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Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Snowdonia - long routes and classic climbs.

Hidden 04/Oct -
Hidden 04/Oct -
Louvet 04/Oct -
with Tarquin
08nbrierley 18/Sep Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Sep AltLd
Hidden 25/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jul 2nd
Half Pint Lizz 03/Jul AltLd O/S

Clare led the 1st pitch, I led the 2nd and 3rd together - a great wandering adventure!

with Christine, Clare Martin
Hidden 30/Jun AltLd O/S
joedoherty 14/Jun AltLd O/S
odari 06/Jun -
dkd 29/May Lead O/S
with Al
SAF 23/May Lead O/S
with Phil
Hidden 23/May 2nd dnf
crater 12/May 2nd
with steve
Hidden 12/May Lead
iwanap 19/Apr AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr AltLd
doughobbs 04/Apr Lead dog

Great route, weather was amazing!

with Antoinette Wintin
Jenny Clarke ?/Apr Lead
davenev 29/Mar -
with max, luke
Hidden 29/Mar 2nd O/S
Mr Tickle 29/Mar Lead O/S
sarahrowlands 15/Feb AltLd O/S

first and third

richardsavill 15/Feb AltLd


mike mo ??/2015 -
c jepps 12/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
mikelaing ?/Oct/14 Lead
with Pete Wormald
Ron Rees Davies 16/Sep/14 AltLd

Starting moves are tricky for a VDiff especially if you're not tall enough to reach for high jugs (my second couldn't manage it, so I had to abb off from the top of p1 and start again). The first pitch of Usher's Dilemma is easier, despite the grading, and leads you to the same belay at the Rowan. Take plenty of small cams.

Hidden 14/Sep/14 2nd
Dan Kennedy 02/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Iwan Jones
Iwanofdoom 02/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Second lead last 2 pitches

kivell 24/Aug/14 Lead
Simon Caldwell 17/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

I led p1, started by pulling into he right hand crack then followed the middle of the face on the left. About HS 4a. Paul led pitch 2, climbing up the quartz slab instead of avoiding it on the left, about S 4a. Belayed below the layback slab (too much rope drag to do this in 1 pitch). I led the layback (tricky, possibly pushing HS 4b?) to the top. Overall, superb route, VDiff my arse!

Puma 17/Aug/14 AltLd

Simon P1 and P3, me P2, we did some variation on the route in the guide. Climbed the centre of the quartzy slab and finished up the lay back crack. Made it a bit harder than VDiff but still lots of fun.

with Simon C
runwildjohn 16/Aug/14 Lead

Wild start from the boulder for a V Diff! Did as one pitch.

stonemikey 16/Aug/14 2nd
JDG2428 16/Aug/14 2nd
net 05/Jul/14 Lead

Started on right of r.h. chimney

with Pam (PC)
Dave Almond 28/Jun/14 Solo O/S
smargerison 05/May/14 AltLd O/S

I led P1&2 VERY windy (which was unsettling), great holds but not a lot of places for protection. I think the P1 starting move is more like a severe.

with Lucy
KLucy 05/May/14 AltLd
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
A Crook 03/May/14 Lead O/S
NeilGriffiths 03/May/14 2nd

End of day romp.

with Adam
K Dawg 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Rebeca Sturkey
Si ??/2014 -
LRob ??/2014 Lead O/S
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 -
alan moore ??/2014 -
Andrew will wilson 10/Dec/13 -
Hidden 10/Dec/13 AltLd
ashsleight 03/Dec/13 Lead rpt

I led foxy and Steve up the whole route. 1st pitch is thin on gear.

with Student
Hidden 03/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/13 AltLd
Ropeboy 14/Sep/13 -
with Bunny
JenRoberts 07/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Dave Evans
Zoomer 29/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Quite poor route, disappointed overall.

with Willy Houston
jade Edwards Leaney 25/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Al
lithos 20/Jul/13 Lead

