Rockfax Description
A wonderful adventure spiralling across some impressive terrain with tremendous exposure on P1. Not a good route for complete novices to second.
1) 20m. From the base of the sloping ledge under Cenotaph Corner, climb polished flakes up and then leftwards until an airy step down (small threads to protect the second) reaches a ledge on the arete. From here move left and up to reach the ledge known as The Forest - usually a congested belay stance.
2) 22m. Climb up left to the steep crack. Pull up this to a ledge and climb the easier slab on the left to a sloping belay ledge.
3) 25m. The wide crack gives access to an easy slab. Walk along this and ascend a large groove on the right to finish. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Classic Rock, North Wales Rock Graded List, Menlove Routes, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, Snowdonia - long routes and classic climbs, AMC Uni Ticklist, MUMC Ticklist, North wales road to ruins HVS.

badgerjockey 01/Nov AltLd O/S
with Pete
eoinb 01/Nov Lead

Led p1, p2, p3

meliasen 01/Nov AltLd O/S
Matt1234 15/Oct AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Oct Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Oct AltLd O/S
Phijinator 30/Sep AltLd
Jan.Hrb 27/Sep AltLd
Alessandro Tentori 27/Sep AltLd O/S
with Jan Hrbacek
sting 26/Sep AltLd O/S

Fine exposure, enjoyable climbing on good rock.

with kwaidy
papashango 26/Sep Solo

topped out and walked back to NP along the ridge sheep tracks, gorgeous day in the pass.

Hidden 26/Sep AltLd
Storme 13/Sep AltLd
with Jake Richardson
konstanci 10/Sep Lead
David_Gledson 07/Sep Solo O/S
Jake Richardson ?/Sep Lead
with Storme England
Hidden 26/Aug -
Sarah Roscoe 15/Aug AltLd

lead p1+2

Hidden 15/Aug AltLd O/S
UncleMephisto 06/Aug AltLd O/S
Stanners 24/Jul Lead O/S

very memorable journey up the cromlech starting out in the rain at around 8pm with dark skies. Must of been that desperate to get away from work! Half an hour in.. the rain had stopped and golden sunset glared up the pass. One of those neck hair standing moments. Thank you nature. Bivvi'd out after.

with Robbie Leishman
Hidden 19/Jul Solo O/S
quarrtman1 16/Jul AltLd O/S

Led the first pitch, very windy

with Rusty, John
davenev 12/Jul AltLd O/S
with Graham
Hidden 12/Jul AltLd O/S
rfdl100 ?/Jul AltLd O/S
with Rikki
andrewmcleod 27/Jun AltLd O/S

Moving together, I did pitch 2&3.

Dazluke2000 27/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun AltLd O/S
G Weatherley 27/Jun Lead O/S
with Mel Cradock
mikewilson789 23/Jun AltLd O/S

I did the second pitch

with Andy Woolston
Pete Rigby 23/Jun AltLd O/S
with Jim Tan
matt1024 22/Jun AltLd
with Tim Crothers
jimmatthews 19/Jun Solo O/S

Brilliant exposure at the start. I was wishing my trainers weren't wet.

Jgresh 16/Jun AltLd O/S
M_Robinson 07/Jun AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Jun AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun -
tc86 03/Jun 2nd

On my must-do list and it didn't disappoint. Instant exposure with fantastic views.

Hidden ?/Jun AltLd
abbeywall 21/May AltLd

Led 1 +3

with K
Steve Shorrock 16/May AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd pitch, Katie lead 1st & 3rd

katiet 16/May AltLd O/S
soph 12/May Solo O/S
with Stan Halstead
StormShadow ?/May AltLd

Nice climb. Probably should have lead a little more, just lead the last pitch and let Rob did the others. Had a little more difficult start on the very first move then rest was quite nice.

with Rob
JoeCoxson 16/Apr AltLd O/S

P1. Wonderful round off to the day.

aidanchitty 16/Apr AltLd
Teappleby 10/Apr Lead
Hidden 10/Apr 2nd
ianstevens 09/Apr AltLd O/S

Lead P2, soloed P3. Good route, but not really three stars as the finale is so crap.

Hidden 09/Apr AltLd
Hidden 08/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr AltLd
jwhereat 06/Apr -
Chubbs 06/Apr AltLd
Hidden ?/Apr 2nd
dkd ?/Apr Lead O/S
with Al
rockover 22/Mar Lead O/S
with Jamie light
Patrick Clissold 14/Mar AltLd O/S
with Eleri Clissold
Tim Sparrow ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
mzk ??/2015 Solo
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 AltLd
centurion05 ??/2015 AltLd
with Mike
Simon Caldwell 23/Nov/14 AltLd rpt

In 5 pitches, I led the odd ones. First pitch (the easy one) was soaking, the rest OK.

with Carmen
Hidden 23/Nov/14 AltLd O/S
Snorfalorpagus 15/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

