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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 64 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/14

alaan - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/14

Pleased with this, plenty of gear and a bit techers, right up my street.
w.pettet-smith - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/14 with ben

Got a bit spooked by the runner/hold decision. A couple more moves and I'd have been fine! Good experience to try this.
drysori - Lead dnf - 07/Aug/14

Second E5 and felt really steady on it. Lots of good holds and gear. No way 6b though!
Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Anna Gilyeat

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Jun/14

ground skimmer first go after unexpected and careless foot slip whilst going to clip a wire after the crux. angry. 2nd go not so bad
Ram MkiV - Lead - 20/Jun/14 with Alex

Fantastic! Good work by Gwen. Some really tricky moves! A plauge of midges suddenly appeared whilst I was belaying and I think in my increasingly panicky state the need to try escape them contributed massively to me getting up the route clean!
shed_hed - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Gwen Lancashire

There was no option for retro flash. Probably 8 years since I did this. Amazing. Felt easy with really good gear. Not 6b
LRob - Lead β - 11/Jun/14

End of the day, got scared!
nathanlee - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with Wiz, Tom Livingstone, Oli Grounsell

Tom Livingstone - 2nd rpt - 21/May/14 with Nathan Lee

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

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

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

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Aug/11

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

Hidden - Lead dog - Jun/11

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

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/09

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

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/09

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

Voting
Total votes cast 58
hard E60 of 24
E60 of 24
easy E61 of 24
hard E54 of 24
E511 of 24
easy E57 of 24
hard E41 of 24
E40 of 24
easy E40 of 24
hard 6c0 of 14
6c0 of 14
easy 6c0 of 14
hard 6b0 of 14
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easy 6b3 of 14
hard 6a2 of 14
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easy 6a0 of 14
3 Stars14 of 20
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Style of ascent

Lead38 of 64 (59.4%)
Followed19 of 64 (29.7%)
Toproped1 of 64 (1.6%)
Unknown6 of 64 (9.4%)

'Climbed'17 of 64 (26.6%)
clean O/S29 of 64 (45.3%)
clean β4 of 64 (6.2%)
clean rpt6 of 64 (9.4%)
clean RP1 of 64 (1.6%)
dogged6 of 64 (9.4%)
dnf1 of 64 (1.6%)