2nd p1, then led & shunted next to karl on p2

with karl c, Pete Bradshaw
bantamdave 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Difficult start for grade

with Gary
Ruth Creamer ?/Jul/13 Lead
sgl 30/May/13 AltLd
with Susie
Nigel R Lewis 19/May/13 2nd

BMC event. Adrian and Adam

Neil Watson 06/May/13 2nd
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead
chassy 06/May/13 2nd
AnnMarie3 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S
alexcollins123 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
tim20 ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Lead
Hidden 11/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/12 2nd O/S
JonnyDrama 09/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Went left onto layback, def not a VD section nice though, strong holds

with Wilkey
Steve Wakeford 19/Sep/12 Lead
simon geering 19/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

PYB rapid development rock climbing course.

with Dave Evans (PyB), Bradley
bobpilgrem 18/Sep/12 Lead

Repeat ascent-still worth 3 stars !

with Bob/Nic
Will242 09/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with pastep
pastep 09/Sep/12 AltLd

Led p1 & p3.Did overhanging start by stepping off boulder.

with Will242
tompilgrem 26/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Dad
bobpilgrem 26/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Tom
Hidden 22/Aug/12 Lead O/S
PJMuir 21/Aug/12 Lead O/S


with Simon Burrows
Hidden 25/Jul/12 -
ayuplass 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Led all 3 pitches

with hazel
hazeysunshine 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Ann B, Claire
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/May/12 AltLd O/S
ashsleight 07/May/12 AltLd O/S

I led 1st pitch, Carl took the second one. Climbed in the rain.

Carl Simmons 07/May/12 AltLd O/S

Ash lead first pitch, I lead second 2 pitches in rain & wearing boots

Robert.harden 07/May/12 2nd O/S

Multi pitch climb. Good climb in boots and wet rock.

craig h 06/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Janet Hannah
Hidden 06/May/12 AltLd O/S
Duncan Beard 05/May/12 AltLd O/S

Pip's first multipitch I think. I left my rock shoes at home so climbed in KSBs. Nice simple route although Pip belayed early on 2nd pitch.

with Pip McCarthy
Toni87 ?/May/12 AltLd
trevor macalonan 07/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Jones_88 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
adam06 25/Mar/12 2nd
Ramblin dave 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Did the start from Usher's Dilemma because it looked easier than either of the vdiff cracks.

with Alison
Hidden 17/Jan/12 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 12/Nov/11 -
ewan i 24/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with dave duggan
jezb1 13/Oct/11 AltLd

Good start

Hidden 12/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Phil_Hall_97 29/Sep/11 AltLd β
with Alice Du Preeze
Hidden 28/Sep/11 AltLd β
Hidden 05/Aug/11 AltLd
marc1967 28/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Christian Lenehan
Hidden 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Rampikino 04/Jun/11 AltLd
with Cat
seb m-c 02/Jun/11 AltLd

Lead last pitch as we started off wrong and I thought the overhang was the first part!!!!

with Martin Callaghan
ksjs 02/May/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1. Too windy to really get into this.

Hidden 30/Apr/11 2nd rpt
shim ?/Feb/11 AltLd
Amy Ack ?/Feb/11 2nd
Lee Groves ?/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Amy Ack
david morse 29/Jan/11 Solo
with chris todd
Hidden 29/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Jan/11 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
lisafer ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
stuaart 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Led all pitches.

with Laura Middleton
Adrianw 16/Oct/10 AltLd dnf

Led first pitch then suffered from tunnel vision forcing Sarah into downclimb of 1/2 of pitch 2 then abb off.

sarah hawker 16/Oct/10 AltLd dnf

Adrian led pitch 1, I started pitch 2 then had to downclimb due to Adrian getting migraine/tunnel vision. Abseiled off from the little rowan tree (sorry tree)

Hidden 15/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/10 2nd O/S
stephenarnold 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Good climb

