Stingray** E2 5c
[Luke on the crux moves of Stingray (E2 5c) at Carreg-y-Barcud, 3 kb]15m.

Rockfax Description
A good route up the central crackline. The 6b direct start is by-passed at this grade by starting from the ledge on the right © ROCKFAX

FA. G.Lewis, M.Harber 1985

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Photo: Luke on the crux moves of Stingray (E2 5c) at Carreg-y-Barcud © Nick Smith - UKC
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This climb is in 161 logbooks, and on 18 wishlists.

very tricky middle moves, found top crux ok.
lithos - 2nd - 19/Sep/15 with Gav

cem - Lead rpt - 30/Jul/15 with Deniz Sumengen

renetemple - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/15 with Alex cutsthebush

Hard crux for inflexible legs like mine!
BTphonehome - 2nd - 20/Jun/15 with Tony

tmawer - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/15 with Bram

about 10 goes to work out the crux. Good climb
chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 09/May/15 with myles

john lynch - Lead O/S - 07/May/15 with Bethan D

Bob led first, pulled ropes and i led.
Ollie B - Lead β - 04/May/15 with B.Brewer

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

RKirke - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/15 with Edward Hastrop

The gear is actually pretty good and the rests are probably too good. Felt easier than Azimuth by a long way
Stroppy - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15 with Roger Kirke

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/15

Andrew1 - Lead - 09/Apr/15 with Hulda

Dizz - 2nd rpt - 04/Apr/15 with Dave Frost

Ian craigie - Lead - 2015 with Will nicholls

duncandarnell - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14

Dizz - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/14 with David, tony

guy757 - 15/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14

Great route. Really good problems in between rests. The gear for the crux was interesting.
Alex the Alex - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14

Ross.Cooper - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/14 with Dan Geh, Patrick Hill

cool moves
Dan Geh - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/14 with Paddy, Ross

Patrick Hill - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/14 with Dan Geh

With the low start
MorganPreece - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/14 with Andy Cummings

quiffhanger - 2nd β - 31/May/14

Without the bouldery start
will_benfold - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Ross McKerchar

RFWilkie - Lead O/S - 25/May/14

Matthew Glenn - TR dog - 13/May/14

Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 08/May/14 with Justin Timms

Justin T - 2nd - 08/May/14 with Rachel

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

Cool route,top move was interesting
hlegge - 2nd O/S - 02/May/14 with Adam Knightly

Stefan_Morris - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/14 with Edmundmorris

jcw - 2014

Frank the Husky - 2014

Dan Hostford - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/13

Great climb
Anoetic - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Aug/13

lyndsayh - 2nd - 03/Aug/13 with Ian Goudge

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Liam

LiamAD - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Curly Chris

with 6b start
Matt Harle - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Matt Gibbs

kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Ben Selby

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jun/13

scott quinn - Lead - 06/Jun/13

Scott had a tis
Tom.Priestley - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Scott Quinn

A great series of exciting rockovers. Took me a while to psyche up for the opening moves to the big ledge. Felt thin and greasy. Glad I did though as the rest if the route was well worth it.
monsteratt - Lead O/S - 19/May/13 with Andy C

Dan Hostford - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

Utterly superb, worth the wait
freemanTom - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Stuart gmc, Asbo

Cool moves.
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Maddie Sweetman

Loved it, nice one chom
iksander - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13 with freemanTom (Guildford MC)

Maddie - 2nd - 04/May/13

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/13 with Roy Thomas

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/12

givemetea - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/12 with Rachel Somerville

Rachel Somerville - 2nd - 21/Jul/12 with Ros M

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/12

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Will Twiggers

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12

Excellent route
theotherpetehill - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Caroline Culwick

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/May/12

jossjones - Lead - 23/May/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/May/12

Seconded once a year before. Did the direct start this time, which felt soft 6a, but very committing. Lovely route and well protected with cams.
Daniel Heath - Lead RP - 06/May/12 with Alun, Remus

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 06/May/12

Hard. Good gear but bouldery.
hutchay - 2nd dog - 08/Apr/12 with Tom

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

Easier than I thought it was going to be.
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Gavin Singleton

short and sweet. nice moves
markalmack - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with chris todd

