Blue Remembered Hills*** E3 5c
[Blue Remembered Hills p2., 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
The first pitch is long and sustained and the top pitch features a mind-blowing step up to a hanging flake. Start at the top of a rocky gully, by a spike belay, as for Red Wall.
1) 5c, 50m. Move left to the shallow right-facing corner and climb this to a ledge on the left at about 6m. Move up slightly and traverse left to the base of a V-groove. Climb this to a small perch at its top. Make a move left and then climb the sustained wall to a large flake and peg. Head up past a couple of thinner ledges to where a line leads leftwards into Wendigo. From the large pockets on Wendigo, head up and belay on the first sloping ledge.
2) 5c, 30m. From the belay head out right on large wafer-thin jugs, that appear similar in strength to porcelain, until you are just below and left of a large downwards pointing flake/spike. Make a committing move to gain the undercut, and scuttle quickly rightwards to a sandy ledge. Follow the diagonal crack up right to a perch on the arete before moving up to a sloping ledge on the left. Make a tricky move up left to a hanging groove and follow it to a ledge. Head to the top on very poor rock. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Gogarth Extreme Gems, North Wales Rock Graded List.

Photo: Blue Remembered Hills p2. © Mike Waters
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This climb is in 19 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Steady climbing but bold in places. Take care near the top.
Steve Crowe - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/15 with KM

P2, what a superb cliff. Also not sure this is E4, found it easier than Fantasia.
papashango - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/14 with PJ

Nick led the amazing first pitch taking a great diagonal line across RW. I got the totally absorbing top pitch. Pleased to see a new peg after an age trying to get gear after the cheesy groove.
Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/14 with Nick Bullock

A very good route, the only complaint is that you don't get much of a warm up as P1 is fairly relentless almost from the start! Neil led P1, I found it pumpy on second and thought it was the physical crux. Whereas Neil thought P2 was pumpier but I found it reasonable, go figure! Really good sustained climbing on P1 with generally decent gear. Neil followed a logical line to join Wendigo quite a bit higher up than the Ground Up photo topo suggests. The start of P2 up to and round the flake looked scary with questionable gear but wasn't too hard. Good sustained climbing up the groove above. Finished more or less direct and didn't find it loose. 3 stars!
Misha - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Neil Foster

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/13

Sustained main pitch, great lead by Steve.
Gezzer - 2nd - 22/Aug/13 with Steve Burns

Hidden - Lead - 22/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 23/Sep/12

Brilliant route. Alex's comments are pretty much spot on. Steady E3 5c .
Owain Llewelyn - AltLd - 08/Aug/12 with Gareth E

Luke Brooks - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/11 with John Orr

Led P2. First pitch great with some intricate, run outs and an exposed step. Second pitch was great fun. Once I got a No.1 wire wire in by the hanging fang I was feeling confident and really enjoyed 'the lottery' with some of the holds. Top section not that loose, and belay is solid with a big wire and a cam 2 and cam 3.
Alex Mason - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/11 with Mikey G

Mega cool route, I lead P1 but both are good pitches. First trad climb in 4 months and couldnt have been a better experience, super exposed, good clean wall climbing, top stuff!
Mike Goldthorp - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/11 with alex mason

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

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/10

Hidden - Aug/09

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/97

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Sep/96

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