183m, 5 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A fine route in a magnificent position. The stances are small and the gear is not always where you want it but the slab is easy-angled and the climbing is generally very straightforward.
1) 30m. Start at the left toe of the protruding buttress to the right of the clean Waved Slab. Follow the edge fairly directly to a small stance.
2) 45m. The same line leads to an even smaller stance by three large blocks.
3) 30m. Continue to the smallest stance just before the slab bends back left.
4) 45m. More good slab climbing leads to a bigger ledge at the top. Exit right at this point or continue via another pitch upwards to reach easy ground and the ridge above. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Great worthwhile slab climbing with almost grit-like friction, however protection is sparse. Be careful not to run out of rope since there aren't any defined belay stances. As the guidebook suggests, stick as close as possible to the actual left edge for the best climbing on the most solid rock.

Grid Reference of start of climb SH 62429 62810 (GPS) - Elevation 581m.

Ticklists: A grand easy welsh day out, North Wales Rock Graded List, Snowdonia - long routes and classic climbs, Preparation climbs for a Cuillin ridge traverse.

Ron Rees Davies 08/Oct/17 AltLd
with Bud
jonathandavey 27/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
with tdobson
tdobson 27/Aug/17 AltLd rpt

First Trad lead on multipitch. No stress! Fab route. Great day!

ducle 26/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
with Colin Harvey, Eleonora Calandra
Hidden 26/Aug/17 2nd
tdobson 26/Aug/17 2nd
with Ciaran Mullen, Phil Dawson
Hidden 26/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
Nomes 12/Jul/17 AltLd
with Darren
darrenpp 12/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with Naomi
Hidden 06/Jul/17 Solo
Hidden 21/Jun/17 Lead O/S
JoeLucas ?/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/May/17 AltLd O/S
tomcr88 28/May/17 AltLd
davecg89 28/May/17 AltLd O/S
steveg 08/May/17 AltLd O/S

In 3 pitches, friction superb.

with Jo
shed_hed 07/May/17 Solo rpt

Done in trainers. There were a few spicy bits with nothing for the hands or feet and my feet started slipping!

Liam_T 06/May/17 Lead O/S

Climbed as a 3 leading 2 mates on their first trad route. Good friction but big run outs! Did it in 3 pitches then scrambled the last section to the summit. Great route.

eleonora.calandra ??/2017 -
Hidden 04/Dec/16 AltLd O/S
Tadams 04/Dec/16 AltLd O/S

Very windy

Stuie73 30/Oct/16 Solo

In the mist! Atmospheric.

Stuie73 22/Oct/16 Solo

Half term so snuck off for a peaceful climb. Chose wisely as only sunny place in valley!

Mark Collins 16/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Jules
Ben Hollands 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Great slab climb. Interesting in big boots but ample pro

with Dan the man
biggianthead 20/Sep/16 -

Brilliant protection

with G
Stuie73 17/Sep/16 Lead

2nd lead on this route as I normally solo if on my own, my friend Claire led pitch 3, her 1st lead!!. Lovely day and amazing route that I will never get tired of, its a magical place man! Peace.

with Claire
anthonydouglas 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Cat Quick
Hidden 08/Aug/16 Solo O/S
escalador ?/Aug/16 Solo
Hidden 30/Jun/16 Lead
Cornish boy 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Great route. Excellent friction. Nice weather. Had it to ourselves. Tough walk-in though. Climbed in 4 pitches with sacks and rock shoes on, which I was glad of on a couple of moves. Lovely belay at end of P3!

with Shaun K
Stuie73 10/Jun/16 Lead

1st V Diff lead, lovely climb and will always be a favourite as both rock and situations are immense

with Claire
rohai545 03/Jun/16 Lead
with Helen
ht543 03/Jun/16 2nd

Tough walk in (certainly more than 40mins). Knees trembling after crossing the (not very stable) boulder field so shaky start but relaxed and started enjoying it by second pitch. Krish lead all pitches - great watching him run it out paddling up lovely long slabs with no polish and fantastic friction. Plenty of exposure on the left to add a bit of spice! Third belay ledge very cosy - room for one fore-foot each! Descent mostly sliding down heather on bum!

with Krish
mitch 30/May/16 Lead O/S
with Vicky Hoolohan
Hidden 29/May/16 Solo
Stuie73 29/May/16 Solo

Great route to solo, easy for the grade but with a few exposed moves if you stay right on the edge.