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 07/Apr/12

d_meacher - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Paul Davis

Paulos - Lead - 01/Oct/11

AlexD - 2nd - 30/Sep/11 with Sophie

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Alex

Backed off from crux move, wasn't finding good gear (bad head day)!
Jams Crwca - Lead dnf - 14/Aug/11 with themadbrown

gaz.marshall - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/11 with Viv

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

Bouldery start, tricky moves between good gear and good rests. Very enjoyable, quite technical moves.
felixthelion - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/11 with anthony puddy

Hidden - 20/Jul/11

Glyn - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/11 with Luke, Barni

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

benchwarmer - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/11 with Konrad

barni - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/11 with luke, Glyn

mjeffery - Lead O/S - 24/May/11

Slightly sad not to have led it, but it was fun seconding.
Daniel Heath - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Alun

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

adie84 - 2011

C Mclean - Lead O/S - 2011

Might feel much easier if you're tall, found the crux moves much harder than those on Kitten Claws! Well protected though and not sustained so still E2.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/10 with Becca

Hard moves between good holds/ rests.
BeccaSnowden - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/10 with Tom

sam820 - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/10 with Angry Chris

Hidden - Lead - 30/Aug/10

Pippa - 2nd - 30/Aug/10 with Jon

excellent route, shame its so short. a good one to push the grade, very good pro
david morse - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/10 with siobhan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/10

Small gear, nice climbing, soft E2.
Adam Moroz - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with john (Krank)

Lovely but soft. RPs recommended.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Andy

Epic encounter. Got soaked by a wave gearing up from a swellingly close tide then two waves drenched me wife whilst I was contemplating the two cruxes. Then it started to rain whilst facing the top run-out moves. Some stiff & technical moves!
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10

RobRock84 - Lead rpt - 14/Jul/10 with Steve Quinton

Shauna - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/10 with Jules

adam coxsell - 2nd - 10/Jun/10 with laurence

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/10

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/10 with Conor Clarke, Cocky

Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/10 with James Kay

Lovely route; tricky moves between good gear.
Byronius Maximus - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Alex Twist

Twisty - 2nd rpt - 03/May/10 with Byron Buck

hardoreVdiffBen - 2nd - 02/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

Twisty - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Ben Littley

cem - Lead rpt - 29/Aug/09 with Paul Bolton

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/09

first E2 clean onsight. lots of gear and quality flexible moves. Great route.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Ronan Kemp

dodfoster - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/09 with ben robinson

C coldwell-storry - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with George Ullrich

givemetea - 2nd O/S - 24/May/09 with Gary Wong

garywong - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Roslyn McKendry

Hidden - Lead - 14/May/09

brilliant climb with technical moves ,one tricky move right at the top(long reach needed)
RobRock84 - 2nd O/S - 09/May/09 with Steve Quinton

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

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/08 with Nils

tbs105 - 2nd - 01/Nov/08 with Dan

Lead on gear placed by Dom
Chris the Tall - Lead β - 27/Sep/08 with Dom Ske

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

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

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead dnf - 12/Jul/08

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/08

Meg Jones - 2nd O/S - 24/May/08 with Tim Griffin

Couldn't do the direct 6b start. Bit of a boulder problem. And couldn't get the crux reach to the mono. Had quite a few goes at it before I got it. Next time, flash it!
Jeronimo - TR dog - 05/May/08 with Dyno

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/08

davebrox - Lead O/S - Oct/07

crag_monster - Lead - Aug/06

ewen - 2nd O/S - 16/May/06 with the kettle

John Kettle - 2006

feilx - 2006

cem - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/05 with James Gill

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/04

alex_th - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/04 with Tim Riley, Will Frost

Hidden - 2001

belay bunny turned bad - 2000

Nigel Coe - Lead - 1999 with Gordon Jenkin

Rich Kirby - Lead - Aug/98 with Robin

Carl Smethurst - TR - 23/Jul/98 with Ian Pickles

Nicer than its sister crack!
Jeff25 - Lead RP - Jul/98 with Oliver

Hidden - Feb/98

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

bullybones - 1988

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