205m, 7 pitches.

Rockfax Description
This is a scramble with a tricky initial pitch. Start left of Grooved Arete, and to the right of North Gully, below a polished corner.
1) 20m. Scurry up the corner to a break and traverse right to a block belay on the arete.
2) 30m. Head up and right behind the block and then back left into a groove directly above the stance. Move left onto a rib and head up following the left side of the rib to a grassy ledge.
3) 30m. The route becomes more indistinct here and you can climb up in a variety of places but generally trending up and left to a large terrace. Most people escape left along the terrace and into North Gully and make their way to the summit. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Puttrell's Progress.

TCarrick 29/Oct/17 Solo
LukeWS 27/Aug/17 AltLd

Fun way to get to the start of Belle Vue Bastion!

with Tom WS
nicholsonharry 06/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Made it up just before the bad weather hit. Maria's first trad Multi

mmmajka 06/Aug/17 2nd O/S


Hidden 25/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
JackSewell1997 08/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Berty
Hidden 18/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
davash91 17/Jun/17 2nd
fuzzysheep01 17/Jun/17 Lead O/S
justaddpowder 17/Jun/17 Lead

RNRMMC meet with Adam moving together

Gerben Neven 05/Apr/17 2nd O/S
Tom.Sedgwick 05/Apr/17 Lead
jhobbs 25/Mar/17 AltLd O/S

Tasty pitch one... I led 2nd pitch As approach to bvb

with Dafydd
Dafydd Llywelyn 25/Mar/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/17 AltLd
ophillips 11/Mar/17 AltLd O/S
foostu4 21/Jan/17 Lead O/S

As an approach to Belle Vue Bastion

Hidden ??/2017 Lead
Hidden 20/Nov/16 Lead O/S
Darrell Read 03/Oct/16 AltLd dnf

Climbed start to access Belle Vue Bastion VS 4c. I led the v groove on pitch 1 and a couple of other pitches.

with Tim Steward
Hidden 28/Sep/16 AltLd
Hidden 25/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
Stephen3005 25/Sep/16 Lead

With Craig. Boots & day sack. Wet.

Hidden 21/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
Chloe Wilson 20/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with joeflan
joeflan 20/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Chloe
darrenpp 16/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
with Sam
Sam2257 16/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

continued up to summit after p3 rather than decend into the North Gully, moving together at first then pitched the continuation up Terrace Wall. very indistinct climbing here, understand why many only do this a 3 pitch route

andycash 11/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
with Ali Logan
Prof. Outdoors 24/Aug/16 AltLd

Nice approach to BVB. (Moderate in my guide but is very misleading)

with Wendy
Hidden 06/Aug/16 Solo O/S
James Worthington 06/Aug/16 Lead

Up to the terrace

with Emma
ejohnson 29/Jul/16 2nd


with Dad
Matt Harmon 17/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

led P3. in trainers as approach for belle vue bastion

Hidden 17/Jul/16 Lead
Sarah Roscoe 17/Jul/16 2nd
Fat Andy Heff 13/Jun/16 Solo O/S
hornbywill 29/May/16 2nd O/S

Followed Matt on our link up with North Buttress.

roym 29/May/16 Solo
Michael Bonallie 29/May/16 Solo
with roym
GDS 29/May/16 AltLd O/S
with mike p
Ian Saxton 14/May/16 2nd
Col Kingshott 14/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/May/16 AltLd O/S
martinbettridge06 14/May/16 2nd
Bilbo 31/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Plenty of snow around on shaded ledges but exposed rock drying nicely in beautiful summer weather (March!). Not bothering to take a guidebook, we enjoyed just following our noses. On reaching the large terrace, instead of escaping left into North Gully, we contrived another two pitches directly up the line to finish on the North summit. Descended via Llyn Caseg-fraith and Drws Nodded. No sign of anyone having repeated Steve's bold FA of Optical Illusion (E3 1 point of aid), although peg still in situ.

with Steve
John Nuttall 18/Mar/16 Solo
davebrox ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
partz 10/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Moved together

Hidden 10/Oct/15 2nd O/S
ChrisH_273 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Chris.Brown87 19/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Was too low starting the traverse and ended up having to climb some sketchy groud to find Belle Vue terrace.

