This ridge separates Cwm Idwal from Cwm Cneifion. Approach along the path from Cwm Idwal or by a climb/scramble on the Idwal Slabs. A path attempts to avoid the rock and many scrambling lines are possible. There are steep walls to the right of the crest that offer grade 2 and 3 options but some of the rock is loose/vegetated. The ridge finishes on Glyder Fawr's summit plateau.

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Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 29 Aug 2nd
Jason Iles 29 Jun Lead O/S
with Mika
with Mika
Michael Bonallie 22 Jun Solo
jamesnchlsn 22 Jun Solo
josh12345 20 Jun Solo
Hidden 18 Jun Lead O/S
LucaC 22 May Lead rpt In descent
with Client(s)
In descent
with Client(s)
BradDodd 11 May Solo
tradisrad 16 Apr Solo rpt
Will Sherwood 16 Apr Solo O/S Good scramble on very slabby terrain. A good top-out to end the climb. Wet and in approach shoes, can be techy in parts!
with Will Dixon, Ross Spurs
Good scramble on very slabby terrain. A good top-out to end the climb. Wet and in approach shoes, can be techy in parts!
with Will Dixon, Ross Spurs
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) 29 Mar -
with Linda F
with Linda F
dmorgan27 6 Feb Lead
with Andrea Hamer, Wayne Jackson, Terryl
with Andrea Hamer, Wayne Jackson, Terryl
Scott Dunkley 1 Feb -
tradisrad 12 Jan Solo rpt
charlesisbozo ?? -
Pete_Mosely 28 Oct, 2018 Solo O/S
with Henry
with Henry
Hidden 24 Oct, 2018 -
Astilath 17 Oct, 2018 - Wet very slimy and in the dark and mist. Up and down at speed.
Wet very slimy and in the dark and mist. Up and down at speed.
LucaC 5 Sep, 2018 Lead Scrambling with clients practice.
with Kev
Scrambling with clients practice.
with Kev
degibbs 1 Sep, 2018 - Followed on from Idwal Staircase. Horrendous visibility so we followed the path, which seemed to peter out and we eventually arrived on some terrain which felt like Grade 2, presumably the upper end of the slabs on the Cwm Idwal side of the ridge. Loose/vegetated are accurate descriptors for this section - might make for fun territory if you could actually see where you were headed
with Alex Stoecker
Followed on from Idwal Staircase. Horrendous visibility so we followed the path, which seemed to peter out and we eventually arrived on some terrain which felt like Grade 2, presumably the upper end of the slabs on the Cwm Idwal side of the ridge. Loose/vegetated are accurate descriptors for this section - might make for fun territory if you could actually see where you were headed
with Alex Stoecker
dwc 5 Aug, 2018 Solo rpt
Mr. K 23 Jun, 2018 Solo In descent.
In descent.
jalqazzaz 13 Jun, 2018 Solo
Hidden 9 Jun, 2018 Solo
Scott Dunkley 27 May, 2018 -
DH 20 May, 2018 -
with mr neil
with mr neil
emlynroberts 15 May, 2018 Solo Descent
Descent
Mark Reeves 15 May, 2018 Lead
pnorth 13 Apr, 2018 Solo
with Darren, Tim Ewington
with Darren, Tim Ewington
Becky 12 Apr, 2018 Solo O/S
Bjorn Madsen 1 Feb, 2018 Lead O/S
Jack Manfredi ??, 2018 -
with Dad
with Dad
Paul Roberts ??, 2018 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2018 -
Steve Long ??, 2018 Lead O/S
joegrainger 2 Dec, 2017 Solo
with Alex
with Alex
elclarko 14 Oct, 2017 -
Hidden 14 Oct, 2017 Lead
Tarquin 19 Sep, 2017 -
Tree-normas 2 Sep, 2017 Solo
Hidden 28 Aug, 2017 Solo rpt
Hidden 24 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
jh1990 13 Aug, 2017 -
jim182 6 Aug, 2017 Solo O/S
with John H
with John H
dwc 6 Aug, 2017 Solo
Hidden 19 Jul, 2017 Solo O/S
Hidden 14 Jul, 2017 Solo
RWB1986 7 May, 2017 -
with Manton
with Manton
Manton 7 May, 2017 Solo
with RWB1986
with RWB1986
Hidden 6 May, 2017 AltLd
cymjt 26 Mar, 2017 -
with Hoyes
with Hoyes
Webster 11 Mar, 2017 - continuation from the ordinary route on idwal slabs
continuation from the ordinary route on idwal slabs
jack8 ??, 2017 - Snowdonia national park, every difficulty Next to a massive lake very picturesce setting, might be lead only.
