Atlantis* E1 5c
[Me first time down Castell Helen 1970, 4 kb]P1. 5a The right facing corner crack is excellant, sustained and a bit harder than it looks
P2. 5c Harder but not as good as the first pitch. Climb up from the middle of the ledge to a left-facing groove (the peg has gone, but there are wire placements) and then a second groove to the top

Ticklists: Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice, UK Extreme Corners.

Photo: Me first time down Castell Helen 1970 © keith sanders
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This climb is in 198 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

just pitch 1 then climbed left back to the abseil station
edhawk21 - 2nd dog - 27/Sep/15

Atlantis/North West Passage - Great combo
robpartridge - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/15 with Tom Nichols

Finally led the top pitch on-sight. The old peg has gone, RIP, to be replaced by a stuck wire - which you can clip if tall enough. You've got at choice of hard F6C moves up the right-hand corner past this, or technical, slabby UK tech 5c crimping up the left side of the groove: your choice.
Pete_Frost - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/15 with Phil Creed

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 05/Sep/15

great route!!
RonnydeWeerd - AltLd O/S - Sep/15 with Tom ten Voorde

Pitch 1 only.
David Kay - 2nd - 12/Aug/15 with Richard Waltham

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Aug/15

jacob shieldhouse hadley - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/15

All geared up to do Atlantis/True Moments/Freebird, then it rained half way up P1 of Atlantis. So we ran away up Blanco.
Pete_Frost - 2nd dnf - 24/Jul/15 with Chris Brooks

pitch 1
soph - Lead rpt - 18/Apr/15 with Laura Evans, Tash Ottley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/15

I led P1 then we bailed onto Rap as P2 was wet. P1 is excellent and technical at 5a with lots of bridging but never strenuous. Worth 2 stars on its own.
Pete_Frost - AltLd dnf - 20/Mar/15 with Kin Choi

SkiMonkey2012 - 2015

Ian craigie - 2nd - 2015

guy757 - 12/Sep/14

First pitch only
jon22 - Lead - 06/Sep/14 with manxclare

monkeyboyraw - 2nd - 26/Aug/14

P1 only
JamesTurnbull97 - 2nd - 22/Jul/14 with Dave Turnbull

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd - 13/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/14

P1 into NW Passage.
rustaldo - Lead rpt - 18/Apr/14 with Kit Perry

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Mar/14

Charlie Zephyr Booth - Lead - 15/Mar/14 with dave ferguson

Hidden - 2014

P1 only into NW Passage. Ace, but not sustained as claimed in the guide.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with James Oswald

Chris Reid - 2nd - 01/Aug/13 with Rob Muirhead

Lovely day, Nice solid protection and huge ledge to chill on at the end of the first pitch
TeamAcrophobia - AltLd rpt - Aug/13

1st pitch only
Nick Wallis - 2nd - Jul/13 with Simon Cooke

p1 only to ledge, my lead
jmills94 - AltLd - Jul/13 with sam

papashango - AltLd - 29/Jun/13 with Simon

First pitch only (led), onto North West Passage.
Andy S - Lead - 18/Jun/13 with Duncan D

P1 only
BigTone - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13

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

Lead top pitch, not so much hard to climb as hard to work out how to climb it. first pitch is fab but the top is really pretty mediocre apart from the hard bit.
mike lawrence? - AltLd - 25/May/13 with Colin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13

P1 only
robin_hackney - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Si

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/13

2nd pitch only. Previously done P1.
tim newton - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/13 with ed

Top pitch
eddy-on-the-rocks - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/13 with Tim Newton

First Pitch Only into North West Passage
tlmarjot - 2nd rpt - 06/Apr/13 with James Marjot

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Apr/13

P1 only - pretty wet in places. Escaped up the driest combination of Rap and Pel
AJM - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Simon de Haas

P1 only, the rest was seeping badly
Si dH - 2nd rpt - 29/Mar/13 with Andy Morris

Nick Biven - 2013

tim20 - 2013

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Oct/12

P1 only - Mia assess
djking1983 - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/12

mattnuttall - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Ian Heginbotham