GrimpeurJim 30/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
SaltyGhosts 30/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/15 AltLd
DanDevey94 17/Jul/15 2nd O/S

Good climb, beautiful exposure, me and my partner believed we took a harder first pitch from the norm, up a slimy wet crack to the left; of which ended up being one of the highlights of the climb.

Mr Tickle 17/Jul/15 Lead rpt
with Dan2
gotama178 16/Jul/15 Lead
Fatclimber 06/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2 but went to far left onto something scarey.

Hidden 06/Jun/15 AltLd
Hidden 01/May/15 -
K_Maywood 01/May/15 AltLd

Big Boots, Rucksacks and gloves

cbonner 26/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
kivell 08/Mar/15 Lead
with will king
Hidden 15/Nov/14 AltLd
Mr Tickle 19/Oct/14 AltLd
with Paul
waydan 10/Oct/14 AltLd

Great day in the mountains in honking rain.

with Rich, ElSwiftos
leemagowan 19/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Dale Berry 14/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Martin Cooper 13/Sep/14 -
with Charlie
Hidden ?/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
runestone 03/Aug/14 2nd

Grade 2 Scramble

CharlieMack 30/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Got very lost after grassy ledge. Ended up too far left and ended up traversing across HS terrain in trainers. Exciting to say the least.

with Malcolm Harris
erbridger 21/Jul/14 -

Scrambled/short roped with Tamsin and Denry.

jwhereat 02/Jul/14 -
rashwell ?/Jul/14 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
K Mckay 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Led all pitches apart from final one.

with Claire Scott
Mr Fuller 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Great day out; very hot. First two pitches are VDiff, the rest is Diff and scrambling but no worse for that. With big boots and bags and a broken finger: glad I seconded P1 and P2.

with Ed Poulter
Hidden 22/Jun/14 2nd
jacob shieldhouse hadley 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with jasper cluff
Cheet 16/Jun/14 2nd O/S

2nd trad route for me. Was going to do the Pinnacle Rib Route, but lost on the wrong path so scrambled on heather and found this. The first pitch in the groove was unpleasant... Summit out and long scramble down in fading sun, very hungry!

with Steven
morgan91 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
JdotP 24/May/14 Lead O/S

Absolutely soaking through from beginning to end, with copious quantities of new rain falling as we were high up on the route.

with The Falcon Rider, Phiran, Stanislav Huska
phildawson 24/May/14 AltLd O/S

So. Much. Wet.

with Michael Finegan, Stefanie P?hlmann, John Proctor
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd
JasonV 18/May/14 AltLd
deejmonkey 18/May/14 AltLd
with Damian
Daymo 18/May/14 AltLd O/S
with DJ
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead O/S
John HW 03/May/14 -

Selection weekend for Ex Pukka Pahar

with 2 x Students
Marti999 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Debbie
useful 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Gorgeous windless sunny day! Led all the pitches because Craig was feeling poorly.

with Craig W
Glyn Davidson 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Did the S variation start

with Jon Price
tanssop 13/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Andy
davidreeves ?/Apr/14 Lead
tallginge ?/Apr/14 2nd O/S
davidreeves 15/Mar/14 Lead

With Mark H and Chris

Hidden ?/Mar/14 2nd
danielwoodentop ??/2014 AltLd O/S

Very dirty and loose. Bit to death by midgies. Great topout on Tryfan at 8pm.

