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
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
Brill day out!!
Paul Hy - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Dave W
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13
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!
Marcos31 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Blake
jjclarke70 - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Pete
andrew549 - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/13
The Pix - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Jon Moulding
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
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, SamanthaRoach12
Ian JL - Lead rpt - 26/May/13 with Beth Frampton
SamanthaRoach12 - 26/May/13 with Steve Woollard
adamlevs - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Matt Freeman
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
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
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
A Reid - AltLd - 27/Apr/13 with Charles
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
Mike W - Lead O/S - 06/Jan/13
Legs - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/13
chris ginge - Lead - 2013
chris ginge - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - 2013
TheAndyBarker - 2013
Chris M - 2013
eurasia - 2nd 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 - 15/Nov/12 with Francis Jan Kluzniac
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
im sure we hit some pitches of this on our ascent of the east face!
bigtimematty - 03/Nov/12
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
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/12
GBM - 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
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
Hidden - 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
r fizzle - 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!
RusseyB - 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.
vincentvega - AltLd - 15/Jul/12 with danny robb
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
Climbed Rowan Route and then walked around and completed Grooved Arete. Topped out and walked down the back. Excellent day out
BoulderyDave - 2nd O/S - 29/May/12
Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/12
Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/12
Ray Sparks - 2nd - 29/May/12
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
Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/12
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
lovely day great day out
Curly Rich - AltLd O/S - 20/May/12 with GMC Claire
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
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
herrettscott - 2012
Tony Kartawick - 2012
Tony Kartawick - 2012
cballard - 2012
Stone Idol - 2012
Hidden - Lead - 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
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Julian Prieto
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
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
jockpat - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Sean Enderby
pumpkinmonkey - Lead - 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
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/11
Gregthebadger - AltLd - 20/Sep/11
beckybutcher91 - AltLd - 01/Sep/11
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
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
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
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
blanchie14c - AltLd rpt - 21/Jun/11 with Dave Clarke
grp - Solo O/S - 20/Jun/11
RoscoJB - AltLd - 20/Jun/11 with Ruth Kirby
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
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
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
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
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/11
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Feb/11
moorsy88 - AltLd - 09/Feb/11 with James Long
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
Hidden - 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
Hidden - 2011
Tobias at Home - 2011
Tobias at Home - 2011
mwatson - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
djromberg - 2011
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
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/10
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
fattmarr - 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
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
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
eel - 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
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
Darren09 - 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
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/10
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
iceaxejuggler - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Liz
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
huge smiles all round
banana crepe - 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
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
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
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
bridget143 - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Sion
offroute - 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
RAF MRS Summer Course
Mike - AltLd - 05/Jun/09 with Steve Campbell
pabbage - Lead O/S - Jun/09
Hidden - Lead rpt - Jun/09
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/09
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
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
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
barophobe - 2nd - Apr/09
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
stevieb - 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
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
Following two other parties. Took 5 hours! Still a great day out
fijibaby - AltLd - 21/Sep/08 with Jay Power
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
Superb route a bit on the shiny side in places!!!!
wadey1973 - Lead - 29/Aug/08 with Eric Williams
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
bigpapparen - 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
I led off, alternated leads, but then lost a pitch with the little traverse thing so I ended up leading the Knights move and the final pitch. Fab route! We were first on it and had a ball.
Flicka - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Simon Hodgson
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
Had to back off between fifth and sixth pitch got off route inexperienced climber with us could not get up
tatty112 - Lead dnf - 18/May/08
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
off route for a pitch
Andrew.Davies - Lead - 14/Mar/08 with aaron
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
Tom Thorne - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/08 with Dan Woolnough
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
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 - 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
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
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
highflyeraj - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/07 with Bernard
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
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
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
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/06
JGW - AltLd - Aug/06 with Matt Tilley
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
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.
Eric the Red - 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
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
Vince McNally - 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
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
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
Late start, rain and wind, finished in the dark, got lost on descent of north ridge and had to abseil. Finally arrived back at the car the day after we had left it... All in all, a typical day on mulitpitch where I'm concerned.
Darren Jackson - Lead O/S - Sep/03 with Dog Dirt Dave
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
Wil Treasure - AltLd - Jul/03 with Malcolm
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
Alaister Nurse - Lead O/S - 2003 with Tats
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
mctinkno - 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
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
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
David Best - 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 O/S - 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...
Toreador - 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 - 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
Mike - 2nd - 17/Jun/96 with Pete Greening, Janet Hastle
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
Hidden - 2nd - 1996
lump'o'lead - 1996
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
sixties - 25/May/95 with hrd
five - Lead O/S - Feb/95
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1995
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
stevieb - AltLd O/S - 28/May/94
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/94
smudge - Lead O/S - 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
ewjudge - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/91 with Chris Young
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
Rog Wilko - Lead - May/89 with Debbie Wilkinson
Ian Archer - Lead - 27/Oct/88 with MWP
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
JamieAyres - Lead O/S - Jul/85 with Jude Ayres
Backinthegame - AltLd - Jul/85
Sean Kelly - May/85
Simon2005 - AltLd O/S - Apr/85 with KevG
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Dec/84
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Nov/84
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jun/84
nigehughes - AltLd - Feb/84 with Martin Garnett
Pete Pozman - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/83 with David Smith
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
Hammy - AltLd - 12/Jun/76 with Jonathon Stacey
Bolt Phobia - Solo - 04/Mar/76 with Wil Hurford
Hidden - Lead - Feb/76
Kafoozalem - AltLd O/S - 1976 with David Walter
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
Gordon Stainforth - AltLd - 04/Aug/68 with John Stainforth
granitbahn - 2nd - Mar/68
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 09/Jul/66 with Bob Knapton
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