jacob shieldhouse hadley 12/Aug Lead O/S

good climbing, the crux is easy, if you figure it out

with jasper cluff
Hidden 15/Jul AltLd dog
Ian craigie ?/Jul Lead
with Rachael Crewsmith
GuyVG 18/Apr Lead O/S

Climbed this really well, smooth movement and first time placements. Happy. Should've got on Rimsky after Alex but was saving myself for the big day after which never came.

with barrows
Hidden 18/Apr 2nd β
Cailean Harker 15/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Mike Goldthorp
tim newton 05/Sep/14 2nd rpt
Rachel Slater 05/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Tricky warm-up...

Ed morris 28/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Jerry Handren
Rich Kirby 24/Jul/14 Lead rpt
R2B 23/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Felt quite hard for E3.

with Justin
Justin T 23/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Russ
wolf.leeb 02/Jul/14 Lead O/S

with nic
mynyddresident 02/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with wolf
Tom Livingstone 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Soft and rambly

with Jack Lawledge
Hidden 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
HAJ Francis 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Rob Pitt 17/May/14 2nd
with Nick B
Lenny 16/Apr/14 2nd
with Steve
oliverpcain ??/2014 Lead O/S
mike lawrence? 23/Jul/13 2nd

Thought the top would be the hardest bit to lead, short but intense.

with FatRob
Hidden 22/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
dan gibson 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with sam read
Andy Peak 1 21/Jul/13 2nd
dswansonlow 15/Jul/13 Lead O/S
shed_hed 15/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Found the climbing quite sequency (managed to keep getting the wrong sequence all the way up!) and technical but not too tricky, though the end was pretty steep! Gear didn't look that convincing on it but a cool route none the less.

redjerry 12/Jul/13 TR O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/13 Lead β
Andrew Barker 05/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with Si
Speeddemonsi 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S
tim newton 18/Jun/13 2nd rpt

I lead this the day before, going right from low in the initial crack to an obvious spike and up and left from there. That was pretty hard to read...maybe e3/4 5c/6a and not the line (I presume). Saw the pictures of people on the routes in the 2 guides and realised they'd gone up the crack for a few moves and then up to the ledge. Seconded it that way today and it's 5b that way. The cc llanberis description is just a bit confusing considering it mentions a spike and there's a really obvious spike further out right. Not pokey or contrived as it says on the description here. A 1 or 2 star route well worth doing and a good warm up for the harder routes.

tim newton 17/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with rich gentry
nathanlee 25/May/13 2nd
with Dom Lee
dominic lee 25/May/13 Lead O/S
LRob ??/2013 Lead O/S
Jen Crook 28/Aug/12 2nd
with John Houlden, Rob Patchett
Hidden 28/Aug/12 Lead
wi11 12/Aug/12 2nd β
with Ben
Hidden 28/May/12 2nd O/S
Ewan Russell 28/May/12 Lead O/S
with Connor
Hidden 26/May/12 Lead O/S
matt perks ??/2012 -
sam820 28/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Callum
Hidden 25/Sep/11 AltLd
Owain Llewelyn 04/Aug/11 2nd
with Andy
centurion05 04/Aug/11 Lead
with Owain
mynyddresident 27/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Initially put off by the mixed feedback. However, once you suss the right line (don't climb to the end of the initial crack) and find the two bomber wires it's fine. Good moves across to the arete and up.

with Al
al123 27/Jul/11 Lead O/S

really good climb. 5bish first crux then a rest then 5c crux. pretty well protected. i got pretty pumped at the top, first welsh E3.

with nic
Luke Brooks 06/Jun/11 2nd
with Liam
Liam FLeming 06/Jun/11 -
with luke brooks
Dave Almond 30/Apr/11 2nd
frost 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with D Almond
Dunx 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
al99 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Ben Jones
lukehodson 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Superb route

with Duncan
martinazando 30/Apr/11 2nd dog
with lukehodson
Hidden 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
HamishD 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Wil Treasure
drysori 04/Sep/10 Lead β
with hamdunn
Hidden 27/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S
centurion05 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Whats all the fuss about? there's two big rests on the route after the two hard sections. The first hard bit is ok, bout 5b/5c with a reach, the 'crux' felt really straight forward and well protected, i didn't even find the 1.5 cam slot as mentioned but there's a bomber number 4 just where you want it. E2 5c

with lee wales
feilx 15/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Andy L
La Mont 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S
catblack 26/Jun/10 2nd dog
Andrew Barker 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Nails if you follow the exact guidebook line to the spike and back left at the start - felt like E3 6a. The rest wasn't as scary as I was expecting. Shouldn't this be in the Hidden Wall Section?

ewen 22/Jun/10 2nd
with neil stabbs
JulesV 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
Hidden 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ksjs 24/May/10 2nd rpt
with pete
Rich Kirby 23/May/10 2nd O/S
with Ewan
Mike Goldthorp 22/May/10 Lead O/S

Great route, crux section is a bit insecure and airy but gear seemed bomb for the 'slopey guppy' section

with George Ulrich
ksjs 17/May/10 2nd rpt

am really in 2 minds about this route: i rarely onsight E3 as a warm up yet did so on this 2 years ago. then today i just couldnt commit on lead to last moves and had thoughts of a groundfall if my good nut should rip. i see Alex's comments too and, from his log, he knows what hes up to. all quite weird. the combination of nut, friend and small friend in slot on left all however probably do make this E3 (E2 even?) and no more: 1 delicate move by gear after a stand up rest.

with jo
ksjs 17/May/10 Lead dnf

strange one this! started RK and got rail but decided i needed / wanted small cams. tried to finish on EGD but was quite casual and skipped / forgot about the cam placement. then had a bit of a moment mid-crux and decided to reverse and lower. didnt really 'set' myself properly for either RK or EGD - poor but insightful

with jo
simonp ?/May/10 Lead O/S
with Lucy Ham
halfmanhalfbiscuit ?/May/10 Lead O/S

Pleasant enough.

zero six ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Luke Brooks 11/Apr/10 2nd
hervenuttall ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Ben
soph 01/Jan/10 -
Alex Mason 14/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Took over from ben, terrifying. Sketchy gear after initial crack traverse, which gets no better once you move up to the slopey guppie move onto the top, thought i was gunna deck from near the top on slopey stretchy moves. (just read other comments wtf?)

with Ben alsford
Hidden ?/Oct/09 -
barni 25/Sep/09 Lead dog
Liam FLeming 25/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with barni
gregoritos 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with james
Stig 08/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Greg
Toby Dunn 23/Jun/09 Lead
with Andy Reeve
Rob Pitt 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Nick Arding
mattyork2 31/May/09 Lead O/S
with Andy Reeve, Dan Mc and Tristan
miastacey 31/May/09 2nd
with Bob Smith
Hidden 30/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead rpt
Boy ?/Apr/09 -
with Nige Kershaw
Pete Graham ?/Apr/09 2nd
with Luke Porter
Hidden 23/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Dan 85 28/Jul/08 Lead O/S

First E3, probably only E2 aswell. But I got up!

with Francis
ksjs 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S

a quality pitch. a friend 2 (wild country) will suffice for the friend placement (referred to in north wales rock) and theres a good nut above this anyway (it can be placed from same position)

with mark
Ed Booth 04/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with will sim
Hidden 02/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 2nd O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 25/Jun/05 2nd β
with Ed Brown
caveman_chris ?/May/99 Lead
sadams 05/Jun/98 Lead O/S
with Andy Bowie
Hidden 07/Aug/97 Lead O/S
Ched ??/1997 2nd
with IwanJones
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