Rockfax Description
A magnificent, long crack-line that defines the right-hand edge of the Great Wall. Start on the grassy terrace below the crack that bounds the Great Wall on its right.
1) 5a, 25m. The Drainpipe Crack is often wet. This leads to a stance on the ramp on the right. Big cams can help with the unnerving start and provide benefit beyond.
2) 5c, 38m. Move back left and continue up the increasingly-steep crack to a grassy ledge.
3) 5a, 20m. Climb the corner (tricky) then easier cracks to the Eastern Terrace. © Rockfax

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, North Wales E3's, Alex's Wales ticklist, Ultimate E3 ticklist.

wi11 16/Jun AltLd O/S

Stunning climb! No hard moves

with Emma T
Alex Mason 12/Jun Lead O/S

P1 + P2 strung together with 60m ropes. A much better climb this way. Fantastic line.

James Oakes 11/Jun AltLd O/S

Lead top pitch

Ram MkiV 11/Jun 2nd O/S
with noaks, Al
Hidden ??/2015 AltLd
Hannes B 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S


with wil
drysori 26/Jul/14 AltLd

Led P1 and 3

mes32 02/Jul/14 AltLd

Led P1 which was a bit scary. P2 very hard work with rucsac. P3 crazy contortions.

with Wilki
chrishedgehog 30/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

CH: P1 JR: P2 +3. Pitch 1 was almost completely dry so it was less of a drainpipe, more a lovely *** VS in it's own right. P2 pumpy with lots of good holds, some nearly rests, no actual rests and did I say pumpy? I did spend a lot of time wiggling gear out though. Impeccable quality route.

with James Rees
Stig 30/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led P2+3. Battle all the way for me, not fit.. Didn't find it particularly restful at any point. No discernible crux though.

with Chris
Duncan Campbell 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2 - brilliant climbing very reminiscent of The Strand at Gogarth, and as good! Slightly harder moves and less opportunities for gear makes this a little harder than the strand though it is still a soft touch for E3...

with Hazel Findlay
simon kimber 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
alexjz 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Lead P2 such a brilliant pitch. Felt steady. P1&3 very soggy

with George Ullrich
Bob ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Hidden 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
jamesturnbull 23/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with will sim
Glyn 21/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Tom Skelhon
Simon Davis 19/Jul/13 AltLd
with Tim P
Hidden 17/Jul/13 Lead
Stuart_Burbidge 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Lead 1 + 3

dswansonlow 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

first and last pitches.

shed_hed 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Led the middle pitch. Felt quite steady with ok rests between good gear.

HAJ Francis 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Lead P2, pumpy climbing but good rests and good gear, so not too bad.

Lenny 10/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

lead 2nd pitch

with Steve
thebigeasy 01/Jun/13 Lead

Great route but could do with seeing some more traffic as very dirty. Lots of lichen on the second pitch but great fun and great position on the wall.

Howard Lawledge ?/May/12 Lead
with Pete Graham
Pete Graham ?/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Howard Lawledge
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 22/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Luke Brooks 04/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Led P2

with Owain
frank ramsay ?/Jun/10 AltLd

superb sustained laybacking fun on good holds.

Ows ?/Jun/10 AltLd
Hidden 26/May/10 AltLd
feilx 22/May/10 Lead O/S
with Heather
datoon 22/May/10 AltLd O/S
with K
khawk 22/May/10 AltLd O/S
with DT
soph 01/Jan/10 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2010 Lead O/S

P1 + P2 climbed as a single 60m pitch

with Kat Spinney
morganator 07/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 10/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Andy Cave
dan gibson 10/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/06 Lead
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/Jul/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1999 -
Hidden 28/Jun/95 AltLd
shoulders ?/Jun/94 2nd O/S
Mike Owen 16/May/92 AltLd rpt
with Al Phizackerlea
uphillnow 08/Sep/91 Lead

Led whole route. Whilst on crux a leader fell off first pitch of Vember

with john stanger
Billg ??/1991 Lead O/S
with Jon Barton, Dave Gregory
michael burrows 13/May/90 AltLd O/S

led 2nd pitch

with brian jones
charlesmfrench 18/Jun/88 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch.

with Tony Lewis
Hidden ??/1985 -
Dave Musgrove 06/May/84 AltLd

It felt as cold as November!

with Kim Greenald
Hidden ??/1984 AltLd
Ian Jones ?/Sep/83 Lead O/S

After Pistolero this felt like a path. Maybe it is.

with Chris Gore
Hidden 31/Aug/83 Lead
Mark Kemball 05/Jul/83 AltLd
with Matt Boyer
Hidden ??/1983 Lead
sharpie ?/Aug/80 Lead O/S
with John Harwood
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
andy gittins ??/1980 -
Hidden ??/1980 -
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