Starts far left of the retaining wall of the slabs. First section is the usual descent from the Idwal Slabs. Climb a slab and go up. Climb a gully between vegetated rock. Move right below Suicide Wall and climb a short chimney. Go up into the couloir and locate the breach of the cliff; a polished line rising up rightwards. Climb this (exposed) then some grooves to reach a cairned platform. From here follow the ridge up over short, steep walls separated by terraces to reach the start of Seniors' Ridge proper.

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Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton, North Wales Scrambles - Garry Smith (New White Book)

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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Tarquin 1 Aug -
Hidden 25 Jul AltLd O/S
Hidden 22 Jul Lead O/S
Tarquin 14 Jul -
Ian Stirrups 12 Jul Solo rpt As far as where it heads up right, but then continued direct into Cwm Cneifon. Wet which made it interesting at times
with Sue
As far as where it heads up right, but then continued direct into Cwm Cneifon. Wet which made it interesting at times
with Sue
Hidden 8 Jul Lead O/S
LTgoodevil 7 Jul Solo O/S https://www.wikiloc.com/mountaineering-trails/direct-approach-to-seniors-ridge-and-cneifion-arete-scrambles-38428194
https://www.wikiloc.com/mountaineering-trails/direct-approach-to-seniors-ridge-and-cneifion-arete-scrambles-38428194
Tarquin 5 Jul -
with Louvet
with Louvet
jim182 23 Jun AltLd rpt
with Zygi
with Zygi
Michael Bonallie 22 Jun Solo
LucaC 29 May Lead rpt MCI Assessment, in descent
with Client(s)
MCI Assessment, in descent
with Client(s)
jascott83 26 May Solo Good route and ideal to lead into cneifon arete. Letterbox on the left at crux rather than slabby obvious right is a good plan too. Brown slab near end is a fun traverse too.
Good route and ideal to lead into cneifon arete. Letterbox on the left at crux rather than slabby obvious right is a good plan too. Brown slab near end is a fun traverse too.
LucaC 22 May Lead rpt In descent
with Client(s)
In descent
with Client(s)
Hidden 17 May AltLd
Hidden 13 May 2nd rpt
d80f0u 11 May Solo
with Dave
with Dave
Tarquin 21 Apr -
Tarquin 28 Mar -
Mark Reeves 14 Mar 2nd Mentoring an MIA trainee
Mentoring an MIA trainee
michael burrows 27 Feb Solo rpt
MusicalMountaineer 22 Feb Solo O/S
ebutton 17 Feb Solo
lucygreenie 17 Feb Solo
Hidden 19 Jan Solo
Mike Roger ?? -
daviesp2 1 Dec, 2018 Solo Wet day out
Wet day out
freemanTom 1 Dec, 2018 -
with daviesp2, Curly Rich, GMC
with daviesp2, Curly Rich, GMC
Hidden 1 Nov, 2018 Solo
Robbriard 29 Oct, 2018 Solo O/S Ice in places.
Ice in places.
Tarquin 10 Oct, 2018 -
with phayle
with phayle
phayle 10 Oct, 2018 -
with Tarquin
with Tarquin
LucaC 28 Sep, 2018 Lead MIA practice.
with Client(s)
MIA practice.
with Client(s)
Hidden 29 Aug, 2018 -
Matt Harmon 4 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S mixture of pitches and short roping. some nice small sections
with carol, simon
mixture of pitches and short roping. some nice small sections
with carol, simon
a_m154 22 Jul, 2018 Solo
ray.allwood 10 Jun, 2018 Solo O/S
pftom 23 May, 2018 Solo O/S
DH 20 May, 2018 -
with mr neil
with mr neil
Astilath 5 May, 2018 Solo
Aled Williams 5 May, 2018 Solo
emlynroberts 16 Apr, 2018 Solo
Hidden 14 Apr, 2018 AltLd
matt_batchelor 14 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S
pnorth 13 Apr, 2018 Solo
with Darren, Tim Ewington
with Darren, Tim Ewington
Ewan Russell 7 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Johnny Schofield
with Johnny Schofield
Hidden 7 Apr, 2018 AltLd
Sophie Nunn 28 Jan, 2018 -
Jack Manfredi ??, 2018 -
with Dad
with Dad
Paul Roberts ??, 2018 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2018 -
Liam_T 19 Dec, 2017 Solo O/S Good line. Roped up for the breach as it was wet. Moved together for the rest of it.
Good line. Roped up for the breach as it was wet. Moved together for the rest of it.
