Left Edge** VD
[Sam James (11) tackling his first multi-pitch route - Left Edge (VDiff) on Carnedd y Filiast., 3 kb]183m, 5 pitches. 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.

Photo: Sam James (11) tackling his first multi-pitch route - Left Edge (VDiff) on Carnedd y Filiast. © Alan James - UKC and UKH
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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.
Bobling - AltLd - 16/Nov/14 with Rob H

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/14

Bisteris - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Jules Hargreaves

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!
jules699 - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jun/14

tlmarjot - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Dad (Chris Marjot), James Marjot

A route that is a fine introduction to multi pitch climbing
dashby - AltLd - 27/May/14

carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 25/May/14

Hidden - 25/May/14

JdotP - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Crazy Dave

Nicholas Livesey - 28/Apr/14 with Georg

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Apr/14

Moved together in big boots all the way. Amazing friction.
Pete_Frost - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/14 with Megan Beaumont

Hidden - Solo - 19/Apr/14

the ant hill mob - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/14 with Colin Martin

Very easy for VDiff. Pleasant solo.
AndrewP - Solo - 15/Apr/14 with FelixPeterken

Not worth taking protection on this steep set of stairs. Rock boots still required.
FelixPeterken - Solo O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Andrew Peterken

Si - 2014

Alfie Conn - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

Very easy slab, but enjoyable and great practice for setting up cramped belay stances. Cheeky hike to start of the route, mind!
joeallen28 - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13

Neilfrherts - Lead - Sep/13 with Sean

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
caradoc - Solo - 20/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead - 10/Aug/13

minus273degrees - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with WBroughton

cc odd, tb even.
birthers - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Caroline C

caroline256 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Tom B

Hidden - Solo - 13/Jul/13

georgenvk - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with martina

Alpine training, moved together in big boots.
adam 24 - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13

mr mills - Solo - 18/Jun/13

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.
scott mayled - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/13 with A student

hellsbells - 05/Jun/13 with stuart holmes

Hidden - Solo - 02/Jun/13

nicknicely - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with Jon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/13

saxonzulu - AltLd - 05/May/13

CashaJones - 2nd - 03/Feb/13

augustus trout - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Tim Howarth

JamesLloyd - Solo O/S - 27/Jan/13

Sam Melville - 2013

Hidden - Lead - 2013

Hidden - 22/Sep/12

Chris Manasseh - Solo - 01/Sep/12

ChalkBall - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with David Hunnisett

Unfortunately the angle makes it too easy, but an excellent stretch of rock whilst it lasts.
D Berry - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/12

Lead P2
funkyvin1 - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/12

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.
Zoomer - Lead - 26/Jun/12 with A Student

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/12

Led P2 and P4
matthew_soanes - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Jem_Kyn

Ralphus - Solo O/S - 02/Jun/12

Easy climbing but brilliant fun. Windy day made it even better and great fun with the slings!?
flipthe buzzard - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12

emlynroberts - Lead - 23/May/12 with Anil Shirsat

very easy, very enjoyable. a good contender for practising moving together.
GermanAlex - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Dan

Hidden - AltLd - 12/May/12

easy peasy
Mattlamb90 - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with Tibbett

magik_bob - Lead - May/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/12

Good fun
Dr Rorlasaurus - AltLd - 13/Apr/12 with Luke Wolsey

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

zukator - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

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
kiwi boy - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/11 with Tom, sharron

SharonC1604 - 2nd O/S - 13/Nov/11

Hidden - 2nd β - 13/Nov/11

btc - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Hamish Rowe, Bob Workman

wet and windy
scotty h - 2nd O/S - 09/Oct/11 with Killian Murphy, Matt Reynolds

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Aug/11

really enjoyable
crater - Solo O/S - 22/Aug/11

dan-8990 - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/11 with CD, NM

Beautiful stuff.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/11 with John Barker

Huw Mithan - AltLd - 02/Jul/11 with Ieuan Tudur Peace

splatman - Lead - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/11

drysori - AltLd - 06/Jun/11 with Jesamine

Hidden - 24/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/11

robhorton - AltLd - 30/Apr/11 with Sally, Dave Hunnisett

fleapitfan - AltLd - 29/Apr/11

davidbeynon - AltLd - 29/Apr/11 with Chris Hunt, rob

demarcation86 - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Paul

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11

K9 - AltLd - 25/Apr/11 with George

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11

Led P2, P4. Gear is fine, just a little thin on P4. Amazing friction!
Richard Alderton - AltLd - 24/Apr/11 with Ellie

EllieWoods - AltLd - 24/Apr/11 with Rich

dellboy - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Dan Eastman

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11

Elby - 2nd - Apr/11 with Tim

RalphC - Lead - 14/Mar/11 with Caroline

steve prior - Lead - Mar/11 with Roz C

BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 22/Jan/11 with Dave Qualtrough

