Face Race*** 7a+
[Face Race - Lower Pen Trwyn, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
More quality climbing with good holds where it matters. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: The Orme 7a+'s, North Wales Rock Graded List, Very good routes in the UK.

Photo: Face Race - Lower Pen Trwyn © Danielle Louise Hilton
View all 2 photos or Submit a new photo of this climb.

This climb is in 152 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

2nd go
papashango - Lead RP - 25/Sep/15 with Nat, Elliot

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/15 with Ali

FreddieSmith - Lead RP - 05/Jul/15 with Becky Good

So close! Fell off a move or two off better holds in the top break, good safe fall. Might have got it if fresh? Not much rest before the second go but got to the half rest below the crux in decent shape, managed to get a bit back and did the crux section fairly easily. Thought this was easier than Night Glue but it's higher in the graded list, then again it's exactly my style - crimps on a vertical wall.
Misha - Lead RP - 31/May/15 with Mark G

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 16/May/15 with Nick Jones

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/May/15

quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 03/May/15 with Rachel

Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/15 with Kasia Osipowicz

Hidden - TR - 26/Apr/15

amccann - Lead RP - 14/Apr/15 with Chris

1st try.
Ed morris - Lead RP - 28/Feb/15 with Dickon

Hidden - Lead - 16/Nov/14

2nd go. Felt easy.
jacobjlloyd - Lead RP - 15/Nov/14 with Sophie

Hidden - Lead β - 05/Oct/14

Ewan Russell - Lead RP - 04/Oct/14 with gwen

alexjz - TR - 04/Oct/14 with Ewan

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Sep/14

DeaNomNom - Lead RP - 14/Aug/14

1 go to put the clips on, fell off going wrong handed through the crux on first rp, did it second rp. Awesome route!
Dan724 - Lead RP - 22/Jul/14 with Matt Peach, James Williams

j.buckley87 - TR dog - 21/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14

2nd go, fell off on flash, annoyed as I was feeling quite good and Steve had ticked it for me
GuyVG - Lead RP - 08/Jun/14 with Al and Jem, 5c Steve

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14 with al & jemma, Guy

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 31/Mar/14

Fantastic technical face climbing. Figured out some new beta on the crux and it went next go!
cjd91 - Lead RP - 29/Mar/14

Hidden - 2014

nige - 2014

First go today, placing clips and no warm up. Classic line!
Luke Owens - Lead RP - 21/Sep/13 with Ally Smith, Danielle Louise Hilton

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/13

Hidden - TR - 14/Sep/13

Amazing route, the crux moves are awesome! So close to the on-sight! Fell after the crux next go, then fell on the crux on the further 2 goes...
Luke Owens - Lead dog - 14/Sep/13 with Alex Gray, Danielle Louise Hilton

Toby Dunn - Lead - 09/Aug/13 with Eric Hildrew

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/13

Nice! Tricky at the top but suited me.
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Dougie Swanson-Low

dswansonlow - Lead RP - 02/Jun/13 with Darren McMaster

emily_allen - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

1st red point, hard crux! Not overly sustained but I think the difficulty of the crux made it feel harder than axle attack? Cool climbing though!
Duncan Campbell - Lead RP - 05/May/13 with Fingers

Awesome climbing
Glyn - Lead β - 05/May/13 with Chris Davis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

Really enjoyed this, techy face climbing at its best.
Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Mike

Hidden - 22/Apr/13

Harsh on the skin!!
SMc - Lead RP - 20/Apr/13 with Anne

Sam Melville - 2013

Nick Biven - 2013

Missed onsight by a whisker. 2nd go.
richardr - Lead RP - 26/Aug/12 with Pete Frost

Had a cupple of holds pointed out on lead so cant claim the onsight. First 7a+ flash!
efrance24234 - Lead β - 26/Aug/12

Hard: didn't even reach the crux.
Pete_Frost - TR dnf - 26/Aug/12 with Richard R

soph - Lead dog - 12/Aug/12 with Luke brooks

Tide coming in, not sure if I had enough left to get up it or not.
DDDD - TR RP - 29/Jul/12 with Sham

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/12

found it hard, just made it, good route.
willoates - Lead O/S - 30/May/12 with Phill

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/May/12

Repeat - numb fingers on crux added spice!
marky - Lead β - 04/May/12 with Sharon

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Rob Tyler, Pete Abernethy

tyler836 - 2nd dnf - 15/Apr/12

Adam Booth - Lead RP - 18/Mar/12 with Tom Fenwick, Rich Cannell

fennerz - Lead β - 18/Mar/12 with Adam Booth, smallerrich

Hidden - 2012

NickHarms - 2012

LRob - Lead - 2012

innes - Lead RP - 2012

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Sep/11

dominic lee - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with nathan lee

La Mont - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with felix coxwell

feilx - Lead β - 10/Jul/11 with Andy L

Good route, pleased with the OS !
Mat Welsh - Lead O/S - Jul/11 with Tony Ball, Mark Owens

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11

Liam FLeming - 10/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/May/11

Went wrong on 1st attempt (easily done). Better beta 2nd go - done. A real delight and not as easy as NWR suggests.
ksjs - Lead RP - 14/May/11 with Radek

