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The Gauntlet** HVS 5a

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[Approaching end of first pitch, 3 kb]2 pitches. A Tricky start leads to lovely steep corner climbing.

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List.

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This climb is in 253 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

With Becs
Si - AltLd - 11/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/14

fizzychewitt - AltLd - 06/Jul/14 with Alun

JulesV - Lead O/S - Jul/14 with Shauna

First pitch
Hardcore Pat - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/14 with Dr Julie

Hidden - 14/Jun/14

Dan Hostford - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/14 with George Hostford

Robb Bert - 08/Jun/14

HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 07/Jun/14 with Tom Ripley

P2, which is cheeky for 4b
jezb1 - AltLd - 15/May/14

stuart34 - Lead O/S - 13/May/14 with Gabi

VPJB - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/14

The Grist - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Tom Doldon

J.Wells - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/14 with Sadie Renwick

Hidden - Lead - Mar/14

Al Evans - 2014 with Jim Moran

jimxxx - 2014

Seymore Butt - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Oct/13

I lead P1+2, Luke did P3. Sustained for the grade and good route.
masa-alpin - AltLd O/S - 13/Oct/13 with Luke A

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Oct/13

climbingpixie - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Claire

Led P1
Leelogs - AltLd - 11/Aug/13 with climbingpixie

simon1965 - AltLd - 24/Jun/13 with john nuttall

John Nuttall - AltLd - 24/Jun/13 with Simon

Dan Hostford - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13

duncandarnell - AltLd O/S - Jun/13

Led pitch 1 which is sustained HVS. Excelent moves. Kasia led pitch 2 up the corner.
gavinpeach - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with Kasia

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/13

Lead p1. Really good climbing
Batt - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with James Hoyes

Led P1
spragglerocks - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with Si Coldrick

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

Rachel led crux first pitch.
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with Rachel B

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/13

p2
Kyle87 - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/13

greenclimb - Lead O/S - Apr/13 with Sarah

simon1965 - AltLd O/S - 2013 with john nuttall

tim20 - 2013

Pitch 2
metal arms - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12

P1
pigeonslipper - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12

led 2nd pitch.
leon - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12 with Richard Plant

HB1 - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/12 with LS

I led P1, Ben led P2. Harder then it looks, steep and continuous moves, but pretty cool route!
Jillybean - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Ben

Sweet climb, Harder then it initially looks
Bennykr - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with JB

Led second pitch. Top-out was disgusting. Otherwise good route though. Thought the first few metres were tough for HVS.
Si dH - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/12

Rachel Somerville - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12 with Richard Wheeldon

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jun/12

greglad - AltLd - 09/Jun/12

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Tom Doldon

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

Tom Doldon - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with sam simpson 48

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Anita Grey

Led P2.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 19/May/12 with James Oswald

Really big, good pitch. Harder than it looks/
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 19/May/12 with Colin Angus

gforce - 2nd - 15/May/12 with Adrian

P2
Matt Cooke - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Tom Jagger

not the best route on the Upper tier but a worthy HVS.
highclimber - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/12

kim.mulji - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/12 with Patrick Goodwin

paddygoodwinlondon - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/12 with Kim Mulji

Lenny - 2nd rpt - 15/Apr/12 with Les

The top outs harder then the route
ojp - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Robin

Mildly epic outing. Led P1 fine. The gear improves with height. Si led the short top crack, then I led up the chossy grass slope to top it out. I recommend ab'ing off after P2. The top out is horrible.
robin_hackney - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Simon Petty

Hidden - Lead - Apr/12

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Mar/12

cballard - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

P1
Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 22/Nov/11 with T.Ripley

Lenny - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Paul

did p1 only
climbing_wiggy - 2nd O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Leon

P1. Awkward and greasy, with tricky 5a moves. Belaying as per description on higher pinnacles is awkward and uncomfortable, potentially better to belay on ledge with pegs?
Duncan Campbell - UKC - AltLd O/S - 19/Nov/11 with Florence the Machine

Mowglee - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/11 with Tom Nichols

wheelo - 2nd - 02/Sep/11 with neil phillips, ann

First pitch soapy and more awkward than it looked from below. Done in 3 pitches. Great top pitch.
Ann S - 2nd - 02/Sep/11 with Neil Phillips (Mia aspirant) and John Wheeler

couldn't see any 'in-situ' anchors at P1 belay, just slings on what looked like detached pinnacles.
caradoc - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/11 with nick yapp

Lead pitch 1. Awkward! Detached spikes at belay looked like they were gonna come off, bit unnerving. Top out was horrendous grassy chossy scramble.
Martin Davies - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/11 with Matt Harris

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11

first pitch
steve.warrington - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Stuart Llewellyn

