150m.

Rockfax Description
One of Wales' most classic routes. Also known as First Pinnacle Rib. A wonderful, direct voyage up the ridge. The Yellow Slab on P4 has a short 4b technical crux, but it can be skirted round to the right.
1) 10m. Start 10m right of South Gully ("FPR" is scratched on the rock) where a square block leans against the crag. Climb a slab underneath steep rock, exit right. Climb a groove on the right to belay on the ridge.
2) 40m. Follow the easy ridge on the left direct.
3) 40m. Continue up the ridge to the pinnacle. Belay behind the pinnacle.
4) 4b, 15m. The infamous Yellow Slab! Climb the polished slab to a groove on the right. Follow this to a stance. You can avoid this pitch on the right if needed.
5) to 7) Finish as for Pinnacle Rib Route in three pitches. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Buttress Norh of First Pinnacle Rib, slab out left for 20 feet. Follow Rib easily. Join Second Pinnacle Rib below Yellow Slab (4b).

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, CUMC Ticklist, Classic Rock.


ClimberDateStyle
Graeme Hammond 22/Apr Solo O/S

Leisurely pace solo, finished via 'The Wall' as had done Thomson's Chimney before, took 1h to do the route and get back down, first of 3 routes on the East face ( others being Pinnacle Rib Route (SPR) & 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. 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
bonebag 17/Apr AltLd

A wet day with slimy rock. Better weather didn't arrive as forecast. No one else out on the East Face today. A few walkers/scramblers on the summit.

with Jamie
Charlie680 13/Apr AltLd O/S
with Peter Kennedy
The Norris 10/Apr Lead
with Gem
Freshprintce 09/Apr Lead
Ianhulme 26/Mar AltLd O/S

Lead Yellow Slab and Thomson's Chimney

Hidden 11/Mar 2nd
MusicalMountaineer 11/Dec/16 AltLd O/S

Second of our Classic Rock ticks today. In three pitches, 1 hour from heather terrace. Great route, preferred to Pinnacle Rib. Nice lead from Joe on the Yellow Slab.

with Joe
fuzzysheep01 11/Dec/16 AltLd O/S

In 3 pitches - led 2 and 3 including yellow slab. Very nice route with continuous interest and immaculate rock.

Eloise_SW 04/Dec/16 2nd O/S
with Jacob, Micki, Joel, Abel, Harry
MSchobitz 04/Dec/16 Lead O/S

Lovely route with some quite good climbing. Walking in and out across the Glyders by the Miners Track turned it all into a real mountain day!

with USMC
Ilia Nadyrbayev 05/Nov/16 AltLd
Ilia Nadyrbayev 05/Nov/16 AltLd O/S
Just_Waltr 05/Nov/16 AltLd O/S
Stuie73 31/Oct/16 Solo

Amazing day and probably one of the last this season. Rock was warm and I chased the sun up the ridge, absolutely stunning. Topped out and no one there so got peacefully baked!

Ross Spours 30/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Moving together and a couple of short pitches. In B3 boots.

with Connor
Rob Moorcroft 30/Oct/16 Lead
with Kris
Kristian Hook 30/Oct/16 2nd
peter.ravenscroft27 29/Oct/16 AltLd
Aeron Thomas 21/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with LukeT27, James Scarborough
LukeT27 21/Oct/16 2nd
with Aeron
Stuie73 02/Oct/16 Solo

A quick solo, possibly my 5th, scooted up in about 20 minutes to find lots of people on summit and some grockles trying unsuccessfully to jump from Adam to eve at which point I gave a quick demonstration before leaving for the south ridge as fast as possible!

Ross88 01/Oct/16 2nd

Wet wet wet! Done in big boots

with Gideon Foster, A. Green
Hidden 23/Sep/16 2nd dnf
Hidden 17/Sep/16 AltLd
biketastik 12/Sep/16 AltLd β
Hidden 10/Sep/16 Lead
Stuie73 07/Sep/16 Solo

Nice birthday solo with some friends, really like this climb as in stunning location.

Hidden 07/Sep/16 Solo O/S
neilwiltshire 04/Sep/16 AltLd
with Josh Phipps
Stuie73 01/Sep/16 Solo

Soloed in the morning in rock boots after heavy rain the previous day, very wet and greasy and felt on the limit on the yellow slab as very worn.

Hidden 30/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
quarryman 25/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Chris Edwards
JHolland 14/Aug/16 AltLd
Hidden 14/Aug/16 Lead
Stephen Halliday 12/Aug/16 AltLd
Badgers 12/Aug/16 AltLd
Joecartmell 06/Aug/16 Lead
escalador ?/Aug/16 Solo
a_m154 ?/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with James Ormrod
Lindh 31/Jul/16 -
Tarquin 31/Jul/16 -
dansimkin 30/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with Becci
Ian.ch 30/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

P1, P3 + Thomsons Chimney

with Will G, Lydia
Vert 30/Jul/16 2nd
with Ian
Mark1800 23/Jul/16 AltLd
with dpovey
benwmorgan 23/Jul/16 AltLd
with Rollo
Zoe Arschavir 23/Jul/16 AltLd
with IainMay
Rollo 23/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Moved together for much of this except the yellow slab and finishing chimney

with Ben M
IainMay 23/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
dpovey 23/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with Katie Smith, Mark1800
Dave Almond 18/Jul/16 2nd

Superb weather and lovely climbing with Nicole leading all the way with Paddy and Ross in tow. Hot hot

davelongbottom 17/Jul/16 AltLd

Great day, very sunny.

with Cathy
Paul-Michael 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S

ACC 50th Anaversary

with Jonah Sweaney
Stuie73 06/Jul/16 Solo

A good day. Soloed all but belayed Col for 1st pitch and yellow slab. Colin belayed Claire at times, tho she soloed in places. My second solo of yellow slab, really like this climb and a nice one to solo.

with Claire, Colin
BusyLizzie 03/Jul/16 AltLd

Excellent! I led 2 and 5, Jonny led 1, 3 and 4.

with Jonny
Tony Ryland 03/Jul/16 Lead

Great route Very pleased to get up Yellow slab, a great pitch

with Jonathan Davies
routrax 02/Jul/16 2nd
T-Vo 16/Jun/16 2nd
with Aaron Burdett
CarrieAnn 11/Jun/16 AltLd
CameronH 11/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Led p1,2,4,6

andrewmc 06/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Moving together; I led the first half or so.

Hidden 06/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
lizbarilepage 01/Jun/16 2nd
with James Mann
Tiff Vaggas ?/Jun/16 2nd
matthew.n.u ?/Jun/16 Lead O/S

missed yellow slab and the top chimney, in boots and it got wet half way up

with Tiff
James Keeble 29/May/16 AltLd
roym 28/May/16 AltLd
Michael Bonallie 28/May/16 AltLd
with roym
Will AKA Dave 21/May/16 2nd O/S

raining on and off. poor vis at times

Dave Richards 14/May/16 AltLd O/S

I led P1, 3 and 5 following the old Ogwen and Carneddau guide descriptions.

with Sean PMC
sjbrook 14/May/16 AltLd O/S

First pitch was a bit rubbish so after this tried to take the most interesting lines, yellow slab was tougher than expected. Thomson Chimney finish (which was the real crux)!

with Tom B, PMC
TClimb 14/May/16 AltLd
with sjbrook
Happeuss 14/May/16 2nd O/S
with Rich Hazelby
Dazluke2000 08/May/16 Lead

With yellow slab and Thomson's chimney to finish.

Hidden ?/May/16 Solo O/S
Stanners 24/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

lead from Robbie on the slab and I took us up the classic chimney finish. Not bad afternoon considering the late start. Last Sunday curry at Shawbs on the way home. Decent day.

