Quasar*** E3 6a
[Burning up in March, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
Short but steep. The crux holds on the headwall sometimes seep. Climb the groove (surprisingly awkward) to the overhang. Pass this on the right to reach a good rest before the crux. Blast past the crack above to reach Kaisergebirge Wall. © ROCKFAX

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

Photo: Burning up in March © GuyVG
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This climb is in 163 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Shawty - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/15

Spent a LONG time on this, thought the crux wall was nails and didn't find any obvious way but sketch it out, surprised to find myself through and not hanging off the rope.
Justin T - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/15 with Nancy

Fell off the crux last year and thought i probably would today too. Lots of upping and downing but finally managed to do it. Happy as it still felt hard.
Rachel Slater - Lead RP - 16/Aug/15 with Tim Newton

tim newton - 2nd rpt - 16/Aug/15 with rachel slater

James Oakes - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/15 with Gareth Hooson

After a false start
wi11 - Lead RP - 08/Jun/15 with Mike Goldthorp

Hidden - Lead dnf - 07/Jun/15

Fell of the crux, didn't have enof time to relly give it another go! Gutted, one to come back to
Andy Peak 1 - Lead dnf - 23/Apr/15 with Si

nathanlee - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/15 with Katy Whittacker

Really good and definitely quite hard for the grade.
kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2015 with Colin

Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/14 with Jon Garside

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

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Sep/14

mikeyjbs - Lead dog - 05/Sep/14 with Steve Gorton

Did it with one fall last year, 1st go today. Bottom groove was harder and scarier than I remembered.
tim newton - Lead RP - 04/Sep/14 with rachel slater

HAJ Francis - Lead O/S - Sep/14

irish paul - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Sarah Black

wolf.leeb - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/14 with nic

mynyddresident - 2nd dnf - 08/Aug/14 with wolf

Fell swapping feet when my fingers slipped out if the crack. Really hot and high humidity didn't help.
Rachel Slater - Lead dog - 26/Jul/14 with Borg

Fell swapping feet in the crux crack big fall. I don't think my heart was quite in it. Restarted from the resting ledge and got it without much trouble at all.
Callum_Johnson - Lead - 20/Jul/14 with Uisdean

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

jamestaylor92 - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Andrew Cherry

Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14 with James Taylor

Hidden - Lead dog - Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Jun/14

Luxulyan - Lead dog - 05/Jun/14 with Tom Murrell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/14

Hidden - 2nd dog - 05/May/14

Hidden - May/14

Ed Booth - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/14 with Fennerz, Adam Booth

1 fall. Wet crack made the crux a bit tricker.
Adam Booth - Lead RP - 11/Apr/14 with Tom Fenwick, Ed Booth

fennerz - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/14 with Ed and Adam

oliverpcain - Lead O/S - 2014

tim newton - Lead dog - 03/Sep/13 with stuart lade

Slipped once in the groove, pulled ropes then had one rest at the crux to remember the moves
wi11 - Lead dog - 28/Aug/13 with @ndy

Awkward groove to start, crux felt no harder than Stroll On and there were better rests.
wi11 - 2nd β - 12/Aug/13 with Helena

Bristoldave - Lead dog - 10/Aug/13 with LukeW

Great climb. I stupidly rushed the crux thinking it was okay, then tipped off backward going up the finger crack. Back to the rest ledge then did it fine in the end. Stupid fail.
dswansonlow - Lead dog - 19/Jun/13 with Darren McMaster

Found the crux move on this surprisingly easy - much easier than the moves on Stroll On.
shed_hed - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Dougie Swanson-Low

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13

Desperate crux, by far the hardest route I've done on gear.
Dan724 - Lead RP - 04/Jun/13 with Huw Jones

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

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/13

Owain Llewelyn - Lead O/S - 07/May/13 with Gareth E

Luke Brooks - 2013

Billg - Lead O/S - 2013

Crux holds wet.
Ed Babs - Lead dog - 01/Sep/12 with Iain Moodie

Hidden - 2nd dog - 01/Sep/12

guy757 - TR - 14/Aug/12

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

1. 11/6/12 Fell off the top crack repeatedly, crack was wet, got the move in the end, arrd!! 2. 26/7/12 Did it this time, still a little wat in the crack, but no where near as bad as last time. much easier in these conditions. still a great route.
willoates - Lead rpt - 26/Jul/12 with Iona, Glyn

drysori - 2nd - 21/Jul/12 with Dunc

Good partner route to Stroll On.
zero six - Lead O/S - Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 24/Aug/11

