Short Stories*** E4 6a

Rockfax Description
Bolts lead you up a lonely line on this slab. Technical, sustained and run-out, with a sting in the tail! © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Follow Ghenghis to the first bolt, then up left passing two further bolts to an exiting finishing move,easier for the tall!

S Howe, S Harland 02/Apr/1987

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Best slab climbs of the UK, a State of Slate, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist, Ultimate E4 ticklist, Radical Rockcats 2nd Year of Uni Ticklist.

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This climb is in 84 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Found this really sustained and enjoyable, and not too hard, until the top move. It's absolutely desperate if you're short!! Ended up pulling on a draw to reach the ledge.
climbingpixie - 2nd - 15/Aug/15 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/15

Brilliant! Sustained and spicy but never desperate or dangerous (wouldn't want to come off on the runouts though as would get scraped on the slab). Warm up 5c move to get to the first bolt, high up but fine as the holds are positive. Lots of 6a and hard 5c moves after that, all the way to the final reachy pull for the top. A few rests but feet generally painful. Need some stiffer shoes really but managed it ok. Pleased!
Misha - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Nic

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/15

breed - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/15

jonbwoy - Lead O/S - 26/May/14

Ed morris - Lead O/S - 15/May/14 with stefan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/14

Great line, felt quite steady but my feet were very painful afterwards.
Dan724 - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/13 with James Lloyd

jumped at top!
soph - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Andy Scott

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/13 with Nick Smith

Julian Cooper - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Ben Steel

First E4! Done after Khubla Khan. Very sustained and had to make some tricky moves quite far from the bolts. Did manage to get some rests in.
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Ryan Gibson

tim newton - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13 with stuart lade

Unbelievable - climbed cleanly and steadily all the way, then fell off literally millimetres from clipping the top bolt! So annoyed, and bruised heels to remind me never to drop the top again!
Tom Livingstone - Lead dog - 30/May/13 with Henry Francis

Incredibly enjoyable!
air - Lead O/S - 22/May/13 with Calum

wolf.leeb - Lead rpt - 19/May/13 with Alexis

Hidden - Lead β - 16/Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/12

williamsd79 - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/12 with Andy Woolston

Jen Crook - 2nd - 24/Aug/12 with Andy Woolston, Rob Patchett

Nice route, was feeling good so got on it, felt straight forward and easier than Slug club.
centurion05 - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/12 with dyl, patch

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Aug/12

JulesV - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Graham Atkins

Graham Atkins - 2nd - 01/Jul/12

Tom Seccombe - Lead dnf - 25/Jun/12 with BenRyle, tj murry

BenRyle - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/12

Got to the second bolt... then got gripped and didn't really fancy going much further. Some other day!
Dafydd Llywelyn - Lead dnf - 12/Apr/12 with Sion McGuinnes

spidey - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/12 with dave

Bit more like it. 2nd go.
mynyddresident - Lead β - 13/Oct/11 with ben

Ah no chuffin way, mid mantle felt my foot slip and instinctively grabbed the bolt....Runout
mynyddresident - Lead dog - 02/Sep/11 with wolf

brilliant sustained 6a with added spice.. classic.
wolf.leeb - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/11 with nic

markalmack - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with katie garrett

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Aug/11

Nice Sustained technical climbing, three stars or sure! felt much better on this than slug club special.
willoates - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Iona

chris sm - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/11 with Jon Pearson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/11

feilx - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Andy L

AlexD - TR O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Dan

Liam FLeming - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11 with mark up the road

Got calf pump and cried a bit
smallerrich - Lead O/S - 27/May/11 with Sam C

Great climbing, quite sustained. Beautiful day as well!
McGuinness - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/11 with Ian ll-j

blew the onsight last year, was gutted. 3* classic
david morse - Lead RP - 04/Mar/11 with andy psyche

Hidden - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10

nic42 - 2nd dog - 09/Oct/10 with Jack

Sustained and superb
Lloyders - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10

Great pitch. A few 'deep-breath' moments but steady.
farmus21 - Lead - 07/Jun/10 with Sam Radcliffe

best route i'v done on slate, to date.
samrad - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with smallerrich

Hard for the short at top, felt like the crux to get top ledge. sustained, calf-pumping, harrassing, excellent. Didnt start up khubla, nearly e5 imo.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Ben alsford

Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/09 with Drew Mulcahy

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/09

Hidden - TR - 23/May/09

hans solo - Jan/09

hans solo - Lead - Jan/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/08

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/08 with Nige

nige - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/08 with richard kirby

barni - Lead rpt - 08/Aug/08 with Si

Awesome! Runnout!
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/08 with Tim Evans

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Mar/08

Hidden - 2008

Matt Vigg - 2008

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead O/S - 2008 with Calum Muskett

backed off this but down-climbed: the start seemed pretty insecure and i wasnt really feeling it. looks amazing, will definitely be back...
ksjs - Lead dnf - 26/May/07 with goosebump

Hidden - 2006

Dringo - 2005

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/01 with KM

Hidden - Lead - 2000

bullybones - 2000

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Jul/95

Roget - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/93 with colin

adi bryant - Lead O/S - 23/May/93 with Tim

PaulHermes - 1993

All out jump at the top, thankfully next to the bolt.
Jon Read - Lead O/S - Jul/92 with Roger Peppe

mark-abz - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/90 with Andy W

whispering nic - Lead - Aug/90

Mike Owen - 05/Jun/88 with Rick Newcombe

sadams - Lead - 20/Aug/87 with Guy Townsend

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