Rockfax Description
A top-notch lead for 1918 and a great route.
1) 5a, 25m. Boulder into the groove in the centre of the face then follow the slab rightwards to access a narrow chimney-crack. Struggle up this to a ledge.
2) 4b, 10m. Continue up the surprisingly awkward crack. © Rockfax

Ivor Richards, CF Holland,Dorothy Pilley 22/May/1918

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, 100 Best Wales Mid Grade Climbs, Snowdonia in Chains, "A Graded List of a Few Welsh Climbs" Aka ROGER'S LIST.

Daniel71 15/Oct/17 AltLd dog
adamkidson 15/Oct/17 Lead dog
mop449 19/Sep/17 AltLd O/S

Lead P2. Thought p1 was awkward but fun. P2 a stroll.

with Jimbo
youwillfindjimbo 19/Sep/17 AltLd O/S
with Danny G
MartinW92 26/Aug/17 Lead O/S
luckywood 15/Aug/17 AltLd

led P2

oli87 15/Aug/17 AltLd β
jameslomax 13/Aug/17 AltLd O/S

Struggled for ages to get a nut out on the first pitch. If anyone finds a fairly new looking grey nut low down lmk. Then had the joy of the doing the thrutchy chimney section with the rucksack. Very enjoyable climb

with Holly
JoeGross 10/Aug/17 AltLd

Fun route with some ultimate rock fighting, good protection the whole way up.

with Sam116
Sam116 10/Aug/17 AltLd O/S

Enjoyable ultimate fighting with the rock.

with JJ
Rob892 29/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with Hannah
Matt Smith 24/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Some tricky bits on this, bouldery start + chimney on P1 and the big crack of P2, but this may have been off route. Rock, paper scissors for who had to carry the bag on P1.

with Susanna Jamieson, Zoe Taylor
Hidden 24/Jul/17 2nd O/S
Samantha Dickson 24/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with Ali Baxter
Welly Matt 24/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Maddie 23/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

I led the chimney. Surprisingly fun pitch!

with Alun
George_Surf 18/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

Polished awkward start but safe. The chimney was also thrutchy. Rachel took p2

rachelpearce01 18/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
PeteWilson 09/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with Dave
Hidden 08/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Callum Smith 07/Jul/17 2nd


Matt Shepherd 26/Jun/17 AltLd
Hidden 26/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
Luke90 24/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Dan W
Jack_Clinch 13/Jun/17 AltLd
Hidden 26/May/17 2nd
gethin_allen 26/May/17 Lead O/S
James Worthington 19/May/17 Lead

Climbed Hope in three pitches, I led both pitches of Original Route and Henry led Groove Above.

with Henry
Droyd 18/May/17 AltLd O/S

Led P2 plus the chimney bit of P1 (Henry needs to work on his vile chimneying), which was slippery and felt worth HVS 5b (albeit for a brief moment)

with Henry
Annanor92 05/May/17 AltLd
nickb 05/May/17 AltLd O/S
with anna
matty123 09/Apr/17 2nd
with Alasdair
marcus_goff 08/Apr/17 Lead
with Andy
Afell 08/Apr/17 2nd
Tom.Sedgwick 06/Apr/17 AltLd
Gerben Neven 06/Apr/17 AltLd O/S

Lead p2, had no gear until the top of the crack

Hidden ??/2017 -
Hidden 13/Nov/16 AltLd dnf
Gambit 25/Oct/16 Lead dog

OMG, slipped off a hold on the crux and fell off

with Ethan, Paula
Philip Hawarden 08/Oct/16 2nd
Heather Osborne 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Harder than I thought it'd be!

bclifton 17/Sep/16 Lead
Ben Wadsworth 17/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Ben Clifton
George Killaspy 10/Sep/16 2nd rpt

Part of link up

with Martina, Darren
LDudill 31/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Done in one long pitch. Hard / thin / polished start moves ! Hideous chimney aswell ! Good pitch though..

DaveThexton 31/Aug/16 2nd
with Kelly, Luke
Hidden 16/Aug/16 2nd
Jmpollard 16/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Very good fun! One long pitch, great offwidthy moves, and I pulled a wore out when it got clipped to my leg loop

charlie.wilkinson 13/Aug/16 AltLd
with Lotte
Hidden 13/Aug/16 Lead G/U
Hidden 13/Aug/16 2nd
Lotte Stuer 13/Aug/16 AltLd

Led 5a pitch.

