Stroll On*** E3 6a
[Al taking a stroll, 2 kb]Pumpy climbing on good rock and gear. 40m. Follow the confusing lower wall to a semi-rest under the small roof at 16m. Gird your loins and tackle the roof (crux) and steep crack above to reach easier ground and a ledge. © ROCKFAX

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After a long bouldering session in the cave. Was fatigued most of the way.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/14 with James Taylor

mynyddresident - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/14 with KP, wolf

wolf.leeb - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/14 with nic

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

drysori - Lead dog - 21/Jul/14

Callum_Johnson - 2nd - 20/Jul/14 with Uisdean

Uisdean hawthorn - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Callum_Johnson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/14

mikeyjbs - Lead rpt - 06/Jul/14 with mat downes

Very hard and pumpy, fell off first go after the crux when I got the sequence wrong after getting the gear in after the roof. Lowered off and had a go ground up. Second go I got all the way to the very final move but couldn't commit. I then went for it and fell off with the gear way below my feet, falling about 8-10 metres. After this fall (and bleeding on one of the guys at the crag..) I decided just to do the final section after a long rest on the rope. Ace route, solid e3
James Oswald - Lead dog - 30/Jun/14 with Rachel Slater

Misha - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Dave R, Ian W

Shold of gon for the lead
Andy Peak 1 - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/14

Kevster - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/14 with Nibs

Definately dogged. Seems to be a pattern emerging, follow crack to roof, fall off a lot. Continue up stiff crack. Excellent protection and lots of stiff moves especially when you are boxed!
philhilo - Lead dog - 22/Jun/14 with Helen E

Fell off 3m from the top yesterday going for a chalked up sloper that proved totally useless! Re-assessed the sequence today and got it first go. Alleged crux through the overlap felt fine. Found the last 4m the most difficult.
Dan724 - Lead RP - 01/Jun/14 with Kyle Williamson

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with Jack Lawledge

wolverine - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with Chris Coleman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/14

Hidden - May/14

Hidden - Lead β - 30/Apr/14

hard!
mark mcgowan01 - 21/Apr/14 with John Burrow

So good..
wolf.leeb - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Alexis

Hidden - 2nd dog - 19/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/14

samwillo - Lead - 16/Apr/14 with The Bear

HAJ Francis - Lead β - Apr/14

oliverpcain - Lead O/S - 2014

Hidden - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Pretty pumpy and a tricky move round the roof, aint over till its over!! Very nice.
BenNorman - 2nd β - 01/Sep/13

thought this pretty tough. the wall after the roof didnt ease up til the top
brices - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Ben Norman

No where near as pumpy as I was expecting but then I was seconding...
smallerrich - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/13

Easier on 2nd!
wi11 - 2nd rpt - 27/Aug/13 with John, Brian

Really really hard! Pumped out of my mind!! Good climbing
wi11 - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Brian

JulesV - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13

Michael Allday - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/13 with Bruce Houston

Awesome route. Didn't find the move over the roof too hard but the climbing after that was pumpier than I expected.
dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Darren McMaster

Found going over the roof desperate!
shed_hed - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Dougie Swanson-Low

ksjs - 2nd rpt - 18/Jun/13 with jo

markalmack - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with chris todd

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13

tlmarjot - 2nd dog - 25/May/13 with Nicolas Duboust

Felt pumped on this..! Hanging around for ages to place gear.
Nicolas Duboust - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with tim

Owain Llewelyn - 2nd rpt - 07/May/13 with Gareth E

much less sustained than I expected. A few semi rests in the lower crack, a good rest under the roof and surprisingly an ok rest halfway up the headwall crack, which was handy as I found the top just as hard as the overlap section, though I probably didn't get the best sequence. A brilliant E3
tim newton - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13 with liam fleming, stuart lade

DubyaJamesDubya - 2013

Fell off pulling through roof earlier in the week. More pumpy than resurrection for me.
Ed Babs - Lead RP - 09/Sep/12 with Iain Moodie

