The Mask of the Red Death** E3 5c
[The Mask of the Red Death, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
Another great route which is overshadowed by The Sun (if such a concept is possible). The top pitch is a belter.
1) 5c, 15m. Start as for Warpath, and follow it until you are established on the hourglass. Follow this for a few more metres until you are stood on good holds. Make a move down and left into a groove and climb this to a bulge. Exciting moves through the bulge gain a good ledge with a belay towards its back to the left of the crack of the second pitch.
2) 5c, 15m. Move into the crack and follow it to a step right to the continuation and follow it to the top. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, North Wales E3's.

Photo: The Mask of the Red Death © mr mills
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This climb is in 124 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/15

Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/15 with Matthew

Hidden - 02/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Jul/15

awesome F6c
ashtond6 - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/15

Hidden - 12/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/15

Brilliant route! This route could be in Pabbay!
masa-alpin - 2nd β - 11/May/15 with Dennis van Hoek

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Apr/15

wi11 - 2nd rpt - 19/Apr/15 with Dougie

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15 with Will H

In one big pitch, felt pretty steady. Cool climbing with some rambling at the bottom
wi11 - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/15 with Niels

Owain Llewelyn - AltLd - 10/Apr/15 with Gareth E

Tom Livingstone - 2nd rpt - 13/Mar/15 with Henry Francis

HAJ Francis - Lead O/S - Mar/15

Hidden - 2015

Lead p2. Felt very amenable in comparison to the mornings 'event' on electric blue, fortunately as was not really recovered!
mattnuttall - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Andy Wilson

Andrew Wilson - AltLd rpt - 21/Sep/14 with Matt Nuttall

papashango - 2nd β - 20/Sep/14 with Phil

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

With 'Hidden'
steveboote - 2nd - 06/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Sep/14

great big pitch in a nice position.
mynyddresident - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with KP

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

Tom Livingstone - 2nd rpt - 06/Aug/14 with Niels Ernst-Williams

Luke Brooks - AltLd - 17/Jul/14

Lead P1 from sea-level direct. Steep but juggy with ok gear. Great pitches both.
farmus21 - AltLd - 17/Jul/14 with Sam Farnsworth

Rich Kirby - 2nd rpt - 11/Jul/14 with Nick Bullock

mike lawrence? - 2nd - 08/Jul/14 with FatRob

In one pitch. The hardest bit was placing gear below and getting onto the hour glass slab (not really a slab but ok it's not that steep). The headwall crack was pretty steady as had a few rests. Nice route, fair at the grade if done in one pitch.
Misha - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Eszter

In a oner.
Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14 with Tim Newton

tim newton - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/14 with rachel slater

Jake Young - 2nd - 2014 with Mike

Seymore Butt - 2014

mileshill540 - AltLd - 2014

Bailed from Gogarth to hide from strong northerly winds, perfect choice of venue, sitting on bucket belay below pitch 2 basking in the sun
Glenn Sutcliffe - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/13 with Pete Cresswell

Done in 1 pitch - don't understand why it should be otherwise. Great route as a big single pitch.
Chris Reid - Lead - 03/Aug/13 with Rob Muirhead

soph - 2nd - 28/Jul/13 with Jonny Dawes

Best belay spot in North Wales for P2
Sardien - 2nd - 18/Jun/13 with Helena Robinson

Good route, good gear
a pedley - AltLd - 09/Jun/13 with Jim Burton

Good route, good gear
a pedley - AltLd - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/May/13

P2. Superb crack pitch. Great route.
Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 21/May/13 with jon stewart

In one.
Owain Llewelyn - Lead rpt - 09/May/13 with Doddy

Hidden - 2013

alaan - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/12 with Will

Sweet route!! lead pitch 2
Bennykr - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Duncan

