Rockfax Description
The best route on the wall gives hard and fingery climbing. © Rockfax

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, North Wales Sport 2016.


ClimberDateStyle
Hidden 07/Aug 2nd
GeneralFifi 17/Jul Lead RP

Top 50 my arse. Polished and slightly weird. One star at best

mop449 17/Jul Lead β

Don't understand why it gets top 50 in the rockfax.

JenShelley 07/Jul Lead β
with Mike H
DDDD 28/Jun Lead O/S

Technical and interesting

with Sham
Hidden 25/Jun Lead dog
spalice 21/Jun Lead RP
FreddieSmith 21/Jun Lead O/S
Ed Booth 18/Jun Lead O/S
with Anna Booth
Luke Brooks 15/Jun Lead
with Kate
Hidden 15/Jun 2nd
JamesWilliams 01/Jun Lead rpt

warm up

with Dan Q
JamesWilliams 27/May Lead rpt

soft! haha

with Cam Ray
Parker550 14/May Lead O/S

Felt 6c to me.....but safer than my first ascent in the late seventies!

with Daz Devey, Edward Crossland
Daz8477 14/May Lead O/S
with Ed, Phil Davidson
jacob shieldhouse hadley 04/May Lead RP

unbelievably greasy in the sun! nice route!

with mum
phil64 14/Apr Lead

last rte of day,hardest its ever felt, maybe cold, weak or...

with Andy Bowman
JamesWilliams 16/Mar Lead dog

Bloody route! fell off tapping the finishing jug! had another go but no beans left grabbed the last draw. will try earlier in the day next time.

with john al quazzazzzzz
MJclimb ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
Seymore Butt ??/2016 -
JenShelley 25/Oct/15 Lead dog

Had three tries - made all the moves but couldn't string them together for a clean climb

with Mike
MichaelGallimore 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/15 Lead O/S
jacob shieldhouse hadley 07/Aug/15 Lead dog

super polished

with dad
alice fuller 03/Jul/15 Lead O/S

lead 1st..put in draws and everything:)

Brian H 02/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Hard for a warm up. Was glad that Alice went first and put the clips in.

James Oakes 28/Jun/15 Lead O/S
mikeshewring 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Fragmod 02/Jun/15 Lead
Hidden 11/May/15 Lead O/S
Stoney Boy 18/Apr/15 2nd rpt
with Nick Conway
JamesWilliams 16/Apr/15 Lead dog

really could drop any move on the route and some of the draws are scary to clip. will be back

with Dan Q
Nickc ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
samwillo 07/Mar/15 Lead
ChrisW999 07/Mar/15 2nd
with Sam
Hidden ??/2015 -
Tommyads ??/2015 -
georgenvk 29/Nov/14 TR dog
dswansonlow 16/Nov/14 Lead rpt

I thought this would feel easier than when I did a few years ago. It didn't.... Still desperate.

Jdoc 16/Nov/14 2nd
thrutch 27/Sep/14 Lead RP
with Sven
Hidden 13/Sep/14 Lead dog
Hidden 08/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Adam Lincoln 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Rick Kirby
Hidden 25/Aug/14 2nd
Dave Turnbull, BMC 25/Aug/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/14 Lead
wynaptomos 24/Jun/14 Lead dog
tebs 14/Jun/14 Lead β
with Andy
alooker 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Alex, Ed
mrteale 14/Jun/14 Lead β
dav 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Gill B
Luxulyan 12/May/14 Lead O/S
with Tom Murrell
michael burrows 24/Apr/14 Lead dog

did the moves, but needed a couple of rests, then fell the finishing hold!!

with tony shelmadine
wolf.leeb 24/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Joe
Hidden 22/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Rosea Day 16/Apr/14 Lead RP

had to come down on first attempt due to frozen hands.

Rosyk 12/Apr/14 2nd dog
Jay-Ast 05/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Rosyk
R2B 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Tough warm up. Techy but great.

with Cherry
Davecapewell 13/Mar/14 Lead dog
with Simon m
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
Si ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Ewan Russell 01/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Intense. Backed off this when I was a kid.

with Anna
wolf.leeb 20/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Alexis
Hidden ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
oliver.ghill91 08/Jul/13 Lead
Luke Owens 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Classic

with Owen Davies
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead
asmith37 08/Jun/13 Lead dog

Did not enjoy this, very thin upto 3rd bolt. Must have the wrong route as there's not much 3* climbing!

Hidden 04/Jun/13 Lead RP
Hidden 04/Jun/13 Lead RP
Hidden 04/Jun/13 Lead dog
Adam Booth 24/May/13 Lead O/S

Freezing!

