Inelegance** VD
15m. A strong line and excellent sustained climbing along the obvious left to right diagonal line of pinnacles. © ROCKFAX
FA. J Hesketh, H Tinkler 1962

Ticklists: Clwyd Limestone Top 50 List.

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 201 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

SAF - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Phil

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 03/Aug/14

Neil D - 2nd rpt - 27/Jul/14 with Beth Hodgett

Hidden - TR O/S - 22/Jun/14

TomGB - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Julie Taylor, Stewart Moody

Hidden - Lead dnf - 14/May/14

Found it a bit boring to be honest, but very well protected by slings
matthew_ellis24 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14

LiamGallagher - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Chris

Fun climbing, good exposure and perfectly named in places. Worth having a few slings on lead.
Otis - Lead - 13/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14

JackW - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/14

Tomt1er - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/13

pwb1981 - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Aug/13

Mick Cassidy - Lead - 14/Aug/13 with Dom, Jimbo

Hidden - Lead - 06/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13

Mike Nolan - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13

kristinawe - Lead - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13

nice diagonal
franckNW - Lead O/S - 09/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

0ddba11 - Lead - May/13

Clean repeat lead. Really enjoyed the wide bridging moves at the top. Well protected where it matters. Nicely seconded by Catherine.
Landy_Dom - Lead rpt - 30/Apr/13 with Catherine

Learned a lot about friction on this one!
useful - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Steve E

JamesLloyd - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/13

Wolfy1987 NEWMC - Lead - 01/Sep/12

Lead clean on sight. Inelegance is right! Ended up traversing some of the pinnacles by straddling them. Exposed, mountain feel with great views. Protection needs a bit of thought in places.
Landy_Dom - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/12 with Ciaran Gallagher

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/12

Ben0591 - Solo - 03/Jul/12

Radical-G - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12

mdg skidmore - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with joe penfold

RikPotts - 2nd - 24/May/12 with wolfy1987

belaleaderdave - Lead - 29/Mar/12

Plumpton College
leewhitear - TR O/S - 20/Mar/12

Templeton Adams - 2nd - 10/Mar/12 with Admiral Steel, Darren H

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12

CashaJones - Lead β - 09/Mar/12

ScottHW - Lead rpt - Feb/12

RikPotts - 2nd - 26/Nov/11 with wolfy1987

Matthew walton - Lead - 24/Nov/11

tcn_2002 - Lead - 19/Nov/11

Contact - Lead - 15/Oct/11 with Sam Howarth, Katie Simmons

lou_p - Lead - 02/Oct/11 with Liz

Hidden - 2nd β - 02/Oct/11

Wolfy1987 NEWMC - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11

crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/11 with Marq

Marq - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/11 with Oli

A route that has a lot of natural protection, a great route!
Adam Hughes - Lead - 08/Sep/11

Feels very exposed, and gear placements aren't great until you're nearly at the end.
R_Blackburn - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Susanne Flach

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - Aug/11 with duncan

Rich35 - Lead - Aug/11

Cooper - 2nd O/S - Aug/11

TCarrick - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Phill Thomas

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11

bibster1989 - Solo - 02/Jul/11

Jenny Clarke - Lead O/S - Jul/11 with Chriswallis2

Hidden - TR rpt - Jul/11

argyle_dude - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/11

polished to a high buff
part.tom - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with armouredego

armouredego - 2nd - 04/Jun/11 with Tom Parsons

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/May/11

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 02/May/11 with Jim MEC

Jack Delaney - Lead O/S - May/11 with Vikki Morton

Easy VDiff. Solo'd & then brought Kelly up
Klingon - Solo O/S - 19/Apr/11 with Kelly J

Hidden - TR - 09/Apr/11

SimonvanDam - Lead - 27/Mar/11

Spillers - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Browell

easy
theking696 - Lead - 20/Feb/11

Takacs - Lead - 29/Jan/11 with Harry Yarrow

yarrow - 2nd O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Rachel Takacs

Neil D - 2nd rpt - 07/Nov/10 with Beth Hodgett

Betha. - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10 with Neil D

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/10

tallan9 - Lead - Sep/10

j.carney - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with r.greaves

r.greaves - 2nd - 30/Aug/10 with james carney

Jacqui Parker - Lead - 28/Aug/10 with Stu McKinnon

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/10

iskra2000 - Lead - 01/Aug/10 with Clare Downie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/10

Feels quite exposed, found myslef straddling a rock for a bit.
turbojames - Lead - 05/Jul/10

lizzyb - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Dan Styles, Chris Wood

simozzer - Lead - 05/Jun/10 with Cass

Anything but elegant so very aptly named!
ebastock - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Lisa Levick

cas54321 - 2nd - 09/May/10 with Mike

mikelaing - Lead - May/10 with cas54321

simozzer - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/09 with Cass

gary.barr - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Ally Singleton

Very Inelegant indeed!
BorisVBlade - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/09 with Richard Colchester, Neil Dowse

