Axle Attack*** 7a+
[Andy Taylor leading Axle Attack on upper Pen Trwyn. E5 6a / 7a+, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
An historic pitch that is one of the area's finest at the grade. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: The Orme 7a+'s, North Wales Rock Graded List, ROCKFAX Style Top 50: North Wales, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, Classic UK F7s, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs.

Photo: Andy Taylor leading Axle Attack on upper Pen Trwyn. E5 6a / 7a+ © ajtay
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Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/15

nickmoulden - Lead RP - 04/Sep/15 with zoe bidula

Matt.c.Warner - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/15

What a route! Can't wait to come back and give this a 2nd go. Incredible climbing all the way to the chains
Albachoss - Lead dog - 24/Aug/15 with Matt

JCAshman - Lead RP - Aug/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Jul/15

Motivation purely down to burning Guy off.
Chris_barr - Lead - 05/Jul/15 with Gus, Guy

Gus - Lead - 05/Jul/15 with guy van greuning, chris barr

Dropped flash fumbling mono, bugger. He then burnt me off, double bummer.
GuyVG - Lead RP - 04/Jul/15 with gus, chris barr

Mega! one to come back too for sure!
JamesWilliams - Lead dog - 30/Jun/15 with bren

wi11 - Lead RP - 22/Jun/15 with Louis

Laurence Everitt - Lead dog - 21/Jun/15 with Ruth Buckberry

FreddieSmith - Lead RP - 15/Jun/15 with Danny Grifths

Brilliant route, every move is enjoyable! Fluffed the onsight in the groove but cruised it second go. Must do!
cjd91 - Lead RP - 10/Jun/15 with phil blue

pete johnson - Lead dog - 30/May/15 with Derek Ryden

Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - 30/May/15 with Pete Johnson

Worked it out alright on toprope, but couldn't quite get my feet right on lead for the mono. Still, pretty pleased for my first attempt at a 7a+.
garywong - Lead dog - 26/May/15 with Dave Proctor

Third attempt. Rock over to mono was scary!
dprctr - Lead RP - 26/May/15 with garywong

2nd go- bit polished
marky - Lead RP - 24/May/15 with Sharon

Very good.
Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 16/May/15 with Laika, Mike

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

jonleighton - Lead O/S - 10/May/15

Hidden - May/15

Mark Grist - Lead RP - 26/Apr/15 with Paul Tanton

wolf.leeb - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/15 with nic

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/15

Pleased to get the onsight given the rather smeggy condition
Joughton - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/15

Hidden - 2015

Ian craigie - 2nd - 2015 with Donald King, Dave Rudkin

FreddieSmith - Lead dog - 16/Dec/14 with Rhys Evans

dicky79 - TR dog - 16/Nov/14 with Leon

Lenny - TR dog - 16/Nov/14 with Iain

Hidden - Lead β - 01/Nov/14

Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/14 with ed morris

Ed morris - Lead β - 29/Sep/14 with Hadyn

Hidden - Lead β - 20/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Sep/14

piken - Lead - 14/Sep/14 with Andy

Hidden - Lead β - 14/Sep/14

Glad to do this first redpoint, couldn't do the moves when I lived here a few years ago. Classic!
david morse - Lead RP - 24/Jul/14 with KT

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/14 with Charles Dawson

nickmoulden - Lead RP - 07/Jul/14 with zoe bidula

Hard! The heavy rain wasn't welcome at the top!
nathanlee - Lead β - 27/Jun/14 with Emma Hill, Tim Hill

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14

Nice crux moves.
DeaNomNom - Lead RP - 22/Jun/14

SMc - Lead RP - 15/Jun/14 with Neil

Hidden - TR dog - 14/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/14

Luxulyan - Lead dog - 04/Jun/14 with Tom Murrell

Sooo close to not finding hidden hold, almost tried to do it without.
Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 14/May/14 with Jennifer Slater

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/May/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/May/14

warm up!
Rosea Day - Lead β - 13/Apr/14 with Jerome Gill

Glyn - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/14 with Dan Mcmanus

Nearly missed the a good (hidden) hold and was about to try pulling on not much and would have probably fallen off had Dougie not shouted up. Really nice climbing that flows nicely (although I thought the very start was a little awkward), none of the moves are too hard, but sustained, though I didn't find it too pumpy.
shed_hed - Lead β - 04/Apr/14 with Dougie Swanson-Low

dswansonlow - Lead RP - 04/Apr/14 with Darren McMaster

rikbattye - Lead - Apr/14

Jacob Bloodworth - Lead O/S - Apr/14

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

2nd RP. Great climb. Super pumpy.
R2B - Lead RP - 29/Mar/14 with Cherry

Hidden - Lead - 2014

ejected - 2014

Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead rpt - 06/Oct/13 with Frank Ramsey

