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Yellow Groove** VS 4b

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36m, 2 pitches. Superb and steep climbing through the imposing yellow wall. 1) 16m. Scramble up the right-hand side of the huge grassy rock-triangle to an ample block-belay. 2) 4b, 22m. Climb a groove to the large overhanging tooth. Step right and climb the continuation groove. A step left gains the straight-forward finish up the wall. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 169 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 18/Jul/14

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

Really a single-pitch climb, with a scramble to the base. But you start high, steep juggy moves into the groove, good gear, then high step left onto the arÍte, then it's a ladder. The gear gets worse, but the holds get bigger as you ascend.
pnorth - Lead - 09/Jul/14 with Graham Barnes TSCC

Luke Brooks - 2nd - 06/Jul/14 with Delyth

scrambled first pitch. lots of lovely jugs. great views at the top of llyn peris and sunset.
Delyth - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/14 with luke brooks

A really good pitch but you have to work for it, meaning that for what is really a 1-pitch easy route at a 'roadside crag' it has a proper mountaineering feel to it. Beware the slippery grass slopes on the approach! The abseil will raise the pulse rate, too.
djones66 - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/14 with Stve mc D

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 23/Jun/14 with Pete Kelly

TimKnight - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Dave Marshall

daxtari - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/14

Nice.
shed_hed - Solo O/S - 13/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/14

bigbobbyking - 2nd O/S - 04/May/14 with Chris Allan

Most entertaining and a nice ab off.
Duncan Beard - 2nd O/S - 04/May/14 with Pip McCarthy

RoscoJB - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14 with Ruth Kirby

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/14

Si - 2014

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 2014

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13

Pitch 1 (scramble really)
ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Piers Newton

lead pitch 2
piersnewton - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Olly Roberts

1st Pitch - a scramble to the boulder ledge. 2nd pitch led by Mark, bold pulls up the grey arete edge.
LouMullen - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Mark Gylby

Led the second pitch. Nice climb. The first "pitch" was just a scramble.
AndyMcCoy - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/13 with Nathan

Lloyders - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/12 with Paddy

lead first
steven_daniels99 - AltLd O/S - Jun/12

Soloed first pitch. Getting around arete near the started seemed tricky, loved the corner afterwards though.
MikeLell - Lead O/S - 28/May/12

TheLegoMan - Lead O/S - 17/May/12

Scrambled P1, Led P2. Delightful.
Falko - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Steve M

Hidden - 26/Mar/12

Very good top pitch. Exposed but on good holds with good gear. 4b climbing in a great position.
jezb1 - 2nd - 25/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

gd303uk - 2nd O/S - 08/Nov/11 with John Rogers

adam 24 - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11

guy757 - Lead - 15/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jul/11

rabnud - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with glen dunbar

ropeburn - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/11 with gordon dunbar

Hidden - 14/Jul/11

david morse - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/11 with katie

mr mills - Lead rpt - 10/Jul/11 with dionne

kdalzell - 2nd - 30/Jun/11 with Caroline Tombs

Blurgy319 - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Dave Gleave

matthias13 - Lead - 03/Jun/11 with wirralclimber1984

marc1967 - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Andy McQue

wirralclimber1984 - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Rich Matthias

a13x - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Lindsey Kennedy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11

pudding - 2nd - 02/Jun/11 with matt murphy

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Thea

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/11

Cardi - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Ruth

Hidden - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Derek Ryden - Lead rpt - 17/Sep/10 with Bo

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10

SMc - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Anne

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

Can only call these a one pitch climb,scramble can be soloed to get to block,nice climb though.
ritchierich - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Vinny

great second pitch good gear and positive holds
vinspin - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/10 with ritchie

alwyn101 - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/10 with Simon Roberts

Tim Ducker - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/10

Elizabeth Noyes - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/10

Nice positive climbing up the grooves.
Alex Mason - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Mikey G

Jess patel - AltLd - 19/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10

Noodles - Lead - 16/Jun/10 with Will Brown

stuart34 - 2nd - 16/Jun/10 with tim ashlin

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/10

feilx - Solo O/S - 28/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/10

P1, (scramble) - me P2 - Tim
nrhardy - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with Tim

mr bounce - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with Neil Hardy

cem - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/10

Hidden - 2nd - May/10

hedgehog77 - Lead - 26/Apr/10

greenclimb - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Sarah

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10

good climb.exposed warm up first pitch is a path
dan ely - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/10 with terry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/10

dashitboarder - 2nd - 10/Apr/10 with Dad and Jess

Ows - Lead - Apr/10

mr mills - 2010 with paul simkiss

mick1jones - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Dave Wilkinson

nice route! shame the first pitch was so rubbish we decided it wasn't worth roping up for. grade felt about right.
adam06 - Lead - 20/Sep/09 with mike weaver

