Ray Sparks - AltLd - 16/Aug/14 with pero
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
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14
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
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
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
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
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
First mountain route. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Very cold day but kept moving well.
stevemarkperry - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Glenn Manifold
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
halroberts87 - 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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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