First pitch only - HVS 5a. Was going to do the Atlantis/True Moments/Freebird combination, but Tom didn't like the look of the traverse and the sun went in so we escaped up a VS.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Tom Lambert

PaulTanton - AltLd O/S - Jul/12 with Chris Reid, Helen Fawcett

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/12

duncandarnell - Lead O/S - Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 30/May/12

Pitch 1 - Awesome!
SamStokes - AltLd β - 12/May/12 with Simon Lambert

good route. some awful and loose rock in places though on the second pitch. a little harrowing at times. awesome weather!
rustaldo - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/12 with Tom

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Apr/12

Scotsken - Lead - 19/Mar/12

Captain Gear - 2012

Top pitch of Rap after we forgot one of the ropes
Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 13/Nov/11 with Rob Adie

guy757 - AltLd - 16/Oct/11

1st picth then 2nd picth of Rap. nice combo. good climbing on both picthes.
al123 - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/11 with nic

p1 only, finished up NW passage. Excellent link up
david morse - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with todd, lole

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/11

P1 only (linked to P2 Rap)
tlmarjot - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Katie Garrett

Pitch 1 only - 2nd pitch of Rap to finish
Tim Sparrow - Lead - 23/Aug/11 with Geoff Thomas

simon1965 - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with paul

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jun/11

Led first pitch, finished off up Rap.
Lenny - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/11 with Ali C.C.

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jun/11

in the dark, first pitch only.
Steeve - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/11

Just the top pitch as tide up. Guido tried first then me - sneaked roung to the left to avoid the crux and then back on route.
Tony Holdsworth - AltLd dnf - 07/May/11 with Guido

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11

mic_b - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Heidi

Great route. Second pitch crux is tough, no peg but can be adequately protected with small wires.
Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Shaun Walby

Very Hard move on P2 and the peg has gone.
shaun walby - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Martin Haworth

kdalzell - 2nd - 22/Apr/11 with Caroline Tombs, Liam Fleming

Liam FLeming - AltLd - 22/Apr/11

Absolutely amaizing! Loved it a lot. Specially the first pitch. Around the corner above the sea. Bridging moves up a slightly blankish corner. Dropped one of my shiny new screwgates in the sea. Oops. Second pitch was very hard for me, thought i wasn't going to be able to make it over the blank slab. But i did it with a bit of help from Adam. He had to keep the ropes tight. Stood on the face. Got my left foot really hight whilst laybacking of that flake. Stood up used tiniest ever crimp. Can't remember how i got over the top.
ekaterina sigida - 2nd - 10/Apr/11 with Adam Hughes

akhughes - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11

Rory Shaw - 2011

centurion05 - Lead O/S - 2011 with Bucknole

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jul/10

ron244 - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Dave

1st pitch only, then Rap
willoates - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/10 with Olly Sanders, Steve

Hidden - 2010

Brown - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09 with James T

P1 only
dicky79 - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Mike Bottomley

Led p2
cem - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/09

1st pitch only, combined with Rap.
smudge - Lead O/S - 12/May/09 with Rob

chedder - 2nd - 02/Apr/09 with andy woolston

Seymore Butt - 2009

Sally Lisle - 2009

First pitch only, excellent climbing. More sustained than it looked
Glyn - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/08 with David Fountain

first pitch (sustained 5a) only. Enjoyable.
davefount - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/08 with Glyn

jepotherepo - Lead - 27/Aug/08 with Fran

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/08

Multi pitch - 1st part climbed Atlantis, then 2nd part climbed Rap
stephenhart102 - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/08 with Kate Wels

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/08

P2 only.
haydng - Lead O/S - 26/May/08 with Rachel

RMG - 2nd - 26/May/08 with haydng

Hidden - Lead - 14/May/08

zchael6 - May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/08

Bit of a one move wonder on nice rock, rest of pitch is dirty corner climbing. First pitch is excellent fun though and well worth doing.
Chad123 - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/08 with Jo and Pete

