Scavenger*** HVS 5a
[Scavenger - Pitch 1, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
A real adventure that has some stunning climbing in wild situations. Start 15m to the right of the large corner/chimney of Heroin, below an 8m crack that leads to the right-hand end of a large ledge.
1) 4c, 9m. Climb the crack to the large ledge and belay.
2) 5a, 45m. A belter of a pitch. Ascend the corner for 12m until a tricky move can be made right round the arete to a reasonable ledge on the wall. Follow this rising ledge-line right to the base of a steep cracked groove. Exciting climbing up this leads to a small but adequate stance.
3) 4a, 18m. Follow the continuation groove to a sloping ramp-line that leads left to the corner and belay here below a chimney.
4) 20m. Move left to join Nightrider P4. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, ROCKFAX Style Top 50: North Wales, Kit Perry's 2013 Mission Statement, Ultimate HVS ticklist, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist.

Photo: Scavenger - Pitch 1 © Gezzer
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This climb is in 249 logbooks, and on 71 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/15

Great day and loved the main pitch. Crux at the start is hard (5b?) and felt serious as you'd hit the ledge if you come off before you can place the saviour cams. Loads of seals around.
Sardien - AltLd rpt - 26/Sep/15 with Johnny

Traversed in at sea level in the morning when the tide was out, but this meant that the crag was damp. The traverse is worth doing just to understand the layout of the Main Cliff. There was no sign of the abseil stations mentioned in the RockFax guide - I wouldn't recommend abseiling in because you've no idea what you're getting in to! Led P2 and P4 The route itself was fun, if a bit wet. P2 is long and takes lots of gear. There's one tricky move on P2 and the top crack is both sustained and exposed. P4 is a good, old-fashioned thrutch.
Pete_Frost - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/15 with Phil Creed

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/15

Awesome main pitch
BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Kasha

kasha_gregson - 2nd - 15/Aug/15 with Bram

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/15

mike lawrence? - AltLd - 24/Jul/15 with Metal

tessa teapot - AltLd - Jul/15

Dizz - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/15 with EJ

GStone - 2nd O/S - 23/May/15 with Steve Senior, Marcus Harvey

I lead P1, Saša did P2 and 3.
masa-alpin - AltLd O/S - 15/May/15 with Saša Dobrić

with Lucy
martinov - AltLd O/S - 13/May/15

Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 04/May/15 with Ally Hurst

Hidden - AltLd dog - 04/May/15

joermann - AltLd dog - 01/May/15

Intended to do Assassin but too cold, escaped up Scavenger after 1st pitch.
pete johnson - AltLd - 16/Apr/15 with Al Hughes

Hidden - Lead - 05/Apr/15

Brown - AltLd - 04/Apr/15 with Adrian, Lily

What a route! I got P2 which was ace.
jezb1 - AltLd - 14/Mar/15

Started off in the blazing sunshine early afternoon, then cloud came in and it got a bit nippy after all. Bailed out of leading the main pitch and grateful for Andy taking over as the whole groove was soaking wet. Forgot to take both headtorch and nutkey. Splendid day out!
Sardien - 2nd O/S - 15/Feb/15 with Andy Scott

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14

led p1 &3
jvarmstrong - AltLd - 21/Sep/14 with Chris

Led pp 2+4
Chris Manasseh - AltLd - 21/Sep/14 with John Armstrong

guy757 - 09/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/14

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/14 with Lissy Manners

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

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Aug/14

Solid gold. Middle pitch is one of the best I've ever been on.
UncleMephisto - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/14 with James Williams

p2 awesome crux maybe a couple of easy 5b moves? sustained 5a for the rest in the lovely sunshine. tops off for power!
JamesWilliams - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/14 with Rafe

Harri777 - AltLd - 21/Jun/14 with Khalid

khalidq - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Harriet Kirk

Robb Bert - 08/Jun/14

P1, 3 and 4
Tom Livingstone - AltLd O/S - 27/May/14 with Henry Francis

Glyn - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/14 with Amy

First Gogarth main cliff experience. Great climb
Amy UT - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/14 with Glyn

P1 & 3
wi11 - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/14 with Helena

Hidden - 2014

oliverpcain - 2014

Si - 2014

mike mo - 2014

adie84 - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

one of my fav climbs to date. really pumpy. beautiful area. I want more and more
rbharries - 2nd O/S - 11/Dec/13 with neils EW, josie McG

