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[A sunny winter's day at Castle Inn, 3 kb]24m. A hybrid which is now an independent direct line. Follow the thin slab above the recess to reach a right-facing corner at the top. © ROCKFAX
lovely climb, moving up on thin holds. tricky section half way up, eases but steeper territory to finish.

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List.

Photo: A sunny winter's day at Castle Inn © Guy Maddox
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This climb is in 340 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/14

spidermonkey09 - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/14 with Ellie Fuller

Watched Noemie take a massive fall half way up, Tricky move on small holds. Top section nice but hard after that move
AGoodi - Lead - 29/Mar/14 with Noemie Perret

noemie5438 - Lead - 29/Mar/14 with Amy Goodill

twem - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/14 with Alastair

Roger Kirke - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/14 with Liam Day

alastairbegley - 2nd RP - 23/Mar/14 with Andrew Twemlow

Graham Stevens - TR β - 16/Mar/14 with Derek kenyon, Ivan guardia

Barrez - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/14 with morgan91

morgan91 - Lead - 12/Mar/14

johnwoo - Lead rpt - 08/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Jan/14

michael burrows - TR rpt - 19/Jan/14 with alexstudly, tony shelmadine

Sustained and balancy
Welly Matt - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/14

A good route. Deserves a lot of concentration
lday - Lead O/S - 2014

Tried this a few years ago and backed-off half way. Couldn't remember a thing about that attempt so this felt like an onsight.
Pete_Frost - Lead RP - 11/Dec/13 with Kin Choi

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Nov/13

A bit thin at the crux, could have done with another bolt!
JimboWizbo - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Beth

Beth-Cath-T - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/13

michael burrows - 2nd rpt - 15/Sep/13 with norman clacher

Nathaniel Larsson - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Louise Hall

Louise Hall - 2nd β - 08/Sep/13 with Nathaniel Gjoderum-Symons

johnwoo - Lead - 01/Sep/13

sputnik - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Mrs Z

Running_Board - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/13 with Jake Mason

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/13 with Matt Howard

DaveMo - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Jan

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 23/Jul/13 with john roberts

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jul/13

Reroflash in the 25 degree heat, greasy!
Luke Owens - Lead β - 10/Jul/13 with Danielle Louise Hilton

Glyn - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/13 with Amy

Dan77 - Lead rpt - 18/Jun/13 with Glyn Davidson

efrance24234 - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with ste bradley, Beth heatherington

tricky mid section.
robandian - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13 with dad

Katherine Ross - TR dog - 01/Jun/13 with James Chesmer

james chesmer - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Katherine Ross

Dan Mckinlay - Jun/13

NickyC - Lead dog - 26/May/13 with Zain Karim

SMc - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Anne

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 22/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/13

UppityClimber - Lead O/S - May/13

jamiev - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Rob from Beaumaris

herman0055 - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/13 with Andy Hogarth

air - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/13

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

wolf.leeb - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/13 with jo

just one slip on crux
bobpilgrem - TR - 19/Apr/13 with JIm

steven - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/13 with Ade

Hidden - TR β - 15/Apr/13

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13 with ross garfoot

Watched Rob so knew where the crux was and where the route went but no beta. Thought it felt soft for 6c!
catblack - Lead β - 30/Mar/13 with rob

BenRyle - Lead RP - 29/Mar/13 with Dely

Really enjoyed this one. A bit wet at the top.
Dan724 - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/13 with Becket, Charlotte, Ben Ryle, Raji Salan

BenRyle - TR O/S - 06/Mar/13 with Dan

soph - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Lindy Smith

Jack.H.92 - Lead - 02/Mar/13 with Conor

Hidden - Lead - 02/Mar/13

Hard! Found a 'short person crux' below what most people consider the crux, was there for ages especially as was cheering on Paul on the 6c next door. Cold didn't help.
col3 - TR - 02/Mar/13 with Climbing Club, Paul

kizrash - Mar/13

dale 42 - Lead rpt - 19/Feb/13 with clare loughin

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Feb/13

V v reachy!!!
Dizz - TR dog - 02/Jan/13 with Dale

Sam Melville - 2013

fletch540 - Lead O/S - 2013

Struggled with tricky move half way up, straight up to the top after a couple of falls on it.
anthonydouglas - TR dog - 06/Sep/12 with Sam Melville

BradleyWhite - Lead dnf - 28/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/12

Need to clean.
hedgehog77 - Lead dog - 13/Aug/12

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

t.c.hewitt - 08/Aug/12

Hidden - 06/Aug/12

a13x - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12 with Jordan Phethean, Jessie Harris

