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[DW2 sets up the first belay as i solo past him., 3 kb]100m, 3 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

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Photo: DW2 sets up the first belay as i solo past him. © richw2k2
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Great route! First proper battleaxe arrest on the way down...
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with ceri

shavec - 2nd - 07/Apr/13 with Stone Muppet

Mark Salter - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13

thomasaneurinsmith - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Stuart Reeves

I led p1. Brilliant though a bit of belay confusion on p2!
Binder - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with David B, Toby

Led pitch 2 - Start of the 2nd pitch felt pretty stiff for III - The climb had decent enough ice, with a reasonable amount of melt water from higher up covering ther surface. Oh yeah - Thanks to the Dirty B*****d who had left a filled pair of boxers just above the 1st belay!!
andy dunn - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with J

stuaart - AltLd - 06/Apr/13 with Thomas Smith

gravity - 2nd - 06/Apr/13 with George, David

joe.91 - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/13 with Thomas Reid

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/13

With N Stacey, felt more like III than II today on the steeper second pitch
climber34neil - AltLd - 03/Apr/13

georgedunton - Solo O/S - 03/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Apr/13

Tom Hutton - AltLd - 03/Apr/13 with Vincenam

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Apr/13

Fortunate timing after Central Route meetingClaire. 1st pitch very thin but straightforward. Made heavy work of 2nd pitch, I hate diner plating. Good route though.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Lead - 01/Apr/13 with Claire Williams

Nice plastic ice
AJM - AltLd rpt - 01/Apr/13 with Sophie Wynne-Jones

SPD224 - Lead - 01/Apr/13 with William Day

jon clayton - Lead - 01/Apr/13 with Dave Hanham

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13

Andy_B39 - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13 with James Davidson

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 31/Mar/13

steve.warrington - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Dave Simpson, Nik Goile

Lovely gully climb with a tricky short ice wall. Led the first pitch.
Palindrome - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/13

BALD EAGLE - 2nd - 30/Mar/13 with Nathan Sharp, Sarah Flint

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Mar/13

thomaspomfrett - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Sam Thomas

ianstevens - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Adam Bloch

ad111 - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13

No problems ice was solid and the route was well protected with ice bolts placed by Matthew on lead
friendzone1234 - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/13 with matthew reynolds

led P2
cragtyke - AltLd - 29/Mar/13 with Rog

Will Williams - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/13

Pete_Frost - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Kin Choi

Quite gentle for a III. One or two awkard moves. Otherwise, quite pleasant and gear was good.
Skinny Kin - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Pete Frost

ADuck - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13

Ice quite fragile and brittle in places - shed loads being knocked off The Screen by two parties, inc a block half the size of my car. Also a bit thin on the crux. I thought the crux climbed stiff for the grade in these conditions.
jandyd05 - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/13 with Ian Warren

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Mar/13

robgixer - AltLd - Mar/13

very lean ice
Matt Cooke - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Tom Jagger

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jan/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/13

Ice quite hacked up and pretty wet but probably the best route we were going to get after the thaw!
michaelmurray - 26/Jan/13 with Ray Birch, James

Wet, wet, wet! The thaw has arrived.
Brannock - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/13

Good first winter lead steady going the the ice step with a couple of moves to get over it, bomber ice on the steepness Lead Pitches 1 and 2
JamesWilliams - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/13 with Stephen

SAF - 2nd - 24/Jan/13 with Ben Moody

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jan/13

Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/13 with Si Ashmore

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/13

well formed and a steady solo.. tried to pass a party by going up the steepness but backed off it when it started dinner plating.
wolf.leeb - Solo O/S - 23/Jan/13

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jan/13

Cold! Route mostly in good nick, other climbers breaking huge chunks of ice off made it a bit dangerous
angleseykayaker - AltLd - 23/Jan/13 with Simon Jones, Owain Williams

No gear up the first pitch, belay behind the icicle. The ice ramp was pretty straight-forward. Awkward step round the corner to belay on the massive block. Walked down in the dark, great day. Charlie's 23rd birthday!
George_Surf - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/13 with Charlie Sanderson

Pinguville - 2nd O/S - 23/Jan/13 with George

j.townley - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/13 with Stuart_Burbidge

Gerallt Owain - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/13 with Dan Jones

