Got lost but great fun. Did first pitch and belayed on the left. Then went straight up from there. Never noticed the bolts changed till past the hard smooth wall with square block. By then it was to late so I moved right to the top of the 3rd pitch belay on SMBH and then finished that route. It should be a link up cause it was brilliant. Will have to come back for the 2nd and 3rd pitches. Quality
luke glaister - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/15 with Jimmysmith1577
Great route, p3 superb. Guidebook grading all to cock. I would suggest 6c+, 6c, 6c+, 6b+
Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Ian Parnell
MrBIond - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/15 with Alex booker, Ed Teale
1st pitch. Favourite pitch on Slate so far.
mrteale - Lead β - 16/Jun/15 with MrBlond
Hidden - AltLd dog - 06/Jun/15
Another excellent route Ian, diolch yn fawr. Perhaps those of us with suppleness (or subtlety?) have an advantage on the first pitch? Generously bolted climbing on mostly solid rock.
geoff b - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/15 with Mike P & Steve L
Soft touch but superb.
pete johnson - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/15 with Al Hughes
ian Ll-J - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/15
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/14
Stefan_Morris - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with AndrewJamesCherry
Been eyeing it up all year, feels fantastic have onsighted it. Climbs really well
AndrewJamesCherry - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with stef morris
Pitches 1,3,4 Sooo good! I strung he last two pitches together and it felt so awesome. I reckon it probably pays to be tall on pitch 3 because every move is quite long. Brilliant! 1st pitch felt much easier than I expected.
dswansonlow - AltLd O/S - 02/May/14 with Darren McMaster
Led pitch 2. Great route. Would not want to be much shorter, would quickly start to get very tricky!
shed_hed - AltLd O/S - 02/May/14 with Dougie Swanson-Low
guy757 - 21/Apr/14
After completing the crux move right on the first pitch and having moved back left to the groove/aręte I then pulled on a large block - which I think moved.
Having crapped myself I climbed upward very swiftly - so I didn't hang around to inspect the hold/block. Consequently I can't say if the hold/block was really loose or if I just imagined it. My mate didn't notice anything dodgy when he seconded the pitch but he may well have used different holds.
Nevertheless I thought I should post something on here so that other people will at least be aware of the possible danger. I suspect the dodgy rock is avoidable but it would be well worth having a look at the holds on the groove/arete above the crux step right if you are abbing in to the start of the route
Offending block since removed by Ian LJ with no increase in grade. Thanks for doing that Ian
colin struthers - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/13
soph - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/13 with Lee Cooper
Tried to lead first pitch but came off in the groove
Mattlamb90 - 2nd RP - 27/Jul/13 with Ryan
spidey - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with mat lamb
Abseiled in to the ledge and then down to the bottom. Great climb in the shade from the heatwave. Recommended. It looks like we did P1 of Supermassive and P2 of Black Holes. Then we finished up Black Holes too. Good adventure.
Julian Cooper - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Ben Steel
lewisrichardson - Lead dog - Jun/13 with dad
second time through for me, felt like a few holds had gone missing! (or maybe i was feeling weak) still great. 7a, 6b+, 6c/+, 6b for me.
rustaldo - Lead rpt - 03/May/13 with Kit Perry
Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/13
Fun, soft touch for 7a
morganator - AltLd - 02/May/13 with Calum Muskett
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/13
Just climbed pitches 2,3 & 4 cause the abseil rope was too short!
Paul Collins - 2nd - 19/Mar/13 with Rory Sullivan
Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Nic Sellars
metal arms - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12
dan ely - Lead rpt - 16/May/12 with pitbull
Luke Brooks - AltLd O/S - 13/May/12 with Liam
A combination of this and black holes and revelatons. good climbing whatever we did.
willoates - AltLd O/S - 08/May/12 with John Oooooore
amazing route! good overall value at 7a, did it in 3pitches linking the last two. the climbing throughout is great, lots of thin moves between jugs.
rustaldo - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/12 with Tom
led pitch 2 + 4, led pitch 4 in the dark with head torch. amazing route! first pitch definetly felt alot easier than 7a
jason reeve - AltLd - 27/Nov/11 with dylan
mark mcgowan01 - AltLd O/S - 13/Nov/11 with Trevor Hodgson, Johnny Dawes
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Nov/11
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Nov/11
In two logical (6c+?) pitches. Led P1. Seconded P2 in the rain. Very well bolted and no really hard moves. Fantastic route, gauranteed to become a modern classic.
Alex Mason - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Owain Atkins
Great Route, strung pitches 1+2 and 3+4 together. Led 3+4. Awesome!
owain86 - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Alex Mason
Dave Turnbull, BMC - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Chris Parkin
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/11
i lead crux pitches. congrats and big respect to the bolters (Ian Lloyd-Jones and Sion McGuinness)
great effort and route, thanks very much!
dan ely - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/11 with Torqwell
Gareth led P1, I led P2-4 in one pitch. I would suggest the route to be done this way as there is an excellent belay ledge on pitch one. Good job Ian, excellent route...
mr mills - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/11 with Gareth
Hidden - 2nd dog - 04/Aug/11
A very nice route. The crux is much harder than the rest of the route, a high step up unless you have very long legs and can bridge it. Topped out at dusk. A great adventure, good effort spotting and cleaning it, Ian.
Steve Long - Lead - Aug/11 with MIke Pycroft
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jul/11
Third ascent. I think this is on the cusp of 7a rather than 6c+. I think that if 7a was your limit and you expected this to be 'alrite' you'd get a spanking. Good climbing, mini quarryman-esk. Pitch 1 and 3 are the hardest. very good
schof - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/11 with Big phil
great route, do in 2 long pitches, well bolted- thanks to the first asciensionists for all the hard work!
phil64 - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/11 with andy schofield
Awesome route. Its not as hard as looks. Apart from a couple of moves all the holes are quite big and positive. Can be done as two long pitches. very well bolted and easy to find. http://adventuresplusnorthwales.blogspot.com/2011/07/supermassive-blackhole.html
Glyn - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Calum Muskett
First Ascent an awesome and memorable adventure!
ian Ll-J - Lead - 07/Jul/11
Fantastic! Excellent climbing in a very intimidating position. Very pleased to be on the FA. (Ian did all the hard work though!)
McGuinness - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/11 with Ian ll-j