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Mousetrap*** E2 5a

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[Weetabix and Big Cams on the last pitch of Mousetrap, 4 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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This climb is in 210 logbooks, and on 77 wishlists.

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

lead pitch 1 then Ron lead pitch 2 .arrived at the belay only to realise to my dismay that I had left the rope bag at the last belay lol . had to downclimb and back up again .lead up pitch 3 in the sun .great route .We also used a 60m rope to ab in from the usual huge block and scrambled down ,but would not recommend if the grass is damp.
jimxxx - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/14

Fun in the sun. Another classic Gogarth Day.
Dave Almond - AltLd - 07/Sep/14 with Nicole Almond

Very hot, super climb on very interesting rock, really enjoyed it.
nicole almond - 2nd - 06/Sep/14 with Dad

Wow. Let team go ahead of us so can't claim the insight though ended up doing crux different way. Jurgen played the its your lead card so got 1st and 3rd pitch. Amazing and unique route and rock
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - AltLd β - 06/Sep/14 with Jurgen

duncandarnell - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/14

Daniel Duerden - AltLd - 23/Aug/14

Just did the first, best, pitch then went onto Mantrap
PaulTanton - AltLd rpt - 17/Aug/14 with Connor Shepherd

Martin Haworth - AltLd rpt - 09/Aug/14 with John Brannock

Like climbing the back of stegosaurus, the essential British sea cliff experience? Committing, more than a bit scary but nowhere near as hard as it looks. Brilliant, brilliant route.
Brannock - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/14

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/14 with julie carroll

Julie Carroll - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/14 with Dan Gibson

Frank the Husky - 2014

Nick Biven - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

Hidden - 2014

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

Quartz chimney section on 1st pitch can only be V diff climbing in the most impressive of positions. 1st pitch is quite possibly one of the best pitches i have ever climbed
Glenn Sutcliffe - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/13 with Pete Cresswell

P1 and p3
Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/13 with jon stewart

Luke Brooks - AltLd O/S - Sep/13 with Konrad Doyle

Amazing atmospheric route, what terrain! Totally absorbing. Led 1st & 3rd. All technically easy and enough gear too, you just wouldn't particularly like to test any of it.
Just Another Dave - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/13 with Jo Bertalot

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/13

Amazing climb!!!
sonnenstern - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with John, Owen

Hidden - Apr/13

andybirtwistle - 2013

Tony Kartawick - 2013

1st and 3rd.
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 13/Oct/12 with gwen

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Oct/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/12

with mike brownlow, led middle pitch. phenomenol, what a place
alasdair19 - 01/Sep/12

Superb route! Waited about 30 years to do it.
Gezzer - 2nd - 13/Aug/12 with Val Partington, Steve Burns

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Aug/12

Brilliant.
Martin Haworth - AltLd rpt - 10/Aug/12 with Andy

Have waited 10 years to do this and I wasn't disappointed. The first pitch is surreal.Led 2nd pitch.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Martin Haworth

Captain Gear - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Stewart Armstrong - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

matt perks - 2012

Hidden - 2012

We just needed a touch of snow and would have been full on winter climbing. Awesome terrain.
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 03/Dec/11 with Ed Booth

Lead p1+3. Big abseil.
Ed Booth - AltLd O/S - 03/Dec/11 with Adam Booth

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/11

Ed F - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/11 with Drew

Drew M - 21/Sep/11 with Ed Feldman

Came up from Bristol for the weekend to specifically do this route, 31 years after 1st setting eyes on it from across the zawn. Had to wait for the rain to stop before eventually climbing in brilliant afternoon sunshine. A fantasic adventure and a real test of nerve despite not being technically difficult - not one to do fresh from the climbing wall. Great to have done such a real classic - thanks Mike.
KRB - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Mike Bridges

Came up for the weekend with Kev especially to do Mousetrap.(it had been 31 yrs since we decided we'd be back another day!)Finally got on it on Sunday afternoon after waiting for the rain to subside.Made the long ab into the zawn and left the rope in place.Turned very hot and sunny & could have done with taking a drink.Kev led pitches 1 & 3, I led 2.Very very impressive climb!most unusual rock.Great care is needed from both leader and second.This is one climb you don't want to fall off on! Great route,worth every star.
mike bridges - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Kevin Bridges