Hidden - 2nd β - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/Jul/12

valecoastclimber - Lead O/S - 24/May/12

damp and hard. gutted
dan ely - Lead dog - 17/May/12 with pitbull

Liam FLeming - 26/Mar/12

on 2nd. fell off loads at the really tough crux climbing out of the roof. then it's pretty strenuous to the top
vertically_challenged - 2nd dog - 26/Mar/12

sam820 - 2nd - 23/Mar/12 with Rich

At my limit, although wet streaks and damp holds didnt help. will do this many more times, amazing route. Also seconded Brant direct and slape direct.
willoates - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/12 with Jim Burton

matt perks - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Liam FLeming - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/11 with Dan Jackson

phil64 - Lead - 27/Jul/11

pretty pleased to have got this clean, felt hard but just enough jugs to rest a bit!
CRiddiford - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Tom, Mike

Tough, and very good.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Caroline, Mike

Eetu - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Olli

Ground up. Failed at the roof last summer, a bit of beta helped this time
david morse - Lead RP - 30/Jun/11 with josh

stevebarratt - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Rob Sandercock

fell at roof and to tired to finish and it was raining. lowered off leaving nut and krab- any one wanna get it down for me?
dan ely - Lead dnf - 20/Jun/11 with tony (army)

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/11

dan ely - Lead dog - 14/Jun/11 with ben (the heights)

Matthew Robinson - 2nd dog - 11/Jun/11 with Nick

Tom Livingstone - Lead RP - 03/Jun/11

3 falls. one stupid one low down, but lowered to the ground and went at it again, got up to the roof but fell at this crux, then back to the rest did the crux but fell on the second cruxy bit moving over into the groove. Smeary laybacks aren't my preferred style but it was cool to get on and know that just because I lucked out and onsighted a 7a In El Chorro doesn't mean that E3 6a will necessarilly be easy, still you have to get on these things to get better at them. the very top is a bit of a sting in the tail btw...
Duncan Campbell - Lead dog - 02/May/11 with Fingers

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/11

Jessie Rushbrooke - 2nd - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 26/Apr/11

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 24/Apr/11 with Gareth E

nige - Lead β - 23/Apr/11 with adam ellwood

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead β - 10/Apr/11

Pumpy benchmark E3 6a.
halfmanhalfbiscuit - Lead O/S - Apr/11

zero six - Lead O/S - Apr/11

barni - Lead rpt - 28/Mar/11 with Nic cot

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11

Liam FLeming - Lead - 23/Mar/11 with stuart lade

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Oct/10

nic42 - 2nd dog - 10/Oct/10 with Jack

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10

phil64 - Lead - 03/Sep/10 with chris guest

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Aug/10

Pleased to do this. Had been on it many years ago before I could even really climb E2 - struggled then. A bit easier now but still no walk in the park! Just keeps coming.
gforce - Lead - 16/Aug/10 with Kath

took a couple of falls from the very top, the first of which saw me upside down under the roof! felt v hard for the grade?
dave o - Lead dog - 16/Aug/10 with Julia H

Ri - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/10 with Anja Jones

pleased to do this clean, much more straightforward than i remember. must vie with Foil for the Pass' / North Wales' best E3? whoever voted E4 needs to get out more
ksjs - Lead RP - 19/Jun/10 with owen

Hidden - Lead dnf - 19/Jun/10

Just about! Very pumped on the top section. Found the moves near the top to the harder than the roof.
Glyn - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Greg, Chris Davis

really sweaty 2day. had to think about the crux.
samrad - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/10 with helena

hard in the grade - left several pieces of gear to extract on the abseil as my arms were so pumped
givemetea - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with John T-CC

HIGHTOWER - 2nd dog - 03/Jun/10 with Andy Woolston

morganator - Lead dog - 30/May/10 with Sophie Whyte

Forgot how amazing this route was. Fell off top move last year.
Alex Mason - Lead rpt - 28/May/10 with Laura Perry

amasing route, pretty chuffed to get it done finally, was hard work but never too desbrate!!! :D
Bennykr - Lead O/S - 27/May/10 with Ollie Torr

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/May/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/10

soph - 2nd rpt - May/10 with jon morgan

Great climbing, the crux felt burly but straightforward. I found the moves above harder and more technical.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Cat Black

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/10 with Rich

Climbs a dream, mostly good holds and it just keeps on coming at you, brilliant!
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/10 with Ben Alsford

mr mills - 2010 with ioan d

centurion05 - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 21/Oct/09

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/09

exploding feet at crux - decided to lower off rather than continue in pain
ksjs - Lead dnf - 25/Jul/09 with owen

think i appreciated this far more on second than i did when i led it originally: it really is one of the best E3s in the Pass / N Wales. save some beans and calm for the top...
ksjs - 2nd rpt - 25/Jul/09 with owen

