Good fun. Probably not worth 2 stars, middle pitches are a walk.
MusicalMountaineer - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15
Bumped into Dan Baileys Photographer for his upcoming welsh ridges book. Might have a photo in a guide book! Prob a pic of me smoking on the belay. Standard!
ash longreach - AltLd - 27/Jun/15 with John
CameronH - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Simrun Basuita
wet and windy, nearly got blown off the top spike
chris cockbain - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/15 with Alex Mynard
Confusing to find the start. We think we climbed the wrong part at the beginning. Awesome views though.
Alex Mynard - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/15 with Chris Cockbain
HumphreyJ20 - AltLd O/S - 30/May/15 with Ross Millar
Valentino - Lead O/S - 30/May/15 with Jay
p1 M P3 Em
stacey73 - AltLd - May/15 with Emma
Started up the wrong rib and retreated after briefly trying a very steep move up a corner. The only guidebook we had with us didn't offer any further wisdom on where to find the true start so we just skipped the first two pitches and went straight to the Pinnacles. The down climb off the first one seemed pretty tricky (even after I realised that you're supposed to go round the left of it and not right onto the the top) so just came back down and walked around. Second pinnacle was easier - photo opportunity taken but route not really climbed.
Oujmik - Lead dnf - 26/Apr/15 with Jyoti
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/15
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Apr/15
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/15
magik_bob - Lead - 15/Aug/14
JenRoberts - 2nd - 07/Aug/14 with Greg (AI), Ollie
uphillnow - AltLd - 12/Jun/14 with Rik
JezzaCat - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Stella
Not worth the walk
carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 26/May/14
Hidden - 26/May/14
Stefan P1 and P3
John P2 and P4
Start to a good week in Ogwen and Llanberis!
jimartin - AltLd - 13/May/14 with Stefan Trebicki
Stefan Trebicki - AltLd - 13/May/14 with John Martin
Led p1, 3+4, Dave led 2.
runwildjohn - AltLd - 04/May/14 with Dave Rawlinson
big boots - missed p1
tomdadom - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/14 with Rhys
Si - 2014
mike mo - 2014
Allanfairfechan - 2014
alan moore - 2014
steve1234 - AltLd O/S - 2014
BradleyWhite - Lead - 09/Nov/13
morgan91 - AltLd - 09/Nov/13
cwildblood - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/13
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Aug/13
Hidden - Lead - 19/Jul/13
Went up the direct groove on the first pitch, VS? the rest was a saunter but nice over the pinnacles.
Zoomer - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13 with A Student
Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/13
Climbed it in 3 pitches. I led 1 and 3 (the best ones!)
peterhubbard - Lead - 16/Jun/13 with Neil Stutchbury
Claudina led pitches 1 and 3, I led pitches 2 (scramble) and 4 (pinnacles).
Half Pint Lizz - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with Claudina
off route to start
nicknicely - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with Jon
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/13
Rafal Malczyk - AltLd - 06/May/13 with Efe Tunc
In walking boots. Tricky step off the pinnacle - worse for the seconds. Nice route to avoid the crowds on a bank holiday weekend.
Monkey_Alan - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Marta Adamus, Anne-Marie Shepherd
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/13
Big boots and windy. Ommitted P1, a bit too damp.
Soloing the tops was exciting, hunkering down during big gusts, lol then hanging on to the top rail with the rest of your body flapping like washing on a line :-)
Mayaculpa - Solo - 27/Jan/13 with Jason
A cheeky little number, marred by a bit of gorse. A good place to practice not falling off as it was the girlfriends second climb. If only it was all like the first pitch. Loved the comedy moments on the first pinnacle where you teeter, wobble, scuttle then walk back round the path to you r second.
LP - Lead O/S - 2013
Hidden - Lead - 2013
Hidden - 24/Oct/12
JonClark - Lead - Sep/12
Huw Mithan - AltLd - 24/Aug/12 with David Webster, Emma Johnson
first pitch hard for V diff, rest is a scramble which makes up for it.
