150m. Note, this entry is for an ascent of the arete in winter conditions, a separate entry exists for the 'summer' route!

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Hidden 6 Jul Solo
pftom 16 Jun Lead O/S Done as a roped scramble as a 3
Done as a roped scramble as a 3
ebutton 11 Mar Solo rpt Dry rock at the bottom and snowy higher up. Didn't need crampons. Will have to do it again in icier conditions
Dry rock at the bottom and snowy higher up. Didn't need crampons. Will have to do it again in icier conditions
Hidden 3 Feb -
static266 3 Feb AltLd O/S Didn't use crampons but team behind did, plenty of snow on the upper arete but the first pitch was mostly dry rock. Got down just as it started raining!
Didn't use crampons but team behind did, plenty of snow on the upper arete but the first pitch was mostly dry rock. Got down just as it started raining!
GazE83 3 Feb Lead Tricky conditions. Pitched up to the top of the chimney, moved together for the rest.
with Antony
Tricky conditions. Pitched up to the top of the chimney, moved together for the rest.
with Antony
Josh Butler 1 Feb AltLd O/S
with Greg Cain
with Greg Cain
Hidden 31 Jan AltLd
Hidden 31 Jan Solo
Will Miles 30 Jan Lead O/S
with Sam G
with Sam G
TGreen 23 Jan AltLd O/S
with Martin G
with Martin G
joegrainger 20 Jan 2nd
with Ruth Wragg, Adam
with Ruth Wragg, Adam
GStone 19 Jan Lead rpt
with Sarah Falconer
with Sarah Falconer
Rav 27 Oct, 2018 2nd rpt
lost.arrow 27 Oct, 2018 Lead rpt White stuff about.
with Rav
White stuff about.
with Rav
Mozza 27 Oct, 2018 Lead
with Rav
with Rav
Albe 14 Jul, 2018 Solo
beds74 29 Jun, 2018 Solo Perfect - Last time was decent on MIA ass...this time i could see the holds, what a beauty route.
Perfect - Last time was decent on MIA ass...this time i could see the holds, what a beauty route.
Hidden 28 Jun, 2018 Solo rpt
Tom Fullen 9 Jun, 2018 - Pitched the first climb and then moved together
Pitched the first climb and then moved together
Tom Fullen 9 Jun, 2018 - In decent to rescue a belay plate. It was actually quite fun
In decent to rescue a belay plate. It was actually quite fun
Mark Reeves 15 May, 2018 Lead
Hidden 15 Apr, 2018 -
Tom Peeper 30 Mar, 2018 Lead
with Matt Clarke
with Matt Clarke
Gibbs3799 ?Mar, 2018 Lead Took a mate for her first winter climb
Took a mate for her first winter climb
Mark Wright ??, 2018 AltLd Also done with Ben, Lynne, R.Sawyer.
with Vince Macgrath, John Joinson
Also done with Ben, Lynne, R.Sawyer.
with Vince Macgrath, John Joinson
Johnathan 9 Dec, 2017 2nd O/S
Rob Moorcroft 9 Dec, 2017 Lead
Jason Ashton 18 Aug, 2017 -
Hidden 14 Jun, 2017 Lead
richard s 25 Mar, 2017 Lead
with John Simpson, Chris Harris, Helen Grant, Glenn Grant
with John Simpson, Chris Harris, Helen Grant, Glenn Grant
MattSutton8 15 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S
Christoofar 12 Feb, 2017 2nd Axe came in handy a few times. Amazing ridge, with lots of exposure. Great day out.
Axe came in handy a few times. Amazing ridge, with lots of exposure. Great day out.
ajtay 12 Feb, 2017 Lead All the harder variations right on the arete - every pitch had some grade 4, except the start.
All the harder variations right on the arete - every pitch had some grade 4, except the start.
Harryblake 11 Feb, 2017 2nd
Rob_Morris1996 11 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S First winter climb! Voluntarily dived in halfway towards the deep end, and it worked out fine!! Geared up in Cwm Cneifion after going up Seniors Gully, which was very icey. Opted for the steeper start down from the gully, I lead the 1st and second pitch. 1st was interesting and fun, also found it a bit hairy but glad I did it, second was fine, Shep then took over for the remainder of the ridge, the exposed and technical steps were really good fun. Harry did really well, having only done his 1st multi-pitch the day before on Hope! Whoever says you can't climb in C1s is talking out of their arse, Harry managed just fine! Down the Gribbin from the football field to find a puddle in the tent, went to PYB for beer and to forget about the puddle!
