164m, 6 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Another classic outing up the long ridge 40m right of South Gully. Often called Second Pinnacle Rib ("FPR" is scratched on the rock here too!).
1) 25m. Climb a groove just right of the rib that marks the right-hand side of the large grassy bay to belay on blocks.
2) 30m. Climb the steep rib above.
3) 30m. Climb rock steps to a large stance.
4) 12m. Continue up the rounded arete above, then traverse left to a stance above the Yellow Slab on the previous route.
5) 35m. Follow the curving rib to easier ground and a belay beneath the final wall.
6) 20m. Walk rightwards for 20m and belay,
7) 25m Either climb straight up Thompson's Chimney (S) a rite of passage for many traditional climbers, or head right and take an alternative route onto easier ground. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Superb long route. Confusingly this also has 'FPR' scratched at the base of the climb! The leftwards traverse of pitch #4 joins First Pinnacle Rib on a ledge just above the Yellow Slab, and is the only slightly tricky route-finding on the climb.

J.Thompson, H.Hughes 1894

Ticklists: North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, AMC Uni Ticklist.


ClimberDateStyle
Hidden 22/Apr Solo
Graeme Hammond 22/Apr Solo rpt

The 2nd of 3 routes on the East face that afternoon/evening (others being Overlapping Rib Route & Grooved Arête) done in 3 hours followed by 3 more routes on the way down on Tryfan Bychan (Little Tryfan Arête, Crack 4 & Stepped Crack) totalling around 750m of climbing. Took 20mins to climb. 5:30-5:50pm, down and ready to start the next route by 6:15pm. Done in past but no memory. Yellow slab is hard and polished, which must be desperate if at all damp. Some confusion as topo on P114 of 2010 Ogwen guide has route names the wrong way round (correct in text) which is particularly hilarious as on P116 they have a paragraph explaining past confusion!!

with The Famous Grouse
Peter Rosso 18/Apr AltLd rpt

Wonderful route. Did not stick to guidebook belays and finished leading Thompson Chimney (S).

faye 18/Apr 2nd O/S
nathanjmasters 18/Apr AltLd
Hidden 11/Apr AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Apr Solo dnf
Freshprintce 09/Apr Lead
matty123 08/Apr AltLd
with Alasdair
Hidden 06/Apr Lead O/S
pellsie 06/Apr 2nd
JackM92 06/Apr Lead
Billy Pedro Needham 25/Mar AltLd
scree 25/Mar -
hotfeet 25/Mar AltLd
with Stuart Riches
Hidden 25/Mar AltLd
danjouan 25/Mar Solo
with Ben, Pedro
Ben Griffiths 25/Mar AltLd O/S
with Pedro, Dan
Peter Rosso 04/Feb Lead
with Nathan, Lydia K.
nathanjmasters 04/Feb AltLd
leo-z-g 21/Jan AltLd O/S

Sam lead the first pitch then we climbed together off route to try and get past the two climbing ahead of us. Didn't work as they were there at the 4th belay when we arrived. Then their leader took a fall so we did what we could to help them out. (He had twisted his ankle but was confident they could walk off). So then I lead the next pitch before we walked off missing the chimney due to time and not wanting to put our rock shoes on. Good day out!

with Sam Talbot
LJJ77 08/Jan AltLd dog

A wet and foggy day started in new mountain boots both the rock and my boots were extremely slippy led 1st pitch very carefully then Lee led 2nd pitch and on the start i had my first fall had to rely on a polished sloping foothold but as soon as i put any weight on it my foot slipped off just as i got my fingertips on the handholds which would have got me up slid almost to the bottom before rope caught me skinned my shins and knees! I had two further slips trying something different before going back to my original plan and slowly got up I led 3rd pitch but had to change to rock shoes 3/4 of the way up it as my boots on the wet and greasy rock were lethal things got a lot easier then until we went too far right near the pinnacle had to descend back to ledge near the pinnacle as it was going dark we had to spend the night by the pinnacle before finishing the route in the morning not sure about the diff grade on ukc definitely a vdiff like it says everywhere else

with Lee Newens
johnself1603 17/Dec/16 AltLd
with Miles Jones
whitehouse_rhys 27/Nov/16 AltLd
MarkRoe 27/Nov/16 AltLd O/S

Moving together

with Millard, Rhys Whitehouse, Ben Roe, Will Lord
Jamiewalkerjones 26/Nov/16 AltLd O/S

Snowy but beautiful day. A bit more of a snowy scramble to the summit after the route ended. Snow deep at the top and a race against time to get down before dark. Some pretty poor route finding!

anthony.mayne 05/Nov/16 AltLd O/S

Very cold due to frequent flurries of hailstone! Good fun though.

with Hanna, Loic
PaulTom 26/Oct/16 AltLd
j.anstee 21/Oct/16 AltLd rpt
with Bob Thomas
HannahGo 14/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1 and 4

with Sam Crab, Shelley Rhodes
Stuie73 02/Oct/16 Solo

Having already soled overlapping rib route I then set off to solo Nor Nor buttress. However on route I got chatting to some lads about to climb 1st pinnacle rib who then invited me to lead as I was familiar with the route, unfortunately I had no harness but decided to solo anyway to show the way whilst they pitched it. Great day and all did the yellow slab. Top day.

Tim Francis 20/Sep/16 AltLd
Matthoop91 17/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
olddirtydoggy 17/Sep/16 Lead

Not a 3 star route, too many breaks in the climbing but makes for a good beginner training route to teach the system of multipitch.

with LAJJ
Hidden 17/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
tom0129 15/Sep/16 AltLd
Dawn_K_B 10/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Excellent day in perfect weather. Started the route in a rush to escape the nearby group searching for the bolts....

Stefan Trebicki 10/Sep/16 AltLd

Stefan led P1, P4, P6. Andy led P1, P3, P5.

Andy Campbell 10/Sep/16 AltLd
Hidden 29/Aug/16 Lead O/S
jotunscope 28/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Led P1 in a soaking whiteout. Great fun! Followed pitches 2 and 3. We then went off route, because we had sub 15m visibility, and the midges were causing insanity to set in. We joined Gashed Crag and finished with the sensational 5th and 6th pitches. Can't wait to return to Tryfan!

with Ali
Hidden 27/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Meinertzhagen 27/Aug/16 AltLd

Led 2nd and 4th pitches.

with Christopher Lyus
bedmaster_3000 15/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Led whole thing. Tried to follow the polished hold to stay on route. The second pitch was a little awkward, and there was a tricky couple of moves up a wall on the third. Apart from that it was fairly pleasant. Didn't seem that exposed.

Stuie73 11/Aug/16 Lead

Stu, Colin and Dave, sunny day but very busy!

Hidden 07/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
JemG 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Incredible climb! The 2nd pitch was by far the best! May have gone off route on the last few pitches once the winnd started. Went out in a t-shirt and shorts preparing to get sunburnt but the clouds spun in with the help of a gale force winds after the 4th pitch. Reached the top shivering my balls off because of the wind chill. But, Thankfully avoided being blown off the mountain by finding some refuge behind Adam and Eve.

with Elliot Fairhurst
TJ Mather 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Phil H
the ant hill mob 05/Aug/16 AltLd
Hidden 31/Jul/16 AltLd
Hidden 31/Jul/16 Solo
kieraneason 31/Jul/16 Lead
Hidden 30/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
cmars89 29/Jul/16 AltLd
Tybalt Peake 29/Jul/16 AltLd
with Craig marsden
myrddinmuse 27/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Absolute nightmare of a climb. A cloud of midges descended on us as we tied in, but we figured there would be a breeze higher up. Nope. Blasted the 7 pitches into 5, sprinting up to escape the plague, placing about one piece per pitch, getting a bit lost in the process. Covered in bites from head to toe. Tat everywhere as well.

gwynjones 27/Jul/16 2nd O/S
nathan2day 24/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

ascend.fit

rachelanneggleshaw 23/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Lead every other pitch. Skipped thomson's chimney

manosand 23/Jul/16 AltLd

Led pitches 1, 3 and 5.

with Nathan
RhysRolfe 18/Jul/16 AltLd
Nicole Almond 18/Jul/16 Lead O/S

very educational day on placing gear, whilst also able to introduce my cousin and boyfriend not climbing long routes - they really enjoyed it. perfect grade for them.

with Dad
Lucy Honychurch 18/Jul/16 AltLd
d.f.this 18/Jul/16 AltLd

First major multipitch, great way to spend the day

Dave Almond 18/Jul/16 Solo O/S
Stuie73 17/Jul/16 Lead

Lovely sunny day but very busy on the east face. I found this route harder than the sister route {overlapping rib} great days climbing with the 3 amigo's. Had one small prob when Dave forgot to take out a figure of 8 out of the rope and it became jammed in a crack, Colin then had to solo a section in order to free it. I soloed the yellow slab before belaying Col and Dave up. Finished the day by doing the upper half of Thompsons chimney {HS4b} with a top rope from Col, Colin and Dave left for another day as there were people waiting at the bottom of the pitch, very convenient!! Good day.

with Dave, Colin
Hidden 17/Jul/16 -
Jack Manfredi 17/Jul/16 AltLd
with Dad
Jonesy_A 05/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Linked various pitches together and got eaten alive by Midges but still and enjoyable climb!

with NJSharp
Hidden 05/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/16 AltLd
Andrew Lodge 03/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Glad there was a queue at Grooved Arete, this was superb

with Steve
Hidden 01/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Jul/16 -
A.Smurthwaite 25/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Awesome route, despite getting soaked. Ended up helping mountain rescue, get an 80 year old couple off the mountain

with Sam Wyton
Hidden 20/Jun/16 Solo O/S
MoWalker3 18/Jun/16 -

put some gear in here or there for the look of the thing, added in the yellow wall for extra interest. A lovely route.

