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Killerkranky*** E5 6b

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[The hard bit........, 3 kb]30m. The obvious thin crackline just right of chreon. Climb over the bulge and up to a short hanging arete (peg), crux moves gain bomber wires. Now step left and head straight on up to the finishing groove.

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Trad climbs for sport climbers.

Photo: The hard bit........ © Rich Kirby
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This climb is in 52 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

redjerry - TR O/S - 30/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/13

Howard Lawledge - Jul/13 with Jack

soph - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Ben Tibbetts

Hidden - 2nd dog - 15/Sep/12

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

Well happy to just get on this, let alone do it! the moves weren't desperate, got most pumped placing gear. Mintos!!
willoates - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/12 with Murdoch

Good birthday present - first E5 in a good few months. Thanks for the chalked up holds Naomi!
Ally Smith - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Si Clark

Cailean Harker - 13/Mar/12

Boom! Led first go after seconding Mason up this a few days ago. Nice route.
Tom Livingstone - Lead rpt - 02/Sep/11 with Jez Hawksworth

Dogged this 2 years ago. Felt really fluid on this, didn't have to stop at all but the climbing after the small niche felt quite bold, don't think I made the most of the placements though.
Alex Mason - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/11 with Tom Livingstone

Awesome route, back for the lead soon!
Tom Livingstone - 2nd β - 31/Aug/11 with Alex Mason

lx - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with will smith

Rich Kirby - 2nd rpt - 09/Aug/11 with Ed Booth

cool route!.
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Rich Kirby

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

feilx - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Dan Barbour

On Felix's gear
dannyboy83 - Lead β - 24/Jul/11 with Felix Coxwell

Led after Karin.
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with KM

Adam Lincoln - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Joe Bertalot

Not again! Straight from work, no bouldering, no warm-up, belayed for some time in evening shade, cold fingers and team waiting to do the route when I set off = sub-optimal. No deliberate rest but I did fall at roof, just rushed it but mind wasn't there. Got nice flash pump to boot. Next time...
ksjs - 2nd dog - 19/Apr/11 with Rob G

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Brown - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Henry

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/10 with nick bullock

Luke Brooks - Lead - 17/May/10 with Barni

barni - 2nd - 17/May/10 with luke

phil64 - Lead - May/10

Felt really good, awesome moves from leaving the overlap, into the pod/niche thing and then steadier but still technical climbing beyond.
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/10 with Drew Mulcahy

Hard,sustained, great line, inescapable, should be a classic. Fell off entering the mini niche 7foot above peg, then took a hang leaving it. Top groove was wet, but still climbable, will be back this week for the clean tick.
Alex Mason - Lead - 19/Oct/09 with Ben alsford

Hidden - 2nd dog - Oct/09

Rich Kirby - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/09 with Nige

nige - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with richard kirby

the juicy dangler - 2nd dog - 25/Jul/09 with sam underhill

Yes, pointless pegs. V.good.
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/09 with Roger

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jun/09

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

hard, sequency, bouldery initial section, 1 rest in an effort to save myself for RNM
ksjs - 2nd dog - 02/Jun/08 with geraldine

Good gear, technically sustained
switch - Lead O/S - May/08

Hidden - 2008

IOAN D - Lead O/S - 26/May/07 with Mills

Intense. Pointless pegs.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/05 with Ed Brown

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/02

Hidden - 2nd β - 31/May/97

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

phardman - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/97 with Jon Bibby

sadams - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/96 with John Boyle

jfletcher - 2nd - 18/Aug/96 with Steve Adams

shark - 2nd - 04/Aug/96 with Ian Patterson

Mike Owen - 28/Jul/94 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/93

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Justin T, Hidden, Hidden, Alex Mason, Ian Jones

Total votes cast 50
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Style of ascent

Lead29 of 52 (55.8%)
Followed16 of 52 (30.8%)
Toproped1 of 52 (1.9%)
Unknown6 of 52 (11.5%)

'Climbed'16 of 52 (30.8%)
clean O/S23 of 52 (44.2%)
clean β3 of 52 (5.8%)
clean rpt5 of 52 (9.6%)
dogged5 of 52 (9.6%)