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[Stella on pitch 3, or 4, or maybe 5?, 3 kb]230m, 8 pitches. 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) 30m. Climb the corner for 12m, make a move rightwards and then trend left up the slab above to gain a rib leading to a large spike belay. 2) 30m. Step left and follow the prominent rib to a good stance below a corner with a capping roof. 3) 50m. Climb the corner on the right-hand side, passing the awkward capping roof on the right side. Continue more easily leftwards and scramble up to a path. 4) 15m. Walk rightwards along the path to belay at the well-used rocky rib. 5) 38m. 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 until a move leftwards gains a good ledge, block belay well back. 6) 18m. The infamous 'Knight's Move' pitch. How's your chess? Climb the crack behind the belay to reach the slab above. Exit this slab in 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. 8) 30m. Head right and climb the steep rock to an ever easing finish. An escape rightwards is easy if the weather is bad or darkness is closing in. © ROCKFAX
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.

Photo: Stella on pitch 3, or 4, or maybe 5? © JezzaCat
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This climb is in 1657 logbooks, and on 294 wishlists.

Matt Schwarz - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/14 with katie

Moved together over pitches 1-4, I lead pitches 6 and 8....polished.
Kate Edhouse - 21/Jul/14

Lead P1, 3, 4, 6 and 7.
Jack Whiteley - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/14 with John Hayes

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jul/14

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 17/Jul/14

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.
snowfluke - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Alex Conway

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 13/Jul/14

Great exposure. First time up tryfan.
Alex Mason - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Jemma Powell

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Jul/14

according to rockfax guide lead P1, P5, P6 + P8 Jon linked P2+3 and lead P7. we scrambled P4 together
beakerburgess - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Jonathon Masson

Shane Willis - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14

jmasson91 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Neil burgess

What an Epic Climb! my first long mountain route too
Chris dyer - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/14 with Jack Hunter, Oli Foxlow

Epic Climb! First real mountain multi pitch
Philberry - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/14

giuly - Lead - 29/Jun/14 with Xose' Portela

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/14

Hidden - 22/Jun/14

Lead the majority of pitches. First proper multipitch. Loved every minute of it.
ralphio - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14

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!
ClareG - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14

Jen Mason - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Lizz

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/14

Led p3,7,8 (CC guide pitches). Started late 2pm. Back at the hut for 11.30pm. Perfect conditions.
Alaric - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/14 with Jing

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.
jing - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Alaric

Had it all to ourselves. 'Classic' doesn't even come close.
alexm198 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/14 with Ed Cromwell

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

Climbed in big boots. Kinght's Move Slab is entertaining and polished to a beautiful gloss.
Pete_Frost - AltLd β - 16/Jun/14 with Climbing Joe from Anglesey

Dawlish - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/14 with Son Aaron

Simply fantastic. Led P1 and Knights Move as the cloud rolled in. Most enjoyable climb in a great weekend.
Stoff - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Mark L, gpcomps

Joe Innes - Solo O/S - 15/Jun/14

Lead pitches 3 & 4. A fantastic day's climbing
gpcomps - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Mark L, Chris Bridgland

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.
MarkLoveday - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Chris Bridgland, greg partridge

Ste_b1978 - AltLd - 14/Jun/14 with Danny

Russ lead 1st and half of 3rd pitch. I lead 2nd pitch, the rest of the 3rd pitch, 4th and 5th pitch. 5th pitch the best pitch! 40m of pure bliss. However, did not get chance to climb the remained pitches as caught up to two groups and got stuck behind them for over an hour. Had to ab off in the end as it was late evening and did not want to risk finishing in the dark! Awesome route but start early to avoid queuing, if you do catch groups up at least you have all day and won't finish in the dark!
SarahJ88 - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Russ Walker

cathymiller - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Ali

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

Led pitches 1,3, 5 (knights move) and 7 to top out. Tim led other pitches. Super climbing.
jhobbs - AltLd - 13/Jun/14 with Tim Melrose

HAJ Francis - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/14

django - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14 with John Rowe

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/14

Awesome. Midges were a nightmare though...
Malcolm Tucker's Sweary Aunt - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Phil Lucas

Long slog in as took the wrong path ! Big day out but enjoyable
chris fox - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/14 with James Godwin

sparkybatteryboy - AltLd - 11/Jun/14

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!
jamesgodwin64 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/14 with Chiris Fox

Led all pitches. Took James (first outdoor clime) and Dan as seconds.
Truan - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/14

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.
Dan Simcox - Lead - 06/Jun/14 with Hazel Johnson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jun/14

MrJWilliams92 - Jun/14

Wevcore - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with George Coombe

maddy92 - Lead - 31/May/14

Great fun!
GeorgeCombe - AltLd O/S - 30/May/14 with Kevin Brown

bradburyd - 2nd O/S - 21/May/14

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..
luke glaister - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with casey johns

casey johns - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with luke glaister

BnB - 16/May/14

Conan - AltLd - 16/May/14 with KMC

James_Kendal - AltLd - 16/May/14 with Conan

Me P1,3,5,7 Dan P2,4,6,8
GStone - AltLd O/S - 16/May/14 with Dan Bennett

Dan3266 - AltLd O/S - 16/May/14 with GStone

rdpounder - AltLd - 16/May/14

Jonny Harrison - AltLd O/S - 15/May/14

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!!
jimartin - AltLd - 14/May/14 with Stefan Trebicki

Stefan Trebicki - AltLd - 14/May/14 with John Martin

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

Well deserving of three stars. 4 hours as a three. Led 1,4,5&6,8&9.
stratandrew - AltLd O/S - 05/May/14 with Dan Moore, Nils Elgar

Led 1, 5 and 7. Cold but dry day. 4h total.
cdpuk - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Julian Bridle

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

Led pitches 2, 5, 7. We soloed pitch 4.
gGor - AltLd - 03/May/14 with Malcolm Watts, Phil Wallam

Lead pitches 1,3,5 & 7, all in big boots
pftom - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14

Hidden - AltLd - 03/May/14

MikePen - AltLd β - 03/May/14 with Simon

Beat the crowds with an early start. Nice route if a bit polished in places
JulianB - AltLd - 03/May/14 with Chris Peka

Climbed in approach shoes, dry day, a nice day out, nothing to challenging, just right at the grade with the polish.
Mr Christian - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/14 with chris p duck

Chris did pitches 1,5 and 7 I (Chris p) did pitches 3 and 6(knights move) pitches 2,4 and 8 are easy walks/scrambles. loads of good gear on Knights move small belay after it, the best long route we've done so far
chris p duck - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/14 with Chris R

arsenalnic - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/14 with Ben, Shorty

shortypug - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/14 with ben1987, Nic H

Pissed it down so backed off from around the end of the 3rd pitch.
thom_jenkinson - 2nd dnf - 25/Apr/14 with Ben Caley, Laurence Falconer

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.
laurence_falconer - Lead dnf - 25/Apr/14 with Thom Jenkinson, Ben Cailey

dillsupertramp - Lead - 21/Apr/14 with philip hughes

The Ghost Rider - AltLd - 21/Apr/14

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.
LP - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/14 with michael dilworth

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/14

ianstevens - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/14

Glad to get on a route that's been on my wish list for years. Lived up to expectations.
lecko - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/14

Richardlake - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/14 with William Lake

Climbed with Alex and Ian, using half ropes and belayed in guide mode. Very cold!
AliceGB - 2nd - 20/Apr/14 with Alex King

Felt strong. First mountain multi pitch lead. Knights move very exposed.
McPhail92 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Apr/14

JP78 - 19/Apr/14

Superb day out, cold on the last 2 pitches
jasonpm - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with James

Mashin21 - 2nd - 19/Apr/14 with Dan Mcphail

kabutsu - Lead - 19/Apr/14

Lovely. Knights move and slab after were beautiful.
spearing05 - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Andrew

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

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.
JamesColeman - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/14

Les pitches 1,2,4,6,7,8.
sibluer - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/14

JonesJ - AltLd - 16/Apr/14

will moy - Solo - 15/Apr/14

Led 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 7th pitches. Sunny and good climb
richjdunn - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Jordan jones

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!
Tom McCabe - AltLd - 15/Apr/14

Hidden - Solo - 15/Apr/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/14

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.
AndyRogers - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/14 with ianlaw

scroobious - AltLd - 14/Apr/14 with Tom McCabe

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Apr/14

I did pitches 1 - 6, wendy did the rest.
arandall - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/14 with Wendy Matthews

Pitches 7-9
Wendy Watthews - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/14 with arandall

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.
JoeCoxson - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/14 with Hannah Smith

HannahSmith - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/14 with Joe Coxson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/14

Hidden - Apr/14

Patrick Clissold - Lead dnf - 29/Mar/14 with Tom Laws

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.
Purely - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/14 with Mat Adams

Alternate pitches I led 1,3,5 and 7
christiaanfhunt - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/14 with Carl Worrall

phildawson - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Ciaran Mullan

With Rhys Treharn.
londonoring - AltLd - 15/Mar/14 with David Treharne

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Mar/14

weekendwarrior92 - AltLd - 15/Mar/14 with owen srour

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/14

wow, that knights move and pitches after it
gazj1986 - AltLd - 12/Mar/14

Lead p2,4,6,7 and 8. Last few pitches are worth the trip.
Clemmo - AltLd - 12/Mar/14 with Rich Purvis

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Mar/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/14

Excellent and no queues!
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Graham Dolman

Great climb with the odd move to think about.
scott mayled - Lead O/S - 2014 with Jonny Harrison, A student

peakcaver - 2014

jcw - 2014

Hidden - 2014

muppett - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Si - 2014

smason - 2014

mike mo - 2014

yesbutnobutyesbut - 2014

Alfie Conn - 2014

Hidden - 2014

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!
michaelmurray - 2nd dnf - 14/Dec/13 with James

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
pete1993 - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/13 with Tom

wet and damp, 3ltrs of frosted jacks the day before did not make the walk in nice.
Teappleby - AltLd - 07/Dec/13 with Pete Briggs

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Nov/13

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)
mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13 with Cath Skinner, Fiona Kong

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Nov/13

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
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/13 with Robby

Fell on polished first pitch, good after.
Jeester - 2nd dog - 16/Nov/13 with Robby Pineda, Alex Reed

Snow covered in the upper reaches and wet throughout. Good fun, especially the Knight's Move and the groove below.
Tubs - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Tommy G

stevorobs3 - AltLd O/S - 09/Nov/13

ldgarrison - AltLd O/S - 09/Nov/13 with Matt Titterington

Led Knights Move pitch. Pretty slimy in parts, quite cold too.
matt1024 - AltLd O/S - 09/Nov/13 with Liam Garrison

Samuel Wainwright - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/13

Lead pitches 3 and 5
splat2million - AltLd - 08/Oct/13 with Simon Mason

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)
joe gallacher - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Ian Goudge

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

led Pitches: 1,3,4,6,8
Matt Harmon - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/13

Max19 - AltLd - Oct/13 with Ben Terrell, Felix Terrell

rashwell - AltLd - Oct/13

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!
Stefan Trebicki - AltLd - 28/Sep/13 with Matthew Cunningham

Anne Gumbley - AltLd - 28/Sep/13 with Al Mason, Jonjo Knott

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.
Ash_Johnson - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13

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

Army Mountaineering Annual General Meeting Climbing Weekend.
DanCClayton - AltLd - 28/Sep/13

