michael burrows 20/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

Led p1,3 and 5

rockcat 20/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

An excellent expedition with some very good climbing. Pro is good where you need it.

with Mike Burrows
useful 26/May/17 AltLd

Interesting route finding adventure. I led the final crux 4c pitch.... A bit thin on gear!

with Andy Jones
Hidden 01/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Mr. K 31/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

We got a bit lost around the last pitch or so and ended up finishing at the top of Tennis Shoe. A fantastic, esoteric expedition.

Hidden 28/May/16 AltLd dnf
Tim Sparrow ??/2016 -
Climbingspike ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Jack Manfredi ?/Aug/15 AltLd
with Dad
Ewan Russell 17/Apr/15 Solo O/S
with Myself!
griffithpatrick 18/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Wet in places. Very cold. Numb feet. Very badly protected. I soloed the second pitch (climbing was easy though). Uninteresting moves. Got late. Abseiled down on pitch 5 which was wise because we only had one head torch between us. I lost a walking boot. Must be on a ledge somewhere. Very ambiguous route description. Definitely not 3 stars as it said in the book. Moss everywhere too. Slimy. Crap. Cold. Dark. Dingy. Bad experience.

with barney
lithos 21/Sep/14 AltLd

p1,2,3,4 (split the slabs pitch) and 6 I really liked this, never hard (not much if any 4b) top 4c pitch only just harder (probably 4b+). Quite serious in places, worth its VS i think esp if damp.

bomtall 08/Sep/14 AltLd dnf

We lead pitches 1, 2 and 3. pitch 4 was far too serious for the VS grade and had horrific fall potential, abseiled off. Also wet in places.

jeddb 07/Sep/14 AltLd dnf

Lead pitch 2. Couldn't find any decent gear on pitch 4, so absailed off anchor at end of pitch 3.

with bomtall
Ray Sparks 11/Jul/14 AltLd
with pero
mrchewy 11/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Pero 11/Jul/14 AltLd
David Stevens 29/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
AndrewP 16/Apr/14 AltLd

Lead even pitches, Felix lead the odds. Great adventure but most of the climbing is easy. Some harder moves on P6 but only soft 4c.

Hidden 16/Apr/14 2nd
FelixPeterken 16/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with AndrewP
IanGilbertJones ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 Lead
with john ferguson
Hidden 01/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
MoWalker3 13/Jul/13 AltLd

Blessed shade, cool rock and little polish 3*

with Rick
Big Lee 07/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Felt more like an HS 4b. Gear was a little sparce in places but never any fear of falling. A good route but it didn't feel worthy 2 stars as too many grassy ledges (which were wet today).

CurlyStevo ?/Jul/13 AltLd

Very soft in the grade we thought, not convinced there was any 4c and very little 4b. Gear can be a bit spaced. Only worth a star

with Lee H
Steveb27 ?/Jul/13 Lead
Nigel Bond 29/Jun/13 AltLd
with Richard Toon
Roger Cruse 10/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Kris
hellsbells 03/Jun/13 -
with stuart holmes
sebbo 06/May/13 AltLd O/S

Enjoyable romp up some quality rock although there were a couple of small wet sections - to be expected since it's the bit of Idwal Slabs that gets the least amount of sun. Last two pitches above Grassy Terrace were sweet - stay far left for a steeper & more technical alternative to the route.

with Grant Brown
Yeknom ?/May/13 AltLd O/S
mattkemp70 ?/Aug/12 AltLd
with Uncle john
Hidden 14/Jun/12 AltLd
Doug Wilkie 14/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
musgravet 13/Jun/12 AltLd
with Olly P
Hidden 28/May/12 AltLd O/S
alan moore ??/2012 -

En route to Javelin Blade.

Hidden ??/2012 -
five 11/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Beware inaccurate description of pitch 3 in the definitive guide. Ignore the mention of the shallow cave (you pass well above on the right) and pitch length is 100ft, not 80ft.

with AV
climbinmunkey 04/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Did pitches 1-5. Only rate pitches 1&2; quite run out in place; less said about pitch 4 the better!

with Helen
Hidden 24/Apr/11 -
Pete Nugent 18/Apr/11 AltLd

Left about midday. I did p1,3 & 5. MG finished up pitch 6. We then climbed Lazarus & the Groove Above. At about 6.30pm we were the toilng up the slopes towards Gray Slab/Grey Arete, but turned back deciding we would be out of time. A wise decision - we would have struggeled to get back in the dark. Did both GS & GA later in the week - neither is a pushover! A good day out.

with Matt Gordon
carlh 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S

With Dan Wilson. Quite bold because of dampness of rock in places, but a quality long route when the rest of the face was busy.