TCarrick - 22/Jan/13

rope soloed 1st and 3rd pitches, partner lead main pitch. definately grade 3 in this condition
Webster - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/13

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jan/13

Stuart_Burbidge - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/13 with James Townley

Good route, reasonable ice. Led second pitch, steep for first couple of metres then ok. Mixed protection.
Danjones - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/13 with Gerallt

TomMorgan - Solo O/S - 21/Jan/13

Hidden - 21/Jan/13

benrigby - Solo O/S - 21/Jan/13

First winter route - very enjoyable introduction
anthonydouglas - 2nd - 20/Jan/13 with Karl Midlane, Craig Letham

hamishjfk - 2nd O/S - Jan/13 with Dave Connelly

Hidden - 2nd - Jan/13

CurlyStevo - Lead - Jan/13 with Rob

Chris Hind - AltLd - Jan/13 with ash, JIM

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/13

Nick Biven - 2013

JamieSparkes - AltLd rpt - 04/Feb/12 with Lubos, PaulG

Perfect weather, ice was a little friable but thick enough where needed.
DannyK - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/12 with chrislgk

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jan/12

mark12345 - Lead - 2012 with andy harbech, rich brown

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Lenny - AltLd rpt - 27/Dec/10 with John

Glyn - Lead O/S - 25/Dec/10 with Clive Hudson (father)

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Dec/10

Ashley Hold - 2nd O/S - 25/Dec/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Dec/10

Nigel led the main pitch, I led pitch 1 and 3.
emlynroberts - AltLd - 23/Dec/10 with Nigel Milner

Done in 2 pitches, the upper a virtual solo (as no gear placed/needed)
Stuart Wildman - AltLd - 22/Dec/10

Antony Mottershead - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/10

ajeakins - Lead β - 22/Dec/10

pitch 1 solo, led pitch 2
mickJ - Lead - 22/Dec/10 with Stuart Wildman

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Dec/10

Lead P1 & P3
AlistairB - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/10 with Adrian Jeakins

loved it so much yesterday had to do it again, bit warmer today ice not in as good a nic as yesterday
climbtherock - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/10 with Damon Winterbottom

Blurgy319 - 2nd O/S - 22/Dec/10 with Matthew Cooke

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/10

Great winter day with my best mate, got there early we were first in the valley. bit cold at -10 but what a sunrise and great days climbing
climbtherock - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/10 with andy whitmore

Hidden - Lead - 20/Dec/10

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Dec/10

jparry75 - AltLd - 19/Dec/10 with m.evans

ollyroberts - Solo O/S - 09/Dec/10 with Ben

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Dec/10

fun route. p1&3 are a solo. great pillar to sling as part of a belay start of p2
Od - AltLd O/S - 08/Dec/10 with Ollie Dowen

Hidden - Lead - 07/Dec/10

excellent ice al the way, lots of it too
AB1965 - AltLd - 06/Dec/10 with Rich Ball

Hidden - Lead - 05/Dec/10

Andrew Sloan - 2nd - 05/Dec/10 with Steve Grove

stuart34 - 2nd - 05/Dec/10 with Stuart Buchan

bob johnson - AltLd - 05/Dec/10 with Bram

P1
andysroom - AltLd O/S - 05/Dec/10

timjones - Lead - 04/Dec/10 with Phil Lewis

tim_mcd - AltLd O/S - 04/Dec/10 with cmsg

R_W_M - Lead O/S - 04/Dec/10 with Todd

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Dec/10

Soloed P1 and P3. I led P2 which was starting to melt and was a little bit slushy
Clay C - Lead O/S - 04/Dec/10 with James C

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Dec/10

ste parry - Lead - 04/Dec/10

Soloed 1st pitch, Wayne led 2nd.
Ian Andrews - 2nd rpt - 04/Dec/10 with Wayne Gordon, Pete Williams

Solo P1&2
TDembrey - 2nd O/S - 04/Dec/10 with Rob

cmsg - AltLd O/S - 04/Dec/10 with Tim McDonald

delightful
ruaidh - Solo - 04/Dec/10 with mike, carl

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Dec/10

nice climb, a bit scrape at start, nice second pitch.
hedgehog77 - 2nd O/S - 01/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd - Dec/10

with kate six pack surry( slushy conditions )
tunaficiency - Lead O/S - Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Dec/10

kenneM - AltLd O/S - Dec/10 with Carl Davies

Hidden - AltLd - Nov/10

Phil Belcher - 2nd O/S - 27/Feb/10 with tommy

sasmojo - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/10 with Phil B, Tommy H

