Rockfax Description
A fine and varied climb with good positions
1) 4, 45m. Climb the icefall to a large snow-terrace and belay beneath a small roof
2) 4, 45m. Traverse left and climb behind the detached pinnacle on the right of the shallow bay. Follow a groove above
3) 5, 50m. Climb the narrow gully above, passing several steep and tricky sections
4) 3, 50m. Continue up the gully
5) 1, 50m. Easy snow remains. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Cold Climbs.

Ids1165 09/Oct Lead
Piers Harley 28/Feb AltLd

Great day and a good introduction to Welsh winter.

with Jeremy Windsor, Carl Davies
kelly_426 13/Feb 2nd
with Ewan Russel
Ewan Russell 13/Feb Lead O/S

Ice not in so forced to climb more turf and rock. Awesome route

lost.arrow 07/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with Stu Sherwood
The Grist 07/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with Nick Allsop
Jack.H.92 23/Jan/13 AltLd
with tskelhon, Tom Jagger
tskelhon 23/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Actually quite easy! Ice and turf in great nick - awesome first route at the Black ladders. For value added finish, take chimney system on the left for the final pitch rather than the gully!

with Tom jagger, Jack Hodgson
AB1965 07/Jan/11 AltLd

damp at the bottom but good conditions though thin in places, Excellent turf overall.... great first day on the ladders thanks to Baggy

with Baggy Richards
adie84 ??/2011 -
owenH ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
steveb2006 07/Dec/10 Lead

Good early season conditions- good route - led most of it.

with Tim Cairns
MikePycroft 07/Dec/10 AltLd O/S

Excellent route with big feal.

with Rod White
Rob Pitt 06/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
with Nick Arding
Hidden ?/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
chrislycett87 ?/Dec/10 -
stevechaps1 ?/Sep/10 2nd β
frost 09/Mar/10 Solo

used a back rope on the main pitch

geoff b 31/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Grim weather with huge amounts of spindrift, especially on P1. I seem to remember someone posting a video on YouTube of someone else on the Ladders that day getting absolutely nailed by a spindrift avalanche. Great climbing, sustained through the pitches, generally well protected. A number of choices on the last hard pitch if I remember correctly.

with Jon B
Sam W 09/Jan/10 AltLd

Led P2 and P3. Excellent route, suprisingly faff free for me and Tom

with ebdon
Hidden 09/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
vincentvega 04/Jan/10 AltLd

started late, finnished in the dark.

with danny robb
Hidden ?/Jan/10 -
Neil McA 17/Jan/87 AltLd O/S
with Dave Green
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