Rockfax Description
This long pitch with some good moves gives a memorable outing. The upper section is an amazing wall at the grade. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 21.2.89 21/Feb/1989

Ticklists: Clwyd Limestone Top 50 List.

Derek Ryden 11/Oct Lead O/S
with Chris Parkin
andybirtwistle 04/Oct Lead
with Keith Lonsdale
najki_2000 27/Sep Lead O/S

Been on my list for quite some time but looked too intimidating. Quite exciting getting to the first high bolt especially for shorter - glad the draw was in. Good moves on headwall; didn't feel pumpy but quite airy and run out.

LiziSnush 27/Sep Lead

Top roped day before clean, lead clean

Hidden 26/Sep Lead rpt
Hidden 26/Sep Lead rpt
Maddie 26/Sep Lead O/S

Mega climb

Hidden 25/Sep TR dog
Parker550 17/Sep Lead O/S
with Ste Foxley, Dave Greenald
ned_85 06/Sep Lead
Hidden 20/Aug Lead O/S
Luke Owens 18/Aug Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Aug Lead rpt
Luke Owens 11/Aug Lead rpt


Becky 30/Jul 2nd O/S
dominic lee 25/Jul Lead
with andy elliot
ADConway 21/Jul TR O/S
Hidden 12/Jul Lead rpt
Kap 11/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jul Lead O/S
jas128 08/Jul TR β
Hidden 05/Jul Lead β
Hidden 06/Jun TR dog
Mick 06/Jun Lead O/S
with Lisa
Kipper-Phil Smith 10/May Lead O/S
with Denis
Radical-G 09/May Lead rpt
TraverseKing 04/Apr -
Wojtek Haase 15/Mar Lead dog

muddy start of the outdoor season

Dogwood 01/Mar Lead β

First outdoor sport route and longest route to date, with a hangover. Really nice climbing, fairly spaced gear (apparently) and should have extended a quickdraw at the break to reduce drag

FreddieSmith ?/Feb Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jan Lead
stemill 11/Jan TR

Couple of laps to keep warm!

with Mike Buddle
stemill 02/Jan Lead RP

Second go

with Richard
RCrockford 02/Jan 2nd
with Ste M
Hidden ??/2015 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2015 Lead O/S
Andrew171 ??/2015 Lead rpt
Tenntenntuihn ??/2015 -
MikeSP 25/Oct/14 TR β
Hidden 12/Oct/14 Lead rpt
Nick Sherring 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Fantastic long route, keeps you interested all the way. Almost messed up the crux several times but worked something out using an undercut in the end.

with Dean
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead β
WrekinMC 19/Aug/14 TR dog
with Sian
Robin Nichols 16/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Roger
Roget 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with robin
Hidden 04/Aug/14 Lead
wazzalad20 29/Jul/14 Lead rpt

Great warm up!

with The Hulk
Hidden 13/Jul/14 Lead dog
Gympaul ?/Jul/14 -
deejmonkey 26/Jun/14 Lead
with Sammy
Chriswallis2 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Anna
Tala M 11/Jun/14 2nd rpt

Found this easier than last time

Hidden 21/May/14 Lead rpt
guy757 13/May/14 -
J1_TOV 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
mallardhealhook 18/Apr/14 Lead dog

Need more stamina will tick it next time

Hidden 12/Apr/14 TR dog
Hidden 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
macgowand 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Great long route. Very pumpy.

adrian perera 22/Mar/14 Lead RP
jon_gill1 09/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with ross garfoot
LiziSnush ?/Mar/14 TR dog
Jack Delaney 24/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Emily Barnett
BrennyCo 18/Feb/14 Lead O/S

First proper outdoor lead.

jon_gill1 11/Jan/14 Lead rpt
with martin johnson
Hidden 11/Jan/14 2nd β
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
marlow83 ??/2014 -
Hidden 23/Dec/13 Lead
Robnort 08/Dec/13 Lead dog
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Robnort 28/Sep/13 TR dog
Dan Jenkin 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Emma, Rebecca Partridge, Rich Jenkin, Gordon Jenkin
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/13 Lead O/S
MD 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Jo
Happy Wanderer 10/Aug/13 2nd dog

Found the temptation to rest on a bolt too great to resist at the crux. Darn it! Reachy in places for the short but lovely steep, technical route. Comedy rope twist added to the fun.

with Mike D
Hidden 30/Jul/13 Lead rpt
wazzalad20 ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Best sport route I have ever done, amazing! Lovely wall climbing all the way

davebowes ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S

fun times on a 60m rope

Radical-G 30/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Radical-G 22/Jun/13 Lead O/S
JamesWilliams 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Brilliant climbing let down a little by the half way ledge but awesome upper wall

with jamesA
Hidden 25/May/13 TR β
mattfarr 02/May/13 Lead O/S

Awesome all the way.

