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Javelin* HVS 5a

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[Javelin, the crux sequence., 3 kb]63m, 3 pitches. Some good climbing unfortunately spoiled by a vegetated central section. Pitch 1. A couple of small wires are needed to protect some thin moves up the arete. Pitch 2 Climb the wall and fight your way through the vegetation to a good ledge and tree belay beneath the final wall. Pitch 3 Climb the obvious corner groove slightly right of centre. ( the direct line through the V shaped overhang is the top pitch of Ace High )

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List.

Photo: Javelin, the crux sequence. © caradoc
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This climb is in 35 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Ray Sparks - AltLd O/S - 24/May/13 with pete ranstead

SamStokes - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/13 with Simon Lambert

Hidden - AltLd - 2013

some bits of good climbing interspersed with a lot of veg and a confusing description in the old guide made me understand why these routes are being neglected. P3 redeemed it and micros are very useful on P1.
caradoc - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with john b

Led p1. Bold moves up arete, good gear well below, only moderate quality small wire close. Didn't carry RPs, may have been better if I did? Not as good as it makes out, only the arete on P1 is much good, middle part is awful, good finish: perhaps just 1 star. Probably best done as 3 pitches.
harold walmsley - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Colin Struthers

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12

Dave Rumney - AltLd - 2012 with Tanya Milner

Callum Anderson - 2012

Callum Anderson - 2012

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Aug/11

First pitch and make sure you have small wires with you. Split into 3 pitches for ease but middle one a little over grown.
ritchierich - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/11 with Wyn Williams, Vinny

vinspin - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/11 with Wyn Bach, ritchie

Good route, considering the jungle in the middle.
Wyn Bach - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/11 with vinspin, ritchierich

r.greaves - AltLd - 12/May/11 with stu lade

Good climbing despite the bushwhacking partway up pitch 2.
brockers - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11 with Maggie Bass

Hidden - AltLd - 01/May/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11

popov86 - AltLd - 08/Jan/11

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

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

Tim Sparrow - Lead - Aug/10 with Dave Williams

simeclimb68 - 2010

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/09

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/07 with Glynne Andrew

Led p1
cem - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/05 with Graham Dolman

Mark Riley - AltLd O/S - Apr/03 with Pete Oates

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2002

auld al - AltLd O/S - May/00

Ched - Lead O/S - 1993 with Glanfor

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Sep/90

nigehughes - Lead - Apr/89 with Bill Nash, Mark Troy

nigehughes - Lead - Jun/83 with John Horn

mikej - AltLd - 25/May/70 with Jerry Young

lump'o'lead - 1970

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Steve Waters, Mynydd, Ropeboy, Gareth_Thomas, Hidden, Hidden

Total votes cast 26
hard E10 of 9
E10 of 9
easy E10 of 9
hard HVS1 of 9
HVS6 of 9
easy HVS2 of 9
hard VS0 of 9
VS0 of 9
easy VS0 of 9
hard 5b0 of 9
5b0 of 9
easy 5b0 of 9
hard 5a1 of 9
5a5 of 9
easy 5a3 of 9
hard 4c0 of 9
4c0 of 9
easy 4c0 of 9
3 Stars0 of 8
2 Stars3 of 8
1 Star5 of 8
0 Stars0 of 8
Bag of .....0 of 8
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Style of ascent

Lead6 of 35 (17.1%)
Followed1 of 35 (2.9%)
Alt Leads22 of 35 (62.9%)
Unknown6 of 35 (17.1%)

'Climbed'17 of 35 (48.6%)
clean O/S18 of 35 (51.4%)