Hidden 21/May/13 Lead rpt
tim newton 15/May/13 Lead O/S
with liam fleming, stuart lade
willoates 10/May/13 Lead O/S
with Dave Evans
dswansonlow 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
shed_hed 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Felt hard!

air 19/Apr/13 Lead O/S

i dont speak funny.................

with Richard
smallerrich 19/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Really didnt enjoy this, I shouldnt be pulling on mono crimps on a 6b+.... hard and techy.

with Funny speaking Canadian person who climbs better than me on techy limestone..
LeeWood 14/Nov/12 Lead

superb

soph 21/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with Helena Robinson
Hidden 17/Jul/12 Lead rpt
Lenny 08/Jul/12 Lead dog
with Phil .N
AmandaJG 04/Jul/12 TR dnf

Couldn't complete first crux move - feet didn't feel secure!

Dave Warburton 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Warm up, humid early morning conditions - tricky.

with Bert, Conor
Hidden 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S
roberto18 26/Jun/12 Lead

Pretty thin

with Dave Warb, Conor Cussell
Diggler 17/Jun/12 Lead RP

Possibly 6c

with Calder
alek 27/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Adam Booth 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
fennerz 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

harder than axle attack!

Tom Livingstone 21/Feb/12 Lead O/S
kingholmesy ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
LRob ??/2012 Lead
Hidden 23/Nov/11 Lead rpt
samrad 23/Nov/11 Lead O/S

cheeky for a 6b+

with crad
Bennykr 23/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Sweet climbing, tricky to work out sections!!

with JB
Jillybean 23/Nov/11 2nd
with Ben
barni 31/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with luke
Luke Brooks 31/Oct/11 Lead rpt
wazzalad20 20/Oct/11 Lead dnf

Worked out moves to third bolt. Very hard for the grade, was meant to be a warm up, must be joking! Defo 6c

IanD353 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Excellent route, worth it's 3 stars

with Mark H
Paul Bowen 25/Sep/11 -
Stewart B 09/Sep/11 Lead RP
with Dave Redpath
Lloyders 03/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Pete
rob.grafton ?/Aug/11 2nd
with kev little
Chriswallis2 20/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/11 Lead O/S
richiebongo 16/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Naughty 1st bolt.

with Jon Didymus
BeccaSnowden 15/Jul/11 Lead RP

Hard but very good! First sport route worked - got clean 3rd try.

CRiddiford 15/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Becca
thomasadixon 15/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Felt tough, but then I never sport climb...

with Becca
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
ksjs 13/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with owen
Hidden 08/Jul/11 Lead β
Anoetic ?/Jul/11 Lead β
Kevin Robert Jones 15/Jun/11 Lead RP
Hidden 13/Jun/11 TR RP
Hidden 13/Jun/11 2nd RP
al99 09/Jun/11 Lead β
with Luke Thomas
dan ely 08/Jun/11 Lead O/S

rather drink mates piss than do that again. nuts def usful and go go gadget arms to clip the bolts

with steve
david morse 07/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with josh, andy psyche
Ows ?/Jun/11 Lead

Harder for the short and a bit polished

Alex Mason 21/May/11 Lead O/S

Thin moves.

with matt burdekin, Sam Farnsworth, George Ullrich
victim of mathematics 21/May/11 TR dnf

Fell off passing the third bolt and gave up. Very fingery.

soph 21/May/11 Lead rpt
Lenny 19/May/11 TR RP
with Ian W.
laurelfan 13/May/11 Lead dnf

rain!

with Nigel
mr mills 08/May/11 Lead rpt
with Gareth
ksjs 13/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with jo
tobydunford 13/Apr/11 Lead β
with Harry Martin
frost 06/Apr/11 Lead RP
with Adam
A Crook 06/Apr/11 TR
Laurence Everitt 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S

wonderful

LeeJWC 19/Mar/11 Lead dog
with Ben Ota
koalapie 24/Feb/11 Lead RP
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
ducko ??/2011 -
fran04 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
centurion05 31/Oct/10 Lead O/S
williamsd79 31/Oct/10 -
Glyn 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Sep/10 TR RP
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Stig 03/Sep/10 Lead β

Did first go but previously tried two years ago. Done many easier 6cs

with Goi
Misha 14/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Nice technical climbing on good rock. Last route of the day, finished about 8.30pm and were treated to a wonderful sunset.