Hidden 12/May/16 Solo O/S
derekwwl 25/Mar/16 Lead

climbed the wrong route

Edwin Han 25/Mar/16 2nd dnf

Ascended to the right of the start point. To be continued.

with Kevin, Derek
stratandrew 13/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Brilliant, spectacular location, feels so unlike the rest of Ogwen valley. This route is at least as good if not better than many more frequently climbed multipitch slab routes. climbed in big boots for a bit more challenge.....with sacs, amazing friction.

with Dave Wylie, Colin Maddison
a_m154 ?/Nov/15 AltLd
with James Ormrod , Noah Granger
Hidden 22/Oct/15 Solo
Hidden 17/Oct/15 AltLd
Hidden 10/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
Ruth Allan 26/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Tarquin 26/Sep/15 -
Hidden 26/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
The Potato 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with lisa arman
Gerallt Owain 10/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Dewi Emlyn
Sam2257 09/Sep/15 Solo O/S

very low in the grade if you stick to the best rock and holds

danieleaston 25/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2 out of 3. easy but with spaced protection.

with Dave B, Dave M
Hidden 25/Jul/15 AltLd
Matt Bill Platypus 25/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/15 AltLd
Hidden 11/Jun/15 AltLd
bms 11/Jun/15 AltLd
yossarian714 07/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 06/Jun/15 Solo O/S

Magnificent climbing in an awesome 'wild' setting. Gonig to the summit made it feel like Mountaineering!

Alessandro Tentori 25/May/15 Solo
Hidden 18/May/15 Lead O/S
odari 26/Apr/15 -
gazj1986 16/Apr/15 Lead
gazj1986 16/Apr/15 Lead
BenRyle 06/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Beautiful day in Welsh Paradise. Moved together. Chilled out, lounging on the summit afterwards.

with Steve Keys, Charlottte
CharlotteMilner 06/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
with BenRyle
Max Streeton 02/Jan/15 AltLd
Monkey_Alan 02/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

In big boots.

Bobling 16/Nov/14 AltLd

A very nice contrast to the gop of yesterday, dry rock! Very pleasing easy climbing on great friction in a lovely setting. Fierce walk in and walk out, I had to wring my trainers out on getting back to the car, never done that before.

with Rob H
Hidden 05/Sep/14 Lead
Bisteris 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Benstar 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
jules699 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Climbed in 3 long pitches with Rich and Ben on twin 60m ropes. I led 2nd pitch. Two pieces of gear as friction excellent. Fantastic situation!

Denry 01/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Leading with Hannah Beardmore second. Carried on to the top and then down other side of Cwm.

with Hannah Beardmore
Hidden 28/Jun/14 AltLd
tlmarjot 15/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Dad (Chris Marjot), James Marjot
dashby 27/May/14 AltLd

A route that is a fine introduction to multi pitch climbing

carl_123 25/May/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/May/14 -
JdotP 04/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Crazy Dave
Nicholas Livesey 28/Apr/14 -
with Georg
Hidden 28/Apr/14 AltLd
Pete_Frost 22/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Moved together in big boots all the way. Amazing friction.

with Megan Beaumont
Hidden 19/Apr/14 Solo
betathief 16/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
AndrewP 15/Apr/14 Solo

Very easy for VDiff. Pleasant solo.

