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Northern Star 21 Apr AltLd Climbed in almost peace and solitude on a busy Bank Holiday. Mix of solo and roped. What a great scramble but very glad of the rope in a few places. Arete pitch in particular is superb. Pretty tough for a Grade 3. Hope the 'very off route' young couple we directed over into Nor Nor Gulley made it out okay?
Climbed in almost peace and solitude on a busy Bank Holiday. Mix of solo and roped. What a great scramble but very glad of the rope in a few places. Arete pitch in particular is superb. Pretty tough for a Grade 3. Hope the 'very off route' young couple we directed over into Nor Nor Gulley made it out okay?
Hidden 23 Mar Solo
caradoc 23 Feb AltLd rpt
with HelenJ
with HelenJ
Hidden 12 Sep, 2018 Lead
Gav Parker 12 Sep, 2018 2nd
kaiser 6 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S Several distinct pitches, all with a hard grade 3 move. Occasional ledges and frequent options to bail into the gully to relieve the pressure. Arete pitch is no harder than the others - if you can handle an unprotected and exposed layback...
Several distinct pitches, all with a hard grade 3 move. Occasional ledges and frequent options to bail into the gully to relieve the pressure. Arete pitch is no harder than the others - if you can handle an unprotected and exposed layback...
MusicalMountaineer 28 Jul, 2018 Solo
Matt Harmon 20 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S part of MIA training. mix of pitching, and short roping. Bailed into nor nor gully at arete pitch due to wet rock and time
part of MIA training. mix of pitching, and short roping. Bailed into nor nor gully at arete pitch due to wet rock and time
quarrtman1 11 Jun, 2018 Solo O/S
secander 6 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S With mom
With mom
dkd 25 May, 2018 Lead
with karly54
with karly54
Hidden 25 May, 2018 2nd
Hidden 20 May, 2018 Solo
stutoms 19 May, 2018 AltLd ran out of time , bailed in to nor nor gully
with Marry, Aled
ran out of time , bailed in to nor nor gully
with Marry, Aled
Hidden 6 May, 2018 Lead
Offwidth 6 May, 2018 AltLd O/S Did the true start as per the Ogwen guide, up the stepped groove right of the steep central face. This first pitch is HVD, friendly to start but increasingly delicate and thought provoking with height. Those seeking a fun romp should use the scramble start just right of Nor Nor Gully. The pitch 5 exposed polished arete was pretty tough for Diff as well.
Did the true start as per the Ogwen guide, up the stepped groove right of the steep central face. This first pitch is HVD, friendly to start but increasingly delicate and thought provoking with height. Those seeking a fun romp should use the scramble start just right of Nor Nor Gully. The pitch 5 exposed polished arete was pretty tough for Diff as well.
Hidden 5 May, 2018 Solo
George_Surf 2 May, 2018 Lead O/S Guiding Yana and Gabe. The slab/arête pitch is airy with a hardmove! Grade 3 scramble as per the guide
Guiding Yana and Gabe. The slab/arête pitch is airy with a hardmove! Grade 3 scramble as per the guide
TCarrick 29 Oct, 2017 Solo
Mihkel 9 Sep, 2017 Lead rpt Gets SG 3+ in the Garry Smith guide. I agree that Diff (or maybe even VDiff) is more accurate. Leading Rich up in big boots on a very wet day as his first day ever in the hills, with Dave + Brendan on a rope behind. Great scrambling/climbing with a few stiff sections - the crux is the "tapering crack" after the arete pitch which has a hard entry (but very easily avoidable round to the left).
with Richard Firth
Gets SG 3+ in the Garry Smith guide. I agree that Diff (or maybe even VDiff) is more accurate. Leading Rich up in big boots on a very wet day as his first day ever in the hills, with Dave + Brendan on a rope behind. Great scrambling/climbing with a few stiff sections - the crux is the "tapering crack" after the arete pitch which has a hard entry (but very easily avoidable round to the left).
with Richard Firth
Andy Wilcox 27 Aug, 2017 AltLd
with Scott Manfredi
with Scott Manfredi
Steveb27 26 Aug, 2017 Solo
Stuie73 14 Jun, 2017 Solo On my own soloing, nice route then off to Hawks nest on Glyder Fach cliff.
