Rockfax Description
A fantastic route which is just about worth E3.
1) 4c, 10m. Start as for Icarus.
2) 5c, 28m. Traverse left along the ledge until it runs out. A committing move left into the base of the hanging corner - usually wet - is followed by more sustained climbing up the corner (the crux is passing the overlap) until you eventually reach a plinth on the right. Easier climbing up the continuation of the groove leads to the top. © Rockfax

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, UK Extreme Corners, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, Ultimate E3 ticklist.

GPN 15/Oct Lead O/S
with Annette
net 14/Oct 2nd dog

As in, hotter than the surface of...

with George
Rachel Slater 27/Sep Lead O/S

Nice funky corner.

tim newton 27/Sep 2nd rpt
robpartridge 26/Sep 2nd
Ginger McGrath 26/Sep Lead O/S
with rob
Hidden 29/Aug Lead
Hidden 16/Aug 2nd
soph 15/Aug Lead rpt
with Pablo Martin
mynyddresident 11/Aug 2nd
Hidden 02/Aug -
ashtond6 25/Jul Lead O/S
Albert Exley 12/Jul Lead O/S


with Jon
Hidden 09/Jul Lead
jalqazzaz 09/Jul 2nd dog
Hidden 28/Jun 2nd
morganator 16/May 2nd rpt
with International Meet Guest
masa-alpin 11/May Lead O/S

The crack, particularly the lower part, was soaking wet. Very soft for the grade? I had to crawl when topped out, as it was very windy.

with Dennis van Hoek
Dan724 01/May Lead O/S
with Rich Gentry, Ian Grabowski
wi11 19/Apr Lead O/S

Done in one pitch. Awesome climb. Couple of tricky section but safe moves

with Dougie
dswansonlow 19/Apr 2nd O/S
with Will H
Owain Llewelyn 10/Apr Lead
with Gareth E
Tom Livingstone 13/Mar 2nd rpt
HAJ Francis ?/Mar Lead O/S
markalmack 15/Feb Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Feb 2nd dog
Ian craigie ??/2015 Lead
with Simon lake
Lessworkmoreclimbing 15/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Didn't find this too bad - to second!! Lovely location.

with Kev
jamestaylor92 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Tom Livingstone 02/Sep/14 2nd rpt
Ed Booth 02/Sep/14 Lead O/S
wolf.leeb 26/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with nic
Hidden 23/Aug/14 Lead
Thunderthighsontheloose 23/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 18/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Matthew Robinson 18/Jul/14 2nd
with Niels
PaulTanton 05/Jul/14 2nd rpt
papashango 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S

worth E3 with a wet crux I thought.

Luxulyan 30/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Tom Murrell
mynyddresident 29/Jun/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Ram MkiV 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with liam
Justin T 18/Jun/14 2nd

Tough crux and pumpy.

with Nick B
Hidden 15/Jun/14 -
Misha 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S

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.

with Eszter
Hidden 14/Jun/14 Lead
C coldwell-storry 07/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Neil Chelton
James Oswald 04/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Lead after doing hypodermic. Excellent but bog standard E2.

misterb ?/Jun/14 Lead dog
with justin
Jake Young 17/May/14 2nd
with Mike
mattnuttall 03/May/14 2nd O/S

great route

with Andy Wilson
Andrew Wilson 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Matt Nuttall
switch 02/May/14 Lead rpt
with Will, Leanne
guy757 24/Apr/14 -
Hidden 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Frank the Husky ??/2014 -
Seymore Butt ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 -
mileshill540 ??/2014 Lead
victim of mathematics 13/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Pumpy, with a really cool, sequency crux. Brilliant positions. Led easy P1.

with Andy
Hidden 13/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Ramon Marin 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Pretty pumpy as was wet

with ciaran tracey
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Mark Grist 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Paula lockett
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead O/S
steven 26/May/13 2nd dog
with Will Taylor
Hidden 25/May/13 AltLd O/S
mike lawrence? 25/May/13 Lead
with Colin
Dizz 19/May/13 2nd O/S
with EJ
Owain Llewelyn 09/May/13 Lead rpt
with Doddy
Hidden 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/13 2nd rpt
mark20 27/Apr/13 2nd O/S
GuyVG 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S

cool bridging to start and nice sequence on the crux, shame about the ledge but I wasn't complaining.

tim newton 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
neilh ??/2013 -
Cardi 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Great line, good moves. Less strenuous than it looks. First E3 if it really is E3!

with Tom R
Hidden 29/Jul/12 Lead rpt
belay bunny turned bad 29/Jul/12 2nd rpt
with loundsy
Bennykr 21/Jul/12 Lead β

on duncan's gear, felt steady.

with Duncan
Duncan Campbell 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S

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.

Sardien 20/May/12 2nd dog

A lot of Umpf! but what a position to be in!

with Andy Scott
Lenny 19/May/12 Lead β
with James W
gforce 14/May/12 Lead
with Adrian
Tom Livingstone 03/May/12 Lead O/S
with Gwen Lancashire
Hidden ??/2012 -
Luke Brooks 28/Sep/11 2nd
with Liam
quiffhanger 17/Sep/11 Lead O/S
david morse 28/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

led p2, lost a red camalot. GUTTED! Excellent pitch

with lole
Hidden 28/Aug/11 Lead
Oli 28/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/11 2nd O/S
belay bunny turned bad 08/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with loundsy
Owain Llewelyn 03/Aug/11 Lead
with Andy
centurion05 03/Aug/11 2nd

Good climb, steep wee route but not pumpy because you can bridge up it. E2, never E3.

with Owain
LC ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 20/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Awesome route. great, steep corner. Stout for E2.

owain86 20/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Really good, hard.

mux 05/Jul/11 2nd rpt

Just as good second time.

with Dave Almond, Simon Frost
Dave Almond 05/Jul/11 Lead

Fun in the sun.

