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Foil** E3 6a

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[Near the top of Foil, Dinas Cromlech, 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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Photo: Near the top of Foil, Dinas Cromlech © Ged Desforges
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 206 logbooks, and on 50 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/14

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - 2014

tim newton - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with gwen lancashire

dswansonlow - 2nd rpt - 03/Sep/13 with Darren McMaster

Couldn't remember much about the route but felt much easier on lead to when I seconded it.
shed_hed - Lead rpt - 03/Sep/13 with Dougie Swanson-Low

Hidden - 2nd β - 01/Sep/13

Had to battle on this, pretty tricky and quite sustained, pleased to onsight.
BenNorman - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/13

A tough one for the end of the day, good fight by Ben getting up this
brices - 2nd β - 30/Aug/13 with Ben Norman

Adam Booth - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/13 with Ed Booth

Dan724 - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Mike Davies

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jul/13

Really nice route, small positive holds and interesting moves.
Daniel Heath - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/13 with Brad

Dave Parton - Lead - 07/Jul/13 with Adam Ellwood

Mike W - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13

A Grate lead by Mike, i almost fluffed it on second by blocking a gear placement with my finger
Andy Peak 1 - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Mike w

Nifec14 - 2nd - 07/Jun/13 with Elf yn jones

frank ramsay - Lead - 03/Jun/13 with Aaron

Aaron Lines - 2nd - 03/Jun/13 with frank ramsay

guy757 - 02/Jun/13

Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Pete Johnson

Michael Allday - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with Bruce Houston

nathanlee - 2nd - 26/May/13 with Dom Lee

dominic lee - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with nathan lee

Cool route. Felt pretty steady but can imagine it feeling desperate if you get pumped.
shed_hed - 2nd O/S - 02/May/13 with Dougie Swanson-Low

Felt really steady up this and got tons of great gear. The end felt fine, I thought it felt trickier near the middle.
dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 02/May/13 with Darren McMaster

Tom Livingstone - 2nd rpt - 02/Mar/13 with Gwen Lancashire

P1 to forest from left wall.
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Iain Moodie

Hidden - Lead - 08/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

Pretty darn hard at the top if you are 5'2" !
soph - Lead - 08/Sep/12 with Helena Robinson, jon morgan

Yyfy
Si dH - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Neil Furniss

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12

Awesome climbing
JRae - 2nd - 11/Aug/12 with B Silvestre

One hang to try and remove a wire low-down, but I couldn't get the bugger out even with two hands! Brilliant climbing interspersed with good rest points. Quite fierce but lots of gear.
Duncan Campbell - UKC - 2nd - 20/Jun/12 with Ben Alsford

Helena nailed it, i came off a few times. Amazing moves, made me psyched to train properly for a bit more stamina so i can do it properly soon
Sardien - 2nd dog - 30/May/12 with Helena Robinson

Rob Pitt - Lead rpt - 29/May/12 with Jon Ratcliffe

Silly me put in 2x as much gear as necessary including a nut right where my fingers should have gone on the crux. Six or so knackering attempts at the move later, finally got it... just!.. and held it together to the top. Great route :)
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with dan ely

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/May/12

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 27/May/12

Huw Cropper - 2nd O/S - 23/May/12 with Dylan

Fell off the last move last summer, boxed out of my mind. pissed it this time, easy.
willoates - Lead rpt - 28/Mar/12 with Jo P

Bob - 2012

Awesome. Sustained top half!
Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/11

Silly mistake yesterday meant the I fluffed the onsight, back today with great success. A fantastic route! Lesson learnt.
Tom Livingstone - Lead RP - 29/Sep/11 with Jez Hawksworth

wi11 - 2nd β - 28/Sep/11 with Tom

Enjoyable
gregoritos - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11

Ewan Russell - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Ralph

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 26/Jul/11

I felt it was a little harder than Resurrection.
richiebongo - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/11 with Jon Didymus

Soooo tired
Jon Didymus - 2nd dnf - 14/Jul/11 with Rich

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Jun/11

Wet... Surprised that hold at mid height didn't come off after hanging around on it. Watch out!
Eetu - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Olli

