First Pinnacle Rib*** VD
[Steve strides between Adam and Eve, 1 kb]185m, 6 pitches. From the car park walk down the track to the camp site, cross the stile behind the farm houe and turn right. Walk down the track and cross another stile. Shortly afterwards a smaller path bears of left towards Tryfan Bach. Follow the smaller path to Tryfan Bach, but rather than continuing up the valley, climb the slope on the opposite side onto the Heather Terrace. Follow the Heather Terrace along Tryfan's flank, after around a kilometre you will reach a boulder with SPR etched onto it. This marks the start of Second Pinnacle Rib. Ignore this and continue on to a second boulder with FPR etched onto it - this is the start of the route (SH 664 592).

53.11484°N / 3.99724°W

E.W. Steeple, G. Barlow and A.H. Doughty. Sep/1914

Photo: Steve strides between Adam and Eve © Judy Pardoe
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This climb is in 233 logbooks, and on 26 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead dnf - 20/Sep/15

I lead the odd numbers, Kyle the even.
ian2707 - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/15 with Kyle

richtea21 - Lead - 12/Aug/15 with Shona Buckley, Zoe Tanner

Steveb27 - 29/Jul/15

BenedictIEP - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/15 with Sam Carey

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jun/15

kivell - Lead - 06/Jun/15 with P BAKER

kivell - Lead - 06/Jun/15 with P BAKER

Darryl.h - Lead O/S - May/15

A note on yellow slab, it is well protegible, takes one nut (two with a bit of engineering) at the base and a green BD cam fits well one of the pocket located half way (or maybe a TCU better). Then you reach good sling placements.
odari - 06/Apr/15

duckhead - AltLd - Nov/14

Lovely climbing shame the heavens opened. Abbed off the top of the second pitch. Don't ever believe the weather forecasts 0% chance of rain :-(
trish1968 - AltLd dnf - 24/Aug/14 with Nick Bennett

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 24/Aug/14

Great day out, first ever big multi-pitch route. James led P1 then we took it in turns to lead. Finished up the chimney and then ate some ham and cheese and had a curly wurly.
crag_whitelamb - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/14 with James Scutt

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/14

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jun/14

stimpey - Lead - 05/Jun/14 with Tom

Ben Hollands - Solo O/S - 17/May/14 with Wendy Anderson

Jenny Hall - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14 with Louis

m675bowsl - Lead - 03/May/14 with Matt Galente

Hidden - AltLd - 03/May/14

chris nutman - AltLd O/S - May/14 with Alex McMullan, Hannah Hupfeld

Khumbu King - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/14

Avoided Thomson's Chimney due to rain
pwb1981 - 20/Apr/14

markc9927 - Lead dnf - 20/Apr/14

adam001 - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14

the ant hill mob - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Colin Martin

Lovely easy climbing throughout, did not feel like V.Diff for the most part. Yellow slab made tricky due to the level of polish. Tried the chimney but polish and rain made getting off the ground a farce. Finished up the rocks to the right which was far more enjoyable. Great fun!
jonhowson - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/14 with David P

See also Overlapping Ridge Route logbook entry (same route)
splat2million - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Jon Howson

Great route - Yellow slab was pretty polished though! Great finish below Adam and Eve. Used as Alps training (moved together on easiest bits of it)
wjcblackshaw - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/14

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Feb/14

a_mcmullan - AltLd O/S - 2014

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2014

Hidden - 2nd β - 17/Dec/13

idiotproof (Buxton MC) - 28/Sep/13

Wet n slippery but good fun,
stokienomad - Lead rpt - 13/Sep/13

unbelivably polished and a nightmare when wet, but an amazing climb well worth getting soaked..
mrdigitaljedi - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/13 with stokienomad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/13

A Mountain Journey - Lead - 01/Sep/13 with Kristina

I led first pitch. With Thompson's Chimney
ladymuck - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/13 with Andy Worster

Gareth Waite - 2nd - 20/Aug/13 with Laurie Holt, Alex Thackway

Laurie Holt - 2nd - 20/Aug/13 with Alex Thackway, Gareth Waite

Alex 74 - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/13 with Laurie Holt, Gareth W

