First Amendment** E2 5c
[Al on First Amendment, E2, Grochan, The Pass, 3 kb]45m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The parallel line to Slape Direct gives a contrasting route. Start below the crack 3 metres to the right of Slape Direct.
1) 5c, 20m. The thin crack which leads to a junction with Brant is no pushover. Follow the groove above to a tree belay.
2) 5b, 25m. Take the large flake behind the tree to a smooth wall. Move boldly up this wall in fear of the ankle-snapping ledge below and breathe a sigh of relief when you gain the better-protected groove. Follow this to a ledge. © ROCKFAX

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

Photo: Al on First Amendment, E2, Grochan, The Pass © ChrisJD
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This climb is in 165 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

First pitch
Alberte1996 - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/15 with Jon

Good lead by Albert on first pitch but I was too far left on second pitch so it wasn't bold or hard - I will have to go back and do it properly.
jonexley - AltLd - 25/Jul/15 with Albert Exley

mynyddresident - Lead - 15/Jul/15 with KP

Hidden - Lead dnf - 17/Jun/15

1'st pitch only
duncandarnell - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/15

mynyddresident - 26/May/15

wolf.leeb - 2nd rpt - 26/May/15 with nic

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/15

Lead on Rog's gear (why not), still took me a 2nd attempt to get the tricky move
Stroppy - Lead dog - 22/Mar/15 with Roger Kirke

mynyddresident - Lead - 27/Sep/14 with KP

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Sep/14

Brannock - Lead - 07/Sep/14

Brilliant route, climbed really well. Lead P1
alexjz - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Gwen

jamestaylor92 - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14 with tom livingstone

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/14 with KM

Luxulyan - 2nd - 04/Jun/14 with Tom Murrell

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 01/Jun/14

Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Tess Lyons

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/14

oliverpcain - Lead O/S - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/13

Matt Harle - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/13

spidey - Lead β - 21/Jul/13 with mat lamb

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

wolf.leeb - Lead rpt - 20/May/13 with hosey

Tim Rodgers - TR - 04/May/13 with Mike Lea

BenRyle - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/13 with Dan

Led first pitch-very steep/hard for E1. Awesome route!
Dan724 - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/13 with Ben Ryle

Luke Brooks - 2013

1st pitch is pretty hard for 5c. Led the second which is bold and not too easy for the short but steady enough and once you get to the groove, you are safe and steady away! Hard E1, then easy E2.
Duncan Campbell - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/12 with Gareth

Led P1. Really hard section halfway up pitch when I thought the crux was over, needed a rest. The boldish bit on P2 is easier for the tall.
Cardi - AltLd dog - 06/Sep/12 with Duncan C

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Iain Moodie

Fell off slapping for holds after the crux. Hard for E2?!
James Oswald - Lead dog - 04/Sep/12 with Jon Stewart

Jen Crook - 2nd RP - 23/Aug/12 with Rob Patchett

Hidden - Lead - Aug/12

Glyn - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/12 with Will Oates

Lead Pitch 1 only, pretty pumped by the top!!
Richard Kemble - Lead O/S - 29/May/12 with Lewis G

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 03/May/12 with L.Fleming

Only P1
sam820 - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/12 with Rich

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Owain Atkins

owain86 - Lead rpt - 01/Oct/11 with Livingstone

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Sep/11

Liam FLeming - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11 with iwan

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/11

Both pitches.
gregoritos - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11

feilx - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Heather, Dan Barbour

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Felix Coxwell

Mike led in one pitch.
thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Caroline, Mike

1st pitch only
vertically_challenged - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/11

owain86 - Lead O/S - 02/May/11 with Jez

Jessie Rushbrooke - 2nd - 30/Apr/11

Included p2 for the first time, which is a worthwhile E1 5b pitch with loads of gear..
wolf.leeb - AltLd rpt - 29/Apr/11 with niel, nic

mynyddresident - AltLd rpt - 29/Apr/11 with neil, wolf

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Apr/11

My first E1!
Pippa - Lead - 29/Apr/11 with Jon

wolf.leeb - 2nd rpt - 21/Apr/11 with helen, nic

pitch one only
tim newton - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/11 with dan ely

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/11 with Rich

dan ely - Lead RP - 18/Apr/11 with tim

Lead P2. Tough first pitch with tough, bouldery moves with good gear. Top pitch is thuggish fun.
farmus21 - AltLd - 08/Apr/11 with Sam Radcliffe

lead first pitch, was hot and greasy, got quite pumpy until i relaxed. you just have to go 4 it. e2 5c imo, standard 5c moves on first pitch than a 5b move on second pitch.
samrad - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/11 with james G

barni - 2nd rpt - 29/Mar/11 with Liam fleming

Liam FLeming - Lead β - 29/Mar/11 with barni

first pitch
Rory Shaw - Lead rpt - 25/Mar/11

rested p1
dan ely - Lead dog - 25/Mar/11 with tony (army)

