183m, 5 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A fine route in a magnificent position. The stances are small and the gear is not always where you want it but the slab is easy-angled and the climbing is generally very straightforward.
1) 30m. Start at the left toe of the protruding buttress to the right of the clean Waved Slab. Follow the edge fairly directly to a small stance.
2) 45m. The same line leads to an even smaller stance by three large blocks.
3) 30m. Continue to the smallest stance just before the slab bends back left.
4) 45m. More good slab climbing leads to a bigger ledge at the top. Exit right at this point or continue via another pitch upwards to reach easy ground and the ridge above. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Great worthwhile slab climbing with almost grit-like friction, however protection is sparse. Be careful not to run out of rope since there aren't any defined belay stances. As the guidebook suggests, stick as close as possible to the actual left edge for the best climbing on the most solid rock.

Grid Reference of start of climb SH 62429 62810 (GPS) - Elevation 581m.

Ticklists: A grand easy welsh day out, North Wales Rock Graded List, Snowdonia - long routes and classic climbs.

mitch 30/May Lead O/S
with Vicky Hoolohan
Hidden 29/May Solo
Hidden 12/May Solo O/S
Edwin Han 25/Mar 2nd dnf

Ascended to the right of the start point. To be continued.

with Kevin, Derek
derekwwl 25/Mar Lead

climbed the wrong route

stratandrew 13/Mar AltLd O/S

Brilliant, spectacular location, feels so unlike the rest of Ogwen valley. This route is at least as good if not better than many more frequently climbed multipitch slab routes. climbed in big boots for a bit more challenge.....with sacs, amazing friction.

with Dave Wylie, Colin Maddison
Hidden 22/Oct/15 Solo
Hidden 17/Oct/15 AltLd
Hidden 10/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
Tarquin 26/Sep/15 -
Hidden 26/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
Ruth Allan 26/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Pesda potato 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with lisa arman
Gerallt Owain 10/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Dewi Emlyn
Sam2257 09/Sep/15 Solo O/S

very low in the grade if you stick to the best rock and holds

Matt Bill Platypus 25/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
danieleaston 25/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2 out of 3. easy but with spaced protection.

with Dave B, Dave M
Hidden 25/Jul/15 AltLd
Hidden 27/Jun/15 AltLd
Hidden 11/Jun/15 AltLd
bms 11/Jun/15 AltLd
yossarian714 07/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 06/Jun/15 Solo O/S

Magnificent climbing in an awesome 'wild' setting. Gonig to the summit made it feel like Mountaineering!

Alessandro Tentori 25/May/15 Solo
Hidden 18/May/15 Lead O/S
odari 26/Apr/15 -
gazj1986 16/Apr/15 Lead
gazj1986 16/Apr/15 Lead
BenRyle 06/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Beautiful day in Welsh Paradise. Moved together. Chilled out, lounging on the summit afterwards.

with Steve Keys, Charlottte
CharlotteMilner 06/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
with BenRyle
Monkey_Alan 02/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

In big boots.

Bobling 16/Nov/14 AltLd

A very nice contrast to the gop of yesterday, dry rock! Very pleasing easy climbing on great friction in a lovely setting. Fierce walk in and walk out, I had to wring my trainers out on getting back to the car, never done that before.

with Rob H
Hidden 05/Sep/14 Lead
Bisteris 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
jules699 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Climbed in 3 long pitches with Rich and Ben on twin 60m ropes. I led 2nd pitch. Two pieces of gear as friction excellent. Fantastic situation!

Benstar 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Denry 01/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Leading with Hannah Beardmore second. Carried on to the top and then down other side of Cwm.

with Hannah Beardmore
Hidden 28/Jun/14 AltLd
tlmarjot 15/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Dad (Chris Marjot), James Marjot
dashby 27/May/14 AltLd

A route that is a fine introduction to multi pitch climbing

carl_123 25/May/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/May/14 -
JdotP 04/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Crazy Dave
Nicholas Livesey 28/Apr/14 -
with Georg
Hidden 28/Apr/14 AltLd
Pete_Frost 22/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Moved together in big boots all the way. Amazing friction.

with Megan Beaumont
Hidden 19/Apr/14 Solo
the ant hill mob 16/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
AndrewP 15/Apr/14 Solo

Very easy for VDiff. Pleasant solo.

