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, North Wales Scrambles - Garry Smith (New White Book).

Hidden 24/May Solo
Ewan Russell 30/Apr Lead O/S
with Halla
Hidden 16/Apr AltLd O/S
Tarquin 03/Apr -
with Louise
Louvet 03/Apr -
with Tarquin
adam001 25/Mar AltLd

Plenty of loose rock but that doesn't detract from what is a great route.

Phil Layton 19/Mar AltLd O/S
with Pete Frost
Pete_Frost 19/Mar AltLd O/S

Very pleasant scramble. We moved together for much of the route, putting in a few short pitches where the rock got steep. The pinnacled traverse is great. We continued up to the top of the ridge and descended a very chossy gully on the Nantlle side.

Hidden 27/Feb Solo O/S
Rebs 23/Jan AltLd O/S
with Meg, Ben Caley, Rob
Matt Harmon 23/Dec/15 Lead O/S

great little route for the morning, especially if you stay direct on the pinnacles. Haven't done many scrambles in wales but this felt very easy for a 3. We pitched the narrow gendarme bit as not sure what to expect but it was more straightforward then expected. Moved together to the top as practice but not really needed.

Sarah Roscoe 23/Dec/15 2nd
Michael Bonallie 31/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Pitched some sections, moved together on most parts, very greasy in the mist but a great Alpine feeling ridge

SWhite10 31/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
yelotango 11/Oct/15 Solo
Hidden 10/Oct/15 Solo
Hidden 12/Aug/15 Solo
jimorothy 31/Jul/15 AltLd

Solo and moving together. Super views. Popped to summit and ran home for tea.

with Rachel Crolla
dobby 200 15/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

lots of lose rock on the 2nd half of the route

Steve Palmer 20/Jun/15 Solo rpt

Walk in 1hr 15min from Rydd Ddu, 1hr20min climbing, 1hr 15 walk out. Perfectly exploiting a weather window on an otherwise rainy day.

with Claire E
static266 15/May/15 Lead

Best scramble in Snowdonia!

Hidden 01/May/15 AltLd
BenRyle 17/Apr/15 Solo rpt
with Clare, Ian Grobowski, Steve Keys
egor 03/Apr/15 Lead

Moved together. Nice short approach, interesting crux.. lots of fun!

with Katy
Eifion Lloyd Jones 11/Oct/14 Sent
with simon jones
Hidden 08/Oct/14 2nd O/S
mitch 04/Oct/14 Solo
ChalkBall 04/Oct/14 Solo rpt

Amazing route. Quite exposed and friable in places. Second time up it and just as good as the first.

Hidden 12/Sep/14 Solo
leachtimj 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Scramble with one pitch on the gendarmerie.

Hidden 15/Jun/14 Solo
wjcdean 08/Jun/14 AltLd rpt

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!

BStar 08/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

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.

Rachael88 08/Jun/14 2nd
with Will, Adam
tomosb 16/May/14 Solo
snowy_woodruff 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Lovely day out on sunny easter weekend, nice way to the summit of Myndd Mawr

with Mem
Hidden 11/Mar/14 Solo
nj.harris ??/2014 -
Jasonic ??/2014 -
BenRyle 17/Oct/13 Solo rpt

Went ropeless this time, far more enjoyable.

with James, Charlottte
CharlotteMilner 17/Oct/13 Solo rpt
with BenRyle
Hidden 11/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Nordic 06/Oct/13 -
with Stewart Moody, Vicki Cox
Trevers 20/Aug/13 Solo

Didn't use the rope, but avoided tackling most of the pinnacles directly

with wjcdean
wjcdean 20/Aug/13 Solo O/S

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.

with Ben Lander, Trevers
Hidden 09/Jul/13 Solo
Stephen Halliday 07/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden 18/May/13 Solo
Caralynh 18/May/13 Solo

Big packs, big boots, all good practice for the Andes.

ashsleight 17/May/13 Lead O/S

The crux isnt as bad as the book makes out. Lots of loose stuff though

with Student
Zoomer 17/May/13 Lead O/S

Leading 2 students. Not technically difficult but deserving of the grade for the huge amount of loose rock.

with A Student
jbb ?/May/13 -

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.

