Tarquin 26/Jul -
Matt Harmon 22/Jul Solo O/S

Hard sections are short lived

with Tilly
will5001 18/Jul 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Jul Lead O/S
Stuie73 18/Jun Solo

2nd route of day having already soloed overlapping rib route.

Col Kingshott 17/Jun Lead
alexcollins123 17/Jun Solo O/S

Easy - no need for a rope throughout. Route finding obvious using the Gary Smith guidebook

Mark Reeves 18/May Lead

Working. Guiding Peter up this route and down Seniors. Grand day out.

LJJ77 17/May AltLd rpt

Finding the start and staying on route on the lower section was a pain in the arse especially with Steve Ashton's vague description spent more time there than the rest of the route from the gully up, soloed it after crux but should of soloed the whole route would of been quicker and would of been easier to route find on the first section

with Lee Newens
mattdennies 13/May 2nd rpt
with Conor, Alice
James.houghton 13/May Lead O/S

Moved together for the whole route. Great scrambling, but a bit loose in places

with Brad
BradDodd 13/May 2nd
a_m154 13/May Lead O/S

moving together for the most part, great scramble.

with Conor, mattdennies
BradDodd 03/May Solo

Avoided hard part as i was solo and didn't fancy it. Route finding at the start was a little tricky, but great scrambling

Hidden 02/May Solo
aldoh 22/Apr 2nd

Grade 3 scramble. Wales weekend with Patrick

PEccleston 21/Apr Lead

Crux accidentally avoided by pitching a grassy corner, moved together elsewhere. Good grade 3 scramble in a wonderful location. Route finding wasn't obvious at times

with Megan
LawrenceK69 13/Apr Solo O/S

Dry weather, enjoyable route, most of route relatively straightforward and quick moving. Crux steep corner lovely - very positive holds. Part of nice long combined solo route - Tryfan Bach arete, Bastow Buttress, North Ridge Tryfan, Dolmen Ridge, walked round to Devil's Kitchen, descended and then Idwal Staircase & continuation, before Cneifion Arete

Ian Stirrups 09/Apr Solo O/S

Been after doing this for some time, not disappointed, but should be graded as a grade 3 scramble.

with Sue
Hidden 06/Apr 2nd
Tarquin 06/Apr -
Hidden 04/Apr AltLd
Manton 02/Apr AltLd
dwc 02/Apr AltLd
Hoyes 18/Mar AltLd O/S

Last day out in the hills with Rach.

Albe 04/Mar 2nd
Storme 19/Feb Lead

Slimy, crux avoided by climbing grassy corner, would like to repeat in summer

with Anna Zelmer
si_green99 21/Jan Lead

Big boots winter climb. Mostly moving together

Malt_Loaf ??/2017 -
Si ??/2017 -
Sophie Nunn 11/Dec/16 Solo
with Floris
Hidden 12/Nov/16 AltLd O/S
rosso 23/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Wonderful scramble moving together. Had to pitch few pices because of the large number of loose rocks and wet rock.

with Nathan
nathanjmasters 23/Oct/16 AltLd
jim182 05/Oct/16 Lead
Glovin ?/Oct/16 Lead rpt
Heather Osborne 30/Sep/16 Solo O/S

Brilliant scramble. Did after placement on afternoon off

the power 31/Aug/16 Solo

Part of the billy no mates Welsh tour kept getting over excited and climbed myself into much harder terain,thought I was fuck a couple of times hahahaha

with Billy
Hidden 27/Aug/16 -
Hidden 27/Aug/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/16 Lead
JHolland 13/Aug/16 -
Jonny Holmes 12/Aug/16 AltLd G/U
with Nick Read
Stuie73 08/Aug/16 Lead

A classic day on a classic route and Claire's 1st grade 3 scramble.

