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Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Snowdonia - long routes and classic climbs.


ClimberDateStyle
jamieevans 14/May Lead
BTphonehome 07/May AltLd O/S
with Kasha
Jenny Dart 29/Apr 2nd

Cold in the wind!! Strenuous start off the boulder.

with Robin
Robin Woodward 29/Apr Lead O/S

Entertaining start, took the right hand chimney. was a bit unnerved by the lack of gear after moving onto the face (particularly with no feeling in my hands due to cold), but once I'd got used to the rock it was fairly smooth sailing (easy climbing and lots of holds).

Alex Riley 17/Apr Lead O/S
with Ger
skinne 17/Apr AltLd O/S

What a weird start for a VDiff! The climbing is quite easy on very grippy rock, even in the damp, if poorly protected for the grade in places. There are opportunities for gear, which just didn't work with the (fairly comprehensive) rack we had. Perhaps more like a Severe 3? Or that most unusual HVD thing... I combined the top two pitches to save Oscar from further ignominy, but the rope drag was truly horrific; I wouldn't recommend it, unless you are just trailing a rope without gear!

Oscar Popels 17/Apr AltLd

I didn't like this one very much. It was raining when we started and there was an incredible lack of gear on the first pitch for a VDiff. The climbing was about as easy as it gets but I wasn't in the right mindset for a big runout in the rain...

with Eric Stephani
Hidden 17/Apr 2nd
Mark Eddy 04/Apr AltLd
with Vicky F
Hidden 08/Dec/16 AltLd O/S
Ron Rees Davies 08/Dec/16 AltLd
peter.ravenscroft27 19/Nov/16 AltLd O/S
adamre12 02/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Nice!

gillyml 27/Sep/16 AltLd
with Rudy, Mac
Pete Jones 20/Sep/16 AltLd
with Roger Grimshaw
Kev Webster 26/Aug/16 Lead

Teaching multipitching

with Jamie murphy
jaycloth16 26/Aug/16 Lead

great climb and awesome start without using the boulder.

with Kevin webster
Hidden 17/Aug/16 2nd
rachelpearce01 16/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

I led the bottom pitch and the very tricky move off the boulder onto the route, definitely the crux of the whole climb. Far harder than vd unless you're long!

Emily_vau 16/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Great climb, Linked pitch 2 and 3 together.

Hidden 14/Aug/16 AltLd
yossarian714 07/Aug/16 Solo O/S
betathief 06/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
mattgrange 30/Jul/16 AltLd

Amusing start, otherwise a nice warm-up

ma.cecilia 25/Jul/16 2nd
with Isaac Murphy
Brian Sampson 14/Jul/16 AltLd
foostu4 02/Jul/16 Solo O/S
Blanka ?/Jul/16 AltLd β

PYB Course July 2016 Second 1st & 3rd pitch (Nicky lead) Lead 2nd pitch

with Nicky
08nbrierley 16/Jun/16 Solo
Hidden 05/Jun/16 2nd
garetheverett 05/Jun/16 2nd
with Myfyr
quarrtman1 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Climbed the layback crack.

with Eifion
dobby 200 30/May/16 2nd O/S
rd20 15/May/16 2nd O/S

PyB Training Novices course with Adam Harmer

with Richard a Peach
staceyjg 08/May/16 2nd O/S

Chris led in 1 pitch. Tough first move for a vdiff

Tim Francis 06/May/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/16 AltLd
Hidden 23/Apr/16 AltLd rpt
fizzychewitt 20/Mar/16 AltLd
with Steve, Jayne
useful 20/Mar/16 2nd

Africa Rib - Bold start, combined tactics required by Jayne D: standing on my back!

with Jayne D, Liz
davebrox ??/2016 -
Tim Sparrow ??/2016 -
Louvet 04/Oct/15 -
with Tarquin
Tarquin 04/Oct/15 -
with Ross, Louise
Hidden 04/Oct/15 -
08nbrierley 18/Sep/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/15 AltLd
bms 16/Sep/15 AltLd
Hidden 29/Aug/15 2nd
Matt Reed 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Catherine
Hidden 19/Jul/15 2nd
Half Pint Lizz 03/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Clare led the 1st pitch, I led the 2nd and 3rd together - a great wandering adventure!

