Rockfax Description
A popular climb with a great second pitch. Start below the chimney of Shadrach.
1) 4c, 32m. Climb up left over ledges to a scoop and groove to the right of Grim Wall. Climb the groove on the right over a steepening to a small ledge on the right. Move up again to a flake (on Shadrach) then step down left. Move up and then traverse left again to a corner and ledge.
2) 5a, 25m. Go up and right to a small roof and move left round this to a small ledge on the left. Move up and right across a scoop/groove heading for a peg. Move up to the peg and make a hard move right to the end of a small ledge. Move right along this and head up and then right to finish. © Rockfax

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, Ultimate HVS ticklist.

s kennedy 25/Oct AltLd O/S
with Peter
ned_85 17/Oct AltLd
with Anna Fevang
MSchobitz 10/Oct Lead O/S
with USMC
amccann 10/Oct Lead O/S
harry_lewis 10/Oct Lead O/S
with Tessa, Oli
Alex Page 10/Oct 2nd
dbottomley ?/Oct Lead O/S

o/s pitch one, 2nd cam fell out on 2nd pitch, down climbed to belay to collect. amazing route, topped off with a bit of a panic at the top, should have spent longer looking for gear

with lorna
Hidden 26/Sep AltLd O/S
caradoc 20/Sep AltLd O/S

Pitch1.Confusing topo in the new guide, I ended up turning left at the Shadrach flake ( as described) but it felt a bit scrappy and off route so not sure if that was the best way.

with Matt H.
spalice 15/Sep 2nd O/S

Did the vertical part of P1 and then decided to carry on straight up onto Shadrach as it looked drier.

with Nolan Lamb
Hidden 13/Sep AltLd rpt
tom jefferies 10/Sep Lead O/S

lead both pitches

Pete_Frost 06/Sep AltLd rpt

Followed P1 to an intermediate belay below the Shadrach block. Led the traverse to the tree belay, then led the top pitch. Delightful climbing.

kirsten 06/Sep AltLd

P1 until the spike.

with pete
JEP 06/Sep AltLd rpt
joermann 28/Aug Lead
renetemple 26/Aug AltLd O/S

Did first pitch and missed the traverse line.. had to traverse higher up and climb down to ledge. whoops. Amazing top pitch though, gear felt spaced on top.

with Katie Maxwell
JakeMcConnell 20/Aug 2nd

Second pitch only. Nice moves traversing right of the peg.

Hidden 18/Aug AltLd O/S
joe.91 15/Aug AltLd O/S
alanblyth 15/Aug AltLd dog

Got lost, finished (doggedly) up Leg Break

with Sachi
David Kay 15/Aug AltLd O/S
Deezel65 11/Aug 2nd O/S
jacob shieldhouse hadley 03/Aug Lead O/S
with jasper cluff
maxtlor 03/Aug 2nd O/S
with Dave Rudkin, frkm2000
frkm2000 03/Aug 2nd O/S
jacob shieldhouse hadley 30/Jul 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul Lead O/S
rob.grafton 25/Jul AltLd
with Jo Sunderland, Martin Smith
magik_bob 18/Jul AltLd
scottywakefield 18/Jul AltLd O/S

Really enjoyable, missed the lower traverse left on pitch one and used a finger crack higher up instead which got wetter and muddier the further I went. The top pitch was a lot of fun with two excellent points requiring technical moves.

hotfeet 18/Jul AltLd

I led first pitch. Jason did Grim Wall finish.

Andrew Lester 18/Jul AltLd
Hidden 17/Jul Lead O/S
Neal Jobling 17/Jul AltLd O/S
with Jon
Hidden 17/Jul AltLd O/S
No? Yes! 12/Jul Lead

3rd time I have done the top pitch of this ( led it twice ) Have traversed right to a ledge and twice moved directly up past peg using various holds and all ways felt 5b.Being 6ft 1inch the final moves are probably easier.

Andrew Lodge 11/Jul AltLd O/S

Led P1, lovely pitch

with Dave
SAF 08/Jul 2nd O/S
with Phil
Hidden 08/Jul Lead O/S
guy757 04/Jul -
with Vic
akhutton88 25/Jun 2nd

Brilliant, hard if you're shorter. Most of the holds were just out of reach....! Cool top thin moves. Probably would say 5a and 5B though?

andy.smythe 25/Jun AltLd

backed off 2nd pitch. Really hard for HVS 5a. Climbed much easier e1 5b routes.

matt1024 25/Jun Lead O/S

Led both pitches.

with Tim Crothers
Tom Pillow 24/Jun AltLd

Really good last pitch!

with David Pillow
Hidden 23/Jun Lead O/S
mr mills 21/Jun AltLd rpt

led pitch 2...

Dawn_K_B 21/Jun AltLd O/S

Led P2, another excellent climb, found it quite hard and the crux for me was at the very top rather than at the peg!

guy757 18/Jun -
adi bryant 14/Jun AltLd O/S
ian Wignall 14/Jun AltLd O/S

Ian 1st Lead - difficulty with hanging belay Adi 2nd Lead

theomoore 25/May AltLd O/S

p1. roisin crushed the last pitch.

with Roisin
Hidden 23/May Lead
Hidden 23/May 2nd O/S
paul79 23/May AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/May Lead O/S
Sean Kelly 16/May AltLd

I didn't quite make the Meshach belay because of straying too far right.

with Dirk Versfeld
Steve Perry 15/May AltLd O/S

Very good P2.

Sam Simpson 15/May AltLd rpt
Hidden 15/May AltLd O/S
rushy11111918 15/May AltLd
with Steve Perry
soph 12/May Lead rpt
with Shay skinner
Dan Vaj 26/Apr AltLd rpt
mapperley samurai 25/Apr 2nd
ads 18/Apr AltLd


Chriswallis2 16/Apr Lead O/S
with Alan
Jono_LS16 15/Apr Lead O/S

Pitch 2

jmills94 11/Apr 2nd O/S

with rattlesnake finish so not the whole route. Lovely slabby moves that are only visible when on top of them. Has a definite bold feel to it for HVS but trust in footwork and the slabby nature pays off.

with michael
dobby 200 08/Apr AltLd O/S

I led P2

with Chris
Wizzy 08/Apr AltLd O/S
KeenClimber 04/Apr Lead O/S
with Ron
Hidden 04/Apr 2nd
nige pacer 22/Mar Lead O/S

Just pitch 2

with Dave Lawrance, Andy Houseman
Hidden 16/Mar Lead rpt
Sardien 15/Mar AltLd rpt
with Helena Robinson
Ella7 07/Feb AltLd O/S

Lead p2. B Excellent route, best multipitch I've done in a while.

with Remy
Jack93 07/Feb AltLd O/S

Led the first pitch

callumbtaylor 07/Feb Lead O/S

Lead 5a pitch, one strenuous move, really great route with p.1 also being a surprisingly great pitch

Remyveness 07/Feb AltLd O/S

First pitch traverses across left along a series of interesting cracks and flakes. Seconds pitch involves a traverse across left on a good finger lock

Hidden ??/2015 -
jcw ??/2015 -
Ian craigie ??/2015 2nd
with Simon lake
danmullett ??/2015 -
Darron ??/2015 -
williap 29/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

Led 5a pitch

Hidden 15/Nov/14 AltLd O/S
Martin Bagshaw 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S

first pitch only as we needed to get back to Simon. Was nice though.

wynaptomos 28/Sep/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead RP
nick ferro 21/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Led P2

with Oli Birkill
khalidq 20/Sep/14 AltLd rpt
with Max Adamson
dan_blair87 13/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
alice fuller 11/Sep/14 AltLd

lead p2. went directly up from peg on crimps.