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

benchwarmer - 2nd dog - 02/Aug/11

khawk - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with DT

feilx - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Dan Barbour

dannyboy83 - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Felix Coxwell

Hidden - Lead dog - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11

Pippa - 2nd - 29/Apr/11 with Jon

nige - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with adam ellwood

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11

Hidden - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

fell on the crux!! was too cold to hang about and recover for long. got the crux move after a few attempts. really good route gutted i fell! probably should have waited for a better day b4 gettin on it.....
samrad - Lead dog - 20/Oct/10 with james G

Hidden - 2nd dog - 04/Sep/10

phil64 - Lead - 03/Sep/10 with chris guest, dave evans

Rob Pitt - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/10 with Pete Rowlands

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/10

morganator - 2nd dog - 30/May/10 with Sophie Whyte

Had wanted to do this since last summer when I did the partner route Stroll On. Layed one on for the top of the crack! Getting that trad head back on slowly but surely.
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Ben Heason

Fell off last hard move of the crux, foot popped and I went with it. Did it next go. Awesome route.
akhughes - Lead rpt - 24/May/10 with Emma Hughes

Hidden - Lead - 15/May/10

mr mills - Lead rpt - 09/May/10 with Elfyn (chang)

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

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/10

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

foot popped and i followed. jumped straight back on and did it. great route.
barni - Lead dog - 12/Apr/10 with Liam fleming

Ows - 2nd - Apr/10

Cool route, crux went well after a bit of deliberation. about V3.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/10 with Mikey G

Cool bouldery crux, about V2/3 if it was on the floor. Went up and reversed a fair few times before going for it.
Mike Goldthorp - Lead β - 08/Mar/10 with alex mason

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Oct/09

frost - 2nd dog - 13/Sep/09 with N Griffiths, D Garry

Bah!...Found this harder than Stroll on... Harder than any other E3 I have done in the pass really.
mux - Lead dog - 13/Sep/09 with Simon Frost , Neil Griffiths

Too hard for E3
NeilGriffiths - 2nd - 13/Sep/09 with Simon Frost, Dave Garry

Richard Horn - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/09

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

Hidden - Lead RP - Jul/09

Got crux move on 4th attempt.
Dan 85 - Lead - 29/Jun/09 with Josh, Pete

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/09

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

The start felt harder than the crux!
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Chunk

real quality. found crux very hard but perhaps didn't use best sequence - some holds in crack were wet
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/09 with Al, Guy & Lee

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd dog - 15/Jun/08

gregoritos - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with chris gooder

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

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/May/08

hookface - 2nd - 15/May/08 with steven franklin

Hidden - Lead - 13/May/08

Matt Vigg - 2008

Tricky crux, but superb protection gave enough confidence to go for it. Had no quickdraws left for the upper half though. Fantastic climbing.
joe larner - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/07

just about made it, fairly technical through the crux. good route but short-lived difficulties. over-shadowed by Stroll On.
ksjs - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/07 with goosebump

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 24/May/07 with simon chevis

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Apr/07

Quite a tough E3! Pumpy bottom groove and then I almost got the crux first time but lobbed, only to lob a few more times. Eventually worked out a good sequence. Going into Hangover crux is real pumpy!
Chad123 - Lead dog - 14/Apr/07 with Emily

jeffmcd56 - Lead dog - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jul/06

a hard move but E3
Adam Ellwood - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/06 with Dave Evans

Nathan Kemp - Lead dnf - Aug/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

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

nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - Sep/03

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/03

shoulders - Lead - 28/Jun/03 with mart, andy sharp, dai

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

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

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 03/May/99 with Hugh

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 02/May/99 with Sam Dew

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Oct/97

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

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

Hidden - AltLd - May/96

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

michael burrows - 2nd - 30/Apr/95 with richard parry

Roget - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/94 with jon

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

ste_d - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/94 with mik

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1994

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/93 with Bob Marks

D Tempest - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/93 with Rick

jfletcher - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/93

Hidden - AltLd - 1993

steve taylor - 2nd - Jun/90 with Steve Williams

phardman - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/89 with Simon Marsh

Chris Wright - Lead - 28/May/89

shark - Lead - 1988

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 02/Sep/87 with Mark Taylor (Fluff)

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 22/Jul/87 with Johnny May

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 07/Sep/86 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jul/86

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 07/Jul/85 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - AltLd - 1985

Robmwatt - 1985 with Gaz Morgan

sadams - Lead dnf - 22/Aug/84 with Chris Thwaites

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/83

Hidden - Lead - 1983

Ivan Machin - 21/Aug/82 with Jon Mellor

Hidden - Lead dnf - Jul/80

Mark Kemball - Lead - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Mike Owen - 26/Aug/79 with Hugh Watkins

Steve Bell - Lead O/S - 1979 with Bruce Woodley

steve L - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/78 with Lyndsey

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