RJLeish 24/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
maxtaylor 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S
bryce.dorin 23/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
mikecollins 23/Apr/16 AltLd
Hidden 23/Apr/16 AltLd
Scott Parry 23/Apr/16 Solo O/S
with NB
shaun hunt 23/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
jakebrewer 03/Apr/16 AltLd dnf

First time placing protection on and leading a trad route above the usual favourite unroped Tryfan grade 1–2 scrambles. Very cold, scattered sleety rain patches. Hands/fingers became quite numb. Rock became slippery and had a few nervous moments but loved it. Cut it short halfway up due to weather and did my first abseil, down to Heather Terrace.

adamcbrewer 03/Apr/16 AltLd dnf

Alternating leads with Jake and Dan. Weather came in halfway up – got miserably cold and wet and had to bail by abseiling back down to heather terrace. First trad lead, proper shitting myself.

Hidden 25/Mar/16 AltLd
LP 27/Feb/16 Lead

Slightly unnerved by people wielding ice axes on the way up to this but turned out to be a great day for those of us in approach shoes. Taught Rich to belay at the bottom as it was his first ever climbing experience and we made our way up through small patches of snow and sunshine to superb snowy views! Avoided the yellow slab and the chimney as we were not moving so quick and it was freezing but will return in warmer times so no bother. Just made it to the car as night fell.

with michael dilworth
manmike ??/2016 -
Tony Prendergast ??/2016 -
John Bunney ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 AltLd
John Bunney ??/2016 -
Ardo 29/Nov/15 AltLd O/S
D Berry 28/Oct/15 Solo rpt
Michael Morrell 18/Oct/15 AltLd

Climbed in the rain, slimey holds and cold fingers all the way. A human shit on one of the belay ledges with no stone on top, absolutely revolting.

Hidden 17/Oct/15 Solo
GDS 08/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with rob
Hidden 20/Sep/15 Lead dnf
Paul Hy 20/Sep/15 Lead O/S

all pitches

with Sally
will_benfold 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Moving together; did the whole thing in one push.

Hidden 19/Sep/15 -
joermann 17/Sep/15 AltLd
David_Gledson 07/Sep/15 Solo O/S
duncana 31/Aug/15 AltLd

Great route, walk in up from campsite, nice continuous and good rock, mostly VD except P4 slab and P6 chimneys, but they were ok at S.

with Pippa Archer
SuperstarDJ 30/Aug/15 Lead rpt

Traversed onto the route via South Gully at the top of pitch 2 with my friend Rachel after sacking off Gashed Crag. Led the rest and gave Anna and Katie a belay up Yellow Slab. Skipped the chimney again! Good to see a soloist with great taste in rucksacks! Drop me an email if you got any pics.

with Katie Szkornik, Rachel Partington, Anna Dobrowloska
rushy11111918 30/Aug/15 Solo
KatieSzkornik 30/Aug/15 2nd
with Rachel Partington, David Millington, Anna Dobrowolska
Gerlach 30/Aug/15 AltLd
Jenny Hall 23/Aug/15 2nd
with Louis
Hidden 18/Aug/15 Lead
ian2707 16/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

I lead the odd numbers, Kyle the even.

with Kyle
dave_is 15/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
richtea21 12/Aug/15 Lead
with Shona Buckley, Zoe Tanner
AnitaClimb 12/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

A great day for climbing a mountain. Felt a lot harder than a diff. We did the severe variation. Paul led yellow slab and Tomson's chimney.

with Paul
Marti999 11/Aug/15 Solo O/S
with Ben Hallett
Hidden 08/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Dan Geh 03/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
davenev 02/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with Graham
suds_01 01/Aug/15 Lead
with Sarah
Steveb27 29/Jul/15 -
Wizzy 22/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Matt Harmon 11/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

led P2,4,

Sarah Roscoe 11/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

First proper mountain route. Led P1, P3, P5

Tdavy01 11/Jul/15 -
Rickrick 11/Jul/15 -
BenedictIEP 08/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Chris Manasseh 27/Jun/15 AltLd

Led 2, 4 and Thomson's Chimney

with Geoff Dodwell
Dan724 18/Jun/15 Solo O/S
BenRyle 18/Jun/15 Solo
with Dan
Hidden 16/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Emily_vau 16/Jun/15 -
Pinguville 16/Jun/15 2nd
with George
Hidden 14/Jun/15 AltLd
Hidden 14/Jun/15 AltLd
buxtoncoffeelover 14/Jun/15 AltLd

Started with a route on Little Tryfan, then walked on up in misty damp, but weather improved as we climbed. Lovely romping. I nicked Yellow Slab, John got Thomson's Chimney. Excellent day's adventure.

with Vicar
SuperstarDJ 07/Jun/15 Lead rpt

Led all pitches. Skipped Thompson's chimney as there was a party on it and it was getting late. Gentle introduction to mountain routes. Yellow slab felt easier this time than last. Maybe I'm getting better or at least better and finding gear.

Trevers 06/Jun/15 AltLd

In big boots as Alpine training. Avoided the yellow slab, but this was still varied and pleasant.

kivell 06/Jun/15 Lead
with P BAKER
kivell 06/Jun/15 Lead
with P BAKER
wjcdean 06/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

In big boots. Lead P1 and 2. Moved together in the middle somewhere. Avoided yellow slab. Fun day. Very windy on top but sheltered on route

BStar 06/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

P5 + 6. Great route, done in big boots. Good alpine training

odari 25/May/15 -

To make sure the stuck hex on Thomson chimney was still good, I took a fall on it. It's still excellent. (nice catch Tom). That last pitch is not easy, especially when wet. The hand/fist crack above the hex takes a n.3 BD. The rest, including yellow slab, are ok even in damp.

tom.organ 25/May/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/May/15 Lead O/S
GermanAlex 23/May/15 AltLd O/S

Lead up to (inc) yellow slab, Jack from then on.

with Jack
Hidden 01/May/15 -
Maywood96 01/May/15 AltLd

Big Boots, Rucksack and Gloves

Darryl.h ?/May/15 Lead O/S
Simonpeel 18/Apr/15 AltLd
BenRyle 09/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
with Raji, James
odari 06/Apr/15 -

A note on yellow slab, it is well protegible, takes one nut (two with a bit of engineering) at the base and a green BD cam fits well one of the pocket located half way (or maybe a TCU better). Then you reach good sling placements.

danJBA 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
riff156 05/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
with Jo Smith
Monkey_Alan 29/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

In big boots, snow on ledges. Skipped the yellow slab.

G Weatherley ?/Dec/14 AltLd dog

Very tricky in snow/slush conditions and climbing shoes

with Ed Walker
joem 29/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Nov/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Nov/14 Lead
Jeester 15/Nov/14 AltLd dnf

Fell on first pitch sustaining a broken Zygomatic Arch. Helicoptered off to Bangor Hospital (22 Squadron). Mountain Rescue were called. Reason for fall, took the left hand groove after the overhang not the right, there was no gear placements and no holds I could find. Rope caught me 5m from the ground. Paul was excellent, OUMC were great (Cameron and Tim) and Dr. Martin Green.

with Paul Fox
cameron_hall 15/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

I think of this as 'Left Pinnacle Rib'... Led all but P2 because we were slightly pressed for time. Included the Yellow Slab, but decided not to do Thomson's Chimney.

with Tim Crothers
duckhead ?/Nov/14 AltLd
Storme 26/Oct/14 AltLd
Hidden 12/Oct/14 Lead
Jake397 ?/Oct/14 AltLd
with Storme England
atyson1 27/Sep/14 Lead

Lead all pitches as second fairly new to climbing, we walked up and started off in drizzle but weather cleared up and sun came out on pitch 1. Did yellow slab pitch which felt around Severe with my rucksack on for about 4m until the little rib and good holds are reached. Generally a nice climb with some fun sections and cracking views.

