Outside Edge Route*** VD
[Feeling a bit exposed at the top of Craig yr Ogof!, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
One of the great Welsh mountain routes. It takes a superb line across the buttress, finishing in a glorious position on the upper 'outside edge'. Start below a block overhang towards the left of the face.
1) 18m. Climb rightwards up a groove below the block. Move right around it and up to a stance on the top.
2) 35m. A thin pull gains a ledge, then make a rising traverse up left to the arete. Climb this to a small ledge (possible belay) and then head direct on good holds to the right-hand end of Sunset Ledge.
3) 12m. Move your belay 6m to the left. Traverse left around some ribs to gain a groove. Climb this to a ledge and belay.
4) 25m. Climb up and left to a corner-crack. Gain this by a tricky move, then follow the corner before moving left onto the rib and up to a belay ledge.
5) 20m. Easy climbing up a rib gains the escape path, follow this around to the left, or...
6) 20m. Climb a short groove with a projecting block in it to gain the top of the ridge and great views all around. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett, North Wales Rock Graded List, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, The BMC 70th Anniversary Ticklist, Snowdonia - long routes and classic climbs, North wales road to ruins HVS.

Photo: Feeling a bit exposed at the top of Craig yr Ogof! © ben360
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This climb is in 367 logbooks, and on 93 wishlists.

davenev - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/15 with Chris

Very wet, very very good
Dafydd Llywelyn - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/15

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Sep/15

john. e.r - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/15 with Prz

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Sep/15

yossarian714 - Solo O/S - 05/Sep/15

I led pitches 2,3 and 4
SAF - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/15 with Phil

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/15

Absolutely amazing positions thoroughly enjoyed! Waited for the crag to dry before setting off but eventually decided to do the first pitch while it was still dripping wet
Kris2fa - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/15

3 hrs 10 mins car to car.
Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead - 19/Jul/15 with Kasia Osipowicz

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jul/15

si_green99 - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Owen Raybould, mike morgan

led all pitches. slightly damp
Matt Harmon - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Sarah Roscoe

Sarah Roscoe - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Matt Harmon

petern - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/15

Lead pitch 2 and 5
Dazluke2000 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/15

Sopping wet and done in big boots with a pack so make it interesting and the crack was certainly very difficult being so slimey.... Shame about the view but some good glimpses through the cloud.
squicky - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/15 with Iris, John

Great route, glad we continued up to the base in the murk as it lifted just as we got there. Tony led P1, I ran 2 & 3 together up to the ledge, Jon ran 4 & 5 together and then I led up 6 to the finish. Worth doing for the view from Sunset Ledge
Andrew Lodge - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/15 with Jonathan, Tony

Tony Ryland - AltLd - 14/Jun/15 with Jonathan Davies, Andrew Lodge

sims - AltLd rpt - 12/Jun/15 with Jonno

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/15

Dry enough and very enjoyable, a beautiful environment and superbly exposed in places.
mattgrange - AltLd - 23/May/15

Hidden - Solo - 13/May/15

Sam Simpson - Solo O/S - 13/May/15 with Ally Hurst

Bexasaurus - 2nd - 10/Apr/15 with Chris price, Alex price

danpyrs - Lead - 09/Apr/15

adam001 - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/15

Led P1-3, Robbie led P4-6
Darrell Read - AltLd - 05/Apr/15 with Matt Freeman, Robbie King

Lead pitches 1, 2 & 3. DW2 lowered a rope down for pitches 4 & 5. Pitch 2 was terrible for gear with loose blocks, felt exposed. Pitches 4 & 5 were very hard for a VDiff.
Steve Lacey - AltLd β - 05/Apr/15

tom0lavin - 2nd - 05/Apr/15

mattx1123 - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Robbie King, Darrell Read

BDC - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Alec

leethebee - AltLd - 12/Oct/14 with Stella Wyn Thomas

Technically a repeat ascent, but after 40 years I can claim to have no prior knowledge. I led the even pitches. 2nd pitch really nice committing climbing although I wasn't entirely sure if I was going the right way! Excellent route and a good day out.
Howard J - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Tony Sawyer

