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[Spiral Stairs at Dinas Cromlech, 2 kb]84m. A wonderful adventure spiralling across some impressive terrain 1) 20m. From the base of the sloping ledge under Cenotaph Corner, climb polished flakes up and then leftwards until an airy step down (tricky to protect the second) reaches the arete. Keep trending left, passing a huge flake, to reach the ledge known as The Forest 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 chimney crack gives access to an easy slab. Walk along this and ascend a large groove on the right to finish. © ROCKFAX

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Hidden - Solo rpt - 28/Jul/14

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.
AnniH - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/14 with BCC Paul

Dan Geh - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Izzy, ifletcher, Thomas Geh

Hidden - 28/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/14

P1, calum strung P2 and 3 together.
amccann - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/14

Fun day trad-walking.
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/14 with James Oswald

Fun, done to get the ropes back after we couldn't pull then after Rachel got rained on on cemetary gates.
James Oswald - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/14 with Rachel Slater

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 25/Jun/14

Led P2. The holds are all huge but it's well steep for the grade!
alexm198 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Ed Cromwell

erbridger - AltLd - 17/Jun/14 with Kate Edhouse

Kate Edhouse - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Emily

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!
Cheet - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Steven

Great exposure but polished.
chris p duck - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/14 with Mike

Mayaculpa - AltLd - 16/Jun/14 with Chris_P

for a giggle
lithos - AltLd - 15/Jun/14 with paul cookson

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/14

maddy92 - AltLd - 11/Jun/14

steve-grigg - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jun/14

jon59 - Lead - 31/May/14

Skullfire - AltLd O/S - 22/May/14 with Jun Minohara

Awesome route. Especially first pitch traverse. Very exposed in the sun today :)
ItsHuwHaribo - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14 with Mel Roberts

Awesome 2nd pitch. Not as polished as you'd think.
MikeStuart26 - Lead O/S - 16/May/14 with Heather Olley

John P1 - P3 Stefan P2 - P4 A lovely evening climb - exposed moves on second and third pitches.
jimartin - AltLd - 15/May/14 with Stefan Trebicki

Stefan Trebicki - AltLd - 15/May/14 with John Martin

JonesJ - AltLd O/S - 14/May/14

Really good positions and surroundings for the grade. V Diff maybe, no easier than FB
jezb1 - Solo - 05/May/14

Rob Morgan - AltLd - 03/May/14

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/14

trish1968 - AltLd - 03/May/14 with Nick Bennett

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14

Bernie L - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with John Hammond

Hidden - AltLd - 03/May/14

will moy - Solo O/S - 02/May/14

oodie72 - AltLd O/S - 02/May/14 with Bob Stone

adamre12 - Lead O/S - May/14

ali macphee - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/14

saxonzulu - 2nd - 28/Apr/14

Clay C - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/14 with Guy

Moving together. If Flying Buttress is VDiff, I think this is too. Another great route!
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/14 with Caspian, Ross Davidson

Caspar - 2nd - 02/Apr/14 with Nick, Ross Davidson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - Apr/14

Hidden - 30/Mar/14

Bursars
djking1983 - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/14

Dervey - Lead - 16/Feb/14 with David

Hidden - 2014

muppett - 2014

oliverpcain - Lead - 2014

Hidden - 2014

leerybunny - 2014

Si - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Alfie Conn - 2014

Awesome route, had some issues pulling ropes up on pitch 1 and also overshot and almost missed the final belay ledge.
spenser - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13

Cold but dry. Led in big boots!
bigbobbyking - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/13

mcondon - AltLd - Nov/13

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

The traverse round the first corner could be scary for a complete novice. This route is V. Diff in my book.
Pete_Frost - Solo rpt - 28/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Sep/13

Robnort - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Sue williams

Hidden - 31/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13

Great traverse, don't let the guidebook put you off!
Mouse5 - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Tom Hatt

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/13

moose ridd - AltLd - 16/Aug/13 with M.Sadler

SimonvanDam - AltLd - 10/Aug/13 with Matt Roberts

roberts1234567890 - AltLd - 10/Aug/13 with Simon Van Dam

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/13

With Phil. Started up too high from cenotaph corner had to retrace steps!
martin c - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jul/13

