Daddy Cool* E2 5c
[The Sting in the tail, 3 kb]4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The vegetated bay has one decent route on its left-hand side. Start below the open groove in the centre of the bay.
1) 4c, 12m. Climb the left side of the groove to reach a ramp. Go up here to reach a tree belay in groove.
2) 5c, 15m. Move up the ramp onto a pedestal. Climb the crack above to an overlap, pull over into a diagonal groove and climb this to a ledge belay.
3) 5a, 12m. Move up and right, and then traverse across right into the corner.
4) 5c, 12m. Climb the corner with difficulty. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List.

Photo: The Sting in the tail © Nick Smith - UKC
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This climb is in 118 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

JEP - 2nd dog - 05/Sep/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/May/15

with the sting finish. An odd route, short pitches, with sections of intense climbing. Strangely satisfying
WB - AltLd O/S - 17/May/15 with Guy

Hidden - 2015

mike mo - 2015

both 5c pitches
duncandarnell - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/14 with neil philips

In two pitches, I did 1 and 2. Found the p2 corner really tricky.. Finished up sting
bigdrew - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Dan

Hidden - 30/Aug/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14

samwillo - AltLd - 18/Apr/14 with The Bear

1,3,4 Fell on the sting once. error.
Ewan Russell - Lead - 09/Mar/14 with Henry

oliverpcain - AltLd O/S - 2014

Hidden - 14/Oct/13

Led pitches 1 and 2 together. Went the wrong way and fell off twice, lowered to first belay and lead clean.
James Oakes - AltLd RP - 25/May/13 with Andy Hall, Tim Slater

Led second pitch. fell off first pitch. Flashed third pitch with Andy's beta.
tsl42 - AltLd dog - 25/May/13 with James Oakes, Andy mumc

1st and 2nd pitch linked.
Speeddemonsi - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/13

Nick Biven - 2013

sting finish
Michael Allday - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/12 with Bruce Houston

Great climb!
Bruce Houston - AltLd O/S - Jul/12 with Mike

Howard Lawledge - 2nd - 17/May/12 with Jack

As Daddy cool/Sting. Tricky finger tip laybacking in places and burl. P1+P4
mynyddresident - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/12 with liam

Found it very hard. It seemed much easier years ago.
harold walmsley - Lead rpt - 22/Apr/12 with Colin Struthers

Lead the main (2nd) pitch. Was a little damp in the laybacks but felt pretty chilled on it. Brilliant pitch, well worth seeking out. Linked into the sting.
Duncan Campbell - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/12 with Bubbles

linked with sting
markalmack - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12 with andy lole

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Mar/12

david morse - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/12 with todd

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 03/Dec/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead - Aug/11

Liam FLeming - Lead - 03/Jul/11 with stuart lade

Owain Llewelyn - AltLd - 13/May/11 with Gareth E

Led 1st and 2nd together. Speed ascent to beat encroaching darkness.
Ed Booth - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/11

Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Ed Booth

nice varied climbing. did daddy cool sting connection. i lead the 2nd (5c) and 3rd (5a) pitches as one. highly rated!!
samrad - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with james G

Did Daddy Cool- The Sting Connection. Lead P1 (quasi-solo) and P4. Fantastic climbing in a great position. 4 contrasting and continually interesting pitches with solid gear.
farmus21 - AltLd - 30/Jan/11 with Sam Radcliffe

Hidden - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

Tim Sparrow - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Lead first & second pitches as one, Mike led the last ones. Didn't go up Sting, went up the corner to the right of it. Watched someone doing this years ago and thought it looked awesome, it is!
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Mike

tom.e - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Charlie Everett

this felt 5b to me... wasn't bad at all. got wooped by the sting tho!
adam06 - AltLd - 10/Oct/10 with Ryan

spidey - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with adam

Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/10 with Helen Pitt

phil64 - Lead - 02/Oct/10 with dave evans

Luke Brooks - Aug/10

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

Hidden - Jul/10

Dave Reeve - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Steve Hordley

I led daddy cool, mikey led sting. we both aided one move on daddy cool in the crux corner as the crack was soaking. Neat link up
Alex Mason - Lead - 23/Jan/10 with Mikey G

mr mills - 2010 with Tristan

simeclimb68 - 2010

soph - Lead - 2010 with Dan McManus

soph - Lead - 2010 with Dan McManus

simonp - AltLd - Aug/09 with sophie whyte

with the sting
Dave Searle - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/09 with will sim

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/09

Daddy cool/ Sting. nice climbing throughout. The Stings not as bad as it looks.
mux - AltLd - 25/May/09 with Simon Frost , Neil Griffiths

frost - AltLd dog - 25/May/09 with N Griffiths, D Garry

nice 5c moves on top pitch
centurion05 - AltLd O/S - 09/May/09

Led the Daddy pitch.
Brian Rodgers - AltLd - 03/May/09 with Ian Wyatt

Hidden - Lead - May/09

Brown - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Nicos

Seymore Butt - 2009

2nd then scrambled off after this
barni - AltLd - 21/Oct/08 with marshy

RP because a hold broke and I weighted the rope on an easy bit!! (Also rpt 2nd of Scratch Arete and The Plum)
Dan 85 - Lead RP - 18/Oct/08 with Tats

Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 18/Oct/08 with L.Swanson

Led first pitch.
tatz45 - AltLd O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Dan Woolnough

Bottom 2 pitches in one. Combo'd with Sting.
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 14/May/08 with Hugh

Finished up Belshazzar, Duncan led the main pitch.
craig h - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08 with Duncan Martin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2008

lovely climb, daddy cool sting
hans solo - Lead O/S - 2008

Did the Daddy cool/sting combo a la Nth Wales Rock and took a whipper on the second pitch. Both 5c pitches felt quite tough.
Morgan Woods - Lead dog - 27/Aug/07 with Gareth

Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/07

Seconded first pitch,Rob came off on this 4 turns and I once,missed off last pitch due to weather and time of day.
ritchierich - AltLd dog - 25/May/06 with Rob Greenwood

Hidden - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/05

nige - Lead - 27/Aug/04 with mark hounslea

nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - Jul/03

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jul/02

zero six - Lead O/S - 2000

Ched - Lead O/S - 1997 with Glanfor

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/96

and richard parry
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/95 with richard parry, steve ward

Hidden - AltLd - 19/May/91

mark-abz - Lead - 12/Aug/90 with Pete T

sadams - Lead - Jul/90 with Mark Bonham

uphillnow - 1990

Hidden - AltLd - 1990

Hidden - Lead - Jul/89

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - Feb/87 with Rick Graham

keefe - 15/Nov/86

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1986

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/85

Hammy - Lead - 12/Jun/85 with Colin Struthers

andy gittins - 1985

Hidden - AltLd - 1985

Robmwatt - 1984

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

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 08/Apr/82 with Jerry Handren

redjerry - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/82 with Bruce Kerr

stp - AltLd - 1982

andy gittins - 1982

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Apr/81

Hidden - Lead - Aug/80

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1980 with Mike Wright

Hidden - 1980

steve L - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/79 with Chris Pound

Mike Owen - 2nd rpt - 29/Apr/79 with John Roberts, Brian Jones

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 01/May/78 with Steve ?

Steve Bell - 1978

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