A classic crack climb of the slate quarries. Climbs the distinct crackline up rainbow slab. Climb with interest to the metal pipe, tie this off then boldly continue up the easier slab above. belay well back.

Ticklists: Dinorwig Essentials, North Wales Rock Graded List, Best slab climbs of the UK, a State of Slate, ROCKFAX Style Top 50: North Wales, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, Ultimate E2 ticklist, The BMC 70th Anniversary Ticklist, Cracks And Corners To Greatness, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist, Tick List for 2015/2016, AMC Uni Ticklist, Radical Rockcats 2nd Year of Uni Ticklist.

lpruul 22/May Lead dog

Rushed one of the reachy moves in the beginning and fell on my gear. After that got my head game back and finished it clean. Good climbing and all the difficult moves are well protected, run out top but it makes the route more rewarding.

with Joe Dean, efp
Hidden 17/May Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 12/May 2nd
aerobiee 06/May Lead O/S
Jenn_Stretton 06/May 2nd O/S

Fun route, horrendously run out for the leader at the top. Wouldn't fancy it myself....

Cheese Monkey 24/Apr Lead dnf

Did the lower crux then my head went! Wobbled up the rest, really didn't fancy the runout so lowered off the pipe. Shoulda kept it together but next time it will go

with Ian M
JoeCoxson 19/Apr Lead O/S

Very happy to get this ticked. Lots of great moves up to the pipes, then steady as she goes to the top.

Wendy Watthews 18/Apr Lead O/S

I finally sucked up the courage to lead this. Good gear where you need it. Committing to the runout was hard but lack of choice pushed me upwards.

with JakeB.
Hidden 18/Apr 2nd dog
JimHolmes69 13/Apr Lead O/S
with Pete
Gabe Oliver 10/Apr Lead O/S

Amazing route! Wanted to do this for an absolute age. That runout though...

Rachel Frith 10/Apr 2nd
George Killaspy 10/Apr 2nd O/S
JenShelley 31/Mar Lead O/S
with Alan
alanblyth 31/Mar 2nd rpt
AdamFreeman 31/Mar 2nd dog

Got stuck on a move, will be good to come back and lead it soon.

MischaHY 31/Mar Lead rpt
Andy Moles 30/Mar 2nd
with Ferdia
ferdia 30/Mar Lead O/S
with Andy
cymjt 25/Mar Lead O/S

Wow! Wonderful climbing all the way!

DanOsb 18/Mar Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 18/Mar 2nd
James Oswald 17/Mar Lead O/S

Brilliant, great climbing all the way up and run out at the top. Exciting

with John Bramwell, Pete Dolman, Kyle Wood
max_dickens 12/Mar Lead O/S

So good! I Was on it for bloody ages, took me about an hour to commit after the spike. Felt very committing, a route I won't be forgetting in a hurry.

with Bow
James Beaumont 12/Mar Lead β

Quality, run out as sin at the top

with Max
Hidden ??/2016 -
mike mo ??/2016 -
joedean ??/2016 -
GPN 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Annette
ianstevens 13/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Stonking E2 probably one of the best I've done in ages!

tomwright1509 13/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Fantastic and thrilling!

efp 13/Oct/15 2nd
with Tom Wright
Callum van Werkhoven 24/Sep/15 Lead O/S
SPD224 19/Sep/15 2nd
with Martin Smith
Ellie Fuller 11/Sep/15 Lead rpt

Up there with my all-time favourite climbing experiences, hard rockovers up to the ledge and then what an amazing run-out! Had seconded this almost 2 years ago.

GraMc 03/Sep/15 Lead O/S

so Gripped.

with rob
robpartridge 03/Sep/15 2nd
Hidden 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
alanblyth 15/Aug/15 2nd dog
with Sachi
jsmcfarland 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Hard. Didn't feel much easier than Comes The Dervish which I did 2 days earlier. Fairly well protected apart from the monster run out at the top, but if you are good enough to get through the initial section then the upper part shouldn't be a problem. My second left a wire stuck in the route, sorry everyone!

with Alan
dan gibson 13/Aug/15 2nd rpt
with alice thompson
FreddieSmith 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Becky Good
Pete_Frost 31/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Great technical slab climbing. Loved every move. Loads more gear in the lower half than I expected (small wires, small/medium cams) and really good too - even for slate. The tricam in the shot hole doesn't appear until way after the most difficult climbing above the old pipe. A steady head is required.