Scrambled/soloed the first pitch. Set up the anchor prematurely on the 2nd pitch - you need to go up, then down, _then up again_.

with Adam Baker
adambaker ?/Nov/14 AltLd
Hidden ?/Nov/14 -
duncanedgley 12/Oct/14 2nd
Neil Henson 27/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1 and 3

with Mark Collins
Mark Collins 27/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2.

with Neil Henson
leeds_belle 21/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Nice open route with mild exposure on the traverse. P3 is nothing to get excited about. Lead P1 & P3.

with Will
Hidden 21/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
snowfluke 21/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

lovely little climb

TomGB 20/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Stewart Moody, Beth Heeney
beeney 20/Sep/14 2nd
Shaw Brown 07/Sep/14 Lead
aliclarke99 24/Aug/14 AltLd
andrea83 16/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Not sure what the hype was about.

with Hamish
Hamish777 16/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Andrea
K Dawg 14/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Finished with the last pitch on Better things as the light was dying fast

with Kit
kenli 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S

Great exposure. Good traverse to begin.

alooker 08/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Serena
Serena Lambre 08/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Fantastic climb. Very varied and plenty of exposure. Quite scary seconding on the long traverses, but a good leader will put in plenty of protection to reduce risk of a big swing. Got my heart racing, none-the-less!

with alooker
JonmapDL 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S

great rainy option

with Sarah Lund
Hidden ?/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 28/Jul/14 Solo rpt
AnniH 27/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Can't claim lead on first two pitches, I simply would have gone lost. Paul lead from memory, which was a bit hazy. Amazing tip-toes around buttresses, heels above the abyss.

with BCC Paul
Dan Geh 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Izzy, ifletcher, Thomas Geh
ifletcher 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
tgeh 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with imogene, dan geh
Hidden 28/Jun/14 -
Hidden 28/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
amccann 28/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

P1, calum strung P2 and 3 together.

Rachel Slater 27/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Fun day trad-walking.

James Oswald 27/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Fun, done to get the ropes back after we couldn't pull then after Rachel got rained on on cemetary gates.

Hidden 25/Jun/14 AltLd rpt
alexm198 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led P2. The holds are all huge but it's well steep for the grade!

ecromwell 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
erbridger 17/Jun/14 AltLd
with Kate Edhouse
Kate Edhouse 17/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Emily
Cheet 17/Jun/14 2nd O/S

2nd day of my first trad trip. This is definitely not the one for beginners! Shitscared I was. Very exposed, windy and I even got sun burn here! I would rate this as hard VDiff!

with Steven
Hidden 16/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Mayaculpa 16/Jun/14 AltLd
with Chris_P
lithos 15/Jun/14 AltLd

for a giggle

with cookie
Hidden 14/Jun/14 2nd
maddy92 11/Jun/14 AltLd
steve-grigg 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/14 2nd
jon59 31/May/14 Lead
Skullfire 22/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Jun Minohara
ItsHuwHaribo 17/May/14 2nd O/S

Awesome route. Especially first pitch traverse. Very exposed in the sun today :)

Hidden 17/May/14 Lead
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead
Hidden 16/May/14 Lead O/S
jimartin 15/May/14 AltLd

John P1 - P3 Stefan P2 - P4 A lovely evening climb - exposed moves on second and third pitches.

Stefan Trebicki 15/May/14 AltLd
JonesJ 14/May/14 AltLd O/S
jezb1 05/May/14 Solo

Really good positions and surroundings for the grade. V Diff maybe, no easier than FB

Rob Morgan 03/May/14 AltLd
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead
trish1968 03/May/14 AltLd
Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
Bernie L 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd
will moy 02/May/14 Solo O/S
oodie72 02/May/14 AltLd O/S
bobstones 02/May/14 AltLd O/S
adamre12 ?/May/14 Lead O/S
ali macphee 30/Apr/14 Lead O/S
saxonzulu 28/Apr/14 2nd
Clay C 16/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Guy
Nick Russell 02/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Moving together. If Flying Buttress is VDiff, I think this is too. Another great route!

Hidden 02/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 02/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/14 -
djking1983 11/Mar/14 AltLd O/S


Dervey 16/Feb/14 Lead
with David
Hidden ??/2014 -
oliverpcain ??/2014 Lead
Hidden ??/2014 -
leerybunny ??/2014 -
Si ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Craig_Warner ??/2014 AltLd
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 -
nj.harris ??/2014 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2014 Solo O/S
spenser 30/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Awesome route, had some issues pulling ropes up on pitch 1 and also overshot and almost missed the final belay ledge.

bigbobbyking 09/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Cold but dry. Led in big boots!

mcondon ?/Nov/13 AltLd
Hartz ?/Nov/13 2nd
with Dave
andyclimber 12/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
Pete_Frost 28/Sep/13 Solo rpt

The traverse round the first corner could be scary for a complete novice. This route is V. Diff in my book.

