230m, 8 pitches.

Rockfax Description
One of the best and most popular routes of its grade in the UK. Start beneath the well-worn corner with the letters 'GA' scratched on the rock on its right-hand side.

1) 4a, 30m. Climb the tricky polished corner then make a move rightwards onto a slab. Climb this and continue up a crack, or the wall to the left, to the top of the rib.
2) 12m. Walk/scramble easily up left to the base of a long groove with a roof at half-height.
3) 50m. Climb cracks on the right-hand side of the groove past the roof, then step left into the smaller continuation groove which leads to a ledge. Belay on the next ledge a little higher.
4) 30m. Scramble up right to a path and walk along this to the base of a rib and the letters 'GA' on the rock again.
5) 4a, 50m. Start on the right of the rib and climb up and leftwards to gain the groove above. Follow this until a step left gains a steeper continuation-groove. Climb this with increasing difficulty until a move leftwards gains The Haven - a good ledge, block belay well back.
6) 20m. The infamous Knight's Move pitch. How's your chess? Climb the crack behind the belay to reach the chessboard slab above. Exit this slab by the top right corner, step round the arete to find a comfortable stance.
7) 20m. Romp up the corner above the belay to reach a good stance. An escape rightwards from here is easy if the weather is bad or darkness is closing in.
8) 25m. Head a little way right and climb the steep rock to a rib. Follow this to an ever-easing finish. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
One of the best and most popular routes of its grade in the UK. Start beneath the well-worn corner with the letters 'GA' scratched on the rock.
1) 4a, 30m. Climb the tricky polished corner then make a move rightwards onto a slab. Climb this and continue up a crack, or the wall to the left, to the top of the rib.
2) 12m. Walk/scramble easily up left to the base of a long groove with a roof at half-height.
3) 50m. Climb cracks on the right-hand side of the groove past the roof, then step left into the smaller continuation groove which leads to a ledge. Belay on the next ledge a little higher.
4) 30m. Scramble up right to a path and walk along this to the base of a rib and the letters 'GA' on the rock again.
5) 4a, 50m. Start on the right of the rib and climb up and leftwards to gain the groove above. Follow this until a step left gains a steeper continuation-groove. Climb this with increasing difficulty until a move leftwards gains The Haven - a good ledge, block belay well back.
6) 20m. The infamous Knight's Move pitch. How's your chess? Climb the crack behind the belay to reach the chessboard slab above. Exit this slab by the top right corner, step round the arete to find a comfortable stance.
7) 20m. Romp up the corner above the belay to reach a good stance. An escape rightwards from here is easy if the weather is bad or darkness is closing in.
8) 25m. Head a little way right and climb the steep rock to a rib. Follow this to an ever-easing finish.

Ticklists: Classic Rock, A grand easy welsh day out, Top 25 UKC Wishlist Rock Climbs, North Wales Rock Graded List, ROCKFAX Style Top 50: North Wales, Mountain Rock (big mid grade summit routes on rock!), North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, UK Lonely Leads, Snowdonia - long routes and classic climbs, CUMC Ticklist, MUMC Ticklist.

Hidden 29/May AltLd
jon59 24/May -
Hidden 19/May Solo O/S
gavster 15/May AltLd
with rob
trish1968 15/May AltLd

Only led pitch 2 it put me off leading any other pitches

Elliot King 15/May Lead O/S

Fast and light single half rope light rake and approach shoes! About an hour and a half completed!

with Tony Flint
Rob Moorcroft 15/May Lead
with Tara Macey
Rob Royle 15/May AltLd
with Gav
Hidden 15/May AltLd
Hidden 14/May Lead rpt
Hidden 14/May Lead
Hidden 14/May AltLd rpt
Hidden 14/May AltLd O/S
jwpil 13/May Lead O/S
with Ben
haydng 12/May AltLd rpt
with RachelG
chrisdevon 12/May Lead
with Abbie
TimMorgan 08/May AltLd O/S
ADConway 08/May AltLd
Hidden 23/Apr AltLd
bryce.dorin 23/Apr AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Apr AltLd
Ste Ridd 23/Apr AltLd
steady 22/Apr AltLd O/S
with Andres Cervante
ms26g10 18/Apr Lead O/S
Mattilda 17/Apr 2nd β

Had 2 goes at the start as rucksack too heavy (and i'm too weak) Managed the rest with rucksack on after sterling effort by Rob to bring 2 bags up first pitch! A top day out and a couple of nice moves.

with Giles, Rob
Stanners 17/Apr AltLd O/S

Slightly nervous setting off late in the afternoon with a local describing it as a 'good day out'. None the less reached the summit with loads of light left. Brilliant route if not a bit cold today. Testing double ruck sack seconding on P1.

with Mysterious Matt, Giles
Stefan_TR 09/Apr 2nd O/S

Great introduction to multi-pitch routes. Got caught in the snow causing the normally very grippy gritstone to be pretty slidey! Luckily the snow stopped and the sun broke through just as I climbed through the "Knights Table". Great day.

emgroves 08/Apr AltLd
Hidden 08/Apr AltLd
Bede 25/Mar AltLd O/S

Tony led 1-4, I led 5-8

Martin Dunne 22/Mar Lead

Won't forget that descent for a long time

with Christina Stahl, Colin Murphy
Hidden 20/Mar Lead
Paul Collins 20/Mar Lead rpt

With Aidan Murray and Ben Mangan

Hidden 19/Mar AltLd O/S
jack_44 19/Mar AltLd O/S
chris cockbain 27/Feb Lead rpt

Fair bit of powdery snow about and quite cold rock

Hidden ??/2016 -
davebrox ??/2016 -
thomas108 ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
gunnarofhlidarend ??/2016 Lead
John Bunney ??/2016 -
foobar123 10/Dec/15 2nd
robbie123 09/Dec/15 2nd
Hidden 07/Dec/15 Lead O/S
laurashaw 06/Dec/15 -
muzz44 ?/Dec/15 Lead O/S
with Robbie
Hidden ?/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Oct/15 AltLd
OllyT 29/Oct/15 AltLd

Bit damp in the corners. Did it in mountain boots, so Knights move was very balancey as I had almost no fiction.

with nation1
caradoc 22/Oct/15 Lead G/U

A chilly and autumnal day, view here: https://youtu.be/aqWiazBuQ-E

with j mitchell
rory 19/Oct/15 Lead rpt

Glorious still Autumn day. First long multipitch with my sons. Awesome day out.

with Sam Park, Joe Park
(A)-Alan 15/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

First Multipitch! Great climb, good weather and above all super company!

with Damon Jones, Joe Halt
royle883 14/Oct/15 Lead O/S
myrddinmuse 11/Oct/15 2nd O/S

BMC training weekend, so no lead possible. Next time.

AndyCook 11/Oct/15 AltLd
swmackey 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
TimSolway 11/Oct/15 2nd O/S
DanChad 10/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 3, 6 and 7.

Le Chevalier Mal Fet 10/Oct/15 AltLd

Wonderful route. Led the pitches Dan didn't....

dapperdan 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Brilliant, reay enjoyed this. Knights pitch was great, would say the pitch before that is the crux not the slab.

dansimkin 10/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
with Matt Malkin
James Worthington 04/Oct/15 Lead

Lead all pitches. As good as promised

with Emma
Tom F Harding 03/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
WillAndrew 03/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
ali.scott 03/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
with WillAndrew, Tom Harding
Hidden 29/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
tomowen13 28/Sep/15 AltLd
BPaske 28/Sep/15 AltLd
Jan.Hrb 26/Sep/15 AltLd
kingborris 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Lead P1, half of P3, P4, P5, half of P6, P7 and P8

Alessandro Tentori 26/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
with Jan Hrbacek
eoinb 24/Sep/15 AltLd
Hidden 19/Sep/15 Solo
Hidden 19/Sep/15 AltLd
Hidden 19/Sep/15 2nd
beakerburgess 19/Sep/15 Lead rpt
with Byron Truscott, Nigel bird
91dave 19/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Lead P1, P3 (bit of a nothing pitch - off route?), P5 (Knight's move), P7 (topping out)

joermann 17/Sep/15 AltLd
philip pybus 13/Sep/15 2nd O/S

Grate first bit of trad... Will be keen to come back and lead.

Hidden 10/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
Ceriii 10/Sep/15 2nd O/S

About half way up, we had to wait for a family of mountain goats to move off the route before we could continue! That was pretty cool - good route too!

with Adam
David_Gledson 07/Sep/15 Solo O/S
the.proud.man 06/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
with Marty Wall
TJ Mather 05/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

led P. 1, second half of 3 & 4 (together), 6 and 8.

ashtond6 30/Aug/15 Solo O/S
tcn_2002 29/Aug/15 AltLd
thomas.veness 29/Aug/15 AltLd
ian d f 29/Aug/15 AltLd rpt
Hidden 28/Aug/15 -
Hidden 27/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
dkd 27/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with Karl
Hidden 17/Aug/15 AltLd
Ben FR 16/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
odari 16/Aug/15 -

In the older Ogwen guide the description of 6 and 7th pitch is totally misleading. UKC description here is much clearer (and correct). Nice climb even with the polish.

PanzerHanzler 16/Aug/15 AltLd rpt
with Lynn R, Liam
Matt1234 16/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Moved together

alicee 16/Aug/15 AltLd
LJB 15/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Lyn lead Knights slab. LJB 'lead' scramble pitch only

with Llyn R, Andy H
LDJ 15/Aug/15 AltLd

Right near top onto North Ridge

with Oscar, Alfie, Lou
AnneMarie 13/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Beautiful day on Tryfan. Completed ten years after escaping before the Knight's Move in 60 mph winds in a storm.

with John Duignan
Tarquin 12/Aug/15 AltLd
Louvet 12/Aug/15 2nd

With Dave and Ruth

with Tarquin
Lindh 12/Aug/15 2nd
davidjm 11/Aug/15 Lead

seemed quite tough with the polish and the rocks being slightly damp but really nice position and some interesting climbing

with Paul F
Hidden 10/Aug/15 Lead
Rustyclimb 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
alaster tonge 06/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Assad Lahlou
Maxim2023 ?/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with Kate Tarrant
egor ?/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Katy
Fragmod 28/Jul/15 Lead
James Oakes 28/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Philoosh 25/Jul/15 2nd O/S

Much route reading was needed in order to keep to the correct line but this was achieved!!! The weather was great and the climbing was perfect.

Jenny Hall 25/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Louis
Sameer 18/Jul/15 AltLd
with Bex
Dan Hostford 18/Jul/15 Lead

Jo learning multi pitch

Hidden 16/Jul/15 AltLd dnf
neal 12/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Moving together/quick pitching in big boots. Some rain, but good route.

jamesking2 12/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
elfin girl 10/Jul/15 AltLd
with Kev Raisin-Moss
mapperley samurai 10/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Great day out for Rach's birthday. Perfect weather and perfect company. The girl did well running out the knights move slab.

Tony Mustow 09/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Lead 6 1/2 of the 8 pitches. Pretty midgy on the grassy stances, should have brought midge spray!! Awesome weather awesome route.

Hidden 06/Jul/15 AltLd rpt
Bilbo 05/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Sheltered from the Westerly wind on the East face, the first 4 pitches were great fun despite intermittent showers. Heavy rain transformed the steeper, upper section of the 5th "groove" pitch into a nerve racking canyoneering experience with zero friction on the polished footholds. But it went OK and the Knights Move pitch was good clean fun with the wind drying the slab quickly. Thereafter, pitches 7 & 8 were a joy followed by sarnies and a romp down the N ridge in warm sunshine. Great Top 50 route, well worth the stars. Probably Severe in the wet - add at least 1 numeral to 4c on P5 during heavy rain and take a snorkel! P1 M, P2 N, P3 M, P4 N, P5 N, P6 M, P7 N, P8 M.

with Martin Bischoff
Hidden 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
AielSavage 01/Jul/15 Lead

been on the ticklist for a while! superb climbing

Hidden ?/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
xusa 30/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Elastic Jones 30/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Spanny
Hidden 28/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
andrewmcleod 28/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Moving together, various pitches and parts of pitches. Routefinding was surprisingly tricky although if the rock a wasn't outrageously polished you knew you were off-route! Some of the more polished corners were interesting on approach shoes...

Hidden 28/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
davenev 27/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Ben, Graham
Cadairmanuk 27/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Awesome route.

Rob Royle 27/Jun/15 AltLd

Climbed in Approach shoes, great day in the mountains!

with Mathew
keithru 27/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
rushy11111918 27/Jun/15 AltLd
with Rob Royle
stuartR 22/Jun/15 AltLd
blakey 22/Jun/15 AltLd
col finnegan 21/Jun/15 AltLd rpt

this will be good for all

with dean seddon, uncle joe edgar
Hidden 18/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
John Lockett 18/Jun/15 2nd
with Sam Leary
Ron Rees Davies 18/Jun/15 AltLd
Hidden 16/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
SAF 16/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Phil
alastairbegley 12/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Enjoyable route

with Rhys Davies
Hidden 12/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Danbow73 10/Jun/15 Lead O/S
sims 09/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Jonno
LukeTreharne 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches.

Dogwood 07/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Mike W 07/Jun/15 AltLd
with Dogwood
stevied01 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S

No problems other than the que, got of the hill at 10.30 after starting at 11. Found the final pitch fun.

with casey morrison
Dazluke2000 06/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
chris cockbain 04/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
swoollock 30/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/15 Lead O/S
bede.west 27/May/15 Lead O/S

With Frith, led every pitch. Pitch 6 mega!

adam84 23/May/15 AltLd O/S

What a fantatasmic climb, great day out, my fitness let me down on the walk in, need to have a little chat with myself about that. Climbing is brilliant all the way up, bit cheeky putting alt lead, as I ended up leading P1 only, great atmosphere worth every star attributed, the climbing got really good in the last three pitches, and the Knights move on the penultimate pitch was great fun culminating in the most interesting belay ledge on the climb. Climbed with Wayne and rob, well worth the trek. Brilliant mountain day out

Hidden 23/May/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/May/15 AltLd rpt
ssstrick 23/May/15 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches. Superb weather.

Rob kennington 23/May/15 2nd O/S

Awesome climb first mountain experience

with Wayne Killasten
waydan 23/May/15 Lead O/S
with Rob, Adam Buldock
akhutton88 22/May/15 AltLd

Lead the middle pitches, including "infamous Knights move". In approach shoes, nice route, polished in places.

with Brad
herrettscott 16/May/15 AltLd O/S
with Pam
Hidden 16/May/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/May/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/May/15 Lead
Hidden 15/May/15 2nd
Benstar 15/May/15 Lead
martinov 12/May/15 AltLd O/S
with Andrew Peterken
AndrewP 12/May/15 AltLd
tom jefferies 12/May/15 AltLd O/S
with oli dowen
Sean Kelly 11/May/15 AltLd

Repeat ascent. Damp and murky!

with Avinash Aujayeb
SPD224 04/May/15 AltLd
with Becky Lee, Martin Smith
Maywood96 01/May/15 AltLd

Big Boots, Rucksacks and gloves

Hidden 01/May/15 AltLd
Avinash Aujayeb ?/May/15 -
Hidden ?/May/15 -
Mark Collins 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Jules
Scott Parry 23/Apr/15 AltLd β
adamre12 19/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

I Led P1,3,7. James did the rest. Great route. P3 was my favourite. 50 m of great climbing in the groove

Hidden 19/Apr/15 AltLd rpt
Rebs 17/Apr/15 AltLd
PEccleston 17/Apr/15 AltLd
with Jono Hawkins
laurence_falconer 17/Apr/15 AltLd

Great day, with Phill and Jono

neal 09/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

With Adam. Led P1,3, 7, 9 from CC guidebook (ran 5&6 together).

peterhubbard 09/Apr/15 AltLd
with Jo Stutchbury, Neil Stutchbury
Chris Manasseh 07/Apr/15 AltLd

Led pp 5, 6, 7 & 8

with Paul Manasseh, Nick Manasseh
Private Flounder 07/Apr/15 AltLd
Hidden 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
JP78 05/Apr/15 AltLd rpt
robertmills4 05/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Jake Thompsett, Katie Welch
Sam_Marsland 05/Apr/15 AltLd
A Mountain Journey 05/Apr/15 AltLd
Katie Welch 05/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Jake Thompsett, Rob Mills
D Berry 22/Mar/15 Solo rpt

Made a hash of the routefinding higher up and ended up going direct to the niche above the Knight's Slab.

Hidden 22/Mar/15 AltLd
StephenS 22/Mar/15 Lead dnf

Lead all pitches but bailed before last pitch as was running out of time due to a later start and making a hash of the route finding. Will return to finish! Good climbing however, some nice exposure.

Hidden 22/Mar/15 2nd O/S
natlavender 21/Mar/15 2nd
with James Nichols, Will Fulton
Caitlin 21/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Horrifying benighted walk out!

with Rob Saxton
Hidden 14/Mar/15 AltLd
magicmartin 10/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Finally managed to tick this off the list!! Really enjoyed the route! Plenty of polish but comes with the territory climbing a route 110 years old! Perry led Pitches 2-5-6-8 I led Pitches 1-3-4-7. The exposure on pitch 7 is interesting! Finished in the dark. Walked up to the summit and off the back.

with Perry Adams
Kap 10/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 2, 5, 6 & 8

John Nuttall ?/Mar/15 Solo
Hidden ?/Mar/15 Lead
Martin Dunne ?/Mar/15 2nd
thetradlad 15/Feb/15 Lead O/S

All but last pitch (in order to make a quick descent).

with James Woodman
Hidden 15/Feb/15 2nd
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Richard Goodey ??/2015 -
Mike Bayley ??/2015 -
Mike Bayley ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Richard Goodey ??/2015 Lead
jimxxx ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Antoine1 ??/2015 -
Gillieshill ??/2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
DavidH89 ??/2015 -
DavidH89 ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 AltLd
suds_01 ??/2015 -
spoonernz ??/2015 Lead
daviesp2 29/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

perfect weather, and route mostly to ourselves. Lead pitch 2 and 4 and knights move and last horrid loose, slimey pitch.

bigbobbyking 29/Nov/14 AltLd

Best of the classic routes on the East Face I think. A bit damp in places, but lovely day for the time of year.

Tdavy01 28/Nov/14 AltLd
Rickrick 28/Nov/14 AltLd
thomas.veness 15/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

Great climb! Knight's Move slab was a particularly fun pitch to lead.

with Giles Colclough
pearson9596 15/Nov/14 AltLd rpt
TimCul 15/Nov/14 AltLd
G Weatherley ?/Nov/14 AltLd dog
with Keiha Dhruev
cearbhalld 24/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
with Niall Hedderman, Aidan Roe
Hidden 24/Oct/14 -
niallsash 24/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden 12/Oct/14 AltLd
KDhruev 12/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
with Georgie
derryclimbs 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Started at the GA and then ended up god knows where. Think we did something at about a S or HS on the Terrace Wall. It was very exposed for a VD lead thats for sure. Great day out though and not a breath of wind.

BarrySW19 04/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

A real day out! We did this one on a fairly wet day and the polished damp rock certainly made it feel a lot harder than HVD. The Knight's move was actually pretty easy with the exception of the step onto the slab from the crack with only a very slippery foothold to rely on. The previous pitch seemed far harder and was certainly my scariest lead to date. The Haven belay is well named. Got to the top in good time then got lost on the descent and ended up abseiling back down onto Heather Terrace just as it got dark, then had to walk off from there by torchlight.

