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JRJones 21 Apr AltLd O/S Took the top pitch. Fun climbing in the land of dubious jugs. Topped out at sunset, had Crib Goch pretty much to ourselves. Pints at pyp afterwards.
with Rob Law
Took the top pitch. Fun climbing in the land of dubious jugs. Topped out at sunset, had Crib Goch pretty much to ourselves. Pints at pyp afterwards.
with Rob Law
MikeyP 13 Apr 2nd
Sam_glasius 13 Apr -
with Mike Peppit
with Mike Peppit
MarkFoster 7 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Great, esoteric outing. Ran top 3 pitches together-just made belay with 50s. Some of the rock is a little crumbly on the first pitch so care is needed. Tough moves at move L start of 2nd pitch (may have been off route) Descent back to Bwlch then down to PYG.
with Fi
Great, esoteric outing. Ran top 3 pitches together-just made belay with 50s. Some of the rock is a little crumbly on the first pitch so care is needed. Tough moves at move L start of 2nd pitch (may have been off route) Descent back to Bwlch then down to PYG.
with Fi
Jay C 30 Jun, 2018 -
Nick Nitro 30 Jun, 2018 -
with Jay C
with Jay C
EllieWoods 23 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
eddy-on-the-rocks 23 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
petecallaghan 23 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S What a hoot. Amazing rock. Scrambled most of the first two pitches.
What a hoot. Amazing rock. Scrambled most of the first two pitches.
Hidden 23 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
cdpuk 23 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S What's up with P2? We must have gone the wrong way - felt HVS for a few unprotected metres. Used a runner in the crack to the right and moved left across the face. The step across is good fun but in general the route is on chossy rock and nothing special. I wouldn't walk in just to do this!
What's up with P2? We must have gone the wrong way - felt HVS for a few unprotected metres. Used a runner in the crack to the right and moved left across the face. The step across is good fun but in general the route is on chossy rock and nothing special. I wouldn't walk in just to do this!
Hidden 26 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
PeteMc 26 May, 2018 AltLd
Graeme Hammond 21 May, 2018 Solo O/S
TCarrick 15 May, 2018 AltLd
Prof. Outdoors 30 Jul, 2017 AltLd
with Wendy
with Wendy
hetheringtom 18 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S Scary step!
Scary step!
Siôn williams 18 Jul, 2017 2nd Sheer drop step!
Sheer drop step!
Piers Harley 6 Jul, 2016 AltLd
with Jeremy Windsor
with Jeremy Windsor
Tim Sparrow ??, 2016 -
Mike Roger ??, 2016 -
Iain Thow 1 Nov, 2015 AltLd The pinnacle move is a real wow! Avoided the hard move lower down via the chimney on the right.
with Krystle
The pinnacle move is a real wow! Avoided the hard move lower down via the chimney on the right.
with Krystle
AndrewP 16 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S In big boots as part of a scrambling day. Brilliant route.
In big boots as part of a scrambling day. Brilliant route.
Gerallt Owain 23 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
with Gwydion Tomos
with Gwydion Tomos
Hidden ??, 2015 AltLd
JamesWilliams 24 Nov, 2014 2nd O/S fantastic! mega out there for severe but what an amazing position!
fantastic! mega out there for severe but what an amazing position!
adamre12 24 Nov, 2014 Lead
67hours 27 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S Lead P1,P2 and half of P3 as one long pitch before running out of rope and belaying half way up the final pinnacle. Didn't leave much for Al's final pitch!
with Al Docherz, Clay C
Lead P1,P2 and half of P3 as one long pitch before running out of rope and belaying half way up the final pinnacle. Didn't leave much for Al's final pitch!
