Llithrig*** E1 5c
[Llithrig pitch 2, 2 kb]A great, historical classic which traditionally involves a tension traverse on pitch 2. 1) 4a, 15m. Follow Sunset Crack to a stance below the corner. 2) 5c (5a), 18m. Move up and right to a groove which leads up to a ledge. Traverse right into a corner then pull up and right, following good holds to a spike. Make a very technical traverse across right (or tension off the spike at HVS 5a) to a belay ledge. 3) 4c, 15m. Move up and right to gain and follow a crack and corner to a belay. 4) 4c, 18m. Climb the corner then move left into a crack. This leads to ledges and the terrace. Escape off rightwards. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Unusual and Interesting Routes You Must Do VS- E2, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, Ultimate E1 ticklist, Alex's Wales ticklist.

Photo: Llithrig pitch 2 © Tim Sparrow
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This climb is in 164 logbooks, and on 36 wishlists.

greenclimb - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Sarah

I agree with Joe, a much better route with a tension move rather than free...ie what we did first time around!
Bulls Crack - AltLd β - Jul/14 with SP

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/14

Brilliant line, loved the downwards traversey bit
john lynch - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Tommy

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jun/14

Tried the traverse about 4 times but just couldn't work it out. Judging from photos on here, I might have gone a bit too high, but shit at slab, so whatever. Carried on to the corner instead.
Martin Bagshaw - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with Bryan Clary

Bob - 2014

Si - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

pie_eater_pete - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/13 with bwestwood

1st and 3rd
bwestwood - AltLd - 22/Jul/13

Great moves through the traverse crux. Shame about the fiddly gear on the belay after
cbeard - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Jonny Hawkins

dswansonlow - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Darren McMaster

Dougie took the first two in one and I did the third and fourth in one. Started a bit too far right so climbed up to join the end of the traverse on the first pitch. Did the pendulum move free - a little tricky. Unclipped the spike on second to avoid rope faff and make it a little more interesting!
shed_hed - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Dougie Swanson-Low

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13

Simon Davis - AltLd - 20/Jul/13 with Tim P

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

led pitch 2, highly enjoyable running it out on great rock.
AlexD - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/13 with Alasdair

Nice route. I lead 1 and 3. We went for the tension traverse method.. The 3rd pitch is lovely exposed jug pulling
James Oswald - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Mark Reeves

alasdair19 - AltLd - Jul/13

Good history and quirky pendulum/backrope option. Would feel like a better climb if it wasn't at cloggy and next to so many other amazing routes.
Olli-C - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Rachel Slater

Lead pitch 2. Fun.
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Olli Crudge

Lead P1 and 3, Mike on 2 and 4. Took pendulum swing on second pitch (HVS alt).
cathymiller - AltLd - 08/Jun/13 with Mike Peak

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13

matt.woodfield - AltLd - 08/Jun/13

Good lead by Jim-after much faffing I had to resort to the 'traditional'pendulum.Excellent sustained route- my first on Cloggy.
bobpilgrem - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/13 with JIm

John Nuttall - 2nd - 07/Jun/13 with Andy H

jcw - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Lead 1st and 3rd pitches. Great route. Climbed crux traverse free seconding with back rope from in situ sling on spike. Quite thin but ok. Rest of route HVS/VS.
Danjones - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Owen (London)

Led P2 (free) and P4/5. Good route.
Owen W-G - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Dan Jones

Led last three pitches, run together. Unbalanced route I thought.
Stig - AltLd O/S - 25/May/12 with Chris

Took the "roundhead" option!
chrishedgehog - AltLd O/S - 25/May/12 with James Rees

Owain Llewelyn - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with Dan and Kris

Stone Muppet - 2nd O/S - 23/May/12 with Owain, dan ely

dan ely - 2nd rpt - 23/May/12 with crispin, owian

First route on Cloggy. Good. Crux traverse fine if you find the right footholds.
Alex Winter - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Sam

sgl - AltLd - 28/Mar/12 with Alex

Liam FLeming - 28/Mar/12

Led p2 free. Andy ran 3 & 4 together.
kingholmesy - AltLd O/S - 2012 with OffshoreAndy

Hidden - 2012

Direct start up Serf, in 2 pitches, I led from the belay after traverse in one pitch. Had a silly slip off due to trying to reverse a mossy move to check the wire I then loaded :-)
Dizz - AltLd - 30/Jul/11 with brian

First Cloggy Route
Chris M - Lead - 24/Jul/11 with Graham R

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/11

five - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/11 with AV

me p2, john p1,3and4.
CRiddiford - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/11 with John

In two pitches. Went wrong way andd headed straight up to the main corner at the top.
Alex Mason - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/11 with George Ullrich

Got megga confused on this one. Could see the spike and the ledge but ended building a belay on the jugs, owain effectively top roped the stiff 5c move
chriscarroll - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Owain

owain86 - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Chris

4a, 5c, 4c, 4c, 4a - led P1 + P4/5
givemetea - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Dan Gibson