with Dan
Huckleberry_aa 17/Jun/16 AltLd dnf

Brilliant climb with an alpine/mountain feel. Hiked up the north face onto the Heather Terrace which was a nice route in. Bad weather and poor visibility meant we ran out of time, so just did the first 3 pitches. Great feel to the climb, and we'll definitely go back to complete.

with Anthony, Tamryn
HuckT 17/Jun/16 AltLd
kieraneason 14/Jun/16 Lead
sam_cash 12/Jun/16 2nd O/S
cameronr11 08/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

P 2, 4, 7. Attempted to get up thompsons chimney but the heavens opened and all the good holds and jams were wet... Bring insect repellant!

with Brandon
dom94 05/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
with Eloise
Eloise_SW 05/Jun/16 AltLd

lead 2, 6 and 7

with Dom
BStar 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Brilliant mountain route. 1hr 10 walk in, a further 2hr to the summit. Perfect weather, if anything it was too warm! Minimal gear and big boots. Done in 5 pitches.

with Rachael
Rachael88 05/Jun/16 2nd
with Adam
Liam Martin 04/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/16 Lead O/S
ht543 01/Jun/16 AltLd

Lead 1st and 3rd pitches. Went off route on third pitch but down climbed and got back on track. Topped out just after sunset.

with Krish
rohai545 01/Jun/16 AltLd
with Helen
emilybrice ?/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 31/May/16 AltLd O/S
Stroppy 30/May/16 Lead O/S

Moved together on long rope. Great quality.

with Janne
Hidden 29/May/16 Solo O/S
maumau 29/May/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/May/16 Lead O/S
j.anstee 29/May/16 AltLd O/S

Thomson Done with cheeky aid to help!

with Soren
Hidden 29/May/16 AltLd
jrccrosby 29/May/16 AltLd O/S

Forgot my right shoe and had to do it with a squash shoe instead

with Elsie
ALR09 28/May/16 AltLd
with Seamus
Hidden 28/May/16 AltLd rpt
Hidden 28/May/16 2nd
David Staples 28/May/16 AltLd O/S
JonesE 25/May/16 AltLd O/S

Cold and windy. Deano went off route which meant I had to do a bit of new routing to the right of yellow slab which is basically a more direct version. Finished up Thompson's Chimney.

dinodinosaur 25/May/16 AltLd O/S

Climbed in Fiveten guide tennies

with JonesE
tanssop 24/May/16 AltLd O/S
with Philip Oldham
mrphilipoldham 24/May/16 AltLd O/S

Beauty, via the incredibly polished Yellow Slab.

Hidden 23/May/16 Solo
Hidden 21/May/16 2nd O/S
robert sugden 15/May/16 AltLd O/S

nice climb especially enjoyed the curved rib pitch didn't manage the chimney at the end

eoinb 07/May/16 AltLd

A grand day out. Neither of us was able to lead Thompson's Chimney (I could hardly get off the ground for the second bit). Just too inexperienced at old-fashioned chimney clambering, I suppose.

SimonMarcYoung 03/May/16 Lead rpt
rich H0001 ?/May/16 Lead
Hidden ?/May/16 Solo O/S
ClayClay ?/Apr/16 AltLd
Bilbo 30/Mar/16 AltLd rpt

Had the East face to ourselves. 4 seasons in a single day. Kicking steps in our rock shoes on snowy ledges. Trying to avoid slippery cracks running with icy water. Hail, sleet and snow, interspersed with warm sunshine when the clouds parted. Storm front approaching from the West as we topped out but it didn't hit us until we were descending Cwm Tryfan back to camp.Great day out.

with Steve
Splashdown 25/Mar/16 AltLd

Cold and windy. Harrison's first mountain route.

with Harrison Fielding
mikestr555 24/Mar/16 Lead
meltdown34 19/Mar/16 AltLd dnf

Halfway up second pitch cloud came down and hands got to cold to place gear effectively so decided to go back down.

Whitmoreaa 27/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

Climbed in B3 boots. Not that icy but bloody cold

davebrox ??/2016 -
Phil Anderson ??/2016 AltLd
Allanfairfechan ??/2016 Solo
Climbingspike ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
MJS ??/2016 -
ajk-log ??/2016 Lead
thomas108 ??/2016 -
John Bunney ??/2016 -
deacondeacon 29/Nov/15 AltLd

Well cool. Moved together and also climbed the yellow slab. Pretty wet but didn't detract from the climbing. Very windy on the top, pretty much had to go on hands and knees to get back down and didn't have the guts to jump adam&eve. 60 mph winds according to Mr weatherman.

the power 29/Nov/15 -

WIND

with deacon
Ewa Koc 01/Nov/15 AltLd O/S
with Dario
JenShelley 22/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Nick
Paul Sedgwick ?/Oct/15 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
Sophie Nunn 27/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
with Jo Rochester
sting 27/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Overrated.

with kwaidy
kwaidy 27/Sep/15 AltLd
with sting
Hidden 26/Sep/15 2nd
James Worthington 23/Sep/15 AltLd

Can't remember which pitches I led but it was raining almost the whole time!

with Iain
Prof. Outdoors 20/Sep/15 AltLd
with Jane, Alice
Matadoors 19/Sep/15 -

led the yellow slab

with Bro
AdamcP 19/Sep/15 -
with Bro
wurzelinzummerset 11/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

A very good route which is probably Vdiff if you try your best to stay direct. Took in the 4b yellow slab on the way which was fun.

with Guy
MusicalMountaineer 11/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Great fun outing. Took in the Yellow Sab too, just for a bit more interest!

TGreen 30/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Duncan Beard 30/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Belayed in several wrong places (pitches all longer than expected) but good fun nonetheless. Chimney jug hauling was the best part.

Rosie Henstock 30/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/15 -
Edwin Han 22/Aug/15 Lead dnf

Approached in heavy rain and low clouds. Rocks too wet to climb.

Hidden 22/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/15 2nd
Hidden 18/Aug/15 AltLd
Sarah Black 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Fern Joyce
Hidden 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
wi11 15/Aug/15 Solo O/S
with Paul Dickson
LJC 13/Aug/15 Solo

Some scrambly combination of routes

Hidden 12/Aug/15 Lead
Hidden 08/Aug/15 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/15 AltLd
Hidden 30/Jul/15 AltLd
Paul Hy 25/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

p1,3 & 5

with Jack M
Hidden 25/Jul/15 AltLd
philmitch 25/Jul/15 -
Dan724 21/Jul/15 -

Moving together

zimpara 15/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Second pinacle rib. Vdiff in rockfax. A superb evening out with some strenuous moves enroute amongst all the scrambling . I believe I heel hooked a jug at shoulder height and buddy chalked up. Take a midgie net. Went fine with a single. Pitch 1-4 worth repeating.

with rob
megamonkeyman 15/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Honestly think at points we went off route slightly, which was easy to do. A few moves we did were very much not diff or even severe. It was our first mountain mutipitch climb, following a lot of mid grade sport climbing and single pitch trad upto vshvs. We think it's best for those new to mutipitch trad climbing this at their limit to bare this in mind when undertaking the climb. For a first route up tryfan, 3 stars. As a climb, I'd give it 1 star. Great exposure mid height but pointless last pitch (you're already at the summit). Great experience!

with jason
lewk_c 11/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Mike Turner 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Joshua Turner
Jack_Lewin 11/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Amazing day out, awesome climbing, rain came on pitch 3 of the 7. We got to the bottom of Thompsons chimney in 4 pitches with some scrambling and a lot of rope drag! Then escaped right and back over the chimney as it was soaked by that point!

with lewk_c
Hidden 03/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/15 AltLd
1176gws 03/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Solo
rockafunked ?/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Early start, but hampered by poor route finding to Heather Terrace.

omaskrey 28/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

with Thompson's Chimney

Hidden 28/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
sambeaumont 28/Jun/15 Lead
David Robinson 27/Jun/15 AltLd
with Zoe Dean
ChrisWills 27/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Tom Dewhurst
Hidden 26/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
BenRyle 18/Jun/15 Solo O/S
with Dan
Hidden 16/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Pinguville 16/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Led P1,3,5,7 george led P2,4 and 6. Took Emily up it. i led yellow slab and thompsons chimney the two most exciting pitches. Bit of a thrutch. Nice route, feels a bit escapable (like the other routes) but nice all the way, great mountain day . Descended west gully. 6hrs car to car

with George
Hotcake 14/Jun/15 Lead

Easy good MP. Guide Book has it as VDiff. Would be very good first MP leading crag.

with Adele
shell145 08/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

I lead pitch 1,3,5. 6 was no real pitch - just a walk neither lead it.

with Ross
Chubbs 07/Jun/15 AltLd
rory 07/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Fast ascent in good weather. On the top at 1.00.

with Richard Spillett
Hidden 07/Jun/15 AltLd rpt
robman 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
simrun 06/Jun/15 2nd β

Didn't fancy the chimney

CameronH 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
tomB 06/Jun/15 Lead
with Mark Cane
Guss1 05/Jun/15 Lead O/S
sorchawilliams 05/Jun/15 2nd O/S
stratandrew 30/May/15 Lead rpt

Rather cool windy day. Led all pitches bring the others up on a guide plate. Did a few harder variations here and there plus the Yellow Slab. Great day out.

with Hazel Jonas, Yvonne Holland
Keiran O'Mahony 24/May/15 AltLd O/S
with Julia Bunney, Mark Madge
justaddpowder 24/May/15 AltLd
ppetr 24/May/15 2nd

In heavy boots.