Webster - AltLd - 24/Aug/12
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/12
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jul/12
AielSavage - Lead - Jul/12
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd - 27/May/12
Hidden - Solo - 15/Apr/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/12
mheyes101 - AltLd - 15/Apr/12 with tedalaki
Alex 74 - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/12 with Pete B
Good for pitches one and three (two is mainly heather bashing).
abercolin - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Hayley Riggs
kat-lyle - AltLd - 26/Feb/12 with fred
Fred_Richard - AltLd - 26/Feb/12 with Kat
Greg M - AltLd - 26/Feb/12 with Pete H
in boots, Lead first pitch( very hard for grade)-belayed early by accident-Rhian lead the rest of first and second across alot of heather- I lead abit more heather till rope drag stopped play. Rhian lead the first pinnacle( very scary to second, plase low down sling for down climbing pinicle then flicked of), again rope drag stopped her- I lead the second pinnacle and finished.
Paul1 - AltLd - 28/Jan/12 with Rhian littlewood, Nicole
Excellent route, very alpine! Walk-up was quite dodgy, very loose and slippy - went straight up from road. Did in B2 boots. The first pitch is REALLY hard in boots! There are very few foot holds and hand holds are far apart, so as a short person I struggled! A lot of moves you just have to go for and hope. Paul pitched early behind a massive balanced block - good belay, better than if he'd belayed later I think.
Fourth was back to rock! Lots of giant holds, lovely! Then the first pinnacle... terrifying. Second pinnacle had surprising lack of footholds but I just put my elbows round the top so my arms weren't doing too much work and shuffled. Scary! Amazing route though!
col3 - 2nd O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Rhian, Paul
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - 2012
petecox84 - 2012
adam06 - AltLd - 2012 with dan sturman
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/11
Hidden - 2nd - 27/Sep/11
timcedwards - 2nd - 23/Sep/11 with Bill Thurston
Wolfy1987 NEWMC - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/11
Led 1st and 3rd pitch.
Smithy Smith - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Chris Wolf
atyson1 - Lead - 14/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/11
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jul/11
LauraChilterns - 2nd β - 09/Jul/11 with Dominic Turner
owain86 - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Lisa-Marie
Hard first pitch, easier after that.
Lisa-Marie - 03/Jul/11 with Owain
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11
Ian JL - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Beth Frampton
As 3 pitches, with a bit extra round some chossy outcrops to the top, good fun, short route!1,3
jack89 - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with gaz_jones
Making best use of the weather window in impending clag. Led P1, P3+P4. Slightly spoiled by the gorsewhacking and the escapability of it all, but all good clean fun. Best approach is to walk along the A5 until the ridge is visible above, via a ten-minute slog.
Richard Alderton - AltLd - 26/Apr/11 with Ellie
EllieWoods - AltLd - 26/Apr/11 with Rich
Lead pitches 2 & 3 as single pitch
Andy White - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Kevin Evans
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Apr/11
Pitches 1 and 3
spooksthehorse - AltLd - 21/Apr/11 with Joe
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Apr/11
Late in the afternoon - sunny all day at Ogwen but raining at Tremadog - big mistake to go down there first.
Chris M Thomas - AltLd - 20/Mar/11 with Dan Geh
Dan Geh - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/11 with chris thomas
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/11
Roped up on the tricky sections.
EliotStephens - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/11
Wolfy1987 NEWMC - 2nd - 06/Jan/11
PAJames - 2011
PAJames - 2011
2852tomki - 2011
In boots in wet, so some slight variations were made....
partz - Solo O/S - 30/Dec/10 with Tom Dudley, Jamie Greig
tdudley - Solo - 30/Dec/10 with Matt Everett
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Oct/10
awesome fun, the rock has awesome texture and grip. Middle two pitches are just an easy scramble? Anyway... ended up ending first pitch half way up third pitch(?) next to a massive spike which i thought was end of second pitch. Pinnacles were good fun, would do again :)
pffft - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Sophie Clarke, Laura Hibberd
Caralynh - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/10 with Jez Hadall
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/10
Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Aug/10
Led the gorsey pitch - now fully understand the term 'spike belay' and the pinnacles. Excellent climb
electriclinz - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/10 with Robert
Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Jul/10
MCL - Lead - 03/Jul/10 with Steph
Lawrence Eccles - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/10
Hidden - AltLd - 29/May/10
petzl - Lead - 29/May/10 with Ben Ormerod
Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/May/10
Route abandoned after 2 pitches - very dull and more of a vegetated scramble than a climb! Finding the rock beneath the heather was more challenging than the climbing!