Hidden - Solo - 24/Feb/10

Liam FLeming - 23/Feb/10 with karen dalzell

tscoobydoo - Feb/10 with phillip belcher

Owain Llewelyn - AltLd - Feb/10 with Dad

Should we have been surprised at the ques mid week so bit frustrating hanging around, but worth the wait great route on good plastic ice.
john heaton - Lead - Feb/10 with Ben the Bear MacAllister

alwyn101 - AltLd rpt - 14/Jan/10 with Dilwyn Jones

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo - 14/Jan/10

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jan/10

alwyn101 - 2nd O/S - 13/Jan/10 with Simon Roberts

frost - Solo O/S - 13/Jan/10

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jan/10

Never bothered roping up in the end, ice was a bit slushy in places.
smallerrich - Solo O/S - 11/Jan/10 with James

farmus21 - Solo - 11/Jan/10 with Rich Cannell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jan/10

Fat ice and fully formed grotto...
jimorothy - Lead - 10/Jan/10 with Rachel Crolla

Lenny - Lead - 10/Jan/10 with Paul

lukewilliams - Lead O/S - 10/Jan/10

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jan/10

Led first pitch to peg belay
cmtoombs - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/10

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jan/10

Led 1st pitch
climbing_wiggy - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/10 with Leon

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/10

Steven Andrews - 2nd - 09/Jan/10 with Lucas

Norm led 1st pitch, I led 2nd. A guy came off the 2nd pitch while solo-ing, shot past us & luckily caught in another team's ropes before he hit the bottom..!
Ian Andrews - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/10 with Norman Clacher

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jan/10

Led Pitch 2, really good fun.
Noodles - AltLd O/S - 07/Jan/10 with Jill Reinsch

Jillybean - AltLd - 07/Jan/10 with Martyn

Dom Whillans - 06/Jan/10 with a.crook

simple and straight forward although the ice was a little mushy
A Crook - 2nd O/S - 06/Jan/10 with Dom Stockton

Hidden - Solo rpt - 05/Jan/10

willson - AltLd - 05/Jan/10 with Wills

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/10

In good nick. Queues!
theotherpetehill - Lead - 05/Jan/10

Good warm-up for other routes in Cwm Idwal. Gets very busy.
Merlin - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/10 with Grayham Stephenson

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Jan/10

Rhys Jones - Solo - 04/Jan/10 with Andy Smith

Bram - Solo - 04/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo - 03/Jan/10

Rampikino - Lead - 03/Jan/10 with Paul Cubbins

The Bad Cough - 2nd rpt - 03/Jan/10 with Mat Dowsett

Good climb in excellent conditions
3kidsandanorton - 2nd - 03/Jan/10 with Diccon Proctor, Pete Templar

Lenny - 2nd - 02/Jan/10 with James W

Easy, plastic ice and only one slightly steep bit. 4th and final solo of the day - finally got to do it without having to queue!
Misha - Solo O/S - 02/Jan/10

Crux is first couple of moves on P2, other than that fairly easy. Good first water ice route.
Hewin - 2nd O/S - 02/Jan/10 with Chris Ellis

Very simple, the grade must come from lean conditions.
Zoomer - AltLd - 02/Jan/10 with Alex Rafferty

nice warm-up
alexrafferty1986 - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/10 with Zoomer

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/10

My first lead winter climb, went well and loved the second pitch!
m0untainman - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/10

eduardo - 2nd O/S - 02/Jan/10 with Phil L

Homes - 01/Jan/10 with Sam A

groovy_nut - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/10 with Matt K

malc - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/10 with Paul S

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

jimbonfire - Solo - Jan/10

Tom M Williams - AltLd - Jan/10

TheAndyBarker - AltLd - Jan/10 with Jonny Herbert

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

tim20 - 2010

mark20 - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/09

lead pitch 1&2, Alan lead pitch 3
uncontrollable - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/09 with Emma, Alan B

Led 3rd Pitch.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/09 with Emma Horsey, Frodo Stickel

