Scare City** E6 6a
[Pure focus, 3 kb]23m.

Rockfax Description
A good route, but it is poorly protected until you reach the letter box at two-thirds height. Start to the right of a thin flake by a blunt arete and gain the flake on the left. Layback to the spike then move up and right, past very poor gear, onto the wall. Climb this to a letter box - good cams - and head up and slightly left to finish. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
a very necky solo direct up from scare city, excellent climbing just no real gear!!

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List.

Photo: Pure focus © Emily Goodman
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This climb is in 44 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

kyaizawa - TR dog - 11/Jun/15 with Emma Reynolds

1000 tonnes moves are harder and has a very suspect flake... Scare City section is great!
wi11 - TR β - 31/May/15 with Shunt

really amazing route!!! bit run-out. in fading light no good ledges to procrastinate on!
jacob shieldhouse hadley - Lead RP - 19/Mar/15 with dad

too dark
jacob shieldhouse hadley - Lead dnf - 26/Jan/15 with dad

Licked moves but sustained. Definitely thought the shared start with 1000 Tonnes was harder than the direct continuation which ultimately had great, enjoyable moves. Almost tempted to start up Fool's Gold, reverse the traverse of 1000 Tonnes and do the Scare City finish the moves are that good!
kyaizawa - TR dog - 27/Aug/14 with Luke Cullum

oliverpcain - TR O/S - 2014

a while ago
jacob shieldhouse hadley - TR O/S - 2014 with dad

Last move felt absolutely horrible and desperate and ruins what is otherwise a good route of reasonably hard climbing between good rests.
shed_hed - TR dog - 22/Apr/13 with Dougie Swanson-Low

dswansonlow - TR RP - 22/Apr/13 with Darren McMaster

ianstevens - TR dnf - 31/Mar/13

Hidden - TR dog - 19/Mar/13

First E6. First time today. Toproped once the day before. Missed out the last 2m which felt very eliminate at that stage. I find the E5 bit much harder, the E6 bit is just a couple of very high feet. Great cam slot (3 cams !) at 2/3rds height. Used my new sky hook in earnest with a seperate rope for Nate to hold it down. Was a mighty faff for very little comfort. I think the route is reasonable safe which begs me to question the grade, but I can't say having not climbed one before. Thanks Hannah and everyone else for being up for this.
Daniel Heath - Lead RP - 16/Feb/13 with Nathan Ling, Hannah

Solo with shunt. Got it clean first time today, although I had tried in the dark once...
Daniel Heath - TR β - 15/Feb/13

Desperate but somehow i still want to lead it at some time!
richiebongo - TR dog - 09/Sep/12 with Gwen Thomson, Jon Didymus

Ground up 2nd attempt fell of the crux, the floor comes very close lol
Michael Allday - Lead β - 17/Jun/12

found it more difficult than everyone else has let on. Don't think it's one for short people like me. Stepping off the flake i found myself dynamically moving for a fairly small 2 finger crimp. I reckon with a good belayer you will just avoid groundfall after slings over the spikes at 20 ft.
vertically_challenged - TR dog - Jun/12

Headpoint, first E6, chuffed. The climbing on the wall is never desperate, good route.
willoates - Lead RP - 16/May/12 with Luke

Owen_P - 2012

jamestaylor92 - Lead RP - 23/Oct/11 with james slater

Throw a top rope on it and went down pretty easy had a second go just to much sure it was not a pluke. went home got a pad and lead it
barni - Lead RP - 15/Aug/11 with Karen, Liam fleming, seanmalone

One cheeky fall off the bit above the flake. The climbing up to the flake is the hardest.
Ed morris - TR - 29/Jun/11 with stefan

Hidden - Lead - 03/Apr/11

Great climbing but not sure about the lead.
farmus21 - TR - 03/Apr/11 with Sam Radcliffe

not ballsy enough for the lead. not very hard climbing. but not very good rock quality.
samrad - TR O/S - 03/Apr/11 with james G

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - TR dog - 06/Jul/10

Lloyders - Lead RP - 25/Jun/10 with Dave L

'Une Retro Flash'
mattyork2 - TR rpt - 08/May/09 with Sam Hamer

Brown - TR O/S - 03/Jan/09 with Harry Westaway

barni - TR O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Shoulders

HeatherF - TR - 17/Aug/08 with Jonny

I have never had such sore toes and legs after trying this!
Gibson27 - TR - 2008

Flashed it on a top rope then led it, nice one!!!!! This would be a good first E6 on sight i think.
Ed Booth - Lead - 26/Jul/07 with Ioan Doyle

tumbling wizard - Lead - Apr/07

Dringo - 2006

mattyork2 - TR RP - Nov/05 with Alistair Robertson

rapidrich - TR O/S - 19/Sep/04 with Rob

Colin Edwards - TR RP - 19/Apr/97

Mark Kemball - TR - 27/Aug/93

Thefly - TR - Feb/92

chrisdavies - TR - 1990

Trevor Hodgson - Solo O/S - 1987

Trevor Hodgson - Solo O/S - 1987

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
LJC, richiebongo, gd303uk, rustaldo

Total votes cast 44
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