Begin to the right of the main slabs up the overhung black gully. A stream nearly always runs down this. Climb up using small ledges as footholds and step left at a jammed boulder. Continue to emerge on open ground. Walk up aiming for some vaguely orange rocks just left of a vegetated gully. Pick any line and scramble up. Terraces allow lateral movement to avoid difficulties but some steps are tricky and exposed. Keep scrambling to come out on Seniors' Ridge.

Ticklists: Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton.

Hidden 09/Oct Solo
Stu Meese 05/Oct 2nd
cymjt 27/Sep Solo

Pretty dry and good low down, lost the line high up and not so good. Continued over and did cneifion arete as the sun set.

Hidden 27/Sep Lead
91dave 27/Sep AltLd

Moved together / short-pitched

with Dan Wilcox, Lina Arthur
Hidden 08/Sep Solo
Hidden 11/Aug Lead
Mike505 11/Aug Solo O/S

Without the continuation.

with Henry
gazj1986 09/Aug AltLd
Hidden 02/Aug Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jul Lead
Hidden 18/Jul Lead
Michael Morrell 14/Jul 2nd
sparkybatteryboy 10/Jul Solo
squicky 23/Jun AltLd O/S

As a decent. Alpine practice, so big boots and a pack.

with Iris, John
chris687 20/Jun -
Hidden 15/Jun Lead
PanzerHanzler 13/Jun -

Continuation only as a finish to Idwal Buttress

with Simon H, Lynn R
pie_eater_pete 04/Jun -
PeteMc 24/May Solo
tom0french 24/May Solo O/S
Hidden 12/May Solo
deejmonkey 04/May Solo

Running with water which made for some spicy scrambling!

with Tom
Hidden 04/May Solo
Simon Caldwell 02/May Solo

Staircase very wet, continuation very snowy

with Mike S, Carmen
Hidden 02/May Solo
Avinash Aujayeb ?/May -
Hidden 30/Apr Lead O/S
SarahDunnill 30/Apr 2nd O/S
jimorothy 21/Apr Solo

Absolutely superb, in glorious weather. Wonderful contrast of 'dark and enclosed', with 'light and airy'. Kept going up Senior's Ridge to Summit of Glyder Fawr and seemed to have Snowdonia to myself!

Hidden 19/Apr Solo
Hidden 06/Apr Solo
Hidden 04/Apr Solo
Wesley Orvis 28/Mar Solo
TAG_UTLEY 17/Jan Solo O/S
with Georgia
TomGB 17/Jan Solo
with Vicki Cox, Stewart Moody
Hidden 17/Jan Solo O/S
Laira 17/Jan -

I spent the last year sat on my derriere so my fitness has been lacking. Technically the scramble was ok, but I found it hard due to lack of stamina and also mentally when we got to a very exposed bit. Need to work on my dutch courage. All in all, a really enjoyable climb.

Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
hamishjfk 29/Nov/14 Solo O/S

Bit damp

with Georg seywald
Hidden 29/Nov/14 Solo
Hidden 12/Nov/14 Solo
Hidden 29/Oct/14 Solo
static266 26/Oct/14 Solo

Staircase section fun but stream fast-flowing, continuation hard to follow - ended up topping out close to top of Seniors Gully.

Hidden 07/Oct/14 Solo
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Solo
Hidden 28/Sep/14 -
Hidden 21/Sep/14 Solo
Hidden 16/Sep/14 Solo
JenRoberts 04/Sep/14 2nd
with Emma Warren, Ollie
Hidden 26/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 21/Aug/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Aug/14 -
HB-Pencil 03/Aug/14 Lead
kivell 02/Aug/14 -
Hidden 31/Jul/14 Solo
Rich Clague 21/Jul/14 AltLd
Hidden 16/Jul/14 Lead
LJC 15/Jul/14 Solo

On ML training.

Hidden 08/Jul/14 Lead
Street 05/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 20/Jun/14 Solo
Hidden 15/Jun/14 Solo
Josh Plimbley 08/Jun/14 Solo O/S
gavin.smith 25/May/14 -
Hidden 15/May/14 Solo
ali macphee 27/Apr/14 Solo
carl_123 26/Apr/14 Solo
Nick Biven ??/2014 -
yelotango ??/2014 Solo
Kate Edhouse ??/2014 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Nov/13 Solo
Hidden 23/Nov/13 AltLd
Matt707 12/Oct/13 Solo O/S

really enjoyed it and wetter than i thought it would be

Hidden 04/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/13 -
Nick Webb 08/Sep/13 Solo O/S

Slippy when wet!!! :)

with Dave burgess, Paul hughes
Hidden 02/Sep/13 Solo
Danbow73 23/Aug/13 Solo O/S
bissybisgrove 24/Jul/13 2nd

seconded, some anchor building.