/true mom/firebird
Dave Bond - AltLd - 29/Feb/08 with Tim Banton

mux - AltLd - 17/Feb/08 with Dom,Adam

A Crook - AltLd - 17/Feb/08 with Dave Garry, Dom Stockton

Matt Vigg - 2008

Dom Whillans - 2008

Al Evans - 2008

Al Evans - 2008

Al Evans - 2008

Sean Kelly - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2008

An absolutely fabulous route in a wonderous position. The first (5a) pitch up the corner has some truly fantastic moves on it, with quality rock. How could anyone fail to be impressed? Made a silly mistake on the crux of the second pitch - won't happen next time! Still ... didn't take anything away from the enjoyment
climbingrev - 2nd dog - 30/Aug/07 with Lee Roberts

Hidden - Aug/07

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

Sgt. Vest - Lead - 20/Apr/07 with chris moor

Woody lead the excellant first pitch, I did the harder but scrapy top pitch. Couple of good moves, but not sure if I avoided the crux by a couple of feet
Chris the Tall - AltLd - 20/Apr/07 with Woody

Nicos - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/07 with rich howels

First pitch to ledge
KKilroy - 2nd O/S - 2007 with Luke

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

Did 1st pitch before heading onto Freebird.
Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/06 with Tony Ball

Will1 - Jun/06

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/06

Backed off crux move on second pitch,was a cold day and couldn't feel my fingers,well thats my excuse and i'm stucking to it.
ritchierich - Lead dnf - 20/Mar/06 with Phil Taggart

Ian McNeill - 2006

Mark Reeves - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

reg_measures - AltLd O/S - 17/Nov/05 with steve burdett

LittleJoe - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/05

First pitch only.
ritchierich - 2nd O/S - Mar/05 with Ritchie Griffiths

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2005

nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - 05/Dec/04 with Tim Davies

lukea - AltLd O/S - 21/Nov/04 with Al

lukea - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/04 with Al

datoon - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/04 with RT

Duncan I - AltLd - Jul/04

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/04 with Naomi Fisher

Lizard - 2nd - May/04 with Andrey K

NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 05/Apr/04 with Jim Burton, Adrian Pedley

lukea - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/03 with Al

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/03

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/03

ArnaudG - Jul/03 with Jon

Gus - Lead O/S - 26/May/03

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Oct/02

NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 04/May/02 with Paul Morgan, John

Steve Crowe - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/02 with KM

wet weekend
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 13/May/01 with Viv

Hidden - May/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/01

Julian Wedd - AltLd - 2001 with A. Howarth

Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - Sep/00 with Paul Tanton

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/00

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2000

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

bullybones - 2000

Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd O/S - 03/Oct/98 with Muir Morton

Hidden - 2nd - 10/May/98

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 1998

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Oct/97

Hidden - Lead - 04/May/96

Cowflinger - Lead O/S - Jun/95

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jan/95

Ched - Lead O/S - 1995 with Glanfor

craig h - AltLd O/S - 21/May/94 with Shaun

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Oct/93

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Oct/93

adi bryant - AltLd O/S - Jun/93 with Tim

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Dec/92

Roget - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/92 with jon

frost - AltLd - Sep/91

ChrisJD - AltLd - 07/Jul/91 with PaulMet

Hidden - AltLd - 1990

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/89

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jun/89

Pitch one then finished up Rap.
Dave Musgrove - Lead dnf - 05/Aug/87 with David

led 2nd pitch
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/87 with pete roberts

GuyM - 1985

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/83

mark-abz - Lead - 19/Oct/82 with Walter P

Andy Fielding - AltLd - 25/Aug/82 with Mike Gilbert

Hidden - Lead - 31/Oct/81

Hidden - AltLd - May/81

Hidden - AltLd - 1980

Mike Owen - 19/May/79 with Gavin Peat

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1979 with Mike Wright

mikej - AltLd - 12/Sep/78 with Mike Byles

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 10/Jul/77 with Gerry Dunford

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Total votes cast 44
hard E20 of 17
E20 of 17
easy E20 of 17
hard E12 of 17
E111 of 17
easy E14 of 17
hard HVS0 of 17
HVS0 of 17
easy HVS0 of 17
hard 6a0 of 15
6a0 of 15
easy 6a2 of 15
hard 5c4 of 15
5c4 of 15
easy 5c4 of 15
hard 5b1 of 15
5b0 of 15
easy 5b0 of 15
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