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The Bearded Clam*** 7a+

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Another superb route which builds to an exposed finale on the headwall. From below the crack on Oyster make some wild moves rightwards into a hanging groove. Climb this then trend right to the lower-off. Wires are required for the upper section. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: The Orme 7a+'s, North Wales Rock Graded List, Classic UK F7s.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 39 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

piken - Lead - 14/Sep/14 with Andy

felt 7b
mark mcgowan01 - Lead β - 07/Jun/14 with Owan Jones

Hidden - Lead - 2014

nige - 2014

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13

khawk - Lead β - 29/Jun/13 with DT

Bit of beta from Dave. Nice crux moves then steady up the groove and beyond.
Alex Mason - Lead β - 16/Apr/13 with Dave Evans, Chris Doyle

LRob - Lead - 2012

2nd go.
gregoritos - Lead RP - 11/Sep/11

phil64 - TR RP - 08/Jul/11

very good climbing, as good as night glue, so much varied style with an amazing groove to finish. Getting into it is the crux. The normal Clam finish is out right, it does not need any wires, it is run out but the climbing is all of about severe. Big jugs
schof - Lead β - 06/Jul/11 with Big phil, luke 'power house' brooks

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/11 with Phil, Andy Psyche

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 18/Jun/11 with Rab, Ruth

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

2nd go
Rob Pitt - Lead RP - 24/Jun/10 with steveE9

simply brilliant! best 7a+ in N Wales (alongside Geordie War Cry maybe)? continental style steepness precedes some Orme technicalities. single large nut fine for the short last section, not essential though probably desirable if you dont fancy a bit of a swinging whipper. worth taking 1 or 2 sling extended draws to reduce drag. not ideal to clean - take care with rubbing rope.
ksjs - Lead O/S - 19/May/10 with tommy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/09

Hidden - 02/Jun/09

Boy - 2008

flash
switch - Lead β - Nov/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/07

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - Sep/06 with Craig Smith

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Jun/03

innes - Lead O/S - 1996

Roget - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/94 with jon

shark - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/92

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

keefe - 22/Sep/91

Billg - Lead RP - 1990

Hidden - 1987

Mike Owen - 15/Jul/84 with Elaine Owen

Mark Kemball - Lead - 02/Aug/83 with Paul Clark

Hidden - Lead β - 07/Jul/83

robyn1 - 1980

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

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Luke Owens, theomoore, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, samrad, eugeneth, SamStokes

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Style of ascent

Lead29 of 39 (74.4%)
Toproped1 of 39 (2.6%)
Unknown9 of 39 (23.1%)

'Climbed'13 of 39 (33.3%)
clean O/S12 of 39 (30.8%)
clean β6 of 39 (15.4%)
clean rpt1 of 39 (2.6%)
clean RP7 of 39 (17.9%)