Hidden - 18/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Aug/13

TAB682 - 2nd O/S - Aug/13

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

Nice and easy, great route. Yellow slab way harder than expected though -- mainly psychological, very polished. Crucial nut placement makes all the difference. Thomson's Chimney dank and horrible.
pnorth - AltLd - 08/Jul/13 with Graham Barnes TSCC

Good climb - on pitch below yellow slab (Starting on the platform overlooking South Gully we followed the slab on the left (following the guys in front!) rather than trend rightward - good addition to the route up the slab - as tricky and more exposed than the yellow slab itself! - recommend
bowls - Lead - 06/Jul/13

Huw Mithan - AltLd - 05/Jul/13 with Matthew Keeves

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/13

Attempted, but did not manage 'Yellow Slab' :(
Robbie - AltLd rpt - 02/Jun/13 with Ian Cavanagh

Rustyclimb - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13

annastudholme - 04/May/13

Pompey - 2nd - 04/May/13 with aultguish

Hidden - AltLd - 04/May/13

Microwired22 - AltLd O/S - 02/May/13

Andrew Holden - Lead - 2013

alpinebutterfly - 2nd - 16/Nov/12

herman0055 - Solo - Nov/12

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Oct/12

PanzerHanzler - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Ian Ackerley

Led alternately. Crux incredibly polished, unfortnately started raining as we did it - not a pleasant experience. Nice climb, good views.
island_explorer - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/12 with Nik

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12

LauraChilterns - AltLd β - 21/Jul/12 with Dominic Turner

samdenny - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Colin Macalindin

What a day, weather was fantastic but hot, hot, hot! Really nice route, easier than I thought but a few good moves.....definitely do it again in the future.
Robbie - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Will Ashton

dr_botnik - AltLd O/S - 16/May/12 with Phil Taylor

Hidden - AltLd - 13/May/12

Bit scrappy really ...
arduff - AltLd - 12/May/12 with Chales Kennelly

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Mar/12

petecox84 - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 13/Nov/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11

npanderson - AltLd O/S - Oct/11

Fiona McFarlane - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/11 with Helen King

BenLarby - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Robin V D

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/11

Roch - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Fiona Innes, Fie

Fie - 2nd - 23/Jul/11 with Paul

lithos - AltLd - 02/May/11

Hidden - 02/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 01/May/11

centurion05 - 2011

brianrunner - 2011

Luke Brooks - 2011

YnysHir - 2nd O/S - 2011 with Tony

ecromwell - AltLd - Oct/10 with Alison Cromwell

Loved the yellow slab.
natalio - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Dominique, Eric

Jon led the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th pitches and I led the 2nd, not really alternate leads but great climb. It rained for most of the climb and the last pitch was a waterfall!
dellboy - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Jon Rogerson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/10

ClareSenny - 2nd - Aug/10 with Andrew Edwards

ed edwards - Lead - Aug/10 with Clare Gardiner

s4472m - AltLd - 26/Jun/10 with Richard Nicholls

The slab on the 3rd pitch is very polished and the flakes on the 4th pitch are rather dubious. Otherwise very enjoyable.
bergf - 2nd - 05/Jun/10

Ivan Muckle - Lead - 22/May/10

I led the 1st, 3rd and 4th pitches. 1st pitch was moderate and not too easy or too scary. Bomber sling pro at the "roofy" section. 3rd pitch was very short and more of a scramble. 4th pitch was good fun and longer- about 35 m. We did manage to get one of our pitches wrong (too short we think) and ended up running out of rope by the pinnacle so Gareth led a HS "quick" section to get us back on track. It was, however, incredibly polished and pretty worrying with virtually no gear placements available! All in all, a very nice climb and good introduction to multipitch.
RockaJo - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Gareth

led yellow slabs and Thompson chimney, not as fun as grooved arete
gcandlin - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Jo Marshall

Hidden - Lead - 12/Apr/10

doulos - Solo O/S - 10/Apr/10

Fantastic second day climbing - this time in rock boots which made the small but distinct footholds much more usable! Crux pitch up yellow slab added the 'icing to the cake'
danny269 - 2nd - 08/Apr/10 with Keir & Bruno