Hidden - 13/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09

Superb route but short. Big jugs most of the way on pitch 2. Be careful on the scramble approach to main belay, could be wet and slippy.
Ann S - 2nd - 12/Sep/09 with Jim Hall

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/09

Good climb, steep but all there and with a little sting in its tail when the nice hand holds stop abruptly. Would have been even better if it had a couple more pitches
fizzychewitt - Lead - 10/Sep/09 with Jayne

Ows - AltLd - Jul/09

great
rayash - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/08 with skygod

Nicos - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with rich howels

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/08

brady - Lead - 25/May/08 with Roger

eagleopus - Lead O/S - 25/May/08 with Gareth

Scrambled pitch 1
Fatclimber - 2nd O/S - 24/May/08 with Jason Garnham

Done in trainers as forgot rock shoes
mike278 - 2nd O/S - 16/May/08 with Jenny Williamson

Hidden - Lead - May/08

the juicy dangler - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/08 with carlene hill

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

naine - 24/Aug/07

Rampikino - Lead - 15/Apr/07 with Mike (Tarvin)

found it quite naughty for a 4b but loved it- the first puitch is nowt but worth it for the nice crack line up above
gilldando - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Mike

Theeni - Lead O/S - Apr/07

mikekeswick - 2nd - Nov/06 with gill

sammoore - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Will Sutcliffe

Hidden - 2006

Dale - 2006 with johny

Hidden - Lead - 15/May/04

Phil West - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/03 with Chris Tan

Mark Riley - 2nd - Jul/02 with Stuart Greenall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/01

five - Lead O/S - Aug/00 with TW

zero six - Lead O/S - 2000

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

Hidden - AltLd - Oct/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/97

BenTiffin - Lead - 14/Dec/95 with John Wheeler

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/95 with steve swygart

SimonN - Lead - 07/May/95

Ched - Lead O/S - 1995 with Glanfor

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jul/94

colin milton - 2nd - 17/Jun/94 with eric milton

Hidden - Lead - 21/May/94

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/93

Roget - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/93 with jon

frost - Lead - May/93

Hidden - Lead - 13/May/92

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Apr/91

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/91

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/90

I like a good Whillans route
Babika - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/89 with James Compton

Hidden - Lead - 06/Nov/87

rogerskews - AltLd - 10/May/87 with Martin Coward

Melok - AltLd - 1983

Melok - AltLd - 1983

Brian Wilderspin - AltLd - 07/Feb/81 with Steve Gough

Hidden - 1980

Hammy - Lead - 09/Aug/78 with Jonathon Stacey

Mark Kemball - Lead - 08/Apr/78 with Richard Lang

Hard in the wet!
JohnHutch - 2nd - Jun/77 with CR

Ian Jones - AltLd O/S - 1977

mikej - Lead - 18/Aug/76 with Tony Waite

Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - Aug/76 with Richard

beaumap - 2nd - Jun/76 with Fred Smith

Bolt Phobia - AltLd - 30/Sep/75 with John Broadwell

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Aug/75

granitbahn - AltLd - 1974

Hidden - Aug/73

Andy Say - Lead - 1972

Tom V - 2nd - Sep/70 with Chris Mellor

greenbuoy - Lead - 01/Aug/70 with Dave G

mikej - Lead - 16/May/70 with E

tapley - Lead - 05/Aug/69 with Dave Hearnshaw

Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 23/Aug/68 with John Stainforth

mikej - Lead dnf - 19/Mar/66 with Keith Gregson

Climbed in the rain
eroica64 - 2nd - 1965 with Nick Estcourt

also with Marg Smith 1989
David Smith - Lead - 20/Nov/62

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Style of ascent

Soloed4 of 169 (2.4%)
Lead80 of 169 (47.3%)
Followed36 of 169 (21.3%)
Alt Leads31 of 169 (18.3%)
Unknown18 of 169 (10.7%)

'Climbed'84 of 169 (49.7%)
clean O/S80 of 169 (47.3%)
clean rpt4 of 169 (2.4%)
dnf1 of 169 (0.6%)