Rockfax Description
One of the great Welsh mountain routes. It takes a superb line across the buttress, finishing in a glorious position on the upper 'outside edge'. Start below a block overhang towards the left of the face.
1) 18m. Climb rightwards up a groove below the block. Move right around it and up to a stance on the top.
2) 35m. A thin pull gains a ledge, then make a rising traverse up left to the arete. Climb this to a small ledge (possible belay) and then head direct on good holds to the right-hand end of Sunset Ledge.
3) 12m. Move your belay 6m to the left. Traverse left around some ribs to gain a groove. Climb this to a ledge and belay.
4) 25m. Climb up and left to a corner-crack. Gain this by a tricky move, then follow the corner before moving left onto the rib and up to a belay ledge.
5) 20m. Easy climbing up a rib gains the escape path, follow this around to the left, or...
6) 20m. Climb a short groove with a projecting block in it to gain the top of the ridge and great views all around. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett, North Wales Rock Graded List, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, The BMC 70th Anniversary Ticklist, Snowdonia - long routes and classic climbs, North wales road to ruins HVS, North Wales Super Summer Solo Ticklist, Preparation climbs for a Cuillin ridge traverse.

Hidden 17/Jan -
PatrickBoothroyd 06/Jan AltLd O/S

The rock was very cold and wet in places which made it challenging, great route though, would love to return in summer conditions (and do when my fingers aren't so numb)

with NigelBoothroyd
sallygal29 27/Oct/17 2nd O/S

First pitch had detached blocks

tombartlett 26/Sep/17 AltLd O/S

Split into six pitches, of which I led evens. Second pitch with the rising traverse had plenty of exposure. Fifth pitch was grotty and slippery. Overall fantastic.

with Roger
afearn91 29/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
CraigPerl 26/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
with trisvye
Hidden 26/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/17 AltLd
Hidden 25/Aug/17 Lead O/S
LukeWS 25/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
with Tom WS
Rooney90 13/Aug/17 AltLd
nathanshaw 13/Aug/17 -
with Jo
TheSingularity 13/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
with Emma
Hidden 29/Jul/17 AltLd
PaulTom 23/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with Gwion
Hidden 08/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
pistal10 24/Jun/17 -

Climbed alpine style in a 3, really nice route from start to finish.

johnself1603 24/Jun/17 AltLd
ht543 18/Jun/17 AltLd
with Krish
rohai545 18/Jun/17 AltLd
with Helen
Hidden 17/Jun/17 2nd
Pero 26/May/17 AltLd
Matt Schwarz 19/May/17 AltLd O/S

Speed ascent. 1hr5 bottom to top. I led 1 and 4-5 andy linked 2-3. Pitch 2 a cracker!

with Andy m
Mark Eddy 10/May/17 AltLd
with Kelly, Neil
sambeaumont 08/May/17 Lead O/S

Incredible route, particularly the exposed 2nd pitch!! Led all pitches and finished just before sunset... AMAZING!

theplacelives 06/May/17 AltLd
Chris Manasseh 06/May/17 AltLd

Led 1 and 4

with Joel Harman, Nick Manasseh
Private Flounder 06/May/17 AltLd

Fantastic! Pitch 2 just seems unlikley at the grade as it is fairly steep and exposed but is was excellent al the same. Dry as a bone!

with Joel Harman, Chris Manasseh
webby2203 03/May/17 Lead O/S

Seconded this route with Sam Littlewood. Absolute awesome route!

jrccrosby 01/May/17 AltLd O/S


with Elsie
Katie S 30/Apr/17 AltLd O/S

Great route. It rained a little on the top pitch

with Sarah C
Hidden 15/Apr/17 AltLd O/S
leobold 15/Apr/17 Lead O/S

The weather held. Ricky and Tom followed. Ricky's first ever outdoor route. Third and fourth pitches particularly enjoyable.

leobold 15/Apr/17 Lead O/S

The weather held. Ricky and Tom followed. Ricky's first ever outdoor route. Third and fourth pitches particularly enjoyable.

Hidden 15/Apr/17 Lead O/S
a_m154 13/Apr/17 AltLd
with James Ormrod
steve-grigg 09/Apr/17 AltLd O/S

Minimal visibility, high winds, very cold, bloody fantastic!