EllieWoods 23/May/15 AltLd O/S
with Leo
leowoods 23/May/15 AltLd O/S
with Ellie
Hidden 22/May/15 Lead
Maywood96 22/May/15 2nd
ChrisGard 22/May/15 AltLd O/S

Very wet and slippery

with Chris Lucas, Kyle Maywood
Triciab 16/May/15 2nd

First multi pitch with KMC :)

James_Kendal 16/May/15 AltLd O/S

Pitches 1, 3, 5, 6, 7

with Tricia, Karen
Hidden 12/May/15 AltLd O/S
spalice 12/May/15 AltLd O/S
with Craig
SimonMarcYoung 04/May/15 AltLd O/S

Group ascent lead pitch 1, 3 and 7

Oujmik 01/May/15 Lead

Just to be clear, we climbed the right-hand of the two ribs. To be honest I was a little disappointed with the quality of the route, but perhaps it was tainted by getting extremely cold on the exposed belay of pitch two as well as bleeding over everything after cutting my finger messing around with a nut. First pitch up the groove felt very scrappy and awkward. Second pitch less scrappy but very awkward. Next two pitches were grassy and broken. It only really came together with the last two pitches (where we met another party on the adjoining route) which are easier but on continuous rock in a dramatic position above the gully. I took two sets of nuts which turned out to be a complete waste as virtually every runner was a sling - you could easily climb this route with a handful of slings and nothing else. Didn't do yellow slab as its not on the route according to CC guide and we were already cold enough. First two pitches felt like VDiff, last two around Diff, middle was hard to grade.

with Jyoti
egor ?/May/15 Lead
with Katy
nelstrop 24/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/15 2nd
Circus 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Finished up Thompson's Chimney.

with Seren
GermanAlex 18/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Lead 1+2, 4+5. After a cold & windy start it quickly cleared up, good thing we started early though: 1st team on the route, but quickly joined by 2 parties behind us. Finished up Thom(p)son's Chimney.

with Arno
Jensc 18/Apr/15 2nd
Hidden 11/Apr/15 Solo
Hidden 10/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/15 AltLd
Droyd 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Led all pitches. Went quite off-route on 4 and 5, into some revolting grass/loose shit.

with Megan
JoeMortimer 06/Apr/15 AltLd

Great day out, lead Thompson's Chimney too for a brilliant finish.

Ross88 04/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 2 - 7

with Will Horne, Sammi Rogers
phildawson 08/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

done in B3s with packs

JdotP 08/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

An Alpine-style ascent on (mainly) dry rock with snow surrounding and on ledges. Beautiful day. Leading the yellow slab was tricky wearing B3 boots.

with Phiran
Ciaran Mullan 07/Feb/15 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
Tim Sparrow ??/2015 -
Richard Goodey ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
jcw ??/2015 -
Antoine1 ??/2015 -
Mike Bayley ??/2015 -
jeb3496 ??/2015 -
Mike Bayley ??/2015 -
southern_smit ??/2015 -
Hidden 03/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
ianstevens 03/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

Led 1/2 and 4 (as described in Rockfax) with some pitch linking. Bit chilly, but the route itself was dry and on great nick. Better weather than May!

andyclimber 29/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd, 4th and 6th pitches. Attempted Thompsons Chimney for alternative finish but had to traverse off after about 1/3 of the way up due to slimey rock.

ryan1410 27/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

Wet rock face in places, slippy. Scrambled last pitch.

with Tom Doyle
kierankeavy 23/Nov/14 2nd O/S
David Maddison 23/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Abandoned a nut to the mountain :(

sparkybatteryboy 20/Nov/14 AltLd

a wetish day but still great climbing with a cloud inversion topping it off. descending in dark great fun

with sorcha gilbert dillon
Hidden 20/Nov/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Nov/14 2nd
gingerbex 15/Nov/14 AltLd
with PeterField
pearson9596 15/Nov/14 AltLd rpt
Hidden 15/Nov/14 AltLd
TimCul 15/Nov/14 AltLd
Jon Ellis 15/Nov/14 AltLd
Hidden ?/Nov/14 Lead O/S
sharpemajor 29/Oct/14 2nd
Matt Harmon 11/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

did this moving together. walked left to base of yellow slab to fit this in as well (slab extremely polished). also avoided chimney at the top by walking left again to a really nice flaky wall which was suggested as a nice way to finish by a fellow climber- we both agreed with him

Hidden 11/Oct/14 AltLd
Hidden 27/Sep/14 AltLd
Hidden 20/Sep/14 AltLd dnf
MikeSP 14/Sep/14 AltLd rpt
Hidden 11/Sep/14 Solo
Peter Metcalfe 07/Sep/14 Solo
Matt Reed 01/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Ronnie Reed
Jamie Everitt 24/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Nice long multi-pitch, got rained on for the first few pitches but dried out higher up. Thompsons Chimney (S) at the end provides a nice challenge with a large rucksack!

C May 24/Aug/14 2nd

Alpine style

with Ollie, Ed
FlavioL1989 24/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

With Thompson's Chimney alternative on p7

ChristyCole 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
EeFu 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Stuart, Emma
Hidden 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
gotama178 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Dave 88 25/Jul/14 Solo O/S

Great fun on a roasting hot day, good to solo. Didn't fancy the chimney with a rucksack. Ended up descending north ridge to try and find a missing walker. Found him, missed last orders. Livid.

yossarian714 22/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Led P2, P4 & P6

with John Wright
Hidden 20/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Aline 20/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

First multi-pitch, super easy, scrambled the last pitch.

with Maia
Alex_RhodesUK 14/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Stanners 14/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

horrendous conditions for the upper third of the route made this a rather scary intro to mountain Diff climbs! I was sure one of us was going to get blown off the mountain or die of hyperthermia. happy days!

with Alex Rhodes
catherine.e.moss 07/Jul/14 2nd O/S

First mountain ascent. We did it in many more than six pitches, although the last was so long we were in danger of running out of rope! Went right of Thompson's chimney.

with Basil Moss
adamarkley ?/Jul/14 Lead

lead all pitches

with dominic arkley
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Scorbes 25/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Alt leads with Graham Uney

Half Pint Lizz 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Jen Mason
Hidden 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/14 AltLd
birbeck 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S
cfisher4 14/Jun/14 AltLd
with Kate Williams, Sebastian Pourrat
Mickdenali 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Did it trainers. Great route in good conditions:-)

with Ann Bierd
cheeky 07/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
mark4344 07/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

did it in the wet with mountaineering boots.

with Matt Payne
Retro Rowan 30/May/14 AltLd O/S

first 6 pitch multi-pitch

alexcollins123 30/May/14 AltLd O/S
Jeremy Wilton 25/May/14 AltLd O/S

Last time I did this we started from the rib to the left, the other side of the heather bay...apparently this is now called overlapping route...anyhow - much the same - good mountainous deal that isn't too taxing anywhere - a good introduction to multi pitch mountain routes

with Mark Bathe
KieranT 18/May/14 Lead O/S
with Al Whitehead
Cornish boy 18/May/14 AltLd O/S

I think we climbed this route! My guidebook [Rockfax] said so, but Sean's [Ogwen CC] said it was Overlapping Ridge Route. I led odd pitches, Sean did even ones. We skirted around Thompson's Chimney. A great route, especially p2. Felt tougher than a Diff though. Cracking weather. Not the best route description from Rockfax however!

with Sean
Hidden 16/May/14 Solo O/S
adam06 05/May/14 Lead
with chris radcliff
JezzaCat 03/May/14 AltLd O/S

Not the easiest route to follow, heavy traffic might confused or helped, not sure which :-), has to be worth a VDiff though? Managed to include the Yellow Slab

with Scott
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd
chancer 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd
dhavenhand 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Jenny Hall 03/May/14 2nd
with louis
Louis Hume 03/May/14 Lead

Took the slab but she was naughty (even for VS)

with Jenny
bobstones 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Frazer Campbell
Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd
RobScarisbrick 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Seb
Redtournon 01/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Colin fisher
scottywakefield ?/May/14 AltLd O/S

Busy but fun. Good training for Alps. We combined it with Yellow Slab (Jeremy lead that) and Thomson's Chimney (I got to lead that).

with Jeremy
RobEdwards 24/Apr/14 AltLd

climbed first two pitches but got rained off and abseiled out.

Ly-Cilph 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Awesome route! VDiff in Rockfax guidebook and felt harder... is this the same route? Wonderfully exposed rib on P2.

with Korin K
DWebs 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Didn't finish up the last pitch due to heavy traffic.

Hidden 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
fillerbunny 19/Apr/14 2nd dog

One slip on a highly polished crack. Diff?! Think we must have taken the wrong route...

with Patrick
Snorfalorpagus 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S

The suggested belay positions in the guide seemed a bit off.

with Luke Vincent, James Mathews
arthur_de_briton 19/Apr/14 Lead
with cat mckenna
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead
spearing05 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Moved together (Andrew leading) to yellow slab, I led slab as a quick 10m pitch then after bringing Andrew up moved together to the top

with Andrew
Hidden 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Matt Rowat 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Inc the yellow slab. Awesome weather, good banter, good fun route.

with Parky
Hidden 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/14 AltLd
Pete_Frost 13/Apr/14 AltLd

Climbed in big boots.

Hidden 13/Apr/14 AltLd
Outdoor Dave 10/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Paul
Hidden 10/Apr/14 AltLd
rifrafhughes ?/Apr/14 AltLd dnf

Retreated in heavy rain after the second pitch.

