Silhouette*** E2 5c
[Starting Silhouette, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
A great direct version to Scorpio, sharing its middle section. P2 is long, so take a large rack. Hard for the grade.
1) 4b, 20m. As for Scorpio but move right to a stance below the wall.
2) 5c, 45m. Climb a thin crack to reach the groove of Scorpio (possible belay). Follow Scorpio to a peg, then take the crack on the left to an overlap. A long move round this leads to another easier crack, follow this to the top. © ROCKFAX

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

Photo: Starting Silhouette © Dennis Wong
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This climb is in 108 logbooks, and on 19 wishlists.

chris gooder - 2015

Hidden - 2015

Lead P2.
mattnuttall - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Andy Wilson

Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Matt Nuttall

RCrockford - 2nd - 26/Jul/14 with Mike B

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/14 with Gwen

fatrob led first 5c bit and I led the second. Hard, much harder than Scorpio
mike lawrence? - AltLd - 24/Jun/14 with FatRob

GPN - 2nd β - 21/Jun/14 with Misha

Misha - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with George

Class. 1 big pitch. Very safe sustained e2 climbing. Perfect.
LRob - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14

Rob Pitt - 2nd - 17/Jun/14 with Lee Roberts

MONKEY78 - 15/Jun/14 with adam ellwood

Bob - 2014

Frank the Husky - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

Started on Scorpio into Silhouette
JulesV - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Shauna Cunningham

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

led pitch 2 + 3 together, really nice, great holds, loads of chance to rest between tricky bits. long reach fine once feet are sorted!
AlexD - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/13 with Alasdair

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jul/13

drysori - 2nd - 17/Jul/13

Dan Mckinlay - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13

P2 amazing route! take lots of nuts and draw !!
wi11 - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Brian

NickJH - AltLd dog - 10/Jul/13 with LiamG

frost - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with D Almond

Dave Almond - AltLd - 07/Jul/13 with Simon Frost

Led the 4b approach pitch of Scorpio, then James led to the top in one big pitch. Amazing climbing, but really sustained. No easy moves anywhere!
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with James Oswald

Fell off stupidly when my foot slipped on some wet rock when downclimbing low down on the route... Then got back on the route and almost fell off on the crux when very very pumped... Luckily managed to hold it together and get through to the jugs. Amazing but very sustained route, lots of hard moves!
James Oswald - Lead dog - 07/Jul/13 with Colin Angus

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/13

alex led crux
alasdair19 - AltLd - Jul/13

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

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

markalmack - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with chris todd

No need to spilt last two pitchs if you take 15 quickdraws and plenty of wires
wolverine - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Chris Coleman

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/13

Derek Ryden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Mike Pycroft

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

Led pitch 1
georgedunton - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Stuart Lade

soph - Lead O/S - 28/May/12 with Dan McManus

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

crux moves were safe but pushy. Softouch?
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Connor

Led main pitch. Stunning.
Stig - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Chris

chrishedgehog - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with James Rees

Bubbles led upto the ledge belay. Did in one long excellent pitch! A bit go-ey for E2 but quality!!
Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 25/May/12 with T.Ripley

Howard Lawledge - Lead - May/12 with Pete Graham

Pete Graham - 2nd - May/12 with Howard Lawledge

Hidden - 2012

Owain Llewelyn - 2nd - 12/Jul/11 with Gareth E

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/11

A proper fight all the way up.. took hours but was worth it. Cheers for the patient belay pete!
Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Pete

Too cold after the endless belaying to climb this clean.
petellis - 2nd dog - 02/Jul/11 with Rock and Dole

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Done after a days work.
Rob Greenwood - UKC - Lead O/S - 2011 with Helena Robinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10

Took a couple of falls before getting this. Good to have a tussle - just imagined it would be on something a bit harder! Great pitch.
gforce - Lead dog - 15/Aug/10 with Kath

Linked pitches
Cowflinger - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Pete Lewis

Led VS 1st pitch. 2nd MUCH harder!
Kirk - AltLd - 22/Jun/10 with P Harris

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jun/10

top two in 1 nice
barni - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with luke

Luke Brooks - 2nd - 20/Jun/10 with Barni

simonp - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with Annelies Sarrazyn

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/May/10

gibbered most of the way and took a long time to man up on the crux but glad i stuck with it
tomhull - AltLd O/S - 23/May/10 with matt harris

feilx - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Heather

seconded adam up the main pitch. Even better that The Troach, the main pitch was beautiful climbing. Good effort Ad!
Ed Booth - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/10

Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Ed Booth

Aaron Lines - 2nd - 2010 with sue hazel

reg_measures - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with timmy elson

nutallovertheface - AltLd O/S - Jun/09 with John

Seymore Butt - 2009

datoon - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with RT

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/07

a_radiohead_fan - Sep/06

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

chris j - AltLd dog - 04/Jul/06 with Ben Bradford

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/06

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/06

Bern - 2006

WB - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/05 with Jim

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jul/05

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - Jul/05 with Ash

sadams - AltLd - Aug/03 with Eric Hildrew

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/99

Hidden - Lead - 1998

Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 12/Apr/97 with Jon Sykes, Muir Morton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/96

David Smith - 2nd - 29/Jun/95 with Mark Gray

Campbell42 - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/95 with Chris Wilson

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jun/91

Hidden - AltLd - 04/May/90

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1990 with bernie bradbury

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jun/88

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - Jul/87 with Mark Hounslea

Hidden - 2nd - 09/May/87

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jun/86

Hidden - 1985

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/83

Ian Jones - AltLd O/S - 1983 with Tom Jones

Mike Owen - 25/Jul/82 with Elaine Owen

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

steve L - AltLd O/S - 21/May/77 with sharpie

sharpie - Lead O/S - May/77 with Steve lewis

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