with Tom
Luke Dawson 14/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/10 Lead RP
michael burrows 22/Jul/10 2nd rpt
with steve davies
partz 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ziggytang 22/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with chris & matt
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Lead dog
Hidden 17/Jun/10 Lead rpt
metal arms 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ksjs 04/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with pete
ziggytang 26/May/10 TR O/S

Didn't feel too bad, but I like reachy climbing, should have lead.

with Chris, Dan, Matt
mr mills 12/May/10 Lead rpt
with ioan d
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead
Hidden 25/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
Toby Dunn 25/Oct/09 Lead
with Nick Verney
ksjs 08/Oct/09 Lead dog

first 6b+ fail in a long time, 1 fall - couldnt feel my fingers so wont read too much into that. still dislike how this is bolted

with dave r
eugeneth 24/Sep/09 Lead RP

came off on first go. Got first RP attempt. Pretty hard for the grade!

with Seb
sebrider 24/Sep/09 Lead RP
hepitt 10/Sep/09 Lead RP
with Rob Pitt
hepitt 15/Jul/09 TR

3 times clean on top rope, now to find the time to lead it!

with Rob Pitt
richardr 14/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Excellent route. One of the bolts could have been lower. Lovely delicate climbing.

Hidden ?/Jul/09 Lead rpt
barni 28/Jun/09 Lead β
with helena
Dave Searle 23/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with tony
Hidden 20/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Rob Pitt 18/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Owen Davies
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Lead RP
Hidden 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jan/09 Lead O/S
farmus21 08/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with Tom Devine
Hidden 24/Nov/08 TR
Mike Goldthorp 03/Nov/08 Lead rpt
with John Allen, Ben Alsford
drewish 08/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with SteveE9
hervenuttall ?/Sep/08 Lead dog
with Drew
Paul Robertson 27/Jul/08 Lead dog

Horrid.

Owain Llewelyn 28/Jun/08 Lead
with Dad
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead dog
Hidden 24/May/08 Lead dog
ksjs 17/May/08 Lead rpt
with anders
gareth scott borthwick 06/May/08 Lead dog
with phil
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead dog
ksjs 24/Apr/08 Lead rpt
with sarah
Hidden 14/Feb/08 -
dts 14/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Rich Kirby 27/Jan/08 Lead rpt
Rachel S 27/Jan/08 TR
with Richard K
Julian Wedd ??/2008 -

Flashed, quite balancy and fingery.

Hidden ??/2008 Lead
zero six ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Owen W-G 03/Aug/07 Lead O/S

About as hard as I can do. Seemed to have three cruxes with the finish not as easy as hoped.

with Simon Denison
Dave Bond 17/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Rich Hatton
Hidden 16/Jul/07 Lead dog
Hidden 14/Jul/07 Lead dog
barni 06/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Paul James
Andrew1 24/Jun/07 Lead
with Juliet Parker Smith
Hidden 10/Jun/07 2nd
michael burrows 04/May/07 TR
with fran04
ksjs 29/Apr/07 Lead dnf

not impressed with the bolting - backed off

fran04 ??/2007 Lead

at last

michael burrows 23/Sep/06 TR

and eddy

Hidden 23/Sep/06 TR
matt30987 ?/Sep/06 TR rpt
with Dad
Hidden 06/Jul/06 Lead β
Mark A Humphries 06/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with dean howard
Lee Proctor 23/Apr/06 Lead rpt
with Guy Blackwood
guyblackwood 23/Apr/06 2nd dog

very technical

with Lee
Boy ??/2006 -
michael burrows 30/Aug/05 TR
with andy boorman
mattyork2 16/Aug/05 TR
with mike rose
michael burrows 26/Jul/05 Lead
michael burrows 14/Jul/05 Lead
with mike hammill
nicholas Barrowclough ?/Jul/05 Lead
with Tim Davies
MikeYouCanClimb 11/Jun/05 Lead RP
with Matthew
michael burrows 07/Jun/05 Lead

and john/fran/ian a

with brian jones
michael burrows 24/May/05 Lead
michael burrows 17/May/05 Lead
with brian jones
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
IOAN D ??/2005 Lead
with Mills
chris sm ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Dom Goodridge
michael burrows 18/Jun/03 2nd