Hidden 16/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/13 Solo
flying el burro 30/Jun/13 -

Fantastic scramble

with Iwona Tomasiak, Dan Bateson, Aoife McNally, Richard Sore
Hidden 25/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 16/Jun/13 Solo
Hidden 01/Jun/13 -
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead
Hidden 24/May/13 Solo
tsl42 02/May/13 Solo O/S
with Tim Mercer
tim20 ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
lithos ??/2013 -
with all sorts
CurlyStevo ?/Jul/12 Lead

Done in walking boots, soloed or moved together through most of it, pitched the odd section. We found the upper line to be rather indefinite and quite easy to get on ground that felt harder than a scramble. Did same day as cneifon arete

with Rob
Hidden 19/Jun/12 Solo
Hidden 05/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden 06/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/12 Solo
Hidden ?/May/12 Solo
miketangokilo ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
shed_hed 31/Mar/12 Solo
with Catherine Lawrence
cherad 21/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
alan moore ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
malc 29/Dec/11 Solo

Only to top of the stream

Sy Finch 12/Nov/11 Lead rpt

The continuation only,after first half of north-west face route. had to pull heather up on the rope on the the few hard bits.

Hidden 29/Oct/11 AltLd
djking1983 22/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Sy Finch 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Lawrie Brand 04/Aug/11 Solo O/S
with Mel, Tom Sampson, Matt Etheridge
mysterion 02/Aug/11 -

Tried to stay parallel to vegetated gully on continuation but failed to find way over bulbous slabs near top so trended left on quartz ledge to find myself finishing up last section of direct approach to seniors ridge.

Cardi 04/Jul/11 Solo O/S
with John L
Tom Hecht 10/Jun/11 Solo β

(continuation up Cneifion!)

with Ben Chambers, Craig Letham
Hidden 05/Jun/11 -
Tom Livingstone 05/May/11 Solo
Hidden 16/Apr/11 -
farmus21 02/Apr/11 Solo

Part one of our mad run... Good fun with the stream in full gushing nick

with Sam Radcliffe
samrad 02/Apr/11 Solo

part 1 of big scramble/run day. was in waterfall conditions. got soaked through :)

with james G
Hidden 02/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
bsmedz ??/2011 -
Hidden 22/Nov/10 AltLd
industrialiceman 04/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/10 -
Rachel Kingham 05/Jun/10 -
atyson1 22/May/10 Solo O/S
amthalmann 15/May/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/10 Solo
marc1967 ??/2010 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Dec/09 AltLd
Hidden 12/Dec/09 Lead
adam clarke 08/Aug/09 AltLd

Continuation only, following Ordinary Route from Idwal Slabs into Cwm Cniefion. 'Interesting' Mad Jim variants taken en route

with James Hulme, Hannah Hulme Hunter
Hidden 18/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Carl Simmons 18/Jun/09 -

used as part of JSMEL Assessment. Very Wet.

Katie86 ?/May/09 AltLd O/S

Good climb, hot day.

with Dave George
John HW 18/Apr/09 Lead
with Rhys HW, Ben HW, Cath
Hidden 18/Apr/09 2nd
Ben HW 18/Apr/09 2nd
with John HW
Richard Holowka ?/Mar/09 Solo

Just Staircase. Very Slimey and was raining as well.

Hidden ??/2009 -
MarkFoster ??/2009 -
Hidden 21/Oct/08 2nd
A Crook 04/Oct/08 Lead
Hidden 21/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Chris Manasseh ?/Aug/08 -
Hidden 11/May/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 10/May/08 Solo
chriswitts1 04/Apr/08 Lead O/S

Start is horribly wet and slimy. No pro for about 6 - 8m. Weather was poor, but improved later on.

with Ian Witts
finter22 10/Feb/08 Solo

carried on to cneifon arete

TGreen 02/Feb/08 Solo O/S
with Martin G
Rosie Henstock 02/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Jan/08 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Dec/07 Solo
industrialiceman 10/Nov/07 Solo
industrialiceman 10/Nov/07 Lead
John HW 27/Oct/07 Solo
Hidden 26/Aug/07 Solo
Hidden 25/Aug/07 Solo
bms 30/Jul/07 Solo
with BCS
Hidden 29/Apr/07 Solo O/S
malc 22/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Rick and Nick
Sean Kelly ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Punters ?/Jun/06 Lead dog
Hidden 30/Apr/06 AltLd
mikelaing ??/2006 -
John Kettle ??/2006 Solo
Hidden 30/Sep/05 AltLd
Mike Peacock 21/Sep/05 -
with Si Oakley & Pete Early
Hidden 29/May/05 Solo
bms 11/Apr/05 Solo
with BCS
Hidden ??/2005 2nd
Hidden ??/2005 -
malc ?/Apr/04 Solo
Hidden 17/Jan/04 Solo
Zoomer 24/Jun/03 AltLd

On Advanced JSMEL course.

with Ben Abbott
broc 06/Nov/02 Solo
crossdressingrodney 22/Oct/00 Solo O/S
with Hill and Mountain Walking
Tom M Williams ??/2000 Solo
Jonny M ??/2000 Solo O/S
pigeonjim ??/2000 Lead O/S
Ashley Hold 16/Aug/98 Solo
Hidden 23/Aug/95 -
Mike_T0501 23/Aug/95 Solo
malky_c ?/Jul/95 Solo
Hidden 20/Mar/94 Solo
jlury ?/Nov/88 -
Iain Thow 15/Sep/84 Solo
with Paul Eastwood
Hidden ??/1980 Solo
Rob Davies 24/Jul/77 Solo
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