Jordanh031 29/Sep/14 Lead O/S
scooba2cv 29/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Only led a couple of "pitches"

Hidden 28/Sep/14 AltLd
Hidden 28/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Reds 27/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Maz142 27/Sep/14 2nd
with James Godwin, nicky bloor
schristophersmith 27/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
althesin 27/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Great climb, but polished even when you go off route!

buxtoncoffeelover 22/Sep/14 AltLd

Pitch 1 & (walk thru pitch 2)- Lead Pitch 3- second (Tom) Pitch 4- walk thru. Pitch 5,6,7 & 8- Lead

tom_lewis89 22/Sep/14 AltLd

I lead pitch three and was leading the pitch before knights move but went off route so had some scary reverse climbing with a nut and a bit of tat round a spike. Don't go left under the roof! Other than that great day out, finished in the dark!

C May 20/Sep/14 AltLd

Lead 2nd half of pitch 3 and knights slab and pitch above.

with Tim
JohnMetcalfe 20/Sep/14 AltLd

misty and damp weather added to the excitement. Great route. Will do again in the sun ....

with Adam
Longsufferingropeholder 20/Sep/14 AltLd
with C May
Hidden 19/Sep/14 Lead rpt
wi11 17/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Moved together

with Simon
Hidden 17/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
CharlieMack 16/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Not as good as it's made up to be. Some nice sections. Knights move was a let down. A good route, but not more.

with Kevin Hayden
Hidden 15/Sep/14 Lead
wjcdean 13/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

lead p1 (corber and slab), P3+4 (scramble and path), P5 (corner) and P8(finish), adam lead P2 (rib), P6 (knights) and P7 (corner). more contrived than expected, but good fun day out. had the route to ourselves apart from someone free soloing past us at the P6 belay. came down south ridge and then folowed path down below the east face down to the car

BStar 13/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

I led the crux pitches (natürlich). The line is a bit broken and if it wasnt for the GA scratched into the rock it wouldnt be an obvious climb. Some scrappy pitches but in contrast some very good pitches. Got stung by a wasp on pitch 7 / 8 belay.

CurlyStevo 13/Sep/14 AltLd

Really nice route, everything you'd expect for a 3 start welsh mountain VDiff including the Polish!

with louise_london_climber
Hidden 08/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Peter Metcalfe 07/Sep/14 Solo
badgerjockey 06/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Rich/Kuang
Hidden 03/Sep/14 -
Sharynbuunk 03/Sep/14 2nd
Jordangask 02/Sep/14 Lead
LifeAboveTheBolt 02/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/14 AltLd
jezb1 27/Aug/14 Lead


Hidden 26/Aug/14 AltLd
Matt250 24/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with dh7892
Hidden 24/Aug/14 2nd O/S
dh7892 24/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

As a three with Matt and me swinging leads.

Hidden 24/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Tarquin 21/Aug/14 -
with Liz
Hidden 20/Aug/14 2nd
emlynroberts 16/Aug/14 AltLd
Wayne S 16/Aug/14 AltLd
Hidden 16/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
OllieF 16/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Amazing route, finest part has to be the top few pitches. Knights move pitch was great, loved it.

with Ant, Dave
Matadoors 16/Aug/14 AltLd

led P1 and P3

ms26g10 15/Aug/14 AltLd
martintom 09/Aug/14 AltLd
with Mick Poulter, Andy Hawkins
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
spragglerocks 07/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Climbing together on tour de ogwen...last climb and midge hell!

with Matt
runwildjohn 04/Aug/14 AltLd

I led p1,3,6+8, Alice led p2,5+7

Alice_Horton 04/Aug/14 AltLd
sarahjk ?/Aug/14 AltLd
with Mark
Tom Last 30/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

I had a good day out on this, as in nice to be climbing on a cool mountain, but quite honestly this would be a bit of a no star route in say the northwest highlands. Except for the discontinuous nature of the climbing, the copious amount of heather, the polish and the surprising amount of loose rock, I've already forgotten pretty much everything about it two days later.

with Hernan 'Chile' Ibanez
tom_holdsworth 27/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Will Taylor
Jenny Hall 27/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Louis
Louis Hume 27/Jul/14 Lead

Good route

with Jenny
Hidden 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
philmitch 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
pwb1981 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Ljmulligan 26/Jul/14 2nd
with Simon, gdjcoleman
Ben Hollands 25/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Fantastic climb with some great situations. Obviously very polished in places!

with Wendy Anderson
leethebee 25/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Awesome day out in fantastic weather. Great mountaineering Route.

with Disco
el disco 25/Jul/14 AltLd

a great climb, really good moves, some polished bits but good holds through out the climb.

Matt Schwarz 23/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with katie
Hidden 23/Jul/14 AltLd
Katie S 23/Jul/14 AltLd
Kate Edhouse 21/Jul/14 -

Moved together over pitches 1-4, I lead pitches 6 and 8....polished.

james_hill81 21/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

lead pitches 1 and three of five. some interesting climbing and great positions.

erbridger 21/Jul/14 AltLd
Jack Whiteley 17/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Lead P1, 3, 4, 6 and 7.

Hidden 17/Jul/14 AltLd
dan gibson 17/Jul/14 Solo O/S
snowfluke 13/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

First couple of pitches don't feel like a classic route, the higher you get the nicer the climb, scramble to the summit to top it off with great panoramic views. Can be daunting in the wet. Climbed in wet and cloudy weather.

ADConway 13/Jul/14 AltLd rpt
simonvand 10/Jul/14 AltLd
HB-Pencil 07/Jul/14 AltLd
Alex Mason 05/Jul/14 Solo O/S

Great exposure. First time up tryfan.

with Jemma Powell
Hidden 05/Jul/14 AltLd
beakerburgess 05/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

according to rockfax guide lead P1, P5, P6 + P8 Jon linked P2+3 and lead P7. we scrambled P4 together

Shane Willis 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
gdjcoleman ?/Jul/14 Lead
with Mugsy, Simon
Hidden ?/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Chris dyer 30/Jun/14 Lead O/S

What an Epic Climb! my first long mountain route too

with Jack Hunter, Oli Foxlow
Philberry 30/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Epic Climb! First real mountain multi pitch

giuly 29/Jun/14 Lead
with Xose' Portela
Hidden 29/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/14 -
ralphio 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Lead the majority of pitches. First proper multipitch. Loved every minute of it.

ClareG 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

With Steve, I led P2, 4(!), 6, 8. P2 was a lovely rib, the Knight's move was fun and great to top out. Headed up to the summit at the end and then down the south ridge. Big day out with an hour walk in and a bit more back off the top. First trad multi-pitch!

Jen Mason 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Lizz
Half Pint Lizz 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Jen Mason
Hidden 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Alaric 20/Jun/14 Lead rpt

Led p3,7,8 (CC guide pitches). Started late 2pm. Back at the hut for 11.30pm. Perfect conditions.

with Jing
jing 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led cc pitches 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9 (or 1, 2, 4, 5, and 8 according to Rockfax). A little exposed on pitches 6, and 7 (knight's move) but they are the best pitches too. Ran p5 and p6 together (they are 1 pitch in Rockfax) and nearly ran out of rope because we were climbing on 50m ropes, and Alaric had to remove some belay anchors for me to reach the block belay. Lovely route and great view when higher up. Really good value for money. Didn't get back to car till 11:20 though due to very late start and getting a little lost in the dark on descend. A great adventurous day out.

with Alaric
alexm198 19/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Had it all to ourselves. 'Classic' doesn't even come close.

ecromwell 19/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
jimshrimp 18/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Always a classic, the polished Knights Slab and 'perch belay' being one to remember.

Hidden 17/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
hp8g12 17/Jun/14 AltLd
Pete_Frost 16/Jun/14 AltLd β

Climbed in big boots. Kinght's Move Slab is entertaining and polished to a beautiful gloss.

with Climbing Joe from Anglesey
Dawlish 16/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Stoff 15/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Simply fantastic. Led P1 and Knights Move as the cloud rolled in. Most enjoyable climb in a great weekend.

with Mark L, gpcomps
Joe Innes 15/Jun/14 Solo O/S
gpcomps 15/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 3 & 4. A fantastic day's climbing

Mark Loveday 15/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

First big multi-pitch felt like even more of an epic due to getting lost on both the approach and descent and spending hours grovelling about in the heather and boulders. Led P5 and P7. Abandoned P8 due to Fathers day duties. Excellent, varied climbing. A1.

Loubylou 15/Jun/14 2nd


with Gareth Haldenby, Dave Falcus
Ste_b1978 14/Jun/14 AltLd
with Danny
Hidden 14/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
cathymiller 14/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Ali
jeddb 14/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

6 pitches, lead pitches 3 & 6

with bomtall
bomtall 14/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
jhobbs 13/Jun/14 AltLd

Led pitches 1,3, 5 (knights move) and 7 to top out. Tim led other pitches. Super climbing.

HAJ Francis 13/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
django 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with John Rowe
tanssop 12/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Midge hell at belays, but a cracking day.

with Wayne
Yanis Nayu 12/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Awesome. Midges were a nightmare though...

with Phil Lucas
chris fox 11/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Long slog in as took the wrong path ! Big day out but enjoyable

sparkybatteryboy 11/Jun/14 AltLd
jamesgodwin64 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S

This route! loved it! led p2,4,6 and would of led p8 but couldnt find a way up without it being soaked and my mate found a different start and set off before we could change back :P. The knights move was awesome though the belay stance description was right (its alot tighter than the rest of the belay points). The walk in and out was harder than the climbing and wet so waterproof boots are advised if its had any rain round the time you want to do it!

with Chiris Fox
Truan 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Led all pitches. Took James (first outdoor clime) and Dan as seconds.

Hidden 08/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Dan Simcox 06/Jun/14 Lead

Great route and managed to do it in the dry! The most difficult move was a rock-over on the left foot at the top of the fifth pitch. North Wales Classics says the route is graded VD and I now see in the newer North Wales Climbs it's graded HVD with two 4a pitches. I don't think either of the pitches are 4a and I'd grade it as a hard VD. The North Wales Classics books also says it's a half hours walk in? No it isn't, with all your gear I'd give it an hour.

with Hazel Johnson
Hidden 02/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/14 AltLd
Marcus Wright 01/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Trad Multipitch with TOM

MrJWilliams92 ?/Jun/14 -
Ccmilree ?/Jun/14 2nd
kerry cooper ?/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Great day out!

kerry cooper ?/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Robertspd2 ?/Jun/14 2nd

amazing route

birks3746 ?/Jun/14 Solo

Had seconded it in the fog aged 9, nobody wanted to climb so I thought it would be a good one to run up. Going fine until it started raining on pt5...lost my bottle about 5 times getting onto the knights move. Stiff talk to myself and then got back in the game

Wevcore 31/May/14 AltLd O/S
maddy92 31/May/14 Lead
Hidden 30/May/14 AltLd O/S
bradburyd 21/May/14 2nd O/S
luke glaister 17/May/14 AltLd O/S

An unbelievable route which keeps on building the higher you climb. I did 1. 3. And 5. Kc did 2. And 4. the Knights move pitch. I ran out of rope on pitch 3 so kc started climbing with me. 60 meters would be a good idea. Thanks to the other team on the Knights pitch for the chocolate. A great 2 days climbing. Time for a cold un..

casey johns 17/May/14 AltLd O/S
BnB 16/May/14 -
Conan 16/May/14 AltLd
with KMC
James_Kendal 16/May/14 AltLd
with Conan
GStone 16/May/14 AltLd O/S

Me P1,3,5,7 Dan P2,4,6,8

Dan3266 16/May/14 AltLd O/S
with GStone
Steve Bartle 16/May/14 AltLd
Jonny Harrison 15/May/14 AltLd O/S
jimartin 14/May/14 AltLd

Stefan P1 - P3 - P5 John P2 - P4 - P6 John haven pitch - full rope length used Stefan the knights move pitch - stance found this time! Glorious sunshine and the only ones on this true classic!!

Stefan Trebicki 14/May/14 AltLd
Hidden 05/May/14 Lead O/S
stratandrew 05/May/14 AltLd O/S

Well deserving of three stars. 4 hours as a three. Led 1,4,5&6,8&9.

with Dan Moore, Nils Elgar
Dacky 05/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Agg
cdpuk 03/May/14 AltLd O/S

Led 1, 5 and 7. Cold but dry day. 4h total.

Patrick Clissold 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Jonny Davies
gGor 03/May/14 AltLd

Led pitches 2, 5, 7. We soloed pitch 4.

with Malcolm Watts, Phil Wallam
pftom 03/May/14 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1,3,5 & 7, all in big boots

Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd
MikePen 03/May/14 AltLd β
with Simon
JulianB 03/May/14 AltLd

Beat the crowds with an early start. Nice route if a bit polished in places

Hidden 29/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/14 AltLd
NicShorty13 25/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Ben, Shorty
shortypug 25/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/14 2nd dnf
laurence_falconer 25/Apr/14 Lead dnf

Very wet, started raining more as climb continued till the point progress was near impossible. Abbed off the top of the 3rd pitch. Climbed in big boots.

with Thom Jenkinson, Ben Caley
dillsupertramp 21/Apr/14 Lead
with philip hughes
JackM92 21/Apr/14 AltLd
LP 21/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Led 1+2 and Knights move. Mike led 3 and then the 'awesome' 4th pitch! Took a mate on his first outdoor climb - he said never again but the rest of us had an amazing day - sunny BH Monday with not another person in sight all day.Lovely climb with sustained interest and none to difficult. One to do again.

with michael dilworth
Hidden 20/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
ianstevens 20/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
lecko 20/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Glad to get on a route that's been on my wish list for years. Lived up to expectations.

Richardlake 20/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
AliceGB 20/Apr/14 2nd

Climbed with Alex and Ian, using half ropes and belayed in guide mode. Very cold!

with Alex King
will_lake 20/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
McPhail92 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Felt strong. First mountain multi pitch lead. Knights move very exposed.

Hidden 19/Apr/14 2nd
JP78 19/Apr/14 -
jasonpm 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Superb day out, cold on the last 2 pitches

with James
Mashin21 19/Apr/14 2nd
kabutsu 19/Apr/14 Lead
spearing05 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Lovely. Knights move and slab after were beautiful.

with Andrew
Hidden 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
JamesColeman 18/Apr/14 Solo O/S

The 'Knights move' slab and pitches before and after were really good but daunting! Although it was a solo it took around 6 hours due to heavy traffic: Lots of resting on ledges and taking in the views! Done in combination with Overlapping Ridge Route, Central Buttress descent and North Ridge descent. Massive, awesome day on the mountain in perfect weather.

Francis Hardy 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Tom S
sibluer 16/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Les pitches 1,2,4,6,7,8.

JonesJ 16/Apr/14 AltLd
will moy 15/Apr/14 Solo
richjdunn 15/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Led 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 7th pitches. Sunny and good climb

with Jordan jones
Tom McCabe 15/Apr/14 AltLd

In two pairs- me and Joe swung leads, Rob led Garvey. Epic day out, felt more like a few nice single pitches with walks/scrambles between, until the last three pitches, where position and more perched belays make things more interesting. Pitch before the knights slab felt like the crux, or would haveif I hadn't gone off route on the slab moving round the taste and then missed the belay ledge before down climbing back to it. Topped out and scrambled the ridge to the summit at ~7. Jumped the gap, had a beer and descended to the west as the sun set :D grand day out!

Hidden 15/Apr/14 Solo
Hidden 14/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
AndyRogers 14/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Worth all the hype, however the 50 m pitch 3 is only about 10-15 m of actual climbing and lots of scrambling. No need to rack a huge amount for it like I did!Also pitch 4 isn't really a pitch it is literally a walk along a flat grassy path.

with ianlaw
JRJones 14/Apr/14 AltLd
Andrew Lester 14/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 13/Apr/14 AltLd
arandall 08/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

I did pitches 1 - 6, wendy did the rest.

Wendy Watthews 08/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Pitches 7-9

JoeCoxson 08/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Amazing climb, great positions on the mountain and a good day out. Lead pitches 1,3,5 and half of pitch 7. Hannah dealt with the knights pitch very well, belayed before going round the corner.

Hidden 08/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/14 -
badger123 ?/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with penny
Patrick Clissold 29/Mar/14 Lead dnf
with Tom Laws
Purely 26/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2,3,7. Mat led the others. Guide books seem a little confused as to what this is (VDiff vs HVD) but I'd tend to go for the latter if for nothing but the length and the exposure. Definitely an epic day out and totally justifies the three stars. Didn't find the Knight's Move that hard - we both thought the pitch after was trickier. Naturally that's the one I was leading! Would also say that three of the "pitches" barely qualify as such as they are either light scrambles or walks.

with Mat Adams
christiaanfhunt 18/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Alternate pitches I led 1,3,5 and 7

with Carl Worrall
phildawson 15/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
londonoring 15/Mar/14 AltLd

With Rhys Treharn.

Hidden 15/Mar/14 AltLd
weekendwarrior92 15/Mar/14 AltLd
Ciaran Mullan 15/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/14 Lead O/S
gazj1986 12/Mar/14 AltLd

wow, that knights move and pitches after it

DavidPC 12/Mar/14 AltLd

Lead p2,4,6,7 and 8. Last few pitches are worth the trip.

Hidden 01/Mar/14 AltLd
Hidden 01/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Kirill 22/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

Excellent and no queues! On P2 Graham ignored the rib on the left and climbed the icy couloir on the right where he had to deploy his nut key to cut steps. He also led the Knight's Move pitch in a similarly impressive style. On completing the route we continued to the Adam and Eve but didn't contemplate climbing on them for the fear of being blown off the mountain. The descent (via N Ridge) would have felt safer if we had axes on us, but not too bad without, all be it a bit slow.

scott mayled ??/2014 Lead O/S

Great climb with the odd move to think about.

with Jonny Harrison, A student
peakcaver ??/2014 -
jcw ??/2014 -
Andrew will wilson ??/2014 -

Great climb. Keeps giving and giving for such a low grade climb Worthy of its status

Si ??/2014 -
smason ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
yesbutnobutyesbut ??/2014 -
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 -
nj.harris ??/2014 -
Craigyboy13 ??/2014 2nd
Kathryn Clare ??/2014 AltLd

The one with the hitch-hike :/

Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 AltLd
SamHallam ??/2014 AltLd
aneate ??/2014 AltLd
danex ??/2014 2nd
flying el burro ??/2014 2nd
adamarkley ??/2014 -
with dominic arkley
michaelmurray 14/Dec/13 2nd dnf

Attempted in big boots with big bags. Heavy rain for most of the day made the route too hard for us so we had to abseil down from the start of the "Knight's Move" pitch. Not an easy day out in big boots in the wet!

with James
pete1993 07/Dec/13 Lead O/S

long day out with 4 parties from the club on various routes on tryfan, got much better after the third pitch when tom managed to drop his hangover, great route probably getting towards vs in the wet slimy conditions

with Tom
Teappleby 07/Dec/13 AltLd

wet and damp, 3ltrs of frosted jacks the day before did not make the walk in nice.

Hidden 30/Nov/13 2nd O/S
mattnuttall 30/Nov/13 Lead O/S

full mountaineering day out - Fiona and Cath new to multipitch mountaineering - Ogwen Valley up to Heather Terrace then 7 pitch route (Grooved Arete) carrying sacs etc. Onto S Summit of Tryfan, summit ridge to main summit and night nav descent via Llyn Bochlywd to Ogwen. (an edit to longer planned descent due to darkness / rapid cloud drop at 4pm)

with Cath Skinner, Fiona Kong
Hidden 16/Nov/13 2nd O/S
GermanAlex 16/Nov/13 Lead O/S

lead the whole climb in 5 pitches, excellent fun if rather wet rock. good classic VDiff value. couldn't really figure out what the "knights move" was though

with Robby
Jeester 16/Nov/13 2nd dog

Fell on polished first pitch, good after.

Tubs 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Snow covered in the upper reaches and wet throughout. Good fun, especially the Knight's Move and the groove below.

with Tommy G
stevorobs3 09/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
ldgarrison 09/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
matt1024 09/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Led Knights Move pitch. Pretty slimy in parts, quite cold too.

