Extraction** E2 5c
[Hands free checking route description. (Phil Davidson having a quiet read on an E2), 3 kb]2 pitches. A fine counter line to The Fang. 1) 5c, 25m. Climb The Fang to the top of the pinnacle, then pull straight up the crack above and climb direct to the stance. 2) 5c, 30m. Move up right to a small ledge on the arete. Climb into a hanging groove above then make a hard pull out left onto the upper wall. Finish up the slab above. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, Ultimate E2 ticklist, Alex's Wales ticklist, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist.

Photo: Hands free checking route description. (Phil Davidson having a quiet read on an E2) © John Blower

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Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Nov/14

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 15/Nov/14

danm - 2nd - 27/Sep/14 with Dan Arkle

linked into the second pitch and then traversed into strip tease so not the full tick. well worth it though to do a Stride In A Thunderstorm across the striptease gully to the tree belay.
bede.west - Lead - 26/Sep/14

Led p1. Both really good, and very different. Second pitch more involving?..
bigdrew - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Dan

Hidden - 30/Aug/14

Another excellent line at this fabulous crag. Ben P1, I led P2.
climberchristy - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/14 with Ben Cole

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Aug/14

mikeyjbs - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/14 with will woodhead

A good route, did it in one pitch in a race to best the rain. It started dripping a bit on P1 which was fortunately sheltered by the overhang but then stopped bar a few drops now and then. The P1 crack is the crux and just about earns the grade, whereas P2 is pretty straightforward and the hidden jug is pretty obvious! If only E2s always felt so easy! Nice run out 5a slab to finish. Abbed off. A great end to a great weekend!
Misha - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/14 with Eszter

P2. Pete led P1 and had to dog quite a bit, pumpy! Interesting crux, had to place blind wires and hope for the best. Committing crux, can't see the good holds till you're already going for it. Felt like tough E2.
Ewano - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Pete Danson

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jun/14

The Grist - 2nd - 24/May/14 with Paul Tanton

Quite easy really. Lovely top slab. Nice n run out
PaulTanton - Lead rpt - 24/May/14 with Mark Grist

switch - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with Andy P

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14

PaulTanton - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/14 with Joe, Chris Reid

P1
Tom Livingstone - AltLd rpt - 11/Jan/14 with Gwen Lancashire

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

coldwill - 2014

P2. Apparently I forgot how to extend runners under the roof so had to untie one rope mid rockover onto the slab. Possibly my favorite pitch of the weekend.
Matthew Ferrier - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Alex McCann

only first pitch
robgixer - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/13

Led first pitch.
amccann - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/13

led P2 - was getting dark!
smallerrich - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/13

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 08/Oct/13 with Rich

stuart34 - 2nd - 30/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/13

pitch one then fang p2 rested once
ben360 - Lead - 28/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13

Kevster - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Will T

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 01/Jun/13

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 21/May/13 with alice thompson

Alice Thompson - AltLd O/S - 21/May/13 with Dan Gibson

sgl0jd - 2nd - 23/Feb/13

Just first pitch.
JCAshman - AltLd O/S - 2013

Nick Biven - 2013

Luke Brooks - 2013

shed_hed - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Dougie Swanson-Low

Awesome route as one pitch! I found the crack near the start quite tricky for a warm up
dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Darren McMaster

wynaptomos - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/12

finished in dark again
mike lawrence? - AltLd - 23/Aug/12 with FatRob

Hidden - Lead - Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jul/12

Glyn - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Luke

Michael Allday - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/12 with Bruce Houston

P1 Me (wimped out onto Fang) P2 Aidan (hero, as usual)
nickmattia - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12 with aiden jones

Hidden - AltLd - May/12

Bruce Houston - AltLd O/S - May/12 with Mike

Lead P1. Exposed second pitch.
Dave Foster - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Si 2

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/12

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/12 with Ed Mitchell, Ed Booth

Nails!
edmitchell - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/12 with Ed Booth, adam booth

Cool route. Adam led both pitches. Nice to finally do it. A good route!
Ed Booth - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/12 with Edwin Mitchell, Adam Booth

