Homo Sapien*** 7a+

Rockfax Description
One of the best routes above the Marine Drive with sustained climbing which is absorbing right up to the last move. From the ramp, step left into a groove then follow the blunt arete. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: The Orme 7a+'s, North Wales Rock Graded List, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs.

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This climb is in 78 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Ewan Russell - Lead RP - 11/Jun/15 with Brad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/15

Quite fiddley, cold, crimpy and tired, didn't help to enjoy it, despite it being a 'classic'?!
Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 16/May/15 with Laika, Mike

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/May/15

Not used to this style at all found it bloody hard
alexjz - TR dog - 29/Apr/15 with George Ullrich

Tommyads - 2015

wi11 - Lead dog - 10/Nov/14 with Ruth B

one to come back two. should go next time
bede.west - Lead dog - 14/Oct/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Oct/14

All the moves came reasonably easily. Felt a bit drained today but happy to lead it all
eugeneth - Lead dog - 27/Sep/14 with Owain

Just as good as last time!
owain86 - Lead rpt - 27/Sep/14 with Eugene

tried to flash, got it 2nd r.p
spidey - Lead RP - 14/Sep/14 with mat lamb

Felt pretty hard
Mattlamb90 - Lead RP - 14/Sep/14 with Owen Davies, Mark Riley, Ryan

Great route, almost an onsight, but had a little beta.
Mark Riley - Lead β - 14/Sep/14 with Rob Pitt, Ryan, Owen Davies, Mattlamb90

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Aug/14

Quickest i've done an Orme 7a+, 2RP. Had wrote it off after the first go due to tiredness but out of nowhere I jumped on the bike of psyche and smashed it! Classic old skool wall climbing, even better than Axle Attack!
Luke Owens - Lead RP - 03/Jul/14 with Alex Gray

Hidden - Lead - 2014

nige - 2014

Too tired to do the first move! The rest is easy. Back another day. Great route with fantastic moves.
Julian Cooper - Lead dog - 23/Jul/13 with Ben Steel

It felt really desperate at the start on my first go but once I knew the moves it felt okay and got it second go.
dswansonlow - Lead RP - 05/Jun/13 with Helen

alek - Lead dog - 02/Jun/13 with David Liu

davidliu - Lead RP - 24/May/13 with Adam Booth

Oh dear, serious shut down. Needed oxygen and a sherpa.
Adam Booth - Lead dog - 24/May/13 with David Liu

Hidden - 24/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Oct/12

soph - Lead RP - 21/Aug/12 with Helena Robinson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Jun/12

1 rest at 2nd bolt. Will be back, despite not particularly liking the style of climbing.
Duncan Campbell - Lead dog - 20/May/12 with Greg, Eugenius

Sorted out the moves on the first attempt but didn't find them too desperate although it would be nails to onsight as is quite sequency. Made a hole in my finger and fell off on the second go.....next time!!!
eugeneth - Lead dog - 28/Mar/12 with Greg Flynn, Owain

Great route, very technical but no hard moves, did twice today
owain86 - Lead RP - 28/Mar/12 with Eugene, Greg

KittySupreme - Lead dog - 26/Mar/12 with Owain

Hidden - 2012

LRob - Lead - 2012

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Jul/11

With fairly comprehensive beta from Glyn, felt like it would be hard to on-sight.
Luke Brooks - Lead β - 08/Jun/11 with Sophie, Glyn Hudson

Glyn - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/11 with Sophie, Luke

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Very hard for 7a+ total classic. second go
schof - Lead RP - 09/Oct/10

Glyn - Lead RP - 09/Oct/10 with Andy Psyche

Did in two overlapping sections.
Stig - Lead dog - 03/Sep/10 with Goi

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Jul/10

datoon - Lead RP - 04/Jul/10 with K

khawk - Lead RP - 04/Jul/10 with DT

Hidden - Lead dog - 20/Jun/10

Perfect. One of best at grade in NW.
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10 with Nige, Ewan, Ash & Chris

Chuffed to bits, brilliant route
drewish - Lead RP - 21/Oct/09 with SteveE9

did this on top rope in the dark virtually last week - what a difference daylight and leading make: brilliant route, really quite sustained and technical. good value and not easy - feels unlikely but its all there. 1st go: 2 or 3 rests. 2nd go: done.
ksjs - Lead RP - 15/Oct/09 with jo

Mike Goldthorp - Lead RP - 13/Oct/09 with Drew Mulcahy

wanted to try and onsight this but no light left and draws in place so had to do it on top rope. very sketchy as couldnt really see my feet, poor style - not worthy of a classic. a lead next time...
ksjs - TR β - 08/Oct/09 with dave r

Tried to flash, came off again at second draw with tall mans beta, climbed too top, then led. But not without a fight, fucked up feet and was close to off a few times. Sustained.
Alex Mason - Lead RP - 07/Oct/09 with Herv

hervenuttall - Lead RP - Oct/09 with Drew

Felt desparate at the bottom again today. A great day today and nice to climb with Rory on his 26th birthday after 4 years. See you for your 30th mate!
mattyork2 - Lead dog - 09/Jun/09 with Rory Shawe

Rob Pitt - 05/Jun/09 with Nick Arding

Too hard for me. Desparately cold today. Next time.
mattyork2 - Lead dog - 01/Feb/09 with Sam Hamer

Brown - Lead RP - 17/May/08

zero six - Lead O/S - 2008

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Dec/07

Dave Bond - Lead RP - 24/Apr/07 with Rich Hatton

jeffmcd56 - Lead β - 2007 with Rob

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jun/06

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

whispering nic - Lead dog - 2003

Hidden - Lead - 1999

buzby78 - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/97

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 29/Aug/97 with Elaine Owen

kristian - TR O/S - 1996

keefe - 1996

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - Jul/94 with Alan Holden

Massive jump for the belay, with half the climbers in South Wales in 20' proximity
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/94 with Simon Coles

Hidden - Lead β - 05/Jul/92

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 07/Jun/92 with Elaine Owen

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/91 with Geraldine Taylor, Bob Marks

Billg - Lead - 1990

Mike Owen - 23/Oct/88 with Elaine Owen

shark - Lead - 1988

robyn1 - 1980

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