Great and quirky route. Difficult to protect long traverse with two seconds.
AndrewP - Lead - 23/May/15 with Josh Chappel, Daniel Bryan
sgl - AltLd - 23/Apr/15 with James
Dan724 - AltLd - 21/Apr/15 with Ollie Halford
1st and superb 3rd pitch
freemanTom - AltLd - 21/Sep/14 with Andy Night
With darkness chasing us, luckily it's straightforward!
Lessworkmoreclimbing - AltLd - 13/Sep/14 with Kev
p2 only, escape route from Pinnaclissima due to impending darkness
msoldn - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Sam (tree surgent)
This is good value for Severe! The quartz pavement is an exercise in steadiness and requires lots of small cams. The top pitch is superb - decent gear lower down, but sparse until you can sling the pinnacle. Led p1 and 3. A huge friend might fit in the crack on the way to the pinnacle.
Pete_Frost - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/14 with Kin Choi
Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 20/Jul/14 with Rhys
poeter210 - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/14 with adrian voss
Led P1 and P2 together. Top of P1 and entire P3 superb with quirky P2 to make things interesting!
druss - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/14 with Peter Ocampo
After solo ascent of Ampitheatre Buttress. Brilliant. Gaining the start by scrambling down to the Ampitheatre felt demanding.
John Nuttall - Solo - 19/Jun/14
Hidden - 15/Jun/14
Col Kingshott - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14
scott mayled - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Jonny Harrison, A student
Led P1 and 3. The quartz ramp (P2) is one of the weirdest pitches either of us had done in a while.
cathymiller - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Mike Peak
oldmanofmow - 2014
Allanfairfechan - 2014
guy757 - 24/Sep/13
Pitch 1 & 3
Peter Lovell - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/13
angie - AltLd - 21/Sep/13 with Peter Lovell
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13
Led the quartz ramp. P2 and P3 are great
TimKnight - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Dave Marshall
continuation from mur i niwl. megan p1,me p2 (pitches 5 and 6 of mur i niwl/pinnacle wall linkup in Ground Up guide)
pebbles - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with megan beaumont
lead 2nd pitch
pimpy - AltLd - 13/Jul/13 with clare muir
James led the quartz ramp and top wall. Excellent finish to Mur Y Niwl.
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with James (Buxton MC), Alan Smith
Led ramp and slab after Mur Y Niwl. Top pitch is superb!
stemill - AltLd - 06/Jul/13 with Chris Manasseh
Chris Manasseh - AltLd - 06/Jul/13 with Ste Millington
Rog Wilko - AltLd - 06/Jul/13 with Graham Phillips
egg-man - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Rog Wilko
lithos - AltLd - 01/Jun/13 with Pete Bradshaw
Partner led pitch one, which I think is the most scary traverse I have ever done. I wasn't quite on my hands and knees, but felt I was! You just have to trust you feet on the blankish slope, and use the small edges that you find for your hands! I led the second pitch, which was good - the main difficulty being the lay-back crack from the belay, which you can protect well.
kim.mulji - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with Patrick Goodwin
Should've brought my belay jacket - very cold.
Monkey_Alan - 2nd - 05/May/13 with Lawrence Dudley, Julian Prieto
Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13 with Lawrence Dudley, Alan Blanchflower
Lawrence Dudley - AltLd - 05/May/13 with Julian Prieto, Alan Blanchflower
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/12
I lead the pinnacle pitch.
jayrenegade - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Prav
Bubbles led P1 of pinnaclisma but the second pitch had a wet section around the crux and I had one RP in between me and the deck so finished up this instead. Great climbing for severe.
Duncan Campbell - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Bubbles
P1, niceish. P3, 4a HS, very enjoyable and gives the route 3***. P2, 4* - scary as ****, not appreciated, more serious than anything on Mur-y-Niwl.
Jams Crwca - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with themadbrown
Do not be decieved by the S 4a given in the guidebook-pitch 3 is that but the 'quartzy' ledge of 20?metres was not all pleasant especially when you've climbed Mur y Niwl and you're tired-a metre n a half of ledge which shelves away-exposed with rubbish gear until the far corner! Look for a large rock at the summit rather than the pinnacle we were expecting! Amazing when you top out !
themadbrown - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with james
jjclarke70 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Frank
Lead the ramp and the ledge. JJ lead the main pitch! Jealous! Great finish for a great day!
frankcp87 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with James Clarke
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jun/12
Hidden - 2012
Led top and amazing pitch! Run out, not Severe. Stood on tip of pinnacle!
mes32 - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11
Third time for me and an enduring delight. Put a sling around the top of the pinnacle then stand on the very apex to move leftwards onto the slab.
