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.

Ticklists: Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton.

Tarquin 19/Sep -
Tree-normas 02/Sep Solo
Hidden 28/Aug Solo rpt
Hidden 13/Aug -
jim182 06/Aug Solo O/S
with John H
dwc 06/Aug Solo
Hidden 19/Jul Solo O/S
RWB1986 07/May -
with Manton
Manton 07/May Solo
with RWB1986
Hidden 06/May AltLd
cymjt 26/Mar -
Webster 11/Mar -

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.

Si ??/2017 -
Tarquin 19/Nov/16 -
jimorothy 10/Oct/16 Solo

In ascent for a change, with Ed and dog too

with Luke
jennym32 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Practicing scrambling skills

with Chris Allewell
RuthW 31/Jul/16 Solo
LJJ77 23/Jul/16 -

In descent

Harry Ellis 27/May/16 -
quarrtman1 30/Apr/16 Solo
Louvet 11/Apr/16 -
with Tarquin
grady_9 11/Apr/16 Solo
Tarquin 11/Apr/16 -
with Louise
maxsmith 12/Mar/16 Solo
Hidden 11/Mar/16 Solo
Stroppy 14/Feb/16 Solo O/S

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/15 -
Louvet 21/Nov/15 -
with Holly
Limitless_Space 21/Nov/15 Solo
Tarquin 21/Nov/15 -
with Holly L
BStar 05/Nov/15 Solo O/S

In torrential rain...

with Luke, Will Dean
EJWest 29/Oct/15 Solo
Wallman 16/Oct/15 Solo O/S

descent route

with James
Allan Watson 10/Oct/15 Solo
Andy Morley 10/Oct/15 Solo O/S
with Allan Watson, John Higgs, Caitlin Bell
Hidden 19/Sep/15 Solo
Hidden 01/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/15 Solo O/S
Jim Walton 27/Jun/15 Lead rpt

With Mel & Lawrence

chris ginge 06/Jun/15 Solo
andy007 06/Jun/15 Solo
with Chris
pie_eater_pete 04/Jun/15 -
Hidden 13/May/15 Lead
Hidden 04/May/15 Solo
Simon Caldwell 02/May/15 Solo

In the snow

with Mike S, Carmen
Hidden 02/May/15 Solo
Patrick Moore 25/Apr/15 -

Plas y Brenin introduction to Scrambling course.

jimorothy 21/Apr/15 Solo

Eerily empty summits in glorious weather.

stevied01 19/Apr/15 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
Hidden 19/Apr/15 Solo
Hidden 06/Apr/15 Solo
Louvet 17/Jan/15 Solo
Tarquin 17/Jan/15 Solo
Lindh 17/Jan/15 Solo
Hidden ??/2015 Solo
Jim Walton ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 AltLd
MikeDowsett 06/Dec/14 Solo
with Graham Jones, Colin Harper
Hidden 29/Nov/14 Solo
Hidden 27/Nov/14 -
Wesley Orvis 25/Oct/14 Solo
Hidden 11/Oct/14 Solo
Hidden 11/Oct/14 Solo
Hidden 28/Sep/14 -
Hidden 21/Sep/14 Solo
Hidden 16/Sep/14 Solo
Hidden 12/Sep/14 -
Hidden 21/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 20/Aug/14 Solo
MaxR 05/Aug/14 -
Hidden 31/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 10/Jul/14 Lead
BusyLizzie 13/Jun/14 -
with Graham
Hidden 18/May/14 Solo
Hidden 16/Apr/14 Solo
Hidden 02/Feb/14 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/14 -
Hidden 16/Jan/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jan/14 Solo
yelotango ??/2014 Solo
static266 ??/2014 Solo O/S
Dravies ??/2014 -
Kate Edhouse ??/2014 Solo O/S
Neil Watson 07/Dec/13 -
Hidden 24/Nov/13 -
colina 23/Nov/13 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
Hidden 30/Oct/13 Solo
Chris dyer 15/Oct/13 Solo
Double Knee Bar 22/Sep/13 Solo
Hidden ?/Sep/13 - 12/Aug/13 AltLd
Martin Davies 17/Jul/13 -

Great scramble to top of Glyder Fawr after climbing on Idwal Slabs. Carried on round to Tryfan - never been to top before!

