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East Wall Girdle** VS 4c

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[East Wall Girdle Idwal, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 99 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

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

muppett - 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

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

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Voting
Total votes cast 44
hard HVS0 of 17
HVS0 of 17
easy HVS0 of 17
hard VS4 of 17
VS6 of 17
easy VS6 of 17
hard HS1 of 17
HS0 of 17
easy HS0 of 17
hard 5a0 of 12
5a0 of 12
easy 5a0 of 12
hard 4c0 of 12
4c2 of 12
easy 4c4 of 12
hard 4b5 of 12
4b1 of 12
easy 4b0 of 12
3 Stars5 of 15
2 Stars1 of 15
1 Star9 of 15
0 Stars0 of 15
Bag of .....0 of 15
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Style of ascent

Lead16 of 99 (16.2%)
Followed5 of 99 (5.1%)
Alt Leads67 of 99 (67.7%)
Unknown11 of 99 (11.1%)

'Climbed'58 of 99 (58.6%)
clean O/S40 of 99 (40.4%)
clean rpt1 of 99 (1.0%)