Allanfairfechan ??/2014 Solo
Ann S 24/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

(Used this as access to reach Belle Vue Bastion.) very enjoyable 'physical' route with a much better first pitch than Grooved ArĂȘte.

with Simon Cahill
adam06 31/Aug/13 AltLd

did this with the variation start into Belle Vue Bastion

williap 31/Aug/13 AltLd
Pinguville 28/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with George
George_Surf 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Started up the variation then wandered back on the original line, went right up the slabs below belle vue terrace, i think i should have gone left.

spragglerocks 28/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Climbed as a 3 with Rosie.

with Jon Morgan
rand526 28/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Traverse pitch the highlight. Partner climbed out too far right into exposed sketchiness before getting back on track

JohnnyC101 20/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Daz
newvena 20/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with jc
Hidden 16/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Simon Cahill 02/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

We did the first 150m or so then descended via North Gully (at least two lengths of tat required). Update (June 2016) climbed again twice, once with Tom & finished up Belle Vue Bastion & a week later with MIA mock students, continued to Tryfan summit and then back down North Gully path / easy scramble. 02/Aug/13 AltLd
Cornish boy 02/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1, 4 and 6. Sean led pitches 2, 3 and 5 [The Traverse]. A really enjoyable route. Belle Vue Terrace is a special place!

with Sean
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
chris warner 19/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Danny Rix
bede.west 05/May/13 AltLd O/S
with stu
Hidden 04/May/13 AltLd O/S
StuA 04/May/13 2nd O/S
kb273 02/Mar/13 Lead
alancash100 ?/Feb/13 AltLd
Hidden 21/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/12 AltLd
JimboWizbo 14/Oct/12 AltLd

Instead of grooved arete on a very wet day in B3s. First pitch or two feels like vdiff. After that it was a bit scrappy, grassy and muddy. Worth it to get to the terrace though, after which we finished up the gully on the left.

with Beth
Hidden 18/Sep/12 -
biggianthead 15/Sep/12 -
with T
Bertbee 06/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Climbed as an approach to Belle Vue Bastion. Left at the terrace.

with Ben
neal 10/Jun/12 -

With Cai. Moved together/pitched on single rope. John mostly leading, Cai 10m from end of rope, me at end helping him.

with John Roberts
csalvage 04/Jun/12 AltLd
with Bryan
JasonV 02/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden 02/Jun/12 2nd
brolte 27/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Ian Fergusson, Nick Pearson
P Carroll 24/May/12 AltLd O/S
Martin Rowe 24/May/12 AltLd O/S

Climbed in B3's and pack for alpine training. Found mild for the grade due to the hot sunny day. We included the rib on the left on the lower section to add more interest. (can imagine a tricky climb in the wet as you rely a lot on friction on some parts) Met mountain rescue on the Belle Vue terrace having a training session. A great climb in superb settings.

Jim Walton 06/May/12 Solo O/S

Traverse pitch is nicely exposed.

Hidden 03/May/12 Lead
rocktraveller ??/2012 Lead O/S

PK second!

Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 16/Oct/11 AltLd
tunaficiency 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with kate surry
Hidden 13/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
no_more_scotch_eggs 13/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

first pitch attempted in the rain, in big boots. rapidly changed into rock shoes. slimy and hard for the grade. easier after that, though still some interesting moves on P2, and the scrappy scrambling at mid height more than made up for by the traverse pitch, mild but spectacular...!

iwanap 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Not an interesting climb, the exact location of the last pitch was difficult to find.

with Euryn
Hidden 02/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 27/May/11 2nd O/S
adam clarke 22/May/11 AltLd

Wet and slippery in places, although glorious sunshine for upper pitches! Big boots and packs. Terrace Wall Variation.

with James Hulme
sam26051 29/Apr/11 2nd
with Nigel Hinson
Nordic 16/Apr/11 AltLd
with Julie Taylor, Vicki Cox
Hidden 16/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 15/Dec/10 Solo
Monkey_Alan 12/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Extensive snow & ice near the top.

uncontrollable 12/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

pitch 4 widely covered in solid ice and pretty exiciting. Alternate leads and moved together. Great route!

with Alan B
Hidden 13/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
frost 22/Sep/10 Solo
with D Almond
frost 16/Sep/10 AltLd
with D Almond
Hidden 22/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Dan_Staff 22/Aug/10 Lead
andrzej kierzek 13/Aug/10 Lead rpt

Lead all pitches. We have first tried to do it under pouring rain conditions on 6th of August. We had enough of it after reaching the terrace and retreated, without an epic, by scrambling into the little gully. On 13th there were passing showers, most of the route was very wet, but we did it this time.

with Tara
MikeLell 26/Jun/10 Solo dnf

Climbed first part of this to reach Terrace Wall.