Helen.Burgess 30/Mar/14 AltLd
Hidden 30/Mar/14 AltLd
Hidden 11/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
will moy ?/Feb/14 Solo O/S
rbharries 18/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
with ollie mentalz
Hidden ??/2014 AltLd
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
flying el burro ??/2014 2nd
nj.harris ??/2014 -
yesbutnobutyesbut ??/2014 -
becci_amos ??/2014 AltLd
Hidden ??/2014 -
Nick Biven ??/2014 -
peakcaver ??/2014 -
freemanTom 29/Dec/13 Solo O/S

Felt a lot harder than Rowan Route. Snow didn't help. Bailed on Yellow slab.

Monkey_Alan 29/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

Started in sunshine, finished in snow.

tom 07/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
Naomi.P 07/Dec/13 AltLd

Wet

JamieAyres 16/Nov/13 AltLd rpt

Phil and Nige in big boots, me in trainers. First pitch soaking wet, very cold. Reached summit at dusk.

with Phil Windall, Nigel Evans
Hidden 14/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Uriah 10/Nov/13 Lead
with magsb
magsb 10/Nov/13 2nd

Too late to do final pitch.

Hidden ?/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/13 AltLd
albt 21/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/13 AltLd
Hidden 12/Sep/13 AltLd
dmetcalfe 07/Sep/13 AltLd

In wet with boots

with Olly
ollylegg 07/Sep/13 AltLd

Wet & slippy. In B1s.

Hidden 05/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/13 AltLd
BradleyWhite 31/Aug/13 Lead
vix 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Top pitch had a couple of loose very big blocks

with Lorna, Billz
cactus111 28/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with robin harris
hotfeet 25/Aug/13 Lead
jason smeeth 25/Aug/13 AltLd
AlexFletcher 23/Aug/13 AltLd

Sam lead 1, 3 and 5, I lead 2, 4 and the S grade Thompson's Chimney at the top

sam26051 23/Aug/13 AltLd
dapperdan 20/Aug/13 2nd O/S

late for tea

matt1024 20/Aug/13 AltLd
with Brother
Zoomer 12/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 12/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Shaw Brown 02/Aug/13 AltLd
dobby 200 02/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

I led P2 and P4, then finished up Thomson's chimney

TeamAcrophobia ?/Aug/13 AltLd rpt
Guy Conlon 28/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Clay C 28/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Guy
Melanie Parkin 27/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Harriet Kirk, ChrisRGX
Hidden 27/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Harri777 27/Jul/13 AltLd
with Chris Colebrook, Mel P
jwa 20/Jul/13 Lead
mdosullivan1981 20/Jul/13 2nd dog
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Ade7 14/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Might have got some pitches mixed up. Finished up Thomson's Chimney

with Marc
marcduhig 14/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Adrian
dannyevos 13/Jul/13 -
with Steve Swanborough, Rick Clapham
Steve Swanborough 13/Jul/13 2nd O/S
BradleyWhite 13/Jul/13 Solo
Glyn Davidson 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

...and Elliot

with Dan, Callumn
Hidden 13/Jul/13 AltLd
Jonathan Walker 11/Jul/13 AltLd
pnorth 08/Jul/13 AltLd

Nice and easy, great route. Yellow slab way harder than expected though -- mainly psychological, very polished. Crucial nut placement makes all the difference. Thomson's Chimney dank and horrible.

with Graham Barnes TSCC
stev1e.wilso 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S

First long mountain multipitch. Good choice as nice climbing but with great big ledges for belaying. Really enjoyable in fantastic weather.

with Rosie
Julie 07/Jul/13 2nd
with Richard, Jason
Rozzlarr1992 07/Jul/13 2nd
with Dad
Ray Sparks 06/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with paul
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
beds74 06/Jul/13 AltLd
Foxy1984 03/Jul/13 2nd dog

Climbed with instructor Ash sleight, Full gortex and gortex shoes, weather was poor and rock very slippery. Dogged climb to summit, happy to get there

Hidden 03/Jul/13 2nd dog
Hidden 03/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/13 2nd O/S
ashsleight 03/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Led 2 students up on wet slippery rock. Would have been nice to enjoy the view but at least I got a free cam out of it

Sietse 29/Jun/13 AltLd RP

Great climb in nice weather. Led P1,2 and Thomson's Chimney. First step up from the plateau in Thomson's Chimney was hard, fell on the hex #3 that is now stuck there...

carl_123 17/Jun/13 Lead rpt
ali macphee 17/Jun/13 Lead O/S
PeteMc 08/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
joscott 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Dan Longster
Dan818 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Johnny Rowland ?/Jun/13 AltLd
mutly ?/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Richard Rafma
Hidden 29/May/13 AltLd O/S
JasonV 25/May/13 AltLd

superb - one great pitch after the other

with Dale
Hidden 19/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/May/13 AltLd O/S
stratandrew 05/May/13 AltLd O/S

Great route in Big boots. led P1,3,5.

with Colin Maddison
sebbo 05/May/13 AltLd O/S

What a contrast to climbing Slanting Buttress on Lliwedd the day before in the soaking wet - even got to break out the rock shoes :) Nice route but ran into traffic so opted for a detour up a nice arÍte then a tricky pitch up a crack and narrow chimney between two roofs. Also opted for the nice steep face to the left of Thomson's Chimney.

with Grant Brown
Julian Prieto 04/May/13 AltLd O/S

Led P1, 2

annastudholme 04/May/13 2nd O/S
1step2far 04/May/13 -

Awesome day.

Leigh_M 04/May/13 2nd
with James, Sarah
Cheese Monkey 02/May/13 AltLd O/S

Beautiful day and all to ourselves too. Excellent

with Chay
guy.paton 01/May/13 2nd O/S

Harder than rated grade here. Fantastic weather and great route

with Stuart
Yeknom ?/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/13 AltLd
david morse 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Traversed left a bit too early to gain the pinnacle

with KT
peachos 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Easy climb, but a grand day out...in the sun!

with Graeme
Robboj 19/Apr/13 AltLd
Barrez 19/Apr/13 AltLd

Lead yellow slab direct

with Robboj
Valentino 06/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/13 Lead dnf
Tadams 02/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
fuzzysheep01 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with James O'Sullivan
Hidden 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Jay C 02/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Simul climbed it, then pitched the Severe chimney

with Nick E
Hidden ?/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Neil D 13/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Very wintry (snowing). Lots of snow on top few pitches made the climbing implausible. Doubt = adventure.

with Nadeem Rahim
Hidden ??/2013 -
dannyevos ??/2013 -
with Steve Swanborough, Rick Clapham
Hidden ??/2013 Lead
TheAndyBarker ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
chris ginge ??/2013 Lead
Richard Kinsman ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
joem 17/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
Zara_92 17/Nov/12 2nd

Lead one pitch

with Joe
Mark Eddy 16/Nov/12 Lead
onlyfoddington 10/Nov/12 AltLd dnf

I needed gloves to actually be able to climb, but after that I lead pitches 3 and 4. Then I got to leave pitch 5 in the snow, which was interesting. By the end of pitch 5 it was dark and so we set about getting down - rather than Thompson's chimney.

J.Atkins 03/Nov/12 Lead dnf

Lead to pitch 4. Had to bail because of conditions

ape1980 ?/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
with Jason, lazzaw
lazzaw 27/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

A fab day out. Very cold feet so changed from climbing shoes to walking boots for the second half, which added some spice to the leads.

with Jason Wilber, Andrew Porter
Malpractise 20/Oct/12 Lead

Climbed with 2 novices in the wet. Bailed out midway through the third pitch. Graded VDiff in the Ground Up guide - felt way harder in the wet.

with Student
razzorbuzz 20/Oct/12 Lead dnf
with Dougal
Steve Palmer 12/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

Left the road at 11am on an iffy forecast, during our climb we had wind, rain, hail, sleet, snow and sunshine. We both got hotaches at one point and summitted just before nightfall. This was not aided by some glaring untruths in Rockfax Pocketz guide, check the amendments on their site. Downclimbing the West Face in the dark was interesting...

with Claire E
chrissy 06/Oct/12 AltLd

Did in 6 pitches, alt leads with Cormac. Missed out thompsons chimney, not enough time as started the route late. Greasy in places, made for the odd interesting move. Felt harder than diff to me.

with chris, Cormac
Pete_Frost 06/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
with Dave Pearce
SteveM 06/Oct/12 Solo
Zoomer 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Missed the last chimney due to crowds and wanting to get over to Belle Vue Bastion.

Danhan 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Johnny, Matt
gingergeorge 22/Sep/12 AltLd
Matt1234 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
matthew_soanes 22/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Jonny Wilson, Dan Hancock
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 08/Sep/12 -
Hidden 08/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
illwizod 01/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Phil Wallam, Reece Robinson
reece.robinson 01/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Will Izod, Phil Wallam
helios 01/Sep/12 AltLd
with Katy Coutts
Neil Watson 26/Aug/12 2nd

First long route thanks to Simon and Alex. Avoided Thompsons. Definitely a V. Diff.

with Alex RMC, Simon
Dunx 24/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Charlotte Milner, Jezz
DaveB61 21/Aug/12 AltLd

With Krish

with Krish Dev
Hidden 20/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 14/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Olli-C 14/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Simul climbed

mr_drains 12/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Missed the Thomson finish so need to go back for the full tick

with Gareth K, The Defecator
Hidden 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
pbuggy91 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

1st multi pitch, 2nd and 5th pitches, nice all the way.

