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Precious Metal** E1 5b

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[precious metal E1 5b, 2 kb]A classic and popular route which used to be the easiest E2 around. It follows the diagonal rampline, which runs across the striated wall to the same lower-off as It. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, North Wales E Breakthrough, Ultimate E1 ticklist.

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This climb is in 270 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Faffed with gear on the initial section but managed to switch off bad thoughts and really enjoyed the rest
fizzychewitt - Lead - 22/Jul/14 with Jayne

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/14 with helen gibson

Nice route, good rock and gear
wazzalad20 - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14

Ben Briggs - Lead O/S - Jul/14 with Abs

wolf.leeb - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/14 with nic

John Postlethwaite - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with liam

Hidden - Lead β - 25/Apr/14

Robin Nichols - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/14 with Roger

Roget - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/14 with robin

Bob - 2014

Aaron Lines - 2014

oliverpcain - Lead rpt - 2014

Hidden - Lead - 2014

Tim Sparrow - 2014

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/13

Dave Mountford - 2nd - Oct/13 with Rocio

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/13 with Richard Durnford

richiebongo - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/13 with Al Dibben

ian caton - 2nd rpt - 05/Jul/13 with Abi

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Ian

vinspin - 2nd - 04/Jul/13 with bob dickson

The Grist - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/13 with Alan Barnes

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jun/13

Samtn - Lead - 16/Jun/13

warm
mynyddresident - 07/Jun/13 with rich

First E1 for years, pleased! Good gear and not pumpy.
maria85 - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/13 with Jules

Charlie Zephyr Booth - Jun/13 with dave armstrong, martin broadhurst, tim millen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/13

miastacey - 2nd - 28/May/13 with Heather Clarke

Surprisingly straightforward, but a bit thin on gear in the middle, which slowed my progress a bit. A wire and a couple of rubbish nuts inspired confidence though.
useful - Lead O/S - 22/May/13 with Jayne D

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/May/13

on Stu's gear
tim newton - Lead O/S - 15/May/13 with liam fleming, stuart lade

Dizz - 2nd O/S - 11/May/13 with EJ

Lloyders - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Air

air - 2nd - 27/Apr/13 with Lloyd

HAJ Francis - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13

Awesome route. 1st nut unexpectedly fell out - rock is quite slippery so seat those nuts well!
Dan724 - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/13 with Becket

Nick Biven - 2013

Tim_C7 - Lead O/S - 09/Dec/12 with Luke Williams

wet but fun
wi11 - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/12 with Gwen L

Leo Woodhead - Lead β - 05/Aug/12 with Bradley Cunningham

Nice climbing but a little short.
Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/12 with Olli Crudge, Andrea Morgan

Olli-C - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/12 with Andrea, Rachel Slater

Really excellent climbing, a 'must do' route on the Marine Drive!
Duncan Campbell - UKC - 2nd rpt - 05/Jul/12 with Florence the Machine

Dave Warburton - Lead β - 25/Jun/12 with Bert, Conor

A good warm up to the area
roberto18 - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/12 with Dave Warb, Conor Cussell

Chriswallis2 - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/12 with Jim MEC

Alex.M-M. - 2nd rpt - 10/Jun/12

Matt Cooke - 2nd β - 13/May/12 with Tom Jagger

IanD353 - Lead rpt - 12/May/12 with Ailsa

phardman - Lead rpt - 08/May/12 with Jon Bibby

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/12

Clay C - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/12 with Will T

Nick Rundall - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/12 with Matt Moore

Led on Tom's gear
andy dunn - Lead β - 15/Apr/12 with Tom

hazza - Lead β - 10/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Mar/12

Double Knee Bar - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

hughesy84 - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

LRob - Lead - 2012

Jake Young - Lead O/S - 03/Dec/11 with Caroline

Lenny - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/11 with Paul

climbing_wiggy - 2nd β - 27/Nov/11 with Leon

Hidden - Lead - 12/Nov/11

ritchierich - 2nd rpt - 12/Nov/11 with Gerwyn Tremadog

sonnenstern - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/11 with Ollie

Rubbish gear placements by me - felt like a solo !
James Marshall - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/11 with ollie

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Oct/11

vinspin - 2nd rpt - 02/Oct/11 with ritchie

ritchierich - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Vinny

Got flash pump and came off months ago. Was more composed this time round.
JezH - Lead β - 26/Sep/11 with Tom Livingstone

Mowglee - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Tom Nichols

Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/11 with Si 2

vinspin - Lead rpt - 22/Sep/11 with sammy

Cardi - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/11 with Rob Dyer

Rob84 - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/11 with Gareth James

jcooper8 - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/11

Nice route plenty of gear gets two stars for me :)
vinspin - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11 with sammy

