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[Wet Gash!, 1 kb]190m, 6 pitches. A great, long route up the striking ridge passing the overhang of 'the gash'. Photo on page 117. 1) 45m. Start 20m left of South Gully, just above a widening in the terrace. Follow a small groove to an overlap at 9m. Turn this rightwards and climb easier ground up and right to ledges beneath the ridge proper. 2) 18m. Follow the ribbed wall up to the large sloping ledge beneath the roof. Belay on the far right beneath the chimney. 3) 20m. Follow the awkward chimney and climb the wall above leftwards to the ridge. 4) 38m. Follow the exposed and rough ridge (various belays possible). 5) 38m. Continue up the ridge to reach a good ledge below the final tower. 6) 17m. Climb the groove past a tricky roof. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Classic Rock, North Wales Rock Graded List, ROCKFAX Style Top 50: North Wales, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs.

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Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/14

In mountain boots. Awkward chimney but well protected and fairly straight forward.
McPhail92 - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/14

oldmanofmow - 2014

Hidden - 2014

muppett - 2014

Led P1, 3 and 5. Rain with some hail turned the "awkward chimney" into a terribly slimy experience. Not even going to comment on the sixth pitch...
MSchobitz - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/13 with Calum

Pretty darn wet. Some tricky moves in the ridiculously slippy conditions!
Calum Wadsworth - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/13 with micki

mcondon - Lead - Nov/13

Wet, wet and wet
stanleynkk - AltLd RP - Nov/13 with Danny Barden

thompsettjack - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/13

smoreda - 2nd β - 31/Aug/13

Excellent Mountaineering route. Done in the dry in rock shoes. Led P1, P3(the Gash), P5&6
stratandrew - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Stuart Hurworth

Excellent climb with continued interest throughout. The chimney is tricky but isn't that tough if you've got the moves and there is an exposed jug ladder to its right! Finished on bubbly wall.
Stuart Hurworth - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Manchester Climbing Club

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 26/Aug/13

Sam lead 1, 3 and 5, I lead 2, 4 and chimney at top of Munich Climb (VS) as the top pitch
AlexFletcher - AltLd - 25/Aug/13 with Sam Hinson

sam26051 - AltLd - 25/Aug/13 with AlexFletcher

Hidden - Lead - 19/Aug/13

Every pitch. Didn't do the third pitch due to traffic and climbed up left instead. Great fun
mrginna - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with aj

tomdadom - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Richard Beckett

Cheeky evening solo, 2 hours camp to camp
thomaspomfrett - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/13 with Stu Mcinnes

with Cheshire Steve
liverpooldave - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13

ivebittenoffmorethanicanstu - 2nd β - 27/Jul/13

runestone - AltLd - 27/Jul/13 with Dave Liv

BradleyWhite - Lead - 21/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/13

Toronto - 2nd - 20/Jul/13 with Elved Roberts

Lovely climb for the grade, pity about the midges nearer the top.
jacksonm1 - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jul/13

shed_hed - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Catherine Lawrence

Moved together mostly with b3s and rucksacks. Long day of doing laps
alooker - AltLd - Jul/13 with David

Climbed entirely on the outside of the chimney, seemed pretty straight forward. Beware the guidebook description and topo of the last pitch seems to be either wrong or severely misleading in the classics rockfax book. The actual finish is to the right and doesn't involve a roof (the book possible describes the finish to crackerjack HS), we finished up the arete climb instead.
sheelba - AltLd - 29/Jun/13

Craigyboy13 - AltLd - 29/Jun/13

the chimney in the middle was quite hard, polished and little gear, climbing was a bit patchy in places but worth doing all the same
james_hill81 - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/13

A fantastic climb. This was our second attempt at it. The fist attempt was on a cold day, we had trouble finding heather terrace and the route in fog. It got cold and the climbing was slow so we abseiled off on the third pitch. Today, as BMC has been going on about, the conditions were perfect. We started from the campsite at the bottom of Tryfan at 5:30am and completed the climb in about 4:45hrs. It was a superb climb and I'd recommend it. It has every style of climbing you could imagine for the grade and, in places, requires some cojones. It is indeed a pure 3 star. Bring on the next one! Tips: - You're climbing for a long time so make sure you have a lot of snacking stuff. And remember to eat them! - Have a couple of prussicks and a spare length of prussick cord to make abseilling off feesible. - Get there nice and early. It can take a bit of time and the camp site at the bottom of little Tryfan is cheap and cheerful.
daviemj - AltLd RP - 08/Jun/13 with Sam Maher