with Chris Brooks
James Marshall 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Very exciting !!

with Georgia
wi11 09/Jul/15 Lead rpt
with Pete H
Dale ?/Jul/15 Lead O/S

A proper slate classic. Nearly blew the onsight when my foot slipped off the crux managed to hold on and smear my way up. This slab climb has it all with a very run out section at the top.

with john
Hidden 29/Jun/15 Lead O/S
JamesWilliams 16/Jun/15 Lead O/S

excellent , well protected lower half bold but fairly easy upper and brilliant climbing all the way, sky hook and folded nut in the bore hole ease the run out

JRJones 13/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Copied Tom with skyhook in jug above pipe. Actually fairly decent. Excellent route.

Tom McCabe 13/Jun/15 Lead O/S

An amazing pitch! Technical and thoughtful climbing, with loads of character. Tamed the runout a bit with a good skyhook.

with Rob Law
BLodge 12/Jun/15 2nd
Alex Mason 06/Jun/15 Lead β

Awesome route!

with George Ullrich
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Olli-C 06/Jun/15 2nd rpt
with Pete Edwards
davebrox 25/May/15 Lead
with Vanders
Ed Booth 23/May/15 Lead rpt

Felt tricky in a pair of rounded boots

with Anna Pugh, Adam Booth
belay bunny turned bad 15/May/15 -
morganator 15/May/15 2nd O/S
with International Meet Guest
BAdhoc 12/May/15 2nd dog

Fell once on a jump move

steely 12/May/15 2nd O/S
with owain lewis, luke armitage
owain-1978 12/May/15 Lead
with Ian Steel, luke armitage
Jen Crook 11/May/15 Lead
with Richard Cussen
robpartridge 11/May/15 Lead
with Tom Nichols
Hidden 11/May/15 2nd rpt
Mattlamb90 09/May/15 2nd rpt

Following ed

with GDun98, Ryan
GDun98 09/May/15 Lead O/S

I think I use all the wank holds because some of the moves were sketchy, almost came off 4 times and the crimp at the crux tore my finger open so second had it easy, just follow the blood.

with Ryan, Mattlamb90
jimbonfire 09/May/15 Lead O/S
with Ryan Mcconnell
Hidden ?/May/15 2nd dog
Hidden 14/Apr/15 Lead
Hidden 07/Apr/15 2nd
Hidden 07/Apr/15 -
Hamish2322 ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
MischaHY 15/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Wonderfully technical for E2. Arguably harder than the Dervish.

ned_85 15/Mar/15 2nd
foostu4 10/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Found the lower crux really hard, very thin! Awesome run-out at the top!

Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
ashtond6 28/Dec/14 Lead O/S

thought the crux was v hard, runout v easy, great climbing

Hidden 18/Nov/14 2nd
Dave Turnbull, BMC 18/Nov/14 Lead rpt
i_a_coops 16/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Jenny
Hidden 24/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Martin Bagshaw 18/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Awesome route. Would have done Bella Luigiosi if there wasn't a puddle at the bottom, but glad I got on this instead.

ipegg 18/Oct/14 2nd
theomoore 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd rpt
jshields 13/Sep/14 Lead


kyaizawa 19/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Sweet route almost (but not quite) as good as the Dervish never too hard but felt quite sustained on the feet/legs until the spike.

Emma Reynolds 19/Aug/14 2nd O/S
James Oakes 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
tapley 20/Jul/14 2nd
with Robb Wilkinson
Robb Bert 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
neal 20/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Chris S led. Tri cam useful high up. Bold finish.

shed_hed 15/Jul/14 2nd rpt
AndrewJamesCherry 15/Jul/14 Lead β

Really great fun - I thought it was quite cruxy low down on a couple of moves but very safe. Can't believe it took me this long to get round to doing it!

Ben1983 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S
C coldwell-storry 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Neil Chelton
Mattlamb90 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Ace route, thin move low down!

with Ryan
Hidden ?/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/14 Lead
Hidden 27/May/14 2nd
Rachel Slater 15/May/14 Lead rpt

So funny watching James second with a twenty kilo backpack on..

with James Moneypenny
greenclimb 05/May/14 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Nick Sillem 02/May/14 Lead rpt
JCAshman ?/Apr/14 Lead
spidermonkey09 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S

My first route on the Rainbow. Mind blowingly good cimbing with good gear for the first half followed by none for the second. Keep your head screwed on!

