hard work with big Boots and even bigger rucksack, but great great climb and really enjoyed it. AQlternate leads with Karstan Richter.shelagh23 - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/14
Wet and raining
max railing - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/14 with Craig
Evening Solo in fell shoes, great weather and superb situations
meanderthal - Solo - Mar/14
oldmanofmow - 2014
Hidden - 2014
Also with John W, Adam G and Fifi on a separate rope. A bit cold and damp, and greasy in places, but no real problems (apart from retrieving the nut used to protect the descent from the Table). We moved together and only pitched the crux above the Table and the short traverse on the following pitch. A brilliant route with a real Alpine feel to it
Howard J - 07/Dec/13 with Andy Coulson
lead every pitch in big boots, twas a bit wet.
Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13 with Joel H, Dave S
Hidden - 2nd - 30/Nov/13
Hidden - Solo - 30/Nov/13
Hidden - AltLd - 30/Nov/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Nov/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Nov/13
did the left hand route in slippery greasy conditions, placed gear, roped up but no dramas. Any wetter Id forget it. The Table decent is a little tricky and needs 2m down climb.
drsdave - Lead O/S - Nov/13 with Laura
moved together with laurance and sam
Matt Schwarz - 09/Sep/13
gseywald - AltLd - 11/Jul/13 with Dave
Malt_Loaf - Solo O/S - 15/Jun/13
TGreen - AltLd rpt - 08/Jun/13 with Rosie Henstock, Martin G
Rosie Henstock - AltLd rpt - 08/Jun/13 with Martin Green, Tom Green
Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jun/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/13
church465 - 2nd - 01/Jun/13
Joshthomas - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13
Steveb27 - Solo - Jun/13
Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/May/13
Brilliant route - just as good as table direct, we caught up with a group that had walked upto the start of the Arete, quite scary really as the group were 5 novices making up the leader who is his girl friends' personal trainer (and the only one with any climbing experience)and her friend and boyfriend and another friend taking with them only 1 30m rope, a few very large nuts (around 10,12,15), no guide book and they were all in shorts wearing thin trainers with no extra clothing or gear - fair play they all had helmets on although with the wind on top and the leader mentally fried by the time we reached them they were sat wondering whether to try and retreat (with just a 30m rope?!!) or finish the last pitch, so we helped out by rigging their last pitch and top roping the leader up so he could then bring his party up after - we quickly left them too it as it was clear we were becoming responsible for the whole group very quickly!
Once topped out we sat and had some food and then after a walk over to the trig point we spotted the other group topping out (about an an hour after us).
A great route and brilliant place I want to go back to and do more in this area!
doughobbs - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Antoinette Wintin
bowls - AltLd - May/13
Big boots. Awesome!
Samuel Wainwright - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/13 with Emma Smith
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/13
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 01/Mar/13
Good day out with the Brecon Beacons Club!! Rock was a bit slimy. Just pitched short section after table
monsteratt - AltLd - 16/Feb/13 with Jim Beagley, Tom Sharpe, Kate
Peter Kirkwood - 2013
clarky_two - 2013
meanderthal - 2013
wykealpha - 2013
With B3s and a biggish bag (took a half rope and some slings to ab off if I needed to retreat). A tad green in places, especially on first pitch.
MikeLell - Solo β - 24/Nov/12
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/12
stevetheleg - AltLd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Jack Williams
jack.williams1 - AltLd - 27/Oct/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/12
LesserTrochanter - 2nd - 07/Oct/12 with John Proctor, Anne Boardman
JdotP - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with The Boy Wunda, The former Mrs Huska
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Sep/12
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Sep/12
Chris Manasseh - Solo - 26/Aug/12
We intended to do the Table Direct start but knocked it on the head due to lack of time, which turned out to be a wise decision! Sean led the first 3 pitches, then I led a couple higher up and we moved together for the rest of the route. Second time I've done it and it's a brilliant route. Foul weather at the summit of Cadair Idris so we sheltered in the refuge hut for a while [at 7.30pm] before setting off back down [via the Foxes path] to our wild camp beside Lyn y Gadair.
