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West Buttress Eliminate*** E3 5c

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This superb climb takes the most direct line on this side of the West Buttress. Eliminate in name but certainly not eliminate in nature. Start below a red groove. 1) 5c, 35m. Climb the groove until you can move across the right wall and up to ledges. The groove above leads up with difficulty over a bulge to the base of the White Slab. 2) 5b, 40m. Climb the groove on the right-hand side of the slab. Belay on a flake. 3) 5b, 40m. Walsh's Groove. An amazing pitch requiring back-and-foot techniques. Very strenuous. Belay on White Slab. 4) 5a, 35m. Move left then up to a ledge (possible belay). Step left and climb the continuation of Longland's slab to the top. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, North Wales Rock Graded List, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, Alex's Wales ticklist.

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This climb is in 67 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14

Nick Wallis - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/14 with Tom Holdsworth, Tom Bridgeland

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/14 with KM

P2 and P4. Old skool
Tom Livingstone - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with John Orr

lead first 3 pitches, dry enough and a bit cleaner after our ascent.
jamesturnbull - Lead - 16/Jun/14 with tom grant

Route was pretty wet, in particular Walsh's Groove which was thick slime so we had to skip altogether and did white slab instead. Lead pitches 2&4.
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 16/May/14 with James Moneypenny

mike mo - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

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

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

Lead first and third pitches. First is a bit sparse on gear in the top half. Walsh's groove surprisingly short.
mike lawrence? - AltLd - 17/Jul/13 with FatRob

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/13

lukehunt - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Tom Ripley

tim20 - 2013

Good introduction to Cloggy, I think, very enjoyable. Walsh's groove is brilliant - not as much of a struggle as I'd expected but my thighs were burning by the top!
Nick Russell - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Charlie Beard

Lead P2 and 4. Really exciting and varied climbing throughout. Got pumped on the first pitch with a backpack and fell, so repeated. Walsh's Groove was a unique experience!
cbeard - AltLd rpt - 02/Jun/12 with Nick Russell

Luke Brooks - AltLd O/S - 29/May/12 with Will

First three pitches all decent, quite a few loose bits. on the first and last pitch mainly.
willoates - AltLd O/S - 29/May/12 with Luke

led p1 and 2 then backed of as walsh's groove crack was full of slime. All of a sudden got very sick of climbing on wet dirty rock. disapointing reatreated up the hvs
dan ely - Lead dnf - 24/May/12 with tony (army)

Pete Graham - AltLd O/S - May/12 with Howard Lawledge

Hidden - 2012

Rob Greenwood - UKC - AltLd - 2012 with Alex Haslehurst

Led P1 & P3. Both were hard pitches. First one has some very run-out climbing, although retrospectively there was a cam slot (2.5) which I couldn't utilise so maybe its not too bad. Walsh's groove was wet, dirty and intimidating but it climbed easier than it looked like it would. Amazing route varied and high quality.
Alex Mason - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Duncan Campbell

Led P2 and 4+5. Pitch 1 is tricky and bolder than I expected. P2 seems more like E3 5c and is a bit run-out, not the pitch I expected, though it looks like there is some rock-scarring so maybe a hold has been lost? The Walsh's groove was a fantastic tussle! Brilliant route! Hard for E3 and sustained to boot.
Duncan Campbell - UKC - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Mason

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

GeoffG - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Couldn't do Walsh's Groove because it was too wet!
datoon - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with K

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

barni - AltLd O/S - Jun/09 with kaff

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/06

Mike got the akward 'shoulder' pitch.
Brian Rodgers - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Mike Grant

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/04

sadams - AltLd - Aug/03 with Eric Hildrew

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/99

phardman - 1997

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/96

richparry - 1996

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/95

Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 02/Aug/95 with Julian, Nick Ashton

Campbell42 - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/95 with Chris Wilson

Cowflinger - AltLd - Jun/95 with Jason

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/94

damp
WB - AltLd O/S - Jun/94 with American Nick

Hidden - AltLd - 09/May/93

Led 1st, 3rd amd 4th pitches. Great route...Walshes Groove was damp and interesting.
Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/92 with Andy Mackay

Billg - Lead O/S - 1991 with Jon Barton, Dave Gregory

led 2nd half of pitch 1 and pitch 3
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/90 with ket

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd O/S - Jun/90 with John Mckeever, George reah

lead pitch 1,3 and 5
David Smith - AltLd - 27/May/90 with john Aylewood

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

Melok - 1985

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/83 with Nick

One of the earlier routes I did at Cloggy. Didn't find Walsh's groove to be too bad.
Bob - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/82 with M. Lynch

Mike Owen - 24/May/80 with Elaine Watson

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - AltLd - 29/May/78

Mark Kemball - Lead - 15/Oct/77 with Sarah Bridge

I got to lead the Walsh's groove pitch - strenuous but well-protected - a wonderful route.
petemeads - AltLd O/S - May/75 with Mick Brady

sharpie - AltLd O/S - 1975 with Phill Thomas

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Style of ascent

Lead11 of 67 (16.4%)
Alt Leads39 of 67 (58.2%)
Unknown17 of 67 (25.4%)

'Climbed'32 of 67 (47.8%)
clean O/S33 of 67 (49.3%)
clean rpt1 of 67 (1.5%)
dnf1 of 67 (1.5%)