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

alasdair19 - 2011

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 30/Aug/10

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Jul/10

david morse - AltLd - 22/Jun/10 with tim

JulesV - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Shauna Cunningham

i lead p2, e2 5b by mistake. (not climb p1) was ment to do a vs next door
dan ely - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10

mr mills - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/10 with ioan d

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/10

Not warmed up; not fit enough to do that many hardish verticalish moves in a row; not brave enough to do them above really quite good gear. I suck.
jelaby - Lead dnf - 30/May/10 with CoffeePot

John Lewis - 2nd - 30/May/10 with Ewan

Chris M - Lead - 11/May/10 with rach d

1st pitch
mynyddresident - Lead - 04/May/10

p1 only
wolf.leeb - 2nd O/S - 04/May/10

Led P2
Sam W - AltLd - 03/May/10 with Richard

awsommme route, placing gear is awkward but the moves are steady :D
Bennykr - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/10 with Benji, Ollie Torr

Hidden - Lead rpt - Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/10

hervenuttall - AltLd O/S - Mar/10 with Andy

phil stubbs - Mar/10 with Nick Sharpe

mr mills - 2010 with joe chorley

centurion05 - 2010

centurion05 - Lead O/S - 2010 with Stu Harth

P1 only
Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/09

my 2nd time on this and am as certain as i can be that this is 5c
ksjs - 2nd rpt - 25/Jul/09 with owen

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/Jun/09

Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/09 with Kieran King

Ri - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with Anja Jones

frost - AltLd O/S - 12/May/09 with D Almond

Dave Almond - 2nd - 12/May/09 with Simon Frost

DavidEvans - 2nd - Mar/09 with adam ellwood

Seymore Butt - 2009

barni - Lead dog - 22/Jul/08 with Liam fleming

P1 only. Pips first E1!
chris sm - 2nd rpt - 07/Jun/08 with Pippa Froggatt

Guy Wilson - 2nd - 07/Jun/08 with Steve Long

Hidden - Lead - Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/08

Oops. Crossed ropes with another climber. Put friend in the crux handhold. All out disaster!
Tim M - Lead dog - 30/May/08 with Emma

Joe Dove - 2nd - 30/May/08 with kev

climbergg - 2nd - 30/May/08 with cheesesarnie

first pitch
kieranrex - Lead - 10/May/08 with Sophie Wilmes

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/May/08

Matt Vigg - 2008

tumbling wizard - 2008

tumbling wizard - 2008

joe larner - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/07 with Sam

Used etries and most other aid
Samsungl - 2nd dog - 24/Oct/07 with Joe Larner

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Jun/07

single rock runner, hands were peeling off just made it with my pumped carcus.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/07 with Adrian Berry

MikeT - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with SP

tumbling wizard - Lead - Mar/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Bern - Sep/06

one move wonder
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/06 with Remus Knowles

Expecting an E1 from the old Williams selective guide, Jim sent me up P2 (after he led P1 of Slape Direct - hard). Was barely an E1 leader at the time and got quite scared. Much relieved to find insitu thread at end of runout.
Owen W-G - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/05 with Jim

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Jun/04

ChrisJD - 2nd - 25/Aug/03 with AlB

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/03

jfletcher - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/01 with Charlotte Fletcher

Hidden - 2000

belay bunny turned bad - 2000

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/99

Roget - Lead O/S - 02/May/99 with jon

Ched - Lead O/S - 1998 with Glanfor

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Oct/97

ellis - AltLd O/S - Sep/97 with Ally Coull

rob.grafton - AltLd - 12/Apr/97 with Bruce

Hidden - AltLd - May/96

chris sm - Lead dog - 18/Jun/94

D Tempest - 01/Aug/93 with Rick

Hidden - TR - 27/May/92

WB - Lead O/S - 1992

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/90

whispering nic - May/90 with Rob W

phardman - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/88

Led both pitches
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/88 with Dave Forster

Hidden - TR - 07/Nov/87

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Sep/87

Led both pitches in one runout.
Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/87 with Lyn

Hidden - Lead - May/87

shark - Lead O/S - Aug/86 with Charlie Stripp

Hidden - 28/Jul/86

Nick Biven - 2nd - 09/Apr/86

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 24/Oct/85 with Bill Wilson

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Apr/85

GordonHart - AltLd dnf - 1985

keefe - 12/Jul/84

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 17/Jun/84

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Sep/83

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1983 with Robert Kieske ('Flog')

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