Rockfax Description
A neat variation start to the routes to either side. © Rockfax

Just_Waltr 19/Sep/17 AltLd O/S
with Josh Butler
MartinW92 26/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/17 Lead O/S
suds_01 13/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Billy
Rob892 28/Jul/17 Lead O/S
darrenpp 01/Jul/17 Lead O/S
wynniemandela 01/Jul/17 2nd

Not sure we kept to the route all that faithfully. We stuck to it for the first two pitches then made it up until the top.

Sue Hasel ?/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with Rob
alex_dickinson 17/Jun/17 2nd
with Hog Dog
Hog Dog 17/Jun/17 Lead O/S
evansliam 31/May/17 Lead O/S
with Oliver Moore
adam clarke 28/May/17 AltLd O/S

Led p1, p3. Pitch 1 especially very run out, however friction is excellent and moves are nowhere hard. Necky HS 4a probably just about right? Rockfax joins this climb with Hope after first belay; however there is a largely independent continuation to the top of the slabs, joining Charity, as per the Ogwen definitive

with James Hulme
Hidden 10/Apr/17 Lead O/S
marcus_goff 08/Apr/17 Lead
with Andy
Afell 08/Apr/17 AltLd
morgan91 26/Mar/17 AltLd O/S
Thomas Healing 02/Nov/16 Lead G/U
with Will Jackson, Tom Hanlon, Rich Dunn
Hidden 16/Oct/16 2nd
riff156 16/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/16 2nd
musgravet 10/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Olly led P1

Philip Hawarden 08/Oct/16 2nd
Heather Osborne 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S

May have gone off route towards the top of the pitch

Hidden 11/Sep/16 2nd
Mouse5 24/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Yox89 24/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Flavio 06/Aug/16 Solo O/S
myrddinmuse 22/Jun/16 Solo O/S

Got a bit muddled in the middle, but fun, anyway.

cameronr11 09/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
with Georgia
j.anstee 03/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/16 Lead O/S
rjnato 15/May/16 2nd O/S
with Ross
peachos 14/May/16 Lead O/S
with Jon
Jon Chilton 14/May/16 2nd
with peachos
birks3746 06/Feb/16 AltLd

Go to Wales they said. It will be in winter condition they said. Conditions: freezing cold rain, driving winds. Wearing big boots in constant rain, started up Central Rib, got to the next stance. Waterfall coming down the funnel of the next pitch. Traversed onto Normal route. Favourite moment: straddling one of many waterfalls, the wind picks up, blowing the waterfall upwards into my face like a fire hose...I started screaming it was so cold!

Allanfairfechan ??/2016 Solo
Hidden ??/2016 Lead O/S
SEDaniels 25/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Jack Helliwell
alaster tonge 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Fun to treat it as eliminate. 3 pitches. 4 runners. By end of pitch 2 I realised that you don't need any holds and that you can stand up and walk!

with Assad Lahlou
Hidden 18/Jul/15 Lead
ads 09/Jul/15 AltLd
Marcin78 ?/Jul/15 AltLd
with Tomek
Alex_Derbyshire 23/Jun/15 Lead
Louvet 23/Jun/15 -
with Helen, Tarquin
Tarquin 23/Jun/15 -
with Helen, Louise
Tarquin 18/Jun/15 -
with Rusty
lotoad 23/May/15 AltLd

lead p2

stratandrew 23/May/15 AltLd

Eliminate line left of Hope - much bolder, sparse gear but fairly straightforward friction climbing. Led P1, P3. The traverse out left at the start of P3 is particulary good.

with Bron Edwards
Hidden 23/May/15 AltLd
Hidden 27/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
harold walmsley 18/Sep/14 Solo O/S

The whole route not just a start. Very good. P3 seemed bold and quite hard.

leemagowan 17/Sep/14 2nd

Tired, last climb of the day

adamre12 08/Sep/14 -

Moving together.

Hidden 08/Sep/14 -
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 27/Aug/14 Solo O/S
JezzaCat 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with Stella
Wayne S 18/May/14 Lead O/S

Alt Leads, Done as the full route, not a variation start!

with Dale
Dale Berry 18/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Wayne S
m675bowsl 04/May/14 Lead O/S
Mikethe boar ?/May/14 AltLd
with Rick Mattheson
eburki1 20/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Jelly Mould Surfer 16/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Worth a start as it has less polish than other roots.

Jules Lane 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Lead this throughout genuinely on-sight, as we arrived for various pathetic reasons, with no guidebook. Totally lovely climb

Hidden 01/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
will_benfold 01/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

We did P2-4 as two long pitches; led P1 and P2. Got a bit of snow on P3.

with Aileen
cripper ??/2014 -
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
chris nutman ?/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
Andrew Lester 07/Oct/13 -
app 09/Aug/13 2nd
colinthomson5 09/Aug/13 Lead O/S
guy757 06/Aug/13 -
Hidden 18/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden 18/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
TwoChimes 04/May/13 AltLd
with Davy B
sparkybatteryboy 12/Feb/13 Lead
tim20 ??/2013 -
Zara_92 06/Oct/12 AltLd
with Henry
Alex Wade 06/Oct/12 AltLd
Henry Brown 06/Oct/12 AltLd
with Zara_92
partz 06/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Lloyders 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Pete
scott mayled 26/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

RCI training, Rob harden partner.

