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Surplomb** E2 6a

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[late 70's ascent of this classic. Notice original EB's and fantastic tank top, 4 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List.

Photo: late 70's ascent of this classic. Notice original EB's and fantastic tank top © daviesxxx
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This climb is in 95 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Hidden - 2014

mop449 - 2nd β - Sep/13 with Jerry Handren

Michael Allday - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13

Quality route
Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with LukeW

A great route, three stars. Not convinced the crux traverse is 6a, more like hardish 5c, and not particularly bold. The real crux awaits in the chimney above! The section to the ledge was hard enough with jamming and bridging of sorts but above that was something else! It succumbed to tricky back and footing followed by bridging and escaping leftwards to freedom. The hardest V Diff I've ever done, now where did I put those tweeds? Nice finish up the broken crack. Did in one pitch as Ian wisely declined to lead.
Misha - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Ian W

Led the first pitch. The crux was fine, the two chimney sections were definitely harder. Foot slipped off the first move back onto the belay ledge on the start of the second pitch whilst I got the gear out.
shed_hed - AltLd O/S - 01/May/13 with Dougie Swanson-Low

Second pitch
dswansonlow - AltLd O/S - 01/May/13 with Darren McMaster

soph - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/12 with Mandy Tee

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/May/12

Fell off after dodgy footwork on crux traverse. went fairly easily second go
Dan724 - 2nd rpt - 30/May/12 with Dan Ely

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11

will6459 - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Jon Vardy, Andy Hext

tricky move out right, first chimney not too bad, beginning of the second pitch (the chimney) hard, especially for 5b... or maybe my bridging isn't up to it.
willoates - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/11 with Lotta

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead - Aug/11

1st pitch, awkward reach across in the heat, ace v chimney and airy top pitch.
mynyddresident - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Dan ukc

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/11

benchwarmer - AltLd - 06/Jul/11 with Liam

Liam FLeming - Lead - 05/Jul/11 with iwan

Owain Llewelyn - AltLd - 10/May/11 with Gareth E

Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Adam Lincoln

Adam Lincoln - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Rick Kirby

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Apr/11

Pippa - Lead - 29/Apr/11 with Jon

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

Rory Shaw - 2011

David Smith - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

Highly entertaining climbing - led in a single pitch. The "crux" was a path compared with the two chimney sections above.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/10 with Si

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/10

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 17/Aug/10

Ri - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10

P2
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Harry

morganator - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Sophie Whyte

Ist pitch only... too pumped and cold.. next time
wolf.leeb - Lead dog - 26/May/10

Fun top pitch!
richardr - Lead O/S - 19/May/10

harvie - Lead O/S - 11/May/10

soph - AltLd O/S - May/10 with jon morgan

JulesV - Lead - 18/Apr/10 with Shauna Cunningham

nutallovertheface - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with matt b

All in a oner. Reachy start, then quality chimneying and a nicely positioned finish.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/10 with Mikey G

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Mar/10

centurion05 - 2010

Hidden - AltLd dog - 05/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/09

1st pitch. V-groove was a bit of a biatch
Mike Goldthorp - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/09 with Drew Mulcahy

drewish - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/09 with Mikey G

barni - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/09 with long jon

Brown - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Henry

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/08

datoon - Lead O/S - 17/May/08 with RT

led both pitches. cant believe ive left it so long to do this. both pitches are very good and once youve committed to move right on P1, the climbing is superb: big, positive moves leading into a more technical groove. moves away from belay on P2 are fairly strenuous on the legs - v worthwhile
ksjs - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/08 with sarah

Matt Vigg - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/07

gregoritos - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with John Bull

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/07

no way the first pitch is harder than the second! strung both pitches together.
Morgan Woods - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/07 with Gareth

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/06

Bern - 2006

mattyork2 - 2nd dog - 03/Aug/05 with Jim

michael burrows - 2nd - 21/Jun/05 with mike hammill

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/00

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

WB - Lead O/S - Jul/96 with Guy

Hidden - AltLd - May/96

sadams - AltLd - 06/Apr/96 with John Boyle

GuyM - 1996

Roget - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/95 with jon

frost - AltLd - May/95 with J Turner

Hidden - Lead - 1994

jfletcher - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/90

whispering nic - 08/Sep/90 with Rob W

Bloody hard... 2nd pitch a huge struggle!
Backinthegame - 2nd - Jul/86 with Hugh Watkins

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - 1986 with Bill Williamson

Nick Biven - 2nd - 24/Oct/85

keefe - 21/Apr/84

Mark Kemball - 16/May/81 with John Jefferies

Hidden - 1980

Falko - AltLd O/S - 1980 with Howard Lancashire

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1979

mikej - AltLd - 12/Jul/78 with Wil Hurford

mikej - AltLd dnf - 09/May/78 with Wil Hurford

Mike Owen - 18/Jul/76 with Sandy Doby, John Roberts

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Voting
Total votes cast 51
hard E30 of 17
E30 of 17
easy E34 of 17
hard E26 of 17
E27 of 17
easy E20 of 17
hard E10 of 17
E10 of 17
easy E10 of 17
hard 6b0 of 17
6b0 of 17
easy 6b0 of 17
hard 6a0 of 17
6a10 of 17
easy 6a3 of 17
hard 5c3 of 17
5c1 of 17
easy 5c0 of 17
3 Stars2 of 17
2 Stars13 of 17
1 Star2 of 17
0 Stars0 of 17
Bag of .....0 of 17
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 95 (1.1%)
Lead30 of 95 (31.6%)
Followed11 of 95 (11.6%)
Alt Leads29 of 95 (30.5%)
Unknown24 of 95 (25.3%)

'Climbed'43 of 95 (45.3%)
clean O/S44 of 95 (46.3%)
clean β1 of 95 (1.1%)
clean rpt3 of 95 (3.2%)
dogged3 of 95 (3.2%)
dnf1 of 95 (1.1%)