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Approach by walking and scrambling up the path from the open wooden bridge crossing the river by the A4086 about a mile up from Gwastadnant.This is the downstream of two neighbouring bridges.Following the path up into Cwm Glas, past the imposing crag of Cyrn Las with the excellent Main Wall climb brings you up to the right of the arête as seen in the photo. The normal grade two route follows the right wall of the gully on the right hand side of the arête pleasantly and with some interest up to the obvious jammed boulder, which can be seen from afar.From here one can forge ahead straight up until the first barrier.A well worn rightwards traverses lead to suitable weaknesses in the defences. The crux is easy to recognise when you find it - a shallow chimney that seems to offer little for the feet. Jugs above, judicially applied pressure with the possible assistance of a toe jam on the right will overcome this without great difficulty. Above this point, the main difficulties are over, unless you take another traverse to the right and find yourself faced with an awkward mantelshelf onto a restricted platform - easier without a rucksack. Eventually, easy ground leads up to join with the main Crib y Ddysgl ridge, from where a circuit of Cwm Glass is possible to the right or a traverse of Crib Goch and descent of its North Ridge is possible. If the latter is taken, take the scree to the left before reaching the end of the ridge - easily previewed from the Clogwyn Y Person Arête during the ascent on a nice day.This is an excellent route mostly on clean rock, with interesting route finding.

Ticklists

Top ridge scrambles of Britain, Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton, North Wales Scrambles - Garry Smith (New White Book), Preparation climbs for a Cuillin ridge traverse, The Ridges of England, Wales and Ireland

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Andrew Kerrison 13 Feb Show βeta
βeta: Stay in the gulley at start and don't be tempted to stray to the right of the gulley.
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βeta: Stay in the gulley at start and don't be tempted to stray to the right of the gulley.
Georgenson03 20 Jan Show βeta
βeta: There's a particular exposed section that's "Interesting"
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βeta: There's a particular exposed section that's "Interesting"
Mikebridge 16 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Great route in good weather sound Rick all the way. Climbed a lot of steps that were harder than the crux the route books describe ( which is obvious when reached). So not sure we were on route. Fun day anyway.
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βeta: Great route in good weather sound Rick all the way. Climbed a lot of steps that were harder than the crux the route books describe ( which is obvious when reached). So not sure we were on route. Fun day anyway.
Pero 24 Jun, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Tackled all the difficulties direct. Put my rock shoes on. Would be tough in big boots. Harder than the Nose, IMO.
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βeta: Tackled all the difficulties direct. Put my rock shoes on. Would be tough in big boots. Harder than the Nose, IMO.

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Clogwyn y Person Arête (Summer)

Grade: 3 ***
(Garnedd Ugain)