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.wjcdean - AltLd dnf - 15/Aug/14 with Jack Ottaway, Trevers
kivell - 02/Aug/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/14
Pant filling crux pitch!
Nicholas Livesey - Solo - 01/Jul/14 with Jock Andrews
Matt300 - Lead - 29/Jun/14 with Alex Smith
Hidden - 22/Jun/14
Hidden - Solo - 16/May/14
Hidden - Solo - 16/May/14
gazj1986 - Solo - 29/Apr/14
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
Grade 2 scramble, descent Bristly ridge.
Simon Cahill - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Jim Walton, Andy UKC
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
Short roped liv up this. Mostly moved together but belayed her on a few parts. The moves up dolmen buttress are excellent and before and after the pitch can be made interesting with a challenging choice of line. 5 hour round trip.
George_Surf - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Olivia corbett
jordan taylor - Lead O/S - 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
RyanOsborne - 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
Hidden - 05/May/12
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
dolmen ridge then summit glyder fach and descent via bwlch tryfan to lln bochlwyd
snowy_woodruff - 06/Nov/10 with Mem
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
Cajb54 - Solo O/S - 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