Tempted by the 3 stars were ventured along the considerable approach. We were severely disappointed. In the 15 years since the guidebook was written, the vegetation had become a dense jungle, gently weeping stored rainwater down the entire face. We turned away in disgust. Don't expect traditional climbing.
radddogg - 27/Jun/15
Wet, cold, vegetated and slimy. Climbed in approach shoes, quite tough in these conditions. Warrants 3 stars for the situation and exposure but not for the quality of the climbing. I did this about 15 years ago with steve on a similar damp November day but have absolutely no recollection of the route.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd rpt - 16/Nov/14 with Steve Grove
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/14
Simply botanical (wood anemone, ferns, wild raspberry, campion, heather and I think maybe some kind of moss). Sure the climbing wold have been more enjoyable in the dry
monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 24/May/14 with Dan Fairbank
Incredible summer evening solo!
TomMorgan - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/13 with Sam Wainwright
Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/13
Patrick Clissold - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13
bring your gardening boots
chrisdajenk - 2nd - 06/May/13 with Jamie, idioa
Hidden - 24/May/12
Hidden - AltLd - 17/May/12
You can keep your walls, you can keep your bolts, this is what climbing is about.
Ander - AltLd - 22/Apr/11 with Jimb0
Jimb0 - AltLd - 22/Apr/11 with Ander
Hidden - 2011
deklan - Lead - Sep/10 with dad
Rosie Henstock - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Tom Green
TGreen - AltLd rpt - 22/Jun/10 with Rosie Henstock
Damn good day out, 8 hours of climbing, 3 hours walking around on Cadair and a return car journey smelling of sheep and slime mould...smooooth!
porridgefan - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/08 with Sam Doyle
Rosie Henstock - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Tom Green, Laurence
1st, 2nd, 1st, 2nd, 1st, 2nd, 1st, 1st.
TGreen - AltLd rpt - 14/Apr/07 with Lozzy Baby
Laurence Everitt - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Tom Green, Rosie Henstock
Hidden - AltLd - 2007
Tim W - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/06 with Gwyn , Gareth Tucker
Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 31/May/06 with Dan
Marq - AltLd O/S - 14/May/06 with Daniel Dennehy
Hannah V - 2nd - Mar/06 with Tim Willson
Verdant, airy, a truly magical climb.
caradoc - Lead - 11/Jun/05 with nick yapp
deano - Solo - 01/Jun/05
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/03
shaun walby - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/03 with Mike Aston
Heading for Gist Ddu but forgot the rack! Then it rained. Climbed with a rope and a hex, both of which were worthless.
alan moore - 2003
Darragh - Mar/00 with Rob
snowcat - 2nd - 22/Aug/96 with Chris Schiller
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/96
Hidden - Lead - 1996
Stood in the cold damp drizzle, on belay in the back of the chimney leaning against two blocks about the size of yer average fridge stacked on top of one another that gently moved - I watched as a large black slug slowly made it way past me up the wall opposite I remember thinking - "This time last Saturday morning I was climbing in the Chamonix valley, in the sunshine, on warm rock being over taken by lizards !"
steve glasper - AltLd - Sep/95 with ex-wife
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/95
Can't remember much about this (even the year we did it) but it was a very hot day and we were sheltered from the sun for most of it.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 1995 with Martin
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/94 with Stan, Richard Wayte
jim_randell - Lead O/S - 01/May/94 with DR, WW
Conan - 2nd - May/94
DavPk - 2nd - 31/Oct/92
babymoac - Lead - 22/Feb/92 with Davy L
leland stamper - AltLd - Feb/90 with richard baynes
Ghastly Rubberfeet - AltLd - 1980