Rockfax Description
A brilliant route up the prominent groove reached by a steep undercut start with a bolt. © Rockfax

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Ultimate E3 ticklist, Radical Rockcats 2nd Year of Uni Ticklist.

pete johnson 02/Nov Lead rpt
with Chris Parkin
Rachel Slater 18/Oct Lead β
tim newton 18/Oct Lead O/S
Misha 18/Oct 2nd O/S

Hard start, especially on on cold fingers!

Mark Warnett ?/Jul Lead O/S
Dan Vaj 14/Jun 2nd RP
with James Machaffie
Hidden 11/May Lead O/S
wolf.leeb 20/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with nic
wi11 05/Mar/14 Lead rpt

On Gwen's gear

with Gwen L
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Nov/13 Lead β
Dibdawg 09/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/13 Lead
Laura Hudson 12/Jul/13 2nd β
with Evan Holdsworth
dan gibson 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with alice thompson
Alice Thompson 11/Jun/13 Lead β
Harry Holmes 10/May/13 Lead

Attempted captain fingers but bailed onto this

with Anne Peale
annep11 10/May/13 2nd dog
willoates 24/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Murdoch
Lloyders 13/Apr/13 Lead β

On Nicks gear

with Nick Jangles
wi11 19/Oct/12 2nd β
with Gwen L
Luke Brooks 13/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Guy Steven
SMc 12/May/12 Lead β
with Ged
Luke Brooks 02/May/12 Lead rpt
with John Orr, Francis
Owain Llewelyn 24/Apr/12 Lead
with Dan
Duncan Campbell 20/Feb/12 Lead β

Slipped off the bottom, lowered then flashed it to the chains on Mason's gear. Pretty gopping at the cruxy bottom, then fairly sustained to the top. First hard trad of the year.

Tom Livingstone 20/Feb/12 Lead β

led on alex's gear

Alex Mason 20/Feb/12 Lead RP

F6bish. All the start was soaking wet and ended up hanging on the bolt whilst contemplating carrying on. Finished it off, then led it cleanly in the rain.

with Tom Livingstone, Duncan Campbell, Sam Radcliff
Hidden ??/2012 -
LRob ??/2012 Lead
Hidden 27/Nov/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 23/Nov/11 2nd O/S
samrad 23/Nov/11 Lead O/S

no point in clipping second bolt as you can get a bomber .5 cam.

with crad
metal arms 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/11 2nd rpt
mynyddresident 12/Sep/11 Lead

Nice climbing, trickiest through the bulge. Good kit, reckon clipping the 2nd bolt on the neighbouring route would dilute the trad feel.

with wolf
wolf.leeb 12/Sep/11 Lead O/S

pumpy start, then nice, steady moves with great kit all the way to the top.

with nic
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead
Adam Ellwood 05/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Dave Evans
benchwarmer 22/Jun/11 Lead dnf
with Liam, Luke
Luke Brooks 22/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Ewan, Liam
Hidden 09/Jun/11 Lead RP
david morse 07/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Ben A, josh, andy psyche
Chriswallis2 07/Jun/11 Lead β

lead on Ally's gear with the first couple of pieces clipped.

Hidden 07/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/11 Lead
laurelfan 13/May/11 2nd
with Nigel
JulesV 18/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
ksjs 09/Jul/10 2nd rpt
with jo
Hidden 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/10 2nd O/S
barni 12/Jun/10 2nd rpt
with long jon
Luke Brooks 26/May/10 Lead

Gear in situ

with Barni
barni 26/May/10 Lead O/S
with luke
ksjs 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S

really good climbing, similar quality and difficulty to Plumbline. quite pumpy, top felt trickier than it looks. 2nd bolt on Mr Chips shouldnt be used at the grade.

with owen
Bennykr 17/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Pretty sweeet, but cold on the old hands n feet!!

with Em Benbow, Cradmire, Ollie Torr
middlevern 25/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Toby Dunn 25/Oct/09 Lead
with Nick Verney
hepitt 18/Jun/09 2nd dog
with Rob Pitt
Rob Pitt 18/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Helen Pitt
Boy ?/Apr/09 -
with Nige Kershaw
Hidden 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
mr mills 01/Mar/09 Lead rpt
with Elfyn (chang)
hervenuttall ?/Mar/09 Lead RP
with Drew
mattyork2 30/Nov/08 Lead O/S

How many of the bolts are in? Resisted clipping the second on 'Mr Chips' and although there is good gear, it seemed a bit silly not to though? Great sustained climbing, a fine route, warmed the cockles on a very cold day!

with James Gray and Pete Harrison
goi.ashmore 18/Oct/08 Lead β

In light rain

with James Rees
Hidden 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
haydng 18/May/08 2nd O/S
with Si
switch ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Julian Wedd ??/2008 2nd
with A. Howarth
Toby Dunn 22/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Joe Bawden
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
IOAN D 07/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with rick
Hidden 06/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Mark Riley ??/2003 Lead O/S
nige 16/May/99 Lead
with mark hounslea
kristian ??/1999 TR O/S
Hidden ??/1999 -
Hidden 05/Jul/98 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
nickcanute ??/1998 Lead O/S
mikedelderfield 01/Jun/97 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/97 Lead O/S
Ched ??/1997 Lead dog
with Steve Graham
ste_d 21/Jul/96 2nd O/S
with mik
Hidden 22/Oct/95 Lead
michael burrows 21/Oct/95 Lead
with richard parry
Hidden ?/Oct/95 Lead O/S
michael burrows 22/Aug/95 Lead rpt
with brian jones
michael burrows 26/Mar/95 2nd
with brian jones
andy gittins ??/1995 -
Roget 11/Jun/94 Lead O/S
shark 06/Jun/93 Lead
Hidden 24/Apr/93 Lead rpt
Rich Kirby ?/Jan/93 Lead O/S
mik1miller ??/1993 Lead O/S
with bernie bradbury
Nick Biven 21/Jun/92 2nd
Hidden 16/May/92 2nd
Steve Crowe 08/Jul/90 Lead O/S
with KM
nigehughes ?/Jun/90 2nd
with Paul Jiggens
Billg ??/1990 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??/1990 -
sadams ?/Sep/89 Lead O/S
with Andy Mitchell
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 02/May/88 Lead
with Bill Williamson
shark ?/Mar/87 Lead
with Seb Grieve
Hidden ??/1987 -
Hidden 27/Sep/86 Lead
Hidden 01/Jun/85 Lead
Hidden 07/May/85 2nd rpt
Hidden 06/May/85 Lead
keefe 04/May/85 -
Ian Jones ?/Jul/83 Lead O/S
with Robert Kieske ('Flog')
Mike Owen 26/Jun/83 -
with Dave Lyon
robyn1 ??/1980 -
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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