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[cyfrwy arete, 2 kb]The Eastern Arete of Cyfrwy
OG Jones 18/May/1888

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This climb is in 235 logbooks, and on 36 wishlists.

A day out from B'ham - rock very dry dsepite the rain yesterday. Very enjoyable, onto the simmit after but the sole of my approach shoe coming off on the descent.
Ian Archer - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Graham Berry

thoroughly enjoyable !
Stanners - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/14 with Alex Rhodes

I lead all pitches. Great route practising rope work and moving together. In big boots.
Cadairmanuk - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Sian breakell

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jun/14

Deviated off route to make it spicier. Probably VDiff
dashby - AltLd - 21/Jun/14 with Jonathan Hubbard

I led pitch 1, 3 and 4. Lee led 2 and 5. Climbed after completing Table direct first.
BHound - AltLd - 14/Jun/14 with leeboy1985

yossarian714 - Solo O/S - 26/May/14

TGreen - AltLd rpt - 18/May/14 with Martin Lane, Mark D, Rosie Henstock

MorganPreece - 22/Apr/14 with Andy Cummings

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14

Climbed in big boots. Strung together pitches 3+4 and 5+6 for speed. Great route.
bonoid - AltLd - 19/Apr/14 with Duncan McLaughlin

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/14

Evening Solo in fell shoes, great weather and superb situations
meanderthal - Solo - Mar/14

oldmanofmow - 2014

Hidden - 2014

leeboy1985 - 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

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Sep/13

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

Mr Christian - AltLd O/S - Jun/13 with chris p duck

Steveb27 - Solo - Jun/13

chris p duck - AltLd O/S - Jun/13 with Chris R

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

masmith - Lead - 27/Oct/12 with Gina Schwarz, Cathy Burke

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
marclloyd77 - 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

pasbury - 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

moved together
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

Jonny M - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Alleyn Bowen

Hidden - Lead - May/04

moved together
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

GrahamUney - Lead - 12/Oct/96 with Andy MacNaughton

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

THUNDER STORM!
andy@ark - Lead - Aug/87 with WMC

Mark Kemball - Solo - 02/Jun/85

Hidden - Solo - 1980

K9 - Lead O/S - 1970 with Dave Nugent

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Style of ascent

Soloed23 of 235 (9.8%)
Lead62 of 235 (26.4%)
Followed32 of 235 (13.6%)
Alt Leads78 of 235 (33.2%)
Unknown40 of 235 (17.0%)

'Climbed'119 of 235 (50.6%)
clean O/S100 of 235 (42.6%)
clean β3 of 235 (1.3%)
clean rpt12 of 235 (5.1%)
dnf1 of 235 (0.4%)