Kalahari** E3 5c
[Past the crux, 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, North Wales E3's, UK Lonely Leads, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist.

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This climb is in 119 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Hannes B - 2nd - 15/Sep/15 with Tom Lawfield, John Crook

Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/15 with Kasia Osipowicz

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/15

robpartridge - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/15 with Tom Nichols

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/15

Mark Grist - AltLd O/S - 30/May/15 with Misha

A devious line skirting round the big overhangs. Led the crux middle pitch, good value at about 45 metres long and taking in various climbing styles. Fairly easy at E3 but merits the grade. Generally solid but you always know where you are and seriously run out on the second half of the pitch up the open groove and slab - thankfully easier but still tricky in places. Haven't had to contend with getting round grassy ledges at Gogarth before! The crux is getting onto the nose (worrying as it's protected by a less than bomber 0.4 cam) and the steep moves to get established on the traverse above (good gear). The traverse is good fun, easier than the Moon. Last pitch has a fairly short and sharp crux with good but spaced gear. Was chilly in the wind on the belay below the last pitch - unseasonably cold.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 30/May/15 with Mark G

jamestaylor92 - AltLd O/S - 23/May/15 with james slater

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/May/15

P2, hard cheese getting onto the nose then a pleasing romp. Dropped a quickdraw and a wire on the last pitch which landed rather neatly on the grass ledges on the slabs, feel free to pick up, easy come easy go.
GuyVG - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/15 with barrows

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/15

Hidden - 2015

bonne chance
steveboote - 2nd - 12/Oct/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/14

Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/14 with AlexD

Led 1 and 3. Found pitch 3 quite pumpy and runout.
AlexD - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/14 with Ed

robw007 - AltLd - 14/Jun/14

More great climbing and in a fine situation - well worth seeking out.
Mark Leicester - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14

P2. Soooo hot. We were frying on this one. Thought the runout at the end of pitch 2 was scary.
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Jake Young

Jake Young - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Rachel Slater

Only led P2. Some crumbly rock.
mes32 - AltLd - 25/May/14 with Wilki

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/14

Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/14 with jon stewart

oliverpcain - AltLd O/S - 2014

P2 only, escape from Yellow Wall after abbing in but finding the rock too hot to touch / stand on!
Justin T - Lead - 19/Jul/13 with John Mcshea

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/13

Led p1
Will Sheaff - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Will Harris

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13

Done this before. Still good
PaulTanton - AltLd rpt - 29/Jun/13 with Stuart Lancaster

Led pitch 2. Great route with some good climbing in brilliant positions. basically a man on a budget's 'moon'.
Duncan Campbell - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Ben Reinsch, Bubbles

Really good climb, more solid then it first seems.
Bennykr - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Bubbles, Duncan

P1 & 3
The_Boy_ODwyer - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with Robert Canavan

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 24/May/13 with rich gentry

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13

Led P1 & P3. Epic route. I think we were on it for 4 hours!!! Struggled to find P1 belay - ended up belaying at a rusty old peg. Cracking little crux setting off on P2 and great top pitch to add to the experience.
robin_hackney - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13

Start of p2 was wet so had to go through steep choss on the right to start. Otherwise great - big bad outing.
Tim M - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - 05/May/13 with cheesesarnie

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 27/Apr/13

Dave led the hard pitch. Great positions and exposure. Done at high tide by traversing across from Atlantis.
Tubs - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Dave M

Nick Biven - 2013

mr mills - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/12 with alun hughes

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jun/12

Lead pitch 2 and 3. P2 is amazing territory, great exposure towards the end of the traverse, crux move probably leaving the belay and moving round onto "the nose". Good steep climbing when you leave the traverse, shame the upper slab is a bit vegetated. P3 is also no soft touch and solid 5b. E2 5b ***
rustaldo - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Kit Perry

Luke Brooks - AltLd O/S - 22/May/12 with Konrad Doyle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/12