Snowdonia national park, every difficulty Next to a massive lake very picturesce setting, might be lead only.
Si ??, 2017 -
Tarquin 19 Nov, 2016 -
jimorothy 10 Oct, 2016 Solo In ascent for a change, with Ed and dog too
with Luke
In ascent for a change, with Ed and dog too
with Luke
jennym32 18 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S Practicing scrambling skills
with Chris Allewell
Practicing scrambling skills
with Chris Allewell
RuthW 31 Jul, 2016 Solo
LJJ77 23 Jul, 2016 - In descent
In descent
Harry Ellis 27 May, 2016 -
quarrtman1 30 Apr, 2016 Solo
Louvet 11 Apr, 2016 -
with Tarquin
with Tarquin
grady_9 11 Apr, 2016 Solo
Tarquin 11 Apr, 2016 -
with Louvet
with Louvet
maxsmith 12 Mar, 2016 Solo
Hidden 11 Mar, 2016 Solo
Stroppy 14 Feb, 2016 Solo O/S I think this is vaguely what i followed becoming progressively snowier after topping out of Tennis Shoe
I think this is vaguely what i followed becoming progressively snowier after topping out of Tennis Shoe
davebrox ??, 2016 -
Allanfairfechan ??, 2016 Solo
Mike Roger ??, 2016 -
Lindh 21 Nov, 2015 -
Louvet 21 Nov, 2015 -
with Lindh
with Lindh
Limitless_Space 21 Nov, 2015 Solo
Tarquin 21 Nov, 2015 -
with Lindh
with Lindh
BStar 5 Nov, 2015 Solo O/S In torrential rain...
with Luke, Will Dean
In torrential rain...
with Luke, Will Dean
EJWest 29 Oct, 2015 Solo
Hidden 16 Oct, 2015 -
Hillseeker 10 Oct, 2015 Solo
Andy Morley 10 Oct, 2015 Solo O/S
with Hillseeker, John Higgs, Caitlin Bell
with Hillseeker, John Higgs, Caitlin Bell
Hidden 19 Sep, 2015 Solo
Hidden 1 Aug, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden 28 Jul, 2015 Solo O/S
Jim Walton 27 Jun, 2015 Lead rpt With Mel & Lawrence
With Mel & Lawrence
chris ginge 6 Jun, 2015 Solo
with andy007
with andy007
andy007 6 Jun, 2015 Solo O/S
pie_eater_pete 4 Jun, 2015 -
Hidden 13 May, 2015 Lead
Hidden 4 May, 2015 Solo
Simon Caldwell 2 May, 2015 Solo In the snow
with Mike S, Lemming
In the snow
with Mike S, Lemming
Hidden 2 May, 2015 Solo
Patrick Moore 25 Apr, 2015 - Plas y Brenin introduction to Scrambling course.
Plas y Brenin introduction to Scrambling course.
jimorothy 21 Apr, 2015 Solo Eerily empty summits in glorious weather.
Eerily empty summits in glorious weather.
stevied01 19 Apr, 2015 Solo Cool. Took direct route as variation at start of bad step on easyway of from idwal slabs. Found a few 5 meter sections of nice VD with no gear etc. Finished down devils staircase.
with casey morrison
Cool. Took direct route as variation at start of bad step on easyway of from idwal slabs. Found a few 5 meter sections of nice VD with no gear etc. Finished down devils staircase.