Sam James-Louwerse 22/Sep/13 2nd
Alan James - UKC and UKH 22/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 14/Sep/13 2nd
Robnort 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Sue williams
Hidden 31/Aug/13 -
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Mouse5 24/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Great traverse, don't let the guidebook put you off!

with Tom Hatt
Hidden 24/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Ste Ridd 16/Aug/13 AltLd
SimonvanDam 10/Aug/13 AltLd
roberts1234567890 10/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 08/Aug/13 2nd O/S
martin c 07/Aug/13 Lead O/S

With Phil. Started up too high from cenotaph corner had to retrace steps!

Hidden 27/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden 17/Jul/13 AltLd
dansmonkeytroubles 17/Jul/13 AltLd rpt
Jonners 14/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Lead first two pitches

Daniel Heath 07/Jul/13 Solo O/S

So much exposure, right over the valley at sunset

Josiemc 05/Jul/13 2nd

Nice Climb,

beds74 01/Jul/13 Lead

Raining on 1st pitch.

with Craig Hartley
1step2far ?/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 26/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
spidermonkey09 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Bit of a cockup at the Forest- think Ben led a VS! Oh well, an experience of the Cromlech anyway!

Hidden 18/Jun/13 AltLd
Nigel R Lewis 18/Jun/13 AltLd

Solo first pitch, lead pitches 2 and 4

with Steve Kedward
wilf 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

another airy climb. 1st pitch certainly tests the nerves.technically a vdiff. Glad we followed andy and Nick as route finding was not as obvious as you would anticipate on a classic.

with Tom
rbharries 06/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with jen peanut
JenRoberts 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Lee
RobEdwards 03/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden 02/Jun/13 -
useful 01/Jun/13 AltLd

P1 Me, P2 Craig, P3 Me. Completed the first 2 pitches, then I managed to follow someone else up the second pitch of Sabre Cut VS 4b. Not easy in La Sportiva Trango Alps. It was definitely the more interesting route, though...

with Craig W
dakidunn 20/May/13 AltLd
Simnel 20/May/13 AltLd
with Mark
Dan724 05/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Steve Keys
nick ferro 05/May/13 AltLd

P2 (of 3)

Hidden 05/May/13 AltLd
shed_hed 20/Apr/13 Solo O/S
rg1976 09/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
with squicky
squicky 09/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

A mildly polished extreme scramble, but great exposure and wonderful fun. Hard to find the end, but ended up abbing off some tat to the top of Cenotaph Corner and then down there.

with rg1976
mevanssmith ?/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Ian MK 20/Feb/13 Solo O/S
chris ginge ??/2013 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
edavies93 ??/2013 2nd O/S
paulmck ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
TheAndyBarker ??/2013 -
Richard Kinsman ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
andybirtwistle ??/2013 -
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2013 -
Hidden ?/Dec/12 2nd O/S
Zara_92 18/Nov/12 Lead dnf

Dropped nuts so bailed after 2nd pitch

with Gemma Tuckwood
j.buckley87 20/Oct/12 AltLd
DerwentDiluted 07/Oct/12 AltLd
with Nicola Pettit
bantamdave 09/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

A true adventure.well worth the aproach

with Murray
RyanOsborne 08/Sep/12 AltLd
annak 07/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/12 2nd
baron84 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Solo up P1, lead P2 traverse to The Forest.

BTphonehome 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Baron
danny33 10/Aug/12 Solo
AmandaJG 21/Jul/12 AltLd
sammycolon 21/Jul/12 -
Hidden 29/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/May/12 AltLd O/S
cheeky 28/May/12 AltLd
mark4344 28/May/12 Lead O/S

pitch 2 airy!

with Matt Payne
kfowler141 26/May/12 Lead
monkeyboyraw 24/May/12 AltLd O/S

Lovely little quick tour of the corner. nice and steady.

with Steve Sharland
Hidden 22/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/May/12 AltLd
ORice 16/May/12 2nd O/S
CM1992 16/May/12 Lead

Wonderful exposed traversing here, had communication problems after linking the final 2 pitches, guidebook says VDiff and I agree

JacobSwift 16/May/12 Lead
with Joey Pickering
joey123 16/May/12 2nd
with Jacob Swift
Hidden 16/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 05/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hedley 05/May/12 AltLd
strudles 14/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
with Alex
alexjz 14/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
with Stephen UKC
arandall 06/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

started too far right, made it a bit more interesting. nice mini adventure getting down

Wendy Watthews 06/Apr/12 AltLd O/S


cas smerdon 01/Apr/12 AltLd
with Mark S
Hidden 01/Apr/12 AltLd
Hidden 22/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Sam Husband 19/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Accidently walked up first pitch, second was awesome and got lost on third and did Sabre Cut instead, modern guidebooks are useful....

with Tom
tombushell 19/Mar/12 AltLd
barrov 14/Mar/12 2nd O/S

With Dave, and Andy. Really memorable climb. Plenty of exposure and harder climbing due to being slightly off-route. Very enjoyable!