Batt 15/May/10 AltLd O/S

Big boots practice for skye. Good fun though.

Hidden 09/May/10 AltLd
Hidden 03/May/10 AltLd
stratfol 06/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

Climbed short-rope in appalingly wet conditions. Tiring.

with Jay Armandary
Hidden 03/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/09 Lead
alaster tonge ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Neilson Jones 24/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Gareth Wooffindin
ill_bill 10/Jul/09 Solo
AMarchant 23/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Spiced it up at the top this time by trending off right into some lovely VS climbing. A good day out.

with Phil Marchant
Simon K 16/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with NE
birbeck 02/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Austin
sleavesley 26/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Matt Sheets
richardr 21/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with K
Hidden 11/Apr/09 2nd
innesmac ??/2009 -
alwyn101 17/Dec/08 2nd O/S
AMarchant 26/Oct/08 AltLd O/S

A good outing, the last couple of pitches were done in the dark, as was the descent :)

PHILD 26/Oct/08 AltLd

Done in big boots in wet and windy conditions. Last few pitches done in the dark, with Alex using an 'e-lite'!! Very windy on top. Great fun!!!

paulerussell 20/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with JamesCa
Hidden 20/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
Peeley.b 20/Sep/08 AltLd

Think we got the route a litte wrong! Started in groove to the right of true start, missed traverse! (my lead) Added extra Head Wall pitch. (Prob HVS) No gear!Lead by Aidan. All in all a bit of a mess.

with Aidan Bennett, Dave?
ElaineG 03/Aug/08 2nd
with Iain Shone
Hidden 08/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
kleinej 24/May/08 AltLd

First 4 pitches to get to Belle Vue Bastion. This bit wasn't very worthwhile.

garywong 24/May/08 2nd O/S
fizzychewitt 11/May/08 AltLd
with Martin, Will
barrylong 10/May/08 AltLd O/S

Tough first couple of pitches, then a bit intermittent till the Traverse pitch. Well worthwhile overall, though.

with Matt Spencer
Anna Horrox 13/Feb/08 2nd
clive-greenwood 13/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Anna
Hidden 19/Jan/08 AltLd dnf
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 12/Oct/07 -
ellentaylor 29/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Rog Wilko 08/Jun/07 AltLd

I think this is going to be upgraded (from Mod) in the new guide, and should be. First pitch is at least 4a! Excellent mountain day, worth **

with Debbie Wilkinson
Shone 05/May/07 2nd O/S
with Graham Townsend and Hilary Lawrenson
mark20 21/Apr/07 2nd O/S

First pitch felt harder than Mod. Great climbing on jugs to belle vue terrace

adi bryant 19/Apr/07 Solo
Elastic Jones 08/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Cath Gunn
tiga271 ?/Apr/07 Lead

Led all pitches

with Mark
rambler_gary 25/Mar/07 Lead dnf

I fell off and made a hole in my windproof. We tried again and did two more pitches, but then time got the better of us and we retreated down Little Gully.

with Safe
DavidBarraclough ?/Mar/07 -
Rampikino 20/Jan/07 Solo
MKH ??/2007 Solo
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Sean Kelly ??/2007 -
Ian Andrews ??/2007 AltLd O/S
with Pete Williams, Martin Worthy, Fran Gowling
Hidden ??/2007 -
fran04 ??/2007 AltLd
brighters ??/2007 -
rig 29/Oct/06 AltLd O/S

Ian took lead on 1st and 5th pitches, Dave on 2nd and 6th, Me on 3rd and 7th. We scrambled up the 4th.

