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The Devil's Appendix*** VI 6

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[The Devil's Appendix, Mark 'Baggy' Richards climbing, January 2010, 2 kb]130m, 3 pitches. You can't miss it. The finest ice route in Wales, possibly in the UK?

Ticklists: Cold Climbs, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist.

Photo: The Devil's Appendix, Mark 'Baggy' Richards climbing, January 2010 © Mike Raine
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This climb is in 28 logbooks, and on 50 wishlists.

adie84 - 05/Apr/13

Hidden - 05/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/13

Superb day out with Simon Frost. Started early to avoid the impending thaw. The pillar had failed to touch down properly and instead it was a large ice umbrella. The whole route was in fact covered in them some being huge (biggest over 12ft). Quite spectacular and making the route some what harder than a straight up step VI. In fact it felt more like mixed VII (or French 6) than UK ice VI. Simon lead the crux moves with deft skill; which involved climbing up and behind (the initial umbrella)on thin ice then reaching up and round the umbrella to then delicately bridging on to it. Then ever so gently tap tap tap until on to more solid ground.(I ended up footless at this point due to using a stein pull for too many moves under it) The next 2 pitches were a Labyrinth of slabs/walls/umbrellas/groves that were sneaked up, around, under and over. Absolutely sublime climbing, continually varied requiring many mixed tricks (although on ice) to negotiate. Absolutely Brilliant and happy to repeat only next time when its a straight up and down chop up. ;)
A Crook - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/13 with Simon Frost

frost - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/13 with Adam

At last! Ice melting fast, the route will disappear the next day. The quality of ice could have been better. In P2, I went slightly off-route to the groove in the left-hand side before traversing precariously on rotten ice back to the route (before the crux of P2). The ice being so thin in P2, there was only one reasonable gear (TriCam) in this 50 metre pitch after the initial 10 metres - very scary! Considering this is the first ice-climb of the season, my performance was satisfactory to me.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 25/Jan/13 with Rob G

Amazing, a dream come true! Description to follow.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/13 with Phil

Finally. First ice of year.Took big whipper off the pillar - mebee time to get some monos, horizontal bi points not good on v steep v technical, very delicate, much peddaling! Handed over to Misha who cruised it. Led p2 + 3 together - 60m and still hard. Awesome.
philhilo - AltLd - 23/Jan/13 with misha

robgixer - 2nd - Jan/13

centurion05 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 27/Dec/10

Amazing route, an experience I wont forget. I lead the 2nd pitch. Very steep 1st pitch
Glyn - AltLd O/S - 26/Dec/10 with Steve Long, Calum Muskett

sam820 - 2nd O/S - 26/Dec/10 with Matt Sutton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jan/10

Great climb. Pitches 2 + 3 link with 60m rope.
stevebarratt - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/10 with Rob Bryniarski

Hidden - 12/Jan/10

Best winter route I've ever done! Been dreaming of getting this tick for 5 years, so yesterday was a dream cone true!
Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/10 with Ed Booth

Brown - 2nd O/S - 09/Jan/10 with John

Top route! Adam led the pillar. I led top two.
Ed Booth - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/10

With Baggy Richards, one v steep move followed by several steep moves for the first pitch on plastic ice. Second pitch brittle, the traverse right was thin. Thanks to Baggy for the telephone call. Cheshire cat impressions at the top.
AB1965 - AltLd - 07/Jan/10

awesome, bit thin but worth the wait!!!
phil64 - Lead - Jan/10 with owen samuels

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Feb/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/09

GuyM - 2nd - 2006 with si

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2005

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Style of ascent

Lead4 of 28 (14.3%)
Followed6 of 28 (21.4%)
Alt Leads13 of 28 (46.4%)
Unknown5 of 28 (17.9%)

'Climbed'14 of 28 (50.0%)
clean O/S14 of 28 (50.0%)