Hidden 14/Sep/14 2nd O/S
sparkybatteryboy 14/Sep/14 Lead
georgenvk 13/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Becks87
Becks87 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
trish1968 24/Aug/14 AltLd dnf

Lovely climbing shame the heavens opened. Abbed off the top of the second pitch. Don't ever believe the weather forecasts 0% chance of rain :-(

Hidden 24/Aug/14 AltLd dnf
Cajb54 17/Aug/14 2nd
dkilner 17/Aug/14 Lead
with jen
crag_whitelamb 16/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Great day out, first ever big multi-pitch route. James led P1 then we took it in turns to lead. Finished up the chimney and then ate some ham and cheese and had a curly wurly.

with James Scutt
ms26g10 15/Aug/14 AltLd
Louis Hume 06/Aug/14 AltLd

Overlapping Rib Route - in rain with the hairy boy wonder - couldn't find diamond block at start then realised we were sat on it. Gave yellow slab a miss today as it was nuff tuff in the dry

BHuthers ?/Aug/14 2nd

With instructor from PYB

Hidden ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Gerallt Owain 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Danjones 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Enjoyable outing. Easy to follow the route - just follow the polish! Did the yellow slab (s in approach shoes) and finished up Thomson's chimney which was quite awkward starting main crack (but good hold on right!). Good fun mountain day and nobody needed a helicopter lift down!

with Gerallt
guy757 22/Jul/14 -
SarahSumner 22/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Lead
Benstar ?/Jul/14 Lead O/S
karlb 21/Jun/14 2nd

Yellow slab was tough even following - good lead by gary

Raggar 21/Jun/14 AltLd
with Andy J, Jon B
Hidden 06/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/14 AltLd
stimpey 05/Jun/14 Lead
with Tom
thlcr1 04/Jun/14 AltLd

Done in a jovial style with 3 of us on one half rope. Wore approach shoes throughout which slightly to my surprise coped perfectly well with the yellow slab. A day of fast movement and much hilarity.

Hidden 31/May/14 AltLd O/S
Jodiaway 30/May/14 2nd
with Al
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 17/May/14 Lead

Lead pitch 2, 4 and 6. Did the severe variations on pitch 4 and 6 (the yellow slab and Thompsons Chimney), both of which felt harder than severe. This is the Classic Rock route called First Pinnacle Rib in Classic Rock, not the route to the right (which also has FPR scratched/vandalised at the base). The toppo on p150 of Classic Rock makes this clear.

DanChad 17/May/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1,3 and 5. Great climb! Although the Yellow Slab and Thompson's Chimney felt harder than Severe.

Ben Hollands 17/May/14 Solo O/S
with Wendy Anderson
ashsleight 15/May/14 AltLd O/S

RCI prep.

with Student
caradoc 14/May/14 Solo

A film from a previous ascent...http://youtu.be/GCS8TGG5nZ4

Hidden 14/May/14 Lead O/S
Iain_L_32 05/May/14 Lead

with yellow slab

Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd
oodie72 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
m675bowsl 03/May/14 Lead
with Matt Galente
Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd rpt
Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd
Jenny Hall 03/May/14 2nd O/S
with Louis
rbharries 02/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Danger olly, neils EW
Hidden 01/May/14 AltLd O/S
Ben T@ylor ?/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Alex wright
chris nutman ?/May/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Khumbu King 20/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
markc9927 20/Apr/14 Lead dnf
clint87 20/Apr/14 AltLd

I led the 2nd, 4th and the final easy pitch.

pwb1981 20/Apr/14 -

Avoided Thomson's Chimney due to rain

Hidden 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Chazwoz 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Coral Dawson, Doug Weale
nesbear 19/Apr/14 -

inc Yellow Slab (4b)

with Mirek, marshy
adam001 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
JamesColeman 18/Apr/14 Solo O/S

Including yellow slab (S, 4b) and Thomson's Chimney (HS, 4b). Took around 1.5 hours. Done in combination with Central Buttress descent, Grooved Arete and North Ridge descent. Massive, awesome day on the mountain in perfect weather.

dave4430 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

I did the Yellow Slab pitch.

with Adam Palmer
Dom Whillans 16/Apr/14 AltLd
with A Crook
A Crook 16/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
peterhubbard 15/Apr/14 AltLd

Jo and Neil Stutchbury climbed First Pinnacle Ridge route

with Ben Stutchbury
the ant hill mob 15/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/14 AltLd
Hidden 13/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
splat2million 12/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

See also Overlapping Ridge Route logbook entry (same route)

with Jon Howson
Hidden 12/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
splat2million 12/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 2 (run together with most of 3),4 (yellow slab), and second half of 5.

with Jon Howson
wjcblackshaw 16/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Great route - Yellow slab was pretty polished though! Great finish below Adam and Eve. Used as Alps training (moved together on easiest bits of it)

Dan Lane 15/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

P2 and 4. Did we follow the exact line? who knows? who cares? the description above is useless though...Yellow slab was brilliant, if a little cold! All done in trainers except Yellow Slab.

with Catherine Elliot
Hidden 15/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Feb/14 AltLd
Si ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 AltLd rpt
cymjt ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 Solo O/S
becci_amos ??/2014 AltLd
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 Solo
a_mcmullan ??/2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden 17/Dec/13 2nd β
Naomi.P 07/Dec/13 AltLd

Now not sure if I did this or pinnacle rib route. Will have to repeat to be sure!

franhammond92 07/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

Alt leads with Alex in the great race up Tryfan in the wet. We won!

amccann 07/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

Led 1,3,5. In the wet with Fran, didn't see the point in gear on 3 and 5 (mainly easy scrambling). Found half a bottle of milk at the bottom of the chimney...

Hidden 09/Nov/13 Lead O/S
swmackey 02/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/13 Solo O/S
idiotproof (Buxton MC) 28/Sep/13 -
jimartin 14/Sep/13 AltLd
Stefan Trebicki 14/Sep/13 AltLd

Stefan led P1, P3, P6 'Thompson's Chimney'. John led P2, P4 'The Yellow Slab'.

Simon Cahill 13/Sep/13 Lead rpt

Approach from Tryfan Bach path, Colin lead yellow slab, Descent; "up & down" north buttress / north ridge path, then traversed across to top of Wrinke Tower, top ropped the chimney and final descent down the gully below wrinkle tower ( difficult to protect 2nd's), final descent passing below Mile Stone.

with Colin Crockart
stokienomad 13/Sep/13 Lead rpt

Wet n slippery but good fun,

mrdigitaljedi 13/Sep/13 2nd O/S

unbelivably polished and a nightmare when wet, but an amazing climb well worth getting soaked..

with stokienomad
Hidden 05/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/13 AltLd
Mark Eddy 01/Sep/13 Lead
with Kristina
kristinawe 01/Sep/13 AltLd
kjacks ?/Sep/13 2nd

Finally did the Yellow Slab - Hard Diff?!!?!?!

with Dave Peers
sarahrowlands 31/Aug/13 AltLd
richardsavill 31/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
frankcp87 31/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
jjclarke70 31/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Frank
Hidden 28/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 24/Aug/13 2nd
TCarrick 24/Aug/13 -
TCarrick 24/Aug/13 -
ladymuck 22/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