Tom Hutton - AltLd - 17/Jul/13 with dansmonkeytroubles

dansmonkeytroubles - AltLd rpt - 17/Jul/13 with Tom Hutton

Lead first two pitches
Jonners - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Joe Callagham

So much exposure, right over the valley at sunset
Daniel Heath - Solo O/S - 07/Jul/13

Nice Climb,
Josiemc - 2nd - 05/Jul/13

Raining on 1st pitch.
beds74 - Lead - 01/Jul/13 with Craig Hartley

1step2far - 2nd - Jul/13

DALLAN - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/13 with James Smith

Bit of a cockup at the Forest- think Ben led a VS! Oh well, an experience of the Cromlech anyway!
spidermonkey09 - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Ben Tanner

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jun/13

Solo first pitch, lead pitches 2 and 4
Nigel R Lewis - AltLd - 18/Jun/13 with Steve Kedward

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.
wilf - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Tom

rbharries - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/13 with jen peanut

JenRoberts - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Lee

RobEdwards - AltLd - 03/Jun/13

Hidden - 02/Jun/13

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...
useful - AltLd - 01/Jun/13 with Craig W

dakidunn - AltLd - 20/May/13

Simnel - AltLd - 20/May/13 with Mark

Dan724 - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13 with Steve Keys

P2 (of 3)
nick ferro - AltLd - 05/May/13 with toolboxtim

Hidden - AltLd - 05/May/13

shed_hed - Solo O/S - 20/Apr/13

rg1976 - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/13 with squicky

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.
squicky - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/13 with rg1976

mevanssmith - AltLd O/S - Mar/13

Ian MK - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/13

chris ginge - Lead - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

edavies93 - 2nd O/S - 2013

paulmck - 2013

Hidden - 2013

TheAndyBarker - 2013

Richard Kinsman - Lead O/S - 2013

Hidden - 2013

andybirtwistle - 2013

DubyaJamesDubya - 2013

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Dec/12

Dropped nuts so bailed after 2nd pitch
Zara_92 - Lead dnf - 18/Nov/12 with Gemma Tuckwood

j.buckley87 - AltLd - 20/Oct/12

DerwentDiluted - AltLd - 07/Oct/12 with Nicola Pettit

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Sep/12

annak - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/12 with Ryan Osborne

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/12

Solo up P1, lead P2 traverse to The Forest.
baron84 - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12

BTphonehome - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Baron

danny33 - Solo - 10/Aug/12

AmandaJG - AltLd - 21/Jul/12

sammycolon - 21/Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/May/12

Soloed first pitch scramble to save time.
adamlevs - AltLd O/S - 29/May/12 with Rafael Russell

cheeky - AltLd - 28/May/12 with Mark Philipson

pitch 2 airy!
mark4344 - Lead O/S - 28/May/12 with Matt Payne

kfowler141 - Lead - 26/May/12

Lovely little quick tour of the corner. nice and steady.
monkeyboyraw - AltLd O/S - 24/May/12 with Steve Sharland

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/May/12

Hidden - AltLd - 19/May/12

ORice - 2nd O/S - 16/May/12 with Chris Miller

Wonderful exposed traversing here, had communication problems after linking the final 2 pitches, guidebook says VDiff and I agree
CM1992 - Lead - 16/May/12 with Owain Rice

JacobSwift - Lead - 16/May/12 with Joey Pickering

joey123 - 2nd - 16/May/12 with Jacob Swift

Hidden - AltLd - 16/May/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12

Hedley - AltLd - 05/May/12 with Mark Hale

strudles - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Alex

alexjz - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Stephen UKC

started too far right, made it a bit more interesting. nice mini adventure getting down
arandall - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Wendy Matthews

p2
Wendy Watthews - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with arandall

cas smerdon - AltLd - 01/Apr/12 with Mark S

mark stansfield - AltLd - 01/Apr/12 with Carole

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/12

Accidently walked up first pitch, second was awesome and got lost on third and did Sabre Cut instead, modern guidebooks are useful....
Sam Husband - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/12 with Tom