FelixPeterken 15/Apr/14 Solo O/S

Not worth taking protection on this steep set of stairs. Rock boots still required.

Si ??/2014 -
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 -
joeallen28 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Very easy slab, but enjoyable and great practice for setting up cramped belay stances. Cheeky hike to start of the route, mind!

Neilfrherts ?/Sep/13 Lead
with Sean
caradoc 20/Aug/13 Solo

A delicate move about a third of the way up justifies the grade maybe otherwise straightforward. One of the best solo climbs I have done in Wales. http://youtu.be/1_ih8kJANxs

Bob M 10/Aug/13 Lead

Fantastic rough rock, quite a contrast after Milestone Buttress the day before.

with Chris Bristow
minus273degrees 10/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
WBroughton 10/Aug/13 AltLd
birthers 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

cc odd, tb even.

caroline256 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Tom B
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Solo
georgenvk 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
adam 24 29/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Alpine training, moved together in big boots.

mr mills 18/Jun/13 Solo
scott mayled 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Steep walk in. Climbing ok very easy, yet there is the odd occasion when you have big run outs. Great rock really grippy. Bitch walk off.

with A student
hellsbells 05/Jun/13 -
with stuart holmes
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Solo
nicknicely 26/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Jon
Hidden 19/May/13 Lead O/S
saxonzulu 05/May/13 AltLd
CashaJones 03/Feb/13 2nd
augustus trout 02/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Tim Howarth
JamesLloyd 27/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Sam Melville ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Lead
Hidden 22/Sep/12 -
Chris Manasseh 01/Sep/12 Solo
ChalkBall 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with David Hunnisett
D Berry 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S

Unfortunately the angle makes it too easy, but an excellent stretch of rock whilst it lasts.

funkyvin1 08/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Lead P2

Zoomer 26/Jun/12 Lead

Leading 2 first time climbers in the rain and wind. Excellent route, bit of a stiff walk up and off. Friction superb in big boots, a great, wet, day out.

with A Student
Hidden 26/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/12 AltLd
matthew_soanes 24/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2 and P4

with Jem_Kyn
Ralphus 02/Jun/12 Solo O/S
flipthe buzzard 27/May/12 2nd O/S

Easy climbing but brilliant fun. Windy day made it even better and great fun with the slings!?

emlynroberts 23/May/12 Lead
with Anil Shirsat
GermanAlex 12/May/12 AltLd O/S

very easy, very enjoyable. a good contender for practising moving together.

with Dan
Hidden 12/May/12 AltLd
Mattlamb90 05/May/12 Lead O/S

easy peasy

with Tibbett
magik_bob ?/May/12 Lead
Hidden 28/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Dr Rorlasaurus 13/Apr/12 AltLd

Good fun

alexanderbeetle 13/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
zukator ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
kiwi boy 13/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Split into 4 pitches great route for that big mountain feel. Soft touch at the grade. Very windy but dry. Super grippy rock a wee bit run out in places. Last stance a bit tight for three

with Tom, sharron
SharonC1604 13/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Nov/11 2nd β
Hidden 13/Nov/11 Lead
btc 16/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with Hamish Rowe, Bob Workman
scotty h 09/Oct/11 2nd O/S

wet and windy

with Killian Murphy, Matt Reynolds
Hidden 22/Aug/11 AltLd
Hidden 22/Aug/11 AltLd
crater 22/Aug/11 Solo O/S

really enjoyable

dan-8990 13/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with CD, NM
Andrew Barker 13/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Beautiful stuff.

