Onsight for top bit - have done Left Wall original route before. Direct finish is well protected and not much harder.
Brian H - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/15 with kingholmesy
felt good at the end of left wall so went direct up the "true-er" line. improves the route, nice to see it makes it a grade harder to, it does add to it :). Really please to get this ticked before leaving Bangor and uni... :')
bede.west - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/15 with Henry Francis
Owain Llewelyn - 2nd - 23/May/15 with Gareth E
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/May/15
soph - 2nd - 12/May/15 with Klemen Zumer
Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Apr/15
Hidden - 2015
kingholmesy - 2nd O/S - 2015 with Brian H
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/14
Looked at escaping out right and finishing the normal way this time but it didn't look as good so continued straight up. Great route.
shed_hed - 2nd rpt - 22/Sep/14 with Rob Partridge
bigdrew - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Cam
wi11 - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/14 with Helen G
wolf.leeb - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/14 with nic
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/14 with James Taylor
Alice Thompson - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/14 with Miles
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14
Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/14
Quite sustained. i found it difficult to recover after the crux traverse and had to rest on the rope to retrieve gear and work the final few moves.
dr_botnik - 2nd dog - 18/Jul/14 with Andy
Hard until you find the pockets which make it much essayer than trying to fingerlock the crack
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 17/Jul/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/14
eel - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Liam
Sarah Black - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Paul Black
Done normal route a few times but the direct finish adds a bit - good stuff
steveb2006 - Lead - 15/May/14 with Valerie Partington
Jay.Carr - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Malin Kvist
samwillo - Lead - 14/Apr/14 with The Bear
Clemmo - 2nd - 13/Mar/14
Matt.c.Warner - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/14 with Dave
Not much harder than the original, but still harder than most E2's I've been on! Superb route though and probably better than the normal finish.
Felt great to be out trad climbing in the sun again after 4 months of rain. Have definitely lost some fitness!
Dan724 - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/14 with Ben Ryle
mr mills - 2014 with ioan d
Had seconded Left Wall a while ago, but never been on this bit. Soft.
Tom Livingstone - Lead β - 28/Aug/13 with Calum Muskett
Matt Harle - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13
Hadn't intended to do the direct finish but didn't spot the traverse off. Brill!
Justin T - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with John Mcshea
sheelba - 2nd - 17/Jul/13
Good to get this classic done. E3 finish is superb.
Daniel Heath - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/13
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/13
Better than the Left Wall finish. Incredible climb.
dswansonlow - 2nd rpt - 06/Jul/13 with jacob loyd
fluffed the last move, disco legged off the foothold. I am never going to get over the frustration, falling off the warm-up
jacobjlloyd - Lead dog - 06/Jul/13 with Dougie
had to do it again.
jacobjlloyd - Lead rpt - 06/Jul/13 with Dougie
centurion05 - 2nd - Jul/13 with patch
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13
Found out I had (unintentionally) done the direct finish when I got back to the ledge! Maybe should read the description next time! Brilliant pitch, with climbing getting more difficult the higher you get!
andyinglis - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with James Wheater, Steve Addy
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 02/May/13 with Dougie Swanson-Low
dan ely - 2nd rpt - 07/Apr/13 with dan
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/13
Bruce Houston - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/12 with Mike
Only a couple of moves, but very nice.
Ed Babs - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/12 with Iain Moodie
Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12
Wow, forgotten how good LW is.....
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with Ruth
Probably not harder than the low crux of Left Wall, for the tall
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 22/May/12 with cc
Luke Brooks - Lead rpt - 15/Mar/12 with Konrad Doyle
Hidden - 2012
dan ely - Lead rpt - 27/Jul/11 with helen
halfmanhalfbiscuit - Lead O/S - Jul/11
zero six - Lead O/S - Jul/11
dan ely - 2nd rpt - 30/Jun/11 with terry
Hidden - Lead dog - 30/Jun/11
david morse - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/11 with Dan B
dan ely - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/11 with ben (the heights)
al99 - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/11 with Andy Woolston
markalmack - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with james marjot
dan ely - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/11 with tim, tony (army)
Amazing! going to do it again... and again..
willoates - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Tim Newton
Rory Shaw - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
centurion05 - 2011
Never been up the direct finish. Not really much worse than the main crack. Perhaps better than the original.
Ed Booth - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/10
rested on the crux of direct finish. Pumped!
dan ely - 2nd dog - 11/Aug/10 with rich
greenclimb - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/10
HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 15/Jun/10 with Andy Woolston
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/10
Hidden - 2nd - 20/May/10
Hidden - 2nd - 27/Apr/10
I felt quite rusty, particularly my head was awful, but I was pleased to have managed to flash it. It was not easy but never desperate. Superb route! I did not mean to do this direct finish, but just ended up. Definitely this is the more natural line than the original!
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Doug S
Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/10
really great climbing! i was plannin on just doing left wall but saw the direct finish an thought it looked like better climbing, than escaping off left on the jugs. so thought what the hell and went 4 it.
samrad - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/10 with smallerrich
Cocked it up.
farmus21 - Lead dog - 06/Mar/10 with Rich Cannell
took a lob from two metres below the top on the direct finish ... v pumped and fluffed the move. got the move second go. fantastic climb! excellent gear all the way up. bring lots of small wires
givemetea - Lead dog - 27/Sep/09 with Hannah Heywood
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/09
Glyn - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/09 with Barni
Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/Apr/09
Rob Greenwood - UKC - 2009
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/08
tumbling wizard - 2008
tumbling wizard - 2008
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/07
Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/07 with Rich Hatton
Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/07
Tim M - 2005
finish of True Grip - adds another 5b move onto the top of Left Wall (maybe E3 5c if you're short)
switch - Lead O/S - 1997
phardman - 1989
Hidden - 1985
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1985