I led first pitch. With Thompson's Chimney

Laurie Holt 20/Aug/13 2nd
with Alex Thackway, Gareth Waite
Gareth Waite 20/Aug/13 2nd
Alex 74 19/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Laurie Holt, Gareth W
Hidden 18/Aug/13 -
Zoomer 12/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Big boots, damp conditions, bit of rain...fun, fun, fun!Two students on RCI training.

with Gary Mitchell, Willy Houston
Hidden 12/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 09/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 07/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 07/Aug/13 AltLd
suds_01 06/Aug/13 Lead
with Beth Middleton
TAB682 ?/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Matt1234 30/Jul/13 Lead O/S
onlyfoddington 20/Jul/13 AltLd

Didn't seem too bad. Simu-climbed all apart from the yelow slab (french free'd) and the Thompson chimney. All 'fun' in B3s and bags.

with Adam
Glyn Davidson 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Dan
Hidden 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Beezy 11/Jul/13 AltLd

Lead Yellow Slab pitch

with Barrez
Barrez 11/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Beezy
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
bowls 06/Jul/13 Lead

Good climb - on pitch below yellow slab (Starting on the platform overlooking South Gully we followed the slab on the left (following the guys in front!) rather than trend rightward - good addition to the route up the slab - as tricky and more exposed than the yellow slab itself! - recommend

Ray Sparks 06/Jul/13 AltLd
with paul
beds74 06/Jul/13 AltLd

Confusing...Also known as First Pinnacle Rib...Nice

Huw Mithan 05/Jul/13 AltLd
alooker ?/Jul/13 AltLd

Moved together, b3s and rucksacks. First route of a day doing laps on the east face, yellow slab very polished and finished up the chimney

with David
Grassrob ?/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/13 Lead
Andy England 25/Jun/13 AltLd

Lead on 2 & 4, Yellow Slab.

KTC 22/Jun/13 2nd

Tom lead whole thing, my first multipitch expedition. Long walk in made worse by taking wrong path and yomping for miles.

Hidden 18/Jun/13 Solo
edordead 08/Jun/13 AltLd

Led Yellow Slab, Thomsons Chimney

dscnly 08/Jun/13 Lead

lovely day.

with Stuart
Robbie 02/Jun/13 AltLd rpt

Attempted, but did not manage 'Yellow Slab' :(

with Ian Cavanagh
Unknownbiker 01/Jun/13 AltLd
with Pete Rhodes
Rustyclimb 01/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
hairy51 ?/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
10029759 ?/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden 29/May/13 AltLd O/S
Oli Greg 28/May/13 AltLd

Led Yellow Slab

with John J
Elastic Jones 28/May/13 AltLd rpt
with Molly
Amber Chaloner 26/May/13 AltLd O/S

Great Mountain Route. Fantastic weather. Could see for miles.

with Jane Woulds
Pompey 04/May/13 2nd
with aultguish
annastudholme 04/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/May/13 AltLd
Microwired22 02/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/May/13 Lead O/S
0ddba11 ?/May/13 AltLd

0 viz. Scrambled round last two pitches (into VS territory apparently).

andyjirvin 21/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Some showery rain, but still very enjoyable climbing. Hailstones as I started lead on Yellow Slab - very exciting moment! Great fun, felt like we went pretty quickly, about 3 hours in total from start to summit. Long walk off afterwards. VDiff, Severe for Yellow slab seems right.

LesserTrochanter 20/Apr/13 AltLd
jonathandavey 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Not a cloud in the sky!

BradleyWhite 19/Apr/13 Lead
morgan91 19/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
lost.arrow 27/Feb/13 AltLd
with Mike Nolan
John Nuttall 17/Feb/13 Solo
Jamie Everitt ?/Feb/13 AltLd
Mr Fuller 13/Jan/13 AltLd

Alpine style: gloves, big boots, then a massive dumping of snow and combined tactics!

Hidden 13/Jan/13 2nd
Andrew Holden ??/2013 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 AltLd
Hidden 17/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
alpinebutterfly 16/Nov/12 2nd
David Maddison 10/Nov/12 Lead O/S

moved together for the entire climb

imogen.fish 10/Nov/12 Lead O/S

The combination of walking boots and snow certainly made for some interesting moves!

herman0055 ?/Nov/12 Solo
AWOODM71 21/Oct/12 2nd

5+hrs of climbing. Beautiful views in the sun, with the sea king over head. Got cold and tired on the final few pitches and was pushing confidence limits - may have shed a little tear but was worth it to reach the summit :)

with Andy Speed
Hidden 20/Oct/12 AltLd
SteveM 06/Oct/12 Solo
Hidden 04/Sep/12 AltLd
rocktraveller ?/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

with Mick PMC

eds92 22/Aug/12 2nd O/S
d80f0u 20/Aug/12 AltLd

I led crux pitch (yellow slab 4a). Attempted Archer's Chimney finish but retreated and walked to summit.

with Alex
rohai545 20/Aug/12 AltLd

Dave did Yellow Slab well over to the RHS, I scuttled off left into the groove

with David Bankart
jon59 18/Aug/12 Lead
groll 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Rose
mr_drains 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Avoided yellow slab but the adjacent pitch and above is a great pitch

with Gareth K, The Defecator
Goodstuff 09/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
PanzerHanzler 04/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Ian Ackerley
PanzerHanzler 04/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Ian Ackerley
island_explorer 01/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Led alternately. Crux incredibly polished, unfortnately started raining as we did it - not a pleasant experience. Nice climb, good views.

with Nik
Richard Kellar ?/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
rangadan 28/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
LauraChilterns 21/Jul/12 AltLd β
with Dominic Turner
Hidden 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Nordic 21/Jul/12 AltLd
with Jodie Munks
anthonyp 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Dan Vaj 21/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Ben Robotham
mikpen 21/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Anthony Pickard
Hidden 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Marq 15/Jul/12 AltLd rpt

Vicky did her first lead with the 5th pitch. Other LMC'ers on Second Pinnacle Rib so a good social day out.

ads 30/Jun/12 AltLd
with Julie
Graham Westbrook 28/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
samdenny 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Robbie 27/May/12 AltLd O/S

What a day, weather was fantastic but hot, hot, hot! Really nice route, easier than I thought but a few good moves.....definitely do it again in the future.

Hidden 26/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/May/12 AltLd O/S
the power 16/May/12 AltLd
with rob
dr_botnik 16/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/May/12 AltLd
arduff 12/May/12 AltLd

Bit scrappy really ...

with Chales Kennelly
Hidden 05/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/May/12 AltLd
Savlon 14/Apr/12 2nd
with Pip H, Schneeberger
Hidden 07/Apr/12 2nd
mattkemp70 ?/Apr/12 AltLd
with Westy
Will Sheaff ?/Apr/12 AltLd
Hidden 28/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Fiskavaig 25/Mar/12 Lead

A great days easy climbing, in gooriouse weather. Nic's first climb for 20 odd years. Jase and Dave (First mountain route) followed.

with Nic P
Hidden 24/Mar/12 AltLd
southern_smit 17/Mar/12 AltLd

yellow slab on the route icey conditions great moment and route!!

Hidden 17/Mar/12 AltLd
abercolin 11/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route, I lead Yellow Slab which is more like S.

