Highway** 8a

Rockfax Description
15m. Boulder out the initial wall to a good hold then move up to gain a pinch, tackle the steep bulge above using shallow pockets and dimples. © ROCKFAX

FA John Dunne Jun/2002

Ticklists: Clwyd Limestone Top 50 List, Dinbren 8's.

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This climb is in 16 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead dnf - 03/Oct/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Sep/15

Direct without sneaking off right for a rest, didn't feel so much easier than El Rincon to me. Great route, glad I don't have to do that rockover again!
Mark Riley - Lead RP - 18/Aug/15 with Becky Good

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Jul/15

had a couple of failed RP's at top, but then did it once my fingers were warmed up. No going off right. 8a like this I think, and really good.
Ed Booth - Lead RP - 08/Jun/15 with Adam Booth

One of the only bits of dry rock available so we tried it. Worked bottom sequence out to pinch then it obviously gets hard
matt30987 - TR dnf - 11/Oct/14 with Dad

Great route. Powerful, technical and very balancy to finish.
andy farnell - Lead RP - 21/Sep/14 with tbertenshaw

Very, very fingery...or have i been away to long Dinbren?
davidliu - TR dog - 16/Jul/14 with Adam Booth

Did all the moves this time but the top feels desperate and so finger intensive!
Adam Booth - TR dog - 16/Jul/14 with David Liu

Account open. Need to learn the bottom bit really well to have any chance on the dimples at the top!
Adam Booth - TR dog - 13/Jul/14 with Rob Ierson, Ed Booth

First rp. Direct, no sneaking off right for a rest
Adam Lincoln - Lead RP - 02/Apr/11 with Mick Lovatt

Nice route - feels different to other Dinbren 8's. I've lead it clean a couple of times now - Initially using the crack half way up, then without it - slightly harder without crack and more height dependant - either way, brilliant slopey finish through the bulge is what it's all about!
daveayton - Lead RP - 18/May/09 with Rob Whelan

Mark Riley - TR dog - Mar/08 with Simon Witcher

crux hold wet today, still having difficulty working out moves through bulge. feels harder than 7c+ or maybe im just using wrong beta?
ksjs - TR dnf - Mar/08

worked top bulge.
ksjs - TR dnf - 17/Feb/08

linked from ground to crux cleanly. brief moves on crux section due to failing light. encouraging progress
ksjs - TR dnf - 25/Jan/08

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