pitch one G
windy, in approach shoes, but dry
colinw - AltLd O/S - 26/May/15 with Graham Wood
As suggested in the Guide- strong on atmosphere. Lots of dubious/loose rock as expected on a Mid-Wales north facing route. Worth doing once but probably wouldn't rush back. Table and Gap technicalities added some spice to proceedings, and longer sections great for practising moving together and short-roping.
jimshrimp - Lead O/S - 23/May/15
We did this in two 25m pitches. Me P1, Sean P2. Felt easier than the crux pitch on Cyfrwy Arete! Nice way to access the arÍte though.
Cornish boy - AltLd O/S - 23/May/15 with Sean
ianstevens - Lead - 12/May/15 with Mike Stuart
Hidden - 12/May/15
davenev - Lead O/S - 04/May/15 with Client
4 1/4 hrs car to car. great mountain route
matt.woodfield - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/15
tommylongfellow - AltLd - 22/Apr/15 with mountainpunk
Mark led to table I led second half eggs the arete
Clegm - AltLd - 19/Apr/15
lewk_c - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/15 with Nick Lyons
emma benton - 2nd - 19/Apr/15 with si holding
Rob Wardle - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/15 with Geoff Hibbs
Circus - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Seren
Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/15
a bit wet. in big boots. feels old school.
Joris.Roulleau - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Libby Blundell
d80f0u - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/15 with Dave
benny_m - AltLd rpt - 22/Mar/15 with Su
a bid wet and windy
08nbrierley - Solo O/S - 07/Mar/15 with jamie
Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Mar/15
Nice cold but sunny day. Good route, well worth the walk-in
foostu4 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/15
Hidden - 2nd - 26/Oct/14
Started late (about 12?), my excuse is I had already climbed Aran Fawddwy that morning... Soaking wet rock at the start, not quite as damp for middle part and then the clouds came in and the rain started on the last couple of pitches. Soloed the top scramble in the pitch black (Alex roped up with another pair climbing with us). Not the quickest ascent by any means but good practice still... Horizontal rain on the summit, strong winds and a brief bit of difficulty finding the pony path but got down in the end. Absolute madness but great fun :P
andrewmcleod - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/14 with Alex Manaton
GDS - AltLd - 23/Sep/14 with BCC
Climbed as 3 in big boots and sack in just under 4 hours, fab route. Lead all pitches
Matthew Martin Wsm - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Ash payne, ian marshall
Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/14
Wet but fun.
Benjaminblanc - Lead O/S - Sep/14
Bizboz - Lead - Sep/14
Bizboz - Lead O/S - Sep/14
davenev - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/14
Steveb27 - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/14
aneate - Aug/14
realised how much fun mountain VD's can be in the right conditions! Ran to the summit after and then back down for wild swimming in the lake. Rounded off a prefect trip!
Stanners - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/14 with Alex Rhodes
Alex_RhodesUK - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/14 with Rob Stanfield
GDS - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/14 with mike
Hidden - Lead - 22/Jun/14
Did it in big boots. Excellent day.
Neil Watson - 2nd - 21/Jun/14
leeboy1985 - AltLd - 14/Jun/14 with Pete, kirk
Led pitches 1 and 2 together and the 4.
BHound - AltLd - 14/Jun/14 with leeboy1985
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/14
Pinguville - AltLd O/S - 30/May/14 with George
yossarian714 - Solo O/S - 26/May/14
TGreen - AltLd rpt - 18/May/14 with Martin Lane, Mark D, Rosie Henstock
Rosie Henstock - AltLd rpt - 18/May/14 with Martin Lane, Mark Duggan, Tom Green
Mike Hood - AltLd - 22/Apr/14 with Cora
cmjones2 - 22/Apr/14 with Mike
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14
Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/14
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Apr/14
Hidden - AltLd - 02/Mar/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/14
Easy climbing,climbing shoes not needed,weather was bad 100mph winds and some snow,visibility poor
Dingchav - Lead - 22/Feb/14 with Wayne martucci, Joe Strutt, Lewis Mckenzie, dtbrad
Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14
Lewis lead the climb and everyone else followed by top rope
dtbrad - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Josh 'One Beam' Murphy, Lewis Mckenzie, Adam 'el crono' Croney, Joe 'killer' Strutt, Wayne 'Crag Rat' Martucci, Andy Harris
wayne martucci - 2nd - 22/Feb/14 with andy
Joe Strutt - TR - 22/Feb/14 with dtbrad
BnB - 11/Dec/13
Big boots, wet conditions and even a brief hail shower at the start.