with Claire, Colin
Stuie73 28/Jul/16 Lead

This was Luke's 1st grade 3 scramble in his spanking new Sportiva's with Andy who hadn't done any climbing for several years but has had plenty of experience in the past. Top day out with the lads! Luke also dropped his phone approx. 50ft off the top of the tombstone and when I retrieved it is was unscathed {not a scratch} and in working order.

with Andy, Luke
Harry Ellis 07/Jul/16 Solo
Stuie73 14/Jun/16 Solo
Lindh 12/Jun/16 2nd
Louvet 12/Jun/16 -
with Tarquin
Tarquin 12/Jun/16 -
Hidden 05/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 05/Jun/16 Solo
mattdennies 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S
LJJ77 03/Jun/16 2nd

Took a little time finding the start of the route so some up and down to start with but once on route a nice dry climb with a few added on bits to make it a bit more spicy a good route

with Simon
MatthewH 30/May/16 Solo O/S

B3s. Really good.

Hidden 30/May/16 Solo
SWhite10 29/May/16 AltLd rpt

Pitched 2 sections. Moved together for the most part.

JennyBroomby 29/May/16 AltLd
roym 29/May/16 AltLd
Michael Bonallie 29/May/16 AltLd

Largely moved together, pitched 2 sections

with roym
Hidden 29/May/16 AltLd
garetheverett 25/May/16 -
with Gareth Wyn
Rebs 23/May/16 AltLd O/S
with Chris G, Tim H
Hidden 23/May/16 AltLd
Jonnie Watkins 15/May/16 Solo O/S
Tarquin 15/May/16 -
James Worthington 06/May/16 Lead
with Emma
Hidden 06/May/16 AltLd O/S
Ian Ackerley 23/Apr/16 Solo O/S
Tarquin 23/Apr/16 -
Hidden 17/Apr/16 -
JoeJegat 13/Apr/16 AltLd
Michael Bonallie 13/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

Largely moved together, pitched 2 sections

Jenny Dart 25/Mar/16 AltLd
with Robin
Robin Woodward 25/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Great route with nice exposure and a couple of nice moves.

Hidden 19/Mar/16 Solo O/S
Jack Manfredi ?/Mar/16 2nd
with Josie , Laura, Ian, Dad
Bullybones ??/2016 -
Dazluke2000 ??/2016 -
davebrox ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
MoWalker3 28/Dec/15 -
with Neil W, Chris S
Neil Watson 28/Dec/15 2nd

The final route after Northwest and Cneifion Arete. Roped the short section onto the actual arete. Fantastic scramble. A good finale to superb day. Very fortunate with the weather.

with Chris S , Mo W
Chris Sansum 28/Dec/15 -
rushy11111918 30/Oct/15 Solo
jimorothy 25/Sep/15 Solo


JennyBroomby 17/Sep/15 -
SWhite10 17/Sep/15 2nd
Hannes B 14/Sep/15 Solo
Hidden 01/Sep/15 -
mr_drains 30/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Lost the route appeared at the tombstone from the wrong direction still enjoyable though.

with The Defecator
Tarquin 23/Aug/15 -
Hidden 17/Aug/15 Solo
Mike505 12/Aug/15 Solo O/S
with Henry
Yoshi 08/Aug/15 Solo O/S
with Mike
LJC 01/Aug/15 Lead O/S

In the rain. Mostly solo but short roped Theo for a few sections.

with Theo
theocelano 01/Aug/15 2nd
with luca
j.anstee 18/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
with Bob Thomas
sparkybatteryboy 15/Jul/15 Solo

scrambled as part of bigger day

Hidden 05/Jul/15 Solo O/S
Monkey_Alan ?/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Trace ?/Jul/15 AltLd
sambeaumont 28/Jun/15 Lead
Steveb27 27/Jun/15 Solo
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
MarkDerby 07/Jun/15 -

Started up left side of gully as per latest Snowdonia scrambling guide. Escaping the left hand bay to get to the courtyard was exciting. The corner section was really enjoyable too.

