Another Pass classic. The top pitch requires a certain love of wide cracks. Start at a corner by a small tree, 4m right of Dives/Better Things.1) 4c, 32m. Climb the corner, then head right over vegetated ground to The Forest.2) 4b, 25m. Follow the wide and sustained corner-crack to the top. Protection is a bit fiddly without very big cams, and the whole thing is awkward. © Rockfax
|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
Got lost on the HS, had a mini epic. Had to add sn extra pitch because route was longer than tge HS and the ropes may not have reached. Interesting and complex route, but gear was disgusting and i did the top 8m without any.
Led P1. Vince placed our DMM Size 6 cam about halfway up the wide crack and then ran it out to the top.
Led p1 - oddly, the gorse and heather don't really get in the way. Top pitch is good fun, with a handy abseil station at the belay. It's a good idea to carry the rope down in a bag, or lap-coiled over a sling if you're abseiling, as there's a lot of traffic across the route of the descent.
|Liam Ingram||19/Sep||AltLd O/S||
Great top pitch, scrappy lower half.
Ro lead the first pitch of Dives HS then we migrated to Sabre Cut. I missed some gear and ended up with a pretty ballsy run out.
Rikki led P1. I led P2 - found it fairly challenging, but superb in every way. :) My first proper route on the Cromlech too :D
Rikki, Paul C
|Stickle Tarn||10/Jul||Lead O/S|
|Andrew Lodge||10/Jul||AltLd O/S||
Led P2, a great pitch but not the easiest to protect without a rack of huge cams
dan meandered round to the right towards spiral stairs giving a bolder start (hvs/e1). The second pitch has very little in terms of reliable gear but climbing easy and interesting. Rapped off in one 60m.
I would strongly recommend taking a size four Camelot or a similarly big cam, the second pitch was very bold without one.
|Little Amy||29/Jun||2nd O/S|
Tom lead the first pitch and I lead the second. Definitely would have been easier with big cams. A testing but brilliant route
Lead pitch one, felt hard with new shoes on polished footholds. Second pitch looks like an intimidating wide crack but jugs/crimps everywhere on the side, don't need to crack climb at all
Pitch 2 only
|Jules Lane||19/Jun||Lead O/S||
P2 only as P1 looked a bit crappy, so did Dives first, which made for an excellent combo. P2 is a 'big pitch' up the stunning line of the slightly curving corner high above the valley. This is NOT your standard 4b outing ! I had to have a word with myself before committing to the middle section where enforced calmness and careful planning of moves meant that it all worked out nicely.
On a guided day with Libby Peters. Abbed in and climbed the 2nd pitch only. Great route
|Tom Pillow||13/Jun||2nd O/S||
Not sure we did the first pitch right but the second one was great and Andy made it look easy.
Not much gear on second pitch, probably hard 5a
|Ed Booth||26/May||AltLd rpt||
Very awkward bridging and few good gear palcements.
Lead 2nd Pitch. Tough but very exciting. Quite interesting in the Very wet and cold but nice to pretty much have the crag to ourselves on a bank holiday!
Really enjoyed this route. Day 5 of PYB "Moving Out" course. Feels like being miles above the Pass and some moves that made me think!
P1. Great to be be back at the pass! Cracking second pitch, but sustained and awkward with care needed for the gear. Good lead from Giles getting his lead head back on and a good start to the weekend trip
|Sam Husband||21/Mar||AltLd rpt||
Lead pitch 1 after having accidently done P2 as my second lead! Much more pleasant three years on and good to see I've made some progress!
|ian Wignall||21/Mar||AltLd O/S|
|adi bryant||21/Mar||AltLd O/S||
Lovely climb. . A bit too much after the night we'd had.
Managed to get off-route and do the bottom pitch of Dives/ Better Things, and the top pitch of this. Bold pitch, good lead by Alex!
Lead 1st pitch. Second pitch was harder, although the guide book seems to think otherwise.
|Martin Bagshaw||13/Oct/14||Lead O/S||
Lead corner pitch, tough but fun! Most of my blind placed gear fell out which was worrying but a great route!
|Alex the Alex||09/Sep/14||Lead O/S||
very good despite the polish, but 4b on the upper pitch? really?! had a serious wobble on the second pitch after a foot slipped...