Wolfy1987 NEWMC - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/13

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 21/Sep/13 with Sam James

Great day on a very polished route
cfisher4 - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Sebastian Pourrat

JamesM - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Andy Green

rooftops - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/13

Wolfy1987 NEWMC - AltLd - Sep/13

Rescued three Marine Commandos who couldn't climb the Knights slab !!
stokienomad - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/13

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

andyclimber - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/13

Matthew Robinson - Solo - 31/Aug/13

Climbed in boots, huge mistake! Made some parts really quite tricky that shouldnt have been.
joeallen28 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Tom Simpson

tomsimpson89 - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Joe Allen

Best mountain route yet, despite the polish.
Duncan Beard - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/13 with Dave Smith

Lead last part pitch 7
magsb - 2nd - 26/Aug/13 with Mark Upton

Lead the first pitch and the last pitches from the knights move. Finished the hard way!
Ian MK - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Mac

Tim Coe - AltLd - 25/Aug/13 with Abi Coe

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Aug/13

Lead pitches 2,4,6,7
neilwiltshire - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Josh Phipps, Nick Dedekind

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 23/Aug/13

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
doughobbs - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Antoinette Wintin

Laurence Everitt - AltLd rpt - 10/Aug/13 with Mark D, Samuel Walters, Tommy B, Tom Green, Rosie Henstock

TGreen - AltLd rpt - 10/Aug/13 with Mark D, sam w, tom b, Rosie Henstock, Lozzy Baby

Rosie Henstock - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Sam Walters, Mark Duggan, Tom Green, Laurence, Tommy B

stephen ashworth - Lead - 10/Aug/13 with caroline blackmore

K Mckay - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Ben Lewis

Turned back after 3 pitches due to weather. Absailed back down
Vicky Jones - 2nd dnf - 04/Aug/13

bigredsquirrel - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Katie McKay

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Aug/13

JamesLloyd - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/13

MarisO - 2nd O/S - Aug/13

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.
wilf - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Tom

j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13

danieleaston - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Saz

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13

Led pitches 1,3,6&8
android_lloyd - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Tom

Nice day out with big boots and a bag.
jacksonm1 - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13

Pitches 2, 5 and 7.
Tom Packer - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Lloyd

Long day out, fantastic route
Albanian - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/13 with Lee

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/13

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

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/13

Lead P1,3,5,and tagged 7 and 8 together
MarkCunnington - AltLd rpt - 20/Jul/13 with Anna Morris

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jul/13

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.
Serena Lambre - 2nd β - 20/Jul/13 with mrteale

Anna Morris - AltLd - 20/Jul/13 with Mark Cunnington

Lead pitches no: 1, 3, 5, 6 and 8. Four groups in front of us, at least three behind. Lovely weather. 4,5h. Pitch (5) below Knight's Move is the nicest.
Maciekman - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Tim

mrteale - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13

partz - AltLd rpt - 19/Jul/13 with Rhi Evans

Rhi Rhi - AltLd - 19/Jul/13 with Matt

Alpinehero - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/13 with Luke VDB

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/13

littleluke - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13

jcasey2436 - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Joe birchall

Steve Swanborough - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Rick Clapham

JenRoberts - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Tom, Rhys

tomdadom - AltLd - 12/Jul/13 with Jen Roberts, Rhys

No leads for me, climbed in trainers, loved it. had to run back before last pitch to get to work! Made it.
rbharries - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/13 with apples, jen peanut

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
JamesWilliams - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/13 with chris hayes

Great climb in great weather.
ashsleight - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/13 with Frazer Mathias, Jamie buttle

gseywald - AltLd - 08/Jul/13 with Dave

biggianthead - 08/Jul/13 with G

giles eperon - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with jena meinecke

Clogwyn y Gwin - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Dafydd a Tom

georgenvk - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with martina

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jul/13

In glorious sunshine!
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Catherine Lawrence

Kat4kgb - 07/Jul/13

benny_m - AltLd rpt - 07/Jul/13 with Su

Ray Sparks - AltLd - 06/Jul/13 with paul

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

tomthecoolperson - AltLd - 06/Jul/13 with Andrew

beds74 - AltLd - 06/Jul/13 with Ray Sparks

cas smerdon - AltLd - 06/Jul/13 with Martin, Mark S

FragOcon - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/13

John Foster - Lead - 05/Jul/13 with Phil J

fait - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/13

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
alooker - AltLd - Jul/13 with David

thedatastream - AltLd rpt - 30/Jun/13 with Ben

Matt Marsh - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Alex Thompson

Fantastic Route. got up ear;y from the campsite and had the whole crag to ourselves.
BenedictIEP - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with James Pawson

Great fun in the sun. :)
Alex Thompson - AltLd rpt - 30/Jun/13 with Matt Marsh

cjb1992 - AltLd - 29/Jun/13 with Andrew

cracking day out in boots.
Jones_88 - AltLd - 29/Jun/13

magik_bob - AltLd - 29/Jun/13

ah2013 - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Chris

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13

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!
Cornish boy - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Sean

Perfect weather but was in a rush to get home so some tension on final pitches
scalpel - AltLd - 12/Jun/13 with Oliver Skeoch

WhipperSnapper - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with scalpel, FruitFly

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!
crag_hopper_Jay - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/13 with Hannah Renshall

sunshine.hannah - 2nd - 09/Jun/13 with James Sanders

Brill day out!!
Paul Hy - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Dave W

Rupey - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with alan

ads - AltLd - 08/Jun/13 with Julie

Led 1st, 3rd, knight's slab and last
mick1jones - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Simon Holding

Led pitches 2, 3, 4, 6, 8. Perfect weather!
marclloyd77 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Blake

npanderson - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13

BLodge - AltLd - 08/Jun/13

jjclarke70 - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Pete

andrew549 - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/13

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

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/13

David86 - Lead - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

Nice day out, very popular route and quite polished
jasoncash - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Daniel Murray, Andy Cash

andycash - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with jason cash

murrayd - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Andy Cash, Jason Cash

Led the second pitch.
Abrockalypse - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Jamie Paterson

sideswiper - AltLd O/S - Jun/13 with mick jones

Brannock - AltLd O/S - 31/May/13

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.
MPSBunny - AltLd O/S - 31/May/13 with John Brannock

TCarrick - Lead - 30/May/13 with HVSmith

Steve Woollard - Lead - 26/May/13 with Zack Coleman, Samantha Roach

Ian JL - Lead rpt - 26/May/13 with Beth Frampton

SamanthaRoach12 - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13 with Steve Woollard

adamlevs - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Matt Freeman

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/13

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.
mariannekhoo - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with Denise Morgan

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.
Palindrome - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13

Vicky L - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with sandra

Hidden - AltLd dog - 25/May/13

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!
GStone - AltLd O/S - 19/May/13 with James Rose

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

barrowclough - Lead - 16/May/13 with Tim Johns

tom0french - AltLd O/S - 10/May/13 with Pete McNamee

PeteMc - AltLd O/S - 10/May/13 with Tom French

sheelba - AltLd - 06/May/13

triceeee - 2nd - 05/May/13

spadge - AltLd - 05/May/13

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
dsgarner - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13 with Jim Cockayne

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.
GStone - AltLd dnf - 04/May/13 with Steve Gladstone

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!
BigHairyIan - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13 with Richard Taylor, Katy Stranack

rickstaylor - Lead O/S - 04/May/13

Lev - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13 with Emma Ross

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13

cat88 - 2nd β - May/13

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!
doughobbs - 2nd dnf - May/13 with rich smith

due - 2nd - 30/Apr/13

Gerallt Owain - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/13 with Sion Lloyd

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!
Chay - Lead dnf - 27/Apr/13 with Dan

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Apr/13

Stunning. Had to bail at base of last pitch due to artillery style hailstorm. Scrambled to top. Next time!
bsparky - AltLd dnf - 26/Apr/13 with Ralph Ranford

morgan91 - Lead - 24/Apr/13

Led pitches 1,3, knights move and final.
Barrez - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/13 with Jason Reeve

With Kev. Took us 1.5 hours moving together - despite some criticism from other parties! Felt fairly straightforward, descent of the North Ridge seemed to take longer than the route!
Mike Nolan - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13

Nordic - 20/Apr/13 with Jodie Munks

piersnewton - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Adam Smith

Too wet to finish it
Kyrros - AltLd dnf - 06/Mar/13

Mike W - Lead O/S - 06/Jan/13

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

paulmck - Lead - 2013 with Kat Crocker

jon141 - 2013

chris ginge - Lead - 2013

chris ginge - 2013

timbo58 - 2013 with Mark Fitzpatrick, John Kilburn

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

TheAndyBarker - 2013

Chris M - 2013

eurasia - 2nd O/S - 2013

Richard Kinsman - Lead O/S - 2013

mjackson - 2013

Hidden - 2013

andybirtwistle - 2013

drsdave - AltLd - 2013 with paul hyland

robgixer - AltLd O/S - 2013

Big boots including for the knights move.
riven - AltLd O/S - 24/Nov/12 with Dec

Decmorris - AltLd O/S - 24/Nov/12 with Joe B

Was pretty wet but still good fun!
partz - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/12 with Ryan Mann

goatee - AltLd O/S - 15/Nov/12 with Francis Jan Kluzniak

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!
Webster - AltLd O/S - 10/Nov/12

steve-grigg - AltLd O/S - 10/Nov/12 with David Webster

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.
mattshort - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/12 with Matt Wallace

Charley17 - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/12

Climbed first two pitches then aborted. (Cold, not moving fast enough, harder than expected...)
MJP - AltLd dnf - 27/Oct/12 with Tom Smith

CashaJones - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/12

Dave Richards - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/12 with sjbrook

SteveM - Solo - 06/Oct/12

sjbrook - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Dave Richards

elliptic - Solo - 06/Oct/12

Not as good as I was expecting. The line is broken by quite a lot of walking. Still a fun mountaineering route though. Although the weather wasn't bad the rock was very wet in places. Rained on p4 too! We enjoyed the challenge, no one on the mountain, glad to top out! Swift descent down west gully, got back to the car just as it started to chuck it down!
George_Surf - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/12 with Charlie Sanderson

Pinguville - 2nd O/S - 04/Oct/12 with George

Jonno - AltLd - Oct/12

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

Very good.
Binder - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with JBM

Robbiobaby - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Rich Andrews

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.
Martin Rowe - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/12 with Ellis Carroll, Paul Carroll

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12

Dirty Knees - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Matt Alexander

Hidden - 15/Sep/12

Chris Hind - AltLd - 13/Sep/12 with Bry

Really lovely route, especially the last 4 pitches. Definitely deserves 3 starts.
Keenb - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/12 with Duncan Bell

Hidden - AltLd β - 13/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Sep/12

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

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

nick ferro - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Oli Birkill

alexcollins123 - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/12

Great route. Long day (queues!). Nocturnal descent. Highly recommended.
Becky E - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Marilyn

Hidden - Lead - 08/Sep/12

Nick_Merriman - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with alexcollins123

musgravet - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/12 with Nicola Canfield

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!)
mattgrange - AltLd - 03/Sep/12

kwaidy - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with sting

A good day out, first climb in North Wales. I'll be back for sure.
sting - AltLd β - 01/Sep/12 with kwaidy

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.
lennym - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/12

Peter Kirkwood - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Michael Fordham

