Mean Feat** HVS 5a
33m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Start at the top of a grass rake.
1) 4b, 17m. Climb the traverse line leftwards to a stance below the V-groove.
2) 5a, 20m. Climb the impressive V-groove to a ledge and move up right to another ledge, then up the tricky wall to the top. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
P1 (4b) Start in prominent corner up and right of main slab, scramble up grassy grooe to treach good rock and climb up to obvious traverse line (going left). Follow the classy traverse with great handholds and gear across slab into niche just before the v-corner. P2 (5a) move left and climb the corner, bridge, wedge, squirm past good gear to a ledge on left (possible good belay). Step off right into the abyss and climb the crack to ledge before stepping back left onto arete which is followed to top on jugs

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs.

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This climb is in 90 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

lead 1st Pitch
08nbrierley - AltLd - 07/Jun/15 with jamie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/15

Got the first pitch. A bit on the chilly side. Interesting crux section.
lost.arrow - AltLd - 17/May/15 with Stu Sherwood

nodwas - Lead - 16/May/15

98%monkey - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Phil Hodgson

steven_daniels99 - AltLd O/S - 26/May/14

led second, good climb
steven_daniels99 - AltLd O/S - 26/May/14

Hidden - AltLd - 15/May/14

Lead P1.. Nice traverse on big holds.. P2 was great.
anthonydouglas - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Craig Letham

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14

Dave Almond - 2nd - 03/May/14 with Dave Garry

Alex Mason - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Tony Powell

jade Edwards Leaney - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/14 with Al

Hidden - Lead - Apr/14

Nick Biven - 2014

Si - 2014

LRob - Lead O/S - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

fantastic route, good gear. Belayed just short of corner in a comfy niche. Belayed top of the groove to be above K (who did it fine) and top pitch was wonderful as well (moving left onto arete)
lithos - Lead - 20/Jul/13 with karl c

Brilliant climb, belay is a bit of a ball ache!!
Rob Evans - Lead O/S - May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

MoWalker3 - 07/Oct/12 with Neil

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12

tunaficiency - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with kate surry

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/12

Led P2
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Paul Bolton

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jan/12

With Mark B. I did second pitch. Just got route done between rain showers.Crux nearly had me off as I set off without a plan!
martin c - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/11

1906johns - 2nd O/S - 26/May/11

david morse - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/11 with chris todd

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Julian Wedd - AltLd - 2011 with A. Brierley

Led P2
fizzychewitt - AltLd - 10/Oct/10 with Phil

Led P1. Fell seconding on P2, because I didn't give it enough respect!
CharlotteJelleyman - AltLd - 30/Aug/10 with Helen Pitt

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 29/Jun/10

tigertim - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10 with Tony Payne

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10

bobpilgrem - 2010

sionjosh - 2010

The Ivanator - AltLd O/S - 29/Oct/09 with Stewart

petegruf - Lead dog - 20/Sep/09 with sarah a

I had the first pitch
richw2k2 - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Piotr

Led P1, easy hand traverse to beneath V groove. Seconded P2, wide bridge gave me cramp in my hips. Tough moves once hands ran out, although feet are good if you can keep moving them up. Exposed higher up, but technically easier.
Karlos - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09 with Mike S

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Mar/09

Led pitch 1 and the V-groove in one.
davesb - AltLd O/S - Dec/08 with Dyl Webber

nige - Lead - 26/Jul/08 with richard kirby

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/07

fran04 - AltLd - 07/Oct/07 with ian rowell

MikeT - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with MO

rob1 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/06 with Jonny Martin

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

Ian McNeill - 2006

mikelaing - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 29/Mar/05

my first hvs johny suggestion. robs a big bloke didn't look comfortable at the small blay stance. found it hard to get past him ha ha and hard up that bridging crack good route but was swearing at johny near the top he sez u wanted a good hvs ha ha
Dale - Lead O/S - 2005 with rob

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - Aug/02 with Stuart Greenall

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 16/Jun/02 with Brian Wyvill, Don Sargeant

kjbix - AltLd - 07/Jun/01 with Richard Beech

Pete Nugent - Lead - 29/May/98 with Pete Cosgrove

Marti999 - Lead O/S - Jun/97 with larry

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Apr/96

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 1996 with Andrew Pritchard

Babika - 2nd O/S - May/95 with Mark Jones

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jul/94

auld al - Lead O/S - May/94

Ched - Lead O/S - 1993 with Glanfor

ChrisJD - AltLd - 27/May/91

Rog Wilko - AltLd - Oct/90 with Cath Brannighan

Billg - AltLd O/S - Aug/90 with Dave Gregory

babymoac - Lead - 09/Jul/89 with MTW

sdht - 1989

AlanLittle - AltLd - Aug/88 with Carl Blakeley

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/88 with pete roberts

Adrian Daniels - Lead - 20/Feb/88 with Steve Webster

John Marsland - AltLd - 03/Nov/85 with Guy Beaumont and Sally

Mike Owen - 2nd rpt - 21/Jul/85 with Steve Foxley

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/81

Ian Jones - 1980 with Mike Wright

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 30/Jul/77 with Paul Clark

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 23/May/76 with Sandy Doby

Bolt Phobia - AltLd - 27/Feb/76

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Sep/75

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/75

gwedgwood - 1975 with Pete

Nigel Bond - Lead - 12/Aug/73 with Ben Foord

mikej - AltLd - 20/Apr/71 with Wil Hurford

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