BradleyWhite - Lead - 08/Jun/13

ads - AltLd - 08/Jun/13 with Julie

morgan91 - AltLd - 08/Jun/13

After a previous failed attempt we finally did our first multipitch. I lead the Gash this time setting up the pitches pretty much as suggested in the guidebook. There were lots of great bits but best were the Gash itself, the 70m pitch on the main ridge and the final chimney (because we couldn't say we'd done it by not finishing it off the way it was intended). The final chimney was suggested to be harder than i found mind. I lead P2 (inc the gash, P5a and 6. Mike did P1 combined P3+4, and P5b with his usual tenacity.
Sam Maher - AltLd β - 08/Jun/13 with Mike Davie

Brannock - AltLd O/S - 31/May/13

MPSBunny - AltLd O/S - 31/May/13 with John Brannock

Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/13

Led P2, 3 and 6.
Will Gordon - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with Chris Jose

Big mountaineering classic. Becks had fun in the chimney... Team below had to get 3rd party to lead it for him. Quite bold but ok once your in. Another classic done.
beds74 - Lead - 06/May/13 with Rebecca Edwards

Lead every pitch apart from the chimney, which some one else did for me. Good climb but intimidating chimney which I backed off on first attempt.
shavec - Lead - 06/May/13 with Aileen Lyons

Started well but soon caught up with slower climbers on the route which lead to an hour and a half long belay... most uncomfortable and cold. 1st time multipitching and really must be more prepared before trying the route again! Made it just past the 1st awkward chimney which Mike lead before getting lost and deciding to abseil off a small spike into the gully before it got too dark.
Sam Maher - AltLd dnf - 05/May/13 with Mike Davie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/13

chris ginge - Lead - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Richard Kinsman - Lead O/S - 2013

Hidden - 2013

very cold....snow in areas couldn't feel toes or fingers...first few sections felt harder than vd...first time i climbed alpine style...very much enjoyed the whole experience got to jump from adam and eve
brenzy83 - AltLd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Andrew "willy" Willson

Bottled after first pitch and abseiled back down
AWOODM71 - 2nd dnf - 21/Oct/12 with Andy Speed

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12

40 walk on to heather terrace. 6 hours climbing as route was busy. weather was clear. Geoff Burton as Lead.
ScottieMunro1984 - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/12

Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/12 with pblurton

Ewan Lead most of it, I started on pitch one. Chimney was a hard start with a bag on but once of the ledge reasonable. Thought harder than vDiff but I'm a bit of a wimp. Wet sections caused me a bit of difficulty on the first pitch so set up a belay early.
pblurton - AltLd - 09/Oct/12 with Ewan

Hidden - Lead - 09/Oct/12

SteveM - Solo - 06/Oct/12

"Blue moon, you left me standing alone..."
Ander - AltLd - 22/Sep/12 with Jimb0

Jimb0 - AltLd - 22/Sep/12 with Ander

Guide book said 30 min approach but it took us more like 90 min, and we didn't go far wrong trying to find the route! P1 and P2 weren't anything too special. P3's chimney was definitely harder than VDiff and we had to haul our rucksacks up on one of the ropes. P4 and P5 very enjoyable with a nice spike for an anchor roughly half way up to the main ledge. I'm not sure exactly where P6 was meant to go, but given the strengthening cold southerly wind, we went right up a wide crack. Took about 7 hrs total. Made it back to the pub in time for food. Fantastic weather apart from the last hour or so.
cdpuk - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Lucy Evans

KLucy - 2nd - 15/Sep/12 with Chris Peka aka BF

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

KevinJ - AltLd - 08/Sep/12 with Nige H

The summer finally arrived and after looking at this route since i started climbing, i finally managed it! Leading 2 students on a climbing experience week. Good route, good company.
Zoomer - Lead - 05/Sep/12 with A Student