Cornish boy - AltLd - 22/Aug/12 with Sean
Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Aug/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/12
Wet and slimy, but great.
HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 30/Jun/12 with Kirky, Nicky Hey
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/12
palf123 - 2nd - 26/May/12
Hidden - Lead - 26/May/12
maria85 - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Andy C
Malpractise - AltLd - 06/May/12 with Mick Barraclough
Hidden - Solo - 12/Apr/12
Very cold, verglas on the scree on the approach but the sun hit the arete just in time and made it ok to climb without crampons and axes. Lee led most of it, but I led a couple of pitches higher up and we moved together at times too. Spent a long time in the notch watching Lee lead the crux pitch, then painfully watching Ian follow him up. By the time it was my turn I was bloody frozen, but it's a great section of climbing and I soon warmed up. There's a clip of it on YouTube. Walked off in the dark [again!] over frozen terrain which was quite tricky. We hope to do it again in the summer with the Table Direct start.
Cornish boy - 2nd O/S - 14/Jan/12 with Ian, Lee
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/12
iang74 - 2nd - Jan/12 with Lee Halley
mike kann - 2012
alan moore - 2012
Stone Idol - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Really cold all the way up snow on top awesome climb.
stephenarnold - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/11 with Sam Sloper
Swsloper - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/11
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 18/Sep/11
TGreen - Solo rpt - 31/Aug/11
Andrew_ing - 18/Aug/11
rambler_gary - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Skinny Chris, Jamie
Done in mist reached the top at 9pm walked down in dark
stephenarnold - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11 with alexjames
Hidden - 09/Jul/11
In Walking Boots. Lead all pitches
Marcos31 - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Wayne, Sharon Lannie
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/11
Jams Crwca - AltLd rpt - 03/Jul/11 with themadbrown
Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/11
v.hot day after 2 days of heavy solid rain. Very hard work and a challenge but we all did it!! thanks to Dave & Nigel.
kirsty52 - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Tom Pennack, christine, Dave, Steve, nigel
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11
Gary A S - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Rachael, JB
In boots - moved together along the arete, fanatastic day
Ben Hollands - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Wendy Anderson
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/11
edmitchell - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/11 with Emma Rowe
emmarowe - 2nd - 25/Mar/11 with ed mitchell
Led pitch 4 and 5 run together
SharonC1604 - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11
Anthony Dixon - Lead - 25/Feb/11 with Ben
Hidden - 25/Feb/11
Wild weather! Very strong winds and driving rain following a beautiful evening. Camped in Van in field at base of descent. Big boots day out.
Jeavsy - AltLd - 18/Feb/11 with Matt Hing
Rhydian Evans - AltLd O/S - Feb/11
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
jon59 - 2011
Mal Grey - 2011
rhysllyw - 2011
Tobias at Home - 2011
Lead to believe it was a grade 3 scramble, first pitch def a diff. The boys did great, both novices in big boots and gloves. Howling bitter wind picked up from nothing as we set off, abated half way up, but for that a glorious sunny day. Finished off in the evening sun on the top of Cadir. Fantastic!
mikehenesy - Lead - 25/Sep/10 with Steve Thompkins, George Raft
marcmac - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/10 with Luke Emmes
Great day out, best way up Cadair Idris. Part of a threesome i collected the gear whilst gerwyn took the lead. moved together towards the end. Classic route.
gosset - 19/Sep/10 with Ian Williams, Gerwyn Jones
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/10
Hidden - 2nd - 18/Sep/10
Hidden - AltLd β - 11/Sep/10
Calder - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Anne & Alison
sjdg5 - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Mr.A
Andy Say - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10
ross duffield - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with stu
A great outing.