Samuel Wainwright 14/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/13 2nd O/S
splat2million 08/Oct/13 AltLd

Lead pitches 3 and 5

with Simon Mason
joe gallacher 06/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Good fun route. Polished. Ran a couple of pitches together as one was a walk up a grass slope. Glad we did though...Ian ended up with the tougher / polished pitches...Oops. TAKE CARE regarding the belay at the end of the knights slab...I belayed in the notch in the head wall but the correct one was about 6m right JUST AROUND the headwall corner.The description on this page above is excellent but I hadn't read it !!! Also got ropes knotted at this point(so plenty of hanging belay practise required on some easy ground)...As ever , Mr Goudge cruised it. GET ON IT...GREAT DAY OUT (don't take a novice though ...too serious for that)

with Ian Goudge
Hidden 06/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
Matt Harmon 05/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

led Pitches: 1,3,4,6,8

Redtournon 01/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
with Colin fisher
Max19 ?/Oct/13 AltLd
with Ben Terrell, Felix Terrell
rashwell ?/Oct/13 AltLd
Stefan Trebicki 28/Sep/13 AltLd

Stefan led P1, P3, P5 to 'The Haven', P6 'The Knight's Move Slab', P7. Matt led P2, P4. Abandoned direct P8 finish on account of high winds and freezing in shorts! Much harder than expected for a HVD!

Anne Gumbley 28/Sep/13 AltLd
with Al Mason, Jonjo Knott
Ash_Johnson 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Climbed in B1 boots (trangos) with two clients. Stuck behind rather incosiderate Army Officers, I think they had some sort of self entitlement issue and wouldnt let us climb past. Walk off down Grade 1 gully in twilight. A good day considering.

Joe.Howlett 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S

AMA - AGM First multi-pitch that got me hooked on climbing. Thanks to Ash Johnson for leading the climb and organising a great week of climbing in North Wales.

DanCClayton 28/Sep/13 AltLd

Army Mountaineering Annual General Meeting Climbing Weekend.

Wolfy1987 NEWMC 24/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
cpforbes 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
ADConway 22/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Alan James - UKC and UKH 21/Sep/13 Lead
Sam James-Louwerse 21/Sep/13 2nd
cfisher4 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Great day on a very polished route

with Sebastian Pourrat
JamesM 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Andy Green
rooftops 01/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Wolfy1987 NEWMC ?/Sep/13 AltLd
stokienomad 31/Aug/13 Lead rpt

Rescued three Marine Commandos who couldn't climb the Knights slab !!

Simonpeel 31/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
andyclimber 31/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/13 Solo
joeallen28 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Climbed in boots, huge mistake! Made some parts really quite tricky that shouldnt have been.

tomsimpson89 31/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Duncan Beard 27/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Best mountain route yet, despite the polish.

magsb 26/Aug/13 2nd

Lead pitch 7

with Mark Upton
Ian MK 25/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead the first pitch and the last pitches from the knights move. Finished the hard way!

with Mac
Tim Coe 25/Aug/13 AltLd
with Abi Coe
Hidden 25/Aug/13 AltLd
neilwiltshire 25/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 2,4,6,7

with Josh Phipps, Nick Dedekind
Hidden 24/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/13 AltLd rpt
doughobbs 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Drove over the night before in the van, climbed on the Sunday! Just as great as last time, topped out to assist a chappie walking up with 2 kids! walked back along heather terrace for the descent

with Antoinette Wintin
Laurence Everitt 10/Aug/13 AltLd rpt
with Mark D, Samuel Walters, Tommy B, Tom Green, Rosie Henstock
TGreen 10/Aug/13 AltLd rpt
Rosie Henstock 10/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Sam Walters, Mark Duggan, Tom Green, Laurence, Tommy B
stephen ashworth 10/Aug/13 Lead
with caroline blackmore
K Mckay 10/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Vicky Jones 04/Aug/13 2nd dnf

Turned back after 3 pitches due to weather. Absailed back down

bigredsquirrel 03/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/13 2nd
JamesLloyd 02/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
MarisO ?/Aug/13 2nd O/S
wilf 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S

with andy and lisa. dry and partly sunny, busy so able to enjoy the views. sustained interest through all but transition pitch, great climbing, polish provides mind concentrating moments.Descent via North and little gullies obvious and straightforward. a long day out for old men.

with Tom
j.buckley87 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
danieleaston 27/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Saz
saz_b 27/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Good day out

android_lloyd 27/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1,3,6&8

with Tom
jacksonm1 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Nice day out with big boots and a bag.

Tom Packer 27/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Pitches 2, 5 and 7.

with Lloyd
kenli 27/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Albanian 24/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Long day out, fantastic route

with Lee
Hidden 21/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 21/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/13 AltLd
MarkCunnington 20/Jul/13 AltLd rpt

Lead P1,3,5,and tagged 7 and 8 together

Hidden 20/Jul/13 AltLd
onlyfoddington 20/Jul/13 AltLd

Climbed to the side of the first groove and possibly the second groove as well. Yanked on some gear to get on to the slab of the knights move. B3 boots and bags. Some simu-climbing.

with Adam
Serena Lambre 20/Jul/13 2nd β

My 2nd ever multi-pitch. Not such a gentle introduction! Pitches 6 and 7 were very scary and exposed, but loved Pitch 8. Great variety of climbing overall. Loved how the rock changed the higher you got.

with mrteale
Anna Morris 20/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
mrteale 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
partz 19/Jul/13 AltLd rpt
Rhi Rhi 19/Jul/13 AltLd
with Matt
Alpinehero 19/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/13 2nd O/S
littleluke 18/Jul/13 Lead O/S
jcasey2436 16/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Steve Swanborough 15/Jul/13 2nd O/S
JenRoberts 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Tom, Rhys
tomdadom 12/Jul/13 AltLd
with Jen Roberts, Rhys
rbharries 12/Jul/13 2nd O/S

No leads for me, climbed in trainers, loved it. had to run back before last pitch to get to work! Made it.

with apples, jen peanut
JamesWilliams 10/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

The polish really shows how popular it is. The best bits come towards the end on the steep grooves. lovely day in the sun with the route to our selves

with Chris Hayes
ashsleight 09/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Great climb in great weather.

with Frazer Mathias, Jamie buttle
Hidden 08/Jul/13 AltLd
biggianthead 08/Jul/13 -
with G
Giles Eperon 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with jena meinecke
Clogwyn y Gwin 07/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Dafydd a Tom
georgenvk 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/13 2nd
shed_hed 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S

In glorious sunshine!

with Catherine Lawrence
Kat4kgb 07/Jul/13 -
benny_m 07/Jul/13 AltLd rpt
with Su
Ray Sparks 06/Jul/13 AltLd
with paul
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
tomthecoolperson 06/Jul/13 AltLd
with Andrew
beds74 06/Jul/13 AltLd
with Ray Sparks
cas smerdon 06/Jul/13 AltLd
with Martin
FragOcon 05/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
John Foster 05/Jul/13 Lead
with Phil J
fait 05/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Steve Palmer 04/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

A fantastic day out, descending Little Gully saved time and was better than expected.

with Claire E
alooker ?/Jul/13 AltLd

Last route of a long day doing laps on east face after biving on heather terrace. Moved together and pitched a couple of trickier sections. B3s and rucksacks

with David
thedatastream 30/Jun/13 AltLd rpt
with Ben
Matt Marsh 30/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
BenedictIEP 30/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Fantastic Route. got up ear;y from the campsite and had the whole crag to ourselves.

Alex Thompson 30/Jun/13 AltLd rpt

Great fun in the sun. :)

with Matt Marsh
cjb1992 29/Jun/13 AltLd
with Andrew
Jones_88 29/Jun/13 AltLd

cracking day out in boots.

magik_bob 29/Jun/13 AltLd
ah2013 29/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Chris
Hidden 16/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Cornish boy 15/Jun/13 2nd O/S

A great route in better than expected weather. I would agree with others that the crux is not the Knight's Move pitch. The chimney pitch just after it felt harder...but maybe I was just knackered by then! Sean led all but one pitch. Thanks again to the patient team behind us [Ed and Pete] who retrieved Sean's dropped belay device!

with Sean
scalpel 12/Jun/13 AltLd

Perfect weather but was in a rush to get home so some tension on final pitches

WhipperSnapper 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
crag_hopper_Jay 09/Jun/13 Lead rpt

Great route, lead all pitches. The knight's move slab has got to some of the best climbing at the grade in the UK. The last pitch has a few lose blocks!

sunshine.hannah 09/Jun/13 2nd
Paul Hy 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Brill day out!!

with Dave W
Rupey 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with alan
ads 08/Jun/13 AltLd
with Julie
mick1jones 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Led 1st, 3rd, knight's slab and last

with Simon Holding
marclloyd77 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Led pitches 2, 3, 4, 6, 8. Perfect weather!

with Blake
npanderson 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
BLodge 08/Jun/13 AltLd
jjclarke70 07/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Pete
andrew549 06/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/13 Solo O/S
David86 02/Jun/13 Lead
Ellis20 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with David Davis
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
jasoncash 01/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Nice day out, very popular route and quite polished

andycash 01/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with jason cash
murrayd 01/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Andy Cash, Jason Cash
Abrockalypse 01/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Led the second pitch.

sideswiper ?/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with mick jones
Johnny Rowland ?/Jun/13 AltLd
Brannock 31/May/13 AltLd O/S
MPSBunny 31/May/13 AltLd O/S

I led the pitch before Knights Move which felt pretty wild. Ended up missing out the last pitch due to the weather beginning to close in.

TCarrick 30/May/13 Lead
with HVSmith
Steve Woollard 26/May/13 Lead
Ian JL 26/May/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 26/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/13 2nd
mariannekhoo 25/May/13 AltLd O/S

Led most pitches and strung together some of them. Denise led P3 and part of P5. The topo and route description in the Ground Up guidebook to North Wales is better than the one in the CC guidebook to Ogwen.

Palindrome 25/May/13 AltLd O/S

Very busy route but got there in second place. Lower section very spaced out and lots of grassy banks until the ledge is reached. Climbing starts here! Knights move was very simple but chimney after is crux move. Excellent bubbly rock in top pitch, best not miss it out! :) Led pitches 2,3,4,6 and 7.

Vicky L 25/May/13 AltLd O/S
with sandra
Hidden 25/May/13 AltLd dog
Jack Manfredi 25/May/13 -
GStone 19/May/13 AltLd O/S

Led P2 & P3 joined, first third of P5, P6 Knight's Move and P8 James led P1, P4, P5 & P7 5 1/2 hours! Abseiled down North Gully - long wet and green!

Hidden 19/May/13 AltLd O/S
barrowclough 16/May/13 Lead
with Tim Johns
tom0french 10/May/13 AltLd O/S
PeteMc 10/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/May/13 AltLd
triceeee 05/May/13 2nd
spadge 05/May/13 AltLd
dsgarner 04/May/13 AltLd O/S

Lead P2, p3, P5, P7 and first half P8 until rop drag became too much. Waited at the start for other teams. Ended up overtaking the 2 teams in front of us

with Jim Cockayne
GStone 04/May/13 AltLd dnf

Had to ab down from base of nights move due to a long queue of slow parties in front and end of day getting closer! There is some good tat available for the last 50m ab.

with Steve Gladstone
BigHairyIan 04/May/13 2nd O/S

MASSIVE DAY OUT! Ended up benighted on the Heather Terrace, after abbing down one of the gullies. Slept from 1am until 4:30 when it was light enough to carry on... What a trip!

with Richard Taylor, Katy Stranack
rickstaylor 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Lev 04/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/May/13 2nd O/S
cat88 ?/May/13 2nd β
doughobbs ?/May/13 2nd dnf

great day out though had to abb off as time running out and a group in front with 12 year old girl going very slow in the fading light!

due 30/Apr/13 2nd
Gerallt Owain 29/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Chay 27/Apr/13 Lead dnf

Absolutely freezing; unpleasantly cold. Made worse by the prospect of waiting for groups ahead. Decided to head off and save this classic for a more enjoyably day!

with Dan
Hidden 27/Apr/13 AltLd
bsparky 26/Apr/13 AltLd dnf

Stunning. Had to bail at base of last pitch due to artillery style hailstorm. Scrambled to top. Next time!

morgan91 24/Apr/13 Lead
Barrez 23/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1,3, knights move and final.

Hidden 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Nordic 20/Apr/13 -
with Jodie Munks
piersnewton 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Adam Smith
Kyrros 06/Mar/13 AltLd dnf

Too wet to finish it

Mike W 06/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Legs 06/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
paulmck ??/2013 Lead
jon141 ??/2013 -
chris ginge ??/2013 Lead
chris ginge ??/2013 -
timbo58 ??/2013 -
with Mark Fitzpatrick, John Kilburn
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
TheAndyBarker ??/2013 -
Chris M ??/2013 -
eurasia ??/2013 2nd O/S
Richard Kinsman ??/2013 Lead O/S
mjackson ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
andybirtwistle ??/2013 -
drsdave ??/2013 AltLd
with paul hyland
robgixer ??/2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2013 AltLd O/S
riven 24/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

Big boots including for the knights move.

with Dec
Decmorris 24/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
with Joe B
partz 17/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Was pretty wet but still good fun!

with Ryan Mann
goatee 15/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
with Francis Jan Kluzniak
Webster 10/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

Cold and wet with snow and ice thrown in the mix, pitched most of it in walking boots, put climbing shoes on for the knights move slab as it was covered in wet snow. scrambled off final pitch as weather had closed in. absolutely amazing climbing in an amazing setting!

steve-grigg 10/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
mattshort 04/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

Great climb. STarted by soloing the first 4 pitches in Tshirts, the higher we got the more damp and icy the rock became and the more layers we decided to put on. We decided to lead the last 4 pitches. The last couple of pitches were particularly interesting as we had to dig holds and gear placements out of the snow with numb hands.

Charlotte Nelson 03/Nov/12 2nd O/S
MJP 27/Oct/12 AltLd dnf

Climbed first two pitches then aborted. (Cold, not moving fast enough, harder than expected...)

with Tom Smith
CashaJones 11/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Dave Richards 06/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
with sjbrook
SteveM 06/Oct/12 Solo
sjbrook 06/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
elliptic 06/Oct/12 Solo
Hidden 04/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Pinguville 04/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with George
rangadan 29/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Binder 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Very good.

with JBM
Robbiobaby 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Martin Rowe 18/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Great climb. The Welsh weather spiced things up a bit for my 2nd and 3rd climbers, when on knights move slab it started to rain and then hail. couldn't wait to get the last 2 wet slippery pitches out the way.

with Ellis Carroll, Paul Carroll
Hidden 15/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Dirty Knees 15/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/12 -
Hidden 13/Sep/12 AltLd
Keenb 13/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Really lovely route, especially the last 4 pitches. Definitely deserves 3 starts.

Bry 13/Sep/12 AltLd β
Hidden 10/Sep/12 AltLd
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
nick ferro 09/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Oli Birkill
alexcollins123 08/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Becky E 08/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Great route. Long day (queues!). Nocturnal descent. Highly recommended.

with Marilyn
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead
Nick_Merriman 08/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

We went the wrong way at one point and ended up on the most exposed, gear-less section on tiny holds that I'd ever done!

musgravet 07/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Nicola Canfield
mattgrange 03/Sep/12 AltLd

Superb classic day out, (except for the swarm of flying ants on top of the false summit). Pitches 3-6 probably the best quality. Finished off with the traditional leap between the boulders (Si didn't lower himself to this!)

Hidden 01/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
sting 01/Sep/12 AltLd β

A good day out, first climb in North Wales. I'll be back for sure.

with kwaidy
lennym 01/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Completely missed the belay at the top of the Knight's Move slab so ran that pitch into the next one. An absolute pleasure to climb.

Hidden 01/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/12 2nd O/S
carrusmaccus ?/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

First multi-pitched mountain route and absolutely love it and cannot wait for next visit to stunning Welsh Mountains.

Hidden ?/Sep/12 AltLd
Hidden 28/Aug/12 Solo dnf
DrJon 26/Aug/12 AltLd dnf

Abseiled off in the dark due to slow party in front.

with Julian
jkarran 26/Aug/12 Lead dnf

Sadly compelled to escape left by an in-situ team on the upper pitches. Predictable.

with Sarah
HendrikTBB 26/Aug/12 AltLd dnf

Clean up to start of pitch six but then bailed by abseil retreat after waiting over three hours at a belay ledge for slow climbers to leave!

with Dan
simon mitchie 18/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
rockaddict 18/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Olli-C 14/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

in 5 pitches

Rachel Slater 14/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
martin c 14/Aug/12 Lead O/S

With Paul. First few pitches in big boots then rock boots. Enjoyed Knights move.

Mayaculpa 11/Aug/12 AltLd

Awesome climb, and I got the Knights pitch. worth three stars, great weather and good company. Had to queue about an hour though

Hidden 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
seanlikeskites 11/Aug/12 AltLd rpt
Hidden 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Mouse5 08/Aug/12 2nd O/S
sopaz 07/Aug/12 -
Palmer 07/Aug/12 Lead
PanzerHanzler 03/Aug/12 AltLd rpt
with Jeremy Hall
R2B 29/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

B2 boots on for good practice!

with Tim
timmyhobby 28/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with russ
Hidden 28/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Hillson 21/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
PeteWilson 21/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

went a tad off route on this one, possibly made it a grade or two harder, also did it in 6 pitches by running a couple of the pitches together, its popularity shows in the condition of the rock!

Hidden 21/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
climbing son 21/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Pero 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
vincentvega 15/Jul/12 AltLd

The pitch prior to the knights slab, where you climb the right hand rib and manouver over to the left hand rib is probably the crux I thought. That or the move around the corner off the Knights slab. Awesome route.

with danny robb
theone 03/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Wicked climb!!!

JamieSparkes 01/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

absolutely gopping wet low down, got progressively drier as the day went on and actually turned out quite pleasant by the time we came to walk down again! Lead even pitches.

CragDog 01/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Paula Ryan ?/Jul/12 AltLd
with Robin Brooke
Hidden ?/Jul/12 Lead
ollie1 30/Jun/12 Lead O/S

big boots in the hail, rain and sun!

Stephen Halliday 25/Jun/12 AltLd β

Led pitches 1, 3, 6 & 8

Nexonen 24/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Jake
Bron 11/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

wonderful climb. Got a bit off route on one pitch. nice to climb with Sally again.

Hidden 10/Jun/12 AltLd
tomthecoolperson 09/Jun/12 AltLd dnf
with Andrew
MikeLell 04/Jun/12 Solo O/S

Soloed. Lots of queuing patiently behind roped parties, but was allowed to pass at stances.

islandlynx 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Great climb. Guide book gives grade of Vdiff but HVD seems more appropriate. Swung lead with Amy. I did pitch1, 3 and the knights slab, Amy did pitch 5, the crux in my opinion and final pitch. other pitches are basically scrabbling in between. A little rain at the start but drive overall. was surprised to be passed by a soloist at the birds nest pitch, three on the ledge was quite crowded.

with Amy
Denatone 04/Jun/12 Lead

Started wet and cold but the climb seemed to improve as the weather did. Skipped final pitch due to partner's exhaustion.