FelixPeterken 15/Apr/14 Solo O/S

Not worth taking protection on this steep set of stairs. Rock boots still required.

with AndrewP
Si ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 AltLd
with Tim Whittaker
joeallen28 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Very easy slab, but enjoyable and great practice for setting up cramped belay stances. Cheeky hike to start of the route, mind!

Neilfrherts ?/Sep/13 Lead
with Sean
caradoc 20/Aug/13 Solo

A delicate move about a third of the way up justifies the grade maybe otherwise straightforward. One of the best solo climbs I have done in Wales.

jayray 16/Aug/13 AltLd
Bob M 10/Aug/13 Lead

Fantastic rough rock, quite a contrast after Milestone Buttress the day before.

with Chris Bristow
WBroughton 10/Aug/13 AltLd
minus273degrees 10/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
birthers 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

cc odd, tb even.

caroline256 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Tom B
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Solo
georgenvk 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
adam 24 29/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Alpine training, moved together in big boots.

mr mills 18/Jun/13 Solo
scott mayled 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Steep walk in. Climbing ok very easy, yet there is the odd occasion when you have big run outs. Great rock really grippy. Bitch walk off.

with A student
hellsbells 05/Jun/13 -
with stuart holmes
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Solo
nicknicely 26/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Jon
Hidden 19/May/13 Lead O/S
saxonzulu 05/May/13 AltLd
CashaJones 03/Feb/13 2nd
augustus trout 02/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Tim Howarth
JamesLloyd 27/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2013 Lead
Sam Melville ??/2013 -
Hidden 22/Sep/12 -
Chris Manasseh 01/Sep/12 Solo
ChalkBall 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with David Hunnisett
Dale Berry 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S

Unfortunately the angle makes it too easy, but an excellent stretch of rock whilst it lasts.

funkyvin1 08/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Lead P2

Hidden 26/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Zoomer 26/Jun/12 Lead

Leading 2 first time climbers in the rain and wind. Excellent route, bit of a stiff walk up and off. Friction superb in big boots, a great, wet, day out.

with A Student
Hidden 25/Jun/12 AltLd
matthew_soanes 24/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2 and P4

with Jem_Kyn
Ralphus 02/Jun/12 Solo O/S
flipthe buzzard 27/May/12 2nd O/S

Easy climbing but brilliant fun. Windy day made it even better and great fun with the slings!?

emlynroberts 23/May/12 Lead
with Anil Shirsat
GermanAlex 12/May/12 AltLd O/S

very easy, very enjoyable. a good contender for practising moving together.

with Dan
Hidden 12/May/12 AltLd
Mattlamb90 05/May/12 Lead O/S

easy peasy

with Tibbett
Iain_L_32 ?/May/12 Lead
Hidden 28/Apr/12 2nd O/S
alexanderbeetle 13/Apr/12 Lead
Dr Rorlasaurus 13/Apr/12 AltLd

Good fun

Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
zukator ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
SharonC1604 13/Nov/11 2nd O/S
gingerbex 13/Nov/11 2nd β

Dave B and Greg. First trad climb :-) 4 pitch

with Greg Kemble, Dave Beynon
kiwi boy 13/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Split into 4 pitches great route for that big mountain feel. Soft touch at the grade. Very windy but dry. Super grippy rock a wee bit run out in places. Last stance a bit tight for three

with Tom, sharron
Hidden 13/Nov/11 Lead
btc 16/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with Hamish Rowe, Bob Workman
rw7399 16/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
scotty h 09/Oct/11 2nd O/S

wet and windy

with Killian Murphy, Matt Reynolds
crater 22/Aug/11 Solo O/S

really enjoyable

Hidden 22/Aug/11 AltLd
Hidden 22/Aug/11 AltLd
dan-8990 13/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with CD, NM
Andrew Barker 13/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Beautiful stuff.

