Rockfax Description
A great VDiff and well worth seeking out. Start 25m right of the fallen block at a narrow chimney with a flake leaning across it at half-height.
1) 18m. Ascend the chimney making good use of the flake. Follow a groove up a steep wall.
2) 20m. Climb the short, steep wall on the left, then follow the short crack to mantel into a niche. Step left and enter the crack above from behind. Follow this to a stance 5m higher.
3) 12m. Climb into the corner and traverse left along the ledge to a chimney. Climb the chimney to a ledge and good belay.
4) 20m. Easy, broken ground leads to a large grassy rake.
5) 40m. Follow the grassy rake rightwards to reach a large jumble of rocks - The Vestry.
6) 25m. Traverse to the chimney 6m to the right and climb up it. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A strenuous and testing climb for its grade.

M W Guiness,W Mcnaught, H R C Carr 27/Aug/1925

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Preparation climbs for a Cuillin ridge traverse.

P3T3I2 18/Jun/17 AltLd

Went off route, so the climb moved into HVD-HS territory. I lead the "3rd pitch" which equated to around 2-3 Pitches. With an inevitable abseil to get back on route.

Hidden 18/Jun/17 AltLd
Luke Hickson 02/May/17 2nd
Will Miles 02/May/17 Lead O/S
with Luke P
Hidden 15/Aug/16 AltLd
Hidden 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/15 -
five 05/Apr/15 AltLd
with ALA
caradoc 21/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

A real period piece, meandering up the cliff with a variety of pitches and climbing styles. Excellent fun, just wish I had packed a pipe to smoke at the stances.View here..

with Matt H.
Hidden 13/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/14 AltLd
Bobby Pearson 22/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Hot sunny day. First climb for a long time, lost confidence, so did Tim, harder than thought so did the first 2 pitches then abbed off

with Tim Pearson
Julian Prieto 12/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Moved together in boots.

Monkey_Alan 12/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Moved together. Think we were off-route in the upper sections.

piersnewton 02/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

lead 2,4,6

ollyroberts 02/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1,3+5

Hidden 01/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 03/Jun/14 AltLd
Hidden 17/May/14 AltLd O/S
nicknicely 12/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with louis, Jon
rbharries ??/2014 AltLd dog

Boots, rain. traumatic.

with Danger olly
Louis Miller 27/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

6 pitch, lead the odds. Brilliant day finished off with a descent over Crib Goch!

with Ian shaw, Vicky Foxwell
Hidden 27/Sep/13 -
Paul Hy 26/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Dave W
ColPerkins 25/Aug/13 2nd O/S

4th pitch chest sized rock came loose. Not massively fun. 1st multi-pitch for me.

with Rob A L
Hidden 25/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
tatz45 25/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Mark led as we moved together over first 4 pitches. Did a direct finish at about VS.

Amber Chaloner 23/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead 2,4,6 pitch. Big mountain day.

with Jane Woulds
Hidden 06/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/13 AltLd
BenRyle 31/May/13 AltLd O/S

Didn't quite stick to route, did a fun little Severish finish

with James
JamesLloyd 31/May/13 AltLd O/S

Pretty certain we stumbled in and out of other climbs, but was a great route!

drsdave ??/2013 AltLd
with paul hyland
Neil D 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Led all pitches. Hard for the grade! Finished in the dark and wandered up to summit of Snowdon by moonlight. Excellent.

with Owen Rees, Beth Hodgett
Betha. 06/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with Owen, Neil D
BethanWhite 02/Jul/11 AltLd

My second ever lead. Led pitch 2 but bottled on the final move and brought up A to finish the pitch. We did pitches 4 and 5 via a mixture of scrambling and moving together.

with Aaron O'Leary
Hidden ?/May/11 Solo
Bex_M 30/Apr/11 2nd
with Duncan Dunbar, Claire Ellwood
climbingxcat 03/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

B ran pitches 2 and 3 together, so got loads of grief fro stealing my climbing!

with Brian
Hidden 06/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Kirill 02/May/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/May/10 AltLd
runestone 24/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

led 2 3 6 pitches

with J
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Ben Griffiths 26/Jul/08 Lead


Clogwyn y Gwin 01/Jun/08 2nd O/S

A testing climb for its grade. Enjoyable but with a tricky descent. Sure it's more than a V Diff. Ended with the Vestry Variant.

with J P & G W
andy jennings ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Momber
freemanTom ?/May/08 AltLd

Epic all day off route mountain adventure

with Claire Williams, Abi Greves
The Bad Cough ?/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Lee Bonner
Gman ?/Aug/07 Solo
Mutl3y 10/Jul/07 Lead
with Clog
Scott Anderson ??/2005 -
Hidden 14/Apr/95 AltLd
mikej 29/Sep/79 AltLd
with Brian Norris, Geoff Williams
Bob M ??/1978 -
with Roy Fisher
granitbahn ??/1969 AltLd
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