RiPomc - Lead - 22/May/10 with Nick Gardiner
Gerallt Owain - AltLd O/S - 03/May/10 with Steve Chapman
stevechaps1 - AltLd - 03/May/10 with Gerallt Owain
Started with table direct
jandyd05 - May/10
Hidden - Lead - Apr/10
MikeLell - Solo - 28/Mar/10
As a rope of 3 moving together
cem - 16/Jan/10 with Dan Muldoon, Graham Dolman
PirateFrog - Solo O/S - 2010
In Big Boots, Waterproofs and in the Wet! Night time desent..... Beautiful!
Freckles - 2nd - 18/Oct/09 with Gareth Williams
Struggled to find start (its marked with a large "CA"). Lead to the table then abbed off due to route traffic. Enjoyable route, especially in big boots.
mitch - Lead dnf - 17/Oct/09 with Lucy Blake
was planning on moving togeather, but as the rain carried on, and we had big boots decided to pitch the the 1st 2/3's of the route. well worth it.
carl_123 - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/09 with dougy and rob
Lots of mist, very poor visibility. Mainly moved together. Did an interesting but ultimately crap climb/scramble to bypass the first pitch as we'd gotten lost in the mist and been assured by another party on CA that Table Direct started 10m to the left of the start of CA. Made very good progress on the last few pitches. Dithered a bit on the pitch after the downclimb from the table. Took about 4 hours all in. Most dithering came from route finding dithering, not any struggles due to technical stuff.
mattrm - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Darren09
Lost TD but still climbed the rest. Few probs initially but the last pitches were amazing, moving together. Repeat next yr to complete properly.
Run_Ross_Run - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/09 with MattM
Absolutely brilliant epic route
trish1968 - Lead - 12/Sep/09 with Terry, Si
Terentius - 2nd - 12/Sep/09 with Simon Davies, Trish Mellor
sjdg5 - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Terry, trish1968
Templeton Adams - Lead - Sep/09 with Darren H
4th time on this route and still enjoy it, feels a very short route when soloing.
MikeLell - Solo - 22/Aug/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/09
Guto Evans - Lead - 08/Aug/09 with Rob Collard
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/09
Traditionally, in big boots and protected mostly with slings and the odd nut. Continued to summit for a good mountain day out.
Caralynh - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/09 with cider nut
Guto Evans - AltLd - 18/Jul/09 with Dilwyn Jones
TGreen - AltLd rpt - 24/Jun/09 with Rosie Henstock
Rosie Henstock - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/09 with Tom Green
loose Rock, not much gear required
Thomas Healing - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/09
I did the 2nd, 4th and 5th pitches.
Matt Bill Platypus - AltLd O/S - 23/May/09 with Becky
A tv sized block on the crest of arete almost came off in my hands... take care!
benman - Solo O/S - 12/Apr/09
Hidden - 2nd - 10/Apr/09
moved together as a three. Snowy and cold conditions
brady - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/09 with John Jones and Martin Palmer
martinp - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/09 with John J and Steve B
dave1 - Lead - 28/Mar/09 with Alan Clouth
Climbed with complete beginner in big boots, mixture of pitching and moving together
MikeLell - Lead - 19/Mar/09 with Nicky Orchard
Climbed in big boots with girlfriend in a mixture of moving together and pitching short steeper sections. My second ascent and Rebecca's first outdoor climb. Rock was pretty wet in some places. Very windy on top. Descended to Minfordd via Cwm Cau.