Lawrence Bird - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with Yogi Bear
Martyn - 2nd rpt - 09/May/10 with Mark Albutt
Hidden - AltLd - 03/May/10
Climbed with Andy Debrou
andrzej kierzek - AltLd O/S - 03/May/10
simozzer - Lead - May/10 with Cass
Somewhat short and overgrown. More of a scramble then an actual climb
Noodles - 20/Apr/10 with Ben Cook
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Apr/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/10
Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Mar/10
Gerallt Owain - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/10 with Steve Chapman
stevechaps1 - AltLd - 04/Mar/10 with Gerallt Owain
Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Jan/10
Simon Preuss - AltLd - 2010
Renegade_Pony - 2nd - 20/Oct/09 with barni
barni - AltLd - 19/Oct/09 with Justin Hughes, Jack
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Oct/09
Hidden - Lead - 24/Sep/09
Great atmospheric feel to the route in general, short but hard walk in.
Martyn - AltLd - 19/Sep/09 with Ryan Simpson
cbeard - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/09 with Jonny Hawkins
mick1jones - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09
jonnyhawkins1 - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with charlie beard
adi bryant - Lead - 27/Aug/09 with Lee
first pitch is HVD after that its just scrambling. Pinnacles are cool but sadly very avoidable.
Glyn - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/09 with Clive Hudson (father)
Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/09
Rhiannon Davies - 2nd - 18/Jul/09 with Paul Turner
climb abandoned after first pitch. no_more_scotch_eggs in climbing pair above. Large TV sized block loose on mid pitch 2 and likely to fall. Retreated off left hand side of route on absail
kiwi boy - AltLd dnf - 12/Jul/09 with tamsin
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/09
as below. near start of pitch two, in the heather jungle, there is a large block which looks like it offers a reassuring moment of stability in a sea of choss and vegetation. it doesn't. had to sit holding it until my brother came off the belay and climbed up to me; together we pushed it back into place. unable to remove it from route as another party below us on pitch one, and too heavy to lift to drop it down side. also concerned that with enough momentum it might have reached road. its stable enough it wont move by itself, but dont go pulling on it. actually, dont pull on anything on pitch 2, its just horrible. pitches 1 and 4 however, are excellent.
no_more_scotch_eggs - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/09 with loudfish
Cardi - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with Huw O
kylieo - AltLd - 22/Jun/09 with Phil
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jun/09
Awesome pinnacles, but most of the climb is a scramble.
Stuart Hurworth - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Marcus Levens
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jun/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/May/09
Done with one working foot in big hiking boots, still got a heel hook by my ear in :-)
The_Boy_ODwyer - 2nd O/S - 23/May/09 with Tom C & Nick
stevepotter - Solo - 03/May/09
simozzer - AltLd - 02/May/09 with Matthew
alun1111 - Lead - 18/Apr/09
I lead 1st but made it hard by not swinging round to the left from the corner.
Neil Metcalfe101 - AltLd - 13/Apr/09 with Allan Mac
Rock Fairy - AltLd - 12/Apr/09 with sharon
A nice route for my first proper lead, was more gors than i'd hoped for half way up.
liam prince - Lead - 11/Apr/09 with simon gill
Nicholas Livesey - AltLd - 31/Mar/09 with Peter Machin
Sardien - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Emlyn W. Roberts, Si Creer
emlynroberts - AltLd - 21/Feb/09 with Serinde VanWijk, Si Creer
The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/09 with Tom Williams
Hidden - AltLd - Dec/08
Hidden - AltLd - Nov/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/08
adamscottthomas - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/08 with Ellen Taylor
Fell off pinnacle on traverse and broke ankle. Swung to last pinnacle, climbed back up to pinnacle and to pitch head using arms and hopping technique. Decent by bum shuffling scree, grass, heather etc to road and being belayed by mark over the grass and the drop to the road.
Decent time 2.5 hours (3hrs to road after injury).
Katie86 - AltLd - 08/Jun/08 with Mark
John HW - AltLd - 26/May/08 with Rhys HW, Cath
Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/08
Ben Watts - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with Richard Henton
Sankey - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08 with Andy
freemanTom - Lead - May/08 with Claire Williams, Abi Greves
Allan Young - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/08 with Steve Turner
1st full lead. Slightly inclement with snow on ledges and flurries falling.