Emilysaladfingers ?/May/13 Lead β
ejected ??/2013 -
drcorbasisgod 18/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with Marc Weisner
Diggler 17/Nov/12 Lead O/S
stemill 17/Nov/12 TR
with Graham
Tala M 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/12 Lead
neilh 29/Sep/12 Lead dog
with Rob Davies
Rob Davies 29/Sep/12 2nd dog

Joint efforts got us to the top eventually but not in good style

al99 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Tom Greenham
embob 11/Aug/12 Lead

Such a good route, felt brilliant to lead it. Fell off on second 3 years previous. Lovely sequence at the crux. Wet weather seems to have taken its toll, breaks were filthy. E (no A).

with Alex
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead
_m.cox_ 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Ed Booth 09/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Anna Pugh
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead rpt
marky 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Sharon
Luke Owens 22/May/12 Lead O/S

Really psyched to get this On-Sight! Long routes I thought I'd have problems with but it didn't feel to bad! The crux is awesome and very technical and the finale is on some great strangely formed rock! Brilliant! We did it with a 60m rope tie the belayer in and you can reach good ledges to down climb. **

with Leon Bowen
Hidden 22/May/12 Lead
Hidden 10/May/12 Lead dog
Hidden 06/Apr/12 Lead
marclloyd77 31/Mar/12 Lead RP

Second attempt.

with Tim
Hidden 26/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 23/Mar/12 TR dnf
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 25/Feb/12 TR dnf
richardr 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jan/12 Lead
Hidden 09/Jan/12 2nd dog
Dave Foster 27/Dec/11 Lead β

On Si's draws and with a bit of beta.

with Si 2
Hidden 27/Dec/11 Lead rpt
Joughton 05/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Breaks full of smeggy stuff but was still a good route.

yarrow 19/Sep/11 Lead dog

Awesome climb - wish I'd just kept moving to the second ledge before resting. One to come back for.

with Josh D
Hidden 19/Sep/11 Lead O/S
jon_gill1 11/Sep/11 Lead O/S
migs493 10/Sep/11 Lead rpt
philhilo 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/11 Lead
Oli 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Mega considering it's in a shitty quarry.

Ed Booth 23/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Ollie Dreghorn
con321 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Twisty 14/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Byron Buck
andybirtwistle 04/Aug/11 Lead
with Keith Lonsdale
deejmonkey 28/Jul/11 Lead
with Gaz
odox 25/Jul/11 Lead
with Matt Dowson, Sam Webb
odox 25/Jul/11 Lead
with Matt Dowson, Sam Webb
MDowson 25/Jul/11 Lead β
with sam webb, Ian Birtwistle
Laurence Everitt 22/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Jen Crook 21/Jul/11 Lead
simone.lombardi 13/Jul/11 Lead rpt


with Jairo Domingo
Hidden 11/Jul/11 Lead dog
lamma_hippie ?/Jul/11 TR
with John Dunne
migs493 26/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with RS
ben360 ?/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 21/May/11 Lead O/S
matthewjames 10/May/11 Lead rpt
with Nick Jones, Sam Taylor
skip222222 10/May/11 Lead β
with Nick Jones, Matt Marshall
simone.lombardi 12/Apr/11 Lead dog
Hidden 06/Apr/11 TR rpt
Hidden 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Adam Clifford ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jan/11 Lead O/S
gnc760 21/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Cleaver
metal arms 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
migs493 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
mynyddresident 08/Sep/10 TR O/S

In the dark with headtorch. 6b+ for length, not too hard ever but fairly sustained. Excellent.

with Phil
tedj234 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with David Liu, Kate Campbell
davidliu 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/10 -
EmilyElouise ?/Aug/10 2nd O/S
jamiev 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S

maybe best 6b+ i've ever done.

with Tom Lewis
Hidden 22/Jun/10 Lead rpt
matthewjames 05/Jun/10 Lead dog
with James Chapman, Fabian Pilgram
Ed Booth 28/May/10 Lead
Daymo 27/May/10 TR O/S
with DJ
deejmonkey 27/May/10 TR
with Damian
A Downing 23/May/10 Lead rpt
with Ben Monkton
A Downing 21/May/10 Lead O/S
with Andy Merrick, Ben Monkton
SamStokes 03/May/10 Lead dnf
bob johnson 25/Apr/10 -

very good workout

with Al Borrett, Rich Ball
bob johnson 25/Apr/10 -

very good workout

with Al Borrett, Rich Ball
AB1965 18/Apr/10 Lead rpt

With Bob and Rich. Good steep route and nice moves.

mick1jones 16/Apr/10 TR dog
with Chris Dale
hervenuttall ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with matty, ross
dicky79 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Lottie
Joe Grondowski 13/Mar/10 Lead
Hidden 01/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Feb/10 Lead
Hidden 20/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Richard Horn 14/Feb/10 Lead O/S
liam 22 ??/2010 Lead dog
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
evyasb ??/2010 TR
kingholmesy ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Andy S
Antony Mottershead ??/2010 -
Hidden 18/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Billg 13/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Megan Beaumont
dannyboy83 01/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with Gid
Glyn Davidson 26/Oct/09 Lead β

