Scorpio** E2 5b
[Colin sauntering up the 'blind' flake., 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
A winding route which tackles the impressive wall between Pedestal Crack and The Corner. Great sustained climbing leading to a thrilling climax high on the wall. Start by scrambling up to below Pedestal Crack and start just right of this at a rib.
1) 4b, 20m. Climb the rib for 8m until you can head right into an easy groove. Follow this up and left to a stance on the top of the pedestal.
2) 5b, 40m. Move right along a ramp/ledge to a groove then climb this to a hand-traverse. Move right along this then up to a ledge. Climb upwards steadily until a move right gains a blind flake. Sprint up this to finish. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Ultimate E2 ticklist, Alex's Wales ticklist.

Photo: Colin sauntering up the 'blind' flake. © mike lawrence?
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This climb is in 59 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

P2. Bloody amazing especially the finish - one of the best pitches I've ever done!
Gudge - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/14 with Leon Winchester

Lenny - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/14 with Chris

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jul/14

Top wall is great! Nice to climb in the sun!
nathanlee - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Anna Gilyeat

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/14

I lead the first HVS pitch, bodged the crux on my first attempt so lowered off and climbed it solidly on my second try. I found the E2 pitch absolute nails and the crux sequence very difficult to read. I needed a short rest on the ropes before blasting through. An amazing piece of climbing in a very intimidating situation.
Mr. K - AltLd dog - 21/Jun/14 with James Oswald

Kyle lead P1, I lead P2. P2 has a mildly bold start, then the traverse is a little strenuous but not too bad. Then the first hard section on Silhouette up the groove is tough but much easier because I'd done it last year. The final section is pretty runout, but it gets a bit easier as it goes. Lovely!
James Oswald - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Kyle Wood

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/14 with rachel slater

Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/14 with Tim Newton

Bob - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13

Lead pitch 2. Great climb!
Stuart_Burbidge - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Henry Francis

HAJ Francis - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13

ian caton - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Abi

Led P2
Abi Chard - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Ian

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/13

Really fantastic climb but the top blind crack is not the crux which was a relief!
mike lawrence? - Lead - 09/Jul/13 with Colin

P1 - climbed rib to right of pedestal crack as crack was wet. Climbed after work, first trip to Cloggy
wi11 - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Ben

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

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

Fantastic and well-protected wall climbing.
Mark Leicester - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/13

tres bon!
markalmack - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/13 with chris todd

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

georgedunton - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Stuart Lade

jcw - 2013

Luke Brooks - 2013

Never found the thread described. Blind flake is relatively easy to protect.
Dave Rumney - Lead - 27/May/12 with Tanya Milner

very windy on wall, and was bit concerned about ropework. very good climb, bold upper section unless you escape out right.
manwithacam - AltLd - 26/May/12 with Mike R

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 14/Jul/11 with Dad

P1 5a, P2 5b - led P1
givemetea - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Dan Gibson

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

Cracking route. Difficult middle bit.
frank ramsay - 2nd - 03/Jul/11 with Dave Turnbull

Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Frank Ramsey

dan ely - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with terry

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/10 with Harry

datoon - 2nd O/S - 22/May/10 with K

khawk - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with DT

soph - 01/Jan/10

Seymore Butt - 2009

Pete Graham - Lead - 27/Jul/08 with Rick Graham

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/05

Rich Kirby - 2nd - Jul/05 with Ash

tom.e - 2nd O/S - Aug/04 with Charlie Everett

found the blank groove quite tricky.excellent
dickypips - Lead O/S - 2002

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/96

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/95 with richard parry

Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/95

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jun/93

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 16/May/92 with Al Phizackerlea

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/88

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/86

Hidden - AltLd - 1984

uphillnow - 2nd - 19/May/80 with john stanger, Al Bennett

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

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

steve L - 2nd - 26/Jun/76 with sharpie

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

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