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/12

Best climb so far with good views from the ledges and also some scary moves, good sense of achivement to reach the top
spags88 - 2nd - 05/Sep/12 with gary mitchell

elbeanio - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12

First ever multi-pitch.
afinley - 2nd - 26/Aug/12 with Gareth Candlin

I did the odd piches Johnny did the evens. We did the 70m P5 moving together except for protecting one exposed section. Good entertaining route with wind blowing 20-30mph gusting 45mph. Couldnt get up the first chimney (p3) with rucksack on, so hauled it up after ascending The start can be identified by the letter G scratched into the rock. It's 30cm and a bit faded
Mayaculpa - AltLd - 22/Jul/12 with Jock Smith

Haul your rucksack up the bastard chimney of doom on a long sling or two instead of struggling with it on!
Jones_88 - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12

In 6 pitches, missing out the final chimney in favour of Bubbly Wall instead. I climbed this route about 14 years ago, but the only pitch I could remember was the chimney.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd rpt - 21/Jul/12 with Carmen

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12

Very wet crag on arrival. Days weather better than forecast though each pitch felt harder than V Diff. Done in 5 pitches with pitch 4 having exceptional quality. Lead 1, 3, 5
tom bre - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Paul Deane

magik_bob - AltLd - Jul/12

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/12

Hidden - 20/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/12

Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/12

Stephen Halliday - AltLd β - 12/May/12 with Neil Halliday

Very cold, light snow. Tricky first chimney.
Truan - 2nd - 06/May/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12

still cold.
Stewart Armstrong - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12 with Truan Willis, Richard Spencer

Hidden - AltLd - May/12

Led first 4 pitches, fine, must get better as you go up. Bottom didn't seem that exciting. Had to ab off due to eating dodgy ham and Nicki throwing up twice. Got snowed on on the ab, quite a lot!
98%monkey - Lead dnf - 14/Apr/12 with Nicki

Horrid - threw up twice. Pretty sure we missed the start of the route. Seemed very messy - not worth the stars. Had to ab off two pitches short of top. Just confirmed that I managed to fracture a rib on abseil and then it snowed.
Mistee - 2nd - 14/Apr/12 with Phil

Fantastic day out, sun to start and snow to finish, brilliant day in the hills. Led pitches 1,3&5.
robblowen - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/12 with John

sazmaz - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Isi Booker

Moomin.williams - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Jen T, Steve McG

stevemcg - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Gareth

alex thackway - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/12 with Dave m

joey123 - 2nd dnf - 13/Mar/12 with Chris Miller

Had trouble with the chimney and traversed off rightwards also managed to drop my nutkey, I will return
CM1992 - Lead dnf - 13/Mar/12 with Joey Pickering

adam clarke - AltLd - 11/Mar/12 with James Hulme

Led pitches 2,4,6. Last chimney hard for VD, especially when carrying a rucksack
AndyMcCoy - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Adrian

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jan/12

Darron - 2012

TheAndyBarker - 2012

TheAndyBarker - 2012

goadventure1 - 2012

captain dringo - 2012

Hidden - 2012

matt perks - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 2012

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 03/Dec/11

made for interesting climbing on a wet day in mountain boots
jon59 - AltLd - 27/Nov/11

meandering difficult routefinding?! Last pitch tricky overhang and running out of time. Escaped with an abseil into south gully.
markhowley - AltLd dnf - 13/Nov/11 with Jon Naylor

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

will_benfold - AltLd O/S - 05/Nov/11 with Cameron

cameron_hall - AltLd rpt - 05/Nov/11 with Will Benfold

Moved together on most of it. The last pitch was wet and slimy. Some nice bits.
ian d f - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/11 with Michael P

First done with Ian Hicks May 2004.
jshields - Lead - 25/Sep/11 with Ed James

mandy talbot - AltLd - Sep/11

rbyrne84 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11

Initial route finding fluff up quickly rectified...
Alex Thompson - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/11 with Jon Thompson

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jul/11

24 degree weather, clear views over ogwen valley.
uremac83 - 14/Jul/11 with Richie Williams

undergraded and overrated. Too much polish to enjoy and is no way as good as Grooved Arete. Dissapointed.
Run_Ross_Run - AltLd - 13/Jul/11

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

Agree that the route is under-graded due to the two main difficulties, (the 2 chimneys). Great route, first time out since breaking my foot 12 months ago!!
vincentvega - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/11 with danny robb