elliptic - Lead - 07/Dec/13 with Stewart
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Nov/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Nov/13
move together for top
r.greaves - AltLd - 22/Nov/13 with neil
Big boots. Very cold!
tennantbell - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/13 with Alex Hebbes, Ed Walker
Good fun. Wind was blowing a real Hoolie, so moved together after the Climbs, and used odd bits of gear to avoid being blown off. Reckon it could be soloed on a calmer day
CHASETRAILBUILDA - AltLd - 29/Sep/13 with andy
Andy DJ - 29/Sep/13 with CHASETRAILBUILDA
Hidden - AltLd - 14/Sep/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/13
The VDiff pitches are very straightforward despite the damp and slippery rock. Finding the start is not so easy. Fun day out.
Trevers - AltLd - 22/Aug/13 with wjcdean
Killer approach but probably worth it. Struggled to find route start but after that was okay. Down climb off the table was pretty amusing. Hellishly loose rock at the beginning of the arete.
wjcdean - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/13 with Trevers
Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13
nicknicely - AltLd - 10/Aug/13 with louis, Jon
Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 19/Jul/13 with Jenny Kerr
Stephen Halliday - AltLd - 14/Jul/13 with Neil Halliday
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jul/13
HJSmith - AltLd - Jul/13 with Scott Eccles
In big boots
Samuel Wainwright - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Emma Smith
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/13
Fantastic sunny day out
trish1968 - AltLd - 08/Jun/13 with Nick Bennett
TGreen - AltLd rpt - 08/Jun/13 with Rosie Henstock, Martin G
Rosie Henstock - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Martin Green, Tom Green
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/13
church465 - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13
AnnMarie3 - AltLd O/S - Jun/13
Big boots no chalk
chris p duck - AltLd O/S - Jun/13 with Chris R
Mr Christian - AltLd O/S - Jun/13 with Chris p
Think we largely did the right route this time. Pretty easy for the grade. The large grassy rising traverse was pretty gearless tho. Not pleasant. Bit of a scrappy climb all in.
mattrm - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Darren Ross
and Aaron. not sure the start was 100% correct but still a good route. quite a few pitched then moved together sort of on the final few pitches
Run_Ross_Run - AltLd - 25/May/13 with MattM
WOW!! what a classic and brilliant route!
The start was fun as if you approach the crag via the scree slope instead of coming up from the lake you can read the route start into any number of places on the crag, we were eventually guided to the foot of the route and the true start by a couple of other guys who were doing routes close by. Whilst looking and waiting for the start 2 girls beat us to the crag foot and started off up the wrong route thinking the same as us... they were heading off up an E2!
Around midway up P2 we heard a very interesting bird making a single screech/ping sound similar to that of a smoke alarm with a flat battery.. no idea what it was but it was loud! There was also a cuckoo in the valley below that was singing all day long!
Once at/on the table rigging a belay was interesting as there seems little to rig from/off, from here we went off up the Cyfrwy Arete (other writeup). A very good route and my first multi-pitch lead and first multi-pitch with Toni! :-)
doughobbs - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Antoinette Wintin
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/13
Fantastic fun day out
chrisdajenk - 2nd - 05/May/13 with Jamie, idioa
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/13
Kool bivy , cool route. couple of pitches after the table quite awkward in the conditions. Great exposure.
joe gallacher - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Tim Hoddy
clarky_two - 2013
Hidden - Lead - 2013
Done in B2s. After a fairly dull/threatening clouds ascent to the start of table direct we followed on after James led Rose & Helen. Quite damp and slimy on the Table Direct route but lovely & dry (and in some sunshine) for the final part of the upper arete just prior to the main scramble. Awesome route & views!
danny269 - AltLd - 21/Oct/12 with Cripsey
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/12
Wet and slippery but a fantastic day,out
Mick Riley - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/12 with Bob thomas, Dominic
LesserTrochanter - AltLd - 06/Oct/12 with Michael Finegan
Wet! Just did the Table Direct bit, came back the next day for the rest of the Cyfrwy arete.