Lead second pitch
I led p1. P2 is simply amazing. What a pitch!!
only did 1st picth then abed off
Nick Murray, Davey Luke
I led the first pitch which felt a little run out in places though I'm pretty sure I went a little off route. Though that the second pitch would be nice for my partners first trad lead, BIG mistake! He put in a heroic effort then gave up and I lowered him off his gear 1/3 up the big crack, we swapped rope ends then I went up and finished it. Really awesome climbing but yet another sandbag VS in the pass in my opinion :P
Ross led P1, I led P2, crux on the first pitch took a bit of working out although apparently I missed a jug. Stepping across from the ramp on P2 is pretty interesting, the route is fairly well protected without needing massive gear in a crack on the right, but all of the gear is placed blind and you can't really make sure it is seated fantastically. Easily worth 3 stars!
|Ben Briggs||?/Jul/14||Lead O/S||
Led both pitches.
PS leading rob and I seconding. A wonderful climb
Led P2. Tremendous. First pitch very steep. 2nd pitch just has to be experienced. Look for hidden jugs and take the largest cams you have (Size 4 camalot minimum)
|steve phillips||21/Jun/14||Lead O/S||
lead 2nd pitch which is 4c! and used internal crack for pro
Did first pitch of Dives/Better Things then accidentally ended up on the second pitch of this! Ellie had a mini epic leading and got her leg wedged in the crack, had to be rescued via an abseil and a lot of pulling!
Foolishly ended up on this after Dives/Better this. Got my leg firmly and painfully wedged in the steep crack that was too big for any of my gear... twice!so much so the second time that I had to be rescued by ab. Lessons were learnt!
Didn't have big enough gear for crack of second pitch so ran it out all the way. Felt safe though
Good route, both pitches should be 4c
Col, Brother Al
Led first pitch
Phine, Sophie Ackermann
Lead P1. First 5m were lovely. Fantastic 2nd pitch.
|alaster tonge||30/May/14||Lead O/S||
Sustained corner climbing; crack too big for gear but some placements in smaller internal crack and wall. High adrenaline, good, thinking climbing on p2 with probably good small wires placed half blindly so a little faith is good. Hard to fall off from.
Lailah, Assad Lahlou
Led P2 - not 4b!
|Sol Armer||15/May/14||AltLd O/S||
Ended up leading this instead of 'Better Things' by accident. Definitely not 4b! 5a climbing, maybe 4c if your good in offwidths.. Felt very serious, and very run out; didn't have any big gear. Also couldn't see how good my placements were and kicked out and essential nut.
|Tom Redmond||02/May/14||AltLd O/S||
|jack 9895||20/Apr/14||AltLd O/S|
|Jonathan Richardson||19/Apr/14||AltLd O/S||
|will moy||11/Apr/14||Lead O/S||
|David Kay||08/Mar/14||AltLd O/S|
|Dan Hostford||30/Nov/13||Lead O/S||
Second pitch harder of the two
|Simon Cahill||28/Sep/13||Lead rpt||
lead both pitches, pt 2 is harder pitch despite given grades.
|Dr Toph||20/Sep/13||Lead O/S||
Maybe I didnt find the hidden holds inside the crack, but even still, P2 was no 4b. Technical 4c/5a IMHO. Enjoyable climbing though, like an easy Cenotaph Corner.
GC P1; GOS P2 - sustained corner climbing; crack too big for gear but some placements in smaller internal crack. High adrenaline
|Andre Clarke||29/Aug/13||Lead O/S||
Protection fiddly in back of crack but nice climb
|Double Knee Bar||26/Aug/13||AltLd O/S||
L 2nd pitch. Awkward climbing. Nice.
Awesome route, plenty of pockets and crimps inside the crack to use. Hard work but really enjoyable.
Lead P1 which went no problem, Second pitch no technically hard but need very big gear to protect.
|Simon Cahill||10/Aug/13||AltLd rpt||
Lead pt 1, Ray lead pt 2, still found pt 2 the harder pitch despite the guidebook suggesting pitch one is 4c and pitch two 4b, Note crack (Pt2)doesn't take much gear unless you have huge cams, side wall takes a range of nuts.
|Ray Sparks||10/Aug/13||AltLd O/S|
both pitches, to remind me how wires work after a couple of years off... would have helped if half the placements hadn't been blind... Friend 4 would also have helped!
Lead 2nd pitch with rich. Very exposed long runout at top
|Dan Vaj||27/Jul/13||AltLd O/S|
Lead the corner, placed cams 3, 4 & 5. Plenty of wires, some placed blind inside the wide crack but they felt good. It's a long pitch with serious feel.