with Al Docherz, Clay C
Hidden 27 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
Ali D 27 Sep, 2014 Lead
with Clay C
with Clay C
Hidden 1 Jul, 2014 Solo
clairemathews 14 Jun, 2014 2nd
Hidden 1 Jun, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 17 May, 2014 AltLd O/S
Ian Archer 3 May, 2014 Lead O/S Very enjoyable, cold but dry rock. The step off the pinnacle was easier than anticipated. Good holds all the way. Rounded off by a walk over to Snowdon summit
with jon massey, Mark Wilkinson
Very enjoyable, cold but dry rock. The step off the pinnacle was easier than anticipated. Good holds all the way. Rounded off by a walk over to Snowdon summit
with jon massey, Mark Wilkinson
Pete_Frost 19 Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S Bottom two pitches are just scrambling. The "wall to the left of the crack" at the foot of the pinnacle is way too hard for severe and the crack defeated me in big boots, so I walked round to the right and up the gully behind the pinnacle to climb the HVS variation just to the right of the normal line. The rock is loose throughout and protection on the HVS is poor to non-existent in the lower section. Not a route to do on a freezing cold day in big boots.
with Lucy Sutton
Bottom two pitches are just scrambling. The "wall to the left of the crack" at the foot of the pinnacle is way too hard for severe and the crack defeated me in big boots, so I walked round to the right and up the gully behind the pinnacle to climb the HVS variation just to the right of the normal line. The rock is loose throughout and protection on the HVS is poor to non-existent in the lower section. Not a route to do on a freezing cold day in big boots.
with Lucy Sutton
Lucylou19 19 Apr, 2014 2nd This is possibkly the grimmest severe i have ever climbed. Pitch 1 and 2 are basically grade 2 scrambles, pitch 3 took an hand-jam crack on the wall with good gear but all offset in body position, or a step onto the wall left which had aweful handholds and the feet all sloped the wrong way. After trying both, I backed off. In the end Pete led around the back and presumably in part onto the HVS Reids Route Pitch, which was better climbing (in my opinion) albeit sparse on the gear. Upon seconding this pitch I realized that the step onto the pinnacle was possibly the most contrived route i have ever seen, and entirely pointless. The second half of the final pitch was good holds/ gear but like the whole climb, the rock quality was awful! Good Lead for Pete Frost in Big Boots, definite well done for keeping it together. One I'm glad to have ticked but I won't be coming back to lead it, and I definatley wouldn't recommend it to anyone. (OK, so this climb might not actually be so grim if the rock was a bit warmer, but both Pete and I got hot aches on this route...)
This is possibkly the grimmest severe i have ever climbed. Pitch 1 and 2 are basically grade 2 scrambles, pitch 3 took an hand-jam crack on the wall with good gear but all offset in body position, or a step onto the wall left which had aweful handholds and the feet all sloped the wrong way. After trying both, I backed off. In the end Pete led around the back and presumably in part onto the HVS Reids Route Pitch, which was better climbing (in my opinion) albeit sparse on the gear. Upon seconding this pitch I realized that the step onto the pinnacle was possibly the most contrived route i have ever seen, and entirely pointless. The second half of the final pitch was good holds/ gear but like the whole climb, the rock quality was awful! Good Lead for Pete Frost in Big Boots, definite well done for keeping it together. One I'm glad to have ticked but I won't be coming back to lead it, and I definatley wouldn't recommend it to anyone. (OK, so this climb might not actually be so grim if the rock was a bit warmer, but both Pete and I got hot aches on this route...)
Allanfairfechan ??, 2014 Solo Big boots and youth carried on over horseshoe and and a satisfying soak in Llyn Llydaw :-)
Big boots and youth carried on over horseshoe and and a satisfying soak in Llyn Llydaw :-)
Si ??, 2014 -
alan moore ??, 2014 - To finish a reverse Snowdonia Horseshoe.
To finish a reverse Snowdonia Horseshoe.
shed_hed 27 Sep, 2013 Solo O/S Step across was much tamer than I was expecting.
Step across was much tamer than I was expecting.
dswansonlow 27 Sep, 2013 Solo O/S
JamesLloyd 24 Jul, 2013 Solo O/S
cbeard 20 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S Moved together
Moved together
joemallia 7 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S A lovely route and antidote to Bon Mot (see earleir note). Adventurous in big boots.