On my own soloing, nice route then off to Hawks nest on Glyder Fach cliff.
roym 27 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Tarquin 12 May, 2017 -
Shane69 5 May, 2017 2nd
Hidden 22 Apr, 2017 Solo
philippoc93 10 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
IanD353 5 Apr, 2017 Solo O/S
Hoyes 26 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Rob P, cymjt
with Rob P, cymjt
cymjt 26 Mar, 2017 Solo O/S Mostly a scramble, but did rope up and move together for a few spots.
with Hoyes
Mostly a scramble, but did rope up and move together for a few spots.
with Hoyes
Hidden 14 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Mar, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 12 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Nov, 2016 Lead
Stuie73 1 Nov, 2016 Solo Another good day, not so sunny and warm as Monday but rock was dry enough.
Another good day, not so sunny and warm as Monday but rock was dry enough.
Hidden 30 Oct, 2016 AltLd
j.anstee 23 Oct, 2016 AltLd rpt
with Bob Thomas
with Bob Thomas
Dazluke2000 8 Oct, 2016 Lead
Stuie73 8 Oct, 2016 Lead Really like this route as its got some nice technical problems here and there, efficient rope work and completed in good time. Colin was over on Bastow buttress with Olly {8 years} and we were able to chat at intervals during the climb.
with Claire
Really like this route as its got some nice technical problems here and there, efficient rope work and completed in good time. Colin was over on Bastow buttress with Olly {8 years} and we were able to chat at intervals during the climb.
with Claire
Stuie73 6 Oct, 2016 Solo Always quick on my own, nailed in 25 minutes, very quiet on mountain! Headed off to Glyder fach cliff face to don Hawks nest buttress.
Always quick on my own, nailed in 25 minutes, very quiet on mountain! Headed off to Glyder fach cliff face to don Hawks nest buttress.
Stuie73 24 Sep, 2016 Lead Only the second time that I have climbed this route, really like it, great rock features and some good technical sections. My friend Claire's 1st time on route and in new rock shoes, climbed well and found it challenging for a Diff! I put it at a hard Diff or an easy V Diff myself.
with Claire
Only the second time that I have climbed this route, really like it, great rock features and some good technical sections. My friend Claire's 1st time on route and in new rock shoes, climbed well and found it challenging for a Diff! I put it at a hard Diff or an easy V Diff myself.
with Claire
Stuie73 21 Sep, 2016 Solo Top grade scramble!, and hard for the grade which was a pleasant surprise, some tricky little technical pitches and intentionally went off route onto some more challenging ground here and there. Me and Col actually roped up for the 1st 2 pitches as we are trying to get up to speed on rope work but then soled the rest of the route. On the descent we had to abseil down a tricky impasse so more good practice before soloing stepped crack on Tryfan bach to finish a grand day out.
with Colin
Top grade scramble!, and hard for the grade which was a pleasant surprise, some tricky little technical pitches and intentionally went off route onto some more challenging ground here and there. Me and Col actually roped up for the 1st 2 pitches as we are trying to get up to speed on rope work but then soled the rest of the route. On the descent we had to abseil down a tricky impasse so more good practice before soloing stepped crack on Tryfan bach to finish a grand day out.
with Colin
sambeaumont 6 Sep, 2016 Solo
Mark Young 15 Aug, 2016 Lead
LucaC 11 Aug, 2016 Solo O/S Scrambling 3+ as per white guidebook. Pretty tough in the wet.
Scrambling 3+ as per white guidebook. Pretty tough in the wet.
Harry Ellis 8 Jul, 2016 Solo Good route, tough crux easily diff
Good route, tough crux easily diff
j.anstee 6 May, 2016 AltLd O/S GS Scrambles Book & Ogwen CC book for route info.
GS Scrambles Book & Ogwen CC book for route info.
calico1972 30 Apr, 2016 2nd dog Done in the snow.
