Resolution Direct*** E2 5b
[One of many on a great week of multi pitch ticking at Gogarth in July., 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
An excellent route, much better than the indirect version.
1) 5b, 43m. Start down and right of the first pitch of Gogarth. Climb juggy rock then the crack in the arete to join Gogarth briefly at the shallow groove. Head up this then the corner/groove above until moves left gain a belay ledge tucked in below a steep arete.
2) 5b, 48m. Gain the awkward crack in the arete from the right, climb it, passing a trying section to reach a flake/crack on the left. Up this (possible belay for masochists) then launch leftwards up a tricky groove which leads to easier ground and large spike belays. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Ultimate E2 ticklist, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist.

Photo: One of many on a great week of multi pitch ticking at Gogarth in July. © Scott_M@c
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This climb is in 236 logbooks, and on 25 wishlists.

Fantastic climb. I led first pitch, Paul second.
LJKing - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/15 with Paul Clarkson

hungover after the ledge party
Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/15 with sam

Ian craigie - Lead - 02/Sep/15 with Rachael Crewsmith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/15

mynyddresident - AltLd - 15/Aug/15

jamesturnbull - 2nd - 10/Aug/15 with Scottish banter crew

D.Russell - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/15 with Ally

Ally Baba - AltLd - 10/Aug/15 with jamesturnbull, dougie

After much procrastination...
Rachel Somerville - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/15 with Andy H

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/15

dicky79 - AltLd - 01/Aug/15 with Pete

Dizz - 2nd β - 25/Jul/15 with EJ

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/15

P1 + 3. Multiple failed attempts on a steep crack on P1 ended with me getting back on route! Finished with the setting sun.
stemill - AltLd dog - 04/Jul/15 with Andy OB

One to come back to, it eats gear and ran out of chalk on a hot day. Long pitches if ran together.
andyob - 2nd dog - 04/Jul/15 with Ste

pete johnson - AltLd rpt - 27/Jun/15 with Steve Long

MEGA!! sunny, amazing climbing in an awesome place!
shaunhumphreys - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/15 with benkelsey

p2. in two 40m+ pitches. incredible route with good gear and enough pump and exposure to keep it interesting.
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/15 with Shaun Humphreys

Led P1. Chris did P2&3 together (easy with 50m ropes). With Paul Dickson as well.
neal - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/15 with Chris S

Pete Rigby - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/15 with Jim Tan

Owain Llewelyn - AltLd - 21/Jun/15 with Gareth E

Lead first pitch. Theo strung 2/3 together.
Chris_barr - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/15 with Theo

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/15

pie_eater_pete - AltLd O/S - 16/May/15

morganator - AltLd O/S - 12/May/15 with International Meet Guest

P1, so very cold, so very very cold. Press ups and starjumps on the belay.
GuyVG - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/15 with barrows

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

Dan Vaj - 2nd β - 23/Mar/15 with James Machaffie

Hidden - 2015

Tim Sparrow - 2015

adie84 - 2015

Nice and warm for November! I led P1, then P2 on Caroline's gear after she tried it, and she led P3.
theotherpetehill - AltLd β - 15/Nov/14 with Caroline Culwick

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Nov/14

papashango - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Phil

Aaron Lines - 2nd - 13/Sep/14 with frank ramsay

frank ramsay - Lead - 13/Sep/14 with Aaron

wi11 - 2nd rpt - 11/Sep/14 with Tom T, Tamsin

guy757 - 09/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/14

Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead - 23/Aug/14

Happy romping.
w.pettet-smith - AltLd - 17/Aug/14 with ben

As 2 pitches. I made a silly mess coming off at the start of P2 but that didn't matter - was a perfect climb and Monday evening. Including surprise pint at the crag!
Sardien - 2nd dog - 28/Jul/14 with Andy Scott

Excellent route. Did in two pitches - combined 2nd & 3rd pitches about 30 metres - belayed at the top of the easy ground below P2. (Not 48 metres as in the guidebook). Climbing difficulty seemed consistent amongst the 3 pitches although I found P2 the hardest.
kp64zl - 2nd - Jul/14 with Julian M

Robin Nichols - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/14 with Roger

Roget - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/14 with robin

jonleighton - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jun/14

i led 2nd pitch. the positions on the top pitch are amazing, probably the best positions i've experienced at gogarth.
leon - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/14 with fabricio

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/14

Luke Brooks - AltLd - 11/Jun/14 with John Orr

Luxulyan - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/14 with Tom Murrell

Excellent route!! Found it easy/climbed well. Lead P2&3 as one pitch
alexjz - AltLd O/S - 28/May/14 with Sam Farmsworth