BarbsMurray 08/Apr/17 Lead

Fantastic route!

with Sandra
hotfeet 26/Mar/17 AltLd
with Stuart Riches
Hidden 26/Mar/17 AltLd
scree 26/Mar/17 -
Hidden 17/Feb/17 Lead dnf
Hidden 19/Dec/16 AltLd
sparkybatteryboy 19/Dec/16 AltLd
Hidden 27/Nov/16 Lead O/S
Dave Turnbull, BMC 22/Oct/16 Lead
with Chris Rees
Hidden 09/Oct/16 Lead
meanderthal 08/Oct/16 AltLd
lithos 08/Oct/16 AltLd

(as described in RF) Jamie ran P1 & P2 together, I did a short pitch to the ledge then ran 5&6 together. Wth 50m ropes it's possible to do reach the ledge in 1 pitch. I led short pitchup to ledge and then 3& 4,. Jamie led/scrambled up 5,6 to end. Fun

with jamie b
Jamie Brown 08/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/16 Lead
JoggerJohn99 01/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
with Steve Brock
Hidden 29/Aug/16 AltLd
Jude 27/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with TizzyA, Mehmet
TizzyA 27/Aug/16 2nd
with Mehmet, Jude
jaycloth16 24/Aug/16 Lead

Amazing climb, really airy and mega for the grade. Wasn't looking forward to it on walk in but one of the best climbs with awesome exposure I have every done. ,aside thumbs up for me and my partner.

with Kevin webster
Kev Webster 24/Aug/16 Lead

Loose overhead rock on pitch one!

with Jamie murphy
karly54 23/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
with Peter Goodwin
sheelba 15/Aug/16 AltLd
with Naomi
frankcp87 15/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Megan
emc110502 14/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

did odd numbers

Hidden 14/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
bigbobbyking 13/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/16 AltLd
Hidden 23/Jul/16 -
Hidden ?/Jul/16 AltLd
freemanTom 18/Jun/16 AltLd

Led first, 3rd,4th and last pitch. Climbed last groove past block. Didn't dare use it, better off avoiding it.

with Paul Davies
daviesp2 18/Jun/16 AltLd

Led P2 and 4

with Tom
petecallaghan 11/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
with Leo Woods
timreynolds 11/Jun/16 AltLd
mreynolds 11/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/16 -
myrddinmuse 08/Jun/16 Solo O/S

Probably my favourite route of the grade and definitely my most enjoyable solo. Mega-exposure, (mostly) solid rock, and mildly puzzling sequences, and absolutely consistent in technicality, love it.

phughes1988 ?/Jun/16 2nd
peter.ravenscroft27 30/May/16 Lead
Gemma_Penny 29/May/16 2nd
MoWalker3 29/May/16 -
with DavidK, Andy
gemmaT 29/May/16 AltLd
chris Norman 17/May/16 -

Turned into an epic as mist closed in then wind and rain. The climb from Sunset Ledge was so greasy we gave up. Down climbed Ordinary route for a while but visibility poor and probably on Kirkus route. Arrived at a large spike and abseiled off. Cliff like a waterfall both wet and cold. Rope didn't reach the bottom and jammed when trying to pull it through. Abandoned rope.

Makhani 15/May/16 AltLd
with Karl
Hidden 14/May/16 Lead O/S
jonnysims 13/May/16 AltLd
haydng 13/May/16 AltLd O/S

Great position. Slightly dubious shattered rock.

with RachelG
Lindh 12/May/16 2nd
with Rich wells, Tarquin Shipley
Tarquin 12/May/16 -
with Rich Wells, Holly L
Harry Ellis 09/May/16 AltLd

Great day with Nantlle ridge afterwards

gareth scott borthwick 09/May/16 AltLd
ellpeecee 24/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
mike lawrence? 13/Apr/16 Solo
Hidden 31/Mar/16 -
rustaldo 30/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Really good VDiff.

Allanfairfechan ??/2016 Solo
Hidden ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Climbingspike ??/2016 -
John Nuttall 02/Nov/15 Solo
huwaaron 20/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Started on the VDiff, Timon didn't want to lead the VDiff pitch so went right on the Diff, I ended up leading the rest, I tried to get back on the rout but ended up climbing in between the 2 routs, for a while before ending up back on the Diff. Will be back to do the rout properly.

Hidden 17/Oct/15 AltLd
Emily_vau 13/Oct/15 2nd O/S

Freezing cold and very windy, ran down the descent to get to the car before dark. A fun afternoon in the mountains despite the weather. At least it was dry!

George_Surf 13/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Guided Emily up this after getting blown off Kirkus' Route! Pretty sustained for VD, couldnt really find gear on the stance on p1 above the roof (v loose fang here) so sat down with a sling. very windy. pretty cold. 6 pitches to the top, very enjoyable climbing with a few little cruxs

Michael Allday 09/Oct/15 2nd O/S

speed style

Phil Layton 09/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Phil Laxton
Mr Fuller 04/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Led P1, P3. Excellent route and the gear's pretty good overall but the first belay's a bit crap with some big loose blocks abound. A bit of loose stuff on the first and second pitches gave way to fantastic rock above.

with Sammy R, Ross Brown
R Brown 04/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2

with Mr Fuller, Sammi Rogers
bms 01/Oct/15 AltLd

Stunning weather. Great route. In big boots.