With Dave, and Andy. Really memorable climb. Plenty of exposure and harder climbing due to being slightly off-route. Very enjoyable!
barrov - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/12 with Andy Smith, Dave Atkinson

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/Mar/12

dja - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/12 with Andy Smith, Chris Barr, Paul

first multipitch awesome loved it. Can't beat a bit of moisture on those polished holds to make it that little bit uncertain.
Jackspratt - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/12

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"
ladymuck - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Mike Pollitt

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.
MJP - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Kim Ashworth

Darron - 2012

tapley - 2012

TheAndyBarker - 2012

TheAndyBarker - 2012

Hidden - 2012

captain dringo - 2012

jhs3jtmh - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Patzl - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

matt perks - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

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!
natalio - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Tim

down p2
wi11 - Solo rpt - 14/Nov/11

seanlikeskites - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Jack Pattinson

jockpat - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Sean Enderby

isi_o - AltLd - 05/Nov/11 with Patrick

First pitch only to access Better Things
PeteWE - 2nd O/S - 05/Nov/11

Tom Livingstone - Solo O/S - 28/Sep/11

Sweet weather :-)
Noodles - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/11 with Jill Reinsch

Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/11

Jillybean - AltLd - 28/Sep/11 with Martyn

Hidden - 14/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Aug/11

Easy start to the day.
Alex Thompson - AltLd rpt - 14/Aug/11 with Jon Thompson

crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/11 with victim of mathematics

In the evening. 2 hours from car to car. Starts well, but peters out a bit towards the end.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/11 with crossdressingrodney

0ddba11 - AltLd - 03/Aug/11

with soph and joe on N.Wales trip.
ClareM.123 - AltLd - 26/Jul/11

joem - AltLd β - 26/Jul/11

alexjz - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/11 with Alex Studly

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jul/11

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

L 1st pitch, R 2nd/3rd. CC Guide has it at VDiff
liamnkaz - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Richard L

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/11

Apleasant start to the weekend, went a bit hign on traverse of second pitch, nice moove around the arete on none polished rock.
John Holden - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/11 with Helen Costelloe, Dennis English

awesome route! But stay low down on the traverse!
Sianny - 2nd - 13/Jun/11 with Al

mikelaing - AltLd - Jun/11 with Ian Whitehead

Scrambled 1st pitch, lead 2nd, Diccon lead 3rd & 4th to top of chimmney, i then finished off.
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 14/May/11 with Diccon Proctor

shankie - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11

Led P1.
Richard Alderton - AltLd - 22/Apr/11 with Ellie

EllieWoods - AltLd - 22/Apr/11 with Rich

petegunn - AltLd - 21/Apr/11 with Davina

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/11

greglad - 19/Apr/11

ayuplass - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with cath

matt_ringrose - AltLd - 09/Apr/11 with Duncan Kaye

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/11

Dugg - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/11

rockover - Lead O/S - Apr/11

neillkelly - 2nd - 30/Mar/11

dansmonkeytroubles - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Stef Schuermans

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/11

HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Scot Mclennen

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Mar/11

Beautiful March day
andrew300169 - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/11 with Pom

nai - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/11 with Cal

Mr Powly - Solo O/S - 07/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/11

Big boots!
Slick - AltLd - 22/Jan/11 with Kevin Vans-Colina

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.
Matt Smith - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/11 with Chris Mclean

ClareM.123 - AltLd - 2011

rumtramp - AltLd - 2011

Hidden - 2011

brianrunner - 2011

JEP - 2011

31770 - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

brockers - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Ben C - 2011

rurp - Lead - 2011

bullybones - 2011

pasbury - 2011

ash longreach - 2nd - 2011

sgl0jd - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - AltLd - 2011

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.
Alex Thompson - Lead dnf - 27/Nov/10 with Karl Gerlinger, Vix

vix - 2nd dnf - 27/Nov/10 with Alex

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/10

Templeton Adams - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Darren H

good weekend just wish there was more protection
mike hooper - AltLd - 16/Oct/10 with gary nettleinghame, robin frazer

