King Krank** 7a+
[King Krank at Pen Trwyn, 3 kb]A superb winding route with good protection. Three wires are needed on easy sections. Whether you consider it 7a+ or E5, it is low in both grades. The crux moves by the second bolt are easier than they first appear. © ROCKFAX

Photo: King Krank at Pen Trwyn © GeoffRadcliffe

This climb is in 40 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

done 9 years ago
LRob - Lead β - 30/Apr/13

Pretty much a sport route. didn't see how Murdoch did the crux or the wall above, but was clipping his gear. great move on the crux when you work it out.
willoates - Lead β - 16/Apr/13 with Murdoch

LRob - Lead - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/11

Heavily dogged. UK 6b is hard.
Duncan Campbell - 2nd - 12/May/11 with Mason

wicked shouldery crux by the second bolt. By the third bolt i traversed way out right to the axle attack L/O as i committed to some gnarly fingery traverse and it kept coming.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 12/May/11 with Laura Perry, Duncan Campbell

Rob Pitt - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/10 with Keith Scarlett

never E5 or E anything for that matter (the bolt spacing adds nothing to the climbing as its all straightforward on non bolt-protected sections). tricky crux and quite blind to finish, very good climbing. Fr 7a+
ksjs - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/10 with pete

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/10

barni - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/10 with luke, Liam fleming

Hidden - 10/Oct/09

Tried to flash, got second go. First 7a+
Stig - Lead RP - 20/Sep/09 with Goi

Super route.
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with James Rees

Rob Pitt - Lead dog - 06/Jul/09 with Nick Arding

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Jul/09

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/09 with Nige & Ewan

nige - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/06 with adam ellwood

Boy - 2006

Mark Riley - 2nd - Oct/03 with Norman Clacher

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Graham Iles - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/01 with Jenny Tweedy

bronsonite - Lead O/S - Jun/99 with Nathan Lawrence

Paul Clarke - 1999 with Well Oiled Machine

sadams - Lead RP - 01/Jun/98 with Andy Bowie

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 31/Mar/95 with Nick Ashton

michael burrows - Lead dnf - 30/Aug/94 with dan

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/93 with Hugh/Phil/Innes

Used to be more of a sport route than E5 and very reach dependent - crux can be bypassed! Top still awkward though
Bulls Crack - Lead O/S - 1993 with AM

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jun/92

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/91 with Steve Earnshaw

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jul/90

Billg - Lead O/S - 13/May/90 with Jon Barton

Billg - Lead O/S - 1990

shark - Lead O/S - 1988 with Derek Toulalan

Hidden - 1987

mark mcgowan01 - 1987

Ian Jones - Lead RP - Aug/83 with Crazy Huw (RIP)

Mike Owen - 24/Jul/83 with Elaine Owen

robyn1 - 1980

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/69

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