331m. Approach from Ogwen Cottages along the old Nant Ffrancon Road. Follow the footpath from the bridge diagonally across the hillside to the base of the cliff.

The scramble starts just to the right of the obvious East Gully (SH 635 612) at a large quartz topped buttress. Continue up, following the ridge line. At times intimidating steep walls appear which can all be skirted if chosen. Be wary of the significant exposure as you look over East Gully if sneaking around to the left.

The ridge peters out into a grassy shoulder but don't loose focus as a final bit of harder scrambling up and around a fin of rock finishes the route. If wanted, this can be skipped by following the faint track leading rightwards.

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Hidden 30 Sep, 2019 Lead
Hidden 23 Aug, 2019 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Aug, 2019 2nd
meanderthal 23 Feb, 2019 Solo Running
Running
Hannah Moulton 23 Feb, 2019 Solo
Tradical 9 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Teaching Molly multipitch.
with MollyS
Teaching Molly multipitch.
with MollyS
Geoff Pettitt 3 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 3 Jun, 2018 AltLd
Northern Star 5 May, 2018 Solo No way is this a Grade 2 scramble, firmly in Grade 3 territory especially if damp. Lower down the creep beneath the large block needs care, as does the slippery heather runnel above. Once the notch is reached then you're in a fantastic airy position. We roped the next bit as a slip from here into the gully on your left would be game over. From then on the exposure lessens and the pinnacles if taken direct area all interesting. Stay on the rock crest right to the top for some great scrambling.
No way is this a Grade 2 scramble, firmly in Grade 3 territory especially if damp. Lower down the creep beneath the large block needs care, as does the slippery heather runnel above. Once the notch is reached then you're in a fantastic airy position. We roped the next bit as a slip from here into the gully on your left would be game over. From then on the exposure lessens and the pinnacles if taken direct area all interesting. Stay on the rock crest right to the top for some great scrambling.
tomhopkins16 ??, 2018 Solo attempted solo after a night's rain - bailed from
attempted solo after a night's rain - bailed from
philmitch 18 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
with Helen
with Helen
Hidden 24 Mar, 2017 Solo
jennym32 2 Jan, 2017 2nd O/S Roped up for a short section of harder climbing (VD) with significant exposure as conditions were icy. Section could have been snuck around the right if needed.
Roped up for a short section of harder climbing (VD) with significant exposure as conditions were icy. Section could have been snuck around the right if needed.
chrissloan84 2 Jan, 2017 Lead
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