hairy51 06/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
egor ?/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Katy
Rich Malcolm 30/May/15 AltLd
with Neil Jackson, Mick Brohan
Mr Tickle 28/May/15 -
Hidden 13/May/15 -
Stuie73 13/May/15 Lead
static266 09/May/15 Solo
Louvet 04/May/15 -
with Tarquin
Tarquin 04/May/15 -
with Louise
Hidden 04/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/May/15 AltLd
K_Maywood 03/May/15 AltLd

Scrambling techniques

Oujmik 27/Apr/15 Lead

Mix of moving together, scrambling and pitched for the crux. Weather was freezing with some hail (actually much nicer than rain as it just bounced off). Some ice around the gully and on the summit rocks. Probably wasted some time trying to follow the guidebook perfectly on the lower section when you could pretty much just improvise. Crux section was fun - easy climbing in an interesting situation - although not as exposed as some suggest. Perhaps soloing it would induce greater respect for the drop. Upper section very straightforward but good quality rock and nice ambience. Mod seems about right for the crux, the rest is much easier.

with Jyoti
10029759 26/Apr/15 -
hairy51 26/Apr/15 -
BStar 11/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Fresh snow made the start of the route very difficult, far harder than the ridge. A great route though once started. Moved together.

with Rachael
Rachael88 11/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
with Adam
Hidden ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Stuie73 14/Mar/15 Solo

1st solo of a grade 3 on glyder fach main cliff. amazing day was flying on adrenaline and endorphins, the airy corner was defo the crux. Although not too difficult it was quite sobering without a rope! lovely exploratory scrambling on the upper half.

Hidden 02/Jan/15 -
Francis Hardy 02/Jan/15 -
Hidden 15/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Oct/14 -
OllyT 27/Oct/14 -
with Ross Morton
Danhan 16/Oct/14 -

Short roped in rain

with Tom Lawfield, Nick
Hidden 16/Oct/14 -
Hidden 05/Oct/14 AltLd
Hidden 12/Sep/14 AltLd
Hidden 11/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 09/Sep/14 Solo
useful 31/Aug/14 Solo
Glyn Davidson 31/Aug/14 Solo O/S

& Pete, Ken Whyte, Scott Eccles & Matt from MAM too

wjcdean 15/Aug/14 AltLd dnf

route finding is rather hard in the rain and cloud! nay impossible. abbed off pretty soon after starting. then the epic began: left a couple of slings at the abstation by accident, climbed back up the gully a bit but it was sketchy in the rain so retreated, got the rope stuck, freed the rope after some difficulty. matt then went around a different way, collected the gear and abbed off a second time. note to self: always double check the stance for kit before abbing off. hate self.

kivell 02/Aug/14 -
Hidden ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Nicholas Livesey 01/Jul/14 Solo

Pant filling crux pitch!

with Jock Andrews
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 22/Jun/14 -
Hidden 16/May/14 Solo
Hidden 16/May/14 Solo
gazj1986 29/Apr/14 Solo
ollyroberts 29/Mar/14 -

Big boots, moving together for most of it. Pitched couple of wet/awkward steps at start and ramp pitch.

lost.arrow 11/Jan/14 Solo
Hidden ??/2014 -
GStone 13/Dec/13 Solo
cas smerdon 09/Nov/13 -

Mostly moving together

with Dave Beynon, Andy
kiwi boy 09/Nov/13 -

Great mountain day. Moving together but did pitch the crux. Big boots and rucsacks. An ill defined start and only gets interesting once crossing the gully on to the 'on ramp'. excellent exposed position finishing smack on the summit. One to do again

with carole S, sharron, Dave B
Hidden 27/Sep/13 Solo
wynaptomos 20/Sep/13 Solo O/S
Simon Cahill 08/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Grade 2 scramble, descent Bristly ridge.

with Jim Walton, andycash
Hidden 08/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
andycash 08/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
lithos 17/Aug/13 AltLd

sort of but not quite, crossed to low, went under buttress and all over the place. Slashing rain and gales !

