rushy11111918 30/Oct Solo
jimorothy 25/Sep Solo


Hidden 01/Sep -
mr_drains 30/Aug AltLd O/S

Lost the route appeared at the tombstone from the wrong direction still enjoyable though.

with The Defecator
Hidden 23/Aug -
Hidden 17/Aug Solo
Mike505 12/Aug Solo O/S
with Henry
LJC 01/Aug Lead O/S

In the rain. Mostly solo but short roped Theo for a few sections.

with Theo
sparkybatteryboy 15/Jul Solo

scrambled as part of bigger day

JonnySchofield 05/Jul Solo O/S

With Jo, Joe and Georgie. Rained alot and picked up some useful MIA skills from Joe.

with Joe Fraser, Jo Philip
Trace ?/Jul AltLd
sambeaumont 28/Jun Lead
Steveb27 27/Jun Solo
Hidden 07/Jun Lead O/S
MarkDerby 07/Jun -

Started up left side of gully as per latest Snowdonia scrambling guide. Escaping the left hand bay to get to the courtyard was exciting. The corner section was really enjoyable too.

Hidden 07/Jun Lead
hairy51 06/Jun AltLd O/S
Rich Malcolm 30/May AltLd
with Neil Jackson, Mick Brohan
Mr Tickle 28/May -
Hidden 13/May -
static266 09/May Solo
JonnySchofield 04/May Solo O/S
Hidden 04/May -
Louvet 04/May -
with Tarquin
Maywood96 03/May AltLd

Scrambling techniques

Oujmik 27/Apr Lead

Mix of moving together, scrambling and pitched for the crux. Weather was freezing with some hail (actually much nicer than rain as it just bounced off). Some ice around the gully and on the summit rocks. Probably wasted some time trying to follow the guidebook perfectly on the lower section when you could pretty much just improvise. Crux section was fun - easy climbing in an interesting situation - although not as exposed as some suggest. Perhaps soloing it would induce greater respect for the drop. Upper section very straightforward but good quality rock and nice ambience. Mod seems about right for the crux, the rest is much easier.

with Jyoti
hairy51 26/Apr -
10029759 26/Apr -
BStar 11/Apr AltLd O/S

Fresh snow made the start of the route very difficult, far harder than the ridge. A great route though once started. Moved together.

with Rachael
Rachael88 11/Apr AltLd O/S
with Adam
Hidden ?/Apr Lead O/S
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) 02/Jan -

Walked from car park by lyn Ofwen up to Dolmen Ridge, ascended ridge as equals, returned via Gribbin ridge.

Hidden 15/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Oct/14 -
OllyT 27/Oct/14 -
with Ross Morton
Danhan 16/Oct/14 -

Short roped in rain

with Tom Lawfield, Nick
Hidden 16/Oct/14 -
Hidden 05/Oct/14 AltLd
Hidden 12/Sep/14 AltLd
Hidden 11/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 09/Sep/14 Solo
Glyn Davidson 31/Aug/14 Solo O/S

& Pete, Ken Whyte, Scott Eccles & Matt from MAM too

useful 31/Aug/14 Solo
wjcdean 15/Aug/14 AltLd dnf

route finding is rather hard in the rain and cloud! nay impossible. abbed off pretty soon after starting. then the epic began: left a couple of slings at the abstation by accident, climbed back up the gully a bit but it was sketchy in the rain so retreated, got the rope stuck, freed the rope after some difficulty. matt then went around a different way, collected the gear and abbed off a second time. note to self: always double check the stance for kit before abbing off. hate self.

kivell 02/Aug/14 -
Hidden ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Nicholas Livesey 01/Jul/14 Solo

Pant filling crux pitch!

with Jock Andrews
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 22/Jun/14 -
Hidden 16/May/14 Solo
Hidden 16/May/14 Solo
gazj1986 29/Apr/14 Solo
ollyroberts 29/Mar/14 -

Big boots, moving together for most of it. Pitched couple of wet/awkward steps at start and ramp pitch.