First go today placing the clips with no warm up. Felt steady, classic route!
Luke Owens - Lead RP - 05/Oct/13 with Chris Doyle

2 redpoints, 2nd one falling on the crux going for the mono.
Luke Owens - Lead dog - 28/Sep/13 with Ally Smith

Hidden - TR dog - 09/Aug/13

Glyn Davidson - Lead dog - 08/Aug/13 with Dan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13

oliver.ghill91 - Lead - 08/Jul/13

Toby Dunn - Lead - 30/Jun/13 with Neil Stabbs

Finally got on it and didnt find it too bad.
Bennykr - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Duncan

davidliu - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with James Kay, Alek Kumar

Luuuuuke - Lead RP - 29/May/13 with Si

Fell off crux going to "mono", got 2nd go an used back 2 on "mono"
peaches69 - Lead RP - 28/May/13 with luke

Saw Rich do the crux so had a vague idea of what to do. Expected to fall off but so psyched I didn't, have wanted to do this for yonks so to do it in good style is great!
Duncan Campbell - Lead β - 01/May/13 with Rich Gentry

Awkward start but an amazing upper section. Hard move to the mono. Did all the moves. No time to work/redpoint due to rain...
Luke Owens - Lead dog - 28/Apr/13 with Luke Clarke

Lloyders - Lead RP - 20/Apr/13 with Air

wi11 - Lead dog - 19/Apr/13 with Gwen L

first time on this since i did it as my first 7a+, still feels hard.
willoates - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/13 with Murdoch

Nick Biven - 2013

Hidden - 2013

pigeonslipper - Lead RP - 2013

Huw Cropper - Lead dog - 08/Sep/12

dswansonlow - Lead dog - 08/Sep/12 with Huw

Sardien - TR dog - 02/Aug/12 with Sophie Berenice Wilmes

Finally got it! A good route but probably not worth 3 stars any more as the foot holds through the initial overhang are so polished. Initially felt harder than Mayfair (possibly because it was damp and greasy)-but felt ok today.
Dan724 - Lead RP - 28/Jul/12 with Raji Salan

J.Wells - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/12 with Bob Hickish

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Jun/12

Toby Dunn - Lead - 26/Jun/12

Felt hard the first few times working it...really flipping hard. Only getting half a pad in the mono on the send made me scream through the crux. Best route to date!
chriscarroll - Lead rpt - 13/Jun/12 with Greg

Clean on the 8th go, still love the climbing, would do again!
KittySupreme - Lead RP - 13/Jun/12 with Chris

Hidden - TR dog - 01/Jun/12

RP3 (RP1 on 26/5/12)
alek - Lead RP - 26/May/12 with Laurence Everitt

Luke Brooks - Lead rpt - 21/May/12 with Liam

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/May/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/May/12

Bloody hard. Need to remember where to put feet on crux (left smear, right small boss).
Dave Foster - Lead dog - 13/Apr/12 with Si 2

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/12

Chi Cheng - Lead RP - 31/Mar/12 with Petri Kemppainen, Phil Cartwright, Liam Brown

Hidden - Lead dog - 31/Mar/12

Mark Grist - Lead dog - 30/Mar/12 with Jim Rogers

Will have to come back and lead this one, but no juice left in the tank today!
Adam Booth - TR O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Tom Fenwick

Awesome climbing, big moves, pumpy muther!
fennerz - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Adam Booth

Tom Livingstone - Lead RP - 24/Mar/12

2nd go.
kingholmesy - Lead RP - 2012 with Joe Torr

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

LRob - Lead - 2012

First go today
owain86 - Lead RP - 01/Dec/11 with Gwen

So Close! Fell after the crux getting the mono in the groove, got pumped and couldn't move off it!
owain86 - Lead dog - 30/Nov/11 with Chris

Tom Livingstone - Lead dog - 25/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead - 09/Nov/11