Hidden 14/Mar/12 2nd rpt
dja 14/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Jackspratt 07/Mar/12 2nd O/S

first multipitch awesome loved it. Can't beat a bit of moisture on those polished holds to make it that little bit uncertain.

ladymuck 26/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Led p1, following polished rock after trouble routefinding! Mike led a stellar first ascent of p0 through the undergrowth. Perfect weather. Guide book said "VDiff, first pitch apt to terrify beginners"

MJP 26/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Notable was complete mess up of finding the start ("Pitch zero - led by me") - climbing up bits of rock, plus ivy and thorn bush. Pitch 1 route finding - traverse almost immediately rather than going up high. I led pitch 2 - really nice. Sunny day. Wouldn't fancy the polish in the wet.

Darron ??/2012 -
TheAndyBarker ??/2012 -
TheAndyBarker ??/2012 -
Egons Issy ??/2012 -
captain dringo ??/2012 -
jhs3jtmh ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Patzl ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
matt perks ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
natalio 20/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

Started up Dives/Better things, actually to the right of the start because the line was taken. Tim did that odd first pitch to the Forest. It got too late and we decided to bail out Spiral Stairs. Ended in the dark. Bad time management!

with Tim
wi11 14/Nov/11 Solo rpt

down p2

seanlikeskites 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
jockpat 06/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
isi_o 05/Nov/11 AltLd
with Patrick
PeteWE 05/Nov/11 2nd O/S

First pitch only to access Better Things

Tom Livingstone 28/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Noodles 28/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Sweet weather :-)

Hidden 28/Sep/11 Lead
Jillybean 28/Sep/11 AltLd
with Martyn
Hidden 14/Sep/11 -
Hidden 01/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/11 AltLd
Alex Thompson 14/Aug/11 AltLd rpt

Easy start to the day.

crossdressingrodney 08/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
victim of mathematics 07/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

In the evening. 2 hours from car to car. Starts well, but peters out a bit towards the end.

0ddba11 03/Aug/11 AltLd
ClareM.123 26/Jul/11 AltLd

with soph and joe on N.Wales trip.

joem 26/Jul/11 AltLd β
alexjz 21/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/11 AltLd
Richard L 10/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

L 1st pitch, R 2nd and 3rd as 1 pitch

with Liam
liamnkaz 10/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

L 1st pitch, R 2nd/3rd. CC Guide has it at VDiff

Hidden 08/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
John Holden 01/Jul/11 Lead rpt

Apleasant start to the weekend, went a bit hign on traverse of second pitch, nice moove around the arete on none polished rock.

with Helen Costelloe, Dennis English
Hidden ?/Jul/11 -
Sianny 13/Jun/11 2nd

awesome route! But stay low down on the traverse!

with Al
mikelaing ?/Jun/11 AltLd
with Ian Whitehead
Paul-Michael 14/May/11 AltLd O/S

Scrambled 1st pitch, lead 2nd, Diccon lead 3rd & 4th to top of chimmney, i then finished off.

shankie 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Richard Alderton 22/Apr/11 AltLd

Led P1.

with Ellie
EllieWoods 22/Apr/11 AltLd
with Rich
petegunn 21/Apr/11 AltLd
with Davina
Hidden 21/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
greglad 19/Apr/11 -
ayuplass 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with cath
matt_ringrose 09/Apr/11 AltLd
with Duncan Kaye
Hidden 08/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Dugg 06/Apr/11 2nd O/S
rockover ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
payney1973 ?/Apr/11 Lead rpt
neillkelly 30/Mar/11 2nd
dansmonkeytroubles 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Stef Schuermans
Hidden 20/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
HIGHTOWER 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Scot Mclennen
Hidden 19/Mar/11 2nd
andrew300169 13/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Beautiful March day

with Pom
nai 13/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Cal
Mr Powly 07/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Slick 22/Jan/11 AltLd

Big boots!

Matt Smith 20/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

After initial scramble, lead traverse pitch. Not sure if I went too high, but definetly felt harder then the newly downgraded Diff. Is a VDiff in Rockfax. Pitch 2 and 3 combined though can be hard to hear people. Pitch 3 is a scramble.

