Bran Flake* E2 5b
[Steve Joynson, Bran Flake E2 5b, Yellow Wall, Holyhead Mountain, 3 kb]30m. No description has been contributed for this climb.
K Robertson, S Robertson 31/Jan/1981

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List.

Photo: Steve Joynson, Bran Flake E2 5b, Yellow Wall, Holyhead Mountain © ANDREW MCQUE

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This climb is in 226 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

harry_lewis - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/14 with Bastien

Fell off going for a jug at the top. So so pumpy! Feels hard for E2.
adamre12 - Lead dnf - 27/Sep/14 with Dan Qureshi

K Dawg - 2nd dnf - 06/Sep/14 with Kit

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/14

Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/14 with Tim Newton

Tried to practice jamming. Failed so used the right hand crimp instead
Maddie - 2nd dog - 23/Aug/14 with remus

Super pumpy, lead p1 but needed one rest.
kyaizawa - AltLd dog - 23/Aug/14 with Luke Cullum

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14

Take! Take! Take! Struggled with the crux move but nailed it eventually. First E2, dead happy!
Jamie Everitt - 2nd dog - 23/Aug/14 with Flavio Don Liyanage

Climbed only because king bee crack was busy. Like climbing on knives, bleeding everywhere. First attempt at an E2 (with 2 rests), very happy.
FlavioL1989 - Lead dog - 23/Aug/14 with Jamie Everitt

lcullum7 - 2nd - 23/Aug/14 with Ky Aizawa

Dan Hostford - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Remus Knowles, Maddie Sweetman, Alun Freem, Remi Richards

A steep jug fest!
Stefan_Morris - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/14 with Edmundmorris

wynaptomos - Lead dnf - 10/Jul/14

The Grist - 2nd - 28/Jun/14 with Alan Barnes

james1978 - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with pam

Only my third E2 onsight and my first non-slab E2 onsight, so pretty happy about getting up it at all but it wasn't a pretty picture! :) Pumpy, but safe and very nice when you commit. Long slab run out at the top.
ebf - Lead dog - 13/Jun/14 with Will Poulter

Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/14 with Will Lloyd

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/14

Really pump, absolutely no stamina for it, had to ab for the gear
gingerwolf - Lead dnf - 25/May/14

Chris M - AltLd - 21/May/14

Ahab - Lead O/S - 21/May/14

Gareth T - Lead dog - 03/May/14 with Andrew Pocklington

Hidden - May/14

Fell off it last year in the freezing cold with Neils and Ollie Halford. Was fine today. Very go-ey!
Dan724 - Lead RP - 28/Apr/14 with Harry, James Williams

slapped up left for a shit sloper rather than going right to a good crimp. Another mega pumpy route at holyhead mountain
JamesWilliams - 2nd dog - 28/Apr/14 with Dan Hale

dswansonlow - 2nd rpt - 12/Apr/14 with Darren McMaster

Layback sequence felt pumpy!
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Dougie Swanson-Low

Dan Vaj - 2nd dog - 27/Mar/14 with James Machaffie

Si - 2014

Seymore Butt - 2014

dicky79 - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13 with James D

Hidden - 29/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/13

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Debbie

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Debbie

chriswood - Lead dog - 16/Aug/13

duncandarnell - Lead rpt - 13/Aug/13

Shaw Brown - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Judith Neaves

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13

Carter - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/13 with Ed

Owain Llewelyn - 2nd - 20/Jun/13 with Gareth E

Lenny - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Phil .N

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

Tubs - Lead O/S - 30/May/13 with AJM

Steep pumpy fun
AJM - 2nd β - 30/May/13 with Tom Lambert

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

ksjs - Lead rpt - 25/May/13 with owen

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Tom Jagger

Sam Simpson - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13 with Tom Doldon

Dave Parton - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Adam Ellwood

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/13 with Alex Mason

Hidden - 2nd dog - 30/Mar/13

Sam Melville - 2013

ejected - 2013

adie84 - 2013

adie84 - 2013

jammed almost all of it
mwatson - Lead O/S - 09/Dec/12

JRae - 2nd - 08/Dec/12 with M Watson

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12 with James Lam, Tor Nockles

jameslam - 2nd dog - 11/Nov/12 with Will Benfold

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 23/Oct/12

very sharp!!
Sam Melville - Lead dog - 23/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 06/Oct/12

williamsd79 - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/12 with Mark Amyes

Had to go off to the left onto the pillar as it was pouring with rain.
Katex - 2nd dnf - 18/Sep/12 with Mike

edmitchell - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Simon Palmer

simeclimb68 - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Ed Mtchell, Matthew Thomas