Hidden 11/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/14 Lead O/S
GermanAlex 06/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch. Crux around the peg felt very hard, certainly harder than any 5a I've done. Must have missed something, certainly felt like a 5b to me.

with Nigel
M000W 06/Sep/14 2nd
Colin Scotchford 24/Aug/14 2nd

top pitch only after grim wall pitch 1

will moy 23/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
jezb1 23/Aug/14 2nd
Karl Wooffindin 16/Aug/14 Lead
with JG
jon22 16/Aug/14 AltLd
with Dave Holland
ms26g10 11/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 09/Aug/14 AltLd
LakesWinter 03/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Phil B
philboy 03/Aug/14 AltLd
with matt g
Douglas ?/Aug/14 AltLd
with Doug Lindo
bob johnson 27/Jul/14 2nd
with Rich Ball
Hidden 20/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 20/Jul/14 Lead
robgixer 19/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Lead p2.

robman 11/Jul/14 2nd rpt
Col Kingshott 09/Jul/14 AltLd

Led P2

Pero 09/Jul/14 AltLd
Dizz 05/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with David
Dave Reeve 05/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Rob Evans ?/Jul/14 Lead β
dturton 29/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 25/Jun/14 Lead
Ewano 12/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

P2 dead nice.

Hidden 12/Jun/14 AltLd
Hidden 11/Jun/14 AltLd
Dan Vaj 02/Jun/14 AltLd β

Big fall when off route on leg break.... Oh the irony!

with Khalid
khalidq 02/Jun/14 AltLd rpt

I led P1. Dan took a huge fall on P2!

jimxxx ?/Jun/14 -
Bob Loblaw ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Stuart Blackler
wazzalad20 ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with anna henshaw
keitht ?/Jun/14 Lead
with Dewi Turton
deacondeacon 27/May/14 Lead

In a one-er. After a long day I had a proper mare on this. Romped the first half then got the fear, wasn't convinced I was on the right route and started running out of gear. By the time I got to the peg I was gripped and I grabbed it :( Oh well, I'll get on it again next time I'm here.

khalidq 26/May/14 AltLd O/S

Dave's navigational skills led us to the improbable second pitch. Great climbing.

with Dave Ramsden
KeenClimber 17/May/14 AltLd
with Ron
pie_eater_pete 07/May/14 AltLd O/S
the power 07/May/14 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch into the E2 variation haha we did laugh

with rob
dr_botnik 07/May/14 2nd O/S
bwestwood 06/May/14 AltLd
FlavioL1989 05/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Rob Edwards
WNW 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd
maria85 03/May/14 2nd O/S

Climbing as a three so didn't get a lead on this one. Top pitch is a little balancy - and if you're less than 5'7 you won't reach the peg from the ledge!

with Rob Cooper, Jules
maybe_si 02/May/14 AltLd O/S
rich.manterfield ?/May/14 AltLd O/S

Josh Fawcett.

arthur_de_briton 26/Apr/14 Lead
with cat mckenna
leerybunny 26/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Lead Second Pitch

with Robb WIlkinson
Hidden 26/Apr/14 AltLd rpt
malinkvist 18/Apr/14 AltLd
with Jay
hazeysunshine 12/Apr/14 AltLd rpt
Abi Chard 12/Apr/14 AltLd rpt
with Hazel J
Hidden 30/Mar/14 AltLd
foostu4 29/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
rbharries 18/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

lead 1st pitch, wich was lovely, loads of bomb proof gear just above you, right when you were about to do anything tricky. Jealous of Craig leading 2nd pitch, although must have been a bit stressful on the crux, otherwise lovely and steady pitch. Good first HVS?

with craig lethal
Hidden 18/Mar/14 AltLd
Dan Lane 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S

P1 and 2. 1st pitch felt a bit tricky for 4c I though. P2 is a little sparse on gear (though ok if you look hard enough) but certainly good climbing and not as tricky as it appears as though it could be, though it still ain't easy!

with Dad
Jules Lane 16/Mar/14 2nd O/S

Superb route. First pitch steady with lots of interesting moves, especially the traverse section and P2 has 2 or 3 moments that really make you concentrate. I thought P2 was pretty tough for 5a. Nice lead by Dan

with Dan
jamesgodwin64 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with John Cooper
JamesLloyd 15/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
steven_daniels99 15/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

led 2nd pitch

mikedelderfield 09/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Tomasz Kawka 08/Mar/14 2nd dog
oliverpcain ??/2014 AltLd O/S
Si ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
davebrox ??/2014 -
cymjt ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 -
mileshill540 ??/2014 Lead
scottcoates ??/2014 AltLd O/S

Did first pitch then had to ab down from the tat around the tree in the dark.

Lloyders 01/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
with John
JamesWilliams 10/Nov/13 AltLd

Awesome! lead the second pitch real faith in friction move next to the peg. Hard for 5a

adamre12 10/Nov/13 AltLd
adamre12 10/Nov/13 AltLd
Calum Wadsworth 13/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
with Ben K, Uni Lot
benkelsey 13/Oct/13 AltLd rpt


Duncan Turner 12/Oct/13 Lead
Duncan Turner 12/Oct/13 Lead
Nick1812P 12/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
with Anna, Jem
freemanTom 06/Oct/13 Lead

Very pokey for the grade. Seemed to go up further before heading right than topos suggest. Good route.

with Claire Williams
Stopsy 01/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
wi11 01/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Elsier 01/Sep/13 2nd
with Ian
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Double Knee Bar 31/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

L p2. Fantastic climb. Nice moves throughout

Hidden 31/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Duncan 88 31/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Glenn Manifold, Andrew Bladon
Nicole Almond 28/Aug/13 AltLd

Lead P1. Lovely climb, good for gear placement practise as the placements are not that obvious.

with Dad
Dave Almond 28/Aug/13 AltLd

Nice route in the sun

Hidden 27/Aug/13 2nd dog
Ian MK 27/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Mac
Ginger McGrath 23/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with rob, pete abernethy
Hidden 22/Aug/13 AltLd
neuromancer 19/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Two hard 5a moves surrounded by very pleasant climbing

thomaspomfrett 19/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead p2

with Pat Brien
Freshprintce 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Mike Hewitt
BRoe 18/Aug/13 AltLd O/S


with Heather O
Heather Osborne 18/Aug/13 AltLd

lead p2

with Ben Roe
Fragmod 12/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 12/Aug/13 Lead O/S
pbuggy91 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Lead first pitch

Phill Mitch 08/Aug/13 AltLd rpt
with bleggs
samuel.stevens 08/Aug/13 AltLd O/S


joeflan 08/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
fizzychewitt 03/Aug/13 AltLd
with Jayne
ERH ?/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 30/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 30/Jul/13 Lead O/S
ERH 30/Jul/13 AltLd
Marq 28/Jul/13 AltLd rpt


with Paul Scott
philhilo 28/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Helen going well.

with Helen E
Hidden 27/Jul/13 AltLd
Neil D 27/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Led P1, Steve P2.

with Steve Scott (cc), Beth Hodgett
Hidden 26/Jul/13 2nd
dan gibson 24/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with helen gibson
Helen Gibson 24/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

led 2nd pitch... a little out there!

with dan
Helen Gibson 24/Jul/13 AltLd

led 2nd pitch

with dan
Chris Lamb 16/Jul/13 2nd dnf

got as high as the peg then needed help,

with jasper davie
Hidden 12/Jul/13 AltLd
demarcation86 11/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Top-end HVS.