Hidden 10/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/12 AltLd
petecox84 ??/2012 -
jon59 27/Nov/11 AltLd

Made for interesting climbing in mountain boots with the rain and grease

Hidden 13/Nov/11 Lead
EamonH 05/Nov/11 2nd
trish1968 05/Nov/11 Lead

First climb after 2 knee ops fantastic fun busy. This is VD in the north wales guide

with EamonH
Harry Thorpe 29/Oct/11 AltLd dnf

wet

with Keeno
btc 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with Hamish Rowe, Bob Workman
Hidden 01/Oct/11 AltLd
birthers 01/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

RC led P1,3,5, I led P2,4. Took the yellow slab, spicy, slippy, but fun. Slab pitch is S, overall route is VD in guide book.

with Ruth C
Hidden 01/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
npanderson ?/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
Robboj 30/Sep/11 -
with Stu
Fiona McFarlane 22/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
with Helen King
Hidden 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Alessandro Tentori ?/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
with Paolo Fubini
BenLarby 31/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Robin V D
Hidden 31/Jul/11 AltLd dnf
stoo2k 30/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead
Roch 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Fie, Fie
Fie 23/Jul/11 2nd
with Paul
sdavies61 14/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Seconded most of the pitches but led 2 short sections. Excelent day in perfect weather.

with Rob Owen
Hidden 13/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
jon59 06/Jul/11 Lead

great climb, the yellow slab adds a bit of spice to the day.

mynyddresident 11/Jun/11 AltLd rpt
with Kelly
John Foster 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with GMC Mark
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Elastic Jones 05/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Suet
Phil_hood 25/May/11 -
Hidden 19/May/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/May/11 AltLd
Hidden 02/May/11 -
lithos 02/May/11 AltLd
Hidden 01/May/11 2nd
guisboro andy ?/May/11 -
Hidden 24/Apr/11 2nd
jandyd05 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Superb traditional multi pitch route on a glorious day. Easy alpine style climbing interspersed with a couple of spicy bits inc. yellow slab. Finished up Thompsons Chimney.

chippyjeff 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S
blakey ?/Apr/11 Lead
mark_jc ?/Apr/11 -
Hidden 26/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden 23/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Orifice 04/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Mark Simmons
Homes ?/Jan/11 AltLd
with Sam A
centurion05 ??/2011 -
YnysHir ??/2011 2nd O/S
with Tony
djromberg ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
brianrunner ??/2011 -
Luke Brooks ??/2011 -
Hexman 24/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
carl_123 24/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
mike hooper 17/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

why is there a long walk to these routes. hard last year harder this year. bloody hill...

with gary nettleinghame, robin frazer
emlynroberts 16/Oct/10 Lead
with Jacob Roberts, Josh Roberts
jacobroberts 16/Oct/10 2nd
TomWebber 09/Oct/10 Solo
JamieAyres 02/Oct/10 AltLd rpt
ecromwell ?/Oct/10 AltLd
with Alison Cromwell
natalio 26/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Loved the yellow slab.

with Dominique, Eric
no_more_scotch_eggs 18/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Very straightforward climbing, indeed more like scrambling for substantial sections; lead the Yellow Slab, not as polished as i'd been lead to expect, good and enjoyable climbing. Rain started after that pitch, and very wet thereafter. Helped rescue a group of walkers with dogs from the gully scramble on the right at the top of the route.

Hidden 18/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
dellboy 28/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Jon led the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th pitches and I led the 2nd, not really alternate leads but great climb. It rained for most of the climb and the last pitch was a waterfall!

prwalker 22/Aug/10 Lead

Included leading the 'Yellow slab'

with Stephen Paulger, Jo Paulger
DRIFTER_S14 21/Aug/10 2nd O/S

also completed thompsons chimney making it 7 pitches in total

Hidden 16/Aug/10 AltLd
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Nicholas Livesey 08/Aug/10 AltLd
with Lucie Sedlarova
ed edwards ?/Aug/10 Lead
ClareSenny ?/Aug/10 2nd
rustaldo 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

climbed with 2 novices.. good fun on the yellow slab

s4472m 26/Jun/10 AltLd
with Richard Nicholls
VS4b 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
sstanier 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Bivvied on heather terrace. On the route at 6:00am and on top by around 10:00am. Good day out on easy climbing except for polish on yellow slab.

with Andy Bailey
Hidden 10/Jun/10 -
Jungle_153 06/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Excellent climbing, would give the whole route a lower grade but yellow slab so polished and gear placements are worn so would say it was more like severe.

D Berry 05/Jun/10 Solo O/S
bergf 05/Jun/10 2nd

The slab on the 3rd pitch is very polished and the flakes on the 4th pitch are rather dubious. Otherwise very enjoyable.

SuperstarDJ 30/May/10 AltLd O/S

Good fun route. Very straightforward except for Yellow Slab, would consider as a solo. Finished by easy way, not the chimney.

with Steve Blatherwick
Hidden 30/May/10 AltLd O/S
Ivan Muckle 22/May/10 Lead
Elastic Jones 19/May/10 AltLd
with Andy Lewis
Mark D 16/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Tommy B
adam clarke 15/May/10 2nd
with James Hulme, Hannah Hulme Hunter
Hidden 05/May/10 Lead
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead O/S
Mike Caine 02/May/10 Lead
with Fran
Hidden 01/May/10 Lead O/S
ollieben 24/Apr/10 -
Hidden 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
RockaJo 18/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

I led the 1st, 3rd and 4th pitches. 1st pitch was moderate and not too easy or too scary. Bomber sling pro at the "roofy" section. 3rd pitch was very short and more of a scramble. 4th pitch was good fun and longer- about 35 m. We did manage to get one of our pitches wrong (too short we think) and ended up running out of rope by the pinnacle so Gareth led a HS "quick" section to get us back on track. It was, however, incredibly polished and pretty worrying with virtually no gear placements available! All in all, a very nice climb and good introduction to multipitch.

with Gareth
gcandlin 18/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

led yellow slabs and Thompson chimney, not as fun as grooved arete

with Jo Marshall
Hidden 12/Apr/10 Lead
doulos 10/Apr/10 Solo O/S
danny269 08/Apr/10 2nd

Fantastic second day climbing - this time in rock boots which made the small but distinct footholds much more usable! Crux pitch up yellow slab added the 'icing to the cake'

with Keir & Bruno
Hidden 20/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
andy dunn 06/Mar/10 Lead β

Done in boots. Excellent route and a 1st class day out on Tryfan. Yellow slab was avoided after attempting and falling a few times (though would undoubtedly be easy in a pair of stickies). 1st part of Thompsons chimney was OK (eventually) 2nd part just wasn't going to happen in boots.

with J
KatieG 03/Mar/10 -
timofy 13/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

super cold and windy day, slippery rock, had the whole place to ourselves, saw SAR helicopter fly past (not realising it was going to the aid of a friend of ours) then had a long abseil descent with one headtorch after dark as normal descent looked treacherous with snow and ice.

mattkemp70 ?/Jan/10 AltLd
with Henry
Hidden ??/2010 -
ml_si ??/2010 AltLd
with smithy
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Christopher Revill 31/Oct/09 2nd
David Revill 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Great climb, first time out as a pair with my son Chris, superb day even though a bit wet and a little slippery. Got stuck behind 2 x uni groups who were a little slow, ended up doing the decent in the dark.

terragait 21/Oct/09 AltLd

Classic day on tryfan

with deej
deejmonkey 21/Oct/09 AltLd
with rob
Hidden 18/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
snafu64 08/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

a good days climbing did it in 8 pitch lead the 2ND, 4Th 6Th and 7Th yellow slabs was a t--t in walking boots climbed to the left of yellow Decided not to do the Tom's Chimney ran out of time

with al
dicky79 30/Aug/09 2nd O/S

Torrential rain and howling wind. Pete lead and brought us both up to save swapping over.

with Andy P, Pete
cbeard 30/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
jonnyhawkins1 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S

very wet and windy, pro on yellow slab was fine.

with charlie beard
Steve Hill 29/Aug/09 Lead dnf

Just did the first pitch and then scrambled off left to get to the start of Munich Climb.

with Will Jones
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Solo
Hidden 11/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/09 AltLd
Hidden 07/Aug/09 AltLd
Hidden 03/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
jockdave 02/Aug/09 AltLd β

Beautiful summers day route was quite busy ,pitched the whole route ,could of moved together on a few easier pitches,dave led yellow slab bold balancey moves until crack is gained. I led curving flake pitch (nice) topped out in slight drizzle and decended south ridge cwm Tryfan path great day.

with dave
MJP 02/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

I led pitches 1, mid part of 2/3, 4, ~6

Hidden ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
igneouscarl ?/Aug/09 Lead
dannyevos 24/Jul/09 2nd O/S

Another great day on Tryfan :)

with Rick Clapham
LardClimber 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Decided not to do the Tom's Chimney finish as it was tipping it down!