Sustained climbing! a little furry up the top of pitch 1
AndrewJamesCherry - AltLd O/S - 26/May/14 with Shed_hed

Led P1 + 3
shed_hed - AltLd O/S - 26/May/14 with Andrew Cherry

Jake Young - 2nd O/S - 18/May/14 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 19/Apr/14

Led pitch 2+3 strung together.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/14 with Henry

Sustained and brilliant. Good intro to crag.
R2B - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/14 with Cherry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14

Frank the Husky - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

alasdair19 - 2014

P1. Done in 2 long pitches.
Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/13 with jon stewart

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Sep/13

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

ian caton - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Abi

Lead first and third pitches
Abi Chard - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Ian

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/13 with james oswald

Really good, great steep climbing. Slightly pumpy and amazingly exposed. Brilliant.
James Oswald - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/13 with Tim Newton

Chris Reid - AltLd - 02/Aug/13 with Rob Muirhead

jmills94 - AltLd O/S - Jul/13 with sam

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/13

Great route but can stay damp. I led pitch 1 and 3. Fell off pitch 1. The gear is good.
PaulTanton - AltLd dog - 30/Jun/13 with Stuart Lancaster

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/May/13

Hidden - AltLd - 25/May/13

surprisingly good
WB - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with Guy

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with alice thompson

Alice Thompson - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with Dan Gibson

andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 19/May/13 with Dave Ogden

dave o - AltLd O/S - 19/May/13 with Andy Inglis

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13

Awesome route.
robin_hackney - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13 with Si

Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/13

quite good really. each pitch has a tricky section and quite sustained in short bursts. 3*
rustaldo - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Kit Perry

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13

Led P2&3
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13

Jillybean - AltLd - May/13 with Brad

Led p2. Nice route, good to blow out the trad cobwebs too. Mint conditions!
AJM - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Simon de Haas

Led p1 & 3. Good route and steadier all round than id expected which was nice :)
Si dH - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Andy Morris

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 04/Mar/13 with Sarah

Dave Turnbull, BMC - 2nd - 02/Mar/13 with Steve Mayers, Elfyn Jones

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/12

The_Boy_ODwyer - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Ian Lau

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12

Tough crux pitch.
drysori - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Dunc

sparkass - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Mike Shorter

mshorter - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with dunc

wi11 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/12 with Max

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/12

A superb route, steep and sustained. We did it in 3 pitches, with a hanging belay in a thrilling position. Climbed on a glittering Gogarth day, when the only other living things on Main Cliff were the gulls. Led P2.
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Dale

Matt Cooke - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Tom Jagger

alek - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12 with Graeme Schofield, Tom Bide

O man what a route had the crag to ourselves in clear blue sky, Up there with the best route I have ever done in the UK Stunning. I had 1st pitch which is very sustained and took me a little while to work out crux crack making it to hard for my self. Andy had technicle 2nd pitch beautiful climbing and what a second belay position. I had 3rd pitch short but sweet!! 100 metere route 70m of that all 5b you better be able to jam :)
Dale - AltLd O/S - May/12 with Andy

Sumee lead pitch 1, I lead pitch 2 + 3 together
3 Names - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/12 with Sumee Holloway

Led the 1st pitch and traversed left onto greenery towards the top. Seconded the last two pitches which were well scary!
dprctr - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/12 with Patrick

dan ely - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/12 with steve

paddygoodwinlondon - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/12 with David Proctor

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/12

Amazing route, lots of airy, steep, but surprisingly in balance climbing, felt like three sustained pitches of 5b more than 5c, top pitch felt hardest, but had run the top two together. First pitch is straight into the action without a warm up! Super classic, great double with the Strand (which is a harder, pumpier pitch than each one on this), go do it!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Sam

sgl - AltLd - 14/Apr/12 with chad

The first pitch is utterly incredibly.. led the 3rd
smallerrich - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Helena, Ruth

P2 and P3 Awesome route on great rock. We found it really easy, probably due to being the first warm sunny day of the year.
JRae - AltLd - 25/Feb/12 with M Watson

Tom Livingstone - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Ollie Burrows

Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/12 with T.Livinstone

felt really easy must have been a good day
mwatson - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/12 with johnny

edmitchell - 2nd O/S - 07/Jan/12 with adam booth

Great route
Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/12 with Ed Mitchell

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Nov/11

Hidden - Oct/11

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Sep/11

Led P1 and 3.
Oli - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/11 with Dave Johnson

alaan - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/11 with Will

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 01/Aug/11 with Luke

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jun/11

Back off pitch 2, lowered back down and owain bailed me out (again). Nice
chriscarroll - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Owain

