West Rib** HVS 5a
[andy smith at top of west rib,hvs,dinas mot,snowdonia, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
A good HVS that can feel much harder if you aren't careful with your route-finding.
1) 4b, 18m. Start 4m left of the wall. Climb up a chimney, then move rightwards before heading back left towards an overhanging chimney. Now move right to belay left of the rib.
2) 5a, 30m. Traverse right onto the rib, around a detached block (take care!). Climb about 9m to a high step and weave delicately up to join Western Slabs.
3) 4c, 18m. Move round the arete on the left and climb a thin crack. Pass the steep arete and go right to meet Western Slabs. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Kirkus Routes, UK Lonely Leads.

Photo: andy smith at top of west rib,hvs,dinas mot,snowdonia © rayash
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 407 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

lead P2, cold and windy
RobScarisbrick - AltLd - 18/Jul/15 with cdpuk

Led P1 and took The Chain to exit. Cold and windy. Retreated to Pete's Eats and the Slate after this.
cdpuk - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Rob Scarisbrick

P3 of western slabs because that was still in the sun. Such a good climb
Sardien - Lead rpt - 15/Jul/15 with Marija

davewsargent - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/15 with peter sargent

pie_eater_pete - 11/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/15

P3
Sam Ash - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/15 with Tom Appleby

Pitches 1&2. Pitch 2 was one of the best I've done in the pass. Nice climbing in a great position with just enough space between the gear to keep in interesting.
Teappleby - AltLd - 18/Jun/15 with Sam Ashworth

last pitch
shaunhumphreys - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/15 with benkelsey

p1 and 2 together. must have been off route as only four runners of varying quality. easy but fully in solo mode. final pitch was excellent in the golden sunset.
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/15 with Shaun Humphreys

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/15

Hung over.... blarrgh . #Beristradfest
bede.west - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15 with German loui

Nice climbing, did P2.
spidermonkey09 - AltLd O/S - 28/May/15 with Ellie Fuller

Enjoyable climb, led pitches 1 and 3. Pitch 2 is great if a little bold.
Ella7 - AltLd O/S - 28/May/15 with Jim Hulbert

P1 of Western Slabs, P2 of Western Rib and then the Chain for P3
Danhan - 2nd O/S - 21/May/15 with Nick

james1978 - AltLd - 15/May/15 with pam

Bertbee - AltLd O/S - 13/May/15

P1 and 3. Moving from the crack into the slanting break on P3 is tough with semi-bad ledge-fall potential!
alexm198 - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/15 with James

Hidden - 2015

Multi pitch, really enjoyed... Got a little scared!! :)
cerijones - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/14 with Simon

Hidden - Lead - 02/Oct/14

Hidden - 21/Sep/14

Hidden - 17/Sep/14

sgl - AltLd - 17/Sep/14 with will

Great second pitch.
jshields - AltLd - 14/Sep/14 with Jeff Ingman

beckyjg - 2nd - 10/Sep/14

fist pitch is nothing special but 2 and 3 are really good. bold second pitch
JamesWilliams - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/14 with becky

Steve Wakeford - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/14 with Ben Moody

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Sep/14

Seconded the 1st & 3rd (final) pitch, Lead the 2nd.
JVard - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/14

p1 + 3 lead
BRoe - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/14 with Vardy

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

First multipitch HVS lead, 'delicate' is a good description!
Dawn_K_B - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/14 with Calum Harvey

K Dawg - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/14 with Tom, Kit

Tim M - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/14 with Emma

top pitch very good
climbergg - AltLd - 25/Jul/14 with cheesesarnie

AndrewP - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jul/14

I led easy first pitch; Luke led second. Luke led The Chain to finish
buxtoncoffeelover - AltLd - 22/Jul/14 with Luke

Led P2 and Chain Pitch
Mr Tickle - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/14 with buxtoncoffeelover

Hidden - 21/Jul/14

Dan724 - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/14 with Adam Revill, Mollie Kiwi

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jul/14

Ross led P1 and P2 of this and then ran out of rope so had to belay at the bottom of the chain. I seconded the first two pitches and cruised the chain. Ross went off to the left at the start, this was substantially more than 4b. A fantastic route. With the chain finish worth 3 stars.
spenser - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Ross

