Gwynedd > Idwal Slabs (aka Cwm Idwal) >
 
East Wall Girdle** VS 4c

Adjacent Climbs
<< Grooved Wall
 
Slim Pick Long Flap >>
['Blue steel' on East Wall Girdle, Idwall Slabs, 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs.

Photo: 'Blue steel' on East Wall Girdle, Idwall Slabs © Adam Booth
View all 2 photos or Submit a new photo of this climb.

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 103 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

We lead pitches 1, 2 and 3. pitch 4 was far too serious for the VS grade and had horrific fall potential, abseiled off. Also wet in places.
bomtall - AltLd dnf - 08/Sep/14 with Jed Taylor

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 07/Sep/14

Ray Sparks - AltLd - 11/Jul/14 with pero

mrchewy - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/14

Pero - AltLd - 11/Jul/14

David Stevens - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/14

Lead even pitches, Felix lead the odds. Great adventure but most of the climbing is easy. Some harder moves on P6 but only soft 4c.
AndrewP - AltLd - 16/Apr/14 with FelixPeterken

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Apr/14

FelixPeterken - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/14 with Andrew Peterken

IanGilbertJones - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/13

Blessed shade, cool rock and little polish 3*
MoWalker3 - AltLd - 13/Jul/13 with Rick

Felt more like an HS 4b. Gear was a little sparce in places but never any fear of falling. A good route but it didn't feel worthy 2 stars as too many grassy ledges (which were wet today).
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Stephen Holmes

Very soft in the grade we thought, not convinced there was any 4c and very little 4b. Gear can be a bit spaced. Only worth a star
CurlyStevo - AltLd - Jul/13 with Lee H

Steveb27 - Lead - Jul/13

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 29/Jun/13 with Richard Toon

Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Kris

hellsbells - 03/Jun/13 with stuart holmes

Enjoyable romp up some quality rock although there were a couple of small wet sections - to be expected since it's the bit of Idwal Slabs that gets the least amount of sun. Last two pitches above Grassy Terrace were sweet - stay far left for a steeper & more technical alternative to the route.
sebbo - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13 with Grant Brown

Yeknom - AltLd O/S - May/13

Doug Wilkie - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/12 with Olly Pirkis, Tom Musgrave

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jun/12

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

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

alan moore - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Beware inaccurate description of pitch 3 in the definitive guide. Ignore the mention of the shallow cave (you pass well above on the right) and pitch length is 100ft, not 80ft.
five - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/11 with AV

Did pitches 1-5. Only rate pitches 1&2; quite run out in place; less said about pitch 4 the better!
climbinmunkey - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Helen

Hidden - 24/Apr/11

Left about midday. I did p1,3 & 5. MG finished up pitch 6. We then climbed Lazarus & the Groove Above. At about 6.30pm we were the toilng up the slopes towards Gray Slab/Grey Arete, but turned back deciding we would be out of time. A wise decision - we would have struggeled to get back in the dark. Did both GS & GA later in the week - neither is a pushover! A good day out.
Pete Nugent - AltLd - 18/Apr/11 with Matt Gordon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11

Sophie Nunn - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/11 with Ant, Phil

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

daveyji - AltLd O/S - 2011 with Linda Williamson

HamishD - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/10 with Alex

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead - 30/Aug/10

Hidden - 30/Aug/10

Liam FLeming - Lead - 26/Jun/10 with barni, karen dalzell

Tim Ducker - 2nd - 17/Jun/10 with Stu Inchley

stuart34 - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10 with Tim Ducker

led first and poss third fourth pitch's
shaun walby - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/10 with stuart Holmes

Paul Boggis - AltLd - 2010

matthias13 - AltLd - 26/Sep/09 with Jamie Thompson

troutbeck - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/09 with A.M.