Superb route. Led pitch 2 which had a hard start and the groove which was run out but steady climbing. Pitch 3 is no push over. Overall low in the grade but still worth E3 and you need a steady leaders head.
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12 with John Brannock

Pitches 1 and 3, very good route.
Brannock - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12

Went to do Kalahari Highway, but a party split the main pitch in two, so did this instead. Awesome pitch. Ran the final scoop out all the way which felt great.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/12 with Gwen Lancashire

dan ely - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/12 with pitbull, tony (army)

Owain Llewelyn - AltLd - 29/Mar/12 with Doddy

adie84 - 2012

Andy Edgar - AltLd - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 06/Nov/11

Led P2
owain86 - AltLd O/S - 04/Oct/11 with Gwen

lead all pitches.
markalmack - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with james marjot

david morse - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/11 with willoates

Nice, enjoyed the wall climbing on flatties with no gear. super chalky hold on the crux made it well arder!
willoates - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/11 with david morse

simon kimber - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/11 with Ben Hirst

Liam FLeming - Lead - 26/Jul/11 with paul james

did the same as ksjs and went too far right on the second pitch .. nice line a little run out at the top.
mux - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/11 with helen, Dave Almond

Dave Almond - AltLd - 16/Jul/11 with Helen Rennard, Dave Garry

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 08/Jun/11 with Dad

Led P1 & 3. Forgot how good this is. Climbing much easier on top pitch on lead (and in daylight) but gear is a bit pokey.
ksjs - AltLd rpt - 08/Jun/11 with jo

Quite exciting to second pitch 2. Very good route.
zukator - 2nd - 08/Jun/11 with Owain

tom.e - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Pete

Lead middle pitch. Did exactly what ksjs did but also got a rope caught in a crack so had horrific rope drag. V nice still though! Top groove felt v bold, no gear at all til the top.
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Mike

Pete Graham - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Tom Everett

A poor man's The Moon
halfmanhalfbiscuit - Lead O/S - Mar/11

zero six - Lead O/S - Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - 2011

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

Hidden - AltLd β - 21/Aug/10

didn't lead 5c pitch
Lunar25 - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jun/10

An easy E3, but not one for keen E2 leaders; the groove is gearless and no path. We did this and The Moon on the same day; Kalahari deserves to be rated as an equal classic.
Ben1983 - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10

Great route. Make sure to approach the starting bulge of P2 direct from the L, rather than drifting into choss out right.
Dr Toph - AltLd O/S - 10/May/10 with Ed

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with simon richardson

soph - 01/Jan/10

centurion05 - AltLd O/S - 2010 with chris thorne

i led P2. great climb, very steady. i followed some chalk too far right from belay and wasted time on flakey / poor rock (the line is virtually directly above the belay [assuming you belay at the bottom of the corner / groove] and then moves right on obvious holds). when you step right (crux) after the rising traverse make sure you get some gear in at the bottom of the groove as this is gearless. the slab is no romp. top pitch done in near dark, nice moves.
ksjs - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/09 with rob

Rob Pitt - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/09 with Keith Scarlett

nige - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/09 with mark hounslea

will led middle pitch. what a great route!
Ed Booth - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/09 with will sim

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08

Al Evans - 2008

Al Evans - 2008

Al Evans - 2008

Brown - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/07 with John

Ian McNeill - 2006

Mark Reeves - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

frost - AltLd - Sep/05 with N Griffiths

NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 2005 with Simon Frost

WB - Lead O/S - 30/May/04 with Guy

haydng - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/02

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

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

caveman_chris - Lead - May/99

Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 09/May/98 with Al Willoner

Hidden - AltLd - 02/May/98

Ian McNeill - 1993 with with Skinny Dave

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/92

Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/91

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 19/May/91 with Perric Crellin

andy gittins - 1985

GuyM - 1985

This failure followed an earlier abortive trip to the Clogg.
mikej - AltLd dnf - 16/Sep/82 with Mike Byles

Hidden - AltLd - May/81

Mike Owen - 11/May/80 with Dave Cowans

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Sep/76

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