Assumed the gash to be vertical not horizontal! so off route from the start.Climbed some nice ribs for one pitch,then a meter wide slab, then realized we were off route,did some pioneering climbing, till it was possible to move right and back on the route well above the gash. Finished up the very physical chimney.
Fiskavaig - AltLd - 03/Jul/11 with Paul R

Great fun; sunny day but chilly in the shade. James and Mandeep were very new to trad so I lead everything. Not sure about my route finding at the bottom or straight after the squeeze chimney.
banjoSanchez - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

wilkie14c - AltLd - 09/Jun/11 with Dave Clarke

TRFrost - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/11 with N. Price, N. Howett

np134 - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/11 with T. Frost, N. Howett

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/11

gseywald - AltLd - 20/May/11 with Dave

in pouring rain and big boots... the chimney caused us to retreat.
Chris M - AltLd dnf - 17/May/11 with trystan

cock up at end not getting the right chimney cost us 30 mins. Cant remember anything of it, perhaps i hadn't done it before ! Gales force winds made it cold !
lithos - AltLd - 02/May/11

Pitched the groval, moved together on the rest.
jwpil - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11 with Ben

moved together for most of this
benscarter - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11 with Jack

samsimpson - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with James McIntyre

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/11

2nd route of the day out of 3.
JonHarvey - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Michael Maben

Move on final pitch beneath and around overhang is not v diff... 4a move so must be severe at least. The polished chimney was 4a min with poor protection so again should be HS technically, but realistically S 4a would be a better grade. Good climbing though
adamwesthead - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Denzil, Hoult

Denzil Gunner - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Nick, Adam

tex.ryan - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with jib jib

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

adam06 - AltLd - 08/Apr/11 with Tim Watts, dan sturman

Rain falling as we started, followed by hail showers filling up the holds. Chilly, cold day. Lead first four pitches including around the outside of the chimney on Pitch three. Gave up two pitches from the top shivering and abseiled down into the gully and then again lower down after retrieving the rope each time. For a day after a long dry spell...
Martin Lilley - Lead dnf - 03/Apr/11 with Carolyn

mark_jc - Apr/11

wupert - AltLd O/S - Apr/11

Lead pitch 2,3,5&6
Kap - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/11

Surely a lot harder than V-Diff? Looks like it'd take a long time to dry out, too.
fleapitfan - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/11

oliverharold - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/11 with david morse

exited chimney to be greeted by hotaches. Quality route
david morse - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/11 with oli

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 19/Feb/11

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 12/Feb/11

Very cold, a few route finding problems. The chimney (my lead) was pretty horrible, especially with a rucksack! A numb-hands effort. Abseiled off into South gully from bottom of the final pitch/chimney, due to cold and darkness. Top of south summit 6.20 in dark.
Binder - AltLd dnf - 12/Feb/11 with Chiz

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/11

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

Abseiled off after pitch two, waterfalls everywhere and strong winds
adam clarke - 2nd dnf - 16/Jan/11 with James Hulme

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

brianrunner - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Swirly - 2011

rurp - Lead - 2011

Tobias at Home - 2011

Tobias at Home - 2011

franny - 2011

Hidden - 2011

djromberg - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - AltLd - 2011

Not my cup of tea, not sure about the grade either, P3 chimney is nothing sort of ridiculous unless your 3st wet!!! gear not great too. Abseiled off after the chimney due to the weather changing dramatically, I guess we will re-visit but no time soon. (Before you start traditionalist I'M NOT SLAGGING THIS OFF)
snakes77 - 2nd dnf - 15/Oct/10 with Monkey1

O'dear... Wasn't impressed by first couple of pitches, chimney was ridiculous for a vdiff with or without sacks (which we hoisted seperately), then it rained. 'WET GASH'
monkey1 - Lead - 15/Oct/10 with Snakes77

Very misty, less than 20m visibility. Led 1st pitch, Homer led 2nd, the realized that the horizontal V notch was 10m right so came down, decided to back off on some tat as we didn't fancy a wet chimney as the pitch 1 was sketchy. Homer left my blue no.8 nut in a crack.
Matthew Edwards - AltLd dnf - 09/Oct/10 with Chris Ledden

tonymw - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Richard Carratu

climbed as the last route of the day in high wind and driving rain. grooved arete,north buttrss,first pinnacle rib 5.30 car to car.
frost - AltLd - 22/Sep/10 with D Almond

malstewart - Lead - 09/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Sep/10