with Paul
Hidden 05/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
newtonmore 26/Jun/13 -
woody0606 25/Jun/13 2nd
with Joe
sian88 18/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2

Hidden 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Rob84 16/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Mel
Hidden 15/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Tim W 15/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Dave p1 tim p2

with Alys Rook, Dave Ripley
Hidden 15/Jun/13 Lead
DannyK 09/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Katie
Hidden ?/Jun/13 -
Georgia H ?/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead rpt
James Oakes 26/May/13 AltLd O/S

Led P1.

with Andy Hall, Tim Slater
tsl42 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Almost binned it after the peg. Effort at the bit before.

with James Oakes, Andy mumc
Hardcore Pat 26/May/13 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch - brilliant position

with Sir William of pettitsmith
BeckyBrown1989 23/May/13 Lead O/S

lead the second pitch, was good! Little bit bold!Fun route!

with Frances Cavangha
francesanncavanagh 23/May/13 AltLd

I lead 1st pitch

with Becky Brown
scott mayled 19/May/13 AltLd O/S

Can't believe this is HVS would not lead this yet

herman0055 19/May/13 Lead O/S

considerably harder than merlin direct,not sure if I am meant to say that Scotty practice some French free move on the second pitch

with Scotty mayled
Jules 210681 19/May/13 2nd

Very good lead off george!! Very thin at the top!!!

with scott mayled, george best
Hidden 18/May/13 2nd
torsok 18/May/13 AltLd O/S

Hmm bit of a wander up .. finished for grim wall direct was really fun starter

with Nic
DaveAtkinson 18/May/13 AltLd
with jw
Hidden 18/May/13 AltLd O/S
joedoherty 10/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Jon Wilson
greglad 05/May/13 AltLd
Ray Sparks 04/May/13 AltLd O/S
with pete ranstead
BTphonehome 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Kasha
kasha_gregson 20/Apr/13 2nd
with Bram
JCAshman 18/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
magicdougie 11/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 03/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
jezb1 03/Apr/13 AltLd
tyler836 03/Apr/13 2nd O/S
kitch22 01/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/13 AltLd
stevelismore 31/Mar/13 2nd

Seconded this classic. Second pitch has very delicate move in the airiest possible location! Splendid.

with Trevor PCC
Samuel Wainwright 30/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Emma Smith
Hidden 30/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Rachel Somerville 28/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Led P2

with Cal
jezb1 25/Mar/13 Lead

With brothers start...

Hidden 16/Mar/13 Lead β
willoates 12/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/13 -
Hidden 27/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
clarky_two ??/2013 -
Nick Biven ??/2013 -
tim20 ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 AltLd O/S
SamStokes 06/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
with Simon Lambert
rd20 29/Sep/12 AltLd O/S


mariannekhoo 29/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Led P1, Robert led P2.

rurp 18/Sep/12 Lead dnf
anthonydouglas 14/Sep/12 2nd
with Mark Thwaites, Mike Brownlow
Andy Clarke 09/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Superb top pitch - sustained and engrossing. Climbed on a golden summer's evening, with the sun just sinking in the sky and the crag deserted apart from ourselves and a lone soloist. Led P2.

Hidden 09/Aug/12 AltLd
hazeysunshine 07/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Pitch 2

with Nikki
Kirill 29/Jul/12 AltLd β

Led P2. Took me ages to work out the move at the peg.

cem 29/Jul/12 2nd rpt
with Kirill Spiridonov, Pete Atkinson
climb the peak 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Cardi 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Led P1.

with Andy T
Hidden 14/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
decs 14/Jul/12 AltLd

french free!

with Bart
masa-alpin 07/Jul/12 Lead β

I attempted this on 2009-01-11, but backed off immediately before the crux (escaped to and finished on Grim Wall). This time I lead it in one big pitch fairly fast (as the time is pressing on). The traverse move immediately after the peg was a hard 5b move for me, as I shortie can't reach the crucial side-pull, whereas most people, including my seconds, (easily!) can.

with Lee Barra, Lee P
tedburt 07/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Steve Banks, Aaron Burdett
svdie ?/Jul/12 -
elyben 30/Jun/12 Lead

2nd pitch

claregardiner 04/Jun/12 Lead

Great route, especially pitch 2, would be a bit necky without the peg though!

Hidden 02/Jun/12 AltLd
Davebryant 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Matt Hale
richyg 02/Jun/12 -
Ceridwen 27/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Pete Milner
Hidden 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Owain Llewelyn 12/May/12 AltLd
with Duncan
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead
Hidden 07/May/12 AltLd O/S
georgeevans88 06/May/12 Lead O/S
with James N
Dizz 06/May/12 AltLd O/S

Added acidental direct start pitch 1, Matt led p2

NB Pixel 06/May/12 2nd O/S

Went up to lead final pitch but got lost and scared so Matt did it instead...

with Matt, DizLiz
jamesn89 06/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/May/12 AltLd rpt
Hidden 05/May/12 Lead
joeym 05/May/12 Lead O/S
JanBella 03/May/12 AltLd
with simon
Trevera 01/May/12 AltLd
Hidden ?/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
shoulders 12/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with dai
Fred_Richard 09/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Thrilling route. P2 is awsome! 3 star HVS for me.

with Pete
Pete_Frost 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Led first pitch in combination with Shadrach top pitch

with Chris Tym
nickstephens 05/Apr/12 Lead O/S
kezr28 ?/Apr/12 -
Pete Rigby 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Not VS!

with Kelli Roberts
kelliroberts3 25/Mar/12 2nd
jezb1 21/Mar/12 AltLd

rpt, p1 this time.

mimi22 21/Mar/12 AltLd
BenRyle 20/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Mar/12 AltLd
tlmarjot 17/Mar/12 Lead rpt

P1 Only

with Josh Marshall
jezb1 08/Mar/12 AltLd

As per other comments, clearly HVS. Lead P2 which was great. Nice delicate moves by the peg and then a little run out as you go up, but bomber gear throughout. Quality.

Hidden 08/Mar/12 2nd
roberts1234567890 17/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
SimonvanDam 17/Jan/12 AltLd

Clearly HVS, I lead 2nd pitch (5a)

Hidden 15/Jan/12 2nd β
John Lewis 14/Jan/12 2nd O/S

Done as a single pitch

with Barra
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Owen_P ??/2012 -
frost 27/Nov/11 AltLd
with Clare
Danny Bags 27/Nov/11 Lead
The Green Giant 20/Nov/11 AltLd rpt
with Dan with the van
Frank Blakeley 15/Nov/11 2nd dnf

Pitch 1 felt really easy but good, Pitch 2 couldnt quite manage today, will have to come back one day.

with Sam
sgl 15/Nov/11 Lead O/S

both pitches

with frank
knicos 08/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
with Sam Taylor
Hidden 07/Nov/11 AltLd
Hidden 30/Oct/11 AltLd rpt
nutty_didz 30/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Started on first pitch of Grim Wall - I lead. Remus lead second pitch

with Remus Knowles
Ceridwen 27/Oct/11 AltLd dnf

Me P 2. It was wet and dark so bailed onto last section of grim wall.

with Andy Mosienko
BorisVBlade 22/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2

with Daniel Wong
Rachel Slater 16/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Olli-C 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Second Pitch only. Did grim wall P1 to get to belay. Rach tried first couldnt find the peg (its missing) and came down. I went up and could reach high enough to get a cam in the peg hole and pull over the overlap. Balancy and scary, hurt my toes. HVS in guide book and rightly so.