Lovely climbing up the black face above. Rob had already lead this so the QD's were in place. My first 6B+ onsight (if you don't include the fact that I'd watched Rob climb it).

with Rob Greaves
toasted 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Paul Greenhow
cem 10/Oct/09 Lead dog

1 fall

Hidden 03/Oct/09 Lead O/S
groovy_nut 23/Sep/09 TR β

Need to lead this complete

dts 21/Sep/09 TR O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 20/Jul/09 Lead rpt
Abi Chard 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Ian
ian caton 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Abi
Hidden 12/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Daymo 08/Jul/09 Lead dnf

Didn't have a 70m rope. Had a look and will get it done

Hidden 08/Jul/09 2nd
embob 05/Jul/09 2nd dog

Lovely, lovely route. Al got it clean, one fall for me. Will definitely be back to lead this.

with Alex
Hidden 05/Jul/09 Lead
robbie9m ?/Jul/09 TR O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/09 Lead O/S
SMc 12/Jun/09 Lead O/S


with Anne
porridgefan 09/Jun/09 TR
Dave Rumney 03/Jun/09 Lead
with Tanya Milner
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Lead
Hidden 09/May/09 Lead O/S
Ed Booth 29/Apr/09 Lead
with Roel Driesen
Hidden 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S
AndyM-LVB 19/Apr/09 Lead RP

Returned to lead this cleanly today, got it first time.

richardhopton 19/Apr/09 Lead RP
AndyM-LVB 18/Apr/09 Lead dog

Best sport climb I've done. Amazing. Will return soon to lead it clean.

richardhopton 18/Apr/09 2nd
Knoxy 05/Apr/09 Lead dog
with David Clough
Hidden ?/Mar/09 TR dog
mattyork2 28/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with James Gray and Pete Harrison
farmus21 28/Feb/09 Lead
with Matt Maynard Pete Harrison
climber96 ??/2009 TR O/S

Nice climbing long rope required!

with sean
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
matt30987 ??/2009 Lead RP
with Dad
fennerz ??/2009 -
abrom 23/Dec/08 Lead rpt
with angus kille, tom fenwick
anguskille 22/Dec/08 Lead O/S

pretty fun, reachy though

with Sean Roberts
Marti999 10/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with lorna
rob1 08/Oct/08 Lead
with Dave Williams
Hidden ?/Oct/08 -
Hidden 30/Aug/08 Lead
khawk 25/Aug/08 Lead
with DT
Hidden 03/Aug/08 Lead O/S
SGD 15/Jul/08 Lead

great wall at this grade, so many rest points but sooo long too - Brilliant

with Tom Relf
Hidden 12/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/Jun/08 Lead rpt
Ed Booth 02/Jun/08 TR

Time trial - 2 mins 1 second.

with Roel Driesen
Ramon Marin 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with Rob Gibson
Hidden 08/May/08 TR rpt
samwisethebrave2 08/May/08 Lead rpt
with Tim Evans, Rob Ireson
Noodles30 ?/May/08 TR
Hidden ?/Apr/08 Lead
ksjs 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S

good climbing but quite airy up there - could really use some extra bolts.

with mark
smallerrich 27/Jan/08 Lead β

This just goes on and on, nice route though

datoon 26/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with MJ
Hidden 12/Jan/08 Lead O/S
dts 12/Jan/08 2nd dog
willson ??/2008 TR
with Rob Greaves
abrom ??/2008 TR O/S
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Mat Welsh ??/2008 Lead O/S
Dale ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S

pleased with this good route first onsight 6b+

with johny
Jarin 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Dave
Hidden 04/Aug/07 Lead rpt
John Marsland 28/May/07 2nd rpt
with Goi
goi.ashmore 28/May/07 Lead O/S
with Gary Gibson
Knoxy 04/May/07 TR dog
with Patrick Green
northerngreg ?/May/07 Lead O/S
with Chris Gibson
Hidden ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Feb/07 Lead O/S
jondude ??/2007 -
a_radiohead_fan ?/Oct/06 -
samwisethebrave2 20/Sep/06 TR RP
with Rob Ireson
Hidden 16/Sep/06 Lead
permanenttrauma 16/Aug/06 -


John Marsland 01/Jul/06 2nd
with Darrell Small
Rich Kirby ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Hugh
Mark Riley 25/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Patrick Green
Ed Booth ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Roel Driesen
Lee Proctor 05/Feb/06 Lead rpt
with Paul Bolger
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead RP
guyblackwood 25/Oct/05 Lead rpt

very long- but not pumpy, really enjoyable, glad of 70m rope- not a cm too long. Quite scary threading anchors 100ft up.

with Mark Jones
Mark A Humphries 17/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with dean howard
Hidden 13/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/05 TR O/S
Hidden 08/May/05 -
Hidden 12/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/04 2nd
Hidden 12/May/03 2nd
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