lost.arrow 11/Jan/14 Solo
Hidden ??/2014 -
kiwi boy 09/Nov/13 -

Great mountain day. Moving together but did pitch the crux. Big boots and rucsacks. An ill defined start and only gets interesting once crossing the gully on to the 'on ramp'. excellent exposed position finishing smack on the summit. One to do again

with carole S, sharron, Dave B
cas smerdon 09/Nov/13 -

Mostly moving together

with Dave Beynon, Andy
Hidden 27/Sep/13 Solo
wynaptomos 20/Sep/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Simon Cahill 08/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Grade 2 scramble, descent Bristly ridge.

with Jim Walton, Andy UKC
lithos 17/Aug/13 AltLd

sort of but not quite, crossed to low, went under buttress and all over the place. Slashing rain and gales !

with karl c, Pete Bradshaw
Hidden 16/Aug/13 Lead O/S
colina 10/Aug/13 AltLd

climbed this as a 2 with tony along with daz and rod.quite a tiring walk in,especially as I had to carry the rope. (nice one tony) nothing too technical although the first vertical pitch had to be done in "big boots" but pretty good protection available with short slings and some large nuts.the climb through the overhanging slab was a joy and topping out eventually onto glider fach .worth doing with some fine views ,lucky to have a decent day.finished off with a pint in the tyn y coed.perfect!

with tony martin
Hidden 15/Jul/13 Lead O/S
jordan taylor 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/13 2nd
ralphio 01/Jun/13 Lead

In practice for the alps. Moved together except for the 20m moderate pitch. Cracking route.

MJP 01/Jun/13 -
Hidden 19/May/13 Solo
Hidden 19/May/13 -
Ben Hollands 16/May/13 Lead O/S
with Dan the man, Wendy Anderson
Hidden 07/May/13 2nd
Hidden 07/May/13 Solo
robjdc 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S

A CRAC team effort. Moved together with Henry. By passed first section of the ridge (as too icey and we were not using crampons) via steep frozen turf section to the left Used ice axes for the snow gulley and frozen turf Oustanding winter route.

Hidden 02/Feb/13 -
bowls ?/Jan/13 AltLd

Wet - slippy, quite tough!

wykealpha ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
ed2204 09/Dec/12 -
Doug miller 08/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

First winter route, incredible terrain and exposure

with Shaun McCance, ed strange, chris wildblood
Hidden ?/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
malc 06/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
with Carl M, Nick
williamsd79 15/Sep/12 -
with Kev Taylor, Lee Wales
JasonV 15/Sep/12 Lead

one pitch of mod climbing - otherwise a grade 2 scramble - great route though

with Matt, Rod
jandyd05 ?/Sep/12 -

Hazy on date!

with Ian Warren
Hidden 24/Aug/12 Solo
BeckyPayne 28/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with John Proctor
RyanOsborne 30/Jun/12 Lead
islandlynx 30/Jun/12 2nd

not a great climb, though we may have gone off course a little

with Ryan
Malpractise 06/May/12 AltLd
with Mick Barraclough
Hidden 05/May/12 -
Hidden 05/May/12 AltLd O/S
Chris Manasseh 24/Mar/12 Solo
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Tom Hecht 12/Mar/12 -
with Ben Chambers
beardy mike ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
Gerry_Doncaster 06/Nov/11 -

Did this one is horrible wet greasy conditions and still thoroughly enjoyed it. We only got the rope out for one pitch, the groove on the Dolmen Buttress, and was glad we did because my big boots were slipping all over the shop on the wet rock. Soloed the rest of the route. A couple of very exposed moves on the table topped tower further up but with good holds. A nice long sustained route with a proper mountain feel and good scrambling almost all the way to the summit rocks of Glyder Fach.

Hidden 27/Oct/11 AltLd
Hidden 27/Oct/11 AltLd
Sy Finch 13/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/11 Solo O/S
mynyddresident 03/Aug/11 Lead
jon59 07/Jul/11 Lead

A scrappy start but an awesome finish.

Hidden 28/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Stephen Halliday 25/Jun/11 AltLd
pocketsarah 14/Jun/11 -
with alison, pamela
electriclinz 19/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Robert
Hidden 29/Jan/11 Solo
robjdc 23/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Climbed with Pichol and moved together on easy bits - awesome

Pichol 23/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Great day up on Glyder Fach with Robjdc. Made all the better as I have now learnt the hard to master move called the squirm!

with Rob Coleridge
Hidden ??/2011 -
ross duffield ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
johnwoo ??/2011 -
snowy_woodruff 06/Nov/10 -

dolmen ridge then summit glyder fach and descent via bwlch tryfan to lln bochlwyd

with Mem
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Solo
Hidden 09/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 03/Sep/10 Solo
Cardi 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Pete D
Dan_Staff 21/Aug/10 Lead

Moved Together in boots.

