Final Solution** E3 5c
[Approaching the crux on Final Solution, E3 5c on Holyhead Mountain (although getting off the ground is just as hard)!, 2 kb]37m.

Rockfax Description
The higher of the two parallel diagonal cracks, which gets harder and harder the higher you go. Gain the crack and follow it in a sustained fashion past two pegs, to eventually make a dramatic exit into the slabby corner above. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Peg no longer there, but there is a bomber wire below.

K Neal, M Gresham 22/Apr/1984

Photo: Approaching the crux on Final Solution, E3 5c on Holyhead Mountain (although getting off the ground is just as hard)! © Gezzer
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This climb is in 64 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Ed morris - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/14 with Steve

tim newton - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/14 with rachel slater

Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/14 with Tim Newton

Brilliant line. Technical crimps lead to easy ground before the main event - steep crack. Crux tight at the top occur he crack. 1 fall only!!!! Silly
climbingrev - 2nd dog - 26/Jun/14 with Peter Ocampo

poeter210 - 2nd dog - 26/Jun/14 with Bob Wilson

james1978 - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with pam

Hidden - May/14

Watched Harry lead it so not really on sight. Found it easier than Bran Flake.
Dan724 - Lead β - 28/Apr/14 with Harry, James Williams

fell off the last moves of the steep stuff repeatedly! pumpy!
JamesWilliams - 2nd dog - 28/Apr/14 with Dan Hale

Glyn - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/14 with Amy

Felt tense and nervous starting this and despite the route not being particularly hard i inevitably got mind-blowingly pumped. So pumped I was unable to move up or down mid crux, stuck on a rubbish slopey pinch, and had to battle the increasingly limp hands and the lactic blinkers just to stay attached for about 10 minutes before autopilot eventually got me to the jugs 1 move away. Cool route and feel satisfied to not given up.
dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Darren McMaster

Nice climbing. Felt easier than Bran Flake.
shed_hed - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Dougie Swanson-Low

Dan Vaj - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/14 with James Machaffie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/14

Lenny - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Iain, James. D

dicky79 - 2nd O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Leon

Chris Reid - Lead - 01/Aug/13 with Rob Muirhead

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 04/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12

Tim M - Lead dog - 04/Jun/12 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - 04/Jun/12 with cheesesarnie

switch - Lead rpt - 05/May/12 with Leanne

wolf.leeb - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/12 with nic

mynyddresident - 2nd rpt - 22/Apr/12 with wolf

Hidden - 21/Apr/12

Start of Sai Dancing and finish of Final Solution. One fall on the despo top move. Harder than Strike on Upper Tier.
Dave Foster - 2nd - 14/Apr/12 with Si 2

Liam FLeming - 16/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Nov/11

LC - Lead O/S - Sep/11

Perhaps a lack of decent warm up or feeling tired but I was almost off the top of this. Very tricky pulling over the lip. Smallcams useful at the top.
mynyddresident - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/11 with geraint

dan ely - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/11 with sharne

Dry this time, good line!
AlistairB - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/11 with Lisa

metal arms - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 02/May/11

Hard start, then strenuous finish surmounting the final part of the upper crack.
Gezzer - 2nd - 01/May/11 with Steve Burns

Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/11

Owain Llewelyn - 2nd - 22/Apr/11 with Gareth E

kdalzell - 2nd - 17/Apr/11 with Liam Fleming

Liam FLeming - Lead - 17/Apr/11

switch - Lead rpt - 06/Mar/11 with Leanne

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Dec/10

you can rest just about the whole way up, including halfway through the crux
halfmanhalfbiscuit - Lead O/S - Nov/10

zero six - Lead O/S - Nov/10

Good route, fiddly gear, eventually succumbed right at the end owing to all the holds being soaking wet. Will return on a dry day!
AlistairB - Lead dnf - 31/Oct/10 with Lisa

phil64 - Lead rpt - 16/Oct/10

SIIICK! my anti-style..steep crackey climbing... climbed to the ledge then up to peg, back down to ledge. then went back to peg, backed it up nd then just blasted up to the groove without stopping. thats one big ol' runout..nearly fluffed final hard moves too..spicy!
Duncan Campbell - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/10 with Oli Henson

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 11/Sep/10 with Dad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10

david morse - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with siobhan

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jul/10

3 Names - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Sumee Holloway

ellis - 2nd O/S - 15/May/10 with Tom Bridgeland

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/May/10

JulesV - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Shauna Cunningham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10

nutallovertheface - Lead dog - Jan/10 with alex, Mikey

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 2010

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000 with Phil T

Ched - Lead O/S - 1998 with Ifan

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