with Christine, Clare Martin
Hidden 30/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
joedoherty 14/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
odari 06/Jun/15 -
dkd 29/May/15 Lead O/S
with Al
Hidden 23/May/15 2nd dnf
SAF 23/May/15 Lead O/S
with Phil
crater 12/May/15 2nd
with steve
Steve Woollard 12/May/15 Lead

cold, wet & windy

with Donald
iwanap 19/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/15 AltLd
doughobbs 04/Apr/15 Lead dog

Great route, weather was amazing!

with Antoinette Wintin
Jenny Clarke ?/Apr/15 Lead
Mr Tickle 29/Mar/15 Lead O/S
davenev 29/Mar/15 -
with max, luke
Hidden 29/Mar/15 2nd O/S
leemagowan 08/Mar/15 Lead O/S

RCI

richardsavill 15/Feb/15 AltLd

P2

sarahrowlands 15/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

first and third

becci_amos ??/2015 AltLd O/S
mike mo ??/2015 -
c jepps 12/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
mikelaing ?/Oct/14 Lead
with Pete Wormald
Ron Rees Davies 16/Sep/14 AltLd

Starting moves are tricky for a VDiff especially if you're not tall enough to reach for high jugs (my second couldn't manage it, so I had to abb off from the top of p1 and start again). The first pitch of Usher's Dilemma is easier, despite the grading, and leads you to the same belay at the Rowan. Take plenty of small cams.

Hidden 14/Sep/14 2nd
Iwanofdoom 02/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Second lead last 2 pitches

Dan Kennedy 02/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Iwan Jones
kivell 24/Aug/14 Lead
Simon Caldwell 17/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

I led p1, started by pulling into he right hand crack then followed the middle of the face on the left. About HS 4a. Paul led pitch 2, climbing up the quartz slab instead of avoiding it on the left, about S 4a. Belayed below the layback slab (too much rope drag to do this in 1 pitch). I led the layback (tricky, possibly pushing HS 4b?) to the top. Overall, superb route, VDiff my arse!

Puma 17/Aug/14 AltLd

Simon P1 and P3, me P2, we did some variation on the route in the guide. Climbed the centre of the quartzy slab and finished up the lay back crack. Made it a bit harder than VDiff but still lots of fun.

with Simon C
runwildjohn 16/Aug/14 Lead

Wild start from the boulder for a V Diff! Did as one pitch.

stonemikey 16/Aug/14 2nd
JDG2428 16/Aug/14 2nd
suds_01 10/Aug/14 AltLd
nodwas 10/Aug/14 AltLd
with suds_01
net 05/Jul/14 Lead

Started on right of r.h. chimney

with Pam (PC)
Dave Almond 28/Jun/14 Solo O/S
smargerison 05/May/14 AltLd O/S

I led P1&2 VERY windy (which was unsettling), great holds but not a lot of places for protection. I think the P1 starting move is more like a severe.

with Lucy
KLucy 05/May/14 AltLd
A Crook 03/May/14 Lead O/S
NeilGriffiths 03/May/14 2nd

End of day romp.

with Adam
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Keiran O'Mahony 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Rebeca Sturkey
Si ??/2014 -
LRob ??/2014 Lead O/S
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 Lead
with Phil Earl, Leon Winchester
alan moore ??/2014 -
Andrew will wilson 10/Dec/13 -
Hidden 10/Dec/13 AltLd
Hidden 03/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
ashsleight 03/Dec/13 Lead rpt

I led foxy and Steve up the whole route. 1st pitch is thin on gear.

with Student
Hidden 14/Oct/13 AltLd
Ropeboy 14/Sep/13 -
with Bunny
JenRoberts 07/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Dave Evans
Zoomer 29/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Quite poor route, disappointed overall.

with Willy Houston
jade Edwards Leaney 25/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Al
lithos 20/Jul/13 Lead