Easy for E3 if you've got any sport fitness, felt like E2 6a.
halfmanhalfbiscuit - Lead O/S - Jun/11

zero six - Lead O/S - Jun/11

An amazing line, as much kit as you can hold on to place. Controversially thought the crux was in the middle of the wall, not the top. Placed about 16 wires!
david morse - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with katie

Gearfest
Katy Nelson - AltLd - 27/Apr/11 with Dave Morse

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

David Smith - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

centurion05 - 2011

phil64 - 2011

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Oct/10

So this is what E3 feels like... Big respect for a clean lead of this. My favourite belay of the year - Si climbed 13m, down-climbed back to the belay, returned to the crux and took 4 big whippers before topping out. Epic.
robin_hackney - 2nd dog - 16/Oct/10 with Si

just keeps on gettin better the higher you get. really well protected as well, which is a bonus :)
samrad - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/10 with ben otta

barni - 2nd rpt - 11/Oct/10 with luke, Liam fleming

mikeyjbs - Lead dog - 28/Jun/10 with christopher glasson

sam820 - 2nd - 22/Jun/10 with Rich

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/10

Ri - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Anja Jones

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/10 with CarolineH

CarolineH - 2nd dog - 14/Jun/10 with Dave

SiW - 2nd - 31/May/10 with Bri

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/10

dan gibson - 2nd rpt - 31/May/10 with michael porter

Got on this without too much expectation at the end of the day and held the pump in check from about halfway. Technical smooth and fingery climbing. Utterly superb!
richardr - Lead O/S - 21/May/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 21/May/10

The first time I have fallen onto trad gear, very exciting. Got it next go.
jacobjacob - Lead RP - 15/May/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 15/May/10

Hidden - May/10

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 15/Apr/10

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/10 with Terry

barni - 2nd rpt - 10/Apr/10 with luke

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10

Nice route
farmus21 - 2nd - 02/Mar/10 with Alex Mason

Cool route, sustained,with a 'crux' at the top. was wet in the crack but still very climbable. Quite the testpiece. way harder than cream.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/10 with James Grey

mr mills - 2010 with ioan d

Hidden - 2010

Jus - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/09 with Will Boxen

Great route! Been on the tick list for a while
Glyn - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/09 with Tony Stone

Awesome route. Have wanted this for a very long time, so utterly thrilled to get the lead onsight. Roared when I topped out!
DavidR - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/09

simonp - Lead O/S - Sep/09 with Annelies Sarrazyn

beci tointen - Lead RP - Jul/09 with my uncle carl

frost - 2nd - 14/Jun/09 with D Garry

Fandabbydosy .. cold when I left the ground, sun came out on the crux, down climbed to a good rest and took my jacket off... top move is a gem
mux - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Simon Frost ,

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jun/09

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/09 with Johnny Richard

Hidden - Lead β - May/09

Hidden - Lead - 20/Mar/09

Hidden - 20/Mar/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - 2nd - 2009

datoon - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08 with K

feilx - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Heather

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/08 with sam read

Danos - 2nd dog - 14/Jun/08 with Ben

barni - Lead dog - 08/Jun/08 with Oli

jamesturnbull - Lead - Jun/08 with aiden

Kenny
davebrox - 2nd - Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/May/08

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/May/08

Hidden - 2nd - 11/May/08

Amazing route. hard moves but bomber gear, so good E3 if (like i was) you are fit but not that bold!
Mark Warnett - Lead O/S - May/08

Al Evans - 2008

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2008

Quality.
kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2008 with Sarah

Hidden - 2008

Ed Booth - 2008

Hjort - 2nd dnf - 09/Sep/07 with Jam Mortimer

jambomotamops - Lead dnf - 09/Sep/07 with Toby Vye

been on my ticklist for so long and it didnt disappoint. immaculate climbing with perfect gear. sustained, technical and engaging. total classic!
ksjs - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with goosebump

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Ruth

Took over from Gareth's high point.....but would have loved to have OS'd this one. access tip - do the first 10m of memory lane (nice 5b fingercrack) then step easily left and belay from a big spike (big blue sling 'round it currently)
Morgan Woods - Lead RP - 05/Apr/07 with Gareth