AmyAmy 04/Jun/12 AltLd
Martin Bagshaw 02/Jun/12 AltLd
with Gavin Phillips, Steve Pryer
thomaspomfrett 01/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Wendy Nicholls, Dan Slome
wendynicholls 01/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Dan Slome, Thomas Pomfrett
Hidden ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
hairy51 ?/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
ruairidhwad ?/Jun/12 -
with Ben Scholes
BoulderyDave 29/May/12 2nd O/S

Climbed Rowan Route and then walked around and completed Grooved Arete. Topped out and walked down the back. Excellent day out

Hidden 29/May/12 2nd
Hidden 29/May/12 2nd
Ray Sparks 29/May/12 2nd
with mike L
moelfras 29/May/12 Lead
NCorbett 26/May/12 Lead O/S

beautiful days climbing on our first anniversary. Quite breezy, but fantastic views. Lead all 8 pitches. Few people on route, including a more mature , got me wondering if I was in presence of a rock god? Not sure what the fuss about knights slab is, although the subsequent belay is slightly airy. Descent via scramble down west face. Still not got the balls to Adam and Eve.

with Christel Corbett
GPN 26/May/12 Sent
with Annette
net 26/May/12 AltLd

Where was everybody? Marvelous.

with George
Sue Underwood 26/May/12 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches. Baled at optional final pitch due to the high winds.

pie_eater_pete 26/May/12 AltLd O/S

Done in boots, was pretty tasty at point as it was a waterfall for alot of the time.

brian watson 26/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/May/12 AltLd O/S
JonClark 20/May/12 Lead O/S

Beautiful day, we where the only people in sight. This was my first big mountain route and it did not disappoint. Although it was very polished in places, in the dry this is not a problem. Technically it is only a HVD although the exposure can make it feel at least a grade harder, VDIFF leaders may struggle.. The pitch before the knights slab is the crux with the step left being a bit of a leap of faith. The birds nest belay after the knights slab is, er, interesting to say the least. I will repeat this route!

bigmday 20/May/12 AltLd O/S
guy757 16/May/12 -
Ann S 16/May/12 2nd rpt

I hate this bloody climb-never again. Umpteenth ascent.

with Simon Cahill
Simon Cahill 16/May/12 AltLd O/S

Pleasant day climbed in boots and with rucksack, changed into rock shoes mid pitch on about 4th pitch (steep flaky rock with less protection).

with Ann S
Hidden 13/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/May/12 Lead O/S
andrew300169 12/May/12 AltLd O/S

Just to busy to be enjoyable, overall Lliwedd seemed the better crag as well.

with Woz
Hidden 12/May/12 AltLd
Storm Hunter 12/May/12 2nd O/S
Bex_M 12/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Alys
Hidden 12/May/12 AltLd O/S
Joe.Elliott1 05/May/12 AltLd
p_won 05/May/12 AltLd
BusyLizzie 05/May/12 2nd

Not a cat in hell's chance of my ever leading this, but seconding was fantastic. Dropped a sling at the start of pitch 7 and was so cross about the sling that I forgot to be scared of the Knight's Slab. Wonderful guys following us rescued the sling, too. Sunshine, bitterly cold, flurries of snow.

with Jonny
Hidden 05/May/12 AltLd
Nick F Smith ?/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Garry Smith
markwarner ?/May/12 AltLd
Polly4 ?/May/12 -
BBEENN ?/May/12 AltLd
RyanOsborne 14/Apr/12 2nd
norb 14/Apr/12 2nd O/S

awesome climb!!!!!!!!! turned into an epic after the weather came in with a total whiteout blizzard around pitch 5 and having to do the knights pitch with ice and snow buildup was a good test for the 3 of us. looking forward to leading more routes like that. and going back to finish the summit and bag those adam and eve bitches!!

Hidden 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Alex 74 12/Apr/12 AltLd rpt
with Pete B
Tom Livingstone 09/Apr/12 Solo rpt

crag swag mission

Hidden 02/Apr/12 -
lewismansell 01/Apr/12 AltLd β

Solo pitches 1-4, lead 5,6,8. Colin 7

Sam-westcott ?/Apr/12 -
with jamie annetts
homing-penguin ?/Apr/12 -

I seconded the whole lot. It snowed on the top pitch.

Deltona 28/Mar/12 2nd O/S

An absolute fantastic route, has everything you could wish for, the best pitch Knights Move :) The weather was fantastic in fact a wee bit to warm. Although some of the route is polished, its not like polish on gritstone. No wonder its a classic route. The walk off is a bugger though :(

with Richard Apps
robthered 28/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
jason reeve 27/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

did in a group of 3, all on one rope. amazing sunny day

with tom, iwan
Yong_Welsh 27/Mar/12 Lead

Lovely day!

with Jason, Tom
Hidden 27/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Legionreturns 26/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Sam Cooke 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with Hal
gunbo 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Dave Morgan 24/Mar/12 2nd rpt

Fantastic sunny day, started the climb at 9.45am and topped out at 1.45pm (4 hours), really enjoyed it, and good to climb with Chris a very experienced climber. I only led pitch 3, Chris led the rest, but good warm up for the 2012 season!

with Chris Tym
Hidden 24/Mar/12 AltLd
joeflan 20/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
kirsten 15/Mar/12 AltLd
igneouscarl 15/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Paul Collins 14/Mar/12 AltLd
jezb1 11/Mar/12 Lead

To get up to Belle Vue Bastion

zukator 11/Mar/12 Solo

Damp on pitch after Knight's Slab.

The Ivanator 11/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Did the first few pitches before traversing over to do Belle Vue Bastion. A nice well travelled line, a few wet bits today.

with Jez
Ollie B 28/Feb/12 Solo O/S

Classic Burrows day out...well an hour

with T.Livinstone
Tom Livingstone 28/Feb/12 Solo O/S

what a story...!

67hours 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Lead in B2s, which was somewhat exciting on the more smeary sections. Seconded by a friend who had never climbed before, who was also in B2s, and who's arm is very prone to dislocation. Great fun!

with MattT
Hidden 25/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Clay C 25/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Jan/12 2nd
ross brinson 20/Jan/12 Lead
Sardien 14/Jan/12 -

What an epic! Only started walk-in around 1, so much too late. Climbed P1 as 2 groups of three, scrambled past the next 3 pitches on icy grass, then led P5 and followed up P6 and 7, by when it was completely dark. Rob struggled below and Peter abbed down to help him, and later 2 other guys who had got in trouble somewhere to the right below and one of which had hurt his shoulder. At that time Liam - soloing - dislocated his shoulder and almost came off. Luckily Peter could clip him on the rope just in time. Then skipped P8 and went down the NW face as a group of 8 in 3 hours. Just back in time for the pub!

with Nancy, Rob Starbuck, Magalie, Peter, Liam Kurmos
Darron ??/2012 -
beardy mike ??/2012 -
matt perks ??/2012 -
matt perks ??/2012 -
TheAndyBarker ??/2012 -
TheAndyBarker ??/2012 -
Gavin1979 ??/2012 -
Ian JL ??/2012 -
zukator ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
pldarch ??/2012 Lead O/S
with Isabel
matt perks ??/2012 -
goadventure1 ??/2012 -
jag ??/2012 AltLd

switched leads all the way. i got to lead the knights slab which is worth the journey and walk in on its own. Polishing lower down the route might push some moves into Severe teritory. Worth its stars

with steveo
captain dringo ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
herrettscott ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
cballard ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
bwestwood ??/2012 -

Big boots

Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
SGD 26/Nov/11 AltLd

weather was horrendous....gale force winds and rain. thankfully whilst on the route we were out of the worst of the wind. No idea if which pitches I did but phil led most of the route. we pitched it short and quick to stop us getting cold. topped out as darkness fell and had one hell of a descent down the south buttress in 70mph winds before circling back round to the east face to get out of the punishing wind. 4hrs up 2.5 hrs down. wot an adventure :)

robblowen 20/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

led pitches 1,2,4,6,8

with Munch
Monkey_Alan 20/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

Moved together.

Julian Prieto 20/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

Moved together

tomshanti 20/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

moved together.great fun!

munch88 19/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

lead pitches 3 5 7

with rob
-restless- 19/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with Mat Gorman
Andy_B39 06/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
with Phil Wilkinson
Hidden 05/Nov/11 Lead
pearson9596 05/Nov/11 2nd O/S
ian d f 05/Nov/11 Lead rpt

Moved together.

Hidden 01/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Dave Morgan 28/Oct/11 Lead dnf

Attempted the GA for the first time on Friday 28th October. The weather was good, we started to climb just after 9am with just two climbers ahead of us. Led the first 5 pitches, struggled abit on pitch 5, but managed it eventually. Whilst on pitch 5, the other climbers were negotiating pitch 6 (Knights move), when I saw the lead climber take a fall, quite a distance!! When we caught up with them we established that he was ok, but clearly shaken. They made an abseil retreat. This unnerved us, given that we'd never witnessed a fall before (only started climbing in March 2011). After discussing we decided to carry on and attempt the Knights move. At this point I managed to get 3 good pieces of protection in whilst moving left on the slab above the spike belay, but it was very wet and covered in moss. I made 3 attempts but could not progress because of the wet surface and moss, on retreating I slipped and took a fall (first experienced), protection held and Abi had a good firm stance, so ok, a part from sore backside and grazed skin. Consequently made an abseil retreat. Can anyone help me regarding which way you approach the knights move once you move above the belay spike, left or right?

with Abi
Dan724 25/Oct/11 Solo O/S
paulharmer 21/Oct/11 2nd

polished, wet, slimy, Loved It!

with Vernon Bayliss
Hidden 20/Oct/11 2nd
Savlon 16/Oct/11 AltLd

Started too late - guidebook a bit misleading in a couple of places! Held back a bit by rescuing stranded scrambler & queue halfway up... Nice pitches though, esp. Knight's Move. Tough rope drag on 2 pitches but didn't help ourselves by having only a couple of spare short slings... Descent in the dark - don't recommend that! Great climb in all though.

with Hannah Bredin
muwasi 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with mark, holly
Mistee 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

I led pitches 2 & 3 and then 5 & 6. Lost light on the last pitch (due to very slow group ahead of us and weather turning)and came down in the dark - Thankful for moonlight and a great partner to lead the way down.This was a brilliant day out for my first multipitch.

with Phil
seanlikeskites 01/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
jockpat 01/Oct/11 AltLd O/S


leohl 01/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
HBredin ?/Oct/11 AltLd
with helen savin
98%monkey ?/Oct/11 Lead dnf

Abbed off last finish due to storm coming in and sun going down. Scrambed up the side of last pitch to finish, walked oof by moonlight as headtorch had smashed in bag. got stuck behind about 6 pairs and three's. One Uni club had bought a lead ans 2 seconds on it as their first ever route - a tad inconsiderate as one of them weas a complete numpty and shouldn't have got past the slabs by the cmapsite !!!

with Nicki
dan_o_b ?/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
jcook1980 30/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
with Leo
leohl 30/Sep/11 AltLd
Hidden 25/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
Gregthebadger 20/Sep/11 AltLd
beckybutcher91 01/Sep/11 AltLd
with Peter Edward
Alessandro Tentori ?/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
with Paolo Fubini
Hidden 30/Aug/11 Solo dnf
simonscubadiver 25/Aug/11 AltLd dnf

I lead P1 Dave P2+2&1/2 ab'd off due to rain and slowness. Will be back some time,

Kendrick 25/Aug/11 AltLd

did 2 & 1/2 pitches

with Si
Hidden 20/Aug/11 AltLd
Alex Thompson 20/Aug/11 AltLd rpt

Early start and very quick ascent in the sun. Great fun.

Hidden 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S
will randall 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with sarah
btc 13/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with ian lovatt
sbrowitt 13/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Seconded 1st 2 pitches, lead last 5

with Pippa Brindley, Simon Wright
harryjan 12/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Climbed in approach shoes in very wet & windy conditions. I led 1st & 2nd Pitches, Andrew led 3rd, James 5th and Andrew 6th & 7th. Found the 6th Pitch traverse quite horrible with bugger all foot placements/smearability, took a 'fun' fall/swing from below the roof. Topped out in high winds to descend in the dark, returning to the car at 10PM.

with Andrew Worster, James Powell
Hidden 12/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/11 Lead O/S
CathS 06/Aug/11 AltLd rpt

Alpine start - on the route by 7.15 am, so had it all to ourselves. With perfect timing, the heavens opened 5 minutes after we topped out! Led P1, 3, 5 (Haven) & 7 this time. A brilliant day out.

lucasp 06/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

led even pitches 2,4,6,8. Great route. Glad we missed the rain.

with Cath Lmc
bavarianGaz 03/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Tom
Captain Solo 03/Aug/11 Solo

A bit polished but a good route.

Tom Lee-Field 03/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Gaz
Hidden ?/Aug/11 Lead
JezzaCat ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Stella
Stella Baylis ?/Aug/11 2nd
with Jeremy
sbrowitt ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with Pippa Brindley, Simon Wright
leowestland ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Skullfire 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Alamin Zidanee
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
jadias 27/Jul/11 2nd

Had a real off-day so partner led the whole route. Found it really hard going but maybe that was because I was in an indescribably foul mood all day - sorry Ian! Long route, very VERY polished. First pitch crack is horrendous. Crux pitch (Knights Move) isn't that bad actually. Some very tricky sections, certainly felt very hard for a VD (as it was in the Ogwen book). Confusing, very hot walk in and walk-off from the true summit in the dark (as is our style) made this a long, long day. Great sense of achievement, though!

eeonz 27/Jul/11 Lead

First multipitch that tops out on a mountain summit - the full experience! Lead all 9 pitches.

al123 26/Jul/11 Solo rpt

really nice climbing

Lady T 25/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Andy, Iwan
tractorbachcoch 25/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Andy Chapman, Teresa
dpm23 23/Jul/11 Lead
Jim Haydock 13/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Great l o n g climb with some intersting pitches. A polished crux pitch and not good route description/belay point made it quite hard.

with Gordon Orr
bigbirdflying 09/Jul/11 AltLd
with Dean
Fred_Richard 09/Jul/11 AltLd

Was Kat first lead, not the easiest VDiff. Well done you! Great climb!

with Kat
antdav 09/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 3,5,6

kat-lyle 09/Jul/11 AltLd
with fred
hotfeet 09/Jul/11 -
with Mac, Ant
Hidden 09/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Danjones 09/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Great classic, used as approach to Belle vue bastion, scrambled accross after pitch 5.

with Steve Keys
Hidden 09/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/11 Lead O/S
bradscorner 05/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Although the middle of summer, we were aware of time pressure and I led the whole route to speed things up a little. Superb outing, pitch 5 was the stand-out section, and three happy climbers returned to the lay-by some 11 hours after setting off. Encountered some difficulty in locating the descent route, it was poorly indicated in our guide book.

with Kimmie, Archie
Jess Horton 04/Jul/11 2nd β

Great first multi pitch :D

with Ewan
Wendy 04/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Tom Ball
BethanWhite 03/Jul/11 AltLd

Led pitches 2,5 and 7. Second multipitch mountain route that I've done; and only ever led two pitches in my life before this, so it was a good learning experience! Beautiful sunny day, managed the walk in from the Ogwen Valley car park in just over an hour, and descended via the scrambling route after doing the obligatory jump from Adam to Eve at the summit!

with Aaron O'Leary
kevin 03/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with chris
Simonfarfaraway 02/Jul/11 -

with Ben. Fun but polished

with Ben
Little B 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Simon
SarahA 01/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
rockmaverick ?/Jul/11 AltLd

awesome led pitches 1, 3 etc

with Phil Williams
Hidden ?/Jul/11 AltLd
STWright ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Can be hard to follow the route, make sure on the last pitch to go around the arete to find a juggy pitch.

Hidden ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
crag_hopper_Jay 26/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
rustaldo 25/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Did it in the wet; truly awesome route, bit of an experience for the novice in tow! I would venture its the finest route at this grade in the UK.. certainly the best I've done. The rock and the position of the climb, for the grade is remarkable. I would hold back on the 4th star only as a couple of pitches let the overall experience down slightly..

with Dad
Hidden 23/Jun/11 AltLd
wilkie14c 21/Jun/11 AltLd rpt
with Dave Clarke
grp 20/Jun/11 Solo O/S
RoscoJB 20/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden 20/Jun/11 AltLd
Ann S 18/Jun/11 AltLd rpt

Gets harder every time I do it.

with Laura Millichamp
LozM 18/Jun/11 AltLd
with Ann S
Hidden 16/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Wyn Bach 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Climbed with two seconds on one rope.

with Mathew Lodge, Simon Lake
Hidden 14/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
peeturd 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Jim Lear
Dibdawg 11/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Bespoke by Nature 09/Jun/11 Lead dnf

Abbed off after second pitch in a hailstorm-bloody weather!

with Joel
cheeky monkey77 06/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead
kristinawe 04/Jun/11 2nd
Cwallace 04/Jun/11 Lead

Only Pitch 1, one partner became crag fast so had to retreat

Hidden 03/Jun/11 Lead rpt
TRFrost 03/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with N. Price, N. Howett
Hidden 03/Jun/11 2nd
np134 03/Jun/11 Solo rpt
with T. Frost, N. Howett
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Solo O/S
RiverRoam 03/Jun/11 2nd
with Wing & Keith
Rexie 31/May/11 AltLd O/S

Climbed as a three, lead pitches 2 and 6. Bit wet after heavy rain but lovely even so.

with Aussie Mike, Andyboy
Sianny 31/May/11 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 5 and 7. Great mountain climb :)

with Si
Chunky Chimp 28/May/11 2nd O/S
ross brinson 19/May/11 AltLd
EliotStephens 18/May/11 AltLd rpt

Lead pitches 2,4,5,6,7 and 8. Great fun even with the immense polish!

nich0las 02/May/11 Lead O/S
with Catriona C
LukeyG 01/May/11 AltLd

epic walk off

C-nunez 01/May/11 AltLd O/S
PaulTanton ?/May/11 AltLd O/S

Started the day by doing Sub Cneifion rib then Cneifion rib to the summit of Glyder Fach. Down to the col and onto heather terrace to do Grooved Arete. We had a hail storm on the crux pitch! Got back to the car at 9PM. Great day out

with Bruce Woodley
Mr Fuller 30/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 3, 4, 7, 8. Great route; bit windy at the top!

with Steve Hutton
katiep 30/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Lovely last few pitches

with Callan
callans 30/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Amazing exposure. Very windy up top.

rocklobster 29/Apr/11 AltLd β
with Simon
thedatastream 29/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Nice early start. Led the knights move pitch amongst others. Good fun.

with Ol
simozzer 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S

In full wedding dress to "celebrate" the royal wedding. Much fun (and very hot)!

with Matt
Oli Greg 29/Apr/11 AltLd

awsome route giving a great day out.

with James P
Richard Alderton 28/Apr/11 AltLd

Led P1, P3+4, P6, P8. Lots of waiting and watching the sun disappear behind Tryfan.

with Ellie
Hidden 28/Apr/11 AltLd
EllieWoods 28/Apr/11 AltLd
with Rich
JonHarvey 27/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

3rd route of the day after GC and PRR.

with Michael Maben
adamwesthead 27/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Alpine style. Took 40mins. I led pitches 1, 2 and 3

with Hoult
Ffej 27/Apr/11 AltLd

what a climb. well worth the effort.

with Phil Mitch
98%monkey 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Did this in hiking boots with a massive rucksack after bivvying out on Tryfan. Fun but not advisable. It makes a VD, very difficult !!

with Jeff
David Kay 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Excellent route, and a great day out with my Dad :)

with Charles Kirsfelds
eldre070 24/Apr/11 AltLd dnf

Abandoned after 3rd pitch due to traffic! Polished route, not worthy of reputation. Top half looked better however.

with Nick Thomas
chumleywarner 24/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

lead pitches 1,3,5 and 7

Tithe Technique 24/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Geoff Burrows, Steve Fletcher, Angela Paul
valentinesbabe 24/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

I led P2, end of P3 after Kev went off route P4, P6 and P8 royalty finish. Had an epic descent after finishing in the dark thanks to slow pair on the route before us and waiting at every belay. Didn't know the way down and ended up taking six hours with head torches trying to follow paths that didn't really exist, ended up coming down a winter route somewhere! EPIC!

np134 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with C. Price
Hidden 23/Apr/11 2nd
ian d f 19/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

A nice way to do Tryfan

with Mark
markfromstoke 19/Apr/11 AltLd
with Ian
tom.e 17/Apr/11 Solo rpt
dk247 17/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Owdham
andrusht84 15/Apr/11 Lead

Pitches 1,2,3 and 4. First multi pitch outing, underestimated how long it would take, abbed off from pitch 5 with darkness falling, One to return to.

with humph, Rob Tattum
Piers Harley 15/Apr/11 AltLd
with John Rowland
richardcreagh 12/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Led 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th pitches. Fantastic!