Led pitch 3 (up the gash) and 5 (nice bit along the top of the rib)
MJP - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Kate Webster, Sam Hardman

Roget - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with jim

mol - Lead - 22/Aug/10 with Jesse

Darrell Read - AltLd - 22/Aug/10 with Oliver Mentz

Hidden - Lead - 22/Aug/10

JamesBurton - 2nd β - 22/Aug/10 with Henry Olver, Mike Kean

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10

31770 - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Darrell Read

superdiamondgeezer - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10

Lead p 2+4 then pissed it down, remained just about climbable. Still was a great route, p4 being the best.
tompilgrem - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/10 with Dad

Intermitent rain made route more challenging ! Great route- top chimney much easier than the P3 chimney.
bobpilgrem - AltLd - 11/Aug/10 with Bob/Tom

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

Nice climb, not as clean rock as FPR next door. Messed up first pitch and 2nd slipped off and hit the ground, unhurt luckily. 40m first pitch not such a great idea.
MikeB1 - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10

crag_monster - AltLd - Aug/10

gregoldridge - Lead O/S - Aug/10 with Mark Peasley

wet day turned into underwater diving as we hit the chimney. abseiled off
alaster tonge - Lead dnf - Aug/10

Abbed off the top of the first chimney when it started to rain. Desperately greasy in the wet.
teflonpete - Lead dnf - 31/Jul/10 with Amy

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Jul/10

Finally got my brother to come climbing. A great route and day out. Fantastic features.
rustaldo - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/10 with Tom

broc - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/10 with Sarah

Started climbing at 11:00, swapped leads, one awful chimney each, topped out 7:30, longer than expected walk off in fading light, missed pub. Great day!
liamnkaz - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Richard L

Climbing in a 3. Started at 12, didn't get to the top till 21:30! long day of climbing. Was a Hard VD, doing the chimney in a ruck sack nearly killed me.
Chris Perry - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10

Liam led 1st pitch and ran into 2nd. Walked to start of 3rd which I led. Liam 4th - horrible narrow chimney, me 5th. ridge in 3 pitches. I led final chimney. Took too long on climb, took wrong path on descent and missed food in pub. Other than that a great day!
Richard L - AltLd O/S - Jul/10 with Liam

had a good day full day of sunshine
mike hooper - AltLd - 26/Jun/10 with rich pollard, dave dean

Hidden - 25/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jun/10

georgenvk - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with martina

howlingbaboon - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Rob

Peter Holder - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/10 with James Dunn

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/10

Led P1,3,5
tedburt - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10 with Aaron Burdett

carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 28/May/10

fizzychewitt - AltLd - 03/May/10 with Phil

Mervyn got p1 (full rope length). Lead p2 to the Gash. Mervyn lead p3 (polished chimney). Swung leads on the next 250ft. I lead the final chimney.
Martin Stevens - AltLd rpt - 03/May/10 with Mervyn L.

JasonV - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Jon

tradguy - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/10 with Ed Lamb

ed_1973 - AltLd - 27/Apr/10 with paul highams

Hidden - 26/Apr/10

Lawrence Eccles - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/10

Minor epic due to slow second and difficulties in the chimney...teamed up with Rob and Dave for the final chimney. 12 hours car to car :-s
Nicholas Livesey - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Jim Hobson

Took rather longer than expected for "various reasons" (see previous entry). Some interesting chimneys and great top-out.
robhorton - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Dave Hunnisett

andyebbens - AltLd - 16/Apr/10 with Paul

Hidden - 2010

laurentb - AltLd - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

moz - 2nd - 2010 with Chris

retreated due to weather.. SNOW! gutted after a long trek to get to the start..
rustaldo - AltLd dnf - 16/Dec/09 with Kit Perry

Jonny M - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/09 with Mark Beecher

Marq - AltLd - 12/Dec/09 with Jon Moulding

Easy scramble, not worth roping up for, leave your big boots on and run up it to the start of Munich Climb!
aide - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09

Trisha Murphy - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with lex

jonnyhawkins1 - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09 with charlie beard

cbeard - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/09 with Jonny Hawkins