ClareM.123 ??/2011 AltLd
rumtramp ??/2011 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
brianrunner ??/2011 -
JEP ??/2011 -
31770 ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Ben C ??/2011 -
rurp ??/2011 Lead
bullybones ??/2011 -
pasbury ??/2011 -
ash longreach ??/2011 2nd
sgl0jd ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd
Alex Thompson 27/Nov/10 Lead dnf

In trainers in the snow & cold... 1st pitch scrambled easily. 2nd pitch exposed fun. Karl retreated off traverse, Vix came around & we abseiled off some rope tat. Shame.

with Karl Gerlinger, Vix
vix 27/Nov/10 2nd dnf
with Alex
Hidden 17/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
Rich Kay 17/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
mike hooper 16/Oct/10 AltLd

good weekend just wish there was more protection

with gary nettleinghame, robin frazer
Hidden 26/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 26/Sep/10 Lead
gd303uk 25/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with John Rogers
Darrell Read 04/Sep/10 AltLd
Hidden 04/Sep/10 AltLd
mitch 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Not that impressed, good exposure though. Linked pitches 2 and 3 so spent ages balling "climb when ready!".

with Sara
SaraKaikk 01/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Good exposure on the 1st pitch - probably just as daunting for the second as it is for the leader. There is also a real need for walkie talkies!!

with Carl Mitchell
Julesthe1st 15/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with Richard Sullivan
payney1973 ?/Aug/10 Lead G/U
Daymo 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Matt Thomas
Rampikino 26/Jun/10 Lead

Too easy for VDiff.

with Cat
Hidden 23/Jun/10 Solo O/S
gordon henderson 15/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with andy woolston
a13x 11/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Chris Higton, Jordan Phethean
pudding 11/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Harri777 06/Jun/10 AltLd
with George M
Binder 06/Jun/10 AltLd

Lead pitches 1 and 3. Wet and cold!

with Harri K
Hidden 02/Jun/10 Solo O/S
carl_123 30/May/10 AltLd O/S
samrad 24/May/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/May/10 AltLd O/S
Dux 19/May/10 AltLd O/S

Lead traverse pitch and final pitch

leonjones 16/May/10 Lead
with Chris Bristow
krusty23 16/May/10 AltLd

last pitches. windy and cold

with Lou Beetlestone
Souljah 15/May/10 AltLd

In walking boots, 1 hex placed as pro

with Shaun
Hidden 03/May/10 AltLd
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) 02/May/10 Lead O/S
MJH 02/May/10 2nd

Nice, exposed first couple of pitches. Last pitch a run (literally) up a very easy slab.

with Jake, Mark Stitson
Jake Howard 02/May/10 2nd O/S
with Mike Hale, Mark Stitson
Hidden 01/May/10 2nd
Kirill 01/May/10 Lead O/S
Martin Stevens 01/May/10 2nd rpt

We only did the traverse pitch (p2?, p1 is a scramble) before getting behind a very slow pair. Finished up p2 of Sabre Cut.

with Mervyn L.
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead
wilkie14c 21/Apr/10 AltLd rpt
with Dave Clarke
Bex_M 18/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Claire Ellwood
mike_uk82 17/Apr/10 AltLd

A shakey number going around the corner. Great fun.

Run_Ross_Run 17/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with mike
Ewan Russell 12/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

daf lead last two pitches, nice to do on his birthday.

Dafydd Llywelyn 12/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Lead
tobydunford 11/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Ali H 11/Apr/10 AltLd

Ali 1st pitch Matt 2nd pitch

with Willson
willson 10/Apr/10 AltLd
with Ali H
Hidden 09/Apr/10 Solo O/S
scott mayled ?/Apr/10 Lead

exposed!! for the grade.

Hidden 21/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
pete_fewings ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S

On the way home - looked scary from the road. Had a chance to size up the Corner from up close

Hidden ??/2010 -
justin burgoyne ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Solo O/S
DuckingFesperate ??/2010 Lead
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
mcgrathr ??/2010 -
pete1993 ??/2010 -
Mickdenali ??/2010 Lead

Leading clients

Liam FLeming 17/Oct/09 AltLd
with karen dalzell
Hidden 13/Oct/09 -
Em66 10/Oct/09 AltLd
with MUMC
tmelrose ?/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/09 AltLd
Od 16/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with Ben "Wurzel" Cook
CMorris 29/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
John Roe 29/Aug/09 AltLd

In big boots

monkey1 21/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Unbelievable exposure - great route. Half way around traverse on first pitch there is a bold step with literally nothing beneath your feet for 100m, plenty of gear though. Made the mistake of linking pitches 2 and 3 which made communication with my second impossible.

Hidden 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
RankAmateur 24/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Odd. Very grassy in places. The traverse from the Jungle to the Forest was terrifying on the first two attempts (following the wrong lines) but once the correct (highly polished) route was found, it was only a scary traverse.

mike_hough_uk 24/Jul/09 AltLd

Led P1 (scramble) & 3. Not as good as I'd expected

adam06 16/Jun/09 2nd

was ok... not worth 3 stars. maybe one or two.

with Hilary Theaker and Sarah Lewington
Graeme Hammond 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S

scrambled first pitch, then led after that

with Pete aka Dad
Mike Bayley 12/Jun/09 AltLd rpt

Pitches 2 & 3.

with Martin Stevens
jimorothy 12/Jun/09 AltLd

Felt harder than Flying buttress. Lovely climb - shame it peters out.

