Yellow Crack* HVS 5b
[Yellow Crack,Carreg Wastad, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
A big tough crack for big tough climbers!
1) 12m. Climb the lower groove of Shadow Wall to the first large tree, belay.
2) 5b, 30m. Step right and launch up the steep corner-crack to a ledge. Step right into a groove then back left to follow Shadow Wall to its tree belay. Most people abseil off this.
3) 8m. As for the final pitch of Shadow Wall. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List.

Photo: Yellow Crack,Carreg Wastad © caradoc
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This climb is in 71 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Led p2
MD - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/15 with Jo

I led P2.
eduardo - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/15 with Mark H

Led p1
Happy Wanderer - AltLd - 26/Sep/15 with Mike D

bren lead in one big pitch. went up the left hand crack (not the big wide one) then at the top stepped right instead into zangorilla lower down for a few moves and followed straight up for a harder finish up the shallow corner to the final ledge of shadow wall via some thin hand jams probably making the route more like E1
JamesWilliams - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/15 with bren

soph - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/15 with Ruth Bevan

DubyaJamesDubya - 2015

Felt pretty brutal to me. couldn't get my fist into the crack and ended up falling off. Em lead up to the top of the crack then I did the top part so done in three pitches
sheelba - AltLd - 15/Nov/14

climbing as a mock client for BMG candidate
quarrtman1 - 2nd - 26/Sep/14 with Tom and Steve

khalidq - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Andrew Rembrandt

Scrambled up to the Holly tree then climbed the route in 1 pitch. Quality climbing, worth at least 2 stars (not sure why it only gets 1 in the guides?). Perfectly safe and well protected, unless, like us, you turn up with a number 4 dragon cam as your biggest piece. In which case, be prepared for 5m run outs between shit cams and periodically moving the gold number 4 up with you as you climb!
Dan724 - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/14 with Adam Revill

adamre12 - 2nd RP - Jul/14 with Dan Hale

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/14

climbed as one pitch to the tree at the top.
Ally Baba - 2nd - 19/Jun/14 with Gav Swinton

Si - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Brilliant route. Great line, lots of different interesting sections, good holds, good protection. Should have 3 stars!
Stroppy - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/13 with Sam Husband

Sam Husband - 2nd O/S - 24/Nov/13 with Ed

Nice climb, slightly bold 1st pitch. 2nd pitch easier than it looks.
tracyclimber - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13 with neiloutdoors

tracyclimber - Lead - 25/Jun/13 with neiloutdoors

Ended up climbing P2 of this as a harder substitute of P1 of Shadow wall. Accidental and didn't realize at the time. Gripping climbing for what I thought was 4a. Good times in the mountains.
Oliver Branagan - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13 with Lydia R

Hardcore Pat - Lead β - 25/May/13 with Sir William of pettitsmith

Did it in 2 pitches; I lead P2, Mike did the crack
Rollo - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with Mike

neiloutdoors - 2nd - 25/May/13

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with Roly Chuter

Olli-C - 2nd - 27/Apr/13 with Andy Hall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

Nick Biven - 2013

The horror, the horror... Brilliant pitch, took my first leader fall halfway up. Unfortunately it started raining as I got to the top so Ed couldn't follow so had to ab for the gear.
Binder - Lead dog - 09/Sep/12 with Ed H

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/12

caradoc - AltLd - 20/May/12 with john b

Adrianw - 2nd - 06/May/12 with Neil Morbey

At the crux my right arm was completely jammed (horror...), and so I had to place high gear, took a weight off and took it out (it still took 5 minutes!). Anyhow what a fantastic route!! Definitely 3 star and it rivals any HVS route in North Wales IMHO.
masa-alpin - Lead dog - 05/May/12 with Lee P

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead - Aug/11

EmileCilliers - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/11

good Fun, not as brutal as first thought!! :D
Bennykr - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Noodles

Looks more brutal then it really is! Get amongst it
Noodles - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Ben Reinsch

dan ely - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/11 with danjonesukc

Good route and mostly well protected, except section just below junction with shadow wall.
Danjones - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/11 with dan ely

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10

Sankey - 2nd - 17/Apr/10 with Jon

jshields - AltLd - 17/Apr/10 with Steve Ebbens

Liam FLeming - 13/Apr/10 with nick

Ows - AltLd - Jul/09

michael burrows - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/09 with norman clacher

Carly - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with sophie

Lloyders - Sent - 2009

Pete Graham - Lead - 26/Jul/08 with Rick Graham

Sgt. Vest - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/08 with toby vye

Hjort - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/08 with William Malcolm

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jun/08

barni - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with ronnie

Hidden - Lead - 06/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07

Lead P2 - Unsure if correct crack line followed.
OffshoreAndy - AltLd - 30/Aug/07 with UKC Rob Greenwood

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/06

ritchierich - AltLd O/S - 2006 with Phil Taggart

Mark Riley - AltLd O/S - Jun/03 with Stuart Greenall

Hidden - Lead - 1998

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/96

Ched - Lead O/S - 1995 with Glanfor

Marti999 - Lead - 19/Jul/92 with anthony

Dave Rumney - 1992

Hidden - Lead - 14/Oct/90

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jul/88

Hidden - 1988

Hidden - 1984

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Total votes cast 39
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