Ellie Fuller 09/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Ed morris 26/Jan/14 2nd rpt

Again, still good.

with harry
hfisher ?/Jan/14 Lead rpt

Great climbing throughout, true classic.

James Jackson ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
alasdair19 ??/2014 -
vinspin 24/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Kieran19 24/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with vinspin
Dan Bates 23/Nov/13 -
Double Knee Bar 15/Nov/13 Lead O/S

First E2! Had a shake on. Fantastic climb!

with Darren
shed_hed 15/Nov/13 2nd rpt

Still a good route. Did it with rucksack full of stuff on to save having to walk back down and up in the dark - made it a lot trickier!

with Glen Manifold
Hidden 12/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Fragmod 12/Oct/13 Lead
DanielGyi 12/Oct/13 2nd O/S

Class. Wish I'd have lead this.

Andrew Wilson 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Ed Booth 06/Oct/13 2nd rpt
anguskille 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S

such a quality route! loved it, bit of a wake up call for me on slate

Alistair Corbett 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S
BenRyle 27/Sep/13 2nd rpt
tim exley 27/Sep/13 Lead rpt
Andy Peak 1 22/Sep/13 Lead

Just as a amZzing as the first time. I now long to climb the harder routes on this slab

Chriswallis2 03/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Anna
Paul Collins 03/Sep/13 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Sep/13 2nd
hfisher ?/Sep/13 2nd O/S
sam corbett ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/13 Lead rpt
BenNorman 31/Aug/13 2nd β

Nice route

brices 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S

brilliant, spicy runout but never to hard

misterb 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S

super fun and engaging climbing

with dan
a13x 05/Aug/13 Lead O/S
tebs 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Empathy made this slightly harrowing even to second. A long runout.

with Adam
tgeh 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S


with Phil, dan geh
Dan Geh 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Midges were horrendous! Followed me up the route.

with Phil, Thomas Geh
Daniel Heath 21/Jun/13 2nd rpt

Great lead from Hayden who didn't struggle at all

with Hayden Richards
Chriswallis2 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with Pete
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead O/S
alexjz 25/May/13 Lead O/S

really enjoyed it! No gear above the pipe but the moves ease off and the holds get bigger. Still scary but what a great climb. 3 stars

georgedunton 25/May/13 Lead O/S
ianjfsutcliffe 25/May/13 Lead O/S
Richard P Coates 25/May/13 2nd O/S
Sardien 24/May/13 Lead O/S

That was something. What a line! Good head training too. Awesome

with Greg Edwards
dave o 23/May/13 Lead O/S


Hidden 19/May/13 Lead O/S
BigTone 19/May/13 Lead dnf

Bah failed early on.

BRoe 13/May/13 2nd O/S
MarkRoe 13/May/13 Lead O/S

I found this harder than the Dervish. It's equally technical, slightly less sustained, but far more bold in parts. Amazing route none the less, I'm glad I finally manned up to lead it.

with Ben Roe
BenRyle 06/May/13 Lead O/S
with Georgia, Tom Coombe, Dan, Charlottte
richardr 04/May/13 Lead O/S
with Ivan
ad111 04/May/13 Lead dog

Awesome route, was technically easier than I expected. Pity about the one tiny slip . . .

miastacey 04/May/13 Lead O/S
with Bob Smith
rd20 30/Apr/13 2nd O/S

James led

with James McHaffie, Fiona
christoph owen 26/Apr/13 Lead O/S

amazing route! fairly sustained to the pipe, exciting run-out to finish

with gethin
LRob 26/Apr/13 Lead β

done before

Dan724 15/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Best I've done on slate so far, a fantastic and iconic line, cheers for the belay in the freezing cold Kyle!

swoe 02/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Fiona McFarlane ?/Apr/13 2nd β
with Robert Dufton, James Mchaffie
dj_brigham05 30/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Outstanding! Technical and bold. A fine introduction to slate. Makes up for my pathetic efforts yesterday.