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

Hidden - Lead - 29/Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/13

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/13 with Henry Haworth

Led P2. At last. Totes amazeballs, although no pushover at the grade. James eschewed the usual finishing chimney for the much greener, harder and unclimbeder crack to the left. Fun times.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with James Oswald

Very good, lead P1 and p3. Colin did p2. I went up the wrong chimney at the end which was quite desperate, less solid and not very good.
James Oswald - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Colin Angus

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/13 with helen gibson

great climb, thought the crux on second pitch was 5b.
Helen Gibson - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/13 with dan

Odd pitches.
Hardcore Pat - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/13 with Chris Vanderz

vanderz - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/13 with patrick dawson

Martin leads crux
MFB - AltLd - 19/Jun/13 with MB

Lead all of it. took the eaasy route off the top as it was getting late and I was gasping and burning in the gloriously hot sun! great climb
highclimber - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13

peterhubbard - 2nd - 09/Jun/13 with Anthony Eccles

Second pitch has a gnarly start but you are rewarded with a fantastic groove above.
Palindrome - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13

pie_eater_pete - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with bwestwood

bwestwood - AltLd - 01/Jun/13 with pete sargeant

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13

A good line and good solid rock. Gogarth is the better route and a better experience though. Lead P2 and P4 the chimney, not sure which was better.
rustaldo - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13 with Kit Perry

Led crux pitch this time.
Jim Slater - AltLd rpt - 05/May/13 with Richard Williams

rich_hw - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13 with Jim Slater

Ros did P2, crux pitch.
Rachel Somerville - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13 with Ros M

led P2+P4 (avoided the squeeze chimney and did the easier P4 alternative)
givemetea - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13 with Rachel Somerville

Hidden - May/13

Johnmuff - AltLd - Mar/13

tim20 - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12

quality. lead it all. split p2 in the middle to watch shaun. ran final two pitches together. great route and in the sun!
benkelsey - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Shaun Humphreys

shaunhumphreys - 2nd - 07/Oct/12 with benkelsey

Colin Scotchford - AltLd - 22/Sep/12

Perfect evening conditions.
Rich Kirby - AltLd rpt - 26/Jul/12 with Ruth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/12

Dan Vaj - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with James Machaffie

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/12

Dan724 - AltLd O/S - 19/May/12 with Jon Stewart

Led P1 & P3.
Clay C - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Will T

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12

Hidden - 05/May/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/12

Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with L.Fleming

Split pitch 2 as too much ropedrag and not enough quickdraws. Led 1st part of pitch 2 and pitch 3. I thought crux bridging move on initial corner of pitch 2 was very delicate and would give it 5b.Sensational route, beautiful day.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Steve Grove

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12

Very hot day, P2 solid at the grade, awesome though.
Brannock - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12

Liam FLeming - 12/Mar/12

Led p1&3
Will Sheaff - AltLd - Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

mikeyjbs - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/11 with Charles Green

lived up to expectations, good climbing throughout
caradoc - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/11 with nick yapp

Wonderful bridging route
Tim Sparrow - AltLd - 22/Aug/11 with Geoff Thomas

hedgehog77 - 2nd - 09/Aug/11 with rob brown

1,2,4. Got hit by a wave as time was short decided to give mietizo a miss; so this!
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/11 with Halla

Jen Crook - AltLd - 29/Jul/11 with Rob Patchett

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jul/11

coombsy - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/11 with John B

Exodus - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Sophie

Exodus - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Sophie

Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Graeme Hammond

First route at Gogarth. An interesting approach. Had too many cloths on and fried alive leading the 2nd pitch which servilely limited my enjoyment. Plus I seemed to be having a bad gear day. Unfortunately not the classic experience I was expecting. Give it time maybe one to come back to?
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Jim

Fantastic all the way
Blurgy319 - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Lee Wales, Mark Freestone

HIGHTOWER - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Mark Amyes, Lee Wales

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/11

pabbage - AltLd - 28/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/11

Hidden - 11/Jun/11

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Alex Nicholson

gareth r - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Bob

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/11

dan ely - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/11 with steve

chrisallan - AltLd O/S - 29/May/11

theotherpetehill - AltLd O/S - 29/May/11 with Chris Allan

Matthew Robinson - 29/May/11 with David

Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/11

Hidden - AltLd - 19/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 01/May/11

Pippa - Lead - 01/May/11 with Jon

Led pitches 1 and 3
mick1jones - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Rich Rogers