A lovely route and antidote to Bon Mot (see earleir note). Adventurous in big boots.
Hidden 4 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Josiemc 4 Jul, 2013 2nd
JasonV 19 May, 2013 AltLd Sam led 2nd pitch (the step across)
with Sam
Sam led 2nd pitch (the step across)
with Sam
sheelba 19 May, 2013 AltLd Think I went the wrong way at the start of pitch 2 (trending leftwards) and went up something unprotectable, not recomended. Back on track for the step across though
Think I went the wrong way at the start of pitch 2 (trending leftwards) and went up something unprotectable, not recomended. Back on track for the step across though
Hidden 4 May, 2013 Lead dnf
Hidden ??, 2013 AltLd
bob johnson 7 Oct, 2012 - bit of a sandbaggers route particularly so when its cold and damp - but otherwise a classic!
with Rich Ball
bit of a sandbaggers route particularly so when its cold and damp - but otherwise a classic!
with Rich Ball
MikeLell 30 May, 2012 Solo β In approach shoes.
In approach shoes.
zukator ??, 2012 -
Falko 14 Nov, 2011 2nd rpt Magnificent Monday-morning climb in mid-November! Steve had never climbed Reade's Route so had the honour of the lead throughout. He made short work of the technical difficulties and enjoyed the magnificance of the situation. We ate lunch on the 'summit' and marvelled at the views- the cwm below Clogwyn y Garnedd (which holds Glaslyn)was filled with mist. We left our bags near the top of Bwlch Coch and walked to Snowdon, eventually descending via the Bwlch to Cwm Glas and a hearty meal at Ynys Ettws. A Grand Day Out.
with Steve M
Magnificent Monday-morning climb in mid-November! Steve had never climbed Reade's Route so had the honour of the lead throughout. He made short work of the technical difficulties and enjoyed the magnificance of the situation. We ate lunch on the 'summit' and marvelled at the views- the cwm below Clogwyn y Garnedd (which holds Glaslyn)was filled with mist. We left our bags near the top of Bwlch Coch and walked to Snowdon, eventually descending via the Bwlch to Cwm Glas and a hearty meal at Ynys Ettws. A Grand Day Out.
with Steve M
Coel Hellier 30 Jul, 2011 AltLd
with Duncan
with Duncan
Tom Hecht 25 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S Hmmm, HVD defo
with Lawrence Ramsey
Hmmm, HVD defo
with Lawrence Ramsey
Hidden ?May, 2011 Solo
andy dunn 24 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S Awesome adventure climbing - Intending on CLimbing on Cloggy on the friday we set off Thursday afternoon for Crib goch with our climbing & camping gear. Arrived at the bottom at sunsetand climbed it in boots with heavy packs on. Stepping across the pinnacle was wicked!
with J
Awesome adventure climbing - Intending on CLimbing on Cloggy on the friday we set off Thursday afternoon for Crib goch with our climbing & camping gear. Arrived at the bottom at sunsetand climbed it in boots with heavy packs on. Stepping across the pinnacle was wicked!
with J
marcb 6 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S I lead P1.
with James39
I lead P1.
with James39
Hidden 6 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
katiep 6 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S Awesome step out onto the face
with Jo Davison
Awesome step out onto the face
with Jo Davison
Jo Davison 6 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Katie Preston
with Katie Preston
PAJames ??, 2011 -
PAJames ??, 2011 -
Peakology 18 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S Lovely route but best footholds for the committing pinnacle step over were covered in green slime. Very shaky move to get over. Rest of route had good gear and good belays. Awe inspiring place and hard to grade but new guide grade of severe seems about right (soft end). Great day but stupidly went to the log jam up the summit and into the cafe. Full of numpties all the way up and down. shorts, carrier bags, running mascara, frozen stiff.
