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[Dolmen Ridge, 2 kb]Mostly a grade 2 scramble

Ticklists: Top ridge scrambles of Britain, Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton.

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This climb is in 124 logbooks, and on 31 wishlists.

Big boots, moving together for most of it. Pitched couple of wet/awkward steps at start and ramp pitch.
ollyroberts - 29/Mar/14 with Piers Newton, Sam

Hidden - 2014

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
kiwi boy - 09/Nov/13 with carole S, sharron, Dave B

Mostly moving together
cas smerdon - 09/Nov/13 with Dave Beynon, Andy

gseywald - Solo - 27/Sep/13

wynaptomos - Solo O/S - 20/Sep/13

A "nothing special" start up the rocks to the right of the Gully lead up to the base of the Dolmen Buttress. Climbed the Gully for ~10m until there is an obvious leftwards ramp on the left leading to the start of Dolmen Ridge with a small perched block at its top. Followed the polished groove above onto the ridge and then followed ridge to glory. Very Wet day, done as MIA practice.
Jim Walton - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Simon Cahill, Andy Cash

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/13

sort of but not quite, crossed to low, went under buttress and all over the place. Slashing rain and gales !
lithos - AltLd - 17/Aug/13 with karl c, Pete Bradshaw

Led moving together.
mh554 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/13

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!
colina - AltLd - 10/Aug/13 with tony martin

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

jordan taylor - Lead - 30/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/13

In practice for the alps. Moved together except for the 20m moderate pitch. Cracking route.
ralphio - Lead - 01/Jun/13 with Graeme High

MJP - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo - 19/May/13

Hidden - 19/May/13

Ben Hollands - Lead O/S - 16/May/13 with Dan the man, Wendy Anderson

Hidden - 2nd - 07/May/13

Hidden - Solo - 07/May/13

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.
robjdc - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/13

Hidden - 02/Feb/13

Wet - slippy, quite tough!
bowls - AltLd - Jan/13

wykealpha - 2013

Hidden - 2013

ed2204 - 09/Dec/12

First winter route, incredible terrain and exposure
Doug miller - AltLd O/S - 08/Dec/12 with Shaun McCance, ed strange, chris wildblood

Linked Cneifion ArÍte, Dolmen Ridge then down Bristly Ridge. Great day out, Dolmen was brilliant, especially the pith of climbing which is in a great position.
Mike Nolan - AltLd O/S - Nov/12

malc - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Carl M, Nick

williamsd79 - 15/Sep/12 with Kev Taylor, Lee Wales

one pitch of mod climbing - otherwise a grade 2 scramble - great route though
JasonV - Lead - 15/Sep/12 with Matt, Rod

Steve Woollard - Solo - 24/Aug/12 with Matt (Kendal) Harris, Dave Evans

BeckyPayne - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with John Proctor

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jun/12

not a great climb, though we may have gone off course a little
islandlynx - 2nd - 30/Jun/12 with Ryan

Malpractise - AltLd - 06/May/12 with Mick Barraclough

Superb route, mostly grade 2 but with one steep pitch of grade 3. Partner spotted a wobbly, detached body-sized block on this pitch, so take care.
Joss - 05/May/12 with Dave Humphries, Rod Lloyd Jones

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12

Chris Manasseh - Solo - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/12

Tom Hecht - 12/Mar/12 with Ben Chambers

mike kann - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

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.
Gerry_Doncaster - 06/Nov/11

brockers - AltLd - 27/Oct/11 with Maggie Bass

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Oct/11

Sy Finch - AltLd O/S - 13/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/11

mynyddresident - Lead - 03/Aug/11

A scrappy start but an awesome finish.
jon59 - Lead - 07/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/11

Stephen Halliday - AltLd - 25/Jun/11 with Neil Halliday

pocketsarah - 14/Jun/11 with alison, pamela

electriclinz - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/11 with Robert

Hidden - Solo - 29/Jan/11

Climbed with Pichol and moved together on easy bits - awesome
robjdc - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/11

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!
Pichol - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/11 with Rob Coleridge

Hidden - 2011

ross duffield - 2011

Hidden - 2011

johnwoo - 2011

Hidden - Solo - 24/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/10

Hidden - Solo - 03/Sep/10

Cardi - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Pete D

Moved Together in boots.
Dan_Staff - Lead - 21/Aug/10 with Simon Hall

JamesBurton - AltLd - 21/Aug/10 with adam gayton

Jamie Buxton - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with getk

Perfect cool sunny conditions. Totally enjoyable.
bigmeister - 2nd - 21/Jun/10 with Rob Johnson

djbeaumont - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with dad, Trace

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jun/10

cjohn62 - AltLd - 07/Jun/10 with andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/10

Hidden - Solo - 20/May/10

adam clarke - AltLd - 16/May/10 with James Hulme, Hannah Hulme Hunter

tubby Tez - 05/May/10 with daddybear2004

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.
Martin Stevens - AltLd rpt - 04/May/10 with Mervyn L.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/10

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.
mountainbagger - Lead dnf - 03/May/10 with Mrs Mountainbagger

Hidden - 2nd - May/10

PirateFrog - 2010

Aaron Lines - 2010

Winter conditions, ice axe and crampons, wandered off route a little due to snow
adam clarke - 19/Dec/09 with James Hulme

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Sep/09

asmith37 - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Bex Leigh

Lawrence Eccles - Solo O/S - 19/Jul/09 with A. Crook

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
no_more_scotch_eggs - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/09 with loudfish

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/09

Hidden - Solo - 12/Jul/09

Templeton Adams - Jun/09 with Dave G

best scrambling i've ever done??
Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 25/May/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2009

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/07

simon_williams6 - Lead O/S - Aug/07

Dave Wearing - Lead - 09/Jun/07 with Sandra Handcock.

Hidden - Lead - 29/May/07

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.
neil_baillie - Lead O/S - Oct/06 with Amie Watson

Templeton Adams - AltLd - Oct/06

malc - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/06 with RM

Hidden - Solo - 2006

Dave Richards - 22/Oct/05 with Phil Emmott, Evan Lowe

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Sep/05

TGreen - Solo O/S - 2005 with Martin G

K9 - May/04

John Kettle - Solo - 2004

Linked Idwal Staircase, Cniefon Arete and into Dolmen Ridge. Long day.
Zoomer - AltLd - 24/Jun/03 with Ben Abbott

Hidden - Solo - 19/Jan/02

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 02/Dec/01 with Barry Cubbins

top section only
John Marsland - Solo - 30/Jul/01

Gman - AltLd O/S - May/99 with Dan

Dave Toseland - Solo - 1998 with Ken

malky_c - Apr/97

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Jan/96

Hidden - Solo - 20/Mar/94

Hidden - 1990

Hidden - Solo - 1990

Iain Thow - Solo - 24/Jan/87

Hidden - Solo - 1980

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Style of ascent

Soloed26 of 124 (21.0%)
Lead24 of 124 (19.4%)
Followed8 of 124 (6.5%)
Alt Leads33 of 124 (26.6%)
Unknown33 of 124 (26.6%)

'Climbed'82 of 124 (66.1%)
clean O/S39 of 124 (31.5%)
clean rpt2 of 124 (1.6%)
dnf1 of 124 (0.8%)