with BCS
davenev 29/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
with Chris
Hidden 19/Sep/15 2nd
john. e.r 19/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
with Prz
Dafydd Llywelyn 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Very wet, very very good

yossarian714 05/Sep/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/15 AltLd
duncana 29/Aug/15 AltLd

Looking very showery around Snowdon, so we headed a bit east for this. Still showering on the way in, but then it was dry once we started, and the rock wasn't too wet after the first pitch. Lovely route, especially P2 traverse. Nice summit plateau, and all very peaceful

with Pippa Archer
Hidden 17/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
SAF 17/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

I led pitches 2,3 and 4

with Phil
Hidden 15/Aug/15 Lead
Ceriii 07/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Lead the first pitch, seconded the remaining with my bro close behind (too close!!)

with Ieuan Belshaw, Vic Belshaw
Kris2fa 06/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Absolutely amazing positions thoroughly enjoyed! Waited for the crag to dry before setting off but eventually decided to do the first pitch while it was still dripping wet

egor ?/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Katy
Hidden 25/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/15 2nd
Dave Turnbull, BMC 19/Jul/15 Lead

3 hrs 10 mins car to car.

si_green99 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Owen Raybould, mike morgan
Matt Harmon 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S

led all pitches. slightly damp

Sarah Roscoe 12/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Dazluke2000 04/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2 and 5

petern 04/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
dbradbeer ?/Jul/15 2nd
zzee83 ?/Jul/15 Lead
with Andy Hind, David Bradbeer
squicky 25/Jun/15 2nd O/S

Sopping wet and done in big boots with a pack so make it interesting and the crack was certainly very difficult being so slimey.... Shame about the view but some good glimpses through the cloud.

with Iris, John
Andrew Lodge 14/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Great route, glad we continued up to the base in the murk as it lifted just as we got there. Tony led P1, I ran 2 & 3 together up to the ledge, Jon ran 4 & 5 together and then I led up 6 to the finish. Worth doing for the view from Sunset Ledge

with Jonathan, Tony
Tony Ryland 14/Jun/15 AltLd
with Jonathan Davies, Andrew Lodge
sims 12/Jun/15 AltLd rpt

Perfect day- didn't see anybody all day will never tire of this route

with Jonno
Hidden 11/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
mattgrange 23/May/15 AltLd

Dry enough and very enjoyable, a beautiful environment and superbly exposed in places.

Hidden 13/May/15 Solo
Hidden 13/May/15 Solo O/S
suds_01 10/Apr/15 Lead
with Sally
Bexasaurus 10/Apr/15 2nd
with Chris price, Alex price
danpyrs 09/Apr/15 Lead
adam001 06/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
tom0lavin 05/Apr/15 2nd
mattx1123 05/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Darrell Read 05/Apr/15 AltLd

Led P1-3, Robbie led P4-6

Steve Lacey 05/Apr/15 AltLd β

Lead pitches 1, 2 & 3. DW2 lowered a rope down for pitches 4 & 5. Pitch 2 was terrible for gear with loose blocks, felt exposed. Pitches 4 & 5 were very hard for a VDiff.

robbiek ?/Apr/15 AltLd
with Darrell Read
Hidden 14/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
Jason Evans ??/2015 AltLd
with Mark Evans
leethebee 12/Oct/14 AltLd
with Stella Wyn Thomas
Howard J 21/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Technically a repeat ascent, but after 40 years I can claim to have no prior knowledge. I led the even pitches. 2nd pitch really nice committing climbing although I wasn't entirely sure if I was going the right way! Excellent route and a good day out.

with Tony Sawyer
Hidden 13/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Cornish boy 13/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

We did it in 6 pitches, as per the guidebook. Lee odds, me evens. Steep, sustained, exposed climbing with a few tough moves [on P2,4 and 5] and some suspect rock on lower section. Brilliant route though with wonderful positions. We chatted to a couple of climbers at the top [they'd done Kirkus Route] and found out that, many years ago, the wife of one of them had soloed the big boots!!!

with Lee
johnkeith 07/Aug/14 AltLd
with Michael Sandison
willoates ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Note to self... I have done this route! Withe Becky 1st time, then abbd off with Steve and co second time in the rain... Do not return thinking you haven't done it again!

Hidden ?/Aug/14 -
andybirtwistle 24/Jul/14 Lead

Second time I've been on this crag second time I've got lost.Basically you can climb anywhere on this crag at around HVS/E1 at the hardest Route finding is a nightmare but throw the guide to one side pick a line or three and just go :)

with Sue Birtwistle
carl_123 17/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Great route, steep and juggy. Done in two pitches

dig 11/Jul/14 Lead O/S
hands solo 24/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/14 AltLd
Hidden 20/May/14 Lead
Hidden 18/May/14 AltLd O/S
karl parkes 17/May/14 2nd
morgan91 12/May/14 AltLd

In boots, in the damp.