ChristosXpristos - AltLd dog - 29/Aug/09

Hidden - Solo - 22/Aug/09

Alpine style - pitched the chimney.
bridget143 - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Sion

led 1st pitch,bit damp, got chimney after the gash
tiga271 - AltLd - 05/Aug/09 with mark20

Good long climbing, less scrambling sections than most on Tryfan, my fav so far
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/09

igneouscarl - Lead - Aug/09

enjoyed the first few pitches, went off route to finish some way to the left of where we should have. The polish was unreal and made it feel much harder! Thankfully dry weather prevailed.
iamac - 24/Jul/09 with Huw

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/09 with John Nesbitt

rayash - AltLd - 10/Jul/09 with chris,mary

Abseiled off after 1st pitch as slow progress wouldn't allow an early finish
OwenF - 2nd dnf - 06/Jul/09

Big Steve C - AltLd - Jul/09 with Sammi

Od - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Jill Reinsch

Jillybean - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Od and Emma

Emma Danis - 2nd - 14/Jun/09 with Jilldo, Od

edmitchell - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/09 with kai ren

Preferred to Grooved Arete. Gash chimney v tricky with rucksack.
jimorothy - AltLd - 11/Jun/09 with Rachel Crolla

Very wet!
donkster - AltLd O/S - 10/May/09 with ben

cooper leek - AltLd O/S - 10/May/09 with donk

benparratt - AltLd O/S - May/09

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - AltLd - 11/Apr/09 with Jake Howard, Sam Strong

Jake Howard - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Mark Stitson, Sam Strong

- I say clean onsight, I did fall over on one ledge, so should I have said dogged!?
Twisty - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/09 with Rayan Sammut

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Apr/09

chubbyclimber - 14/Mar/09 with Fred

keith leonard - 2009

Great route.
nikmorgan - Lead - 2009 with Felicity

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 30/Nov/08

eclipse - 2nd - 29/Nov/08 with Gareth Thomas

Winter conditions, Ice on first pitch caused a minor epic and last chimney was iced up, had to escape to left.
Gareth T - Lead dog - 29/Nov/08 with Tim Clark

Done in big boots and very wet in places. A nice enough climb, but not even close to 3 stars in my opinion.
Monk - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Matt Hartgrove

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08

Wasn't feeling confident after my fall the day before and hadn't placed gear or set a belay in a long time so happy to second.
profb - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Steven Love

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Jeanie

HughM - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/08 with Iain Sharpe

thompson1000 - AltLd - 12/Sep/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/08

good value chimneys are fun!
laurencehicks - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/08 with kev

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/08

My Gravity - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08 with Ben P

Great climb but surely harder than a VD? Maybe due to the extensive polishing and possibly going off route slighlty to the adjacent routes
arakis74 - AltLd - 03/May/08 with Martyn Lock, Mark Fyles

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/08

SteveM - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/08 with Kat

kitkat78 - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/08 with SteveM

mr rob - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Wayne S - 2008 with Jon Croxford

gdb4060 - Lead - 01/Dec/07 with Greg

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 30/Sep/07

Andy Chapman, Leon, Neil Mike, Peter Harder than V Diff surely
colly - 30/Sep/07

Neil Metcalfe101 - 2nd - 30/Sep/07 with Peter & Keith. 2nd group Andy, Mike,Leon

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/07 with Pete aka Dad

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/07

Part of the 3 classics in a day. Moved together for most of it, traditional style.
Caralynh - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/07 with Paul Dickenson

paul_d - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/07 with Cara-lyn Reynolds

BazVee - AltLd - 09/Jun/07 with Martin

martin one - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Barry V

Hidden - Lead - 11/May/07

caroline256 - 2nd - May/07 with Will

I think we may have got a bit off-route.
JdotP - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Bike Bore, Chris Banks

adi bryant - Solo - 19/Apr/07

bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Paul

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Apr/07

Started a bit late, climbed too slow and finished in the dark! Not as good as Grooved Arete.
leonjones - Lead - 07/Apr/07 with Andy Schofield

Helped friends finish at 10.30pm
cliffy - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with John Mair

tobydunford - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/07 with Lisa Paling

lisapaling - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/07 with Toby Dunford

My dad found the smooth chimneys quite challenging. Went off route and did Bubbly wall severe to finish. Much to to displease of my father when he had to second it!
Glyn - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/07 with Clive Hudson (father)