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/12

First multi-pitched mountain route and absolutely love it and cannot wait for next visit to stunning Welsh Mountains.
carrusmaccus - AltLd O/S - Sep/12

Bailed after 3 pitches. No ropes found :-(
Ally Smith - Solo dnf - 28/Aug/12

Abseiled off in the dark due to slow party in front.
DrJon - AltLd dnf - 26/Aug/12 with Julian

Sadly compelled to escape left by an in-situ team on the upper pitches. Predictable.
jkarran - Lead dnf - 26/Aug/12 with Sarah

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!
HendrikTBB - AltLd dnf - 26/Aug/12 with Dan

simon mitchie - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/12

rockaddict - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/12

in 5 pitches
Olli-C - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/12 with Rachel Slater

Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/12 with Olli Crudge

With Paul. First few pitches in big boots then rock boots. Enjoyed Knights move.
martin c - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/12

Awesome climb, and I got the Knights pitch. worth three stars, great weather and good company. Had to queue about an hour though
Mayaculpa - AltLd - 11/Aug/12 with Jock Smith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12

seanlikeskites - AltLd rpt - 11/Aug/12 with Rich Cope

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12

Mouse5 - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/12

sopaz - 07/Aug/12

Palmer - Lead - 07/Aug/12

PanzerHanzler - AltLd rpt - 03/Aug/12 with Jeremy Hall

B2 boots on for good practice!
R2B - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/12 with Tim

timmyhobby - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with russ

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12

Hillson - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Pete Wilson

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!
PeteWilson - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Matt Wilson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12

climbing son - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12

Pero - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12

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.
vincentvega - AltLd - 15/Jul/12 with danny robb

Wicked climb!!!
theone - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/12 with Joey Walker

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.
JamieSparkes - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/12

CragDog - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/12

Pryan - AltLd - Jul/12 with Robin Brooke

had wanted to do one of these for a while! at last a sunny clear day with no wind and no hill fog! left campsite at 7.45, circa 1.5 hours to heather terrace and start of route marked by GA in white letters. took one pack between both of us. circa 4 hours for the 8 pitches (more like 6 as two are walks). we were the second party on the route so had a clear run. polished first pitch quite traditional. nice third pitch in the corner past the capped roof. best pitch was number five up the grooved arete, pitch six knights move brings some fun exposure, polished pitch seven, followed by a fun romp to the top. 1.5 hours descent to campsite via south ridge.
Robin Brooke - Lead - Jul/12

big boots in the hail, rain and sun!
ollie1 - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/12

Led pitches 1, 3, 6 & 8
Stephen Halliday - AltLd β - 25/Jun/12 with Neil Halliday

Nexonen - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Jake

wonderful climb. Got a bit off route on one pitch. nice to climb with Sally again.
Bron - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/12 with Sally Lisle

Baled after 3rd pitch due to rain. Will have to go back and do it again.
mag_to_grid - AltLd - 10/Jun/12

tomthecoolperson - AltLd dnf - 09/Jun/12 with Andrew

Soloed. Lots of queuing patiently behind roped parties, but was allowed to pass at stances.
MikeLell - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/12

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.
islandlynx - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Amy

Started wet and cold but the climb seemed to improve as the weather did. Skipped final pitch due to partner's exhaustion.
Denatone - Lead - 04/Jun/12

AmyAmy - AltLd - 04/Jun/12 with islandlynx

Martin Bagshaw - AltLd - 02/Jun/12 with Gavin Phillips, Steve Pryer

thomaspomfrett - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/12 with Wendy Nicholls, Dan Slome

wendynicholls - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/12 with Dan Slome, Thomas Pomfrett

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/12

hairy51 - AltLd O/S - Jun/12 with Ben Axford

ruairidhwad - Jun/12 with Ben Scholes

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/12

Ray Sparks - 2nd - 29/May/12 with mike L

moelfras - Lead - 29/May/12

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.
NCorbett - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Christel Corbett

GPN - Sent - 26/May/12 with Annette

Where was everybody? Marvelous.
net - AltLd - 26/May/12 with George

Lead all pitches. Baled at optional final pitch due to the high winds.
Sue Underwood - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Polly Sullivan

Done in boots, was pretty tasty at point as it was a waterfall for alot of the time.
pie_eater_pete - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/May/12

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!
JonClark - Lead O/S - 20/May/12

bigmday - AltLd O/S - 20/May/12

guy757 - 16/May/12

I hate this bloody climb-never again. Umpteenth ascent.
Ann S - 2nd rpt - 16/May/12 with Simon Cahill

Pleasant day climbed in boots and with rucksack, changed into rock shoes mid pitch on about 4th pitch (steep flaky rock with less protection).
Simon Cahill - AltLd O/S - 16/May/12 with Ann S

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/12

Just to busy to be enjoyable, overall Lliwedd seemed the better crag as well.
andrew300169 - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Woz

Hidden - AltLd - 12/May/12

Storm Hunter - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12

Bex_M - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Alys

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

Joe.Elliott1 - AltLd - 05/May/12

p_won - AltLd - 05/May/12 with Joe eliot, Rob Ceasar

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.
BusyLizzie - 2nd - 05/May/12 with Jonny

Hidden - AltLd - 05/May/12

Nick F Smith - AltLd O/S - May/12 with Garry Smith

markwarner - AltLd - May/12

Polly4 - May/12 with Sue Underwood

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Apr/12

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!!
norb - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12

alex thackway - AltLd rpt - 12/Apr/12 with Pete B

crag swag mission
Tom Livingstone - Solo rpt - 09/Apr/12

Hidden - 02/Apr/12

Solo pitches 1-4, lead 5,6,8. Colin 7
lewismansell - AltLd β - 01/Apr/12

Sam-westcott - Apr/12 with jamie annetts

I seconded the whole lot. It snowed on the top pitch.
homing-penguin - Apr/12

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 :(
Deltona - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Richard Apps

robthered - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/12

did in a group of 3, all on one rope. amazing sunny day
jason reeve - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/12 with tom, iwan

Lovely day!
Yong_Welsh - Lead - 27/Mar/12 with Jason, Tom

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/12

Legionreturns - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/12

JonnySchofield - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Steve Hicks

Sam Cooke - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Hal

gunbo - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with ray andrews

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!
Dave Morgan - 2nd rpt - 24/Mar/12 with Chris Tym

halroberts87 - AltLd - 24/Mar/12 with Sam Cooke

joeflan - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/12

kirsten - AltLd - 15/Mar/12 with Jez Brown, james southern

igneouscarl - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/12 with Andrea Lynch

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Mar/12

To get up to Belle Vue Bastion
jezb1 - Lead - 11/Mar/12

Damp on pitch after Knight's Slab.
zukator - Solo - 11/Mar/12

Did the first few pitches before traversing over to do Belle Vue Bastion. A nice well travelled line, a few wet bits today.
The Ivanator - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Jez

Classic Burrows day out...well an hour
Ollie B - Solo O/S - 28/Feb/12 with T.Livinstone

what a story...!
Tom Livingstone - Solo O/S - 28/Feb/12 with Ollie Burrows

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!
67hours - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12 with MattT

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/12

Clay C - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Steve C, Eleri

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jan/12

ross brinson - Lead - 20/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!
Sardien - 14/Jan/12 with Nancy, Rob Starbuck, Magalie, Peter, Liam Kurmos

Darron - 2012

mike kann - 2012

matt perks - 2012

matt perks - 2012

TheAndyBarker - 2012

TheAndyBarker - 2012

Gavin1979 - 2012

Ian JL - 2012

zukator - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 2012

pldarch - Lead O/S - 2012 with Isabel

matt perks - 2012

goadventure1 - 2012

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
jag - AltLd - 2012 with steveo

captain dringo - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

cballard - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 2012

Big boots
bwestwood - 2012

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 :)
SGD - AltLd - 26/Nov/11 with phil wilkinson

led pitches 1,2,4,6,8
robblowen - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Munch

Moved together.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Julian Prieto

Moved together
Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Alan Blanchflower

moved together.great fun!
tomshanti - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Max Streeton

lead pitches 3 5 7
munch88 - AltLd O/S - 19/Nov/11 with rob

-restless- - 2nd O/S - 19/Nov/11 with Mat Gorman

Andy_B39 - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Phil Wilkinson

Hidden - Lead - 05/Nov/11

pearson9596 - 2nd O/S - 05/Nov/11 with Ian Faulkner

Moved together.
ian d f - Lead rpt - 05/Nov/11 with Michael P

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Nov/11

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?
Dave Morgan - Lead dnf - 28/Oct/11 with Abi

Dan724 - Solo O/S - 25/Oct/11

polished, wet, slimy, Loved It!
paulharmer - 2nd - 21/Oct/11 with Vernon Bayliss

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Oct/11

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.
Savlon - AltLd - 16/Oct/11 with Hannah Bredin

muwasi - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with mark, holly

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.
Mistee - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Phil

seanlikeskites - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Jack Pattinson

Shibbooo
jockpat - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Sean Enderby

leohl - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Jonathon Cook

HBredin - AltLd - Oct/11 with helen savin

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 !!!
98%monkey - Lead dnf - Oct/11 with Nicki

jcook1980 - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Leo

leohl - AltLd - 30/Sep/11 with Jonathon Cook

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/11

Gregthebadger - AltLd - 20/Sep/11

beckybutcher91 - AltLd - 01/Sep/11 with Peter Edward

Alessandro Tentori - AltLd O/S - Sep/11 with Paolo Fubini

Hidden - Solo dnf - 30/Aug/11

I lead P1 Dave P2+2&1/2 ab'd off due to rain and slowness. Will be back some time,
simonscubadiver - AltLd dnf - 25/Aug/11 with Dave Kendrick

did 2 & 1/2 pitches
Kendrick - AltLd - 25/Aug/11 with Si

Led pitches 2,5,7. Missed out 8th due to rain
AndyMcCoy - AltLd - 20/Aug/11 with Andy

Early start and very quick ascent in the sun. Great fun.
Alex Thompson - AltLd rpt - 20/Aug/11 with Jon Thompson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11

btc - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/11 with ian lovatt

Seconded 1st 2 pitches, lead last 5
sbrowitt - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Pippa Brindley, Simon Wright

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.
harryjan - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/11 with Andrew Worster, James Powell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/11

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.
CathS - AltLd rpt - 06/Aug/11 with Paul Lucas

led even pitches 2,4,6,8. Great route. Glad we missed the rain.
lucasp - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/11 with Cath Lmc

bavarianGaz - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11 with Tom

A bit polished but a good route.
Captain Solo - Solo - 03/Aug/11

Tom Lee-Field - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/11 with Gaz

Hidden - Lead - Aug/11

JezzaCat - Lead O/S - Aug/11 with Stella

Stella Baylis - 2nd - Aug/11 with Jeremy

sbrowitt - AltLd O/S - Aug/11 with Pippa Brindley, Simon Wright

leowestland - Lead O/S - Aug/11

Skullfire - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Alamin Zidanee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11

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!
jadias - 2nd - 27/Jul/11 with Ian Bailey

First multipitch that tops out on a mountain summit - the full experience! Lead all 9 pitches.
eeonz - Lead - 27/Jul/11 with James Ashworth

really nice climbing
al123 - Solo rpt - 26/Jul/11

Lady T - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Andy, Iwan

tractorbachcoch - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Andy Chapman, Teresa

dpm23 - Lead - 23/Jul/11

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.
Jim Haydock - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Gordon Orr

bigbirdflying - AltLd - 09/Jul/11 with Dean

Was Kat first lead, not the easiest VDiff. Well done you! Great climb!
Fred_Richard - AltLd - 09/Jul/11 with Kat

