This was the first mountain climb I did - date approximate - but definitely 1969. I must have been up it at least 25 times - most ascents being 1970's and 80's. Last time was when I took my then 10 year old daughter up in May 2008.
Probably my favourite route in the UK
Probably the most fun you can have on a mountain below 1000m
climbed this and descended it more times than I can possibly remember. Summer, winter, sun, rain, snow, hail, been there in all conditions.
Nice, sunny day. Late start = crowds.
But DEFINITELY start early to get the summit to yourselves.
Ascended many times over a 30 year period in all types of weather and season, never fails to satisfy. Once confronted by a Billy Goat looking down a gully at me as I approached Adam & Eve.
Completed a number of times, always a good enjoyable day, as Nanuls says it can become busy but there is enough scope to pass other groups.
I love this route because you can make it as easy or as hard as you like.
Done this a few times. You can take in or avoid most difficulties depending on whom you are with.
Typically it was a rainy day in Wales. In fact, it there was vertical sheet rain for most of the day. I'd been planning to do the Grooved Arete but it definately wasn't the day. So the north ridge proved an excellent alternative and the scrambling was good fun in the rain.
A great day, alot of ice and a reasonable amount of snow left the route very quiet for us, well worth doing. i wouldnt personally be too keen trying it in the summer as i imagine it would be packed
A fu and easy scramble up the end of a great classic little mountain. We picked out the most sporting line and had a long and enjoyable scramble.