Reade's Route** S
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Ticklists: A grand easy welsh day out, North Wales Rock Graded List, Snowdonia - long routes and classic climbs.

Photo: the great step moves on Reade's route. © torquil
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Lead P1,P2 and half of P3 as one long pitch before running out of rope and belaying half way up the final pinnacle. Didn't leave much for Al's final pitch!
67hours - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Al Docherz, Clay

Clay C - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Al, George

Matthew Robinson - Solo - 01/Jul/14

clairemathews - 2nd - 14/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14

Very enjoyable, cold but dry rock. The step off the pinnacle was easier than anticipated. Good holds all the way. Rounded off by a walk over to Snowdon summit
Ian Archer - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Jon Massey, Mark Wilkinson

This is possibkly the grimmest severe i have ever climbed. Pitch 1 and 2 are basically grade 2 scrambles, pitch 3 took an hand-jam crack on the wall with good gear but all offset in body position, or a step onto the wall left which had aweful handholds and the feet all sloped the wrong way. After trying both, I backed off. In the end Pete led around the back and presumably in part onto the HVS Reids Route Pitch, which was better climbing (in my opinion) albeit sparse on the gear. Upon seconding this pitch I realized that the step onto the pinnacle was possibly the most contrived route i have ever seen, and entirely pointless. The second half of the final pitch was good holds/ gear but like the whole climb, the rock quality was awful! Good Lead for Pete Frost in Big Boots, definite well done for keeping it together. One I'm glad to have ticked but I won't be coming back to lead it, and I definatley wouldn't recommend it to anyone. (OK, so this climb might not actually be so grim if the rock was a bit warmer, but both Pete and I got hot aches on this route...)
Lucylou19 - 2nd - 19/Apr/14

Bottom two pitches are just scrambling. The "wall to the left of the crack" at the foot of the pinnacle is way too hard for severe and the crack defeated me in big boots, so I walked round to the right and up the gully behind the pinnacle to climb the HVS variation just to the right of the normal line. The rock is loose throughout and protection on the HVS is poor to non-existent in the lower section. Not a route to do on a freezing cold day in big boots.
Pete_Frost - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Lucy Sutton

Allanfairfechan - 2014

Si - 2014

alan moore - 2014

Step across was much tamer than I was expecting.
shed_hed - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/13 with Dougie Swanson-Low

dswansonlow - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/13 with Darren McMaster

JamesLloyd - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/13

Moved together
cbeard - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Jonny Hawkins

A lovely route and antidote to Bon Mot (see earleir note). Adventurous in big boots.
joemallia - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Mark Sinclair

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/13

Josiemc - 2nd - 04/Jul/13

Think I went the wrong way at the start of pitch 2 (trending leftwards) and went up something unprotectable, not recomended. Back on track for the step across though
sheelba - AltLd - 19/May/13

Sam led 2nd pitch (the step across)
JasonV - AltLd - 19/May/13 with Sam

Freezing day. Got lost in a load of loose rock somewhere near the pinnacle and finished up the escape rib on the right - Easy Pinnacle Face I think
Babika - Lead dnf - 04/May/13 with Sean Toms

Hidden - AltLd - 2013

bit of a sandbaggers route particularly so when its cold and damp - but otherwise a classic!
bob johnson - 07/Oct/12 with Rich Ball

In approach shoes.
MikeLell - Solo β - 30/May/12

zukator - 2012

Magnificent Monday-morning climb in mid-November! Steve had never climbed Reade's Route so had the honour of the lead throughout. He made short work of the technical difficulties and enjoyed the magnificance of the situation. We ate lunch on the 'summit' and marvelled at the views- the cwm below Clogwyn y Garnedd (which holds Glaslyn)was filled with mist. We left our bags near the top of Bwlch Coch and walked to Snowdon, eventually descending via the Bwlch to Cwm Glas and a hearty meal at Ynys Ettws. A Grand Day Out.
Falko - 2nd rpt - 14/Nov/11 with Steve M

Coel Hellier - AltLd - 30/Jul/11 with Duncan

Hmmm, HVD defo
Tom Hecht - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Lawrence Ramsey

Hidden - Solo - May/11

Awesome adventure climbing - Intending on CLimbing on Cloggy on the friday we set off Thursday afternoon for Crib goch with our climbing & camping gear. Arrived at the bottom at sunsetand climbed it in boots with heavy packs on. Stepping across the pinnacle was wicked!
andy dunn - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/11 with J

