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Aardvark** E2 6a

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[Aardvark, 2 kb]55m, 2 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.
Al Evans, Jim Moran,Geoff Milburn, Ben Winterngham 23/Jul/1978

Ticklists: Gogarth Extreme Gems, North Wales Rock Graded List, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

Photo: Aardvark © mynyddresident
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 181 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Hard for grade but very very good. Plenty of gear even with ought micros.
w.pettet-smith - Lead - 29/Jun/14

Nicolas Duboust - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with james

Seconded Nick, ace.
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 26/May/14 with Nick Duboust

The Grist - Lead O/S - 25/May/14 with Paul Tanton

E1 5c
PaulTanton - 2nd rpt - 25/May/14 with Mark Grist

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

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/14 with Anna

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/14

Frank the Husky - 2014

pasbury - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

Led p2 (4c)
Will Sheaff - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/13 with Will Harris

Really good. Bold lower section which you wouldn't want to fall off, multiple 5c moves then a hard 6a(just) crux. As hard as e2 gets? ace
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/13 with Jon Stewart

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/13

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

tim newton - 2nd O/S - 16/May/13 with stuart lade

Owain Llewelyn - 2nd rpt - 16/May/13 with Gareth E

Seconded a year ago. Underestimated it. Too scared and buggered up crux, very thin but well protected.
dprctr - Lead dnf - 05/May/13 with Patrick

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/13 with Alex Mason

Superhappy with this
Sardien - Lead rpt - 03/Mar/13 with Gwen Lancashire

Amazing absolutely immaculate climbing what a joy
Sardien - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/12 with Andy Scott

leon - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12 with Richard Plant

HB1 - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/12 with LS

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/12

hardest E2 I have ever done. cool climbing though.lead the second scramble pitch and thought it was pretty scary!
charlietorrance - 2nd - 04/Jul/12 with callum

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/12

Standard e2 hard 5c very 3 star
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Ryan

sonnenstern - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Helena

Brilliant varied route. Nothing feels 6a on it (though I have small fingers) and it feels more E3 due to the bold bottom section with IMO tricky 5c moves into a sustained 5c crack. ***
Duncan Campbell - UKC - Lead O/S - 03/May/12 with Bubbles

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

First 6a lead - not onsight as I seconded this route last year. Stoked nonetheless!
givemetea - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/12 with David Proctor

Fun seconding this with delicate climbing. Nice sparkly rock
dprctr - 2nd β - 21/Apr/12 with Roslyn McKendry

Luke Brooks - 2nd - 20/Mar/12 with John Orr

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Richard Kemble - 2nd β - 19/Nov/11 with Gwen

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/11

belay bunny turned bad - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with loundsy

'Led' top scrambly bit.
Jack00 - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Anna

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 20/Jul/11 with Dad

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11

givemetea - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/11 with Dan Gibson

emma Warren - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with matt stygall

khawk - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with DT

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/11

Cracking technical climbing with a bold feel. Solid lead by Si.
Dave Foster - 2nd O/S - 30/May/11 with Si 2

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/11

Great! Didn't feel like 6a, but still hard.
victim of mathematics - 2nd β - 20/May/11 with Sophie Whyte

Luke Brooks - 2nd - 11/May/11 with Perttu, Glyn Hudson

Glyn - 2nd O/S - 11/May/11 with Luke

Not cool on this: 1 or 2 draws left near top when I would have liked 3 or 4, not entirely happy with gear and got annoyed when I found myself rushing something I wouldn't normally rush for fear of being seen to climb too slow. I really don't think this would feel wrong at E3 at all, it's quite sustained, the crux is tricky and the gear low down is nothing to get excited about.
ksjs - Lead dnf - 09/May/11 with Paul S

ksjs - 2nd rpt - 09/May/11 with Paul S

Really pleased to get this on-sight. Bold first section then technical crux at top with good gear.
Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 02/May/11 with Chris Gooder

No need to toss for the lead today, finally. ROooockovers..
mynyddresident - Lead β - 20/Apr/11 with dean

wolf.leeb - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with kelly, nic

mynyddresident - 2nd rpt - 10/Apr/11 with wolf, Kelly

barni - 2nd rpt - 16/Mar/11 with luke

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/11 with Barni

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/11

Hidden - Lead - 12/Feb/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/Feb/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

centurion05 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/Aug/10

lower section felt like boldish E2 5b, gear felt hard to place, the top crack can be loaded with kit, bring plenty of draws and small wires. 2 star route
david morse - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/10 with lole

akhughes - Lead - 24/Jun/10 with Jonnie Stocking

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 09/May/10

RachelP - 2nd - 09/May/10 with Andy T, Jamie

phil64 - AltLd rpt - May/10 with rachie

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Andy Reeve

barni - 2nd rpt - 13/Apr/10 with long jon

soph - Lead - 2010 with Colin Angus

soph - Lead - 2010 with Colin Angus

the juicy dangler - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/09 with carlene hill

