Rockfax Description
A brilliant route, but one that can have a problematic middle pitch in soft snow conditions
1) 2, 45m. Follow the deep gully to a belay beneath an overhang
2) 4, 20m. Battle past the overhang via a steep groove on the left and continue to a cave
3) 2, 60m. Climb leftwards from the cave belay to gain easier ground and the ridge. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Cold Climbs, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist.

Climbingspike ??/2016 -
Pete_Frost 01/Mar/14 Solo O/S

Nice, plastic water-ice on the crux by the cave. Didn't feel like tech 4.

Hidden 03/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
suffolknick 02/Mar/13 2nd O/S
with clams
clams 02/Mar/13 Lead
with NB
Dizz 24/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Middle pitch (my lead) desperate but good fun! Never done those moves before!

with megan
mike.moss 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Jillybean 23/Feb/13 AltLd
with Dan Butler
mikeyjbs 23/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with mike moss
clams ?/Feb/13 Lead
with NB
frost 13/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 13/Dec/12 AltLd
The Bad Cough 13/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
with Paul Beacall
Hidden 12/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
robblowen 11/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route!!!

with John
Hidden 11/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 08/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Tim Sparrow 03/Jan/11 AltLd

Thin on the crux, involved 2 axe pull up as restricted to the confines of the corner. Gear good.

with Ian Owen
Hidden ??/2011 -
Tim Sparrow ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 AltLd
rob k 13/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with J Gorman
George Ormerod 10/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Roger
Roger Cruse 10/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with George
Hidden 09/Mar/10 Lead rpt
freemanTom 06/Mar/10 Solo

Jedi Soloed. Cracking route in good nick.

with Jurgen
Hidden 06/Mar/10 Solo
Hidden 23/Feb/10 2nd O/S
willson 23/Feb/10 AltLd

Nice but for all the wind and spindrift. Ice pretty thin.

with Wills, ben
Paul-Michael 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Soloed up to small over hang, Diccon lead to cave, I then lead to top. Conditions lean ice with 2cm of fresh snow on top, we were the 1st party up the route since the snow had fallen, the cornice was 2m high.

Jules_odor 18/Feb/10 AltLd

Lean low down with thin iced rock at the small overhang (definetly solid IV+ in that nick)with a mix of good and poor snow ice above. Soft and powdery at the top, no cornice to speak of, just a small lip.

Hidden 13/Feb/10 Solo O/S
BorisVBlade 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Daniel Wong
Hidden 22/Mar/06 Solo
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Hidden 26/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/04 -
Hidden 11/Dec/96 AltLd
michael burrows 02/Apr/96 Solo
with richard parry
Hidden 19/Feb/94 Lead O/S
bms ?/Feb/91 2nd

Hard exit from the cave on water ice.

with BCS
kenny boy 28/Jan/91 AltLd
Sean Kelly ?/Jan/91 Lead

5 routes in a day & this was the best. Had to jam the pick over a jammed nut as the ice was rather thin on the crux!

with John Hynes
Hidden 13/Dec/87 Solo
Nick Biven 08/Mar/86 Solo
michael burrows 08/Feb/86 AltLd O/S
with ian nettleton
Hidden ?/Feb/84 Solo
Hidden 07/Apr/83 AltLd
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