong again). This turned out to be a good wet weather alternative. A good day out.
Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Tom

alun1111 - Lead - 14/Jun/09

Brilliant climb, great pinnacles, still cold though even in June! Had trouble finding decent route at the top in darkness and thick fog so decided to stay the night and hiked down in the early hours via the gentlest gradient back to the car park.
Stuart Hurworth - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/09 with Marcus Levens

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jun/09

RachelP - AltLd - 31/May/09 with Adrian

Dave Thompson - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with John Evans

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/09

jwpil - AltLd O/S - 25/May/09 with Mat

moved together for the last 3 pitches
uncontrollable - AltLd O/S - 23/May/09 with Viskii

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/May/09

Gareth T - AltLd O/S - 03/May/09 with James Andrews

eclipse - 2nd - 03/May/09 with Tom Webber

TomWebber - AltLd - 03/May/09 with Tom Dudley

I lead first pitch and the 'crux' pitch (the polished corner). Then I lead the moving together all the way from the path to the end. Not sure if we were on route exactly because the 2nd pitch (long slab) felt harder than VD and think was the crux.
tdudley - AltLd O/S - 03/May/09 with Tom Webber

good mountaineering experience, rubbish climbing.
BicepAndrews - AltLd O/S - 03/May/09 with Gareth Thomas

Climbed as part of a group approach with four teams of three. Some more experienced than others. I had two under 18 Network Scouts members; we arrived after interesting walk in at 12:00 to wait for the queue. Started to climb as the third team with Sam and Shaun taking alternate belay. At the top of the second pitch, the stance was small and we waited for the second team to clear. Tracy the fourth team leader set up her belay above this. The rope management was “fun”. Once on the large ledge below the Crux wall time to grab a bite. I though the move around the corner was slightly more difficult than a “V Diff” more so for my partners. We eventually made our way above this and set a belay 15m above the top of this wall. When both of my climbers were up and safe, one of Tracy’s climbers was having a problem. I went back down to see what assistance we could give but an independent climber helped. Our climber finally made it safe to the top of the pitch and we thanked the climber for his help. He was not from this country; in spite of this, I am proud of this aspect of our sport where we help each other. I would like to say thank you to all climbers who give assistance even if it is just to say hello and improve your moral. The rest of the climb was on short rope moving together as I felt my fellow climbers were confident. The pinnacle and the final arête near the top gave some breathtaking exposure. The final pitch in near darkness had one difficult move to reach the top and the wind. Thanks go to Tracey and Dave who gave helpful commentary from the top when Sam and Shaun were unsighted which can happen a lot on this climb. Climbed with Sam Ash and Shaun
MikePen - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Sam Ash

Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/09

Sam Ash - 2nd O/S - 02/May/09 with MikePen, Sean Kelly

Jen1284 - 2nd - 02/May/09 with Tracey Quine,

Mr_S - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09 with Joe

Hidden - AltLd - 02/May/09

Big boots
robinsi197 - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09 with John Flitcroft

Swinging leads. Nice way to turn 22.
jolyon.cohen - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Tom Headen

I did even pitches.
Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) - AltLd β - 26/Apr/09 with Mike Porter

jandyd05 - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Julie Anglesea

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Apr/09

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Apr/09

Mike Bayley - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Martin Stevens & Mervyn Lamacraft

Hidden - AltLd rpt - Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - Apr/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/09

RiPomc - AltLd - 21/Mar/09 with James Carpenter

gareth scott borthwick - AltLd - 28/Feb/09 with Heddwyn Fletcher

Done this route twice. First time I did it as an alpine route with A. Crook. Second time I did it solo. The hardest part I still think is the slab pitch with the traverse left to a crack. Takes less than 30min solo including guide book reading time. Think it took 2-3hours alpine style.
Lawrence Eccles - Solo β - Jan/09 with A. Crook

brilliant route. First climb together, ended up quite epic but really enojyed it
Jen80 - 2nd - 2009 with Cooper

Hidden - 2nd - 2009

toby2000 - 2009

Sally Lisle - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 2009

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2009

Giles Eperon - 2009

Hidden - 2nd - Dec/08

chedder - 2nd - 17/Nov/08 with rusty bale

First climb with Jenny. Topped out for last light, and picked our way back down to the car park with one head torch.
hcooper - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/08 with Jennifer Slack