Continued onto the chain - Ned lead
erbridger - AltLd - 24/Jun/14 with nedly14

ned_85 - AltLd - 24/Jun/14 with Emily Bridger

Led P1
John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Fran

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 23/Jun/14

davebrox - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/14 with Luke

Mowglee - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Ali

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jun/14

Lead pitch one and a short pitch three after James was having so much fun he extended pitch two! Pitch one didn't really have much of a line, not sure if I went the right way but it was pretty bold! Amazing climbing thereafter.
Mr. K - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with James Oswald

With Kyle. Lovely climbing, delicate with thought provoking moves.
James Oswald - AltLd rpt - 22/Jun/14 with Kyle Wood

Steveb27 - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14

Coel Hellier - AltLd - 21/Jun/14 with Steve B

P 1 and 3, super route.
Goodstuff - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/14 with WillDoyle

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jun/14

Led 2nd pitch which was lovely and delicate. Mistakenly finnished up The Chain with a couple of slips and plenty of swearing!
D Berry - AltLd - 15/Jun/14 with Wayne S

Wayne S - AltLd - 15/Jun/14 with Dale

P2 fun. made paul do the finger crack above the falke belay which turns out to be E1 5b (not 4c !)
lithos - 14/Jun/14 with cookie

Led P1 and P3. Did the crack of The Link for P3. Good route and a nice finish doing it that way.
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Harry Wickham

Bob Loblaw - Lead O/S - Jun/14 with Stuart Blackler

kivell - 31/May/14

Hidden - 31/May/14

andycash - AltLd O/S - 30/May/14 with Ash

Ash Sayers - Lead O/S - 30/May/14

Led p 1 & 3 this time.
cem - AltLd rpt - 17/May/14 with Pero Kalugerovich

Pero - AltLd - 17/May/14

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

Lead first pitch which was easy. Second pitch was more fun with cool 5a move. Nice third pitch too.
jonhowson - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Mark, Maia

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

Led second pitch, which was easy enough. Third pitch actually better and more sustained.
MYox - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Jon, Maia

Good value HVS, although be wary of where you g; its easy to get lost!
ianstevens - Lead - 21/Apr/14

Should have been on western slab, but started wrong, leader threw away belays plate on second pitch, then got ropes stuck after ab....how not to climb mountain routes!!! :-)
staceyjg - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Chris Gardner

swmackey - AltLd - 11/Apr/14 with simon hills

pasbury - 2014

Si - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

adie84 - 2014

adie84 - 2014

mileshill540 - Lead - 2014

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Nov/13

Not the last pitch as we went up the Link.
Theeni - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/13 with John McEvoy

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Sep/13

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

metal arms - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead - 21/Aug/13

Pitch 1+3
ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/13 with Luis Parsons

Lead P3
Shone - Lead - 26/Jul/13 with Richard Nadin, Rob

jwpil - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/13 with Ben

first 2 pitches as one, abbed from the tat due to mrt helicopter arrival.
alicee - 2nd - 22/Jul/13

roberts1234567890 - AltLd - 22/Jul/13 with Rebecca Murray

Decided to finally pop my E1 cherry and opted for the Chain for pitch 3 - really nice pitch.
sebbo - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Grant Brown

Matt Harle - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13

Finished up the the Chain, which was much better than the previous two pitches.
Dr Toph - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Emily

Led pitch 2 then finished up The Chain. Nice climbing, bold but steady. From the first belay, traverse right to the arete (over large block), not up the (much harder) diagonal flake line as the guidebook implies!
maria85 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Amy

Velo Orange - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Toph

Lead main pitch
Nifec14 - AltLd rpt - 14/Jul/13 with Kevin jones

JulesV - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Shauna Cunningham

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

P1 into The Chain
wi11 - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Ben

Ellen Cobby - 2nd dog - 07/Jul/13 with Adam Booth

Finished up the chain
mjeffery - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13

With 5c crack finish, Dave led that.
simon1965 - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/13 with john nuttall, peakdj

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/13

Thought it was thin for VS.
Alex Mason - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/13

lead 1st and 3rd, such a good climb
rbharries - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/13 with ollie mentalz

duncandarnell - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/13

Led P2. Charles led the Chain as alternative to P3.
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with EeFu, Charles Moreton

