Hidden - 21/Sep/14
Great mountain climb, the 1st chimney is very polished. Good climbing on the ridge above and fun last chimney!
mellorno1 - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Mark
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14
Fantastic long route with good situations
Ben Hollands - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Wendy Anderson
Pete Sanger - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/14
Hidden - Aug/14
Another Tryfan classic
ashsleight - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/14 with Student
Hidden - Solo - 11/Jul/14
robthered - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/14
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jun/14
Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Bart
Bailed after second pitch
LauraChilterns - AltLd dnf - 14/Jun/14 with Dominic Turner
stemill - AltLd - 14/Jun/14 with Mark
Led p1, p3, p5 & half p6
anth12 - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Leachy7
MrJWilliams92 - Jun/14
Glad of my cordelette to allow the chimney to be climbed without my pack. The ridge above is very good. Just a shame for the broken nature of the pitches low down and the little bit of vegetation higher up.
D Berry - Solo O/S - 31/May/14
jon59 - Lead - 30/May/14
paul79 - Lead - 27/May/14
mrginna - AltLd rpt - 27/May/14 with johnny
Led P1, 3 and moved together on P4. Traversed off to the right and avoided the final chimney.
Mike Nolan - AltLd O/S - 27/May/14 with Heather Osborne
Heather Osborne - AltLd O/S - 27/May/14 with Mike Nolan
My first multi-pitch
monkeymatt - AltLd O/S - 18/May/14 with Phil McClure
Led 1,3,5. Got lost on first pitch (I am not sure we started where we should) and entered some precarious roof difficulties, managed to find some polished rock later and went following the shiny rock. Avoided the chimney pitch (my size suggests it is an offwidth, not a chimney ;), instead went on the nice slab on the left and in my opinion that was the best pitch of them all, worth three stars on its own (Left Wall Way). Last pitch by Bubbly Wall.
Maciekman - AltLd O/S - 18/May/14 with John
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/14
Wee chimney above the gash is a tad awkward with a pack on, other than that, really pleasant.
JamieSparkes - Solo O/S - 16/May/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/May/14
Went the wrong way on pitch two, had to down climb to get back to the right bit.
bigbobbyking - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Matt Shreeve
Sidekick - Lead O/S - 03/May/14
saxonzulu - AltLd - 27/Apr/14
Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with William Taylor, Glynne Andrew
Great view, great belay spots, great climb
willyboy - 18/Apr/14
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
IanGilbertJones - 2014
peakcaver - 2014
yesbutnobutyesbut - 2014
Alfie Conn - 2014
Allanfairfechan - 2014
nj.harris - 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
Hidden - 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!
- 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
4 hours car to car. A quick walk up to heather terrace and we saw about 6 groups on Grooved Arete, decided to go for Gashed Crag instead. Quite interesting climbing not always easy to read the route. The two chimneys are interesting. The arete pitches above the gash were brilliant.
George_Surf - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Andy Sanderson
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
Good trad mountain route. Bit polished in places but still enjoyable. Finished up bubbly wall which was nice finishing pitch.
Danjones - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Simon Cash
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
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
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/12
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
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/12
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
Sam Simpson - 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
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/10
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
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
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
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
Dom Whillans - 2007
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
Hidden - Lead - Sep/06
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
Marq - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/05 with Rich Cole
mark4344 - Lead - 10/Aug/05 with Dale Knox
The Cashin Variation
Hopevalleypaul - AltLd - 16/Jul/05 with Mike C
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
In light rain in big boots - we struggled at the short offwidth, thought we wouldn't make it for a minute!
drysori - AltLd O/S - Aug/04 with Malcolm
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
alan moore - Solo - 2000
BenTiffin - Lead - Jun/99 with Kate Wheatcroft
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/99
Tarquin - 1999
mjeffery - 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
ColdAndWet - Lead - 1998
Hidden - 13/Dec/97
bags - 2nd - Jul/97
iskra2000 - AltLd - 21/Mar/97 with Danuska Rycerz
ice and snow
snowy_woodruff - 15/Feb/97
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
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
wynaptomos - Solo - Jul/84
nigehughes - Lead - Jul/83 with Cranwell Cadets
Nigel Bond - Lead - 14/Feb/82 with Charlie Leverton
mikej - Lead - 01/Feb/81 with Mike Mason
MikeDowsett - AltLd - 1981 with Jon Sharpe
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