Meirionydd** E1 6a
[Dan Ashfield on 1st pitch, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
The fierce finger-crack sees more ascents at A1 than at E1!
Torque your way up the lower crack on the right of the buttress. From the ledge take the right-hand crack in the upper wall to finish. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: 50 cracks to Squamish, AMC Uni Ticklist, WideBoyz Crack School.

Photo: Dan Ashfield on 1st pitch © nealepj
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This climb is in 242 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

Challpike - TR - 17/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Aug/15

Hidden - TR O/S - 31/Jul/15

rushy11111918 - TR - 31/Jul/15 with David

TGreen - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Rosie Henstock

Rosie Henstock - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Tom Green

Hidden - TR - 14/Jun/15

fuzzysheep01 - Lead dog - 06/Jun/15 with Adam Butler

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jun/15

Michael Bonallie - TR O/S - 09/May/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15

08nbrierley - Lead RP - 22/Sep/14 with charlie

Tricky, plenty of ground fall potential here.
Pete_Frost - TR β - 08/Sep/14 with Kin Choi

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/14

Hidden - TR rpt - 13/Aug/14

Too chicken to lead it (this time). Great climb, though, and the upper section is much harder than I was expecting.
cameron_hall - TR O/S - 27/Jul/14 with Jody Palmer

Went up a metre or two but then didn't feel up to it; reversed down to the ground.
will_benfold - Lead dnf - 27/Jul/14 with Sarah Woodrow

guy757 - 07/Jul/14

Hidden - TR - Jul/14

Flew up this with a tight rope through the crux lower section and got persuaded to think about headpointing the route. Tried climbing it with a slack rope and I couldn't quite make the moves work, felt like more of a confidence thing. Landing is pretty good and a bomber nut protects the hard move.
spenser - TR dog - 28/Jun/14 with Tim- LMC, Ross, Shona Jones

Hidden - TR dnf - 14/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Apr/14

mtempest - Lead - 20/Apr/14 with Steve Waters, Mynydd

Lower Crux: 5c. Care needed to get the hand sequence correct so that the left hand can get the nice crimp. Upper wall: 5b.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - 2nd - 20/Apr/14 with Mike Tempest

Fell on the first piece of gear twice, third attempt ground up successful!
Chazwoz - Lead dog - 20/Apr/14 with Dave O'Brian

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Apr/14

I'll be back
nesbear - 2nd dnf - 18/Apr/14

couldn't quite get the crux but will be back
tomwright1509 - Lead dnf - 15/Apr/14

Sol Armer - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/14

RosePearson - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14

wixy - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/14

wixy - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/14

wixy - 2nd - 15/Mar/14

mrginna - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/14 with Nick

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/14 with Debbie

Joshthomas - 2nd - 09/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Mar/14

mikespooner - Lead O/S - Mar/14 with Andrew Waterfield

wixy - 2014

Kieran19 - 2nd O/S - 2014

Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 24/Nov/13 with gwen

andrew549 - 2nd rpt - 23/Nov/13

Jack93 - Lead dnf - 10/Nov/13 with Amy Hare

chris67 - TR dog - 10/Nov/13 with Sam

Really nice upper slab if taken direct without the cracks. Didn't have time to lead - Will be back!
cjb1992 - TR RP - 13/Oct/13 with Andi

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/13

Pinguville - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/13 with George

ashtond6 - Lead dnf - 25/Aug/13

climb the peak - Lead dog - 13/Aug/13 with tommy moore

Proper chuffed: clean E1 6a!
Tommy Moore - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Chris Jeffries, Alex Law

woody0606 - TR - 27/Jul/13

Hilarious attempt at E1 6a... so could have made it up this on a top rope if hadnt spent my grip getting the first bit wrong...! Made it to the first large diagonal crack for your right hand. Awesome fun!
fizzicist - TR dnf - 27/Jul/13 with Plas Y Brenin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/May/13

Joshthomas - TR - 26/May/13

vinspin - Lead rpt - 22/May/13 with kieran19, m fitchew

will lead one day.
rjpritchard - TR RP - 21/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 16/May/13

francesanncavanagh - 2nd - 16/May/13 with Ant Douglas, Craig Fussy Pants Letham

tricky start
anthonydouglas - 2nd - 16/May/13 with Craig Letham

Hidden - TR - 07/May/13

Gareth T - Lead rpt - 06/May/13 with Amber

gingerwolf - TR β - 05/May/13

Duncan 88 - TR O/S - 05/May/13

Tricky climb, first half very technical small holds, second half nicer.
Aaron.robson94 - TR - 04/Apr/13

