Symphony Crack*** D
[Jodie at Rhoscolyn, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
An excellent and easy adventure. Start by scrambling down the promontory to a good ledge, you should be able to identify the fabulous groove from above. Traverse right past a groove to gain a hanging slab and massive corner system. Climb the slab and corner to the top. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: UK Classic Corners.

Photo: Jodie at Rhoscolyn © Tris
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This climb is in 193 logbooks, and on 62 wishlists.

Becky and Sam's first outing onto a sea cliff.
craig h - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/15 with Becky Hannah Sam Hannah Janet Hannah

Amazing early morning solo, making the most of the weather in a great position. 3 ***
mzk - Solo O/S - 26/Sep/15

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Aug/15

Fun climbing in a great situation, especially for the grade. We kept mostly to the crack just to the left of the main groove, on instructions from Andy who had the guidebook, so it looks like we have an excuse to go and do it again. After this we tried to get down to the climbs in Black Zawn but the scramble was too wet and slimy. We then went in search of Sunset Slab at the Coastguard Cliffs. We scrambled down to a pinnacle as per the guide but there was no climbing there so we scrambled back out. We should perhaps have gone a little further south.
Howard J - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/15 with Fiona Leach

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/15

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/15

Very sweet miniature version of Right Angle with an exposed intricate traverse to reach the corner. Possibly the climbing doesn't merit the three stars but the situation, considering the easy grade, makes it justified. An ideal first sea cliff lead.
Rog Wilko - Lead - 11/Jul/15 with Debbie Wilkinson

Matadoors - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/15

Hidden - 30/Jun/15

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/15 with Halla, mum, Mike(Dad)

Fantastic on a glorious sunny afternoon
buxtoncoffeelover - 2nd - 13/Jun/15 with Vicar

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jun/15

Super climb, well worth seeking out.
A Mountain Journey - AltLd - 03/Jun/15 with Colin

oscaig - AltLd O/S - 23/May/15 with Clare Martin

Nomadguru - 2nd O/S - 09/May/15 with Brian Pasco, Mike Conlon

Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/15

SAF - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Phil

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 18/Apr/15

magsb - 2nd rpt - 23/Nov/14 with fizzychewitt

fizzychewitt - Solo - 23/Nov/14

First sea cliff route and absolutely lovely. Sadly it was over too soon!
Erynsmum - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Soames

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/14

First sea cliff... a bit easy but a cracking climb non the less!!!!!
piplarter - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/14 with Roy Haythornthwaite

Most adventurous Diff I've ever done. I was more nervous on this than I was on the tough HVS I did earlier in the pass. Done in two pitches, Martin led P2.
Hooo - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Martin W

Hidden - Solo rpt - 06/Aug/14

konstanci - Lead - 27/Jul/14

Little warm up, pleasant climb in a very scenic spot.
scott mayled - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/14 with ashsleight

Nice climb
ashsleight - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/14 with Scotty

PaulHermes - 2nd - 14/Jun/14 with Stewart VCCC

I put this down as a lead, but since I only protected the traverse it was really a solo. :) Still lovely.
ebf - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Anneka, Will Poulter, Paul Stephenson, Paul Hermes

pastep - 2nd - 14/Jun/14 with Anneka, Will242, PaulHermes, ebf

Lovely climb at the grade. Great intro to sea cliff climbing for beginners.
scott mayled - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with A student

Don't think I've ever climbed a dif before but this was truly lovely. The view of the sea beneath your feet as you go up easy but very enjoyable climbing make it worth seeking out.
mapperley samurai - 2nd - 26/May/14 with Blake Williams

davebrox - Lead - May/14 with Fiona

guy757 - 24/Apr/14

pasbury - 2014

darrenpp - Lead O/S - 2014

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Sep/13

Ann's first time on SC. Lovely as ever.
Malt_Loaf - 2nd rpt - 30/Jul/13

Utterly brill little gem. Go do it.
Ann S - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/13 with Ches

It started tipping it down with rain... made it interesting climbing up a crack with a stream pouring down it!
Alaina - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/13 with Dad