Lead pitch 3,5,6
antdav - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Mac, Alan Mountford

kat-lyle - AltLd - 09/Jul/11 with fred

hotfeet - 09/Jul/11 with Mac, Ant

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

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/11

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.
bradscorner - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/11 with Kimmie, Archie

Great first multi pitch :D
Jess Horton - 2nd β - 04/Jul/11 with Ewan

Wendy - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Tom Ball

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!
BethanWhite - AltLd - 03/Jul/11 with Aaron O'Leary

kevin - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with chris

with Ben. Fun but polished
Simonfarfaraway - 02/Jul/11 with Ben

Little B - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Simon

SarahA - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/11

awesome led pitches 1, 3 etc
rockmaverick - AltLd - Jul/11 with Phil Williams

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/11

Can be hard to follow the route, make sure on the last pitch to go around the arete to find a juggy pitch.
STWright - AltLd O/S - Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/11

crag_hopper_Jay - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Andy Peters

nealepj - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Andy Gill

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..
rustaldo - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Dad

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jun/11

wilkie14c - AltLd rpt - 21/Jun/11 with Dave Clarke

grp - Solo O/S - 20/Jun/11

RoscoJB - AltLd - 20/Jun/11 with Ruth Kirby

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jun/11

Gets harder every time I do it.
Ann S - AltLd rpt - 18/Jun/11 with Laura Millichamp

LozM - AltLd - 18/Jun/11 with Ann S

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/11

Did with Jess. Started mid afternoon, finished quite late, got slightly lost on route and Jess got angry with me for 'faffing'. Good Day!
Chris Perry - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/11

Climbed with two seconds on one rope.
Wyn Bach - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Mathew Lodge, Simon Lake

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

peeturd - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Jim Lear

Dibdawg - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11

Abbed off after second pitch in a hailstorm-bloody weather!
Days on Rock - Lead dnf - 09/Jun/11 with Joel

cheeky monkey77 - Lead - 06/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jun/11

kristinawe - 2nd - 04/Jun/11

Only Pitch 1, one partner became crag fast so had to retreat
Cwallace - Lead - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/11

TRFrost - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/11 with N. Price, N. Howett

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/11

np134 - Solo rpt - 03/Jun/11 with T. Frost, N. Howett

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/11

RiverRoam - 2nd - 03/Jun/11 with Wing & Keith

Climbed as a three, lead pitches 2 and 6. Bit wet after heavy rain but lovely even so.
Rexie - AltLd O/S - 31/May/11 with Aussie Mike, Andyboy

Lead pitch 5 and 7. Great mountain climb :)
Sianny - AltLd O/S - 31/May/11 with Si

Chunky Chimp - 2nd O/S - 28/May/11 with Darren Swift

ross brinson - AltLd - 19/May/11

Lead pitches 2,4,5,6,7 and 8. Great fun even with the immense polish!
EliotStephens - AltLd rpt - 18/May/11

nich0las - Lead O/S - 02/May/11 with Catriona C

epic walk off
LukeyG - AltLd - 01/May/11

C-nunez - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11 with Luke Goble

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
PaulTanton - AltLd O/S - May/11 with Bruce Woodley

Led pitches 3, 4, 7, 8. Great route; bit windy at the top!
Mr Fuller - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Steve Hutton

Lovely last few pitches
katiep - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Callan

Amazing exposure. Very windy up top.
callans - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Katie Preston

rocklobster - AltLd β - 29/Apr/11 with Simon

Nice early start. Led the knights move pitch amongst others. Good fun.
thedatastream - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Ol

In full wedding dress to "celebrate" the royal wedding. Much fun (and very hot)!
simozzer - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Matt

awsome route giving a great day out.
BikeClimbWalk - AltLd - 29/Apr/11 with James P

Led P1, P3+4, P6, P8. Lots of waiting and watching the sun disappear behind Tryfan.
Richard Alderton - AltLd - 28/Apr/11 with Ellie

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Apr/11

EllieWoods - AltLd - 28/Apr/11 with Rich

3rd route of the day after GC and PRR.
JonHarvey - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Michael Maben

Alpine style. Took 40mins. I led pitches 1, 2 and 3
adamwesthead - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Hoult

what a climb. well worth the effort.
Ffej - AltLd - 27/Apr/11 with Phil Mitch

Did this in hiking boots with a massive rucksack after bivvying out on Tryfan. Fun but not advisable. It makes a VD, very difficult !!
98%monkey - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Jeff

Excellent route, and a great day out with my Dad :)
David Kay - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Charles Kirsfelds

Abandoned after 3rd pitch due to traffic! Polished route, not worthy of reputation. Top half looked better however.
eldre070 - AltLd dnf - 24/Apr/11 with Nick Thomas

lead pitches 1,3,5 and 7
chumleywarner - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Geoff, Kevin Tithe, Angela Paul

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

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!
valentinesbabe - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Kevin Tithe

np134 - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with C. Price

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Apr/11

A nice way to do Tryfan
ian d f - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/11 with Mark

markfromstoke - AltLd - 19/Apr/11 with Ian

tom.e - Solo rpt - 17/Apr/11

dk247 - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Owdham

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.
andrusht84 - Lead - 15/Apr/11 with humph, Rob Tattum

Piers Harley - AltLd - 15/Apr/11 with John Rowland

Led 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th pitches. Fantastic!
richardcreagh - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/11

Andrew Lester - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/11

sambosanquet101 - AltLd - 11/Apr/11 with Martin Jones

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Apr/11

Led pitches 2,5,8 Yorkshire old boys were hilarious and made queuing much more bearable.
mitch - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Deirdre Ninaber

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

reubensampson - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/11 with Dave Wilde, Antony Grayson

saxonzulu - 2nd - 08/Apr/11

vaughany - 07/Apr/11 with mark patterson

was raining and climbing partners were getting v cold so abbed off after 1st pitch
joem - Lead dnf - 03/Apr/11

ashmellor - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/11 with dan fawley

royalty finish
method - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/11 with graham

daveyji - AltLd - Apr/11 with Linda Williamson

Hidden - Lead - Apr/11

mark_jc - Apr/11

Dan Geh - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Paul Hazell

DOVEY - Lead - 19/Mar/11 with Billie x

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.
Stuart Hurworth - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/11 with Debbie Scholes, Marcus Levens

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Mar/11

Ropped Together alpine stylie with spike belays and placed gear used to aid in a safe second for my partner.
BoulderMonster - Solo O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Harriet Greatrex

csd23 - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 07/Mar/11

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!
tlmarjot - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Henry Larden, Alex Cannon, Claire Lovatt, Anna Wilding

psychicbread - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Max

Lovely weather and a rather smooth ascent, my expectations of the route were not met however. First rock route since last injury.
melonmike - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Rob Reglinski, Laura Evans

Lead Pitches 1, two and 3 late in the day decent down the scramble route to the left
Michael Aylen - Lead dnf - 28/Feb/11 with dad

awesome day but very cold left foot and warm right foot whichg was wierd
David86 - 2nd β - 26/Feb/11

Mountainman62 - 2nd - 26/Feb/11 with David86, James91

Very wet, very slippery and a weee bit cold! Good climb though, want to go back when its dry.
JBROWN41 - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/11 with James Davis

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Feb/11

Jim Malo - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/11 with Putt

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11

sandro - 2nd O/S - 12/Feb/11 with james davis

Amazing climb, very enjoyable, even in mist + drizzle!
John Newbiggin - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/11 with samsimpson

Great Route, was freezing and very wet in my boots but still had a quality day out!
Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/11 with JNewbiggin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/11

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Feb/11

Miss P2-P5
moorsy88 - AltLd - 09/Feb/11 with James Long

Missed P2-5.
James_L88 - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/11 with James Moore

EliotStephens - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Thomas Moore

ross brinson - 2nd - 24/Jan/11

Nice climb, especially from the Knight's Move pitch to the top.
Rob Laird - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Danny C

Danny Crump - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Rob Laird

-restless- - 2nd O/S - 2011 with Mat Gorman

Hidden - 2011

stevorobs3 - AltLd β - 2011

brianrunner - 2011

Luke Brooks - 2011

walts4 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

jon59 - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Jim Walton - 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 - Solo - 2011

rurp - Lead - 2011

bullybones - 2011

pasbury - 2011

Tobias at Home - 2011

Tobias at Home - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

djromberg - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - AltLd - 2011

callum brown - AltLd O/S - 2011 with Jack

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 25/Nov/10

Good climbing - slow party in front, choice of either ab or epic climbing in the dark. Ab it was, will be back..!
Lenny - AltLd dnf - 20/Nov/10 with John, Paul

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.
Stuart Hurworth - Lead dnf - 18/Nov/10 with Tom Kimber

Gear retrieval mission after previous epic. Pissing wet and horrid conditions, Stu took a huge fall off the knights slab - retreated.
Tomber - 18/Nov/10 with Stuart Hurworth

Good fun in big boots and hail.
Singleton_Alex - Lead rpt - 13/Nov/10

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. :(
Tomber - AltLd dnf - 12/Nov/10 with Stuart Hurworth

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!
Stuart Hurworth - AltLd dnf - 12/Nov/10 with Tom Kimber

Lee Sheard - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/10 with John Hubbard

jolyon.cohen - AltLd - 06/Nov/10 with James Callender

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Nov/10

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.
ben comery - AltLd O/S - 01/Nov/10 with Tom D

Could have been a nice easy climb but was stuck behind traffic in the freeeeeezing cold!
cliffrad - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/10 with ian

eazyclimbing - AltLd - 24/Oct/10 with cliff

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/10

griffithsa - 2nd β - 24/Oct/10

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.
Peter Holder - Lead - 24/Oct/10 with George, Andy Griffiths

good fun even if it did start snowing heavily when we got to the haven, a bit cold though.
gethin_allen - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/10 with Jimbo C

Nice route. Got snowed on whilst leading the crux.
Jimbo C - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/10 with Gethin

adam clarke - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with James Hulme

Hidden - 13/Oct/10

after work. one of the best mountain routes ive done
david morse - Solo - 11/Oct/10

Charlie O'Reilly - AltLd - 09/Oct/10 with Jamie Greig

JamieGreig - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Charlie O'Reilly

Hidden - AltLd - Oct/10

Jillybean - AltLd - Oct/10 with Ben Ota, Ben

Hidden - 2nd - Oct/10

Scotsken - Oct/10

Matt Farr - AltLd - Oct/10 with Paul

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 26/Sep/10

pretty awsome climb
Bennykr - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Benji, JB

DerwentDiluted - AltLd - 25/Sep/10 with Nicola Pettit

Adderbury Climber - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Jonathan Gunn

trigger118 - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Ian Gunn

frost - Solo - 22/Sep/10 with D Almond

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 18/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Sep/10

Roget - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with jon

malstewart - Lead - 09/Sep/10

intermittent rain, difficult long climb.
mikeyn48 - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/10

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.
Jay C - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/10 with Sam W

frost - Solo - 06/Sep/10

Great spectacular climb. Lead pitches 1,3,4,5,6,8
andrzej kierzek - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Tara

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd β - 04/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10