Done in the snow.
davebrox ??, 2016 -
Hidden ??, 2016 -
Hidden 17 Oct, 2015 2nd
Hidden 26 Sep, 2015 Solo
Hidden 19 Aug, 2015 -
kegless 10 Jul, 2015 -
with Matt Brookes
with Matt Brookes
bryce.dorin 4 May, 2015 Lead O/S
with Katie
with Katie
jules1990 7 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
with Dave Missing
with Dave Missing
kivell 15 Nov, 2014 Lead
BusyLizzie 11 Sep, 2014 2nd Very tricky to find the start - it seems to be closer to Nor-Nor-Buttress than to Bastow Buttress, but not clear at all. The slab on pitch 5 does indeed have a very exposed right-hand edge and is scarcely protectable. A good experience, easy on second but with some unexpectedly hair-raising moments for the leader. I am supposed to be able to lead Diff but I was very glad indeed that I wasn't leading this one!
with Tim Chappell
Very tricky to find the start - it seems to be closer to Nor-Nor-Buttress than to Bastow Buttress, but not clear at all. The slab on pitch 5 does indeed have a very exposed right-hand edge and is scarcely protectable. A good experience, easy on second but with some unexpectedly hair-raising moments for the leader. I am supposed to be able to lead Diff but I was very glad indeed that I wasn't leading this one!
with Tim Chappell
Hidden ?Apr, 2014 2nd
Hidden 21 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Rotorslap 14 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
John Eley ?Jun, 2013 Lead O/S With Martin, sunny & warm - went wrong way at top pitch (right instead of left)
With Martin, sunny & warm - went wrong way at top pitch (right instead of left)
lithos ??, 2013 - prep for MIA
prep for MIA
Gerallt Owain 24 Apr, 2012 Solo O/S
Robbie 25 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S Our first foray onto the east face, took us by surprise! We must have strayed onto the alternative sections of the route given in the Ogwen climbers club guide as we thought it much more than a Diff. Thoroughly enjoyable day and ended up with the summit to ourselves on a spectacular day! :)
with Michael Sutemire
Our first foray onto the east face, took us by surprise! We must have strayed onto the alternative sections of the route given in the Ogwen climbers club guide as we thought it much more than a Diff. Thoroughly enjoyable day and ended up with the summit to ourselves on a spectacular day! :)
with Michael Sutemire
Hidden 25 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden 7 Nov, 2011 -
yarrow 14 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S Definitely came off route but good fun and great feeling to finally top out in the fading sun.
with Faith, Jack B
Definitely came off route but good fun and great feeling to finally top out in the fading sun.
with Faith, Jack B
Hidden 22 Jul, 2011 Solo
Sianny 3 Jun, 2011 Solo O/S
with Terry
with Terry
Hidden 3 Jun, 2011 Solo O/S
Oscar 3 Jun, 2011 -
Hidden 24 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Apr, 2011 2nd
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Tom Livingstone ?Dec, 2010 Solo
Hidden 26 Jun, 2010 Lead
Dave Wearing 26 Jun, 2010 AltLd
with Nick Veevers
with Nick Veevers
bms 10 May, 2010 AltLd
Hidden ?May, 2010 AltLd
Badgers 24 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Stephen Halliday
with Stephen Halliday
Stephen Halliday 24 Apr, 2010 AltLd β
with Badgers
with Badgers
alaster tonge ??, 2010 AltLd winter
winter
chedder 5 Jul, 2009 2nd
with andy woolston
with andy woolston
Carl Simmons 16 Jun, 2009 - used as part of JSMEL Assessment.
used as part of JSMEL Assessment.
Andy Say 5 Apr, 2009 Solo O/S
Hidden 27 Dec, 2008 AltLd O/S
ebunick 3 Mar, 2007 Lead O/S Wasn't a diff, thats for sure.... guess i wondered a bit off route! we did a good 150ft of the gully below in boots with full packs, plus scrambled to the summit after. all in all an excellent day!
with Nick Elf
Wasn't a diff, thats for sure.... guess i wondered a bit off route! we did a good 150ft of the gully below in boots with full packs, plus scrambled to the summit after. all in all an excellent day!
with Nick Elf
Hidden ?Oct, 2006 -
John Kettle ??, 2006 Solo
mikelaing ??, 2006 -
Hidden 28 Sep, 2005 AltLd
caradoc 30 Aug, 2004 AltLd O/S
with MikeW
with MikeW
Marq 14 Feb, 2004 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17 Jun, 2000 AltLd
Mike_T0501 17 Jun, 2000 AltLd O/S
Ian Archer 1 Jun, 1996 AltLd
with Paul Rogers
with Paul Rogers
Hidden 6 Apr, 1995 Solo
Hidden 13 Mar, 1994 Solo
Iain Thow 16 Sep, 1984 Solo
Bolt Phobia 1 Nov, 1975 Solo
with John Broadwell
with John Broadwell
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