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead - 26/Sep/10

gd303uk - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with John Rogers

Darrell Read - AltLd - 04/Sep/10 with Simon Hall

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Sep/10

Not that impressed, good exposure though. Linked pitches 2 and 3 so spent ages balling "climb when ready!".
mitch - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Sara

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!!
SaraKaikk - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Carl Mitchell

Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Richard Sullivan

Daymo - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Matt Thomas

Too easy for VDiff.
Rampikino - Lead - 26/Jun/10 with Cat

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Jun/10

gordon henderson - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/10 with andy woolston

a13x - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/10 with Chris Higton, Jordan Phethean

pudding - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/10

Harri777 - AltLd - 06/Jun/10 with George M

Lead pitches 1 and 3. Wet and cold!
Binder - AltLd - 06/Jun/10 with Harri K

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Jun/10

carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10

samrad - Solo O/S - 24/May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/May/10

Lead traverse pitch and final pitch
Dux - AltLd O/S - 19/May/10 with Andy Smith

leonjones - Lead - 16/May/10 with Chris Bristow

last pitches. windy and cold
krusty23 - AltLd - 16/May/10 with Lou Beetlestone

In walking boots, 1 hex placed as pro
Souljah - AltLd - 15/May/10 with Shaun

Hidden - AltLd - 03/May/10

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Mike Hale, Jake Howard

Nice, exposed first couple of pitches. Last pitch a run (literally) up a very easy slab.
MJH - 2nd - 02/May/10 with Jake, Mark Stitson

Jake Howard - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10 with Mike Hale, Mark Stitson

Hidden - 2nd - 01/May/10

Kirill - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with Gerard Thornley

We only did the traverse pitch (p2?, p1 is a scramble) before getting behind a very slow pair. Finished up p2 of Sabre Cut.
Martin Stevens - 2nd rpt - 01/May/10 with Mervyn L.

Hidden - Lead - May/10

wilkie14c - AltLd rpt - 21/Apr/10 with Dave Clarke

Bex_M - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Claire Ellwood

A shakey number going around the corner. Great fun.
mike_uk82 - AltLd - 17/Apr/10

Run_Ross_Run - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/10 with mike

daf lead last two pitches, nice to do on his birthday.
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/10 with Daffydd(LUUMC)

Dafydd Llywelyn - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/10 with Ewan Russel

Hidden - Lead - 11/Apr/10

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/10

Ali 1st pitch Matt 2nd pitch
Ali H - AltLd - 11/Apr/10 with Willson

willson - AltLd - 10/Apr/10 with Ali H

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Apr/10

exposed!! for the grade.
scott mayled - Lead - Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/10

On the way home - looked scary from the road. Had a chance to size up the Corner from up close
pete_fewings - Lead O/S - Mar/10

Hidden - 2010

justin burgoyne - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2010

DuckingFesperate - Lead - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

Hidden - 2010

mcgrathr - 2010

pete1993 - 2010

Leading clients
Mickdenali - Lead - 2010

Liam FLeming - AltLd - 17/Oct/09 with karen dalzell

Hidden - 13/Oct/09

Em66 - AltLd - 10/Oct/09 with MUMC

tmelrose - AltLd O/S - Oct/09

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Sep/09

Od - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/09 with Ben "Wurzel" Cook

CMorris - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with John Roe

In big boots
John Roe - AltLd - 29/Aug/09 with Chris Morris

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.
monkey1 - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/09

Polished, exposed but good outing
Jim Walton - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Mike Owen

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.
RankAmateur - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/09 with Mike Hough

Led P1 (scramble) & 3. Not as good as I'd expected
mike_hough_uk - AltLd - 24/Jul/09 with RankAmateur

was ok... not worth 3 stars. maybe one or two.
adam06 - 2nd - 16/Jun/09 with Hilary Theaker and Sarah Lewington

scrambled first pitch, then led after that
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Pete aka Dad