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/11

no birdshit.
dan ely - AltLd - 15/Aug/11 with terry

Slightly intense but an enjoyable romp non-the-less!
Si - AltLd - 09/Aug/11

Led Pitch 1 + 3. Bit more tricky than I was expecting.
owain86 - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/11 with Chris

Had the second pitch. Bold and exciting with snappy footholds...a gogarth classic!
chriscarroll - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/11 with Owain

Hidden - AltLd - 2011

Hidden - 2011

JEP - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

pasbury - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Pete Graham - AltLd O/S - 08/Nov/10 with Malcolm Scott

Lenny - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/10 with Steve

Dave Thompson - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Thomas Martin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/10

Most bizarre rock I've ever climbed on. A great adventure.
gforce - Lead - 17/Aug/10 with Kath

Brilliant route!
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Andy N

Hidden - 15/Aug/10

Tom got a psyche on so led p1&3. Top two pitches quite enjoyable, but belaying p1 was harrowing... More of the grey talcum powder rock than on Red Wall - easier but more serious.
AJM - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Tom Lambert

Cliff was fine with loads of gear but not loose rock and marginal gear like Mousetrap. Fantastic situation though. 1st people to do after bird ban lifted.
Skinny Kin - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Cliff Shasby

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

I led 2nd pitch, loose rock, sandy rock with no real gear for last 20m of pitch well u cud put real crap slings over the quartz extrusions but i doubt they do much or stay on!
Duncan Campbell - UKC - AltLd O/S - 09/Nov/09 with Burgerking!

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Nov/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/09

hetaher - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/09 with Tom R

done as a four. Led 1st pitch, with some good gear, if not a little hard to find. nice day out.
Franco Cookson - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/09

lukehunt - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/09 with manker, Bl@ckhawkjac

Led the bottom (crux) Pitch. proper ace route and pretty solid.
Franco Cookson OLD - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Luke Hunt

Lead P2. Exciting but not hard climbing. Amazing belays that give you plenty of time to take it all in.
Dave Foster - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/09 with Andy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/09

VERY windy! Got wet getting to the bottom of the route. Led first pitch - great! tricky move out of first chimney. Top pitch - wall was very very windy - a battle - but great!
sinbad - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/09 with Mike Raine

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Aug/09

Classic route, first two pitches are fairly exciting but not hard technically, top pitch is excellent on good rock. Funky rock formations....
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/09 with Sam and Jo

sgl - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/09 with chad and mallard

the juicy dangler - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Alex

Hidden - Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/08

adi bryant - AltLd dnf - 15/Aug/08 with Lee

Amazing route. Less scary and loose than expected with interesting climbing on every pitch. A surprisingly amenable trip through some awesome terrain. Led pitches 1 and 3.
climbingpixie - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Andy Hobson

gjd - AltLd - 25/May/08 with Ronnie

Al Evans - 2008

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2008

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2008

Marcus - 2008

Loose and sandy in places but an amazing climb despite this, the top pitch feels a bit harder than the first which is apparently 5b...
smallerrich - AltLd - 24/Oct/07

Fantastic!
Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 07/Oct/07 with Dad

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/07

Hidden - AltLd - Oct/07

frost - AltLd - Sep/07 with D Garry

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/07

Silvi Fritzpatric and Glenda Huxter
Rich Mayfield - AltLd - 13/Aug/07 with Mark Stevenson

red1200 - AltLd O/S - Aug/07

P2
smollett - AltLd - Aug/07 with Francis blunt

richiebongo - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Michael Rawlinson

centurion05 - 2007

mux - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Simon Frost

tumbling wizard - 2007

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/06

jim robertson - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

Mark Reeves - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/05 with Clare Wilkie

One of the best routes of its grade in the UK. The climbing and route finding isn't that easy either, so not one to underestimate.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/05 with Dave Ferguson

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/05

david morse - AltLd O/S - Sep/05 with chris todd

TimJM - AltLd O/S - Sep/05 with Dave Reynolds

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/05

datoon - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/05 with RT

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2005 with john d

Hidden - AltLd - 2005

Davros the Psyched - AltLd O/S - 2005

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - Oct/04 with Tod Emerson

michael burrows - 2nd - 08/Sep/04 with nicholas Barrowclough

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Aug/04

nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - Aug/04

Hidden - AltLd - 2004

haydng - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Sam, Will

lukea - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/03 with Al

Fun - but will never repeat (due to poor gear)!
Simonfarfaraway - AltLd - 2003 with Steve Hastings

