Aura*** E2 5b
[Mark Almack on Aura, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
The finest route on the crag. Start in a small damp gully.

1) 5b, 45m. Climb straight up to a small triangular overlap. Move over this and climb diagonally left to reach a crack. 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 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, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist.

Photo: Mark Almack on Aura © raliadsa skcalbwah
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This climb is in 47 logbooks, and on 23 wishlists.

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/15 with Debbie

wi11 - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/15 with Tim Neill

Glyn - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/15 with Jon Leighton, Luke

Best route I've done in a long time.
Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/15 with John Leighton, Glyn Hudson

Could have led. Easier than left wall! NB abseil from bilberry ledge best with a few long slings to bring rope right to edge of ledge - borrow sufficient or go with others.
Lessworkmoreclimbing - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Kev

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/14

msoldn - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Sam (tree surgent)

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jul/14

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

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jul/14

Frank the Husky - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 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

Hidden - 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 - 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

uphillnow - 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

Pretty fine route
steveb2006 - Lead - 25/Jun/95 with Mike Pycroft

bullybones - 1995

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

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