Ciro 30/Mar/13 2nd O/S
with Tom Le Fanu
pete87abs 30/Mar/13 2nd O/S
ksjs 28/Feb/13 Lead RP

Glad to do this at 3rd time of asking but today things were reversed: less assured lower down and fine on the bold bit. Think worries lower down were a combination of early season trad, first route of the day, not remembering that the initial section had taken effort before and not climbing on my own rack. First class and tricky E2. Some real 'hang your house' wires after the first few placements.

with rob
wolf.leeb 26/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with jo
Hidden 24/Feb/13 Lead O/S
esther ?/Feb/13 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Seymore Butt ??/2013 -
Sam Melville ??/2013 -
Tom Seccombe 01/Dec/12 Lead RP

Woopsy daisy, fell onto first nut placement.

Dan Vaj 10/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with James Machaffie
dswansonlow 14/Oct/12 2nd O/S
shed_hed 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Absolutely fantastic climb! Definitely the best I've done on slate, probably the best I've done ever. Was a bit scared on the hard start until I got gear in but then managed to lace it up until the run out at the top so it felt nice and safe despite some technical moves on small feet and hands. Had to think through majority of moves lower down but felt quite steady as plenty of no hands rests possible in between to rest, place gear and contemplate next moves. Run out was much easier climbing, still enjoyable, and didn't feel too bold despite lack of gear.

Justin T 11/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Shower started as I topped out, thankfully not 5 minutes earlier! Top felt ridiculously bold!

Jen 'Banksy' Banks 09/Sep/12 TR O/S
pembrokeshirecaver 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Stefan_Morris 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Michael Allday 06/Sep/12 2nd rpt
Bruce Houston ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Mike
Dibdawg 26/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Cardi 20/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Glad to finally get on this. Crux low down was more technical than I had expected. Very well protected to the pipe. Maybe a 5b move 3m above the pipe, then gets easier the further you go. Turns out I got a bomber DMM 4CU 2.5 in a shot hole half way up the run out! Stripped gear on abseil.

with Dan
Paul Collins 06/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Jono
Tom Redmond ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with craig morrison
Dean177 ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 30/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with loundsy
stuart34 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/12 2nd
John Postlethwaite 27/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with liam
Hidden 27/Jul/12 Lead O/S
leon 09/Jul/12 Lead O/S

It was trying to rain, almost packed-up and went home. Very glad I didn't. Turned a "salvaged" day in north wales into a great day. Didn't know McHaffie was putting up a 9a just around the corner. Wish I'd seen that!

yarrow 01/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Phil W
paultaylor 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
migs493 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant route. Slate at its best. Runout section is only 4c climbing!

with Tom Odling
Cassidy 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S

With a hangover, dressed as Elvis, in a blond wig. All in the name of a good stag weekend.

with Scottish Raiding Party
james.slater 20/Jun/12 Lead O/S

One of the best E2s ive done, interesting and hard in an amzing place!

Gerallt Owain 19/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Danjones 18/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Gerallt
Hidden 13/Jun/12 2nd RP
Matt Harle 12/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Owen W-G 25/May/12 Lead dnf

Oh dear. Fell headfirst down most of route, distance extended by belayer malfunction. Si heroically corrected error but lost mucho skin from palms and fingers of both hands in process, not pretty. Had enough time to contemplate imminent demise. Eventually stopped somewhere around 1st or 2nd runner by walloping back of helmet onto rock. Close shave, pipe is solid.

with Simon Denison
guy757 20/May/12 -
guy757 20/May/12 Lead O/S
with pete rowalnds
Andy Peak 1 19/May/12 Lead
Hidden 13/May/12 Lead O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 05/May/12 2nd
with Andy Benson
Hidden ?/May/12 2nd
gw3285 22/Apr/12 Lead
Adam Long 13/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Pete Robins
Mark Grist 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Daniel Heath 04/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Starting to get used to real climbing again.

with Alun
Michael Allday 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with John beecham
jossjones ?/Feb/12 Lead O/S
cballard ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
jezb1 19/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Awesome. 2 cruxes for me, quite low down and then getting up to the pipe jugs 'cos I was tired by then. Lots of good gear but lots of thin moves.

Alex.M-M. 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
wave1art 30/Oct/11 2nd O/S

Fantastic route. very run out after pipe. Great lead Char.

with Charkrit Suryil
wi11 09/Oct/11 2nd
with Tom
Tom Livingstone 09/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/11 Lead
DavidR 25/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/11 2nd
John Kettle ?/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 22/Aug/11 2nd rpt
belay bunny turned bad 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with loundsy
Jen Crook 30/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 30/Jul/11 2nd
benchwarmer 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Sam
vertically_challenged 03/Jul/11 2nd O/S

real nice, look forward to getting a chance to lead it.