Great second pitch. Avoided the run out with big cams and moved them as I went along. Also good wires. Didn't feel that it was so run out.
|martin c||26/Jul/13||Lead O/S||
No choice but to run that bad boy top crack out!
Very good but incredibly bold 2nd pitch which had a very long run out section (possibly 15m). Falling near the top would be very serious! No way 4b climbing either more like 4c / 5a.
|Big Lee||06/Jul/13||AltLd O/S||
Led the fantastic pitch 2. Bridged virtually the whole pitch with almost no jamming. No gear in the upper half despite ample time dedicated to trying to find placements in the cracks within the wide crack. Maybe used my only number 4 friend too early low down as ground fall potential by the top of the pitch.
|Sam Simpson||05/Jul/13||AltLd O/S|
I lead pitch 1
|jack adams||?/Jul/13||AltLd O/S||
Don't see why people think p2 is bold i laced the route with mainly nuts, didn't use a big cam
imogene, dan geh
|Dan Geh||25/Jun/13||AltLd O/S|
|Kevin Robert Jones||20/Jun/13||Lead O/S|
Pitch 1. First pitch is good fun, but second is amazing- gets pretty bold near the top because of the widening crack.
|Nigel R Lewis||18/Jun/13||2nd||
small nuts not big cams, stitched up the crack on the inside right.
|Jenny Hall||08/Jun/13||2nd O/S||
second pitch definately not 4b
P1 = a right steep sausage, P2 = toughest 4b I ever did see, ran that puppy out cos I wanted out of there.
Lead 1st pitch
With Bunny and stu, Led 1st pitch, second pitch burly.
John led the first pitch which felt intimidatingly steep. I led the second pitch which was a wide crack in a corner which was wider than my largest piece of gear (blue cam placed low down). Ended up running out the top of the pitch as I couldn't find gear and became very committed.
I shat myself on the second pitch
|Rachel Somerville||19/May/13||AltLd O/S||
I lead P1, Gareth lead P2. Top pitch is great.
A very pleasurable climb, with a lot of bridging on the top pitch.
|Gareth T||05/May/13||AltLd O/S||
Dom Wild, Bosh
Lead top section with no gear....big cams essential!
Great climb, stiff second pitch, more 4c than 4b. Big cams required for second pitch.
|tim newton||20/Apr/13||AltLd O/S|
Bring Gear big enough for the crack or be ready for one hell of a runout
led pitch 2
Lead P2. Ran it all out at the end, good route!
|Richard Kinsman||??/2013||Lead O/S|
With 1st pitch of dives/better things. Top pitch, good corner pitch.
George, Steve Keys
Lead P2. Hard for 4b, tricky to protect. Ran out instead.
Led the second pitch and managed to get my fingers well and truly stuck in a crack. Apart from that minor setback cracking crack climbing.
|The Bad Cough||27/Jul/12||AltLd rpt|
Pitch 2. 4b?
|jason reeve||24/May/12||AltLd O/S|
Led pitch 1, good upper crack.
Ld P1. Thought the climb was pretty straight forward and P2 had plenty of gear on the inner crack.
|Frank Blakeley||12/May/12||AltLd O/S||
2nd Pitch no way is this 4b, hard to protect without large cams (which i didnt have)
|Mike Turner||12/May/12||AltLd O/S|
|John Lewis||12/May/12||AltLd O/S||
Led Pitch 2
P2 only, after doing P1 of Dives/Better Things.
dont get your get stuck
|Danny Crump||24/Mar/12||Lead O/S|
|Sam Husband||19/Mar/12||AltLd O/S||
Second pitch only after first two pitches of Spiral Stairs. Lovely climb, limited protection!
|Josh Dickerson||??/2012||2nd O/S||
|adam 24||05/Nov/11||Lead O/S|
Excellent climb, both pitches good quality
|Adam Booth||30/Sep/11||Lead O/S|
|Ellen Cobby||30/Sep/11||2nd dog|
Climbed with Lee but not logged at time, repeated 12th May 2012 as second with Frank & Mike, wet hands, so so cold, wouldn't have wanted to lead.
Led P1, Pete led P2 in the rain, really enjoyable route, will do again in the dry. All this was after Pete decided to do his own thing on the face, lowered off then handed me the rack, at the stance on actual sabre cut lowered him to get his gear, good times haha
Started 2nd pitch in drizzle, turned to downpour half way up so retreated and abbed off. Great 1st pitch though.
