Rockfax Description
The easiest 8a of the lot. There is a rest after the first bulge followed by a tricky crux in the middle section before finishing out left. A longer finish joins the last part of Parasite. © Rockfax

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, North Wales Sport Climbing.

nige 13/Aug Lead RP
with Adam lincoln
Adam Lincoln 13/Aug Lead rpt

Retro flash

with nige
Alex Mason 02/Jul Lead RP

Had 6 sessions on this back in 2010 but got bored after falling off post crux. Did 2nd RP today with the parasite finish. Totally worth doing, it adds no difficult and its the best bit of climbing on the route.

with Jemma Powell
Jim Tan ?/Jun Lead RP
jfreeman 28/May Lead RP
with Mark Katz
Ed Booth 17/May Lead RP

had a mesh last year but didn't have long and couldn't quite get it done with bad beta and time. Today had two dogs, and then did it next redpoint.

Hidden 17/May Lead RP
Adam Booth 17/May Lead dog

1 x TR, 1 x dog, 1 x 2 overlapping halves, felt a lot more likely than last time!

Twid Turner ??/2016 -
Hidden 10/Aug/15 Lead RP
will smith11 03/Jul/15 Lead RP

The starting moves are worse than shit, kind of ruined it for me.

shed_hed 03/Jun/15 Lead dog

Heel-toe helps getting into undercut. Still unable to do the crux move but heel hook helps getting there.

dswansonlow 03/Jun/15 Lead dog
Tophe 02/Jun/15 Lead RP
with Jonny P
shed_hed 25/May/15 Lead dog

Dogged every bolt on first attempt. Second attempt climbed clean to hardest move of second crux. Could pull through crux after a rest but too powerful and couldn't figure out how to get through when tired. Clipping will the intresting after the crux!

dswansonlow 25/May/15 Lead dog
Luke Brooks 21/May/15 Lead RP

Still a bit of a fight. 4 proper sessions.

dswansonlow 17/Apr/15 Lead dog

3 tries. 1st - felt hard climbing and clipping in with no beta. 2nd - from the floor to the middle of the crux. 3rd - from floor to middle of crux using better hand beta but foot beta was still wrong.

with Emma Twyford
Joughton 18/Mar/15 Lead dog

Had one go working the moves, then managed it in two overlapping halves the next go. Good progress for one session.

oliverpcain ??/2015 Lead RP
dswansonlow 15/Nov/14 Lead dnf

A quick and very halfhearted attempt.

Ramon Marin 07/Sep/14 Lead dog

Account opened. Didn't feel as soft as expected but what a great route. Will be back!

with viki harvey
Glyn 05/Jun/14 Lead RP

Did not feel like the soft tick it's know as to me! Maybe I'm just not tall and not good at power moves over a roof! Maybe around 5 rpts spread over about 4 years! Toe hook beta was critical

with Amy
Ethan 16/Sep/13 Lead
with Don Walker
Daniel Heath 07/Jul/13 Lead dnf

Psyched to do individual hard moves (off the deck and also through the roof) but power faded later on.

with Brad
Adam Booth 11/Aug/12 TR dog

Account open!

_m.cox_ 27/Jul/12 Lead RP
westyb3 30/Jun/12 Lead RP

2nd go. Good route

with Heather Ogston
Rob Pitt 17/May/12 Lead RP
with Jo Bertalot
LRob ??/2012 Lead
doylo 29/Jul/11 Lead RP

first climbed it in 2002

edinbed 24/Jul/11 Lead RP
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead RP
Hidden 27/Apr/11 Lead dog
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 15/Oct/10 Lead RP
Hidden 08/Oct/10 Lead dog
NDD 07/Sep/10 -

Nice route. Quite soft.

Stewart B 06/Sep/10 Lead RP

Soft. 1st redpoint after trying the flash the year before. Good route

with Nick Deboost
halfmanhalfbiscuit ?/Sep/10 Lead RP

First 8a. 7 sessions/6th rp. A bit of campussing helped mid-seige.

zero six ?/Sep/10 Lead RP
ksjs 05/Aug/10 Lead RP

bouldery but super classic with great moves and lots of beta options.

with pete
ksjs 03/Aug/10 Lead dog
with blair
ksjs 28/Jul/10 Lead dog
with owen
ksjs 25/Jul/10 Lead dog
with jo
ksjs 15/Jul/10 Lead dog
with pete
Hidden 28/Jun/10 Lead dog
ksjs 28/Jun/10 Lead dog

feels 8a on first acquaintance at least; powerful, brilliant moves

with ally
bigie bob 11/Jun/10 Lead RP
Adam Lincoln 17/May/10 Lead
with Chris Doyle
Hidden ??/2010 -
ksjs 09/Jun/09 Lead dnf

tired after earlier efforts

with owen
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Lead RP
lukehunt 25/Mar/09 Lead dog

hard. Will be back for this one

with Steve barrat
Hidden ??/2009 -
IOAN D 30/Jun/08 Lead RP


with gareth
Gus 08/Jun/08 Lead RP
JM ?/Jun/08 -
Cassidy 12/Aug/07 Lead RP
with Rob Sutton, Malc
ksjs 30/Jul/07 TR dnf
with silvi
ksjs 27/Jul/07 TR dnf
with silvi
lx 23/Jul/07 Lead

1st redpoint

with alison
feeko 11/Nov/06 Lead
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 17/Sep/06 Lead RP

1st redpoint. 7c+

with Nic Sellers
keefe ??/2006 Lead RP
kristian ?/Jun/96 Lead RP
Mike Owen 28/Jul/92 Lead RP

2nd go.

with Elaine Owen
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