Andrew Lester 12/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
sambosanquet101 11/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 11/Apr/11 AltLd
mitch 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Led pitches 2,5,8 Yorkshire old boys were hilarious and made queuing much more bearable.

Hidden 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
reubensampson 08/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Dave Wilde, Antony Grayson
saxonzulu 08/Apr/11 2nd
vaughany 07/Apr/11 -
with mark patterson
joem 03/Apr/11 Lead dnf

was raining and climbing partners were getting v cold so abbed off after 1st pitch

ashmellor 02/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
method 02/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

royalty finish

with graham
daveyji ?/Apr/11 AltLd
with Linda Williamson
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead
mark_jc ?/Apr/11 -
Dan Geh 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Paul Hazell
DOVEY 19/Mar/11 Lead
with Billie x
Stuart Hurworth 18/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Long awaited return after having climbed the bottom half of the route twice and abseiled the whole thing once! Excellent, some difficult moves, but whenever it's hard there's always a good hold just above you! Thrilling finish in the dark by moonlight.

with Debbie Scholes, Marcus Levens
Hidden 18/Mar/11 AltLd
BoulderMonster 12/Mar/11 Solo O/S

Ropped Together alpine stylie with spike belays and placed gear used to aid in a safe second for my partner.

with Harriet Greatrex
csd23 07/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/11 Lead dnf
tlmarjot 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Top notch route. Much banter was had. Was a misty, greasy, cold day. Topped out quite late. Interesting route down. Late to an Annual Dinner. Much teasing. The word "Epic" was mentioned. Just a Welsh day out I thought!

with Henry Larden, Alex Cannon, Claire Lovatt, Anna Wilding
psychicbread 05/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Max
melonmike 05/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Lovely weather and a rather smooth ascent, my expectations of the route were not met however. First rock route since last injury.

with Rob Reglinski, Laura Evans
Michael Aylen 28/Feb/11 Lead dnf

Lead Pitches 1, two and 3 late in the day decent down the scramble route to the left

with dad
David86 26/Feb/11 2nd β

awesome day but very cold left foot and warm right foot whichg was wierd

Mountainman62 26/Feb/11 2nd
JBROWN41 26/Feb/11 2nd O/S

Very wet, very slippery and a weee bit cold! Good climb though, want to go back when its dry.

Hidden 26/Feb/11 Lead rpt
Jim Malo 19/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Putt
Hidden 13/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S
sandro 12/Feb/11 AltLd
Hidden 11/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Sam Simpson 11/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Great Route, was freezing and very wet in my boots but still had a quality day out!

Hidden 11/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Feb/11 AltLd
moorsy88 09/Feb/11 AltLd

Miss P2-P5

James_L88 08/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Missed P2-5.

EliotStephens 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Thomas Moore
ross brinson 24/Jan/11 2nd
Rob Laird 22/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Nice climb, especially from the Knight's Move pitch to the top.

with Danny C
Danny Crump 22/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Rob Laird
-restless- ??/2011 2nd O/S
with Mat Gorman
Hidden ??/2011 -
stevorobs3 ??/2011 AltLd β
brianrunner ??/2011 -
Luke Brooks ??/2011 -
walts4 ??/2011 -
RM199 ??/2011 -
jon59 ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Bob ??/2011 -
birdie num num ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
dtclimber ??/2011 -
ColinD ??/2011 -
Slick ??/2011 -
Swirly ??/2011 -
Dave Rumney ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Ben C ??/2011 -
keith leonard ??/2011 Solo
rurp ??/2011 Lead
bullybones ??/2011 -
pasbury ??/2011 -
Tobias at Home ??/2011 -
Tobias at Home ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
djromberg ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd
callum brown ??/2011 AltLd O/S
with Jack
Hidden 25/Nov/10 AltLd dnf
Lenny 20/Nov/10 AltLd dnf

Good climbing - slow party in front, choice of either ab or epic climbing in the dark. Ab it was, will be back..!

with John, Paul
Stuart Hurworth 18/Nov/10 Lead dnf

Mission to retrieve gear off route - decided best idea was to climb up above and ab down as gear was off to the right, moved together for first two pitches then climbed - tried to do a quick scramble route but ended up doing a short silly VD traditional style chimney getting stuck with bag, after that should have climbed green gully but instead went up somewhere between the two routes! Got up to knights move slab and took a 10m sliding fall off the awkward crux move - ended up sat on the belay block! My own fault for rushing - was pulling on gear to make the move (which popped!!) and had a sling on the belay block - which promptly lifted off. Abbed off whole route down green gully after. Disappointing! Was very wet and tried to climb in 'hiking trainers'. Mistake. Will be back.

Tomber 18/Nov/10 -

Gear retrieval mission after previous epic. Pissing wet and horrid conditions, Stu took a huge fall off the knights slab - retreated.

Singleton_Alex 13/Nov/10 Lead rpt

Good fun in big boots and hail.

Tomber 12/Nov/10 AltLd dnf

Had an epic. Managed to unknowingly wander onto what I now think was the VS Super Direct route where things got very bold, very muddy and very slippy very quickly. Made one bold, committing and unreversable move (felt like 4C, maybe 5a with the mud) up to what I thought was going to be a belay ledge, but it turned out to be foot wide clump of grass with a single crappy nut placement 10 - 15 metres above and out of sight of my last placement. Slab above me looked easy tbh but was streaming water, covered in black moss and looked nigh on unprotected. As I knew I was off route, I didn't fancy continuing to boldly climb wet stuff into what, for all I knew could have been unclimbable territory, and risk getting faced with 1 dodgy nut keeping me from a 30 or 40 metre lead fall straight into a gully. Game over, I got on the phone to OVMRO, who were, of course outstanding. :(

Stuart Hurworth 12/Nov/10 AltLd dnf

All going well until 4th pitch above path - my leader went the wrong way heading up diagonally to the right of the route, the Superdirect. He got stuck there on a small ledge with wet rock above and some very poor protection below him on a full ropes length. He called MRT - after bit of a wait we got winched up - allegedly by Prince William according to the Ogwen MRT guys. An experience but not one I am proud of!

Lee Sheard 06/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
with John Hubbard
jolyon.cohen 06/Nov/10 AltLd
with James Callender
Hidden 01/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
ben comery 01/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

Staff training day! Started climbing around 10.30, Tom led p1,3,6 i led 2,5,7 (walked 4). Finished at 4.30. Arrived at top of pinacles as it got dark, then had a hell of a walk off with only one torch in rain.

with Tom D
cliffrad 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Could have been a nice easy climb but was stuck behind traffic in the freeeeeezing cold!

with ian
eazyclimbing 24/Oct/10 AltLd
with cliff
Hidden 24/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
griffithsa 24/Oct/10 2nd β
Peter Holder 24/Oct/10 Lead

Freshers trip, took Andy and George on their first multi pitch. I had climbed the route earlier in the year so knew it very well. took about 4 hours.

with George, Andy Griffiths
gethin_allen 20/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

good fun even if it did start snowing heavily when we got to the haven, a bit cold though.

with Jimbo C
Jimbo C 20/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Nice route. Got snowed on whilst leading the crux.

with Gethin
adam clarke 17/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with James Hulme
Hidden 13/Oct/10 -
david morse 11/Oct/10 Solo

after work. one of the best mountain routes ive done

Charlie O'Reilly 09/Oct/10 AltLd
JamieGreig 09/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/10 AltLd
Jillybean ?/Oct/10 AltLd
with Ben Ota, Ben
Hidden ?/Oct/10 2nd
Scotsken ?/Oct/10 -
mattfarr ?/Oct/10 AltLd
with Paul
cameron_hall ?/Oct/10 Lead
Hidden 26/Sep/10 AltLd rpt
Bennykr 26/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

pretty awsome climb

with Benji, JB
DerwentDiluted 25/Sep/10 AltLd
with Nicola Pettit
Adderbury Climber 25/Sep/10 2nd O/S
trigger118 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
frost 22/Sep/10 Solo
with D Almond
Hidden 18/Sep/10 AltLd dnf
Lotte Stuer 13/Sep/10 AltLd
Roget 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with jon
malstewart 09/Sep/10 Lead
mikeyn48 08/Sep/10 2nd O/S

intermittent rain, difficult long climb.

Jay C 07/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Not quite sure as to how far we followed the route - we started at the bottom, made it somewhere past half way and started simul climbing to the summit up the easiest route we could find.

with Sam W
frost 06/Sep/10 Solo
andrzej kierzek 04/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Great spectacular climb. Lead pitches 1,3,4,5,6,8

with Tara
Hidden 04/Sep/10 AltLd
Hidden 04/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/10 AltLd β
Hidden 04/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
gd303uk 03/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Climbed in big walking boots, for the fun of it. great climb .

with Erwin Neudorfer
Martian Dave ?/Sep/10 AltLd

Great climb

with tiga271
The Bad Cough 30/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with Michael Clayton, Christian Minett
mike_clayton 30/Aug/10 2nd β
with christian minnet, paul cubbins
RHarding 30/Aug/10 AltLd
Kingsjester 29/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Really enjoyed the climb. I lead the first pitch and it started to rain heavily pretty much as soon as i started. Alternate leads from there. Knights move was good fun, think part of pitch 7 was more trickier. Route made more difficult with a combination of the wet and the polish!

Hidden 29/Aug/10 Lead
matthomas79 28/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Got slightly lost on pitch 3/4. But climbed the route in a torrential downpour and decided pitch 8 far to wet. Lead Knights Move which is a fantastic pitch, not hard but nicely exposed especially in the rain with very low cloud.

al123 22/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with greg
Greg M 22/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
chubbyclimber 21/Aug/10 AltLd

me 2,5,7 (ignored 4) great climb, high in the grade, prob due to polish, packs and situation

with Albino
Albino 21/Aug/10 AltLd

I led 1,3,6 & 8. Awesome day out with great weather. Climb seemed harder than HVD however a lot of polish, packs and water in the cracks added to the interest. The knights move slab was great fun. I dont know why anybody wouldnt want to do the last pitch. it was really good fun too

with Tim Simpkins
Hidden 21/Aug/10 -
freemanTom 21/Aug/10 AltLd

Enjoyable Romp.

with Richard Henton
JCookie 16/Aug/10 2nd

What a classic! I reckon a bit too interesting and polished for HVD. The route keeps on giving though and the chequerboard slab is heaven above earth!

with Richard Plater
RiPomc 16/Aug/10 Lead

Waited a while for this classic.

with Julie Cooke
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Radical-G 15/Aug/10 2nd O/S
tiga271 15/Aug/10 AltLd

led first pitch, scramble, knights move and final wall

with Dave
Hidden 08/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/10 Lead O/S
mike_uk82 01/Aug/10 Lead
joscott ?/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
mandy ?/Aug/10 AltLd
with elf
sausage 31/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Neil
benny_m 31/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
monkeyboyraw 31/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Nice big mountain route, see why its a classic. Interesting in the wet with big boots though! Surprisingly busy for the weather.

with Ben M
Hidden 31/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Jacob k-d 28/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Ab Wilson 24/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

The mountain weather forecast said no rain but it pissed down all day. Took two hours to find the route after missing the way to heather terrace and then walking past the start twice - once in each direction. Overall eight and a half hours from car to car. Hi-light was looking down on a glorious rainbow from the top of pitch 4. Hard to judge the grade in the wet but felt well scary.

with Ian Woodgate
DubyaJamesDubya 24/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Climbed in light rain

with Andrew Bevan
Nigel Bond 23/Jul/10 AltLd
with Stuart Bond
Nicholas Livesey 17/Jul/10 AltLd dnf

Horribly wet and slippery on pitch three so abbed off :-(

with Gavin Diegnan, Simon Perkins
Double Knee Bar 17/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Iain
webbe 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Took ages due to queues

alisonsmigova 03/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

M Chapman

Steve954 02/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Fantastic route once we found it, though the walk is is a bit of a slog. Moving left across the grooves was interesting and the Knights Move traverse gave a great feeling of exposure at height. Pauls first multi pitch, he did really well but did feel the exposure. Rich and Stu shared the leads doing a sterling job

with Stu, Paul, Andy, Rich
Margaret 02/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Caroline (PC), Alex (PC)
MarekM ?/Jul/10 Lead
ParkFace ?/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Lead 2/3, 6 (Knights Move) and Top Pitch. Little vis and rain by top of three. awesome!

jom ?/Jul/10 2nd

Beautiful day, great route with amazing views. Bit of a queue though!

with Jason and Dad
kelliroberts3 ?/Jul/10 AltLd
Ed Griffin 28/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 2 and 5. The weather turned bad near the end, and we got absolutely soaked coming down.

with Alaric
Alaric 28/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Led p1,2,4,5,7,8,9. Ed led p3,6 Weather deteriorated. By the top it was raining and very gusty. Got completely soaked the scrambling up to find Adam and Eve, and then going back down to the Heather Terrace. Thought the overall route rather disappointing. I guess 3* if you are a VDiff leader, but otherwise not. Flying Buttress is much better VD.

with Ed
jsw1 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with JOanne Whiteley and David Medcalf
kevin1786 26/Jun/10 2nd dnf

stoped at "knights move"

conorjclarke 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S

A magical climb.

with Nate Sharpe and Jason Bello
Goody 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Suzie Hughes
Singleton_Alex 22/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Alice Rutter
Run_Ross_Run 20/Jun/10 AltLd

Did in 7 pitches. Lead 2/4/6. gear stuck on 6th. 4th pitch was the best

with MattM
Hidden 20/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
andy mcc 19/Jun/10 Lead
with Arifa Chakera
mattrm 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Lead P1,3,5,7. Really enjoyed the slab pitch. Great route, we were the first on it that day and the weather was good.

sleavesley 16/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Lawson was quite slow when climbing, Def HVD or easy severe climb as stated on here not a v diff. Nice enough but think there are other routes that better it with its 3 stars in the Ogwen Valley. Pretty much soloed the pitches I did, most gear placed (3).

with Lawson
Jen Crook 14/Jun/10 2nd
gordon henderson 14/Jun/10 Lead
with tim sugars
ripper 13/Jun/10 Lead

Led all pitches, Matt's first multi-pitch and first mountain route (rain, thick cloud and midges all adding to the experience!) Some nice pitches - the arete, knight's move slab etc but not as continuous as I'd hoped it would be, with lots of grass between the good bits. Descending the wet west flank in the rain was, erm, 'fun'.

with Matt Chap
MarkCunnington 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Marc Blackband
marcduhig 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Two pitches each till the end when I led the last couple

with Andrew
SteveHi 11/Jun/10 AltLd

Started off in the fog but the skies cleared for the second half of the climb. Awesome line throughout. Pitch 3 is just a walk, bit of an anti-climax. Did not read the guidebook properly and abseiled down the whole of the North Gully which is very steep with lots of loose rock - Do not do this!

with Gareth Rose, Mark Challoner
Hidden 04/Jun/10 AltLd
colina 04/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

enjoyable albeit tiring climb ,huge walk in ,huge climb,painful walk out but good tick all the same .first lead on multi pitch hvdiff

with andy trek
Peter Holder 02/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Started climb at about 4am to see sunrise during pitch 2. Topped out about 7.30am. Amazing weather and had Tryfan to ourselves until 10ish.

with James Dunn
PaulW ?/Jun/10 -
cmars89 ?/Jun/10 AltLd
chalk bunny ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Led Crux pitch the Knights move

with Chris Holly
Hewin 31/May/10 AltLd O/S

Lead P1, P3, P6, P8 (I think?) Knight's move is good, pitch before is committing but not technically difficult. P8 was hardest but think I went off piste. Wussed out on direct first pitch using hand jams.

tim_mcd 30/May/10 Lead O/S

Great route. Got stuck behind slow group as expected. Also, got involved in walker with twisted ankle on the way down the north ridge. Long day...

with Manchi
Manchi 30/May/10 2nd

Rained day before, route still damp.

with tim_mcd
Rich Kay 22/May/10 Lead
Hidden 22/May/10 AltLd
Sparky!!!3 22/May/10 AltLd
theycallmefrodo 15/May/10 AltLd O/S

A good if interesting climb. Lead p2 (not that that's really a pitch), half of p3 and p8. Very polished and very busy

Hidden 15/May/10 AltLd O/S
spragglerocks 15/May/10 AltLd O/S

Led up to the knights move then went onto Belle Vue Bastian

Lumbering Oaf 15/May/10 Lead O/S

Lead first to fourth, sixth and eight pitches. V led the fifth and seventh. Fifth pitch given as 30 m and is more like 50 m! Still, not a problem - loads of places to get in gear and set up a belay. In fact, pitches five ad six are the best two and give the most fun. The Knight's Move slab is great fun.

chrisrogers 15/May/10 Lead O/S

Superb weather, led route with Andy & Phil following on separate ropes to speed things up - plan blown by party of 5 ahead of us, causing us to wait for up to 75 minutes on 2 different ledges !! Great route, though and hard for the grade with wildly exposed moves on top pitches (especially the undercut Knight's Slab and the undercut groove to its right). Started climbing at 1130 and Topped out on Tryfan's summit at 2000 !!!!! Nice topping out to a glorious sunset though. Back to van by 2130.

with Phil Baptie, Andy Bonnett
Batt 15/May/10 AltLd O/S

Big boots practice for skye. Super-polished slab pitch was a tad hairy in big boots. Ran that and corner pitch together to get off.

tev 15/May/10 AltLd dnf

Walked off from top of p5 at 21:15 after much queueing.

with Paul C
Hidden 15/May/10 AltLd
karlb 14/May/10 2nd
Smeghead 14/May/10 Lead
with karlb
HIGHTOWER 09/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Fiona Moore, Lee Wales
sadsetts 06/May/10 Lead O/S

First ever multipitch route, climbed as a 3. Lead every pitch apart from pitch 8, when we decided to escape right due to lateness in day. One or two of the pitches felt a bit spicy due to combination of polished holds and wetness. Really, really enjoyed knights move pitch.

with Al and Ronny
Hidden 03/May/10 AltLd β
fishinwater 03/May/10 AltLd
with Dave Bunion
jaimer 01/May/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/May/10 AltLd O/S
Pete Rigby ?/May/10 Lead
with Kelli Roberts
Alex Thompson 29/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Damp, polished horror show. Let Jon lead most pitches.

Johnny B Diggerman 28/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

I led the first pitch and the last four pitches. Jim led the 100ft scramble in the middle, Paul led the rest. Great day out, approx 1 hour walk from the camp site. Approximately 5 1/2 hours of climbing with a few stops. Very enjoyable route, not too difficult but enough to keep you interested, great view from the top. The walk down takes about an hour and is pretty miserable down the scree slope. A great day out.

with Jim, Paul G
Hidden 26/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 26/Apr/10 Solo O/S
chipdidychip 26/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with dan miller
gravity 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Fantastic route, lovely sunny day, had to wait around for the slow party ahead of us.

with Mick
Dizz 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with jt
Hidden 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
liverpooldave 17/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
si_green99 16/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Got to lead the knights move which wasn't as exposed as i was expecting but everything was very polished. lack of friction made some moves feel more like Severe. A great route, deserves its three stars!

