tom_drysdale 25/Nov/17 -

Amazing day with lots of snow! Really enjoyable scramble and got down in time for a chilly swim in Llyn Idwal

Remyveness 25/Nov/17 Solo

Bit of ice in some of the upper cracks and rim ice on the summit

Hidden 18/Nov/17 -
Stuart Russell 10/Nov/17 Solo
s_sheath 03/Nov/17 -


BradDodd 29/Oct/17 Solo

Slightly damp but still a cracking route. The last section gets better everytime i do it. Well worth the tick.

joegrainger 17/Sep/17 2nd

Scrambling course

with Chris Davies, Tarquin Shipley
Tarquin 17/Sep/17 -
Rob_Morris1996 30/Aug/17 Solo O/S

Great fun, some good scrambling can be found in the bottom half if you head up all the rock steps, but the top is great. A much better way of getting to Y Garn and in my case over to Elidir Fawr than slogging up out of the Devils Kitchen!

RuthW 27/Aug/17 Solo O/S

Nice route. First half grade 1 then a solid grade 2 at the top

Hidden 13/Aug/17 Solo
Hidden 10/Aug/17 Solo
BradDodd 12/Jul/17 -

First half is more heather walking than scrambling. But worth it for that last section of scrambling. Nice holds, little climby.

crag_monster 04/Jul/17 Solo
shoulders 04/Jul/17 Solo
Hidden 02/Jul/17 -
grahamwoods ?/May/17 Solo O/S
si_green99 22/Jan/17 2nd O/S

three on a rope alpine style in big boots

with David Appleton, Owen Raybould
Si ??/2017 -
tagscuderia ??/2017 Solo O/S
Manton 10/Dec/16 Lead
with Stuart B
eduardo 26/Nov/16 Solo O/S

Perfect conditions, cold but rock warm enough, tiny bit of snow high under a blue sky. Great day out.

fuzzysheep01 26/Nov/16 Solo O/S
Lmt 26/Nov/16 Solo
with Ed
Hidden 19/Nov/16 Solo
Ian Stirrups 13/Nov/16 Solo O/S

Mostly solo but got rope out near the top for one move that felt insecure in the wet/greasy conditions

with Sue
wjcdean 12/Nov/16 -

just got the rope out for the top section. good fun and 'interesting' when the wind and rain came in at the end.

Trevers 12/Nov/16 AltLd O/S
with BStar, Will
BStar 12/Nov/16 AltLd O/S
dwc 30/Oct/16 -
Wilbur 29/Oct/16 AltLd
with Andy C, Alex, Paul Ash
Hidden 27/Oct/16 -
Hezeki 15/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Wet on first bit, dry and lovely by the thin stretch

watersah 15/Oct/16 Lead


with Sean Mooney
Hidden 08/Oct/16 Solo
Harry Ellis 03/Oct/16 Solo
Neil Metcalfe101 02/Oct/16 Solo

A beautiful sunny day and didn't see anyone else between the Cwm and the summit.

pftom 22/Sep/16 Lead
Hidden 17/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
duprer1 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with HC
Hidden 12/Sep/16 Solo O/S
Gav Parker 06/Sep/16 -
Hidden 27/Aug/16 Lead
emlynroberts 24/Aug/16 Solo
with Astilath, Anil Shirsat, Tom Brekke
Neil Metcalfe101 23/Jul/16 Solo

Enjoyable route and pleasant weather. Overtook 2 groups roped up. Stepped on loose spike while trying to pass 2nd group....easy init?

Hidden 23/Jul/16 Lead
emlynroberts 19/Jul/16 Lead

Boiling hot day, had a dip in the lake on the way back!

with Mike Aqua Hale, Astilath
Astilath 19/Jul/16 Solo
nwakeman 01/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Left my Shades on a ledge!!!! :-( Doh!

with Bethany Edmonds
Rebs 27/May/16 Lead O/S
with Tim H, Chris G
Hidden 27/May/16 2nd
emlynroberts 13/May/16 Solo
Kev Webster 03/May/16 -
with Lee Roberts
th0ma5_ander50n 13/Mar/16 Solo O/S

Trailed a rope for a couple of exposed steps - good chance to practice a body belay and a munter

Lindh 13/Mar/16 AltLd
Louvet 13/Mar/16 -
with Tarquin
Hidden 13/Mar/16 Solo O/S
Tarquin 13/Mar/16 -
Hidden 13/Mar/16 Solo
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
Astilath ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Tarquin 30/Oct/15 -
Hidden 27/Sep/15 Solo O/S
JasonV 26/Sep/15 Solo

A few tricky moves near the top. Definitely at the top end of grade 2 scrambling.

Andy Morley 26/Sep/15 Solo O/S
with Caitlin Bell
jimorothy 25/Sep/15 Solo

Mid 2 for me all the way. Hardest move is low down and many avoid it. Nice finish and lovely horseshoe with summit Y Garn.

JezzaCat 03/Sep/15 -
with Jonathan
Hidden 16/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/15 Solo
davietwodogs 25/Jul/15 Solo
useful 03/Jul/15 Solo

A quick evening stroll before the weather moved in. Summitted then descended Northeast path. 2 hours all told.