with John Barker
splatman 02/Jul/11 Lead
Huw Mithan 02/Jul/11 AltLd
with Ieuan Tudur Peace
Wil Treasure 06/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden 06/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/May/11 -
Hidden 01/May/11 Lead O/S
robhorton 30/Apr/11 AltLd
with Sally, Dave Hunnisett
fleapitfan 29/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 29/Apr/11 AltLd
demarcation86 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Paul
Mike Caine 25/Apr/11 AltLd
with George
Hidden 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Richard Alderton 24/Apr/11 AltLd

Led P2, P4. Gear is fine, just a little thin on P4. Amazing friction!

with Ellie
EllieWoods 24/Apr/11 AltLd
with Rich
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
dellboy 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Elby ?/Apr/11 2nd
with Tim
RalphC 14/Mar/11 Lead
with Caroline
Hidden ?/Mar/11 Lead
BALD EAGLE 22/Jan/11 AltLd
with Dave Qualtrough
lisafer ??/2011 -
with dad
Hidden ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
neal ??/2011 AltLd
with John Roberts
Hidden ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
alan moore ??/2011 Solo
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
mattkemp70 ?/Oct/10 AltLd
with Westy
Graham Westbrook ?/Oct/10 AltLd
Nicholas Livesey 18/Sep/10 Lead

In the rain!

with Lucie Sedlarova
Hidden 18/Sep/10 -
Hidden 18/Sep/10 AltLd
mikej 08/Sep/10 Lead

Turned out to be a rope of 4.

with John Robinson, Mike Byles, Rick Naylor
John Marsland 05/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Glyn 31/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/10 AltLd
Caralynh 01/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
zukator 02/Jul/10 Solo
adam06 27/Jun/10 Solo

not that great.. seemed very easy for the grade

with dan sturman
asmith37 20/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
becksta500 20/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Alex Smith
Hidden 02/Jun/10 Lead O/S
sleavesley 02/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Climbed simul - 30m rope between us placing runners as went - placed about 12 runners in total, climbed in 30 minutes from bottom to top with packs on - training for alps!!

with Nick Scott
Ben1983 31/May/10 Lead O/S
alwyn101 27/May/10 AltLd O/S
Noodles 19/May/10 -
with Mat Barnes
Hidden 08/May/10 AltLd
chrisboywonder 03/May/10 Lead O/S
with Dad
Jools_oneill 18/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Jazz Lucas, Darren McMaster
shed_hed 18/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Jasmine Lucas, Julian O'Neill
vanden 17/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Enjoyable straight forward climbing.

Steve Woollard 17/Apr/10 AltLd
with Mark Pote
Hidden 17/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
wilf 17/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

another great mountain climb. gear placements reasonable, exposure good, rock fine.

with nick f
soph ??/2010 Lead
soph ??/2010 Lead
wilsonthewarrior ??/2010 AltLd
Bullybones 18/Sep/09 Solo
timjones 25/Aug/09 AltLd
with Phil Lewis, Rob Williams
Milne 05/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with steve and cooper
Ben_Bullbridge 05/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Milne
Ewan Russell 23/Jun/09 Solo O/S
with Myself!
ebunick 30/May/09 Lead O/S
with Tess
howlingbaboon 25/May/09 AltLd O/S

Wow! Great day out! With Pete as our guide we found the slab easily by dropping down from the Red Slab. Pete soloed up ahead with great speed while Chris and I padded out long pitches on exelent rock. Runners were soon all but forgotten as we virtually ran up the grippy slab. Thanks Guys!

with Chris Fitzhugh and Peter Holden
jwpil 24/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Mat
Hidden 24/May/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/May/09 AltLd O/S
unfit 23/May/09 -
with john N
Hidden 23/May/09 Lead
Hidden 23/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/09 AltLd
@ndy 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Sheila
Lizzy Andrew 23/Mar/09 AltLd

Lead pitches 1,3 and 5. Seconded pitches 2 and 4.