Lloyders - Lead RP - 30/Apr/11 with Joe Sterling Moss

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Apr/11

highrepute - Lead β - 07/Apr/11

frost - TR dog - 06/Apr/11 with Pete H

3 laps, not quite making it through the crux in one yet.
frost - TR dog - 01/Apr/11 with Pete H

really good climbing. not bad when you know which holds to use.
samrad - Lead RP - 20/Mar/11 with james G

bigie bob - Lead RP - 20/Mar/11

Numb tips! But good start to the routes season! Pleased to see a fair few bits of LPT dry!
Mike Goldthorp - Lead rpt - 12/Feb/11 with Duncan Campbell, George Ulrich

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead - Oct/10

Fast becoming my nemesis
Stig - Lead dog - 21/Aug/10 with Goi

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - 20/Aug/10

dan gibson - Lead RP - 26/Jul/10 with blair fyffe

Simon Davis - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Tom & Rae

2nd go, was nervous on the onsight for some reason and randomly pinged off mid crux. Oh well.
smallerrich - Lead - 25/Jun/10 with Sam

Awsome route, ground up 2nd go, fell off just before the last bolt,rested a bit then went for it and finished it with a hawaii 50 off the top as i had forgoten to take up a quickdraw for the top. aiir timme :D
Bennykr - Lead β - 23/Jun/10 with Ed

frost - TR dog - 06/Jun/10 with D Garry

Luke Brooks - Lead β - 03/Jun/10

hervenuttall - Lead RP - Jun/10 with Didier Nuttall

titchbach - 2nd - Jun/10

should have flashed!!! dick
schof - Lead RP - 31/May/10 with mike raine

Hidden - Lead β - 30/May/10

Thought I had muffed the sequence and made a FEEBLE throw for the last hold on the tricky climbing. Climbed first red point. Lesson: MUst try harder and go for that 'one last move' - everytime, especially when the bolt is at your waist Matt!
mattyork2 - Lead RP - 29/May/10 with Garen

Had couple of RP attempts under pressure from tide. One hard move.
Stig - Lead dog - 25/May/10 with Goi

Superb. Minor beta
goi.ashmore - Lead β - 25/May/10 with James Rees

James Marshall - Lead β - Apr/10

Awesome route, really pleased with this one
drewish - Lead RP - 14/Mar/10 with James Grey

After 3 rp attempts at muscle beach felt quite strong still until i pulled on this. Then i felt knackered, and it was going dark but just turned on the tenacity and went for it. Had seen people do bits before so not a true onsight but near enough. fingery and sustained quality. superb.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Laura Perry, James Grey

4th time.
farmus21 - Lead RP - 14/Mar/10 with Drew, Sam Hamer

owain86 - TR dog - 10/Mar/10 with Chris

Wicked moves on sharp holds. Will return with some fresh skin....
eugeneth - TR dog - 10/Mar/10 with James Gray

The lower moves flowed nicely and the crux passed with a little huffing and puffing. Fell before the last clip. Was certain of an onsight. Oh well, let skin repair and return.
farmus21 - Lead dog - 10/Mar/10 with Eugene Theron

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Mike Goldthorp - Lead RP - Oct/09 with Drew Mulcahy

Hidden - 16/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead β - 05/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/09

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/08

datoon - Lead - 28/Jun/08

Mark Riley - Lead rpt - 26/Apr/08 with Simon Witcher

Rob Pitt - Lead RP - 2008 with steveE9

just 1 fall, should get it next time
ksjs - Lead dog - 19/May/07 with goosebump

good route, all moves done
ksjs - Lead dog - 12/May/07 with goosebump

Boy - 2006

michael burrows - 2nd dnf - 04/Jun/05 with nicholas Barrowclough

nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - Jun/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - 2nd - 2004

Graham Iles - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/02 with andy farnell

zero six - Lead O/S - 2000

djmarko75 - Lead O/S - Jun/98

sadams - Lead O/S - 10/May/98 with Pete Bukowski

buzby78 - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/97

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

Hidden - Lead - 1995

michael burrows - TR - 06/Sep/94 with brian jones

steve taylor - Lead dog - Aug/94 with Steve Williams

Roget - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/94

Hidden - 2nd - 08/May/94

whispering nic - Lead O/S - Aug/93 with Kat

Year a guess
shark - Lead O/S - 1993

mik1miller - Lead dog - 1993 with bernie bradbury

Steve Crowe - 1993

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/92 with Paul Tanton

keefe - 22/Sep/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/91

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - Jul/91 with A 10 pint hangover, Dirty Dave Swain

Mike Owen - 01/May/89 with Elaine Owen

Billg - Lead O/S - 1989

robyn1 - 1985

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
GeneralFifi, max_dickens, tom rookes, Leo Woodhead, Calder, guyblackwood

Total votes cast 86
hard 7b0 of 44
7b0 of 44
easy 7b2 of 44
hard 7a+12 of 44
7a+23 of 44
easy 7a+7 of 44
hard 7a0 of 44
7a0 of 44
easy 7a0 of 44
3 Stars37 of 42
2 Stars5 of 42
1 Star0 of 42
0 Stars0 of 42
Bag of .....0 of 42
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent
Clean O/S
Clean β
Clean repeat
Clean RP