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Sep/08

Strange little creature - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Scott Cramp

fizzychewitt - AltLd - 13/Sep/08 with Martin and Rod

paulharmer - AltLd - 13/Sep/08 with John Price

bag was to haevy
barni - Solo - 04/Sep/08

Amazing view back down the valley from the end of the 7th pitch. Take a camera.
gregoldridge - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/08 with Peter Mold

followed Ken and Jo
climbingxcat - AltLd - Sep/08 with Brian

Easy, would make great solo, descent to crag from col a bit of an arse. Got stuck behind very slow party and ended up midged to death. Overtook quick party by short roping the ridge but couldn't get in front of next party.
Swirly - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Eddie

baconphat - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Chris Rees

3rd ascent in 4 years
My Gravity - AltLd β - 23/Aug/08 with Ben P

Climbed in mountaineering boots
Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Nick Mortley

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/08

Simonfarfaraway - AltLd - 27/Jul/08 with Dave A

bullybones - Solo - Jul/08

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/08

davidjm - AltLd - 14/Jun/08 with Ian G

I led the long slab pitch and the pitch after the crux. Did the ridge and above in big boots quickly; midges! Easy VD. Well worth the walk in.
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/08

led first,crux, pinacles (joined some pitches together)
tiga271 - AltLd - 07/Jun/08 with Mark

Awsome route though I was tired from being up all night. Camped at Ffynnon Llugwy without a sleeping bag and shivered all night. Shared a stance with mark20.
Nicholas Livesey - AltLd - 07/Jun/08 with Jeff Smith and Jim Hobson

Very windy and cold - long old day.
whiskywhiskymac - AltLd O/S - 25/May/08 with Jan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08

will6459 - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08 with Andy Hext and Charles

mjeffery - AltLd β - 17/May/08

trigger118 - AltLd O/S - 05/May/08 with Ian Gunn

Adderbury Climber - AltLd O/S - 05/May/08 with Jonathan Gunn

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/08

Moved together for most. Pitched the crux pitch
Glyn - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/08 with David Fountain

moved together apart for two short sections. In big boots.
davefount - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/08 with Glyn

matt.woodfield - AltLd - 21/Mar/08

Climbed in rain
tedburt - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/08 with Aaron Burdett

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jan/08

djking1983 - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/08 with James Fry

Bram - AltLd - 26/Jan/08

rob k - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/08 with P Rolph

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2008

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2008

Marcus - 2008

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/07

Hidden - Lead - Dec/07

Beautiful day. Awesome route. Amazing climbing. Exposed but well protected. Topped out into darkness...woops!
Katie86 - AltLd O/S - Nov/07 with Ian

very damp! Climbed most of it moving together, and just pitched the crux and exposed slab. Approx 3hrs
benman - 2nd - 27/Oct/07 with roge

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/07

Karlos - Lead - 21/Oct/07

adam06 - AltLd - 20/Oct/07 with dave carr

Ashapalan - AltLd - 20/Oct/07 with ad

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Oct/07

Great route, first five pitches were very interesting. Walk in took about 2 hours, slow goign due to bad visibility and rain. Loved the route as it was made wet and slippery by the consistent rain.
davesimpson - 2nd O/S - Oct/07 with Dean Russel

Perfect lashing wet weather fun. Alpine style ascent, continuously moved together. Would like to do it in the dry though.
tlmarjot - AltLd O/S - Oct/07 with James Marjot

Left late, walked in via Cwm Eigiau, started climb at about 1pm as a 3 with 1 lead and 2 seconds, helicopter rescue of man above us on route halfway up, topped out around 6 just as it was starting to go dark, back at A5 at 7pm.
RebeccaB - 2nd - Oct/07

halhorner - AltLd - 22/Sep/07 with Jason McCluskey

Justin T - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Wifey

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

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

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Sep/07

Awesome climb, well worth the walk in.
Becky C - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/07 with Nic Elf

Novelty - 2nd - 08/Sep/07 with Elf

John Marsland - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/07 with Adrian Japp

Not as busy as you might think for a bank holiday weekend.
George Ormerod - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Clare W