First winter climb! Voluntarily dived in halfway towards the deep end, and it worked out fine!! Geared up in Cwm Cneifion after going up Seniors Gully, which was very icey. Opted for the steeper start down from the gully, I lead the 1st and second pitch. 1st was interesting and fun, also found it a bit hairy but glad I did it, second was fine, Shep then took over for the remainder of the ridge, the exposed and technical steps were really good fun. Harry did really well, having only done his 1st multi-pitch the day before on Hope! Whoever says you can't climb in C1s is talking out of their arse, Harry managed just fine! Down the Gribbin from the football field to find a puddle in the tent, went to PYB for beer and to forget about the puddle!
themattyshep 11 Feb, 2017 AltLd
lost.arrow 28 Jan, 2017 Lead rpt Plenty of snow. Crampons and axes not required.
Plenty of snow. Crampons and axes not required.
mark44 28 Jan, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14 Jan, 2017 -
crag_monster ??, 2017 Solo
Albe 17 Dec, 2016 Solo
Tom Twin Jones 4 May, 2016 Solo
with gareth chalker
with gareth chalker
manmike 9 Apr, 2016 Solo
Ste Ridd 9 Apr, 2016 Solo
with manmike
with manmike
Hidden 12 Mar, 2016 -
TCarrick 16 Feb, 2016 -
froglette 14 Feb, 2016 2nd O/S Moved together, John led.
with John Proudfoot
Moved together, John led.
with John Proudfoot
Rachael88 13 Feb, 2016 2nd Amazing day out. No crampons required. Had the ice axe handy.
with BStar
Amazing day out. No crampons required. Had the ice axe handy.
with BStar
Trevers 13 Feb, 2016 AltLd Alternated leads with Adam, with some sections moving together. Not full winter conditions, but enough snow to make some sections a bit spicy. Great day out!
Alternated leads with Adam, with some sections moving together. Not full winter conditions, but enough snow to make some sections a bit spicy. Great day out!
BStar 13 Feb, 2016 AltLd β Awesome day on the ridge, not the most wintery conditions but good enough for us.
with Trevers, Rachael88
Awesome day on the ridge, not the most wintery conditions but good enough for us.
with Trevers, Rachael88
Geras 12 Feb, 2016 Solo O/S good day, snow cover from around 600m, but a bit loose. No need for tools and spikes lower down. Would be of benifit towards mid height.
with JulianB
good day, snow cover from around 600m, but a bit loose. No need for tools and spikes lower down. Would be of benifit towards mid height.
with JulianB
Hidden 12 Feb, 2016 Solo O/S
Hidden ?Feb, 2016 AltLd
JendeHoxar 17 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Jez
with Jez
Hidden ??, 2016 -
Hidden ??, 2016 -
Andrew Sloan 28 Dec, 2015 Solo
with Agnes
with Agnes
Chrissy202 21 Nov, 2015 Lead dnf Sideways snow and not enough time... had to back off after pitch 1!
with Charlie P
Sideways snow and not enough time... had to back off after pitch 1!
with Charlie P
Trace ?Jul, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 20 Jun, 2015 -
griffithpatrick 18 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S Queues :/
Queues :/
Hidden 9 May, 2015 2nd O/S
climbing son 21 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S Alpine style/moved together
Alpine style/moved together
Hidden 19 Jan, 2015 AltLd rpt
GStone 17 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S Pitched and moved together No need for crampons but b3s helped Great day descended devils kitchen as darkness fell
with Dan3266
Pitched and moved together No need for crampons but b3s helped Great day descended devils kitchen as darkness fell
with Dan3266
Hidden 17 Jan, 2015 Solo O/S
Dan3266 17 Jan, 2015 AltLd
with GStone
with GStone
td72 12 Jan, 2015 Lead G/U Snow came in just before the start and gave it a good covering didnt need to use ice axes or crampons though and moved together
Snow came in just before the start and gave it a good covering didnt need to use ice axes or crampons though and moved together
Hidden 27 Dec, 2014 AltLd
Lil 29 Nov, 2014 2nd
Hidden 23 Nov, 2014 -
Jameskelly200 ?Oct, 2014 AltLd What t superb route best in wales
with Stephen spencer
What t superb route best in wales
with Stephen spencer
Hidden ?Aug, 2014 2nd β
Will Jerram 14 Jul, 2014 Lead β
Hidden 18 May, 2014 AltLd
Will Mortimer 9 Mar, 2014 Solo
with Milton Wakefield, cwildblood, CJoyce
with Milton Wakefield, cwildblood, CJoyce
Hidden 9 Mar, 2014 Solo
cwildblood 9 Mar, 2014 Solo O/S
bendevonport 16 Feb, 2014 AltLd
rbharries ??, 2014 Solo
Hidden ??, 2014 Lead
Hidden 16 Nov, 2013 Lead
csh.1000 16 Nov, 2013 AltLd
MikeDowsett 16 Nov, 2013 AltLd
Matt707 12 Oct, 2013 Solo O/S sorter than expected and a couple of tricky moves but good fun
sorter than expected and a couple of tricky moves but good fun
carlh 6 Jul, 2013 -
with scott44
with scott44
Hidden 6 Jul, 2013 -
carlh 4 May, 2013 Lead Descended after ascent of Main Gully Ridge on Glyder Fach with Ben & John. Quite windy, but dry. Good MIA ropework practice and more straight forward than I was expecting.