Turkey Stephenson - TR RP - 03/Apr/13

08nbrierley - TR O/S - 03/Apr/13

Hidden - TR - 03/Apr/13

CashaJones - TR - 02/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Mar/13

Hidden - TR RP - 30/Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/13

Couple of false starts working out sequence. Top seemed thin and poor gear and crumbly holds for big pull - nice!
philhilo - Lead RP - 03/Mar/13 with Helen E

andrew549 - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13 with James

Patrick Hill - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/13

Tim Sparrow - Lead - 17/Feb/13 with Piers Nesbitt

ianstevens - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13

ad111 - Lead rpt - 16/Feb/13

Hidden - Lead β - 2013

neuromancer - TR dnf - 10/Nov/12

HAJ Francis - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12 with katie

Working on this one for a lead, damn tricky start.
jimmysdead - TR rpt - 22/Sep/12

Rampikino - Lead - 08/Sep/12 with Mario Grabinski

Great climb:) On the first bit put some piece of gear quite happy cos almost fell off needed a rest just forgot sequence, apart this really enjoyed that.
Mario Grabinski - Lead dog - 08/Sep/12 with Matt Dowsett

great climb, well protected - place an early piece of gear or risk smashing heal like I did
ollie1 - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/12

Gareth T - Lead RP - 01/Jul/12 with Tim Coe

Def 6a for the short.
cherad - Lead RP - 04/Jun/12 with Michelle Henshall

Big Rik - 2nd dog - 01/Jun/12 with Karl Gregory

My first English 6a lead. Save a bit of something for the top as there is another tricky section just when you think it's in the bag.
UnkArl - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/12 with Rik

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

Although the crux is low and reasonably well protected (Maybe hard 5c or easy 6a) the upper part of the route is bold and still technically about 5b in places. I think it felt very bold for E1 5c/6a.
Ceridwen - Lead RP - 26/May/12 with Pete Milner

good route climbed up put the gear in downclimbed then finished the route off. Esay 6a more like 5c
Dale - Lead O/S - May/12 with dave

simonp - Lead O/S - May/12 with Annelies Sarrazyn

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Apr/12

riff156 - Lead RP - 05/Apr/12 with Jo Smith

Started on 'Quatre Fois Direct' till first break, then moved over to the right onto 'Meririonydd'
DanC1985 - Lead RP - 01/Apr/12 with Simon G

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/12

SPA training
Sianny - TR - 28/Mar/12

Had a good go at it. I'll have to come back.
Wyn Bach - TR dnf - 21/Mar/12 with Mathew Shaw

Hidden - TR RP - 18/Mar/12

ad111 - TR RP - 18/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Mar/12

Andy_B39 - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/12 with Matt

BenRyle - Lead RP - 08/Mar/12

BenRyle - 2nd rpt - 08/Mar/12

Slick - 2nd - 13/Nov/11 with David Martinez Majo

certainly not 6a, E1 yes. A ball nut tames the upper section completely. It also makes a nice C1
Hannes - 22/Oct/11

erbridger - TR - 02/Oct/11

Hidden - TR - 30/Sep/11

erbridger - 2nd - 28/Sep/11

will909 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11

Did first half, not 6a, 5c max.
Zoomer - TR O/S - 15/Aug/11 with A Student

Scottish78 - TR dog - 15/Aug/11 with A Student

Hidden - Lead - 07/Aug/11

tully1987 - 2nd - 07/Aug/11 with Adam Barratt

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11

Top roped it last summer with a holiday group, this was before i knew stuff like how cams worked. Great to come back and lead it! The top section proved a lot harder than i remember!!
MarkRoe - Lead rpt - 29/May/11 with Ben Roe