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/14

We did it in 6 pitches, as per the guidebook. Lee odds, me evens. Steep, sustained, exposed climbing with a few tough moves [on P2,4 and 5] and some suspect rock on lower section. Brilliant route though with wonderful positions. We chatted to a couple of climbers at the top [they'd done Kirkus Route] and found out that, many years ago, the wife of one of them had soloed the route...in big boots!!!
Cornish boy - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Lee

johnkeith - AltLd - 07/Aug/14 with Michael Sandison

Hidden - Aug/14

Second time I've been on this crag second time I've got lost.Basically you can climb anywhere on this crag at around HVS/E1 at the hardest Route finding is a nightmare but throw the guide to one side pick a line or three and just go :)
andybirtwistle - Lead - 24/Jul/14 with Sue Birtwistle

Great route, steep and juggy. Done in two pitches
carl_123 - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/14

dig - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/14

hands solo - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/14

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

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/14

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

Hidden - Lead - 20/May/14

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

karl parkes - 2nd - 17/May/14

In boots, in the damp.
morgan91 - AltLd - 12/May/14

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

Tom F Harding - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14

Jack Manfredi - AltLd - 26/Apr/14

Started up Kirkus's but route finding is a nightmare. Think we ended up on this, but still can't be sure.
dionhughes - 24/Apr/14 with Frank

Led P2, 4, 6. Climbed in approach shoes.
Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Alan Turner

Quality climb. Pitches 2 (Julian) and 5 (Me) were particularly enjoyable.
turnertactics - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/14 with julian prieto

Led P2, 4. First few moves of P2 felt committing in big boots with my only gear behind a wobbly block!
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 20/Apr/14 with Max Streeton

Dan Odds, me evens. Block for 1st belay moves, so best to belay below the bigger block 3m earlier.
paulerussell - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Dan Piddock

dpiddock - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Paul R

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14

Climbed in big boots. The crack felt very difficult to lead.
Pete_Frost - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Megan Beaumont

Fantastic route.
Ly-Cilph - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Korin K

First multi-pitch!
fillerbunny - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Patrick

davebrox - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/14 with Luke

A very cold ascent, mostly wet but drier higher up,
jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/14 with Shaun Blower, John Howes

Andrew will wilson - 2014

Si - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

nj.harris - 2014

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 02/Dec/13

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

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

Great day out, warm for November. Took the wrong gulley down at the end of the day and had to abseil down to the bottom. To descend climb over the fence and take the first gulley, or walk around!!! not the gulleys further along. Great route, but as good as Agags Groove in Glencoe!?! I don't think so.
Mike_Gannon - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Scott Robinson

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

Nordic - 2nd - 05/Oct/13 with Stewart Moody, Vicki Cox

absolutely awesome
saraguti - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/13 with rick sewards

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13

g1m147 - Lead - 03/Aug/13 with Diane

Easy climbing, yet very greasy in places. Descent is hideous on the knees take your boots or some good approach shoes.
scott mayled - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/13 with A student

Damp/Slippery/Moist Route... Dry day but clagged in throughout. Lead Pitches 1, 3 and 5. Seconded 2,4 and 6
mikeyn48 - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead - Aug/13

gareth swanson - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/13

gareth swanson - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/13

DaveHall246 - Lead - 20/Jul/13 with Chris Hall

This is the second time I have climbed this route and it must be the best VDiff in the UK, much better than Aggag's Groove. Second pitch is fantastic, steep and exposed but the holds and gear are all there. The upper section is good too. Should be on everyone's tick list!
DaleB - Lead - 18/Jul/13 with GD

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 16/Jul/13 with Jenny Kerr

John Roe - Lead - 13/Jul/13 with Alex Fitzpatrick

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

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

alpinismo.uk - AltLd - 09/Jul/13

Prof. Outdoors - AltLd - 06/Jul/13 with Wendy

Found it hard for a VD. Classic route though worth going back again.
HJSmith - AltLd - Jul/13 with Scott Eccles

I led P2 and P5. Felt pretty stiff for VDiff!
Katherine Ross - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Izzy Stannard, Jill Reinsch

Jillybean - AltLd - 16/Jun/13 with Katheraine, Izzy

Lead pitches 3 and 6
Izzy - 2nd - Jun/13

5th pitch is awesome
SafeNath - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13 with SC, AO