Lead pitch one, which has a tricky section getting onto the hourglass slab of Warpath. brilliant climbing up the rest of the pitch and to the top. Wish I'd done it in a oner! Prob steady E3 as 2 pitchs, but would be top end as one. Brilliant climbing.
Duncan Campbell - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Ben Reinsch

owain86 - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Max

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/May/12

Tom Livingstone - 2nd β - 03/May/12 with Gwen Lancashire

Luke Brooks - AltLd rpt - 27/Mar/12 with Glyn Hudson

Glyn - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Luke

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/11

belay bunny turned bad - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/11 with loundsy

Great climb, at least **. Bottled pitch 2 just one move away from easy ground, feeling tired from Syringe.
Ian Jones - 2nd RP - 24/Jul/11 with Robert Durran (aka 'Big Bob')

5c, 5c - led P2
givemetea - AltLd rpt - 19/Jul/11 with Vince

3 Names - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/11 with Roslyn Mckendry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11

Dave Searle - Lead O/S - 27/May/11

al99 - AltLd O/S - 17/May/11 with Luke Thomas

ksjs - 2nd rpt - 11/May/11 with Joey

Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead rpt - 10/May/11 with Becky McGovern

laurelfan - 2nd - 10/May/11 with Sophie

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/11

Done in 1 pitch. Brilliant climbing and a lovely contrast between the 2 pitches. Very well-protected, steady throughout, straightforward at E3. Got a bit stressed on upper wall: fading light, no more 4 or 5 wires and unsure about line (I stepped right just below where you meet the small right facing corner and this seemed correct). FWIW I thought line on topo in NWR was wrong: from the belay ledge it's more direct (middle of the wall) than the line shows.
ksjs - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/11 with Jim

As a single pitch it makes for a great E3, or else it's still great, but not E3.
halfmanhalfbiscuit - Lead O/S - Mar/11

zero six - Lead O/S - Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

centurion05 - 2011

In one pitch with direct start has to be one of the best e3 pitches around. f6b+
ian caton - Lead rpt - 09/Oct/10 with Abi

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 24/Sep/10 with Andy

Adam Lincoln - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Mick Lovatt

feilx - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Andy L

La Mont - Lead - 14/Aug/10 with felix coxwell

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10

mr mills - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with ioan d

nick arding - AltLd O/S - 09/May/10 with rob pitt

Did pitch 2
Rob Pitt - AltLd O/S - 08/May/10 with Nick Arding

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/10

Led both pitches. Bit close to sunset and a little bit stressful,sorry dude..... Not cool - nice climbing though.
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/09 with Johnny Richard

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/09

i was cuming on the rock
Sgt. Vest - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/09 with Rich bennet

givemetea - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/09 with Libby Peter

frost - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/09 with D Almond

first pitch pumped me out for the day.rested on rope on second pitch.i blame and hope its the chemo.
Dave Almond - AltLd - 17/Sep/09 with Simon Frost

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Sep/09

JM - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with Danny O'Neil, Rory Shaw

Ri - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with Anja Jones

Mia pitch 1, Bob pitch 2.
miastacey - AltLd O/S - 03/May/09 with Bob Smith

Hidden - AltLd dog - 02/May/09

switch - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/09

Led second pitch
kingholmesy - AltLd O/S - 2009 with Andy S

Luke Brooks - AltLd - 2009

lead first pitch, steep route.
Alex Mason - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/08 with Andy Reeve

middlevern - Lead rpt - May/08 with Mike Blood

NeilGriffiths - 2008 with Simon Frost, Dave Almond

sadams - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/07 with Eric Hildrew

run into one
Brown - 2nd β - 23/Jun/07 with Max

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

mux - AltLd - 2007

Bern - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2002

tuftynick - Lead O/S - 2001

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - May/00 with Dave Taylor

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/99

Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - May/99 with Hugh

caveman_chris - Lead - May/99

Ched - Lead O/S - 1998 with Mark Hamilton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/97

steve taylor - Jun/94 with Jim Waddington

Cowflinger - Lead O/S - 1994 with Craig

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/93 with KM

jfletcher - Lead O/S - 25/May/92 with David Gilkes

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1988 with Gordon Hemsley

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