Great Balls of Fire*** E4 6a
[Welsh Slate, the Colossus wall, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
More sustained climbing on a counter line to Colossus seeking out a harder line. Start just left of Colossus below a slim groove. Climb the slim groove past 2 bolts to a tricky section leading to another bolt. From here trend right to gain a niche in Colossus and move right again to the base of a smooth V-groove. Thrutch up this and then take the stepped groove-line leading up and right to the top. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, a State of Slate, Ian's Slate E4's for 2014, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist.

Photo: Welsh Slate, the Colossus wall © Bob
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This climb is in 31 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Joughton - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14

markalmack - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14 with james marjot

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/14 with Delyth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13

Julian Cooper - Lead - 21/Jul/13 with Ben Steel

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 01/Jul/13 with Gareth E

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/12 with Iain Moodie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/12

metal arms - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11

Russell Birkett - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/11 with Murdoch J

All dry when ride the wild surf was all wet, good moves and nice runouts.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/10 with Ben R

really good route, never felt too hard or run out, with a overgrown topout, get on it!!!
Bennykr - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/10 with Alex mason

feilx - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Angus

datoon - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with K

Long route, which had a few sustained 6a sections but well protected - cracking!
lukehunt - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Jon Stokes

popov86 - 2nd - 20/Feb/09

JulesV - 2009

gregoritos - Lead O/S - 25/May/08 with chris gooder

morganator - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Mike Robinson

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Joe Bawden

Gus - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/04

Roget - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/98 with jon

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/96 with KM

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/96

Cowflinger - 2nd O/S - Apr/95 with Tim Emmett

Hidden - Lead - 01/May/93

Campbell42 - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/91 with David Stott

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - Jul/90 with John Mckeever

chrisdavies - Lead O/S - 1990 with P.TARGETT

Hidden - 2nd - 1988

sadams - Lead dnf - 13/Apr/87 with Guy Townsend

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
theomoore, Billg, jonnybull, gd303uk, fennerz, howifeel, centurion05

Total votes cast 37
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Style of ascent
Clean O/S