with Dave Melotte, Ian Nicholson
flytzen 26/Aug/06 AltLd O/S

Rain, big boots and backpacks

with Sean Worthington
Hidden 16/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
BedRock 28/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
John Kettle ??/2006 Solo
mikelaing ??/2006 -
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
caradoc 20/Nov/05 AltLd rpt
with SallyF
AJ007 12/Nov/05 AltLd
with Mike H
hailtryfan 03/Nov/05 -

My first multi pitch. It rained. It hailed. It snowed. My hands were cold lumps of flesh that seemed to belong to someone else. When we got to the top it was dark and we couldn't find our route off. Had to ab off into the darkness with the rope getting stuck multiple times. EPIC. Finally got off the mountain at about 9:30 and refuge at the pub.

Budge 25/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
Laramadness 16/May/04 AltLd
Little B 27/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with Jane
Hidden 20/Aug/03 AltLd
cpoad 17/Apr/03 AltLd O/S

Didn't do the last pitches as did Belle Vue Bastion from the terrace

with Clare F
Tarquin ??/2002 -
Martin Lilley ??/2002 AltLd O/S

Topped out at sunset...

with Rachel White, Dave Slade
Howard J 29/Jul/01 AltLd O/S
runestone 29/Jul/01 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
caradoc 19/May/01 Lead O/S
with SallyF
rockjedi12345 ?/Oct/00 Lead
with Phil Mathews
timreynolds 09/Jun/00 AltLd
with Chris Lodge, Sean Corbett
innesmac ??/2000 -
alan moore ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
Tarquin ??/1999 -
Hidden ??/1998 Solo
zero six ??/1998 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/97 AltLd
Hidden ??/1997 -
Stone Muppet ??/1996 -
Ian Archer 16/Sep/95 Lead
with Jon Bursnall
Rob Davies ?/Jul/95 Solo

with Terrace Wall Variant

Nigel Coe ??/1995 -

Approx date. Dank rock and big boots made it all seem harder than the Moderate that our guidebook gave it.

with Ian Birch
Adrian Eggleton 08/May/94 AltLd

led 2nd & 3rd pitch. Derek led 1st adn 4th pitch And Terrace Wall Variant

with Derek Bain
BigHairyIan 31/Aug/93 Lead O/S
with Mike Gibbison (Hairy)
uphillnow 22/Jan/93 Lead

under light snow cover

Hidden 30/Jul/91 AltLd
Raggar 30/Jun/91 -
with Chris B
Hidden ?/Aug/90 Solo
malc 04/Nov/87 Solo
nigehughes ?/Sep/84 Lead
with Joe Wiggins
Hidden 26/Nov/83 AltLd
Gordon Stainforth 31/Dec/80 Lead

'Route in cloud. Rock very slimy, then it starts to sleet. We press on. Standard goes up to about Severe' Continue up Bristly Ridge. Hurricane force winds at top of Glyder Fach. Descend with head torches. COMMENT ADDED 2015: An absolutely atrociously poor description of the climb by UKC ... which fails to mention the traverse onto Belle Vue Terrace!! Virtually the raison d'etre of the whole route.

with Nigel Fallon
Iain Thow ?/Apr/77 2nd
with John Strivens
Nigel Bond 20/Mar/77 AltLd
with Tony Cuddy, Dave
Bolt Phobia 17/Jun/76 Lead
with Kit Spencer, Mike Ketcher
Bolt Phobia 11/Jun/75 Lead
with Mike Wagemakers
Rob Davies ?/Nov/74 Solo


with Niall Macfadyen, Andy French (ICMC)
Rob Davies ?/Jun/71 AltLd


with John Lumley, Ian Tilston, Allan Sleight
Gordon Stainforth 18/Jan/70 AltLd

In cloud, drizzle, then sleet. A bit of an epic. Descended in the dark.

with John --?
mikej 19/Oct/69 AltLd
with Wil Hurford
Hidden ??/1969 Lead
Gordon Stainforth 27/Jul/68 AltLd

First lead in Snowdonia

with John Stainforth
oldmanofmow ?/Feb/62 -
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