Hidden 19/Jun/11 Lead rpt
JulesV 04/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Shauna 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Jules
Dangerous Dave 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S

1st slate route. Brilliant.

with Wild Beast
ben360 ?/Jun/11 2nd
stargazer85 ?/Jun/11 -
Hidden 29/May/11 2nd rpt
mynyddresident 19/May/11 Lead O/S
with geraint
Alan James - UKC and UKH 18/May/11 Lead
with ClimbWebNet
Liam FLeming 17/May/11 Lead
with stuart lade
Glyn 12/May/11 2nd O/S
with Perttu Ollile, Luke
Jonas Paulsson 10/May/11 Lead O/S

Very nice!

with Duncan Tunstall
Dunx 01/May/11 2nd
lukehodson 01/May/11 Lead O/S

Brilliant, pretty full on for E2

with Duncan
Hidden ?/May/11 2nd
markalmack 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with james marjot
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
eddy-on-the-rocks 14/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Brilliant climb.

with Rich
dan ely 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with greg kane, jason
richardcreagh 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Great route, amazing gear and fantastic moves. The climbing after the pipe is a good deal easier before the run out starts getting serious.

barni 25/Mar/11 Lead rpt

gear retrieval

with luke
barni 22/Mar/11 2nd rpt
with luke
Luke Brooks 22/Mar/11 Lead
with Barni
nadeem 05/Mar/11 Lead
with Pete
widdlestickmcpoos ?/Mar/11 Lead
Ram MkiV 25/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Mike G
al123 20/Feb/11 Lead O/S

awesome route! best ive done.

with nadeem
barni 14/Feb/11 2nd rpt
with luke
Sam Marland 23/Jan/11 2nd O/S

Very nice! Bold at the top hardly any gear after the pipe if any at all!

Hidden 23/Jan/11 Lead
Hidden 02/Jan/11 Lead
beci tointen ?/Jan/11 Solo O/S
with Jamie Kean
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Si ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead β
pasbury ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
C Mclean ??/2011 Lead O/S
Ed morris 11/Dec/10 Lead rpt

In the wet, runout was scarey.

Haydn Jones 11/Dec/10 2nd dog

agreed, slipy in the wet. fell off once not even on the crux, whilst trying to take out the gear. definitely going on my wish list to lead one day though

Olli-C 20/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Chi Cheng 20/Nov/10 Lead RP

Fell off the crux. foot in the wrong place. Got it second go.

Rachel Slater 20/Nov/10 2nd O/S
jfane ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S
rustaldo 28/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Fab route! Found the crux was quite low down, maybe around 8m.. after that it never gets "easy" but its never as hard as the first cruxy move either..

with Al
MikeLeeds 10/Oct/10 2nd
clive-greenwood 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Fantastic climbing. Continuous 5c moves on small edges and small but sinker gear. A match for Comes the Dervish (better in my opinion). Would grade them the same.

Pippa 09/Oct/10 Lead
with Jon
Hidden 19/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Ed morris 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S

I also cricked my neck. Amazing route but no 5c move came above the pipe :( E2

with Cath
Derek Ryden 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Glynne Andrew
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Lead
scorky345 22/Aug/10 Lead
tim20 22/Aug/10 2nd
gforce 18/Aug/10 Lead
with Kath
Stig 17/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Very full on E2. Stunning.

with Chris
chrishedgehog 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S

For me, quality-wise, this bears comparison with virtually any single-pitch route you would care to mention.

with James
willoates 13/Jul/10 Lead O/S

thought it was hard for E2 5c, much harder than german schoolgirl imho.

Cragrat Rich 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Jesus... Bit full on! There was a moment low down (tech crux) where my feet got cut completely loose whist dangling off the teeny tinyest crimps, and a hard move slightly higher during which I cricked a neck muscle powering through... Followed by the obligatory & inevitable pant filling finale.

Hidden 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Coel Hellier 24/Jun/10 Lead
sam820 21/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Proper E2, preferred it to the dervish

chris sm 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
roberto18 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Excellent climbing with a scary finish, dont look down.