Hidden - Lead dog - 08/Sep/06

a_radiohead_fan - Lead O/S - Sep/06

hard!
Ed Booth - Lead dog - 03/Aug/06 with will sim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/06

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/06 with Alex Mason

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/06

onsight
lx - Lead O/S - May/06

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - 2006

shark - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/05 with John Codling

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Jun/05

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Sep/03

jamiev - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/03 with Adrian Berry

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Sep/02

DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - Jun/01

sadams - 2nd - 30/Jul/00 with Eric Hildrew

DJonsight - 2000

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

One of my favourite all time routes. Dunno exactly when I first did it.
Jon Garside - Lead O/S - 2000

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 04/May/99 with Hugh

Steve Crowe - Lead - 1999

Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 03/Jul/98 with Robert Durran

Roget - Lead rpt - 30/May/98 with jon

Hidden - 2nd - 1998

Si Clapham - 2nd - 1998 with Alun Richardson

Came off very last move - Gutted
Ched - Lead dog - 1998 with Grant Farqhuar

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

switch - Lead O/S - 1997

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/96 with mik

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/96

BenTiffin - TR - Apr/96 with Andy Bissell

WB - Lead O/S - 1996 with Guy

GuyM - 1996

Superb if only for the fact that John Arran soloed it as I was about to set off anf for his solo of True Grip and down solo of Left Wall about half an hour later, cool.
Nifec14 - Lead β - Jul/95 with Tom Tomos, Mike pycroft

michael burrows - 2nd - 09/Apr/95 with phil jones

Cowflinger - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/93 with John Harwood

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jun/93

Hidden - Lead - 1993

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - Jul/92 with Smokin Dick

Alan James - UKC and UKH - 2nd - 24/Aug/91 with Paul Dearden

PeteCheung - 2nd - Aug/91 with Bill

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/91

whispering nic - 26/May/91 with Graham Iles

Roget - 2nd O/S - 20/May/91 with colin

jfletcher - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/90 with Tim Newton

Ran out of steam as we did this before breadfast (to beat the "queues")
Jelly Mould Surfer - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/90

NickJH - 2nd dog - May/90 with D Picker

Hidden - Lead - 1990

andy gittins - 1990

Hidden - 1990

nigehughes - 2nd - Sep/89 with Malcolm Boater

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/89

Alan James - UKC and UKH - 2nd - 23/Jul/89 with Ollie Ryall

phardman - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/89

sadams - Lead O/S - May/89 with Andy Mitchell

craig d - 1989

rob.grafton - 1989 with Bruce Perry, barry maybank

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - 07/Aug/88 with Bill Williamson

Hidden - Lead - 21/May/88

robyn1 - 1988

Alan James - UKC and UKH - 2nd - 30/Aug/87 with Matt Snape

amstel - Lead - Aug/87 with Niff

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jul/87

mark mcgowan01 - 1987

keefe - 02/Jun/85 with Johnny Adams

Gezzer - 2nd O/S - 1985 with Andy Towne

Hidden - 1985

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 07/Jul/83 with Paul Clark

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/82

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jul/82

Hidden - Lead - 1980

Hidden - Lead - 1980

Mike Owen - 08/Jul/79 with Gavin Peat

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Voting
Total votes cast 115
hard E40 of 40
E40 of 40
easy E41 of 40
hard E321 of 40
E314 of 40
easy E32 of 40
hard E22 of 40
E20 of 40
easy E20 of 40
hard 6b0 of 38
6b0 of 38
easy 6b0 of 38
hard 6a0 of 38
6a30 of 38
easy 6a8 of 38
hard 5c0 of 38
5c0 of 38
easy 5c0 of 38
3 Stars31 of 37
2 Stars6 of 37
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Style of ascent

Lead102 of 206 (49.5%)
Followed66 of 206 (32.0%)
Toproped1 of 206 (0.5%)
Alt Leads4 of 206 (1.9%)
Unknown33 of 206 (16.0%)

'Climbed'81 of 206 (39.3%)
clean O/S80 of 206 (38.8%)
clean β5 of 206 (2.4%)
clean rpt15 of 206 (7.3%)
clean RP5 of 206 (2.4%)
dogged16 of 206 (7.8%)
dnf4 of 206 (1.9%)