Hidden 27/Apr/13 Solo
Hidden 22/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Solo
Cornish boy 22/Sep/12 AltLd

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!]

with Sean
Hidden 14/Sep/12 AltLd
BenRyle 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Great route if a little loose.

CharlotteMilner 24/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with BenRyle
Hidden 09/Jun/12 -
Hidden 09/Jun/12 -
Hidden 28/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
Cornish boy 28/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

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!

with Lee
Hidden 11/Apr/12 AltLd
Neil Metcalfe101 18/Feb/12 Solo

Wet, slippy. loose rock and off route. Not nice one bit but all experience.

with Andy Odger
7ames ?/Feb/12 Solo O/S
beardy mike ??/2012 -
Hidden 29/Dec/11 -
Hidden 26/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jul/11 AltLd
Sankey 18/Jun/11 -
with Jon and Ed
jshields 18/Jun/11 Lead

Alpine style big boot fun.

simrocks 04/Jun/11 -
with Mary
Tom Hecht 23/Apr/11 -

a misty day makes for an atmospheric scramble and quite a choss fest on the upper pat of the continuation (post-tunnel)!

with Pete Early
Hidden 12/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 20/Mar/11 -
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Steve Palmer 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S

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!

with Mark Templeman
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 09/Oct/10 -
iang74 09/Oct/10 -
electriclinz 12/Sep/10 Solo O/S

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

with AndyB
Nicholas Livesey 28/Aug/10 AltLd
with Andy Dann, Jim Hobson
stuart34 08/Mar/10 Solo O/S
alancash100 ??/2010 Solo
marc1967 ??/2010 Solo O/S
PanzerHanzler 05/Dec/09 2nd O/S

Roped moving together

with Sheila Norman, Adrian Fagg, Eddy Webster
Different Steve 05/Dec/09 Lead O/S

On-route this time!

with Thomas, Mervyn Lamacraft
Keith Jones 06/Sep/09 AltLd
with David
Hidden 06/Sep/09 AltLd
Hidden 08/Aug/09 -
Hidden 08/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
jandyd05 03/May/09 Lead O/S

Climbed alpine style with me leading

Hidden 03/May/09 2nd
gosset 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Great little grade 2/3 scramble. used ropes mainly in an alpine move together style. great exposure but a lot of loose rock!! ;-)

with Gerallt Jones
Chris Manasseh 13/Apr/09 -
Hidden 04/Apr/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 04/Apr/09 Solo
Different Steve 01/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
with Martin Hore & Christina Ennis
Hexman 02/Nov/08 Lead
with Stu + Yakkers
mick1jones 09/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Classic grade 2 scramble. Long route. Plenty of fun with exposure

with Dave Wilkinson
Simon Caldwell 25/Mar/06 Solo
with Carmen, Rob, Julie, Cefyn, and Sandy
lithos 25/Mar/06 Solo

brilliant - very alpine. wet walk to summit

Rock Fairy ?/Jul/03 Solo

Scary in places!! But great fun :-)

broc 07/May/03 Solo O/S
with Paul, Oli
chrishedgehog 01/Sep/00 AltLd O/S

In a storm at sunset; very atmospheric on top of Mynedd Mawr with lots of grey and orange.

with Dan Bailey
sammoore ??/1999 -
Hidden 22/Nov/97 AltLd
Sean Kelly ?/May/96 Solo

Not the best of rock!!!

with Harold Jepson
Ian Archer 31/Mar/96 Lead

moved together

with Alison Hollett
babymoac 07/Dec/91 Solo
Iain Thow 21/Jul/90 Solo
Hidden ??/1990 Solo
Pete Pozman 23/Feb/85 Solo O/S
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