Bristoldave 16/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with LukeW
Hidden 16/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Ed Babs 13/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Harry
mr mills 10/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with Gerwyn
London Luke ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/10 Lead O/S
Alexandre Buisse 30/May/10 Lead dnf

Waited two hours for it to become free, then chickened out after a few meters as I couldn't commit to the hard move getting into the crack, and wasn't psyched about logging flight time... Definitely a climb to come back to!

with Dave E. Brown
stoned 30/May/10 2nd
Hidden 29/May/10 Lead O/S
dan gibson 29/May/10 2nd O/S

Great lead by michael in the rain, made it so much harder and bolder

with michael porter
Yong_Welsh 22/May/10 Lead dog
Moondance 09/May/10 TR O/S
Bennykr 07/May/10 Lead O/S

Awsome, pretty run out finish but not too hard

with Bubbles
cosreba 03/May/10 Lead
adam06 03/May/10 2nd
Hidden 02/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/10 2nd
Hidden 02/May/10 Lead O/S
Ewan Russell 01/May/10 Lead O/S
Dave Warburton 01/May/10 Lead β

Inbetween rain, after two false starts. On Ewan's Gear.

with Ewan
JeromeT ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 2nd
Hidden 26/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead
centurion05 24/Apr/10 2nd
with patch
oliverthomp 13/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Luke Jones
mrtom 28/Mar/10 2nd O/S

Lead by Mike. Very scary lead!

with Terry Walker, Mike Stephenson
Hidden 28/Mar/10 2nd O/S
barni 21/Mar/10 2nd rpt
with luke
SAF 07/Mar/10 2nd
with Mark
Nick Nitro 07/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Tomprusk 07/Feb/10 2nd rpt
with Nick
Tomprusk 17/Jan/10 Lead O/S

First trad lead of the year, first proper E2!

with Alex and Heather
soph 01/Jan/10 -
Hidden ?/Jan/10 Lead
Speeddemonsi ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 TR
richiebongo ??/2010 Lead O/S


with Nick Smith
Duncan Campbell 26/Nov/09 Lead O/S

awesome route!! quite hard in places up to the pipe but bucket loads of gear got 10 pieces in all together!!! interesting but easy after the pipe!

with Bubbles
smallerrich 26/Nov/09 Lead O/S

First time back to trad for a while, found the bottom commiting and the top fine.. odd that.

with Ripley
nic42 31/Oct/09 2nd
with Jack
Hidden 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
spacey 29/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Absolute stunner of a route, was actually a bit disappointed that the hard climbing eased at the pipe, although it did make the run out a bit more enjoyable. Sat at the top thinking - I wanna do it again!

with Tom
Hidden 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Keith Jones 05/Oct/09 Lead

very satisfying, the run out not so easy.

with David
Jus 24/Sep/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Pete Graham 17/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Luke Porter
billb ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Jus
clairepoppett 02/Aug/09 2nd
with James R
Glyn 24/Jul/09 Lead O/S
mulletcocktail2000 20/Jul/09 2nd O/S

nails. well led by john. techy all the way to the pipe then run out!

with john
jored 20/Jul/09 -
with Ryan
barni 27/Jun/09 2nd rpt
with long jon
DDDD 24/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Mick Haffner
jkarran 14/Jun/09 Lead dnf

Lame fall at 8m. Sore feet and general intimidation probably the cause. Next time with sensible shoes and better mindset... maybe

with Aly
sgl0jd ?/Jun/09 -
dodfoster 23/May/09 Lead O/S
with dave gill
JLS 03/May/09 Lead O/S
with Jacqui
Hidden 22/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/09 2nd β
leopet 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S


with Chris
Hidden 12/Apr/09 2nd β
nige 10/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with ewan mccallum
feilx 05/Apr/09 2nd rpt
with Angus
Tom Eagle 02/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Luke
metal arms 02/Apr/09 Lead O/S
khawk 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with DT
Mike Goldthorp 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Herve
RossG ?/Mar/09 -
daniel hobbs ?/Mar/09 Lead

Fun climb!

barni 22/Feb/09 Lead dnf

rained off

with ronnie
Hidden ?/Feb/09 2nd
popov86 ??/2009 Lead
Jack Symmons ?/Dec/08 Lead
with Tom R
farmus21 04/Nov/08 2nd
felixthelion 27/Oct/08 Lead O/S


lukea 27/Oct/08 2nd rpt
with felix
barni 17/Oct/08 2nd
with Tim
Hidden ?/Oct/08 2nd
Russell Birkett 19/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Dez
mr mills 04/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with paul simkiss
Matt Bennett 24/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Jonathan Emett 24/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Matt, Rich
barni 15/Aug/08 2nd
with Oli
Somerset swede basher 15/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Aly Robertson
Hidden 15/Aug/08 Lead O/S
HeatherF 13/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Amazing route! Didnt anticipate the rather long run out at the top though!