Hidden 12/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
Jack Manfredi 26/Apr/14 AltLd
dionhughes 24/Apr/14 -

Started up Kirkus's but route finding is a nightmare. Think we ended up on this, but still can't be sure.

with Frank
Julian Prieto 20/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Led P2, 4, 6. Climbed in approach shoes.

Monkey_Alan 20/Apr/14 AltLd rpt

Led P2, 4. First few moves of P2 felt committing in big boots with my only gear behind a wobbly block!

Max Streeton 20/Apr/14 AltLd
turnertactics 20/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Quality climb. Pitches 2 (Julian) and 5 (Me) were particularly enjoyable.

with julian prieto
paulerussell 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Dan Odds, me evens. Block for 1st belay moves, so best to belay below the bigger block 3m earlier.

with Dan Piddock
dpiddock 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Paul R
Hidden 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Ly-Cilph 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Fantastic route.

with Korin K
fillerbunny 18/Apr/14 2nd O/S

First multi-pitch!

with Patrick
Pete_Frost 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Climbed in big boots. The crack felt very difficult to lead.

with Megan Beaumont
davebrox 16/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Luke
jamie ward 19/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

A very cold ascent, mostly wet but drier higher up,

with Shaun Blower, John Howes
Si ??/2014 -
Andrew will wilson ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
nj.harris ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 Solo
cbonner 02/Dec/13 AltLd dnf

Climbed first and started second pitch but abbed off coz of cold and loosing daylight.

Hidden 12/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
Mike_Gannon 06/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Great day out, warm for November. Took the wrong gulley down at the end of the day and had to abseil down to the bottom. To descend climb over the fence and take the first gulley, or walk around!!! not the gulleys further along. Great route, but as good as Agags Groove in Glencoe!?! I don't think so.

with Scott Robinson
Hidden 05/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Nordic 05/Oct/13 2nd
with Stewart Moody, Vicki Cox
saraguti 23/Sep/13 Lead O/S

absolutely awesome

with rick sewards
Hidden 10/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
g1m147 03/Aug/13 Lead
with Diane
mikeyn48 01/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Damp/Slippery/Moist Route... Dry day but clagged in throughout. Lead Pitches 1, 3 and 5. Seconded 2,4 and 6

scott mayled 01/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Easy climbing, yet very greasy in places. Descent is hideous on the knees take your boots or some good approach shoes.

with A student
Hidden ?/Aug/13 Lead
gareth swanson 31/Jul/13 Lead O/S
gareth swanson 31/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/13 2nd
stevethomas 21/Jul/13 AltLd
with Heather
DaveHall246 20/Jul/13 Lead
with Chris Hall
DaleB 18/Jul/13 Lead

This is the second time I have climbed this route and it must be the best VDiff in the UK, much better than Aggag's Groove. Second pitch is fantastic, steep and exposed but the holds and gear are all there. The upper section is good too. Should be on everyone's tick list!

with GD
Bruce Kerr 16/Jul/13 AltLd
with Jenny Kerr
Hidden 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
John Roe 13/Jul/13 Lead
with Alex Fitzpatrick
Whitty2012 13/Jul/13 AltLd 09/Jul/13 AltLd
Prof. Outdoors 06/Jul/13 AltLd
with Wendy
HJSmith ?/Jul/13 AltLd

Found it hard for a VD. Classic route though worth going back again.

Katherine Ross 16/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

I led P2 and P5. Felt pretty stiff for VDiff!

with Izzy Stannard, Jill Reinsch
Jillybean 16/Jun/13 AltLd
with Katheraine, Izzy
Izzy ?/Jun/13 2nd

Lead pitches 3 and 6

SafeNath 26/May/13 2nd O/S

5th pitch is awesome

with SC, AO
Stuart Hurworth 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Bivved on summit and walked to base of climb at sunrise, left packs and climbed the route. Had a cold time of it as the wind was blowing cold air down from the tops and the climb was shaded until roughly when we finished it! Didn't help that we could see glorious sunshine almost everywhere else! Lead whole climb, bottom two pitches have some loose rock and fairly thin gear for a VDiff, but amazing steepness and exposure for the grade. There was a hard move just after the 1st belay to gain a ledge system that wasn't overly well protected and had a large loose hold directly above my belayer. Could be dangerous, especially when busy. Top of climb is amazingly fun and enjoyable, on perfect rock at an amenable angle. Ran top two pitches together on sixties, had planned to for first two but would have run out of gear and rope I think.

with Dave Wilson
pryan300 25/May/13 2nd O/S

moving together, big booted

with T-Bone
demarcation86 25/May/13 -

Big boots and simul-climbed

with Paul
Tarquin 25/May/13 Lead
with Louise
Louvet 25/May/13 2nd
with Tarquin
Peter Metcalfe 19/May/13 AltLd
RCrockford 06/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Ste M
stemill 06/May/13 AltLd
with Richard
Hidden 27/Apr/13 AltLd dnf
devavictrix 27/Apr/13 AltLd dnf

A bad start to a horrendous day! First pitch was fine but a loose rock provided the only bit of protection for a move on second pitch. Abseiled down feeling a bit grim!