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

mynyddresident - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with gareth

Me P1, Glynne P2, me P3 and 4 run together
theotherpetehill - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11

robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 04/Jun/11 with Tom

tomdude - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with rob

frost - AltLd O/S - 02/May/11 with Adam, D Garry

Baltic - had intended to then go on to the axe but bailed as it was just too cold.
mux - AltLd O/S - 02/May/11 with frost, Adam

Done clean without the pendulum. Stiff move on a almost blank slab. Great
A Crook - AltLd O/S - 02/May/11 with Simon Frost, Dave Garry

Led in 2 long pitches
Billg - AltLd - 24/Apr/11 with Megan Beaumont

Lovely intricate climbing on main pitch
Tim Sparrow - AltLd - 22/Apr/11 with Piers Nesbitt

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/11 with dan ely

dan ely - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/11 with tim

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

lead pitches 2, 4 and 5
Laurence Everitt - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Cocky

adam coxsell - AltLd - 16/Aug/10 with laurence

Led 1st and 2nd pitches. 2nd free
Cowflinger - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Pete Lewis

Martin Cleaver - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/10 with Dom Selers

Using the pendulum after a very ill martin was sick all over the traverse! (sorry to the next party to follow us up)
Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/10 with Martin Cleaver

brian watson - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with scott titt

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10 with Graham Charman

Graham C - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/10 with Marti

with pendulum
Tomprusk - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/10 with Nick

Nick Nitro - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Tom Parker

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/10

Hidden - Lead - May/10

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

zukator - Lead - 2010

Hidden - 2010

soph - 2010

Rob Greenwood - UKC - AltLd O/S - 2010 with Rich Bennett

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/09

Fantastic route. Tom did really well to get the traverse clean onsight. Epic day out.
lazybones - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/09 with Tom Pearson

Luke Brooks - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/09 with Neil Pope

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jul/09

the juicy dangler - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/09 with rob greenwood

Hidden - AltLd - May/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Finished direct up the corner- felt like 5b/5c.
DannyK - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/08 with pep

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 27/Jul/08

morganator - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Sophie Whyte

barni - AltLd - 2008 with Paul James

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jun/07

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

With Pendulum Traditional Ascent !
rob1 - AltLd - 05/May/07 with Tom Martin

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

Nicos - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07 with rich howels

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

shoulders - Lead - 25/Jul/06 with andy sharp

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jun/06

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

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

epic.
Si dH - AltLd dnf - 03/Jun/06 with Kane Chandler

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/06

mike lawrence? - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006 with Al leary

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2006

sadams - Lead O/S - 22/May/04 with Hugh Cottom

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/03 with Jill Singleton

The Pylon King - AltLd O/S - Jul/03 with Fed up

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jun/03

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2002

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2002

BenTiffin - AltLd - Aug/00 with Andy Bissell

WB - AltLd O/S - 2000 with Paul

D Tempest - AltLd O/S - 2000 with Chris, Rick

Ched - Lead O/S - 1998 with Glanfor

zero six - AltLd O/S - 1998

Paul Boardman - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/97 with Iain Boardman

rob.grafton - Lead - 1997 with tony howard, Matthew Bransby, Simon Wood

Duncan I - Jul/96 with Myles Jordan

GuyM - 1996

I led pitch one and pitch three
Chris Ellis - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/94 with Dan Morgan

biggianthead - 24/Jun/94 with HT

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 1991 with Scott Titt

Hidden - AltLd - 1989

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jul/87

Melok - 1985

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 10/Jul/83 with Charlie Leverton

Soloed first pitch. Led second.
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/83 with DAVID SMITH, Alan Bennett

Since climbed on several occasions(led all pitches)
David Smith - AltLd - 02/Jul/83 with charlie french, Al Bennett

babymoac - Lead - 24/May/80 with MTW

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

Hidden - 1980

RichardMc - Lead - 25/Aug/79 with Paul Richards

Led p2 (with lasso & pendulum as per guide, HVS, 1 pt, 1976 guide)
Pete Nugent - AltLd - Jul/79 with Pete Harris

With Frank ?? Done with the lasso.
Brian Wilderspin - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/78

Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/78

granitbahn - AltLd - 1978

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1978 with Psycho Mike from the Chester club?

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1978 with Dave Westby

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 15/Oct/77 with Jim Worthington

Misty!
Sean Kelly - AltLd - Jul/76 with Bob Millward

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/76

Mike Owen - 24/Apr/76 with John Roberts

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Apr/76

petemeads - Lead - 1976

sharpie - Lead O/S - Jul/75 with PL

Bolt Phobia - Lead - 13/Jun/75

Steve Woollard - Lead - 1974 with Doug Adams

But we did it with the pendulum - nowhere near 5c!
pneame - AltLd - 1973 with Eric Holligan

We had a good day, but a team of our climbing mates (GMW & WFH) were successful on Great Wall over to the right.
mikej - AltLd - 02/Sep/69 with Chris Fitzhugh

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