with Rachel Crolla
hils theaker ?/Jun/09 AltLd
with Sarah + Adam
Graham Westbrook ?/Jun/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Solo
Hidden ?/May/09 -
Hidden 25/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
stevemcg 25/Apr/09 Lead

2nd pitch went to high and had to traverse an overhang with few features

with James
James_L88 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Went too high on 2nd pitch - much harder overhanging traverse. Scrambled up 1st and 4th pitches.

cooper leek 25/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with dave nw
Neil Metcalfe101 26/Feb/09 AltLd

Ideal conditions for climbing wet, windy & cold. Allan did pitch 1 and I climbed 2 & 3 together. Worked but we couldnt hear each other especially at top but worked out fine. Great climb.

with Allan Mac
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
en7edh ??/2009 2nd
Kenemo ??/2009 -
Kenemo ??/2009 -
Mindrocket ??/2009 -
rosieposie ??/2009 AltLd
MarkFoster ??/2009 -
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden 25/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
asmith37 25/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
Danny Crump 23/Nov/08 2nd O/S
with AJ Bowley
AJ007 ?/Nov/08 Lead
with Danny C
eugeneth 27/Oct/08 Lead O/S

climbed in wet

with Shaun M
Hidden 12/Oct/08 2nd O/S
rd20 29/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

RD traverse

with Patrick
Simon Hodgson 27/Sep/08 AltLd
redsulike 27/Sep/08 AltLd

1st pitch to base of wall is an easy scramble. 2nd pitch I went a bit high making the down climb greater. Didn't go far enough round (and so made a very exposed belay) into the forest, -it has a dead tree in a crack which once you know it you can't miss- plenty of room for belay. 3rd pitch up the tree crack and then left was most enjoyable section and a final scramble to upper walls and then around the back to descend gully beside Flying Buttress.

with Simon
Stuart Macfarlane 21/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with Jeanie
Hidden 26/Aug/08 Lead
My Gravity 24/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Ben P
Danny Boy Dunbar 20/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

Big Boots Lead Pitches 1,3&4.

with Rusty Bale
spqr 26/Jul/08 AltLd
with Mike
MD 26/Jul/08 AltLd
with Mash
daveagriff 03/Jun/08 Lead
with Steve Hill
Mithral999 01/Jun/08 AltLd
John Haxon 01/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Ian Angus
fizzychewitt 20/May/08 AltLd
with Jayne
Hidden 20/May/08 AltLd rpt
Hidden 12/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/08 AltLd
robshep 23/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Goat's cheese picnic at top.

with Dierdre Ninaber
Hidden 23/Feb/08 2nd
Hidden ??/2008 -
Al Evans ??/2008 -
tatosanti1984 ??/2008 -
with Gary
GarethSL ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with Shaun and Eugene
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
Marcus ??/2008 -
Ed Booth ??/2008 -
fran04 15/Dec/07 AltLd
Hidden 14/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
twodada ?/Dec/07 2nd
with Rich Barnes
Blisco 11/Nov/07 AltLd O/S

Led second and fourth pitches. Started from the wrong place on the first pitch and ended up scrabbling among brambles. Showery weather. All good classic mountaineering!

with Ian Whitehead
thompson1000 29/Oct/07 Lead
djking1983 22/Oct/07 Lead
with Phil Nutbeam
Mark D 20/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
with Sazzle
sazzle86 13/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

Lead final two pitches (in one). Scrabbled up to beginning of previous pitch.

Eccentric 08/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Andrew Pickavance
cas smerdon 08/Sep/07 AltLd
with John Starkey
EAYL 04/Sep/07 AltLd

fantastic juggy second pitch

with matt owen
MattOwen 04/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with Ed Young
CAPRICORN 27/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Great climb, tried to go up too soon on the traverse which wasted sometime, but great fun. Rich coped well with the traverse

with Rich Phillips
John HW 11/Aug/07 AltLd
with Rhys HW, Cath
Hidden 11/Aug/07 AltLd
Hidden 10/Jun/07 2nd
A Crook 29/May/07 AltLd O/S
with Duncan Hassell
ebunick 24/May/07 Lead O/S

got lost, finished up dives/better things

with Gabby
pnorth 05/May/07 AltLd O/S

Stupid Keystone Klimbers 'direct start' to the base of pitch 2 up dirty steep vegetated ground. Ugh. Nice traverse pitch 2, bold start to pitch 3 quickly easing off.

with Tim Ewington
Claire S-J ?/May/07 AltLd
Hidden 21/Apr/07 Lead rpt
Neil Adams 07/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Elizabeth
MikeDowsett ?/Mar/07 AltLd
with Geoff Williams
Hidden 04/Feb/07 AltLd
Hidden 20/Jan/07 AltLd
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
fran04 ??/2007 2nd
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
innesmac ??/2007 -
aliphipps ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Solo
BALD EAGLE 19/Nov/06 AltLd
with Tom Chatfield
Hidden 10/Sep/06 Lead O/S
nigelw 27/Aug/06 AltLd
with N Offley
Hidden ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
NickST ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Phil Tucker
Caralynh 15/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
paul_d 15/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
barney@helmshore 12/Jun/06 -
Hidden ?/Jun/06 -
mike278 ?/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Gareth Buckley
The Bad Cough ?/May/06 2nd O/S