BRoe - 2nd RP - 29/May/11 with Mark Roe

Hidden - Lead β - 22/May/11

Gerallt Owain - Lead RP - 03/May/11 with Cellan Lewis

Michael Allday - Lead O/S - May/11 with rodney greenfield

wolf.leeb - Solo O/S - 28/Apr/11

Hidden - TR - 23/Apr/11

Hidden - TR dnf - 23/Apr/11

AndyFunnell - TR dnf - 23/Apr/11 with Ugly Kid Jo

katherinesydney - TR RP - 23/Apr/11 with andrew funnell, steve mount, jo morrison

Hidden - TR dnf - 26/Mar/11

Really nice route with a tricky start. All the gear is bomber but well spaced to say the least.
TomMorgan - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Mar/11

Geoboy - 2nd - 05/Mar/11 with Andy Schlereth

Will Fuller - TR dog - 05/Mar/11

lots of people had a go at start continuously falling at start onto very imbedded nut. retrieving it took me 10 minutes and when it finaly popped out it hit me in the face.
mrstarwarsman - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/11 with john tanner

Tough. Stayed slightly to the left side of the crack on the second attempt, which worked better than going up on the right
John Tanner - Lead rpt - 05/Mar/11 with mrstarwarsman

shaymarriott - Lead - 04/Mar/11

thetradlad - TR RP - 26/Feb/11

Rory Shaw - 2011

Found the first bit impossible and prussiked up!
spalice - 2nd dnf - 10/Nov/10 with Jack Pyle, Gwen

Worked the bottom sequence and got it third go. Really nice route! hardest to date
Sam Marland - Lead RP - 17/Oct/10

Once sequence is sussed moves are not so hard. Make sure your shoes have good edges.
sam820 - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Noe

maffujones - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/10 with Mark

marky65 - Solo O/S - 11/Oct/10

Frigged to hell. Which was not unexpected. Top half far more sporting than I expected or wanted with the lingering pump from the start.
freemanTom - Lead dog - 10/Oct/10 with Andy & Pete

Took a couple of attempts to sus out bottom finger crack while trying to clean well lodged gear! Finally managed without pulling on gear...
iksander - 2nd RP - 10/Oct/10 with freemanTom (Guildford MC)

i found this really quite hard
willoates - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10

alexanderjwatts - TR - 28/Sep/10

Hidden - TR RP - 21/Sep/10

Hard fingery start, then a lovely 5b crack climb in the second half. Brilliant route.
groovy_nut - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/10 with Frank

Andy Butler - Lead dog - 02/Sep/10

beesleys - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/10 with Andy Butler

Abevan - 2nd - 29/Aug/10 with Dan Ashfield

mick1jones - 2nd dog - 22/Aug/10 with Claire Duffield, Stuart Day

6a??? Good route, contrasting sections
SGD - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Vicky Holmes

B-bop - Lead RP - 18/Aug/10 with Olly, Jake

mark20 - Lead dnf - 14/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - Aug/10

John Kettle - Lead - Aug/10

I was on an activites camp when i top roped it. This was one of the routes that persuaded me to spend less time in the indoor walls and buy a rack!
MarkRoe - TR RP - Aug/10

Ows - Lead - Jul/10

ritchierich - 2nd rpt - 21/Jun/10 with Andy McQue, Vinny

Hard start! The rest of route was easy enough nice tick!
vinspin - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/10 with ritchie

Hidden - TR - 21/Jun/10

Nice route and keeps on coming with the upper section,however nice ledge at halfway for a rest.
ritchierich - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/10 with Owen Jones, Steve Joynson

Foot slipped placing wire in first section,bang went the onsight :(
ritchierich - Lead dnf - 11/Jun/10 with Owen Jones, Steve Joynson

Gerallt Owain - TR RP - 10/Jun/10 with Steve Chapman

stevechaps1 - TR - 10/Jun/10 with Gerallt Owain

Tom87 - TR dog - 31/May/10 with Marc

chri55ie - TR - 31/May/10 with Ronnie Jones, Sue whittle

A few goes needed at start, didn't do correct top half
Marc-G - TR RP - 31/May/10 with CharlieJ

