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The Roc-Nest Monster*** E4 6a

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25m. Start up the hovering flake as for King Wad, then head out left to a peg, up past another, then an initially perplexing sequence leads up and right past another peg and some easy ground to the top.

Ticklists: Top Five Pass E4's, North Wales Rock Graded List.

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This climb is in 58 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Nice climbing, quite sustained, cool techy footwork and plenty of thank goodness holds
w.pettet-smith - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/14 with ben

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/14

Alex Mason - 2nd rpt - 16/Jun/14 with Fingers

Michael Allday - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/13 with Bruce Houston

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13

tim newton - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with si hughes

dan gibson - 2nd rpt - 27/Jul/13 with Eszter

Fell at the third peg. think you keep going left past this not straight up! Felt unconfident today and nearly didn't commit to the traverse, glad I did even though I fell off what should have been easier ground.
Duncan Campbell - UKC - Lead dnf - 24/Jul/13 with Mikey G

jamesturnbull - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/13 with will sim

Steep and in yer face. Traverse quickly left and then back right. Didn't like the slopey footholds.
Julian Cooper - Lead dog - 23/Jul/13 with Ben Steel

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/13

Fran S8 - 2nd - 15/Sep/12 with john nightingale

Cracking route. Initially mis-read the crux moves.
Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 27/Jul/12 with Gareth E

Good climbing and gear where you need it... almost went the wrong way but didn't. Happy
willoates - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/12 with Murdoch

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

Cailean Harker - 13/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 08/Nov/11

Tom Livingstone - Lead β - 31/Aug/11 with Alex Mason

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/11

Adam Lincoln - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Meg

feilx - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Dan Barbour

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Felix Coxwell

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with KM

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11

Pseudo sport climbing in the Pass. Nice enough but could do with losing some of the pegs, I placed good wires next to two of them.
halfmanhalfbiscuit - Lead O/S - Jun/11

zero six - Lead O/S - Jun/11

Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 24/May/11 with Lee Roberts

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

switch - 2nd rpt - 30/Aug/10 with Blair

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/10 with nick bullock

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

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

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 03/Jun/10

Pulled on all the gear and cried pretty much all the way up. Luke cruised it after me and made it look easy, he's amazing!
barni - Lead O/S - 17/May/10 with luke

Luke Brooks - 2nd - 17/May/10 with Barni

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Al Mason, George Ulrich

phil64 - 2nd rpt - May/10 with rachie

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/10

Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/09 with keith

Failed on this in the rain on thursday, bad route-reading, lowered off. Cruised today, felt good, king wad?
Alex Mason - Lead - 17/Oct/09 with Ben alsford

Hidden - Lead β - Oct/09

Brown - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Henry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/08 with JulesV

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/08

very good, with fairly blind climbing and a technical mid-section: Tremadogesque
ksjs - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/08 with geraldine

Hidden - 2008

after reeve but placed my own kit
Ram MkiV - Lead β - 09/Sep/07 with reeve

Hidden - Lead RP - 2003

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2001

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/00

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 21/Mar/98 with Al Willoner

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/97

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/97

phardman - 12/Apr/97

shark - Lead - 04/Aug/96 with Ian Patterson

whispering nic - Lead - Jul/94 with Kat

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Total votes cast 55
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Style of ascent

Lead38 of 58 (65.5%)
Followed13 of 58 (22.4%)
Alt Leads1 of 58 (1.7%)
Unknown6 of 58 (10.3%)

'Climbed'16 of 58 (27.6%)
clean O/S31 of 58 (53.4%)
clean β3 of 58 (5.2%)
clean rpt5 of 58 (8.6%)
clean RP1 of 58 (1.7%)
dogged1 of 58 (1.7%)
dnf1 of 58 (1.7%)