Mike Hall - Lead - 30/Jul/13 with Si

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/13

soph - Solo - 28/Jul/13 with Jonny Dawes

kevindmorris - 2nd - 22/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/13

first sea cliff lead!
Lizzie S - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Alis Jones, alexkitts

magsb - 2nd - 20/Jul/13 with Frenchy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13

Started route with Viv seconding but she threw a wobbly on the transition to the wall traverse beneath the overhang. Continued with Paul seconding while RAF helicopter deafened us practising manoeuvre a few hundred feet away. Later we accessed the same exit crack via ab (geological mayhem) and another traverse on the other side - a more satisfying route.
bigmeister - Lead - 31/May/13 with Paul Poole

Hidden - TR - 27/May/13

climbed with Yvette
Simon Holden (LCandCC) - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 21/May/13

hedgehog77 - Solo - 17/May/13

Hidden - May/13

leefaldo - TR O/S - 10/Apr/13

Martin Haworth - Solo - 31/Mar/13

Hidden - 20/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/12

lcullum7 - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Dave Lomax, Rich Jones

Best Diff in the UK? ...possibly. Most grins per meter of ascent on a Diff in the UK? ...definately.
DerwentDiluted - Lead - 18/Aug/12 with Nicola Pettit

JasonV - Lead - 18/Aug/12 with Matt

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Aug/12

Have wanted to do this for years and SO SO SO glad I did. Beautiful jug climbing in a splendid situation - if you're in the area, no matter what your grade, look it up! Can I give it 4 stars?
ebf - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Will Poulter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead β - 07/Apr/12

matt0759 - Lead - 06/Apr/12 with Colin Matthias

emlynroberts - Lead - 03/Mar/12 with Sophie-Berenice Wilmes

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Mar/12

fizzychewitt - Solo - 13/Nov/11 with Jayne

Lovely situation and nice steady route.
monkeyboyraw - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/11 with Ruth

Chris Manasseh - Solo - 25/Sep/11

jvarmstrong - Lead - 25/Sep/11

beckybutcher91 - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/11 with Peter Edward

Karlos - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Ian Archer

This route goes where other Diffs fear to tread!
Sean Kelly - Lead - Aug/11 with Harry Pearce

Hidden - TR O/S - Aug/11

Beautiful climb over the waves :)
mike_hough_uk - Lead - 24/Jul/11 with chri55ie

chri55ie - 2nd - 23/Jul/11 with Mike Hough

emlynroberts - 2nd - 20/Jul/11 with Toby Vye

joe bennett - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/11

A pocket-sized adventure with a big sea running!
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Jaime

To retrieve a stuck nut
victim of mathematics - Solo rpt - 18/Jun/11

petersheppard - 2nd O/S - 28/May/11

trish1968 - AltLd - 24/Apr/11 with Nick Bennett

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Apr/11

RachelP - 2nd - 24/Apr/11

Traversed in from the right (when looking out to sea). Gorgeous day and top climb
fizzychewitt - Solo - 09/Apr/11 with ChrisB

Hidden - TR - Apr/11

barni - Solo rpt - 24/Mar/11 with Justin Hughes

Renegade_Pony - Lead - 24/Mar/11 with barni

Roger Cruse - Lead rpt - 29/Jan/11 with Kris

George Ormerod - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Rich

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Took lowest traverse possible to bottom of crack - even more fun than the crack itself!
Chris Manasseh - 2nd - 25/Sep/10 with Andy Gee

barni - Solo rpt - 01/Sep/10 with andy Psyche, Glyn

With direct finish!
Glyn - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Barni

barni - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Ewan

benchwarmer - Solo - 30/Aug/10 with Owen Barnicott

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/10

franny - AltLd - 20/Aug/10 with Helen Tatchell

Hidden - Lead - 18/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/10

davesb - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Caspian Sunerton-Burl, Rachael Harrison, Emma Sunerton-Burl

Even better 3rd time around
trish1968 - Lead - 17/Jul/10 with Sian

Amazing climb, i didn't want this climb to end -had a big grin on my face
Sianny - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/10 with trish1968

CharlotteJelleyman - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/10 with Jill Reinsch