Magsy 29/Jul/10 Lead
Guto Evans 23/Jul/10 Lead

Led all pitches. Used 1/2 ropes seconds followed on a rope each

with Arwel Roberts, Rob Collard
Hidden 23/Jul/10 Lead β
moelfras 23/Jul/10 AltLd
Singleton_Alex 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
jossjones 06/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/May/10 2nd
Hidden 31/May/10 2nd
Ben1983 30/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/10 AltLd
cas smerdon 02/May/10 AltLd
with Mark S
Babika 01/May/10 AltLd

Joyful! A few steepish moves at the bottom then a great romp up the edge of the slab in a fine position.

with Bill Thurston
Tom_Harding 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Ann S 17/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with John Wheeler
wheelo 17/Apr/10 AltLd
with ann
Monkey_Alan 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
risby 04/Apr/10 2nd O/S
augustus trout 03/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Dave Wylie
Hidden 03/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 07/Mar/10 AltLd

Lead 2nd pitch to top

Hidden 06/Mar/10 Lead O/S
howhard 06/Mar/10 2nd O/S

Started up the slab to the right of the crack.

cooper leek 14/Feb/10 2nd O/S
with dave nw
Hidden 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
justin burgoyne ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
loz1234 ??/2010 Lead
soph ??/2010 Lead
soph ??/2010 Lead
bob johnson 21/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

a quick dash up with the threat of rain - ideal for a slightly dodgey day

with Bram
jonnyridleylogan ?/Sep/09 -


Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead
stevepotter 14/Jun/09 Lead
smolders 14/Jun/09 2nd
with Steve P
Hidden 07/Jun/09 AltLd dnf
Onion magnet 26/May/09 AltLd O/S

Very, very good fun, superb rock. Am suprised it's only given VD considering the exposure and thugish start.

with Jack
jwpil 26/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Mat
Hidden 25/May/09 2nd
Hidden 25/May/09 Lead
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd
Karlos 02/May/09 Lead O/S

Tough start for a V. Diff. Lovely pocketed wall on P2.

with Anna, Rik
Big Steve C ?/May/09 AltLd
with Sammi
Hidden 25/Apr/09 2nd
Adam1973 12/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
stewart murray 12/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Led p1

Hidden 04/Apr/09 AltLd
Roger Cruse 04/Apr/09 AltLd rpt
with Kris
George Ormerod 04/Apr/09 AltLd
with Clare D
Hidden 19/Mar/09 AltLd
Hidden 19/Mar/09 AltLd
Keith Jones 18/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden 18/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Neil Metcalfe101 01/Mar/09 AltLd

On our first attempt I did 1st pitch & alternated leads. On 2nd climb Phil did 1st pitch & alternated leads. lost route on 2nd pitch and finished off 3rd pitch to top. So windy on top I couldnt hear Phil but we knew enough for him to start climbing. Once climbing he had problem and needed to dowm climb but I couldnt hear him. Tricky situation all round but phil kept it together and sorted it out. Re-named alternative route africa rib jungle alternative.

Neil Metcalfe101 01/Mar/09 AltLd

After going off route on 1st attempt we decided to climb it again proper like. learnt from previous climb to route it right and to put extra pitch in near the top so we could here each other.

Lenny ?/Feb/09 -

Year a guess - remembering it snowing part way up the second pitch.

with Allan & Neil
MarkFoster ??/2009 -
Sally Lisle ??/2009 -
sarah87 01/Nov/08 2nd O/S
with Matt Reynolds
snowblader 16/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with Luke Sherratt
SamStokes 27/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
FrJ 15/Jul/08 AltLd
with Tim Hunting
samwisethebrave2 05/May/08 2nd
with Tim Evans
KeithW 19/Apr/08 AltLd O/S

In big boots. Cold & windy. Good route though.

with Corky
Hidden 18/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
King Smudger 16/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with Mark Bristow
Ruth Smith 16/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with nick smith
Neil Metcalfe101 09/Mar/08 2nd

Declined offer of leading 2nd pitch only for Leon to take the brunt of the hail storm that lastest for the length of his climb.

with Allan Mac & Leon.
victim of mathematics 23/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

Climbed in the rain in borrowed boots. Remarkably fun in spite of that though.