James Marshall - Lead β - 26/Oct/11 with ollie

gregoritos - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/11

La Mont - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Dan Barbour

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Andy Lamont

feilx - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Alex Dennis

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/11

Found it really hard on the previous redpoints, not pumped on the send. climbing isnt actually that good, the history bumps it up to 2 stars.
willoates - Lead RP - 29/Jun/11 with andy psyche

1 rest
metal arms - Lead dog - 26/Jun/11

Liam FLeming - Lead - 06/Jun/11 with stuart lade

Graham Iles - TR dog - 05/Jun/11 with Tim Whitely, Nick Wharton

Liam FLeming - Lead dog - 18/May/11 with luke brooks

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 18/May/11 with Liam

steepstuff - 14/May/11 with Rob

Martin Cleaver - Lead β - 12/May/11 with Dan Gibson

dan gibson - Lead β - 12/May/11 with martin cleaver

Retro Red point? had done it years back. put the draws in for a warm up then thought I would walk up it. I was wrong and fell on the crux. Got it next go. still great climbing.
mux - Lead - 10/May/11 with frost

frost - TR dog - 10/May/11 with D Garry

onsight with clips in. slightly damper...
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 05/May/11 with Rob Greenwood

frost - TR dog - 19/Apr/11 with Pete H

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - Apr/11

dav - Lead rpt - 19/Mar/11 with Gill B

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

pigeonslipper - Lead dog - 2011

Hidden - Lead β - 08/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead β - 07/Oct/10

slipped off after the crux going for the chains had the onsight in the bag.......
schof - Lead RP - 02/Oct/10 with northern dave

NDD - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/10

2nd go. Silly mistake on the flash. Nice route.
Stewart B - Sent x - 09/Sep/10 with Nick Deboost

Hidden - 2nd dog - 25/Aug/10

Dave got the 1st 4 bolts in. Lead with 4 Quickdraws pre clipped.
Chi Cheng - Lead dog - 03/Aug/10 with David Browne, Joseph Torr

Tried to get clean on a top rope. took 2 falls.
Chi Cheng - TR dog - 03/Aug/10 with David Browne, Joseph Torr

Muffed the onight. Climbed to top. Brilliant route. Will do it next time I'm over there.
Simon Davis - Lead dog - 11/Jul/10 with Tom & Rae

datoon - Lead - 04/Jul/10 with K

khawk - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/10 with DT

akhughes - Lead - 25/Jun/10 with Jonnie Stocking

ewen - Lead RP - 23/Jun/10 with neil stabbs

2nd go
smallerrich - Lead - 16/Jun/10 with Sam

samrad - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10 with smallerrich

Dan Jenkin - Lead RP - 18/May/10 with Chris Barr

dav - Lead O/S - 14/May/10 with Gill B

Hidden - TR dog - 18/Apr/10

1st rpt, hand popped off wet undercut on onsight
Glyn - Lead RP - 16/Apr/10 with Chris Davis

hervenuttall - Lead RP - Apr/10 with Sam Hamer

Who's voting 7b for these and Night Glue?! Sheesh..
halfmanhalfbiscuit - Lead RP - Apr/10

zero six - Lead RP - Apr/10

soph - 2010

Hidden - 11/Oct/09

Second go.Hand popped by the second draw in big undercut, worked it to the top, then led. Top quality technical crimping.
Alex Mason - Lead RP - 07/Oct/09 with Mikey G

slipped on the first move, really annoying!
Mike Goldthorp - Lead RP - 07/Oct/09

2 rests to remember crux. bit rich as a second route for me. great climbing. just noticed that this gets 2 votes for 7b, dont think this is 7b, fair at 7a+
ksjs - Lead dog - 05/Oct/09 with dave r

Had a flash attempt and a top rope. Got all the moves but very sore fingers!
Stig - Lead dog - 20/Sep/09 with Goi

DDDD - Lead RP - 29/Jun/09 with Mick Haffner

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Jun/09

After a week of climbing, and not recovering on any off the rests, managed to sketch my way up it.
Oli - Lead RP - 19/Jun/09 with Dave Johnson

barni - Lead dog - 05/Jun/09 with Strong Jon

Hidden - 02/Jun/09

rob.s22 - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with J.B

3rd redpoint.
mattyork2 - Lead RP - 16/May/09 with James Gray

1st go = psychological fail: rested at crux, exciting position! 2nd go = clean with damp holds. really quite pumpy, with 1 or 2 tricky moves, worthy of its quality reputation
ksjs - Lead RP - 14/May/09 with jo