Matt250 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
themadbrown 11/Aug/12 -

A great initiation for Aedon. Wanted to climb Grooved ArÍte but the queues...! V.Diff-excellent day

with Aedon, james
Jams Crwca 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Big boots :)

with Aedon, themadbrown
Fragmod 11/Aug/12 Lead
pie_eater_pete 09/Aug/12 Solo O/S
GDS 06/Aug/12 2nd
with simon, maggie
Hidden ?/Aug/12 AltLd
Hidden 31/Jul/12 Lead O/S
caradoc 29/Jul/12 AltLd

A few bits of the route here- http://youtu.be/gqvDwz16zI8

with john b
Alor_lab 28/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Justina
MikeB1 27/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

What a lovely route, clean rock all the way! Thomson's chimney bit slippery tho.

ollyroberts 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Led all pitches, big boots. Thompson's Chimney finish

with Phil Jackson
Nick Ashwood 21/Jul/12 Lead

VDiff in Rockfax. Lead all Pitches, including yellow slab. Too tired for Thomsons chimney.

with Phil Kingston
Hidden 21/Jul/12 AltLd
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Dave McKechnie 15/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

First multi-pitch climb. Lead the last pitch, approx 30m. Not a Diff in my opinion. More like a VDiff as per the rockfax guide.

with Stuart Coupe
Hidden 15/Jul/12 AltLd rpt
Neil Mackenzie 01/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

sweet route, bit damp but avoided the rain. last 2 pitches very good value for the grade!

with jamsey
Graham Westbrook 30/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
alboy 27/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Big Boots and Big Packs! No stickies

with Jacob Coleman
Chappy 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
kell_boy 03/Jun/12 2nd O/S

seconded entire 6 pitches as my 1st taste of multipitch climbing

Danny Crump 02/Jun/12 Lead
Danny Crump 02/Jun/12 Lead
carl_123 01/Jun/12 Lead O/S
lukerathmell 01/Jun/12 Lead
with Rachel Bennett
Hidden ?/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Arkel 26/May/12 AltLd O/S

Great days climbing in perfect weather sunshine, but windy

with Steve Robinson
nepsoi999 26/May/12 AltLd O/S
with james ware
Hidden 25/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/May/12 AltLd
markhill371 20/May/12 AltLd
with Ian Richardson
Hidden 19/May/12 AltLd O/S
Jones_88 19/May/12 AltLd
with Dan
Jams Crwca 13/May/12 AltLd O/S

O'sum! Had to do the pinnacle before yellow slab. :)

with Nia
tcn_2002 12/May/12 AltLd
Emma Whittaker 05/May/12 2nd
Darrell Read 05/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/12 Lead
willieash ?/May/12 -
with Rob Sutemire
Short&Savage 14/Apr/12 AltLd dnf

With Victoria Mansfield at al - started snowing!!!

tomparrott 14/Apr/12 AltLd
with Len
Dr Rorlasaurus 11/Apr/12 2nd

P1. Icy hail stopped play.

alexanderbeetle 11/Apr/12 Lead
Bry 28/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with Laura
monkeyboyraw 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Great big boot route in the sun, yellow slab was ace & chimney very traditional!

edordead 24/Mar/12 AltLd dnf
Mayaculpa 13/Mar/12 AltLd

Started in the mist climbed out to a brilliant cloud inversion

with Chester
Hidden 09/Mar/12 AltLd
scott.burf ?/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
t_hume ?/Mar/12 AltLd
lxg613 ?/Mar/12 AltLd
with bryony weathers
Hidden ?/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 25/Feb/12 2nd
gw3285 25/Feb/12 Lead
Ben0591 23/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
ojgrant 23/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Nick Watt
Hidden 20/Feb/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 16/Jan/12 -
Hidden ??/2012 AltLd O/S
beardy mike ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
matt perks ??/2012 -
goadventure1 ??/2012 -
Darron ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
C May ??/2012 2nd

James led

with James, Mel
TheAndyBarker ??/2012 -
petecox84 ??/2012 -
petecox84 ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
TheAndyBarker ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Steven Carter ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Nov/11 2nd dnf
Jen Jones 20/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Delroyb 20/Nov/11 Lead dnf

Lead to fourth pitch before retreating due to light

Matt Smith 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Climbing as two simultaneous groups of a 2 and a 3. Got to top of pitch 3 before retreating due to cold.

Simon Caldwell 20/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

In 6 pitches, I led the even ones. A bit chilly in the wind, but great fun anyway, consistently good climbing throughout. Seemed as hard as the VDiff classics.

with Carmen
missxandrabee 05/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with TimCul
Hidden 30/Oct/11 AltLd
Coops_13 29/Oct/11 AltLd dnf

Got one pitch off top but abseiled down due to torrential rain and deteriorating light conditions.

Harry Thorpe 29/Oct/11 AltLd dnf
with Keeno
Hidden 22/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
Boran 16/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Skipped TC finish as running out of time. Tricky scramble back down to the bottom in the dark with head torches.

with Neil
callum brown ?/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
cjb1992 ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S

4 pitches

with Elena
melmyo 09/Sep/11 2nd O/S

Lots of rain and complete white out after pitch 3

MilesHickey 08/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Complete white out

with melmyo
bede.west ?/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
0ddba11 ?/Sep/11 AltLd
shavec 29/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Trosie1 28/Aug/11 AltLd

SOPPING wet, made it 2.5 pitches in the pouring rain, and abbed off :(

treg 23/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Soloed P1, Bird P3&5, Me 2,4,6. Too much of the route felt like scrambling. Think we must have gone a bit off track as P4 didn't have anything S4a about it. The Chimney at the top posed the biggest challenge (aside from the walk-in).

with Bird
marcb 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Extraordinarily wet! Went a little off route at one point but recovered it. Would have been an amazing route if it wasn't for the rain.

zhross 21/Aug/11 2nd O/S
chubbyclimber 20/Aug/11 AltLd
with Gavin
GrahamHP 20/Aug/11 Lead

Climbed in classic welsh downpoar

with Michael Loughran
Mick Loughran 20/Aug/11 2nd

Continuos rain and very gust top but very enjoyable!

Hidden 18/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Draper 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Big Bad Bob 08/Aug/11 AltLd
Hidden 05/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Nexonen 30/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Jenny, Huw
Hidden 30/Jul/11 AltLd
robhorton 30/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 30/Jul/11 AltLd
jonleighton 23/Jul/11 AltLd
ebastock 10/Jul/11 2nd
with John Beddard
Hidden 09/Jul/11 AltLd
paulerussell 09/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

(1&4)Very enjoyable, climbed with daysacks, went straight up rather than traversing over yellow slab, last 30m easy going so soloed it to avoid the midges.

with Matia Mallia, Oliver
Bobbyonrock 09/Jul/11 AltLd
matiamallia 09/Jul/11 AltLd
Simonfarfaraway 02/Jul/11 AltLd

with Ben. More consistent than Grooved Arete. found booty on the climb

with Ben
Little B 02/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
with Simon
Iain_L_32 ?/Jul/11 Lead
STWright ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

A good multipitch but be aware of the VS move!

tgeh 28/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with dan geh
Dan Geh 28/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Matt Poole 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Including the 'Thomson's Chimney (severe)' finish.

jack.williams1 26/Jun/11 2nd
wishicud climbHVS 25/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

5 pitch steady climbing. Wet and greasy unfortunately but with a nice Severe twist on yellow slab. Mark won't let me live it down that he took my daysack while I led this pitch. Dan led up the stinking chimney as did mark. We reluctantly followed. Good mountain route.

bigdan050 25/Jun/11 AltLd

pretty average the only cheeky bit being the slimy chimney crack at the top (S)

with emmit
hawkins321 25/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

did yellow slab and the chimney finish. had to drag my mates bag up yellow slab as he would have REALLY struggled up otherwise, plus this might have made him too weak to do the very wet and slippery chimny finish. great route.

with ash, tosh/chalky
frankcp87 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

An amazing day, done in 5 pitches. Great weather.

with James Clarke
jjclarke70 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Frank
jon59 05/Jun/11 Lead
stevev 04/Jun/11 2nd
Burty21 03/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Tom parkin
Bring_us_Oneil 03/Jun/11 Solo rpt
with Nathan Price, Tom Frost
np134 03/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with T. Frost, N. Howett
TRFrost 03/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with N. Price, N. Howett
Andysomething 19/May/11 AltLd O/S

Will have to come back for Thomson's chimney, pretty tired by then

with Bruce Perry
Hidden 18/May/11 Lead rpt
lizzyb 16/May/11 Solo dnf

Weather came in and looked ominous so finished after 3rd pitch...

richardadventurecafe 06/May/11 Lead

With Thompson's Chimney (S) as finish. Straightfwd route, easy route finding, and good rock.... TC on the other hand was 'interesting'....

with Nick Gray
nick ferro 02/May/11 Lead
lithos 02/May/11 AltLd

yellow slab is excellent fun - the rest is diff at most, apart from the chimney which i thought quite tough for S

Hidden 01/May/11 AltLd O/S
Pete Rigby 01/May/11 -

Moved together

with Jim Tan
hairy51 ?/May/11 AltLd β
Hidden 30/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
jossjones 29/Apr/11 Lead dnf
JonHarvey 27/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

1st route of the day. V good! did GC and GA after.

with Michael Maben
al123 25/Apr/11 Solo O/S

did the 4a/b picth too

stemill 25/Apr/11 Lead

Traversed across to do Yellow Slab and finished up Thompson's Chimney. Great day out, mysteriously quiet for a bank holiday - had the route to ourselves bar one soloist.

