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Direct Approach to Seniors' Ridge* 2

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Starts far left of the retaining wall of the slabs. First section is the usual descent from the Idwal Slabs. Climb a slab and go up. Climb a gully between vegetated rock. Move right below Suicide Wall and climb a short chimney. Go up into the couloir and locate the breach of the cliff; a polished line rising up rightwards. Climb this (exposed) then some grooves to reach a cairned platform. From here follow the ridge up over short, steep walls separated by terraces to reach the start of Seniors' Ridge proper.

Ticklists: Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton.

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This climb is in 68 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

TGreen - Solo rpt - 05/Apr/14 with Shaggy, Mark D, tom b

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Jan/14

Nick Biven - 2014

fun but not amazing. did as approach to cnefion arete as idwal staircase our prefered route was basically a waterfall
td72 - Solo - 08/Dec/13

as approach to cneifion arete
JasonV - Solo - 17/Nov/13

As approach to Cneifion Arete
magsb - Solo - 17/Nov/13

Kellz - 2nd O/S - 01/Nov/13

tomdadom - Solo - 02/Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 12/Aug/13

alpinismo.uk - AltLd - 12/Aug/13

Hidden - 08/Jul/13

TGreen - Solo rpt - 29/Jun/13 with Ian p, Rosie Henstock

Rosie Henstock - Solo - 29/Jun/13 with Tom Green

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/13

Steveb27 - Solo - Jun/13

Steve Woollard - Solo - 18/May/13 with Andy Owen

Hidden - Solo - 15/Feb/13

Hidden - 2013

bede.west - Solo O/S - 04/Dec/12 with Tristan101

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Nov/12

scrambled up here after Y Garn East Ridge
maxsmith - 27/Oct/12

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

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jul/12

HIGHTOWER - AltLd - 26/Jun/12

morgan91 - 17/Jun/12

pzkeeper - Solo - 26/Feb/12

and john muff, think this is called east wall gully, running water and some ice, good sport
michael burrows - Solo O/S - 05/Feb/12 with martin worthy

alan moore - 2012

Barrez - 2012

Hidden - 29/Dec/11

Joss - 24/Dec/11 with CMC Group

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Aug/11

DOVEY - Solo - 13/May/11 with Loz / dog sneaky

Hidden - Lead - 02/Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

bsmedz - 2011

Great scramble all a bit wet, chimney was fun got a chance to use my body belaying for real.
trish1968 - Solo - 20/Nov/10 with Sian

great fun in the wet
Sianny - Solo O/S - 20/Nov/10 with trish1968

ian2707 - 19/Jul/10

approach to cneifion arete
wolf.leeb - Solo O/S - 09/May/10

Weedyskid - Lead O/S - 2010

marc1967 - Solo O/S - 2010

joeydurkin - AltLd - 13/Nov/09 with Andy w, Graham K

matt.woodfield - Solo - 24/Jul/09

wet and miserable. Made the breach of Suicide Wall 'interesting'. Good route though
chriswitts1 - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/09 with Jen Stiers

Hidden - Solo - 20/Mar/09

malc - Solo O/S - 19/Oct/08

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Joss - Solo - 05/May/08 with Sarah Carroll

Joss - 16/Feb/08 with Liz Hewitt

fizzychewitt - Solo - 16/Feb/08 with Joss

Ex Midnight Sun Selection - Scrambling day 4 students
John HW - Lead - 11/Nov/07 with Students

simon_williams6 - Lead O/S - Aug/07

Beautiful day, always a fun route.
Mike Peacock - 26/Apr/07 with Nick Rishton & Stefan Kolle

Sean Kelly - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Dec/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Nov/06

John Kettle - Solo - 2006

Mike Peacock - 14/Sep/05 with Si Oakley & Pete Early

Hidden - 2003

crossdressingrodney - Solo O/S - 14/Feb/02 with Hill and Mountain Walking

broc - Solo - Aug/98

malky_c - Solo - Jul/95

Hidden - Solo - 1980

Iain Thow - Solo - 1977

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Style of ascent

Soloed33 of 68 (48.5%)
Lead6 of 68 (8.8%)
Followed2 of 68 (2.9%)
Alt Leads8 of 68 (11.8%)
Unknown19 of 68 (27.9%)

'Climbed'49 of 68 (72.1%)
clean O/S16 of 68 (23.5%)
clean rpt3 of 68 (4.4%)