Lovely route but best footholds for the committing pinnacle step over were covered in green slime. Very shaky move to get over. Rest of route had good gear and good belays. Awe inspiring place and hard to grade but new guide grade of severe seems about right (soft end). Great day but stupidly went to the log jam up the summit and into the cafe. Full of numpties all the way up and down. shorts, carrier bags, running mascara, frozen stiff.
Chalky Cat 18 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S An epic route to climb when not used to mountaineering. Exposed when stepping over from the spike especially when windy with the weather closing. Much fun had though.
An epic route to climb when not used to mountaineering. Exposed when stepping over from the spike especially when windy with the weather closing. Much fun had though.
dan ely 12 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S wet, windy and cold but amazing. Felt hard with numb hands and aproach shoes
with Torqwell
wet, windy and cold but amazing. Felt hard with numb hands and aproach shoes
with Torqwell
LozM 4 Jul, 2010 2nd Big boots and sacks
with Mark J
Big boots and sacks
with Mark J
climbingxcat 3 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S great climb, bit sparse on gear
with Brian
great climb, bit sparse on gear
with Brian
spadge 13 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
with Andy Gee
with Andy Gee
Hidden 12 Jun, 2010 Lead
MikeLell 2 May, 2010 Solo O/S Cold northerly wind. Climbed in approach shoes with rope in pack and carrying a few bits of emergency ab gear, which weren't needed luckily. Descended via N ridge of Crib Goch
Cold northerly wind. Climbed in approach shoes with rope in pack and carrying a few bits of emergency ab gear, which weren't needed luckily. Descended via N ridge of Crib Goch
Hidden 20 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S
Falko 1 Sep, 2009 Lead rpt Anniversary ascent with Al. Captured a few nice images too.
with Al W.
Anniversary ascent with Al. Captured a few nice images too.
with Al W.
alwyn101 13 Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2009 Lead dnf
asmith37 31 May, 2009 AltLd O/S Probably the steepest VDiff i've done, "shocking for the grade" only begins to describe it! Not very well protected either, cracks (when you find them) are either too wide or too narrow. Fortunately you're pulling on nice jugs all the way. Bex led pitch 1 which is basicly a scramble, combined pitches 2 & 3. Brilliant fun though and well worth the effort to get there.
Probably the steepest VDiff i've done, "shocking for the grade" only begins to describe it! Not very well protected either, cracks (when you find them) are either too wide or too narrow. Fortunately you're pulling on nice jugs all the way. Bex led pitch 1 which is basicly a scramble, combined pitches 2 & 3. Brilliant fun though and well worth the effort to get there.
Hidden 6 Dec, 2008 AltLd dnf
tiga271 15 Aug, 2008 AltLd i led pitch onto ledge below 1st pinnacle
with mark20
i led pitch onto ledge below 1st pinnacle
with mark20
mark20 15 Aug, 2008 AltLd O/S Led P1, and ran together P3, P4. Had trouble finding the second pitch, and Dad led something very steep! The gear is spaced for the last pitch. Very nice route.
Led P1, and ran together P3, P4. Had trouble finding the second pitch, and Dad led something very steep! The gear is spaced for the last pitch. Very nice route.
Hidden 23 Jun, 2007 AltLd O/S
KeithW 7 Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S Truly a fine route for the grade. Crux is highly entertaining. Did it in hiking boots for a laugh, almost regretted it!
with Corky
Truly a fine route for the grade. Crux is highly entertaining. Did it in hiking boots for a laugh, almost regretted it!