Climbed in big walking boots, for the fun of it. great climb .
gd303uk - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/10 with Erwin Neudorfer

Great climb
Martian Dave - AltLd - Sep/10 with tiga271

The Bad Cough - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/10 with Michael Clayton, Christian Minett

mike_clayton - 2nd β - 30/Aug/10 with christian minnet, paul cubbins

RHarding - AltLd - 30/Aug/10

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!
Kingsjester - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Matt Thomas

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/10

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.
matthomas79 - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Kingsjester

al123 - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/10 with greg

Greg M - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Young Al

me 2,5,7 (ignored 4) great climb, high in the grade, prob due to polish, packs and situation
chubbyclimber - AltLd - 21/Aug/10 with Albino

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
Albino - AltLd - 21/Aug/10 with Tim Simpkins

Hidden - 21/Aug/10

Enjoyable Romp.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - AltLd - 21/Aug/10 with Richard Henton

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!
JCookie - 2nd - 16/Aug/10 with Richard Plater

Waited a while for this classic.
RiPomc - Lead - 16/Aug/10 with Julie Cooke

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

Radical-G - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/10

led first pitch, scramble, knights move and final wall
tiga271 - AltLd - 15/Aug/10 with Dave

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/10

mike_uk82 - Lead - 01/Aug/10

joscott - AltLd O/S - Aug/10

mandy - AltLd - Aug/10 with elf

sausage - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/10 with Neil

benny_m - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/10 with Ross Worthington

Nice big mountain route, see why its a classic. Interesting in the wet with big boots though! Surprisingly busy for the weather.
monkeyboyraw - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/10 with Ben M

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/10

Jacob k-d - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/10

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.
Ab Wilson - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Ian Woodgate

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 23/Jul/10 with Stuart Bond

Horribly wet and slippery on pitch three so abbed off :-(
Nicholas Livesey - AltLd dnf - 17/Jul/10 with Gavin Diegnan, Simon Perkins

Double Knee Bar - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Iain

Took ages due to queues
webbe - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10

M Chapman
alisonsmigova - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10

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
Steve954 - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/10 with Stu, Paul, Andy, Rich

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/10

MarekM - Lead - Jul/10

Lead 2/3, 6 (Knights Move) and Top Pitch. Little vis and rain by top of three. awesome!
ParkFace - AltLd O/S - Jul/10 with Jo Fromant

Beautiful day, great route with amazing views. Bit of a queue though!
jom - 2nd - Jul/10 with Jason and Dad

kelliroberts3 - AltLd - Jul/10 with Peter Rigby

Lead pitches 2 and 5. The weather turned bad near the end, and we got absolutely soaked coming down.
Ed Griffin - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/10 with Alaric

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.
Alaric - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/10 with Ed

jsw1 - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with JOanne Whiteley and David Medcalf

stoped at "knights move"
kevin1786 - 2nd dnf - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/10

Goody - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/10 with Suzie Hughes

Singleton_Alex - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Alice Rutter

Did in 7 pitches. Lead 2/4/6. gear stuck on 6th. 4th pitch was the best
Run_Ross_Run - AltLd - 20/Jun/10 with MattM

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10

andy mcc - Lead - 19/Jun/10 with Arifa Chakera

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.
mattrm - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Darren09

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).
sleavesley - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Lawson

Jenny Crook - 2nd - 14/Jun/10

gordon henderson - Lead - 14/Jun/10 with tim sugars

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'.
ripper - Lead - 13/Jun/10 with Matt Chap

MarkCunnington - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Marc Blackband

Two pitches each till the end when I led the last couple
marcduhig - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Andrew

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!
stevetheleg - AltLd - 11/Jun/10 with Gareth Rose, Mark Challoner

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jun/10

enjoyable albeit tiring climb ,huge walk in ,huge climb,painful walk out but good tick all the same .first lead on multi pitch hvdiff
colina - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/10 with andy trek

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.
Peter Holder - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/10 with James Dunn

PaulW - Jun/10

cmars89 - AltLd - Jun/10

Led Crux pitch the Knights move
chalk bunny - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with Chris Holly

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.
Hewin - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Chris Ellis

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...
tim_mcd - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Manchi

Rained day before, route still damp.
Manchi - 2nd - 30/May/10 with tim_mcd

Templeton Adams - Lead - 22/May/10 with Darren H

Hidden - AltLd - 22/May/10

Sparky!!!3 - AltLd - 22/May/10

A good if interesting climb. Lead p2 (not that that's really a pitch), half of p3 and p8. Very polished and very busy
theycallmefrodo - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with Craig Garfield

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

spragglerocks - AltLd - 15/May/10 with Alex Young

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.
Lumbering Oaf - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Verity Payne

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.
chrisrogers - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Phil Baptie, Andy Bonnett

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.
Batt - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with James Hoyes

Walked off from top of p5 at 21:15 after much queueing.
tev - AltLd dnf - 15/May/10 with Paul C

Hidden - AltLd - 15/May/10

HIGHTOWER - AltLd O/S - 09/May/10 with Fiona Moore, Lee Wales

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.
sadsetts - Lead O/S - 06/May/10 with Al and Ronny

I last climbed GA about 10 years ago. Even more polished than I remembered.
davidbeynon - AltLd β - 03/May/10 with Sarah Flint

fishinwater - AltLd - 03/May/10 with Dave Bunion

jaimer - AltLd O/S - 01/May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/May/10

Pete Rigby - Lead - May/10 with Kelli Roberts

Damp, polished horror show. Let Jon lead most pitches.
Alex Thompson - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/10 with Jon Thompson

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.
Johnny B Diggerman - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/10 with Jim, Paul G

Hidden - Lead - 26/Apr/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/10

chipdidychip - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/10 with dan miller

Fantastic route, lovely sunny day, had to wait around for the slow party ahead of us.
gravity - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Mick

Dizz - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with jt

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10

liverpooldave - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/10

Lead pitch 1, 3, 5 & 8 Dave Led pitch 2, 4, 6 & 7
jaxxman - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Dave Wheeler

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!
si_green99 - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/10 with mike morgan

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.
Glyn Davidson - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Dan

simonward - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/10

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.
Alexandre Buisse - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10 with John Hopkins

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.
Hoppo - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Alexandre Buisse

awesome climb,tough for a VD!
gcandlin - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Charles Rolfe

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Mar/10

ig248 - AltLd - 02/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

laurentb - AltLd - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

Goodey - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

philw - 2010

moz - 2nd - 2010 with Chris

Microwired22 - 2010

Simon Preuss - AltLd O/S - 2010

sgl0jd - 2010

Aaron Lines - 2010

A Mountain Journey - Lead - 2010 with Gemma

Hidden - Lead O/S - Dec/09

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 09/Nov/09

Seriously tough for the grade
Tom Hutton - AltLd - 09/Nov/09 with Vincenam

JCoates - Lead - Nov/09

I lead the second, Fourth and Sixith pitch, including the Knights move. Excelant day
Daymo - AltLd O/S - 28/Oct/09 with Len Oakes

I lead Grooved arete and Knights Move. Lead the second pitch too.
Daymo - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/09 with Len Oakes

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Oct/09

Wet, slippy...trainers....nice top sections...
farmus21 - AltLd - 22/Oct/09 with Rich Cannell

Mostly in trainers, pissing with rain! Good day out!!
smallerrich - AltLd O/S - 22/Oct/09 with James

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/09

First ever outdoor climb!
Christopher Hughes - 17/Oct/09 with Michael Gadd, Louise Hall

Darrell Read - Lead - 17/Oct/09 with BUMC Fresher

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

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Oct/09

Alkis - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Oliver Hill

Keith Jones - AltLd - Oct/09 with Dilwyn, David

First ever Big'en
Climber_hus - Lead O/S - Oct/09

jhobbs - 2nd dnf - Oct/09 with Tim Melrose

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Sep/09

!st for me to lead all pitches on such a big route. Cracking 7 1/2 hour day.
Neil Metcalfe101 - Lead - 27/Sep/09 with Allan Mac & Peter Vaughn.

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!
Richard Morgan - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Toby Kluth

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Sep/09

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Sep/09

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 20/Sep/09

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.
redsulike - AltLd β - 20/Sep/09 with Keith Walkley

TerryB - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Mark F

ran out of rope on one of the longer pitches... some one must of short sold us!
Joe Noake - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Ed Throp

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/09

Ed Throp - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/09 with joe noake

tomparrott - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/09 with DJ

deejmonkey - AltLd - 14/Sep/09 with Tom

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.
Snowboy - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/09

mlmatt - Lead - 12/Sep/09 with Laura Norcop

Laura-lou - 2nd - 12/Sep/09 with Chink

timofy - AltLd - 12/Sep/09

matt.woodfield - Lead - 10/Sep/09

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!
john.gaffney - Lead - 05/Sep/09 with Turdy, Cecile, Peter Morrisdaboss

Ybot Htulk - AltLd - Sep/09 with Richard

rock was polished and it was raining... awesome
carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with andy

Not a bad climb did it in the rain for most of it
andyako321 - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Stubs

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead - 25/Aug/09

Helen Gibson - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/09 with Alice

FrankW - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/09 with Mark Abbott

Hidden - Solo - 22/Aug/09

favourite climb so far.
mark_abbott1982 - 22/Aug/09 with frank wigley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Aug/09

Neil D - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/09 with Christine Smith

christine1988 - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/09 with Neil Dowse

Was intending to climb Belview Bastion but by the time we had walked up it had started to drizzel heavily so did GA
Flibble - AltLd - 09/Aug/09 with Simon

Alpine style.
bridget143 - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Sion

Liam FLeming - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/09 with richard vain, karen dalzell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/09

davidwright - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Sam

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.
mr mills - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Chris

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Aug/09

Karlos - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/09 with Mark B, Anna LW

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/09

climbing_wiggy - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with John Hayden

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
snakes77 - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/09 with Monkey1

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
monkey1 - Lead - 31/Jul/09 with Snakes77

Led Pitch 2 and 6. 7.5 hours on one route!
malc - AltLd rpt - 25/Jul/09 with Rn C

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.
CathS - AltLd rpt - 25/Jul/09 with Neil Lloyd

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 25/Jul/09

steveth - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/09 with Chris Cole

DanT - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/09 with Paul Rowlands

joe king - AltLd rpt - 18/Jul/09 with dan towns

ChristosXpristos - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/09

CGlennie - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with Adam Hackney, Andy Townsend

midnightsparks - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/09 with Chris Bellamy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/09

we climbed in the rain, cold and cloud. Took 10 hours but loved evry minute of it.
dave.mowle - 2nd - 20/Jun/09 with Paul 'I'm equal to it' Summers

DrJon - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/09 with Dave Walsh & Pete

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/09

Al Franks - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Claire

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Claire

cy - 2nd - 14/Jun/09 with Al

simoncov - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with LJ

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jun/09

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.
monkey1 - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jun/09

Slick - AltLd - 12/Jun/09 with Isabel Evans

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Jun/09

pabbage - Lead O/S - Jun/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/09

Me (1,3,5,6) Ben (2,4) Scramble up to summit. Great day climbed in sunshine. Took much longer than expected
warringtonade - AltLd O/S - 28/May/09 with ben

Lovely day out including Adam and Eve, Bristly Ridge and a decent down the Gribbin.
Steerpike - AltLd O/S - 28/May/09 with Tommo

Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/09

Hidden - 2nd - 24/May/09

Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/09

First serious climb
bigdunk - 2nd - 17/May/09 with Chris Rumsay

mmm...big boots...
RachelP - 2nd - 08/May/09 with Chris

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.
asmith37 - AltLd O/S - 03/May/09 with Bex Leigh

ratm - 2nd O/S - 03/May/09 with Matt Forshaw

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09

classic stuff! Got there 8.45 on BH weekend and were 2nd in the queue. Groove is great.
Tanya Savage - AltLd - 02/May/09 with Neil Pacey

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09

Neil Pacey - 2nd rpt - 02/May/09 with Tanya Savage

Same day as Amphitheatre Buttress
robinsi197 - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09 with John Flitcroft

thinair48 - May/09 with Gareth

stickwoman - 2nd - May/09 with John williams

Hidden - May/09

Graham Westbrook - AltLd - May/09

Lovely experience of being in brief hailstorm on Knights Move Slab! I did odd pitches.
Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) - AltLd β - 25/Apr/09 with Mike Porter

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:-)
markblair - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/09 with Alison Dixon

existing debt - 22/Apr/09 with Iain a

Led all 8 pitches as second was a novice
LozM - Lead - 19/Apr/09

climbing_rocks1983 - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Petey

aidanb - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/09

Justin Tracey - Lead - 12/Apr/09 with Katy Charlesworth

Mark Batey - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Steve Hill

Steve Hill - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Mark Batey

Led all eight pitches
Andy White - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Anna Rothwell

barophobe - 2nd - 12/Apr/09

Pelleas - AltLd - 11/Apr/09 with Adrian

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...
Wilbur - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/09 with Caine and Morgan

Started in the pouring rain then topped out on dry rock and sunshine. Fantastic long route.
Morgan Woods - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/09 with Will and Caine

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/09

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.
Poco Loco - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Bob Barnes, Richard Roberts

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.
bobbarnes00 - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with James Pomeroy; Richard Roberts

Katie Marshall - AltLd - 05/Apr/09 with Martin, Sheona

A fantastic mountain route thoroughly enjoyed an excellent day.
sk8world19 - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/09 with James Monypenny

jdgaventa - Lead - 04/Apr/09 with katy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/09

Ybot Htulk - AltLd - Apr/09 with Dave

think i went wrong on pitch 2/3 - ended up more or less running the rope out up a corner crack system
viking - AltLd O/S - Apr/09 with wilbur

cavemancolumbus - 2nd - Apr/09 with mike

tbs105 - Lead - 31/Mar/09 with john scarrot

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/09 with jacob loyd

jacobjlloyd - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/09 with Dougie

Hidden - 15/Mar/09

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.
Jon Dittman - Solo - 14/Mar/09

Em66 - AltLd - 08/Mar/09 with MUMC

Done in snow and ice, proper mountain route :)
Little AndyH - Lead - 08/Mar/09 with emily bond

HamishD - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/09 with Ben Llewelyn

Hidden - AltLd dog - 28/Feb/09

Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Tom

Led up to Knight's Slab but retreated due to the cold weather, time, and effects of the antibiotics.
igneouscarl - AltLd dnf - 31/Jan/09 with Lauren Brown

Led 1-4, Jerram led 5-7. VERY Cold!
Darrell Read - AltLd - 31/Jan/09 with Jon Cooke, Jerram Bird

Hidden - 2nd - Jan/09

Hidden - 2009

DaveN - 2009

paulh1967 - 2009

Hidden - 2009

lead pitch 3 and 4, in gale force winds!!!
torin_123 - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Goose4 - AltLd O/S - 2009 with Simon Ward

Also did this route for the first time, sometime in the 1990's with Steve B and Paul R
Fiskavaig - AltLd - 2009 with Chris D

innesmac - 2009

Teappleby - Lead - 2009 with mum, Sarah, dad

First 'real' climb
StuartDanger - Lead rpt - Dec/08 with Garry Kingsnorth

first 4 pitches in the pissing rain - got a bit wet by the end of pitch 4
thomasaneurinsmith - AltLd dnf - 08/Nov/08

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/08 with Gareth and Rich

tomB - AltLd O/S - 18/Oct/08 with James Coles

Hidden - Oct/08

Good climbing but super polished, especially in the rain
execlimber - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/08 with ste whittle

Lead pitches 1 & 2 together, then pitch 3. Got involved in rescue epic at pitch 5.
pzkeeper - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Dave/Rob

led pitches 2,6 and 8.
kylieo - AltLd - 27/Sep/08 with Phil

PhilR - AltLd - 27/Sep/08 with Kylie

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Sep/08

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.
PondLife - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Dan Martyr

The real crux shouldn't be the chess board (easy enough) but the technical crack lower down. Decent climb.
jimorothy - AltLd - 20/Sep/08 with Rachel Crolla

Glyn - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/08 with Jack and Haf

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
jw2106 - Lead dnf - 14/Sep/08 with Lee Walters

Strange little creature - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/08 with Scott Cramp

arobbo - 2nd - 12/Sep/08

simonw1 - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/08 with Cloe and Rup

alisonk - AltLd O/S - Sep/08 with Martin

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/08

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/08

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/08

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.
2RoyalAnglian - AltLd - 31/Aug/08 with john

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/08

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

Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Guy Dereham

Rain came in and had to retreat from the top of the 5th pitch. Big queues....
chrisjones199 - AltLd dnf - 23/Aug/08 with Steve Hill

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.
Steve Hill - AltLd dnf - 23/Aug/08 with Chris Jones

Lead Pitches 1,3,5,6,7&8
Danny Boy Dunbar - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/08 with Ben Cludeary

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 15/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd β - 15/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/08

done twice now leed all pitchs ace fun
laurencehicks - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/08 with kev

Lead pitches 2 and 5, 6, 7 & 8
ukx - AltLd O/S - Aug/08

Peter Reynolds - AltLd O/S - Aug/08

Mark Salter - 27/Jul/08

Kyle Rance - AltLd - 26/Jul/08 with Darren Roberts

SaraKaikk - 2nd - 22/Jul/08 with James Rushforth

arakis74 - AltLd - 19/Jul/08 with D Berry

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 13/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/08

grazedandconfused - 2nd - Jul/08 with mark salter

Tom led P1, 3, 6-7 (merged) while I led P2, 4-5 (merged), 8
quantized - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/08 with Tom Buckley

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.
staceyjg - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Chris Gardner

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.
minaturechris - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Stacey

D Berry - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Richard

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jun/08

danleyden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Jenny James

Jennyjames - Lead - 15/Jun/08 with Dan

lovely weather, lovely climb
benman - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with roger m

dja - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with katie b

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/08

Simon Hodgson - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Lizzie Pinard

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/08

donkster - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with DaveNW

Not sure if I lost my way on the 3rd pitch but it seemed more of a grassy scramble than a rock climb
gregoldridge - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/08 with Lisa Carnie

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.
At the Helme - Lead dnf - 08/Jun/08 with Andrew Helme

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.
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/08

Mark started, I led long 'delicate' groove and knights move. ( joined some pitches together )
tiga271 - AltLd - 06/Jun/08 with Mark

DannyK - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/08 with Monkey

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/08

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!
Mike Roach - AltLd - Jun/08 with Laurence Hicks

P1, (P3 and P4 - scramble/stroll), P5 and P7
rd20 - AltLd O/S - 25/May/08 with Martin

Pitches: 1 Robert, 2 me, 3 - grassy walk, 4 Robert, 5 (knight's move) me, 6 Robert
smolders - AltLd O/S - 25/May/08 with Robert D

Went wildly off route before giving up a couple of pitches from the top.
Mr. K - Lead dnf - 24/May/08 with Beth Flatres

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/May/08

markbenton - AltLd - 16/May/08 with ggawthrope

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.
Iain Blackwood - AltLd O/S - 15/May/08 with David Holmes

Soloed with packs to last three pitches
Matt Bennett - Lead O/S - 10/May/08

Odd numbered pitches
mike_hough_uk - AltLd - 06/May/08 with chri55ie

chri55ie - AltLd - 06/May/08 with Mike Hough

hils theaker - AltLd - 05/May/08 with Adam

adam06 - AltLd - 05/May/08 with Hilary Theaker

emlynroberts - AltLd - 05/May/08 with Si Creer

Hidden - AltLd - 04/May/08

Hidden - AltLd - 03/May/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08

Hidden - AltLd - May/08

HughM - AltLd O/S - May/08 with Yvonne Sell

popov86 - AltLd - 30/Mar/08

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.
IAmAStone - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/08 with Carl Jackson

Hidden - Lead - 14/Mar/08

Abbed off, or we wouldn't have finished.
matsavage - AltLd dnf - 28/Feb/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/08

Mr Wild - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/08 with Pete

red-poppy - 2nd O/S - Feb/08

pitch 2/3, terrace and the final groove above Knight's Move
pog100 - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/08 with Reaver2k

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!
Reaver2k - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/08 with Mike Saul (Dad)

Dan 85 - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/08 with Tom

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/08

AndrewJenkins - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

lead 2 pitches 2nd'd the rest
James Oswald - 2nd - 2008

droscher2001 - Lead O/S - 2008 with guy

ushi - 2008

Wayne S - 2008 with Jon Croxford

tmelrose - 2nd dnf - 2008

Hidden - 2008

ste_d - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/07 with mik

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Nov/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Nov/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Nov/07

thompson1000 - Lead - 31/Oct/07

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Oct/07

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

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Gareth C

TGreen - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Vicky, Ben

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 20/Oct/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/07

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.
wanderso - Lead dnf - 18/Sep/07 with Andrew Green

easy climbin.. but really enjoyable :)
loonyclimber - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/07

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.
cas smerdon - AltLd - 09/Sep/07 with John Starkey

Hidden - 09/Sep/07

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?
Twisty - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/07 with Nigel Stock

the juicy dangler - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/07 with matt kirkham

climbingxcat - AltLd - Sep/07 with Brian

simonw1 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/07 with Bec Munro

dhdaveuk - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/07 with Phil

Craking climb if a bit polished.
davemhart - AltLd - 29/Aug/07 with Jonathan Barrett

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.
Jon&anne-marie - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/07 with Dave Hart

Led all pitches Pack
moose ridd - Lead - 26/Aug/07 with B.Johnson

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/07

Calder - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Ste

stemill - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Graham

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Aug/07

We lead the first three/four pitches and then climbed Belle Vue Bastion
nigel pearson - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/07 with Robin

810ft, 9 pitch
Thomas Healing - AltLd - 11/Aug/07

didnt enjoy, despite its classic status, thought it was broken, loose and contrived. some great bits, but was cold and queing, which didnt help.
Milne - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/07 with steve & chris

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Aug/07

Fab route. Loved the Knights slab.
perfectlynormalbeast - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/07 with Stuart Fox, Willa Straker-Smith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/07

gdb4060 - Lead - Aug/07 with Greg

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/07

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
00gaz00 - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/07 with monty

MDowson - AltLd - 24/Jul/07 with John Mcintrye

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/07

Wet, walking boots, awesome
Tom M Williams - AltLd - 21/Jul/07 with Andy Hobson

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jul/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/07

Beautiful day beautiful climb absolute epic
dannyevos - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/07 with Rick Clapham

1philjones1 - AltLd - Jul/07 with Paul

petebale2000 - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/07

Part of the 3 classics in a day. Moved together no pitching
Caralynh - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/07 with Paul Dickenson

paul_d - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/07 with Cara-lyn Reynolds