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

alan moore - 2011

mwatson - 2011

lisafer - 2011 with dad

Graham Westbrook - AltLd - Oct/10

Hidden - 18/Sep/10

In the rain!
Nicholas Livesey - Lead - 18/Sep/10 with Lucie Sedlarova

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Sep/10

mikej - Lead - 08/Sep/10 with John Robinson, Mike Byles, Rick Naylor

John Marsland - Solo O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Marek Piekarski

dansmonkeytroubles - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/10

Glyn - Solo O/S - 31/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Aug/10

Caralynh - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Jez Hadall

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/10

zukator - Solo - 02/Jul/10

not that great.. seemed very easy for the grade
adam06 - Solo - 27/Jun/10 with dan sturman

asmith37 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Bex Leigh

becksta500 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Alex Smith

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!!
sleavesley - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Nick Scott

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/10

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 31/May/10

alwyn101 - AltLd O/S - 27/May/10 with Simon Roberts

Noodles - 19/May/10 with Mat Barnes

Hidden - AltLd - 08/May/10

chrisboywonder - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Dad

shed_hed - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Jasmine Lucas, Julian O'Neill

Jools_oneill - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Jazz Lucas, Darren McMaster

Enjoyable straight forward climbing.
vanden - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/10

Steve Woollard - AltLd - 17/Apr/10 with Mark Pote

another great mountain climb. gear placements reasonable, exposure good, rock fine.
wilf - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/10 with nick f

soph - Lead - 2010

soph - Lead - 2010

wilsonthewarrior - AltLd - 2010

bullybones - Solo - 18/Sep/09

timjones - AltLd - 25/Aug/09 with Phil Lewis, Rob Williams

Ben_Bullbridge - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/09 with Milne

Milne - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/09 with steve and cooper

Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 23/Jun/09 with Myself!

ebunick - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Tess

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!
howlingbaboon - AltLd O/S - 25/May/09 with Chris Fitzhugh and Peter Holden

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/09

jwpil - AltLd O/S - 24/May/09 with Mat

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/May/09

unfit - 23/May/09 with john N

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/09

Hidden - AltLd - May/09

@ndy - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Sheila

Lead pitches 1,3 and 5. Seconded pitches 2 and 4.
Lizzy Andrew - AltLd - 23/Mar/09 with Charlotte Jelleyman

Lovely
CharlotteJelleyman - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Lizzy Andrew

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/09

Jamis - Jan/09

Hjort - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/08 with Owen Tweedie, Emlyn Wyn Roberts

tweedcore - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/08 with Toby/Emlyn

emlynroberts - AltLd - 31/Dec/08 with Owain Tweedy, Toby Vye

Alpine style in big boots and alot of wind!
tavarua - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/08 with Sarah, Max

dicky79 - Solo O/S - 06/Dec/08 with Tony & Nicola

great climbing on lovely warm grippy slab
griggj - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/08 with nicholas livesey and the nobz

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.
Nicholas Livesey - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Jamie Griggs and Jim Hobson

fizzychewitt - AltLd - 24/Aug/08 with Pete

mick1jones - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Pete Dutfield

Marq - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/08 with Daniel Dennehy, Andrew Funnell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/08

Andy Say - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/08 with andy oxley

Clucky - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/08 with Rory Shaw

Sam James-Louwerse - 2nd - 31/May/08 with Alan James - UKC

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 31/May/08 with Sam James

Long, hot, steep approach. Very quiet. Lovely views. Perfect rock.
Brazzer - AltLd O/S - 18/May/08 with Ben Tufnell

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/May/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/08

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - Mar/08 with Lee Bonner

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/08

lazydaizy24 - 2008

victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/07 with crossdressingrodney

I led the first 180m.
crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/07 with victim of mathematics

ill_bill - AltLd - 05/Oct/07

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Sep/07

Hidden - 24/Sep/07

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/07 with Helen Tsai

GiveHerHelen - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/07 with Jon Moulding

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/07

I led pitches 1 and 3
Nix Ward - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/07 with 184Dave

Nice mountain feel, two teams of two and no one else in sight. Good climbing, excellent views.
igneouscarl - 2nd O/S - 23/Feb/07

fran04 - AltLd - 2007 with dave dangerous jones

Hidden - Lead - 14/May/06

rogerskews - AltLd - 06/May/06 with Martin Coward

Great day out - but a long walk! I led pitches 2 and 4.
Jenn - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Cider Nut

EAYL - AltLd - 18/Feb/06 with Stuart Fox, Andy Morris

Well, the other 2 alternated leads, but reached the top before my block.
AJM - AltLd O/S - Feb/06 with Stuart Fox, Ed Young-Lidard

Hidden - AltLd - Oct/05

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!
Irk the Purist - AltLd O/S - 29/May/05 with Sarah Griffin

Top quality vdiff, Conrad led first pitch, I took the second, Pete the third.
rob wmc - AltLd O/S - 07/May/05 with Pete & Conrad

Hidden - Lead - May/05

five - AltLd O/S - Apr/03 with PW

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/02

Reminded me of the North Ridge of the Badile
Ian Archer - AltLd - 13/Apr/02 with Alan Hardie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1996

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/95

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - May/91

Iain Thow - Solo - 02/Dec/89

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