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The Axe*** E4 6a

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[The Axe, 2 kb]The amazing arete gives a magnificent long pitch for which the word 'exposed' is nowhere near descriptive enough. Photo on page 57. 6a, 35m. Climb right of the corner and make a hard pull over a small roof. Swing leftwards to a flake, then climb up to the arete above. This leads fairly directly all the way top the top. Sensational! © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Good E4s, ROCKFAX Style Top 50: North Wales, MIA logbook must haves!, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs.

Photo: The Axe © Richard Gaches
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This climb is in 69 logbooks, and on 90 wishlists.

Glyn - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Tom Skelhon

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13

Great stuff. Had to hang on a cam to remove a stuck nut under the starting roof.
Andrew Barker - 2nd - 07/Jul/13 with Si

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/13

Ed F - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Bubbles

nathanlee - 2nd β - 19/Jun/13 with James Turnbull

felt easy for 6a but still e4 for creaky flakes and some run outs. awsome route
jamesturnbull - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13 with nathan lee

dan gibson - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/13 with alice thompson

Alice Thompson - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Dan Gibson

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/13

markalmack - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with chris todd

LRob - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13

khawk - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with DT

On my Birthday :o)
soph - Lead O/S - 28/May/12 with Dan McManus

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/12

Fell off crux took a big swing on strech. clean next good
Ewan Russell - 2nd - 27/May/12 with Connor

very windy, had to climb inbetween the gusts at times. Got a nice Kalymnos esk seat rest in the middle.
mux - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Dave Almond

Warm and windy
Dave Almond - 2nd - 26/May/12 with Dave Garry

Pete Graham - Lead O/S - May/12 with Howard Lawledge

Fluffed the pull over the roof on my first attempt and ended up back down by the belay. It felt easy the second time round, although interest was well maintained all the way to the top. A great pitch.
kingholmesy - Lead - 2012 with OffshoreAndy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/11

Russell Birkett - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Murdoch J

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Guy

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

ewen - 2nd - 21/Jun/10 with neil stabbs

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Owain

Ows - 2nd - Jun/10

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Ed Brown

A taxing pitch. Lots of 5c/6a sections, a committing start, but, generally solid gear. Absolutely superb and definately one of the best trad pitches in the UK.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with George Ullrich

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

the juicy dangler - 2nd dog - 01/Jun/09 with rob greenwood

Amazing climbing
datoon - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with RT

there at bang on 6am. what a route!
IOAN D - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Mills

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/06

Out there classic of epic proportions!
Shaved Atom - Lead O/S - 2002

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2nd - Sep/00 with Nick Bullock

Just Another Dave - 2nd O/S - 1998 with Jo Bertalot

ellis - Lead O/S - Sep/97 with Ally Coull

Roget - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/96 with jon

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jul/96

sadams - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/96 with John Boyle

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/96

Hidden - Lead - Jun/96

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/95

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 01/Aug/95 with Nick Ashton

Campbell42 - 2nd - 02/Jul/95 with Chris Wilson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/95

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1995

shark - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/94 with John Codling

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/94

sharpie - Lead O/S - Jun/92 with PL

Arrived at the top of the Pinnacle about 07:00, climbed in the sun wearing only shorts. A memorable morning!
jfletcher - AltLd O/S - 17/May/92 with David Gilkes

one point of rest half way up.
michael burrows - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/90 with brian jones

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 1990

Pedro50 - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/89 with Nigel Preston

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd O/S - 14/May/88 with Luke Steer

Mike Owen - 24/Jul/84 with Eric Rooseberry

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/83

Mark Kemball - Lead - 14/Jul/83 with Dave Abbey

Ian Jones - 2nd O/S - 1983 with Super Yorkie Paul Craven

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

andy gittins - 1980

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Style of ascent

Lead44 of 69 (63.8%)
Followed18 of 69 (26.1%)
Alt Leads2 of 69 (2.9%)
Unknown5 of 69 (7.2%)

'Climbed'23 of 69 (33.3%)
clean O/S44 of 69 (63.8%)
clean β1 of 69 (1.4%)
dogged1 of 69 (1.4%)