2nd p1, then led & shunted next to karl on p2

with karl c, Pete Bradshaw
bantamdave 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Difficult start for grade

with Gary
Ruth Creamer ?/Jul/13 Lead
sgl 30/May/13 AltLd
with Susie
Nigel R Lewis 19/May/13 2nd

BMC event. Adrian and Adam

Hidden 06/May/13 Lead
Neil Watson 06/May/13 2nd
chassy 06/May/13 2nd
AnnMarie3 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S
alexcollins123 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 Lead
tim20 ??/2013 -
Hidden 11/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/12 2nd O/S
JonnyDrama 09/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Went left onto layback, def not a VD section nice though, strong holds

with Wilkey
Steve Wakeford 19/Sep/12 Lead
simon geering 19/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

PYB rapid development rock climbing course.

with Dave Evans (PyB), Bradley
bobpilgrem 18/Sep/12 Lead

Repeat ascent-still worth 3 stars !

with Bob/Nic
Will242 09/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with pastep
pastep 09/Sep/12 AltLd

Led p1 & p3.Did overhanging start by stepping off boulder.

with Will242
bobpilgrem 26/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Tom
tompilgrem 26/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Dad
Hidden 22/Aug/12 Lead O/S
PJMuir 21/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Windy

with Simon Burrows
Hidden 25/Jul/12 -
ayuplass 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Led all 3 pitches

with hazel
hazeysunshine 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Ann B, Claire
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead
birbeck ?/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/May/12 AltLd O/S
Carl Simmons 07/May/12 AltLd O/S

Ash lead first pitch, I lead second 2 pitches in rain & wearing boots

Robert.harden 07/May/12 2nd O/S

Multi pitch climb. Good climb in boots and wet rock.

ashsleight 07/May/12 AltLd O/S

I led 1st pitch, Carl took the second one. Climbed in the rain.

craig h 06/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Janet Hannah
Hidden 06/May/12 AltLd O/S
Duncan Beard 05/May/12 AltLd O/S

Pip's first multipitch I think. I left my rock shoes at home so climbed in KSBs. Nice simple route although Pip belayed early on 2nd pitch.

with Pip McCarthy
Toni87 ?/May/12 AltLd
pbb081079 09/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
trevor macalonan 07/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Jones_88 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
adam06 25/Mar/12 2nd
Ramblin dave 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Did the start from Usher's Dilemma because it looked easier than either of the vdiff cracks.

with Alison
Hidden 17/Jan/12 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
ewan i 24/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with dave duggan
jezb1 13/Oct/11 AltLd

Good start

Hidden 12/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Phil_Hall_97 29/Sep/11 AltLd β
with Alice Du Preeze
Hidden 28/Sep/11 AltLd β
Hidden 05/Aug/11 AltLd
marc1967 28/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Christian Lenehan
Hidden 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Rampikino 04/Jun/11 AltLd
with Cat
seb m-c 02/Jun/11 AltLd

Lead last pitch as we started off wrong and I thought the overhang was the first part!!!!

with Martin Callaghan
ksjs 02/May/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1. Too windy to really get into this.

Hidden 30/Apr/11 2nd rpt
Lee Groves ?/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Amy Ack
shim ?/Feb/11 AltLd
Amy Ack ?/Feb/11 2nd
Hidden 29/Jan/11 Solo O/S
david morse 29/Jan/11 Solo
with chris todd
Hidden 19/Jan/11 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
lisafer ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
stuaart 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Led all pitches.

with Laura Middleton
sarah hawker 16/Oct/10 AltLd dnf

Adrian led pitch 1, I started pitch 2 then had to downclimb due to Adrian getting migraine/tunnel vision. Abseiled off from the little rowan tree (sorry tree)

Adrianw 16/Oct/10 AltLd dnf

Led first pitch then suffered from tunnel vision forcing Sarah into downclimb of 1/2 of pitch 2 then abb off.