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with dan jones

Danjones - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Tim

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/11

P2 - Ace
JRae - AltLd - 27/Mar/11 with A Saul

tom.e - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Claire

gd303uk - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Duncan Martin

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

alasdair19 - 2011

schof - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/10 with northern dave

david morse - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/10 with andy psyche

great gear,great 3D climbing
mynyddresident - AltLd - 04/Oct/10 with ben

Best trad climb in ages.....stunning second pitch
Greenman28 - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/10

Owen Pinch - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/10

Pitch 1 and 3 and then scramble to the top pitch.
ritchierich - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/10 with Bob Dickson

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/10

Pitch 2
metal arms - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10

Excellent 2nd Pitch
colenn - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Peter Britton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/10

Led the major pitch, utterly utterly amazing, one of the best climbs I've done. - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/10 with jamesca

stargazer85 - AltLd - Aug/10 with Matt Keyse

peter myers - AltLd - Aug/10 with Simon Bennet

dan-8990 - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/10 with TP

in trainers
Tomprusk - AltLd rpt - 08/Jul/10 with Dan

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10

Ian led the P2 crux, which is cracking pitch of climbing. Took abit of time to find the actual route, just about still light when we finished
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 01/May/10 with Ian Moore

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - Apr/10 with Dad

Hidden - 2010

Led main pitch, found initial crack desparate
Cheshire Dave - 2010

soph - 2010

Amazing! was only disappointed that the main pitch didn't last longer than 45 metres :P
Tomprusk - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Nick

Excellent route
Nick Nitro - 2nd O/S - Sep/09 with Tom Parker

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/09

Great route. Led first pitch and second half of second pitch.
stemill - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Graham

Calder - AltLd dog - 20/Jun/09 with Ste

danm - AltLd - 20/Jun/09 with Jake

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 23/May/09 with CarolineH

seconded crux pitch
Ed Booth - AltLd O/S - 21/May/09

Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 21/May/09 with Ed Booth

there was a really amazing descent to get to the climb by walking along the sea edge. i found this tough and at the end of the day you could see ireland iom cumbria with a fab sunset with dad !!!
Nicole Almond - 2nd dog - 10/May/09 with Dad

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/09

Carly - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/09 with sophie

with Will H. Had the cliff to ourselves.
switch - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/09

Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Ed Booth

Ed Booth - AltLd - 21/Mar/09 with Adam Booth

windy100 - 2009

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 02/Jul/08

RB1 - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/08 with james marjot

great third pitch. very surprised to pass a razorbill sat in a niche - didn't move a muscle!
Tom Eagle - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/08 with skygod78

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/May/08

Matt Vigg - 2008

Al Evans - 2008

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2008

centurion05 - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/07 with chris thorne

mux - 2007

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead - 2007 with Chris Lycett

rob1 - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/06 with Dave Williams

Lead on the first pitch, hideously pumped on the second having got the footwork wrong, then got shat on by a very scared seagull
Tom M Williams - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/06 with Andy Hobson

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/06

Ian McNeill - 2006

Dom Whillans - AltLd - 2006 with a.crook

Hidden - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - May/05

Now I could have climbed that second pitch all day
A Crook - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/04 with Dom Stockton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/04

Hidden - AltLd - 2004

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/03

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/03

nige pacer - AltLd O/S - May/03

Good route
Shaw Brown - AltLd O/S - 2003 with David Jones

Hidden - Lead - 02/Oct/02

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2002

nickdonohue - Lead - Jul/01 with Lee Corbett

Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/01 with Ant

ian caton - Lead O/S - Jun/01 with Matt

Done this again as it's such a good route
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 28/May/00 with Helen Fawcett

Got hotaches!!
Rock Fairy - 2nd - Jan/00 with Carl

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 2000 with Chris J

zero six - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/98

WB - 1998

charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/97 with Mark Vandome

Hidden - 2nd - 1997

Andy Say - Lead - 21/May/95

Ched - Lead O/S - 1995 with Glanfor

bullybones - 1995

ChrisJD - AltLd - Sep/93 with PaulOr

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Aug/93

Hidden - Lead - 1990

Nick Biven - 1990

Nick Biven - 1990

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Apr/88

hazeysunshine - 2nd O/S - Jul/87 with Andy K

uphillnow - Lead - 04/May/85 with kate harper, Brian barker

andy gittins - 1985

GuyM - 1985

neilh - Lead - Jun/84 with dave croker

Hidden - 1981

GeoffG - AltLd - 27/May/79 with tony bowker

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/79

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - Sep/78 with Chris Newton

granitbahn - AltLd - 1978

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 19/Jun/71 with Bob Knapton

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/69

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Apr/68

Found this hard for VS
mikej - AltLd - 06/Apr/68 with Wil Hurford

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