Gallop Step** HVS 5a
[Looking out across P2 of Gallop Step, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
Another unique route that begins and ends on the ground below the crag. It follows a line of weakness below an arching roof line. Start by scrambling up to a grassy ledge level with, and left of, the start of the route and traverse across to belay at the start of the break-line.
1) 5a, 22m. Move up and right to gain the break-line below the roof and traverse rightwards along this on good holds to the arete. Arrange good gear here and make the crux pull round the arete and across the short steep wall to belay in the corner.
2) 4c, 32m. Follow the break-line right across the wall, heading slightly up, before making the long descent to the far end of the crag. Care is needed with some rock and remember to protect the second who will feel like they are leading this pitch. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
A traversing journey that starts and finishes on the ground.

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List.

Photo: Looking out across P2 of Gallop Step © ianstevens
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This climb is in 72 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Lead both pitches the first being the best by far. Second pitch had a nasty torn bush and quite a loose large block, but it was worth it for the first pitch.
maty500 - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/15

James Oakes - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Gareth Hooson

Fragmod - Lead - 27/Jun/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/15

Cool, quirky route. Could do with a bit more traffic to remove the occasional plant or two. Lead P1, "Seconded" P2 (mostly sideways and down, so not far from leading anyway...)
ianstevens - AltLd O/S - 31/May/15 with Mike Stuart

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/15

Hidden - 2015

Led both pitches
mrginna - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/14 with Tim

Qureshi - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/14

Dan Led P1, i did P2. Found P2 slightly harder than P1 which was easy. Nice route well worth doing.
adamre12 - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Dan Qureshi

great route for when its been rainy (or any time!) pitch 1 is the harder and pumpier pitch despite being shorter but your on great holds and its fine if you bridge. pitch 2 is just superb traversing using a juggey hand rail and plenty of footholds to get the weight off your arms. didnt notice any 4c move on this pitch and it was not pumpy as there was so much for your feet. a great route only slightly let down because of the 'samey' feel. ade p1 me p2
jmills94 - AltLd O/S - Aug/14 with ade

Led P1. Felt soft. Good fun though
wi11 - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/14 with Henry F

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/14

dDry weather. Some wet areas on route and a fair bit of vegetation to climb past on both pitches. a Great pumpy route though
justin burgoyne - AltLd O/S - 22/May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/May/14

fizzychewitt - AltLd - 10/May/14 with Alun, Jayne

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/May/14

rbharries - AltLd O/S - 09/May/14 with neils EW, josie McG

Si - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/May/13

Anthony Dixon - Lead O/S - 23/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/12

moelfras - 2nd - 13/May/12

Led p2.
Gareth Bowen - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/12 with Dave Whitely

moelfras - 2nd - 2012

tedburt - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Aaron Burdett

seeping dampness and vegetation added to the interest, good route
spacey - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/11 with paul evans

Led pitch 1, great hand holds, airy move around the arÍte, a cool little route where plenty of cams will be helpful.
Noodles - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/11 with Andy Mcque

Excellent route, great holds throughout but got pumped on the crux trying to arrange bomber gear for my second (had a wee rest!). Doesn't look like it gets much traffic which is a shame because its mega!
Zoomer - Lead dog - 30/Jul/11 with Baz Whale

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/11

owain86 - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Max

really enjoyable traverse, big jugs!
Bill Lawrence - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/11 with alex mason

The perfect solo. I dont think any handhold is not an incut jug. Great fun.
Alex Mason - Solo O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Laura Perry

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

A good route - reasonably dry, not much seepage.
Mark Kemball - AltLd - 23/Oct/10 with Nye Kemball, Nic Dill

Led P1. Very good, perfect for a rainy day at the hotel.
jayrenegade - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Prav

caradoc - Lead - 16/Aug/10 with nick yapp

mikelaing - AltLd - May/10 with Ian Whitehead

RCrockford - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Graham

Calder - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Rich

Ows - AltLd - Mar/10

Carly - AltLd - 23/Sep/09 with Richard

Led pitch 2. Interesting, different climb. Good handhold all along the route, delicate feet needed. Hanging belay at stance, watch out for brambles!
prwalker - AltLd - 11/Sep/09 with Helena Robinson

Seymore Butt - 2009

The only dryish climb we could find :)
leopet - AltLd O/S - 08/Nov/08 with Dan Price

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Oct/07

A Crook - AltLd O/S - 06/May/07 with Dave Garry, Neil Griffiths

tumbling wizard - Lead - Apr/07

steve prior - AltLd - Aug/06 with Andy C

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - Lead - Aug/04

samwelli - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/04 with Steve Hobbs

Chris Ellis - AltLd - 12/May/02 with Paul Evans

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Apr/98

dionhughes - 2nd dog - 1998 with Bob Bertalot

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Aug/97

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jun/94

Ched - Lead O/S - 1993 with Glanfor

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jul/92

babymoac - 30/Jul/89 with Rob A

nigehughes - AltLd - May/88 with Graham Stamp

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Apr/87

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/75 with Betty Seifert

jcw - 04/Jun/73 with Martin Harris

greenbuoy - AltLd - 12/Aug/70 with Ken Toms

mikej - AltLd - 17/May/69 with Wil Hurford

uphillnow - Lead - 1968 with Pete Clayton

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Ann S, ashsleight, Wyn Bach, Ian Archer, Glyn Davidson

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