Jenny Crook - Lead - 26/Aug/11 with Sarah Burton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/11

Different Steve - Lead rpt - 31/Jul/11 with Carol Fowles

tunaficiency - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/11 with kate surry

Led in a single pitch
givemetea - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/11 with Dan Gibson

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/11 with roslyn mckendry

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

Hidden - 23/Jun/11

al99 - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/11 with Rusty Bale

NickJH - Lead - Jun/11 with LiamG

Lead P1. Trickier than I expected. Fell off early on and touched the floor on rope stretch. Got back on and did it clean. Good route.
JezH - AltLd - 29/May/11 with Jordan Senior

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

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 11/May/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/May/11

In 1 pitch
Ceridwen - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Phil

led 1st pitch
Sophie Nunn - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Rich P, Pete S

led 2nd pitch. 1st pitch pretty tough for 5a.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/11

Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/11 with Andy

beware of the rock
dan ely - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with jon (ukc reading)

lead whole in 1976 with Al Bennett and repeated with Trevor Good in 2011
David Smith - 2nd - 2011 with Steve Foster

Hidden - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

centurion05 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Led P2. P1 was a bit awkward, I thought. P2 started with a lovely crack. Top out was a choss/grass fest
Cardi - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/10 with Sam S

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Oct/10

benchwarmer - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/10 with nick

mynyddresident - AltLd - 28/Sep/10 with Ewan

Garbage.
Ian Jones - 2nd rpt - 27/Sep/10 with Dan Moore

Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/10

Slightly unnerving climbing on weird and wonderful rounded rock.
AlexD - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/10 with Alasdair

Lead first pitch this time round.
ritchierich - AltLd rpt - 31/Aug/10 with Bob Dickson

Did last pitch and horrendous scramble. Ab off is my advice.
ritchierich - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/10 with Sera Roberts, Bob Dickson

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/10

Hard Start
colenn - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Peter Britton

First bigG lead!
sam820 - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Rich

Mark led most of pitch 1, I led the rest. Walked down with the setting sun.
Fat Tim - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/10 with Mark kauntz

Chris let the lower pitch, I did the top (easy) one. Nice route.
bigbobbyking - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Chris Bull

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jul/10

Glyn Davidson - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Dan

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jul/10

Dan77 - AltLd dog - 17/Jul/10 with Glyn Davidson

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

Hard start, a bit unnerving, with rusty peg and only ok-ish gear. After 30 feet, a VS romp to the top. Ran it out in one pitch, to hideous choss at the top, should have abbed!
Cheshire Dave - Lead - 10/Jul/10 with Chris

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/10

Em66 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Mat

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/10

Led P2
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 09/May/10 with Steve C

HIGHTOWER - AltLd dog - 06/May/10 with Andy Woolston

Led P1 crux. Nice climbing.
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 01/May/10 with Ian Moore

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10

Glyn - AltLd - 10/Apr/10 with David Fountain

highly recommend abing off the threaded tat. The top out is slightly horrific.
davefount - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Glyn

James B - AltLd - 10/Apr/10 with Nick

Nick Rundall - AltLd O/S - 2010

alasdair19 - 2010

In one pitch.
Dave Searle - Lead - 28/Oct/09

Led P1
theotherpetehill - AltLd - 28/Sep/09

chrisallan - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/09

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Clare

Led pitch 1, great technical corner climbing!
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 16/Aug/09 with Alex Wheldon

Did in one pitch and was amazing! there is abseil tat at the top of pitch 2 which is more favorable than scrambling to the top, but you have got to watch out abseil knots getting caught on the flakes at the top
Tomprusk - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Matt

P1. Great sustained technical climbing on clean rock with good gear. Would probably be better to ab off in situ anchor than do the second pitch. The crack's good but it's not worth the scramble that follows.
Dave Foster - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Andy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/09

Dave Searle - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/09 with tony

Ant Man Bee - 2nd - 28/Jun/09 with Graham Dolman

Kirill - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Charles Moreton

cem - 2nd - 28/Jun/09 with Kirill Spiridonov

Tricky start soon becomes easier. Great route
Conan - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Ken Taylor & Martin Powell

Excellent.
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 27/Jun/09 with Loz

brilliant! first time at gogarth
tomdude - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/09 with miranda

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/09

Ken Taylor - 2nd - Jun/09 with Conan Harrod

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09

sonnenstern - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Carlene Hill

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

lovely climb. technical with good gear.
nigel pearson - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Robin

I led first pitch mat led second
gareth scott borthwick - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/09 with mat

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/09

paul.valentine - 2nd O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Dave Connelly

