The Rib* S

Rockfax Description
A nice route, making the most of the pleasant rock on the rib, and avoids the vegetation in the grooves. Start at a detached block leaning against the main crag.
1) 26m. Climb up over the block and follow a chimney to a tricky move left to a ledge. Scramble back and left to belay in the corner.
2) 20m. Move right to gain the rib proper and follow it until a belay in the right-hand groove can be reached.
3) 30m. Gain the arete on the left which is followed to a groove and then the top. © ROCKFAX

1.97e+03 Jan/1997
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This climb is in 35 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

J.Eva - Lead G/U - 03/Oct/15

Pitch one poorly protected, next 2 pitches better protection and climbing. Led all 3 pitches.
JonesE - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/15 with Jamie Eva

Led first and third. Great fun if a little sparse on the gear at times.
Purely - AltLd - 04/Jul/15 with Mat Adams

Hidden - 06/Jun/15

brian watson - AltLd - 06/Jun/15 with scott titt

P1 (shared with adjacent V.Diff.) quite wet and grassy, otherwise good situations and good rock - if you stay on the arete until you are very nearly at the top you can avoid virtually all the grass save for that on P1. Belay at top of P2 is massive spike. Gear sometimes spaced but ok, steepest section of rib hard for severe.
JdotP - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Anita Wilczynska, Magda Borkowska

Had the crag to ourselves on a gorgeous sunny day. Scrambled up to Pen y Ole Wyn and down to the Ogwen tea shack.
Roch - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Carrie

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/14

Martin led all
John Roe - 2nd - 05/Oct/13 with Martin Coleman

Nice grip, but some serious exposure. Also best avoided when not too cloudy because the cloud decends here fast!
cactus111 - AltLd - 30/Aug/13 with robin harris

Hidden - Lead - 25/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/13

Don't know what the other folk are on about. It's a really nice route. Lots of gear, all solid rock, excellent position. But stay and belay on the route, makes for a more continuous climb.
Karlos - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13 with Ian Archer

Nice climb, not that loose or grassy. Excellent friction.
Ian Archer - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/13 with Karl Stewart

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Aug/12

Loose, chossy, muddy, and bugger all gear. Lead it all; 2nd and 3rd as one (suggested belays rubbish, just stick to the rib). 1st pitch horrible, good climbing on the rib for the second two.
0ddba11 - Lead - 10/Aug/12 with Colin Crockart

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12

Led P1 which was OK. P2 is by far the best and P3 is even more chossy than the first!
lcullum7 - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Sarah Acheson, Rich Jones

SarahA - AltLd - 26/May/12

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11

Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Kris & Clare D

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jun/10

P2 good, other two dire. Very cold.
jezb1 - AltLd - 03/May/10

Great P2, Poor P1 and P3, too much grass, Not worth a star. Great veiws though.
mike_uk82 - AltLd - 03/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

Bram - Lead - 25/Nov/08

Fantastic route
fizzychewitt - AltLd - 21/Sep/08 with Francis

Led all pitches, excellent exposed climbing on the rib itself!
Whealiebob - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Darrel

Darrel - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Dave

Fell off Several times and didn't finish
Scouse Phil - 2nd dnf - 26/Jan/08 with Dave King

djking1983 - Lead - 25/Jan/08 with Rich Brammall

Hopevalleypaul - AltLd dnf - 2003 with Mike C

Rained off after pitch 2 - having already backed off Kirkus's route in the wet (K route did only get S in the 1975 guide we had with us so seemed a fair bet in the damp...)
babymoac - 25/Nov/95 with Ian F

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