Dave Searle 14/Jul/09 Solo O/S

finished up yellow slab and tompson chimney. north ridge ticked in descent. 4 hours car to car.

ill_bill 12/Jul/09 Lead
CGlennie ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Adam Hackney, Mike O'brian, Andy Townsend
Hidden ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 AltLd
Hidden 27/Jun/09 AltLd
agagsgrot 26/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Nice route. Yellow Slab pitch was lovely. Polished but nice balance moves until you could get your hands on a couple of good holds and then smear up to better ground.

with Thomas
Mike Bayley 09/Jun/09 2nd rpt
with Martin Stevens & Mervyn Lamacraft
Hidden 04/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 03/Jun/09 Lead
Hidden 01/Jun/09 AltLd
andyako321 31/May/09 AltLd O/S

Great day climbing with amazing weather no problems except for the one pitch of S which i got semi stuck on

with Stubs
carl_123 31/May/09 AltLd O/S

lead the 2nd, 4th and 5th pitch. yellow slabs was real polished,

mustgetstronger 30/May/09 AltLd

Thompson's chimney finish

jibberingwreck 30/May/09 AltLd O/S
porridgefan 29/May/09 Lead O/S

Led each pitch, climbed in skate shoes, did yellow slab and final pitch with 50 m runout

with James Davidson
wilkie14c 28/May/09 Lead O/S

Thompson's chimney finish

with Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson23 28/May/09 2nd
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead O/S
benparratt ?/May/09 AltLd O/S
Rich Kay ?/May/09 Lead
with Dave G
Steven Andrews 26/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Rachel Berkowitz
Nicholas Livesey 18/Apr/09 AltLd rpt
with Simon Perkins
cas smerdon 18/Apr/09 AltLd
with john wheeler
jwpil 05/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Mat
redsulike 05/Apr/09 AltLd β

A tremendous day. Glorious Spring sunshine, warm in the sun, cool out of it, views as far as you could see. Lovely climb, lovely sticky rock. Climbed in Boots except for Yellow Slab. The climb up to the Pinnacle is 'classic old trad' not too hard, nice belay stances. The Yellow Slab doesn't fit the rest of the route, it is smoother although a delicate balance gets you up it and friction is sound. Getting a nut and a friend into the little crack makes the final moves much easier. Cracking day.

with Neil (Woodie ) Woodhead
Lawrence Eccles 05/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/09 -
Hidden ?/Apr/09 2nd O/S
The Wild Scallion ?/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Fantastic day with good weather, the views are superb, the climbing fun, the rock is excellent

with Jack
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
snakes77 28/Mar/09 2nd

Longest climb to date this - managed it fairly well no major porblems -

with Monkey1
nic42 08/Mar/09 AltLd
with Jack
Chris Sansum 04/Jan/09 Lead

Lots of patches of thick ice on the approach and descent. The climb was in perfect condition though. The slab pitch on pitch 4 is suffering a bit from polish. Thomson's chimney was fun - I would recommend wearing a rucsac as it makes the pitch much more enjoyable.

with Gary Lewin
Hidden ??/2009 -
innesmac ??/2009 -
Fiskavaig ??/2009 Lead

Have done this route many times over the years, with many partners

with Chris D
Hidden ??/2009 -
John HW ??/2009 -
tdudley 29/Nov/08 AltLd O/S

Tom lead the first pitch. Was pretty iced up and snowy

Hidden 08/Nov/08 2nd
Hidden 26/Oct/08 Lead O/S
porridgefan 12/Oct/08 2nd O/S

As part of the BMC student safety seminar, alternated 'leads' with another student called Ian, but had to be on top rope that was set up by an instructor who we belayed to the top of each pitch. Lovely day out though and we did a 'Severe' variation on the first two pitches.

with Climbing Instructor
Hidden 12/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Lead
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
climberuk 26/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1, 3 and 5. Harder (S grade) pitches were 4 and 6 (Andy led them). Thomsons Chimney Finish. Great day out climbing. Would recommend this to anyone!

with Young Andy
charley 21/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

My first multi-pitch route. Did the chimney finish..

with Marcus
chedder 20/Sep/08 AltLd
with kevin talyor
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/08 Lead
benman 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Damp day. Moved together on most of it. Nowhere near as good as Grooved Arete!

with roger m
ross duffield 23/Aug/08 AltLd

missed out yellow slab..need to go back and do again

with row
hang_about 23/Aug/08 AltLd

lead the yellow slab Avoided the final chimney as rain had started

with big al
CathS 23/Aug/08 AltLd rpt
with Norbert
Hidden 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/08 2nd
Hidden 05/Jul/08 Lead O/S
mcraie 28/Jun/08 -
with bob johnson
Ste Ridd 28/Jun/08 Lead
with C.Steel
Hidden 14/Jun/08 Lead rpt
Nigel R Lewis 07/Jun/08 AltLd
with Lowri Roberts
Hidden 01/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
robkbangor 31/May/08 AltLd O/S

Ran into 7 pitches - climbed very fas as a three. Whole route in under 4 hours.

with M Jones, A Tibbets
Hidden 31/May/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/May/08 Lead
Nicholas Livesey 24/May/08 AltLd
with Jamie Griggs and Jim Hobson
chris_j_s 14/May/08 AltLd O/S
Glyn 05/May/08 Lead O/S
with Britta
lazybones 03/May/08 AltLd O/S

More of a scramble than a climb. Lead yellow slab which was the only real thought provoking pitch. Wanted to climb Grooved Arete but queues were ridiculous.

with Steve Wright
reubensampson 03/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Justyna Gemzala, Phil Buckle
griggj ?/May/08 AltLd
with nicholas livesey and the nobz
arakis74 26/Apr/08 AltLd

First multipitch climb and first lead (well actually only led 1 pitch. Fantastic experience but blowing an absolute gale and very low cloud cover until near the summit then all was revealed. Many thanks to Mark.

with Mark Fyles
Nicholas Livesey 26/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
with Mark Bishop
Humpty Dangler 12/Apr/08 AltLd rpt

What a difference the weather makes. This time there was a foot of fresh powder on the whole crag. Finding Heather Terrace involved wading through thigh deep drifts in a blizzard. We decided to climb in walking boots instead of rock shoes and I kept my double-layer snowboarding gloves on for most of the route. The first pitch was the hardest by far. Just getting started was a real problem. No friction from boots on wet rock and only large jugs working through the gloves. An hour later I'd only managed 20 metres but was starting to get the hang of how to make this work. We were considering abseiling off and going to do something slightly less stupid instead, but Jordan on my ropes made it to the belay, his hands numb from climbing without gloves. On the other ropes Mark belayed for J and Ian successfully, so Jordan decided to lead on and see what it looked like to the next belay. That was the point where the sun came out, drying the rock and warming the fingers. Jordan radioed that it got easier higher up so we carried on. The weather continued to improve and I quickly found a rhythm of sweeping snow off the holds to find the best jugs and finding edges and spikes that the boots would stay on. The occasional, nervous weighting of a snow-step, (one just collapsed as I left it, revealing that there was in fact nothing underneath, kept the senses buzzing and by the time we reached the top everyone was thoroughly enjoying themselves. So much so, that the ensuing snowball fight and powder diving continued all the way down the west face. We didn't manage Yellow Slab or Thomson's Chimney; that would have been pushing it a bit far but there aren't many days when you can climb on Tryfan East face and have the entire mountain to yourselves for the day. Last August there were at least ten teams on the one route at any one time.

