The Roc-Nest Monster** E4 6a

Rockfax Description
A great route that is tricky for the grade. It follows a line of scoops and niches to the left of the striking line of King Wad's top arete. Start up King Wad and make your way up the flake. From a few metres up this, span left on undercuts to reach a peg. Head directly up via blind groping for side-pulls, passing another three pegs. You can either finish up the arete, or scuttle right into the groove left of King Wad to finish. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
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, Ultimate E4 ticklist.

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This climb is in 70 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

soph - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/15 with Pablo Martin

mynyddresident - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/15 with KP

Tom Livingstone - 2nd rpt - 02/Jul/15 with Dave Chew, Niels Ernst-Williams

Crazy rock and cool feet
Andy Peak 1 - 2nd - 07/Jun/15

Very good and pretty hard! Lots of far from obvious moves on layaways and undercuts. A few semi rest positions in between lots of technical and sometimes powerful moves. Good rest on undercuts at the end of the hard stuff before the final few moves to get to easy ground, thankfully these last few moves are easier than they look and there are some good jugs for a change. One of the harder E4s I've done.
Misha - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/15

Ian craigie - 2nd - 2015 with Simon lake

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/14

morganator - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14 with John Roberts

Technical and open climbing, my favourite!
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/14 with James Taylor

jamestaylor92 - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/14 with Ed morris

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 - 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

Easy - but it was well chalked
Adam Ellwood - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Dave Evans

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

Rich Kirby - 2nd rpt - 03/Jun/10 with Nick Bullock

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

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

Very good. Keep your eyes peeled for pegs as I missed one.
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Nige

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead O/S - 2009 with Sam Underhill

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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