Hidden - Lead - Jan/07

fran04 - AltLd - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

tumbling wizard - Lead - 2007

Ian Andrews - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Pete Williams, Martin Worthy, Fran Gowling

mortimea - 2nd - Oct/06 with Roger Jackson, Mark Chaplin, Simon

franny - 2nd - 15/Sep/06

First outdoor climb. Broke world swearing record trying to get into the chimney.
Steve John B - 2nd - 11/Sep/06 with Paul and Rob

A Crook - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/06 with Dom Stockton

A lovely day out. The chimney with a rucksack was quite horrible :).
AR - AltLd O/S - Sep/06 with Peter

steven - AltLd O/S - Sep/06 with Simon Dawson

Ing - 2nd - 27/Aug/06 with Guillaume and Marion

Brown - Solo O/S - 22/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead - 12/Aug/06

I took the first pitch and alternated from there.
RiPomc - AltLd - 06/Aug/06 with Richard Brownsword

emlynroberts - AltLd - 22/Jul/06 with Polly Spencer-Velcott

Two main difficulties presented by a) the short chimney at the RH side of the gash (a brief struggle) b)the final pitch (protectable)
Jenko - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/06 with Nigel Heritage

coffeepot - 2nd - 28/May/06 with jelaby

What grade is that top pitch? VDiffMA(rse)? Was wet and route suitably polished
mooseloose - AltLd - 06/May/06 with Alan Rocky Roberts

Hidden - Lead - Apr/06

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - 2006

mikelaing - 2006

robo84 - AltLd - 2006

robo84 - AltLd - 2006

Big boots, cold and damp
Tim W - AltLd O/S - 13/Nov/05 with Mike Dudley

scorky345 - Lead - Nov/05 with Joe Corcoran

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/05

aturner99 - 2nd - 15/Oct/05 with Mark Gee

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - Oct/05 with Melanie Clayton

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Sep/05

Went somewhat off route near the start and didn't rejoin the main route until the final chimney. An interesting adventure in thick mist.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/05

pyreneesjim - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/05 with victim of mathematics

RMRMRM
Marq - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/05 with Rich Cole

mark4344 - Lead - 10/Aug/05 with Dale Knox

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jul/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/05

SecretSquirrel - AltLd O/S - Jun/05 with Philip

My first lead!!!!!
jack243 - Lead O/S - May/05 with Rob H

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/05

Hidden - Lead - 25/Mar/05

Excellent value for VDiff - tweed clothing and big boots the kit of choice for the two chimneys!
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - Mar/05 with Martin Hore & Sheila Norman

Rhian Wood - 2005

Steve Lenartowicz - 2005 with Clare

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Dec/04

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Dec/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Nov/04

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/04

lithos - Lead - Jun/04 with jules+ pete

BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 15/Feb/04 with Will Wykes

paul m hadley - 2004

great fun took us about 6hrs door to door
MontyH - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/03 with Andy Lawrance

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jul/03

John HW - AltLd - Jun/03 with Rhys HW

Jon Pilling - 2nd O/S - Jun/03 with steve prescott, Mark Pilling

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/03

bms - AltLd - 29/May/03 with BCS

unfit - AltLd - 29/Apr/03 with john N

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/02

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Aug/02

Gman - AltLd O/S - Aug/02 with Ed

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Jul/02 with Fiend

shaun walby - AltLd O/S - Jun/02

Jacob Ram - 12/May/02

A great day out, following on from Direct Route on the Milestone.
Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 05/May/02 with PeteD

Tarquin - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 26/Aug/01

John Marsland - Solo - 30/Jul/01

Paul-Michael - Lead O/S - 20/May/01 with Emma Day

Howard J - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/00 with Dave Checkley

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/00

Cold early spring day with a dusting of the white stuff after a snow shower during the night. Climbed in big boots until we got to the desperate, dripping wet and polished gash. Steve was making no headway so I tried with rubbers I'd brought just in case and minus the sack. Was still character building stuff!
oscaig - AltLd O/S - 2000 with Steve Reeves

J1PEF - 2000

BenTiffin - Lead - Jun/99 with Kate Wheatcroft

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/99

Tarquin - 1999

barryjacks - 2nd - 07/Oct/98 with Andrew Maddison

Tenko - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/98 with JAck Pezzey and Dave Allen