and brian jones

Hidden ??/2003 2nd
Brown ??/2003 Lead RP
with Alex
michael burrows 11/Jun/02 TR
with brian jones
michael burrows 23/Apr/02 2nd
mux ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Mike Woodbridge
Hidden 08/Jul/01 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Mark Riley ??/2000 Lead O/S
nige 05/Jun/99 Lead
with mark hounslea
Paul Clarke ??/1999 -
with Well Oiled Machine
Hidden 05/Jul/98 Lead
sadams 25/Apr/98 Lead
with John Boyle
NeilGriffiths 21/Mar/98 -
with paula
nickcanute ??/1998 Lead O/S
buzby78 18/Sep/97 Lead O/S
mikedelderfield 01/Jun/97 Lead O/S
michael burrows 15/Apr/97 Lead rpt
with brian jones
michael burrows 10/Apr/97 Lead rpt
with brian jones
michael burrows 08/Apr/97 Lead rpt
with mark ryan
Ched ??/1997 Lead rpt
with Steve Graham
michael burrows 14/Aug/96 Lead rpt
with mark ryan
ste_d 21/Jul/96 2nd O/S
with mik
Hidden 02/Jun/96 2nd
michael burrows 08/May/96 Lead rpt
with brian jones
Hidden ?/Mar/96 Lead RP
kristian ??/1996 Lead O/S
Shaved Atom ??/1996 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/95 Lead O/S
michael burrows 07/Jun/95 Lead rpt
with richard parry
michael burrows 09/May/95 Lead rpt
with brian jones
michael burrows 18/Apr/95 Lead rpt
with brian jones
michael burrows 07/Apr/95 Lead rpt
with steve ward
michael burrows 04/Apr/95 Lead rpt
with brian jones
steveriley ??/1995 Lead
andy gittins ??/1995 -
John Southworth 26/Oct/94 Lead O/S
whispering nic ?/Jul/94 Solo
with Kat
mattnuttall ?/Jul/94 Lead rpt
with Alan Holden
michael burrows 28/Jun/94 Lead rpt
with dan
michael burrows 13/Jun/94 Lead rpt
with lola gunn
Hidden 26/May/94 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/94 Lead
michael burrows 11/May/94 Lead rpt
with lola gunn
Hidden 02/May/94 Lead
Hidden 01/May/94 Lead
Roget 16/Apr/94 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden 07/Sep/93 TR
Hidden 25/May/93 2nd
uphillnow 27/Mar/93 -
goi.ashmore 07/Mar/93 Lead O/S
with Simon Coles
mik1miller ??/1993 Lead O/S
with bernie bradbury
crossleysm ??/1993 Lead O/S

c. 93

Backinthegame 25/Dec/92 Lead dog

Bloody cold Christmas day - didn't fall but hung on rope a couple of times to warm hands - annoying as I did all moves first go!

Nigel Coe 31/Oct/92 2nd
with Tim Dunsby
steve taylor ?/Aug/92 Lead O/S
with Steve Williams
Hidden 05/Jul/92 Lead rpt
Nick Biven 20/Jun/92 Lead
Tony Little 16/Jun/92 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/92 Lead
mattnuttall 07/Jun/92 Lead O/S
with Gareth Parry
Mike Owen 07/Jun/92 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Hidden 31/May/92 Lead
Hidden 16/May/92 Lead
innes ??/1992 Lead
with Chris
Hidden 25/Aug/91 2nd
andybirtwistle 27/Jun/91 2nd
Rich Kirby 02/Oct/90 Lead O/S
with Andy Mackay
Steve Crowe 07/Jul/90 -
nigehughes ?/Jun/90 2nd
with Nick Sharpe
Billg ??/1990 Lead O/S
Bulls Crack ??/1990 Lead O/S
with AM
michael burrows 29/Jun/89 -
Stoney Boy 08/Apr/89 2nd rpt
phardman 11/Sep/88 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/88 AltLd
Hidden 29/May/88 Lead
Hidden 05/Apr/88 Lead
Hidden 12/Jul/87 Lead
ukb shark 13/Jun/87 Lead O/S
with Seb Grieve
Hidden 08/May/87 Lead
Hidden ??/1987 -
Hidden 13/Jun/86 Lead
Mike Owen 26/Apr/86 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Greg Cunningham 01/Jul/85 Lead β

first E3

with andy cave
Mike Owen 23/Jun/85 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Hidden 28/May/85 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/May/85 2nd
keefe 05/May/85 -
Hidden ??/1985 Lead
Mike Owen 05/Feb/84 -
with Elaine Owen
Hidden ??/1984 AltLd
Ian Jones ?/Jul/83 Lead O/S
with Robert Kieske ('Flog')
GordonHart ??/1982 2nd RP
with John Dunn
robyn1 ??/1980 -
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Voting
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Votes cast 62
Style of ascent
Lead
Followed
Toproped
Alt Leads
Soloed
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Repeated
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