peterhubbard - Solo - 01/Dec/13 with Trevor, Alastair
gseywald - 23/Nov/13 with Neil Southwell
moved together, on lower slopes, lead final sections
piersnewton - 16/Nov/13 with anna morgan
Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 12/Nov/13
one small section on the lower buttress once on this then difficulties can be avoided. The second buttress on castell y geifr has a great section moving left on to the ridge and well worth it a few loose blocks needing caution not to bring it down on the rest of the party near the top. did moving together. A great half day. Grade at the top of 2 if not easy 3
kiwi boy - 10/Nov/13 with christine, carole S, sharron, Dave B
Moved together 5 on a rope. dave led
cas smerdon - 10/Nov/13 with Sharon Beynon, Christine, Dave Beynon, Andy
Grade II scramble - almost a vdiff due to the wetness and slimy rock.
owena - 04/Nov/13
Double Knee Bar - Solo - 11/Oct/13
David Robinson - 22/Sep/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/13
Great final section over Castell y Geifr.
stafford101 - 18/Jul/13
TGreen - Solo rpt - 29/Jun/13 with Ian p, Rosie Henstock
Rosie Henstock - Solo rpt - 29/Jun/13 with Tom Green
decent, probably really nice in ascent.
Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/13 with luke, Andy Winter
Darrell Read - 20/Jan/13 with Oliver Mentz
vincentvega - Solo - 13/Jan/13
Steve Woollard - Lead - 13/Jan/13 with Joe Bellows, Bob Dawson
Darrell Read - 01/Dec/12 with Sam Cruickshank, Alistair Everett, Dan Staff
Dan_Staff - Solo - 01/Dec/12 with Darrell Read, Sam Cruickshank, Alistair Everett
Tough for a grade 2, but then again maybe it was the fairly direct line that we took up the buttress towards the top. We both really enjoyed it and had it to ourselves. Saw a bit of sunshine too!
Cornish boy - AltLd O/S - 29/Oct/12 with Lee
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Oct/12
maxsmith - 2nd - 27/Oct/12
bit damp almost lead to having an epic but really enjoyable
minus273degrees - AltLd O/S - 13/Oct/12 with timboroo
Hidden - Lead - 08/Oct/12
tiga271 - 13/Sep/12
Alpinehero - 04/Aug/12
First half little more than a walk; second half a bit more entertaining! Short but sharp for the grade.
Only a hill - Solo - 30/Jul/12
Hidden - Solo - 27/Jul/12
gseywald - Lead - 14/Jun/12 with Bill
Wet ascent, some rain. Took the final buttress on direct rather than skirting the edge. Gave a good 12m pitch.
rich.harvey - 17/Mar/12 with James
Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Jan/12
Steve Woollard - Lead - 08/Jan/12 with Colin Lavers, Kevin Colclough
Mayaculpa - 12/Nov/11 with Stewart Webb
Dan_Staff - Solo - 09/Oct/11 with Josh West, Oliver Mentz, Will Pope, Robbie King, Gavin Oliver
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/11
End is OK but a bit dull and seems a long walk up vertical heather for a 60m ridge. Don't get me wrong the ridge is nice but...
Jim Walton - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Tom Brittan, Chris Moran
Hidden - 23/Aug/11
Descent. There were moments...
LP - 18/Aug/11
Lovely route. No one else on the ridge whilst I was on it.
fleapitfan - Solo - 14/Aug/11
Hidden - Solo - 14/Jul/11
Hidden - Solo - 10/Jul/11
fizzychewitt - Solo - 19/Jun/11
Hidden - 05/Jun/11
Unaware that 90 per cent of Ashton's description relates to the last 10 per cent of the route, I misinterpreted his 'triangular buttress' for something further down and the true triangular buttress as his 'final rise'. So instead of going left of the true triangular buttress I followed a well-worn path right of it then up what turned out to be the exposed drop below the crux at the true final rise (ie: just beyond the ridge). Didnít feel like backtracking at that point - moves up the 'final rise' were more difficult than I was expecting.
mysterion - 02/Jun/11
D.Andrew - Lead - 17/May/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11
John W, Fiona, Adam, Kos
Howard J - 13/Mar/11
Hidden - 13/Mar/11
With Louise and Ursa, both took turns in leading. I didn't get a chance (not that I minded too much). Not as icy as gully yesterday but a bit slippery had to watch my step! Over before we realised it but very enjoyable, would ascend more directly next time we went up gully.
col3 - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Louise
Hidden - 2011
trish1968 - Solo - 11/Dec/10 with Sian
Sianny - Solo O/S - 11/Dec/10 with trish1968
Good climb made more difficult with wet slippery conditions. Walked over top of Y-Garn and down North East Ridge.
Neil Metcalfe101 - Solo - 20/Nov/10 with Andy Odger, Allan Mac & Phil the Duke.
amthalmann - Solo - 17/Oct/10
Dan_Staff - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Jacob Gaudoin, Oliver Mentz, Sam Cruickshank
firthy1234 - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/10
scrappy first section, but the upper buttress is brilliant fun :)
Caralynh - Solo - 04/Sep/10
Hidden - 15/Aug/10
abercolin - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Hayley Riggs
amthalmann - Solo O/S - 15/May/10
hepitt - May/10 with Phillipa Arding
Hidden - Solo - 11/Apr/10
Hidden - 06/Feb/10
Snowy in places
TGreen - Solo O/S - 17/Jan/10 with Rosie Henstock, Martin G
Rosie Henstock - Solo O/S - 17/Jan/10 with Tom Green
marc1967 - Solo O/S - 2010
Nicholas Livesey - Solo - 12/Dec/09 with Jamie Griggs
Used Alpine techniques, moved 4 on a rope, lowered on a safety line 3 at a time.
Martyn - Solo - 07/Nov/09 with Mark Albutt
Hidden - 26/Oct/09
Opted out of the lower main wall but once committed to upper part of scramble opted for sling-assists for 3 exposed sections on slippery wet rock. Good day out overall.
Feeling bold - 18/Oct/09 with Cheddar John and Egons Duncs
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Sep/09
Different Steve - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/09 with Ala, Jeremy, Clare, Carol Fowles, Steve Gray
PirateFrog - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09
dan_the_dingo - Solo - 25/Jul/09
Hidden - Solo - 10/Apr/09
MattJP - 04/Apr/09 with Pete Mead
Hidden - Solo - 29/Mar/09
carl_123 - Solo O/S - 26/Mar/09 with jenny
broc - Solo O/S - Feb/09 with Sarah, Luke
Different Steve - Solo rpt - 03/Jan/09
Hidden - 2009
Chris Manasseh - Aug/08
Hidden - 04/Jun/08
Very cold, windy day, deep snow on high ground and in gully.
pnorth - Solo - 17/Apr/08 with Tim Ewington
Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Nov/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/07
Hidden - Solo - 28/May/07
Brazzer - Solo O/S - Mar/07 with Mike Tiffany
All difficulties on the lower section can be avoided. The arete on Castell y Geifr is excellent.
Mike Peacock - 19/Sep/06 with Pete Early
malc - Solo - 26/Jul/06
franny - 20/Jan/06 with Nikki Ward Turner
crispy - Solo - 11/Dec/05
D.Andrew - 27/Apr/05
broc - Solo - 08/Oct/02
LakesWinter - 2nd - Sep/94
Iain Thow - Solo - 25/Jan/87