Glyn Davidson 11/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

I failed to see how it gets three stars. Just as you almost begin to feel as if you are climbing, you reach a grassy ledge, you set off again, and just as you begin to feel like you're climbing... The line is somewhat vague too. Nevertheless, it was good to get back out in the mountains. The weather was good, the route was dry and not too many other parties involved.

with Dan
simonward 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/10 2nd
Alexandre Buisse 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Quite wet which made some moves fairly hard. Pitch below Knight's Move was the real crux in those conditions. P3 was hard to find as well. Overall, great day out and lovely climbing.

with John Hopkins
Hoppo 27/Mar/10 2nd O/S

Fantastic day out and my first multi pitch route. Slightly damp in places which made it a liitle more of an adventure but very fulfilling, and an honour to climb with and second Alexandre Buisse.

gcandlin 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S

awesome climb,tough for a VD!

with Charles Rolfe
Hidden 16/Mar/10 AltLd
ig248 02/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
laurentb ??/2010 AltLd
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Richard Goodey ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
philw ??/2010 -
moz ??/2010 2nd
with Chris
Microwired22 ??/2010 -
Simon Preuss ??/2010 AltLd O/S
sgl0jd ??/2010 -
Aaron Lines ??/2010 -
A Mountain Journey ??/2010 Lead
with Gemma
wilsonthewarrior ??/2010 AltLd

Climbed in the rain

Hidden ?/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Nov/09 AltLd rpt
Hidden 09/Nov/09 AltLd
JCoates ?/Nov/09 Lead
Daymo 28/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

I lead the second, Fourth and Sixith pitch, including the Knights move. Excelant day

Daymo 28/Oct/09 Lead O/S

I lead Grooved arete and Knights Move. Lead the second pitch too.

Hidden 28/Oct/09 AltLd
Hidden 28/Oct/09 2nd O/S
farmus21 22/Oct/09 AltLd

Wet, slippy...trainers....nice top sections...

smallerrich 22/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

Mostly in trainers, pissing with rain! Good day out!!

with James
Hidden 17/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
Christopher Hughes 17/Oct/09 -

First ever outdoor climb!

with Michael Gadd, Louise Hall
Darrell Read 17/Oct/09 Lead
with BUMC Fresher
Hidden 12/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/09 AltLd
Hidden 12/Oct/09 AltLd
bms 12/Oct/09 AltLd
Alkis 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Keith Jones ?/Oct/09 AltLd
Climber_hus ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S

First ever Big'en

jhobbs ?/Oct/09 2nd dnf
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd
Neil Metcalfe101 27/Sep/09 Lead

!st for me to lead all pitches on such a big route. Cracking 7 1/2 hour day.

with Allan Mac & Peter Vaughn.
Richard Morgan 26/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Got up early and were first at the crag. Took about 3 hrs in the glorious sunshine - shame we only brought about 1 litre of water - Doh!

Hidden 26/Sep/09 AltLd
Hidden 23/Sep/09 AltLd
Hidden 20/Sep/09 AltLd rpt
redsulike 20/Sep/09 AltLd β

Lovely day, lovely climb. Typical Classic route, climbing not too difficult and scrambling between some large belay ledges. Rib pitch to the Haven difficult at the top where you step left. Knights Slab is thin but everything is there when you need it. The following chimney diff also. can walk off after this or extend up easy ridge.

with Keith Walkley
TerryB 20/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with Mark F
Joe Noake 19/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

ran out of rope on one of the longer pitches... some one must of short sold us!

Hidden 19/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Ed Throp 19/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with joe noake
tomparrott 14/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with DJ
deejmonkey 14/Sep/09 AltLd
with Tom
Snowboy 12/Sep/09 2nd O/S

My first Valley-to-Summit Route! Beautiful sunny day and great climbing but wouldn't you believe it; as we reached the summit we climbed into a thick swathe of cloud so no photos.

mlmatt 12/Sep/09 Lead
Laura-lou 12/Sep/09 2nd
with Chink
timofy 12/Sep/09 AltLd
Hidden 12/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
matt.woodfield 10/Sep/09 Lead
john.gaffney 05/Sep/09 Lead

Took us way too long and ended up waiting on Tryfan til the sun rose to find our way back down - A long and cold night!! Some good climbing though!

with Turdy, Cecile, Peter Morrisdaboss
Ybot Htulk ?/Sep/09 AltLd
with Richard
carl_123 29/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

rock was polished and it was raining... awesome

with andy
andyako321 29/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Not a bad climb did it in the rain for most of it

with Stubs
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 25/Aug/09 Lead
Helen Gibson 24/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Alice
FrankW 22/Aug/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Solo
mark_abbott1982 22/Aug/09 -

favourite climb so far.

Hidden 21/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/09 2nd rpt
Neil D 13/Aug/09 Lead O/S
christine1988 13/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Neil Dowse
Flibble 09/Aug/09 AltLd

Was intending to climb Belview Bastion but by the time we had walked up it had started to drizzel heavily so did GA

with Simon
bridget143 08/Aug/09 2nd O/S

Alpine style.

with Sion
Liam FLeming 06/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with richard vain, karen dalzell
Hidden 05/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
davidwright 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Sam
mr mills 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S

soloed all the pitches (roped) as I had Chris to bring up, should have done it on a weekday though traffic was painfully slow, nontheless a very worthwhile outing.

with Chris
Hidden 02/Aug/09 2nd
quarrtman1 02/Aug/09 2nd
with mills
Karlos 01/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Mark B, Anna LW
Hidden ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
climbing_wiggy ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with John Hayden
snakes77 31/Jul/09 2nd O/S

I'd waited all year to do this climb, I finally got my chance, I've only been doing this craging for 6 months now and all I talked about was doing the grooved arete. Classic it maybe but it didnt do much for me has a whole climb. pitch 5 was really good fun, knights move was ok. I guess i expected to much ! maybe a move onto one Lliwedd's big two is next

with Monkey1
monkey1 31/Jul/09 Lead

Second time around, seemed much easier when you know what to expect. Not quite as enthusiastic about the route as I was the first time but still a great day out

with Snakes77
malc 25/Jul/09 AltLd rpt

Led Pitch 2 and 6. 7.5 hours on one route!

with Rn C
CathS 25/Jul/09 AltLd rpt

Led pitches 2,4 (walk!), 6 and 8. Good to lead the Knights Slab this time, but the route took ages due to two very slow parties in front. Overall length of pitch between the grass terrace and the Haven is approx. 45m, not 35m as stated in Ground Up or the 210 ft given in the old Ogwen guide. Can be done as one pitch though.

Hidden 25/Jul/09 AltLd rpt
steveth 24/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Chris Cole
DanT 18/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
joe king 18/Jul/09 AltLd rpt
with dan towns
Luke Jones 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Adam, Jim
ChristosXpristos 10/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
CGlennie ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Adam Hackney, Andy Townsend
midnightsparks 22/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Chris Bellamy
Hidden 22/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
dave.mowle 20/Jun/09 2nd

we climbed in the rain, cold and cloud. Took 10 hours but loved evry minute of it.

with Paul 'I'm equal to it' Summers
DrJon 18/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Dave Walsh & Pete
Hidden 15/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Al Franks 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Claire
Alasdair88 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Claire
cy 14/Jun/09 2nd
with Al
simoncov 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with LJ
Hidden 13/Jun/09 AltLd
monkey1 12/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Every bit as good as I thought, truly memorable day. Every pitch throws something at you, pitch 5 before the haven being the crux in my opinion rather than knights move. Very sustained climbing throughout and quite committing for the grade - I can see many a confident VDiff leader getting a bit of a shock on this route! In my opinion this is as hard or harder than one or two severes I can think of.

Egons Issy 12/Jun/09 AltLd
Slick 12/Jun/09 AltLd
Hidden 05/Jun/09 AltLd
pabbage ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Jun/09 2nd O/S
warringtonade 28/May/09 AltLd O/S

Me (1,3,5,6) Ben (2,4) Scramble up to summit. Great day climbed in sunshine. Took much longer than expected

with ben
Steerpike 28/May/09 AltLd O/S

Lovely day out including Adam and Eve, Bristly Ridge and a decent down the Gribbin.

with Tommo
Hidden 24/May/09 AltLd
Hidden 24/May/09 2nd
Hidden 24/May/09 AltLd
bigdunk 17/May/09 2nd

First serious climb

with Chris Rumsay
RachelP 08/May/09 2nd

mmm...big boots...

with Chris
asmith37 03/May/09 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2,5,6 & 8 with bex leading the rest. Was very polished, but didn't spoil the fun. I thought pitch 5 was the crux being long, steep and sustained with a tricky move to exit the top of the groove. The knights slab was straight forward, maybe trying to belay without sliding off is the crux?! Finished in 5 hours.

ratm 03/May/09 2nd O/S
with Matt Forshaw
That Shallot 02/May/09 AltLd O/S

Lead Pitch 1,3,5+6 Great Climb, very polished in places so gets HVD in my mind.

Tanya Savage 02/May/09 AltLd

classic stuff! Got there 8.45 on BH weekend and were 2nd in the queue. Groove is great.

Hidden 02/May/09 AltLd O/S
Neil Pacey 02/May/09 2nd rpt
robinsi197 02/May/09 AltLd O/S

Same day as Amphitheatre Buttress

with John Flitcroft
thinair48 ?/May/09 -
with Gareth
stickwoman ?/May/09 2nd
with John williams
Hidden ?/May/09 -
Graham Westbrook ?/May/09 AltLd
Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) 25/Apr/09 AltLd β

Lovely experience of being in brief hailstorm on Knights Move Slab! I did odd pitches.

with Mike Porter
markblair 24/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Lead all the odd pitches although in the book we had pitch 3 was supposedly a fifty metre pitch more like 25 to a grassy path. A lot of the rock is PTF but an enjoyable day out especially as no one else was about:-)

with Alison Dixon
existing debt 22/Apr/09 -
with Iain a
LozM 19/Apr/09 Lead

Led all 8 pitches as second was a novice

climbing_rocks1983 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Petey
Hidden 16/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Justin Tracey 12/Apr/09 Lead
with Katy Charlesworth
Mark Batey 12/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Steve Hill
Steve Hill 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Andy White 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Led all eight pitches

with Anna Rothwell
barophobe 12/Apr/09 2nd
Pelleas 11/Apr/09 AltLd
with Adrian
Wilbur 10/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Great day out - climbed as a 3 and in approach shoes all the way. Started in the rain and ended in the sunshine(!). Approx 6 hrs 30 mins to top-out. I lead P1, 5 and the last two as one long pitch. Thought P5 (the grooves upto the haven) was the crux...

with Caine and Morgan
Morgan Woods 10/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Started in the pouring rain then topped out on dry rock and sunshine. Fantastic long route.

with Will and Caine
Hidden 08/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Poco Loco 05/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

I led 1-4, Bob led the top half. Brilliant fun, especially from pitch 5 onwards (the crux is on pitch 5 I feel). Apologies to the guy who had to wait at the top of the Knights slab for us to move off the belay stance where there is just enough room for two.

with Bob Barnes, Richard Roberts
bobbarnes00 05/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

James lead first 4, I did next 3. This was my first true multi-pitch. Thoroughly enjoyed it, also quite nervous at times. I thought the crux was the step from the right to the left groove on 5th pitch. Didn't have much trouble on Knight's, though in hindsight should have dropped in a bit more protection for my seconders. The belay stance at the end of it is tricky for three people. We had a beautiful glow of a setting sun on Adam and Eve. Unfortunately camera battery had died.

with James Pomeroy; Richard Roberts
Katie Marshall 05/Apr/09 AltLd
with Martin, Sheona
sk8world19 04/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

A fantastic mountain route thoroughly enjoyed an excellent day.

with James Monypenny
jdgaventa 04/Apr/09 Lead
with katy
Hidden 02/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Ybot Htulk ?/Apr/09 AltLd
with Dave
viking ?/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

think i went wrong on pitch 2/3 - ended up more or less running the rope out up a corner crack system

with wilbur
cavemancolumbus ?/Apr/09 2nd
with mike
tbs105 31/Mar/09 Lead
with john scarrot
dswansonlow 31/Mar/09 Lead O/S
jacobjlloyd 31/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Dougie
Hidden 15/Mar/09 -
Jon Dittman 14/Mar/09 Solo

This must be one of the best routes of its grade in Wales. Unfortunately when I did it, it was wet from about the third pitch up. No route finding is required here, just follow the polish. Very worth while, but get there early if you want to avoid slow parties.

Em66 08/Mar/09 AltLd
with MUMC
Little AndyH 08/Mar/09 Lead

Done in snow and ice, proper mountain route :)

with emily bond
hamish2016 28/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Ben Llewelyn
Hidden 28/Feb/09 AltLd dog
Julesthe1st 21/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
with Tom
igneouscarl 31/Jan/09 AltLd dnf

Led up to Knight's Slab but retreated due to the cold weather, time, and effects of the antibiotics.

with Lauren Brown
Darrell Read 31/Jan/09 AltLd

Led 1-4, Jerram led 5-7. VERY Cold!

with Jon Cooke, Jerram Bird
Hidden ?/Jan/09 2nd
Hidden ??/2009 -
DaveN ??/2009 -
paulh1967 ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
torin_123 ??/2009 -

lead pitch 3 and 4, in gale force winds!!!

Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Goose4 ??/2009 AltLd O/S
with Simon Ward
Fiskavaig ??/2009 AltLd

Also did this route for the first time, sometime in the 1990's with Steve B and Paul R

with Chris D
innesmac ??/2009 -
Teappleby ??/2009 Lead
with mum, Sarah, dad
C May ??/2009 2nd

Date estimated done with Ian P

Hidden ??/2009 AltLd
StuartDanger ?/Dec/08 Lead rpt

First 'real' climb

with Garry Kingsnorth
thomasaneurinsmith 08/Nov/08 AltLd dnf

first 4 pitches in the pissing rain - got a bit wet by the end of pitch 4

Bristoldave 26/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Gareth and Rich
tomB 18/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/08 -
execlimber 28/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Good climbing but super polished, especially in the rain

with ste whittle
pzkeeper 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1 & 2 together, then pitch 3. Got involved in rescue epic at pitch 5.

with Dave/Rob
kylieo 27/Sep/08 AltLd

led pitches 2,6 and 8.

with Phil
Hidden 27/Sep/08 AltLd
Hidden 23/Sep/08 AltLd
PondLife 21/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Led 1st half of pitch 1, pitch 2 & knight's move (pitch 6). Dan led 2nd half of pitch 1, pitch 3, pitch 4 &5 (ran together) & pitch 7. Great route, fabulous day out apart from the long cold wait at the Haven.

with Dan Martyr
jimorothy 20/Sep/08 AltLd

The real crux shouldn't be the chess board (easy enough) but the technical crack lower down. Decent climb.

with Rachel Crolla
Glyn 18/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with Jack and Haf
jw2106 14/Sep/08 Lead dnf

good climb with lee leading a bit had to back off on pitch 5 (grooves) climbed up and couldent find the sep off to the left groove .. good decent thou with some abs and it was soon bloody dark

with Lee Walters
Strange little creature 13/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with Scott Cramp
arobbo 12/Sep/08 2nd
simonw1 12/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Cloe and Rup
alisonk ?/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with Martin
Hidden ?/Sep/08 AltLd
Hidden ?/Sep/08 AltLd
Hidden ?/Sep/08 AltLd
2RoyalAnglian 31/Aug/08 AltLd

What can i say?! well its an awesome route, one of a kind!! the weather was dreadful but that didnt put a damper on spirits. john led all apart from pitches 3+4, which was the 'delicate' pitch. the knights slab is brilliant! still baffled on how you are supposed to belay on that little corner ledge, good job john didnt! we're coming back to do this in more warmer and drier conditions.

with john
Hidden 29/Aug/08 Lead
Hidden 24/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Chris Sansum 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Guy Dereham
chrisjones199 23/Aug/08 AltLd dnf

Rain came in and had to retreat from the top of the 5th pitch. Big queues....

Steve Hill 23/Aug/08 AltLd dnf

Lead pitches 2, 4 and 5 (ran pitches 4 and 5 together), seconded pitches 1 and 3. Retreated from the top of the fifth pitch when the weather closed in.

Danny Boy Dunbar 22/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

Lead Pitches 1,3,5,6,7&8

with Ben Cludeary
Hidden 15/Aug/08 AltLd dnf
Hidden 15/Aug/08 2nd β
Hidden 03/Aug/08 Lead
laurencehicks 01/Aug/08 Lead O/S

done twice now leed all pitchs ace fun

with kev
ukx ?/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 2 and 5, 6, 7 & 8

Peter Reynolds ?/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Mark Salter 27/Jul/08 -
Kyle Rance 26/Jul/08 AltLd
with Darren Roberts
SaraKaikk 22/Jul/08 2nd
arakis74 19/Jul/08 AltLd
with D Berry
Hidden 13/Jul/08 AltLd rpt
Hidden 07/Jul/08 Lead O/S
grazedandconfused ?/Jul/08 2nd
quantized 30/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Tom led P1, 3, 6-7 (merged) while I led P2, 4-5 (merged), 8

with Tom Buckley
staceyjg 28/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

I lead pitch's 1, 4, 5 and 8, Chris lead the other ones which were genrally more tricky. Bit of an epic as it was quite busy and from car to summit and back to car took over 12 hours.

minaturechris 28/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Very polished first pitch. Get in there early as it is a popular route and can take many hours to complete if stuck in a queue. Personal - Lead on pitches 2,3,6 & 7. Knight's slab easy once committed but would never have spotted the belay position if I wasn't waiting for it to become free.

with Stacey
D Berry 28/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Richard
Hidden 28/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/08 AltLd
danleyden 15/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Jennyjames 15/Jun/08 Lead
with Dan
benman 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S

lovely weather, lovely climb

with roger m
dja 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with katie b
Hidden 14/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Simon Hodgson 14/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
donkster 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with DaveNW
gregoldridge 10/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Not sure if I lost my way on the 3rd pitch but it seemed more of a grassy scramble than a rock climb

with Lisa Carnie
At the Helme 08/Jun/08 Lead dnf

My second trad lead... (not including final pitch on Snoozin' Suzie) Led all pitches up to the grassy bank leading to the pitch before Knights move. Decided to traverse round to Bellview and lead some more pitches up and across finally soloing gully and on to the summit with Adam and Eve. Really enjoyable day, blistering heat.

with Andrew Helme
mark20 06/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Led P1 P2 wide cracks as one, P5 P6 steep grooves, P8 stepped corners (as described by Ogwen guide). Very good route, worth HVD certainly no harder.

tiga271 06/Jun/08 AltLd

Mark started, I led long 'delicate' groove and knights move. ( joined some pitches together )

with Mark
DannyK 06/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Monkey
Hidden 05/Jun/08 2nd
Mike Roach ?/Jun/08 AltLd

Great multipitch route, although it is rather unsurprisingly very polished in places. We were constantly in a queue all the way up as it was a sunny summer weekend, so best avoided on a bankholiday weekend!

with Laurence Hicks
rd20 25/May/08 AltLd O/S

P1, (P3 and P4 - scramble/stroll), P5 and P7

with Martin
smolders 25/May/08 AltLd O/S

Pitches: 1 Robert, 2 me, 3 - grassy walk, 4 Robert, 5 (knight's move) me, 6 Robert

Mr. K 24/May/08 Lead dnf

Went wildly off route before giving up a couple of pitches from the top.

with Beth Flatres
Hidden 16/May/08 AltLd O/S
markbenton 16/May/08 AltLd
Iain Blackwood 15/May/08 AltLd O/S

Only climbers on route. Alt leads went off route on pitch 3 but found the polished route aftera little searching. Glorious day with very few others on Tryfan.

with David Holmes
Matt Bennett 10/May/08 Lead O/S

Soloed with packs to last three pitches

mike_hough_uk 06/May/08 AltLd

Odd numbered pitches

chri55ie 06/May/08 AltLd
hils theaker 05/May/08 AltLd
with Adam
adam06 05/May/08 AltLd
emlynroberts 05/May/08 AltLd
with Si Creer
Hidden 04/May/08 AltLd
Hidden 03/May/08 AltLd
Hidden 03/May/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/08 AltLd
HughM ?/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Yvonne Sell
popov86 30/Mar/08 AltLd
IAmAStone 18/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

Rained all the day before, but went out at 07.00 on the day of climb, to dry rock. Barnsley had first pitch, I got off route on 2nd then lead 5th (4th wasnt a pitch) and 7th. Great day out.

with Carl Jackson
Hidden 14/Mar/08 Lead
Merlin 04/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

Excavated snow from a ledge which subsequently ended up down Graham's back!

with Graham Stephenson
matsavage 28/Feb/08 AltLd dnf

Abbed off, or we wouldn't have finished.

