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The Wasp** E2 5c

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Quality and varied crack-and-groove work. Start up the steep groove on the left-hand side of the central bay of the cliff. 1) 5c, 30m. Climb the groove then move left to a flake. The continuation crack is good value and needs a determined approach, as does the exit. Move left to a belay on Creagh Dhu Wall's beefy tree. 2) 5c, 24m. The long groove is technical, sustained and well protected to a leftwards exit - more full-on climbing. © ROCKFAX

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 115 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14

Dan Vaj - 2nd dog - 26/Mar/14 with James Machaffie

Bob - 2014

Neil - Lead O/S - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

muppett - 2014

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 11/Oct/13

1st pitch only, required some beans
Mark Warnett - Lead O/S - May/13 with Jim Duthie

khawk - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with DT

led p2. Both pitches felt of similar difficulty, the first was thrutchy and strenuous, the second technical goodness! Sustained all the way. ***
Duncan Campbell - UKC - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Fingers

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13

Lead p1
markalmack - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with chris todd

simeclimb68 - AltLd rpt - 03/Mar/13 with Adam Booth

Awesome route, what a battle up the first crack!
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Simon Palmer

Owain Llewelyn - AltLd - 20/Oct/12 with Gareth E

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Halla

wi11 - 2nd dog - 31/Aug/12 with Ben

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12

Only 2nd pitch as 1st was wet so combined with Creahg Dhu 1st pitch
Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Ant, Ben

PAJames - 2012

Owain Llewelyn - AltLd - 2012 with Gareth E

Eetu - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Olli

dan ely - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/11 with tony (army)

kdalzell - 2nd - 19/Jun/11 with Liam Fleming

short pumpy first pitch techy second pitch very good route
Liam FLeming - 19/Jun/11 with karen dalzell

A brilliant route. Another Tremadog classic that feels hard for the grade!
david morse - AltLd O/S - 09/May/11 with Glyn+Alex (Romania)

Came on to rain just as I got to the top of the 1st pitch. Foot slipped on a wet hold. Amazing route, both pitches are defiantly some of the best in the area
Glyn - Lead dog - 09/May/11 with Dave Morse

nige - AltLd - 03/Apr/11 with mark hounslea

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/11

Nails first pitch! Good fun seconding!
Tommy Cole - 2nd - 08/Mar/11 with Alex Mason

My favourite E2 in Wales. Two superb, contrasting pitches. The upper corner does everything you could ask of it.
Alex Mason - Lead dog - 08/Mar/11 with Tommy Cole

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

nails
Sandy Simpson - 11/Aug/10 with Ross Hewitt

2nd
barni - AltLd O/S - 16/May/10 with luke

Luke Brooks - AltLd - 16/May/10 with Barni

2nd pitch
wolf.leeb - AltLd O/S - 13/May/10

Well protected 1st pitch but very awkward. A slight sting in the tail aswell. 2nd pitch much easier but techy.
mynyddresident - AltLd - 13/May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/May/10

simonp - Lead O/S - May/10 with Annelies Sarrazyn

phil64 - Lead rpt - May/10 with rachie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/10

soph - 01/Jan/10

mr mills - 2010 with paul simkiss

Hidden - 2010

simeclimb68 - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd dog - 21/Aug/09

First pitch DR, Second pitch TW
Tim W - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Paul Black, Dave Ripley

Led first pitch with 1 rest just before top out. Followed second pitch clean.
dave657 - AltLd dog - 20/Jun/09 with Tim and paul b

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/09 with chris

Hidden - Lead - 01/Mar/09

My first E2. I now know that i can't climb E2. Yet
cavemancolumbus - 2nd dog - Mar/09 with dan

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Sep/08

Matt Vigg - 2008

Matt Vigg - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Only climbed P1.
jake-jones - Lead O/S - Dec/07 with Juha

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/06

Hidden - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

spidey - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/04

Superb. Pitch 1 is easy!
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 2004 with Karen Ghiselli

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/03 with Roy Thomas

Hidden - Lead - 22/Feb/03

simon kimber - 2nd - 2002 with Tony Penning

shoulders - Lead - 23/Jul/01 with dai

Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/00 with Hugh

WB - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/99 with Paul

ian caton - AltLd O/S - 1997 with Matt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/95

lead 2nd pitch
michael burrows - AltLd rpt - 14/May/95 with brian jones

frost - AltLd - May/95 with J Turner

Ched - Lead O/S - 1995 with Glanfor

Hidden - AltLd - 03/May/93

Hidden - Lead - 1993

Great route
Hamish Leslie - AltLd O/S - 1993 with Ste Lawler

Derek Ryden - Lead - Jun/91 with Niel

Nick Biven - Lead - 03/May/91 with Ian Sherrington

nigehughes - AltLd - Jun/90 with Nick Sharpe

ChrisJD - Lead - 07/May/90

andy gittins - Lead - 1990

surfbish - Lead O/S - Mar/88

Neil R - AltLd - 25/Jul/87 with Richard W

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 23/Oct/85 with Bill Wilson

Hammy - AltLd - 13/Jun/85 with Colin Struthers

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - 1985 with Bill Williamson

rob.grafton - 2nd dnf - 1985 with Matthew Bransby

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 17/Jun/84 with Nick MacFarlane

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Apr/84

Melok - 1984

Melok - 1984

steve L - Lead - 26/Jun/83 with Clive Curle, Alun Richardson

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Apr/83

Did pitch 1 and 2
David Smith - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/82 with Dave Booth

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jul/82

Hidden - 1980

steve L - 1977

Mike Owen - 12/Dec/76 with John Roberts

petemeads - AltLd - 1976

Falko - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/75 with Al W.

granitbahn - AltLd - 1975

Sean Kelly - Sep/73 with Bob Millward

mikej - AltLd - 17/Apr/67 with Geoff Williams

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Voting
Total votes cast 77
hard E30 of 26
E30 of 26
easy E30 of 26
hard E214 of 26
E210 of 26
easy E21 of 26
hard E11 of 26
E10 of 26
easy E10 of 26
hard 6a0 of 26
6a0 of 26
easy 6a0 of 26
hard 5c5 of 26
5c17 of 26
easy 5c3 of 26
hard 5b1 of 26
5b0 of 26
easy 5b0 of 26
3 Stars23 of 25
2 Stars2 of 25
1 Star0 of 25
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Style of ascent

Lead28 of 115 (24.3%)
Followed7 of 115 (6.1%)
Alt Leads48 of 115 (41.7%)
Unknown32 of 115 (27.8%)

'Climbed'65 of 115 (56.5%)
clean O/S38 of 115 (33.0%)
clean rpt4 of 115 (3.5%)
dogged7 of 115 (6.1%)
dnf1 of 115 (0.9%)