Energy Crisis** E5 6a
[Pete Chadwick obviously enjoying pitch 2 of Energy Crisis, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
A strenuous route with a fine sustained first pitch. Start beneath the right-hand of two wide cracks a little left of The Ramp. Summon all the energy you can, and make sure you've paid your bills; you don't want the power to be cut off before the belay.
1) 6a, 25m. Climb the crack direct to belay on The Ramp. A lot harder than this brief description suggests.
2) 5c, 28m. From the right-hand end on the ledge, go right into a hanging groove. Go up and move left to a thin crack. This leads to an easier groove on the left which is followed to the top. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Trad climbs for sport climbers, Ultimate E5 ticklist.

Photo: Pete Chadwick obviously enjoying pitch 2 of Energy Crisis © Kevin Avery
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This climb is in 42 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

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Adam Booth - Lead dnf - 26/Sep/15 with John Roberts, Jon Morgan

Ally Baba - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/15 with Guy Steven

Superb stamina test.
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/15 with KM

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/15

NDD - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/15 with tony stone

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

jamestaylor92 - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/15 with Neils

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/15

Pumpy & squirmy! Ace.
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/14 with Nick Bullock

Pleased to on sight this, climbed pitch 1 only. Wish I'd seen comments on here re #3.5 cam, a bit scary without.
Glenn Sutcliffe - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/13 with Pete Cresswell

Take a big cam next time
Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead dnf - 05/Oct/13 with Frank Ramsey

Pieterjan De Roo - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/13

lead before
jamesturnbull - 2nd - 24/Jul/13 with will sim

Wet, so had to bail half way up, gutted as it looked amazing. Will go back with conditions
Ramon Marin - AltLd dnf - 29/Jun/13 with Tom le fanu

I led pitch one. Alice pitch two, impressive as only her fourth day trad climbing.
dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with alice thompson

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

Flashed it on Luke's gear, don't know if I could have done it placing the gear. good route with a tricky crux. went into sport climbing mode at the top, throwing for things.
willoates - Lead β - 05/Apr/13 with Luke

jamesturnbull - Lead O/S - Aug/12 with aiden

Jacob Bloodworth - Lead O/S - Aug/12

Howard Lawledge - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/12

Superb. Brilliant steep sequences with a committing crux in the middle. Crucial 3.5 cam. Tried last year without but reversed to the ground. Reversed twice today before attacking it.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/12 with Bubbles

Good route. Not the best style of ascent... I had a go, fell off at the crux (uk 6b imo) then lowered off. Then Ian had a go and got to the top resting on the gear. Then I got it next go with all the gear in place. Then led the top pitch which is VERY LOOSE!
jacobjacob - Lead RP - 19/Nov/11

RP'd pitch 1, very glad I didn't lead p2. See Jacob's comment for full breakdown of our unstylish ascent. Sport climbing on Gogarth - I am a bad person! Also, crux felt full value 6b, one of the holds changed shape drastically every time we touched it so maybe that has something to do with it.
i_a_coops - AltLd RP - 19/Nov/11 with Jacob

Hidden - Lead dnf - 19/Nov/11

Adam Lincoln - Lead β - 30/May/11 with Joe Bertalot

More like confidence crisis: up and down about 5 times at the off-width bit. Felt a bit out of my depth on this but in reality I think I just didn't fancy falling onto a cam and probably thought this would be 'easy' having seen 2 people waltz up it earlier in the day - bad approach. Reversed to ground.
ksjs - Lead dnf - 09/May/11 with Paul S

Hidden - May/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Easiest of the 3 Upper Tier E5s
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead O/S - 2011 with Benno Wagner

switch - Lead rpt - 20/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead - 20/Sep/08

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead RP - 15/Jul/07 with Ed Brown

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 15/Aug/04

Hidden - 2004

Excellent 1st pitch (I led). 2nd pitch loose and horrible - Simon's ha ha
Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd O/S - 06/May/01 with Simon Witcher

Hidden - Lead - 1990

keefe - 1989

Mike Owen - 09/Apr/85 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - AltLd - 01/May/78

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