Rockfax Description
A superb trad line that follows the slim corner. © Rockfax

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, North Wales E3's, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, Ultimate E3 ticklist.

redjerry 08/Sep Lead O/S
with matt thompson
James Oakes 28/Jun Lead O/S
Fragmod 28/Jun Lead
dswansonlow 25/Jun Lead O/S
with Alex Banks
Albachoss 25/Jun 2nd dog
with Dougie
climberchristy 29/May Lead rpt

Came off this 2 days ago due to faffing at the overlap, trying to put too much gear in. Today did it clean first go with a speedier approach. Still a surprisingly pumpy climb with a trickier finish than it looks from below. Great line.

with Vanessa
Hidden 17/May Lead rpt
Dan Vaj 22/Mar 2nd β
with James Machaffie
samwillo 07/Mar Lead
James Beaumont 07/Mar 2nd RP
Hidden 07/Mar Lead O/S
Ed morris 01/Mar Lead O/S
with Dickon
HAJ Francis ?/Mar Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
Ian craigie ??/2015 2nd
with Niels Ernst williams
thrutch 27/Sep/14 Lead RP
with Sven
Mattlamb90 16/Jul/14 Lead O/S


with Ryan, Luke
Helen Gibson 14/Jul/14 2nd
with dan
tim newton 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
dav 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Gill B
eugeneth 01/Jun/14 2nd
with Owain
owain86 01/Jun/14 Lead rpt

Fell off three years ago, didn't fall today, still pumpy though!

with Eugene
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/14 TR O/S
funsized 23/Mar/14 Lead RP


Hidden ??/2014 Lead
funsized 24/Nov/13 Lead dog

1 rest after overlap. PUMPY!

with Fi
Dibdawg 09/Sep/13 Lead dog
richiebongo 09/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Tough at the top.

Hidden 08/Sep/13 Lead
ian caton 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S

First E3 for 3 years, due to illness. Feels good.

with Abi
ksjs 30/Jun/13 2nd rpt

Still pumpy.

with owen
Mark Grist 22/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Alan Barnes
dan gibson 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with alice thompson
Alice Thompson 11/Jun/13 Lead β
Tom Livingstone 08/Nov/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Dave Warburton 25/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Bert, Conor
Hidden 25/Jun/12 Lead β
roberto18 25/Jun/12 Lead dog

Got very pumped and had to rest at the top

with Dave Warb, Conor Cussell
Alex.M-M. 10/Jun/12 Lead dnf
Alex.M-M. 10/Jun/12 TR dog
Matt Cooke 13/May/12 Lead O/S
phardman 08/May/12 Lead rpt
with Jon Bibby
Luke Brooks 02/May/12 Lead rpt
with John Orr, Francis
Owain Llewelyn 24/Apr/12 Lead

Led on pre-placed gear

with Dan
Hidden 22/Apr/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Apr/12 2nd dog
willoates 16/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Found this really easy compared to Stroll on yesterday. Nice climbing though.

with Murdoch
LRob ??/2012 Lead
Tom Livingstone 04/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Oct/11 Lead β
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Dave Foster 23/Sep/11 2nd dog


with Si 2
London Luke ?/Sep/11 Lead dog

7 meter fall, cam ripped ! before finally managing it although had to rest a couple of times.

with Si
BeccaSnowden 16/Jul/11 Lead dog

Had a go on preplaced gear. Only 1 rest on second attempt :)

CRiddiford 16/Jul/11 Lead dog

on preplaced gear, came off once at crux, learn to find good holds quicker!

with Becca
thomasadixon 16/Jul/11 Lead O/S
gingerwolf 10/Jul/11 TR O/S

Toproped as weather was coming in - hard!

Hidden 09/Jul/11 2nd
mynyddresident 01/Jul/11 Lead

Good to spot your footholds above the overlap

with wolf
wolf.leeb 01/Jul/11 Lead β
with nic
Hidden 25/Jun/11 Lead dog
Adam Lincoln 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 11/Jun/11 2nd rpt
dan ely 08/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with steve
Liam FLeming 13/May/11 Lead
with luke brooks
laurelfan 13/May/11 2nd
with Nigel
Luke Brooks 10/May/11 2nd
with Alex, Glyn Hudson
Hidden 10/May/11 Lead rpt
Glyn 10/May/11 Lead O/S
with Luke
Ram MkiV 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Guy
david morse 18/Mar/11 Lead rpt

glad to get it clean this time. tough

with katie
Hidden 13/Mar/11 TR rpt
owain86 09/Mar/11 Lead dog


with Chris
Hidden 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S
petellis 05/Mar/11 TR dnf
Aaron Lines ?/Feb/11 Lead dnf

fell off a few moves above overlap,too pumped

with Dan
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 18/Jun/10 2nd
Adam Ellwood 18/Jun/10 Lead O/S


with Dave Evans
richardr 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Good line, sustained, never desperate and great gear. Loved it.

metal arms 06/Jun/10 Lead dog

Fell off at the overlap then rested there second go

Luke Brooks 26/May/10 Lead O/S
with Barni
barni 26/May/10 Lead dog
with luke
Hidden 09/May/10 2nd
Hidden 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/10 2nd
ksjs 18/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with jo
Hidden 09/Apr/10 Lead dnf
Toby Dunn ?/Apr/10 Lead
with Andy Reeve
hervenuttall ?/Feb/10 Lead dog
with Sam Hamer
Mike Goldthorp 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Got super pumped. Underestimated the top groove, quite tricky

soph 01/Jan/10 -
Rob Pitt ??/2010 -
Hidden 15/Jun/09 Lead dnf
Oli 15/Jun/09 Lead O/S

On Dave's gear to 2/3 height.