Hidden 12/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
robshep 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Amazing Weather.

with Sian Williams
Hidden 09/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
alisonk ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Dave
Siany ?/Feb/08 -
with Rob Shepherd
davidk ?/Feb/08 2nd
with alison
david morse ?/Feb/08 AltLd
with jon denniss
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
Hannah Moulton ??/2008 -
with Rob Middleton
Nick Rundall ??/2008 AltLd O/S
jimorothy ??/2008 AltLd

Logged with its Classic Rock Name!

with Rachel Crolla
james chesmer ??/2008 2nd O/S
with Martin Chesmer
1philjones1 16/Nov/07 Lead

Lead all pitches- different route to Yellow slab

with Ange
Hidden 21/Oct/07 AltLd
mark20 21/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

Beautiful mountain route, but gets VD the Ogwen guide

tiga271 21/Oct/07 AltLd

I led first pitch (and yellow slab)

with Mark
Hidden 21/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
alexporter 20/Oct/07 Lead

Weather very good, clear sky and dry under foot.

djking1983 20/Oct/07 Lead
with Phil Nutbeam
Hidden 18/Oct/07 2nd
Tom Robinson 20/Sep/07 2nd
djking1983 20/Sep/07 Lead
Hidden 11/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
Humpty Dangler 25/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

Perfect introduction to the big mountain experience. Multiple pitches of easy climbing, with marvellous views. The downside is the heavy traffic; on a sunny day in August you will be sharing your belay stance with up to three other climbers, many of them obvious novices to outdoor climbing. One or two of these were absolutely terrified; their partners should have known better than bring them up such a high and exposed climb without adequate preparation. Two pitches offer a challenge but are easily avoided. The slab behind the pinnacle requires balance on very polished holds, wheras the final chimney and off-width crack is a bit more physical. A very large hex came in handy to protect a step up onto a high and polished foothold. Topping out and belaying in the sun with the scenery was a real pleasure.

No-chalk Nailer 25/Aug/07 AltLd

Our first big-mountain climb! Took the yellow slab and Thomsons chimney too!

Hidden 12/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/07 AltLd
Stephen Shaw 06/Jul/07 AltLd
1philjones1 ?/Jul/07 AltLd
with Paul
Caralynh 12/Jun/07 AltLd O/S

Part of the 3 classics in a day. Moved together for all except the Yellow Slab.

paul_d 12/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/May/07 AltLd
Crewey-Si 26/May/07 AltLd O/S
with Rob
Hidden 19/May/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/May/07 AltLd rpt
Tom Stoddart 05/May/07 -

Moved together except on 4b slab

with Tom Slade
climbingpixie 05/May/07 AltLd O/S
with Owen
dustynet 05/May/07 AltLd O/S

Fun climb with endless walk in

with jules
dustynet 05/May/07 AltLd O/S

Fun climb with endless walk in

with jules
snowy owl 05/May/07 Lead

With Rosie and Steve. Beautiful sunny day. Very relaxed climbing. Perfect.

with Rosie Fuller
Strange little creature ?/May/07 AltLd O/S
with David Little
Hidden 29/Apr/07 Solo O/S
malc 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Rick and Nick
Ellen Cobby 08/Apr/07 2nd
Adam Booth 08/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Ing 07/Apr/07 2nd
with James
lazyhopkins 07/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Kristen Ormston
Foxache 01/Apr/07 2nd β

First ever Vdiff.

with Damian Dodd
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
markju 31/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

saturday, weather was dull and hads were cold as hell on the first pitch.. looked up on sunday and the weather was sunny... wales for ya!.. yellow slab move was good..polished as hell now

with Eamonn
Hidden 23/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Mark Owen 03/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

Lead the yellow slab (4b).

with Chris Owen
Hidden 03/Mar/07 Lead O/S
bigbobbyking ?/Mar/07 AltLd

Awesome sunny day

with Christof
hailtryfan ?/Mar/07 -

Nice scenery, interesting severe section with polished holds. got to the top and discovered 20 blokes in dinner jackets having a party!

with Ben Stickly
zach.stone 27/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with Jamie Furniss
Hidden 24/Feb/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Jan/07 Lead
climber sim ??/2007 -
Caralynh ??/2007 Solo
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd O/S
Dave Searle ??/2007 -
fran04 ??/2007 AltLd
brighters ??/2007 -
GiveHerHelen 11/Nov/06 2nd O/S
Jonny M 11/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Oct/06 2nd
Simon Cahill 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S

off route I'm sure but topped out in right place

with Jonathon Cahill, Aiden
Different Steve 14/Oct/06 AltLd O/S
with Phil Williams
Hidden 10/Oct/06 Lead O/S
A Crook 19/Sep/06 -
Tom M Williams 02/Jul/06 Solo O/S

Wasn't that impressed, broken very easy climbing/scrambling. Yellow slab is nowhere near the 4b suggested in the CC Ogwen guide and only tricky due to the pollish!

Swirly 17/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with katherine
b.hayley ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
JdotP 28/May/06 AltLd O/S

Including HS variation at top (Stu lead)

with Stuart Bury
Hidden 28/May/06 AltLd O/S
Stuart Johnston ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Rampikino 29/Apr/06 Lead
with MMC Various
rambler_gary 28/Apr/06 AltLd O/S

Only one tricky section of V Diff - rest is Diff/Mod climbing, good length route.

with John
Hidden 14/Apr/06 AltLd
Stuart Macfarlane 14/Apr/06 AltLd
with Jim S
stevo smith 10/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
with Jonny Teasedale, Paul Shea
Hidden ?/Jan/06 2nd
petekeron ??/2006 Lead O/S

M

Hidden ??/2006 -
Chris Sansum ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
tiga271 ??/2006 AltLd

Dave 1st Pitch

with Dave
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 AltLd O/S
kitkat78 16/Dec/05 AltLd
with Stevie T
Jord64@msn.com 20/Nov/05 Lead dnf

Will have to try this again. Unfortunatly the wx closed in.