with casey morrison
Hidden 19 Apr, 2015 Solo
Hidden 6 Apr, 2015 Solo
Louvet 17 Jan, 2015 Solo
Tarquin 17 Jan, 2015 Solo
Lindh 17 Jan, 2015 Solo
with Tarquin
with Tarquin
Hidden ??, 2015 Solo
tradisrad ??, 2015 Solo O/S
Jim Walton ??, 2015 -
Hidden ??, 2015 AltLd
csh.1000 6 Dec, 2014 Solo
MikeDowsett 6 Dec, 2014 Solo
with Graham Jones, csh.1000
with Graham Jones, csh.1000
Hidden 29 Nov, 2014 Solo
Hidden 27 Nov, 2014 -
Wesley Orvis 25 Oct, 2014 Solo
Clevelandclimber 11 Oct, 2014 Solo
Hidden 11 Oct, 2014 Solo
Hidden 28 Sep, 2014 -
Hidden 21 Sep, 2014 Solo
Hidden 16 Sep, 2014 Solo
Hidden 12 Sep, 2014 -
Hidden 21 Aug, 2014 Solo
Hidden 20 Aug, 2014 Solo
MaxR 5 Aug, 2014 -
Hidden 31 Jul, 2014 Solo
Hidden 10 Jul, 2014 Lead
BusyLizzie 13 Jun, 2014 -
with Graham
with Graham
Hidden 18 May, 2014 Solo
bigrob 16 Apr, 2014 Solo
Hidden 2 Feb, 2014 Lead
Hidden ?Feb, 2014 -
Hidden 16 Jan, 2014 Solo O/S
Hidden 4 Jan, 2014 Solo
yelotango ??, 2014 Solo
static266 ??, 2014 Solo O/S
Dravies ??, 2014 -
Kate Edhouse ??, 2014 Solo O/S
Neil Watson 7 Dec, 2013 -
Hidden 24 Nov, 2013 -
colina 23 Nov, 2013 Solo straight forward scramble .a little icy in parts today but nothing too difficult.snowline at about 750m.great views allthe way up ,even saw the isle of man in the distance.
with joss marion rod steve baker
straight forward scramble .a little icy in parts today but nothing too difficult.snowline at about 750m.great views allthe way up ,even saw the isle of man in the distance.
with joss marion rod steve baker
Hidden 30 Oct, 2013 Solo
Chris dyer 15 Oct, 2013 Solo
Double Knee Bar 22 Sep, 2013 Solo
Hidden ?Sep, 2013 -
alpinismo.uk 12 Aug, 2013 AltLd
Martin Davies 17 Jul, 2013 - Great scramble to top of Glyder Fawr after climbing on Idwal Slabs. Carried on round to Tryfan - never been to top before!
with AdP
Great scramble to top of Glyder Fawr after climbing on Idwal Slabs. Carried on round to Tryfan - never been to top before!
with AdP
Hidden 17 Jul, 2013 -
Hidden 13 Jul, 2013 Solo
Sarah Welsh 13 Jul, 2013 Solo O/S
with Emgrant
with Emgrant
George_Surf 5 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Approach in to cwm cneifion from the top of idwal slabs (hope)
Approach in to cwm cneifion from the top of idwal slabs (hope)
Hidden 12 May, 2013 -
tomdawson4 ?May, 2013 Solo
Hidden 2 Apr, 2013 Solo
Hidden 29 Mar, 2013 -
Hidden 15 Feb, 2013 Solo
Hidden 23 Jan, 2013 -
cas smerdon 19 Jan, 2013 Solo
colina ??, 2013 -
with joss marion rod steve baker
with joss marion rod steve baker
tim20 ??, 2013 -
Hidden ??, 2013 -
Hidden 15 Sep, 2012 -
thecurlyone 5 Sep, 2012 Solo O/S Went up this and down the gribin with Robbie and the dogs in fine weather. Only had to help them up one steep step with the short rope. Fantastic!
with Rjbm
Went up this and down the gribin with Robbie and the dogs in fine weather. Only had to help them up one steep step with the short rope. Fantastic!
with Rjbm
SianR ?Aug, 2012 Solo Descent
with ML training
Descent
with ML training
Tarquin 22 Jun, 2012 -
runestone 19 Jun, 2012 Solo
Hidden 19 Jun, 2012 Solo
morgan91 24 May, 2012 -
Hidden 22 May, 2012 Solo
timmyhobby 3 Apr, 2012 -
Hidden 18 Feb, 2012 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2012 -
alan moore ??, 2012 -
BenRyle 5 Dec, 2011 Solo Snowy.
Snowy.
