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Seniors' Ridge* 1

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This ridge separates Cwm Idwal from Cwm Cneifion. Approach along the path from Cwm Idwal or by a climb/scramble on the Idwal Slabs. A path attempts to avoid the rock and many scrambling lines are possible. There are steep walls to the right of the crest that offer grade 2 and 3 options but some of the rock is loose/vegetated. The ridge finishes on Glyder Fawr's summit plateau.

Ticklists: Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 95 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead - 02/Feb/14

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

gseywald - Solo - 04/Jan/14

Neil Watson - 07/Dec/13

Hidden - 24/Nov/13

straight forward scramble .a little icy in parts today but nothing too difficult.snowline at about 750m.great views allthe way up ,even saw the isle of man in the distance.
colina - Solo - 23/Nov/13 with joss marion rod steve baker

gseywald - Solo - 30/Oct/13

Chris dyer - Solo - 15/Oct/13

Double Knee Bar - Solo - 22/Sep/13

Hidden - Sep/13

alpinismo.uk - AltLd - 12/Aug/13

Great scramble to top of Glyder Fawr after climbing on Idwal Slabs. Carried on round to Tryfan - never been to top before!
Martin Davies - 17/Jul/13 with Alice du Preez

Sarah Welsh - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Emma Grant

Hidden - Solo - 13/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/13

Hidden - 12/May/13

Hidden - Solo - 02/Apr/13

Hidden - 29/Mar/13

Hidden - Solo - 15/Feb/13

Winter nick, deep powder and hoar everywhere. Frozen turf on the crest.
Joss - 23/Jan/13 with Daz Haycock

tim20 - 2013

colina - 2013 with joss marion rod steve baker

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 15/Sep/12

Went up this and down the gribin with Robbie and the dogs in fine weather. Only had to help them up one steep step with the short rope. Fantastic!
thecurlyone - Solo O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Robbie Blackhall-Miles

Descent
SianR - Solo - Aug/12 with ML training

Tarquin - 22/Jun/12

Hidden - Solo - 19/Jun/12

morgan91 - 24/May/12

Hidden - Solo - 22/May/12

timmyhobby - 03/Apr/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Feb/12

alan moore - 2012

Hidden - 2012

BenRyle - Solo - 05/Dec/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 17/Sep/11

Samuel Wainwright - Solo O/S - Aug/11

Hidden - 18/Jun/11

Hidden - 05/Jun/11

nice lovely scramble then walk to summit,
k2blow - AltLd - 04/Jun/11 with john howes, lewis blower

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

Hidden - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

bsmedz - 2011

Hidden - Solo - 13/Nov/10

iang74 - Solo - 13/Nov/10 with Lee Halley

Hidden - Solo - 29/Jul/10

amthalmann - Solo O/S - 15/May/10

Mike Peacock - Solo - 10/Apr/10 with Susan Barnes, Gareth Harvey

Hidden - Solo - 10/Apr/10

Hidden - Solo - 04/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/10

thrutch - Solo - 26/Feb/10

Weedyskid - Lead O/S - 2010

tjhare1 - 2010

marc1967 - Solo O/S - 2010

PirateFrog - Solo O/S - 2010

Hidden - 12/Dec/09

Hidden - Solo - 05/Dec/09

Hidden - Solo - 05/Dec/09

Hidden - Solo - 05/Dec/09

sharpie530 - 04/Oct/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - Sep/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/09

Hidden - May/09

Hidden - May/09

Hidden - Solo - 18/Mar/09

Hidden - Solo - 04/Feb/09

Hidden - Solo - 02/Feb/09

easy to go off route
monkey1 - Solo - 2009

MarkFoster - 2009

tractorbachcoch - Solo O/S - 06/Dec/08 with Peter

chadrads - Solo O/S - 06/Dec/08 with Iwan jones-roberts

Hidden - Aug/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Oct/07

simon_williams6 - Lead O/S - Aug/07

malc - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/07

Sean Kelly - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Went to do canifion arete but due to high winds was forced to do this instead
Gareth T - Solo - 01/Dec/06 with Darren Axe

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

With UMWC
Mike Peacock - 14/Oct/06

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

John Kettle - Solo - 2006

lithos - 2006

Mike Peacock - 21/Sep/05 with Si Oakley & Pete Early

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

Hidden - Solo - 29/May/05

TGreen - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/05 with Roy G, Martin G, Sarah G

Hidden - 2005

Hidden - Lead - Oct/02

Hidden - 1997

malky_c - Solo - Jul/95

Hidden - Solo - 1980

Also in winter 13/3/11, grade II
Iain Thow - Solo - Aug/77

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Boulderdash86, doughy, Hidden, fawlty

Voting
Total votes cast 18
hard 20 of 9
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easy 20 of 9
hard 11 of 9
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easy 12 of 9
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Style of ascent

Soloed50 of 95 (52.6%)
Lead4 of 95 (4.2%)
Alt Leads4 of 95 (4.2%)
Unknown37 of 95 (38.9%)

'Climbed'75 of 95 (78.9%)
clean O/S19 of 95 (20.0%)
clean rpt1 of 95 (1.1%)