Hidden ?/Nov/05 Lead dnf
ungracefulathlete 02/Sep/05 2nd O/S

A great day out, on my first 'mountain climb' cheers Ryan... gorgeous climb and vew well worth it.

with Ryan Stonier
CAPRICORN ?/Sep/05 Lead dog

Lost the route badly, don't know how. Turned into another epic, down 800ft of screen in the dark, back to the car at 10pm.

with Kathryn Pearson
Sankey ?/Aug/05 AltLd
with Andy E
leerthorp ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with tom
Keith Jones ?/Jun/05 2nd
with David
Cornish Merlin 01/May/05 AltLd
crossdressingrodney 01/May/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/05 2nd
alan moore ?/Feb/05 -
RebeccaB ??/2005 2nd

Adam and Al led. 60m rope useful. Date approximate

with Alistair McKelvie, Adam Young
Hidden 31/Dec/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Dec/04 2nd
Elastic Jones 07/Dec/04 AltLd
with Chris Cox
Mark Stevenson 05/Nov/04 AltLd O/S
with Instructing
Hidden ?/Aug/04 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/04 AltLd
Cake ?/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
with Matt
Hidden 28/May/04 AltLd
Julie Carroll 14/May/04 AltLd
with Malcolm Dyson
SteveM 24/Apr/04 AltLd
with Bekhs
Hidden ??/2004 AltLd
The Bad Cough ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Paul Beacall
Hidden 01/Nov/03 Lead
j.buckley87 01/Oct/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/03 2nd
Hidden 16/Aug/03 AltLd rpt
Fatclimber ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Nigel Cook
Hidden ?/Apr/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Feb/03 AltLd
mjeffery ??/2003 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Nov/02 AltLd
unfit 20/Aug/02 Solo
with john Norman
Whealiebob 02/Aug/02 AltLd
with Ste and Chris
Hidden ?/Aug/02 AltLd O/S
Simon cook ?/Jul/02 Lead
andygreen 23/Jun/02 AltLd rpt
John HW 17/Jun/02 AltLd O/S
with Cath
Hidden 16/Feb/02 Lead
bms ?/Jan/02 AltLd
bms ?/Jan/02 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/02 AltLd
bms ?/Jan/02 AltLd
Brown ??/2002 Lead O/S
Tarquin ??/2002 -
Hidden ??/2002 AltLd
danieljmarsh ??/2002 -
Hidden 20/Nov/01 AltLd
EllieWoods 08/Sep/01 AltLd O/S
with Rich
andygreen 01/Sep/01 AltLd O/S
DaveB61 ?/Sep/01 2nd
with Paul Sturman
Hidden 26/Aug/01 Solo
Hidden 16/Jun/01 Solo
Bry ?/Apr/01 2nd O/S
with Pete Roberts
Marq 01/Feb/01 AltLd O/S
with Rich Cole
Hidden ??/2001 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/00 AltLd O/S
rockjedi12345 ?/Oct/00 Lead
with Phil Mathews
Hidden 27/Aug/00 AltLd
Mark Davies PK ?/Apr/00 AltLd O/S
with Laura
Ed Booth ??/2000 Lead O/S
Jacob Ram 24/Jul/99 Lead rpt
with elisa shub
Phil1967 ?/Jul/99 AltLd
with Bruv
andrewbooth1000 ?/Jul/99 AltLd O/S
with Bruv
Howard J 16/May/99 AltLd
with John Waterhouse
Steve Pardoe 08/May/99 2nd

First multi-pitch route, wet, in big boots. http://www.pardoe.net/climbing/pinnacle.htm

with Dave Raper, Richard Chambers
Jacob Ram 13/Mar/99 Lead
Hidden 04/Feb/99 AltLd
iskra2000 17/Oct/98 AltLd

Pouring rain, sleet & hail. Horrible fun. Just back from Pakistan & desparate to get out.

with Ian Woodgate
Hidden 08/Aug/98 Lead O/S
aged_ape ?/Jun/98 AltLd O/S
with Matt O
Hidden 21/Feb/98 2nd rpt
nige pacer ?/Feb/98 Solo O/S
with Pete Roberts, Rich Vowles
lithos ??/1998 AltLd

Aston Bods

lithos ??/1998 AltLd

Aston Bods

Robinl100 04/Jul/97 Lead O/S
with Paddy Muir
Hidden 16/Jun/97 AltLd O/S
timreynolds 13/Jun/97 AltLd
with Sean Corbett
nigehughes ?/Mar/97 AltLd
with Roger John, Kev Taylor
nickdonohue 02/Feb/97 AltLd
Maarten2 21/Sep/96 Lead

Very windy but dry. Bit of a struggle in the chimney - thrutchy. Yellow Slab a delight.

with Wim & Dees
Hidden 15/Sep/96 AltLd
Elastic Jones 20/Aug/96 AltLd
Hidden 21/Jun/96 Lead dnf
Hidden 16/Jun/96 Solo
Hidden 15/May/96 AltLd
Hidden 15/May/96 AltLd O/S
ellie macpherson ?/Dec/95 AltLd

Snowing halfway up

with Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis
ellie macpherson ?/Dec/95 AltLd

Snowing halfway up

with Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis
ellie macpherson ?/Dec/95 AltLd

Snowing halfway up

with Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis
ellie macpherson ?/Dec/95 AltLd

Snowing halfway up

with Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis
mikej 12/Aug/95 Lead dnf

Weather deteriorated.

with M
sixties 25/May/95 -
with hrd
sixties 25/May/95 -
with hrd
Hidden 21/May/95 2nd rpt
Elastic Jones 04/Feb/95 AltLd O/S
with Tiff, James Farthing
Hidden ??/1995 AltLd O/S
babymoac 06/Aug/94 AltLd
with Ashley
Hidden 13/Feb/94 Lead O/S
John Marsland 12/Feb/94 AltLd
with Andy Veveris
Hidden ??/1994 Lead O/S
chris sm 25/Sep/93 AltLd O/S
with Martin Sime
whispering nic ?/Aug/93 Solo
with Kat
stokienomad 03/Jan/93 AltLd

Snowy and in big boots.

DavPk ??/1993 AltLd
with Gareth Wood
BruceW ?/Nov/92 2nd

Second climb

AndyP 20/Jun/92 Lead O/S

LIHE climbing club.Jumped Adam and Eve at the top.

with LIHE Mountaineering Club
Hidden 19/Jun/92 2nd rpt
Hidden ??/1992 AltLd
Sean Kelly ?/May/91 -
SimonN ?/Mar/91 AltLd
Hidden ??/1991 Lead
Mark Riley ??/1991 AltLd

First lead with JT and Mark Wigg

mike fenwick ??/1991 AltLd
with Steve Bryce
Hidden ?/Aug/90 Solo
JamieAyres ?/Jul/90 Lead O/S
with Jude Ayres
Hidden 01/Jun/90 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
Simon Caldwell ??/1990 Lead O/S

climbed sometime in the 1990s. Missed out the yellow Slab pitch.

Andy Say 12/Oct/89 Solo O/S
whispering nic ?/Jun/89 AltLd
with Gaz y brenin
andy@ark ?/Aug/87 Lead

first lead

with Martin
Raggar 04/Apr/87 2nd
with Jon B
Ian Archer 18/Jun/86 Lead
with Peter Jones
bazzag ??/1986 Lead
with matt
michael burrows 06/Oct/85 AltLd O/S
with steve morris
Hidden 11/May/85 Solo
wynaptomos ?/Jul/84 Solo O/S
AlanLittle ?/Aug/83 Solo
Mark Kemball 28/Feb/83 AltLd
with George Mumford
Hidden ?/Nov/82 AltLd
Nigel Bond ??/1982 Lead
Iain Thow 11/Aug/81 Solo

Yellow Slab is 4b but still Diff!

with Jon Bebb
RichardMc 30/Jun/79 AltLd
with Heather Widdowson
charlesmfrench ??/1979 Solo O/S
mikej 12/Nov/77 AltLd
with Geoff Williams
Richard Alderton ??/1977 -
with Ellie
Rob Davies 24/Sep/75 AltLd

Overlapping RIB

with Mike Papworth
Mark Kemball ?/Aug/75 Lead
with Colin Kemball
Ian Jones ??/1973 AltLd O/S
with Bill Dean
Bolt Phobia 12/Jul/72 -
rogerskews ??/1970 AltLd
with Alan Fowler
Gordon Stainforth 06/Apr/69 AltLd
with Robert --?
uphillnow ??/1961 -
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