Pitches 2 & 3.
Mike Bayley - AltLd rpt - 12/Jun/09 with Martin Stevens

Felt harder than Flying buttress. Lovely climb - shame it peters out.
jimorothy - AltLd - 12/Jun/09 with Rachel Crolla

hils theaker - AltLd - Jun/09 with Sarah + Adam

Graham Westbrook - AltLd - Jun/09

Hidden - Solo - Jun/09

Hidden - May/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/09

2nd pitch went to high and had to traverse an overhang with few features
stevemcg - Lead - 25/Apr/09 with James

Went too high on 2nd pitch - much harder overhanging traverse. Scrambled up 1st and 4th pitches.
James_L88 - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Steve McGill

cooper leek - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with dave nw

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.
Neil Metcalfe101 - AltLd - 26/Feb/09 with Allan Mac

wupert - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - 2009

en7edh - 2nd - 2009

Kenemo - 2009

Kenemo - 2009

Mindrocket - 2009

rosieposie - AltLd - 2009

MarkFoster - 2009

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 2009

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Nov/08

asmith37 - AltLd O/S - 25/Nov/08 with Dave & Matt

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Nov/08

Danny Crump - 2nd O/S - 23/Nov/08 with AJ Bowley

Hidden - Lead - Nov/08

climbed in wet
eugeneth - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/08 with Shaun M

dave657 - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Marina

RD traverse
rd20 - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/08 with Patrick

Simon Hodgson - AltLd - 27/Sep/08

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.
redsulike - AltLd - 27/Sep/08 with Simon

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Jeanie

Hidden - Lead - 26/Aug/08

My Gravity - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Ben P

Big Boots Lead Pitches 1,3&4.
Danny Boy Dunbar - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/08 with Rusty Bale

spqr - AltLd - 26/Jul/08 with Mike

MD - AltLd - 26/Jul/08 with Mash

daveagriff - Lead - 03/Jun/08 with Steve Hill

Mithral999 - AltLd - 01/Jun/08 with John Haxon

John84 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/08 with Ian Angus

fizzychewitt - AltLd - 20/May/08 with Jayne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/08

Hidden - AltLd - 05/May/08

Hidden - AltLd - May/08

Goat's cheese picnic at top.
robshep - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/08 with Dierdre Ninaber

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Feb/08

Hidden - 2008

Al Evans - 2008

tatosanti1984 - 2008 with Gary

GrendeI - AltLd O/S - 2008 with Shaun and Eugene

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Ed Booth - 2008

fran04 - AltLd - 15/Dec/07 with alunallcock

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

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Dec/07

twodada - 2nd - Dec/07 with Rich Barnes

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!
Blisco - AltLd O/S - 11/Nov/07 with Ian Whitehead

thompson1000 - Lead - 29/Oct/07

djking1983 - Lead - 22/Oct/07 with Phil Nutbeam

Mark D - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Sazzle

Lead final two pitches (in one). Scrabbled up to beginning of previous pitch.
sazzle86 - AltLd O/S - 13/Oct/07 with Mark Duggan

Eccentric - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/07 with Andrew Pickavance

cas smerdon - AltLd - 08/Sep/07 with John Starkey

fantastic juggy second pitch
EAYL - AltLd - 04/Sep/07 with matt owen

MattOwen - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/07 with Ed Young

Great climb, tried to go up too soon on the traverse which wasted sometime, but great fun. Rich coped well with the traverse
CAPRICORN - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/07 with Rich Phillips

John HW - AltLd - 11/Aug/07 with Rhys HW, Cath

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/07

A Crook - AltLd O/S - 29/May/07 with Duncan Hassell

got lost, finished up dives/better things
ebunick - Lead O/S - 24/May/07 with Gabby

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.
pnorth - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07 with Tim Ewington

Claire S-J - AltLd - May/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/07

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/07 with Elizabeth

the juicy dangler - AltLd - 04/Feb/07 with chris lycett

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jan/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

fran04 - 2nd - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

innesmac - 2007

aliphipps - 2007

Hidden - Solo - 2007

BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 19/Nov/06 with Tom Chatfield