JulesV - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Shauna Cunningham

Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/09 with Josh, Pete

barni - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/09 with long jon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/09

Great route made even more atmospheric and lonely by being isolated from belayer by helicopter presence on roof pull. Went slightly wrong at the start by climbing into the groove parallel to the crack but got back on the route for the meat of it. Nice day - good times - thanks Hen
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 28/May/09 with Henry Fairwood

Hidden - 2nd - 28/May/09

Well chuffed. Felt easy.
MONKEY78 - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/09 with adam ellwood

Fell-off. Last hard move pumped out, returned to semi-rest but waited too long and was juiced. I blame the calves, very weak, if i could have put weight on them i would have done it. floppy legs. Hard 6c
Alex Mason - Lead - 18/Mar/09 with Guy VG

just as good as I remember. F6c or so.
Ram MkiV - 2nd rpt - 18/Mar/09 with Al, Guy & Lee

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - Lead dog - 20/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd dog - 22/Jul/08

buzby78 - Lead - 26/Jun/08

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Ash

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 07/Jun/08

Super pumpy and a great route. One of the harder E3's i'v done!
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 10/May/08

Hidden - 2nd - May/08

F6c. Boulder problem crux. Super well protected.
ian caton - Lead O/S - 2008 with Abi

Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 2008

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07

annoyed with this: fell on crux even though i was through it; think i just wasnt there today. got back on immediately, did crux again and was clean to top. the upper wall is no path. very recommended - to be repeated...
ksjs - Lead dog - 06/Oct/07 with goosebump

OffshoreAndy - 2nd - 06/Jun/07 with UKC Dan

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/07

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/07 with Ruth

nice and steady
IOAN D - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with gareth

Hidden - Lead dog - 20/Apr/07

jeffmcd56 - Lead O/S - 2007

steep, technical, awesome
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/06 with Alex Mason

Chubbard - Lead dog - 14/Jun/06 with C Godfrey

Bern - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - Oct/04

Gus - Lead O/S - 23/May/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/03

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/02

Date..dunno route: ..I remember not being able to tie into the belay due to the pump... easyer than Quasar though.
mux - Lead O/S - 2000

Julian Wedd - 2nd - 1998 with A. Howarth

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/97

goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 05/Aug/96 with Roy Thomas

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/96 with mark ryan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/96

WB - Lead O/S - 1996 with Guy

robtrooper - 1996

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/95 with Martin Reynard

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/94

Scene of my biggest leader fall. Ended up cross handed in a squat position one move from the big holds after the pumpy headwall and too pumped to let go. Fell off and got quite a lot of wind noise. Held by Dave admirably and we both ended up eye-balling each other not far above the big spike with the sling. Never did go back to re-climb it.
Nick Biven - Lead dnf - Jul/94

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/94 with angus, mik

Roget - Lead O/S - 01/May/94 with jon

Cowflinger - Lead O/S - 1994 with Andy Sharp

1 rest just before the final easy groove - gutted.
Ched - Lead dog - 1993 with Steve Graham

Paul Clarke - AltLd - 1993 with .?, Tim White, Nick Dalzell

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/92 with Alan Bennett

whispering nic - Lead O/S - Jun/92

Hidden - Lead dog - 20/Aug/91

jfletcher - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/90 with Tim Newton

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jul/90

Chris Wright - Lead - 28/May/89

Far too hard.
eroica64 - 2nd dog - 07/May/89 with Ray Hancock

date is approx. needed one rest/pull on gear
David Smith - Lead dog - 1988 with Graeme Smith, Mark Gray

sadams - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/87 with Guy Townsend

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

neilh - 2nd - 29/Sep/85 with simon webster

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jul/85

Melok - AltLd - 1985

Lone Rider - AltLd - 11/Aug/84 with Alan Shand

keefe - 12/Jul/84

steve L - Lead - 06/May/84 with Alan Dance

Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/83

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

Ivan Machin - 21/Aug/82 with Jon Mellor

Mark Kemball - Lead - 06/Jul/80 with John Jefferies

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Mike Owen - 01/Jul/79 with Tony Mitchell, Joe Healey

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