Hidden 13/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
Mr Wild 13/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Pete
red-poppy ?/Feb/08 2nd O/S
pog100 27/Jan/08 AltLd O/S

pitch 2/3, terrace and the final groove above Knight's Move

Reaver2k 27/Jan/08 AltLd O/S

I led all but the second and pitch after knights move (7th?). This is going to be an essay. First pitch was wonderful! Up the polished groove, up the next one a little before moving out right up and over the crack! Belayed just above that butress but think I should have done it further back. Dad struggled getting into the crack and opted for the groove on the left. After much deliberation of route finding we thought we'd figured out the next pitch for my Dad. But it was wet so he went on the right arete of the capped roof and belayed near the top of it. Next pitch was mine, more of a scrambly one, but with a tricky first 10m! Extremely polished awkward crack which was a bit wet in places! Eventually arrived at the top of that just as I was running out of rope. Brought Dad up and we picked up the rope and moved a long path to the right, not a pitch. Then the next pitch looked really difficult for a HVD but it went okay, up until the top just below the Haven. I went right up to the top of the roof before realising there was no holds and I had to step down. I'd placed some gear which caused major rope drag problems! Dad followed in better style by the feel of things but didn't feel him! Knights move. Absolutely brilliant! Up the crack putting plenty of protection in. Was unsure when to move right but figured its "when you want" I opted for a little higher than the first polished foothold just above the roof. Move out right with fantastic exposure and enjoy it! Holds are all there and was certainly no harder than 3c but probably one of my favourite pitches ever! Such a great feeling looking down over the edge to see 150m's of climbing you've done before, a absolute classic route, with it all to yourselves! Move out right with trust in the guidebook to find the belay point. I set up my first cordletted belay/hanging belay, more for practice than anything and wanted to be able to block lead with relative ease incase Dad didn't fancy the next pitch. Dad enjoyed it as much as me I think! Shame is so small! Anyway, Dad fancied the next pitch, found a hex, and seated a nut that I couldn't get out! Guess he was making up for the second pitch when atleast 5 pieces fell out in sucession! Size 8/9 nut, if anyone manages to get it out it would be a much appricated return! Then the final pitch after some deliberation about the start we started around the right of the big block. Quite a bit more loose rock on this one so watch out! Some really nice climbing though I can't believe anyone would miss it out! Really rough rock, almost gritstone like! Brought Dad up and we were done! Enjoyed a chocolate bar whilst we looked over the fantastic views and lighting. Eventually, walked up the Adam and Eve, sat on it had "the" photo taken and set off down. Headed towards Ogwen and moved out right to traverse Tryfan. Easy walk down, after a fantastic day out, only to be partly ruined by Dad spraining his ankle some 15m from the carpark! He hobbled along to the car, bandaged it and drove to BK and then home!

Dan 85 26/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
AndrewJenkins ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
James Oswald ??/2008 2nd

lead 2 pitches 2nd'd the rest

droscher2001 ??/2008 Lead O/S
with guy
ushi ??/2008 -
Wayne S ??/2008 -
tmelrose ??/2008 2nd dnf
Marcus ??/2008 -
ste_d 30/Dec/07 Lead O/S
with mik
flat eric 23/Nov/07 AltLd O/S

We managed to do this on a gorgeous clear late autumn day. However, there'd been a lot of of rain over the previous week, which had begun to run off the mountain and was now frozen; the freezing line being at the start of the route. So, we weren't sure what we were going to find and whether or not we could actually finish. As it turned out most of the route was fine, although obviously very cold. Pitch 2 felt a bit more technical as the groove was completely iced up so was off limits, forcing us to rely entirely on the arete. Pitch 3 was a joke. I climbed up to the overhang, and peered over the top to see the whole mantel area covered in an inch thick of black ice. After backing off rather timidly, I managed to find another way around. Other than that, the whole thing went smoothly, was enormous fun and frankly a great day out. Not sure if I'd want to do this in the summer now. Did I mention all the ice?

Hidden 23/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
thompson1000 31/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden 28/Oct/07 AltLd
Hidden 21/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
Laurence Everitt 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
TGreen 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Vicky, Ben
Hidden 20/Oct/07 2nd dnf
Hidden 02/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
wanderso 18/Sep/07 Lead dnf

Excellent day, window of opportunity, actually took 5 hours but not experienced really in this sort of multi pitch route. Very pleased to complete it. Somewhat off route at very beginning, started what must have been at least HS before returning to proper route and then despite numerous efforts to go off route onto VSs again managed to use old guide to find Knights move and recognise now the smallness of the holds and perhaps rather precarious middle move stomach knot. Completed with some aplomb however and finished with a smile pretty tired. After obligatory jump over Adam and Eve and 15 pressups on them went down to Capel Curig for superb Beef and guiness pie and chips before grim tired drive back to York. Great day out, thanks Andrew for carrying all the weight as second, good advice too.

with Andrew Green
IanGilbertJones 16/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
loonyclimber 11/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

easy climbin.. but really enjoyable :)

cas smerdon 09/Sep/07 AltLd

Very polished. Long and unpleasant. Only V diff part was Knights Slab which is supposed to be the crux. Rest was like ice skating uphill.

with John Starkey
Hidden 09/Sep/07 -
Twisty 07/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

Excellent day- remember to take up gear, long ab's off due to getting lost- but perfect weather, company and location! Last pitch ended up on VS 4c- perhaps?

with Nigel Stock
Hidden 06/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
climbingxcat ?/Sep/07 AltLd
with Brian
simonw1 31/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Bec Munro
dhdaveuk 29/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Phil
davemhart 29/Aug/07 AltLd

Craking climb if a bit polished.

with Jonathan Barrett
Jon&anne-marie 29/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

An awesome day out with great climbing in exposed places. The guidebooks have the pitches all wrong though so get used to risking it. The belay point after the Knights move is interesting to say the least. Absolutely worth its three stars although one pitch is easily a severe.

Ste Ridd 26/Aug/07 Lead

Led all pitches Pack

Hidden 26/Aug/07 2nd
Calder 25/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
with Ste
stemill 25/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
with Graham
Hidden 25/Aug/07 AltLd
nigel pearson 22/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

We lead the first three/four pitches and then climbed Belle Vue Bastion

with Robin
Thomas Healing 11/Aug/07 AltLd

810ft, 9 pitch

Milne 09/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

didnt enjoy, despite its classic status, thought it was broken, loose and contrived. some great bits, but was cold and queing, which didnt help.

with steve & chris
Hidden 05/Aug/07 2nd
perfectlynormalbeast 05/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

Fab route. Loved the Knights slab.

with Stuart Fox, Willa Straker-Smith
Hidden 02/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
gdb4060 ?/Aug/07 Lead
with Greg
howlingbaboon 30/Jul/07 Lead O/S
00gaz00 29/Jul/07 Lead O/S

started tooo late dark as from checkers slab route finding in dark tricky. desent even worse down north gully then little gulley at the bottom monty fell in a bog only his arm was left out close call just grabbed him in time 4am in the van

with monty
MDowson 24/Jul/07 AltLd
with John Mcintrye
Hidden 21/Jul/07 AltLd
Tom M Williams 21/Jul/07 AltLd

Wet, walking boots, awesome

with Andy Hobson
Hidden 19/Jul/07 Lead
Hidden 18/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
dannyevos 18/Jul/07 2nd O/S

Beautiful day beautiful climb absolute epic

with Rick Clapham
1philjones1 ?/Jul/07 AltLd
with Paul
petebale2000 16/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Caralynh 12/Jun/07 AltLd O/S

Part of the 3 classics in a day. Moved together no pitching

paul_d 12/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/07 2nd
bendurance ?/Jun/07 AltLd O/S

Led all pitches up to the haven. JC led Knights move pitch on. Not a bid route but wish I had done it early on - felt too easy.

with Wez Randle, JC
butteredfrog ?/Jun/07 AltLd
with Carl Weller
Hidden 26/May/07 Lead O/S
warwick 21/May/07 2nd O/S
with Claire
Hidden 11/May/07 Lead
kleinej 06/May/07 AltLd

In the rain.

with Patrick
paddygoodwin 06/May/07 AltLd
with Jason
Tom Stoddart 05/May/07 -

Moved together

with Tom Slade
Hidden ?/May/07 AltLd O/S
auld al ?/May/07 AltLd O/S
Laffco 30/Apr/07 AltLd rpt
with Chris Hodsman
Hidden 29/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
Xav 29/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Chris Phillips
robertporter 29/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
gb83 21/Apr/07 AltLd

awesome route-the polished holds say it all! ;-)

with m.sakano
masa-alpin 21/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

I lead P1, P2, P5, P7, Graeme did P3, P4, P6. There had been an in-situ nut at P5 ledge, the previous party left another, and I ended up leaving another, too…

adi bryant 19/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 14/Apr/07 Solo rpt
Richie Rich 14/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Pete Colley
Hidden 12/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Cardi 12/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Did in 7, Pete did 2,6. Went wrong on first pitch and dropped a hex behind that boulder 20ft up! Managed to get it back, but then accidently did what felt like a VS variation up the crack above rather than going left! Harder and more sustained than expected - only route of the day!

with Pete D
Hidden 08/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
michael burrows 08/Apr/07 Solo
ChalkBall 06/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Worthy of the three stars

Tom Stoddart 06/Apr/07 -

Moved together

with Iain Leverett
mje1398 06/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Dom
robshep 05/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Smashing day out. Early start avoided queues.

with Ryan Brooks
cavemancolumbus ?/Apr/07 AltLd
Neil D 29/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with Robert Porter
Hidden 25/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/07 AltLd
The Mountain Goat 24/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1,2,4,7,9, inc knights move which was neither exposed or on small holds what was the guide talking about?

with David Barter
deano 12/Mar/07 Lead
with lloyd jon Llyod
Andy Ray 03/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

My first proper lead.

with Ian
Hidden 04/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/07 2nd dnf
Hidden 02/Feb/07 AltLd dnf
Hidden 14/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd
brighters ??/2007 -
Brian Rodgers ??/2007 AltLd O/S
fran04 ??/2007 AltLd
climber sim ??/2007 -
Silum ??/2007 Lead
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
chris wyatt ??/2007 -

In boots in the rain

with barrie
dougross ??/2007 AltLd O/S
with Simon W
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
tumbling wizard ??/2007 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
innesmac ??/2007 -
Ian Andrews ??/2007 AltLd O/S
with Pete Williams, Martin Worthy, Fran Gowling
Hidden ??/2007 -
daza 21/Dec/06 AltLd O/S
with Sam D
EAYL 14/Nov/06 AltLd
with Chris
Jamie Brown 11/Nov/06 AltLd dnf

Abandoned after second pitch due to weather.

with Owen
Hidden 09/Nov/06 AltLd O/S
Ian Andrews 09/Nov/06 AltLd
Hidden 04/Nov/06 2nd
Hidden 04/Nov/06 Lead β
HannyHancock ?/Nov/06 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd pitch, abbed off after in rain

with Jamie
Diggler ?/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Ing 08/Oct/06 2nd
with Guillaume and Therese
adamscottthomas 07/Oct/06 AltLd O/S

Moved together and topped out in about 2 hours despite some wet sections. Rounded the day off with Bristley Ridge and walked over the Glyders before dropping down to Pen y Pass and then to the Tyn y Coed. QMD!

31770 07/Oct/06 AltLd O/S
Andrew Sloan 06/Oct/06 AltLd rpt
Martin Haworth 06/Oct/06 AltLd O/S
with Andy
pnorth ?/Oct/06 AltLd O/S
with Tim Ewington
hamish2016 ?/Oct/06 Lead dnf

Followed wrong route description in heavy rain and wind. Ended up in some very green gullies so abseiled off. Epic but fun.

with Ross Overhead
scorky345 ?/Oct/06 AltLd

Alpine style in the rain

with Fran Blunt
Clucky 30/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Ed Wright; Paul Trenholme
Mike Hargreaves 23/Sep/06 Lead

Awesome route! jo`s first major scare.

with Jo Hurley
Hidden 16/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Justin T 10/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Wifey
Hidden 10/Sep/06 2nd O/S
A Crook 10/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
Ewan Russell 09/Sep/06 AltLd O/S


with Kit
Hidden 08/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Merlin 03/Sep/06 AltLd O/S

Off route, all over the shop. I'm not even convinced we started up the right route!

with Rich Simpson
wirralclimber1984 ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with danny, james
tom_1985 ?/Sep/06 -
with Krystina Common
Jules_Robbo ?/Sep/06 AltLd

Classic!! Loved the Knights slab section.

with James Cross
Hidden ?/Sep/06 Lead
epic ed 24/Aug/06 AltLd O/S

diff. to find start but finished to a fantastic sunset - great day out

with Adam F
Julia Chatterton 24/Aug/06 2nd

My first long mountain climb with Will, Epic Ed and Adam F, a fantastic way to celebrate handing in my thesis

with Will
Hidden 08/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
Highlander33 06/Aug/06 -
givemetea 05/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Louise Reasbeck
Hidden ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
edmitchell ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S


with kai ren
JGW ?/Aug/06 AltLd
with Matt Tilley
easily amused male ?/Aug/06 -
Hidden 27/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Graeme Hammond 23/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Pete aka Dad
Bargate_Champ 21/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Dave Mahon 15/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

Went wrong at the classic place - went left at the knight's move. Doh!

with Ute Wegerhoff
PanzerHanzler 11/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 3, 5, 6 & 8

with Mervyn Lamacraft
chiverstom 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Duncan
kjbix 04/Jul/06 AltLd
with Richard Beech
spqr 24/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Some exciting parts, especially with big boots on! Well worth doing.

with Stefen
charlie barnes 24/Jun/06 AltLd O/S

had mission on knights move, not quite able to understand the the concept of an upwards traverse, needless to say lots of drag!

with dan
Jenko 16/Jun/06 Lead O/S

An easy ascent in fine weather. Even the knights move presented no immediate difficulties. Some loose holds on final pitch.

with Nigel Heritage
Zoomer 10/Jun/06 AltLd
Hidden 10/Jun/06 Solo
Hidden 04/Jun/06 Lead O/S
markju 03/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with paul
Dux 03/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Beautiful weather, didn't take enough water. Linked several pitches together and didn't realise I was on Knight's Move - tried to exit left instead of right and got into difficulty, downclimbing and falling onto gear to get back onto slab.

with markju
Hidden 03/Jun/06 AltLd
Mat J ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Jonah
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead rpt
texuspete ?/Jun/06 Lead
with David Croxford
Fatclimber ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Dean Chapman
b.hayley ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 28/May/06 AltLd O/S
crossdressingrodney 28/May/06 AltLd rpt
Strange little creature 28/May/06 AltLd O/S
with Ian Hobson
Irk the Purist 27/May/06 AltLd O/S

Brilliant climb and best in boots in the wet! Did pitches 3 (1 + 2 run together) and 6.

with Ted and Rich Hall
Richard Hall 27/May/06 AltLd
with Ted & Eric
jasper 05/May/06 AltLd O/S

good day out , a very nice climb

Stuart Johnston ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/06 -
FrankW 22/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Mike Frost
gareth r ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S

Quite sustained and technical for the grade. Nice position on Knight's Slab

with Elli
climbingrick ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/06 2nd
Hidden ?/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
barni ?/Jan/06 AltLd
with Si
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
mikelaing ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 2nd
Ben lad ??/2006 AltLd
with Benny and Unce different Days
7ames ??/2006 Lead
petekeron ??/2006 Lead O/S


jamieevans ??/2006 Lead
Hidden 31/Dec/05 AltLd
Hidden 21/Nov/05 AltLd O/S
Jonny M 05/Nov/05 AltLd O/S
with Alleyn Bowen
Matt Bulmer 19/Oct/05 2nd
with Mike Hammill
Hidden 16/Oct/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/05 AltLd O/S
Keith Jones 06/Oct/05 2nd
with David
jamescoll ?/Oct/05 2nd
Hidden 25/Sep/05 Lead O/S
malc 24/Sep/05 AltLd
with AP/PS
Sime64 17/Sep/05 Lead rpt
with Hils
crossdressingrodney 11/Sep/05 Lead O/S
KeithW 03/Sep/05 AltLd O/S

with Nick too (Mark twisted knee on walk in). Led 2nd, 4th, Knight's move & pitch above that.

with Mike Nuttall
Oliver Sherman ?/Sep/05 Solo O/S

Fun day out - ran up Tryfan and over Glyders then back to Ogwen Cottage climbing 4 routes on the way!

dangerousoldfool ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with CarlT
Nicos 27/Aug/05 Solo O/S
with solo
dshearer 02/Aug/05 -
with Tony Springer
tom.e ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Jamie Crichton
Ed Babs ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Kate
3 Names ?/Aug/05 AltLd O/S
with Ian Mctaggert
featuresforfeet ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Greig
Hidden ?/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
mountainpenguin ?/Jul/05 AltLd
Julie Carroll 09/Jun/05 AltLd
with Malcolm Dyson
industrialiceman ?/Jun/05 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/05 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/May/05 2nd
Hidden 29/May/05 2nd
Hidden 17/May/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/May/05 2nd
leonjones 14/May/05 Lead
with Ling Barret
rpbostock ?/May/05 Lead O/S

Epic climb in the hail, snow and wind.. felt a lot harder than a V Diff in those conditions!

with Alasdair Cook
shazbat ?/May/05 Lead

Fantastic fun

with SCC
Hidden ?/May/05 AltLd O/S
dave moseley ?/May/05 2nd
with steve m
John HW 17/Apr/05 AltLd O/S
with Cath
mr_drains 19/Mar/05 2nd O/S
with Rookey, Charlie, Simon
Eddie_b ??/2005 2nd
with PMC
Hidden ??/2005 AltLd O/S
speleosam ??/2005 -

Nick you wuss

with Dave Potts
brockers ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Giles
size9hex ??/2005 AltLd O/S
with Ian Whitney
emlynroberts ??/2005 AltLd
with Rick
danieljmarsh ??/2005 -
Steve Lenartowicz ??/2005 -
with Clare
Hidden ??/2005 AltLd dnf
Hidden ??/2005 -
Hidden 09/Dec/04 2nd dnf
Hidden ?/Dec/04 AltLd O/S
Jon Wickham 18/Sep/04 AltLd dog

Did it in big boots with rucksacks, conditions were wet and slimy. Backed of a lead of Knight's Slab as I didn't feel confident.