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/07

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.
bendurance - AltLd O/S - Jun/07 with Wez Randle, JC

butteredfrog - AltLd - Jun/07 with Carl Weller

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

warwick - 2nd O/S - 21/May/07 with Claire

Hidden - Lead - 11/May/07

In the rain.
kleinej - AltLd - 06/May/07 with Patrick

paddygoodwin - AltLd - 06/May/07 with Jason

Moved together
Tom Stoddart - 05/May/07 with Tom Slade

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/07

auld al - AltLd O/S - May/07

Laffco - AltLd rpt - 30/Apr/07 with Chris Hodsman

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

Xav - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/07 with Chris Phillips

robertporter - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/07

awesome route-the polished holds say it all! ;-)
gb83 - AltLd - 21/Apr/07 with m.sakano

adi bryant - Solo - 19/Apr/07

Hidden - Solo rpt - 14/Apr/07

Richie Rich - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Pete Colley

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Apr/07

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!
Cardi - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/07 with Pete D

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/07

michael burrows - Solo - 08/Apr/07

Worthy of the three stars
ChalkBall - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Rob Shepherd

Moved together
Tom Stoddart - 06/Apr/07 with Iain Leverett

mje1398 - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Dom

Smashing day out. Early start avoided queues.
robshep - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/07 with Ryan Brooks

cavemancolumbus - AltLd - Apr/07

Neil D - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/07 with Robert Porter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/07

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Mar/07

Lead pitches 1,2,4,7,9, inc knights move which was neither exposed or on small holds what was the guide talking about?
The Mountain Goat - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/07 with David Barter

deano - Lead - 12/Mar/07 with lloyd jon Llyod

My first proper lead.
Andy Ray - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/07 with Ian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/07

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 03/Feb/07

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 02/Feb/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/07

Hidden - AltLd - 2007

brighters - 2007

Brian Rodgers - AltLd O/S - 2007

fran04 - AltLd - 2007

climber sim - 2007

Silum - Lead - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

In boots in the rain
chris wyatt - 2007 with barrie

dougross - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Simon W

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2007

Hidden - 2007

tumbling wizard - Lead - 2007

John Roberts (JR) - Lead - 2007

innesmac - 2007

Ian Andrews - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Pete Williams, Martin Worthy, Fran Gowling

Dom Whillans - 2007

daza - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/06 with Sam D

EAYL - AltLd - 14/Nov/06 with Chris

Abandoned after second pitch due to weather.
Jamie Brown - AltLd dnf - 11/Nov/06 with Owen

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Nov/06

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Nov/06

Hidden - Lead β - 04/Nov/06

Lead 2nd pitch, abbed off after in rain
HannyHancock - AltLd O/S - Nov/06 with Jamie

Diggler - Lead O/S - Nov/06

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

Ing - 2nd - 08/Oct/06 with Guillaume and Therese

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!
adamscottthomas - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/06 with Oliver Mentz

31770 - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/06 with adamscottthomas

Andrew Sloan - AltLd rpt - 06/Oct/06

Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/06 with Andy

pnorth - AltLd O/S - Oct/06 with Tim Ewington

Followed wrong route description in heavy rain and wind. Ended up in some very green gullies so abseiled off. Epic but fun.
HamishD - Lead dnf - Oct/06 with Ross Overhead

Alpine style in the rain
scorky345 - AltLd - Oct/06 with Fran Blunt

Clucky - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/06 with Ed Wright; Paul Trenholme

Awesome route! jo`s first major scare.
Mike Hargreaves - Lead - 23/Sep/06 with Jo Hurley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/06

Justin T - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/06 with Wifey

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/06

A Crook - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/06 with Dom Stockton

1st,3rd,4th
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/06 with Kit

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/06

wirralclimber1984 - Lead O/S - Sep/06 with danny, james

tom_1985 - Sep/06 with Krystina Common

Classic!! Loved the Knights slab section.
Jules_Robbo - AltLd - Sep/06 with James Cross

diff. to find start but finished to a fantastic sunset - great day out
epic ed - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/06 with Adam F

My first long mountain climb with Will, Epic Ed and Adam F, a fantastic way to celebrate handing in my thesis
Julia Chatterton - 2nd - 24/Aug/06 with Will

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/06

Boltcutter - 06/Aug/06

givemetea - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/06 with Louise Reasbeck

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/06

Brilliant
edmitchell - AltLd O/S - Aug/06 with kai ren

JGW - AltLd - Aug/06 with Matt Tilley

easily amused male - Aug/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/06

Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/06 with Pete aka Dad

Bargate_Champ - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/06

Went wrong at the classic place - went left at the knight's move. Doh!
Dave Mahon - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/06 with Ute Wegerhoff

Led pitches 3, 5, 6 & 8
PanzerHanzler - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/06 with Mervyn Lamacraft

chiverstom - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/06 with Duncan

kjbix - AltLd - 04/Jul/06 with Richard Beech

Some exciting parts, especially with big boots on! Well worth doing.
spqr - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/06 with Stefen

had mission on knights move, not quite able to understand the the concept of an upwards traverse, needless to say lots of drag!
charlie barnes - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/06 with dan

An easy ascent in fine weather. Even the knights move presented no immediate difficulties. Some loose holds on final pitch.
Jenko - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/06 with Nigel Heritage

Zoomer - AltLd - 10/Jun/06 with Will Brant

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/06

markju - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/06 with paul

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.
Dux - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/06 with markju

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jun/06

Mat J - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Jonah

Hidden - Lead rpt - Jun/06

texuspete - Lead - Jun/06 with David Croxford

Fatclimber - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Dean Chapman

b.hayley - Lead O/S - Jun/06

victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 28/May/06 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - AltLd rpt - 28/May/06 with victim of mathematics

Strange little creature - AltLd O/S - 28/May/06 with Ian Hobson

Brilliant climb and best in boots in the wet! Did pitches 3 (1 + 2 run together) and 6.
Irk the Purist - AltLd O/S - 27/May/06 with Ted and Rich Hall

Richard Hall - AltLd - 27/May/06 with Ted & Eric

good day out , a very nice climb
jasper - AltLd O/S - 05/May/06

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

Hidden - May/06

FrankW - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/06 with Mike Frost

Quite sustained and technical for the grade. Nice position on Knight's Slab
gareth r - Lead O/S - Apr/06 with Elli

climbingrick - Lead O/S - Apr/06

dave657 - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/06 with mel_1

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Feb/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/06

barni - AltLd - Jan/06 with Si

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - 2006

mikelaing - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - 2nd - 2006

Ben lad - AltLd - 2006 with Benny and Unce different Days

7ames - Lead - 2006

M
petekeron - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Dec/05

Leave chessboard top right, not top left! Fabulous weather, superb views.
JohnHutch - AltLd O/S - 21/Nov/05 with L

Jonny M - AltLd O/S - 05/Nov/05 with Alleyn Bowen

Matt - BodyPoint - 2nd - 19/Oct/05 with Mike Hammill

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/05

Keith Jones - 2nd - 06/Oct/05 with David

jamescoll - 2nd - Oct/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/05

malc - AltLd - 24/Sep/05 with AP/PS

crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/05

with Nick too (Mark twisted knee on walk in). Led 2nd, 4th, Knight's move & pitch above that.
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/05 with Mike Nuttall

Fun day out - ran up Tryfan and over Glyders then back to Ogwen Cottage climbing 4 routes on the way!
Oliver Sherman - Solo O/S - Sep/05

dangerousoldfool - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with CarlT

Nicos - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/05 with solo

dshearer - 02/Aug/05 with Tony Springer

tom.e - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Jamie Crichton

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Kate

3 Names - AltLd O/S - Aug/05 with Ian Mctaggert

featuresforfeet - Lead O/S - Jul/05 with Greig

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/05

mountainpenguin - AltLd - Jul/05

Julie Carroll - AltLd - 09/Jun/05 with Malcolm Dyson

industrialiceman - 2nd - Jun/05

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/05

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/05

Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/05

Hidden - 2nd - 17/May/05

leonjones - Lead - 14/May/05 with Ling Barret

Epic climb in the hail, snow and wind.. felt a lot harder than a V Diff in those conditions!
rpbostock - Lead O/S - May/05 with Alasdair Cook

Fantastic fun
shazbat - Lead - May/05 with SCC

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/05

dave moseley - 2nd - May/05 with steve m

John HW - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/05 with Cath

mr_drains - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/05 with Rookey, Charlie, Simon

Eddie_b - 2nd - 2005 with PMC

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2005

Nick you wuss
speleosam - 2005 with Dave Potts

brockers - Lead O/S - 2005 with Giles

size9hex - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Ian Whitney

emlynroberts - AltLd - 2005 with Rick

danieljmarsh - 2005

Steve Lenartowicz - 2005 with Clare

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 09/Dec/04

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Dec/04

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.
Jon Wickham - AltLd dog - 18/Sep/04 with Alison Stockwell

Completed 4 pitches. The 5th pitch was wet and unclimbable so retreated back down.
KarlH - Lead - 17/Sep/04 with Tom Hales

Hidden - Lead - Sep/04

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/04

Tim W - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/04 with Mairi Nelson

Mairi Nelson - AltLd - 24/Jul/04 with Tim W

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.
CathS - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/04 with Roger Dyke

steve mee - AltLd - 11/Jul/04 with Mich Mee

mrsmish - 2nd - 11/Jul/04 with steve mee

Piers Harley - Lead - Jul/04 with Verity

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/04

Rampikino - Lead - 13/Jun/04 with Liz Hay

Marq - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/04 with Alex Piggott, Isabel Kingsmill

lithos - Lead - Jun/04 with jules+ pete

mandy talbot - Lead - Jun/04

jk - 2nd - 25/May/04 with d.kitson

Bargate_Champ - 2nd rpt - 16/May/04

Just brilliant. Pitch BEFORE knights move is the crux. And it's definitely undergraded.
Harry The Owl - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/04 with Jon Hobbs

The Bad Cough - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/04 with Barry Cubbins

Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/04 with Kyle Pattinson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/04

kp64zl - AltLd - Mar/04 with Adam Booth

Hidden - Lead - 2004

John Kettle - Lead - 2004

Hidden - AltLd - 2004

paul m hadley - 2004

Hidden - AltLd - 2004

broc - AltLd β - 19/Oct/03 with Mike

ruaidh - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/03 with FayeG

Hidden - Oct/03

rob wmc - AltLd rpt - 27/Sep/03 with Pete

Hidden - Lead - 07/Sep/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/03

Hidden - Lead - 25/Aug/03

Martyn - Lead O/S - Aug/03 with James Williams

SteveM - Lead - 19/Jul/03 with Bekhs

Allan Young - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/03 with Ian Moore

Hidden - Lead dnf - 12/Jul/03

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/03

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/03

Dustin - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/03 with Dave Walsh

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.
CAPRICORN - Lead dnf - Jun/03 with Alison Watson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/03

Really good, shame about the disjointed bit in the middle. I got the 'knights move' pitch with the awesomely exposed stance. Quality.
rob wmc - AltLd O/S - May/03 with Andy

unfit - AltLd - 29/Apr/03 with john N

ZA - AltLd - Apr/03 with dad

great route
Alaister Nurse - Lead O/S - 2003 with Tats

Brilliant
speleosam - 2003 with Chris Young

Hidden - 2nd - 2003

Done with mountain boots and rucksacks. A little confusion at the 'chess board'.
tomkhoward - AltLd O/S - 2003 with John Spear