with Marq
Marq 23/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

second and third pitch after starting on Usher's Dilemma

Hidden 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
AndrewJenkins ??/2008 -
peter myers ??/2008 2nd
with Angela Boyson
Hidden 28/Oct/07 AltLd rpt
Hidden 21/Oct/07 Solo
emlynroberts 20/Oct/07 AltLd
with Alec Folley
rig 26/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

James and I alt'd leads. Maria's first multipitch

with James C and Maria
Hidden 26/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
MariaT 26/Aug/07 2nd O/S
stephen Rowley 15/Aug/07 2nd O/S

Trying to find decent path upto climb was channgeling Stupidly walk past climbign looking for it, but i think its pretty easy to find.

with Bob
Hidden 15/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Darrell Read 12/Aug/07 AltLd
with Rob Johnson
Milne 10/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

stunning, great overhung start, brilliant pocket wall climbing, zero polish, quite possibly my most enjoyed climb to date anywhere. awesome!!

BigToe 10/Aug/07 AltLd
with Milne
sammoore ?/May/07 Lead O/S
with Mark French
alisonk ?/May/07 Lead O/S
with Dave
davidk ?/May/07 2nd
with alison
Hidden 29/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
mikelaing ??/2007 -
fran04 ??/2007 Lead
Tenko 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Caroline Wilson
Hidden 13/Aug/06 AltLd
Hidden 13/Aug/06 AltLd
HeatherF 02/Aug/06 2nd
with Carwyn and Mark
Hidden 25/Jun/06 AltLd
Hidden 28/May/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/06 2nd O/S
richw2k2 18/Feb/06 AltLd O/S

The well oiled machine plod on

with Carol Urmova
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
TRNovice 13/Sep/04 AltLd O/S
with Jenn
Jenn 13/Sep/04 AltLd O/S
D Berry 21/Aug/04 Lead rpt

Pitch 2 only.

with Claire Berry
D Berry 14/Aug/04 Lead rpt

Pitch 2 only.

with Claire Berry
D Berry 07/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Claire Berry
Martyn ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with James Williams
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd
taw ??/2002 AltLd O/S

Led 1st and 3rd pitch after seconding Inverted Staircase.

with Paul Blanks
Hidden ??/2001 2nd RP
Ed Booth ??/2000 Lead O/S
zero six ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/99 AltLd
MartinN 15/May/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/99 AltLd O/S
Mark Riley ??/1999 Solo
Adam Booth ??/1999 -
Hidden 11/Oct/97 Lead O/S
steve prior ?/Jul/97 Lead
with Roz C
Hammy 30/Mar/97 Lead
with Penny Excel
Brian Rodgers ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Dave Oldacres
iskra2000 29/Nov/96 2nd
with Duncan Hornby, John Dale
Hidden 14/May/94 Lead
malc 16/Apr/94 AltLd
Ian Robertson 21/Nov/93 Lead O/S

It was bloody cold!

goi.ashmore 16/Aug/93 -
timreynolds 07/Jul/93 Lead
with Pete Maskell
Rog Wilko ?/Oct/90 AltLd
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 13/May/90 2nd
Iain Thow 10/Dec/89 Lead

Soloed 19/3/99

with Pram Singh
OMSKB ?/Jun/89 -
OMSKB ?/Jun/89 Lead
sdht ??/1989 -
angry pirate ??/1989 Lead
Adrian Daniels 20/Feb/88 Lead
with Steve Webster
rogerskews 26/Apr/86 AltLd
with Martin Coward
Simon2005 ??/1984 Lead O/S

+KevG & Alice

with Jude
Hidden ?/Oct/83 -
nigehughes ?/Sep/83 AltLd
with Al McGregor
Hidden 31/May/81 Solo
Rob Davies 16/Sep/76 AltLd
with John Lumley
Bolt Phobia 27/Feb/76 Solo
Dave Toseland ??/1976 2nd
with Jeff
Mike Owen ?/Sep/75 -
with John Roberts
mikej 20/Apr/71 Solo


with Wil Hurford
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