P 1 & 2 only
cem - 2nd rpt - 09/Jun/13 with EeFu Thong, Kirill Spiridonov

Led P1
EeFu - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Charles Moreton, Kirill Spiridonov

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13

most comfortable on p2, p3 was hard!
kirsten - 2nd - 03/Jun/13 with Matt Stygall, Dan Vajzovic

Dan Vaj - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/13 with Matthew stygall, Kirsten

Led main pitch. 1 June?! It was Baltic!
cem - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Pero Kalugerovich

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13

Pero - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13

steve prior - AltLd O/S - Jun/13 with Roger C

RD P1 and 3
rd20 - AltLd O/S - 19/May/13 with Hugh CC

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/13

Ray Sparks - AltLd O/S - 02/May/13 with adam, mike b

Nick Biven - 2013

Pich one only jue to jibbering gifl crend
Andy Peak 1 - 2013

richpickford - 2013

Lloyders - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Paddy

Led p2, quite runout on the rib but easy angle helps. Finished up the the chain.
pastep - AltLd - 08/Sep/12 with ebf

I led the first, Paul the second and we finished up The Chain, which I led - a great finish to this route. Very nice.
ebf - AltLd - 08/Sep/12

Kyuzo - 07/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12

stevoland - Lead O/S - Aug/12

P2 - what a beautiful climb! Both P2 and 3 are awesome
Sardien - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Greg Edwards

Jake Young - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Mark R

P1+2
mark20 - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12

Mackinclimb - Lead - 09/Jul/12

martrin - AltLd - 18/Jun/12 with Sarah Kekus

Lead pitch 1,3
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12

Lead P2
Olli-C - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Rachel Slater

SimonvanDam - AltLd - 27/May/12 with Matt Roberts

Led P2. V gusty made the bold bits extra scary. I seconded the Chain finish thinking it was the regular finish. Thought it felt tricky for 4c.
Owen W-G - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Richard

Rich God 3 - AltLd - 26/May/12 with Owen

davesb - AltLd O/S - 25/May/12 with Torquil

Lead P2 after straying off Diagonal
Richard Kemble - Lead O/S - 24/May/12 with Lewis G

Hidden - AltLd - 22/May/12

Led P2, mild but bold. Finished up The Chain.
victim of mathematics - AltLd rpt - 21/May/12 with James Oswald

Lead P1. Runout and easy
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 21/May/12 with Colin Angus

Bold first pitch, glad I was seconding today!
Wyn Bach - 2nd O/S - 04/May/12 with Ifan Roberts

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/May/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/May/12

Hidden - May/12

Hidden - AltLd - May/12

hrgcb - AltLd - 25/Mar/12 with Crispin, John Chattaway

Stone Muppet - AltLd - 24/Mar/12

bwestwood - AltLd - 08/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Christian Turford

alias dave - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Sam.EB

chrisallan - AltLd β - 14/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/11

Phil_Hall_97 - 2nd - 28/Sep/11 with Alice Du Preeze, Dave Evans

Led middle pitch. Good route.
lukehodson - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/11 with Charlotte

with the chain to finish.
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/11 with Halla

Lead P2(HVS 5a)awesome pitch, delicate and balancey and the gear is there you just need to really look for it.
Clarky10 - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Stuart Morris

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 23/Jul/11

Led P2, finished up The Chain (Jayne led). Really good climb, didn't feel too run-out or necky on second pitch. The chain was a great way to finish
fizzychewitt - AltLd - 14/Jul/11 with Jayne

gw3285 - AltLd - 10/Jul/11

Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Joe

lead last pitch HVS 4C
emma Warren - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Matt Stygall, Keith Ball

deejmonkey - AltLd - 03/Jul/11 with Tom

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 03/Jul/11

tomparrott - AltLd - 03/Jul/11 with DJ

Great climb on great rock, loved pitch 2
Frank Blakeley - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Lee, Simon

Simon Cahill - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Frank Blakely, Lee Paskin

led 1st and last pitch
Bill Lawrence - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with andy lawrence

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11

Trobbo - AltLd - 02/Jul/11 with tony hulme

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jul/11

Bold first pitch due to lack of gear and unclear route. Great second pitch.
Andy Chubb - AltLd - 01/Jul/11 with Nick Gregory