Dannygw 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Ben 07/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
with Danny (Craigs mate)
leethebee 07/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Tricky Start ...Super Polished .

with david roberts, Richard Howarth
Flavio 06/Aug/16 Solo O/S
Mr. K 31/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

I lead the first pitch. Full value.

neal 31/Jul/16 AltLd

Led p1. start is a little tricky. Bridged out of the chimney and went up LHS

with Sophie W-J
mussonlr 25/Jul/16 AltLd
Hidden 02/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
saffy 23/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 22/Jun/16 2nd O/S
kierankeavy 22/Jun/16 Lead O/S

P1 was amazing. Ran P1 out a few metres to find a better point to belay. P2 was nothing special, just an awkward chimney. Well worth 3 stars overall!

with Matt Lawrence
Hidden 05/Jun/16 Solo
TGreen 04/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Rosie Henstock 04/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
birks3746 29/May/16 Lead O/S

Did in one pitch, found very difficult for the grade

with Sam Davies
Hidden 16/May/16 AltLd
Phil Crudge 15/May/16 2nd
with Jamie Holding
Hidden 14/May/16 Lead
alexm198 14/May/16 AltLd O/S

P1. Classic chimney ensconcement.

manbat 14/May/16 Lead
with Laura Packford
Hidden 14/May/16 AltLd
Daymo 14/May/16 AltLd
Fiona Hughes 14/May/16 2nd
with SP
ecromwell 14/May/16 AltLd

Nice route, spicy first pitch!

Withey3 13/May/16 AltLd O/S
Albanian 06/May/16 AltLd O/S
with Si Higham
bryce.dorin 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/16 2nd
Jerome Carson 27/Feb/16 2nd O/S

Very Wet

davebrox ??/2016 -
James Beaumont 02/Nov/15 Solo O/S
Matt Harmon 04/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

led P2

Bede 01/Oct/15 2nd O/S
with Lucy, jon gill
jon_gill1 01/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Quite a hard move near start of first pitch and big cams would make the upper end of first pitch much safer!

with Lucy Coulter, adam baker
Leofallon 27/Sep/15 Lead
Tom Phillips 27/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with leo
Hidden 12/Aug/15 AltLd
BPaske 12/Aug/15 AltLd
George Killaspy 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Led as one pitch on halves - great climbing made even better by the exposure of the slabs below.

with Alex, Dylan Brown
zoehaughton 25/Jul/15 2nd

Went left around the chimney

wi11 18/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
with Louisa Reynolds
benjizac 17/Jul/15 AltLd dog

Started the second pitch below the chimney (Paul led the first), and needed a bit of 'assistance' to battle through it!! Enjoyable nonetheless, and the final crack is a nice bit of climbing.

frume 17/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

I Started first pitch but set belay under the chimney. Ben got the rest done.

with Ben
Marcin78 ?/Jul/15 AltLd
with Tomek
Jack Manfredi ?/Jul/15 AltLd
with Dad
pie_eater_pete 30/Jun/15 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jun/15 Lead O/S
chris fox 27/Jun/15 2nd
Pete Rigby 27/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Kelli Roberts
kelliroberts3 27/Jun/15 AltLd
Alex_Derbyshire 23/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Tough crack.

matt1024 23/Jun/15 Lead

Led both pitches

with Timmy C
buxtoncoffeelover 16/Jun/15 Lead

Led as 1 pitch (following Tennis Shoe). Traditional chimney struggle helped keep temperature up!

tom_lewis89 16/Jun/15 2nd dog

Horrible deep crack that required swimming.

Tom McCabe 09/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Got to the chimney/offwidth before remembering that I was wearing the 'sac. Hung it below me on a sling... Good fun, definitely 'traditional'.

with Sam
andycash 23/May/15 Lead O/S
with chris day
jacko120 16/May/15 AltLd
Hidden 11/May/15 Lead
leobold ?/May/15 Lead dog
Tom Keaveny 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/15 2nd rpt
Batt 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Mel
Hidden 18/Apr/15 2nd
khalidq 10/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
gravity 10/Apr/15 AltLd

Climbed in 2 pitches. I led pitch 1. Very polished, but good fun.

with Khalid Qasrawi
JendeHoxar 09/Apr/15 TR dog

Done in two pitches. Started with the usual start, but fell of and swung quite a long way to the right, so switched to the Variation, which was less polished and wet. Day 4 of PYB "Moving Out" course.