JdotP - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Commander Lapdance, The former Mrs Huska
zvm - TR - Oct/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/12
55pete55 - 2nd - 23/Sep/12
Climbed up the cyfrwy arete via table direct. James lead it, I went up in between james and helen. Weather was cloudy but it cleared while we where climbing. Clear summit of Cadir (great views). walked down via the poney track. 7/8 hour day.
RoseHindley - 22/Sep/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12
snowy_woodruff - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Mem
Plus Loveday in 7 person mass ascent!
haydng - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with RachelG
Hidden - Lead - 28/Jul/12
RMG - AltLd - 28/Jul/12 with haydng
Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jun/12
palf123 - 2nd - 26/May/12
Hidden - Lead - 26/May/12
Hidden - 24/May/12
RosiePalmer - 2nd O/S - 17/May/12
Hidden - 25/Mar/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012
Windy, cold, greasy and all the better for it. A good day out to blow the Christmas cobwebs (and lard) away!
The Ivanator - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/11 with Rob
Good day out awesome weather.
stephenarnold - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11
led all pitches in big boots
climbing_wiggy - Lead rpt - 02/Oct/11 with John Hayden
asmith37 - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Bex Leigh
A moment to myself. Amazing, the effect of no rope - can only have taken 20minutes max! Final steep wall after pinnacle nearly psyched me but pushed on.
LP - Solo - 19/Aug/11
Andrew_ing - 18/Aug/11
Gerallt Owain - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Sion Lloyd
S1LL - 2nd - 14/Aug/11
Hidden - 06/Aug/11
Mike lead 1,3 Stewart 2,4
Mayaculpa - AltLd - 14/Jul/11 with Stewart Webb
Edd Reed - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Donna Mawson
misskebab - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Edd Reed
Hot day for walk in-climbed in shade. Immense views. Great pitches.Led 2nd + 4th.
themadbrown - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with james
danJBA - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11
adam clarke - AltLd - 02/Apr/11 with John Sells, James Hulme, Hannah Hulme Hunter
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/11
emmarowe - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with ed mitchell
edmitchell - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/11 with Emma Rowe
Rhydian Evans - AltLd O/S - Feb/11
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Started about 30m right of table direct start. Just climbed a line where gear had been left in absail after 3 pitches joined on to CA route got to table and called it a day due to light then found actual start to CA climb. very greasy and wet good day.
stephenarnold - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/10 with alexjames
najames - 2nd - Dec/10
najames - Dec/10 with stephenarnold
Hidden - 31/Oct/10
benny_m - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/10 with Ali Brown
Quite pleasant combination, pitched lower VD bit and moved together above the table. 8 years since me and Tom did it for first time with hike soc.
Mattyk - Lead - 16/Oct/10 with Rosie, Tom Rumsey
roblew - AltLd - Oct/10
Early start drove for three hours in the rain walked in ,in the rain, started climbing in light rain summited in glorious sunshine, who says they cant get the forecast right. Awesome route loads of very positive holds
john heaton - AltLd - Sep/10 with Ben the Bear MacAllister
wet drizzly day, big boots; great route, a little slimey in places but all part of the fun! have to re-do to savour the position and exposure on a clear day
adam clarke - AltLd - 07/Aug/10 with James Hulme
good climb with boots and backpack, bivved in the hut on summit
dillsupertramp - 2nd O/S - Aug/10 with philip hughes
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/10
Easy climb even when wearing big boots and a backpack, but not one to get complacent on as it's a very long way down. Imagine it would be a bit trickier in wet weather. Good fun though and an excellent place for a first attempt at multi pitching.