Led 1st pitch
lead both pitches. Found second pitch harder, but also a lot better than first pitch
Nice 1st pitch for a 4c?? 2nd pitch very scrappy lot's of bridging and shuffling with one harder move just below the top, I used my heel on the edge of the huge (lose your leg huge) crack to gain further holds before topping out.
p1 only to get to Foil
climbed in from the v diff that crosses it then did the second pitch. nice climb, a bit bold for vs.
lead 2nd pitch - very good and quite intense for VS
Led pitch 2. Quite hard and a bit run out at crux.
Led second pitch.
Lead p1, p2 made for a fun second
|Elliot Carrington||?/Jul/11||AltLd O/S||
Elliot P1, Adrian P2
great second pitch, terrible first
A tough climb on a rainy day. We were the only climbers out all day... I wonder why!!! I love this route.
Found the last pitch tiring, changed leads on the last pitch
|Tom Keaveny||04/Jun/11||AltLd O/S||
led 2nd pitch
My guide (ground up) says the first pitch is 4c but the second is definitely harder.
Led 1st pitch.
led first pitch. Second is harder with a few lovely moves, but bit polished.
Si led pitch 1 and I led pitch 2.
|Ashley Hold||19/Apr/11||AltLd rpt||
was a really good climb. climbed really well
|ian d f||18/Apr/11||AltLd O/S|
We started up Spiral Stairs, but it was my turn to lead the second pitch and I was drawn to the corner crack that forms the top pitch of this route, for which it would later transpire I was woefully ill-racked in terms of big cams. All I'll say is it's pretty sandbagged at VS 4b! That's not to say I didn't love every second though! Pretty wonderful climbing.
|Andy Peak 1||06/Apr/11||Lead||
windy and damp
Nice route. The top corner is steeper than it looks. Managed to wedge my knee in at one point, great for getting a rest, not so good for upward progress! Plenty of small nut placements, the main crack being just larger than my largest cam.
Max P1, me p2 not much gear on pitch two which adds to the character. Nice route
|Max Streeton||27/Mar/11||AltLd O/S|
Led top pitch after straying off route from Dive/Better things, worth it though :P
Lead both pitches, absolutely awesome top pitch!! smaller gear is there if you want to hang round long enough to find it
Pretty much soloed top pitch due to lack of bigger gear. Confident though. Nice bridging too!
|Matt Smith||20/Jan/11||AltLd O/S||
Lead pitch 1 (though got a sling stuck). Bold lead by chris on pitch 2 as didn't have much big gear.
1st pitch easy, no friends big enough for the crack so blind bits of gear all the way, oh what fun!!! Noahs Warning so much better
|Ian Andrews||??/2011||AltLd O/S||
|Rob Laird||07/Nov/10||AltLd O/S|
|mr random||07/Nov/10||AltLd O/S|
Take large friends to protect P2.I only had one and kept moving it up the crack as i climbed !
|metal arms||16/Aug/10||AltLd O/S||
|chris smith||05/Aug/10||AltLd O/S|
Led P2. First pitch was a bit wet!
|Robin Head||05/Jul/10||AltLd O/S||
I've lead the first pitch
My first climb in N Wales for years, and at first at Cromlech. The only clue Alison gave about the second pitch was that it was "classic style". Thankfully not classic grit thuggery or thrutching, but steady thoughtful climbing, and very commuting if you don't have any big bits of gear on you or don't get into the crack to find some hidden holds at the back of the crack on the right. Very enjoyable.
Very bold for vs! Take a friend 5! or several...
|Tim Ducker||15/Jun/10||AltLd O/S|
|Trisha Murphy||15/Jun/10||AltLd O/S||
led second pitch, most enjoyable lead to date at time of climbing.
|Richie Rich||12/Jun/10||Lead O/S||
second pitch only after dives better things start
|Andrew Lester||09/Jun/10||AltLd O/S|
Led both pitches. It rained mid way so top pitch wet for added excitement.
|david morse||02/Jun/10||Lead rpt||
|Andy Butler||?/Jun/10||Lead O/S|
Both pitches, P2 is NOT 4b!
Awesome, little bit polished. Hardest VS I've ever done. exposed and airy, with spaced gear that can be hard to place.
|andy dunn||23/May/10||AltLd O/S||
excellent climbing - 1st pitch felt a little bold for VS in places. 2nd pitch had some nice bridging moves. 1st of the corners ticked.
LEad P1 and went off route - through the forest instead of over the wall. Pretty horrible and easy. P2 was discribed as a pleasant corner. It is indeed, but they might add committing and tricky to that
John, Simon, Micheal
|dan ely||20/May/10||AltLd O/S||
lead p2. (lead p1 before) one to do twice but prob not 3 times
The second pitch that I lead (the crack) felt harder than 4b!