with John Barker
Huw Mithan 02/Jul/11 AltLd
with Ieuan Tudur Peace
splatman 02/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 06/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
drysori 06/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden 24/May/11 -
Hidden 01/May/11 Lead O/S
robhorton 30/Apr/11 AltLd
with Sally, Dave Hunnisett
fleapitfan 29/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 29/Apr/11 AltLd
demarcation86 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Paul
Hidden 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Mike Caine 25/Apr/11 AltLd
with George
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Richard Alderton 24/Apr/11 AltLd

Led P2, P4. Gear is fine, just a little thin on P4. Amazing friction!

with Ellie
EllieWoods 24/Apr/11 AltLd
with Rich
dellboy 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Margaret 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Lead even no pitches. Climbed too high and got Cristinas no 1 Friend stuck .

with Cristina (PC)
Hidden 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Elby ?/Apr/11 2nd
with Tim
RalphC 14/Mar/11 Lead
with Caroline
steve prior ?/Mar/11 Lead
with Roz C
BALD EAGLE 22/Jan/11 AltLd
with Dave Qualtrough
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
alan moore ??/2011 Solo
mwatson ??/2011 -
lisafer ??/2011 -
with dad
neal ??/2011 AltLd
with John Roberts
Graham Westbrook ?/Oct/10 AltLd
Hidden 18/Sep/10 -
Nicholas Livesey 18/Sep/10 Lead

In the rain!

with Lucie Sedlarova
Hidden 18/Sep/10 AltLd
mikej 08/Sep/10 Lead

Turned out to be a rope of 4.

with John Robinson, Mike Byles, Rick Naylor
John Marsland 05/Sep/10 Solo O/S
dansmonkeytroubles 01/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Glyn 31/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/10 AltLd
Caralynh 01/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
zukator 02/Jul/10 Solo
adam06 27/Jun/10 Solo

not that great.. seemed very easy for the grade

with dan sturman
asmith37 20/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
becksta500 20/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Alex Smith
sleavesley 02/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Climbed simul - 30m rope between us placing runners as went - placed about 12 runners in total, climbed in 30 minutes from bottom to top with packs on - training for alps!!

with Nick Scott
Hidden 02/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Ben1983 31/May/10 Lead O/S
alwyn101 27/May/10 AltLd O/S
Noodles 19/May/10 -
with Mat Barnes
Hidden 08/May/10 AltLd
chrisboywonder 03/May/10 Lead O/S
with Dad
shed_hed 18/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Jasmine Lucas, Julian O'Neill
Jools_oneill 18/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Jazz Lucas, Darren McMaster
vanden 17/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Enjoyable straight forward climbing.

Hidden 17/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Steve Woollard 17/Apr/10 AltLd
with Mark Pote
wilf 17/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

another great mountain climb. gear placements reasonable, exposure good, rock fine.

with nick f
soph ??/2010 Lead
soph ??/2010 Lead
wilsonthewarrior ??/2010 AltLd
bullybones 18/Sep/09 Solo
timjones 25/Aug/09 AltLd
with Phil Lewis, Rob Williams
Ben_Bullbridge 05/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Milne
Milne 05/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with steve and cooper
Ewan Russell 23/Jun/09 Solo O/S
with Myself!
ebunick 30/May/09 Lead O/S
with Tess
howlingbaboon 25/May/09 AltLd O/S

Wow! Great day out! With Pete as our guide we found the slab easily by dropping down from the Red Slab. Pete soloed up ahead with great speed while Chris and I padded out long pitches on exelent rock. Runners were soon all but forgotten as we virtually ran up the grippy slab. Thanks Guys!

with Chris Fitzhugh and Peter Holden
That Shallot 24/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Jack
jwpil 24/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Mat
Hidden 23/May/09 Lead
Hidden 23/May/09 AltLd O/S
unfit 23/May/09 -
with john N
Hidden 23/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/09 AltLd
@ndy 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Sheila
Lizzy Andrew 23/Mar/09 AltLd

Lead pitches 1,3 and 5. Seconded pitches 2 and 4.