CRiddiford 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S


with Pete Graham
benkelsey 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

just really good!

with Jack Kelsey
Ollie B 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

p2, keep going right after the bulge, straight up is much harder

with S.Bennett
pmurdy 01/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with Jake Y
Jake Young 01/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with Paul
Hidden 26/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
andybirtwistle 02/Sep/11 Lead

VS 5a? Where did that come from?Always been HVS and tep end at that.Brilliant second pitch is well worth the effort.Went straight up a thin flack at the top instead of moving out right,which only enhanced the experience but maybe 5b!

with Keith Lonsdale
al123 01/Sep/11 2nd rpt

nice lead from alex

with alex
Hidden 01/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/11 -
Hidden 31/Aug/11 Lead rpt
steve.warrington 29/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch

with Stuart Llewellyn
Hidden 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
tlmarjot 26/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with James Marjot
Hidden 24/Aug/11 2nd
Mr Tickle 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S

led 2nd pitch. What everyone else said

Hidden 22/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Jay-Ast 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/11 2nd
roberto18 14/Aug/11 AltLd O/S


with Dad (Mike Bridges)
mike bridges 14/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

I led 1st pitch,steady climbing,good gear. was a very busy day,3 parties on the belay!Rob led the 2nd pitch which felt quite tough,but some great moves in a cracking`re having a laugh at VS surely!

christoph owen 06/Aug/11 2nd O/S

combined the first pitch of grim wall direct with the second pitch of meshach, great combo! me p1 grim wall direct, steve p2 meshach

with Steve Taylor (hot rock)
Lawrie Brand 05/Aug/11 Lead rpt

Clearly HVS

with Sarah Laing
Hidden 05/Aug/11 2nd O/S
tim newton 05/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with sophie holdstock
Hidden ?/Aug/11 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Mr Powly ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with Rozzy
DannyK 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Katie
pimpy 27/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

led 1st pitch

marcushorgan 27/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Top pitch definitly HVS, bold and run out to the top after that peg.

Adam1973 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Ann S
Ann S 25/Jul/11 2nd
with Adam
Tiinster 23/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Lee
MoWalker3 16/Jul/11 AltLd
with Shaky
thomasadixon 10/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Alan
Reaver2k 10/Jul/11 AltLd
Donald Kelly 09/Jul/11 2nd O/S

First pitch only. Then onto Grim Wall P2.

Si dH 03/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1. Top pitch definitely HVS. I think the best VS on the wall would be Meshach p1 in to Grim Wall p2.

with Mo, Chris Foster
Hidden 03/Jul/11 2nd
luke321 30/Jun/11 2nd
Frostie 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
guy757 11/Jun/11 -
Pete Nugent 09/Jun/11 Lead rpt

I led p.2 - I always struggle with moves around the peg. Traversed justr below the peg. Others climbed up and traversed just above the peg.

with Bill Stephenson
Lev 01/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Leo Woodhead ?/Jun/11 AltLd β
with Ian W
crimpy69 ?/Jun/11 AltLd
rustaldo 28/May/11 AltLd O/S

lead the 2nd pitch, quite bold, gear not exactly bomber - ace! definitely undergraded at VS

with Uncle Dave
The_Boy_ODwyer 27/May/11 AltLd O/S
with Colin Harvey
Hidden 27/May/11 AltLd O/S
Sankey 27/May/11 AltLd

Lead P1

with Luke
Hidden 27/May/11 AltLd O/S
thebigfriendlymoose 27/May/11 AltLd O/S

P1 2nd; P2 lead

with Stephen
TomMorgan 27/May/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/May/11 2nd
Noodles 13/May/11 AltLd

Led P2, started to rain at the crux, Bold HVS

Hidden 13/May/11 AltLd
belay bunny turned bad 09/May/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/May/11 -
Owen W-G 02/May/11 Lead O/S

Had done most or all of top pitch with Roger in 2004 but did something wierd on P1, Grim Wall maybe. Did it properly this time, wicked route.

Matt77 02/May/11 2nd
with Owen
stevepotter 01/May/11 AltLd
with Bryan
hellboundblr 01/May/11 AltLd

Steve P1, but traversed a bit high in error. Me P2.

with Steve P
katiep 01/May/11 Lead O/S

Found the second pitch tough. Going up too much at the peg and then across probably didn't help.

with Callan
callans 01/May/11 AltLd dog

Didn't have the guts to make the move at the peg. Tough but otherwise a good route.

Hidden 01/May/11 AltLd
Hidden 30/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/11 2nd
Rob84 29/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Alex Pickard
Katy Nelson 26/Apr/11 2nd

Good gear but quite hard crux. amazing pitch though!

with Dan Butler
Hidden 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Sam Simpson 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
alias dave 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S
mic_b 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Heidi
Hidden 23/Apr/11 2nd O/S
cem 23/Apr/11 AltLd rpt

Led p2

with Dave Amos
alias dave 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Sam.EB
Sophie Nunn 22/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch

with Pete S, Phil
al123 19/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

2nd picth, nice move near the peg

Hidden 17/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
tscoobydoo 17/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with phillip belcher
sophiecb 14/Apr/11 2nd

Good route, hard second pitch made all the more spicy with rain and soggy, molecular sized holds.

with Neil
garywong 10/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch

GarethHall 10/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2...might be my favourite ever HVS pitch :-)

Diggler 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S
jeffb 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Calder 09/Apr/11 2nd
with jeffb, Mark
Dunx 06/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Sam Hill
Michael Allday ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with rodney greenfield
myoung 28/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Heather
HeatherF 28/Mar/11 -

Lead the first pitch

with Mark
Hidden 27/Mar/11 AltLd dnf
SteveM 27/Mar/11 AltLd
with Kat
kitkat78 27/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Another day, a better experience...

with SteveM
Dizz 26/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Definately HVS and bold, but very nice climbing!

with megan
HIGHTOWER 24/Mar/11 AltLd β
with Mark Amyes, Lee Wales
Neil R 22/Mar/11 Lead
with aih
mr mills 19/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with Chris
kdalzell 19/Mar/11 2nd
with Kate Lawrence, Liam Fleming
Liam FLeming 19/Mar/11 Lead
with karen dalzell
quarrtman1 16/Mar/11 2nd
with mills
Robin Head 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Awesome climb! nice technical, balancy HVS

with Jen
KatWeir 05/Mar/11 2nd β
with Katie Preston
JenDurden 05/Mar/11 2nd β
with Robin
ritchierich 03/Mar/11 AltLd rpt

Pitch one done the correct way this this.

with Vinny
vinspin 03/Mar/11 AltLd β
with ritchie
Petarghh 02/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Jack Loftus 02/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Only P1

benchwarmer 01/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Luke
brianmilesy ?/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
martinazando 20/Feb/11 Lead dnf

Lead first pitch, partner did not feel like doing the second pitch, so moved to grim wall

with Poppy Klen
Tom Livingstone ?/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Mike Goldthorp 28/Jan/11 Solo rpt

Perfect end to the day, orange sunset and the tremadog rock just glowing, nobody else at the crag, epic day!