tdan0504 - 03/Jul/10 with Rich Slaney
Climbed in boots with daysack. Lots of fun...
lancashire_dry - Lead - 03/Jul/10
nice easy climbing - beware near the Table - there is a loose block about the size of a large TV
JasonV - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Rod
Roget - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with jim
RobRock84 - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Lizzy Richards
Fantastic climb did in big boots it felt like how I imagine an alpine route would feel. Gorgeous hot sunny day loved it.
trish1968 - Lead - 26/Jun/10 with Sian
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10
Fantastic sunny day - great route and fantastic views - still buzzing
Sianny - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with trish1968
ross duffield - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with stu
tomosb - Lead - Jun/10 with Darren Thompson
Great day out. First pitch above the table seemed the hardest but nothing too complicated. Climbed in about 8 pitches.
KarlH - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Gemma
Zygoticgema - 2nd O/S - 21/May/10 with KarlH
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with ah
This was my first climb away from Barmouth slabs really enjoyed it.
Cadairmanuk - 2nd O/S - May/10
jandyd05 - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Julie Anglesea
Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/10
Kyle F - AltLd - Mar/10
cem - AltLd O/S - 16/Jan/10 with Dan Muldoon, Graham Dolman
popov86 - Lead - Dec/09
Down climbed after table and skirted round to begin pinacle climb far quicker and simpler than ab'. finished at dusk, great views great climb.
Rustyshanks - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/09 with E Kalnins, I M Parry
Freckles - 2nd - 18/Oct/09 with Gareth Williams
In big boots and damp conditions. Ace!
fizzychewitt - Lead - 18/Oct/09 with Matt Morrow, Colin A
Moomin.williams - Lead - 18/Oct/09 with Jen T
did this on wet drizzly day ,would imagine it to be a great easy climb on a summers day ,but didnt enjoy it as very greasy and slippery ,did it in boots..definatly one to do on a nice day 3 pitches
colina - 2nd - 18/Oct/09 with liz matt
Superb day out. Approach from car park opposite telephone box at 698153, up Pony path, branch left at cross paths near wall at 696142, to traversing path which brings you up under the north side of east ridge above Llyn y Gadair (go round the boulder fields, it's much easier). 3 long pitches to the table, 1 above the table then a scramble, walk to the summit, back down the main ridge to the Pony Track. Took minimal rack of wires and hex's.There's a bit of ab tat on a spike at the start of the pitch above the table, this takes you down to a horrendous looking screen.
GardnerWoods - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09
jdgaventa - AltLd - 23/May/09 with katy
jamesh - Lead - 18/Apr/09 with Emily Price
Really cracking day. Strange climiboing in boots but excellent fun
seb m-c - 2nd - 13/Apr/09 with Martin Callaghan
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 29/Mar/09
Climbed in boots and daysack. Very cold, as expected in Feb! Good route and my first introduction to Trad.
KevM - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Paul Mackay
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/09
matt0759 - AltLd - 04/Jan/09 with Jerry lewis
Inspired by Yosemite speed ascents, we had to carry out our own for a laugh. Jogged up to the route past Lake Gwernan Hotel, summitted and down the Pony track. Car to car in just under 2h.
Eetu - Solo - 27/Dec/08
Hidden - 2nd - Dec/08
Think we started at P2 somehow and strung P3 and 4 together. Nice route and great scramble along the arete to finish.
Feeling bold - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Egons - Sue
gareth scott borthwick - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Dad
Skinny Kin - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Ruth Levine
Very exposed,beautiful weather for wild camp, excellent day.
leeangell - Lead β - 13/Sep/08 with Lee Parsons
pete.hutchings - Lead O/S - Sep/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/08
Miserable start to the day after wild camping, but cleared up well for the climb. Great mountain route!