Neil Metcalfe101 - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/08 with John (treeminkies)
treeminkies - 2nd - 24/Mar/08 with neil
RAF2008 - 2nd - 09/Mar/08 with Baldeagle
climbed in rain and wind
gareth scott borthwick - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/08 with Heddwyn Fletcher
guy stabler - 2008
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/07 with Jay
Em66 - AltLd O/S - 23/Oct/07 with Mat, Ru
Hidden - 2nd - Oct/07
Hidden - AltLd - Oct/07
Hidden - Lead - Oct/07
First and third pitches great.Second was a batttle through gorse and heather!
Also split initial pitch into 3 to allow me to keep a close watch on my son seconding.
First pitch a sustained HVD- but plenty of great protection.
bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/07 with Bob/Tom
Rich Clague - Lead - Jul/07
Joe Miller - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/07 with Malcolm
This was the most thriling Vdiff i have ever done. Paul decided to belay from the base of the chimney, meaning i had maximum rope drag as i moved across the pinnacles. Needless to say, i was so terrified i ended up weaving my way thorugh them, increasing the rope drag. I had a Rockey-esque moment on the other side on all fours pulling the rope up ....heeeeve! Fight your partner for the top pirch, though not the gorse pitch.
coffeepot - AltLd O/S - 26/May/07 with jelaby
A good scramble, poor rock climb.
richardr - May/07
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Apr/07
Pleasant. fairly exposed in places, nice moves on P3 if you traverse right into space!
Mattyk - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Jamie Moss
Hidden - Apr/07
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Mar/07
Easy but exposed scramble route up Pinnacle Ridge?
Alex Thompson - Solo O/S - 25/Feb/07 with Jonny
Keith Jones - 2nd - 29/Oct/06 with David
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/06
kleinej - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/06 with Sam, Harry
Hidden - Lead - 07/May/06
Clucky - Lead O/S - 01/May/06 with Alison Boag Munroe
Brown - Solo O/S - 2006
rogerskews - AltLd - 2006 with Martin Coward
Led 2 & 4.
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/05 with Grahaeme
Tom Last - AltLd - Jul/05 with Clive & Sean
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/05
mikej - Lead - 15/May/05 with E
Excellent wee route. The pinnacles are a bit contrived, but memorable nevertheless.
Jamie B - May/05 with Kris Quayle
Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/05
bms - Solo - 10/Oct/03 with BCS
unfit - AltLd - 22/Mar/03 with Matt A and MAtt W and John N
Hidden - Solo - 10/Sep/02
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jul/02
FrankW - AltLd O/S - 02/Dec/01 with Mark L
in snow showers
Pylon King Against Capit@lism - AltLd O/S - Apr/00 with Laura
DerwentDiluted - Lead - 31/May/99 with Laurie Smith
Hidden - AltLd - 01/May/99
Mike_T0501 - AltLd O/S - 01/May/99
aged_ape - AltLd O/S - May/99 with Matt O
ed woods - Lead - 1999 with Jen
Rog Wilko - AltLd - Jun/98 with Alan Nuttall
Hidden - 1997
TobyA - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/96 with Miia, Elina, Olly
Marti999 - Solo - 1996
Good fun on the traverse
Ian Archer - AltLd - 06/Aug/95 with Andy Symonds
colin milton - AltLd - 29/May/95 with eric milton
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Sep/93
Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/93
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/93
Ian Robertson - AltLd - 1993 with Dave Owen
stokienomad - AltLd - 14/Jul/91
Hidden - Solo - 04/Nov/90
babymoac - 02/Nov/90
Ched - Lead O/S - 1988 with Glyn
Hammy - Solo - 02/Aug/87
Iain Thow - Solo - 30/Nov/86
nigehughes - AltLd - Sep/84 with Steve Main
nigehughes - Solo - Oct/82
Nigel Bond - Lead - 05/Jun/82 with Jeff
mikej - Lead - 08/Jun/77 with Tony Waite
Bolt Phobia - Solo - 20/Feb/76
Mike Owen - Aug/75 with John Roberts
Hidden - Oct/74