|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
I led p1. Bit creaky in places.
David B, Toby
Beautiful day. Stunning icy, snowy weather and blue skies
Very bold first pitch, ice a bit thin and rotten just before the belay. Mixed Chimney felt much easier!
Good lead by John on P1-a bit thin in places and quite bold.Lead chimney P2 which felt much easier and with bomber gear.
led 1st pitch, continually interesting, tricky in places, average gear. really good.
Fell 15' or so and broke leg on lower part of route! Ice screw held, but route not in good condition and axes and crampons lost grip! Raf rescue to Ysbyty Gwynedd!
I led the first pitch, which with quite thin ice and after some heavy snow was quite spicy. Nick took pitch 2, which in the conditions turned out to be quite an interesting mixed chimney. A lot of variety.
|Nick Russell||19/Jan/13||AltLd O/S||
A good, varied climb. Ice a bit soft on P1 (Steve's lead) and a fun mixed chimney to the top.
Intimidating, brittle in places and steeper than it looked from below.
|bob johnson||05/Dec/10||AltLd O/S||
Thin/ bare in the middle, a bit higher up. very necky for a grade three leader, not technical difficult but bold. top chimney pitch was great
Thanks for the bonus route, Tim. Never did see you in Tyn y Coed, so you still owe me a pint!
stu led me and matt up horrible conditions
Led first pitch, pretty throughly hacked.
Lead the chimney pitch, short lived but fun.
|Ewan Russell||10/Jan/10||AltLd O/S||
Laurenece lead the first/hardest pitch to the right of where it normally goes. I then lead a chimney move then up the groove, the rope literally froze to an ice feature some bloke leading past had to attack with an ice axe to free it!
Bit of a queue but worth it. Amazing ice - too good for my Harrer-era crampons.
lead first and last section.
led 1st pitch
Me & Chris Ellis - Difficult move round bulge early on first pitch and steepens before ending P1. P2 through small gulley, much easier. Beautiful day, alpine like.
Led the whole climb with partner Hewin aka Dan, one scary moment just before I got to the first belay when my axe popped out of a dodgy placement. An excellent route with an amazing sunset and pink snow in the distance on the final belay.
Wicked end to the day. Met Miles and Ben on the route and finished just as twilight set in.
amazing, finished as the stars were coming out :)
|bob johnson||05/Jan/10||AltLd O/S||
Great route, sadly ruined for me by the team of three somewhat out of their depth soloists ahead of us taking far, far longer than any roped team ever would have, and hacking away most of the ice despite the route being more than possible to climb entirely on hooks - a constant stream of debris falling all over the descent path with a rather large chunk hitting me directly in the head. Big dent in an expensive helmet but thankfully no injury.
I did P1. Good ice, though most of the ice screw placements had already been made. Some places looked like cheese. Short interestign chimney at the top.
Led chimney pitch.
Easy, plastic ice on P1 and fun but short mixed section in the chimney on P2. 1st solo of the day.
finished in the dark - awesome day out!
Lovely route. Started slightly higher due to thin conditions lower down. Difficult move left onto main icefall, but easy angled and difficulties concentrated to a couple of committing steps. Belayed in steep gully and seconded final pitch.
Floris & Mike