Suicide Wall Route 1*** E2 5c
[After the crux of Suicide Wall R2, 1 kb]

Rockfax Description
A harrowing lead to this day, one can only imagine the horror of the first ascent in 1945! Start below and slightly left of the grassy ledge. Climb up the wall past some gear. This runs out quite quickly but the climbing soon eases as you move up and right towards the grassy ledge. Shuffle to the right-hand end of the ledge where an alarming move leads to the first gear in a long time. Now move up and right on improving holds, with only just adequate protection, to a slab. Follow this to a ledge and carry on up to the top. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, North Wales Rock Graded List, Extreme Rock "Wall" Routes, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, Ultimate E2 ticklist, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist, Radical Rockcats 2nd Year of Uni Ticklist.

Photo: After the crux of Suicide Wall R2 © dhwsa
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pie_eater_pete - AltLd - 30/Jun/15

First rock route in 11 months so went well considering! Start was hard but eased off from there. Great situation!
squicky - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/15 with Iris, John

Dan724 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/15 with Matt Miller

Ian craigie - Lead - Jun/15 with Niels Ernst williams

Hidden - 2015

Hidden - 2015

Hidden - 2015

phil64 - 2015

stuart34 - Lead β - 10/Sep/14 with Niels de german

AMAZING!not nearly as bad as I thought it was. and although spaced a lot of the gear is pretty good. starts the crux then bold of the ledge. small red X4 camalot would give more protection than my half in size 2 nut
JamesWilliams - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/14 with Jack Lawledge

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jul/14

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/14 with Halla

Hidden - 2nd dog - 30/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead β - 26/Jun/14

Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/14 with Anna Gilyeat

outstanding, I can't believe how bold they used to be.
GuyVG - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Liam P, oli, 5c Steve

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14

Ed Booth - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/14 with Anna Pugh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14

Allanfairfechan - 2014

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/13

mr mills - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/13 with edwin

LRob - Lead β - 21/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/13

AlexD - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/13 with Alasdair

Brilliant climbing on an intimidating bit of rock! Start felt very hard but the rest was steady.
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/13 with Amy, Maria

Lovely climb, first moves a bit tricky (long reach helpful but not essential as Julie proved!) then steady. Would have been freaked out on lead though, gear is spaced and not brilliant.
maria85 - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/13 with Julie, Amy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13

dominic lee - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with molly, nathan lee

Thought the crux was hard, a bit blind and bold (above a poor micro cam). Turned out I'd actually started up the E5! Explains why it was a bit licheney. Crux was hard 5c moving left into the correct line. Probably a bit harder than the proper start. The rest was no pushover but reasonably protected where it mattered. A good route. Walked off as a guy was starting the E5 below the ab - a bit muddy but ok.
Misha - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Ed

eduardo - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Misha

alex lead dry and chalked
alasdair19 - 2nd - Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead β - Jun/13

Dave Searle - Jun/13

Inspired to this after watching someone put about twenty runners in. Must have been RP's because all I found were two poor wires before the ledge then wobbled up the crux with a half in rock two. Relieved to reach the spike but it moved so managed without...
alan moore - 2012

captain dringo - 2012

Nick Sillem - 2012

found 1 bomber runner at the end...... awesome route though
Ollie B - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/11 with C.Radford

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

cool and intersting start moves with the rucksack...!
CRiddiford - 2nd - 30/Jul/11 with Jonny, Libby

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/11

JRae - Lead - 30/Jul/11 with C Riddiford, Libby K

robinsi197 - 2nd - 30/Jul/11 with Nick

Ok but positive moves and very little good gear... scary! Unsure of whether I would be able to do Capital Punishment after feeling terrifyed on this!
Duncan Campbell - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Mason

chriscarroll - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Max Stanley

benchwarmer - 2nd rpt - 14/Jul/11 with Konrad

benchwarmer - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Calum Musket

Nice climbing
owain86 - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Alex Mason

metal arms - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11

MBarraclough - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/11

Thought the so called crux at the bottom was a bit of a breeze to be honest. The top half went pretty steady, although some of the gear placements are a bit... ahem... dubious shall we say!
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11

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

centurion05 - 2011

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

pasbury - 2011

HamishD - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/10 with Alex

Cracking route, steady with just enough gear. Hit the finishing holds just as the rain came....made it interesting for my dad seconding.
Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 27/Aug/10 with Dad

akhughes - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/10 with Jonnie Stocking