Mark Traynor 19 Dec, 2017 Solo
with Liam Talbot
with Liam Talbot
EJWest 25 Oct, 2017 Solo O/S
Hidden 15 Sep, 2017 2nd β
DH 2 Sep, 2017 Solo O/S
Hidden 28 Aug, 2017 AltLd
dwc 6 Aug, 2017 Solo O/S
jim182 6 Aug, 2017 Solo O/S
with John H
with John H
Butel ?Aug, 2017 Solo
Hidden 14 Jul, 2017 Solo
mff513 8 Jul, 2017 Lead rpt
Hidden 15 May, 2017 -
Tarquin 5 May, 2017 -
Hidden 25 Apr, 2017 AltLd β
static266 7 Jan, 2017 Solo rpt
Scott Kennedy ??, 2017 Solo
tagscuderia ??, 2017 Solo O/S
Hidden 26 Nov, 2016 Solo
LJJ77 ?Oct, 2016 Solo O/S
mff513 7 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S great in fading light, gives a really good view of pen yr ole wen.
great in fading light, gives a really good view of pen yr ole wen.
RuthW 31 Jul, 2016 Solo Nice fun approach to seniors' ridge
Nice fun approach to seniors' ridge
Mark Young 30 Jul, 2016 Lead
with Ed, Vicky
with Ed, Vicky
Hidden 17 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
Harry Ellis 13 Jul, 2016 Solo Up solo down looking at short roping with James and Gary
with james gibson
Up solo down looking at short roping with James and Gary
with james gibson
Lieschen 3 Jul, 2016 Solo Suitable for 10y with basic climbing skills
with Gregory
Suitable for 10y with basic climbing skills
with Gregory
Hidden ?Jul, 2016 Solo
jalqazzaz 8 Jun, 2016 Solo
jalqazzaz 2 Jun, 2016 Solo
bentawney7 26 May, 2016 AltLd
davidibex 26 May, 2016 AltLd
quarrtman1 30 Apr, 2016 Solo
Hidden 30 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
Sophie Nunn 31 Jan, 2016 -
foostu4 2 Jan, 2016 Solo O/S
hipwell ??, 2016 Solo O/S
Allanfairfechan ??, 2016 Solo
hairy51 26 Sep, 2015 Solo
Joe Andrews 26 Sep, 2015 Solo
with hairy51
with hairy51
Hidden 19 Sep, 2015 Solo O/S
edhawk21 30 Aug, 2015 Solo O/S Not a bad day for it. Some interesting sections.
Not a bad day for it. Some interesting sections.
Hidden 1 Aug, 2015 Solo
Hidden 1 Aug, 2015 Solo O/S
jimorothy 27 Jun, 2015 Solo Pleasant. Tricky bit after the breach wall, out of a polished recess.
with Rachel Crolla
Pleasant. Tricky bit after the breach wall, out of a polished recess.
with Rachel Crolla
Jim Walton 21 Jun, 2015 Lead rpt With Lewis
With Lewis
penyolewen 7 May, 2015 Solo O/S
stevied01 12 Apr, 2015 -
lost.arrow 24 Jan, 2015 Solo O/S
Jim Walton ??, 2015 -
Hidden 29 Nov, 2014 Solo O/S
Hidden 29 Nov, 2014 Solo O/S
Hidden 27 Nov, 2014 -
Hidden 2 Nov, 2014 Solo O/S
Hidden 25 Oct, 2014 Solo O/S
Zoomer 8 Oct, 2014 Solo O/S Teaching on Advanced JSMEL.
with A Student
Teaching on Advanced JSMEL.
with A Student
Hidden 22 Aug, 2014 -
yossarian714 21 Jul, 2014 Solo O/S In descent
with John Wright, butlinpm
In descent
with John Wright, butlinpm
Hidden 16 Jul, 2014 Lead
Mark D 5 Apr, 2014 Solo
with TGreen
with TGreen
TGreen 5 Apr, 2014 Solo rpt
with Shaggy, Mark D, TomBull
with Shaggy, Mark D, TomBull
Hidden 16 Jan, 2014 Solo O/S
yelotango ??, 2014 Solo
Nick Biven ??, 2014 -
static266 ??, 2014 Solo O/S
Dravies ??, 2014 -
egor ??, 2014 Solo
with Katy
with Katy
td72 8 Dec, 2013 Solo fun but not amazing. did as approach to cnefion arete as idwal staircase our prefered route was basically a waterfall
fun but not amazing. did as approach to cnefion arete as idwal staircase our prefered route was basically a waterfall
JasonV 17 Nov, 2013 Solo as approach to cneifion arete
as approach to cneifion arete
magsb 17 Nov, 2013 Solo As approach to Cneifion Arete
with cmc members
As approach to Cneifion Arete
with cmc members
Kellz 1 Nov, 2013 2nd O/S
tomdadom 2 Sep, 2013 Solo
alpinismo.uk 12 Aug, 2013 AltLd
Simon Cahill 12 Aug, 2013 AltLd rpt Descent via Devils kitchen path.
with Jack Hockenhull
Descent via Devils kitchen path.
with Jack Hockenhull
carlh 8 Jul, 2013 Lead
with scott44
with scott44
Hidden 8 Jul, 2013 -
Rosie Henstock 29 Jun, 2013 Solo
with TGreen
with TGreen
TGreen 29 Jun, 2013 Solo rpt
with Ian p, Rosie Henstock
with Ian p, Rosie Henstock
carlh 24 Jun, 2013 Lead Led students Sophie and Chris. Practiced lowers and MIA ropework with Rusty. Mixed weather - A short, but productive, day before the long drive home.