KarlH 17/Sep/04 Lead

Completed 4 pitches. The 5th pitch was wet and unclimbable so retreated back down.

with Tom Hales
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/04 AltLd
Tim W 24/Jul/04 AltLd O/S
Mairi Nelson 24/Jul/04 AltLd
with Tim W
CathS 13/Jul/04 AltLd O/S

In a fit of enthusiasm, I led most of the route. After missing the supposed block belay on Pitch 4 (old Ogwen guide) and assuming I was about to run out of rope, I set up a hanging belay in the Groove, much to the amusement of Roger, and the consternation of the woman in the party behind us. Old Ogwen guide lengths given for P4 and P5 are way out! Nice route, but shame about all the polish.

steve mee 11/Jul/04 AltLd
mrsmish 11/Jul/04 2nd
Piers Harley ?/Jul/04 Lead
with Verity
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Rampikino 13/Jun/04 Lead
with Liz Hay
Hidden 13/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
Marq 12/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Alex Piggott, Isabel Kingsmill
lithos ?/Jun/04 Lead
with jules+ pete
mandy talbot ?/Jun/04 Lead
jk 25/May/04 2nd
with d.kitson
Bargate_Champ 16/May/04 2nd rpt
Harry The Owl 11/Apr/04 AltLd O/S

Just brilliant. Pitch BEFORE knights move is the crux. And it's definitely undergraded.

with Jon Hobbs
The Bad Cough 11/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Barry Cubbins
Adam Booth 21/Mar/04 AltLd O/S
with Kyle Pattinson
Hidden ?/Mar/04 AltLd O/S
kp64zl ?/Mar/04 AltLd
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
John Kettle ??/2004 Lead
Hidden ??/2004 AltLd
paul m hadley ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2004 AltLd
broc 19/Oct/03 AltLd β
with Mike
ruaidh 14/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with FayeG
Hidden ?/Oct/03 -
rob wmc 27/Sep/03 AltLd rpt
with Pete
Hidden 07/Sep/03 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/03 Lead
Martyn ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with James Williams
SteveM 19/Jul/03 Lead
with Bekhs
Allan Young 13/Jul/03 AltLd O/S
with Ian Moore
Hidden 12/Jul/03 Lead dnf
Snowie 06/Jul/03 2nd dog

Congested route...

Hidden ?/Jul/03 AltLd
drysori ?/Jul/03 AltLd
with Malcolm
Dustin 11/Jun/03 2nd O/S
with Dave Walsh
CAPRICORN ?/Jun/03 Lead dnf

Started late and slowly, weather got the better of us and had to abb off. Arranged the ropes badly, abbed down two pitches but couldn't the ropes down. So had to climb back up on a prussik and re-arrange. Turned into an epic, back at the car at 10pm.

with Alison Watson
Hidden ?/Jun/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/May/03 AltLd O/S
Rory Shaw 15/May/03 AltLd
rob wmc ?/May/03 AltLd O/S

Really good, shame about the disjointed bit in the middle. I got the 'knights move' pitch with the awesomely exposed stance. Quality.

with Andy
unfit 29/Apr/03 AltLd
with john N
ZA ?/Apr/03 AltLd
with dad
Alaister Nurse ??/2003 Lead O/S

great route

with Tats
speleosam ??/2003 -


with Chris Young
Hidden ??/2003 2nd
tomkhoward ??/2003 AltLd O/S

Done with mountain boots and rucksacks. A little confusion at the 'chess board'.

with John Spear
DanH9883 ??/2003 Lead
with Al Iveson
arose ?/Oct/02 Lead

Ryme ice on top pitch!

ferdia 15/Sep/02 AltLd O/S
with Will Donaldson, Andrew Wielochowski
snowy owl 01/Sep/02 AltLd

Alternated over 9 pitches

with AD
orb ?/Aug/02 AltLd O/S
with Phil Worgan
AJ007 ?/Aug/02 AltLd
with Brian
Bob M 15/Jul/02 Lead

Alpine training in big boots and sac

with Richard Mott
jmr 08/Jun/02 AltLd

A truly great mountain route. Done before and since with other partners, buy only have dates for this ascent. Always seems harder lower down than you expect and not at the "Knights move" either.

with Pete Hevezi
Hidden ?/Jun/02 2nd β
Hidden 11/May/02 AltLd
Phil West 16/Feb/02 AltLd rpt

Led all pitches but one (One of the early ones, but can't remember which).

with David Atherton
Brown ??/2002 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2002 AltLd
Hidden ??/2002 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Nov/01 AltLd
Hidden 15/Sep/01 AltLd
Andy Clarke 27/Aug/01 Lead O/S
with Nick
goatboy76 ?/Aug/01 AltLd O/S

Beautiful weather, makes a change for N. Wales! Got darked on and the descent took us nearly twice as long as the climb....idiots :-). An amazing day that I'll remember for life!

with Derek McClatchie
John Marsland 30/Jul/01 Solo
Hidden 13/Jul/01 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/01 AltLd
mark4344 30/Jun/01 AltLd O/S
with Russ Law
BALD EAGLE 24/Jun/01 Lead
with Judith Wildman
Hidden 22/Jun/01 Solo O/S
shaun walby 08/Jun/01 2nd

Seconded as a none climber,will always be special to me.

gripped01 ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
with Dan Graves
Alastair Hudson 06/May/01 Lead O/S
with Nik Weston, Clare Young
Mark Riley ?/May/01 AltLd
with Stuart Greenall
NeilManley ?/Feb/01 AltLd β
James B ??/2001 -
Hidden ??/2001 Lead dnf
Hidden ??/2001 -
Theeni ??/2001 -
Sime64 ??/2001 Lead

? 2000 - 2002 ?

with Cheryl
rockjedi12345 ?/Oct/00 Lead
with Phil Mathews
MontyH 08/Sep/00 Lead O/S

great fun, decended the North Ridge at sunset

with Andy Young
Ann S ?/Sep/00 AltLd
with Bill Harrison
Hidden 01/Aug/00 AltLd
unfit 20/Jul/00 Lead
with John Deeley
Jon Rabey 18/Jul/00 2nd O/S
TobyA 17/Jul/00 Lead O/S
with Ellu
Gman ?/May/00 AltLd O/S
with Carl, Rich
Hidden 19/Feb/00 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Ed Booth ??/2000 Lead O/S
bullybones ??/2000 -
marcoleptic ??/2000 AltLd O/S
with Banjo
J1PEF ??/2000 -
runestone ??/2000 -
alan moore ??/2000 Solo
alpinismo.uk ??/2000 -
Phil West 13/Nov/99 AltLd dnf

Route wet. Did 3 pitches to the terrace and visibility was down to 6 feet. Having not been on the route before I decided to down climb from near the top of the 4th pitch before I got lost or fell off. Scrambled down a gully & did one short ab to Heather Terrace.

with David Atherton
DafSWMC ?/Oct/99 AltLd O/S

Done in approach shoes on wet day.

with UMIST
Hidden ?/Oct/99 -
Hidden 15/Sep/99 AltLd
beaumap 28/Aug/99 Lead
with can't remember
Hidden ?/Aug/99 2nd
Howard J 31/Jul/99 AltLd rpt
with Rob Dixon
Urgles ?/Jul/99 AltLd
with Laura
Nigel R Lewis 12/Jun/99 Lead
with Lisa Lewis
Paul-Michael 16/May/99 Lead O/S
with Gary Bond
aged_ape ?/May/99 AltLd O/S
with Matt O
Jacob Ram 30/Jan/99 Lead O/S
with mike taylor
Tarquin ??/1999 -
Tarquin ??/1999 -
haydng ??/1999 -
AndySL ??/1999 AltLd O/S

In the rain.

with Tim
mjeffery ??/1999 -
col finnegan 22/Sep/98 2nd

Very Exposed

Hidden ?/Sep/98 Lead O/S
Darragh ?/Aug/98 -
with Colm
Hidden ?/Aug/98 Lead
Hidden 08/Jul/98 Lead
Celia Watson 08/Jul/98 2nd
Hidden ?/May/98 Solo
dodders ?/Apr/98 AltLd
with Dick Hargreaves
Gambit 07/Mar/98 -

One week before getting married after driving to Chester to collect Paula's wedding dress. Started to snow half way up. A very memorable climb.

with Paula
Simon Caldwell ?/Mar/98 AltLd O/S

Climbed at Easter in about 1998/9. Overcast, and poured with rain from the Knights Move pitch upwards. Happy days...

with Mike
nigehughes ?/Mar/98 AltLd
with Derek Rennie, Terry Moore
Hidden ??/1998 AltLd O/S
dickypips ??/1998 AltLd O/S
with john richards
Dave Toseland ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Ken
zero six ??/1998 Lead O/S
ColdAndWet ??/1998 Lead
Hidden 15/Sep/97 Lead O/S
Elastic Jones 05/Sep/97 AltLd
with Jeremy
mart rich ?/Aug/97 AltLd O/S

Ian led first pitch then alt, then he led last two My first long route - a beautiful route on a beautiful day

with Ian Mills
Hidden 18/Jul/97 AltLd
Hidden 07/May/97 AltLd
tom bre ?/Feb/97 AltLd O/S

Tremendous climb. Warm enough to do on a still but cold february day

with roger brereton
ellie macpherson ?/Dec/96 AltLd

Night fallen by time we topped out. Called mountain rescue for people stuck on Glyders with no ice axe or crampons. Helo called.

with Neil Macpherson
Hidden 06/Nov/96 AltLd
BenTiffin 12/Oct/96 AltLd
with Andrew Tiffin
DavidR 25/Jul/96 AltLd O/S
with John Marston and Nathan Rippin
Howard J 20/Jul/96 AltLd rpt
with Kevin
chisanga 05/Jul/96 AltLd rpt

Great day. Easy, great day out but well polished

barryjacks 01/Jul/96 2nd
with Andrew Maddison
bags ?/Jul/96 2nd
Hidden 17/Jun/96 2nd
brady 09/Jun/96 AltLd O/S

perishing cold wind

with Andy Carr and John cameron
barney@helmshore 06/Jun/96 AltLd
with mark b
Hidden 30/Apr/96 Lead
Hopevalleypaul ??/1996 2nd
with Andy Fanshawe course
lump'o'lead ??/1996 -
with Andy Wilkinson
Hidden ??/1996 Lead
ellie macpherson ?/Dec/95 AltLd

Night fallen by the time we topped out. Called mountain rescue for people stuck on Glyders. Helo called out, very cold night with temp inversion.

with Neil Macpherson
michael burrows 29/Oct/95 AltLd rpt
with richard parry
iskra2000 27/Oct/95 AltLd
with Jane Latham, Mark Leach
Hidden 16/Sep/95 AltLd O/S
Elastic Jones 17/Aug/95 Lead O/S
with Damian Lowe
Hidden 12/Aug/95 Lead
steve prior ?/Aug/95 Lead
with Roz C
big 30/Jul/95 AltLd

Took nearly 10 hours with a large party and lots of getting lost. Second time in 1997 it took just over 2 hours..

Hidden 19/Jul/95 AltLd rpt
Budge ?/Jul/95 AltLd O/S
with Richard Teed
Hidden 08/Jun/95 AltLd
sixties 25/May/95 -
with hrd
five ?/Feb/95 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1995 Lead O/S
munky46 ??/1995 -
Rich ??/1995 -
BruceW ?/Nov/94 AltLd O/S

First HVD

colin milton 20/Jun/94 AltLd
with eric milton
JiveWeasel 16/Jun/94 AltLd

In big boots.

with Rich C
tracyclimber ?/Jun/94 Lead O/S

First multi pitch lead

Hidden 28/May/94 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Feb/94 Lead O/S
smudge ??/1994 Lead O/S
stokienomad ??/1994 AltLd rpt
Hidden 19/Nov/93 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/93 AltLd
Mike_T0501 24/Jul/93 AltLd O/S
adi bryant ?/Apr/93 Lead
with Kira
Hidden 11/Jul/92 AltLd
jim_randell 14/Jun/92 AltLd O/S
with LS
Scott McRae ?/May/92 AltLd O/S

Dave Morris and Elton followed us up. Sunny Whitsun to start we finished in the middle of a massive thunder and lightning show. Forked lightning was clearly hitting the tops of the Carneddau across the valley and probably on the top of Tryfan. very atmospheric!

with Jo Sheppard
jacque ?/May/92 2nd

and again alt leads with Carol ?1995

with Roger Martin
kato'sdad 15/Feb/92 Lead
with Bear Sports
Hidden 20/Jan/92 Lead O/S
DavPk ??/1992 Lead
with Andy Barwise
telemark ??/1992 Lead
with Joyce Ambrose
WB ??/1992 Solo O/S
JamieAyres ?/Aug/91 Lead dnf

The heavens opened so we abseiled from The Belvedere.

with Jude Ayres
ewjudge 28/Jul/91 AltLd O/S
with Chris Young
stokienomad 14/Jul/91 AltLd
Hidden 01/Jul/91 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1991 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/90 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/90 Solo
DaveDevine ?/Jul/90 Lead
AlanLittle ?/May/90 Solo
Ched ??/1990 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
Raggar ??/1990 Lead
with Steve B, Jo G
Hidden ??/1990 Solo
Raggar 26/Nov/89 Lead

my 3rd ascent?

with Jo G
Andy Say 20/Oct/89 Solo O/S
Babika ?/Sep/89 AltLd

Overtook a man and a dog on the route

with Mark Jones
tlr 09/Aug/89 AltLd
with Fin
babymoac 08/Jul/89 AltLd
with MTW
surfbish 05/Jun/89 Lead O/S
charlesmfrench 14/May/89 Solo O/S
Rog Wilko ?/May/89 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Gudge ??/1989 AltLd O/S
with TS
Ian Archer 27/Oct/88 Lead
with MWP
Nick Biven 16/Aug/88 Solo
with Keith Fleming
99bolivar ??/1988 AltLd rpt
with Bill Lofthouse
Tony Buckley ?/Oct/87 AltLd

Done a number of times over the years, and it always rewards.

sinbad ?/Oct/87 2nd
with Kenny
scree ?/Oct/87 -
michaelb1 ?/Feb/87 AltLd
with Geoff evans
Hidden 12/Oct/86 Solo
Iain Thow 27/Sep/86 Lead

In bendy walking boots with 5 nuts & a sling.

with Richard Holmes
michael burrows 29/Jun/86 AltLd O/S
with ian nettleton
rogerskews 11/May/86 AltLd
with Jan Campbell
amcleish ??/1986 -
hazeysunshine ??/1986 AltLd O/S
Backinthegame ?/Jul/85 AltLd
Sean Kelly ?/May/85 -
Hidden ?/Apr/85 AltLd O/S
steveb2006 08/Dec/84 AltLd

Climb Blue Light Wall next day on Christmas Crag in Crafnant valley but can find no record of route or crag

with Howard Partidge, Terry Lister, Mervyn Dudley
Hidden 10/Nov/84 AltLd
wynaptomos ?/Sep/84 Solo
Hidden 18/Jun/84 AltLd
nigehughes ?/Feb/84 AltLd
with Martin Garnett
Pete Pozman 18/Sep/83 AltLd O/S
uphillnow 18/Sep/83 AltLd
wynaptomos ?/Sep/83 Lead O/S
Jim at Craigdhu 23/Aug/83 AltLd O/S
with Betty H
Mark Kemball 21/Aug/83 Lead
with Bill Kemball
Rob Davies ?/Jun/82 Lead

Feeling a bit unwell, so looking for an easy day out. Big boots.

with Angus McLean
MikeDowsett ??/1981 AltLd
with Jon Sharpe
paul59 17/May/80 AltLd
with Paul Kirk
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 AltLd
Richard Weller 06/Sep/79 AltLd

Led crux in bare feet

with Richard White
Mark Kemball 26/Aug/79 Solo
Colin Matheson ?/May/78 AltLd
with Simon Davies
Andy Chubb 26/Sep/77 AltLd
with Saxon Ridley
Brian Wilderspin ?/Jun/77 Solo

22 minutes

Hidden ??/1977 Solo
Simon cook ?/Aug/76 -
Hammy 12/Jun/76 AltLd
with Jonathon Stacey
Bolt Phobia 04/Mar/76 Solo
with Wil Hurford
Hidden ?/Feb/76 Lead
Hidden ??/1976 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1976 -
Steve Woollard ??/1975 Lead
with Norman Hoskins
Chris Craggs ??/1975 -
Falko 15/Dec/74 AltLd O/S

"Snowy" pencilled beside route description in Ron James guide.

with Bill Briggs
Gordon Stainforth 13/Sep/74 AltLd
with John Stainforth
Mike Owen ?/Aug/74 -
with John Roberts
oldmanofmow 06/Jul/74 Lead

Chris Barber in the rain

Nigel Bond 06/Oct/73 Lead
with John
Hidden 26/Aug/73 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/73 2nd
Ian Jones ??/1973 AltLd O/S
with Bill Dean
Bolt Phobia 14/Jul/72 Lead
pneame ??/1972 Lead

Best way to the top of Tryfan

mike bridges ??/1972 2nd O/S

Done as part of the scout mountaineering badge,don`t know exact date,but was early 1970`s.P.U led throughout,with me & Neil 2nding & 3rding alternately in plimsoles,rope tied round the waist and waist belays.A proper adventure!

with Neil Gregory, P.U
rob from scotland ?/Jun/70 AltLd O/S

hot day, adequate water is an issue on this route

zukator ??/1970 -
uphillnow ??/1970 AltLd

Done many times since

with Dave Ellis
Hidden ?/Jul/69 -
mikej 21/Dec/68 AltLd
with Wil Hurford
Gordon Stainforth 04/Aug/68 AltLd
with John Stainforth
granitbahn ?/Mar/68 2nd
Dave Musgrove 09/Jul/66 AltLd
with Bob Knapton
Hidden 19/Jun/66 Lead
Hidden 18/Sep/65 Lead
eroica64 ??/1965 AltLd

Knight's Move was great.

with Neil jackson
kjacks ??/1964 2nd
with Dave Peers
oldmanofmow ?/Feb/62 Lead

Is this the biggest epic on Grooved Arete? In the winter of 1961/62 Brian Jones and I, both NSMC, were camped below Tryfan in temperatures well below freezing though not too uncomfortable because we were using equipment bought for use on the Reading University Vatnajokull expedtion of 1958. We were hoping for a good winter climb, my preference was for Grooved Arete because I knew the climb quite well. Brian was a relative beginner on anything but grit and had little experience of of snow and ice. So as leader I opted for Grooved Arete, in those days conditions rarely justified crampons, my favourites were tricouni nailed boots which were good on rock, ice and snow providing the snow didn’t clog up between the nails. We started just after first light in cold clear weather with little wind. The first few pitches were fine interesting climbing until we reached the arete which was found to be a sheet of continuous ice, it would have been great with front points but not with our gear. I avoided the arete by going up the broken ground to the left of the normal route. I eventually climbed up below a steep groove/corner. This I tried using a peg and an ice screw and cutting holds in frozen turf but after climbing about 70ft it looked really hard above, so having reached a little ledge I fixed a peg and retreated. We then got across to the start of the Knights Move slab which was verglassed, so I led it in stocking feet!! I told Brian to tie my boots to the rope in front of him. When he reached the Eagles Nest belay I couldn’t change back into boots so led the rest of the route in socks. When Brian started up I found he had tied the boots on 30 ft in front of him so when they jammed on a runner, he refused to continue on a slack rope. The only solution was for me to tie off the rope and reverse the top 30 ft to rescue my boots. Brian then finished the pitch. All in all a great day. I went back at Easter with John Roberts to retrieve my peg from the groove, John led the second pitch which was quite hard. At the time I thought we had done a variation to the Terrace Wall girdle at the back of the Bastion. It seems that it was a new route and is now graded HVS.

oldmanofmow 13/Apr/61 Lead
oldmanofmow 13/Sep/60 Lead

Took Pat Higson up GA, lovely day

oldmanofmow 27/Jun/59 2nd

Met Keith Norcross while staying at Ynys Etws he took me up Grooved Arete. A great route

DeanD ??/ AltLd O/S
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