Gave up on onsight attempt after crux for no particular reason apart from sheer f'in lazyness! So angry with myself. Failed on redpoint just after also.
mattyork2 - Lead dog - 09/May/09 with James Gray

lukehunt - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/09 with Steve barrat

Rob Pitt - Lead RP - 2009

barni - 2009

barni - Lead dnf - 11/Sep/08 with Northern

just too knackered for this but did climb first section better than last time and got move up into flake / groove sorted
ksjs - Lead dog - 01/Jul/08 with john

mr mills - Lead RP - 27/Jun/08 with ioan d and chang

Hidden - Lead β - 22/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jun/08

ksjs - Lead dog - 03/Jun/08 with geraldine

switch - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/08

Julian Wedd - 2008

Hidden - Lead - 2008

Just before it pissed down!
richiebongo - Lead O/S - 2008 with Gwen Thomson

fran04 - TR - 19/Oct/07 with ian rowell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/07

great climb- need to work it a bit more
guyblackwood - TR dog - 23/Jun/07 with Natasa

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/07

IOAN D - Lead O/S - 14/May/07 with Mills

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Apr/07

lukea - Lead dog - 16/Apr/07 with Al

jeffmcd56 - Lead RP - 2007 with Rob

Dave Bond - Lead RP - 24/Oct/06 with Rich Hatton

bigie bob - Lead RP - Oct/06

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - Sep/06 with Craig Smith

Hidden - TR dnf - 09/Jul/06

Brown - Lead RP - 01/Jun/06 with Paul

Boy - 2006

feeko - Lead O/S - 2006

spidey - Lead RP - 12/Jul/05

nige - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/05 with nick colton

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Gus - Lead O/S - 02/May/04

nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - Apr/04

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Jun/03

Henners - Lead RP - 01/Jul/02 with Craig McCallum

mux - Lead RP - 2002 with Mike Woodbridge

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jul/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/01

Mark Riley - Lead rpt - 2001

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 2001

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - Lead RP - 2000

WB - Lead O/S - 1999

Hidden - Lead - 1999

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/98 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/98

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/97 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/97 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/97

innes - Lead O/S - 1997

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/96 with Muir Morton

steve taylor - Lead RP - Aug/96 with mark williams

ste_d - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/96 with mik

mikedelderfield - Lead RP - 21/Jul/96

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 10/Jul/96 with brian jones

michael burrows - Lead dnf - 15/May/96 with brian jones

sadams - Lead O/S - 11/May/96

kristian - Lead O/S - 1996

Shaved Atom - Lead O/S - 1996

michael burrows - Lead dog - 01/Aug/95 with brian jones

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/95

michael burrows - Lead dog - 23/May/95 with richard parry

Billg - Lead O/S - 14/May/95 with Phil McAllistair

andy gittins - 1995

mattnuttall - Lead rpt - Jul/94 with Ian Vickers, Alan Holden

Roget - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/94 with colin

michael burrows - TR - 08/Jun/94 with lola gunn

goi.ashmore - Lead β - 30/Apr/94 with Simon Coles

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/94 with Elaine Owen

first 7a+ flash
Gregory - Lead β - 01/Jul/93 with paul christie

Tony Little - Lead O/S - 09/May/93 with Guy and Simon

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1993 with bernie bradbury

1st climb with the muppet, after a rainy morning in Plas Y brenin wall.
Cowflinger - Lead RP - 1993 with Tim Emmett

Fatts1 - Lead O/S - 1993

Steve Crowe - 18/Oct/92 with KM

Hidden - Lead - 08/Oct/92

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/92 with Paul Tanton

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/92

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/92 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/92

whispering nic - Jun/92

(clips were in but no beta) GREAT ROUTE!
mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/92 with Gareth Parry, Alan Holden

keefe - 22/Sep/91

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/91 with Jim Kelly, Bob Marks

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 14/Aug/91 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 16/Jul/91 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 14/Jul/91 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/90

shark - Lead - 1988 with Derek Toulalan

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/87 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - 1987

mark mcgowan01 - 1987

Hidden - 2nd - 1985

1 yo-yo
Ian Jones - Lead RP - Jul/83 with Robert Kieske ('Flog')

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 17/May/83 with Willie Todd

Mike Owen - Lead RP - 03/Sep/82 with Phil Davidson

Mike Owen - Lead dog - 30/Aug/82 with Pete Chadwick

robyn1 - 1980

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