BenRyle 23/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/15 Solo
Ewan Russell 15/Jun/15 Solo O/S
with Tom Nichols
lordyosch 13/Jun/15 Solo

Really enjoyable yet unexpected scramble -assumed we'd take a walker's route on the approach but the East Ridge looked too good to ignore. Did all but the final few metres as it looked rock hard -and we didn't have the guidebook with us which says 'climb to the right'!

Hidden 12/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Danbow73 11/Jun/15 Solo
Neil Metcalfe101 01/Jun/15 Solo

Climbed with John Simmo. Lunched on the top then came up with the crazy idea of contouring round from after Devil's Kitchen to Cneifion Arete. Good day out.

Hidden 04/May/15 Lead
Oujmik 26/Apr/15 Lead

Moved together and pitched some optional bits on the way up for practice then pitched the crux groove (very straightforward, a grade below Mod whatever you want to call that). Nice route to the summit and not as scary or exposed as some make out. Cold again.

with Jyoti
iskra2000 18/Apr/15 Lead

Route to ourselves

with Chris C, Clare Downie
Hidden 14/Feb/15 AltLd
Sarah Welsh 14/Feb/15 AltLd

Completed as two sets of three with Ami Till and Marc Thorp. SW and Jamie leading one set, Em and Steve leading the other.

Hidden 14/Feb/15 AltLd
steveprice.exmouth 14/Feb/15 AltLd
with Emgrant
Dale Finnie ??/2015 Solo
tom jefferies ??/2015 -
Hidden 30/Dec/14 -
Ali Mortazavi 30/Dec/14 Solo
with Sam, Mike, Rita
Mike Soulby 30/Dec/14 Solo O/S
mike_w18 19/Dec/14 Solo
montydog 01/Dec/14 -
Hidden 29/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Street 24/Nov/14 Solo
Hidden 19/Nov/14 Solo
Rory Shaw 12/Oct/14 Solo
Hidden 12/Oct/14 Solo O/S
jacob shieldhouse hadley 04/Oct/14 Lead

It hailed! AL's first scramble

with Alex Hadley
Hidden 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/14 2nd
Kingsjester 02/Aug/14 -
Monkey_Alan 25/May/14 Solo O/S
with Wessex MC
Julian Prieto 25/May/14 Solo O/S
climbtim 30/Apr/14 AltLd
Hidden 08/Mar/14 Solo
yelotango ??/2014 Solo
static266 ??/2014 Solo O/S
Kate Edhouse ??/2014 Solo O/S
td72 29/Dec/13 Solo
peterhubbard 01/Dec/13 Solo
with Trevor, Alastair
Hidden 23/Nov/13 -
piersnewton 16/Nov/13 -

moved together, on lower slopes, lead final sections

with anna morgan
DAL 12/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
cas smerdon 10/Nov/13 -

Moved together 5 on a rope. dave led

with Sharon Beynon, Christine, Dave Beynon, Andy
kiwi boy 10/Nov/13 -

one small section on the lower buttress once on this then difficulties can be avoided. The second buttress on castell y geifr has a great section moving left on to the ridge and well worth it a few loose blocks needing caution not to bring it down on the rest of the party near the top. did moving together. A great half day. Grade at the top of 2 if not easy 3

with christine, carole S, sharron, Dave B
The Potato 04/Nov/13 -

Grade II scramble - almost a vdiff due to the wetness and slimy rock.

Double Knee Bar 11/Oct/13 Solo

Very windy!

David Robinson 22/Sep/13 -
Hidden 15/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/13 -
stafford101 18/Jul/13 -

Great final section over Castell y Geifr.

Rosie Henstock 29/Jun/13 Solo rpt
TGreen 29/Jun/13 Solo rpt
with Ian p, Rosie Henstock
macca69 12/Jun/13 -
Graeme Hammond 02/Mar/13 Solo O/S

decent, probably really nice in ascent.

Darrell Read 20/Jan/13 -
vincentvega 13/Jan/13 Solo
Steve Woollard 13/Jan/13 Lead
with Joe Bellows, Bob Dawson
Paul Sedgwick ??/2013 Solo O/S
Dan_Staff 01/Dec/12 Solo
Darrell Read 01/Dec/12 -
Cornish boy 29/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

Tough for a grade 2, but then again maybe it was the fairly direct line that we took up the buttress towards the top. We both really enjoyed it and had it to ourselves. Saw a bit of sunshine too!

with Lee
Hidden 29/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
maxsmith 27/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
minus273degrees 13/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

bit damp almost lead to having an epic but really enjoyable

Hidden 08/Oct/12 Lead
Hidden 14/Sep/12 AltLd
tiga271 13/Sep/12 -
Alpinehero 04/Aug/12 -
with Caroline Sbrissa
Hidden ?/Aug/12 -
Only a hill 30/Jul/12 Solo

First half little more than a walk; second half a bit more entertaining! Short but sharp for the grade.