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/10

Lunar25 - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10

rovers777 - Lead RP - 28/Apr/10

r_findlay - TR RP - 22/Apr/10

Hidden - TR - 21/Apr/10

titchbach - 2nd - Apr/10

Had to downclimb a fair few times before nailing the start. Direct finish felt a bit hairy. Very fun.
Alexandre Buisse - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/10 with John Hopkins

r.greaves - 2nd - 06/Mar/10 with steve coughlan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/10

simeclimb68 - 2010

Hidden - Lead G/U - 2010

Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/Oct/09

thecurlyone - TR RP - 17/Oct/09

Hidden - TR O/S - 16/Oct/09

james.f.williamson - Lead - 04/Oct/09 with Jessica Cooney

jesscooney - 2nd dog - 04/Oct/09 with james williamson

amthalmann - 2nd RP - 04/Oct/09

my first E1 and fourth lead, really enjoyed it.
LITTLE SAM - Lead - Oct/09 with Phil Wilkinson

Hidden - Lead - Sep/09

Foot slipped on the crux
Glyn - Lead dog - 02/Aug/09 with Jade

Steve Hill - TR dog - 12/Jul/09 with Hywel Edwards

simoncfr - TR RP - Jul/09 with Steffi Orke

Gave the crack my best shot. Note to self. Try harder next time.
Lil'Lou - TR dnf - 08/Jun/09 with Nigel

Did the direct finish, awesome. I lost quite a bit of finger flesh on this route - if anyone finds it, please email me to arrange a return..
smallerrich - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Swain16

Hidden - 25/Apr/09

snowblader - 2nd dog - 13/Apr/09 with Ru Campion

Tried this late in the day and quickly realised I was too tired to get the initial crack. Will be back!
climbinmunkey - Lead dnf - 11/Apr/09 with Helen

Hairy start. Finished up Quatre Foris Direct. Will be back to finish it off correctly.
Noodles - Lead - 24/Feb/09 with Ben Cook

nadeem - Lead RP - 12/Feb/09 with Aaron Crawley

mr mills - Lead - 03/Jan/09 with joe chorley

Sally Lisle - 2009

embob - TR dnf - 29/Sep/08 with Ollie

tontopink - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/08

Twisty - TR O/S - 24/Jul/08

thompson1000 - 2nd - 16/Jun/08

Hidden - TR - 03/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd - 20/May/08

AntWallace - Lead O/S - May/08 with Chris and Andy

Hidden - TR - 20/Apr/08

Hidden - TR - 20/Apr/08

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Took a couple of tries to get the crux
Flax - Lead dog - 20/Dec/07 with Alex Borreson

MikeT - Solo rpt - Jun/07

HamishD - Lead O/S - 27/May/07 with Tom Thorne (did not climb)

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/07

Jamie Light - TR O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Steve Jolly

Jamie Light - 2nd rpt - 08/Apr/07 with Cliff Shasby

Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/07

tumbling wizard - Lead - Mar/07

climber sim - 2007

good climb this second e1
01wills - Lead O/S - Jul/06 with luke williams

someone already had a top rope on it so i took up the offer (sorry god but we where about to leave so it was my last chance at a climb. please don't send me to hell!!!). i found the climb quite easy and rekon it is probably 5c for those above 5'10
leon - TR O/S - May/06

awesome boulder problem at bottom then eases as you get higher!
PWEI_fan - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/06 with Cem

tricky start, would like to try again n clean. easy finish.
robman - Lead dog - 01/Apr/06 with Charlotte Horn

tomB - 2nd dog - Apr/06 with Rob Boyle

sgl0jd - Lead - Apr/06 with Tom Devas

IOAN D - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/06 with Mills

Sam and will - TR O/S - Mar/06

Oddjob - 2nd O/S - 19/Nov/05 with Jez

Brown - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/05

Dan 85 - Lead RP - 01/Jul/05 with Sarah

Nice moves at the start,borderline 5c/6a start, after that it felt like VS ground.
Mark Handford - Lead O/S - 07/May/05 with shan rees roberts

A fair bit of dangling while I worked out the crux.
Andy Clarke - Lead dog - 28/Mar/05 with DaveR

Good fun E1 6a, well protected boulder problem start (if you find and place the pro that is!) that sees off many an onsight from experienced contenders.
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead O/S - Mar/05

stooby - TR O/S - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/04

Brucifer - 2nd - 01/Aug/04 with alan rosier

hedgehog77 - TR - 18/Jun/04

Hidden - TR RP - 25/May/04

tommy82 - TR - 13/Mar/03

akhughes - Lead - Sep/02

Big Rik - 1995

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