Aardvark*** HVS 5a

Rockfax Description
One of the great Welsh mountain HVSs and a route finding masterpiece. The line takes the clean elongated rib that soars up the crag on its most continuous section of rock. The climbing and the rock are both good but the route needs a long dry spell to come into condition.
1) 5a, 24m. Use a jammed block to gain a niche and exit this via some hard moves up a crack to a sloping ledge above. Go left into a groove and climb it and grassy ledges above to a belay on a very large ledge.
2) 5a, 30m. Climb slabby rock to a spike on the arete under an overhang. Move right around the arete and climb a crack until the arete can be accessed again at a ledge below a bulge. Pull over the bulge and climb up a groove to a belay at a block.
3) 4b, 15m. Go left and up the arete to the finishing ledge. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs.

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This climb is in 6 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

What an adventure. I would guess from the amount of lichen and vegetation that nobody has climbed this route since the last party in April 2011. At least it was dry. Loved it!
hotfeet - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with David Elder

With Vernon. My hardest multipitch at this grade - and pretty serious climbing too. Shame about the foliage.
Daniel Heath - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/11

John Marsland - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/06 with Arnaud Garcon

ArnaudG - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/06 with John M

One of the best...
alan moore - 1999

babymoac - Lead - 20/Jul/95 with Ian F

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