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11

Jo Davison - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Katie Preston

Awesome step out onto the face
katiep - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Jo Davison

I lead P1.
marcb - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with James Ryan

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Lovely route but best footholds for the committing pinnacle step over were covered in green slime. Very shaky move to get over. Rest of route had good gear and good belays. Awe inspiring place and hard to grade but new guide grade of severe seems about right (soft end). Great day but stupidly went to the log jam up the summit and into the cafe. Full of numpties all the way up and down. shorts, carrier bags, running mascara, frozen stiff.
Peakology - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with cat

An epic route to climb when not used to mountaineering. Exposed when stepping over from the spike especially when windy with the weather closing. Much fun had though.
Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Dom

wet, windy and cold but amazing. Felt hard with numb hands and aproach shoes
dan ely - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/10 with Torqwell

Big boots and sacks
LozM - 2nd - 04/Jul/10 with Mark J

great climb, bit sparse on gear
climbingxcat - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Brian

spadge - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/10 with Andy Gee

Climbed in big boots, then did the Horseshoe to complete the day.
jshields - Lead - 12/Jun/10 with Ian Hicks, Ed James

Cold northerly wind. Climbed in approach shoes with rope in pack and carrying a few bits of emergency ab gear, which weren't needed luckily. Descended via N ridge of Crib Goch
MikeLell - Solo O/S - 02/May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/09

Anniversary ascent with Al. Captured a few nice images too.
Falko - Lead rpt - 01/Sep/09 with Al W.

alwyn101 - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/09 with Simon Roberts

Hidden - Lead dnf - Aug/09

Probably the steepest VDiff i've done, "shocking for the grade" only begins to describe it! Not very well protected either, cracks (when you find them) are either too wide or too narrow. Fortunately you're pulling on nice jugs all the way. Bex led pitch 1 which is basicly a scramble, combined pitches 2 & 3. Brilliant fun though and well worth the effort to get there.
asmith37 - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Bex Leigh

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 06/Dec/08

Led P1, and ran together P3, P4. Had trouble finding the second pitch, and Dad led something very steep! The gear is spaced for the last pitch. Very nice route.
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/08

i led pitch onto ledge below 1st pinnacle
tiga271 - AltLd - 15/Aug/08 with mark20

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/07

Truly a fine route for the grade. Crux is highly entertaining. Did it in hiking boots for a laugh, almost regretted it!
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/07 with Corky

Cameron13 - AltLd O/S - 19/Nov/06 with Gary

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Sep/06

Neil Metcalfe101 - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/06 with Richard, Tony, Andy, Peter, Keith, Keith, Chris & Alan

emlynroberts - AltLd - 14/Jul/06 with Si Creer

Nicos - Lead O/S - 29/May/06 with rich howels

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/May/06

sammoore - AltLd O/S - 2006 with Will Sutcliffe

Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/05 with Ed Booth

Ed Booth - AltLd - 29/Jun/05 with Adam Booth

Wayne S - 2005

Wayne S - 2005

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 2002 with Carmen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2001

Hidden - Solo - 01/May/00

Ed Booth - 2000

zero six - Lead O/S - 2000

Avoided the climb up the big flake by going round the back and ascending the wall behind it!!
Ann S - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/99 with Bill Harrison

Hidden - AltLd - 29/May/98

Hidden - AltLd - 29/May/98

tricky in the pouring rain
babymoac - AltLd - 30/Oct/94 with Phil, graham d

Hidden - Oct/85

That top pitch makes the walk up worthwhile.
Sean Kelly - Jan/85 with Bob Anderson

mikej - Lead - 08/Jun/83 with Tony Waite

A fantastic achievement by Norman, with his two artificial legs. Done from a very fine camp beside Llyn Glas.
Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 28/Aug/77 with Norman Croucher

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.

Bolt Phobia - Solo - 17/May/75 with John Young

Then run to top of Cloggy, for superb late evening rendezvous with my brother John and John Syrett at the top of The Mostest.
Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 28/Aug/70 with Sue Poyner

auldscotal - AltLd O/S - 1969 with ?

As round - Nose Direct,Main Wall, The Ring,Reades Route and Ivy Sep.
David Smith - Lead - 1965 with jim williams

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