Jamie Degel - Lead rpt - Aug/12 with Martin Fricke (DAV Hamburg)

Lenny - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Gayle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/12

andyob - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Ste, jonny, Diggler

stemill - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Andy OB

Diggler - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Johnny

ducko - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/12 with partz

partz - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/12 with Ducko

roberts1234567890 - Lead - 20/Jun/12 with Simon Verspeak, Simon Van Dam

lewiz - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Klara Vlckova, Martin Holecek

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

anth12 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Leachy7

hedgehog77 - TR - 24/May/12

Alex.M-M. - Lead rpt - 22/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/12

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

fell making third clip grrr
caradoc - Lead - 16/May/12 with pete h

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/12

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 15/May/12 with alexstudly

insecure little footholds in the middle and the bolt is a bit high for comfort, had a sling to extend the quickdraw to protect the crux
najki_2000 - Lead β - 12/May/12 with Chris Rose

asmith37 - Lead dog - 12/May/12 with Bex Leigh

guy757 - 11/May/12

akhughes - Lead O/S - 09/May/12

Hidden - TR dnf - 09/May/12

nic42 - 2nd O/S - 05/May/12 with ric m, al

Hidden - Lead - 04/May/12

crag_hopper_Jay - Lead β - 05/Apr/12

Hidden - TR rpt - 01/Apr/12

Alex.M-M. - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/12

Onsite.
Paul1 - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Nicole

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12

totally insecure moves! should've onsighted but my legs were turning to jelly. maybe go back...
thefuturesmiles - Lead dog - Mar/12 with Ian Hawley

Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Si 2

dale 42 - 2nd β - 08/Feb/12

Matt Harle - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - 2012

cmgreenspon - 2012

Mr_Blank - 2012

Hidden - 2012

rob 528 - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/11 with Jez Hawksworth

first 6B+ onsight awesome moves
charlietorrance - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/11

wi11 - Lead β - 26/Oct/11 with Meg

Hidden - TR O/S - 26/Oct/11

dan-8990 - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/11 with AO

bpempire - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/11

Top rope flash. Great route with good sequences. Wish I had led the thing! Redpoint next time for sure.
Luke Owens - TR β - 15/Oct/11 with Paul Marchant

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 10/Oct/11 with Doddy

Hidden - Lead - Oct/11

Alex.M-M. - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/11

jason reeve - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/11 with matt

Hidden - Lead - 02/Sep/11

Woohoo!
partz - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11 with Alex Battery

Tom Cox - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11

SteveJCox - Lead O/S - Aug/11 with Tom Cox

Hidden - TR dog - 23/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11

First 6b+ onsight two hours after my first 6b+ onsight
grubes - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Vicky

vix - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with luke

Lovely route
jonleighton - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/11

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/11 with Halla, Alec

APRS - 2nd - 16/Jul/11 with Halla Parkin, Ewan Russell

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/11 with Ruth Buckberry

michael burrows - TR rpt - 11/Jul/11

ti.williams - Lead β - Jul/11

ChrisBigwood - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Mark Riley

Noodles - Lead - 15/Jun/11 with Ben Reinsch, Jill Reinsch

Bennykr - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/11 with Noodles, JB

Jillybean - TR - 15/Jun/11 with Martyn, Ben

Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 30/May/11 with Sarah Rixham, Chi Huo Cheng

Chi Cheng - Lead β - 30/May/11 with Sarah Rixham, Rachel Stater

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 22/May/11 with Ally Smith

hollybank - Lead rpt - 19/May/11 with Helen

First onsight at this grade! Lovely crimpy crux.. BTW i disagree with the grade, 6b+ max
simone.lombardi - Lead O/S - 10/May/11 with Mark Ward

in E55 Guide book is this route noted as 6b+ !!!
fr4nk - Lead O/S - 02/May/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/11

rockjedi - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead β - 25/Apr/11

RachubAndy - Lead rpt - 07/Apr/11 with Robert

whispering nic - Lead rpt - 20/Mar/11

metal arms - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/11

Shaved Atom - Lead rpt - Mar/11

Liam FLeming - Lead - 26/Feb/11 with karen dalzell

Good, bit goey on the fingers - no real crimpy warm up so that explains it. Hard section near 3rd bolt. First 6c and onsight :)
Yong_Welsh - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/11 with Dave

again, maybe a repeat. more good moves with one tricky section
ksjs - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11 with owen