With The Chain finish
david morse - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Nicola Jasieniecka, lole

Main pitch is nicer than anything on Diagonal, arguably.
five - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with AV

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jun/11

Could not find starty of first pitch and rock greasy. Did first pitch of Western Slabs.
egg-man - AltLd - 03/Jun/11 with Pete Nugent

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jun/11

Had tried earlier in the day (midday) but start was difficult to locate (why isn't the large detached flake mentioned as a reference point in the description?),was damp and seemed bold & poorly protected for 4b. So we did Western Slabs. In the evng sunlight (6 pm) we came back and used p1 of Western slabs to gain the rib from the right. P2 is excellent, marvellous climbing. On p3 we did the 4c finish but regretted not finishing up p2 of the Link (5b); a beautiful finger crack. Would be worth 3 stars this way.
Pete Nugent - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Graham Phillips

mikelaing - AltLd - Jun/11 with Ian Whitehead

NickJH - AltLd - Jun/11 with LiamG

NickJH - Lead - Jun/11 with LiamG

Lead The Chain (E1 5B) instead of the last pitch.
Nigel Mackwood - AltLd rpt - Jun/11 with Mark Westerman

Hidden - 2nd - 19/May/11

Clarky10 - AltLd O/S - May/11 with Ben Matthews

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11

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

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Apr/11

lead pitch 2 (4b) very quick easy climbing up crack and flakes to top of pinnacle. great way to finish a great day
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Remus Knowles

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

Lead pitch one clean, but had intended to be on the VS! Abseiled off whilst the going was good. Thought it was quite hard for the grade!
mcglenr25 - Lead dnf - 19/Apr/11 with John Niven

I led pitch 2. Wet at the start so pitch one felt quite committing.
Katex - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/11 with Simon Edwards

sophiecb - 2nd - 10/Apr/11 with Neil, James

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

Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Mike

the chain pitch finish
tim newton - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with dan jones

Good route, did The chain finish (E1 5b) - ok once of get off the ledge, well protected.
Danjones - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Tim

Rory Shaw - 2011

uphillnow - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

alasdair19 - 2011

mwatson - 2011

had to ab off after second pitch as it pi..ed it down.. Great route up to there tho...
gazfellows - AltLd - 20/Sep/10 with shaun d

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Sep/10

Aaron Lines - AltLd O/S - Sep/10 with sue hazel

jl - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/10 with MIA Training

nai - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Tim

tlr - AltLd - 15/Aug/10 with Pom

nakedave - AltLd - 15/Aug/10 with Barney Crampton

Went off route to try (and fail in my case) the E1 finish (The Chain).
tomboyle - AltLd - Aug/10 with mark boden

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/10

mtempest - AltLd - 26/Jun/10 with Steve Waters, Mynydd

Led 1st and 3rd pitches. Started in wrong place on 1st pitch and then got a bit nervy not sure I was on the route during a long runout section but eventually found the belay. The second pitch is magnificent - exposed but with just adequate protection. 3rd pitch was excellect and proper 4c (unlike the top pitch of Diagonal!).
Steve Waters, Mynydd - AltLd - 26/Jun/10 with Mike Tempest

pawelx - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10

J1PEF - AltLd - 25/Jun/10

Led pitch 2
John Roe - AltLd - 18/Jun/10 with Rusty Bale

Lead P2 which had good gear to start but not where it matters! Really lovely pitch - almost 3 stars on it's own but the route as a whole is let down by P1+3...
Wilbur - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Caine

Kyle Rance - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10

Pitch 1&3 - started in wrong place, messed up head a bit and was a bit wobbly on the unprotected 25-30foot to the belay! good route though, also did the final foot traverse with my hands!!!
viking - AltLd O/S - Jun/10 with wilbur

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/10

Bex_M - AltLd - 30/May/10 with Duncan Dunbar

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/10

tomhull - AltLd O/S - 24/May/10 with matt harris

PaulHarris - AltLd - 23/May/10 with John, Simon, Micheal

PaulHarris - AltLd - 23/May/10

tom.ireson - 2nd O/S - 22/May/10

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

Liam FLeming - AltLd - 21/May/10

Led P2
Neil D - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10 with Boriz Korzh