Ryme ice on top pitch!
arose - Lead - Oct/02

ferdia - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/02 with Will Donaldson, Andrew Wielochowski

Alternated over 9 pitches
snowy owl - AltLd - 01/Sep/02 with AD

orb - AltLd O/S - Aug/02 with Phil Worgan

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/02

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jul/02

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.
jmr - AltLd - 08/Jun/02 with Pete Hevezi

Hidden - 2nd β - Jun/02

Hidden - AltLd - 11/May/02

Led all pitches but one (One of the early ones, but can't remember which).
Phil West - AltLd rpt - 16/Feb/02 with David Atherton

Brown - Lead O/S - 2002

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2002

Hidden - AltLd - 2002

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2002

big boots
andybrown114 - AltLd - 20/Nov/01 with Philippa Arding, Nick Arding

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Sep/01

Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/01 with Nick

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!
goatboy76 - AltLd O/S - Aug/01 with Derek McClatchie

John Marsland - Solo - 30/Jul/01

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/01

mark4344 - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/01 with Russ Law

BALD EAGLE - Lead - 24/Jun/01 with Judith Wildman

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Jun/01

Seconded as a none climber,will always be special to me.
shaun walby - 2nd - 08/Jun/01

gripped01 - Lead O/S - Jun/01 with Dan Graves

Mark Riley - AltLd - May/01 with Stuart Greenall

NeilManley - AltLd β - Feb/01

James B - 2001

Hidden - Lead dnf - 2001

Hidden - 2001

Theeni - 2001

Hidden - Lead - Oct/00

great fun, decended the North Ridge at sunset
MontyH - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/00 with Andy Young

Ann S - AltLd - Sep/00 with Bill Harrison

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Aug/00

unfit - Lead - 20/Jul/00 with John Deeley

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/00

TobyA - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/00 with Ellu

Gman - AltLd O/S - May/00 with Carl, Rich

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/00

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - 2000

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 2000

bullybones - 2000

marcoleptic - AltLd O/S - 2000 with Banjo

J1PEF - 2000

runestone - 2000

alan moore - Solo - 2000

alpinismo.uk - 2000

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.
Phil West - AltLd dnf - 13/Nov/99 with David Atherton

Done in approach shoes on wet day.
DafSWMC - AltLd O/S - Oct/99 with UMIST

Hidden - Oct/99

beaumap - Lead - 28/Aug/99 with can't remember

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/99

Howard J - AltLd rpt - 31/Jul/99 with Rob Dixon

The Pylon King - AltLd - Jul/99 with Laura

Nigel R Lewis - Lead - 12/Jun/99 with Lisa Lewis

Paul-Michael - Lead O/S - 16/May/99 with Gary Bond

aged_ape - AltLd O/S - May/99 with Matt O

Jacob Ram - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/99 with mike taylor

Tarquin - 1999

Tarquin - 1999

haydng - 1999

In the rain.
AndySL - AltLd O/S - 1999 with Tim

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/98

Darragh - Aug/98 with Colm

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jul/98

Celia Watson - 2nd - 08/Jul/98 with stuart watson

dodders - AltLd - Apr/98 with Dick Hargreaves

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.
Gambit - 07/Mar/98 with Paula

Climbed at Easter in about 1998/9. Overcast, and poured with rain from the Knights Move pitch upwards. Happy days...
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - Mar/98 with Mike

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1998

dickypips - AltLd O/S - 1998 with john richards

Dave Toseland - Lead O/S - 1998 with Ken

zero six - Lead O/S - 1998

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/97

Ian led first pitch then alt, then he led last two My first long route - a beautiful route on a beautiful day
mart rich - AltLd O/S - Aug/97 with Ian Mills

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jul/97

Hidden - AltLd - 07/May/97

Tremendous climb. Warm enough to do on a still but cold february day
tom bre - AltLd O/S - Feb/97 with roger brereton

Night fallen by time we topped out. Called mountain rescue for people stuck on Glyders with no ice axe or crampons. Helo called.
ellie macpherson - AltLd - Dec/96 with Neil Macpherson

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Nov/96

BenTiffin - AltLd - 12/Oct/96 with Andrew Tiffin

DavidR - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/96 with John Marston and Nathan Rippin

Howard J - AltLd rpt - 20/Jul/96 with Kevin

Great day. Easy, great day out but well polished
chisanga - AltLd rpt - 05/Jul/96 with Guy Blackwood

barryjacks - 2nd - 01/Jul/96 with Andrew Maddison

bags - 2nd - Jul/96

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jun/96

perishing cold wind
brady - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/96 with Andy Carr and John cameron

barney@helmshore - AltLd - 06/Jun/96 with mark b

Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/96

Hopevalleypaul - 2nd - 1996 with Andy Fanshawe course

lump'o'lead - 1996 with Andy Wilkinson

Hidden - Lead - 1996

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.
ellie macpherson - AltLd - Dec/95 with Neil Macpherson

michael burrows - AltLd rpt - 29/Oct/95 with richard parry

iskra2000 - AltLd - 27/Oct/95 with Jane Latham, Mark Leach

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/95

Hidden - Lead - 12/Aug/95

Took nearly 10 hours with a large party and lots of getting lost. Second time in 1997 it took just over 2 hours..
big - AltLd - 30/Jul/95

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 19/Jul/95

Budge - AltLd O/S - Jul/95 with Richard Teed

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/95

sixties - 25/May/95 with hrd

five - Lead O/S - Feb/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1995

First HVD
BruceW - AltLd O/S - Nov/94

colin milton - AltLd - 20/Jun/94 with eric milton

In big boots.
JiveWeasel - AltLd - 16/Jun/94 with Rich C

First multi pitch lead
tracyclimber - Lead O/S - Jun/94

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/May/94

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/94

smudge - Lead O/S - 1994

stokienomad - AltLd rpt - 1994

Hidden - Lead - 19/Nov/93

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/93

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jul/93

Mike_T0501 - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/93

adi bryant - Lead - Apr/93 with Kira

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jul/92

jim_randell - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/92 with LS

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!
Scott McRae - AltLd O/S - May/92 with Jo Sheppard

and again alt leads with Carol ?1995
jacque - 2nd - May/92 with Roger Martin

kato'sdad - Lead - 15/Feb/92 with Bear Sports

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/92

DavPk - Lead - 1992 with Andy Barwise

Hidden - Lead - 1992

WB - Solo O/S - 1992

The heavens opened so we abseiled from The Belvedere.
JamieAyres - Lead dnf - Aug/91 with Jude Ayres

ewjudge - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/91 with Chris Young

stokienomad - AltLd - 14/Jul/91

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/91

Hidden - Solo - Aug/90

AlanLittle - Solo - May/90

Ched - Lead O/S - 1990 with Glanfor

Hidden - Lead - 1990

Raggar - Lead - 1990 with Steve B, Jo G

my 3rd ascent?
Raggar - Lead - 26/Nov/89 with Jo G

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 20/Oct/89

Overtook a man and a dog on the route
Babika - AltLd - Sep/89 with Mark Jones

tlr - AltLd - 09/Aug/89 with Fin

babymoac - AltLd - 08/Jul/89 with MTW

surfbish - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/89

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 14/May/89

Rog Wilko - Lead - May/89 with Debbie Wilkinson

Ian Archer - Lead - 27/Oct/88 with MWP

Nick Biven - Solo - 16/Aug/88 with Keith Fleming

99bolivar - AltLd rpt - 1988 with Bill Lofthouse

Done a number of times over the years, and it always rewards.
Tony Buckley - AltLd - Oct/87

sinbad - 2nd - Oct/87 with Kenny

scree - Oct/87

michaelb1 - AltLd - Feb/87 with Geoff evans

In bendy walking boots with 5 nuts & a sling.
Iain Thow - Lead - 27/Sep/86 with Richard Holmes

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/86 with ian nettleton

rogerskews - AltLd - 11/May/86 with Jan Campbell

amcleish - 1986

hazeysunshine - AltLd O/S - 1986

Backinthegame - AltLd - Jul/85

Sean Kelly - May/85

+Jude
Simon2005 - AltLd O/S - Apr/85 with KevG

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Dec/84

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Nov/84

wynaptomos - Solo - Sep/84

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jun/84

nigehughes - AltLd - Feb/84 with Martin Garnett

Pete Pozman - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/83 with David Smith

wynaptomos - Lead O/S - Sep/83

Jim at Craigdhu - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/83 with Betty H

Mark Kemball - Lead - 21/Aug/83 with Bill Kemball

Ghastly Rubberfeet - AltLd - 1980

Led crux in bare feet
Richard Weller - AltLd - 06/Sep/79 with Richard White

Mark Kemball - Solo - 26/Aug/79

Colin Matheson - AltLd - May/78 with Simon Davies

Andy Chubb - AltLd - 26/Sep/77 with Saxon Ridley

22 minutes
Brian Wilderspin - Solo - Jun/77

Hammy - AltLd - 12/Jun/76 with Jonathon Stacey

Bolt Phobia - Solo - 04/Mar/76 with Wil Hurford

Hidden - Lead - Feb/76

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1976

Steve Woollard - Lead - 1975 with Norman Hoskins

Chris Craggs - 1975

"Snowy" pencilled beside route description in Ron James guide.
Falko - AltLd O/S - 15/Dec/74 with Bill Briggs

Gordon Stainforth - AltLd - 13/Sep/74 with John Stainforth

Mike Owen - Aug/74 with John Roberts

Chris Barber in the rain
oldmanofmow - Lead - 06/Jul/74

Nigel Bond - Lead - 06/Oct/73 with John

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Aug/73

Ian Jones - AltLd O/S - 1973 with Bill Dean

Bolt Phobia - Lead - 14/Jul/72

Best way to the top of Tryfan
pneame - Lead - 1972

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!
mike bridges - 2nd O/S - 1972 with Neil Gregory, P.U

hot day, adequate water is an issue on this route
rob from scotland - AltLd O/S - Jun/70

zukator - 1970

Done many times since
David Smith - AltLd - 1970 with Dave Ellis

Hidden - Jul/69

mikej - AltLd - 21/Dec/68 with Wil Hurford

Gordon Stainforth - AltLd - 04/Aug/68 with John Stainforth

granitbahn - 2nd - Mar/68

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 09/Jul/66 with Bob Knapton

Knight's Move was great.
eroica64 - AltLd - 1965 with Neil jackson

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 didnít 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 couldnít 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 - Lead - Mar/63

oldmanofmow - Lead - 13/Apr/61

Took Pat Higson up GA, lovely day
oldmanofmow - Lead - 13/Sep/60

Met Keith Norcross while staying at Ynys Etws he took me up Grooved Arete. A great route
oldmanofmow - 2nd - 27/Jun/59

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Style of ascent

Soloed55 of 1657 (3.3%)
Lead372 of 1657 (22.5%)
Followed184 of 1657 (11.1%)
Bouldered1 of 1657 (0.1%)
Alt Leads867 of 1657 (52.3%)
Unknown178 of 1657 (10.7%)

'Climbed'699 of 1657 (42.2%)
clean O/S814 of 1657 (49.1%)
clean β23 of 1657 (1.4%)
clean rpt60 of 1657 (3.6%)
dogged4 of 1657 (0.2%)
dnf57 of 1657 (3.4%)