Alex Thompson - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/08 with Jon Thompson
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 13/Jul/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/08
mariannekhoo - 2nd O/S - Jul/08 with Jack Delaney
jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/08 with Dad
Alpine ascent, very windy
Bennykr - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08 with JB
Hidden - 2nd - 24/May/08
Jillybean - AltLd - 24/May/08 with Ben
dansmonkeytroubles - 2nd O/S - May/08 with Joe Harris
Hidden - AltLd dnf - Mar/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jan/08
Hidden - Lead - Jan/08
jossjones - Lead - 2008
Hidden - Lead - 25/Nov/07
Done in the pouring rain - good route though
mart rich - AltLd O/S - 27/Oct/07 with Steve Moody
marc1967 - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/07 with Roger Payne
Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/07
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 09/Sep/07 with Anita Goldsworthy
Crammy - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/07 with Anita
Crammy - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/07 with Anita
Oceanic - Sep/07
Oceanic - Sep/07
Filmax2004 - AltLd β - 24/Aug/07
lead all pitches
dshearer - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/07 with Tony Springer
Climbed in two pairs Rhys with Cath, Ben with me
John HW - Lead - 17/Aug/07 with Rhys HW, Ben HW, Cath
Hidden - 2nd - 17/Aug/07
Ben HW - 2nd - 17/Aug/07 with John HW
deano - Lead - 08/Aug/07 with Tunell Morgan/Lloyd Jon Lloyd
monkeyjumper - 2nd - Aug/07
monkeyjumper - Lead - Jul/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/07
Richard Fox - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Jane Goodwin
alisonk - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with Dave
davidk - 2nd - Jun/07 with alison
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Jun/07 with Richard Bower
Wangy - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07 with Rob Bradley and Mark Eaton
TGreen - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/07 with Martin G
Hidden - 2nd - 2007
climber sim - 2007
climber sim - 2007
Matt - BodyPoint - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/06 with Sharon Bulmer
Hidden - 16/Sep/06
Kate's lead, a good warm up but with some dodgy rock
Gav J - 2nd - 09/Sep/06 with Kate and tdixon
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/06
peter myers - AltLd - Aug/06 with Matt Eyre, Alex May
rained off on top of second pitch
brady - AltLd dnf - 29/Jul/06 with Gareth Roberts
Hidden - 15/Jul/06
bms - AltLd - 06/Jul/06 with DW
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jul/06
Rained off after second pitch
gareth r - AltLd dnf - Jul/06 with Steve
did at midnight - what an adventure!
sgl0jd - AltLd - Jul/06 with Tom Devas
Wet and windy, but then it was raining and blowing a gale! Would be nice if you could see it and if it was more easily found!
localboy - AltLd O/S - 29/May/06 with Simon F
Kamikaze Badger - AltLd - 01/May/06 with Dave Moseley
dave moseley - Lead - 01/May/06 with nick
Hidden - Solo O/S - 2006
Tom M Williams - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/05 with Andy Davies
Julie Carroll - AltLd - 12/Jul/05 with Malcolm Dyson
Tim W - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/05 with Andrew Davidson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2005
Jonny M - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Alleyn Bowen
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/04
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2004
One of the best ridge climbs in Wales.
caradoc - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/03 with nick yapp
Howard J - AltLd rpt - 19/Jul/03 with Steve Astley
Ian Archer - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/03 with Jon Massey
Ann S - AltLd - May/03 with Bill Harrison
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/02
Pylon King Against Capit@lism - Lead O/S - Oct/99 with Laura
Not quite sure of the date.
TobyA - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/99 with Olly
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/99
Darragh - Jun/99 with Rob
Darragh - Jun/99 with Rob
Cold and wet but OK.
alan moore - Jan/99
Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/98
Nigel R Lewis - Lead - 02/May/98 with Lisa Lewis
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1998
Howard J - AltLd rpt - 19/Jul/97
Howard J - AltLd - 19/Jul/97
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Sep/96
Brian Rodgers - Solo - 1996 with Conor Boyd
Piched first part, moved together on upper easy section.
Ian Robertson - Lead - 20/May/95 with Krystina Lotoczko
colin milton - AltLd - 28/May/94 with eric milton
adi bryant - AltLd O/S - 1994 with Tim
Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/93
babymoac - Lead - 27/Oct/91 with Thomas B
Hidden - Solo - 1990
Plus farley's mate.
andy@ark - AltLd - Jun/89 with Paul Farley