Hidden 22/Jan/11 Lead
Hidden 22/Jan/11 AltLd rpt
mr mills 21/Jan/11 AltLd rpt
with Gareth
shim ?/Jan/11 2nd
Kyle F ?/Jan/11 AltLd
uremac83 ??/2011 AltLd O/S
with Gavin Clifford
Hidden ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Tim Sparrow ??/2011 -
ollieben ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
katyvose1 ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
bsmedz ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
APRS 20/Nov/10 AltLd
with Aaron O'Leary
Ewan Russell 20/Nov/10 AltLd O/S


JamieSparkes 20/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

Nice, but it was a little bit cold!

with euan
chriscarroll 18/Nov/10 Lead O/S
r.greaves 06/Nov/10 2nd
with neil
Jim Slater 06/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Why is this logged as a VS?

ollieben 24/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with Rachel Thompson
spidey 17/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

climbed last pitch with pack, good enjoyable route some ace holds!

with adam
The Green Giant 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S

P1, cam in the finger pocket on P2 = cold belayer.

with Dan with the van
spidey 10/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with adam
al99 06/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Andrew Bitmead
Hidden 06/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
gazfellows 19/Sep/10 AltLd

Got lost on the first pitch.. don't think i did the zig zag part i traveresed a little further up, but whatever the trav is it was wicked...:)

with shaun d
Hidden 15/Sep/10 AltLd
PaulHarris 05/Sep/10 AltLd
with Vun, John, Simon, Micheal
PaulHarris 05/Sep/10 AltLd
Hidden 31/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/10 -
markfairbank 29/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Very good - stiff at VS! Led top pitch which was abit delicate.

with Ian Moore
joeydurkin 28/Aug/10 2nd
with Jockey
al123 26/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with nick
tomdude 25/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

as everyone else says, this is def HVS! a few pretty thin moves on the top pitch

with miranda
Hidden 25/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
andy mcc 16/Aug/10 Lead

P1 only

with Jason King
Lenny 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with James W
Hidden ?/Aug/10 -
carlh 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Fantastic route-sustained at the grade: 1st pitch good 4c and second pitch, Def HVS 5a and should not be given VS grade! Good moves zig zagging up crux (plenty of rests available on 2nd pitch if done with a steady head and there's no need to touch the peg!) deep side pocket below the peg used to make the move right! Keeps going all the way to top out - awesome!

carlh 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Fantastic route-sustained at the grade: 1st pitch good 4c and second pitch, Def HVS 5a and should not be given VS grade! Good moves zig zagging up crux (plenty of rests available on 2nd pitch if done with a steady head and there's no need to touch the peg!) deep side pocket below the peg used to make the move right! Keeps going all the way to top out - awesome!

Hidden 22/Jul/10 AltLd rpt
thegoatstroker 21/Jul/10 AltLd
pastep 17/Jul/10 AltLd

Stew took P1 despite feeling ill, cold & windy belay didn't help. 2nd pitch is HVS & superb. should have had my technical shoes on & it was gusty (excuses no.58&21) I pulled on the peg.

with Mick, ebf
grady ?/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
beci tointen ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with my uncle carl
Hidden ?/Jul/10 -
petellis 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S

One of the best pitches of rock I've ever done. Chose the cam rather than the pocket hold. Definately HVS like the guide says not the VS its given on here.

mattyork2 27/Jun/10 AltLd
with Johnny Richard, Pete Ellis
duzinga 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Mat, Omer
Hidden 26/Jun/10 2nd dog
Hidden 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Kirk 23/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch. Great climbing.

with P Harris
HIGHTOWER 12/Jun/10 Lead

Got off route on 2nd pitch and ended up escaping into Shadrack.

with Jocky
Ri 10/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Paul McGlinchy, Anja Jones
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Lead
monika paprzycka 05/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/10 -
Library Claire 30/May/10 2nd dog
with Alan
daveclarke5 30/May/10 2nd O/S
with Andy
Alan100 29/May/10 Lead

Done years ago but worth repeating - nice slabby climbing with a bit of an overlap to make sure you're awake ;) went straight up from the peg this time for a higher traverse. i'd say HVS either way.

barni 27/May/10 2nd rpt
with Comrad, luke
Hidden 18/May/10 AltLd O/S
krusty23 15/May/10 2nd
with Mark r
ollieben 08/May/10 AltLd O/S

lead the second pitch, amazing route with some awesome climbing. fun move through the overhang

3 Names 03/May/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 02/May/10 Lead O/S

climbed straight up from the peg as per the E2, before going right which felt solid E1, must read the guide better.

Hidden 02/May/10 AltLd rpt
samrad 01/May/10 2nd
with tom rip
JulesV 01/May/10 Lead

Accidental superdirect finish, runout 5c!

with Shauna Cunningham
Shauna 01/May/10 2nd O/S
with Jules
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead
Hidden 23/Apr/10 2nd O/S
shaun walby 21/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with stuart Holmes
SGD 19/Apr/10 AltLd

Lead P2 - Thought 'the move' was hard 5a maybe 5b. Very good pitch, top end HVS

with Jonny WMC
C Mclean 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Craig Marshall
Hidden 13/Apr/10 Lead dog
dan ely 13/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

i lead p1 which i loved. Full of weird moves and to route find as it goes all over the place. P2 very hard- more like 4c e1

with terry
Sam W 11/Apr/10 AltLd

Lead P1, went off route, probably didn't affect grade

with Colin
Hidden 11/Apr/10 AltLd rpt
Sardien 10/Apr/10 AltLd dog

Lead P2 but to hold the peg for a moment in a stupid reflex :( Lovely climb though with great moves especially after the crux

with Simon Moore
victim of mathematics 10/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2 after Sam took an alternative, higher traverse line on pitch 1. Brilliant climbing in an awesome position. The holds just appear when you need them most. The crux requires a bit of gumption (and faith in the peg).

david morse 03/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with chris todd
Hidden 03/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Apr/10 AltLd
Owain Llewelyn ?/Apr/10 Lead
with Steve, Dad
Hidden 14/Mar/10 AltLd rpt
Ed Booth 13/Mar/10 2nd RP

Not done for a few years. Great top pitch!

with fennerz and will nichols
fennerz 13/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Ed Booth and Will Nicholls
Pete Graham 06/Mar/10 Lead
with James Fleming
liam 22 ?/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

lead 2nd pitch

Laura-lou 07/Feb/10 2nd
with Chink
ian d f 07/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with Harry Martin
theotherpetehill 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Abbed to start of 2nd pitch, didn't climb 1st pitch

chrisallan 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S
edpd1b ?/Feb/10 2nd

Top Pitch Only

with Ryan Simpson
pie_eater_pete ?/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with ben smedley
cem 17/Jan/10 AltLd rpt

Led p2

MarkDavies36 ??/2010 AltLd
with Jill Singleton/Davies, Corin Burdon
mr mills ??/2010 -
with edwin
Hidden ??/2010 -
simeclimb68 ??/2010 -
nickmattia ??/2010 AltLd O/S

Got wildly lost on 2nd pitch due to first time multi-pitching. Enjoyed the experience even though off route and utterly gripped whilst traversing a tiny ledge with crimpy holds somewhere in the centre of Grim Wall?

with bencarter
DuckingFesperate ??/2010 -
jayrenegade ??/2010 AltLd

Forgotten dates, but led P2. Very good fun in the sun. Wales at it's best.

with Prav
Hidden ??/2010 -
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Christopher Roberts ??/2010 AltLd
Wayne S ??/2010 Lead

P1, JC P2

soph ??/2010 -
Sophie Nunn 12/Dec/09 AltLd
Dave Searle 28/Oct/09 Lead
Clarky10 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Darren Turner
Hidden 08/Oct/09 AltLd rpt
ritchierich 05/Oct/09 AltLd dnf

Could work out crux on P2 so finished up Grim Wall instead.