Bivved on summit and walked to base of climb at sunrise, left packs and climbed the route. Had a cold time of it as the wind was blowing cold air down from the tops and the climb was shaded until roughly when we finished it! Didn't help that we could see glorious sunshine almost everywhere else! Lead whole climb, bottom two pitches have some loose rock and fairly thin gear for a VDiff, but amazing steepness and exposure for the grade. There was a hard move just after the 1st belay to gain a ledge system that wasn't overly well protected and had a large loose hold directly above my belayer. Could be dangerous, especially when busy. Top of climb is amazingly fun and enjoyable, on perfect rock at an amenable angle. Ran top two pitches together on sixties, had planned to for first two but would have run out of gear and rope I think.
Stuart Hurworth - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Dave Wilson

Big boots and simul-climbed
demarcation86 - 25/May/13 with Paul

moving together, big booted
pryan300 - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13 with T-Bone

Hidden - Lead - 25/May/13

Louvet - 2nd - 25/May/13 with Tarquin

Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 19/May/13 with Cath Sullivan

RCrockford - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13 with Ste M

stemill - AltLd - 06/May/13 with Richard

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 27/Apr/13

A bad start to a horrendous day! First pitch was fine but a loose rock provided the only bit of protection for a move on second pitch. Abseiled down feeling a bit grim!
RikPotts - AltLd dnf - 27/Apr/13 with wolfy1987

Hidden - AltLd - 2013

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Nov/12

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 22/Sep/12 with Sam James

Sam James-Louwerse - 2nd - 22/Sep/12 with Alan James - UKC

auld al - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/12

Cc odd pitches, tb even. Good fun climb, but pretty windy and a bit cold! Very atmospheric, with the cloud rolling down off the top, and then climbing up into the cloud itself. Done with packs for the sensible walk down.
birthers - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Caroline C

caroline256 - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Tom B

Stunning positions
Tom Hecht - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Lotte Stuer

What a great route! Led P1,3 & 5. Awesome positions
Yanis Nayu - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Phil Lucas

Absolute quality, cheers mate!
tanssop - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Wayne

Led P1, 3, 4 and 5. P5 (crux) is 4a. Absolutely superb route.
CathS - AltLd rpt - 11/Aug/12 with Vicky Lisle

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 11/Aug/12

really sunny day lead the 2nd and last pitch
Vicky L - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Cath S

Marti999 - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Debbie

Tiinster - 11/Aug/12 with Lee

mrchewy - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/12

Climbed in the rain... lots of rain...
tim_mcd - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/12

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

Sure there would have been a great view if we could have seen more than 3 foot in front of our faces.
ollie1 - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/12

broc - Lead O/S - Jun/12 with Sarah

kp64zl - AltLd - Jun/12 with Philip S

Good atmospheric route protected by nuts and slings. Descent is awful loose rock, I suggest you take your packs up and walk out from the top.
Goody - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with Suzie Hughes

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/May/12

lou_p - AltLd - 19/May/12 with Tom

cjohn62 - AltLd - 12/May/12 with andy

Took the higher first stance, tricky getting to it in big boots, handy flake seemed a bit loose! Awesome positions for the grade, a fine day out. Snowed graupel on us while leaving Sunset Ledge but then sun came back out.
Duncan Beard - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12 with Pip McCarthy

Loved it. Great exposure. Cold - didn't bring warm enough gear and it even snowed!? P5 was harder than I expected but fun.
DaveMo - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Ben Prince

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Apr/12

Finally! After wanting to do this route for years. Great setting. Impressive ground covered for a V.Diff
tom bre - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Paul Deane

xusa - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Gareth Borthwick

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

Harri777 - AltLd - 24/Mar/12 with Toby Knight

gravity - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Harriet Kirk

BJP001 - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/12 with david mohamad

Hidden - 2012

james chesmer - Lead O/S - 2012

climbed with Dennis From JSMTC (I) and Kyle Smith. On Joint service Rock Climbing Foundation Course. Day 02. Fist Outdoor climb of the course. Inst - dennis
ClimberChes - 2nd O/S - 22/Nov/11

Good route and good to climb with Bob again.
Mickdenali - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Bob Macleod

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/11

Zoomer - AltLd - 24/Jul/11 with Julia Bloomer

Jules 210681 - AltLd - 24/Jul/11 with glenn bloomer

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jul/11

Magnificent climbing in an exposed situation, way out on the edge of the cliffs. Feels remote, and has a spectacular outlook.
jimshrimp - AltLd - 14/Jul/11

kristinawe - AltLd - 12/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jul/11