Neil D - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/09 with Boriz Korzh

climbing_wiggy - 2nd β - 05/Sep/09 with Mary

mary - 2nd - 05/Sep/09 with Paul

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/Aug/09

Leigh Phillips - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/09 with Colin Martin

Ali H - 2nd - 05/Aug/09 with Tim

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09

asmith37 - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/09 with Bex Leigh

themanfromdelmonte - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with martin williams

timjones - 2nd - 28/Jun/09 with Wayne Penzer

wicked little route, bit loose at the top unfortunately, but solid enough if you search around. Safe, easy solo, nice:)
Sam1991 - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Dan

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Apr/09

cooper leek - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/09 with dave nw

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/09

sleavesley - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Tom Shooter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/09

andrewineichen - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/09 with jenny dodd / Mike Thompson

robbie9m - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/09 with Sam Roberts

samwisethebrave2 - Lead O/S - Jan/09 with Lear Robertson

Hidden - Lead - 2009

richardhargreaves - Lead - 2009

Sally Lisle - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 2009

seb m-c - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/08 with Martin Callaghan

Hidden - Lead - 20/Nov/08

SPA ass
barni - 2nd - 20/Nov/08 with ronnie

thompson1000 - 2nd - 20/Nov/08

Mike_T0501 - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/08 with Paul

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08

jonski21 - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/08 with dsjms

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08 with lorna

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/08

pad-rat - Lead - 30/Aug/08

Ashapalan - Lead - 10/Aug/08 with ad

well named, difficult to do elegantly!
adam06 - 2nd - 10/Aug/08 with dave carr

Matt led the climb, and after the rain stopped, i edged my way up this not so elegant route.
Gtok - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/08 with Matt

Paul Bailey - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/08

the two easier climbs here look like gear fests but the cracks are too wide. tricky.
robkbangor - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Phil Cockerton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/08

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/08

little trev - Lead - 03/Mar/08

SteveM - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Kat

kitkat78 - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08 with SteveM

Hidden - Lead - 12/Feb/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

willson - Lead - 2008 with rosie

Matty - 2nd O/S - 2008 with Maddie Tulloch

MaddieT - Lead - 2008 with Matt

Ed Booth - Lead - 2008

Inelegant
DaveWarren - Lead O/S - 26/Dec/07 with Jack Stanger

Strangler - 2nd O/S - 26/Dec/07 with Dave Warren

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Nov/07

Hidden - Lead - 04/Nov/07

Nic lead- a mountain feel to this route, well worth doing.
bobpilgrem - 2nd O/S - 02/Nov/07 with Bob/Nic

EAYL - Lead - 05/Sep/07 with matt owen

MattOwen - 2nd - 04/Sep/07 with Ed Young

peter myers - Lead - Jul/07

warringtonade - 2nd - 18/Jun/07 with craig

An excellent example of that rarest of beasts - a solid, safe, low-grade limestone route. See also Incompetence.
climbingpixie - Solo - 17/Jun/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/07

andy tetsill - Lead - Apr/07 with Joy Luke Hazel

robo84 - Lead - 2007

Lovely climb with some nice moves but some really inelegant moves.
hallex - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/06 with Abi Pascoe and Bex Atkinson

Bex Atkinson - 2nd O/S - 29/Oct/06 with Adam Hall (led) / Abi Pascoe (belayed)

EAYL - Solo - 18/Oct/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/06

Surprisingly interesting as it weaves around all the flakes and pinnacles - and worth its name
snowcat - Lead - 13/Aug/06 with David Gale

Swirly - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/06 with katherine

warringtonade - 2nd - 07/Jun/06 with Joss

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead β - 25/Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2006

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2006

MDowson - 2nd - 2006 with Richard Hargreaves

Hidden - Lead - 2006

George Ormerod - Lead O/S - Oct/05 with Kris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/05

rob wmc - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/05 with Pete

BlueJohn - Lead - 26/Jun/05 with Naomi

Si dH - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/04 with Alison Ingleby

D Berry - Solo rpt - 04/Sep/04

timjones - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/02

D Berry - Solo rpt - 27/Apr/02

Allan Young - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/00 with Michelle Ryan

D Berry - 2nd rpt - 04/Jun/00 with Claire Berry

D Berry - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/00 with Claire Berry

Mark Adams - Lead - 17/Jun/98

Mark Adams - Lead - 17/Jun/98

Roget - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/97 with jon

Big Rik - 1995

Tony Buckley - May/94

whispering nic - Lead O/S - Jul/93 with torquil

Hidden - Solo - 29/Mar/88

RichardMc - Solo - 25/Oct/87

Nigel Bond - Solo - 16/Jun/84

wynaptomos - Solo - Jun/84

Hidden - Solo - 1980

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
gazj1986, chrisweight, Mattlamb90, jadias, Knoxy

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