Hidden 14/Jun/09 Lead
Alex Mason 11/Jun/09 Lead O/S

brilliant route, keeps coming all the way.

andy gravestock 11/Jun/09 Lead β

cool climbing with bomber nut placements all the way .

with allex
miastacey 30/May/09 Lead O/S
with Bob Smith
Rich Kirby 07/May/09 Lead rpt
with Andy Boorman
nige 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with ewan mccallum
Boy ?/Apr/09 -
with Nige Kershaw
Hidden 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
mattyork2 18/Jan/09 Lead

Ground up - Third time lucky. Pumpy, bomber gear, very satisfying even though I nearly got utterly spanked.

with Sam Hamer and James Gray
farmus21 18/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Nice, nice climb. Must admit there was gear in already for most of it...

centurion05 29/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Stu Harth
alaan 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Definitely a little pumped at the top!

with Grant
GrantB 28/Sep/08 2nd
with Matt, Al and John
Hidden 10/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/08 Lead dog
ksjs 03/Jun/08 2nd rpt
with geraldine
Mark Riley 14/May/08 Lead
Hidden 24/Feb/08 2nd O/S
ksjs 05/Feb/08 Lead O/S

genius - one of the best around! totally deserving of its classic status: steady climbing leads to a surprisingly awkward bulge where jams and footwork should see you through

with mark
Julian Wedd ??/2008 Lead
with Dave Evans
Tom Phillips 17/Oct/07 2nd dog

pumpy section near top!

with fiend
Chubbard 15/Jul/07 Lead RP

Done before but not cleanly

with C Godfrey
Ed Booth 28/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Ioan Doyle
Toby Dunn 22/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Joe Bawden
gregoritos ?/Jan/07 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
jeffmcd56 ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Rob
dicky79 09/Jul/06 2nd dog
with Tony B
Hidden 09/Jul/06 Lead
Hidden 13/Jun/06 Lead β
IOAN D ?/Jan/06 Lead
with rick
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
nicholas Barrowclough ?/Jun/04 Lead
spidey 10/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/03 Lead O/S
mux ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Mike Woodbridge
Mark Riley ??/2000 Lead dog
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
zero six ??/2000 Lead RP
caveman_chris ?/May/99 Lead
Hidden ??/1999 -
Hidden 08/Jul/98 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/98 Lead
nickcanute ??/1998 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/97 Lead O/S
mikedelderfield 01/Jun/97 Lead O/S
michael burrows 29/Apr/97 Lead rpt
with brian jones
phardman 19/Apr/97 Lead O/S
with Jon Bibby
D Tempest 14/Oct/96 2nd
with Rick
michael burrows 08/Aug/96 Lead rpt
with mark ryan
steve taylor ?/Aug/96 Lead O/S
with mark williams
ste_d 21/Jul/96 2nd O/S
with mik
whispering nic ?/Jun/96 Lead O/S
kristian ??/1996 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/95 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/95 Lead O/S
michael burrows 22/Aug/95 Lead rpt
with brian jones
michael burrows 04/Jul/95 Lead rpt
with brian jones
goi.ashmore 14/Jun/95 Lead O/S
with Simon Coles
michael burrows 02/Apr/95 Lead rpt
with brian jones
michael burrows 26/Mar/95 Lead rpt
with brian jones
michael burrows 12/Mar/95 Lead dog
andy gittins ??/1995 -
michael burrows 05/Aug/94 Lead dog

1 rest

with john roberts
Dave Musgrove Jnr 31/Mar/94 Lead
with Muir Morton
Cowflinger 06/Nov/93 Lead O/S
with Tim Emmett
Hidden 25/May/93 TR
Hidden 17/Apr/93 2nd
mik1miller ??/1993 Lead β
with bernie bradbury
Mick King 01/Nov/92 2nd
with Pete Hankinson
Nigel Coe 31/Oct/92 Lead dog
with Tim Dunsby
Hidden 08/Oct/92 Lead
Nick Biven 21/Jun/92 Lead
Hidden 16/May/92 Lead
Rich Kirby 29/Feb/92 Lead O/S
with Andy Mackay
Roget 19/Jan/92 Lead O/S
with colin
Stoney Boy 22/Sep/91 2nd O/S
with Geraldine Taylor
Steve Crowe 08/Jul/90 Lead O/S

**** classic, superb & brilliant!

with KM
nigehughes ?/Jun/90 2nd
with Nick Sharpe
Billg ??/1990 Lead O/S
michael burrows 18/Jun/89 Lead dog

one point of rest

with pete roberts
uphillnow ??/1989 Lead

possibly with John Robinson. Small hold snapped at the finish whilst clipping to lower off. Date approx, just before john went to N.Z.

Hidden 01/Jul/88 2nd
charlesmfrench 28/May/88 2nd O/S
with Ian Milne
sadams 24/Apr/88 Lead
with Andy Mitchell
Mike Owen 12/Jul/87 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
shark 14/Jun/87 Lead O/S
with Seb Grieve
michael burrows 20/May/87 Lead
with ket
Hidden ??/1987 -
Mike Owen 15/Sep/85 2nd rpt
with Jim Hewson
Backinthegame ?/Sep/85 TR
with Stephen hughes
keefe 04/May/85 -
Mike Owen 22/Feb/85 Lead rpt
with Simon King
Hidden ??/1985 Lead
Mark Kemball 06/Mar/84 2nd
with Nigel Slater
Mark Kemball 11/Feb/84 Lead
with Alan Little
AlanLittle ?/Feb/84 2nd
Hidden ??/1984 AltLd
Mike Owen 18/Sep/83 -
with Elaine Owen, Phil Davidson
Ian Jones ?/Jul/83 Lead O/S
with Robert Kieske ('Flog')
robyn1 ??/1980 -
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