Gear very poor, scary
Sam W - Lead - 19/Jun/10 with Carissa

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10

Shauna - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10 with Jules

JulesV - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Shauna Cunningham

Seconded in 2005 or 2006. really good, very bold for E2.
Alex Mason - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/10 with Laura Perry

titchbach - 2nd - Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

josh william legg - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/09

harvie - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/09

Hardest bit is off the deck. Then move off right hand side of ledge seemed pretty unprotected (maybe ok with specific micros).
Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/09 with Pete & Josh

awesome. pretty steady really.
Ed Booth - 2nd O/S - 25/May/09

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Ed Booth

Hidden - Lead - May/09

Scary and run out with relatively straight forward climbing
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/09 with Henry Fairhurst and John Vincent

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 20/Apr/09

Luke Brooks - Lead rpt - 05/Apr/09 with Dave

feilx - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Floris

near dropped nuts again
barni - Lead - 20/Sep/08 with Cal

dodfoster - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/08 with patrick mcbride

start felt serious but ultimately steady. great climbing all the way with sufficient gear and a superb pocketed second half. first route of the day
ksjs - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/08 with jo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/08

datoon - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with K & RT

HughM - 2nd O/S - May/08 with Ben Bamford

Matt Vigg - 2008

tuftynick - 2008

jeffmcd56 - Lead O/S - 2008 with Wez

The gear was much worse than I thought it would be, and I thought it would be bad.
Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/07 with Neil Pope

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/07

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - 2007

IOAN D - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/06 with Mills

Last climb of a quality Wales trip. Bit of a spooky/perculiar note to leave on but good none the less.
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/06 with Alex

Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - May/06 with Alex Fry

haydng - Lead O/S - 2006

Chad123 - Lead O/S - 2005 with Ben

Hidden - Lead - 28/Aug/04

spidey - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/03 with gruff

On BMC International Meet. Led first by a chap from Finland who kindly left the gear in for me. Not that there was very much!
Dave Musgrove - Lead β - May/02 with Katherine Schirmacher

Urgles - 2nd O/S - Apr/02 with Fiend

Bold for the grade. Amazing first acent for it's day.
Shaw Brown - 2nd O/S - 2002 with David Menadue

Brown - Solo O/S - 2002

paul m hadley - Lead - 2002

Dave Rumney - Lead - 29/Jul/01 with Sean Roberts

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/01

Mark Riley - Lead - Aug/00 with Stuart Greenall

WB - Lead O/S - 10/May/00 with James, Paul

frost - Lead - May/00 with J Hubbard

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead - 2000

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 2000 with KM

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/99 with Robin & Tim Bonner

unexpectedly fine
Grezza - 2nd O/S - Aug/99

Roget - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/99 with jim

Marti999 - Lead - 13/Jun/99 with lorna

zero six - 2nd O/S - 1998

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/97

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/97 with Jon Sykes, Muir Morton

phardman - 1997

richparry - Lead O/S - 1996

Ched - Lead O/S - 1995 with Glanfor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1995

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

D Tempest - 2nd - 14/Jul/94 with Rick

shoulders - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/94 with andy sharp

mattnuttall - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/93 with Alan Holden

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/92

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1992

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead O/S - Jul/91 with Steven Murphy

whispering nic - Solo - 25/May/91 with Ali W

mark-abz - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/90 with Andy W

Hidden - Lead - Aug/90

keefe - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

bullybones - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 1990

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/89 with brian jones

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/89

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/89

I remember it being very bold with only 1 RP to protect behind a flake. This looked as though it had seen a lot of service.
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/89 with DAVID SMITH

phardman - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/88 with John Lloyd

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

wynaptomos - Lead O/S - Jul/86

Nick Biven - 1986

nigehughes - Lead - Sep/84 with Malcolm Boater

Hidden - 1983

I caught Bob when he slipped from the crux moves on P1 & pushed him back up the route. The 2nd pitch is really good.
Sean Kelly - 2nd - Jul/82 with Bob Millward

One of my first E2s. Led it after Mike backed off the lower wall.
Bob - Lead O/S - 31/May/81 with M. Lynch

Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/81 with Nick Bond

Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/80

Ian Jones - 2nd β - 1980 with Billy Jones

Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980 with Dave Spencer

uphillnow - 1980 with charlie french

Mark Kemball - Lead - 21/Oct/79 with John Jefferies

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/77 with Pete White

steve L - 21/Aug/76 with Phil Thomas, sharpie

Donated a peg to the first belay at the grassy ledge.
mikej - 2nd - 04/Jul/76 with Bill Church

One of the braver leads from the summer that lead to a breakthrough in our climbing standard.
petemeads - Lead O/S - Jul/75 with Mick Brady

Hidden - 1973

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