with Jonny
Hidden 21/Jul/08 Lead O/S
centurion05 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with lee wales
climbingpixie 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S

One hard move my arse! Harder than I expected but less scary too. Ace route, slate climbing at its best.

with Andy Hobson
Hidden ?/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/08 2nd rpt
Hidden 30/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/08 Lead O/S
irish paul 06/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Sarah Joyce
Hidden 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S
hervenuttall 02/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with xav
Xav 02/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Herve
Xav 02/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Sgt. Vest 02/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Brian Rodgers 01/Jun/08 2nd
with Misha
Misha 01/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Amazing climb, a bit of everything - fairly hard crux, sustained climbing but with a few good rests and thought provoking run out. And there was a daisy growing half way up the route!

alaan 27/May/08 Lead O/S
with Matt
ChalkBall 18/May/08 Lead O/S

Brilliant route - the top feels a little bold though.

Hidden 16/May/08 2nd
Hidden 14/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead
Hidden 05/Apr/08 2nd O/S
david morse 16/Feb/08 2nd
with ben freeman
nathanmanc 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Alex Cannon
bfreeman 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Julian Wedd ??/2008 Lead
with Dave Evans
Matt Vigg ??/2008 -
Matt Vigg ??/2008 -
Suzie Wilson ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Rachael H
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
tumbling wizard ??/2008 -
tumbling wizard ??/2008 -
Hidden 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Jus ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
ksjs 24/Aug/07 Lead O/S

i'll get this yet - improvement over last time but i still bottled it above the pipe. as before all moves clean up to this. superlative climbing all the way

Luke Brooks 13/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/07 Lead
Hidden 17/Jun/07 Lead O/S
mattyork2 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S

First proper E2. Long and scary but totally aweseome the whole way!

with Alistair Robertson
Hidden 26/May/07 Lead O/S
ksjs 28/Apr/07 Lead dnf

:( did all the hard work and then bottled it at the top - not sure where to go and feeling a bit insecure. perfect climbing below all that!

Toby Dunn 03/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Nick Verney
middlevern 03/Apr/07 2nd
Alex Mason 02/Apr/07 Lead O/S

brilliant route 3* deffo. quite top end E2? sustained. bold. equisite.

zero six ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
datoon ??/2007 -
Hidden 29/Oct/06 2nd O/S
Ed Booth 01/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Remus Knowles
tonanf ?/Aug/06 Lead RP

first experience of 'boldness'. well good!!!

with burt
Hidden 11/Jul/06 Lead O/S
feilx 10/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/06 2nd
Bern ?/Jun/06 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Dringo ??/2006 -
Rik Dawes ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/05 Lead O/S
IOAN D ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Mills
Hidden 29/Apr/05 Lead O/S
lukea 31/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with shannon
Brian Rodgers ??/2005 Lead O/S
mikeski ??/2005 2nd
Smelly Fox 29/Jul/04 Lead β
Gus 28/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2004 Lead O/S

One of the best routes (of its grade) on Slate - excellent warm up for the Dervish.

paul m hadley ??/2004 Lead
Dave Bond 26/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Simon Wren
Hidden 30/Oct/01 Lead O/S
Brown ?/Aug/01 Lead
Hidden 23/Apr/00 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
robkbangor ??/2000 -
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
bullybones ??/2000 -
Paul Figg 28/Aug/99 Lead
MjrTom ?/Jul/99 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 20/Jun/99 -
with Melissa Bock, MT, MD
Mark Riley ?/May/99 Lead O/S
with Richard Ibberson
Hidden ??/1999 Lead O/S
D Tempest 08/May/98 Lead
with Rick
ste_d 12/Apr/98 2nd O/S
with mik
Si Clapham ??/1998 Lead
with Alun Richardson
Hidden ??/1998 Lead rpt
NeilGriffiths ??/1998 -
Hidden ?/Jul/97 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/97 2nd
D Tempest 06/Apr/97 Lead
with Rick
Paul Boardman ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Iain Boardman
Ched ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
frost ?/May/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/95 Lead O/S
mattnuttall ?/Apr/95 2nd rpt
with Alan Holden
crossleysm ??/1995 Lead O/S
jamiev 29/Jun/94 Lead O/S
with ruth
Mark Kemball 30/May/94 Lead
TheAndyBarker ?/May/94 Lead
with Nick Sharpe
Rob Davies ?/May/94 2nd