KatieG - 03/Mar/10

super cold and windy day, slippery rock, had the whole place to ourselves, saw SAR helicopter fly past (not realising it was going to the aid of a friend of ours) then had a long abseil descent with one headtorch after dark as normal descent looked treacherous with snow and ice.
timofy - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/10

Great climb, first time out as a pair with my son Chris, superb day even though a bit wet and a little slippery. Got stuck behind 2 x uni groups who were a little slow, ended up doing the decent in the dark.
David Revill - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Christopher Revill

Christopher Revill - 2nd - 31/Oct/09 with David Revill

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Oct/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/09

a good days climbing did it in 8 pitch lead the 2ND, 4Th 6Th and 7Th yellow slabs was a t--t in walking boots climbed to the left of yellow Decided not to do the Tom's Chimney ran out of time
snafu64 - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/09 with al

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/09

Torrential rain and howling wind. Pete lead and brought us both up to save swapping over.
dicky79 - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/09 with Andy P, Pete

very wet and windy, pro on yellow slab was fine.
jonnyhawkins1 - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09 with charlie beard

cbeard - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/09 with Jonny Hawkins

Decided not to do the Tom's Chimney finish as it was tipping it down!
LardClimber - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/09 with Al Pease

CGlennie - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with Adam Hackney, Mike O'brian, Andy Townsend

Mike Bayley - 2nd rpt - 09/Jun/09 with Martin Stevens & Mervyn Lamacraft

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jun/09

Great day climbing with amazing weather no problems except for the one pitch of S which i got semi stuck on
andyako321 - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Stubs

lead the 2nd, 4th and 5th pitch. yellow slabs was real polished,
carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with andyako321

Steven Andrews - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Rachel Berkowitz

cas smerdon - AltLd - 18/Apr/09 with john wheeler

A tremendous day. Glorious Spring sunshine, warm in the sun, cool out of it, views as far as you could see. Lovely climb, lovely sticky rock. Climbed in Boots except for Yellow Slab. The climb up to the Pinnacle is 'classic old trad' not too hard, nice belay stances. The Yellow Slab doesn't fit the rest of the route, it is smoother although a delicate balance gets you up it and friction is sound. Getting a nut and a friend into the little crack makes the final moves much easier. Cracking day.
redsulike - AltLd β - 05/Apr/09 with Neil (Woodie ) Woodhead

Lawrence Eccles - Solo O/S - 05/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09

nic42 - AltLd - 08/Mar/09 with Jack

Lots of patches of thick ice on the approach and descent. The climb was in perfect condition though. The slab pitch on pitch 4 is suffering a bit from polish. Thomson's chimney was fun - I would recommend wearing a rucsac as it makes the pitch much more enjoyable.
Chris Sansum - Lead - 04/Jan/09 with Gary Lewin

Hidden - 2009

John HW - 2009

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Nov/08

As part of the BMC student safety seminar, alternated 'leads' with another student called Ian, but had to be on top rope that was set up by an instructor who we belayed to the top of each pitch. Lovely day out though and we did a 'Severe' variation on the first two pitches.
porridgefan - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Climbing Instructor

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/08

My first multi-pitch route. Did the chimney finish..
charley - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Marcus

lead the yellow slab Avoided the final chimney as rain had started
hang_about - AltLd - 23/Aug/08 with big al

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/08

Nigel R Lewis - AltLd - 07/Jun/08 with Lowri Roberts

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/08

chris_j_s - AltLd O/S - 14/May/08 with Catherine Speakman

Siany - Feb/08 with Rob Shepherd

alisonk - Lead O/S - Feb/08 with Dave

davidk - 2nd - Feb/08 with alison

Hannah Moulton - 2008 with Rob Middleton

Lead all pitches- different route to Yellow slab
1philjones1 - Lead - 16/Nov/07 with Ange

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/07

I led first pitch (and yellow slab)
tiga271 - AltLd - 21/Oct/07 with Mark

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Oct/07

Our first big-mountain climb! Took the yellow slab and Thomsons chimney too!
No-chalk Nailer - AltLd - 25/Aug/07 with Humpty Dangler

