East Ridge** 2
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Ticklists: Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton.

Photo: Me on an exposed section of the buttress near the top of the route © Cornish boy
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This climb is in 131 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

JonnySchofield - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/15 with Jo Philip, Hal

davietwodogs - Solo - 25/Jul/15

A quick evening stroll before the weather moved in. Summitted then descended Northeast path. 2 hours all told.
useful - Solo - 03/Jul/15

BenRyle - Solo O/S - 23/Jun/15

AntC - Solo - 15/Jun/15

Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 15/Jun/15 with Tom Nichols

Really enjoyable yet unexpected scramble -assumed we'd take a walker's route on the approach but the East Ridge looked too good to ignore. Did all but the final few metres as it looked rock hard -and we didn't have the guidebook with us which says 'climb to the right'!
lordyosch - Solo - 13/Jun/15

Danbow73 - Solo - 11/Jun/15

Moved together and pitched some optional bits on the way up for practice then pitched the crux groove (very straightforward, a grade below Mod whatever you want to call that). Nice route to the summit and not as scary or exposed as some make out. Cold again.
Oujmik - Lead - 26/Apr/15 with Jyoti

Route to ourselves
iskra2000 - Lead - 18/Apr/15 with Chris C, Clare Downie

Jamiet297 - AltLd - 14/Feb/15 with Emma Grant, Steve Price, Sarah Welsh, mark schramm

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Feb/15

Hidden - 30/Dec/14

Ali Mortazavi - Solo - 30/Dec/14 with Sam, Mike, Rita

mike_w18 - Solo - 19/Dec/14

montydog - 01/Dec/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Nov/14

Street - Solo - 24/Nov/14

Hidden - Solo - 19/Nov/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/14

It hailed! AL's first scramble
jacob shieldhouse hadley - Lead - 04/Oct/14 with Alex Hadley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Aug/14

Kingsjester - 02/Aug/14 with Paul Feltham

Julian Prieto - Solo O/S - 25/May/14

Monkey_Alan - Solo O/S - 25/May/14 with Wessex MC

climbtim - AltLd - 30/Apr/14

Hidden - Solo - 08/Mar/14

yelotango - Solo - 2014

Kate Edhouse - Solo O/S - 2014

td72 - Solo - 29/Dec/13

peterhubbard - Solo - 01/Dec/13 with Trevor, Alastair

Hidden - 23/Nov/13

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.
Pesda potato - 04/Nov/13

Very windy!
Double Knee Bar - Solo - 11/Oct/13

David Robinson - 22/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/13

Hidden - 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

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jan/13

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

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Sep/12

tiga271 - 13/Sep/12

Alpinehero - 04/Aug/12 with Caroline Sbrissa

Hidden - 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

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jun/12

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

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jan/12

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11

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

Matt1234 - 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 - Solo O/S - 14/Oct/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

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/94

Iain Thow - Solo - 25/Jan/87

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