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/May/10

Hidden - Solo - 20/May/10

really kool chilled out solo, me n ollie also traversed round to electric blue, now that looks awesome!!!! :D
Bennykr - Solo O/S - 20/May/10 with Em Benbow, Benji, Ollie Torr

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

Hidden - 2010

First taste of seacliff climbing and yea i want to do it again! Awesome atmosphere.
Noodles - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/09 with Mat Barnes

Hidden - Lead - 11/Oct/09

Calder - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Maurice

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead - 30/Sep/09

Very windy day, big waves, excellent.
Ian Archer - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Richard Holland

alwyn101 - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/09 with Simon Roberts

Barry D - Lead - 04/Jul/09 with Richard & Maria

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/09

This is a brilliant route at the grade
SGD - Solo - 03/May/09

Hidden - Lead - May/09

trish1968 - AltLd - 11/Apr/09 with Andy & Terry

trish1968 - Lead - 11/Apr/09 with Sarah

franny - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/09 with trish1968

Terentius - 2nd - 10/Apr/09 with Andy Say

Andy Say - Lead - 10/Apr/09 with Terentius

Brilliant, first Trad experience (even if on Second), very scary stuff!
heavy Belay - 2nd - 22/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Nov/08

Blowing a gale, sea was very dramatic. Decided to toprope and down climb to wave line and traverse to corner. Easy but due to the conditions, excillerating.
Neil Metcalfe101 - TR - 23/Nov/08 with Allan Mac, John & Phil.

treeminkies - TR - 23/Nov/08 with alan phil and neil

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/08

intersection996 - Lead - 26/May/08 with Migi & Jo

mike278 - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Jenny Williamson

Hidden - Solo rpt - 05/May/08

clambered down, then traversed across, easy climb up.
jocevans - May/08 with Miggie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/08

keith robo - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/08 with James Gerrie

adam06 - Lead - 02/Mar/08 with stefan roberts

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/08

Hidden - Solo - 02/Mar/08

stefan7n - 2nd - 02/Mar/08 with The Radcliff

Matt Vigg - 2008

Hidden - 2008

fran04 - Lead - 14/Oct/07 with ian andrews

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/07

Ian Andrews - 2nd - Oct/07 with Fran Gowling

Keith Jones - 2nd - 14/Sep/07 with David

intersection996 - 2nd - 27/Aug/07 with Migi

The Bad Cough - Solo β - 29/Jul/07

NickD - AltLd - 28/Jul/07 with Brian

The Bad Cough - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/07 with Barry Cubbins

Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/07

a short practise leading above the waves. Exhilerating
colly - 09/Apr/07 with al Mac, Pete V

Memorable as 1st sea cliff. Exposed but very good weather conditions. Got a cool pic!
minda_kat - 2nd rpt - Apr/07 with Cath (SCCC)

matjaques - Lead O/S - 2007 with Elain

Direct finish
Ing - Lead - 01/Oct/06 with Tommy and Therese

Hidden - Solo - 06/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/06

Allan Young - Lead rpt - 23/Jul/06 with Steve Turner, Dave Graham

Hidden - Solo - 29/May/06

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 12/Aug/05

arin78 - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/05 with Anja

Hidden - Lead - 01/May/05

Hidden - 2nd - 2004

Allan Young - 2nd β - 20/Jul/03 with Sam Gerrard

skeight88 - 2nd - Jul/03

broc - Lead O/S - 03/May/03 with Luke, Paul

Mark Riley - Solo - Sep/02

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jul/02

The Bad Cough - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/02 with Rob Morris

Hidden - Solo - 06/May/02

kato'sdad - Solo - 08/Jul/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/00

Hidden - Solo - 03/May/99

Ched - Lead O/S - 1998 with Glanfor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998

mikej - Lead - 20/Aug/97 with Keith Taverner, E

Best Diff in the universe? But why aren't there more pitches......
Andy Say - Solo O/S - 21/May/97

Ian Robertson - Lead - 23/Mar/96 with Krystina Lotoczko

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/90

Hidden - Lead - 1990

nigehughes - Solo - May/84

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