Hidden 27/Jul/12 Solo
Hidden 14/Jun/12 Lead
rich.harvey 17/Mar/12 -

Wet ascent, some rain. Took the final buttress on direct rather than skirting the edge. Gave a good 12m pitch.

with James
Geras 15/Jan/12 Solo
with Rosi
Hidden 15/Jan/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Jan/12 Solo
Steve Woollard 08/Jan/12 Lead
with Colin Lavers, Kevin Colclough
Hidden 12/Nov/11 -
Dan_Staff 09/Oct/11 Solo
with Josh West, Oliver Mentz, Will Pope, Robbie King, Gavin Oliver
Hidden 24/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Jim Walton 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S

End is OK but a bit dull and seems a long walk up vertical heather for a 60m ridge. Don't get me wrong the ridge is nice but...

Hidden 23/Aug/11 -
LP 18/Aug/11 -

Descent. There were moments...

fleapitfan 14/Aug/11 Solo

Lovely route. No one else on the ridge whilst I was on it.

Hidden 14/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Solo
fizzychewitt 19/Jun/11 Solo
Hidden 05/Jun/11 -
mysterion 02/Jun/11 -

Unaware that 90 per cent of Ashton's description relates to the last 10 per cent of the route, I misinterpreted his 'triangular buttress' for something further down and the true triangular buttress as his 'final rise'. So instead of going left of the true triangular buttress I followed a well-worn path right of it then up what turned out to be the exposed drop below the crux at the true final rise (ie: just beyond the ridge). Didn’t feel like backtracking at that point - moves up the 'final rise' were more difficult than I was expecting.

D.Andrew 17/May/11 Lead
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/11 -
Howard J 13/Mar/11 -

John W, Fiona, Adam, Kos

col3 30/Jan/11 2nd O/S

With Louise and Ursa, both took turns in leading. I didn't get a chance (not that I minded too much). Not as icy as gully yesterday but a bit slippery had to watch my step! Over before we realised it but very enjoyable, would ascend more directly next time we went up gully.

with Louise
Hidden ??/2011 -
Sianny 11/Dec/10 Solo O/S
trish1968 11/Dec/10 Solo
with Sian
Neil Metcalfe101 20/Nov/10 Solo

Good climb made more difficult with wet slippery conditions. Walked over top of Y-Garn and down North East Ridge.

with Andy Odger, Allan Mac & Phil the Duke.
amthalmann 17/Oct/10 Solo
Dan_Staff 10/Oct/10 Solo O/S
with Jacob Gaudoin, Oliver Mentz, Sam Cruickshank
Hidden 17/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Caralynh 04/Sep/10 Solo

scrappy first section, but the upper buttress is brilliant fun :)

Hidden 15/Aug/10 -
abercolin 12/Jun/10 Solo O/S
amthalmann 15/May/10 Solo O/S
hepitt ?/May/10 -
with Phillipa Arding
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Solo
Slarti B 06/Feb/10 -

Thinks this is rige we descended

Rosie Henstock 17/Jan/10 Solo O/S
TGreen 17/Jan/10 Solo O/S

Snowy in places

with Rosie Henstock, Martin G
marc1967 ??/2010 Solo O/S
Nicholas Livesey 12/Dec/09 Solo
Martyn 07/Nov/09 Solo

Used Alpine techniques, moved 4 on a rope, lowered on a safety line 3 at a time.

with Mark Albutt
Mark Stevenson 26/Oct/09 -
with Sarah
Hidden 26/Oct/09 -
Feeling bold 18/Oct/09 -

Opted out of the lower main wall but once committed to upper part of scramble opted for sling-assists for 3 exposed sections on slippery wet rock. Good day out overall.

with Cheddar John and Egons Duncs
Hidden 22/Sep/09 AltLd
Different Steve 30/Aug/09 Lead rpt
with Ala, Jeremy, Clare, Carol Fowles, Steve Gray
PirateFrog 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
dan_the_dingo 25/Jul/09 Solo
Hidden 10/Apr/09 Solo
MattJP 04/Apr/09 -
with Pete Mead
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Solo
carl_123 26/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with jenny
broc ?/Feb/09 Solo O/S
with Sarah, Luke
Different Steve 03/Jan/09 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2009 -
Chris Manasseh ?/Aug/08 -
Hidden 04/Jun/08 -
pnorth 17/Apr/08 Solo

Very cold, windy day, deep snow on high ground and in gully.

with Tim Ewington
Hidden 10/Nov/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/May/07 Solo
Brazzer ?/Mar/07 Solo O/S
with Mike Tiffany
Mike Peacock 19/Sep/06 -

All difficulties on the lower section can be avoided. The arete on Castell y Geifr is excellent.

with Pete Early
malc 26/Jul/06 Solo
franny 20/Jan/06 -
with Nikki Ward Turner
crispy 11/Dec/05 Solo
D.Andrew 27/Apr/05 -
broc 08/Oct/02 Solo
lost.arrow 17/Jan/00 -
lost.arrow 10/Jan/99 -
with Julie Bond, Gill Heartly
lost.arrow 22/Jan/95 -
Hidden ?/Sep/94 2nd
Hidden 01/Jul/94 Lead
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Iain Thow 25/Jan/87 Solo
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