Snowdrop*** E4 6a

Rockfax Description
Another superb steep route that gains the undercut upper wall from a groove on the right. Start below the groove on the right-hand side of the buttress.
1) 5c, 18m. Climb the groove then move left below the upper groove (Astoroth). Traverse left to the arete and a hanging belay. You can also split the pitch using the belay of Clonus but this usually gives a lot of rope drag.
2) 6a, 22m. Pull steeply up a groove then exit right onto the headwall below the crack. Climb this to the top. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Start up Astoroth instead of Connies Crack and move L on the obvious shelving break to join Connies Crack/Snowdrop. It can be useful to take a hanging stance near the end of the shelving break to minimise rope drag although with care it can be done with the more comfortable stance higher up.

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Ultimate E4 ticklist, Fast & Free: Pete Livesay's Top 30 British Classics.

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This climb is in 35 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/15 with James Docherty

Lead the 6a headwall pitch, what a pitch! Totally out there, no chalk, steep, lichen...
Ramon Marin - AltLd - 03/Oct/15 with dave pickford

First proper route this year. Had very little expectation of success. Intimidating.
Alex Mason - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/14 with George Ullrich

Fantastic second pitch, traversed into it from Astoroth. I had seconded it last year but really wanted to lead it. One of the best E4's around.
Glyn - Lead rpt - 19/Sep/12 with Luke

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Jul/12

Glyn - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Will Oates

2nd Pitc... one of the best pitches of climbing I have done in North Wales. Fact!
willoates - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Glyn

Luke Brooks - 2nd - 01/Sep/11 with Sophie

soph - 01/Sep/11

khawk - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with DT

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Too hard for me, good lead Alan
mattyork2 - 2nd dog - 27/Sep/08 with Alaan and Grante

Absolutely awesome - wild moves through the grove and then a pumpy, over-hanging pillar of rock that entertains all the way to the top.
alaan - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Mat and Grant

GrantB - 2nd - 27/Sep/08 with Matt and Al

nige - AltLd - 20/Sep/08 with richard kirby

Led crux pitch.
Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Nige

Brown - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Henry

mux - 08/Jun/08 with Simon Frost

frost - 2nd - 08/Jun/08 with D Garry

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/May/04

Roget - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/97 with jon

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/96 with brian jones

michael burrows - 2nd - 04/May/96 with pete bailey, andy boorman

Hidden - AltLd dog - 08/Jul/95

michael burrows - 2nd - 07/May/95 with richard parry

Nick Biven - AltLd - 14/Aug/91 with Tim Snaith

Did pitch 2 as part of the line described in Paul Williams guide "Astoroth - Snowdrop connection"
uphillnow - Lead - 1990 with John Robinson

Led first pitch but struggled on the second.
charlesmfrench - AltLd dog - 04/May/87 with Pog

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Apr/87

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/86

Hidden - AltLd - 1984

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/83

steve L - AltLd - 22/May/83 with Pat

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