Hidden 15/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/10 2nd O/S
stephenarnold 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Good climb

Hidden 29/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 23/Jul/10 Lead β
moelfras 23/Jul/10 AltLd
Guto Evans 23/Jul/10 Lead

Led all pitches. Used 1/2 ropes seconds followed on a rope each

with Arwel Roberts, Rob Collard
Singleton_Alex 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
jossjones 06/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/May/10 2nd
Hidden 31/May/10 2nd
Ben1983 30/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/10 AltLd
cas smerdon 02/May/10 AltLd
with Mark S
Hidden 01/May/10 AltLd
Tom_Harding 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
wheelo 17/Apr/10 AltLd
with ann
Ann S 17/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with John Wheeler
risby 04/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Monkey_Alan 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/10 Lead O/S
augustus trout 03/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Dave Wylie
Jonathan Hall 07/Mar/10 AltLd

Lead 2nd pitch to top

Hidden 06/Mar/10 Lead O/S
howhard 06/Mar/10 2nd O/S

Started up the slab to the right of the crack.

cooper leek 14/Feb/10 2nd O/S
with dave nw
Hidden 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S
loz1234 ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
RM199 ??/2010 -
soph ??/2010 Lead
soph ??/2010 Lead
justin burgoyne ??/2010 Lead O/S
bob johnson 21/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

a quick dash up with the threat of rain - ideal for a slightly dodgey day

with Bram
jonnyridleylogan ?/Sep/09 -

lovely.

Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead
stevepotter 14/Jun/09 Lead
smolders 14/Jun/09 2nd
with Steve P
Hidden 07/Jun/09 AltLd dnf
jwpil 26/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Mat
The Wild Scallion 26/May/09 AltLd O/S

Very, very good fun, superb rock. Am suprised it's only given VD considering the exposure and thugish start.

with Jack
Hidden 25/May/09 Lead
Hidden 25/May/09 2nd
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd
Karlos 02/May/09 Lead O/S

Tough start for a V. Diff. Lovely pocketed wall on P2.

with Anna, Rik
Big Steve C ?/May/09 AltLd
with Sammi
Hidden 25/Apr/09 2nd
Adam1973 12/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
stewart murray 12/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Led p1

Roger Cruse 04/Apr/09 AltLd rpt
with Kris
George Ormerod 04/Apr/09 AltLd
with Clare D
Hidden 04/Apr/09 AltLd
Hidden 19/Mar/09 AltLd
Hidden 19/Mar/09 AltLd
Keith Jones 18/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden 18/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Neil Metcalfe101 01/Mar/09 AltLd

On our first attempt I did 1st pitch & alternated leads. On 2nd climb Phil did 1st pitch & alternated leads. lost route on 2nd pitch and finished off 3rd pitch to top. So windy on top I couldnt hear Phil but we knew enough for him to start climbing. Once climbing he had problem and needed to dowm climb but I couldnt hear him. Tricky situation all round but phil kept it together and sorted it out. Re-named alternative route africa rib jungle alternative.

Neil Metcalfe101 01/Mar/09 AltLd

After going off route on 1st attempt we decided to climb it again proper like. learnt from previous climb to route it right and to put extra pitch in near the top so we could here each other.

Lenny ?/Feb/09 -

Year a guess - remembering it snowing part way up the second pitch.

with Allan & Neil
Hidden ??/2009 -
MarkFoster ??/2009 -
sarah87 01/Nov/08 2nd O/S
with Matt Reynolds
snowblader 16/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with Luke Sherratt
cpoad 22/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Clare F
SamStokes 27/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
FrJ 15/Jul/08 AltLd
with Tim Hunting
samwisethebrave2 05/May/08 2nd
with Tim Evans
KeithW 19/Apr/08 AltLd O/S

In big boots. Cold & windy. Good route though.

with Corky
Hidden 18/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
Ruth Smith 16/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with nick smith
King Smudger 16/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with Mark Bristow
Neil Metcalfe101 09/Mar/08 2nd

Declined offer of leading 2nd pitch only for Leon to take the brunt of the hail storm that lastest for the length of his climb.

with Allan Mac & Leon.
victim of mathematics 23/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

Climbed in the rain in borrowed boots. Remarkably fun in spite of that though.