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/06

nigelw - AltLd - 27/Aug/06 with N Offley

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/06

Caralynh - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/06 with Paul Dickenson

paul_d - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/06 with Cara-lyn Reynolds

barney@helmshore - 12/Jun/06

Hidden - Jun/06

mike278 - 2nd O/S - Jun/06 with Gareth Buckley

First route back after acl reconstruction
The Bad Cough - 2nd O/S - May/06 with Paul Sambrooks

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/06

Tim Hamlet - AltLd - 15/Apr/06

dan gibson - 2006

jim robertson - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - 2006

ArnaudG - 2006

Hidden - 2006

thought was VD Second ever climb ended in benightment. Did two pitchs, had to ab off tree.
ellentaylor - 2nd dnf - Oct/05 with Jesse, Molly, Layla

spidey - Lead - 31/Aug/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/05

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/05

Jamie B - Lead - May/05 with Jill Quayle

farmus21 - AltLd - 2005 with John Pickles

Tarquin - 2005

nicholas Barrowclough - Solo - 04/Oct/04

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/04

Tim Steward - Solo O/S - 26/Jun/04

Chris Davids - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/03 with Reuben

3 pitches.
Will Gordon - AltLd O/S - Aug/03 with Mark Baxter, Dan Rouse

JG - Lead O/S - Jul/03 with Jen Lester

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/03

Sensational exposure but excellent holds, a brilliant expedition http://www.pardoes.nildram.co.uk/pages/llanberis.htm
Steve Pardoe - 2nd - 22/Mar/03 with Arnaud Garcon, John Marsland

FrankW - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/03 with Mark L

keith leonard - 2003

the abmmc - 2nd - 2003

Mike Hargreaves - AltLd O/S - 12/Nov/02 with Merril Hughes

Ann S - 2nd - Sep/02 with Bill Harrison

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 27/Jul/02

Hidden - Lead - 12/May/02

CurlyStevo - Lead - 2002

Tarquin - 2002

ArnaudG - 2001

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2001

Stone Muppet - 2001

Hidden - 2001

Tim W - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/00 with Tom Andrews

SimonN - Lead - 09/Apr/00

Paul Boardman - Solo O/S - 2000

Great exposure, a pleasure to complete
CAPRICORN - Lead O/S - 2000 with Lee Gartside

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2000

Hidden - 2nd - 2000

bullybones - 2000

marcoleptic - Lead - 2000

alan moore - Solo - 2000

Paul Figg - Lead - 20/Jun/99

Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 1999 with Mike

PyB course
Andrew Barker - Lead - 1999

sdht - 1999

Hidden - 1999

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/98

BenTiffin - Solo - May/98

Tony Buckley - AltLd - Mar/98 with Clare Downie

Hidden - 1998

Ched - Lead O/S - 1998 with Glanfor

craig h - Lead O/S - Nov/97 with Janet Hannah

johnboyrevel - Lead O/S - May/97 with Trig

andyfeds - Lead - 1997 with Maria A, Paul H, Andy C

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1997

Great exposure on the traverse round
pgac - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/96 with danny batson

Babika - Lead - Dec/95 with Sarah Clarke

Hidden - Lead - 18/Sep/95

Ian Robertson - Lead - 02/Sep/95 with Krystina Lotoczko

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

Budge - AltLd O/S - Jul/95 with Richard Teed

Cowflinger - AltLd O/S - May/95

mattnuttall - 2nd O/S - 09/Oct/94 with Johanna

tlr - Lead - Oct/94 with Kim

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 18/Aug/93

Pete_Frost - Solo - 15/Apr/93

Marti999 - Lead - 1993

Hidden - AltLd - 1992

Hidden - 2nd - Oct/91

ewjudge - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/91 with Steph Young