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jun/09

steve prior - AltLd - Jun/09 with Andy C

vanderz - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Steve Fletcher

Owain Llewelyn - AltLd - 15/May/08 with Bancy

mikelaing - Lead - Oct/07 with Pete Andrews

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 28/May/07 with helen gibson

Carly - AltLd O/S - 21/May/07 with sophie

sonnenstern - AltLd O/S - 21/May/07 with Carlene Hill

mikelaing - AltLd - Apr/07 with John Watson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/07

Hidden - Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead - 04/Sep/05

Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/05 with Ed Booth

Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/05 with Ed Booth

Ed Booth - AltLd - 27/Jul/05 with Adam Booth

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jul/05

John HW - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/05 with Cath

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd - Jun/05 with Richard Bower

Mark Riley - Lead - May/05 with Milly

Hidden - Lead - May/05

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Aug/04

ChrisBrooke - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/03 with John Inkpen

Hammy - AltLd - 07/Jun/03 with Iain Gallagher

aged_ape - AltLd O/S - May/02 with ML

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/01

JohnHutch - Lead - May/01 with MS

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/01

Phil West - AltLd rpt - 22/Jul/00 with David Atherton

Great route, but quite serious for the grade. Pitches 3, 4 & 7 are all sparsely protected, and a lot of the route is equally serious for the second. Quite a test of route finding ability.
Rog Wilko - Lead - Jun/00 with Debbie Wilkinson

cliffy - AltLd O/S - 2000 with Susanne Svendsen

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 2000

jim_randell - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/99 with PS

I led pitches 2, 4 & 6.
Phil West - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/98 with Steve Wild

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/98

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Aug/97

Pete Nugent - AltLd - 03/May/97 with Simon Harry

ferret newman - Lead - 01/Feb/91 with The Blacks Camping Crew (Reading) , 1989-1991, Phil, Mad bloke from Rock & Rapids, Moley

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jan/91

babymoac - Lead - 19/Aug/89 with Graeme

mark-abz - AltLd - 01/May/88 with Andy W

Ian Archer - AltLd - 12/Sep/86 with Marcus Sierp

In the pouring rain. Great fun except for the last pitch, which was scary.
AlanLittle - AltLd - May/86 with Carl Blakeley

nigehughes - AltLd - Jul/84 with Ian Cameron

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/82 with Alan Bennett

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jul/80

Brian Wilderspin - AltLd - 21/Sep/78

Hammy - AltLd - 26/Aug/78 with Jonathon Stacey

RichardMc - AltLd O/S - 15/May/77 with Dave Langmead

mikej - AltLd - 05/Jul/75 with Bill Church

Hidden - Jul/75

Bolt Phobia - AltLd - 12/Mar/75

rogerskews - AltLd - 1975 with Martin Coward

On YHA Climbing course
Brian Wilderspin - 2nd - Aug/73

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, Lucylou19, Hidden, Hidden, BradleyWhite, franny, Hidden, tomkhoward, SC, Hidden, sgl0jd, My Gravity, TRNovice, Simon Caldwell

Voting
Total votes cast 47
hard HVS0 of 18
HVS0 of 18
easy HVS0 of 18
hard VS4 of 18
VS7 of 18
easy VS6 of 18
hard HS1 of 18
HS0 of 18
easy HS0 of 18
hard 5a0 of 13
5a0 of 13
easy 5a0 of 13
hard 4c0 of 13
4c2 of 13
easy 4c4 of 13
hard 4b5 of 13
4b2 of 13
easy 4b0 of 13
3 Stars5 of 16
2 Stars2 of 16
1 Star9 of 16
0 Stars0 of 16
Bag of .....0 of 16
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent

Lead16 of 103 (15.5%)
Followed5 of 103 (4.9%)
Alt Leads70 of 103 (68.0%)
Unknown12 of 103 (11.7%)

'Climbed'60 of 103 (58.3%)
clean O/S40 of 103 (38.8%)
clean rpt1 of 103 (1.0%)
dnf2 of 103 (1.9%)