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

centurion05 - 2011

Julian Wedd - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - 2011

I...I don't want to talk about it.
farmus21 - Lead dnf - 19/Nov/10 with Eugene Theron, Ryan Walker

nice delicate hard climbing with a pumpy finish
eugeneth - Lead rpt - 19/Nov/10 with Ryan mmmmm Walker, James Gray

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10

Hardest climb completed to date ! Love this route !
Ricket74 - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/10 with zac, Roger

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Aug/10

Ally Smith - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Pete Ellis

petellis - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Ally

Nick Nitro - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Tom Parker

6b+ in new guide so first onsight at the grade, not complaining with 6c though!
Tomprusk - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/10 with Nick

vinspin - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/10 with sammy

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Jul/10

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 27/Jul/10 with fran04

ritchierich - TR rpt - 24/Jul/10 with Vinny

vinspin - TR rpt - 24/Jul/10 with ritchie

Glyn Davidson - Lead rpt - 22/Jul/10 with Norman Clacher, Fran

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10

Will Williams - TR O/S - Jul/10

Kyle F - TR - Jul/10

Downgraded to 6b+ in current guidebook but I think this is a tad tougher than Cakewalk Direct
ziggytang - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/10 with Chris

CLedden - Lead β - 22/Jun/10 with partz

fantastic! didnt use the two knobs halfway up on the left, still not as hard as crosswinds
partz - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Homer

Glyn Davidson - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/10 with Fran

groovy_nut - TR rpt - 16/Jun/10 with Bob

Dan77 - Lead rpt - 10/Jun/10 with Glyn Davidson

Glyn Davidson - Lead dog - 10/Jun/10 with Dan

michael burrows - TR - 01/Jun/10 with mike doyle

McGuinness - Lead O/S - 25/May/10 with Lauren

Will definitely have to just get on and lead this one next time. Lovely moves.
groovy_nut - TR rpt - 25/May/10 with Sion

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 21/May/10

Chris M - Lead - 13/May/10 with rach d, Dan G

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

Ed F - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/10

michael burrows - TR - 12/Apr/10

ritchierich - TR rpt - 07/Apr/10 with Andy McQue, Steve Joynson

Felt pretty committing on the crux but not so bad overall, unfit so probably 6b+ not 6c as per GU guide.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/10 with Woodsy and friend

Glyn Davidson - Lead rpt - 19/Mar/10 with Sian

Hidden - Lead - 09/Mar/10

michael burrows - TR - 23/Jan/10 with margaret

Lallylandslider - TR - 23/Jan/10 with michael burrows

eugeneth - Lead RP - 22/Jan/10 with Owen

mr mills - Lead rpt - 17/Jan/10 with Elfyn (chang)

groovy_nut - TR O/S - 28/Dec/09 with Ritchie

ritchierich - TR rpt - 28/Dec/09 with groovy_nut, Vinny

vinspin - TR rpt - 28/Dec/09 with ritchie

craig d - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/09 with Mick Fox

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/09

briar4012 - TR O/S - 11/Oct/09 with Marti

fennerz - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/09 with Simon

RFWilkie - Lead dnf - 01/Aug/09

reg_measures - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with neil thomas

Hidden - Lead rpt - Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09

hepitt - Lead - 20/Jun/09 with Rob Pitt

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/May/09

hepitt - Lead - 26/May/09 with Rob Pitt

ritchierich - TR rpt - 07/May/09 with Vinny

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/May/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/09

Glyn Davidson - Lead rpt - 05/Apr/09 with Ema

Yippeee, I lead it :)
Glyn Davidson - Lead RP - 02/Apr/09 with Jayne D

Hidden - TR rpt - 18/Mar/09

Clip sticked and went up on prusiks to put a top rope. Then went up on a shunt. Got it clean 1st time :)
Glyn Davidson - TR RP - 27/Feb/09 with Shunt

ritchierich - Lead rpt - 30/Dec/08 with Owen Jones

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/08

Don't know if it was due to the hangover or not, but couldn't even get to the crux nevermind past it.
Glyn Davidson - TR dnf - 05/Oct/08 with Dan

tricky, must be doing something wrong with my feet?
Glyn Davidson - TR dog - 26/Sep/08 with Mike Doyle

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Sep/08

Impressed myself clean climbing the route. Straight forward climbing but on small crimpy holds
Jim Slater - TR O/S - 25/Aug/08 with Gavin

Technical, crimpy and lovely.
IAmAStone - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Liz Swanson

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/08 with fran04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/08

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/08 with margaret

Lallylandslider - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/08 with michael burrows

