Zukator** E4 6b

Rockfax Description
Grasper's bigger and harder brother gives desperately cramped bridging in a position of tremendous exposure. Start below a corner to the right of Grasper (Clapton's Crack).
1) 5c, 28m. Move leftwards into a niche and continue in the same direction to a small ledge. Make some hard moves up to another ledge in the centre of the wall. Some more testing climbing leads to overhangs level with the Grasper belay. Shuffle left to belay here.
2) 6b, 28m. Follow Grasper up to the groove and make tricky moves down and right to a ledge below the next groove over. Flamboyant shape-pulling, extreme effort and a lot of sweat and grunting seem to be the prerequisites for success. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, North Wales Rock Graded List, Cracks And Corners To Greatness, Ultimate E4 ticklist.

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soph - 2nd rpt - 12/Jul/15 with Tony Stone

Hidden - 2nd dog - 04/May/15

Honour salved. One slip (& a consequential fall) at the 1st peg is a lot better than aiding up on gear as happened last year! Bridging heaven or arthritic hip hell?
geoff b - Lead G/U - 04/May/15 with Mike P

Hidden - 2015

Hidden - 2015

phil64 - 2015

Can back up pegs with cams so feels safe. Moves felt tough though!
soph - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/14 with Dan Arkle

Given E4 6b. I found the moves easier and the gear less good than I was expecting. 1 old ring peg for the crux, and wires below in calcitic tufa-like deposits. Would be worth E5 once the pegs have gone?
switch - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with Andy P

lead p2. got scared, and took shortly after the first peg in the groove.
markalmack - AltLd dog - 30/Nov/13 with james marjot

redjerry - TR O/S - 15/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Aug/12

Foot slipped off, bugger!
Adam Booth - 2nd dog - 30/Mar/12 with Ed Booth

Led the groove. Spice monger! Safe and weird. Great climbing!
Ed Booth - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/12 with Adam Booth

Michael Allday - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/11 with John beecham

Led first, fell second. No idea how to climb this. No excuses. Need more skill! Enjoyable first pitch, felt ~E2 though I accidentally ran it out (must remember to place gear when its there, not carry on until I need it and its not). Second pitch felt impossibly hard - my technique was likely not exemplary, but it felt ungradably hard. French 7 something, bolts and all. Depends whether you are a trad master or a plastic-pulling amateur! FIve stars for this. Get on it.
jacobjlloyd - AltLd dog - 18/Jun/11 with Felix

lead 2nd pitch, engaging!
feilx - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Jake

Brown - Lead - 28/May/11 with Lily

Led P2. Awesome and hard. Pegs seem old but still feels safe.
Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/11 with Barni

1st pitch
barni - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/11 with luke

Marcus - 2011

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

Hidden - 2011

GeoffG - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Dave Parton - 2011

Another Tremadog horrorshow, holds are somewhat thin on the ground
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead - 2011 with Helena Robinson

Hidden - Lead - 01/Mar/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Marcus - 2008

Cowflinger - Lead RP - Apr/95 with Craig

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

Hidden - Lead β - 17/Apr/94

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1993

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 07/May/90

keefe - 1990

Hidden - 1990

Chris Wright - Lead - 31/May/89

Hidden - 2nd dog - 1989

sadams - Lead rpt - 10/Jul/87 with Guy Townsend

shark - Lead dnf - 11/Jun/87 with Seb Grieve

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

Kim led pitch 2.
Dave Musgrove - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/85 with Kim Greenald

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jan/85

andy gittins - Lead - 1985

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 08/Apr/84 with Sandy Doby

Hidden - AltLd - 1984

steve L - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/83 with Alun Richardson

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1983 with Neil McAdie

andy gittins - 1982

Marcus - 1980

Marcus - 1980

Marcus - 1980

Marcus - 1980

Not long after Pete Livesey's first free ascent, having been nearly upstaged by Henry Barber. Certainly hard, but safe with peg protection.
petemeads - Lead - Aug/78 with Alan

Mike Owen - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/77 with Mark Stokes

Bolt Phobia - 2nd - 17/Mar/76 with Dave Williams

Led pitch 1.
mikej - AltLd - 06/Sep/68 with Wil Hurford

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Total votes cast 19
hard E50 of 9
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