MikeLell - 17/Jan/09 with Rebecca Hindhaugh
Rebecca_h - 2nd - 17/Jan/09 with Mike Lelliott
matthias13 - AltLd - 04/Jan/09 with Jerry lewis
Alex Hofmann - 2009
Hidden - 2009
PanzerHanzler - AltLd O/S - 06/Dec/08 with Ian Thurgood
A great mountaineering day out
Different Steve - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/08 with Eddie Webster
Damp and very slimey, great fun though.
asmith37 - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/08 with Bex Leigh
chedder - Lead - 19/Oct/08 with Ginge Moore
gareth scott borthwick - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Dad
mostly unroped scramble with the odd protected pitch and moving roped together. brilliant weekend with dave. camped and rode up the mountain and back down on the other day!
finter22 - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/08
King Smudger - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Ruth Smith
Alpine ascent, very windy
Bennykr - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08 with JB
Jillybean - AltLd - 24/May/08 with Ben
approach passes by one of the finest wild camp sites in wales
itsgarb - Lead O/S - Apr/08
mikemartin - Feb/08
Hidden - 2nd - Feb/08
jdgaventa - Lead - 27/Jan/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jan/08
dan-8990 - 2nd O/S - Jan/08 with AC
innesmac - 2008
Hidden - Solo - 16/Dec/07
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Nov/07
Green & greasy, abandoned pitches 4&5 due to rain
Kevin Mc Bride - AltLd - 01/Nov/07 with Clive
Foolowed on fron Table Direct, in pouring rain and gale, but enjoyed it none the less. Touch loose in places.
mart rich - AltLd O/S - 27/Oct/07 with Steve Moody
dansmonkeytroubles - 2nd O/S - Oct/07 with Joe Harris
Good afternoon out. The two main arete pitches are great. Loose higher up.
kevinknights - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/07 with Matt
I did the 1st, 3rd, 4th 6th pitches. Split the final scramble.
Matt Bill Platypus - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/07 with Kev
deano - Lead - 08/Aug/07 with Tunell Morgan/Lloyd Jon Lloyd
monkeyjumper - 2nd - Aug/07
andybeanland - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with Rachel
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/07
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Jun/07 with Richard Bower
FrankW - AltLd rpt - 26/May/07 with Laura
Terrible day, weather awful, skirted the table, as it was a waterfall! Moving Together Alpine style
mikeyfield - Lead O/S - 16/May/07 with Aslan
Great Buzz and fantastic weather was a bonus
Coups - 2nd β - 05/May/07 with Paul beacall
sgl0jd - AltLd - May/07 with Dave Davies
little trev - Lead - Nov/06
Hidden - AltLd - Nov/06
timjones - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/06 with "Doris"
Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Oct/06
bms - AltLd - 06/Jul/06 with DW
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jul/06
Mat J - Lead - Jul/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/06
Mix of climbing and 'moving together'.
localboy - AltLd O/S - 29/May/06 with Simon F
Hidden - 2006
Hidden - Solo O/S - 2006
Hidden - 24/Jun/05
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jun/05
Allan Young - Lead O/S - 15/May/05 with Megan Stanley
FrankW - AltLd O/S - 14/May/05 with Jonathan Bode Hey
TGreen - Lead rpt - 2005 with Sarah G
moz - 2nd - 2005 with Julian, Chris
Hidden - Lead - May/04
TGreen - AltLd rpt - 2004 with Martin G
Daigroom - 2nd - Oct/03 with Maddy
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Aug/03
Rock Fairy - Lead - Aug/03 with Ian
Hidden - Aug/03
TGreen - 2nd - 2003 with Martin G
Hidden - 19/Feb/02
John Kettle - Solo - 2002
Tarquin - 2000
Hidden - 2000
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/99
Gman - AltLd O/S - Jul/99 with Dan
alan moore - 1999
MartinN - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/98
Spent a very cold night in bothy on the top!
leland stamper - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/98 with richard baynes
Dave Toseland - Lead O/S - 1996 with Huw
Hidden - Lead - 05/Apr/93
Hidden - Solo - 1990
JamieAyres - Lead O/S - Aug/89 with Jude Ayres
Iain Thow - Solo - 28/Aug/87
andy@ark - Lead - Aug/87 with WMC
Mark Kemball - Solo - 02/Jun/85
Hidden - Solo - 1980
K9 - Lead O/S - 1970 with Dave Nugent