Led Pitches 1 and 2 at 4b and 4c.
BorisVBlade - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10 with Neil Dowse

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10

i lead 1st and 3rd(last pitch). Last pitch was a bit odd. Guide book says go up crack past creaky spikes. I could of went further left but looked easy so went up a wall littered in cracks and inbetween very hollow sounding blocks. Fun but slightly unearving then have to do a small detour a top(foot travere, right 2m). tryed above but was blank and my protection was doubious
dan ely - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with ed

Rob Pitt - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/10 with Owen Davies

C Mclean - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Craig Marshall

Pretty bold in places.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 09/Apr/10 with Hannah Evans

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

keith leonard - Lead - 2010

Hidden - 2010

P1 and 3
groovy_nut - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/09 with Patrick

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Sep/09

Liam FLeming - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/09 with james hayward

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/09

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09

Led p2 and p3.
donkster - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09 with DaveNW

PaulHarris - AltLd - 07/Aug/09 with Simon, Micheal

Another good route well worth doing
Flibble - AltLd - 07/Aug/09 with Simon

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/09

P.Y.B
schwenk - AltLd - Aug/09

irish paul - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Sarah Joyce

I think it was this one...
mbradberry2008 - 2nd O/S - Jul/09

chrisallan - AltLd O/S - Jul/09

MontyH - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Brian

brian watson - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jun/09

A fantastic evening in good company with beautiful pink rock and good banter
mattyork2 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/09 with Henry Fairhurst and Johnny Richards

Hidden - Lead - Jun/09

Led P1 & P3
Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Alex

led 1st and 3rd pitch
michael burrows - AltLd rpt - 29/May/09 with peter white

multipitch
spesh - May/09 with igj

Nice accent i over ran my first pitch and took an awkward belay.
dickie01 - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Joe Heasman

Sarah Black - AltLd O/S - 2009

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/08

GPN - AltLd - 20/Sep/08 with Annette

net - AltLd - 20/Sep/08 with George

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jul/08

thompson1000 - AltLd - 23/Jul/08 with Barni

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/08

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Clare

One of my favourite climbs in North Wales. Every pitch is fantastic, great exposure, varied climbing, immaculate rock.
crag_monster - Lead - Jul/08

Finished up the chain-considering i find crack climbing hard i really enjoyed this! Got a bit of drizzle at the top but it didnt start tipping it down!
HeatherF - Lead - 28/Jun/08 with Ollie

leopet - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Heather

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jun/08

Ing - AltLd - 07/Jun/08 with Stevie G & James

francois - 2nd - 07/Jun/08 with Olaf

the juicy dangler - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/08 with carlene hill

Carly - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/08 with Richard

Mike W - Lead O/S - Jun/08

Nigel Mackwood - Lead rpt - Jun/08 with Zoe van den Bosch

Sgt. Vest - AltLd O/S - 06/May/08 with james

Hidden - AltLd - May/08

garythomas - AltLd - May/08 with Nic Koyama

Hidden - AltLd - May/08

Julian Wedd - 2nd - 2008 with A. Brierley

Matt Vigg - 2008

Al Evans - 2008

LP 2nd
barni - AltLd - 2008 with Julie

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

Luke Brooks - 2008

innesmac - 2008

Hidden - 04/Nov/07

pissed it down!
kieranrex - Lead - 09/Oct/07 with Mike Goldthorp

Lead 2nd & 3rd Pitches. 2nd pitch was superb climbing, and 3rd was good but a bit loose.
bob3141 - AltLd - 07/Oct/07 with Mike Kean

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/07

lamma_hippie - AltLd - Aug/07 with Jon Lawton

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jul/07

Dan 85 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/07 with Jonny

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jun/07

With "The Chain E1 5B" finish.
ritchierich - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/07 with Bob Dickson

MikeT - AltLd O/S - Apr/07 with SP, TP

ended up the E1 crack instead which was a nice pitch.
Morgan Woods - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Gareth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/07

bigbobbyking - 2007 with Chris Bull

The Chain finish is very enjoyable.
My Gravity - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/06 with Patrick H

alj - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/06 with Andy Wright, Leon Skeldon

lead crux pitch. andy went of route up diagonal on the last pitch (which i then had to finish for him -tut tut)
leon - AltLd O/S - Aug/06 with Andy Wright

spacey - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/06 with paul evans

bobette - 2nd O/S - Jul/06 with paul

Windy
NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 12/Jun/06 with Simon Frost