CharlotteJelleyman 21/Mar/09 AltLd O/S


with Lizzy Andrew
Hidden 17/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
Jamis ?/Jan/09 -
Hjort 31/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
with Owen Tweedie, Emlyn Wyn Roberts
tweedcore 31/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
with Toby/Emlyn
emlynroberts 31/Dec/08 AltLd
with Owain Tweedy, Toby Vye
tavarua 28/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

Alpine style in big boots and alot of wind!

with Sarah, Max
dicky79 06/Dec/08 Solo O/S
with Tony & Nicola
griggj 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

great climbing on lovely warm grippy slab

with nicholas livesey and the nobz
Nicholas Livesey 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Beautiful sunny day and we were the only people there apart from a chap soloing 'The Ridge'. Fantastic friction, great line but sparse pro on the last pitch. Did in four pitches, I led 1 and 3...a really great day out.

with Jamie Griggs and Jim Hobson
fizzychewitt 24/Aug/08 AltLd
with Pete
mick1jones 23/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Pete Dutfield
Marq 16/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Daniel Dennehy, Andrew Funnell
Hidden 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Andy Say 19/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with andy oxley
Clucky 04/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Rory Shaw
Sam James-Louwerse 31/May/08 2nd
with Alan James - UKC
Alan James - UKC and UKH 31/May/08 Lead
Brazzer 18/May/08 AltLd O/S

Long, hot, steep approach. Very quiet. Lovely views. Perfect rock.

with Ben Tufnell
Hidden 16/May/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/May/08 AltLd O/S
tanssop 05/May/08 Lead O/S

Hot and tired. no way 60 mins walk in. Nice slab climbing. Bust cam that I didn't even use, lost nut.

with Julie
The Bad Cough ?/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with Lee Bonner
Hidden 27/Jan/08 Lead O/S
lazydaizy24 ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
dan_o_b ??/2008 AltLd O/S
victim of mathematics 07/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
crossdressingrodney 07/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

I led the first 180m.

ill_bill 05/Oct/07 AltLd
Hidden 29/Sep/07 AltLd
Hidden 24/Sep/07 -
Jonny M 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S
GiveHerHelen 22/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Nix Ward 25/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

I led pitches 1 and 3

with 184Dave
igneouscarl 23/Feb/07 2nd O/S

Nice mountain feel, two teams of two and no one else in sight. Good climbing, excellent views.

fran04 ??/2007 AltLd
with dave dangerous jones
Hidden 14/May/06 Lead
rogerskews 06/May/06 AltLd
with Martin Coward
Jenn 29/Apr/06 AltLd O/S

Great day out - but a long walk! I led pitches 2 and 4.

EAYL 18/Feb/06 AltLd
with Stuart Fox, Andy Morris
AJM ?/Feb/06 AltLd O/S

Well, the other 2 alternated leads, but reached the top before my block.

with Stuart Fox, Ed Young-Lidard
Hidden ?/Oct/05 AltLd
Irk the Purist 29/May/05 AltLd O/S

Quality climbing with noone around on a bank holiday. Excellent route. We swapped leads belaying whenever the rope was running out and there was some gear!

with Sarah Griffin
rob wmc 07/May/05 AltLd O/S

Top quality vdiff, Conrad led first pitch, I took the second, Pete the third.

with Pete & Conrad
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead
five ?/Apr/03 AltLd O/S
with PW
Hidden 08/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Ian Archer 13/Apr/02 AltLd

Reminded me of the North Ridge of the Badile

with Alan Hardie
nigehughes ?/Feb/01 AltLd
with Rob Hannam
Hidden 15/Oct/00 AltLd O/S
nigehughes ?/Feb/99 AltLd
with Ed (wee Ed) Jones
Hidden ??/1996 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Dec/95 Lead O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ?/May/91 Solo
Iain Thow 02/Dec/89 Solo
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