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North-West Face Route* 2

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Begins on the buttress right of the Idwal Staircase. The scrambling starts by the stream the path crosses. Climb up a heather and rock runnel on the buttress for some distance until you reach a gully. Walk up this for a couple of metres to come out above the buttress. Head right and climb (or bypass) a small free-standing buttress then walk up to the grass couloir descending from Seniors' Ridge. High above is a quartz band; the scramble crosses this. Scramble up on rock to the right of the couloir (great holds) then trend right to gain the sloping quartz ledge. From here scramble leftwards (choice of line) to reach Seniors' Ridge.

Ticklists: Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton.

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This climb is in 64 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

gseywald - Solo - 20/Aug/14 with Bill

gseywald - Solo - 16/Aug/14

Rich Clague - 24/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jul/14

gseywald - Lead - 10/Jul/14 with Neil

Hidden - 2nd β - Jul/14

gseywald - Solo - 18/May/14

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

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jan/14

Good start to the year and not every day you get to accompany someone who's summited Everest!
Wyn Bach - Solo - 09/Jan/14 with Richard Bale

Nick Biven - 2014

Neil Watson - 07/Dec/13

Great route and excellent rock. Teaching scrambling.
Zoomer - 2nd O/S - 14/Nov/13 with Gary Mitchell

Dave Latimer - AltLd - 14/Nov/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Nov/13

gseywald - Solo - 30/Oct/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Oct/13

Hidden - 04/Oct/13

Double Knee Bar - Solo - 22/Sep/13

Tarquin - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - 2013

Jim Walton - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12

Hidden - 15/Sep/12

Very enjoyable
tiga271 - 14/Sep/12

Wesley Orvis - Solo - 21/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/12

Hidden - Solo - 21/May/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 21/Mar/12

Hidden - Solo - 10/Mar/12

first half of the route,headed over to and finished up the staircase continuation.
Sy Finch - Lead rpt - 12/Nov/11

Did the first half of the route,then heading round below continuation wall and then descended and abseiled off the far end of suicide wall.
Sy Finch - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/11

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Sep/11

Moc Student day Plas Y Brenin
Clogwyn y Gwin - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/11 with Plas y Brenin

danieleaston - 27/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/11

Lawrie Brand - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/11 with Rob U

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/11

Hidden - 03/Jul/11

fizzychewitt - Solo - 20/Feb/11 with ChrisB, Martin

Hidden - Solo - 12/Feb/11

atyson1 - Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

bsmedz - 2011

Hidden - Solo - 01/Sep/10

Hidden - Solo - 01/May/10

marc1967 - Solo O/S - 2010

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Sep/09

chris_j_s - 21/Mar/09 with Catherine Speakman, Luke and Craig

MarkFoster - 2009

A Crook - Lead - 04/Oct/08 with MIA workshop

Hidden - Solo β - 06/Jan/08

Lead with UWMC. A bit greasy in places, and very windy. Finished up Seniors Ridge over Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach.
Mike Peacock - 17/Mar/07

Brazzer - Solo O/S - Mar/07 with Mike Tiffany

Mike Peacock - 02/Jun/06 with Si Oakley, Pete Early & Tom Hecht

John Kettle - Solo - 2006

Another great day out. Very windy, went slightly off route, again, and ended up climbing a very wet, green gully (recurring theme!).
HamishD - Solo O/S - 2006 with Ross Overhead

bms - Solo - 14/Oct/05

Hidden - 2005

broc - Solo - 15/Mar/03

Hidden - Solo - 2001

malky_c - Solo - Jul/95

Iain Thow - Solo - 14/Sep/84 with Paul Eastwood

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Style of ascent

Soloed27 of 64 (42.2%)
Lead8 of 64 (12.5%)
Followed4 of 64 (6.2%)
Alt Leads6 of 64 (9.4%)
Unknown19 of 64 (29.7%)

'Climbed'46 of 64 (71.9%)
clean O/S15 of 64 (23.4%)
clean β2 of 64 (3.1%)
clean rpt1 of 64 (1.6%)