Sophie Nunn 24/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Ant, Phil
PAJames ??/2011 -
daveyji ??/2011 AltLd O/S
with Linda Williamson
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
hamish2016 03/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with Alex
Hidden 03/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 30/Aug/10 -
Liam FLeming 26/Jun/10 Lead
with barni, karen dalzell
stuart34 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Tim Ducker 17/Jun/10 2nd
shaun walby 23/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

led first and poss third fourth pitch's

with stuart Holmes
Paul Boggis ??/2010 AltLd
rwm7131 26/Sep/09 AltLd
troutbeck 14/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with A.M.
Hidden 06/Jun/09 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/09 AltLd
vanderz 12/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Steve Fletcher
Owain Llewelyn 15/May/08 AltLd
mikelaing ?/Oct/07 Lead
with Pete Andrews
dan gibson 28/May/07 AltLd O/S
with helen gibson
Hidden 21/May/07 AltLd O/S
Carly 21/May/07 AltLd O/S
with sophie
mikelaing ?/Apr/07 AltLd
with John Watson
Hidden 03/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
Harry Ellis ?/Jul/06 -
with Trefor Hughes
Hidden 30/Apr/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/05 Lead
Ed Booth 27/Jul/05 AltLd
Adam Booth 27/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
Adam Booth 27/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/05 AltLd
John HW 21/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
with Cath
Chris Murray ?/Jun/05 AltLd
with Richard Bower
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead
Mark Riley ?/May/05 Lead
with Milly
ColinD ??/2005 -
Hidden 08/Aug/04 AltLd
ChrisBrooke 27/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
with John Inkpen
caradoc 16/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
with john b
Hammy 07/Jun/03 AltLd
with Iain Gallagher
aged_ape ?/May/02 AltLd O/S
with ML
jgordon75 31/Aug/01 AltLd
Hidden ?/May/01 Lead
Derek Ryden ?/Apr/01 Lead O/S
with Duncan Spencer
Hidden 12/Mar/01 AltLd O/S
Phil West 22/Jul/00 AltLd rpt
with David Atherton
Hidden ?/Jul/00 AltLd O/S
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/00 Lead

Great route, but quite serious for the grade. Pitches 3, 4 & 7 are all sparsely protected, and a lot of the route is equally serious for the second. Quite a test of route finding ability.

with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 15/May/00 AltLd O/S
Ed Booth ??/2000 Lead O/S
cliffy ??/2000 AltLd O/S
with Susanne Svendsen
jim_randell 04/Sep/99 AltLd O/S
with PS
iskra2000 04/May/98 AltLd

top out at 8:30pm. Walk back in strong moonlight. Great day out.

with Danuska Rycerz
Phil West 23/Mar/98 AltLd O/S

I led pitches 2, 4 & 6.

with Steve Wild
Hidden ?/Feb/98 AltLd
Hidden 06/Aug/97 AltLd
Pete Nugent 03/May/97 AltLd
with Simon Harry
tompercy 23/Apr/94 AltLd
with Martin Beale
ferret newman 01/Feb/91 Lead
with The Blacks Camping Crew (Reading) , 1989-1991, Phil, Mad bloke from Rock & Rapids, Moley
Hidden 06/Jan/91 AltLd
babymoac 19/Aug/89 Lead
with Graeme
mark-abz 01/May/88 AltLd
with Andy W
Ian Archer 12/Sep/86 AltLd
with Marcus Sierp
AlanLittle ?/May/86 AltLd

In the pouring rain. Great fun except for the last pitch, which was scary.

with Carl Blakeley
nigehughes ?/Jul/84 AltLd
with Ian Cameron
charlesmfrench 29/Oct/82 Lead O/S
with Alan Bennett
Chris Terrey ?/Oct/80 Lead
with Mike Quantrell
Hidden 12/Jul/80 AltLd
steveboote ??/1979 Lead O/S
with Rob Turvey
Brian Wilderspin 21/Sep/78 AltLd
Hammy 26/Aug/78 AltLd
with Jonathon Stacey
Rob Davies 06/Apr/78 AltLd

Walked over from Ynys Ettws

with John Bowes (CUMC)
Steve Lewis 19/Jun/77 Solo
RichardMc 15/May/77 AltLd O/S
with Dave Langmead
mikej 05/Jul/75 AltLd
with Bill Church
Bob M ?/Jul/75 -
with Geraldine King
Hidden 21/Jun/75 Lead
Bolt Phobia 12/Mar/75 AltLd
with Steve Astington
rogerskews ??/1975 AltLd
with Martin Coward
Brian Wilderspin ?/Aug/73 2nd

On YHA Climbing course

jcw 24/Oct/65 -

Girdle>original route with direct start>holy tree wall>the upper staircase>Grey Slab in boots and rucksacks. Typical R James runaround

with Ron James
kjacks ??/1965 2nd
with Dave Peers
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