Hidden ??/2013 AltLd
Hidden 18/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
Sam James-Louwerse 22/Sep/12 2nd
Alan James - UKC and UKH 22/Sep/12 Lead
auld al 05/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
caroline256 01/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Tom B
birthers 01/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Cc odd pitches, tb even. Good fun climb, but pretty windy and a bit cold! Very atmospheric, with the cloud rolling down off the top, and then climbing up into the cloud itself. Done with packs for the sensible walk down.

Tom Hecht 26/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Stunning positions

with Lotte Stuer
Hidden 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
CathS 11/Aug/12 AltLd rpt

Led P1, 3, 4 and 5. P5 (crux) is 4a. Absolutely superb route.

Tiinster 11/Aug/12 -
with Lee
Marti999 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Debbie
Hidden 11/Aug/12 AltLd rpt
tanssop 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Absolute quality, cheers mate!

with Wayne
Yanis Nayu 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

What a great route! Led P1,3 & 5. Awesome positions

with Phil Lucas
Hidden 11/Aug/12 AltLd rpt
tim_mcd 04/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Climbed in the rain... lots of rain...

mrchewy 04/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Joshthomas 21/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
ollie1 08/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Sure there would have been a great view if we could have seen more than 3 foot in front of our faces.

broc ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Sarah
kp64zl ?/Jun/12 AltLd
with Philip S
Goody 23/May/12 Lead O/S

Good atmospheric route protected by nuts and slings. Descent is awful loose rock, I suggest you take your packs up and walk out from the top.

with Suzie Hughes
Hidden 19/May/12 AltLd O/S
lou_p 19/May/12 AltLd
with Tom
cjohn62 12/May/12 AltLd
with andy
Duncan Beard 06/May/12 AltLd O/S

Took the higher first stance, tricky getting to it in big boots, handy flake seemed a bit loose! Awesome positions for the grade, a fine day out. Snowed graupel on us while leaving Sunset Ledge but then sun came back out.

with Pip McCarthy
DaveMo 15/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

Loved it. Great exposure. Cold - didn't bring warm enough gear and it even snowed!? P5 was harder than I expected but fun.

BJP001 15/Apr/12 AltLd
Hidden 12/Apr/12 AltLd
tom bre 01/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

Finally! After wanting to do this route for years. Great setting. Impressive ground covered for a V.Diff

Hidden 01/Apr/12 AltLd
gareth scott borthwick 28/Mar/12 Lead
with Maria
xusa 28/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
gravity 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with Harriet Kirk
Harri777 24/Mar/12 AltLd
with Toby Knight
BJP001 13/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
james chesmer ??/2012 Lead O/S
ClimberChes 22/Nov/11 2nd O/S

climbed with Dennis From JSMTC (I) and Kyle Smith. On Joint service Rock Climbing Foundation Course. Day 02. Fist Outdoor climb of the course. Inst - dennis

Mickdenali 01/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Good route and good to climb with Bob again.

with Bob Macleod
Hidden ?/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Jules 210681 24/Jul/11 AltLd
Zoomer 24/Jul/11 AltLd
Steve Woollard 23/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 23/Jul/11 AltLd
jimshrimp 14/Jul/11 AltLd

Magnificent climbing in an exposed situation, way out on the edge of the cliffs. Feels remote, and has a spectacular outlook.

kristinawe 12/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 03/Jul/11 AltLd
Gazlynn 02/Jul/11 AltLd
with Stuart
ayuplass 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

I led 3rd and 5th pitches

with Fred
Hidden 02/Jul/11 AltLd
scree 02/Jul/11 -
jshields 19/Jun/11 AltLd

Big boot joy!