Hidden 05/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
Jez 04/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

Lead P1, nathan topped out.

with NJSharp
Hidden 27/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 12/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
davefount 06/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

lead top pitch. HVS!

with Glyn
lamma_hippie 17/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Jon Lawton
Hidden 11/Aug/09 Lead
Liam FLeming 11/Aug/09 Lead O/S
metal arms 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Both Pitches

Helen23 05/Aug/09 2nd
with Plas y Brenin (Dave Evans)
Skinny Kin 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Quite tricky on 2nd pitch if you don't know where you're heading sometimes. It seems like the polish run out. Quite good positions in places.

with Dave Cunningham
Ows ?/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Oliver Sherman 27/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
leon 25/Jul/09 Lead

Easier than expected.

with Andrew Southam
Batt 25/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

L P1, 2nd P2. P1 more like 4b to me! P2 good, got a bit pumped working out what I assume was crux - up then right, not right then up!

Hidden 20/Jul/09 Lead O/S
mbradberry2008 ?/Jul/09 2nd O/S
mbradberry2008 ?/Jul/09 2nd O/S
esther ?/Jul/09 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/09 2nd O/S
gregoldridge 27/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Led first pitch

with Nick Sharp
Byronius Maximus 20/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Both great pitches, felt a bit more like HVS to me as top pitch was quite sustained.

Twisty 20/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

P1- great first pitch, even better second pitch

with Byron Buck
Simonfarfaraway 09/Jun/09 AltLd
with Huw
steve prior ?/Jun/09 AltLd
with Roger C
Hidden 31/May/09 2nd O/S
bridget143 26/May/09 AltLd O/S

Duncan the first pitch I had done previously and me the top crux pitch.

with Duncan Frisch
Karlos 16/May/09 Lead dnf

Clipped peg on P2, but it was blowing a hoolie so didn't want to start the committing next section, so bailed on to Grim Wall.

with Kate
Different Steve 09/May/09 Lead rpt
with Clare
Hidden ?/May/09 AltLd
clive-greenwood 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Anna
midnightsparks 23/Apr/09 AltLd
with Tim Neill (PYB)
andi turner 18/Apr/09 -
with steve
bridget143 04/Apr/09 Lead O/S

I led first pitch, A finished up 2nd pitch of Grim Wall Direct

with Alicia
alimckay ?/Apr/09 2nd
with vardy
bwestwood ?/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
smallerrich 29/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch, was fecking amazing, just wondered around casually throwing shapes trying to find a nice way up!

with Sally and Adrian
Barry D 29/Mar/09 Lead
with Chris M
GPN 22/Mar/09 AltLd
with Annette
net 22/Mar/09 -

Led p1

with George
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
popov86 22/Feb/09 AltLd
eddy-on-the-rocks 16/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
with Sinbad
sinbad 16/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
with eddy on the rocks
jgrigson 01/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
masa-alpin 10/Jan/09 Lead dnf

At the crux I escaped to Grim wall, it being too windy...

en7edh ??/2009 2nd
Owen_P ??/2009 Lead O/S
MarkFoster ??/2009 -
paulh1967 ??/2009 -
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Sally Lisle ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Nov/08 2nd
centurion05 02/Nov/08 2nd
with ramsey
Martin Haworth 01/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
with Andy
Andrew Sloan 01/Nov/08 AltLd rpt
PeteH 19/Oct/08 AltLd O/S

Glad to see everyone agreeing it's HVS! Tricky enough route finding. First pitch very nice to second despite wandering line; led the second pitch in howling wind and rain, which made the crux move past the peg feel pretty dicey, to say the least, and the last move incredibly scary! Not a good wet weather route.

Lawrie Brand 19/Oct/08 AltLd O/S

Top pitch in howling rain. Def HVS!

BenJacobs 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S

first pitch only, steve was going 2 lead the second pitch but finished up Grim Wall instead. really enjoyed the 1st pitch, nice moves

with Steve
Hidden 25/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
Will Jung 25/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with Andy Bramal
galpinos 24/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch

with Ben
saz_m 20/Sep/08 2nd
with Christian Lenehan
Hidden 13/Sep/08 2nd O/S
lukea 22/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Al
ewen ?/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with cat
Hidden 22/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Katex 16/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Simon Edwards
martrin 29/Jun/08 Lead
with Sarah Kekus
Hidden 28/Jun/08 AltLd
jezzadamz 24/Jun/08 2nd
intersection996 20/Jun/08 2nd
with Tim
gareth scott borthwick 08/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

phil led 1st pitch, i led 2nd

with phil
porridgefan 08/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Gaz: pitch 2 Me: pitch 1

with Gareth Borthwick
James B 20/May/08 Lead

The second pitch is mind-expanding ...

with Nick
Hidden 16/May/08 -
Abi Chard 14/May/08 Lead O/S
with Ian
craig h 03/May/08 AltLd rpt
Hidden 03/May/08 AltLd O/S
Mike Goldthorp ?/May/08 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch, Awesome, moving past the peg is a cooool move! Thunderstorm...

with Ben Alsford
zchael6 ?/May/08 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
Grabtheslab 01/Apr/08 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
Luke Brooks ?/Apr/08 -
Hidden 17/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
dicky79 16/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Nicola
popov86 ?/Feb/08 AltLd
AndrewJenkins ??/2008 -
Julian Wedd ??/2008 Lead
with Dave Evans
Matt Vigg ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd O/S
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
beardy mike ??/2008 -
Stone Muppet ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
peter myers ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with Colin Buxton, Sally Lisle, Owen Barnicott, Tom Sylvester, Simon Bennet
Hawkscry ??/2008 -
Marcus ??/2008 -
Carly 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with sophie
Hidden 04/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
Bristoldave 03/Nov/07 AltLd O/S

Led P1

with douglas
Hidden 03/Nov/07 AltLd
jonnie3430 ?/Nov/07 Lead
Hidden 20/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
Andrew Sloan 30/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch.

with Steve Grove
Hidden 17/Sep/07 -
Glyn 07/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with Barni
Hidden 24/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Jack Symmons 20/Aug/07 Lead
with Tom S
Hidden 12/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden 05/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
nigel pearson 14/Jul/07 AltLd O/S

I lead 5a pitch

with Robin
Steve Waters, Mynydd 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S

Definately HVS. Thoughtful route finding required. Ann led 1st pitch and ended up belaying at the Shadrach block. I traversed left to the correct belay point. Final pitch was airy, but had adequate protection. Superb.

with Ann Sanderson
gareth r 07/Jul/07 AltLd

Lead P!. Traversed too high. Used peg for aid on P2; missed obvious hidden hold! Solid HVS

with Hywel
MikeT ?/Jul/07 AltLd rpt
with SP
Andrew Barker ?/Jul/07 AltLd O/S

Same day as One Step. Month a guess. Lead first pitch.

with Matt Booth
Joe Dove 23/Jun/07 Lead

lead first pitch

with kev
Hidden 07/Jun/07 AltLd
Richard Horn 28/May/07 AltLd O/S
MikeT ?/May/07 Lead rpt
with RH, SIr
Sgt. Vest ?/May/07 -
scorky345 ?/May/07 AltLd
tim20 ?/May/07 AltLd
spacey 22/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
chris sm 08/Apr/07 AltLd
with Pippa Froggatt
Wilbur 08/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Solid HVS. Never VS... Lead P2 and had a wobbler on it. Didn't have the right gear to back up the peg so took me ages to commit to the move past it. I went right using a nubbin for my foot really far right and a finger lock for the left hand and a tiny crimp for the right hand! Desperate!

