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Javelin Blade** E1 5b

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[Adam Booth being dragged up Javelin Blade (E1,5b), Idwal Slabs, 3 kb]One of the UK's very 1st 'Extreme' routes. 34m. Follow the Buttress to the thread then move left towards the arete and climb the shallow groove of 'the blade' - bold and precarious - to easier ground. Excellent. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, UK Lonely Leads, Ultimate E1 ticklist, Alex's Wales ticklist, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist.

Photo: Adam Booth being dragged up Javelin Blade (E1,5b), Idwal Slabs © Adam Booth
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This climb is in 112 logbooks, and on 19 wishlists.

glad to second this one. but its a one move climb. if you can hold your nerve you'll find it straight forward. if all you can think about is that your thread is 5m below you then don't bother :)
Craigyboy13 - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/14

wi11 - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/14 with Tom G, Tamsin

Hidden - Lead - 02/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jul/14

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

Brilliant pitch. One of the boldest E1s I've ever done. Great respect for Sir Jack.
Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Bob Larkin

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/14

Bob - 2014

Nick Biven - 2014

pasbury - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Hidden - 2014

ianstevens - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Sam Wainwright

Samuel Wainwright - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jul/13

Totally amazing ! what an awesome route to finish a 3 days in Snowdonia let alone Idwel slabs. Delicate and bold one of those routes you just have to commit to! cracking lead for the 30's
JamesWilliams - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/13 with chris hayes

rd20 - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Hilary CC

NickJH - Lead dnf - 07/Jul/13 with LiamG

Coel Hellier - Lead - 11/Aug/12 with Pat

simonp - Lead O/S - May/12 with Annelies Sarrazyn

alan moore - 2012

Daymo - Lead dnf - 15/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/11

Phil_Hall_97 - 2nd - 30/Sep/11 with Alice Du Preeze, Dave Evans

Hidden - Lead - Aug/11

5c. An amazing lead for 1930. At least E3 without a wee nut in the groove!
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/11 with Roger Benton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11

david morse - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with lole

Rory Shaw - 2011

ollieben - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Seymore Butt - 2011

mwatson - 2011

amazing and pretty scary move with totally numb hands
ollieben - 2nd - 25/Oct/10 with tom ripley

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/10

barni - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Justin Hughes

Renegade_Pony - 2nd - 16/Aug/10 with barni

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 29/Jun/10 with Steve

Sam W - Lead - 19/Jun/10 with Carissa

shaun walby - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/10 with stuart Holmes

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Nicos - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with rich howels

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

mynyddresident - Lead - Jul/09

Tobes - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with Rach

gregoldridge - 2nd - 28/Jun/09 with Nick Sharp

vanderz - AltLd - 12/Apr/09 with Steve Fletcher

great climb. delicate and committing.
adamscottthomas - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/08 with Ellen Taylor

tumbling wizard - Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 31/May/08

'found very hard
chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 25/May/08 with sandrine

jelaby - 2nd β - 24/May/08 with Nick Shuttleworth

HughM - Lead O/S - May/08 with notgnarly

Matt Vigg - 2008

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/07

Hidden - Lead - Sep/07

AngelaC - 2nd - 06/Jun/06 with Rob

IOAN D - Lead O/S - 28/May/06 with rob

stuart100 - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/06 with Gary Stoker

Ian McNeill - 2006

Adam Booth - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/05 with Ed Booth

Ed Booth - Lead - 16/Oct/05 with Adam Booth

bigie bob - Lead O/S - Jul/05

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/03

akhughes - AltLd - Apr/02 with Emma Hughes

bullybones - 2002

Bug - 2nd - 2001

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 2000

iskra2000 - 2nd - 01/Aug/99 with Matt Kingsley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/99

iskra2000 - 2nd - 14/Jun/96 with Duncan Hornby

Jon Read - Jun/96 with Glyn Stanworth & Dave Hollingham

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/95 with pete bailey

Found this not an easy E1 by any means. Respect, Sir Jack.
AlanLittle - Lead - Aug/95

Nigel R Lewis - 2nd - 21/Jul/95 with Gary Lewis

Ched - Lead O/S - 1995 with Glanfor

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jul/94

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Aug/93

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

auld al - AltLd O/S - May/92

mark-abz - Lead - 23/Jun/90 with Charlie G

Nick Rundall - 2nd O/S - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 1990

michael burrows - 2nd - 16/Jul/89 with steve ward

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/87

A very good runner about 40ft below the crux!
Sean Kelly - Lead - Aug/87 with Alan Payne

charlesmfrench - 2nd O/S - 25/May/87 with Pog

cant recall party but Barry Clark and Martha did it behind us
David Smith - Lead - May/87

Mike Owen - 28/Jun/86 with Alan ?, Richard ?

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/85

nigehughes - 2nd - Aug/84 with Ian Cameron

Mark Kemball - Lead - 12/Jul/82 with Dave Abbey

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 16/May/82 with Charlie Leverton

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - 1982 with Andy Heald

robinsi197 - 1980 with Barbara

Hidden - 1980

mikej - TR - 07/Sep/75 with Mike Byles

Tom V - 1972

Hidden - 01/Jul/69

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Voting
Total votes cast 86
hard E20 of 29
E21 of 29
easy E25 of 29
hard E111 of 29
E14 of 29
easy E15 of 29
hard HVS3 of 29
HVS0 of 29
easy HVS0 of 29
hard 5c0 of 29
5c0 of 29
easy 5c5 of 29
hard 5b4 of 29
5b18 of 29
easy 5b2 of 29
hard 5a0 of 29
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easy 5a0 of 29
3 Stars7 of 28
2 Stars20 of 28
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Style of ascent

Lead47 of 112 (42.0%)
Followed27 of 112 (24.1%)
Toproped1 of 112 (0.9%)
Alt Leads4 of 112 (3.6%)
Unknown33 of 112 (29.5%)

'Climbed'71 of 112 (63.4%)
clean O/S36 of 112 (32.1%)
clean β1 of 112 (0.9%)
clean rpt2 of 112 (1.8%)
dnf2 of 112 (1.8%)