Terminator** E1 5b
[End of a long day on Terminator, 1 kb]

Rockfax Description
The modern route up the buttress. Start at a rib leading up the left-hand side of the face beneath Birch Tree Terrace.
1) 5a, 30m. Climb the rib (bold) to Birch Tree Terrace. Belay beneath a steep groove.
2) 5b, 50m. Climb onto the slab via a block on the right. Climb straight up to reach a belay in some quartzy niches.
3) 5a, 25m. An overhanging groove leads to easier climbing. Follow the grain of the cliff to belay at the base of a corner/groove.
4) 35m. Climb past the groove on its left and belay at the prominent square block.
5) 5b, 35m. weave your way up the wall above, trending into the left-hand groove. Follow it for around 18m to a grassy ledge with a large block. Mount the block and climb the wall behind to the base of Terminal Arete.
7) and 8) 120m. Follow Terminal Arete (D) to the summit. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, MIA logbook must haves!, The Road to Shibboleth.

Photo: End of a long day on Terminator © dickie01
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This climb is in 22 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/15

Brilliant route, adventure trad at its best. I wasn't expecting much gear but there was even less than I was expecting. P1 had pretty much no gear but the climbing was easy. pitch 2 was alarmingly runout up rock which was a bit questionable, gear every 13m or so... (Enjoyable pitch in hindsight). Leaving the belay on P3 was enjoyable before the scramble up to the final pitch. pitch 5 was brilliant and well protected climbing, with a tough final sequence. http://mp-m.uk/DqAvh
alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/15 with Becky Bagnall

P5. Loose and dirty but worth doing
wi11 - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/14 with Tamsin

Good route, big and adventurous feeling. First pitch was v easy but quite bold. Though there are quite a few small spikes. The final pitch before terminal arete was the hardest, though not too difficult. Possibly HVS? Moved together on terminal arete, ace.. Good route, quite adventurous but never hard. HVS/ soft e1 maybe?
James Oswald - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Kiwi Dave

ben8522 - AltLd - Jul/13

Hidden - 08/Jun/13

Great route
roberto18 - Lead O/S - 28/May/12 with Dad (Mike Bridges)

lead all the 5a and 5b pitches. wasn't sure what to expect, P1 was quite bold but not too hard, P2 was a bit of a deathtrap, quite a bit of loose rock and quite runout, definitely the crux pitch, P3 has some nice moves leaving the belay pulling through "the eaves" on quartz holds, P4 is a scramble, P5 is soft for 5b and has loads of gear. overall the climb is pretty loose in places especially P2 and P5, some scarily big chunks wobble. finished up terminal arete.
rustaldo - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Alex

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/12

Very little gear on p1
ian d f - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Michael P

pearson9596 - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Ian Faulkner

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

pearson9596 - 2nd O/S - 2011

jparry75 - AltLd - Sep/10 with m.evans

long, long day.
going going gone - Lead β - May/10

P3...Remember to clean your feet, I almost fell because the clumps of grass were wet going back onto Welsh Rock. Great climb!! P5 felt like the crux pitch although the long second pitch was quite run out! got to lead the whole climb though and topped out via Terminal Arete.
dickie01 - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Nick Briggs

got a did lost at the top but made it there in the end.
mzchambers - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Joe

Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/08 with Dan Wicks

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/08

tumbling wizard - Lead - Mar/07

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i.fish2000, andycash, hfisher, ianstevens, Stuart_Burbidge, tlmarjot, rustaldo, Rich Kay

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