60m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A super route with a stiff crux on every pitch.
1) 4c, 35m. Start in a bay, below the black grooves, 8m right of a fence post. Head easily up and left to a ledge, go up and left for 2m and head further left along a ledge to a flake that leads steeply back up and right to the base of the slab. Follow the slab until a belay below the corner-crack is reached.
2) 5a, 20m. Blast up the difficult and wide corner-crack by a series of wild bridging moves before gaining and following the easier slab to a good belay just below the pedestal.
3) 4b, 14m. Head up into a steep corner/groove. Make a flamboyant swing left on large flakes to gain the left arete. Finish easily. © Rockfax

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List.

MD 04/Oct AltLd O/S

Led p2, top end VS.

with Jo
Happy Wanderer 04/Oct AltLd O/S

Led p1 and p3. P1 tougher than 4b and p3 rather short but tenuous left step. P2 worth the 5a with some nice but scary moves. One of the few routes not soggy today.

with Mike D
foostu4 18/Aug AltLd O/S
nodwas 18/Aug AltLd
Hidden 25/Jul AltLd
JamesWilliams 23/Jun AltLd O/S

Prett spicy vs

Hidden 16/Sep/14 Lead
HB-Pencil 16/Sep/14 2nd
jalqazzaz 15/Sep/14 2nd O/S

May have underestimated how fast the sun was going down....exited on phone light! Really interesting climb!

grivers86 13/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Martyn Frost
JenRoberts 05/Sep/14 2nd
with Ollie
erbridger 25/Jun/14 AltLd

Pitch 2.

with nedly14
ned_85 25/Jun/14 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
fizzychewitt 24/Jun/14 Lead

Rock and moves on this crag excellent, much underrated. Led all pitches and climbed in much better style than last time. Thought it was nails for a VS. P1 deserves to be graded 4c, it's no pushover.

with Alun
Nigel Coe 23/Jun/14 AltLd
with Pete Kelly
carl_123 19/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
shed_hed 13/Jun/14 Solo dnf

Didn't feel confident with the overhanging crack so downclimbed.

Hidden 30/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
will moy 30/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with tom thorne
Si ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 AltLd
Hidden ??/2014 -
Private Flounder 29/Sep/13 AltLd

Led 5a pitch (P2)

with Julia Collings, chris manasseh
Chris Manasseh 27/Sep/13 AltLd

Led pp 1 + 3

with Jules, Nick Manasseh
Hidden 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Andy Clarke 23/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

A very enjoyable route, with good moves and positions on every pitch: airy traverse on P1; stiff crux on P2; thrilling step into space on P3. Led P2. Last route in the Pass before rain brought the heatwave to an end!

with Ralph
JanBella 23/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with pete
ollyroberts 21/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2

piersnewton 21/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

lead pitch 1 and 3

dan gibson 17/Jul/13 Solo O/S
neal 06/May/13 AltLd O/S

led 2nd pitch

with Dan
tim20 ??/2013 -
Jillybean 10/Aug/12 AltLd

I led P1 and P3, brad led P2. Had major epic with a spider or two, the nut key was a life saver!!

with Brad
Johnywilks 03/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
twem 29/May/12 Lead β
SAF 30/Mar/12 2nd
with Mark
Hidden 26/Mar/12 -
jezb1 25/Mar/12 AltLd

P1 & p3. 2nd pitch is the best one, but nice step round on the top pitch.

Hidden ??/2012 -
guy757 15/Oct/11 -
Dan Geh 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

wet 1st pitch, pumpy 2nd pitch and an exposed 3rd pitch

tgeh 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with dan geh
kdalzell 30/Jun/11 2nd
with Caroline Tombs
andyjirvin 01/May/11 Lead O/S

Excellent, varied route. Potential to make things harder for yourself - experienced multi-pitch teams will probably find easier. Good committing move on 2nd pitch. Lots of variety - face climbs, slabs, bulges and the final swing around the arete. Went off route at top (possibly the 5b vaiation) which turned it into an epic - down climbed back to what was probably correct move around arete, but left gear and rope in on the wrong line. Caused problems at the end as Simon wasn't able to climb up to retrieve the nut or unclip rope. Lots of rope drag and eventually rope got stuck in a crack. Not leaving a rope behing so got simon to top rope me back down into route, reversed aorund arete and across to tricky section to free rope and gear (now only hanging on one half rope and it's getting dark!). Final wallk off tricky in dark and slippery conditions. Total time taken must have been 3 or 4 hours!!

