Be Clever** E1 5c
[Ali on Be Clever at Carreg Y Barcud, 2 kb]20m.

Rockfax Description
Great climbing with a very thin but well protected crux to finish. This is the line to the left of the prominent square pocket in the slanting break. © ROCKFAX

FA. H.Griffiths, M.Harber, G.Lewis, C.Parkin 1985

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Photo: Ali on Be Clever at Carreg Y Barcud © PeakDJ
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This climb is in 146 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/15

M_Robinson - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/15 with Chris Bowman, Adam Bowman

Adam24B - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/15 with Mike Robinson, Christopher Bowman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/15

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jun/15

doyle12 - 2nd - 25/May/15 with Dan S

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/15

Disagree with guidebook - I think its well protected in start and finish with 2 tricky moves at top.
jonny_098 - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/15 with Alex Cutbush

Felt more like 6a, very sustained route with a large gear less section in the middle
A Crook - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/14 with Neil Griffiths

NeilGriffiths - 28/Aug/14 with Adam

3 Names - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/14 with Robert Dufton

rd20 - 2nd rpt - 22/Aug/14 with Vince

Very pleased to have got this, close to coming off it at top.
Matt Smith - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/14 with Zoe Taylor

Hidden - 2nd dog - 16/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jul/14

Upgraded to E2 5C in the new guidebook
Matthew Glenn - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/14

Dan Geh - TR O/S - 06/Jun/14 with Paddy

Good gear going up and on the crux. Some how bled all over myself and the top holds.
Dan Hostford - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Alun Freem, Remi Richards

Remi Richards - 2nd - 03/May/14 with Dan Hostford

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Apr/14

Stefan_Morris - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/14 with Edmundmorris

jcw - 2014

Neil - Lead O/S - 2014

After seconding Jon on it a few years ago. Definitely not E1, the middle section is runout 5b which may involve hitting the ground if you fall off. The top section is very hard 5c, albeit very well protected. E2. Very good climbing though. 3 stars.
James Oswald - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/13 with Jon Stewart

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/13 with Lynds, Dan Osbasabooboo

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Ed Mitchell, Ellen Cobby

Ellen Cobby - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Ed Mitchell, Adam Booth

edmitchell - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with adam booth

DanOsb - 2nd - 30/Aug/13 with pat dawson

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Sam Taylor

Fell three times making crux move - tried something different and it worked.
rd20 - Lead dog - 25/Aug/13 with Sonya

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/13

Andrew1 - 2nd - 13/Jul/13 with Hulda

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13

a13x - Lead dog - 15/Jun/13 with Matthew Keeves

kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/13 with Ben Selby

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd β - 30/May/13

Found the crux quite thin but loads of gear.
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Dennis, John Moran

Dennis999 - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13 with John Moran, Darren

Scary runout in the middle and very small gear. Top move was OK.
RFWilkie - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with James

Chi Cheng - Lead O/S - 03/May/13 with Adam Knightly

Bold middle section and the crux was amazing. I found it reachy and I'm not short. Was glad to have some brass for this.
dprctr - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/12 with Robert Dufton

rd20 - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/12 with David P

Aaron Lines - Lead - 02/Aug/12 with jim, Dan

mike lawrence? - 2nd - 10/Jul/12 with James the Navigator

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/12

great route but surely E2, difficulty compounded by sweaty mitts!
r_o_b_h2 - Lead O/S - 29/May/12 with kyle warlow

Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/May/12

Pete Rigby - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Kelli Roberts

kelliroberts3 - Lead dnf - 27/May/12 with Peter Rigby

kelliroberts3 - 2nd - 27/May/12

Some very thin moves at the crux - hardest I've ever tried on lead. Took a fall but got back on and finished it.
will_benfold - Lead dog - 26/May/12 with Rui Ribeiro

jossjones - Lead - 23/May/12

simonf - Lead dog - 12/May/12 with Simon

Aid@n - Lead O/S - 06/May/12

vanderz - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/12 with patrick dawson

Fluffed the top move. Fingers felt pretty rank after. Harder move than Kitten Claws!
andrew sandercock - 2nd dog - 07/Apr/12 with Mark A

bad gear at the start, but a couple of sinker wires just below the crux move at the top.
markalmack - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with andrew sandercock

Gutting when you know that you got up this two years ago with more 'aplomb' and the first ascentist was watching!Hayden was encouraging, wouldnt do a demo and confessed that he'd put the route up 20 years ago! Desparate top 2? metres.End of season target
themadbrown - TR dog - 25/Mar/12 with james

