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Aura*** E2 5b

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[Mark Almack on Aura, 2 kb]The finest route on the crag, and one of the best E2s in North Wales. Start in a small damp gully 1) 5b, 45m. Climb straight up to a small triangular overlap at 10m. Climb diagonally left to reach a crack and then trend back right to the base of the long slanting crack. Make a tough move to gain the crack proper and follow it to a belay ledge 2) 12m. Scramble onto Bilberry Ledge. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Great Wall Climbs of the UK, North Wales Rock Graded List, ROCKFAX Style Top 50: North Wales, Ultimate E2 ticklist, UK Lonely Leads.

Photo: Mark Almack on Aura © raliadsa skcalbwah
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This climb is in 37 logbooks, and on 20 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14

Frank the Husky - 2014

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Keith Jackson

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/13

Great route on an awesome crag but the approach is a ball ache! Note to self: next time, opt for the double abseil rather than the walk. A steep and uncompromising line, sustained but has some rests and the holds are generally good if a bit dirty (needs more traffic!). I thought the hardest bit was moving left then right round the rooflet as that was strenuous. The moves right into the crack were more technical. Interest was maintained going up the crack. With the Pinnaclissima finish and the big walk in and out, it was a great mountain day out. The swirling low clouds added character but it was still very warm. Can't believe this isn't in Hard or Extreme rock, it's really good!
Misha - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Ed

adam 24 - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/13

Ed F - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13

Pumpy and sustained
eduardo - 2nd dog - 07/Jul/13 with Misha

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/13

well good!
markalmack - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Al Blackshaw, chris todd

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13

Hidden - May/13

Bloody brilliant, sticky juggy rock! Great wall climbing in a lovely secluded position.
Duncan Campbell - UKC - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Bubbles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

John Postlethwaite - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with liam

Dirty today
Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Tom Jumar

Rory Shaw - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/10

soph - Lead - 2010 with Graham scofield

soph - Lead - 2010 with Graham scofield

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/07

tumbling wizard - Lead - Apr/07

datoon - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/06 with RT & JB

Ian McNeill - 2006

lukea - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/03 with Al

David Smith - 04/Jun/97

Originally climbed with Rick Kruze about 3 years earlier. A stunning pitch! We actually climbed the new Idwal guide cover to cover! This route on the back and Milestone Super Direct on the Front cover on the week it was first published.
Sean Kelly - Jun/97 with Keith Bolton

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/96 with mike doyle

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/95

Cowflinger - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/94 with Andy Sharp

Johnny Baker - 1994 with Duncan Spence

Roget - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/93 with jon

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Apr/87

Hidden - Lead - 1983

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
hutchay, Ian Jones, owain86, Hidden, ben360, Ropeboy, Adam_42, Hidden, Si dH, Hidden, jcooper8, Hidden, Hidden, rustaldo, Owen W-G, Hidden, Ched, Hidden, Marc C, The Pylon King

Voting
Total votes cast 40
hard E30 of 13
E30 of 13
easy E30 of 13
hard E23 of 13
E210 of 13
easy E20 of 13
hard E10 of 13
E10 of 13
easy E10 of 13
hard 5c0 of 12
5c0 of 12
easy 5c0 of 12
hard 5b1 of 12
5b10 of 12
easy 5b1 of 12
hard 5a0 of 12
5a0 of 12
easy 5a0 of 12
3 Stars14 of 15
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Style of ascent

Lead15 of 37 (40.5%)
Followed10 of 37 (27.0%)
Alt Leads3 of 37 (8.1%)
Unknown9 of 37 (24.3%)

'Climbed'18 of 37 (48.6%)
clean O/S18 of 37 (48.6%)
dogged1 of 37 (2.7%)