AngelaC - 2nd - 05/Jun/06 with Rob

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/06

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 2006

Scary crux pitch
Siderunner - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/05 with Bee

steve mee - AltLd - 26/Jun/05 with Mich Mee

a_radiohead_fan - 2005

steve mee - AltLd - 05/Sep/04 with Paul Taylor

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/04

victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 11/May/04 with Bide

Roget - Lead O/S - 2004

rob.grafton - Lead - 11/Oct/03 with Bruce

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/03

Marq - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/03 with Daniel Dennehy

Clucky - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/03 with Paul Dickson

Urgles - AltLd O/S - Jul/03 with David

PenJD - AltLd O/S - 2003 with Jon Ascroft

akhughes - Lead - 2003

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - Lead - 20/Aug/02

Alpine Style, finishing up the Chain E1 5b
Mark Riley - Lead O/S - Aug/00 with Bryn Jones

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/00 with Dave the Leg, Anna

zero six - Lead O/S - 2000

Lovely route.
alan moore - 2000

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/May/99

Dave led first pitch (4b), I led 2nd (easy 5a) and then unintentionally finished up the Chain
Chris the Tall - AltLd - May/99 with Dave Gurney

M
petekeron - Lead O/S - 1999

Hidden - Lead - 10/Aug/97

chris sm - AltLd O/S - Jul/97 with Dom Goodridge

Ched - Lead O/S - 1997 with Glanfor

stuart100 - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/96 with Ian Brown

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/95

ste_d - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/94 with mik

mikedelderfield - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/94 with RF Jordan, Steven Delderfield

Excellent
Pete_Frost - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/94

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jun/93

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jun/93

Marti999 - AltLd O/S - 1992

WB - AltLd O/S - 1992

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Sep/90

2,L,2.
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/90 with Ian Milne

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Mar/90

Hidden - 1990

AndrewP - AltLd - 1990

Its a good job that the single runner on the main pitch is a good one! Excellent climb.
Sean Kelly - Lead - Jul/89 with Alan Payne

and brian
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/88 with pete roberts, brian jones

Hidden - AltLd - 31/May/88

shark - Solo O/S - Aug/86

Hidden - Lead - 1985

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - 1984 with Phillippa Mathews

jasper11 - 1984

AlanLittle - AltLd - Aug/83 with Roger Murray

John Marsland - Lead - 12/Mar/83 with Tony Rex

nigehughes - AltLd - May/82 with Phil James

Hidden - Lead - 1981

RichardMc - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/80 with Dave Langmead

mikej - Lead - 05/Jun/80 with Tony Waite

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jun/79

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/79

Mark Kemball - Lead - 16/Oct/77 with Sarah Bridge

GeoffG - AltLd - 24/Oct/76 with tony bowker

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/76

Hidden - AltLd - 29/May/76

Bolt Phobia - Lead - 28/May/76

Ian Jones - AltLd O/S - 1976 with Billy Jones, Chris Newton, Mike Nnewton

Mike Owen - AltLd O/S - Aug/75 with John Roberts

petemeads - AltLd - 1975

Andy Say - Lead - 1974

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 12/Aug/73 with Speedy Smith

Tom V - May/72 with Paul O'Hara

Hidden - AltLd - 1971

mikej - AltLd - 07/Sep/68 with Wil Hurford

John Roberts as second. I found the second pitch very hard and scary, it just got harder and harder and no runners. Its harder than Diagonal!!!
oldmanofmow - Lead - 02/Jul/61

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Voting
Total votes cast 196
hard E10 of 66
E10 of 66
easy E12 of 66
hard HVS3 of 66
HVS56 of 66
easy HVS5 of 66
hard VS0 of 66
VS0 of 66
easy VS0 of 66
hard 5b0 of 64
5b0 of 64
easy 5b0 of 64
hard 5a2 of 64
5a52 of 64
easy 5a9 of 64
hard 4c1 of 64
4c0 of 64
easy 4c0 of 64
3 Stars19 of 66
2 Stars42 of 66
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