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The Sun*** E3 5c

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[Chris Hughes   close to the sun  on Icarus, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, UK Extreme Corners, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs.

Photo: Chris Hughes close to the sun on Icarus © Rog Cully
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 187 logbooks, and on 28 wishlists.

wolf.leeb - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/14 with nic

wolverine - Lead - 23/Aug/14 with Caroline Ashman

Thunderthighsontheloose - 2nd - 23/Aug/14 with Mike Hayes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/14

Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 18/Jul/14 with Niels

PaulTanton - 2nd rpt - 05/Jul/14 with Connor Shepherd

worth E3 with a wet crux I thought.
papashango - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Paul Tanton

mynyddresident - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/14

Ally Smith - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Pete H

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with liam

Tough crux and pumpy.
Justin T - 2nd - 18/Jun/14 with Nick B

Hidden - 15/Jun/14

Great route, really enjoyable once established in the corner/groove system. Getting into it is the hard bit and it isn't that well protected so I can see this being E3 but we thought more like a hard E2.
Misha - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Eszter

C coldwell-storry - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/14 with Neil Chelton

Lead after doing hypodermic. Excellent but bog standard E2.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/14 with Jon Stewart

misterb - Lead dog - Jun/14 with justin

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

great route
mattnuttall - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14 with Andy Wilson

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

switch - Lead rpt - 02/May/14 with Will, Leanne

guy757 - 24/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14

Frank the Husky - 2014

Seymore Butt - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Pumpy, with a really cool, sequency crux. Brilliant positions. Led easy P1.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/13 with Andy

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

Pretty pumpy as was wet
Ramon Marin - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with ciaran tracey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13

The Grist - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Paula lockett

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

steven - 2nd dog - 26/May/13 with Will Taylor

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13

mike lawrence? - Lead - 25/May/13 with Colin

Dizz - 2nd O/S - 19/May/13 with EJ

Owain Llewelyn - Lead rpt - 09/May/13 with Doddy

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

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/Apr/13

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/13

cool bridging to start and nice sequence on the crux, shame about the ledge but I wasn't complaining.
GuyVG - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Tim Lounds

tim newton - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13 with stuart lade

Hidden - 2013

neilh - 2013

Great line, good moves. Less strenuous than it looks. First E3 if it really is E3!
Cardi - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Tom R

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/12

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd rpt - 29/Jul/12 with loundsy

on duncan's gear, felt steady.
Bennykr - Lead β - 21/Jul/12 with Duncan

Brilliant. Felt really light-headed and lacking in balance before setting off. Bit wet at the bottom but not too bad, great sustained climbing up to the ledge then it eases off. not sure whether its hard E2 or soft E3.
Duncan Campbell - UKC - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Ben Reinsch

A lot of Umpf! but what a position to be in!
Sardien - 2nd dog - 20/May/12 with Andy Scott

Lenny - Lead β - 19/May/12 with James W

gforce - Lead - 14/May/12 with Adrian

Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 03/May/12

Hidden - 2012

Luke Brooks - 2nd - 28/Sep/11 with Liam

quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/11

led p2, lost a red camalot. GUTTED! Excellent pitch
david morse - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/11 with lole

Hidden - Lead - 28/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/11

belay bunny turned bad - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/11 with loundsy

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 03/Aug/11 with Andy

Good climb, steep wee route but not pumpy because you can bridge up it. E2, never E3.
centurion05 - 2nd - 03/Aug/11 with Owain

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/11

Awesome route. great, steep corner. Stout for E2.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/11 with Owain Atkins

Really good, hard.
owain86 - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/11 with Alex Mason

Just as good second time.
mux - 2nd rpt - 05/Jul/11 with Dave Almond, Simon Frost

Fun in the sun.
Dave Almond - Lead - 05/Jul/11 with Dave Garry, Simon Frost

Adam Lincoln - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Mick Lovatt

Great! Hard for E2, take big gear then it would be safe as houses.
al99 - AltLd O/S - 11/May/11 with Dave Gleave

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/May/11

ksjs - 2nd rpt - 10/May/11 with Paul S

laurelfan - Lead O/S - 10/May/11 with Sophie

Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/11

Pippa - Lead - 02/May/11 with Jon

haydng - 2nd rpt - 01/May/11 with Rob

Tricky upper corner section.
mynyddresident - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/11 with tony

alkira - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

lukehunt - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/10 with Sam Dewhurst

Owain Llewelyn - 2nd - 10/Oct/10 with Gareth E

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10

barni - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/10 with andy Psyche, Glyn