I led 3rd and 5th pitches
ayuplass - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Fred

Gazlynn - AltLd - 02/Jul/11 with Stuart

scree - 02/Jul/11 with Gareth Lynn

In big boots, superb route at the grade.
Sankey - 19/Jun/11 with Jon and Ed

Big boot joy!
jshields - AltLd - 19/Jun/11 with Ed James, Steve Ebbens

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 01/May/11

The Blue Bucket - Lead - May/11

idiotproof (Buxton MC) - May/11

jubolo - Lead rpt - 30/Apr/11 with craig

Fantastic route. First multi-pitch climb. Lead pitches 2/5 and half of 6th over more easy ground.
ian2707 - AltLd - 30/Apr/11

Fantastic mountain day, great face with nice climbing
p.j.deacon - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Ian Moore

Fantastic Route. Good rock and lots of exposure.Don't rush to start as the sun only gets onto the rock around 10am.
Stephanie R - Lead - 23/Apr/11 with Tony Moore

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11

Led P1,3,5. A great route on a glorious sunny day!
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Paul Jackson

Sweet climb in a very atmospheric location. A few dubious gear placements though.....
eugeneth - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Alex Raven

ended up on kirkus route and had to lower second off as she couldnt get to me.
Jayne Jackson - Lead dnf - 09/Apr/11 with Cairis Hickey

sylwia - AltLd - 09/Apr/11

Mistakenly ran a couple of pitches together, one of which caused a bit of rope drag.
ravensoc - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Saffra Wright

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Mar/11

Led P1-P3. Steve led the top 3. Great climbing all the way although Pitch 5 pretty awkward.
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Carol Fowles, Steve Gray

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

Neil Henson - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

pasbury - 2011

Retreated from first belay due to bad weather.
hcooper - Lead dnf - 23/Oct/10 with Jennifer Slack

marc1967 - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/10 with Steve Keys

The traverse felt bold early on. The pitch above the terrace, to the left of the grass filled pocket felt hard for the grade. Final corner pitch was reassuringly easy, though awkward to get to.
Lawrence Eccles - Solo O/S - 21/Sep/10

iwanap - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/10 with Gerwyn

jockontherock - 30/Aug/10

alisonk - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Dave

davidk - AltLd - 22/Aug/10 with alison

climbing_wiggy - AltLd O/S - Aug/10 with Carrie, Richie

Big boots. Covers some good ground for the grade. Good for big boot climbing, very edgy.
HIGHTOWER - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Pete Williams

LiamAD - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Jonathan Knowles

last two pitches of ordinary to dodge trafic
davidwright - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Joe Cohen

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

Really enjoyed this!
net - AltLd - 05/Jun/10 with George

Climbed in alpine style with big boots and sack as part of a circuit. Good climb in awesome location and great exposure. A bit tough in a couple of places with the boots - they don't smear so well :-) Lower sction has quite a bit of loose rock making protection rather thin.
jandyd05 - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Julie Anglesea

Hidden - 2nd - 23/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/10

Hidden - AltLd - 06/May/10

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Pete aka Dad

Probably the coldest belay I've ever had to endure, a cracking day out though, best climbing on the 2nd pitch and the chimney pitch
jubolo - AltLd - 02/May/10 with mark

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/10

Matt10 - 2nd - 10/Apr/10 with ldadams

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Apr/10

andymil13 - 2nd rpt - Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

moz - 2nd - 2010 with Chris

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 2010 with rostam

willson - AltLd - 04/Oct/09 with Ali H

led pitches 1, 3 and 5.
Ali H - AltLd - 04/Oct/09 with Willson

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Sep/09

Great climb, and brilliant exposure, on a true mountaineering day
Clogwyn y Gwin - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/09 with M .S.