with karl c, Pete Bradshaw
Hidden 16/Aug/13 Lead O/S
colina 10/Aug/13 AltLd

climbed this as a 2 with tony along with daz and rod.quite a tiring walk in,especially as I had to carry the rope. (nice one tony) nothing too technical although the first vertical pitch had to be done in "big boots" but pretty good protection available with short slings and some large nuts.the climb through the overhanging slab was a joy and topping out eventually onto glider fach .worth doing with some fine views ,lucky to have a decent day.finished off with a pint in the tyn y coed.perfect!

with tony martin
Hidden 15/Jul/13 Lead O/S
jordan taylor 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/13 2nd
MJP 01/Jun/13 -
ralphio 01/Jun/13 Lead

In practice for the alps. Moved together except for the 20m moderate pitch. Cracking route.

Hidden 19/May/13 Solo
Hidden 19/May/13 -
Ben Hollands 16/May/13 Lead O/S
with Dan the man, Wendy Anderson
Hidden 07/May/13 2nd
Hidden 07/May/13 Solo
Hidden 02/Feb/13 -
Hidden 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S
bowls ?/Jan/13 AltLd

Wet - slippy, quite tough!

wykealpha ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
ed2204 09/Dec/12 -
Doug miller 08/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

First winter route, incredible terrain and exposure

with Shaun McCance, ed strange, chris wildblood
cwildblood 08/Dec/12 AltLd
Hidden ?/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
malc 06/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
with Carl M, Nick
JasonV 15/Sep/12 Lead

one pitch of mod climbing - otherwise a grade 2 scramble - great route though

with Matt, Rod
williamsd79 15/Sep/12 -
with Kev Taylor, Lee Wales
jandyd05 ?/Sep/12 -

Hazy on date!

with Ian Warren
Steve Woollard 24/Aug/12 Solo
with Matt (Kendal) Harris, Dave Evans
BeckyPayne 28/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with John Proctor
RyanOsborne 30/Jun/12 Lead
islandlynx 30/Jun/12 2nd

not a great climb, though we may have gone off course a little

with Ryan
Malpractise 06/May/12 AltLd
with Mick Barraclough
Hidden 06/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 05/May/12 -
Hidden 05/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Chris Manasseh 24/Mar/12 Solo
Hidden 21/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Tom Hecht 12/Mar/12 -
with Ben Chambers
Hidden ??/2012 -
beardy mike ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Gerry_Doncaster 06/Nov/11 -

Did this one is horrible wet greasy conditions and still thoroughly enjoyed it. We only got the rope out for one pitch, the groove on the Dolmen Buttress, and was glad we did because my big boots were slipping all over the shop on the wet rock. Soloed the rest of the route. A couple of very exposed moves on the table topped tower further up but with good holds. A nice long sustained route with a proper mountain feel and good scrambling almost all the way to the summit rocks of Glyder Fach.

brockers 27/Oct/11 AltLd
Hidden 27/Oct/11 AltLd
Sy Finch 13/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/11 Solo O/S
mynyddresident 03/Aug/11 Lead
jon59 07/Jul/11 Lead

A scrappy start but an awesome finish.

Hidden 28/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Stephen Halliday 25/Jun/11 AltLd
Badgers 25/Jun/11 AltLd
pocketsarah 14/Jun/11 -
with alison, pamela
electriclinz 19/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Robert
Hidden 29/Jan/11 Solo
Hidden 23/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Pichol 23/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Great day up on Glyder Fach with Robjdc. Made all the better as I have now learnt the hard to master move called the squirm!

with Rob Coleridge
johnwoo ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
ross duffield ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
snowy_woodruff 06/Nov/10 -

dolmen ridge then summit glyder fach and descent via bwlch tryfan to lln bochlwyd

with Mem
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Solo
Hidden 09/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 03/Sep/10 Solo
JamesBurton 21/Aug/10 AltLd
with adam gayton
Cardi 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Pete D
Dan_Staff 21/Aug/10 Lead

Moved Together in boots.