Hidden 29/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/11 AltLd
Katy Nelson 26/Apr/11 AltLd
with Dave Morse
david morse 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with jo, katie
Katy Nelson 25/Apr/11 AltLd

Chossy third pitch. steep and excellent otherwise

with Jo Peters, david morse
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 27/Mar/11 2nd
Cardi 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Lead middle pitch. Ruth decided to do the hideous alternate 5b top pitch, which was not fun with cold hands, and I fell off.

with Ruth
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Derek Ryden 17/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Bo
Alaina 01/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with Esther Seddon
chris smith 06/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
The Bad Cough 26/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/10 AltLd
Hidden 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
mynyddresident 17/Jun/10 AltLd
with geraint
Hidden 16/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Noodles 16/Jun/10 AltLd
with Justin Lawley
stuart34 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Lenny 05/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Led pitches 1 & 3

with James. D
Hidden 31/May/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/May/10 AltLd dog
feilx 28/May/10 Solo O/S
fizzychewitt 25/May/10 AltLd
with Jayne
Hidden 18/May/10 Lead
Hidden 15/May/10 AltLd O/S
cooper leek 15/May/10 AltLd O/S

led pitch 3

with dave nw, donk
donkster 15/May/10 AltLd O/S
with ben, DaveNW
cem 02/May/10 AltLd O/S

Led p2

TimPerkin 02/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Mark Perkin
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
greenclimb 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Sarah
keith leonard ??/2010 Lead
aged_ape 20/Oct/09 -
Hidden 12/Sep/09 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Ben HW 26/May/09 2nd dog
with Cath Howell-Walmsley
sgl 03/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with helena
Roger Cruse 21/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Kris
niallk 28/Sep/08 AltLd dnf

First pitch seems a little stiff for 4b.

with Young Andy
Ben Griffiths 06/Sep/08 AltLd β
richardr ?/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

Rather wet!

eagleopus 25/May/08 AltLd
with Gareth
Mike Goldthorp ?/May/08 Lead O/S

Pitch 2 is excellent

with Sam Jones
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
craig h 05/May/07 Lead O/S
with Janet Hannah
Owen W-G 21/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Led P1 & 3

with Robin
Mick B 08/Apr/07 AltLd
with Matt Brennen
jl 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Penny
pennyb 06/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Jon
Hidden ??/2006 -
pigeonjim ??/2006 Lead O/S
colin milton 16/Aug/03 AltLd
with levi beeching
Mark Riley ?/Jul/02 AltLd
with Stuart Greenall
Hidden ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/99 2nd O/S
WB 29/Aug/98 AltLd O/S
with Nicola
zero six ??/1998 Lead O/S
Andy Say 13/Aug/97 Lead
tlr 16/May/97 Lead
with Fran
Ched ??/1995 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
Hidden 12/Jun/94 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/93 2nd
nai 22/Aug/89 AltLd
with Roger Devy
Budge ?/Jun/88 AltLd O/S
with Richard Teed
Hidden 27/Apr/87 Lead
Hidden ??/1983 AltLd
Hidden ??/1983 AltLd
babymoac 01/Aug/81 AltLd
with MTW
Hidden ??/1980 -
Ken Taylor 15/Sep/78 Lead O/S
with Chris Terrey
Mark Kemball 08/Apr/78 Lead
with Richard Lang
steve L 17/Jul/77 AltLd O/S
with sharpie
Hidden ?/Jun/77 2nd
Chris Terrey 21/May/77 AltLd
with Ken Taylor
Ian Jones ??/1977 AltLd O/S
mikej 08/Jun/76 Lead
with Tony Waite
beaumap ?/Jun/76 2nd
with Fred Smith
tapley 09/May/76 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Ian Jones ??/1976 Lead O/S
with Chris Newton, Mike newton, Billy Jones, Digby Roberts
Hidden 24/Aug/75 AltLd
Nigel Bond 30/Jul/75 Lead
with Brian
Bolt Phobia 18/May/75 AltLd
with John Broadwell
Hidden ?/Aug/73 2nd
Brian Wilderspin ?/Aug/73 2nd

On YHA climbing course. Was this know as Anthropology at one time?

Gordon Stainforth 04/Sep/72 2nd
with John Stainforth
uphillnow 15/Apr/72 Lead
eroica64 24/May/70 AltLd
with Roger Everett
mikej 19/Oct/69 AltLd
with Wil Hurford
Seymore Butt ??/1965 -
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