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Sep/09

Sardien - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Rhodri Morgan, Simon Moore

Lovely sunny day, 2nded first pitch in wolly gloves, boiled eggs on sunset ledge, what a view! Another walk back in the dark.
Monkeymorgan - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Simon Moore, Serinde

jsw1 - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/09 with David Medcalf, Cathy Woodhead

Nostalgic return after 39 years
rogerskews - AltLd - Aug/09 with Martin Coward

Lead all pitches. Really classic climb, easy moves but with awesome exposure.
riven - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Elsie, Megan

probably best done in big boots at the edges are good - did it in approach shoes which is fine - never sure how far to move left on second pitch always feel as if i'm hitting the diff sooner than should do
bob johnson - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/09 with Mitch + Sally

Calder - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Andy G

unfit - Lead - 30/May/09 with John and Jen

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/May/09

Nicholas Livesey - AltLd - 02/May/09 with Peter Machin

texuspete - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09 with Nicholas Livesey

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

Graham Westbrook - AltLd - May/09

mjackson - AltLd - May/09

Excellent route, feels very remote, but peaceful. Led pitches 1-3 upto sunset ledge as one, then moved together on pitch 3. Up to sunset ledge your route finding is put to test, and there's no polish to guide the way! There was also a fair bit of loose rock and not overly abundant protection on fairly steep but easy climbing. I also thought pitch 5 up the open corner was quite tough for VDiff. And those belay ledges are sensational aslong as you don't mind a bit of exposure.
asmith37 - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Bex Leigh

Keith Jones - AltLd - 18/Apr/09 with ali, David

TGreen - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/09 with Martin G

with nicola hirst
spoony84 - Lead - 2009

Massive day, walking from base in Nantlle to the top of Ogof via this lovely route, and back.
JamesColeman - Lead O/S - 2009 with Alan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/08

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Sep/08

bridget143 - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Kate Warden

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/08

Lead pitch 2 and 4
alwyn101 - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/08 with Dilwyn Jones

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/08

centurion05 - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/08 with rusty

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/08

Dilwat - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/08 with Bart

Led pitches 1-3 (as one) & 6.
bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Jamie

Clucky - AltLd O/S - 31/May/08 with Drew Withey

adam06 - AltLd - 18/May/08 with Hilary Theaker

hils theaker - AltLd - 18/May/08 with Adam

one of the best places ive climbed, middle of fucking nowhere, love it
Steve Vincent - AltLd - 14/May/08 with David Robinson

nickwhimster - Lead O/S - May/08 with Brian Cox

David Robinson - AltLd - May/08

eddiejames_uk - 2008 with Jon Shields

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Dec/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/07

Excellent route, mainly for the isolation. Saw one other person all day at a great distance. Varied climbing in some great positions, would be better if more pitches could be run together.
Irk the Purist - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/07 with Rachel Scott

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Aug/07

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

First three pitches. Rain moved in, so moved to the Diff. Must go back. Brilliant route.
kleinej - Lead dnf - 23/Jun/07 with Loic

emlynroberts - Lead - 02/Jun/07 with Si Creer

a_d_tru - AltLd - 26/May/07 with Graham, Chris W

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/07

Dux - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Premal

zach.stone - 2nd O/S - 28/Feb/07 with Jamie Furniss

Allan Young - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/06 with Steve Turner

Rampikino - AltLd - 16/Sep/06 with Cat

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Sep/06

Classic line, good day
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/06 with Bruce

Great setting! Climbing itself wasn't overly amazing - but the lonely, foreboding cwm more than made up for it. Nearly benighted - made a mad-dash for the car after dusk fell since the place seemed a bit too atmospheric!!
Jenn - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/06 with TRNovice

TRNovice - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/06 with Jenn

Simon K - 2nd - 04/Jun/06 with PR,JB

Petar led the first pitch, I led the second to the sunset ledge, Pete led the third. Really nice route with some good positions.
rob wmc - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/06 with Pete & Petar

sammoore - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/06 with Adam Harmer, Rhiannon Jones

Ian McNeill - 2006

Cornish Merlin - AltLd - Sep/05 with Ben Collins

FrankW - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/05 with Laura

Simon Caldwell - AltLd rpt - 06/Aug/05 with Carmen

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

Rachael Barlow - 18/Jun/05 with Pete Robins

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - 2005

Wayne S - 2005

A great route. Gets my vote as best VDiff in North Wales. Only one other party on the whole crag, despite it being a sunny bank holiday, and lovely un-polished rock. Corner pitch near the top felt like a good Severe!
CathS - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/04 with Roger Dyke