Jamie Buxton 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with getk
Hidden 21/Jun/10 2nd
djbeaumont 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with dad, Trace
Hidden 11/Jun/10 Lead
cjohn62 07/Jun/10 AltLd
with andy
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/10 Solo
adam clarke 16/May/10 AltLd
with James Hulme, Hannah Hulme Hunter
tubby Tez 05/May/10 -
Martin Stevens 04/May/10 AltLd rpt

I lead to the end of the traverse ramp across the gully, Mervyn lead after that. Moved together the whole way. Have lead all of this route in the past.

with Mervyn L.
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead O/S
mountainbagger 03/May/10 Lead dnf

Scrambled up R side of gully as per guidebook, but traversed L under Dolmen Buttress too early. Headed to top left corner of grassy area and climbed chossy groove (unpleasant). Traversed R to a belay (exposed) and attempted to climb corner with chimney in top half (hard). After some cursing and battling, two kind souls appeared above (on correct start of Dolmen Ridge incidentally) and kindly threw down a rope (downclimbing was not appealing). Up I thrutched and Mrs MB followed more stylishly. We bailed due to time, but will be back now we know where correct start is! Funny how you can make the guidebook fit what you see. Seems stupid now I read it again.

with Mrs Mountainbagger
Hidden ?/May/10 2nd
PirateFrog ??/2010 -
Cajb54 ??/2010 Solo O/S
Aaron Lines ??/2010 -
adam clarke 19/Dec/09 -

Winter conditions, ice axe and crampons, wandered off route a little due to snow

with James Hulme
Hidden 25/Sep/09 AltLd
asmith37 08/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Lawrence Eccles 19/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with A. Crook
Hidden 13/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
no_more_scotch_eggs 13/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

moving together until the mod pitch up dolmen buttress, then again on upper ridge. upper section of ridge excellent, 3* route. overall mod grade about right- felt more sustained and committing than curved ridge for example

Hidden 12/Jul/09 Solo
Rich Kay ?/Jun/09 -
with Dave G
Graeme Hammond 25/May/09 Solo O/S

best scrambling i've ever done??

Hidden ??/2009 Solo O/S
Martin Lilley ?/Aug/08 Solo O/S

Lovely grade 2/3 scramble in beautiful clear weather. A few nervous moments mantling onto some blocks high up. A circuit over Castell y Gwynt and down Y Gribbin rounded off a lovely morning.

Hidden ?/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
simon_williams6 ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Dave Wearing 09/Jun/07 Lead
with Sandra Handcock.
Hidden 29/May/07 Lead
Rich Kay ?/Oct/06 AltLd
neil_baillie ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S

climbed Dolmens, chooing the Mod wall, a great but moe interesting variation instead of stepping round the exposed corner onto the arete. A fanastic route.

with Amie Watson
malc 28/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with RM
Hidden ??/2006 Solo
Dave Richards 22/Oct/05 -
with Phil Emmott, Evan Lowe
Hidden 29/Sep/05 AltLd
TGreen ??/2005 Solo O/S
with Martin G
Mike Caine ?/May/04 -
John Kettle ??/2004 Solo
Zoomer 24/Jun/03 AltLd

Linked Idwal Staircase, Cniefon Arete and into Dolmen Ridge. Long day.

with Ben Abbott
Hidden 19/Jan/02 Solo
The Bad Cough 02/Dec/01 AltLd O/S
with Barry Cubbins
John Marsland 30/Jul/01 Solo

top section only

Gman ?/May/99 AltLd O/S
with Dan
Dave Toseland ??/1998 Solo
with Ken
malky_c ?/Apr/97 -
Hidden 15/Jan/96 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/94 Solo
Hidden ??/1990 Solo
Hidden ??/1990 -
Iain Thow 24/Jan/87 Solo
Hidden ??/1980 Solo
Simon cook ?/Aug/78 Solo
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