Gyllion*** HVS 5a
[Tim in a fine position on Gyllion, Semdde Ddu (HVS 5a), 2 kb]38m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A fine series of pitches on very good rock. Good stances and protection make this an enjoyable outing.
1) 5a, 14m. Follow the thin crack-line up the wall to the left of the wide zig-zag crack. Belay on the terrace.
2) 4c, 6m. With runners in the corner-crack, climb the wall on its right to the upper terrace.
3) 4c, 15m. The long straight crack in the wall is a fitting finale. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Three pitches of perfect rock, described as a very safe line.

Photo: Tim in a fine position on Gyllion, Semdde Ddu (HVS 5a) © Wangy
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This climb is in 33 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

I led P2
dobby 200 - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/15 with Joe Doherty

martinlevya82 - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/May/15

gazj1986 - 2nd - 08/Apr/15

P1(Cracking pitch)& P2, P3 was sopping wet and manky, a trowel and a towel might have been a good addition to the rack. Deffo easier to walk in from the bothy, the bushwhack round as per the approach description is dire.
fatbuoybazza - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/14 with TimG

Led p1 and p3. Lovely climbing. Top pitch a big wet and dirty, but not too much. Walk in around the lake from the bothy.
davidalcock - AltLd - 05/May/14 with mapperley samurai

Top pitch was a bit mossy and wet in places but other than that in condition and a good climb. nicely exposed on the top of the mountain with not another sole to be seen. On a bank holiday at that.
mapperley samurai - AltLd O/S - 05/May/14 with David Alcock

TGreen - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Rosie Henstock

Rosie Henstock - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Tom Green

Led P2,P3.
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Charles Moreton

Led p1. Good route
cem - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Kirill Spiridonov

deklan - Solo - 21/May/12

PAJames - 2012

stemill - 2nd - 29/Aug/11 with Graham

P1 Only. Couldn't work out where the 2nd pitch was and the upper crag was wet anyhow - pity. Really nice 1st pitch though.
Calder - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Ste

jossjones - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/10

tunaficiency - AltLd O/S - Jul/10

Fine climbing in a fine setting. Ignore guidebook approach directions and go what looks like the long way round instead, via the far shore, passing the bothy. Much easier than bushwhacking, and so quicker.
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Johnny

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10

Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Roel

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/08

samwisethebrave2 - 2nd - 05/May/08 with Rob Ireson

I took the first pitch, Derek the second and Alex the third.
Matt Bill Platypus - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/06 with Derek & Alex

Great climb. Three good varied pitches (5a, 4c, 4c). Tim lead first, Dunc second and me the final. Only problem was being eaten alive by midges!
Wangy - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/06 with Dunc Powell and Tim Wilkinson

Tim W - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/06 with Wangy, Duncan Powell

More like VS 5a
Dan 85 - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/06 with Rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/05

Magic place. Big escape terraces made the route feel two star.
alan moore - 2005

zero six - Lead O/S - 2005

crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 03/May/04 with victim of mathematics

victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 03/May/04 with crossdressingrodney

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/04

five - AltLd O/S - Apr/03

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
jezb1, groovy_nut, Ropeboy, Ropeboy

Total votes cast 43
hard E10 of 15
E10 of 15
easy E10 of 15
hard HVS0 of 15
HVS7 of 15
easy HVS8 of 15
hard VS0 of 15
VS0 of 15
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hard 5b0 of 15
5b0 of 15
easy 5b0 of 15
hard 5a0 of 15
5a10 of 15
easy 5a5 of 15
hard 4c0 of 15
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easy 4c0 of 15
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