P2
Tom Livingstone - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/12 with sam radcliffe

samrad - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/12 with tom livingstone

Hidden - 2012

I did first pitch(easy) jamie did second pitch which was exciting!
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 19/Nov/11 with Jamie Sparks

Lead 2nd pitch. hard and scary. poor protection on the top slab.
JamieSparkes - AltLd O/S - 19/Nov/11 with euan

Tricky with a raging hangover...
david morse - AltLd O/S - 05/Nov/11 with todd

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Nov/11

1 long pitch. v. nice.
markalmack - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/11 with andy lole

Lead first pitch by accident instead of doing the first pitch of the fang
Olli-C - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Rachel Slater

1st pitch only. strenuous
Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Olli Crudge

CRiddiford - 2nd - 15/Oct/11 with Pete Graham

Led 2nd pitch.
Si dH - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/11 with Neil Furniss

J.Wells - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Jasmine Taplin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/11

JasTaplin - 2nd - Jun/11 with Jonathan Wells

finished up the fang
john lynch - 2nd O/S - 28/May/11 with simon smith

Owain Llewelyn - AltLd - 27/May/11 with Gareth E

Hidden - AltLd - 20/May/11

laurelfan - 2nd - 09/May/11 with Sophie

In 1 pitch on international meet in between showers
soph - Lead - May/11

In 1 pitch on international meet in between showers
soph - Lead - May/11

In one pitch. Varied and brilliant. Failed attempt on p1 the previous evening so had to retrieve gear!
Tim Sparrow - Lead - 28/Apr/11 with Pete Robinson

Hidden - 10/Apr/11

P2. From P1 of The Fang. Awesome little pitch, tricky crux but its actually fairly easy to read, don't be put off by the intimidating look of it.
Duncan Campbell - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/11 with Mikey G

kdalzell - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with Kate Lawrence, Liam Fleming

Liam FLeming - Lead - 19/Mar/11 with karen dalzell

Katex - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with Liam

first pitch only
barni - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/11 with Ewan

benchwarmer - 2nd dog - 01/Mar/11 with Owen Barnicott

Hidden - 2nd dog - 23/Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2011

led 1st.
al99 - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Luke Thomas

Pitch 1 only, escaped off up Fang as rain came in
Justin T - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Cherry

Hidden - 29/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10

tigertim - AltLd RP - 02/Jun/10 with Tony Payne

Hidden - Jun/10

JulesV - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Shauna Cunningham

mr mills - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/10 with Gareth

got a rope thrown on me as i pulled through the steepness! spooked me a bit then got boxed figuring out the crux - 1 move away! will be back - this marks a definate improvement in my climbing!
Duncan Campbell - Lead dnf - 08/Mar/10 with Bubbles

Hidden - 2nd dog - 06/Mar/10

Pretty tough cookie. Left the ground without really deciding what we wanted to do, ended up following this line to the top.
Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Conor Clarke

Led first pitch. Best E2 if done at tremadog a pair of wicked pitches.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/10 with Mikey G

a sick brace of pitches. did 2nd pitch, baffling at first!
Mike Goldthorp - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/10 with alex mason

mr mills - 2010 with Elfyn (chang)

simeclimb68 - 2010

nickcanute - Lead - 2010

benchwarmer - 2nd dog - 20/Sep/09 with Owen Barnicott

Top only
barni - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Ewan

Liam FLeming - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/09 with karen dalzell

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/09

simonp - AltLd O/S - Aug/09 with sophie whyte

Richard Horn - AltLd O/S - 23/May/09

Rich Kirby - AltLd - 04/May/09 with Kev

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/May/09

Lots of confusion about which route i was on, ended up on this.
mike278 - Lead dnf - 03/May/09 with John

After having backed off the first pitch years ago, I nailed it relatively easily. Despite this, I backed off the easier but more exposed top pitch.. dammit
Castleclimber - Lead dnf - 12/Apr/09 with Vince McNally

as one big and excellent pitch.
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/09 with Lee

Brown - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/09 with John

leepip - 2nd - Mar/09 with steve ramsden

Hidden - Lead - 31/Jan/09

Run out top slab, sustained severe..
Eetu - AltLd O/S - 2009 with Olli

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Aug/08

Seconded top pitch
C@rwyn - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/08 with Heather and Caff