with Morgan
Alex Mason 03/Apr/07 Lead O/S

I did the perfectly formed top pitch, after seconding the bold and blind first pitch

with Duncan Skelton
Morgan Woods 02/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

a few different ways of doing the first pitch. on the second reach past the peg (back up with a small cam) for a good ledge....using your feet and fingerlocking helps!

with Gareth
Benjones45_99 ?/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Borg, Sam Cookson
spum ?/Apr/07 AltLd
with ben jones
climbingpixie 10/Mar/07 AltLd dnf

I think we got a bit lost on this one. First pitch was lovely then I think we strayed too far left and onto the adjoining VS route in the corner. Lovely route(s) regardless.

with Shaun
Nicos 17/Feb/07 Lead O/S
jepotherepo ?/Feb/07 Lead
with richard lackey
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
John Lisle ??/2007 -
climber sim ??/2007 -
barni ??/2007 AltLd O/S

LP 1st

with Glyn
sea_lene ??/2007 -
PenJD 04/Nov/06 Lead
with Ketch
lost.arrow 29/Oct/06 Lead
tumbling wizard 24/Oct/06 Lead O/S

did the rattlesnake finish at E2 5C

Stefan 07/Oct/06 AltLd O/S
with Dave
IOAN D 23/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with dan
Owain Llewelyn 08/Sep/06 Lead
with Dad
Hidden 21/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Adam Booth 20/Aug/06 2nd O/S
with Will Sim, Ed Booth
Hidden 20/Aug/06 Lead
Gman ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Dave
Dan 85 08/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Rob G
Hidden 07/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
whispering nic ?/Jun/06 Lead
Hidden 28/May/06 AltLd O/S
Ed Booth 28/May/06 AltLd
with remus
ritchierich 22/Mar/06 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches.

with Ritchie Griffiths
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 05/Feb/06 Lead O/S

vastly overrated, but with some good moves.

with The-O
Hidden 08/Jan/06 Lead β
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
NickBrat ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Bry ??/2006 2nd
Hidden ??/2006 -
mikelaing ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
chris wyatt ??/2006 Lead O/S
MazElden ??/2006 AltLd
richw2k2 16/Oct/05 AltLd O/S
with Dale
Hidden 26/Aug/05 Lead O/S
GPN ?/Jun/05 AltLd
nicholas Barrowclough 05/May/05 Solo
Simon Palmer ?/May/05 -
with Colin Riggs
abercolin ?/May/05 AltLd
Different Steve ?/Mar/05 AltLd rpt

led 2nd pitch - HVS for 1st route of the year!

tom.e ??/2005 Lead O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Matt Tranter ??/2005 Lead
VPJB ??/2005 -
Hidden 29/Aug/04 AltLd
michael burrows 21/Aug/04 AltLd

led 2nd pitch

with ket
snowy owl 02/Aug/04 2nd
with Robin Goodlad
Hidden ?/Aug/04 2nd O/S
Stig 26/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Yves
Chesh 27/Jun/04 Lead
with Mick On Top
Hidden 07/Jun/04 2nd O/S
Irk the Purist 30/May/04 Lead O/S

Excellent route, moves to reach the peg were the crux. Difficult route finding.

with Lyndsey Danatt
Rampikino 08/May/04 2nd
with Smiler Cuthbertson
Hidden ?/May/04 AltLd O/S
Marq 12/Apr/04 AltLd O/S
with Daniel Dennehy
Hidden ?/Apr/04 AltLd O/S
rogerskews ?/Apr/04 AltLd

It was 31 years since my previous ascent with Tim, but this time my son Phil effortlessly took me up this; it was not quite so effortless for me!!

with Phil
paul m hadley ??/2004 Lead
Hidden ??/2004 AltLd
Hidden 26/Oct/03 AltLd O/S
Chris the Tall ?/Oct/03 AltLd

Dave led the first pitch, I did the second (crux). Again we just beat the rain, unlike the others

with Daz
samwelli 19/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
with Steve Hobbs
Alaric 09/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Rhiannon P
lukea 26/Jul/03 2nd O/S
with Al
lukea 26/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Al
Brown ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted ?/Jul/03 AltLd
with Laurie Smith
Hidden 27/Jun/03 AltLd O/S
Urgles ?/Jun/03 AltLd O/S
with steve c
Mark A Humphries 29/Mar/03 AltLd O/S

Andy 1st pitch (4c), Me 2nd pitch (5a)

with Andy
Hidden 15/Mar/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Feb/03 Lead
John Kettle ??/2003 AltLd
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd
Brian Rodgers ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Laramadness 11/May/02 AltLd
malc 13/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Paul S
Hidden 12/Apr/02 Lead O/S
akhughes ?/Jan/02 AltLd
with Steptoe
Hidden ??/2002 Lead
Shaw Brown ??/2002 Lead O/S
with David Menadue
Just Another Dave ??/2002 Lead O/S
cem 05/Aug/01 AltLd O/S
with Miles Butteriss
Pete Nugent 15/Jul/01 AltLd

led p2

with Andy Gill
John Marsland 08/Jul/01 Lead
with Ant Williams
Hidden 06/May/01 2nd
Paul-Michael 16/Jul/00 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2

with Nick Hanie, Dave Gun
lost.arrow 11/Jun/00 -
jsw1 04/Mar/00 2nd O/S
with Richard Toon
Marti999 ??/2000 AltLd
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
zero six ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2000 -
Rog Wilko ?/Sep/99 AltLd
with Cath Brannighan
DavidR 28/Aug/99 AltLd O/S
with John Marston and Nathan Rippin
Hidden ?/Aug/99 Lead O/S
chris sm 08/Jul/99 AltLd O/S
with Ruth Taylor
Hidden ??/1999 AltLd O/S
Paul Boardman 30/Aug/98 AltLd O/S
with Iain Boardman
Hidden 01/Aug/98 AltLd O/S
mikej 08/Jul/98 Lead
with R
Tenko 21/Jun/98 AltLd O/S
with Mick Bradley
Roget 23/May/98 Lead O/S
with jon
Si Clapham ??/1998 -
BRUCESTRAC ??/1998 -
with Stewart Tawse
Hidden ?/Oct/97 Lead
nickdonohue 07/Sep/97 AltLd

I led top pitch

with Dave Chapman
Joe Solo 01/May/97 Lead O/S
with jed and tony
kjbix 20/Apr/97 AltLd
with Richard Beech
Ched ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
Phill Mitch ??/1997 Lead O/S
with gaz
pete_fewings ??/1997 Lead O/S
Scott McRae 27/May/96 AltLd O/S

Led crux 2nd pitch.

with Martin Hore
Hidden ?/May/96 AltLd
Hidden 27/Apr/96 2nd
Tim Bateman 09/Mar/96 Lead
craig h 02/Mar/96 AltLd
with Janet Hannah
GuyM ??/1996 -
rurp ??/1996 -
akamini ?/Sep/95 AltLd
Didymus 24/Jul/95 AltLd dnf

backed off p2

colin milton 05/Jun/95 AltLd
with eric milton
colin milton 05/Jun/95 AltLd dog

lead p2

with eric milton
Graham Booth ?/Jun/95 Lead O/S
nai ??/1995 AltLd
Hidden ??/1995 -
Hidden ??/1995 -
Hidden ??/1995 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1995 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad ??/1995 -
Big Rik ??/1995 -
NeilGriffiths ??/1995 AltLd
rob.grafton ??/1995 Lead
with Ben, Bruce
bullybones ??/1995 -
Hidden 13/Feb/94 2nd
IanGilbertJones 20/Aug/93 AltLd O/S
John Southworth ?/Aug/93 -
Strong Steve 21/Feb/93 Lead O/S
Budge ??/1993 Lead O/S
with Pete Stockton
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
leathers 01/Nov/92 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/92 AltLd
Nigel Coe ?/Aug/92 Lead
pingora 25/May/92 2nd rpt
with A Blair
auld al ?/May/92 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/92 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Feb/92 AltLd
WB ??/1992 -
tlr 12/Oct/91 AltLd
with Cal
babymoac 06/Oct/91 Lead
with Anne
ste_d 17/Sep/91 AltLd O/S
with mik
mikedelderfield 17/Sep/91 AltLd O/S
ewjudge 26/Jul/91 2nd O/S
with JSRCI course
Mick King 26/May/91 AltLd

