Prof. Outdoors 30/Jul/17 AltLd
with Wendy
hetheringtom 18/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Scary step!

Siôn williams 18/Jul/17 2nd

Sheer drop step!

Piers Harley 06/Jul/16 AltLd
with Jeremy Windsor
Tim Sparrow ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Iain Thow 01/Nov/15 AltLd

The pinnacle move is a real wow! Avoided the hard move lower down via the chimney on the right.

with Krystle
AndrewP 16/Sep/15 2nd O/S

In big boots as part of a scrambling day. Brilliant route.

Gerallt Owain 23/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Gwydion Tomos
Hidden ??/2015 AltLd
JamesWilliams 24/Nov/14 2nd O/S

fantastic! mega out there for severe but what an amazing position!

adamre12 24/Nov/14 Lead
67hours 27/Sep/14 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
Clay C 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Al, George
Ali D 27/Sep/14 Lead
with Clay
Hidden 01/Jul/14 Solo
clairemathews 14/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/14 AltLd
Hidden 17/May/14 AltLd O/S
Ian Archer 03/May/14 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
Pete_Frost 19/Apr/14 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
Lucylou19 19/Apr/14 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...)

Allanfairfechan ??/2014 Solo

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.

shed_hed 27/Sep/13 Solo O/S

Step across was much tamer than I was expecting.

dswansonlow 27/Sep/13 Solo O/S
JamesLloyd 24/Jul/13 Solo O/S
cbeard 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Moved together

joemallia 07/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

A lovely route and antidote to Bon Mot (see earleir note). Adventurous in big boots.

Hidden 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Josiemc 04/Jul/13 2nd
JasonV 19/May/13 AltLd

Sam led 2nd pitch (the step across)

with Sam
sheelba 19/May/13 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

Hidden 04/May/13 Lead dnf
Hidden ??/2013 AltLd
bob johnson 07/Oct/12 -

bit of a sandbaggers route particularly so when its cold and damp - but otherwise a classic!

with Rich Ball
MikeLell 30/May/12 Solo β

In approach shoes.

zukator ??/2012 -
Falko 14/Nov/11 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
Coel Hellier 30/Jul/11 AltLd
with Duncan
Tom Hecht 25/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Hmmm, HVD defo

with Lawrence Ramsey
Hidden ?/May/11 Solo
andy dunn 24/Mar/11 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
marcb 06/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

I lead P1.

Hidden 06/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
katiep 06/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Awesome step out onto the face

with Jo Davison
Jo Davison 06/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Katie Preston
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Peakology 18/Sep/10 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.

with cat
Chalky Cat 18/Sep/10 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.

with Dom
dan ely 12/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

wet, windy and cold but amazing. Felt hard with numb hands and aproach shoes

with Torqwell
LozM 04/Jul/10 2nd

Big boots and sacks

with Mark J
climbingxcat 03/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

great climb, bit sparse on gear

with Brian
spadge 13/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Andy Gee
jshields 12/Jun/10 Lead

Climbed in big boots, then did the Horseshoe to complete the day.

with Ian Hicks, Ed James
MikeLell 02/May/10 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

Hidden 20/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Falko 01/Sep/09 Lead rpt

Anniversary ascent with Al. Captured a few nice images too.

with Al W.
alwyn101 13/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/09 Lead dnf
asmith37 31/May/09 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.

Hidden 06/Dec/08 AltLd dnf
tiga271 15/Aug/08 AltLd

i led pitch onto ledge below 1st pinnacle

with mark20
mark20 15/Aug/08 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.

Hidden 23/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
KeithW 07/Apr/07 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
Cameron13 19/Nov/06 AltLd O/S
with Gary
Neil Metcalfe101 30/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with Richard, Tony, Andy, Peter, Keith, Keith, Chris & Alan
Hidden 30/Sep/06 2nd
emlynroberts 14/Jul/06 AltLd
with Si Creer
Nicos 29/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/May/06 2nd O/S
sammoore ??/2006 AltLd O/S
with Will Sutcliffe
Adam Booth 29/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
Ed Booth 29/Jun/05 AltLd
Wayne S ??/2005 -
Wayne S ??/2005 -
caradoc 12/Jan/02 AltLd O/S
with MikeW
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Hidden ??/2001 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/00 Solo
Ed Booth ??/2000 -
zero six ??/2000 Lead O/S
Ann S 01/Jun/99 Lead O/S

Avoided the climb up the big flake by going round the back and ascending the wall behind it!!

with Bill Harrison
Ratfeeder 02/Aug/98 AltLd O/S
with Phil
Hidden 29/May/98 AltLd
Hidden 29/May/98 AltLd
nigehughes ?/Mar/97 AltLd
with Kev Taylor
Rob Davies ?/Aug/95 Solo dnf

Unsure about line of route- also tired

babymoac 30/Oct/94 AltLd

tricky in the pouring rain

with Phil, graham d
Bob M ?/Oct/85 -
with Brian Linnington
Sean Kelly ?/Jan/85 -

That top pitch makes the walk up worthwhile. Preceeded by Gambit Climb. VD in old money.

with Bob Anderson
mikej 08/Jun/83 Lead
with Tony Waite
Gordon Stainforth 28/Aug/77 Lead

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/77 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.
Bolt Phobia 17/May/75 Solo
with John Young
Hidden 07/Jul/73 Lead
Gordon Stainforth 28/Aug/70 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
auldscotal ??/1969 AltLd O/S
with ?
uphillnow ??/1965 Lead

As round - Nose Direct,Main Wall, The Ring,Reades Route and Ivy Sep.

with jim williams
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