Aka Shark Pinnacle (Hawks Nest Buttress Scramble)
Grade M / 3

Ticklists: Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton, North Wales Scrambles - Garry Smith (New White Book).

shed_hed 01/Sep/17 Solo
Butel 01/Sep/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/17 Solo
Jake397 20/Aug/17 -

Ascent, fun!

with Storme
Stuie73 12/Aug/17 Solo
Stuie73 05/Aug/17 Solo
Hidden 05/Aug/17 2nd O/S
PeteMc 05/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Moving together

MusicalMountaineer 18/Jul/17 Solo

Not difficult. Nice slab crossing at the bottom. Exposed move out onto the arete. Then all over.

Jenny Dart 18/Jun/17 -
with Robin
Stuie73 14/Jun/17 TR

Second route of the day having just soloed Nor Nor buttress on the east face of Tryfan. Lovely sunny evening.

Tim Sparrow 14/May/17 Solo
Hidden 14/May/17 Solo O/S
sparkybatteryboy 14/May/17 Solo
Hidden 06/May/17 AltLd O/S
Tarquin 05/May/17 -
Stuie73 01/May/17 Lead

Took Luke for long awaited Scramble on Hawks nest! Started off cloudy but cleared up into a beautiful day and virtually nobody about despite being a bank holiday. Luke and Andy both enjoyed the route and defo pushed Luke to his limit for now!.

with Andy, Luke
j.anstee 14/Apr/17 Solo O/S

Linked up post West Fave Tryfan and down the south ridge

with Stuart
flying el burro ??/2017 -
Si ??/2017 -
Stuie73 29/Dec/16 Solo

1st solo in a couple of weeks, 2 teams on chasm and one on Dolman, nobody on mine.

Hidden 30/Oct/16 Solo
Stuie73 06/Oct/16 Solo

Lovely afternoon and 2nd grade 3 of the day followed by the usual down climbing bristly ridge to finish, mint!

eduardo 10/Sep/16 Solo O/S

Group ascent for my birthday weekend.

with Mike reynolds, Rob Trz, Rob Shaw, Ian W
Hidden 27/Aug/16 Solo O/S
Harry Ellis 23/Jun/16 Solo
Harry Ellis 23/Jun/16 Solo

Superb positions, one scary move.

George_Surf 22/May/16 AltLd O/S

This is a good scramble. We moved together / short pitches with body belay.

Pinguville 22/May/16 AltLd O/S
with George
jimorothy 12/May/16 Solo

Repeat. Roped the awkward swing left which Anna led. Lovely conditions this time.

with Anna
jimorothy 12/May/16 Solo
with Anna
10029759 07/May/16 AltLd
hairy51 07/May/16 AltLd
LJJ77 04/May/16 2nd
LJJ77 04/May/16 2nd
Stuie73 01/Apr/16 Solo

Amazing day!! Decided to have a go despite a good amount of snow still about, including on the narrow ledge used to traverse off the 1st pitch, slightly nerve racking when soloing and a switched on approach needed. A real challenge but very enjoyable and not a single other person on the face. No surprise there!!

davebrox ??/2016 -
Hidden 27/Sep/15 -
Stuie73 27/Sep/15 Lead
jimorothy 07/Aug/15 Solo

In rain, as part of Grade 3 scramble.

jimorothy 07/Aug/15 Solo

Rain decided to appear for the committing 'swing left' move... nothing like rain to hurry you up - one hell of a move in the rain. Enjoyed the excursion to the top of the shark and the lovely start.

Dom Garman ?/Aug/15 -
Stuie73 ?/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/15 Solo
Stuie73 22/Mar/15 Solo

Mint scramble and a a few nifty moves needed, especially the crux move before arriving at the shark pinnacle, absolutely buzzing as only my 2nd solo of a 3+ scramble. a very special day for me.

Hidden ?/Jan/15 -
Stuie73 ?/Jan/15 Lead
Hidden 12/Sep/14 AltLd
LDJ 29/Jun/14 Solo
with Alfie
leachtimj 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Some routing issues lower down, stayed right of buttress until shark pinnacle. 3 pitches then scrambled.

Iain Thow 30/Mar/14 Solo

Didn't fancy the swing left below the pinnacle without a rope so dodged section up right

joedoherty 20/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Tarquin 29/Aug/13 Lead 14/Aug/13 AltLd
Simon Cahill 14/Aug/13 AltLd rpt

We approached from the path to Sub Cienifion Arete, staying high above Llan Bochlwyd. A better approach is either of the two paths branching off the main Cwm Idwal path, pass the northern most tip of Llan Bochlwyd, after 300m branch right (faint path). Locate the buttress with three almost horizontal lines of quartz with a deep cleft on it's right, move right about 75m and up 30m to find the start of Shark Buttress. (Teaching ML Nav for Jack on approach & exit)

with Jack Hockenhull
JenRoberts 28/May/13 2nd O/S
with Dan, Ollie, Rhys
Ian Archer 11/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Big boots and a cold January day

Ian Archer 11/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Big boots on a very cold January day, Jets buzzing us. found it a bit tricky not been able to feel fingers and glad took the rope. A good scramble tolen between bad weather days on suprisingly clean, dry rock. A good mounaineering day out.

with Alan Hardie
Hidden ??/2013 -
pwb1981 15/Aug/12 -
pwb1981 15/Aug/12 -
Hidden 18/Jun/12 Solo
Hidden 29/Mar/12 Lead
Jim Walton 26/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/11 Solo
Hidden ??/2011 -
jl 27/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with MIA Training
PirateFrog ??/2010 -
bullethead 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with mack1,Richard Yorke
mack1 01/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with richard yorke, bullethead
Hidden 12/Apr/09 2nd
Jack00 09/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
with George & PYB Dude
Rich Kay ?/Nov/06 Solo
with sherp
sixties ?/Aug/05 -
with hrd
Kamikaze Badger ??/2005 2nd
with Dave Moseley
dave moseley ??/2005 -
with nick
Mike Caine ??/2005 -
John Kettle ??/2004 Solo
Hidden ??/2004 2nd β
Gman ?/May/02 AltLd O/S
with Dan
Hidden 02/Jun/97 -
malky_c ?/Apr/97 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
Iain Thow 27/Sep/86 Solo
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