Hard to believe I'd led this...

with Steve Birchill
Dave Musgrove 02/Apr/94 2nd
with David
Dave Musgrove Jnr 01/Apr/94 Lead
with Dad
Gambit ??/1994 Lead O/S
tlr 23/Oct/93 Lead
with Adrian
whispering nic ?/Oct/93 Lead
with Ali W
Hidden ?/Oct/93 Lead O/S
nai 01/Sep/93 Lead
with Roger Devy
Hidden 01/Sep/93 2nd
Hidden 29/Aug/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/93 2nd
Stoney Boy 19/Apr/93 2nd O/S
with Bob Marks
PaulHermes ??/1993 -
westong 01/Sep/92 Lead
Rob Davies 01/Aug/92 Lead

Have to be careful to find right line above the big spike

goi.ashmore 20/Jun/92 Lead O/S
with Simon Coles
stuart100 ?/May/92 2nd dog
with Pete Goodwin, Claire Graham
Tony Little 04/Mar/92 Lead O/S
with Gav, Martin, Sam etc
kato'sdad 03/Mar/92 Lead
with Jerry Mattinson
WB ??/1992 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
FATBOYFAT ??/1992 Lead O/S
Steve Crowe 24/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with KM
Hidden 28/Jul/91 2nd
mattnuttall 17/Jul/91 Lead O/S
with Matthieu Mounier
Roget 24/May/91 Lead O/S
with colin
jfletcher 15/Sep/90 Lead O/S
mark-abz 06/Sep/90 Lead O/S
with Andy W
Hidden ?/Aug/90 Lead O/S
steve taylor ?/Jul/90 Lead
with Steve Williams
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/Jun/90 Lead O/S
with Jean Williamson, Bill Williamson
Hidden 27/May/90 Lead O/S
Billg 03/Feb/90 Lead rpt
with Dave Gregory
DDDD ??/1990 -
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1990 2nd
Hidden ??/1990 -
Tim Sparrow ??/1990 2nd
with Ian Owen
sadams ?/Oct/89 2nd
with Andy Mitchell
michael burrows 27/Aug/89 Lead O/S
with pete roberts
Billg 29/Jun/89 Lead O/S
with Jon Barton
Rich Kirby 01/Jun/89 Lead
Guy ??/1989 -
chrisdavies ??/1989 Lead
mik1miller ??/1989 Lead O/S
NickHarms ??/1989 -
steveb2006 17/Dec/88 Lead
with Mervyn Dudley
Hidden 22/Oct/88 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/88 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/88 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/88 AltLd
charlesmfrench 19/Jun/88 -
with Pog
phardman 18/Jun/88 Lead O/S
Nick Biven 29/May/88 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/88 Lead
Hidden 24/Aug/87 2nd
Bruce Kerr 14/Aug/87 Lead
with Andrew Jackson
Hidden 11/Jul/87 2nd
Hidden 21/Jun/87 2nd
Hidden 18/May/87 Lead
sadams 13/Apr/87 2nd
with Guy Townsend
Hidden 15/Mar/87 Lead
Hidden ??/1987 -
howifeel ??/1987 Lead O/S

I think it was Morgan and I think it was then, he new the local geography which I think was the discussion of the day, unless it was Jon Macsporran 1 year later.

with Morgan
Hidden ??/1987 AltLd
keefe 14/Sep/86 -
Hidden 12/Jul/86 2nd
shark ?/Jul/86 Lead rpt
with Charlie Stripp
Sean Kelly ?/Jul/86 2nd

Very early repeat ascent with route description from 'Pete's Route Book'. Nicely technical at the bottom.

with Duncan Lee
shark 15/Jun/86 2nd
with Steve Etherington
keefe 05/May/86 -
Ian Jones ??/1986 Lead O/S
with Graeme Alderson
Mike Owen 13/Oct/85 Lead O/S
with Rosie Civil
Hidden 31/May/85 Lead O/S
mark mcgowan01 ??/1985 -
Lone Rider ??/1983 -
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
Adam Booth ??/1980 Lead O/S

Can't remember when I did this...

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