Led 2nd pitch
tiga271 - AltLd - 31/Dec/09 with mark20

Soloed pitch 1, Boris lead 2 and I lead 3. Awful conditions, climbed rock on the right at peg due to poor ice.
sam820 - AltLd - 27/Dec/09 with Boris Korzh

Lead Pitch 1, Sam 2. Very thin ice at the bottom!
BorisVBlade - AltLd O/S - 27/Dec/09 with Sam Davies

Just about in condition - it was a warm day
bob johnson - 2nd - 26/Dec/09 with Al Borrett, Rich Ball

Hidden - Solo dnf - 24/Dec/09

rob k - Lead O/S - 24/Dec/09 with P Rolph

Starting to melt, so lots of rubbish getting kicked off.
Martyn - AltLd - 23/Dec/09 with Simon

Lead first pitch
stemill - AltLd - 23/Dec/09 with Mark

Led 2nd pitch straight through, Nick Led first pitch, big queue waiting for it. Brittle and thin start to second pitch
sleavesley - AltLd O/S - 23/Dec/09 with Nick Scott

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

timjones - AltLd O/S - 23/Dec/09 with Andy McQue

Lean very lean in places
Diggler - AltLd O/S - 23/Dec/09 with stemill

ice started to melt at bottom of crux pitch but still a great climb
Griff87 - AltLd O/S - 23/Dec/09 with Dan Abbat

angry pirate - AltLd - 23/Dec/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Dec/09

solo first pitch and top pitch
MD - 20/Dec/09 with Phil, Ed

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Dec/09

Great start to season
philhilo - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/09 with Ed Shaw, mike dennis

Hidden - Dec/09

good thick ice with snow at the top
ox - Lead - 11/Feb/09 with stan

Led easy first pitch to peg next to large, hollow and rapidly melting icickle. Seconded steeper pitch 2 and snow gully of pitch 3. Fun route but short lived and maybe over-rated?
Karlos - AltLd - 09/Feb/09 with Tom

Dave Rumney - AltLd - 08/Feb/09 with Phil Moore

matthias13 - AltLd - 07/Feb/09 with Alfred Hughes

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/09

beesleys - 2nd - Feb/09 with Dan

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/09

vincentvega - AltLd - 10/Jan/09 with danny robb

chadrads - Lead - 10/Jan/09 with Iwan jones-roberts

tractorbachcoch - 2nd O/S - 10/Jan/09 with Peter, Teresa

Lady T - 2nd O/S - 10/Jan/09 with Peter, Iwan

devilman - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/09

2nd pitch
barni - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/09 with Northern

jcurley - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/09 with Mike Buddle

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jan/09

stevebarratt - Solo - 05/Jan/09 with Rob Bryniarski

FrankW - Solo O/S - 04/Jan/09 with None

Jillybean - AltLd - Jan/09 with Matt

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 2009

chrisallan - 2009

Gary 1st pitch and Me 2nd pitch
Mark A Humphries - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/06 with gary wood

richw2k2 - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/06

donkster - AltLd O/S - Mar/06 with mudders

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Aug/05

sacdenouilles - Lead - 14/Mar/05

broc - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/05 with Luke

The Bad Cough - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/05 with Barry Cubbins

Chris Ellis - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/05 with Nige Shaw

SteveM - AltLd - 27/Feb/05 with Tobs

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

bullybones - AltLd - 2005

Tim W - AltLd O/S - 29/Feb/04 with Darren Miller

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/04

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/96 with mark ryan

phardman - Solo - 29/Dec/96

Hidden - Lead - 31/Jan/96

Hidden - Solo - 29/Dec/95

Hidden - Lead - 28/Dec/95

NickJH - AltLd O/S - Feb/91 with I Smith

Nigel Coe - 17/Feb/86 with Frank Farrell

Hidden - Lead - 1986

Hidden - Lead - 30/Dec/81

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/Feb/78

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Style of ascent

Soloed28 of 260 (10.8%)
Lead60 of 260 (23.1%)
Followed42 of 260 (16.2%)
Alt Leads115 of 260 (44.2%)
Unknown15 of 260 (5.8%)

'Climbed'116 of 260 (44.6%)
clean O/S131 of 260 (50.4%)
clean β1 of 260 (0.4%)
clean rpt10 of 260 (3.8%)
dnf2 of 260 (0.8%)