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Aug/12

Rich Kirby - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/12 with Ruth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/12

ctbaird - 2nd dog - 20/Jul/12 with Duncan Campbell

sparkass - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/12 with Chris Baird

Took a whipper half way up the jamming section - next time more cams and more stamina!
sonnenstern - Lead dog - 15/Jul/12 with Helena

pumpu as! took 10 minutes to get a stuck nut out
charlietorrance - 2nd dog - 09/Jul/12

duncandarnell - Lead β - Jul/12

brilliant line, but mega flash pump! did have to allow time to briefly remove the pump!
Jillybean - 2nd - 17/Jun/12 with Ben

Felt harder then last time
Bennykr - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/12 with JB

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with James Dear

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/May/12

Had to rest on the gear before the final push for the top of the steepest part. Gutted really as I think I might have just made it clean~!
highclimber - Lead dog - 05/May/12 with Bob

richardr - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/12 with Mark Leicester, Ivan

Dizz - Lead - 28/Apr/12 with Hugh T

Pump fest!
Ollie B - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12 with N.Sommers

Hidden - 2012

sonnenstern - 2nd O/S - 11/Nov/11 with Ruth

Dan77 - 2nd dog - 06/Nov/11 with Mike Hammil

wi11 - Lead β - 07/Oct/11 with Meg

mikeyjbs - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/11 with Charles Green

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Sep/11

Paul Bowen - 2nd - 24/Sep/11 with Rebecca Hayes

Tim M - Lead O/S - Sep/11 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - Sep/11 with cheesesarnie

An ongoing physical struggle, with many rests on the rope, not always with the excuse of needing both hands to retrieve gear.
eduardo - 2nd dog - 28/Aug/11 with Ian W

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Aug/11

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Esther Bott

Punchy!
Julian Cooper - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Ben Steel

belay bunny turned bad - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with loundsy

Hidden - 2nd β - 09/Aug/11

totally pumped and fell off quite a bit...
skippyridgway - 2nd - 03/Aug/11 with Garry Smith, Libby Peter

dan ely - 2nd rpt - 01/Aug/11 with pearce

feilx - 2nd rpt - 07/Jul/11 with Andy L, Alex Dennis

AlexD - 2nd - 07/Jul/11 with Andy Lamont, Felix

Em66 - 2nd - 07/Jul/11 with Mat

AlistairB - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Lisa

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Jul/11

Smelly Fox - 2nd - 29/May/11 with Mark Littlewood

Lovely route, windy as funk though!
MrMarris - 2nd O/S - 08/May/11 with Ben Alsford

Hidden - Lead - 02/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/11

Hidden - Lead - 28/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 25/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

kdalzell - 2nd - 16/Apr/11 with Liam Fleming

Liam FLeming - Lead - 16/Apr/11

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/11 with Rich

Second time on it after last year, not enough stamina.
BorisVBlade - Lead dnf - 09/Apr/11 with Sam Davies

dan ely - Lead rpt - 05/Mar/11 with tony (army)

Seconded last year. Got pumped today but hung in there recovered well and altogether felt relatively fit on it. Brilliant testpiece.
Alex Mason - Lead - 02/Mar/11 with Laura Perry, Duncan Campbell

Pumparoo!
Duncan Campbell - 2nd - 02/Mar/11 with Mason

MarekM - 2nd dog - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 13/Dec/10

phil64 - 2nd - 16/Oct/10

kevp - Lead dog - 16/Oct/10 with Paul Wellar

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Sep/10

Awsome route!!!!! :D
Bennykr - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Noodles, Benji

Pumpy
Noodles - 2nd - 25/Sep/10 with Ben Reinsch

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Sep/10

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 11/Sep/10 with Dad

honest in your face climbing. perhaps not to be pulling on the top flake too much me thinks
danimal88 - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/10 with Chris Holden

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/10

Block near the top looks a bit dodgey .
Jamie Degel - Lead O/S - Aug/10 with Martin Fricke (DAV Hamburg)

Top crack rather wet, struggled to the 'rest' flake at the top but was in a full body pump so fell off, 30 ft or so upside down. Awesome whipper. Recommended.
theotherpetehill - Lead dnf - 24/Jul/10 with Zach Stone

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10

as pumpy as expected but not so tec hard.
dan ely - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/10 with Torqwell, rich

HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 18/Jun/10 with Andy Woolston

Seconded E2 5b with Andy Woolston leading
williamsd79 - 2nd dog - 18/Jun/10

3 Names - 2nd - 31/May/10 with Roslyn Mckendry

givemetea - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Vince

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/10

SuseH - 2nd O/S - 30/May/10 with Iain

ian caton - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Abi

Cruised it like a mother fucker!!!! Boom.
Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 25/May/10 with Connor