with Matt
rustaldo 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Clement, Jack
jack89 24/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Pitches, 2, 4, 6. Need to learn to start earlier. Decent with head torches :/ Good fun climbing.

jandyd05 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
gaz_jones 24/Apr/11 AltLd
Kevster 23/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
wilf 16/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

with Ed and Andy as second pair. dry, misty start, cleared to sunny pm. me P 1&3 + Thomson's Chimney, Nick 2&4 superb, TC was highlight.

with nick f
georgenvk 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
lrandall 14/Apr/11 AltLd

Moving togethor

with Rob Liley
Hidden 14/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Clivest 09/Apr/11 2nd
danny269 07/Apr/11 2nd
with Keir & Bruno
davidjreynolds2009 ?/Apr/11 -
mark_jc ?/Apr/11 -
Hidden 26/Mar/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 23/Mar/11 AltLd
Noodles 23/Mar/11 -

Moving together, nice route, great day.

with Alan "HW" Campton, Ben Cook
sthame 14/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden 05/Mar/11 AltLd
coombs 05/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

moved together

Sarah Harri 05/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Will Gann, Sarah Rixham
Little AndyH 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Gerallt Owain 04/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
stevechaps1 04/Mar/11 AltLd
mountainpunk 12/Feb/11 2nd
with Joe, Rich
Hidden 12/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/11 2nd O/S
31770 ??/2011 -
Bullybones ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Tobias at Home ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Tobias at Home ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
rurp ??/2011 Lead
blakey ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
djromberg ??/2011 -
Bobbyonrock ??/2011 -
djromberg ??/2011 -
birdie num num ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
RM199 ??/2011 -
j.buckley87 ??/2011 Lead O/S
Swirly ??/2011 -
Neil the monkey ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
pasbury ??/2011 -
jcook1980 30/Dec/10 2nd O/S

very greasy. moved together most of the time. climbed bare handed, got hotaches

with Dan Walker
Chris Redding 14/Nov/10 2nd
Bring_us_Oneil 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Brad Staniforth, Chris Redding
Hidden 30/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/10 Lead dnf
eel 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hexman 20/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Chimneys - ughh!

tomprestwich 16/Oct/10 AltLd

Lead pitches 1, 3 and 5

Dave Franklin 13/Oct/10 2nd rpt

Great climb, knackered by the top!

with richard franklin
flapjack_franky 13/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed this climb, did it in excellent sunny conditions. Possibly got a little lost because we seemed to end up below thompson chimney without traversing to the top of yellow slab!!

with Dave Franklin
Darrell Read 10/Oct/10 -
Hidden 10/Oct/10 -
funkyvin1 ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Slarti B 26/Sep/10 AltLd

Bit confused over routes but think this is it. Great climb, I led yellow slab, We skipped thompsons chimney, getting late and stomach playing up.

with Chris G
bullethead 25/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
frost 22/Sep/10 Solo
with D Almond
frost 16/Sep/10 AltLd
with D Almond
malstewart 09/Sep/10 Lead
frost 06/Sep/10 Solo
clipskipper 03/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Straightforward day out in the mountains. Only bit I wouldn't solo is Thompson's Chimney at Severe.

with Dan Harris
Hidden 03/Sep/10 AltLd β
Hidden 03/Sep/10 AltLd β
vertically_challenged 03/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
jogwen 22/Aug/10 2nd dog

Pete led. Had rest at bottom of Yellow Slab which felt harder than Severe but gets easier once you reach the crack.

with p walker, Stephen Paulger
ScottyD 22/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/10 2nd O/S
texuspete 21/Aug/10 AltLd
with Charles Clay, Rob Pontefract
D Berry 21/Aug/10 Solo O/S

The better of the two Pinnacle Ribs, but the yellow slab is the best of both. Considered the ' Severe arete continuation from the ledge to the right of the pinnacle' as described in latest guide, but hollow looking and sounding rock made up my mind to follow the standard route as described.

gd303uk 21/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Good multi pitch, climbed in walking shoes, alpine style, only used about 5 bits of gear on the entire climb, met some good lads from the Midlands on Yellow slab, we had a good laugh on this climb.

with Erwin Neudorfer
tubby Tez 16/Aug/10 2nd O/S
qJoeq 16/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead
colina 15/Aug/10 AltLd

nice long mountain route ,nothing too difficult .the slab pitch, by far the best pitch with a nice hand jam move at the top,scrambled up to the summit emerging between adam and eve on wales' best mountain .climbed with nice guy rod.,teamed up with the A-TEAM,joss and neil.Super climb on a beautiful day ....do it !

with rod
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 09/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
edmitchell 08/Aug/10 AltLd β

big boots, rucksack, little protection needed. Charlotte got the 'Cadbury Flake' pitch

with charlotte goedvolk, kate henderson
Hidden 08/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
superdiamondgeezer 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S
igneouscarl 01/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/10 AltLd
hevloz 31/Jul/10 AltLd
with joe
method 17/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with graham
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
karly54 03/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Peter Goodwin
aged_ape 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Awesome Mtn route for a VDiff - grunt tactics up the chimney. Climbed Yellow Slab direct at S

with James Tish
Hidden 03/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
midnitegem 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Callum
callumd 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Gemma
Luke Brooks ?/Jul/10 -
Jimb0 26/Jun/10 AltLd
with Ander
Ander 26/Jun/10 AltLd
with Jimb0
Hayles 26/Jun/10 AltLd

First multi-pitch lead!

with Jo Wheatley
Sparrowmonkey 26/Jun/10 AltLd

1st ever multi pitch for Hayles and I ..... awesome. Another party member had a near miss with a massive loose boulder though

DaveWarren 26/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Went off route on the towards the end to try and avoid queuing.

with Jamie
Hidden 19/Jun/10 AltLd
centurion05 14/Jun/10 AltLd
HIGHTOWER 14/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Graham Kelshore, Andy Woolston
Peter Holder 02/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with James Dunn
peter myers ?/Jun/10 AltLd
Hidden 30/May/10 2nd O/S
BennoC 30/May/10 Lead O/S
with Bruno
the rec 22/May/10 Lead rpt
with Jules
Hidden 21/May/10 Solo O/S
Elastic Jones 20/May/10 Lead
with Andy Lewis
Hidden 17/May/10 AltLd
Hidden 16/May/10 AltLd O/S
idbarr 09/May/10 -
tallan9 08/May/10 Lead
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/May/10 2nd β
Hidden ?/May/10 2nd
ed_1973 27/Apr/10 AltLd
tradguy 27/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Ed Lamb
Hidden 26/Apr/10 -
andy dunn 24/Apr/10 AltLd rpt

got the slab and chimney this time... Awesome weather - great day!

with Alan
MikaelW 18/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with gareth, Jo, Dan
kylieo 17/Apr/10 AltLd
with Phil
hellboundblr 17/Apr/10 AltLd

First big mountain route. Me P1, P3 & P5. Last two were scrambles, placed 3 bits of gear on each. Danny P2, P4 (Yellow Slab) & P6 (Thompsons Chimney). Disappointed that it finished about 10m short of Adam and Eve.

with Danny Smudge
Hidden 17/Apr/10 AltLd rpt
Hidden 17/Apr/10 AltLd
Hidden 17/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Law22 16/Apr/10 Lead O/S

A wicked day led to an epic view

Ken Applegate 11/Apr/10 Lead

Intro to multi-pitch climbing with Bridgette & Hannah.

with Hannah, Bridgette
Hidden 11/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Doug Hughes 11/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Paul
BB1 11/Apr/10 2nd

Perfect conditions (sunny and dry). Climbed as a three with Hannah. Nice trad style, finished with Thomsons Chimney (really glad we decided to go for it) which has some classic moves. A bit dauting as a last pitch of the day but a lot of fun in good conditions.

with Ken Applegate
LRB 10/Apr/10 2nd
simonward 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Briwi 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Also took in Thompson's Chimney at top of route - graded severe but lived up to the struggle referred to in the guide book!

hamishjfk 09/Apr/10 AltLd
MontyH 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Paul Milton
MontyH ?/Apr/10 AltLd
with Paul Milton
liam 22 ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/10 AltLd
theycallmefrodo 28/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden 28/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Martyn ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Ice & snow on route getting worse the higher we climbed. Whole route wet and slippy. Decided to abseiled out just before yellow slab.

with Mark Albutt
Hidden ??/2010 -
cpt_crunch ??/2010 -
crag_monster ??/2010 -
edpd1b ??/2010 -
philw ??/2010 -
Rob Evans ??/2010 Lead O/S
alancash100 ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
kyle ??/2010 Lead O/S
deejmonkey 22/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/09 AltLd
Simonj 17/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
with james
henbot 12/Oct/09 AltLd
with Duncan
crag_monster ?/Oct/09 AltLd
mol 26/Sep/09 Lead
with Nadine Smith
thecurlyone 21/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Did yellow wall, making this a severee.

with Mike
climbing_wiggy 21/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1,2 and 3

with Matty, Sig
Jess Christley 20/Sep/09 AltLd
with Lucy Rouse
Flash29 13/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Webster 13/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

not much more than a scramble, but more fun can be had aroung the route tackling harder lines, made more challenging by carying a day sack.

alek 12/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
emlynroberts 05/Sep/09 AltLd

First five pitches, getting dark and the final chimney looked hard and like it would take time. Its on the list for when we do first pinnicle rib. Done the chimney 18/10/10 family honour restored!

with S A Jones
lucy rouse ?/Sep/09 AltLd
with Jess Christley
Hidden 22/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
neilfish 09/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Ian
bridget143 08/Aug/09 2nd O/S

