Centrefold*** E3 5c

Rockfax Description
Fine climbing that is sustained and well protected. Start in the back of the zawn behind a large fallen block, near the base of a diagonal crack as for The Viper. Climb through a bulge to reach a crack. Traverse right for a few metres to reach a groove and climb this to a small ledge. Continue up the steep corner-crack above until you meet some stiff resistance. Dig deep and make some scary moves right until you are below a steep wall. Move up this on better holds to a small overhang and some much-needed gear. Move over the overlap via the crack, and then undercut out right to gain the base of the main corner, which is followed more easily to the top. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, North Wales E3's, Trad climbs for sport climbers, Alex's Wales ticklist.

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This climb is in 100 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/15 with Kasia Osipowicz

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/15

Found moves getting to roof stiff,.good lead from 'hidden'
steveboote - 2nd - 30/Aug/15 with Hidden

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/15

Sustained upper wall and great moves from the ground up
Albachoss - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/15 with Dougie

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/15 with Alex Banks

Dave Almond - Lead dog - 19/Apr/15 with John Seeley

Hidden - 2015

Rich Kirby - 2nd rpt - 07/Sep/14 with Adam Lincoln

Adam Lincoln - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Rick Kirby

Heather went slightly off route low down but we recovered... Very hard (6a) move if you are a shorty to get to the roof. Great climbing though!
Duncan Campbell - 2nd - 29/Jun/14 with Florence the Machine

Think I went slightly the wrong way and went right out of the corner too early instead of at the roof as the short wall up to the holds under the next roof was pretty thin with some decent fall potential. There were chalked layaway holds to the left which are mentioned on gogarth wiki, I just couldn't get to them. Either way I found it pretty hard even when definitely on route. Thought it was one of the best E3 pitches I've done in north Wales.
tim newton - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14 with rachel slater

Awesome route, although felt pretty tough the way Tim did it!
Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/14 with Tim Newton

Jake Young - 2nd - 17/May/14 with Mike

superb... be wary of line on photo in Ground Up guide which is misleading...
mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Andy Wilson

Andrew Wilson - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14 with Matt Nuttall

Seymore Butt - 2014

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/13

miastacey - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/13 with Sophie Whyte

soph - 2nd - 02/Aug/13 with Mia Stacey

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jul/13

drysori - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13

Amazing, superb climbing. Messed it up but still enjoyed it very much and psyched to lead it
Sardien - 2nd dog - 10/Jun/13 with Rich Gentry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jun/13

Brilliant route.
WB - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Guy

The_Boy_ODwyer - Lead dnf - 25/May/13 with Robert Canavan

mark20 - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13

Amazing route. Climbing all the way. Pitches dont get any better than this.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/12 with George Ullrich

Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/12 with Lee Roberts

owain86 - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Alun

Dave Almond - Lead dog - 04/Jun/12 with Dave Garry

mux - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with dra

valecoastclimber - Lead O/S - 21/May/12

Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 03/May/12 with Gwen Lancashire

Luke Brooks - 2nd - 27/Mar/12 with Glyn Hudson

Awesome!Great climbing. Hot and sunny March evening, tops off!
Glyn - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Luke

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/11 with Liam

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/11

So unfit! Felt like a right battle. Mega route.
Oli - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Dave Johnson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/11

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/11 with loundsy

Boy - Lead - 08/Aug/11 with Ed Brown

Disgustingly hot and an equally disgusting long reach. had to go left and up which was brutal. Surely *** though?
Ian Jones - 2nd dog - 24/Jul/11 with Robert Durran (aka 'Big Bob')

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jul/11

pussesd out above gear and jumped of
dan ely - Lead dog - 23/Jun/11 with tony (army)

First route on The sea cliffs for a while, found it quite hard to read, didn't get pumped though.
willoates - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Jim Burton

Brilliant! Abbed in at high tide with a boiling sea, very atmospheric. Sustained but never difficult (and very well-protected) climbing, a real pleasure.
ksjs - Lead O/S - 10/May/11 with Paul S

Pete Graham - Lead - 30/Apr/11 with Rick Graham

Owain Llewelyn - 2nd - 28/Apr/11 with Gareth E

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/11

Hidden - 2011

centurion05 - 2011

Dave Turnbull, BMC - 2nd rpt - 05/Sep/10 with Frank Ramsey

Hidden - Lead β - 14/Aug/10

Really superb climbing, quite a meaty route for the grade. No harder than E3 but there is a lot of tricky climbing crammed into 1 pitch.
henwardian - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/10 with Andy Latta

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with nick bullock

soph - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with Dan McManus

Good, and quite a long pitch.
halfmanhalfbiscuit - Lead O/S - Apr/10

zero six - Lead O/S - Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - 02/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/08

Matt Vigg - 2008

Will1 - 2008

Hidden - 2008

centurion05 - 2nd dog - Jun/07 with chris thorne

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

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/07 with Nick Verney

nice long route, steady.
mr mills - Lead O/S - 2007 with alun hughes

chris j - 2nd dog - 07/Jul/06 with Ben & Stu

One of Ewan's first trad routes for a whil, he fell at the bulge and lowered off. I led through on his gear...or rather his crap gear.
Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - Jul/06 with Ewan

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/05

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2005 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - 2005 with cheesesarnie

ian caton - Lead O/S - Jul/04 with Andy

haydng - 2nd O/S - 2004 with Si

Hidden - 2nd - 2003

Hidden - Lead - 06/May/02

tuftynick - Lead O/S - 2001

sadams - 2nd - 29/Jul/00 with Eric Hildrew

caveman_chris - Lead - May/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/98

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/98 with KM

Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 04/Jul/98 with Robert Durran

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - May/98 with Dave Taylor

Ched - Lead O/S - 1998 with Glanfor

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Sep/96

Hidden - Lead - 1996

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/94

D Tempest - 2nd - 30/Apr/94 with Rick

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/93 with Phil

Nick Biven - Lead - 27/May/92 with Ray Jenkins

Mike Owen - 19/May/90 with Rod Valentine

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/88

2 falls! Desperate thuggish reaches.
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1988 with Gordon Hemsley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1986

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Longsufferingropeholder, mattyork2, Andrew Wilson, Owen W-G, Ewan Russell, Dr Fran (Vagabond MC), a_radiohead_fan

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