Led students Sophie and Chris. Practiced lowers and MIA ropework with Rusty. Mixed weather - A short, but productive, day before the long drive home.
Steveb27 ?Jun, 2013 Solo
Steve Woollard 18 May, 2013 Solo
with Andy Owen
with Andy Owen
Hidden 15 Feb, 2013 Solo
More-On ?Jan, 2013 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2013 -
treesrockice 4 Dec, 2012 Solo
Hidden 7 Nov, 2012 AltLd
maxsmith 27 Oct, 2012 - scrambled up here after Y Garn East Ridge
scrambled up here after Y Garn East Ridge
Hidden 7 Oct, 2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 26 Aug, 2012 2nd
Hidden 17 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17 Jul, 2012 AltLd
HIGHTOWER 26 Jun, 2012 AltLd
morgan91 17 Jun, 2012 -
pzkeeper 26 Feb, 2012 Solo
michael burrows 5 Feb, 2012 Solo O/S and john muff, running water and some ice, good sport
with martin worthy
and john muff, running water and some ice, good sport
with martin worthy
Barrez ??, 2012 -
alan moore ??, 2012 -
Hidden 29 Dec, 2011 -
Hidden 24 Dec, 2011 -
Hidden 4 Aug, 2011 AltLd
DOVEY 13 May, 2011 Solo
with Loz / dog sneaky
with Loz / dog sneaky
bigrob 2 Mar, 2011 Lead
with ANDY MACENZIE
with ANDY MACENZIE
Rory Shaw ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
bsmedz ??, 2011 -
trish1968 20 Nov, 2010 Solo Great scramble all a bit wet, chimney was fun got a chance to use my body belaying for real.
with Sianny
Great scramble all a bit wet, chimney was fun got a chance to use my body belaying for real.
with Sianny
Sianny 20 Nov, 2010 Solo O/S great fun in the wet
great fun in the wet
ian2707 19 Jul, 2010 -
wolf.leeb 9 May, 2010 Solo O/S approach to cneifion arete
approach to cneifion arete
Weedyskid ??, 2010 Lead O/S
marc1967 ??, 2010 Solo O/S
joeydurkin 13 Nov, 2009 AltLd
centurion05 13 Nov, 2009 AltLd
matt.woodfield 24 Jul, 2009 Solo
chriswitts1 10 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S wet and miserable. Made the breach of Suicide Wall 'interesting'. Good route though
with Jen Stiers
wet and miserable. Made the breach of Suicide Wall 'interesting'. Good route though
with Jen Stiers
bigrob 20 Mar, 2009 Solo
with andy mcenzie, charlie key
with andy mcenzie, charlie key
lost.arrow 4 Jan, 2009 Solo
malc 19 Oct, 2008 Solo O/S
Boe Jailey 1 Jul, 2008 -
with Dan Chin
with Dan Chin
Hidden 5 May, 2008 Solo
fizzychewitt 16 Feb, 2008 Solo
with Joss
with Joss
Hidden 16 Feb, 2008 -
John HW 11 Nov, 2007 Lead Ex Midnight Sun Selection - Scrambling day 4 students
with Students
Ex Midnight Sun Selection - Scrambling day 4 students
with Students
simon_williams6 ?Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
Mike Peacock 26 Apr, 2007 - Beautiful day, always a fun route.
with Nick Rishton & Stefan Kolle
Beautiful day, always a fun route.
with Nick Rishton & Stefan Kolle
Sean Kelly ??, 2007 -
Hidden ??, 2007 -
Hidden 24 Dec, 2006 Solo O/S
Hidden 23 Nov, 2006 Solo O/S
John Kettle ??, 2006 Solo
Mike Peacock 14 Sep, 2005 -
with Si Oakley & Pete Early
with Si Oakley & Pete Early
Hidden ??, 2003 -
crossdressingrodney 14 Feb, 2002 Solo O/S
with Hill and Mountain Walking
with Hill and Mountain Walking
broc ?Aug, 1998 Solo
malky_c ?Jul, 1995 Solo
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 1995 -
nigehughes ?Jun, 1987 Solo
Hidden ??, 1980 Solo
Iain Thow ?Aug, 1977 Solo
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