Sankey 19/Jun/11 -

In big boots, superb route at the grade.

with Jon and Ed
Hidden 01/May/11 AltLd rpt
idiotproof (Buxton MC) ?/May/11 -
The Blue Bucket ?/May/11 Lead
jubolo 30/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with craig
ian2707 30/Apr/11 AltLd

Fantastic route. First multi-pitch climb. Lead pitches 2/5 and half of 6th over more easy ground.

p.j.deacon 30/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Fantastic mountain day, great face with nice climbing

Stephanie R 23/Apr/11 Lead

Fantastic Route. Good rock and lots of exposure.Don't rush to start as the sun only gets onto the rock around 10am.

with Tony Moore
Hidden 22/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Monkey_Alan 22/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1,3,5. A great route on a glorious sunny day!

ravensoc 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Mistakenly ran a couple of pitches together, one of which caused a bit of rope drag.

with Saffra Wright
Jayne Jackson 09/Apr/11 Lead dnf

ended up on kirkus route and had to lower second off as she couldnt get to me.

with Cairis Hickey
sylwia 09/Apr/11 AltLd
eugeneth 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Sweet climb in a very atmospheric location. A few dubious gear placements though.....

with Alex Raven
JessWilliams ?/Apr/11 2nd
with Peter, Dad
Hidden 06/Mar/11 AltLd
mattkemp70 ?/Feb/11 AltLd
with Uncle john
Different Steve 30/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1-P3. Steve led the top 3. Great climbing all the way although Pitch 5 pretty awkward.

with Carol Fowles, Steve Gray
Hidden 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Neil Henson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
pasbury ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
hcooper 23/Oct/10 Lead dnf

Retreated from first belay due to bad weather.

marc1967 12/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Steve Keys
Lawrence Eccles 21/Sep/10 Solo O/S

The traverse felt bold early on. The pitch above the terrace, to the left of the grass filled pocket felt hard for the grade. Final corner pitch was reassuringly easy, though awkward to get to.

iwanap 19/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with Gerwyn
jockontherock 30/Aug/10 -
davidk 22/Aug/10 AltLd
with alison
alisonk 22/Aug/10 AltLd O/S


with Dave
climbing_wiggy ?/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with Carrie, Richie
HIGHTOWER 17/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Big boots. Covers some good ground for the grade. Good for big boot climbing, very edgy.

with Pete Williams
LiamAD 26/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Jonathan Knowles
davidwright 26/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

last two pitches of ordinary to dodge trafic

Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
net 05/Jun/10 AltLd

Really enjoyed this!

with George
jandyd05 23/May/10 Lead O/S

Climbed in alpine style with big boots and sack as part of a circuit. Good climb in awesome location and great exposure. A bit tough in a couple of places with the boots - they don't smear so well :-) Lower sction has quite a bit of loose rock making protection rather thin.

Hidden 23/May/10 2nd
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead
Hidden 06/May/10 AltLd
Graeme Hammond 03/May/10 Lead O/S
with Pete aka Dad
jubolo 02/May/10 AltLd

Probably the coldest belay I've ever had to endure, a cracking day out though, best climbing on the 2nd pitch and the chimney pitch

with mark
Hidden 11/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Jim Walton 11/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Moved together on it. Great route

Matt10 10/Apr/10 2nd
with ldadams
Hidden 08/Apr/10 AltLd
andymil13 ?/Apr/10 2nd rpt
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Ewan Russell ??/2010 Lead O/S
with rostam
moz ??/2010 2nd
with Chris
Hidden ??/2010 -
Ali H 04/Oct/09 AltLd

led pitches 1, 3 and 5.

with Willson
willson 04/Oct/09 AltLd
with Ali H
Hidden 20/Sep/09 AltLd
Clogwyn y Gwin 18/Sep/09 2nd O/S

Great climb, and brilliant exposure, on a true mountaineering day

with M .S.
Monkeymorgan 13/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Lovely sunny day, 2nded first pitch in wolly gloves, boiled eggs on sunset ledge, what a view! Another walk back in the dark.

with Simon Moore, Serinde
Sardien 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Rhodri Morgan, Simon Moore
Hidden 13/Sep/09 AltLd
jsw1 22/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with David Medcalf, Cathy Woodhead
rogerskews ?/Aug/09 AltLd

Nostalgic return after 39 years

with Martin Coward
riven 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches. Really classic climb, easy moves but with awesome exposure.

with Elsie, Megan
bob johnson 12/Jun/09 Lead O/S

probably best done in big boots at the edges are good - did it in approach shoes which is fine - never sure how far to move left on second pitch always feel as if i'm hitting the diff sooner than should do

with Mitch + Sally
Calder 30/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Andy G
Hidden 30/May/09 2nd rpt
unfit 30/May/09 Lead
with John and Jen
texuspete 02/May/09 AltLd O/S
Nicholas Livesey 02/May/09 AltLd
with Peter Machin
Hidden 02/May/09 AltLd O/S
mjackson ?/May/09 AltLd
Graham Westbrook ?/May/09 AltLd
asmith37 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Excellent route, feels very remote, but peaceful. Led pitches 1-3 upto sunset ledge as one, then moved together on pitch 3. Up to sunset ledge your route finding is put to test, and there's no polish to guide the way! There was also a fair bit of loose rock and not overly abundant protection on fairly steep but easy climbing. I also thought pitch 5 up the open corner was quite tough for VDiff. And those belay ledges are sensational aslong as you don't mind a bit of exposure.