Descended after ascent of Main Gully Ridge on Glyder Fach with Ben & John. Quite windy, but dry. Good MIA ropework practice and more straight forward than I was expecting.
Gareth T 30 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Tim Popplestone
with Tim Popplestone
Hidden 3 Mar, 2013 Lead
TCarrick 9 Feb, 2013 Solo
JonParton 9 Feb, 2013 Solo O/S Alpine Style, Trad for some pitches, moving together for others! Snowy conditions and climbed in B3's - No crampons.
Alpine Style, Trad for some pitches, moving together for others! Snowy conditions and climbed in B3's - No crampons.
Ccmilree ?Feb, 2013 2nd O/S
Ben Hollands 20 Jan, 2013 Lead O/S Good climb with sustained interest through out. Some tough move and good situations. Much harder than the summer route.
with Dan the man, Wendy Anderson
Good climb with sustained interest through out. Some tough move and good situations. Much harder than the summer route.
with Dan the man, Wendy Anderson
Hidden 20 Jan, 2013 AltLd rpt
steve.warrington 20 Jan, 2013 AltLd O/S Awesome, Giggle all the way up the chimney, then smiling from ear to ear all the way to the top
Awesome, Giggle all the way up the chimney, then smiling from ear to ear all the way to the top
Jon Ellis 10 Nov, 2012 -
with Chris Ellis Jr, jkellis
with Chris Ellis Jr, jkellis
Hidden 7 Nov, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 29 Oct, 2012 2nd O/S
Hidden 26 Aug, 2012 2nd
MoWalker3 20 Aug, 2012 -
with DaveB
with DaveB
Hidden 5 Aug, 2012 Lead
bennys89 ?Jun, 2012 Solo
Hidden 26 May, 2012 Lead
SteveHi 15 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
with Lizzy Anderson
with Lizzy Anderson
Nigel Robertson 14 Apr, 2012 Lead rpt Moved together with short rope
Moved together with short rope
Backtothepixel ?Apr, 2012 Lead dnf
Cardi 2 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S Moonlit night climb! Beautiful views. Led P2 then moved together
Moonlit night climb! Beautiful views. Led P2 then moved together
deklan 30 Jan, 2012 Lead
with dad
with dad
Darkskys ??, 2012 -
Hidden 18 Dec, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 18 Dec, 2011 AltLd
djking1983 22 Oct, 2011 Solo O/S
harry 600 2 Oct, 2011 2nd rpt
with Peris Roberts
with Peris Roberts
trivett ?Aug, 2011 -
with Steve ward
with Steve ward
sideswiper ?Aug, 2011 AltLd β
with mick jones
with mick jones
Neil Metcalfe101 30 Jul, 2011 - Another fantastic day.
with Lesley (Kent), Andy (Kent), T, Andy Odger
Another fantastic day.
with Lesley (Kent), Andy (Kent), T, Andy Odger
eeonz 26 Jul, 2011 AltLd
with jadias
with jadias
Hidden 3 Jul, 2011 -
Hidden 3 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 Jun, 2011 Lead
Arkel 4 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
with Steve Robinson
with Steve Robinson
Hidden 17 Apr, 2011 2nd
Hidden 17 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
markriddington 17 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with Adam Naylor, rsore
with Adam Naylor, rsore
DaveAllen 16 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
with Andy Parkinson
with Andy Parkinson
richard s 26 Mar, 2011 Lead
with Paul Eccles, Gill Eccles, Kay Smith
with Paul Eccles, Gill Eccles, Kay Smith
Hidden 22 Jan, 2011 Lead O/S
ragabond007 ??, 2011 2nd nice bit of scrambling, hardest part was the beginning
nice bit of scrambling, hardest part was the beginning
rwm7131 20 Dec, 2010 AltLd
with JamesA
with JamesA
Hidden 20 Dec, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 14 Dec, 2010 AltLd
edmitchell 4 Dec, 2010 Lead β Alternative (steeper) first pitch to the bottom of the chimney, then moving together on upper arete. Good fun!
