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The Skull*** E4 6a

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Ticklists: Extreme Rock, Top Five Pass E4's, North Wales Rock Graded List, Good E4s, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, UK Lonely Leads.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 74 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

Callum_Johnson - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/14 with Uisdean

Absolutely incredible! Led all 3 hard pitches.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/14 with James Mchaffie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/14

Amazing route! Led pitch 2. Got very cold belaying gwen on fnal pitch and set off with numb feet. Foot slipped on the last pitch just as I was latching the jug and I feel to the bottom of the groove with route stretch. Gutted but got back on and repeated all the hard bits on the pitch and the final move fine. Top class pitch.
shed_hed - AltLd RP - 21/Jun/14 with Gwen Lancashire

Stunning top pitch
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with KM

led the 5c pitches, the top pitch is one of the best I've ever done
tim newton - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/14 with rachel slater

Pitch 2 and 4. Last pitch was pumpy on my tired legs.
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/14 with Tim Newton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead dnf - Sep/13

Toby Dunn - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/13 with Dave Pickford

Brilliant! An amazing last pitch with a hundred metre void snapping at your heels, exciting even on second! Mike led the first hard pitch (bold, especially with that dodgy flake - putting gear behind it isn't a great idea, Mike didn't - then surprisingly strenuous. I got the crux and promptly fluffed it by doing it wrong in an overly strenuous way. Took four goes, on the last go I figures out the easy way - once again, being unable to read the route quickly let me down... Mike did the phenomenal top pitch - up till then it was a good route but that pitch made it brilliant. Boiling hot day so t-shirt weather on the crag.
Misha - AltLd - 13/Jul/13 with Mike H

After Jon forgot his harness, I fell on the first 5c pitch. Once we got to the belay of the pitch the midges decended and after changing plans a few times escaped up Main Wall being eaten alive.
Duncan Campbell - UKC - AltLd dnf - 12/Jul/13 with Jon Ratcliffe

datoon - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with K

khawk - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with DT

Safer than lubyanka. Amazing top pitch. A quarryman groove for mortals.
frank ramsay - AltLd - 06/Jun/13 with Aaron

Aaron Lines - 2nd - 06/Jun/13 with frank ramsay

andybirtwistle - 2013

jamesturnbull - AltLd - Aug/12 with aiden

Stone Idol - 2012

EagerAndy - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

GeoffG - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with nick bullock

Luke Brooks - AltLd O/S - 23/May/10 with John Orr

soph - 01/Jan/10

Hidden - 2010

Horrible starting pitches led to the 5c pitch which seemed really dangerous with loose rock and very poor protection. Abbed off.
mattyork2 - AltLd dnf - 31/May/09 with Andy Reeve

Seymore Butt - 2009

morganator - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/08 with Sophie Whyte

tuftynick - 2008

Led top 2 pitches whilst my partner beat himself up with the club of defeat!
Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/05 with Ash

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/05

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/99

The big loose flake at the top of the first hard pitch isn't there anymore. Neither are some of my fingers!!
Dave Musgrove - Lead dnf - 30/May/97 with Nigel Baker

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/96

Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/95 with Nick Ashton

1 point of aid
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/95 with richard parry

1 rest on 6a pitch
Roget - Lead dog - 06/May/95 with jon

Hidden - AltLd - 1995

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1995

Bulls Crack - Lead O/S - 1995 with RW

richparry - 1995

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

Hidden - AltLd - May/90

Hidden - Lead - 06/Aug/89

PaulTanton - AltLd O/S - Jul/89 with Mark Hounslea

sadams - AltLd - 11/Jun/88 with Andy Mitchell

John led pitch 3 and 4 in one runout, I found it desperate with poor gear. When I arrived at the stance he looked up the top pitch and said your lead, I thought he was joking but no. It was akin to climbing a groove up the prow of a ship, some wild wide bridging led up to an old peg, stupidly I lassoo'd it from below bridged up to it and put my finger through its eye, it took me several minutes to calm myself down and leave go of it so I could properly clip a runner The position was awesome every time you looked to place your feet you were aware of a huge void!
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - 15/May/88 with John Mckeever, Luke Steer

andy gittins - Lead - 1988

Hidden - AltLd - 1987

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

I had to rest on the top groove. Take lots of Rock #4's.
charlesmfrench - AltLd dog - 11/Jul/86 with Ian Milne

Big fall when I pulled a hold off above the crux. Trevor Hodgson & Jimmy Jewel just above.
shark - Lead dnf - 14/Jun/86 with Steve Etherington

keefe - 01/Jun/85 with Johnny Adams

Hidden - AltLd - 30/May/83

Stayed up all night and was almost hallucinating at the top of this. Quite a trip. Quent fell off the top pitch and snapped one of the old pegs. I led the first two pitches. Great day out.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1983 with Quentin Fisher

Hidden - Lead - 1983

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/82

Peg used on top pitch (wet).
Mark Kemball - AltLd - 26/Jul/80 with John Jefferies

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - AltLd - 1980

Mike Owen - 13/Jul/77 with Chester Dent

steve L - AltLd - 12/Jul/76 with sharpie

I tried the crux free but could not avoid using 2 pegs (the standard at the time). Mick led the top pitch in fine style; I felt the guidebook drop out of my back pocket and watched it disappear forever as I followed...
petemeads - AltLd - Jul/75 with Mick Brady

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Style of ascent

Lead16 of 74 (21.6%)
Followed2 of 74 (2.7%)
Alt Leads35 of 74 (47.3%)
Unknown21 of 74 (28.4%)

'Climbed'40 of 74 (54.1%)
clean O/S26 of 74 (35.1%)
clean RP1 of 74 (1.4%)
dogged2 of 74 (2.7%)
dnf5 of 74 (6.8%)