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2002

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/01

nige - Lead - Apr/00 with mark hounslea

Weekend with SC - he was ill on the day so did it with his mate ? Bold but steady, pegs just stains. Tried this route in 1982 - got lost, scared, and retreated in terror!
philhilo - Lead O/S - 2000

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

zero six - Lead O/S - 2000

Mad
Hamish Leslie - AltLd O/S - 1999 with Martin Barclay

Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/98 with Paul Tanton

ArnaudG - Aug/98 with Gunter

ian caton - Lead O/S - Aug/98 with Matt

ColdAndWet - AltLd - 1998 with Matt Telfer

sadams - AltLd - 27/Sep/97 with Hugh Cottom

phardman - 20/Jul/97

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 27/Sep/96 with Jamie Fisher, Muir Morton

GuyM - AltLd - Aug/96 with will

WB - AltLd O/S - Jul/96 with Guy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1996

Intense
phardman - AltLd - 09/Sep/95 with Jon Bibby

led p1 &3. Given E2,5b (p1) at the time (CC Guide 1990)
Pete Nugent - AltLd - 31/Aug/95 with John Bennison

Ched - Lead O/S - 1995 with Glanfor

NeilGriffiths - Lead - 1994 with Duncs

Exceptionally windy conditions.
PeteCheung - Lead - 04/Aug/92 with Bill

Hidden - AltLd - 1992

I led the second pitch
Tony Little - AltLd O/S - 09/Nov/91 with Guy Maddox

whispering nic - AltLd - 03/Sep/91 with Graham Iles

mark-abz - Lead - 25/Aug/91 with Andy W

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/91

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/90

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/90

Dave Rumney - 1990

Hidden - 1990

andy gittins - 1990

Steve Lenartowicz - 1990

led 1st and 3rd pitches
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/89 with steve ward

With Pete Corbishley
steveboote - Lead - 1988

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Nov/87

MikeYouCanClimb - 14/Sep/86 with Dave Dowson

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1986 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

Hidden - AltLd - 1986

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Aug/85

2,L,2. Again 25/10/1997 with Mark L,2,L.
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/84 with Alan Bennett

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 1984 with tim wright

Bob - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/83 with S. Harry

RichardMc - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/83 with John Evans

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - 1983 with Phillippa Mathews

nigehughes - AltLd - Sep/82 with Eric Joyce

Mike Owen - 31/Jan/82 with Tim Bancroft, Phil Ralph

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Nov/81

tapley - AltLd - 18/Oct/81 with John Sumner

Hidden - Lead - Aug/81

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 15/Jun/81 with Andy Chadwick

David Smith - 2nd - Jan/81 with Duncan Drake, Al Bennett

We arrived below the top pitch quickly followed by (the !) Joe Brown and his american friends. With that audience we could not fail !
rogerskews - 02/Nov/80 with Keith Jenkins

Hidden - Lead - 04/Aug/80

Brian Wilderspin - AltLd - 15/Oct/78 with Dave Winter

Hidden - Lead dnf - 03/Dec/77

mike lawrence? - 01/Aug/77 with Ian Millar

GeoffG - AltLd - 11/Jul/77 with tony bowker

GeoffG - AltLd - Jul/77 with tony bowker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/76

Bolt Phobia - AltLd - 17/Jan/76 with Martyn Hurn

Marcus - 1976

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 06/Apr/75 with Dave "Hamish" Wilkinson

Dave Musgrove - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/74 with Mike Butler

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 1974 with Dave Marriott

granitbahn - Lead - 1971

mikej - AltLd - 29/Mar/70 with Pete Boardman

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Style of ascent

Lead31 of 210 (14.8%)
Followed9 of 210 (4.3%)
Alt Leads118 of 210 (56.2%)
Unknown52 of 210 (24.8%)

'Climbed'114 of 210 (54.3%)
clean O/S90 of 210 (42.9%)
clean β1 of 210 (0.5%)
clean rpt3 of 210 (1.4%)
dnf2 of 210 (1.0%)