Simul climbed Alpine style in 1hr

with Sion
tompilgrem 07/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Dad
Hidden 07/Aug/09 AltLd
Hidden 07/Aug/09 AltLd
bobpilgrem 07/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Avoided the traverse across to Yellow Sab- kept going straight up rib/ridge which gave a good logical way up the face.Tom refused to do Thompsons Chimney finish !

with Bob/Tom
wheelo 02/Aug/09 AltLd
with Jo
Hidden 15/Jul/09 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
hairy51 ?/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Thoroughly enjoyable day out in the sunshine, climbed with big boots and backpacks.

katie75 28/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

very nice day, very hot,Lead both Yellow slab and Thomson's Chimney. a lovely climb.

with dan
Hidden 23/Jun/09 2nd
Rich Kay 23/Jun/09 Lead
leon 21/Jun/09 Lead
with Tim Roberts
Graeme Hammond 23/May/09 AltLd O/S

lead all but one pitch did Thomson's chimney finish

with Jools
Hidden 06/May/09 2nd O/S
smallerrich 05/May/09 AltLd O/S

Bit wet but hey, it beats revision!!

with will n
amstel ?/May/09 Lead
with Anna
Christian Beck ?/May/09 Solo O/S
stevemcg 26/Apr/09 AltLd
with James
James_L88 26/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd & 4th pitches. Climbed Thomson's Chimney (severe) at the end.

wheelo 18/Apr/09 AltLd
with cas
Renegade_Pony 13/Apr/09 AltLd

only led first pitch

benchwarmer 13/Apr/09 AltLd
with Justina
Hidden 12/Apr/09 Lead
Souljah 12/Apr/09 AltLd

My first mountain route. I lead the 3rd and last chimney pitch in glorious sunshine. An unforgetable day

with Chris and Shaun
Warren Earle 12/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Led Yellow slabs and Thomsons Chimney

with Nev
Hidden 04/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Lizard ?/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Tim Roberts, Leon Skeldon
monkey1 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/09 2nd
JDDD 14/Mar/09 Solo

Excellent route. Crux pitch (Yellow slab) felt quite hard for the grade and I wouldn't want to try it in big boots, but perhaps I am soft. Very safe to climb though because if you fell off before getting any gear in, you would hit the pinnacle instead of falling to the bottom. Tip top!

melonmike ?/Mar/09 AltLd
edpd1b 24/Feb/09 AltLd

Solid Mist

with Andy Miller
Hidden 21/Feb/09 2nd O/S
Rob84 20/Feb/09 Solo O/S
treeminkies 03/Jan/09 2nd
with neil and andy
Neil Metcalfe101 03/Jan/09 2nd
with andy chapman & John (treeminkies).
wilkie14c ??/2009 -
John30587 ??/2009 -
2852tomki ??/2009 AltLd
keith leonard ??/2009 -
keith leonard ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
innesmac ??/2009 -
innesmac ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
tdudley 29/Nov/08 AltLd
TomWebber 29/Nov/08 AltLd
Hardonicus 16/Nov/08 Lead O/S

Bit too brocken to be a classic. Nice route though.

Hidden 26/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
treehugger42 ?/Oct/08 2nd O/S
stooby 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with Mark & Ulla
AndyDWilson 26/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with Steven
jimorothy 21/Sep/08 AltLd

Thomson's chimney is a bit of a struggle at the end of the day. Also, Yellow slabs is a good change of pace. Decent afternoon out.

with Rachel Crolla
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
thompson1000 20/Sep/08 AltLd
Hidden ?/Sep/08 AltLd
Hidden ?/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
wildbill ?/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with Little Jamie
Hidden 23/Aug/08 AltLd
vincentvega 23/Aug/08 AltLd
with danny robb
Hidden 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Another James 20/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Mandy T, Jon P
manmike 19/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with bob
jason 19/Jul/08 AltLd
with wigley
Hidden 19/Jul/08 2nd
Bex_M 13/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Ewan Buckingham
mariannekhoo ?/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Jack Delaney
Hidden ?/Jul/08 -
Hidden ?/Jul/08 -
Hidden 28/Jun/08 2nd
Ste Ridd 28/Jun/08 Lead

Climb as a three with Col & Bob. Led all pitches.

with C.Steel
Hidden 25/Jun/08 Lead O/S
SaraKaikk 25/Jun/08 2nd

My first multipitch (I think?)

danleyden 16/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Jennyjames 16/Jun/08 AltLd
with Dan
the rec 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Sarah
donkster 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S

did yellow slab too...crackin!

with DaveNW
Hidden 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Katie86 07/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Mark
Jacob Ram 04/Jun/08 Lead
with Micheal Kemp
popov86 01/Jun/08 AltLd
CharlotteJelleyman 20/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Jill Reinsch
awh18awh 15/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Will
Hidden 11/May/08 AltLd O/S
mitch 11/May/08 AltLd

Led P2,4. Didn't do Thompson's Chimney, just after we put the rope away the heavens opened!

davefount 05/May/08 Lead O/S

Superb weather

with Jenny and Andrea
Claire S-J ?/May/08 AltLd
Strange little creature ?/May/08 AltLd O/S
with David Little
givemetea 03/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
with Ann Chong
Hidden ?/Apr/08 2nd O/S
1918hasti 02/Mar/08 AltLd
with Paul Bradwell
gareth scott borthwick 24/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

climbed in the wet.

dougross 01/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
with Paul
lazydaizy24 ??/2008 -
Nick Rundall ??/2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
mr rob ??/2008 -
Hawkscry ??/2008 -
guy stabler ??/2008 -
guy stabler ??/2008 -
Wayne S ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 30/Dec/07 -
John HW 21/Dec/07 AltLd

A fantastic day brilliant sunshine, little wind. weather had been very cold over the previous two nights. Proposed to Cath at the bottom of yelow slab, said she should not answer until we were at Adam and Eve, she accepted between them. Was also mike's 40th birthday,

with Cath
Calder 23/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
with Dave
tom_1985 20/Oct/07 AltLd
with Martin Lane
leonjones 13/Oct/07 AltLd
with Tim Bucknall
pepperpot 07/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/07 AltLd
davesimpson ?/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

easy route, not too much 'real' climbing. topped out on the VS route which was a nice finish to the route.

with Dean Russel
Hidden ?/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
FrankW 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Laura
ChalkBall 25/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

Trainered and linked pitches 1 and 2, and 3 and 4. Marked in North Wales Rock as Vdiff/S (using the S chimney at the top rather than aborting out to the scramble finish. Did an interesting severe variation for the final pitch by taking the rising flake line to the left of the chimney to avoid traffic - very enjoyable.

with David Hunnisett
Bristoldave ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Helen
blackpoolrock ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S

First big multi pitch climb. Avoided Slab, didn't have enough mini nuts.

Hidden 30/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
canis cibo 28/Jul/07 Lead O/S
phil stubbs 27/Jul/07 AltLd
with liz baldock
Hidden 18/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
danjackson88 ?/Jul/07 AltLd O/S

Lead S pitch

with Stuart Jackson
Dave Searle 17/Jun/07 Solo
Hetley 05/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Classic

with John-Jos Marris-Style
Hidden 05/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Monk 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S

DOne in big boots with a harder variation up a sharp flaky arete. Good fun.

with Simon
peter myers ?/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Tom Sylvester
flytzen 27/May/07 Lead
with Jon Oakes
flytzen 26/May/07 Lead O/S

Had a delayed start as queing due to bank hols and another climber had fallen off so mountain rescue had to get him. Great climb, especially pitch 2 which feels exposed but plenty of pro all the way.

with Jon Oakes
edmitchell 19/May/07 AltLd O/S

Proper first pinnacle rib route this time!

with kai ren
Hidden 11/May/07 Lead
daviesp2 11/May/07 AltLd
Ewan Russell 05/May/07 AltLd O/S

yellow wall

with Mike(dad)+fraser
monkeyjumper ?/May/07 Lead
edmitchell ?/May/07 AltLd O/S
with kai ren
Hidden ?/May/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May/07 Lead
adi bryant 19/Apr/07 Solo
tommo1664 17/Apr/07 2nd
with Dan Jouan
Theeni 14/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
Richie Rich 14/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Pete Colley
tobydunford 13/Apr/07 Solo O/S
duncan 12/Apr/07 Solo O/S
duncan 12/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Elastic Jones 08/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Cath Gunn
jl 07/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Penny
mooseloose 07/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Alan Rocky Roberts
pennyb 07/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Jon
edmitchell 01/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with kai ren
NickST ?/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Greg Grace
Hidden 31/Mar/07 AltLd
Skell ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Sian
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd O/S
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Lloyders ??/2007 Lead O/S
climber sim ??/2007 -
innesmac ??/2007 -
Dom Whillans ??/2007 -
Sean Kelly ??/2007 -
Ian Andrews ??/2007 AltLd O/S
with Pete Williams, Martin Worthy, Fran Gowling
Ian Andrews ??/2007 AltLd O/S
with Pete Williams, Martin Worthy, Fran Gowling
gregoldridge ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Steve Cadogan
tumbling wizard ??/2007 Lead
fran04 ??/2007 Lead
fran04 ??/2007 AltLd
brighters ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
whiting.jp 04/Nov/06 AltLd O/S

Undergraded struggle is pretty accurate for the final chimney pitch. Great route all told (and my first proper mountain one too!) Lead 1st, 3rd, 5th and 6th pitches (we did it in 6)

with Guillamie
Rich Kay ?/Nov/06 AltLd

Sheets of rain and hail up top.