Hidden 07/Apr/15 2nd
ianstevens 07/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Good fun, lovely climbing with a good old school bit of thrutching thrown in. Lead both pitches. Standard VS.

JosephTATaylor 07/Apr/15 2nd
Hidden ??/2015 -
Dan Hostford 25/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Keiran O'Mahony 29/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Julia Bunney
cornishben 28/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Rich Draisey
Hidden 27/Sep/14 AltLd
ADConway 09/Sep/14 Lead O/S


with Becca Newton
David Stevens 05/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Christina Holmgrun
Ian Stirrups 09/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch. Chimney is an off width with all that entails.

with Sue
darrenpp 08/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Naomi
Nomes 08/Aug/14 2nd
with Darren
Ray Sparks 26/Jul/14 Lead
with Ted
Hidden 21/Jul/14 AltLd
Ray Sparks 11/Jul/14 2nd
with pero
Hidden 01/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 29/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
timmyhobby 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
ClareG 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Continued up from Hope. Steve led the first pitch which was much tougher than the second. Skipped the chimney which was probably a good thing as I'm not sure the rucksack would have fitted in it!

hannahbannana 22/Jun/14 2nd
K Mckay 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1. Awkward chimney!

with Dan Slome, Ed Poulter
londonoring 17/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Rhys led P1 (awesome move out of the chimney) and I led P2 (much easier). Great job Rhys!!

weekendwarrior92 17/Jun/14 AltLd
foostu4 15/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 15/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/14 -
Adam Hill 21/May/14 2nd

Started on Piton Route, crossed over via a nice finger traverse onto Original Route and finished off on Rampart Corner. Very dodgy route finding from Simon..

edmitchell 18/May/14 2nd O/S
with pyb course
judith neaves 17/May/14 2nd
Shaw Brown 17/May/14 Lead
Rob Evans ?/May/14 Lead O/S

Great climb, think outside the chimney

NickNixon 24/Apr/14 Lead O/S
JackM92 24/Apr/14 2nd
tlmarjot 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Ben Anderson
Jonathan Richardson 18/Apr/14 AltLd

Lead P1

with Russ
net 15/Apr/14 2nd
with George
GPN 15/Apr/14 Lead
with Annette
arandall 12/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Wendy did pitch one, but skirted the end of the chimney, i went up it properly then did pitch 2

Hidden 11/Apr/14 2nd O/S
JoeCoxson 11/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Did all in one pitch. Nice balanced climbing for the first section, then some good old fashioned thrutch/chimney-ing at the top. Hannah was less than pleased by the chimney after the weeks climbing. Probably the best pitch of climbing the whole trip.

Wendy Watthews 11/Apr/14 Lead

side steeped the top of p1 onto the variation

Nick Biven ??/2014 -
waynekinrade ??/2014 AltLd
Si ??/2014 -
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
sion112 ??/2014 AltLd
Hidden 24/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Charlotte Nelson 13/Oct/13 -
ben.phillips 12/Oct/13 2nd β
MichaelGallimore 12/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Samuel Wainwright 11/Oct/13 AltLd O/S


Hidden 11/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
Robert Whitby 04/Oct/13 AltLd
with Tom Tier
russtyg 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Andre Clarke 29/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Very polish up the big crack making it a bit of a grunt festival. Good if you like that sort of thing

with jamster
Celt Ll-J 21/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 19/Aug/13 AltLd
Gareth T 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Jane Woulds, Amber
Amber Chaloner 18/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Jane Woulds, Gareth Thomas
Rob Jarratt 10/Aug/13 -

Led the second pitch which was pretty easy. First pitch has a very hard start, the chimney bit wasn't as bad as it sounded, and the ramp was just great.

with Jonathan French, Vanessa
thomaspomfrett 10/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Stu Mcinnes
tonto169 28/Jul/13 Lead
Olli-C 27/Jul/13 AltLd dog

Fell off first pitch trying to get into the groove. Not good.

joe.91 27/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Did the original start variation finish.

Roget 21/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with jim
JamesWilliams 19/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Brilliant! Pure Classical fun. The entry into the groove is trickier than it first appears and then struggle up the polish to some good 'ol fashion armbars. Determination is what you need for this bad boy

sebbo 19/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Grant Brown
Hidden 17/Jul/13 Lead
MoWalker3 13/Jul/13 AltLd

Too much polish to be that fun.

with Rick
Grassrob ?/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 22/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
ClimberJimmyB 22/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Running the slabs day!

