Rockfax Description
One of the original and best hard UK sport climbs which paved the way for limestone climbing in the 80s and beyond. After an easy start, the climbing is never desperate but continuously sustained and subtle. © Rockfax

Ticklists: THE classic old skool 8a's, North Wales Rock Graded List, ROCKFAX Style Top 50: North Wales, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, The BMC 70th Anniversary Ticklist, Mike and Connors 2 year plan, North Wales Sport Climbing.

Matt.c.Warner 28/Aug Lead RP
with Alex
OERees 14/Jun Lead RP

After falling off twice after last bolt, sent 3rd go! Psyched!

OERees 12/Jun Lead dog

3 RP attempts. Last attempt came off past last bolt going for LH gaston. Blew it!

OERees 11/Jun Lead dog

2 work goes. 1 redpoint attempt.

Tophe 03/Jun Lead RP
with Jonny P
Tom Livingstone 28/May Lead dog
with Oli Grounsell, Jack Lawledge
JM 15/Mar Lead RP

A bit of a fight in damp conditions but so good to finally get this old classic done!

with Anna Reiners
UnkArl 13/Sep/14 Lead dnf

Opened my account and officially kicked off Project 8aBy40. The clock is ticking, 2yrs and 5months to go. First go up I frigged it to death with the clip-stick, apart from the bottom section I could barely do any of the moves - not a good start. Second time up (with the rope and draws in place) it started to come together, managed most of the individual moves after the heal-hook traverse. I was surprised at just how bad the feet are... Pysched to get back on it and start training properly.

dswansonlow 07/Sep/14 Lead dog
shed_hed 07/Sep/14 Lead dog

Felt good after getting Bad Boy so jumped on this. Hard! Dogged on lead to the last clip and then dogged on second after that.

matt30987 03/Sep/14 TR dog
with Dad
Luke Brooks 23/Aug/14 Lead RP

Bit of stamina training in the wall made the difference in the end. Took a fair bit of perseverance this one!

with Delyth
Luke Dawson 10/Jul/14 Lead RP
Glyn 26/Jun/13 Lead RP

Awesome! One of the best 8a's I've ever done. Fantastic climbing. Messed up my sequence big time on the successful red point. Forgot to use the undercut on the top crux, had to match the side pull..sketchy! About 5th session. Maybe 8th red point

with Matt Smith
Hidden 02/Jun/13 TR dnf
Glyn 04/May/13 Lead dog

Two parts, progress. Worked out better sequence for top red point thin crux section

Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead dog
westyb3 27/Jul/12 Lead RP

What a battle! great route!!!

Hidden 17/May/12 Lead RP
willsm11 01/Apr/12 Lead RP

A mental battle to stay relaxed and remember the foot beta for the top section. 4 redpoints last september and 6 this weekend, fell from the last few moves on 4 of them.

with Twisty
NickHarms ??/2012 Lead dog
bustermartin 25/Sep/11 Lead dog

ahh got to the end of the top traverse then got straight back on and went to the top

Hidden 10/Sep/11 Lead RP
keefe 30/Jul/11 Lead RP

Finally put this nemesis to bed. 1st attempt of the day - finishing as the top groove was starting to get wet in the rain.

with Tansy
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead RP
Hidden 09/Jul/11 Lead dog
Dave Douglas 03/Jul/11 Lead dog
with the wife
Martin Cleaver 14/May/11 TR dog

day 1, some progress.

dav 01/May/11 Lead RP

got pumped, need some stamina.

with Gill B
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 30/May/10 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead RP
Hidden 05/Aug/09 TR dog
ksjs 05/Aug/09 TR dog

hard, harder than i expected. struggled with traverse (pumpy), cross-through move to slot (where do my feet go?) and then moves right into groove at top (no footholds!) all a bit rushed due to tide. need another go to get a real feel for moves but great to be on the route after walking past it so much...

with ally
Cassidy 22/Jul/09 Lead RP
with McGeek, Neil Busby
Hidden ??/2008 -
Mike Owen 25/Jul/98 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 04/Jul/98 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
sadams 09/May/98 Lead RP
with Pete Bukowski
Mike Owen 30/Aug/97 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
whispering nic ?/Jul/96 Lead dog
with April
kristian ?/Mar/96 Lead RP

First 8a

Mike Owen 02/Aug/94 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 30/Jul/94 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 19/May/94 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 11/Aug/91 -
with Elaine Owen
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