HIGHTOWER - Lead dog - 24/May/10 with Dave Gleave, Ben Thynne

In the process of trying to break into flashing E2s and this was by far the hardest trad route that I've tried this year.
Glyn Davidson - Lead dog - 15/May/10 with Mike Burrows

michael burrows - 2nd rpt - 15/May/10 with triggerhippy

Hidden - Lead - 15/May/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 11/May/10

1 rest.
Adam Booth - Lead dog - 08/May/10

JulesV - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Shauna Cunningham

Shauna - 2nd O/S - 03/May/10 with Jules

Neil D - 2nd dog - 01/May/10 with Boriz Korzh

Fell 1m from the end of the steep crack.
BorisVBlade - Lead dog - 01/May/10 with Neil Dowse

simonp - Lead O/S - May/10 with Annelies Sarrazyn

Hidden - 2nd - May/10

John Pickles - 2nd - 21/Apr/10 with Kieran Hodgson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10

david morse - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Jizzy

harvie - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/10

owain86 - 2nd dog - 28/Mar/10 with Sam

Climbs alot better than it looks, should get more than one star.. pumpy
drewish - 2nd β - 06/Feb/10 with Hervacious

nutallovertheface - Lead O/S - Feb/10 with Steve

Hidden - 2nd - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Sep/09

Still didnt get it in one-sooo pumpy!
hetaher - Lead dog - 09/Sep/09 with Mike

Really close to not doin it, the old grip was a-loosenin!
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/09 with Heather

End of the day, I was tiered but made it! Plug in cams and keep on moving at the top of the crack. Finishing jug is fantastic!
Glyn - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/09 with David Fountain

one slump onto the rope
davefount - 2nd dog - 05/Sep/09 with Glyn

dodfoster - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/09 with ben robinson

ksjs - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/09 with mux

pumpy little bugger for E2 Great climbing, glad that I wasn't at my limit though.
mux - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with ksjs

Really windy!!
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/09 with will sim

Hidden - Lead rpt - Jul/09

Very warm day and a seagull stole our lunch whilst on the climb! Perfect climb, great moves and perfect pro all the way.
Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Tim

Hidden - Lead - Jun/09

One slight rest one move before the top.
bridget143 - 2nd dog - 25/May/09 with Duncan Frisch

Rich Kirby - 2nd - 03/May/09 with Kev

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/09

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with douglas

harder than i remember but still totally classic and quite pumpy. the upper crack has lovely moves and a great position. good gear throughout though stay cool at the top of the crack...
ksjs - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/09 with goosebump

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/09

Pump pump pump. Pleased with this onsight - it was touch and go at the top of the steep bit.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/09 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/09

easy e2 tick, commit and you'll be fine
centurion05 - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/09

mr mills - Lead - 15/Mar/09 with joe chorley

switch - Lead O/S - 2009

barni - Lead O/S - 29/Nov/08 with ronnie

Got destroyed by this, then tried downclimbing it. Needless to say I failed miserably, : )
smallerrich - Lead dnf - 29/Nov/08 with Sally

Pumped out of my brain, hardest fight on a route this year. A mighty little test piece with some very varied climbing for its stature. Reminiscent of tricky little gritstone test pieces.
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Gerwyn Jones

Completely pumped-spent too long on the slate! Had to ab down and get the gear-v embarrasing!
hetaher - Lead dnf - 23/Aug/08 with Carwyn

Took a 7-meter fall after I got completely pumped, being flipped over as my right leg caught the rope during the fall. Shocked but fortunately I got away with only bruised back. I was lowered down.
masa-alpin - Lead dnf - 17/Aug/08 with Graeme B

feilx - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Steve Mayer

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/08 with sam read

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/08

hookface - 2nd dog - 03/Jun/08 with steven franklin

Glad to tick this one off the list. Lead clean after cleaning it on TR.
Tom Eagle - Lead RP - 02/Jun/08 with skygod78

crag_monster - 2nd - May/08

Nicos - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/08 with rich howels

Hidden - 26/Feb/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

guyblackwood - 2nd - 12/Aug/07 with Chester Mark

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/07

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/07 with Jim

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/Jun/07

gregoritos - Lead O/S - Jun/07

ritchierich - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/07 with Phil Taggart

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/07

nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - 05/Aug/04

lukea - 2nd rpt - 18/Jan/04 with Al

John Kettle - 2003

Hidden - Lead dog - 2000

Ched - Lead rpt - 1997 with Glanfor

michael burrows - 2nd - 05/May/96 with steve ward

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/95

Stoney Boy - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/93 with Bob Marks, Neil McCallum

Nick Biven - Lead - 13/Sep/92 with Ray Jenkins

nigehughes - 2nd - May/85 with Adrian Hughes

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