Fairly straightforward but loved it - good balancy moves.
BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/11 with Caroline

CRiddiford - Lead - 16/Jul/11

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/11

cracking route - the magic gold rock 4 got used again too :)
Timo Austino - 10/Jul/11 with Nats

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11

Good route; steady climbing, good gear. Well worth doing.
Tommy Cole - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Chris Carroll

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11

benchwarmer - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/11 with Liam, Luke

mynyddresident - 2nd rpt - 21/Jun/11 with ben

dan ely - 2nd - 08/Jun/11 with steve

Neil Metcalfe101 - TR - 01/Jun/11 with Andy Odger, Phil 'the Duke', Allan Mac

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/11 with Louise Rodgers

Alex.M-M. - Lead rpt - 22/May/11

laurelfan - Lead O/S - 13/May/11 with Nigel

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/May/11

A bit awkward to protect in places. Polished.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 03/May/11 with Preston Matt

Anoetic - Lead β - May/11

ksjs - 2nd rpt - 28/Apr/11 with Rich

awesome route.
gregoldridge - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/11 with Nick Sharp

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/11

mynyddresident - Lead - 29/Mar/11 with dean, ben

simon kimber - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/11 with Hannah Hunt

Hanski - 2nd - 24/Mar/11 with Simon Kimber

LeeJWC - 2nd β - 19/Mar/11 with Oliver Torr

barni - 2nd rpt - 19/Mar/11 with bertie, luke

felt easy for e1 or maybe im getting better!
surfboybert - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with owen barni, luke brookes

owain86 - 2nd rpt - 09/Mar/11 with Chris

chriscarroll - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/11 with Owain

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

led on ally's gear
Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Ally Smith

petellis - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Rock and Dole, Ally

koalapie - 2nd β - 24/Feb/11

fun, maybe abit soft but good.
al123 - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/11 with max

Rory Shaw - 2011

ollieben - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Alex.M-M. - Lead rpt - 20/Nov/10

Alex.M-M. - Lead β - 17/Oct/10

First outdoor climb for a while. Second E1 Climbed nice and cleanly (felt rather precarious, all the way up there with the beach far below)
Mitchell Bradley-Williams - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Gwen Lancashire

First outdoor second. Second ever outdoor route. Climbed with Gwen.
JamesBW - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Gwen

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Alek Kumar

alek - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Laurence Everett

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Oct/10

willoates - Lead β - 17/Sep/10 with Steve

very nice climbing, low in the grade..?
Steeve - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/10 with will

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10

david morse - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/10 with Lawrence

ksjs - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/10 with rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/10

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

Shauna - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/10 with Jules

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 26/May/10 with Connor

Rob Pitt - 2nd rpt - 19/May/10 with Stu Macdonald

ollieben - 2nd O/S - 09/May/10

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

Glyn Davidson - 2nd O/S - 04/May/10 with Dan

Dan77 - Lead rpt - 04/May/10 with Glyn Davidson

barni - 2nd rpt - 28/Apr/10 with Liam fleming

Liam FLeming - 28/Apr/10 with barni

Dave Rumney - Lead - 25/Apr/10 with Tanya Milner

Glyn - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/10 with Chris Davis

Hidden - Lead β - 16/Apr/10

Rob Pitt - 2nd - 28/Mar/10 with Owen Davies

A nice route had pretty numb hands thoughout but still wasn't too bad. Good mid-E1
Duncan Campbell - UKC - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/10 with Eugenius

eugeneth - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/10 with Duncan C

owain86 - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/10 with Max

with gear in
gingerwolf - Lead O/S - 2010

maxamusdecamus - Lead O/S - 2010

soph - 2010

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

Felt totally unfit for this and too scared to commit to the moves above the diagonal crack without being able to see any decent gear any time soon. had to abandon a wire and a krab - booo :-(
petellis - Lead dnf - 11/Oct/09 with mattyork2

Hidden - Lead β - 11/Oct/09

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

tmawer - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with chris king

cem - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/09

chris sm - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Pippa Froggatt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/09

On andys gear, or what was left of it.
Alex Mason - Lead β - 11/Jun/09 with andy gravestock

long and sustained brilliant exellent views.
andy gravestock - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/09 with allex

Hidden - Lead β - 09/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/09

nutallovertheface - Lead RP - Mar/09 with Drew

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Feb/09

mattyork2 - TR - 18/Jan/09 with Sam Hamer and James Gray

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jan/09

farmus21 - Lead O/S - 12/Jan/09 with Sam Hamer

centurion05 - Lead O/S - 29/Nov/08 with Stu Harth

GrantB - Lead - 28/Sep/08 with Matt, Al and John

Stig - Lead β - 13/Sep/08 with Goi

soft
mhairi thorburn - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/08 with malc