Hidden ?Oct, 2011 -
Hidden 17 Sep, 2011 Solo rpt
Samuel Wainwright ?Aug, 2011 Solo O/S
Hidden 18 Jun, 2011 -
garetheverett 12 Jun, 2011 -
with Wyn, Gaf, Teg,
with Wyn, Gaf, Teg,
Hidden 5 Jun, 2011 -
k2blow 4 Jun, 2011 AltLd nice lovely scramble then walk to summit,
with john howes, lewis blower
nice lovely scramble then walk to summit,
with john howes, lewis blower
DOVEY 13 May, 2011 Solo
with Loz / dog sneaky
with Loz / dog sneaky
Smiffy ?Jan, 2011 -
Smiffy ?Jan, 2011 -
Smiffy ?Jan, 2011 -
Smiffy ?Jan, 2011 -
Rory Shaw ??, 2011 -
Duncan Beard ??, 2011 - Approach to Cneifion Arete
with Smiffy
Approach to Cneifion Arete
with Smiffy
More-On ??, 2011 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2011 -
bsmedz ??, 2011 -
Hidden 13 Nov, 2010 Solo
iang74 13 Nov, 2010 Solo
with smuffy
with smuffy
Hidden 29 Jul, 2010 Solo
amthalmann 15 May, 2010 Solo O/S
Mike Peacock 10 Apr, 2010 Solo
with Susan Barnes, GarethHarvey
with Susan Barnes, GarethHarvey
Hidden 10 Apr, 2010 Solo
Hidden 4 Apr, 2010 Solo
Hidden ?Mar, 2010 AltLd
thrutch 26 Feb, 2010 Solo
PirateFrog ??, 2010 Solo O/S
Weedyskid ??, 2010 Lead O/S
marc1967 ??, 2010 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Hidden 12 Dec, 2009 AltLd
Hidden 12 Dec, 2009 AltLd
Hidden 5 Dec, 2009 Solo
Hidden 5 Dec, 2009 Solo
Hidden 5 Dec, 2009 Solo
sharpie530 4 Oct, 2009 -
Hidden ?Sep, 2009 Solo O/S
halo 16 Aug, 2009 Solo O/S
with Marc Pascal
with Marc Pascal
Hidden ?May, 2009 -
Hidden ?May, 2009 -
Hidden 18 Mar, 2009 Solo
Hidden 4 Feb, 2009 Solo
DH 2 Feb, 2009 Solo
MarkFoster ??, 2009 -
monkey1 ??, 2009 Solo easy to go off route
easy to go off route
chadrads 6 Dec, 2008 Solo O/S
tractorbachcoch 6 Dec, 2008 Solo O/S
with Peter
with Peter
Chris Manasseh 10 Aug, 2008 -
Hidden ?Aug, 2008 -
Hidden ??, 2008 Lead
Hidden 24 Oct, 2007 Solo O/S
Hidden 14 Oct, 2007 Solo O/S
simon_williams6 ?Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
malc 22 Apr, 2007 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2007 -
Gareth T 1 Dec, 2006 Solo Went to do canifion arete but due to high winds was forced to do this instead
with Darren Axe
Went to do canifion arete but due to high winds was forced to do this instead
with Darren Axe
Hidden 23 Nov, 2006 Solo O/S
Mike Peacock 14 Oct, 2006 - With UMWC
With UMWC
Hidden 25 Jul, 2006 -
Mike Peacock 2 Jun, 2006 -
with Si Oakley, Pete Early & Tom Hecht
with Si Oakley, Pete Early & Tom Hecht
John Kettle ??, 2006 Solo
lithos ??, 2006 -
Mike Peacock 21 Sep, 2005 -
with Si Oakley & Pete Early
with Si Oakley & Pete Early
Mike Peacock 14 Sep, 2005 -
with Si Oakley & Pete Early
with Si Oakley & Pete Early
Hidden 29 May, 2005 Solo
TGreen 23 Apr, 2005 Solo O/S
with Roy G, Martin G, Sarah G
with Roy G, Martin G, Sarah G
Hidden ??, 2005 -
Hidden ?Oct, 2002 Lead
Hidden ??, 1997 -
malky_c ?Jul, 1995 Solo
nigehughes ?Jun, 1987 Solo
Hidden ??, 1980 Solo
Iain Thow ?Aug, 1977 Solo Also in winter 13/3/11, grade II
Also in winter 13/3/11, grade II
Sean Kelly ?Oct, 1974 - Climbed many times over the years
with Pete McCombie, Steve Berisford, Grahame Thompson
Climbed many times over the years
with Pete McCombie, Steve Berisford, Grahame Thompson
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