170m, 7 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Best Multi-pitch Severe and Hard Severe.


ClimberDateStyle
net 02/Sep AltLd

Interesting; route finding a bit of a struggle.

with Sue H, Jan R
Hidden 02/Sep AltLd
Hidden 09/Jul AltLd O/S
CathS 09/Jul AltLd O/S

I led pitches 2, 4 and 7 (the bubbly wall). Dave ran P5 and 6 together (avoiding the horrible looking off-width with nice climbing to the left). An entertaining day... Not sure if I took the wrong line to gain the crest on P2, but I went the way that had at least some gear, and it felt like 4a to me. Dave belayed 'a cheval' on top of the Block Tower, so I had to lead off the tower across to the blocks with an exciting hand traverse and difficult step across. The 'tricky stride' on P4 turned out to be a big move up a slightly overhanging wall on the front of a huge block and is hard if you are too short to reach the big jug; it took me a while to commit to the move. The moves across the niche onto the bobbly wall on P7 also felt quite hard I thought for 4a, especially as some of the footholds were wet with seepage and there was no gear to protect the initial tricky moves. The bubbly wall was amazing and good fun, although quite run out, and I had a lot of rope drag from a ropework cock-up in the niche. Fantastic top out in the sunshine on the South Summit. I reckon the Block Tower warrants VS 4b as the climbing up the left arete is quite thin and runout. It would be a sandbag for a Severe leader. The route is graded Diff in the old Ogwen guidebook, which is completely bonkers!

with Dave Clark
PhiltheAgg ?/Jun AltLd G/U

Slipped out of the start of the chimney and was left hanging a few mm from the cockstone. Thought that and the last pitch were pretty brutish for severe.

with Dacky
Ben Hollands 27/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Quality route. Exciting crux

with Chris Harding
shed_hed 15/May/16 Solo O/S

Pleasant.

Allanfairfechan ??/2016 Solo
sharpemajor 10/Oct/15 2nd
Hidden 04/Oct/15 AltLd
Hidden 04/Oct/15 AltLd
HJSmith 02/Oct/15 Lead

Well worth doing - really liked this route. We gave up on the "wide crack" but the rest provided plenty of entertainment!

michael burrows 29/Sep/15 Lead O/S

missed out the wide crack

paulsross 27/Sep/15 Lead

I lead it all exactly as described in the book

with Martin Worthy, Marion Hughes
Hidden 27/Sep/15 2nd
spearing05 19/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Nice climb, thought the 'devious' 4th pitch felt more like a HS and possibly tough for a new S leader? Really nice pitch though, one where a little looking and lateral (literally) thinking meant that no matter how blank a section looked there was a good hold exactly where needed. Top was running with water.

with Andrew
Hidden 19/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead
TGreen 15/Nov/14 AltLd O/S
Rosie Henstock 15/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

Lead P1, p3, p5&6

magsb 21/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Jon Price
fizzychewitt 21/Sep/14 AltLd

Lead Block Tower and bubbly wall pitches. Block Tower pitch was fantastic- lovely bold climbing on sharp holds.

with Richard, Scott
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead O/S
Beezy 31/May/14 AltLd
with Craig
Pete_Frost 31/May/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1&2 moving together, then led alternate pitches afterwards. Interesting in big boots.

with Blake
caradoc 14/May/14 Solo

It compares very well with the more famous routes on the East Face. http://youtu.be/9X5NySCeRi4

Hidden 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Marq 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Avoided the Block Tower and wide crack pitches (both on the left) but did the nice finish up the steep bubbly wall. Worthy of 2 stars at least but a mega sandbag at Diff in the previous guidebooks! Had the route to ourselves whilst all the classics had queues.

KittyKat 15/Mar/14 2nd
with Carmel
Craigyboy13 ??/2014 AltLd O/S

excellent route, hardly any polish. plenty of gear. and amazing weather! perfect

with josh
morgan91 28/Sep/13 AltLd
Hidden 23/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Mark Eddy 31/Aug/13 Lead
with Kristina
kristinawe 31/Aug/13 2nd
Jim Malo 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Martina
saz_b 29/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Lead p1,3,6. Great climb, easy route finding bonus! Dry conditions, just one little shower after p2.

danieleaston 28/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Saz
poeter210 25/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/May/13 2nd O/S
D Berry 19/May/13 Solo O/S

Avoided both, the tower and wide crack on the left. Good route, with nice airy finish.

sheelba 22/Sep/12 AltLd

Not even close to a diff

JasonV 22/Sep/12 AltLd

A severe at least - the block pitch is a good 4b and the wide crack higher up is brutish - grading this a diff is the ultimate sandbag.

joemallia 21/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

A Diff leader arriving at the block tower pitch is in for a bit of a surprise! However, this is a really pleasant route and the block tower made me smile. (I've voted for HD as I'm not allowed to give the proper grade which is severe with the block tower pitch given 4b.)

with Ignacio del Valle
Hidden 12/May/12 AltLd O/S
Jones_88 12/May/12 AltLd
with Dan
Hidden 14/Jan/12 AltLd rpt
More-On ??/2012 AltLd O/S
alaster tonge 25/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Assad Lahlou
Hidden 05/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 26/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Ash_Johnson ?/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
HIGHTOWER 26/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Severe in new guide and worth it. The block tower is a great pitch.

with Amanda Gillard
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead
55pete55 08/Jul/10 -
laurentb ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden 25/May/09 AltLd
DaveN ??/2009 -
billyeatspies ?/Aug/08 -
with Graham Wootton
bridget143 07/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Al Braybrooke
Hidden 16/Nov/07 AltLd
Hidden 16/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/07 AltLd dog
fran04 ??/2007 AltLd
Hidden 21/Dec/06 AltLd O/S
GiveHerHelen 27/May/06 2nd dog
Jonny M 27/May/06 Lead O/S
cat22 ?/Oct/03 2nd dnf
with Alison
five ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S
csalvage 25/Apr/03 2nd O/S

Was to be alt leads but got wet and extremely cold due to high wind. Coldest ever been!

with Steve G
Hidden 04/Nov/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Nov/90 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/90 Solo
Ian Archer 05/Apr/89 Lead
with Neil Watson
nigehughes ?/Apr/88 AltLd
with Colin Bell
sinbad ?/Oct/87 2nd
with Kenny
babymoac 02/Aug/87 AltLd
with Rich Reeder
Iain Thow 16/Sep/84 Solo
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