Lead p2

with Pete Hankinson
andrew300169 ??/1991 AltLd
with Pom
mattnuttall ?/Apr/90 Lead
with Alan Holden
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
Hidden ??/1990 Lead O/S
DDDD ??/1990 -
Bob ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
Nick Rundall ??/1990 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 AltLd
alan moore ??/1990 -

The peg could be pulled out with your fingers so held it in place as I did the crux.

Hidden ??/1990 AltLd
Hidden 25/Nov/89 2nd
RichardMc 01/Oct/89 AltLd
with Mark Waters
John Marsland 15/Aug/89 AltLd
with Dave Mould
Dave Musgrove Jnr 19/Apr/89 -
with Dad
Dave Musgrove 19/Apr/89 -
with David
Hidden ??/1989 2nd
AndrewP ??/1989 AltLd
Hidden 29/Oct/88 2nd
BigHairyIan 22/Oct/88 AltLd O/S
with Alan Lilley (Thug)
Mike Owen 22/Jun/88 AltLd rpt
with Paul Mills
Hidden ?/May/88 Lead
Tony Buckley ?/Apr/88 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/88 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Feb/88 AltLd
Andy Edgar ??/1988 Lead
Mike Owen 13/Sep/87 Solo rpt
Hidden 25/Aug/87 AltLd
Steve Crowe 25/Jul/87 Lead O/S
neilh 09/Jul/87 Lead
with dave croker
ewar woowar ??/1987 -
Rob Davies ?/Aug/86 Lead
with Alistair - London
Mike Owen 12/Jul/86 Solo
steve taylor ?/May/86 AltLd
with jon reti
michael burrows 27/Apr/86 AltLd O/S
with ian nettleton
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
johno072 ??/1986 Lead
Tim Bateman 02/Nov/85 AltLd
Alan James - UKC and UKH 15/Sep/85 2nd
with Simon Dawson, Brian Harley
neilh 10/Sep/85 Lead
with dave croker
Hidden 31/Jul/85 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Jul/85 AltLd O/S
Tim Bateman 04/May/85 AltLd
Neil R 04/May/85 Lead
with Sharon
Hidden ??/1985 -
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Hidden ??/1985 AltLd
Hidden ??/1985 AltLd
wynaptomos ?/Jul/84 2nd
Hidden 25/Jun/84 Lead
Hidden 17/Jun/84 2nd
Hidden ??/1984 AltLd
Robmwatt ??/1984 -
stp 14/Nov/83 Solo O/S
nigehughes ?/Sep/83 AltLd
with Ish Antonio
nigehughes ?/Apr/83 AltLd
with Pete Kay
AlanLittle ?/Feb/83 AltLd
with Simon Catterall
AlanLittle ??/1983 AltLd
nigehughes ?/Sep/82 AltLd
with Mick Taylor
nigehughes ?/Jul/82 AltLd
with Alec Pirrie
nigehughes ?/May/82 AltLd
with Phil James
leland stamper 08/Apr/82 Lead O/S
with Mark V
Hidden 03/Apr/82 Lead
John Marsland 13/Mar/82 AltLd
with Ian Stopforth
GordonHart ??/1982 Lead O/S
andy gittins ??/1982 -
Nic Robinson 24/May/81 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/81 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/81 Lead rpt
Hammy 21/Feb/81 Lead
with Rob Lawson
mark-abz 24/Jan/81 2nd
with Jerry C
Hidden ??/1981 -
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Solo
Nevil ??/1981 -

Do not know year

with Steve
Hidden ?/Aug/80 Solo O/S
Falko 01/May/80 AltLd O/S

Dispensed with the peg that was then used on pitch 2

with Chris Astill (Shilling Rabbit)
RichardMc 27/Apr/80 AltLd
with Dave Langmead
Mike C 16/Feb/80 Lead

First pitch only

with Jon Tinker
Ian Clare ??/1980 -
Hidden ??/1980 Lead O/S
robinsi197 ??/1980 -
with Barbara
keefe ??/1980 -
TonyF 21/Aug/79 AltLd O/S
with Tony Cox
Derek Ryden 07/Jul/78 AltLd O/S
with Andy Draper
telemark ??/1978 AltLd
with Hugo Iffla
Steve Bell ??/1978 -
steve L 26/Nov/77 Solo
jmr 13/Nov/77 AltLd

In those days there was still a peg for aid which we did not use I am glad to say.

with John (with the orange jacket)
Hidden 29/Oct/77 Lead
GeoffG 18/Sep/77 AltLd
with tony bowker
Nigel Bond 02/Jul/77 Lead
with Tony Cuddy
Mike Owen 01/May/77 Lead rpt
with Elaine Watson
John Marsland ??/1977 2nd
with PyB
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1977 Lead
with Will Walker
Brian Wilderspin ?/Dec/76 AltLd
with Saxon Ridley
Ian Jones ?/Jul/76 AltLd O/S

Tricky enough at the time

with Chris Newton
Rob Davies 13/Apr/76 AltLd

Peg for aid

with Charlie Heard (CUMC)
beaumap ?/Apr/76 AltLd
with Ian Harmer
Bolt Phobia 23/May/75 AltLd
with John Broadwell
pneame ?/May/75 -
Mark Kemball 05/Apr/75 2nd
with Dave "Hamish" Wilkinson
petemeads ??/1975 Lead
granitbahn ??/1975 AltLd
Mike Owen ??/1975 -
with John Roberts
kjacks ??/1975 Lead

Done many times and in various ways since

with Anthony Griffiths
Hidden ?/Jun/74 AltLd
Hidden ?/Apr/74 2nd
rogerskews 25/Mar/73 AltLd

Intimidated yet fascinated by the photo of Ron James on it in his 1970 guidebook, we then watched Chris Bonington climb it, stopping mid crux to blow his nose! We knew there had to be holds! and thus inspired we climbed this fabulous route, blowing our noses on cue of course!!.

with Tim Galvin
tapley 31/Aug/72 -
bob@daysmill ?/Jun/72 2nd O/S
with S.Worthington
RichardMc 28/Aug/71 2nd
with Roger Everett
Gordon Stainforth 01/Aug/70 AltLd
with Tim James
Tom V ??/1970 -
mikej 15/Mar/69 Lead
with E
Dave Musgrove 02/Mar/69 AltLd
with Bob Knapton
mikej 22/Apr/68 Lead
with John Given, Keith Johnson
mikej 05/Apr/68 AltLd
with Wil Hurford
Hidden ?/Feb/68 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??/1968 Lead O/S

Many times since

with Pete Clayton
mikej 14/Apr/67 AltLd
with Geoff Williams
Hidden 29/Aug/66 AltLd
eroica64 ??/1965 2nd
with Bob Tait
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