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Ellen Cobby

Ellen Cobby - 2nd - 26/Aug/07 with Adam Booth

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/07

gordon henderson - AltLd - 23/Aug/07 with MRT

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/07 with John Nesbitt

We moved together for much of the route.
JdotP - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/07 with Hereward Cooper

Lead all Pitches in big boots. Great Day.
Flibble - Lead - 29/Jul/07 with Carole Smerdon

cas smerdon - 2nd - 29/Jul/07 with Paul Ruth

Good route. 6 pitches. 4th pitch just walking with the rope. 6th pitch moving together on ~5mtrs of rope. Changed into sticky boots at 2nd belay. About 3hrs or so.
hcooper - AltLd - 28/Jul/07 with John Proctor

Easy climbing in an impressive area close to Greenways
John HW - AltLd - 28/Jul/07 with Cath

Stephen Shaw - AltLd - 08/Jul/07

Runout - AltLd - Jul/07 with paul garvey

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jun/07

Seconded for Patrick. Rain threatened all day, but sunny by the time we got to the top.
kleinej - 2nd - 22/Jun/07 with Patrick

paddygoodwin - Lead - 22/Jun/07 with Jason

Hopevalleypaul - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with joe and will

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/07

Keith Jones - AltLd - 22/May/07 with ali, David

Dinger - 2nd rpt - 05/May/07 with Michael Fryer

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07

The perfect way to spend our first anniversary together. Got to the start just ahead of various other parties. Picnic half way up and topping out into the sunshine. Rach even led a couple of easy pitches. Brilliant!
Marvino - 21/Apr/07 with Rach

2nd time. Al did long runouts finished in three hours.
colly - 09/Apr/07 with al Mac, Pete V

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Apr/07

mje1398 - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/07 with Dom

Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/07 with Pete aka Dad

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/07

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Apr/07 with Richard Bower

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jan/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

brighters - 2007

fran04 - AltLd - 2007

climber sim - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

Blisco - 2nd - 15/Oct/06 with Mike Riley, David Pillow

ChalkBall - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Dave Hunnisett, Rob Shepherd, Chris Warburton and Stuart Donnelly

Grand day out.
robshep - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Dave Hunnisett, Ryan Brooks, Chris Warburton, Stuart Donnelly

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06

pnorth - AltLd - Oct/06 with Tim Ewington

Alpine style
Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/06

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Aug/06

Gav J - AltLd - 12/Aug/06 with tdixon

This took ages. We might have started up some random choss pile rather than the actual route. Steve led what we'll call pitches one and two. I struggled up in big boots - no fun at all. At one point we got lost and decided to climb out up some slab that looked ok. It wasn't - I was pulling on the rope like a total amateur. It was at least two grades harder than anything on the actual route. Anyway, after about 3 hours we found some polish (the first time I've ever been glad to see some!) and so the route. Steve led off while I belayed and changed into climbing shoes - much much better. A helicopter disrupted us, buzzing round and waving while I tried to shout 'climb when ready' to the out of sight Steve. Very helpful. I led 'the crux', but had a rest on a bit of gear - I was knackered and the mega polish was a bit worrying. The rest of the pitch wasn't that bad though. We were thoroughly photographed by some ramblers when we were at the top of the pinnacles and so I grabbed the lead on the last pitch to get to the top first to give autographs and recieve the praise, but they'd long gone (bah!). Nice route, more scrambling than I'd expected and not much sustained climbing. Well worth doing though - a good day out (including the walk in and out).
SuperstarDJ - AltLd - 07/Aug/06 with Steve Watkins

Bigedthehead - AltLd - Aug/06 with Pete Roberts

kleinej - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/06 with Eugenie

A great route to practice moving together techniques. Also despite being a beautiful June Friday - we had it to ourselves!!
mart rich - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/06 with Steve Moody

Alps training - multipitch, roped up scrambling, boots
Dave Richards - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/06 with Phillip Emmott, Byron Buck

Byronius Maximus - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/06 with Phil Emmot, Dave Richards

saillord - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/06 with gareth

GiveHerHelen - AltLd O/S - 28/May/06 with Andrew F

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/06

Stuart Johnston - Lead O/S - May/06 with g taylor

freemanTom (Guildford MC) - AltLd - May/06

size9hex - AltLd O/S - May/06 with Tom Evans

auld al - AltLd O/S - May/06

Theeni - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/06 with Will Perry, Matt Dalby

