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Void*** E4 6a

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[The Void, Tremadog, 3 kb]Another great route which is eliminate in its lower section but finishes in a superb position on the headwall. Start up and right of Vector, below a wide corner. 1) 5b, 12m. Climb the groove above to a spike belay (on Vector). 2) 5c, 20m. Join Vector and climb it through the Ochre Slab. At its top, pull right round a corner to a ledge. Move up right and climb a hidden crack to a sloping ledge belay. 2a) Atomic Finger Flake, E4 6b, 20m. The desperate steep-wall, which is the underside of the Ochre Slab. 3) 6a, 18m. Climb into the hanging pod with difficulty. Pull out left at the top then climb the crack with even more difficulty past a peg. Keep going up the crack and another crack on the right to the top. © ROCKFAX
Climb the groove to the right of Vector to the spike belay of Vector. Climb the Ochre Slab to its top then move right to a short steep crack leading to a sloping ledge belay under the pod (can be done in 1 pitch). Pull steeply into the pod and at its top exit left to a jug. Pull up the wall past a peg then keep going up easier, but still pumpy cracks.

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, The Tremadog 'V's', North Wales Rock Graded List.

Photo: The Void, Tremadog © Steve Ashton
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This climb is in 146 logbooks, and on 25 wishlists.

Ram MkiV - Lead β - 11/Jun/14 with Alex

Alex Mason - 2nd - 11/Jun/14 with Steve Ramsden

Apharri - Lead RP - 02/Jun/14 with Jim Gayler

mike mo - 2014

Only did the last pitch
Pieterjan De Roo - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/13

JulesV - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/13 with Shauna

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Aug/13

1st pich only on lead
Andy Peak 1 - AltLd - 23/Aug/13 with Simon huges

What a great route, building to a spectacular finish on the headwall. Memorable for the climbing and also the soaking that we got at the end! After doing Vector, Nick and I picked up Eszter, who had been climbing with Dan Gibson but clearly hadn't had enough, though she did take a bit of persuading that she wouldn't slow us down (as if!). Planned to do Cream but Eszter was saving it for the onsight, so we settled on Void. Nick did the deceptively hard 5b first pitch (looks like a scramble, actually quite tricky and pretty sustained), Eszter did the 5c second pitch through the Ochre Slab deja vu!) and across a space walking traverse above the Void (a relief to find the 'secret holds'h, while I got the 6a crux final pitch, which was 'proper' E4 6a and featured a crux that was de-Void of holds! The pod was pretty evil but succumbed to cunning finger locks and bridging. Spent a while sitting one the jug and trying to go up but getting nowhere near the finger lock before eventually spotting the smaller finger lock - wasn't actually that hard. The headwall was pleasantly sustained. Eszter shot up on second, putting my snail pace lead to shame. She had seen the rain coming... Then it was Nick's turn just as the rain arrived! It gathered intensity as he raced to beat it with a couple of falls and just after he got over the crux the heavens unleashed a torrential downpour! This was still sustained 5b/c ground so hats off to Nick for finishing it. We got absolutely soaked but were all very happy to have done a great route :-) Of course it stopped raining by the time we got back down :-/. Oh, and there is no peg - but it's pretty well protected anyway.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/13 with Eszter, Nick

I lead pitches 1&2 in a oner, which is a great pitch, then seconded the top pitch. Thought it was harder than cream (a bit more sustained and with a slightly harder move) though still seemed pretty steady for E4. Great climb.
tim newton - AltLd O/S - 22/May/13 with brad reed

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/May/13

Technical. Spat off at the crux, but can't wait to get back on this and find the easier sequence! Must've had 6 attempts climbing up and down to the crux before lactic acid replaced the blood in my arms!
Tom Livingstone - Lead dog - 20/Apr/13 with mark reeves

captain - 2013

cameronmcloughlin - 2nd - 2013 with james mchaffie

head wall goping
Sam Melville - AltLd dnf - 04/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Sep/12

Callum van Werkhoven - TR O/S - 24/Jul/12 with Henry Cowan

In 2 pitches, led top one.
Luke Brooks - AltLd rpt - 12/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 07/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd - 18/May/12

stephenhartley - 2nd dog - May/12 with Burns

Finally got round to getting back on this after falling off the onsight a couple of years ago. Couldnt remember the crux sequence so got quite pumped, then it clicked and had to fight the pump the whole way up, yeaaaahooo!
Mike Goldthorp - Lead RP - 17/Apr/12 with Rich

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12

Terrible terrible climbing by me, well ard. amazing route though!
willoates - Lead dog - 05/Mar/12 with Iona

Bruce Houston - 2nd - Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/11

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Oct/11

JRae - 2nd - 01/Oct/11 with C Riddiford, M Watson

mwatson - 01/Oct/11

crux pitch running with water. Harder than Cockblock in that condition, but still excellent.
Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11 with Andy Cave

Did the first pitch. Very 3 dimensional climbing
Chris Perry - 2nd - 05/Jul/11

Pitch one only. Tricky 3D climbing. 5b but made it feel much harder the way I did it...
Daniel Heath - 2nd β - 05/Jul/11 with Kit Perry

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 15/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 04/Jun/11

escaped into gull after pitch 2. Too hot and sweaty :(
belay bunny turned bad - AltLd dnf - 04/Jun/11 with loundsy

Hidden - AltLd dog - 01/May/11

Brutal top pitch, well good!
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/11

Had to rest on the rope. Bloody nails!
Adam Booth - 2nd dog - 04/Mar/11 with Ed Booth

