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Fingerlicker*** E4 5c

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[Fingerlicker, 3 kb]Steep and fierce finger-jamming on pitch one, but perhaps not as hard as its reputation suggests. Start below the big corner of Barbarian and scramble up to the tree at the base of the crack. 1) 5c, 20m. Climb up left through a narrow chimney to gain the finger-crack. Power impressively up this, not forgetting to place runners, to a small roof. Make a testing move left round this and traverse right to the belay on Barbarian. 2) 6a, 25m. Climb Barbarian for 4m through an overlap, then move left across the wall on surprisingly good holds past a peg (?) to gain Silly Arete. Finish up this. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, North Wales Rock Graded List, Good E4s, 50 cracks to Squamish, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, Cracks And Corners To Greatness.

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mike mo - 2014

Pieterjan De Roo - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/13

Hidden - Lead dnf - 19/May/13

Another one that I had been pretty much sure i was going to fall of, really happy to have got it clean, found it quite pumpy. Luke lead the 2nd pitch, another great pitch.
willoates - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/13 with Luke

Led P2 again, got pumped again!
Luke Brooks - AltLd - 17/Mar/13 with Will

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Jan/13

P1 Nice to get back on trad and put the PE training to use. Definitely made a difference I think. I've yet to climb an E4 that isn't a finger crack... talk about a narrow skill set.
Daniel Heath - Lead β - 31/Jan/13 with Remus

markalmack - Lead O/S - 04/May/12 with Dave morse

Tried to lead, FAIL. Couldn't manage it clean on second, nails!
david morse - 2nd dog - 04/May/12 with markalmack

Nails! Though the chimney was the most nails bit...
Stone Muppet - 2nd dog - 14/Apr/12 with dan ely

Ug. Not even close!
gforce - Lead dnf - 09/Aug/11 with Emma

Eetu - Lead dog - 29/Jun/11 with Olli

Another inspiring lead from Felix! I have got to stop falling off of everything he leads though. Training time. Fell off the crack on the first pitch. Ended up laybacking instead of fingerlocking pretty much the whole crack, embarrassingly, which explains the power failure. Managed the second pitch alright, felt yards easier than the first! Has crimps and everything ; ) Unbelievable line. Crafted by God for our pleasure.
jacobjlloyd - 2nd dog - 19/Jun/11 with Felix

feilx - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Jake

Hardest thing i've ever been on. Fierce!
JRae - Lead dnf - 29/May/11 with Tom Dixon

Got beaten up, will have to come back. Great climbing though, learned how to ring lock!
thomasadixon - Lead dog - 29/May/11

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead dnf - 08/Jul/10

barni - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/10 with luke, Liam fleming

Led top pitch. 6a ***
Luke Brooks - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/10 with Liam, Barni

Hidden - AltLd - 30/May/10

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10 with michael porter

switch - 2nd rpt - 08/May/10 with Leanne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/10

Awesome pitch, not mega pumpy, some well solid locks. Mikey led 2nd pitch well.
Alex Mason - AltLd O/S - 11/Nov/09 with Mikey G

2nd pitch. both pitches are absolutely top notch!
Mike Goldthorp - AltLd O/S - 11/Nov/09 with alex mason

p1 only. Abbed from belay, in the rain.
switch - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09

Pitch 1 only. Finished up Barbarian.
Rich Kirby - 2nd - 04/May/09 with Kev

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

JulesV - Lead O/S - 2009

Toby Dunn - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/08 with JulesV

Hidden - 2nd dog - 20/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd - 18/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/08

jeffmcd56 - AltLd O/S - 2008 with Rob

chris j - 2nd dog - 08/Jul/06 with Ben Bradford

Bern - Jul/06

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 01/May/05 with Nic Sellers

Hidden - 2nd dog - Mar/05

Hidden - 2002

fantastic struggle
Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd O/S - 04/Oct/98 with Muir Morton

Guy - 1998

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/96

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/96

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/96 with mik

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

Nick Biven - 2nd - 11/Apr/92 with Rich Whitwell

Alan James - UKC and UKH - 26/Jul/91 with Matt Snape

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/91

DDDD - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/89

Took a rest after initial pod. Also seconded Andrew Horn on it some years later
David Smith - Lead dog - 1988 with Neil McNab

Hidden - Lead - 1988

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 21/Jul/87 with Johnny May

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

keefe - 25/Aug/86 with Alan Wilson

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 26/Aug/85 with Kim Greenald

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/85

mark mcgowan01 - 1985

Melok - 1985

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/84

Failed to lead the second pitch.
Bob - 2nd β - 01/Apr/84

Mark Kemball - Lead dnf - 18/Feb/84 with John Jefferies

Lead both pitches in one.
stp - Lead - 29/Oct/83

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/83

Mega strenuous but bombproof****
Ian Jones - AltLd O/S - 1983 with Julian Whatsisname (not Clary!)

steve L - Lead - 01/Apr/82 with Lyndsey

Mike Owen - 04/May/81 with Mel Griffiths

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1980 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

Hidden - 1973

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Style of ascent

Lead29 of 76 (38.2%)
Followed15 of 76 (19.7%)
Alt Leads15 of 76 (19.7%)
Unknown17 of 76 (22.4%)

'Climbed'31 of 76 (40.8%)
clean O/S28 of 76 (36.8%)
clean β2 of 76 (2.6%)
clean rpt1 of 76 (1.3%)
dogged9 of 76 (11.8%)
dnf5 of 76 (6.6%)