Keith Jones 18/Apr/09 AltLd
with ali, David
TGreen 02/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Martin G
JamesColeman ??/2009 Lead O/S

Massive day, walking from base in Nantlle to the top of Ogof via this lovely route, and back.

with Alan
spoony84 ??/2009 Lead

with nicola hirst

Hidden 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/08 AltLd
bridget143 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Kate Warden
Hidden ?/Sep/08 2nd
alwyn101 27/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2 and 4

Hidden 27/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
centurion05 23/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with rusty
Hidden ?/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Dilwat 11/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Bart
HimTiggins 07/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1-3 (as one) & 6.

with Jamie
Clucky 31/May/08 AltLd O/S
hils theaker 18/May/08 AltLd
with Adam
adam06 18/May/08 AltLd
Steve Vincent 14/May/08 AltLd

one of the best places ive climbed, middle of fucking nowhere, love it

with David Robinson
David Robinson ?/May/08 AltLd
nickwhimster ?/May/08 Lead O/S
with Brian Cox
eddiejames_uk ??/2008 -
with Jon Shields
Hidden ?/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
Irk the Purist 01/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Excellent route, mainly for the isolation. Saw one other person all day at a great distance. Varied climbing in some great positions, would be better if more pitches could be run together.

with Rachel Scott
Hidden 27/Aug/07 AltLd
Hidden 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S
kleinej 23/Jun/07 Lead dnf

First three pitches. Rain moved in, so moved to the Diff. Must go back. Brilliant route.

with Loic
emlynroberts 02/Jun/07 Lead
with Si Creer
a_d_tru 26/May/07 AltLd
with Graham, Chris W
Hidden 26/May/07 Lead
dan_o_b ?/May/07 AltLd O/S
pete johnson 28/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 28/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
Dux ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Premal
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
zach.stone 28/Feb/07 2nd O/S
with Jamie Furniss
Rampikino 16/Sep/06 AltLd
with Cat
Allan Young 16/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
with Steve Turner
Hidden 09/Sep/06 AltLd
KeithW 23/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

Classic line, good day

with Bruce
Jenn 29/Jun/06 AltLd O/S

Great setting! Climbing itself wasn't overly amazing - but the lonely, foreboding cwm more than made up for it. Nearly benighted - made a mad-dash for the car after dusk fell since the place seemed a bit too atmospheric!!

TRNovice 29/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Jenn
Simon K 04/Jun/06 2nd
with PR,JB
rob wmc 03/Jun/06 AltLd O/S

Petar led the first pitch, I led the second to the sunset ledge, Pete led the third. Really nice route with some good positions.

with Pete & Petar
sammoore 26/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
with Adam Harmer, Rhiannon Jones
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Cornish Merlin ?/Sep/05 AltLd
with Ben Collins
FrankW 27/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Laura
Simon Caldwell 06/Aug/05 AltLd rpt


with Carmen
Hidden 09/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
Rachael Barlow 18/Jun/05 -
with Pete Robins
Tarquin ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Wayne S ??/2005 -
CathS 30/Aug/04 AltLd O/S

A great route. Gets my vote as best VDiff in North Wales. Only one other party on the whole crag, despite it being a sunny bank holiday, and lovely un-polished rock. Corner pitch near the top felt like a good Severe!

Hidden 30/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/04 Lead
Hidden 23/May/04 AltLd
Hidden 19/Sep/02 AltLd
Hidden 06/Aug/02 AltLd O/S
lithos ?/May/02 Lead
Kev Webster 23/Mar/02 2nd
Mark Collins ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson ??/2002 AltLd

A fine outing

with Mark Collins
Ann S ??/2002 AltLd
with Bill Harrison
DerwentDiluted ??/2001 AltLd
with Tim Stain
caradoc 22/Oct/00 Lead O/S

With Julie Bond and Sally Fowler, a good outing at the end of the year.

with SteveR
chrishedgehog 05/Sep/00 AltLd O/S
with Dan Bailey
Nigel R Lewis 20/Aug/00 Lead
with Lisa Lewis
Mark Davies PK ?/Aug/00 AltLd O/S
with Laura
Hidden 23/Jul/00 Lead O/S
TobyA 18/Jun/00 Lead O/S

Super hot and sunny day.

with Elina
zero six ??/2000 Lead O/S
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Gibbon Bum
Hidden ?/Aug/99 Lead
timreynolds 12/Jun/99 2nd

