This attractive spur is much more technical than Broad Gully Ridge. It tackles the edge of cliff in an impressively exposed position. The difficulty is short lived - the initial 100m up the left side of the buttress known as Eastern Arete. The rock is reasonably quick drying and gets morning sun. Start below the left-hand edge of the crag. Many regard this as a Grade-3 scramble overall although the first section is worth the Diff grade as a rock climb.1) and 2) as for Eastern Arete.3) Turn left and head much more easily up another ridge towards the East Ridge of Pen yr Ole Wen. More care is needed with loose rock on this easier upper section.Descent - Head down the East Ridge of Pen yr Ole Wen. Alternatively descend the back of the initial tricky section up the main buttress and down and right to the base of the crag. This enables you to do Broad Gully Ridge if you wish. © Rockfax
Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton
Snowdonia Mountain Walks and Scrambles - Mark Reeves
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