with yashvi
Alternative (steeper) first pitch to the bottom of the chimney, then moving together on upper arete. Good fun!
with yashvi
Hidden 4 Dec, 2010 2nd O/S
Pete Graham 29 Nov, 2010 Solo
stuart34 28 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S
samrad 28 Nov, 2010 Solo nice bit of snow on route but by all means no full winter conditions. i used my axe a few times on the assent for hooking when needed but did not see the need for crampons as nothing was even remotely frozen. was a good little route. get in some nice positions when you stick to the arête.
nice bit of snow on route but by all means no full winter conditions. i used my axe a few times on the assent for hooking when needed but did not see the need for crampons as nothing was even remotely frozen. was a good little route. get in some nice positions when you stick to the arête.
Rob84 28 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S Climbed to the end of the difficulties (pitches 1 & 2 combined) then abbed off due to a very lazy start and impending darkness!
with Flash
Climbed to the end of the difficulties (pitches 1 & 2 combined) then abbed off due to a very lazy start and impending darkness!
with Flash
DH 28 Nov, 2010 AltLd O/S Good early winter climb!
Good early winter climb!
edsankey 28 Nov, 2010 AltLd O/S First mixed route
with DOM
First mixed route
with DOM
Rich Kay 28 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S nice...
with DH
nice...
with DH
scarletlaydy ?Sep, 2010 2nd O/S
with Richard Yorke
with Richard Yorke
carlh 28 Aug, 2010 Lead Led two students (moved together for most) after pitching and teaching on Idwell slabs. Wet, but not windy.
Led two students (moved together for most) after pitching and teaching on Idwell slabs. Wet, but not windy.
Hidden 11 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
lumbard 11 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S
Prof Rock 1 May, 2010 - First grade 3 scamble - greta fun in a stunning setting. Initially 2 pitches trad then moved together to complete.
First grade 3 scamble - greta fun in a stunning setting. Initially 2 pitches trad then moved together to complete.
TimPerkin 1 May, 2010 Solo
with Mark Perkin
with Mark Perkin
Gking ?May, 2010 2nd
Hidden 6 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
thrutch 26 Feb, 2010 Solo O/S
Hidden 24 Feb, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 23 Feb, 2010 AltLd
TerryB 31 Jan, 2010 2nd O/S
with Mark F
with Mark F
jandyd05 30 Jan, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Jan, 2010 2nd
Wotcha 17 Jan, 2010 2nd O/S Inadequate clothing. Very cold.
Inadequate clothing. Very cold.
Merlin 7 Jan, 2010 AltLd O/S Some of the hardest mixed, under deep powder I'd ever lead (P1). Very little protection also. P1 was more like IV/4. Great day out in clear, calm conditions. Descent via The Gribin Ridge.
with Grayham Stephenson
Some of the hardest mixed, under deep powder I'd ever lead (P1). Very little protection also. P1 was more like IV/4. Great day out in clear, calm conditions. Descent via The Gribin Ridge.
with Grayham Stephenson
Jim Slater 1 Jan, 2010 Lead dnf Late start, ran out of time so decided to ab off first pitch.
Late start, ran out of time so decided to ab off first pitch.
Steve Hill 1 Jan, 2010 2nd dnf No ice to be seen and we ran out of daylight
No ice to be seen and we ran out of daylight
Tommy Harris ?Jan, 2010 Solo O/S
with phillip belcher
with phillip belcher
PirateFrog ??, 2010 -
tunaficiency ??, 2010 Lead O/S
with kate surry
with kate surry
TobyA 29 Dec, 2009 Lead O/S Started up crack system on the right that turned out to be a bit harder than I thought it would be!
Started up crack system on the right that turned out to be a bit harder than I thought it would be!