A good route. The crux is technical but not physical if you get the footwork sorted and the gear is good, so easy E2. There was quite a bit of what looked like dried blood on P3, which was a bit worrying. Done on the Saturday of the CC aspirants meet. Nice and warm once the sun had pulled round. Led P2 (crux, probably 5c, which is what Ground Up give it).
Misha - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Gavin

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

Hidden - 05/Jun/11

owain86 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Chris

robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 29/May/11 with Susan, Clare

Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 10/May/11 with Connor

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/May/11

Tim M - Lead O/S - May/11 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - May/11 with cheesesarnie

Fantastic! In two pitches.
Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 18/Apr/11 with Dad

Great route, tough top pitch! Lead 1st, Mike lead 2nd and 3rd in one.
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Mike

In two pitches, led the first. Absolutely superb route. E2.4
Alex Mason - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/11 with Steve Ramsden

Ram MkiV - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/11 with Al

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

sionjosh - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Chris Gooder

pabbage - 2nd - 17/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/10

greenclimb - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Sarah

metal arms - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/10

Brilliant route, all the way. Pure quality and no pushover. Top pitch super exposed and exciting, but finish was not as bad as I thought it would be.
Cheshire Dave - AltLd - 10/Jul/10 with Chris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10

sian88 - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10

hanging belay is in an amazing position. a brilliant route
david morse - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/10 with Duncan

p1 + p3. p1 is pretty pumpy, then it seems though your off route but your not! top pitch is eeeaassaayyy! a brilliant, sustained trip up main cliff.
Duncan Campbell - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/10 with Dave Morse

absolutely brilliant! simply the best E2 iv ever climbed. i lead the first pitch. would love to go back and lead the whole route in one pitch, anyone got 100m half ropes?
tomhull - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with mike thomas

thecurlyone - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/10 with Alex

Lead P2&3 in one. Excellent pitch with a technical crux and some out there exposure at the top!
richardr - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/10

Brown - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/10 with James T

mr mills - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Gareth

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 16/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with simon richardson

Nearly muffed it on the second pitch and Jamie was desperately paying out and taking in slack as I wobbled around.
mattyork2 - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10 with Jamie Houlding

centurion05 - 2010

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - 2010 with Rich Bennett

soph - Lead - 2010 with Simon Palmer

soph - Lead - 2010 with Simon Palmer

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/09

Sgt. Vest - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/09 with james marjot

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09

Luke Brooks - AltLd - 10/Sep/09

Lead P1+P3. P1 very long and involving. P3 short and very exposed. Andy took a small fall on P2 slapping for the crux but got straight back on and lead through clean. Excellent climb.
Dave Foster - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/09 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/09

simonp - AltLd O/S - Aug/09 with sophie whyte

with the first pitch of Gogarth. thought we were still on Gogarth as we didn't have the guidebook. Thought it was a bit goey for an E1 then found out we had just done two pitches of E2. NICE.
Dave Searle - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/09 with ben

jored - AltLd - 25/Jul/09 with Ryan

definitely not 5b! led the 5c crack pitch after a rest on gear. quite tough. it just keeps comming! wild exposure climbing the flake!
mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd dog - 25/Jul/09 with john

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

RB1 - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/09 with rob greenwood

Rob Pitt - 21/Mar/09 with Owen Davies

Seymore Butt - 2009

Dave Rumney - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Tanya Milner

brilliant climb - lead the 2nd pitch
GPN - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Paul James

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jun/08

What only 2 stars, it's fantastic, loved every minute!
spacey - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/08 with paul evans

haydng - Lead O/S - 17/May/08 with Si

Al Evans - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/07

nige - AltLd - 24/Jul/07 with mark hounslea

middlevern - AltLd O/S - Jul/07 with Mike Blood

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/May/07

mux - 2007

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2007 with mick

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 09/Jul/06 with Chris King

Hidden - 2006

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

frost - AltLd - May/03 with N Griffiths

Simonfarfaraway - AltLd - 2003 with Dave A

NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 11/May/02 with Simon Frost

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2002

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/01

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

A horrible experience. Climbed on a very hot day and suffered (I hate heat). Must go back and enjoy what would be a good route
uphillnow - AltLd - 10/Aug/97 with Mark Gray

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/96 with richard parry

Andy Edgar - 1996

Nick Biven - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/95

Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/95 with Tom Briggs

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Feb/95

D Tempest - AltLd - 02/May/94 with Rick

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Apr/91

Ched - Lead O/S - 1990 with Glanfor

andy gittins - Lead - 1990

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1989

Hidden - 1988

andy gittins - 1985

GuyM - 1985

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