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Sentries Ridge*** 3S

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[Why we love scrambling, 3 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.

Photo: Why we love scrambling © Paul Manasseh
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This climb is in 77 logbooks, and on 19 wishlists.

Hidden - Solo - 11/Mar/14

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 - 12/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

mike kann - 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

Alpine style. Moved together and short roped. Not a technically difficult route, but exposed and the ability to judge rock quality is essential as most of the blocks are detached.
Joss - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Ali Hutton, Rod Lloyd Jones

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

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

Great Atmosphere and positions - iffy rock
Tom Hutton - 08/Aug/09 with Vincenam, Steph

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

Hidden - Solo rpt - 04/Apr/09

Hidden - Solo - 04/Apr/09

Chris Manasseh - 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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Style of ascent

Soloed27 of 77 (35.1%)
Lead12 of 77 (15.6%)
Followed4 of 77 (5.2%)
Alt Leads17 of 77 (22.1%)
Unknown17 of 77 (22.1%)

'Climbed'50 of 77 (64.9%)
clean O/S25 of 77 (32.5%)
clean rpt2 of 77 (2.6%)