Glyn - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Andy Psyche, Barni

schof - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/10

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

Ace climbing!
Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 13/Jul/10 with Dad

Lenny - 2nd dnf - 03/Jul/10 with Kev, James. D

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

Awesome line! Gear on demand so probs hard but safe E2. I assume bottom of groove is always wet (not rained in a while but was still seepin) so take that into account. Feels very steep but rests available. ace.
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Kieran King

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

Lovely flowing climbing, good holds and rests where you need them.
Dr Toph - 2nd O/S - 13/May/10 with Ed

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

Rob Pitt - 2nd - 08/May/10 with Nick Arding

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10

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

nutallovertheface - AltLd O/S - Feb/10 with Steve

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Jus - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Will Boxen

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

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

pulled on gear on crux.i blame the chemo.
Dave Almond - 2nd - 17/Sep/09 with Simon Frost

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/09

billb - Lead O/S - Sep/09 with Jus

Superb route - one of the best E3s I've done (or is it hard E2?) - exposed groove full of gear and mostly bridging rests....one hard section which isn't too bad if you think about it. Sam made a lot of noise seconding!!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/09 with Sam and Jo

Hidden - Lead dnf - 01/Aug/09

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Dave Taylor

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

Hidden - 03/May/09

In 1 pitch
miastacey - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Bob Smith

Pete Graham - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with Mike

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

morganator - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Stan Halstead and Es Tressider

Fantastic route. Technical and powerful. A brilliant line.
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/08 with Eira Jepson

the juicy dangler - 2nd dog - 24/Jun/08 with rob greenwood and james marjot

Nicos - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with rich howels

superb and worth E3 - moving round into the slimey groove and placing gear during crux make this physically demanding. great moves through the crux
ksjs - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/08 with geraldine

stiff for E2 !
mr mills - Lead O/S - 2008 with ioan d

Will1 - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

JM - Lead O/S - 2008

guyblackwood - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Lee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07

F6b+. My fiftieth birthday!
ian caton - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/07 with Abi

Awesome. Felt like hard work. E3 for sure. Drew some blood.
Julian Cooper - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with Ben Steel

Brown - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/07 with Laurence King

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

mux - Lead O/S - 2007 with James Hubbard

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2007 with mick

Terrapin Man - 2nd O/S - Aug/06

chris j - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/06 with Ben Bradford

Ian McNeill - 2006

Bern - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

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

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/05 with Tuffty Nick

nickdonohue - Lead - 01/Aug/04 with Jim Barradale

haydng - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Rob

Hidden - 2003

Maybe my climbing high point! Great climb
Simonfarfaraway - Lead - 2003 with Steve Hastings

Gus - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/02 with Rich Pickford

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2002

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - Aug/01 with Oliver Allen

tuftynick - Lead O/S - 2001

Hidden - Lead rpt - 2000

Hidden - 2000

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/99

A horrible cold windy day but a good route.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1999 with Karen Ghiselli

WB - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/98 with Nicola

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/98

Ched - Lead O/S - 1998 with Glanfor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998

NeilGriffiths - 2nd - 1998 with Albert, James Hubbard

ColinD - 2nd - Aug/97 with Hanna

sadams - 2nd - 15/Jun/97 with Team Midlands

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/97 with steve ward

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/96

phardman - Lead - 07/Sep/96 with Guy Maddox

Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/96

Hidden - Lead - 1996

Cowflinger - Lead O/S - Jun/95

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 05/Apr/95 with Martin Reynard

mikedelderfield - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/94 with Steven Delderfield

ste_d - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/94 with mik

steve taylor - Jun/94 with Jim Waddington

jfletcher - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/94 with Phil Dowthwaite

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/93

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 1993 with KM

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Aug/92

ChrisJD - Lead - 1992 with Alex

Nick Biven - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/91 with Tim Snaith

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 19/May/91 with Perric Crellin

year a guess
shark - Lead O/S - 1991 with Nige White

Mike Owen - 07/May/90 with Mike Twid Turner

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

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easy E21 of 61
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hard 6a0 of 58
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hard 5c19 of 58
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Style of ascent

Lead103 of 187 (55.1%)
Followed43 of 187 (23.0%)
Alt Leads12 of 187 (6.4%)
Unknown29 of 187 (15.5%)

'Climbed'61 of 187 (32.6%)
clean O/S105 of 187 (56.1%)
clean β2 of 187 (1.1%)
clean rpt13 of 187 (7.0%)
dogged4 of 187 (2.1%)
dnf2 of 187 (1.1%)