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Face Race*** 7a+

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[Face Race - Lower Pen Trwyn, 3 kb]More quality climbing with good holds where it matters. Wires needed to get to first bolt. © 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
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 138 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

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

steveleahy - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Rob Humphries, George Hartley

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

Ally Smith - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/13 with Luke Owens

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

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/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 - UKC - 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

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Sep/12

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

Crimpy.
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

Jordan - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11 with becky

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

Peter Dickinson - Lead - Oct/10 with Mark Owens

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

nutallovertheface - 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

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/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

Ally Smith - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/09 with ksjs

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead β - 05/Jul/09

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

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/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

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/92

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

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Style of ascent

Lead100 of 138 (72.5%)
Followed5 of 138 (3.6%)
Toproped10 of 138 (7.2%)
Unknown23 of 138 (16.7%)

'Climbed'36 of 138 (26.1%)
clean O/S32 of 138 (23.2%)
clean β12 of 138 (8.7%)
clean rpt8 of 138 (5.8%)
clean RP30 of 138 (21.7%)
dogged17 of 138 (12.3%)
dnf3 of 138 (2.2%)