Left Wall Direct Finish*** E3 5c
40m. Straight up top crack instead of traversing left on jugs.

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, North Wales E3's.

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Hidden - 2015

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14

Sarah Black - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Paul Black

Hidden - Lead - 15/May/14

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

sonnenstern - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Tim

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

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

Paul Clarke - Lead O/S - 1985 with Debbie Greenland, Paul Greenland

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