Fawley1 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
ashmellor 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Chris Murray ?/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/13 AltLd
BTphonehome 31/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Woodsy
Hidden 25/May/13 2nd dog
JimboWizbo 25/May/13 Lead O/S

1918? Blimey. Arrived at the crack and realised I needed the big cam from my pack, that was interesting. Finished up with a leftward traverse to the wall and a mantel. Dashed up the second pitch and off as I seemed to be getting ill, consequently abandoned a Blue BD Stopper, would be good to hear when someone gets it out.

with Beth
GermanAlex 14/May/13 Lead O/S

lead both pitches, pure class and not a giveaway at VS. big cam for the offwidth would've been nice, but can be replaced with commitment

with Dan
Hidden 02/May/13 AltLd
Ows 02/May/13 AltLd
thefuturesmiles ?/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
EcoClimber 22/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Struggled on the top of the nose just after the overhang. Should of been bolder & pushed straight up. Lovely 40m solo to final belay point.

KDSclimber 22/Feb/13 2nd dog

My 1st VS - well chuffed! I'm 11 yrs old - made me think about life, why we are here & what created the amazing motivations to climb these places.

with Richard
tim exley 18/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Tom Seccombe 18/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
richardw87 ??/2013 AltLd O/S

Continued up from the slabs minus gf...thrutchy chimney took an interesting leg jamming approach

with Tom
Hidden ??/2013 -
dickie01 02/Dec/12 2nd O/S

In wet with boots as a three on double ropes, joe lead

with Julian King, Joe Heasman
moz ?/Nov/12 2nd

Cold and wet

with Chris
Hidden 21/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
Julesthe1st 29/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

As part of a big mountain day link up

with Mike
Hidden 15/Sep/12 AltLd rpt
Hardonicus 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Backed off the final chimney! Alex finished. Ridiculously hard, or possibly just old school.

with James W, Alex Thompson
Hidden 15/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
homing-penguin 08/Sep/12 2nd dog

I fell on the polished 'chimney' trying to get a stuck cam (cragswag)

Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
nick ferro 08/Sep/12 -
with Oli Birkill
Bertbee 07/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Quality climb, stiff for the grade.

with Ben
spags88 03/Sep/12 2nd O/S

awakward chimney had to shimmey myself up through it with an easy finish

with gary mitchell
Zoomer 03/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Tough old school climbing. With 2 students.

with A Student
Hidden 03/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Charley Carpenter ?/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Pete Randall 11/Aug/12 AltLd dog
with Ian Shaw
Katherine Ross 11/Aug/12 2nd β

Used the in-situ aid tat on the first move for speed and the risk of decking from rope-stretch. I wasn't sure I'd get up the chimney but did manage it and the hand traverse. Really fun!

Hidden 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Steve J T 27/Jul/12 Lead
RM199 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
David Kay 11/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Moritz L 11/Jul/12 AltLd
with David Kirsfelds, pete
lost.arrow 07/Jul/12 AltLd
with Stu Sherwood
nik king 07/Jul/12 AltLd
with Richard
robgixer ?/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
runestone 19/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden 19/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden 02/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/May/12 Lead
Hidden 29/May/12 AltLd O/S
Leelogs 29/May/12 AltLd O/S

Chimney was tough! At the top of the chimney moved out on to the left face.

with SCC
Hidden 28/May/12 AltLd
MikeLell 27/May/12 AltLd dog

Led P1. Fell off in the offwidth. Held by 2 well placed cams. Removed bag and finished pitch using a couple if holds on the left.

with Lee Harrison
Big Lee 27/May/12 AltLd O/S

Stayed in the wide crack and off-width'ed it. Lead the easy second pitch. A good route but not a three star classic.

Hidden 26/May/12 2nd
Hidden 26/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/May/12 TR
Hidden 17/May/12 AltLd
matt1024 12/May/12 2nd
will_benfold 12/May/12 Lead O/S

Chimney was a bit of a thrutch - glad my second had the backpack.