Take your extra large gear or man up on small wires. Worthwhile.
|Martin Stevens||01/May/10||Lead O/S||
p2 only after getting behind a very slow pair on Spiral Stairs. Managed a huge runout, quite glad I didn't fall off!
Wish I'd read this first. 2nd pitch definitely bold without big cams (which I didn't have). Solid climbing tho, and very enjoyable. First pitch a bit boring.
|Ken Applegate||19/Apr/10||AltLd O/S||
Bit cold out the sun! Nice route though.
|The Green Giant||16/Apr/10||Lead O/S||
lead both pitches.
|stephen Rowley||10/Apr/10||AltLd dog|
led 1st and 3rd(last) pitches
|Tommy Cole||?/Apr/10||2nd O/S|
|dan ely||??/2010||AltLd O/S||
lead p1. want to go lead p2
Lead Second Pitch, having seconded curfew.
|Martin Lilley||04/Oct/09||2nd O/S||
Pitch 2 only after leading Curfew for pitch 1. Huge Chimney, art to climbing...
RD P1, Martin P2
P2 a struggle but worth it
Lead P1 this time
|Abi Chard||18/Sep/09||Lead O/S|
|ian caton||18/Sep/09||2nd β|
The top pitch is brilliant
2nd pitch only as we started up Dives/better things
Dave Ross, Thom Allen
|beci tointen||?/Jul/09||Lead O/S||
my uncle carl
|Owen W-G||13/Jun/09||AltLd O/S||
Led top pitch. Tricky to protect but good right thigh jams. Never 4b and not easy at VS.
First pitch only into Foil
|victim of mathematics||31/May/09||Lead O/S||
P2 led. ive now done this several times and there is no way on this earth that the top pitch (4b) is easier than the bottom pitch (4c). plus, it really is quite hard to confidently protect unless you have very large friends. much of the gear (wires in a crack on the right wall) is placed blind. anyway, still a cracking pitch if a touch windy today.
Led 2nd pitch
|Glyn Davidson||20/Apr/09||AltLd O/S||
Mike lead pitch 1, I lead pitch 2. Second pitch seemed very tricky for VS 4b.
I led first pitch, Chris second. Second pitch pretty steep and a bit bold. Polished small holds.
Led second pitch
|Mark Walter||12/Oct/08||AltLd O/S||
Tried to lead 1st pitch of Curfew ("Sabre Cut Direct") but dnf. Partner led this, then I went up the corner.
|sara n||23/Sep/08||AltLd O/S||
Led pitch 2 - take a size 5 cam (or three of them!) next time!!!
|jade Edwards Leaney||21/Sep/08||AltLd||
|Matt Tranter||12/Sep/08||Lead O/S||
led 2nd (4b) pitch
|Peter Reynolds||?/Aug/08||AltLd O/S|
Very nice second pitch - half my gear bailed out down the rope in the upper section though (oops!)
|Simon Holden (LCandCC)||27/Jul/08||AltLd O/S||
|Ewan Russell||23/Jul/08||Lead O/S||
|dan gibson||22/Jul/08||Lead rpt||
Started this thinking it was Dives/ Better Things, same as 2 years ago but managed to complete the route this time.
Pilar Martinez, Oli Dorrell
P1 only, then onto Foil
Great climb. Possibly the best VS I can remember doing. Hard to protect 2nd pitch as I didn't have any friends big enough for the main crack.
|Guy Wilson||08/Jun/08||Lead O/S||
First pitch was easier than the second with difficulties short lived on the steep crack - 2nd pitch was more sustained and hard to protect. Used 2 friends that I moved up the crack with me - a friend 4 which was too small for most parts and my camalot 4 which was right at the top of its range!
|Ed Babs||07/Jun/08||Lead O/S||
|irish paul||02/Jun/08||AltLd O/S||
Lead the first pitch
Chris and Andy
lol, did this thinking it was dives/better things... thought it was solid for a HS! and i dont have any small cams never mind big ones
|Jim Slater||05/Apr/08||Lead O/S||
Led both pitches
First VS lead
|lee richards||??/2008||Lead O/S||
fantastic second pitch definately the harder of the to. very hard to place wires had no big cams.