Nicholas Livesey 19 Dec, 2009 AltLd Lots of powder snow which made things tricky at times. No need for axes but crampons would have helped on the harder steps high up.
with Jeff Smith
Lots of powder snow which made things tricky at times. No need for axes but crampons would have helped on the harder steps high up.
with Jeff Smith
Hidden 12 Dec, 2009 Solo O/S
andy dunn 28 Nov, 2009 Solo Chimney was awesome, even if I did turn the air blue when my rucksac prevented an involuntary hip-jam being reversed. Done in alpine-style in our boots. I'm giving it the winter grade tick cos there was a fair bit of snow up there today!
with J
Chimney was awesome, even if I did turn the air blue when my rucksac prevented an involuntary hip-jam being reversed. Done in alpine-style in our boots. I'm giving it the winter grade tick cos there was a fair bit of snow up there today!
with J
stevethomas 28 Oct, 2009 Solo A good route
A good route
Feeling bold 17 Oct, 2009 2nd Pitched first part. Sure I've done this before.
with Cheddar John and Egons Duncs
Pitched first part. Sure I've done this before.
with Cheddar John and Egons Duncs
Hidden 26 Sep, 2009 -
mtorre 13 Jul, 2009 -
Hidden 12 Jul, 2009 Solo O/S
Jon Pilling ?Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Ben Paull, Jason Balman
with Ben Paull, Jason Balman
Hidden 21 Apr, 2009 -
TerryB 22 Mar, 2009 2nd O/S
with Mark F
with Mark F
snakes77 7 Mar, 2009 2nd hated every minute of this climb, we should of never done it, being my first time on rope - we climbed idwal ordinary route and kept going. to be fair our route finding wasn't much good here and the weather wasn't to clever neither. getting to the top was a huge releif but no sooner had we done it we wanted to attack again to make amends for taking the wrong route. I will be almost certainly be going back to the "Cneifion Arete" to put this one to bed !
with Monkey1
hated every minute of this climb, we should of never done it, being my first time on rope - we climbed idwal ordinary route and kept going. to be fair our route finding wasn't much good here and the weather wasn't to clever neither. getting to the top was a huge releif but no sooner had we done it we wanted to attack again to make amends for taking the wrong route. I will be almost certainly be going back to the "Cneifion Arete" to put this one to bed !
with Monkey1
Hidden 8 Feb, 2009 2nd rpt
Hidden 24 May, 2008 Lead
MartF 13 Apr, 2008 AltLd In winter conditions, with no winter kit. Deep snow in the cwm. Arete is mainly spiky rock so grip no issue, wading through knee deep snow to get to the route more so. With Ash Green.
In winter conditions, with no winter kit. Deep snow in the cwm. Arete is mainly spiky rock so grip no issue, wading through knee deep snow to get to the route more so. With Ash Green.
Hidden 12 Apr, 2008 AltLd
NeilGriffiths 12 Apr, 2008 AltLd
with A Crook
with A Crook
deano 16 Feb, 2008 Solo
with Glyn morgan
with Glyn morgan
FrankW 12 Jan, 2008 Lead β Verglased with Heavy hoar towards the top
with Colin Adams
Verglased with Heavy hoar towards the top
with Colin Adams
Richard Gilbert ?Jan, 2008 AltLd O/S In boots
with Jerry Ostrowski
In boots
with Jerry Ostrowski
guy stabler ??, 2008 -
Mike Roach ?Sep, 2007 - Mostly completed the ridge moving together alpine style, as some sections are rather exposed. A great grade 3 scramble. Definitely worth doing on a not so windy day.
with Laurence Hicks
Mostly completed the ridge moving together alpine style, as some sections are rather exposed. A great grade 3 scramble. Definitely worth doing on a not so windy day.
with Laurence Hicks
simon_williams6 ?Aug, 2007 -
John sealey 7 Feb, 2007 AltLd
The Bad Cough 7 Feb, 2007 AltLd O/S
with John sealey, John Nesbitt
with John sealey, John Nesbitt
Clucky 15 Mar, 2006 Solo O/S
with withey
with withey
iainsmccrea 22 Feb, 2006 2nd
Hidden 7 Jan, 2006 Lead O/S
richard s 15 Oct, 2005 2nd
with Martin Walker, Steve Davis, Kay Smith
with Martin Walker, Steve Davis, Kay Smith
innes ?Feb, 2004 Lead O/S
with Ruth
with Ruth
Hidden 14 Aug, 2003 Solo
Hidden ?Dec, 2001 Lead
stokienomad 6 Feb, 1995 Lead
Hidden 20 Mar, 1994 Solo
Hidden ??, 1994 Solo
NeilGriffiths ??, 1994 -
with Simon Bennett
with Simon Bennett
stokienomad 27 Feb, 1993 Lead
babymoac 10 Dec, 1989 Lead
with Kathy
with Kathy
mikej 30 Dec, 1978 Lead
with Mike Mason
with Mike Mason
Bolt Phobia 18 Jan, 1975 AltLd
with Steve Astington
with Steve Astington
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Style of ascent
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