Hidden 05/May/12 2nd
Gerallt Owain 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Ryan Roberts
AmandaJG 28/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
nick_curtis01 27/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Felt comfortable at this grade on second... as in previous time at Idwal Slabs I didn't didnt have a very heavy rucksack on.

with James Mackey
tebs 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with Sam
sgl 25/Mar/12 AltLd
with Bart
williamsd79 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
danmoore88 04/Mar/12 -
tumbling wizard ??/2012 Lead
james chesmer ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
alan moore ??/2012 -

Very good.

barrowclough ??/2012 Lead
Slick 12/Nov/11 2nd
Andy_B39 06/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with Phil Wilkinson
luke384 30/Oct/11 AltLd
with matty
Mattlamb90 30/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1, Luke P2. Couldn't do the top of the chimney had to move left and around :(

with Luke
Nick Rundall 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Nick Pass, Jon Taylor
Ann S 01/Oct/11 2nd
Alex Thomson 27/Sep/11 AltLd
Hidden 27/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/11 AltLd
kristinawe 01/Sep/11 2nd
neilisou ?/Sep/11 2nd O/S
chedder 06/Aug/11 Lead
with dave gleave
Hidden 05/Aug/11 AltLd
tully1987 05/Aug/11 AltLd
Hidden 04/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead
JRae 30/Jul/11 2nd
CRiddiford 30/Jul/11 AltLd


with Jonny, Libby
guy757 29/Jul/11 Lead
Ewan Russell 29/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with rostam
martrin 25/Jul/11 Lead
with Sarah Kekus
Hidden 24/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
mikespooner 23/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Lead P2

funkyvin1 23/Jul/11 AltLd β

Partner couldn't do chimney on lead so went up ramp on left slab below chimney entrance instead. I lead pitch 2.

Simon Cahill 14/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch

with Sam Benson
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Lead
stujamo 12/Jul/11 2nd
with K.Ansell
Dibdawg 11/Jul/11 AltLd

Had to pop out of the top of the chimney left. Would be better climbing with out a ruck sac!

with Mark Sheridan
prwalker 03/Jul/11 AltLd

Led second pitch

with Ali Hutton
Hidden 30/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Lawrie Brand 30/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Sarah Laing
Lotte Stuer 29/Jun/11 AltLd
with Dan Johnson
Hidden 28/Jun/11 AltLd
Jillybean 28/Jun/11 2nd

really cool route, though felt alot harder having to use my 'claw'

with Martyn
Noodles 28/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Led P1 + P2, a good value route.

Hidden 10/Jun/11 Lead O/S
climbinmunkey 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Fantastic Route!

with Helen
marcoleptic 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Pete
Hidden 30/May/11 AltLd O/S
Tom Livingstone 25/May/11 AltLd rpt
LukeyG 01/May/11 AltLd
C-nunez 01/May/11 AltLd O/S
MBarraclough 30/Apr/11 2nd O/S
batterj2 29/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Samian
jwpil 27/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Ben
benscarter 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S

brilliant fun - except the chimney of course.

with Jack
chris smith 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
joscott 24/Apr/11 2nd
willoates 18/Apr/11 Lead

In a 1er. polished as ken at the start!

Dan Lane 18/Apr/11 2nd dog

first move was really hard, ended up pulling on the tat as i didn't trust my foot to stick on the mega polished smear.

Hidden 16/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd
sambosanquet101 10/Apr/11 Lead
joem 06/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

bit cheeky putting alt leads as i had the second easir pitch

johnpuddephatt 02/Apr/11 AltLd dog

Lead first pitch. Great start, but came a cropper on the chimney where it turned out carrying a bag made the moves a whole lot more difficult. Took a fall from the top of the chimney and landed at the bottom unhurt. Clipped bag to gear and reattempted successfully. Second pitch still challenging but more straightforward. Leave your bag at the bottom!

with Paul Gibbison
Will Hunt 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Lisa Witty
Gibbs 02/Apr/11 AltLd dog
with John P
Hidden ?/Mar/11 Lead dog
rustaldo 13/Feb/11 Lead dog

fell on the first move! was a horrendous wet day though, so i'll allow it..

with Tom
EliotStephens 28/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with Thomas Moore
Hidden ??/2011 -
ollieben ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
mackay780 ??/2011 Lead O/S
bigbear86 ??/2011 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2011 -
mattfarr ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Liam
Hidden ??/2011 -
bsmedz ??/2011 -
BennoC 16/Oct/10 AltLd

Led the second.

with Brian
thetradlad 10/Oct/10 2nd O/S
mynyddresident 26/Sep/10 2nd

Original line, almost impossible with my sac on and hauling G's abandoned sac from the harness.