Adam Lincoln 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Mick Lovatt
al99 11/May/11 AltLd O/S

Great! Hard for E2, take big gear then it would be safe as houses.

with Dave Gleave
Dave Turnbull, BMC 10/May/11 Lead rpt
with Becky McGovern
ksjs 10/May/11 2nd rpt
with Paul S
laurelfan 10/May/11 Lead O/S
with Sophie
Hidden 02/May/11 2nd
Pippa 02/May/11 Lead
with Jon
haydng 01/May/11 2nd rpt
with Rob
mynyddresident 15/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Tricky upper corner section.

with tony
alkira ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
lukehunt 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Sam Dewhurst
Owain Llewelyn 10/Oct/10 2nd
with Gareth E
Hidden 10/Oct/10 2nd O/S
barni 01/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with andy Psyche, Glyn
Glyn 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S
schof 01/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Owain Llewelyn 13/Jul/10 Lead

Ace climbing!

with Dad
Lenny 03/Jul/10 2nd dnf
with Kev, James. D
dan gibson 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Mike Goldthorp 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S

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.

soph ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Dan McManus
Dr Toph 13/May/10 2nd O/S

Lovely flowing climbing, good holds and rests where you need them.

with Ed
nick arding 09/May/10 Lead O/S
with rob pitt
Rob Pitt 08/May/10 2nd
with Nick Arding
Hidden 27/Mar/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Feb/10 Lead O/S
hervenuttall ?/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with Steve
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Jus 26/Sep/09 2nd O/S
givemetea 25/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Libby Peter
frost 17/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with D Almond
Dave Almond 17/Sep/09 2nd

pulled on gear on crux.i blame the chemo.

Hidden 15/Sep/09 Lead O/S
billb ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Jus
Chad123 07/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

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

with Sam and Jo
Hidden 01/Aug/09 Lead dnf
PaulTanton 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Dave Taylor
Ri ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Anja Jones
Hidden 03/May/09 -
miastacey 03/May/09 Lead O/S

In 1 pitch

with Bob Smith
Pete Graham ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Mike
kingholmesy ??/2009 AltLd O/S

Led main second pitch

with Andy S
morganator 14/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Stan Halstead and Es Tressider
mattyork2 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Fantastic route. Technical and powerful. A brilliant line.

with Eira Jepson
Hidden 24/Jun/08 2nd dog
Nicos 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
ksjs 01/Jun/08 Lead O/S

superb and worth E3 - moving round into the slimey groove and placing gear during crux make this physically demanding. great moves through the crux

with geraldine
mr mills ??/2008 Lead O/S

stiff for E2 !

with ioan d
Will1 ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
JM ??/2008 Lead O/S
guyblackwood 07/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with Lee
Hidden 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
ian caton 29/Aug/07 Lead O/S

F6b+. My fiftieth birthday!

with Abi
Julian Cooper ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Awesome. Felt like hard work. E3 for sure. Drew some blood.

with Ben Steel
Brown 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Toby Dunn 02/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Nick Verney
mux ??/2007 Lead O/S
with James Hubbard
Phill Mitch ??/2007 Lead O/S
with mick
Terrapin Man ?/Aug/06 2nd O/S
chris j 07/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Ben Bradford
ellis ?/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Dan Rowles
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Bern ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Hidden 20/Mar/05 Lead O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 19/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with Tuffty Nick
nickdonohue 01/Aug/04 Lead
with Jim Barradale
haydng ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Rob
Hidden ??/2003 -
Simonfarfaraway ??/2003 Lead

Maybe my climbing high point! Great climb

with Steve Hastings
Gus 01/Sep/02 Lead O/S
with Rich Pickford
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
Chris Reid ?/Aug/01 Lead O/S
with Oliver Allen
tuftynick ??/2001 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby ??/2000 Lead rpt
with Robin
Hidden ??/2000 -
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/99 Lead O/S
Ian Jones ??/1999 Lead O/S

A horrible cold windy day but a good route.

with Karen Ghiselli
WB 06/Sep/98 Lead O/S
with Nicola
Hidden 10/May/98 Lead O/S
Ched ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
NeilGriffiths ??/1998 2nd
with Albert, James Hubbard
ColinD ?/Aug/97 2nd
with Hanna
sadams 15/Jun/97 2nd
with Team Midlands
michael burrows 13/Apr/97 Lead O/S
with steve ward
Hidden 20/Sep/96 Lead O/S
phardman 07/Sep/96 Lead
Hidden 01/Sep/96 Lead
Hidden ??/1996 Lead
Cowflinger ?/Jun/95 Lead O/S
pingora 07/May/95 2nd O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 05/Apr/95 2nd
with Martin Reynard
mikedelderfield 18/Jul/94 AltLd O/S
ste_d 18/Jul/94 AltLd O/S
with mik
steve taylor ?/Jun/94 -
with Jim Waddington
D Tempest 30/Apr/94 2nd
with Rick
jfletcher 19/Mar/94 Lead O/S
with Phil Dowthwaite
Steve Crowe 17/Jul/93 Lead O/S
with KM
Rich Kirby 28/Jun/93 2nd
with Phil
Hidden 21/Aug/92 2nd
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Nick Biven 17/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with Tim Snaith
Bruce Kerr 19/May/91 Lead
with Perric Crellin
shark ??/1991 Lead O/S

year a guess

with Nige White
Mike Owen 07/May/90 -
with Mike Twid Turner
William Robertson ??/1988 Lead O/S


with Gordon Hemsley
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