Penamnen Groove* E1 5b
[About to do battle!, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
Something of a good old thrutch is required to climb this route. Start below a deep corner.
1) 4c, 12m. Climb the left wall of the corner until you can reach right to the grassy ledge. Belay on the right of this below the impending crack/groove.
2) 5b, 22m. Move up to the corner and let the battle commence. At the roof, move left and continue on in the same vein. Belay at the top usually in a somewhat exhausted state. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List.

Photo: About to do battle! © Dennis Wong
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This climb is in 31 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

I tried to lead P2. Should have had more than one big cam and lots of big hexes. But at least I got to the top...
dobby 200 - AltLd dog - 31/Aug/15 with kendal

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Jun/15

Gave up on the lead, so Jamie finished. Desperate!
08nbrierley - 2nd dog - 29/Jun/15 with jamie

Qureshi - AltLd dnf - 25/May/15

Ran out of juice... Need a massive cam!
adamre12 - AltLd dnf - 25/May/15 with Dan Qureshi

mike mo - 2014

Recommend taking big cams and exes! Tough climb!!!
theone - 2nd - 04/Jun/13 with Kuzma

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 26/May/13

Nick Biven - 2013

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

centurion05 - 2nd O/S - 2011 with The Reverend, Bucknole

F**ing hard work, even on second! Definite sandbag at E1.
Alexandre Buisse - 2nd - 31/May/10 with Dave E. Brown

Brown - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Alexandre Buisse

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 09/May/10

lead p1. both had a go at the overhanging fist jam crack and chickened out and ab'ed of defeated
dan ely - AltLd dnf - 2010 with terry

NeilGriffiths - 14/Jun/09 with Adam, Dave A.

top pitch
barni - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/09 with Northern

thompson1000 - AltLd - 13/Apr/09 with Barni

chedder - 2nd - 12/Apr/09 with andy woolston

Hidden - May/08

Marcus - 2008

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/07

WB - Lead O/S - Jun/94 with Stu

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/92

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Apr/92

babymoac - Lead - 25/Jul/80 with MTW

steve L - AltLd - 15/May/77 with Killer, sharpie

granitbahn - AltLd - 1974

mikej - AltLd - 12/Apr/71 with John Bickerdyke

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
James A.S Read, FreddieSmith, PanzerHanzler

Total votes cast 30
hard E20 of 11
E20 of 11
easy E26 of 11
hard E13 of 11
E11 of 11
easy E10 of 11
hard HVS1 of 11
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easy HVS0 of 11
hard 5c0 of 11
5c1 of 11
easy 5c6 of 11
hard 5b1 of 11
5b2 of 11
easy 5b0 of 11
hard 5a1 of 11
5a0 of 11
easy 5a0 of 11
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