Sentries Ridge*** 3S
[Me on an exposed section of Sentries Ridge, 2 kb]Easy climbing and scrambling leads up a pinnacled ridge towards the summit of Mynydd Mawr. Watch out for loose rock.

Ticklists: Top ridge scrambles of Britain, Favourite Snowdonia Scrambles, Five top-end ridge scrambles; from the UKH article, Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton.

Photo: Me on an exposed section of Sentries Ridge © Cornish boy
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This climb is in 100 logbooks, and on 24 wishlists.

Hidden - Solo - 12/Aug/15

Solo and moving together. Super views. Popped to summit and ran home for tea.
jimorothy - AltLd - 31/Jul/15 with Rachel Crolla

lots of lose rock on the 2nd half of the route
dobby 200 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/15 with Joe Doherty

Walk in 1hr 15min from Rydd Ddu, 1hr20min climbing, 1hr 15 walk out. Perfectly exploiting a weather window on an otherwise rainy day.
Steve Palmer - Solo rpt - 20/Jun/15 with Claire E

Best scramble in Snowdonia!
static266 - Lead - 15/May/15

Hidden - AltLd - 01/May/15

BenRyle - Solo rpt - 17/Apr/15 with Clare, Ian Grobowski, Steve Keys

Moved together. Nice short approach, interesting crux.. lots of fun!
egor - Lead - 03/Apr/15

Eifion Lloyd Jones - Sent - 11/Oct/14 with simon jones

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/14

mitch - Solo - 04/Oct/14

Amazing route. Quite exposed and friable in places. Second time up it and just as good as the first.
ChalkBall - Solo rpt - 04/Oct/14

Hidden - Solo - 12/Sep/14

Scramble with one pitch on the gendarmerie.
leachtimj - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14

Hidden - Solo - 15/Jun/14

moved together as a three. B2s. pitched one section. the top section is very loose and as such doesnt really take any pro, i very nearly fell off when my foothold and hand hold collapsed. not cool. the rest as fun though!
wjcdean - AltLd rpt - 08/Jun/14 with Adam Bird, Rachael Pemberton

Very windy (40mph?), great scramble but glad of the rope in the conditions. Moved together for the majority of the ridge, belaying where necessary to regroup for gear etc. lovely half day out.
BStar - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Rachael, Will Dean

Rachael88 - 2nd - 08/Jun/14 with Will, Adam

tomosb - Solo - 16/May/14

Lovely day out on sunny easter weekend, nice way to the summit of Myndd Mawr
snowy_woodruff - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Mem

Hidden - Solo - 11/Mar/14

nj.harris - 2014

Jasonic - 2014

Went ropeless this time, far more enjoyable.
BenRyle - Solo rpt - 17/Oct/13 with James, Charlottte

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/13

Nordic - 06/Oct/13 with Stewart Moody, Vicki Cox

Didn't use the rope, but avoided tackling most of the pinnacles directly
Trevers - Solo - 20/Aug/13 with wjcdean

Good, fun, shortish day. Lost a bet with Matt about how quickly he could run to the style by te wood when returning to the car. very annoying.
wjcdean - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/13 with Ben Lander, Trevers

Hidden - Solo - 09/Jul/13

Stephen Halliday - AltLd - 07/Jul/13 with Neil Halliday

Hidden - Solo - 18/May/13

Big packs, big boots, all good practice for the Andes.
Caralynh - Solo - 18/May/13 with Jez Hadall

The crux isnt as bad as the book makes out. Lots of loose stuff though
ashsleight - Lead O/S - 17/May/13 with Student

Leading 2 students. Not technically difficult but deserving of the grade for the huge amount of loose rock.
Zoomer - Lead O/S - 17/May/13 with A Student

Climbed with one novice, mainly moving together/short roped but pitched a couple of sections. Escaped and finished in gully on R near to top. Our guidebook had it as grade 2 - grade 3 or 3s more appropriate. But, didn't find any problems with loose rock and it seems very escapable. A very nice mountaineering route.
jbb - May/13

Hidden - Solo - 27/Apr/13

Hidden - Solo - 22/Feb/13

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - Solo - 21/Oct/12

Moved together for some of it, pitched the trickier sections. Still lots of dodgy rock to keep you focussed! What a cracking route this is! Lovely day and awesome sunset from the top! Had it to ourselves [again!]
Cornish boy - AltLd - 22/Sep/12 with Sean