with sherp
Hidden 28/Oct/06 AltLd
Dave Searle 16/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with soph
J R R Hartley 14/Oct/06 AltLd O/S
with Pete Beasley
Keith Jones 28/Sep/06 AltLd
with Martin, David
A Crook 10/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
keith robo 10/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
with James Gerrie/Gareth Pierce
Hidden 10/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
jonathannewth 09/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
with Jon G
beegsyboy 04/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
with Eccie + Lewis
Neil Mackenzie 04/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
with Tim + Lewis
lewisl 04/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
with Tim and Bell
Hidden ?/Sep/06 Lead
davidjm ?/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
with Ian G
Jeremy Wilton 29/Aug/06 AltLd
with Andreas Afseth, Neil Marklew
cat22 ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Mike
dan_waterston 12/Jun/06 Lead
with Ruth
Phil Jennings 03/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Pete Jennings
Dave Wearing 02/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Julia Wilson, Mike Knight.
flat eric ?/Jun/06 AltLd rpt
with Brendan Gibson
aturner99 29/May/06 AltLd
with P Manuel
Hidden 07/May/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/May/06 AltLd O/S
broc 05/May/06 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Hidden ?/May/06 AltLd O/S
Joyce 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S

Super weather and a good route. I led in my winter boots and struggled as it was the first time I'd climbed in them. Lots of scrabbling. Nicky bimbled up quite happily. We were on the climb for 5 hours ish. Topping out at Adam and Eve was great, as was the curving flakes pitch.

mikelaing ??/2006 -
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 AltLd
Hidden ??/2006 AltLd
Allan Young 23/Oct/05 2nd O/S
with Paul Sambrooks, Jonathan Bode-Hey
Nicos 01/Sep/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead
ritchierich 07/Aug/05 AltLd

With VS 4C finish.

with Jim Williams
Hidden ?/May/05 AltLd O/S
Steve Lenartowicz ??/2005 -
with Clare
ColinD ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 AltLd
Rhian Wood ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
size9hex ??/2005 AltLd O/S
with Ian Whitney
cliffy ??/2005 AltLd O/S
with Paul Ness
Hidden ?/Aug/04 AltLd
Cake ?/Aug/04 Lead
with Matt
MikeDowsett 18/Jul/04 AltLd

Kris's first multipitch. Finished with Thompson's chimney. Kris needed combined tactics for long reach on upper wall of Thompsons

with Kris Scheinkonig, Elen Rees
victim of mathematics 10/May/04 AltLd O/S
Cornish Merlin 10/May/04 AltLd
DerwentDiluted ?/May/04 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
orb ?/May/04 AltLd O/S
with Phil Worgan
jimshrimp 25/Apr/04 Lead O/S
BALD EAGLE 07/Mar/04 Lead
with Steve Green
paul m hadley ??/2004 -
paul m hadley ??/2004 -
lukewilliams ??/2004 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
unfit 29/Apr/03 AltLd
with john N
SteveM 06/Apr/03 Lead
with Bekhs
marcoleptic ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Canadian Jeff
Nick Beckett ??/2003 AltLd
Nick Beckett ??/2003 AltLd
donkster ??/2003 AltLd O/S
with trigg
danieljmarsh ??/2003 -
The Bad Cough 13/Oct/02 AltLd O/S
with Paul Beacall
andy007 20/Aug/02 AltLd O/S

Climbed in 6 pitches - lead 3 including first two combined, yellow slab and the awkward Thompson's Chimney

with Jon Humphreys
Whealiebob 02/Aug/02 AltLd O/S
with Stee
BigToe 02/Aug/02 AltLd
Gman ?/Aug/02 AltLd O/S

Moved together.

with Ed
John HW 17/Jun/02 AltLd O/S
with Cath
Martyn ?/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with Shaun Hodgkins
shaun walby ?/Jun/02 AltLd O/S
andy tetsill ?/Apr/02 Solo
fellgazelle 30/Mar/02 Lead O/S

Brilliant day out, followed by Thompson's Chimney then Bristly Ridge and the Glyders

with Becky Newall
tedburt 19/Jan/02 AltLd O/S
Paul-Michael 19/Jan/02 AltLd O/S
with Diccon Proctor, Paul Nurse
Hidden 27/Oct/01 AltLd
Hidden 13/Oct/01 AltLd O/S
arose ?/Oct/01 Lead

Snowing from half way up. Gregs first multipitch

gripped01 ?/Sep/01 Lead O/S
with Andy Davies
Marq 05/Aug/01 AltLd O/S
with Alex Jefferies, Rich Cole
Sam and will 04/Aug/01 2nd
with Anthony Bennett
John Marsland 30/Jul/01 Solo
big 10/Jun/01 -
manmike ??/2001 -
Hidden ?/Nov/00 AltLd O/S
rockjedi12345 ?/Oct/00 Lead O/S
with Phil Mathews
Hidden 23/Jul/00 AltLd
Mike_T0501 23/Jul/00 AltLd O/S
Little B 21/May/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
runestone ??/2000 -
alan moore ??/2000 Solo
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 AltLd
chris wyatt ??/2000 Solo

cant remember details but I know I did it

Bullybones ??/2000 -
petegunn 11/Aug/99 AltLd
with Ross Cooper
timjones 01/Aug/99 Lead O/S
with Warwick Hadley, Adeline Jones
Howard J 16/May/99 2nd
with John Waterhouse
Brazzer ?/May/99 2nd O/S
with Ben Tufnell
Hidden 20/Feb/99 AltLd O/S
Tarquin ??/1999 -
mjeffery ??/1999 -
aged_ape ??/1999 AltLd O/S
with Matt O
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/98 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
rockjedi12345 ?/May/98 Lead O/S
with Phil Mathews
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
Hidden ??/1998 Solo
Dave Toseland ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Huw
Hidden 27/Oct/97 Lead dnf
Bilbo 21/Jul/97 2nd

Climbed in big boots. Very wet day. Ate lunch as it snowed on the summit - midsummer's day.

with Steve
Hidden ?/Jul/97 AltLd O/S
andyfeds ?/May/97 AltLd
with Penny H, Mike H, Andy C
Hidden 08/Feb/97 AltLd O/S
Simon cook ?/Oct/96 -
barney@helmshore 09/Aug/96 AltLd O/S
with G Edwards
Hidden 03/Aug/96 Lead
IanGilbertJones 18/Jun/96 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/96 AltLd
Hidden ?/Nov/95 AltLd
snowy_woodruff 05/Aug/95 -
Hidden ?/Aug/95 AltLd
sixties 25/May/95 -
with hrd
sixties 25/May/95 -
with hrd
JiveWeasel 19/Mar/95 AltLd
with Kristina S
Ian Robertson ??/1995 AltLd
with Krystina Lotoczko
Budge ??/1995 AltLd O/S
with Richard Teed
Fiskavaig ??/1995 AltLd

Have done this route many times, with many partners.

with Paul R
Ian Archer 13/Aug/94 Lead
with James Leavy
tapley 12/Aug/94 AltLd
with Martin Tapley, Simon Tapley, Alison Tapley
stokienomad ??/1994 -
Hidden 22/Sep/93 AltLd
Hidden 27/Apr/93 Lead
Hidden 30/Oct/92 AltLd
kato'sdad 01/Jul/92 Solo
with Bear Sports
Hidden ??/1992 AltLd
WB ??/1992 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/90 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/90 Solo
Hidden 01/Jun/90 AltLd O/S
JamieAyres ?/Jun/90 Lead O/S
with Jude Ayres
Raggar ??/1988 -
scree ?/Oct/87 -
Yourlead ?/Oct/87 AltLd
with Harvey, John Sellers
Backinthegame ?/Jun/86 AltLd
Ian Archer 02/Mar/86 AltLd
with Marcus Sierp
Sean Kelly ?/Jun/85 -

Climbed with many over the years, including big boots on the Yellow slab, Solo with Nora McIlroy, and an ascent alongside Derek Walker as he was soloing!

Hidden ??/1985 Solo O/S
sadams 13/Nov/82 2nd
with John from Aylesbury CC
paul59 07/Aug/82 Solo
nigehughes ?/Jun/82 AltLd
with Phil James
Iain Thow 24/Apr/82 Solo
with Ian Burwood
Nigel Bond 14/Feb/82 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 AltLd
paul59 17/May/80 AltLd

22nd trip to Snowdonia

with Paul Kirk
RichardMc 26/Apr/80 AltLd
with Dave Langmead
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -

1980

with Sherri Davy
andy tetsill ?/Aug/79 Lead

first lead

with Whitehall Course
Hidden ?/Jul/79 Lead
Richard Weller 20/May/79 AltLd

Bivouacced by Glyder lake after the climb. School trip in preparation for the alps

with Tim Lole
Hidden 19/May/79 Lead
Nigel Coe 05/Mar/78 AltLd
mikej 12/Nov/77 AltLd
with Geoff Williams
Bolt Phobia 04/Mar/76 Solo

Descent

PaulTanton ?/Jun/75 AltLd O/S

This was my first multi pitch route. I was 15. Alan Bradock was my Science Teacher at school. I still remember that warm day

with Alan Bradock
Falko 01/Dec/74 Solo

"Snow, sleet" pencilled in Ron James guide.

Bob M ?/Apr/74 -
with Geraldine King
Steve Woollard ??/1972 Lead
with Malcolm Parker
Steve Woollard ??/1972 Lead
with Malcolm Parker
rogerskews ??/1970 AltLd
with Alan Fowler
Gordon Stainforth 06/Apr/69 AltLd
with Robert --?
kjacks ??/1964 2nd
with Dave Peers
uphillnow ?/May/61 Lead
with John Sargeant
fishinwater ??/0000 AltLd
with Rob H
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