Falko - AltLd - 30/Sep/11 with Steve M
MoWalker3 - 30/Sep/11 with Cormac
Hidden - AltLd - Sep/11
Led P2 & P3. Nice route. The wander along the ledge is easy but unnerving.
Becky E - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Graeme Hammond
just led the first short pitch, Becky led the unusual traverse pitch, and excellent final pitch. 3 stars?? a great link up with Mur y Niwl Great day
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Becky E
Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11
Rob Exile Ward - Lead - 09/Jul/11 with Sam Ward
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/11
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jul/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11
myoung - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/11
Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Mark
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11
scorky345 - AltLd - 24/May/11 with Tim Oates
tim20 - AltLd - 24/May/11 with sam corcoran
Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/11
Lenny - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with John
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Tom Jumar
Will Hunt - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Dan Matthewman
jshields - Lead - 09/Apr/11 with Ed James
Hidden - 2011
pasbury - 2011
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Sep/10
tom.e - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Claire
Led all pitches including p3 this time. Pitch 3 is gorgeous, easy wall climbing - run it out :-)
Alaric - Lead rpt - 26/Jun/10 with Ed
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10
Pilch - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Mel
Hidden - AltLd - 09/May/10
mikelaing - TR - May/10 with Ian Whitehead
Being able to predict Mrs W's reaction to the traverse, I volunteered to lead it, and kept tactically quiet about what it was like as I did it. I employed the "Hello dear" gambit to sooth nerves before Mrs W launched across it like a true Mustelid!
JiveWeasel - AltLd - 18/Sep/09 with Mrs Weasel
Liked with Mur y Niwl. Amazing climb.Pitch one (JW) no grade listed but I've never enjoyed traverses and the quartz traverse was so unnerving I was practically gibbering! No doubt if it had been on the ground I would have skipped over it but the thought of a huge pendulum virtually froze me completely :-0 Pitch 2 (me) has a nice little crack followed by heading across the face to a fantastic view at the top.
Mrs Weasel - AltLd - 18/Sep/09 with JiveWeasel
lucasp - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Dave C (Lmc)
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09
Daniel Wrightson - AltLd - 31/May/09 with Steve Gould
Led pitch 2
bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Paul
jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Stuart Williams
What a class route. Great traverse pitch and top pitch was even better!
Conan - AltLd O/S - 24/May/09 with Philippa Reader
linked Mur y Niwl with this, good combo
alicia - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09 with Jamie
Terrific finish to the day after Mur y Niwl.
Gman - AltLd O/S - Aug/07 with Eamon
Sean Kelly - 2007
timmy-ts - 2007
Top pitch probably the best Severe I've ever done - outstanding.
Si dH - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/06 with Andy Morris
Ian McNeill - 2006
Chesh - Lead - Aug/05 with ScotsPaul
Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/05
Clucky - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/04 with Paul Dickson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/04
Jamie B - AltLd - Jun/04 with Kris Quayle
Alaric - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/03 with Nigel M
Dave Rumney - 12/Jul/03
lukea - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/03 with Al
Ann S - 2nd - Jun/03 with Bill Harrison
Pylon King Against Capit@lism - AltLd O/S - May/03 with steve c
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Sep/02
unfit - AltLd - 03/Sep/02 with john Norman
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Mar/02
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/01
Kirkus was there...
alan moore - 2000
Very wet and cold
NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 13/Nov/99 with James Hubbard
iskra2000 - AltLd - 31/Jul/99 with Matt Kingsley
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/99
Mark Riley - AltLd - Sep/98 with Stuart Greenall
Lead 1st & 3rd pitches.
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/98 with David Jupp
Excellent route, really enjoyable, with quite a climax at the end.
Rog Wilko - AltLd - Jun/98 with Alan Nuttall
Marti999 - Lead - Jul/96
Tim Bateman - Lead - 15/Jun/96
Chris Ellis - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/95 with Louise Pellett
Hidden - AltLd - 1991
Ched - Lead O/S - 1990 with Glyn
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jun/88
hazeysunshine - AltLd O/S - Jul/87 with Andy K
Nick Biven - 1986
RichardMc - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/85 with Angel Vila
Hidden - 2nd - 13/May/84
babymoac - Lead - 10/Jul/82 with MTW & Paul R
leland stamper - Solo - Nov/81
Hidden - AltLd - 1980
Hidden - AltLd - 20/May/79
mikej - AltLd - 29/Jul/77 with Mike Byles
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Aug/73
Hidden - Aug/73
David Smith - Lead - 1963 with charlie Tanner