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Sep/12

Great route if a little loose.
BenRyle - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/12 with Charlottte

Hidden - 09/Jun/12

Hidden - 09/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/12

This was a brilliant day out. Hardly saw a soul and had nice weather for it too. Took on pretty much all the pinnacles direct, including a very awkward downclimb on one of them. We read later in the guidebook that it recommends NOT going right over the top of that one! Awesome views of the Nantle ridge from the top. A great day out!
Cornish boy - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/12 with Lee

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Apr/12

Wet, slippy. loose rock and off route. Not nice one bit but all experience.
Neil Metcalfe101 - Solo - 18/Feb/12 with Andy Odger

7ames - Solo O/S - Feb/12

beardy mike - 2012

Hidden - 29/Dec/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/11

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jul/11

Sankey - 18/Jun/11 with Jon and Ed

Alpine style big boot fun.
jshields - Lead - 18/Jun/11 with Ed James, Steve Ebbens

simrocks - 04/Jun/11 with Mary

a misty day makes for an atmospheric scramble and quite a choss fest on the upper pat of the continuation (post-tunnel)!
Tom Hecht - 23/Apr/11 with Pete Early

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Apr/11

Hidden - 20/Mar/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/11

Very loose rock and an excellent feeling of exposure made this feel like a really good mountain day. With warm sunshine and cool breeze Mark and i made our way up the route. Stopping for lunch on the grass col before the heather gulley. the broken rock made protection quite interesting but never too bad on the trickier sections. I would view this as a long moderate climb as opposed to a scramble, probably because of the loose rock and exposure on the steeper sections. 7 Pitches. 50m rope, middle Hexes, 1,2,3 cams, set of nuts. Plenty of slings!
Steve Palmer - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Mark Templeman

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 09/Oct/10

iang74 - 09/Oct/10 with Lee Halley

Probably not as hard as Diff, but roped up for the step round the gendarme. Nice blackberries through the forest and crowberries on the summit
electriclinz - Solo O/S - 12/Sep/10 with AndyB

Nicholas Livesey - AltLd - 28/Aug/10 with Andy Dann, Jim Hobson

stuart34 - Solo O/S - 08/Mar/10

alancash100 - Solo - 2010

marc1967 - Solo O/S - 2010

Roped moving together
PanzerHanzler - 2nd O/S - 05/Dec/09 with Sheila Norman, Adrian Fagg, Eddy Webster

On-route this time!
Different Steve - Lead O/S - 05/Dec/09 with Thomas, Mervyn Lamacraft

Keith Jones - AltLd - 06/Sep/09 with David

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Sep/09

Hidden - 08/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09

Climbed alpine style with me leading
jandyd05 - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Julie Anglesea

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/09

Great little grade 2/3 scramble. used ropes mainly in an alpine move together style. great exposure but a lot of loose rock!! ;-)
gosset - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/09 with Gerallt Jones

Chris Manasseh - 13/Apr/09

Hidden - Solo rpt - 04/Apr/09

Hidden - Solo - 04/Apr/09

Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/09 with Martin Hore & Christina Ennis

Hexman - Lead - 02/Nov/08 with Stu + Yakkers

Classic grade 2 scramble. Long route. Plenty of fun with exposure
mick1jones - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/08 with Dave Wilkinson

Simon Caldwell - Solo - 25/Mar/06 with Carmen, Rob, Julie, Cefyn, and Sandy

brilliant - very alpine. wet walk to summit
lithos - Solo - 25/Mar/06

Scary in places!! But great fun :-)
Rock Fairy - Solo - Jul/03

broc - Solo O/S - 07/May/03 with Paul, Oli

In a storm at sunset; very atmospheric on top of Mynedd Mawr with lots of grey and orange.
chrishedgehog - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/00 with Dan Bailey

sammoore - 1999

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Nov/97

Not the best of rock!!!
Sean Kelly - Solo - May/96 with Harold Jepson

moved together
Ian Archer - Lead - 31/Mar/96 with Alison Hollett

babymoac - Solo - 07/Dec/91

Iain Thow - Solo - 21/Jul/90

Hidden - Solo - 1990

Pete Pozman - Solo O/S - 23/Feb/85

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