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North Buttress Variant* 2

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Starts 30m beyond Green Gully on Heather Terrace. Tricky route finding. Climb a rocky runnel to an ugly step. Move right and climb a short rib to regain the runnel. Don't carry on up; follow a ramp left across the face to a 10m wall. Either climb this or side step it delicately to the left. Walk uphill and climb several small walls on their left. When the Terrace Wall is reached move left along its base and climb rock steps and a chimney to reach North Gully. Either climb the gully to the North Ridge or just take a direct line to the right to reach it.

Ticklists: Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton.

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This climb is in 37 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/13

MIA assessment. Hard to define the line, pretty poor.
Zoomer - AltLd - 17/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jun/13

GDS - 2nd - 15/Jun/13 with pete

Helen Gibson - AltLd - 22/May/13 with Andy Owen, Chris Vernon

Possibly (probably!) off route on upper half.
Nigel R Lewis - AltLd - 04/May/13 with Phil Hallett

Hidden - 24/Sep/12

tiga271 - 14/Sep/12

gseywald - Lead - 06/Sep/12 with Paul

mikelaing - Lead - Apr/12 with Ray Williams

BenRyle - 25/Sep/11

Wet
mark20 - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/11

tiga271 - Solo - 11/Jun/11 with mark20, Dave

Ashton's topo is inconsistent with his description (topo taking a higher line left out of the runnel than the described route) so I went left from the runnel too late, resulting in more difficulty than I was expecting (since found to be left-hand quarter gully rib - described as around Diff in Ogwen guidebook!) until got back onto route at his 'level area beneath a wide, low wall'.
mysterion - 01/Jun/11

Hidden - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jul/10

ceriantrevan - Solo - Jul/10 with Chris Bonner

Mock student for MIA assessment
Clogwyn y Gwin - 2nd O/S - 28/May/10 with Plas y Brenin

Hidden - 06/Sep/09

Hidden - Solo - 24/Jun/09

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jul/08

Hidden - Solo - 2008

Hidden - Solo - 24/May/07

Mike Peacock - 09/May/06 with Gareth Harvey

d80f0u - Solo - 01/May/06 with Jo

Hidden - Lead - 01/Apr/06

John Kettle - Solo - 2006

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Sep/05

broc - Solo - 23/May/03 with Luke

Hammy - AltLd - 05/May/03 with Iain Gallagher

Hidden - 16/Apr/95

Mike_T0501 - AltLd - 16/Apr/95

Hidden - Solo - Aug/90

Hidden - 1990

Raggar - 1988

Iain Thow - Solo - Dec/81 with Jane Henderson, Nick Wall, Andy Sutton

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Style of ascent

Soloed13 of 37 (35.1%)
Lead5 of 37 (13.5%)
Followed2 of 37 (5.4%)
Alt Leads6 of 37 (16.2%)
Unknown11 of 37 (29.7%)

'Climbed'33 of 37 (89.2%)
clean O/S4 of 37 (10.8%)