Marq 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

JMJM part 1 of our Cwm Idwal Integrale

Hidden 11/Aug/12 AltLd
Hidden 12/May/12 AltLd
qwidgibo 12/May/12 AltLd O/S
Rhydian Evans 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/12 Lead
Joe.Elliott1 23/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with Aaron
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
alan moore ??/2012 Solo

A scary but es capable solo. VS?

Glyn Davidson 25/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
with Dan
Dan77 25/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
brenzy83 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Toby Farnworth
payney1973 ?/Aug/11 Lead dog

dry overcast weather

Hidden ?/Aug/11 2nd O/S
alisonk 23/Jul/11 AltLd
with Dave
davidk 23/Jul/11 AltLd
with alison
masonwoods101 03/Jul/11 Solo O/S
John Foster 10/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with P W-W
carlh 31/May/11 Lead O/S
Josh Maye 29/Apr/11 Lead
carl_123 23/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/11 2nd
andy_e 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Ash_Johnson ?/Apr/11 Lead
Neil Becousse 22/Feb/11 Lead
rumtramp ??/2011 AltLd
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
djromberg ??/2011 -
mackay780 ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Nov/10 AltLd
nadeem 23/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Epic in the rain. wet as fuck but pretty fun.

mynyddresident 26/Sep/10 AltLd
with geraint
stevens744 20/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with George Stevens
Hidden 25/Jul/10 AltLd
davesb 21/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Rachael Harrison, Tom Wilson
taw ?/Jun/10 AltLd

Led pitch 3

with Rachael Harrison
Michelle Mitchell 28/May/10 2nd O/S
with Stuart James Honick
preet s 14/May/10 AltLd
with Luis Parsons (aka Hero)
hedgehog77 27/Apr/10 Lead
3kidsandanorton 17/Apr/10 Lead
with Kay
laurentb ??/2010 -
sionjosh ??/2010 -
tim_mcd ??/2010 -
Munzy 12/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Ed Throp 20/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

idverted traversed back to hope on occaision for some pro on the first pitch.

with joe noake
Joe Noake 20/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

certainly descriptions don't give the run out on a couple of pitches the pitches they deserve

franny 25/Aug/09 2nd
with Mike Hammil
simon_williams6 29/Jul/09 Lead O/S
blueroly 15/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Oleg Makarov
John Roe 02/Jun/09 AltLd

In the company of Andy Teasdale (PYB).

Hidden 01/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
alwyn101 28/May/09 2nd O/S
with David and Dilwyn
Hidden 28/May/09 2nd O/S
John Marsland 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S

1st pitch only

with Goi
innesmac ??/2009 -
StuartDanger ?/Nov/08 Lead
with Garry Kingsnorth
Hidden 27/Jul/08 AltLd
Karlos 27/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

Bit of a long run out on the first pitch. Guide book description talked of sharing belays with Charity, but surely it's Hope?

with Mark B
Hidden 20/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
jason 20/Jul/08 AltLd
with manmike
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Gareth T ?/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Uni Club
Hidden 30/Sep/07 AltLd
steve mee 29/Jul/07 AltLd
Dave Wearing 10/Jun/07 Lead
with Sandra Handcock.
Hidden 14/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
chris wyatt ??/2007 -
Nobster ??/2007 Lead
with Glen Bloomer
Sean Kelly ??/2007 -
robgilchrist ?/Nov/06 Lead
dsh 22/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Stef
IOAN D 28/May/06 Solo
with rob
lisafer ??/2005 -
GavinB ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
rockjedi12345 ?/Sep/03 Lead O/S
Hammy 07/Jun/03 AltLd
with Iain Gallagher
Andy Clarke 19/Apr/03 AltLd O/S

Led Ps 1&3.

with Alex
akhughes ??/2003 Solo O/S
paul m hadley ??/2002 Lead
John Kettle ??/2002 AltLd
Brown ??/2002 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/01 Solo O/S
pigeonjim ??/2000 Lead O/S
Nigel R Lewis 10/May/99 Lead
Ian Archer 15/Mar/99 AltLd

Done as part of a Colin Kirkus day

with Paul Rogers
charlesmfrench 27/Jul/97 AltLd O/S


with Ian Milne
GuyC 27/Apr/96 AltLd O/S
Adrian Eggleton ??/1996 Lead
with Clare Tyrell
Iain Thow 05/May/95 Solo
goi.ashmore 01/May/94 Solo O/S
with Simon Coles
Andy Say 12/Jun/92 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/May/91 AltLd
markpollak ??/1990 -
phardman 11/Jun/89 Solo
Hidden ?/May/85 AltLd O/S
nigehughes ?/Jul/84 Solo
Ian Clare ??/1983 -
Nigel Coe 28/Oct/78 AltLd
with Andy Monument
Steve Lewis 19/Jun/77 Solo O/S
Bolt Phobia 27/Oct/74 Solo
with Trev Steele
kjacks ??/1964 2nd

No gear at all but possibly the best route on the slabs (HVD in our ancient guide)

with Dave Peers
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