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The Boulder*** E1 5a

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[Enjoying the Boulder, 2 kb]A notch harder than its left-hand companion, it features a superb and exposed traverse across the face. 1) 4c, 15m. As for Left Edge. 2) 5a, 30m. Follow the gently-rising traverse line delicately rightwards. Move up to a stance just left of the corner. 3) 5a, 15m. Climb into the corner (The Black Cleft) then pull up and around the overhang above to a belay. 4) 25m. The slabby gully leads to the top. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, UK Lonely Leads, Ultimate E1 ticklist, Alex's Wales ticklist.

Photo: Enjoying the Boulder © Luke Brooks
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 74 logbooks, and on 21 wishlists.

Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/14 with Matt Nuttall

Wet on Andy's P2...
mattnuttall - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Andy Wilson

P1&2 in one. Steady climbing but bold
wi11 - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Will S

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 - AltLd - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Good traverse with nice moves. Good for gear placement practise on the top pitch.
nicole almond - AltLd - 21/Jul/13 with Dad

Dave Almond - AltLd - 21/Jul/13 with Nicole Almond

Diggler - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with andyob

Great climb, takes less gear than I thought it would, very grassy at the end of second pitch and belay placement are few, and lots of loose rocks around.
andyob - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Diggler

Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Mike

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 19/Jul/13

alasdair19 - AltLd - Jul/13

jcw - 2013

Reached a wet section on the traverse pitch a few metres from belay, scary.
Alex Mason - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11

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

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

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Climbing straightforward but you don't want to fall off!
Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 03/Sep/10 with Dad

barni - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Comrad, luke

Luke Brooks - AltLd - 19/Jun/10 with Konrad Doyle, Barni

Led 2nd (crux) pitch and last pitch.
dave657 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Mike

Bubbles got crux pitch :( I got cold belaying him then he got cold...no more outes done after :( cool route though!
Duncan Campbell - UKC - AltLd O/S - 26/May/10 with Bubbles

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10

scary traverse and lots of loose on the steep second pitch, great climb
tomhull - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with matt harris

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

Hidden - AltLd - May/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Nicos - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with frazer

L pitch 1 & 3
Joe Dove - Lead - 29/May/08 with kev

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2008

chris j - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/06 with Ben Bradford

Led P2&4. John did the Moscow Variation for P3. Afterwards, walking back down the Eastern Terrace, we both detected a strong smell of pipe tobacco... but no one else was around. Longland's ghost?
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/06 with Johnny

frost - AltLd - Aug/05 with D Garry

mike lawrence? - 01/Jul/05 with Alex B

BenTiffin - AltLd - May/05 with Andy Bissell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/01

NeilGriffiths - Lead - 2000 with James Hubbard

zero six - AltLd O/S - 1998

led 1st pitch
michael burrows - AltLd rpt - 25/Sep/97 with richard parry

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

biggianthead - 14/Sep/96 with C

Duncan I - Jul/96 with Myles Jordan

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/96

David Smith - Lead - 29/Jun/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/95

PeteCheung - AltLd - Aug/91 with Bill

Hidden - 2nd - 1990

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead O/S - Jun/89 with Jean Williamson

Hidden - AltLd - 27/May/89

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jun/88

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/87 with karl harrison

Nice fall at the top overlap gave me more oompa.
howifeel - AltLd - 1987 with Morgan

Melok - 1985

charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/83 with Nick

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

Massively over-hyped.
Ian Jones - AltLd O/S - 1979 with Little Pete from Aber Uni.

granitbahn - AltLd - 1978

steve L - 1977

mikej - Lead - 14/Aug/76 with Mike Byles

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 10/Jul/76 with Dave "Hamish" Wilkinson

Bolt Phobia - 2nd dnf - Apr/76 with Martyn Hurn

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Voting
Total votes cast 52
hard E20 of 18
E20 of 18
easy E20 of 18
hard E14 of 18
E113 of 18
easy E11 of 18
hard HVS0 of 18
HVS0 of 18
easy HVS0 of 18
hard 5b0 of 17
5b0 of 17
easy 5b8 of 17
hard 5a2 of 17
5a6 of 17
easy 5a1 of 17
hard 4c0 of 17
4c0 of 17
easy 4c0 of 17
3 Stars13 of 17
2 Stars4 of 17
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 74 (2.7%)
Lead13 of 74 (17.6%)
Followed4 of 74 (5.4%)
Alt Leads34 of 74 (45.9%)
Unknown21 of 74 (28.4%)

'Climbed'44 of 74 (59.5%)
clean O/S28 of 74 (37.8%)
clean rpt1 of 74 (1.4%)
dnf1 of 74 (1.4%)