with geraint
Hidden 20/Sep/10 -
Killianmurphy 21/Aug/10 2nd O/S
SteveM 19/Aug/10 AltLd
with Kat
kitkat78 19/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with SteveM
jcook1980 03/Aug/10 Lead
Homes 02/Aug/10 AltLd
with Jonny C
Dunx ?/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with Joe M
peter myers ?/Aug/10 2nd
with Simon Bennet
Hidden 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/10 AltLd
mzchambers 06/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with George Porter, Laim Jay
Hidden 04/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Skullfire 28/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Mat Mitchell
Savlon 27/Jun/10 2nd
with Paul Lee
benhearne 26/Jun/10 AltLd
Hidden 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
liamoloughlin 15/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Clay C 11/Jun/10 Lead dnf

Couldnt manage the last few moves out of the chimney, so lowered off a hex that was already in place. Rope got stuck when pulling through, so did Lazarus and then lowered from the top and climbed the route on top rope removing gear. Moves still felt pretty tricky at the top of the chimney!

Hidden 07/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
kieranlivett 03/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with james.peter
Peter Holder 03/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
nick ferro 30/May/10 -
pwilkie 30/May/10 AltLd O/S
Tom Hopkinson 28/May/10 2nd dog
with Tom Hutchinson
Hidden 28/May/10 AltLd
farmus21 25/May/10 Lead

Nice. Started to the right, slightly steeper but good fun. Didn't fancy getting stuck into the crack/chimney higher up so opted to pull onto the arete/slab to the left.

with Sam Radcliffe
samrad 25/May/10 2nd
with james G
ollieben 15/May/10 Lead O/S

the start is really hard on the polished holds, bold onto the arete aswell

with harry henson
edmitchell 15/May/10 Lead O/S

The crack at the top of P1 was a bit of a fight

Hidden 15/May/10 2nd
wirralclimber1984 15/May/10 AltLd O/S
hazza 11/May/10 2nd
SAF 06/May/10 Lead

Only climbed the first pitch, ab'd off.

dan ely 06/May/10 Lead O/S
with jon
Derek Ryden ?/May/10 -
with Glynne Andrew
hedgehog77 27/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 11/Apr/10 2nd
J1PEF 10/Apr/10 AltLd
Aaron Lines ?/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Mike Ward
Hidden 01/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Paul Boggis ??/2010 Lead
nevets ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
bwestwood ??/2010 AltLd O/S
cymjt ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 13/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
knicos 13/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Led first pitch.

Hidden 25/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
lucasp 25/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

I led 2nd pitch.

with kev (lmc)
matt.woodfield 24/Jul/09 AltLd
gingergeorge 20/Jul/09 Lead

rcp top of faith easy 5a move

with billy from atcp
Hidden 09/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Daniel Wicks 14/Jun/09 -
with George
Hidden 02/Jun/09 2nd β
sgl0jd 02/Jun/09 Lead
with Luke
jamie ward 29/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Williams
Graeme Hammond 24/May/09 Lead O/S

hardest i've lead with a big rucksack on? (both pitches)

with Jools
dan gibson 20/Apr/09 Solo O/S
CharlieMack 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Janek Mamino
MarkFoster ??/2009 -
toby2000 ??/2009 -
Hidden 22/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/08 2nd dog
Hidden 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Ste Ridd 13/Sep/08 Lead

Led all pitches. Chimney well protected with a big cam. On second attempt of the chimney exited left onto wall.

Lucy Lu 13/Sep/08 2nd
with Stephen
troym 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Clare Pickup and Rowan Midwood
RCrockford 22/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

Andy C second.

with Andy G
laurencehicks 01/Aug/08 Lead O/S

in full flood never thought id climb a waterfall

with kev ev
birbeck ?/Aug/08 AltLd
with Richard Barlow
Karlos 27/Jul/08 AltLd

Led pitch 1. Knew the moves up chimney would be less than pretty, and was right. But loads of solid gear in the back. Staying out of the chimney on the left arete might prove better.

with Mark B
Hidden 27/Jul/08 AltLd
OffshoreAndy 26/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Jade
lost.arrow 20/Jul/08 -
with Stu Sherwood
PanzerHanzler 19/Jul/08 AltLd
with Matt
Dan77 10/Jul/08 AltLd
Glyn Davidson 10/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

Very wet and greasy.