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jun/04

Hidden - AltLd - 23/May/04

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Sep/02

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/02

lithos - Lead - May/02

A fine outing
Neil Henson - AltLd - 2002 with Mark Collins

Ann S - AltLd - 2002 with Bill Harrison

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 2002 with Neil Henson

DerwentDiluted - AltLd - 2001 with Tim Stain

chrishedgehog - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/00 with Dan Bailey

Nigel R Lewis - Lead - 20/Aug/00 with Lisa Lewis

Urgles - AltLd O/S - Aug/00 with Laura

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/00

Super hot and sunny day.
TobyA - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/00 with Elina

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 2000 with Gibbon Bum

zero six - Lead O/S - 2000

Retreat due to poor weather
timreynolds - 2nd - 12/Jun/99 with John Burnip

Hidden - 1999

WB - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/98 with Paul

Mark Riley - AltLd O/S - Aug/98 with Milly

barney@helmshore - AltLd - 20/Jun/98 with mike w

Dave Toseland - Lead O/S - 1998 with Huw

dry, cold, sunny, beautiful day
nickdonohue - AltLd - 26/Oct/97 with Dave Chapman

five - AltLd O/S - Jan/97 with JR

Brian Rodgers - AltLd O/S - 1997 with Roisin Rodgers, Dave Oldacres

J R R Hartley - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/96 with Tim Horsfall

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Jul/96

Hidden - 05/Jul/96

stokienomad - AltLd - 05/Jul/96

MoWalker3 - 01/Jan/96 with Gareth

Ian Robertson - Lead - 16/Oct/95 with Krystina Lotoczko

Continued on to the summit
Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - Aug/95 with Liz

IggyLiz - 2nd - Aug/95 with Chris

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/95

colin milton - AltLd - 09/Jun/95 with eric milton

A classic climb on a lovely sunny spring Saturday. When we returned to the car, a number of other cars parked nearby had been broken in to. Worth leaving things outof sight if you're parking there.
Tony Buckley - AltLd - May/95 with Tony Jinks

Rog Wilko - 2nd - May/95 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Apr/95

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/93

Andy Say - Solo - 13/Jun/93

sims - 2nd O/S - 1993 with Nick

jim_randell - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/92 with WW

Babika - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/92 with Mark Pounder

Hidden - AltLd - 1992

Done on a very misty day
Ian Archer - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/91 with Robert Mirfin

JamieAyres - Lead O/S - Apr/91 with Jude Ayres

Julian Wedd - 1991 with A. Brierley

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/90

babymoac - AltLd - 06/May/90 with MTW

Foul, wet ,winter day.
alan moore - 1990

bullybones - 1990

Snow showers halfway up.
Iain Thow - Lead - 28/Oct/88 with Gary (Plas y Nant)

nigehughes - AltLd - Aug/88 with Paul Duckworth

tapley - AltLd - 22/May/88 with Tony Raphael

Hidden - Lead - 31/Oct/87

Nick Biven - 1987

hazeysunshine - AltLd O/S - Jun/86

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/84 with DAVID SMITH

uphillnow - Solo - Apr/84 with Al Bennett

wynaptomos - Lead O/S - Apr/84

Hidden - AltLd - 1984

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 30/Jan/82 with Pete Faulkner, Sarah Bridge

mikej - Lead - 11/May/81 with Ian Bryant

leland stamper - Lead O/S - Mar/81

In pumps, very cold and an epic descent as it got dark. Character building!
Ena - AltLd - 31/Dec/80 with Martin Trouse

Hidden - AltLd - Oct/78

RichardMc - Solo - 27/May/78 with Dave Langmead

Rog Wilko - Lead - May/78 with Debbie Wilkinson

Approx date
Nigel Coe - Lead - 16/Apr/78 with Jackie Coe

Falko - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/77 with Howard Lancashire, Al W.

Falko - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/76 with Al W.

beaumap - 2nd - Apr/76 with Fred Smith

Pleasant exposed climbing. Also soloed sometime later.
Sean Kelly - AltLd - Jul/75 with Tim Moss

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/May/75

granitbahn - AltLd - 1975

Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/74

Nigel Bond - Lead - 09/Sep/73 with Bob Panther

Howard J - AltLd - 1973 with Reading University MC

rogerskews - AltLd - Jun/70 with CMC Members

Gordon Stainforth - AltLd - 25/May/69 with John Stainforth

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