JamesBurton 21/Aug/10 AltLd
with adam gayton
Jamie Buxton 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with getk
bigmeister 21/Jun/10 2nd

Perfect cool sunny conditions. Totally enjoyable.

with Rob Johnson
djbeaumont 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with dad, Trace
Hidden 11/Jun/10 Lead
cjohn62 07/Jun/10 AltLd
with andy
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/10 Solo
adam clarke 16/May/10 AltLd
with James Hulme, Hannah Hulme Hunter
tubby Tez 05/May/10 -
Martin Stevens 04/May/10 AltLd rpt

I lead to the end of the traverse ramp across the gully, Mervyn lead after that. Moved together the whole way. Have lead all of this route in the past.

with Mervyn L.
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead O/S
mountainbagger 03/May/10 Lead dnf

Scrambled up R side of gully as per guidebook, but traversed L under Dolmen Buttress too early. Headed to top left corner of grassy area and climbed chossy groove (unpleasant). Traversed R to a belay (exposed) and attempted to climb corner with chimney in top half (hard). After some cursing and battling, two kind souls appeared above (on correct start of Dolmen Ridge incidentally) and kindly threw down a rope (downclimbing was not appealing). Up I thrutched and Mrs MB followed more stylishly. We bailed due to time, but will be back now we know where correct start is! Funny how you can make the guidebook fit what you see. Seems stupid now I read it again.

with Mrs Mountainbagger
Hidden ?/May/10 2nd
PirateFrog ??/2010 -
Aaron Lines ??/2010 -
Cajb54 ??/2010 Solo O/S
adam clarke 19/Dec/09 -

Winter conditions, ice axe and crampons, wandered off route a little due to snow

with James Hulme
Hidden 25/Sep/09 AltLd
asmith37 08/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Lawrence Eccles 19/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with A. Crook
no_more_scotch_eggs 13/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

moving together until the mod pitch up dolmen buttress, then again on upper ridge. upper section of ridge excellent, 3* route. overall mod grade about right- felt more sustained and committing than curved ridge for example

Hidden 13/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/09 Solo
Rich Kay ?/Jun/09 -
with Dave G
Graeme Hammond 25/May/09 Solo O/S

best scrambling i've ever done??

Hidden ??/2009 Solo O/S
Martin Lilley ?/Aug/08 Solo O/S

Lovely grade 2/3 scramble in beautiful clear weather. A few nervous moments mantling onto some blocks high up. A circuit over Castell y Gwynt and down Y Gribbin rounded off a lovely morning.

Hidden ?/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
simon_williams6 ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Dave Wearing 09/Jun/07 Lead
with Sandra Handcock.
Hidden 29/May/07 Lead
neil_baillie ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S

climbed Dolmens, chooing the Mod wall, a great but moe interesting variation instead of stepping round the exposed corner onto the arete. A fanastic route.

with Amie Watson
Rich Kay ?/Oct/06 AltLd
malc 28/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with RM
Hidden ??/2006 Solo
Dave Richards 22/Oct/05 -
with Phil Emmott, Evan Lowe
Hidden 29/Sep/05 AltLd
TGreen ??/2005 Solo O/S
with Martin G
Mike Caine ?/May/04 -
John Kettle ??/2004 Solo
Zoomer 24/Jun/03 AltLd

Linked Idwal Staircase, Cniefon Arete and into Dolmen Ridge. Long day.

with Ben Abbott
Hidden 19/Jan/02 Solo
The Bad Cough 02/Dec/01 AltLd O/S
with Barry Cubbins
John Marsland 30/Jul/01 Solo

top section only

Gman ?/May/99 AltLd O/S
with Dan
Dave Toseland ??/1998 Solo
with Ken
malky_c ?/Apr/97 -
Hidden 15/Jan/96 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/94 Solo
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 Solo
Iain Thow 24/Jan/87 Solo
Hidden ??/1980 Solo
Simon cook ?/Aug/78 Solo
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