with Dan
Aaron Lines ?/Jul/08 AltLd

led p1

with Dan
Tobes ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Simon MacDonald
Hidden 07/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/08 Lead O/S
b.hayley ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
a_simecek ?/Jun/08 2nd
with Andy Townsend, Alex Dyhouse
Goose4 27/May/08 Lead O/S
richprideaux 25/May/08 2nd dog
with Alan Rossiter
Hidden 13/May/08 Lead
Hidden 11/May/08 AltLd
Hidden 08/May/08 2nd
Hidden 08/May/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/May/08 2nd O/S
mike278 08/May/08 Lead O/S
with Alec and Sarah
Hidden 26/Apr/08 AltLd dog
Hidden 26/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/08 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
sebrider ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with Dan Walker
lee richards ??/2008 Lead O/S
with robbo84
pad-rat 22/Oct/07 Lead
Em66 22/Oct/07 2nd
with Mat, Ru
Calder 07/Oct/07 2nd
with Mark
Hidden ?/Oct/07 AltLd
snakebite 29/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
tom.e 07/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Claire
Julia Chatterton 28/Aug/07 2nd
with Will
Jim Slater 27/Jul/07 Lead O/S

Chimney section was really tough, hard slog.

Hidden 07/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Carly 01/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with sophie
Hidden 01/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
JimBee ?/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Ian Whitehead
Ken Taylor 30/May/07 Lead
with Richard Munro
Irk the Purist 21/May/07 AltLd O/S

Tough lead! Dave led pitch 1 but climbed the wall instead of the chimney. I followed up the chimney/crack/depths of hell with much panting and loss of skin and dignity.

with Dave Ross
Stuart Johnston 20/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/07 AltLd O/S
robertporter 28/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
rob1 21/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Jonny Martin
five 15/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with TW
donkster 03/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with hannah, mark
Ifan ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with John Pritchard
Ifan ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Kate
Hidden ?/Mar/07 -
Hidden 03/Feb/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 -
chris wyatt ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Skell ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Kelvin
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Rjukan ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd
Diggler ??/2007 Lead O/S
Mr Powly ?/Nov/06 Lead
with Emily Bateman
Hidden ?/Oct/06 Lead
Joe Marsh 17/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
with Si
Hidden 15/Sep/06 Lead
maybe_si 15/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with charlie
PenJD 09/Sep/06 AltLd
with Ketch
tom_1985 ?/Sep/06 Lead
with Krystina Common
Jules_Robbo ?/Sep/06 AltLd

First VS!

with James Cross
lithos 28/Jul/06 2nd

VS on holy tree wall, start well right not left !! luckily excelent wire

Matthew Higginson 20/Jul/06 Lead

Superb start, bit thin on the gear as you leave the ledge half way up the first pitch - there was a brand new friend stuck in the crack on the second pitch - failed to get it out!

with Mark Chaplin
Hidden 06/Jul/06 AltLd
Owain Llewelyn 06/Jul/06 Lead

The wall variation at 5a is great

with Dad
Ian_gozer 01/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Tim & Instructor
mikelaing ??/2006 -
DAL ??/2006 2nd O/S
beardy mike ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Miles Grout
mankrambler 03/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Tom, Jakob and Kate
Adam Booth 27/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
Ed Booth 27/Jul/05 AltLd
Hidden 11/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Different Steve ?/Jul/05 AltLd O/S

Led P1 - tricky!

with Simon Curtis
bigie bob ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/05 Lead
John Marsland 11/May/05 2nd
with Ant Williams
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Lead
ewen ?/Apr/05 AltLd O/S
dan_o_b ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/04 2nd O/S
Norman_P_W 14/Aug/04 AltLd
with Bob M
Bob M 14/Aug/04 AltLd
Swirly ?/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
with Pete Morgan
GavinB ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Nicos 11/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with mark richardson
MontyH 30/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Andy Lawrance
ChrisBrooke 27/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
with John Inkpen
Batty 16/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/03 Lead
Gman ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Eamon
frost ?/May/03 Solo
Andy Clarke 29/Mar/03 AltLd O/S

Led P1.

with ChrisA
Hidden ?/Oct/02 Lead
jamie ward 03/Sep/02 AltLd O/S
with John Howes
Hidden ?/Sep/02 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/02 Lead O/S
karly54 06/Aug/02 AltLd
with Peter Goodwin
Hidden 06/May/02 2nd
Hidden ??/2002 Lead
paul m hadley ??/2002 Lead
caradoc 27/Oct/01 Lead O/S
Mark Stevenson 29/Sep/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/01 AltLd O/S
lost.arrow 19/May/01 Lead
with Gill Heartly
akhughes ?/May/01 AltLd
Hidden ??/2001 Lead
John Marsland 03/Sep/00 Lead
with Roger Dyke
Rob Oram 04/Aug/00 AltLd O/S

