Statement of Youth*** 8a

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, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist, Mike and Connors 2 year plan.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 48 logbooks, and on 85 wishlists.

Matt.c.Warner - Lead RP - 28/Aug/15 with Alex

After falling off twice after last bolt, sent 3rd go! Psyched!
OERees - Lead RP - 14/Jun/15

3 RP attempts. Last attempt came off past last bolt going for LH gaston. Blew it!
OERees - Lead dog - 12/Jun/15

2 work goes. 1 redpoint attempt.
OERees - Lead dog - 11/Jun/15

Tophe - Lead RP - 03/Jun/15 with Jonny P

Tom Livingstone - Lead dog - 28/May/15 with Oli Grounsell, Jack Lawledge

A bit of a fight in damp conditions but so good to finally get this old classic done!
JM - Lead RP - 15/Mar/15 with Anna Reiners

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.
UnkArl - Lead dnf - 13/Sep/14 with James Long

dswansonlow - Lead dog - 07/Sep/14 with Darren McMaster

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.
shed_hed - Lead dog - 07/Sep/14 with Dougie Swanson-Low

matt30987 - TR dog - 03/Sep/14 with Dad

Bit of stamina training in the wall made the difference in the end. Took a fair bit of perseverance this one!
Luke Brooks - Lead RP - 23/Aug/14 with Delyth

Luke Dawson - Lead RP - 10/Jul/14 with Charles Dawson

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
Glyn - Lead RP - 26/Jun/13 with Matt Smith

Hidden - TR dnf - 02/Jun/13

Two parts, progress. Worked out better sequence for top red point thin crux section
Glyn - Lead dog - 04/May/13 with Chris Davis

Hidden - Lead dog - 20/Apr/13

What a battle! great route!!!
westyb3 - Lead RP - 27/Jul/12 with Matt Cox

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/May/12

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.
willsm11 - Lead RP - 01/Apr/12 with Twisty

NickHarms - Lead dog - 2012

ahh got to the end of the top traverse then got straight back on and went to the top
bustermartin - Lead dog - 25/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Sep/11

Finally put this nemesis to bed. 1st attempt of the day - finishing as the top groove was starting to get wet in the rain.
keefe - Lead RP - 30/Jul/11 with Tansy

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Jul/11

Dave Douglas - Lead dog - 03/Jul/11 with the wife

day 1, some progress.
Martin Cleaver - TR dog - 14/May/11

got pumped, need some stamina.
dav - Lead RP - 01/May/11 with Gill B

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/May/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead RP - 2010

Hidden - TR dog - 05/Aug/09

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...
ksjs - TR dog - 05/Aug/09 with ally

Cassidy - Lead RP - 22/Jul/09 with McGeek, Neil Busby

Hidden - 2008

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/98 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/98 with Elaine Owen

sadams - Lead RP - 09/May/98 with Pete Bukowski

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/97 with Elaine Owen

whispering nic - Lead dog - Jul/96 with April

First 8a
kristian - Lead RP - Mar/96

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 02/Aug/94 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 30/Jul/94 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 19/May/94 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - 11/Aug/91 with Elaine Owen

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