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/06

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - 2006

keith leonard - AltLd - 2006

with the bear
spoony84 - AltLd - 2006

Hidden - 2006

mol - Lead - 22/Oct/05 with Sarah Smith

GPN - AltLd - Jun/05 with Jamie Moss

Zoomer - Lead - 05/May/05 with Steve Cowley

mark4344 - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/05 with Matt Payne

Simon K - 2nd - 19/Mar/05 with AB,JB

Backed off after 3 pitches in grease, hail and cold - holds filled with ice. Lowered off mike - hands froze!
kevinknights - AltLd dnf - 05/Feb/05 with mike someone

John Kettle - Solo - 2005

emlynroberts - AltLd - 2005 with Rick

jfmchivall - 2005

Howard J - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/04 with John Waterhouse

r0b - AltLd - Sep/04 with Andy Smith

donkster - AltLd O/S - Sep/04 with jeffers

Did this alpine stylee in preparation for spain :-)
ruaidh - 12/Jul/04

TobyA - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/04 with Jaakko

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/04

Eddie's 60th Birthday
ZA - 2nd - Jun/04 with dad

Tightsgirl - 2nd - 29/May/04 with Al Cook, Clare Francis

FrankW - AltLd O/S - 23/May/04 with Joe

victim of mathematics - AltLd rpt - 02/May/04 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - AltLd rpt - 02/May/04 with victim of mathematics

broc - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/04 with Paul

Hammy - 2nd - 22/Apr/04 with Iain Gallagher

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2004

Stone Muppet - 2004

peter myers - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Matt Eyre

Gibbs3799 - 2004

DerwentDiluted - Lead - Nov/03 with T. Lawton

five - AltLd O/S - Oct/03 with PW

victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/03

crossdressingrodney - 2nd - 20/Sep/03 with wgmc

First big multipitch climb
franny - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/03 with Ian Archer

Hidden - Lead - Aug/03

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jun/03

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jun/03

Jonny M - AltLd O/S - May/03 with Other

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/03

cliffy - AltLd - 25/Jan/03 with Norman Wright

Hopevalleypaul - AltLd - 2003 with Mike C

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2003

first multipitch. almost benighted...
Tobias at Home - AltLd O/S - 16/Nov/02 with SteveM

First multipitch - almost benighted despite (or because of) our best efforts
SteveM - AltLd - 16/Nov/02 with Tobs

Cornish Merlin - AltLd - Aug/02 with Ben Collins

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 28/Jul/02

BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 28/Jun/02 with Paul McCloy

sammoore - AltLd O/S - Jun/02 with Fi Houston

Hidden - AltLd - 20/May/02

Moved together on top half of climb. A great day out.
Gman - AltLd O/S - May/02 with Eamon, Dan

bms - AltLd - 22/Apr/02 with BCS

Hidden - AltLd - 2002

Big Boots
Tom M Williams - 2nd O/S - Aug/01 with Andy Davies

Quite an undertaking - we soloed large sections in torrential rain to avoid getting benighted...got lost getting off...etc...!
chrishedgehog - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/01 with Joe Thompson

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/01

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2001

The Pylon King - AltLd O/S - Jun/00 with Frank

leonjones - 2nd - 2000 with Pete Miller

The best climb in the area. Pack some food
ChesterChris - Lead O/S - 2000

Tarquin - 2000

alan moore - 2000

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 2000

Dave Toseland - AltLd O/S - 2000 with Huw, Bill

marcoleptic - AltLd - 2000 with Gibbon Bum

Led final pitch
Ann S - 2nd - Sep/99 with Bill Harrison

Brilliant expedition on Kate's birthday. http://www.pardoes.nildram.co.uk/pages/amphith.htm
Steve Pardoe - 2nd - 01/Aug/99 with Dave Raper, Blofeld, Robbos

Tony Buckley - AltLd - Jul/99 with Clare Downie

Hidden - 24/Jan/99

Mark Riley - Solo - Sep/98

ZA - 2nd - Sep/98 with Joseph, dad

Rog Wilko - AltLd - Jun/98 with Alan Nuttall

Climbed a few times over the years.
Sean Kelly - Solo - Feb/98

zero six - Lead O/S - 1998

NeilGriffiths - Solo - 18/Oct/97

barryjacks - 2nd - 01/May/97 with Andrew Maddison

Brian Rodgers - AltLd - 1997 with Dave Oldacres

Tim Bateman - Lead - 24/Aug/96

Marti999 - Solo - Aug/96

timjones - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/96 with Adeline Jones

