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Aardvark** E2 6a

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[pondering the crux.. jam? lay-back? nah lank it.. , 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: pondering the crux.. jam? lay-back? nah lank it.. © wolf.leeb
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 165 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

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

Frank the Husky - 2014

Hidden - 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 American Ryan

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/12

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

Hidden - 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

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

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 - AltLd O/S - Aug/87 with Mark Hounslea

Dave Musgrove - 17/Aug/86 with Kim Greenald

keefe - 05/Jul/86 with Johnny Adams

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jun/86

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

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Voting
Total votes cast 113
hard E30 of 18
E30 of 18
easy E37 of 18
hard E24 of 18
E27 of 18
easy E20 of 18
hard E10 of 18
E10 of 18
easy E10 of 18
hard 6b0 of 51
6b0 of 51
easy 6b0 of 51
hard 6a0 of 51
6a29 of 51
easy 6a12 of 51
hard 5c9 of 51
5c0 of 51
easy 5c1 of 51
3 Stars18 of 44
2 Stars22 of 44
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Style of ascent

Lead76 of 165 (46.1%)
Followed48 of 165 (29.1%)
Alt Leads9 of 165 (5.5%)
Unknown32 of 165 (19.4%)

'Climbed'72 of 165 (43.6%)
clean O/S70 of 165 (42.4%)
clean β4 of 165 (2.4%)
clean rpt13 of 165 (7.9%)
dogged2 of 165 (1.2%)
dnf4 of 165 (2.4%)