I led the first pitch and reckon the route was overgraded at VS 5a.

with Tom Asbridge
nigehughes ?/Aug/00 2nd
with Nev Smith, Mick Dickinson
Hidden 15/May/00 AltLd O/S
Ed Booth ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 AltLd dnf
pasbury ??/2000 -
Bob M 05/Jul/99 Lead

Left hand start and wall variations at the top

with Jill Stevens
net ?/Jun/99 2nd
with Paul C, Julie H
csalvage ??/1999 2nd O/S
with Jack
Paul-Michael 16/May/98 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st pitch.

with Paul Nurse
Conan ??/1998 AltLd O/S
with Steve Williams
chrisrogers ?/Sep/97 Lead O/S
with Steve J
Ian Archer 09/Aug/97 AltLd O/S
with Danny Hale
Hidden 06/Aug/97 AltLd
big 02/Aug/97 -
Hidden ??/1996 2nd dog
Paul Boardman ??/1996 AltLd O/S
with Iain Boardman
iskra2000 29/Oct/95 AltLd

GH pitch 1.

with Mark Leach
akamini ?/Oct/95 AltLd
liabilityliz 02/Aug/95 2nd
with Dave Instructor, Martin
chris sm 17/Jul/95 AltLd O/S
with Duncan McLay
Hidden 28/Jun/95 Lead
Maarten2 13/Apr/95 Lead

followed by Grooved Above

with Kitti
Bullybones ??/1995 -
JiveWeasel 30/May/94 Lead
with Tall Paul
snowcat 02/May/94 2nd
with Dave Morriss
Hidden 28/Oct/93 AltLd
kato'sdad 02/Jul/92 Lead
with Bear Sports
Hidden ?/Jul/92 Lead
Hidden 14/Jun/92 AltLd
auld al 27/May/92 AltLd O/S
pingora 27/May/92 -
Hidden ??/1992 AltLd
SimonN 14/Jul/90 AltLd
BigHairyIan 13/Apr/90 Lead O/S
with Martin (from South America)
Hidden ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1990 -
AlanLittle ?/Sep/89 AltLd
with Tom Dillon
OMSKB ?/Aug/89 Lead
Hidden 21/Jul/89 AltLd
Sean Kelly ?/Jul/89 Lead

Quite easy if you bridge up the initial moves instead of trying it in the corner on very slippyholds...

with Alan Payne
sdht ??/1989 -
Jelly Mould Surfer 06/Aug/88 AltLd O/S

With Al

Iain Thow 14/May/88 AltLd

Led pitch 1

with Steve Ball
Steve Crowe 31/Aug/87 2nd
Dave Musgrove 07/Aug/87 AltLd
with David
babymoac 01/Aug/87 Lead
with Rich Reeder
Hidden 05/Jul/87 Lead O/S
John Marsland 09/Mar/85 Lead
with Mark Cohen
pneame ??/1985 2nd

date is a guess

with Brian Molyneux
nigehughes ?/Aug/84 2nd
with Ian Cameron
mark-abz 19/May/84 AltLd
with Graham W
uphillnow 13/Jun/82 Lead
Nigel Bond 12/Jul/80 Lead
with Ian, John
Hidden ??/1980 -
robinsi197 ??/1980 -
with Barbara
Hidden ??/1980 -
Brian Wilderspin 21/Sep/78 AltLd
telemark ??/1978 2nd
with Jim Sutherland
RichardMc 06/Aug/77 Lead
with Tony Williams
mikej 05/Aug/77 AltLd
with Geoff Williams
babymoac ??/1977 -
Rob Davies 02/Sep/75 Lead
with Jim Kelly
Brian Wilderspin ?/Aug/73 2nd

On YHA Climbing course

Tom V ??/1972 -
Gordon Stainforth 04/Apr/69 AltLd

The first pitch was the hardest thing I ever led in big hill walking boots. John led the Crescent Slab pitch.

with John Stainforth
jcw 24/Oct/65 -
with Ron James
kjacks ??/1965 2nd

As our old Cwm Idwal guide graded this as Just Severe I thought I'd never get to any higher grades - strangely didn't find the crack too hard but the start and the Crescent Slab seemed very prcarious.

with Dave Peers
Hidden ??/0000 AltLd O/S
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