with Corky
Cameron13 19 Nov, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Gary
with Gary
Neil Metcalfe101 30 Sep, 2006 2nd O/S
with Richard, Tony, Andy, Peter, Keith, Keith, Chris & Alan
with Richard, Tony, Andy, Peter, Keith, Keith, Chris & Alan
Hidden 30 Sep, 2006 2nd
emlynroberts 14 Jul, 2006 AltLd
with Si Creer
with Si Creer
Hidden 9 May, 2006 2nd O/S
sammoore ??, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Will Sutcliffe
with Will Sutcliffe
Adam Booth 29 Jun, 2005 AltLd O/S
Ed Booth 29 Jun, 2005 AltLd
Wayne S ??, 2005 -
Wayne S ??, 2005 -
caradoc 12 Jan, 2002 AltLd O/S
with MikeW
with MikeW
Simon Caldwell ??, 2002 Lead O/S
with Lemming
with Lemming
Hidden ??, 2001 Lead O/S
steveb2006 1 May, 2000 Solo Pleasant and quite exposed. Traverse Crib Goch after but decide against going up to the crowded summit of Snowden
Pleasant and quite exposed. Traverse Crib Goch after but decide against going up to the crowded summit of Snowden
Ed Booth ??, 2000 -
NeilGriffiths ??, 2000 Solo
zero six ??, 2000 Lead O/S
Ann S 1 Jun, 1999 Lead O/S Avoided the climb up the big flake by going round the back and ascending the wall behind it!!
with Bill Harrison
Avoided the climb up the big flake by going round the back and ascending the wall behind it!!
with Bill Harrison
Ratfeeder 2 Aug, 1998 AltLd O/S
with Phil
with Phil
Hidden 29 May, 1998 AltLd
Hidden 29 May, 1998 AltLd
nigehughes ?Mar, 1997 AltLd
with Kev Taylor
with Kev Taylor
Rob Davies ?Aug, 1995 Solo dnf Unsure about line of route- also tired
Unsure about line of route- also tired
babymoac 30 Oct, 1994 AltLd tricky in the pouring rain
with Phil, GrahamD
tricky in the pouring rain
with Phil, GrahamD
pauldrew ??, 1988 AltLd Uni trip late 80's
Uni trip late 80's
Bob M ?Oct, 1985 -
with Brian Linnington
with Brian Linnington
Sean Kelly ?Jan, 1985 - That top pitch makes the walk up worthwhile. Preceeded by Gambit Climb. VD in old money.
with Bob Anderson
That top pitch makes the walk up worthwhile. Preceeded by Gambit Climb. VD in old money.
with Bob Anderson
mikej 8 Jun, 1983 Lead
with Tony Waite
with Tony Waite
Gordon Stainforth 28 Aug, 1977 Lead A fantastic achievement by Norman, with his two artificial legs. Done from a very fine camp beside Llyn Glas.
with Norman Croucher
A fantastic achievement by Norman, with his two artificial legs. Done from a very fine camp beside Llyn Glas.
with Norman Croucher
Falko 26 Jun, 1977 AltLd O/S In the rain, in Super RDs and with big sacs. Part of a 'round trip' started because of poor morning weather in the Pass. Ended up doing Dolerite Dump, Slow Ledge, Reade's Route, Snowdon summit, Spiral Stairs, Dives, and Sabre Cut.
with Al W.
In the rain, in Super RDs and with big sacs. Part of a 'round trip' started because of poor morning weather in the Pass. Ended up doing Dolerite Dump, Slow Ledge, Reade's Route, Snowdon summit, Spiral Stairs, Dives, and Sabre Cut.
with Al W.
Bolt Phobia 17 May, 1975 Solo
with John Young
with John Young
Hidden 7 Jul, 1973 Lead
Gordon Stainforth 28 Aug, 1970 Lead Then run to top of Cloggy, for superb late evening rendezvous with my brother John and John Syrett at the top of The Mostest.
with Sue Poyner
Then run to top of Cloggy, for superb late evening rendezvous with my brother John and John Syrett at the top of The Mostest.
with Sue Poyner
auldscotal ??, 1969 AltLd O/S
with ?
with ?
uphillnow ??, 1965 Lead As round - Nose Direct, Main Wall, The Ring ,Reades Route (pete's eats) and Ivy Sep.
with jim williams
As round - Nose Direct, Main Wall, The Ring ,Reades Route (pete's eats) and Ivy Sep.
with jim williams
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