Strawberries*** E7 6b
[Caff, extreme gardening on Strawberries - Tremfest, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
A stunning and historically significant hard route which has seen very few onsight ascents in its 30+ year life span. Get to the spike belay below the top headwall on Cream. Start as for Cream, then make a hard move to gain the crack on the left. Follow this, pumpy, until is peters out, make hard and difficult to read moves up left to easier climbing near the top. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
A route that has stood the test of time and still sees very few on-sights. Sustained with a crux at the bottom and another at the top. The original Fawcett line (first graded E5 7a) was once considered the hardest route in the country. The second ascent was made by an unknown youth at the time called Jerry Moffatt. The climbing of the original line is french 7b but hard to place protection, means the route is worth E6. Basher's variation definitely deserves E7/5.13 or F7c+.


Ron Fawcett/Basher Atkinson 1980

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, North Wales Super Route E6's, North Wales Rock Graded List, ROCKFAX Style Top 50: North Wales, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, The BMC 70th Anniversary Ticklist.

Photo: Caff, extreme gardening on Strawberries - Tremfest © jethro kiernan
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 10 logbooks, and on 35 wishlists.

Headpoint. Should of gone ground up in retrospect, reckon it would of gone pretty quickly, still an incredible feeling topping out on that headwall. Awesome.
BRoe - Lead RP - 21/Jun/15 with Mark Roe

Brilliant climbing! Tried ground up the other day. Ended up having a play on top rope. Warmed up and then did it fine today. Only put two bits of gear in the crack 'proper' on the lead!
Tom Livingstone - Lead RP - 23/May/15 with Nick Bullock

Great route. Top roped Monday then led today after checking gear out. All kit placed on lead. Good gear placements but placing it is what makes it tricky.
Ed Booth - Lead RP - 15/Apr/15 with Adam Booth

Balls, fell off from the last hard move. Started the day knackered, then got myself pumped stupid at the bottom having not practiced the gear placements. Made it a lot further that I thought I would after the mega pump had set in, but eventually took the lob onto the top wire. Should go next time if I can remember what to do! Good work Ed, pissed it.
Adam Booth - Lead dog - 15/Apr/15 with Ed Booth

Will be harder placing gear, but could well be a go-er! Great route.
Adam Booth - TR RP - 13/Apr/15 with Ed Booth

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

Hidden - 2008

Mike Owen - 25/Jul/89 with Al Murray

Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 26/Sep/87 with Murray Hamilton

Chris Wright - Lead - 25/Aug/87

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