with Marq
Marq 23/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

second and third pitch after starting on Usher's Dilemma

Hidden 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
AndrewJenkins ??/2008 -
peter myers ??/2008 2nd
with Angela Boyson
Hidden 28/Oct/07 AltLd rpt
Hidden 21/Oct/07 Solo
emlynroberts 20/Oct/07 AltLd
with Alec Folley
MariaT 26/Aug/07 2nd O/S
rig 26/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

James and I alt'd leads. Maria's first multipitch

with James C and Maria
Hidden 26/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/07 Lead O/S
stephen Rowley 15/Aug/07 2nd O/S

Trying to find decent path upto climb was channgeling Stupidly walk past climbign looking for it, but i think its pretty easy to find.

with Bob
Hidden 12/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Darrell Read 12/Aug/07 AltLd
with Rob Johnson
Milne 10/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

stunning, great overhung start, brilliant pocket wall climbing, zero polish, quite possibly my most enjoyed climb to date anywhere. awesome!!

BigToe 10/Aug/07 AltLd
with Milne
sammoore ?/May/07 Lead O/S
with Mark French
davidk ?/May/07 2nd
with alison
alisonk ?/May/07 Lead O/S
with Dave
Hidden 29/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
fran04 ??/2007 Lead
mikelaing ??/2007 -
Tenko 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Caroline Wilson
Hidden 13/Aug/06 AltLd
Hidden 13/Aug/06 AltLd
HeatherF 02/Aug/06 2nd
with Carwyn and Mark
Hidden 25/Jun/06 AltLd
Hidden 28/May/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/06 2nd O/S
richw2k2 18/Feb/06 AltLd O/S

The well oiled machine plod on

with Carol Urmova
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Jenn 13/Sep/04 AltLd O/S
TRNovice 13/Sep/04 AltLd O/S
with Jenn
D Berry 21/Aug/04 Lead rpt

Pitch 2 only.

with Claire Berry
D Berry 14/Aug/04 Lead rpt

Pitch 2 only.

with Claire Berry
D Berry 07/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Claire Berry
Martyn ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with James Williams
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd
taw ??/2002 AltLd O/S

Led 1st and 3rd pitch after seconding Inverted Staircase.

with Paul Blanks
Hidden ??/2001 2nd RP
Ed Booth ??/2000 Lead O/S
zero six ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/99 AltLd
MartinN 15/May/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/99 AltLd O/S
Mark Riley ??/1999 Solo
Adam Booth ??/1999 -
Hidden 11/Oct/97 Lead O/S
steve prior ?/Jul/97 Lead
with Roz C
Hammy 30/Mar/97 Lead
with Penny Excel
Hidden ??/1997 Lead O/S
iskra2000 29/Nov/96 2nd
with Duncan Hornby, John Dale
Hidden 14/May/94 Lead
malc 16/Apr/94 AltLd
Ian Robertson 21/Nov/93 Lead O/S

It was bloody cold!

goi.ashmore 16/Aug/93 -
timreynolds 07/Jul/93 Lead
with Pete Maskell
Martin Bennett 23/May/92 -
with SF
Rog Wilko ?/Oct/90 AltLd
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 13/May/90 2nd
Iain Thow 10/Dec/89 Lead

Soloed 19/3/99

with Pram Singh
OMSKB ?/Jun/89 -
OMSKB ?/Jun/89 Lead
sdht ??/1989 -
Steve Webster 20/Feb/88 2nd
Adrian Daniels 20/Feb/88 Lead
rogerskews 26/Apr/86 AltLd
with Martin Coward
Hidden ??/1984 Lead O/S
Bob M ?/Oct/83 -
with Robert Read
nigehughes ?/Sep/83 AltLd
with Al McGregor
Hidden 31/May/81 Solo
Rob Davies 16/Sep/76 AltLd
with John Lumley
Bolt Phobia 27/Feb/76 Solo
Dave Toseland ??/1976 2nd
with Jeff
Mike Owen ?/Sep/75 -
with John Roberts
kjacks 04/Apr/72 -

Ridiculous start for V Diff.

with Ken Lax
mikej 20/Apr/71 Solo

Descent

with Wil Hurford
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