Retreat due to poor weather

with John Burnip
Tarquin ??/1999 -
WB 08/Sep/98 Solo O/S
with Paul
Mark Riley ?/Aug/98 AltLd O/S
with Milly
barney@helmshore 20/Jun/98 AltLd
with mike w
Dave Toseland ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Huw
nickdonohue 26/Oct/97 AltLd

dry, cold, sunny, beautiful day

with Dave Chapman
migs493 20/Sep/97 AltLd O/S
five ?/Jan/97 AltLd O/S
with JR
Hidden ??/1997 AltLd O/S
J R R Hartley 21/Sep/96 AltLd O/S
with Tim Horsfall
stokienomad 05/Jul/96 AltLd


Bob M 05/Jul/96 AltLd
with Chris Bristow
Bob M 05/Jul/96 -
with Chris Bristow
MoWalker3 01/Jan/96 -
with Gareth
Rob Davies ??/1996 Lead
with Kim Davies
Ian Robertson 16/Oct/95 Lead
with Krystina Lotoczko
Chris the Tall ?/Aug/95 Lead O/S

Continued on to the summit

with Liz
IggyLiz ?/Aug/95 2nd
with Chris
Hidden 01/Jul/95 2nd O/S
Elastic Jones 01/Jul/95 AltLd
with James Farthing
colin milton 09/Jun/95 AltLd
with eric milton
Rog Wilko ?/May/95 2nd
with Debbie Wilkinson
Tony Buckley ?/May/95 AltLd

A classic climb on a lovely sunny spring Saturday. When we returned to the car, a number of other cars parked nearby had been broken in to. Worth leaving things outof sight if you're parking there.

with Tony Jinks
Hidden 14/Apr/95 AltLd
RHW ??/1995 2nd
with Ian Smith
Ched ??/1995 -
Elastic Jones 17/Sep/94 AltLd O/S
with Bob Lott, Ben Lovatt
Hidden 14/Aug/93 AltLd O/S
roncaves 20/Jun/93 AltLd
with Ed Hyatt
Andy Say 13/Jun/93 Solo
sims ??/1993 2nd O/S
with Nick
jim_randell 10/Oct/92 Lead O/S
with WW
Hidden 21/Mar/92 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1992 AltLd
Ian Archer 05/Jul/91 AltLd O/S

Done on a very misty day

with Robert Mirfin
JamieAyres ?/Apr/91 Lead O/S
with Jude Ayres
Julian Wedd ??/1991 -
with A. Brierley
Hidden 17/Sep/90 AltLd O/S
conradallen 10/Jun/90 AltLd
babymoac 06/May/90 AltLd
with MTW
alan moore ??/1990 -

Foul, wet ,winter day.

Bullybones ??/1990 -
conradallen 19/Apr/89 Lead
Iain Thow 28/Oct/88 Lead

Snow showers halfway up.

with Gary (Plas y Nant)
nigehughes ?/Aug/88 AltLd
with Paul Duckworth
tapley 22/May/88 AltLd
with Tony Raphael
Hidden 31/Oct/87 Lead
Nick Biven ??/1987 -
hazeysunshine ?/Jun/86 AltLd O/S
uphillnow 02/Jul/84 Solo
charlesmfrench 02/Jul/84 Solo O/S
uphillnow ?/Apr/84 Solo
with Al Bennett
wynaptomos ?/Apr/84 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1984 AltLd
The Reaper 30/Jul/83 Solo O/S
Mark Kemball 30/Jan/82 AltLd
with Pete Faulkner, Sarah Bridge
mikej 11/May/81 Lead
with Ian Bryant
leland stamper ?/Mar/81 Lead O/S
Ena 31/Dec/80 AltLd

In pumps, very cold and an epic descent as it got dark. Character building!

with Martin Trouse
Neil McA 30/Jun/79 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/78 AltLd
RichardMc 27/May/78 Solo
with Dave Langmead
Rog Wilko ?/May/78 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Nigel Coe 16/Apr/78 Lead

Approx date

with Jackie Coe
Falko 27/Jun/77 Solo O/S
with Howard Lancashire, Al W.
Falko 26/Jun/76 AltLd O/S
with Al W.
beaumap ?/Apr/76 2nd
with Fred Smith
kjacks ??/1976 Lead
with Ken Lax
Sean Kelly ?/Jul/75 AltLd

Pleasant exposed climbing. Also soloed sometime later.

with Tim Moss
Hidden 18/May/75 AltLd O/S
granitbahn ??/1975 AltLd
Bolt Phobia 13/Apr/74 AltLd
Hidden 09/Apr/74 Lead
Nigel Bond 09/Sep/73 Lead
with Bob Panther
Hidden ?/Jul/73 AltLd
Howard J ??/1973 AltLd
with Reading University MC
rogerskews ?/Jun/70 AltLd
with CMC Members
Gordon Stainforth 25/May/69 AltLd
with John Stainforth
tutbury ?/Jul/66 -
with andy sheehan
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