First pitch only on the way to Foil.
|peter myers||??/2008||AltLd O/S||
|Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing||??/2008||Lead O/S||
|Mark D||20/Oct/07||AltLd O/S|
Lead 2nd pitch.
|The Bad Cough||08/Sep/07||AltLd O/S|
Good route. I led both pitches, meeting with rather too much gorse bush on the first and then an alarming run out on the second. Quite exciting.
Ellen Taylor and Mike Kean
Steep first section with foliage near top. 2nd pitch crack felt harder than 4b. No need to get into the crack.
Led 1st pitch
|John HW||04/Aug/07||AltLd O/S||
|nigel pearson||26/May/07||AltLd O/S||
Great climb. I led the second pitch. Quite hard second pitch due to sparse protection and at times having to place wires blind.
Wow, scary corner... Succeeded in not having any protection up the entire corner, was quite relieved to finish (and had to have a little sit down) Excellent fun :-)
I did 2nd pitch, Andy did 1st.
|dave o||16/Apr/07||AltLd O/S|
Too many people on the belay ledge, about 3 routes converge.. totally contrasting pitches. i got no 2 which is a fun but straight forward crack
|chris sm||06/Apr/07||AltLd O/S||
2nd pitch after 1st pitch of Dives
windy in the pass today. Led second pitch. straightforward.
|Dan 85||15/Oct/06||Lead O/S||
Felt like HVS, protected with wires in the corner crack, which I couldn't see.
|My Gravity||15/Sep/06||AltLd O/S||
Bit boring - but perhaps this is because I could protect it well with cams...
Wet and very slippy. Not the conditions for VS.
with john sellers
|Ben Griffiths||?/Sep/05||2nd β|
|Adam Booth||22/Aug/05||AltLd O/S|
One of the hardest VS 4c's I've ever done! Been told aafterwards that it's eaasier wiith one boot and one sticky lol.
|My Gravity||02/Jul/05||AltLd O/S||
|Derek Ryden||18/Jun/05||AltLd O/S||
|Si dH||02/Apr/05||AltLd O/S||
Awesome route, great line, great climbing, but pretty scar yfor VS! Second pitch is definitely the crux despite what the PW guide says...
|Shaw Brown||??/2005||AltLd O/S||
Can get busy on the belay shared with spiral stairs
|Christian Beck||??/2005||AltLd O/S|
|A Crook||19/Aug/04||AltLd O/S|
|joe c ook||?/Jul/04||Lead O/S|
|Richard Horn||?/May/04||AltLd O/S|
Ended up on the second pitch of Sabre Cut, after a navigational error looking for Better Things.
|Chris the Tall||?/May/03||AltLd||
Ian led first pitch, I led second. Both felt like 4c
|Different Steve||?/Jun/02||Lead rpt||
|Paul Boardman||??/2000||AltLd O/S||
|Ed Booth||??/2000||Lead O/S|
|Dave Musgrove Jnr||01/May/99||AltLd||
2nd pitch lead on PyB course, 1st lead in 2004.
|belay bunny turned bad||??/1999||Lead|
Lead 1st pitch.
|John Pickles||19/May/97||AltLd O/S|
|Russell Lovett||29/Jul/96||Lead O/S||
Finished up Better Things.
|James Moyle||?/Aug/94||2nd O/S|
|John Simpson||?/Aug/93||2nd O/S||
|Just Another Dave||??/1993||Lead O/S||
My first VS!
Top pitch is superb
Led pitch 2, gear? What gear?
scary no gear placed in the whole of the second pitch.
Rob A & Mark
Jean Williamson, Bill Williamson
Bruce Perry, barry maybank
|John Brayshaw||??/1987||2nd rpt||
Stephen hughes, Gary Hughes
|Gary Coggon||?/Jun/86||Lead O/S||
|michael burrows||04/Apr/86||AltLd O/S||
led 1st pitch
|Steve Crowe||15/Sep/85||Lead O/S|
found it easy
|Ian Jones||?/Jul/83||Lead O/S||
|John Brayshaw||01/Jul/81||2nd O/S||
Nigel (from Horsham)
In the rain, in Super RDs and with big sacs. Part of a 'round trip' started because of poor morning weather in the Pass. Ended up doing Dolerite Dump, Slow Ledge, Reade's Route, Snowdon summit, Spiral Stairs, Dives, and Sabre Cut.
Tony Cuddy, Dave
Had to talk a very nervous second up the 2nd pitch step by step, one move at a time. Her first time climbing!
Dick Curtis & Paul Chapman
Used engineering nuts on line as protection - I think for the first time. Previously had used spliced slings which could be threaded or placed over spikes.