Hidden - 2011

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

Hidden - 2011

GeoffG - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

soph - Lead O/S - 2011 with Helena Robinson

Did first two pitches in a oner, which was exciting. Ralph then cruised the top pitch, after a slip early on. I cruised bottom of the crack but fluffed the move past the peg, pulled back on straight off and did, will return but a hard move.
Dave Warburton - AltLd - 18/Oct/10 with Ralph Burden

Mike lead most of p1 & 2 in one I finished the bit after the ochre slab, then accidently moved onto Cream for the last pitch. Will have to come back to finish it!
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Mike

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Sep/10

Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Kev

Top pitch only.
HIGHTOWER - 2nd dog - 08/Jul/10 with Pete (Indi)

Amazing route, great moves. Top pitch only. One wet hold near the bottom
Glyn - Lead β - 04/Jul/10 with Trystan

beci tointen - Lead O/S - Jul/10 with my uncle carl

Hidden - Jun/10

Top pitch of Void with first pitches of Cream.
Luke Brooks - AltLd - 27/May/10 with Konrad Doyle, Barni

top pitch
barni - 2nd rpt - 27/May/10 with Comrad, luke

Hidden - AltLd dog - 02/May/10

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 30/Apr/10

Best line ever! pod is cool and technical, crux is desperate but easy when you know how. must have down climbed from crux attempts about 10 times, savage!
Mike Goldthorp - Lead dog - 10/Feb/10 with alex mason

soph - 01/Jan/10

Howard Lawledge - 2nd - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

Tried in 2007, groove was much harder than i remembered. Crux felt easy this time . Pumpy, sustained, Superb pitch.
Alex Mason - Lead - 15/Dec/09 with Andy, Fingers

barni - Lead dog - 15/Sep/09 with Liam fleming

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Jon Fulwood

Boy - Aug/09 with Toby Dunn

Hidden - Lead dnf - 12/Jul/09

Eetu - AltLd O/S - Jul/09 with Olli

headwall pitch was harder than Cream
Billg - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Owen Haywood

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/09 with john nuttal

Fantastic.
andi turner - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09 with steve

feilx - AltLd dog - 04/Apr/09 with Angus

Hidden - 2nd dog - 20/Mar/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Dave Rumney - AltLd - 07/Jun/08 with Dennis Wong

Brown - AltLd O/S - 16/May/08 with Various International meet

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Glyn - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/07 with Dan Mcmanus

pumped out on this like no other. physically peeled off the holds made it to 2/3 height past crux. deffo return to this.
Alex Mason - Lead dnf - 03/Apr/07 with Duncan Skelton

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - TR rpt - 16/Sep/06 with Nic Sellers

IOAN D - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/06 with Mills

Bern - 2006

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/04

Hidden - Lead dog - 2003

Hidden - Lead dog - 20/Jul/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/98

traininng for troll
sadams - Lead - 14/Jun/97 with Team Midlands

jfletcher - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/97

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

Ched - TR - 1997

richparry - 1997

mikedelderfield - AltLd dog - 01/Jul/95

Richard White - 1995

Pitch one and two only and then it rained.
Ian Jones - Lead rpt - 1995 with Karen Ghiselli

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

mikedelderfield - AltLd dog - 17/Sep/94 with Steven Delderfield

hopped up top pitch with one shoe
ste_d - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/94 with mik

michael burrows - AltLd rpt - 19/Jun/94 with john roberts

David led crux pitch.
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 06/Apr/94 with David

neilh - 2nd - 27/Jun/93 with mark griffiths

Roget - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/92 with jon

Hidden - AltLd - 1992

Nick Biven - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/91 with Rich Whitwell

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/90 with Niff

Alan James - UKC and UKH - AltLd - 10/Jul/90 with Steve Crowe

DDDD - 1990

led pitch 3, also lawrence cox
michael burrows - AltLd rpt - 06/Aug/89 with brian jones

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 28/Jul/89 with Keith Turton

keefe - Jul/89 with Johnny Adams

Hidden - Lead - 20/May/89

Had 2nd Andrew Horn in 1986. Since led a further 4 times
David Smith - Lead rpt - 26/Nov/88 with John Robinson

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Sep/88

I'd failed on the top pitch a couple of years earlier due to a heavy rainstorm.
Bob - AltLd β - 29/Aug/88 with al phizacklea

Dave Douglas - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/88

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/88

shark - 2nd - 10/Jun/87 with Seb Grieve

sadams - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/87 with Guy Townsend

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - 1987 with Keefe Murphy

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

keefe - 03/May/86

keefe - 03/Nov/85

Neil R - 2nd - 29/Jun/85 with Ian

Hidden - 1985

mark mcgowan01 - 1985

andy gittins - 1985

Tom
Melok - AltLd - 16/Apr/84

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 04/Mar/84 with Craig Smith

jasper11 - 1984

stp - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/83

Gezzer - Lead O/S - 1983 with Andy Towne

andy gittins - 1982

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1981

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1980

steve L - 1979

Hidden - 1978

Mike Owen - 28/May/77 with John Roberts

The route had been freed when I climbed it but it was usually done with one peg for aid, which I used. So not 6a...
petemeads - Lead - 1977

Hidden - 1973

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Style of ascent

Lead43 of 146 (29.5%)
Followed25 of 146 (17.1%)
Toproped3 of 146 (2.1%)
Alt Leads34 of 146 (23.3%)
Unknown41 of 146 (28.1%)

'Climbed'73 of 146 (50.0%)
clean O/S35 of 146 (24.0%)
clean β4 of 146 (2.7%)
clean rpt8 of 146 (5.5%)
clean RP2 of 146 (1.4%)
dogged16 of 146 (11.0%)
dnf8 of 146 (5.5%)