Hidden - Solo - 08/Aug/90

Ian Archer - AltLd - 22/Apr/90 with Tony Green

Andy Say - Solo - 09/Apr/90

Guy - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 1990

Hidden - 1990

phardman - 1990

andy gittins - 1990

Hidden - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

tlr - AltLd - 02/Jun/89 with Dad

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 28/May/89 with Will (S. Williamson)

craig d - 1989

ewar woowar - Solo - 1989

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/88

nigehughes - Lead - Aug/88 with Steve Law

Got Lost - Finished up a VS
Budge - AltLd O/S - Jun/88 with Richard Teed

Iain Thow - Lead - 14/Nov/87 with Simon Lee

malc - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/87

babymoac - Lead - 03/Aug/87 with Rich Reeder

AndyB123 - Solo O/S - Aug/87

Hidden - 2nd - 1987

Backinthegame - AltLd - Aug/86 with Gary Hughes

Gary Coggon - Lead O/S - Jun/86 with Pete Leeming

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Apr/86

amcleish - 1986

Gerald Davison - AltLd - 1986

bms - 2nd - 1986 with BCS

lithos - 2nd - Apr/85 with mark planner

Hidden - 1985

Ian Clare - 1985

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1985

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Aug/84

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jun/84

scree - Jun/84

Approx date
Richard Weller - Solo - 1984

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.
EddieA - 2nd O/S - Oct/83 with LUMC

JamieAyres - Lead O/S - Jul/83 with Nigel Evans

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - Jul/83 with Geraldine Taylor

Hidden - 1983

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 28/Oct/82

Hidden - Solo - Sep/82

leland stamper - Solo - 10/Apr/82

Nic Robinson - 1982

John Marsland - Lead - 25/Jul/81 with Alex

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/81 with Plas-y-Brenin

AB1965 - 04/May/81

Descent
Brian Wilderspin - Solo - 07/Feb/81

John Marsland - AltLd - Nov/80 with Paul Massey

Steve Woollard - Lead - 1980 with Andy Allaway

PaulHermes - 1980

robinsi197 - 1980 with Barbara

mark-abz - Lead - 20/Oct/79 with Rob S

RichardMc - Lead - 01/Jul/79

Hidden - AltLd - 1979

JohnHutch - Lead - Sep/78 with DT

Hammy - AltLd - 09/Aug/78 with Jonathon Stacey

Mike C - AltLd - 16/Apr/78 with Pete Vallely

Chris Ellis - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/77 with Neil Gregory

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jul/77

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.
Falko - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/77 with Al W.

Nigel Bond - Lead - 06/Mar/77 with Tony Cuddy, Dave

Richard Alderton - 1977

steve L - 1977

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1976

Mark Kemball - Solo - 18/Oct/75

Brian Wilderspin - Lead - Jul/75 with Susan Moss

First trip to Wales
Steve Crowe - AltLd O/S - Aug/74 with Derwent Hill

Mike Owen - Aug/74 with John Roberts

Steve Lenartowicz - 1974

John Stenhouse - Lead - Sep/73 with Iain Scade

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - Apr/73 with Geoff Riding

Hidden - Mar/73

Howard J - AltLd O/S - 1973 with Reading University MC

rogerskews - AltLd - 1973 with Dane Atkins

Bolt Phobia - Lead - 08/Jul/72

rob from scotland - 1970

petemeads - AltLd - 1970

lump'o'lead - 1970

zukator - 1970

Chris Craggs - 1970

Tom V - AltLd - Jul/69 with Graham Knott

RichardMc - AltLd - 14/Apr/69 with Ian Broome

granitbahn - AltLd - 1969

I'm sure it was VD in those days!
Sean Kelly - 2nd - May/68 with Dick Curtis & Paul Chapman

ill_bill - AltLd - 1968

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 11/Aug/67 with Alan Beardsmore, John Stainforth, Tom Redfern

mikej - Lead - 20/Mar/66 with Keith Gregson

eroica64 - Solo - 1965

auldscotal - AltLd O/S - 1964 with John Jones

David Smith - Lead - Jun/63

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Style of ascent

Soloed39 of 579 (6.7%)
Lead122 of 579 (21.1%)
Followed63 of 579 (10.9%)
Alt Leads241 of 579 (41.6%)
Unknown114 of 579 (19.7%)

'Climbed'333 of 579 (57.5%)
clean O/S228 of 579 (39.4%)
clean β1 of 579 (0.2%)
clean rpt13 of 579 (2.2%)
dnf4 of 579 (0.7%)