CharlotteJelleyman 21/Mar/09 AltLd O/S


with Lizzy Andrew
Hidden 17/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
Jamis ?/Jan/09 -
emlynroberts 31/Dec/08 AltLd
with Owain Tweedy, Toby Vye
Hjort 31/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
with Owen Tweedie, Emlyn Wyn Roberts
tweedcore 31/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
with Toby/Emlyn
tavarua 28/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

Alpine style in big boots and alot of wind!

with Sarah, Max
dicky79 06/Dec/08 Solo O/S
with Tony & Nicola
Nicholas Livesey 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Beautiful sunny day and we were the only people there apart from a chap soloing 'The Ridge'. Fantastic friction, great line but sparse pro on the last pitch. Did in four pitches, I led 1 and 3...a really great day out.

with Jamie Griggs and Jim Hobson
griggj 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

great climbing on lovely warm grippy slab

with nicholas livesey and the nobz
fizzychewitt 24/Aug/08 AltLd
with Pete
mick1jones 23/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Pete Dutfield
Marq 16/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Daniel Dennehy, Andrew Funnell
Hidden 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Andy Say 19/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with andy oxley
Clucky 04/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Rory Shaw
Sam James-Louwerse 31/May/08 2nd
with Alan James - UKC
Alan James - UKC and UKH 31/May/08 Lead
Brazzer 18/May/08 AltLd O/S

Long, hot, steep approach. Very quiet. Lovely views. Perfect rock.

with Ben Tufnell
Hidden 16/May/08 2nd O/S
tanssop 05/May/08 Lead O/S

Hot and tired. no way 60 mins walk in. Nice slab climbing. Bust cam that I didn't even use, lost nut.

with Julie
Hidden 05/May/08 AltLd O/S
The Bad Cough ?/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with Lee Bonner
Hidden 27/Jan/08 Lead O/S
dan_o_b ??/2008 AltLd O/S
lazydaizy24 ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
victim of mathematics 07/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
crossdressingrodney 07/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

I led the first 180m.

ill_bill 05/Oct/07 AltLd
Hidden 29/Sep/07 AltLd
Hidden 24/Sep/07 -
Jonny M 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S
GiveHerHelen 22/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Nix Ward 25/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

I led pitches 1 and 3

with 184Dave
igneouscarl 23/Feb/07 2nd O/S

Nice mountain feel, two teams of two and no one else in sight. Good climbing, excellent views.

fran04 ??/2007 AltLd
with dave dangerous jones
Hidden 14/May/06 Lead
rogerskews 06/May/06 AltLd
with Martin Coward
Jenn 29/Apr/06 AltLd O/S

Great day out - but a long walk! I led pitches 2 and 4.

EAYL 18/Feb/06 AltLd
with Stuart Fox, Andy Morris
AJM ?/Feb/06 AltLd O/S

Well, the other 2 alternated leads, but reached the top before my block.

with Stuart Fox, Ed Young-Lidard
Hidden ?/Oct/05 AltLd
Irk the Purist 29/May/05 AltLd O/S

Quality climbing with noone around on a bank holiday. Excellent route. We swapped leads belaying whenever the rope was running out and there was some gear!

with Sarah Griffin
rob wmc 07/May/05 AltLd O/S

Top quality vdiff, Conrad led first pitch, I took the second, Pete the third.

with Pete & Conrad
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead
five ?/Apr/03 AltLd O/S
with PW
Derek Ryden 14/Sep/02 Solo

Beautiful route

Hidden 08/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Ian Archer 13/Apr/02 AltLd

Reminded me of the North Ridge of the Badile

with Alan Hardie
nigehughes ?/Feb/01 AltLd
with Rob Hannam
csalvage 15/Oct/00 AltLd O/S
with Bryan
nigehughes ?/Feb/99 AltLd
with Ed (wee Ed) Jones
Hidden ??/1996 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Dec/95 Lead O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ?/May/91 Solo
Iain Thow 02/Dec/89 Solo
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