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Jul/08

steady and enjoyable
DrGav - Lead β - 06/Jul/08 with Chris

Lloyders - Lead O/S - Jul/08 with Paddy

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/08

Hidden - TR O/S - 29/Jun/08

Hidden - TR O/S - 25/Jun/08

Hidden - TR rpt - 25/Jun/08

what a sod of a climb good fun but a sod
snafu64 - TR dog - 12/Jun/08 with al

Hidden - TR O/S - 30/May/08

Lizzy Andrew - TR - 30/May/08 with Sarah Jane

I thought more like 6b - 6b+????
Tommy G - Lead O/S - 04/May/08 with Steve

peter myers - Lead dnf - Apr/08 with Colin Buxton, Tom Sylvester

Matt Vigg - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Dan77 - Lead - 2008 with Fran

barni - Lead O/S - 21/Nov/07 with Crhis zion

sonnenstern - TR - 21/Oct/07 with Gareth Thomas

Sgt. Vest - Lead β - 21/Oct/07 with gareth thomas

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Sep/07

toproped it loads of times before but decided to go for it
fran04 - Lead - 04/Sep/07 with ian rowell

Hidden - TR rpt - 04/Sep/07

ritchierich - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/07 with Phil Taggart

Hidden - TR - 27/Jun/07

Sgt. Vest - Lead dog - 20/May/07 with Ferrito

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/07

Jarin - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Martin

tumbling wizard - Lead - Feb/07

datoon - Lead O/S - 2007 with MJ & RT

Lee Proctor - Lead rpt - 17/Dec/06 with Guy Blackwood

guyblackwood - Lead O/S - 16/Dec/06 with Lee

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 28/Sep/06 with mike doyle

IOAN D - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/06 with rick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/06

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Dringo - 2006

scylla750 - TR - 2006 with dante03

michael burrows - Lead - 01/Sep/05 with brian jones

Nathan Kemp - Aug/05

michael burrows - Lead - 21/Jul/05 with nicholas Barrowclough

and wendy whitby and clinton
michael burrows - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/05 with mike doyle

michael burrows - Lead - 14/Apr/05 with mike doyle

michael burrows - Lead - 29/Mar/05 with mike hammill

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/05 with gary wood

ritchierich - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/05 with Jim Williams

Hammy - 2nd - 04/Sep/04 with Chris, Malcolm

Hidden - 2nd - 2004

phardman - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/03

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - Jun/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/03

Brown - Lead - Aug/02

michael burrows - TR - 12/Jun/01

Roget - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/01 with jon

kato'sdad - TR - 23/Feb/01 with Rob Simpson

RobSimmo - TR - 23/Feb/01 with Jon Berry

Graham Iles - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/00

zero six - Lead O/S - 2000

with pre-placed runners
CrashMat Rob - Lead dog - 31/Jul/99 with Nicky

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - 1999

petekeron - TR RP - 1999 with Alex Binks

bronsonite - Lead O/S - Jul/98 with Nathan Lawrence

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/98

smudge - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/97 with Rob

John Pickles - Lead RP - 09/Jun/97

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 06/May/97 with brian jones

Gambit - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/96 with Paula

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 11/Aug/96 with mark ryan

sdht - Lead dog - May/96

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 03/Apr/96 with brian jones

kristian - 1996

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jul/95

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/95 with steve swygart

Ched - Lead O/S - 1995 with Iolo

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Aug/94

adi bryant - Lead - Jun/94 with geordie dave, Lou, Ollie, Tim

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 12/May/94 with lola gunn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/94

Hidden - 2nd - 01/May/94

andy farnell - Lead - 1994

Hidden - 1994

steve taylor - 1994

mark-abz - Lead - 23/Aug/93 with Simon K

Hidden - Lead dnf - 08/Aug/93

Mike_T0501 - Lead dnf - 08/Aug/93

Mike_T0501 - TR dnf - 08/Aug/93

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/93 with Simon Coles

whispering nic - Lead O/S - Jul/93 with torquil

nai - Lead - 20/Apr/93 with Cal

Hidden - Lead - 19/Apr/92

innes - Lead - 1992 with Chris

Hidden - 01/Sep/91

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1991

Sean Kelly - Jul/90 with Duncan Lee

Nick Biven - 1990

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Style of ascent

Lead243 of 340 (71.5%)
Followed15 of 340 (4.4%)
Toproped53 of 340 (15.6%)
Unknown29 of 340 (8.5%)

'Climbed'86 of 340 (25.3%)
clean O/S135 of 340 (39.7%)
clean β16 of 340 (4.7%)
clean rpt66 of 340 (19.4%)
clean RP10 of 340 (2.9%)
dogged18 of 340 (5.3%)
dnf9 of 340 (2.6%)