Backed off at crux :(
Jams Crwca - Lead dnf - 25/Mar/12 with themadbrown

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/11

dannyboy83 - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Ceri

Took a whipper off the top, and got it next try!
Ceridwen - Lead dog - 30/Sep/11 with Dan Barbour, Andy Mosienko

scorpia97 - Lead rpt - 10/Aug/11 with Caspian

Hidden - Lead dnf - 09/Aug/11

AlexRenshaw - 2nd - 28/Jul/11 with Ted Lister, Thomas Renshaw

Run out in the middle above good gear in the break. Very thin top section but good gear. Probably E2
felixthelion - Lead β - 22/Jul/11 with anthony puddy

Hidden - 20/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/11

Awesome. Bold section - may have been able to lead it, wouldn't want to fall off the bold 5b section though. Gear is reasonableish. Crux is awesome!
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/11 with Jon Stewart

Anthony Allsopp - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Jon Coutts

Most of the route felt reasonably bold as the none of the gear seemed bomber (it felt adequate but I like a nice bomber piece every now & then). Gear for the 5c move is bomber.
leon - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Amanda Skeldon

alj - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/11 with leon skeldon

Glyn - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11 with Luke, Barni

Luke Brooks - 2nd - 28/Jun/11 with Glyn Hudson, Barni

benchwarmer - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Konrad

tricky last moves - guido took several flying lessons before heading off left
pebbles - 2nd - 01/Jun/11 with guido

Scary as! But easy climbing so not too much of an issue. Just expected more gear at the grade.
Daniel Heath - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Alun

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Mark Sheridan

tobydunford - 2nd β - 11/Apr/11 with Harry Martin

Rory Shaw - 2011

jcurley - 2nd dog - 20/Oct/10 with Mike Buddle

Dont climb this after heavy rain...James, you're a star.Glad i wasn't leading!
themadbrown - 2nd O/S - 03/Oct/10 with james

Crackline saturated after heavy rain, might of missed out on a few foots/holds. Crux is so so thin, might enjoy it if its dry!
Jams Crwca - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/10 with themadbrown

As thin as 5c gets at this crag. Feels run out in the middle but the gear on the crux is bomber
david morse - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/10 with siobhan

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/10

awesome climb, fell on the crux.
London Luke - Lead - 15/Aug/10 with si Hill

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/10

djprepie - 2nd - 07/Jul/10

Feeling wussy, lowered off after first third. Just as well, the crux (toproped when removing gear) is ridiculously hard.
Stone Muppet - Lead dnf - 19/Jun/10 with cm

spacey - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with paul evans

Hidden - 2nd - May/10

gidmord - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Ben Harper

funsized - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Gid, Ben Harper

Ben Harper - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Gideon Mordecai

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

crux move is bold!great technical climbing!
RobRock84 - TR O/S - 29/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/09

very thin moves at the top but plenty of gear.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Ronan Kemp

Hidden - Lead - 15/May/09

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/09

Brown - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/09 with John

Oli - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/08 with Matt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/08

Just lovely. Gear where you need it with some thin moves.
PenJD - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/08 with Mark Westerman

Hidden - 2nd dog - 13/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/Jul/08

Tim W - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/08 with Dave Ripley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/08

BenJacobs - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/08 with Ali K

irish paul - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/08 with Mark

Mark Walter - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/08 with Paul Black

MikeT - 2nd O/S - May/08 with MS

Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Luke

took fall on the crux one move away fron finishing :-(
Graeme Hammond - Lead dnf - 05/May/07 with Ben Hanson, Ben Freeman

coffeepot - 2nd - 08/Apr/07 with jelaby

Greame took lead fall; delicate move at the top
benjhans - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/07 with Ben Freeman, Graeme Hammond

crag_monster - Lead - Aug/06

Boy - 2006

barni - 2nd - 2006 with Paul James

Sam and will - TR O/S - 16/Aug/05

cem - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/05 with David T

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Aug/04

alex_th - 2nd - 10/Apr/04 with Tim Riley, Will Frost

goi.ashmore - Lead β - 22/Sep/02 with Tony Jackson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/02

Rock Fairy - 2nd - Mar/02 with david

Hidden - 2001

belay bunny turned bad - 2000

Nigel Coe - 1999 with Gordon Jenkin

Nigel Coe - Lead - 1997 with Dick Hanson

michael burrows - 2nd - 07/Apr/96 with richard parry

Hidden - Lead - 1995

Neil R - 2nd - 31/Mar/91 with Mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1991

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 31/May/89

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easy E223 of 40
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6a3 of 39
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hard 5c7 of 39
5c26 of 39
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