Carly - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/09 with Richard

Hard for E2, really fun moves, and i thought scary low down but i think i miss a load of gear.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/09 with matt burdekin

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/09

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with CarolineH

Dave Rumney - Lead - 24/May/09 with Sean Roberts

maybe_si - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/09 with jez

centurion05 - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09

Jez - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with Maybe_Si

Seymore Butt - 2009

barni - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/08 with Northern

thompson1000 - 2nd - 26/Sep/08

gregoritos - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with aussie steve

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/08

cornishben - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/08 with Mike Raine

Clean. Pretty thin climbing
galpinos - 2nd - 28/Jun/08 with Nick V

middlevern - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08 with NIck Galpin

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 19/May/08

e3? no way. 6a just!
ian caton - Lead O/S - May/08 with Abi

great climbing, felt technical through the crux
ksjs - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/08 with sarah

feilx - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/08 with Mike Soldner

Al Evans - 2008

Matt Vigg - 2008

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/Aug/07

E2 in the guides, felt tough for that or is that just my lack of trad???
Mark Riley - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Tom Greenall

mux - 2007

shoulders - Lead - 02/Aug/06 with andy sharp

Pro isn't quite what you expect for E2 6a
Rob Greenwood - UKC - Lead O/S - Apr/06

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Oct/05

WB - Lead O/S - 30/May/05 with Guy

nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - 22/May/05

This was my 3rd day of trad climbing,Ritchie was going to lead this but backed off it about a 1/3 the way up,so I had a go and managed 2/3 of the route,more practice needed.
ritchierich - Lead dnf - 20/Apr/05 with Ritchie Griffiths

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Steve Crowe - 2nd O/S - 2005 with KM

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/04

frost - 2nd - May/03 with D Garry

VPJB - 2003

NeilGriffiths - Lead - 13/Sep/02 with James Hubbard

nickdonohue - 2nd - Jul/02 with Joe Brown

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/02

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd rpt - May/02 with Viv

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/01

sadams - Lead - 29/May/00 with Tom Briggs

Tim M - AltLd O/S - 2000

zero six - Lead O/S - 2000

nige - 2nd - Jun/99 with mark hounslea

michael burrows - 2nd - 05/May/96 with steve ward

alkira - 1996

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/95

Hidden - Lead - Aug/94

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 08/May/94 with lola gunn

Hidden - 1994

mark-abz - Lead - 22/Aug/93 with Simon K

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/93

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Apr/93

steve taylor - 1993

Roget - Lead O/S - 31/May/92 with jon

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Aug/91

Hidden - Lead - 20/May/90

Nick Biven - Lead - 01/Apr/90 with Ray Jenkins

andy gittins - Lead - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1988

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1988

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - Aug/87 with Mark Hounslea

Dave Musgrove - 17/Aug/86 with Kim Greenald

keefe - 05/Jul/86 with Johnny Adams

One rest
Neil R - 2nd - 21/Jun/86 with Mark

neilh - Lead O/S - 28/May/85 with dave croker

Hidden - 18/May/85

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - 1985 with Brendan Mcghee

andy gittins - 1985

GuyM - 1985

Hidden - Lead - 1985

Mike Owen - 05/Jun/83 with Roger Bennion

Ian Jones - AltLd O/S - 1982 with Dave Greenald, Billy Jones, Chris Gore, Tom Jones, Paul Stott, 'Flog'

mikej - AltLd dnf - 23/Sep/81 with Mike Byles

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Mar/81

Mark Kemball - Lead - 27/Jun/80 with Wawa

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/80

Hidden - Lead - 26/Aug/79

Al Evans - Lead - 23/Jul/78 with Ben Winteringham,Geoff Milburn, Jim Moran

Hidden - AltLd - 1971

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Voting
Total votes cast 118
hard E30 of 20
E30 of 20
easy E38 of 20
hard E24 of 20
E27 of 20
easy E20 of 20
hard E10 of 20
E11 of 20
easy E10 of 20
hard 6b0 of 53
6b0 of 53
easy 6b0 of 53
hard 6a0 of 53
6a30 of 53
easy 6a12 of 53
hard 5c10 of 53
5c0 of 53
easy 5c1 of 53
3 Stars18 of 45
2 Stars23 of 45
1 Star4 of 45
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Style of ascent

Lead82 of 181 (45.3%)
Followed51 of 181 (28.2%)
Alt Leads9 of 181 (5.0%)
Unknown39 of 181 (21.5%)

'Climbed'82 of 181 (45.3%)
clean O/S75 of 181 (41.4%)
clean β4 of 181 (2.2%)
clean rpt14 of 181 (7.7%)
dogged2 of 181 (1.1%)
dnf4 of 181 (2.2%)