Perfect introduction to the big mountain experience. Multiple pitches of easy climbing, with marvellous views. The downside is the heavy traffic; on a sunny day in August you will be sharing your belay stance with up to three other climbers, many of them obvious novices to outdoor climbing. One or two of these were absolutely terrified; their partners should have known better than bring them up such a high and exposed climb without adequate preparation. Two pitches offer a challenge but are easily avoided. The slab behind the pinnacle requires balance on very polished holds, wheras the final chimney and off-width crack is a bit more physical. A very large hex came in handy to protect a step up onto a high and polished foothold. Topping out and belaying in the sun with the scenery was a real pleasure.
Humpty Dangler - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/07 with John Ricketts

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/07

Stephen Shaw - AltLd - 06/Jul/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/07

Crewey-Si - AltLd O/S - 26/May/07 with Rob

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/May/07

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 07/May/07

With Rosie and Steve. Beautiful sunny day. Very relaxed climbing. Perfect.
snowy owl - Lead - 05/May/07 with Rosie Fuller

Strange little creature - AltLd O/S - May/07 with David Little

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Apr/07

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Ellen Cobby

Ellen Cobby - 2nd - 08/Apr/07 with Adam Booth

lazyhopkins - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/07 with Kristen Ormston

First ever Vdiff.
Foxache - 2nd β - 01/Apr/07 with Damian Dodd

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/07

zach.stone - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/07 with Jamie Furniss

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Feb/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2007

Dave Searle - 2007

Caralynh - Solo - 2007

Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Phil Williams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/06

A Crook - 19/Sep/06 with Dom Stockton

b.hayley - Lead O/S - Jun/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/May/06

Stuart Johnston - Lead O/S - May/06 with g taylor

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 14/Apr/06 with Jim S

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Apr/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2006

Dave 1st Pitch
tiga271 - AltLd - 2006 with Dave

kitkat78 - AltLd - 16/Dec/05 with Stevie T

Adam and Al led. 60m rope useful. Date approximate
RebeccaB - 2nd - 2005 with Alistair McKelvie, Adam Young

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Dec/04

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Dec/04

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/04

Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/04

Julie Carroll - AltLd - 14/May/04 with Malcolm Dyson

Hidden - AltLd - 2004

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 16/Aug/03

Fatclimber - Lead O/S - Jun/03 with Nigel Cook

unfit - Solo - 20/Aug/02 with john Norman

danieljmarsh - 2002

Hidden - 2002

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Nov/01

Hidden - Solo - 26/Aug/01

Hidden - Solo - 16/Jun/01

Bry - 2nd O/S - Apr/01 with Pete Roberts

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2001

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Nov/00

Urgles - AltLd O/S - Apr/00 with Laura

First multi-pitch route, wet, in big boots.
Steve Pardoe - 2nd - 08/May/99 with Dave Raper, Richard Chambers

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Feb/99

Pouring rain, sleet & hail. Horrible fun. Just back from Pakistan & desparate to get out.
iskra2000 - AltLd - 17/Oct/98 with Ian Woodgate

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/98

aged_ape - AltLd O/S - Jun/98 with Matt O

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 21/Feb/98

nige pacer - Solo O/S - Feb/98 with Pete Roberts, Rich Vowles

Robinl100 - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/97 with Paddy Muir

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/97

Snowing halfway up
ellie macpherson - AltLd - Dec/95 with Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis

Snowing halfway up
ellie macpherson - AltLd - Dec/95 with Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis

Snowing halfway up
ellie macpherson - AltLd - Dec/95 with Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis

Snowing halfway up
ellie macpherson - AltLd - Dec/95 with Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis

Weather deteriorated.
mikej - Lead dnf - 12/Aug/95 with M

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 21/May/95

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1995

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/94

Snowy and in big boots.
stokienomad - AltLd - 03/Jan/93

LIHE climbing club.Jumped Adam and Eve at the top.
AndyP - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/92 with LIHE Mountaineering Club

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/Jun/92

Hidden - AltLd - 1992

SimonN - AltLd - Mar/91

Hidden - Lead - 1991

climbed sometime in the 1990s. Missed out the yellow Slab pitch.
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 1990

whispering nic - AltLd - Jun/89 with Gaz y brenin

Hidden - Solo - 11/May/85

wynaptomos - Solo O/S - Jul/84

AlanLittle - Solo - Aug/83

Hidden - AltLd - Nov/82

Bolt Phobia - 12/Jul/72

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