Sub Cneifion Rib
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An immaculate trip following the beautiful barrel of perfect rock. Large belay ledges and easy escape options make this route feel less committing than its Idwal Slab neighbours and it can be a good choice if rain looks imminent. Photo on page 119
1) 30m. A 3 star pitch in its own right. Start below the pointed boulder and follow the groove, crack then slab to the bulge. Pass this on the left (tricky) and finish up the slab to a large belay ledge
2) 35m. Wander left easily to reach the next true section of climbing. Take the broad rib direct via a crack to reach the rounded-top
3) 25m. Scramble rightwards to belay below the small roof in the right arete of the rib
4) 35m. A fitting finale. Rock around the nose to a scoop. Head up and left on the front of the pillar then finish up the crack. An easier finish right can be made.
FA. J.M.Edwards 1931