First route back after acl reconstruction

with Paul Sambrooks
Hidden 23/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
Tim Hamlet 15/Apr/06 AltLd
dan gibson ??/2006 -
jim robertson ??/2006 -
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
ArnaudG ??/2006 -
drysori ??/2006 -
ellentaylor ?/Oct/05 2nd dnf

thought was VD Second ever climb ended in benightment. Did two pitchs, had to ab off tree.

with Jesse, Molly, Layla
spidey 31/Aug/05 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/05 AltLd
Jamie B ?/May/05 Lead
with Jill Quayle
farmus21 ??/2005 AltLd
with John Pickles
Hidden ??/2005 -
nicholas Barrowclough 04/Oct/04 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/04 AltLd
Tim Steward 26/Jun/04 Solo O/S
Chris Davids 28/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
with Reuben
Will Gordon ?/Aug/03 AltLd O/S

3 pitches.

with Mark Baxter, Dan Rouse
Jono Graham ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Jen Lester
Hidden 14/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Steve Pardoe 22/Mar/03 2nd

Sensational exposure but excellent holds, a brilliant expedition http://www.pardoes.nildram.co.uk/pages/llanberis.htm

with Arnaud Garcon, John Marsland
FrankW 22/Mar/03 AltLd O/S
with Mark L
keith leonard ??/2003 -
the abmmc ??/2003 2nd
Mike Hargreaves 12/Nov/02 AltLd O/S
with Merril Hughes
Ann S ?/Sep/02 2nd
with Bill Harrison
Hidden 27/Jul/02 AltLd rpt
Hidden 12/May/02 Lead
CurlyStevo ??/2002 Lead
Hidden ??/2002 -
nige pacer 12/Aug/01 AltLd O/S
ArnaudG ??/2001 -
Hidden ??/2001 Lead O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
Hidden ??/2001 -
IanGilbertJones 13/Oct/00 Solo O/S
Tim W 03/Sep/00 Lead O/S
with Tom Andrews
SimonN 09/Apr/00 Lead
Paul Boardman ??/2000 Solo O/S
CAPRICORN ??/2000 Lead O/S

Great exposure, a pleasure to complete

with Lee Gartside
Hidden ??/2000 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2000 2nd
bullybones ??/2000 -
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead
alan moore ??/2000 Solo
Just Another Dave ??/2000 -
Paul Figg 20/Jun/99 Lead
Simon Caldwell ??/1999 AltLd O/S
with Mike
Andrew Barker ??/1999 Lead

PyB course

sdht ??/1999 -
Hidden ??/1999 -
Hidden 08/Aug/98 AltLd O/S
BenTiffin ?/May/98 Solo
Tony Buckley ?/Mar/98 AltLd
with Clare Downie
Hidden ??/1998 -
Ched ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
ColdAndWet ??/1998 Lead
Hidden ??/1998 Solo
craig h ?/Nov/97 Lead O/S
with Janet Hannah
johnboyrevel ?/May/97 Lead O/S
with Trig
andyfeds ??/1997 Lead
with Maria A, Paul H, Andy C
Hidden ??/1997 Lead O/S
pgac 12/Sep/96 AltLd O/S

Great exposure on the traverse round

with danny batson
Babika ?/Dec/95 Lead
with Sarah Clarke
Hidden 18/Sep/95 Lead
Ian Robertson 02/Sep/95 Lead
with Krystina Lotoczko
Rog Wilko ?/Aug/95 2nd
with Debbie Wilkinson
Budge ?/Jul/95 AltLd O/S
with Richard Teed
Cowflinger ?/May/95 AltLd O/S
mattnuttall 09/Oct/94 2nd O/S
with Johanna
tlr ?/Oct/94 Lead
with Kim
goi.ashmore 18/Aug/93 Solo O/S
Pete_Frost 15/Apr/93 Solo
Marti999 ??/1993 Lead
Hidden ??/1992 AltLd
Hidden ?/Oct/91 2nd
ewjudge 10/Mar/91 Lead O/S
with Steph Young
Hidden 08/Aug/90 Solo
Ian Archer 22/Apr/90 AltLd
with Tony Green
Andy Say 09/Apr/90 Solo
Guy ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
Hidden ??/1990 -
phardman ??/1990 -
andy gittins ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 Lead O/S
tlr 02/Jun/89 AltLd
with Dad
Rich Kirby 28/May/89 Lead O/S
craig d ??/1989 -
ewar woowar ??/1989 Solo
Hidden 10/Nov/88 Lead O/S
nigehughes ?/Aug/88 Lead
with Steve Law
Budge ?/Jun/88 AltLd O/S