Nigel R Lewis - Lead - Jun/96 with Lisa Lewis

Started snowing on the top out plus we had the bonus of being buzzed by a pair of peregrines...fantastic sight
brady - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/96 with Andy Carr

Verging on mixed climbing with what was falling from the sky!
BenTiffin - AltLd - 16/Feb/96 with Andy Bissell

Training for Mount Kenya..
Babika - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/95 with Mark Jones

Tim Bateman - Lead - 24/Sep/95

In trainers. Brilliant views & hot sunshine.
iskra2000 - AltLd - 05/Aug/95 with Mark Leach

Hidden - Solo - Aug/95

Tim Bateman - AltLd - 06/May/95

ed woods - 2nd - 1995 with Rob, Claire & Winnick

Ian Robertson - Lead - 1995 with Krystina Lotoczko

Hidden - 1995

SimonN - AltLd - 10/Oct/94

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jun/94

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/94

Tony Prendergast - May/94 with Mike Cleary

malc - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/93

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Apr/93

Hidden - Solo - 07/Feb/93

Martyn - Lead rpt - 1993 with Shaun Hodgkins

Hidden - AltLd - 1993

Sometime in the early 90s, I think it was on my birthday. I left my altimeter at the start, but other than that can't remember much about it!
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/92

djdavies - AltLd - 14/May/92

stokienomad - AltLd - 04/May/91

Hidden - Lead - 1990

J R R Hartley - Lead O/S - Jun/89 with Anne Sullivan

Ian Archer - AltLd - 12/May/89 with Marcus Sierp

JamieAyres - AltLd O/S - Jun/88 with Jude Ayres

scree - Oct/87

Mostly solo except for 3 pitches with Robin & Mark from Army mountaineering Association. Soloed 7/5/95
Iain Thow - Solo - 28/Sep/86

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jul/86

mark-abz - AltLd - 05/Oct/85 with Charlie G

Raggar - 2nd - 28/Jul/85 with mike p, Chris B, Jon B

wynaptomos - Solo O/S - Apr/84

Hidden - Lead - 03/Dec/83

nigehughes - Lead - Jul/83 with Cranwell Cadets

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/83

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/83

babymoac - Solo - 10/Jul/82 with MTW & Paul R

nigehughes - AltLd - Feb/82 with Brent Craig, Pete Kay

Hidden - Feb/82

leland stamper - Solo O/S - 07/Nov/81

JohnHutch - Lead - 13/Aug/81

done before
ill_bill - Lead - Aug/81

RichardMc - Lead - 29/Mar/80 with John Antill

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/79

Brian Wilderspin - AltLd - Feb/78 with David Hillebrandt, Sean Curtis, Perric Crellin

Descent
mikej - Solo - 29/Jul/77 with Mike Byles

RichardMc - AltLd rpt - 16/Oct/76 with Bernie Clark, Clive Lambourne

RichardMc - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/76 with Harry Woodbridge

rogerskews - AltLd - 17/Aug/75 with Ron Purkiss

Mark Kemball - Lead - Aug/75 with Colin Kemball

After Mur y Niwl
Falko - Solo - 08/Feb/75 with Roger Edwards, Bill Briggs

Hidden - Dec/74

Nigel Bond - Lead - 14/Jul/74 with Dave Jolliffe

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Aug/73

granitbahn - AltLd - 1973

rob from scotland - 1970

Alt leads with Pat Higson. Lovely warm day
oldmanofmow - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/62

David Smith - 1961 with charlie Tanner

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Style of ascent

Soloed40 of 733 (5.5%)
Lead132 of 733 (18.0%)
Followed72 of 733 (9.8%)
Alt Leads425 of 733 (58.0%)
Unknown64 of 733 (8.7%)

'Climbed'351 of 733 (47.9%)
clean O/S334 of 733 (45.6%)
clean β11 of 733 (1.5%)
clean rpt31 of 733 (4.2%)
dogged2 of 733 (0.3%)
dnf4 of 733 (0.5%)