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09

Hard and soapey, but great '3d' climbing.
mattyork2 - 2nd O/S - 10/Jan/09 with John Vincent

willjones - Lead O/S - 2009 with Eefu Thong

P2
dicky79 - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/08 with Nicola

Sam W - Lead - 13/Sep/08 with Megan Freeth

the juicy dangler - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/08 with james marjot

arrived at the base at 8pm and made it to the top just as the sun set
sgl0jd - Lead - 05/Jun/08 with Steve Hobbs

Led the 5a pitch - would have been better to ab off after that as the top out was awful.
Abi Chard - AltLd O/S - 30/May/08 with Ian

Lead first Pitch
duzinga - AltLd O/S - 08/May/08 with Guido and Chuck

Hidden - AltLd - 08/May/08

ian caton - 2nd - May/08 with Abi

Lloyders - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/08 with Steve Parry

TiffTiff - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/08

tigertiger - 2008

Al Evans - 2008

matjaques - 2nd - 2008 with Moony

Hidden - 2008

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 16/Nov/07 with Dad

barni - AltLd - 18/Jul/07 with Paul James

Hidden - Jul/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Apr/07

mux - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Dec/06

PenJD - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/06 with Ketch

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/06

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - 2006

GuyM - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

ChrisJD - Lead - 27/Aug/05 with Clare

Chesh - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/05 with ScotsPaul

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Mar/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Phill Mitch - 2005 with john d

rob.grafton - 2005

mikeyjbs - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/04 with simon ball

Hidden - 2004

kp64zl - Lead - Jun/03 with Chris Imray

John Kettle - AltLd - 2003

sammoore - 2nd - Aug/02 with Adrian Trendle

NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 13/Jun/02 with James Hubbard

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

shoulders - Lead - 12/May/01 with dai

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/01

Siderunner - AltLd - 2001 with Paul M

ArnaudG - 2000 with Tony H

Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/98

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

Ched - Lead O/S - 1997 with Glanfor

Nick Biven - AltLd - 06/Apr/96 with Keith Fleming

Brian Rodgers - AltLd - 03/Mar/96 with Dave Oldacres

colin milton - AltLd dog - 07/Jun/95 with eric milton

steve taylor - 1994

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/93

Chris Ellis - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/93 with Dan Morgan

Andy Say - Lead - 28/Apr/91

mattnuttall - AltLd - 10/Jun/90 with Alan Holden

Hidden - AltLd - 29/May/88

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/87 with pete roberts

Richard Weller - AltLd - 23/May/87 with Paul Mavin

Hidden - 1987

keefe - 05/Jul/86 with Johnny Adams

tapley - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/85 with Malc Otter

Mike Owen - 09/Apr/85 with Elaine Owen

andy gittins - 1985

nigehughes - 2nd - Apr/83 with Alec Pirrie

Ian Jones - AltLd O/S - 1983 with Dave Greenald, Billy Jones, Chris Gore, Tom Jones, Paul Stott, 'Flog'

Hidden - 1982

babymoac - Lead - 11/Jul/81 with MTW & Paul R

Hammy - AltLd - 15/Jun/80 with John Girdley

Nigel Bond - Lead - 14/Apr/79 with Andy Brown

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/79

mikej - Lead - 13/Sep/78 with Mike Byles

Mark Kemball - Lead - 18/Aug/78 with Sarah Bridge

Hidden - Lead - 13/May/78

granitbahn - AltLd - 1978

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - 1978 with Phil Mitchell

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Apr/77

Bolt Phobia - AltLd - 14/Apr/76 with Martyn Hurn

steve L - AltLd O/S - 22/Nov/75 with Bob Powell

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Sep/75

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 27/Jan/73

mikej - AltLd - 23/Jan/71 with John Bickerdyke

Tom V - 1971

Hidden - 2nd - 1970

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Voting
Total votes cast 172
hard E10 of 61
E10 of 61
easy E11 of 61
hard HVS18 of 61
HVS35 of 61
easy HVS7 of 61
hard VS0 of 61
VS0 of 61
easy VS0 of 61
hard 5b0 of 58
5b0 of 58
easy 5b5 of 58
hard 5a36 of 58
5a16 of 58
easy 5a1 of 58
hard 4c0 of 58
4c0 of 58
easy 4c0 of 58
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Style of ascent

Lead64 of 253 (25.3%)
Followed29 of 253 (11.5%)
Alt Leads121 of 253 (47.8%)
Unknown39 of 253 (15.4%)

'Climbed'116 of 253 (45.8%)
clean O/S127 of 253 (50.2%)
clean β1 of 253 (0.4%)
clean rpt5 of 253 (2.0%)
dogged3 of 253 (1.2%)
dnf1 of 253 (0.4%)