Got Lost - Finished up a VS

with Richard Teed
Iain Thow 14/Nov/87 Lead
with Simon Lee
malc 21/Oct/87 AltLd O/S
babymoac 03/Aug/87 Lead
with Rich Reeder
AndyB123 ?/Aug/87 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/87 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1987 2nd
Nick Biven ??/1987 -
Backinthegame ?/Aug/86 AltLd
with Gary Hughes
Gary Coggon ?/Jun/86 Lead O/S
with Pete Leeming
Hidden 04/Apr/86 AltLd
amcleish ??/1986 -
Gerald Davison ??/1986 AltLd
bms ??/1986 2nd
with BCS
lithos ?/Apr/85 2nd
with mark planner
Steve Bell ??/1985 -
Ian Clare ??/1985 -
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1985 Solo
Hidden 25/Aug/84 AltLd
Hidden 17/Jun/84 AltLd
scree ?/Jun/84 -
Richard Weller ??/1984 Solo

Approx date

EddieA ?/Oct/83 2nd O/S

One of those University climbing club freshers meets where you sit around getting cold and wet waiting for someone with more gear and more experience to lead you up something. I can't remember anything about the route - just the waiting around and the cold wind.

with LUMC
JamieAyres ?/Jul/83 Lead O/S
Ian Jones ?/Jul/83 Lead O/S
with Geraldine Taylor
Hidden ??/1983 -
charlesmfrench 28/Oct/82 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/82 Solo
leland stamper 10/Apr/82 Solo
Nic Robinson ??/1982 -
John Marsland 25/Jul/81 Lead
with Alex
John Brayshaw 01/Jul/81 2nd O/S
with Plas-y-Brenin
AB1965 04/May/81 -
Brian Wilderspin 07/Feb/81 Solo


John Marsland ?/Nov/80 AltLd
with Paul Massey
MikeDowsett 12/Oct/80 Lead
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
PaulHermes ??/1980 -
robinsi197 ??/1980 -
with Barbara
dtalbot ??/1980 -
mark-abz 20/Oct/79 Lead
with Rob S
RichardMc 01/Jul/79 Lead
with David Carroll, Peter Glen-Smith
Hidden ??/1979 AltLd
Hidden ?/Sep/78 Lead
Hammy 09/Aug/78 AltLd
with Jonathon Stacey
Mike C 16/Apr/78 AltLd
with Pete Vallely
Chris Ellis 11/Sep/77 AltLd
with Neil Gregory
Hidden 01/Jul/77 AltLd
Falko 26/Jun/77 AltLd O/S

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.

with Al W.
Nigel Bond 06/Mar/77 Lead
with Tony Cuddy, Dave
Richard Alderton ??/1977 -
steve L ??/1977 -
Hidden ??/1976 AltLd O/S
Mark Kemball 18/Oct/75 Solo
Brian Wilderspin ?/Jul/75 Lead
with Susan Moss
Steve Crowe ?/Aug/74 AltLd O/S

First trip to Wales

with Derwent Hill
Mike Owen ?/Aug/74 -
with John Roberts
tapley 09/Jul/74 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1974 -
John Stenhouse ?/Sep/73 Lead
with Iain Scade
pneame 15/Jun/73 -
Derek Ryden ?/Apr/73 AltLd O/S
with Geoff Riding
Hidden ?/Mar/73 -
Howard J ??/1973 AltLd O/S
with Reading University MC
rogerskews ??/1973 AltLd
with Dane Atkins
D Tempest 11/Jul/72 2nd
Bolt Phobia 08/Jul/72 Lead
rockofades 22/Aug/70 Lead O/S
with LB, DW
rob from scotland ??/1970 -
petemeads ??/1970 AltLd
lump'o'lead ??/1970 -
zukator ??/1970 -
Chris Craggs ??/1970 -
Tom V ?/Jul/69 AltLd
with Graham Knott
RichardMc 14/Apr/69 AltLd
with Ian Broome
granitbahn ??/1969 AltLd
Hidden ??/1969 Lead O/S
Sean Kelly ?/May/68 2nd

I'm sure it was VD in those days!

with Dick Curtis & Paul Chapman
Virtualearthman ?/May/68 -
with Phil Taylor, Pete Morgan
ill_bill ??/1968 AltLd
Gordon Stainforth 11/Aug/67 2nd
with Alan Beardsmore, John Stainforth, Tom Redfern
Hidden 15/Oct/66 Lead
Hidden 09/Jul/66 Lead
mikej 20/Mar/66 Lead
with Keith Gregson
eroica64 ??/1965 Solo
auldscotal ??/1964 AltLd O/S
with John Jones
kjacks ??/1964 2nd
with Dave Peers
uphillnow ?/Jun/63 Lead
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