Hidden 13/Jul/13 Solo
Sarah Welsh 13/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/May/13 -
tomdawson4 ?/May/13 Solo
Hidden 02/Apr/13 Solo
Hidden 29/Mar/13 -
Hidden 15/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 23/Jan/13 -
cas smerdon 19/Jan/13 Solo
with Mark S
colina ??/2013 -
with joss marion rod steve baker
tim20 ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 15/Sep/12 -
thecurlyone 05/Sep/12 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!

SianR ?/Aug/12 Solo


with ML training
Tarquin 22/Jun/12 -
runestone 19/Jun/12 Solo
Hidden 19/Jun/12 Solo
morgan91 24/May/12 -
Hidden 22/May/12 Solo
timmyhobby 03/Apr/12 -
Hidden 18/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
alan moore ??/2012 -
BenRyle 05/Dec/11 Solo
Hidden 17/Sep/11 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/11 -
garetheverett 12/Jun/11 -
with Wyn, Gaf, Teg,
Hidden 05/Jun/11 -
k2blow 04/Jun/11 AltLd

nice lovely scramble then walk to summit,

with john howes, lewis blower
DOVEY 13/May/11 Solo
with Loz / dog sneaky
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
bsmedz ??/2011 -
Hidden 13/Nov/10 Solo
iang74 13/Nov/10 Solo
Hidden 29/Jul/10 Solo
amthalmann 15/May/10 Solo O/S
Mike Peacock 10/Apr/10 Solo
with Susan Barnes, Gareth Harvey
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Solo
Hidden 04/Apr/10 Solo
Hidden ?/Mar/10 AltLd
thrutch 26/Feb/10 Solo
PirateFrog ??/2010 Solo O/S
Weedyskid ??/2010 Lead O/S
marc1967 ??/2010 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 12/Dec/09 AltLd
Hidden 12/Dec/09 AltLd
Hidden 05/Dec/09 Solo
Hidden 05/Dec/09 Solo
Hidden 05/Dec/09 Solo
sharpie530 04/Oct/09 -
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/09 -
Hidden ?/May/09 -
Hidden 18/Mar/09 Solo
Hidden 04/Feb/09 Solo
Hidden 02/Feb/09 Solo
MarkFoster ??/2009 -
monkey1 ??/2009 Solo

easy to go off route

chadrads 06/Dec/08 Solo O/S
tractorbachcoch 06/Dec/08 Solo O/S
with Peter
Chris Manasseh 10/Aug/08 -
Hidden ?/Aug/08 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 24/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/07 Solo O/S
simon_williams6 ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
malc 22/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Gareth T 01/Dec/06 Solo

Went to do canifion arete but due to high winds was forced to do this instead

with Darren Axe
Hidden 23/Nov/06 Solo O/S
Mike Peacock 14/Oct/06 -


Mike Peacock 02/Jun/06 -
with Si Oakley, Pete Early & Tom Hecht
John Kettle ??/2006 Solo
lithos ??/2006 -
Mike Peacock 21/Sep/05 -
with Si Oakley & Pete Early
Mike Peacock 14/Sep/05 -
with Si Oakley & Pete Early
Hidden 29/May/05 Solo
TGreen 23/Apr/05 Solo O/S
with Roy G, Martin G, Sarah G
Hidden ??/2005 -
Hidden ?/Oct/02 Lead
Hidden ??/1997 -
malky_c ?/Jul/95 Solo
Hidden ??/1980 Solo
Iain Thow ?/Aug/77 Solo

Also in winter 13/3/11, grade II

Sean Kelly ?/Oct/74 -

Climbed many times over the years

with Pete McCombie, Steve Berisford, Grahame Thompson
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