Hidden - Aug/98

Climbed incorporating Munich.
AndySL - AltLd O/S - 02/May/98 with Jerry

climbed sometime in the late 1990s. Mike left his rock shoes in the car so I did most/all the leading.
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 1998 with Mike

Hidden - 13/Dec/97

iskra2000 - AltLd - 21/Mar/97 with Danuska Rycerz

Hidden - 26/Jan/97

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/May/96

Marti999 - Lead - May/96

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1996

An extreme climber using aid on the chimney pitch...tsk tsk
Babika - AltLd - Oct/95 with Nick Jones, Mark Jones

Also led (alts 1,2&6) + Pram Singh 29/8/92, raining.
Iain Thow - Solo - 29/Sep/95

Rog Wilko - Lead - Aug/95 with Debbie Wilkinson

Budge - AltLd O/S - Jul/95 with Richard Teed

Tim Bateman - AltLd - 24/Jun/95

sixties - 25/May/95 with hrd

sixties - 25/May/95 with hrd

Ian Robertson - AltLd - 1995

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1995

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Nov/94

Included Munich
JiveWeasel - AltLd - 28/May/94 with Al H

stokienomad - 1994

Was well below zero.
stokienomad - AltLd - 21/Nov/93

Hidden - Lead - 23/Sep/93

babymoac - AltLd - 24/Apr/93 with Big Steve

Hidden - AltLd - 1992

JamieAyres - Lead O/S - Apr/91 with Jude Ayres

timreynolds - AltLd - 28/Sep/90 with Andy Phillips

Hidden - Solo - Aug/90

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/90

Ched - Lead O/S - 1990 with Glanfor

Hidden - AltLd - 1990

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/89

surfbish - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/89

gringo1804 - AltLd O/S - May/89

Winter ascent in lean conditions but very cold!
Sean Kelly - AltLd - Jan/89 with Paul Harding

Hidden - Lead - 17/Sep/88

Raggar - AltLd - 16/Jul/88 with Guy C, Steve B

nigehughes - AltLd - Apr/88 with Colin Bell

scree - Oct/87

Raggar - AltLd - Aug/87 with Andy R

Backinthegame - AltLd - Jun/86

Raggar - 27/May/86 with mike p

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 05/May/86 with dave lloyd

Nick Biven - 1986

Ian Archer - AltLd - 27/Sep/85 with Tony Green

Chris Craggs - 1985 with Sherri Davy

biggianthead - 04/Aug/84 with HT

nigehughes - Lead - Jul/83 with Cranwell Cadets

Nigel Bond - Lead - 14/Feb/82 with Charlie Leverton

mikej - Lead - 01/Feb/81 with Mike Mason

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 20/Jul/80 with John Jefferies, Angela Carson

Steve Woollard - Lead - 1980

Richard Weller - AltLd - 04/Sep/79 with Richard White

RichardMc - AltLd - 11/Nov/77 with Tony Williams

"Snow" pencilled beside route description in Ron James guide
Falko - AltLd O/S - 05/Dec/74 with Bill Briggs

Bolt Phobia - Lead - 26/Apr/73

rogerskews - AltLd - 1970 with Martin Coward

zukator - 1970

pneame - AltLd - Apr/69 with Tich Smitton

Gordon Stainforth - AltLd - 31/Jul/68 with John Stainforth

Climbed many times since
David Smith - AltLd - 1963 with John Sargeant

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Voting
Total votes cast 165
hard HVD1 of 84
HVD0 of 84
easy HVD24 of 84
hard VD43 of 84
VD15 of 84
easy VD0 of 84
hard HD1 of 84
HD0 of 84
easy HD0 of 84
3 Stars28 of 81
2 Stars42 of 81
1 Star8 of 81
0 Stars3 of 81
Bag of .....0 of 81
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Style of ascent

Soloed13 of 450 (2.9%)
Lead98 of 450 (21.8%)
Followed44 of 450 (9.8%)
Alt Leads230 of 450 (51.1%)
Unknown65 of 450 (14.4%)

'Climbed'229 of 450 (50.9%)
clean O/S187 of 450 (41.6%)
clean β5 of 450 (1.1%)
clean rpt4 of 450 (0.9%)
clean RP2 of 450 (0.4%)
dogged2 of 450 (0.4%)
dnf21 of 450 (4.7%)