Finished off the fang onto the top pitch of this route-quite scary moves round that overhang!
hetaher - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/08 with Caff

both pitches are awesome,and completely different!
kieranrex - AltLd - 11/May/08

centurion05 - Lead O/S - 05/May/08

Hidden - AltLd - May/08

Matt Vigg - 2008

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2008

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/07

nice jamming on the first pitch then a few delicate moves on the second.
Morgan Woods - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Wilbur

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/07

Nicos - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/07 with rich howels

Rob Kennard - 2007

climber sim - 2007

frost - AltLd - Jun/06 with N Griffiths

IOAN D - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/06 with gareth

Rob Greenwood - UKC - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/06

Hidden - 2006

Bern - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/05

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

chrisbevins - 2nd O/S - 2005

nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - 07/Mar/04

nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - 07/Mar/04

nige - Lead - 20/Feb/04 with dave kells

Led p2
cem - AltLd O/S - 24/May/03 with Neil Northrop

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Oct/02

rapidrich - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/02 with Jason

Shaw Brown - 2nd - 2002 with David Menadue

Marti999 - AltLd - 2000

zero six - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jun/99

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1999

liabilityliz - 2nd - 26/Jul/97 with Nick Dixon

michael burrows - AltLd rpt - 28/Mar/97 with pete bailey

Ched - Lead O/S - 1997 with Glanfor

Andy Say - Lead - 27/Jul/96

Budge - Lead O/S - Jul/95 with Richard Teed

led 1st pitch
michael burrows - AltLd rpt - 19/Mar/95 with phil jones

Richard White - 1995

Hidden - AltLd - 1995

NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 1995

rob.grafton - Lead - 1995 with Ben, Bruce

jfletcher - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/94 with Phil Dowthwaite

Hidden - 2nd - 1994

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 28/Jul/93 with Dan Morgan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/93

Mick King - Lead - 15/May/93 with Simon Walsh

3 Names - AltLd O/S - 1993

ste_d - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/92 with mik

WB - 1992

ChrisJD - Lead - 13/Jun/91

led p2
mattnuttall - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/91 with Alan Holden

steve taylor - Lead - Mar/90 with mike robertson

Bob - 1990

Hidden - 1990

Hidden - 1990

ChrisJD - Lead - 26/Nov/89

mark-abz - Lead - 19/Aug/89 with Andy W

and john roberts
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/89 with pete roberts

Chris Wright - Lead - 31/May/89

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/88

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 01/May/88 with Pete Finklaire, David

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/88

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Apr/88

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - 03/Apr/88 with Bill Williamson

Hidden - Lead - 1988

Steve Crowe - Lead dog - 26/Sep/87 with Bob Bennett

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 21/Jul/87 with Johnny May

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1987

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - 1987 with Bill Williamson

keefe - 15/Nov/86

neilh - AltLd - 20/Jul/86 with Neil Smith

Separate days
Alan James - UKC and UKH - AltLd - 17/Sep/85 with Brian Harley

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Aug/85

Hidden - AltLd - 18/May/85

Hidden - 2nd - 16/May/85

andy gittins - 1985

Melok - AltLd - 1985

Climbed the first pitch opf extraction in mistake for the Fang finished up the fang
sadams - Lead - 05/May/84 with Chris Thwaites

keefe - 15/Apr/84

Hidden - AltLd - 1984

jasper11 - 1984

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 02/Jul/83 with Dave Ball

About 1983, may have seconded it before?
David Smith - Lead - 1983

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jul/82

stp - AltLd - 1982

andy gittins - 1982

Hammy - AltLd - 27/Jun/81 with Nick Arding

Hidden - Lead - Sep/80

Ian Jones - Lead rpt - 1980 with Mike Wright

Hidden - 1980

steve L - 1979

Hidden - 1978

Very pleased with this.
Ian Jones - 2nd O/S - 1978 with Dave Greenald

Mike Owen - 18/Jun/77 with John Roberts

petemeads - Lead - 1975

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