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 28/Jun/08 with Dad

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jun/08

ksjs - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/08 with sarah

richardr - Lead O/S - Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/08

First lead of the year. Nice
Tom Eagle - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Simon Witcher

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Jan/08

Rachel Somerville - 2nd - 27/Jan/08 with Richard K

Mr Wild - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/08 with Greg

Julian Wedd - Lead - 2008 with D. Body

Hidden - 2008

Dan77 - Lead rpt - 2008 with Fran

Tom Phillips - Lead - 17/Oct/07 with fiend

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/07

GPN - Lead - Jul/07 with Paul James

Brown - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/07 with Beth

fran04 - Lead - 2007

keefe - Lead - 10/Sep/06 with Tansy

whispering nic - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/06 with Graham Doig

Hidden - TR - 28/Mar/06

Boy - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

IOAN D - Lead - Oct/05 with rhys

michael burrows - Lead - 10/Apr/05 with brian jones

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 13/Dec/04 with Jim

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/03

Smelly Fox - Lead - 23/May/03 with Rich Pickford

chris sm - Lead O/S - May/03 with Dom Goodridge

phardman - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/02 with Teresa

michael burrows - 2nd - 23/Apr/02 with mike doyle

rapidrich - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/02 with Ant

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - 2002

nige - Lead - 17/Jun/01 with ben farley

ian caton - Lead O/S - Jun/01 with Andy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jan/01

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

zero six - Lead O/S - 2000

Si Clapham - 1998

michael burrows - 2nd - 29/Apr/97 with brian jones

Ched - Lead O/S - 1997 with Glanfor

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/96

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/96 with steve swygart

kristian - Lead O/S - 1996

Hidden - Lead - 15/Oct/95

Hidden - Lead - 13/Oct/95

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/95

andy gittins - 1995

Cowflinger - Lead - Oct/94

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 05/Aug/94 with john roberts

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/94

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 27/Jun/94 with dan

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 05/Apr/94 with David

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 05/Apr/94 with Dad

Ian Jones - Lead rpt - 1994 with Karen Ghiselli

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/93

Hidden - 2nd - 23/May/93

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/93

Pete_Frost - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/93

OMSKB - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/93 with Ian Roberts

steve taylor - 1993

mik1miller - Lead β - 1993 with bernie bradbury

Nigel Coe - Lead - 31/Oct/92 with Tim Dunsby

Steve Crowe - 18/Aug/92 with KM

AlanLittle - Lead - Jun/92 with John Hynes

Hidden - 2nd - 17/May/92

nai - Lead - 02/Feb/92 with Roger Devy

Roget - 2nd O/S - 19/Jan/92 with colin

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Dec/91

Hidden - Lead - 25/Aug/91

nigehughes - 2nd - Jun/90 with Nick Sharpe

Billg - Lead O/S - 1990

michael burrows - 2nd - 08/Jun/89 with brian jones

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jul/88

Hidden - 1987

Backinthegame - Lead rpt - Apr/86 with Gary Hughes

Tim Bateman - 2nd - 03/Nov/85 with Dom Staniforth

Backinthegame - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/85 with Stephen hughes

Hidden - 2nd - 19/May/85

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/84

solo
Mike Owen - 15/Feb/84

Mark Kemball - Lead - 07/Feb/84 with Bill McKee

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - Jul/83 with Robert Kieske ('Flog')

GordonHart - Lead O/S - 1982 with James Taveran

robyn1 - 1980

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/69

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Voting
Total votes cast 158
hard E20 of 55
E20 of 55
easy E20 of 55
hard E11 of 55
E129 of 55
easy E117 of 55
hard HVS8 of 55
HVS0 of 55
easy HVS0 of 55
hard 5c0 of 53
5c0 of 53
easy 5c0 of 53
hard 5b0 of 53
5b37 of 53
easy 5b14 of 53
hard 5a2 of 53
5a0 of 53
easy 5a0 of 53
3 Stars6 of 50
2 Stars35 of 50
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Style of ascent

Lead179 of 270 (66.3%)
Followed56 of 270 (20.7%)
Toproped3 of 270 (1.1%)
Unknown32 of 270 (11.9%)

'Climbed'90 of 270 (33.3%)
clean O/S126 of 270 (46.7%)
clean β19 of 270 (7.0%)
clean rpt33 of 270 (12.2%)
clean RP1 of 270 (0.4%)
dnf1 of 270 (0.4%)