Pinnacle Arete** E2 5b

Rockfax Description
A great route that is best used as an extension of a route on East Buttress. Scramble up to below a corner, right of the arete right of Octo, to a spike belay.
1) 5b, 25m. Climb the groove on worrying holds for 9m then traverse left on flakes towards a ledge on the arete. Move up (old peg up and right is not needed) onto the arete to a crack. Make committing moves up this then an easier traverse left leads to the base of another groove. Climb this to a belay.
2) 8m. Climb easily up then left to a stance above Octo. Scramble off right or, better, tackle the next route..... © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, Ultimate E2 ticklist, UK Lonely Leads, Alex's Wales ticklist.

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1 pitch
dan ely - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/15 with dave chew

Hidden - 2015

Dave Rumney - 2015

Dave Rumney - 2015

Dave Rumney - 2015

Approached via Jelly Roll and a scramble across the Green Gallery, felt a bit Alpine with then loose rock! There's a good spike belay a few metres up, just where the proper climbing starts. A good pitch, mostly steady but the crux packs a punch with a couple of hard moves. A bit dirty - needs more traffic. The heavens opened as I was about half way up, with a short sharp shower just after I did the crux. Did some hard moves on the traverse after the crux but think I went too high - lower down looked easier. Didn't great too wet climbing and fortunately the wet holds were large enough and the small holds mostly stayed dry, still slowed me down. Were originally going to do the Hand Traverse to finish but with the rain were happy to scramble off! White out on top, dropped too low on the skirt round the top so dropped into Cwm Hetiau (rather than the way we had come up from Ynys via Cwm Glas). Back at Ynys just before it got dark at 10pm, just under 12 hours round trip! The Corner, Jelly Roll and this. Could have done without the rain!
Misha - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Eszter

Bob - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

harold walmsley - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/13 with Richard Bissell

Dan Mckinlay - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/13

Very nice massively exposed pitch. Climbed it after doing Lithrig. Ran the 2 pitches into one monster pitch. Find the hidden holds
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Mark Reeves

Magnificent situation with good holds and mostly good gear - a hidden gem.
Mark Leicester - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13

georgedunton - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Stuart Lade

jcw - 2013

khawk - Lead dog - 08/Sep/12

Glyn - Lead - 11/Aug/12 with Sophie

soph - 2nd - 11/Aug/12 with Glyn Hudson

soph - Lead - 25/May/12 with Mandy Tee

Luke Brooks - 2nd - 23/May/12 with John Orr

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

Great climbing
owain86 - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Ben

Good route - E2 for a shortish section.
BenTiffin - 2nd - 31/Jul/11 with Owen Atkins

1 pitch. Awesome, jugs all over.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/11 with George Ullrich

givemetea - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Dan Gibson

dan gibson - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with roslyn mckendry

zukator - Lead - 2010

Seymore Butt - 2009

morganator - 2nd - 07/Jun/08 with Sophie Whyte

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2008

Marcus - 2008

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/06

mike lawrence? - 2006

Ched - Lead O/S - 1998 with Glanfor

Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/95

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead O/S - Jun/91 with George reah

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/89

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/88 with ket

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/84

Hidden - AltLd - 1984

charlesmfrench - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/83 with Alan Bennett

uphillnow - 2nd - 02/Jul/83 with charlie french

Hidden - 2nd - 1983

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

Hard enough.
Ian Jones - 2nd O/S - 1979 with Billy Jones

granitbahn - AltLd - 1978

Hidden - Lead - 1978

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 29/May/77 with John Roberts

steve L - 2nd - 28/May/77 with Pete, sharpie

mikej - Lead - 11/Aug/76 with Mike Byles

When you swing around the arete the crack is furnished with another inside making the ascent easier, thank god!
Sean Kelly - 2nd - Jul/76 with Bob Millward

petemeads - Lead - 1976

sharpie - 2nd O/S - Apr/74 with Phill Thomas

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