Surplomb** E2 6a
[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, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist.

Photo: late 70's ascent of this classic. Notice original EB's and fantastic tank top © daviesxxx
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pie_eater_pete - 29/Jun/15

Very misleading route. The '6a' bit and the 'E2' bit are both piss. The real climbing starts afterwards, HVS flared chimney weirdness, brilliant climbing! Did as one pitch, bit scary on P2 as I felt like I'd hit the belay ledge on stretch.
Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/15

Hidden - 2015

wolf.leeb - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Alexis

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/14

Hilarious thrutching on P1, didn't feel like a 6a move. Start of the second pitch felt hard.
Oli - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/14 with Dan Barbour

dannyboy83 - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/14 with oli

Lead P2 which felt like a battle, went straight up the groove as for Pus in Boots instead of exiting left half way up. Very cool route
alexjz - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Gwen

Top pich, a good fight. Made me feel a bit sick:-)
Andy Peak 1 - AltLd - 29/Jun/14

Start "crux" felt ok to me big reach but good holds. The v chimney groove felt harder.
JamesWilliams - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/14 with Dan Hale

Seconded 2 years ago. Amazing route, spectacular exposed finish. High end e2?
Dan724 - Lead RP - 05/Jun/14 with James Williams

Hidden - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

mileshill540 - AltLd - 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

dan ely - Lead rpt - 31/May/12 with dan

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

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

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

well done nick who took over my lead on p1. very hard move
dan ely - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/11 with nick

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

uphillnow - 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

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Sep/10

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

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

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

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

went off route..
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

hervenuttall - 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 - Lead O/S - 2010 with patch, dave g

ben lead first crux pitch clean and i seconded it clean, i fell and then dogged the second pitch a bit ont the initial chimney section as i found it pretty desperate!!
Duncan Campbell - AltLd dog - 05/Oct/09 with Ben Alsford

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

Marcus - 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

Hidden - AltLd - 1993

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

Robmwatt - 1985 with Gaz Morgan

keefe - 21/Apr/84

Hidden - AltLd - 1984

Mark Kemball - Lead - 16/May/81 with John Jefferies

Hidden - 1980

Falko - AltLd O/S - 1980 with Howard Lancashire

Hidden - 1980

steve L - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/79 with Stuart Robinson

Steve Bell - 1979 with Bruce Woodley

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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