This takes the obvious groove up the back of the main cave. Don't be put off by the sometimes damp holds at the start - the rest is fantastic. Start slightly left of the groove, moving up to gain the conglomerate ledge for a good hands off rest. From here some fancy footwork and a few big moves allow progress higher into the groove and (hopefully) to an intermediate belay where the angle eases. For an extra pump, and the full tick, continue up the recently-regeared No Epoxy Au Oxley to a higher belay.

Goi Ashmore 19/Apr/1996

Ticklists: South Wales Sevens.

adam 24 17/Oct Lead rpt

1 go to put draws then did it next go. Very pleased to tick this great route. Cruz felt miles easier this time

OERees 03/Oct Lead rpt
DaveFidler 27/Sep Lead β
adam 24 26/Sep Lead dog

Tried twice. Very confusing to work out the 3D sequence, too tired after that, keen for another go though. Ace route!

OERees 25/Sep Lead rpt
mhairi thorburn 21/Sep Lead RP

Tough! Quality though. Sunny bay - Costa Del Gower. 2nd go.

OERees 17/Sep Lead rpt
Luuuuuke 13/Sep Lead β
with Si
peaches69 13/Sep Lead O/S


with luke
Qisheng Xie 30/Aug Lead RP
with Graham Giles, Joe Taylor
Matt Cooke 30/Aug Lead RP
Hidden 30/Aug Lead RP
GrahamGiles 30/Aug Lead RP

Got to the 1st anchor on 3rd attempt despite some key holds being wet and even slipped off a pinch going for the handle but managed a miraculous save. Rain was hammering down and came off at the slab which is heinous in the rain

Tomas P 29/Aug Lead RP

The steepest route I have ever tried. This one will test your endurance!

Hidden 29/Aug Lead β
Hidden 29/Aug Lead O/S
OERees 15/Aug Lead rpt
millsy 24/Jul Lead O/S

Awesome line, great climbing.

with Jo Fullman
bigie bob 05/Jul Lead O/S
TomJ 25/May Lead dog
with DanC
hankyc 24/May Lead dnf

Absolutely sopping and clayey which is a Shane cus it looks amazing! Will have to come back

Hidden 26/Apr Lead RP
Jon_Warner 19/Apr Lead RP

Hardest I've fought in 2015! Great line. To the top.

with Tom Jordan, Jenni
mikeshewring 08/Apr Lead RP
Hidden ?/Apr Lead β
mikeshewring ?/Mar Lead dog
with sharpie
Hidden 21/Feb Lead rpt
Justin T 20/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Brilliant route, best I've done at the Gower. Bone dry bar very top pocket despite recent rain and seepage on other lines.

with Nancy
Tim W 04/Oct/14 Lead dog
Hidden 04/Oct/14 Lead O/S
ollie_e 27/Sep/14 Lead RP

The ascent involved lots of blood and shouting. Horribly greasy!

with Tomar
Chubbard 21/Sep/14 Lead RP

2 working goes and then 4th redpoint. Top route.

with Tomar
just one more 30/Aug/14 Lead dog
with lucas
LucasHarazin 30/Aug/14 Lead RP
chrisscutt 23/Aug/14 Lead RP

1st red point, one of the best 7b's I've done! So much fun!

with ant
Tomar 17/Aug/14 Lead dog

A few goes using silly beta, then I worked out new beta (right hand in the undercut from the knobly hold) and left it at that. Should go easy next time

with "Henry"
anthony henry 17/Aug/14 Lead RP

Great route. So steep

with tomar
andyman666999 17/Aug/14 Lead dog

Got to the top clip to clip. Gonna have to come back because this route is A BELTER. Felt pretty wrecked with no skin and was time to leave but am desperate to try to RP.

with Ross
Sarah Black 03/Aug/14 Lead rpt
brices 08/Jun/14 Lead rpt

Went all the way to the top of crag today. Good glory climbing doesnt add to difficulty but well worth doing

with Llinos
Hidden ?/Jun/14 Lead RP
alek 05/May/14 Lead dog

2 attempts

owain86 18/Apr/14 Lead RP

Climbed twice, the second time with the extension to the top. Awesome route!

eugeneth 18/Apr/14 Lead dog

Did it with 1 rest. RP time

Wendy 12/Apr/14 Lead RP

An amazing line.

with Llinos
brices 12/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Llinos
Kyuzo ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
brices 30/Mar/14 Lead rpt

Few training laps

with Llinos
Adam_42 23/Mar/14 Lead dog

Need to do some serious stamina training to make this more than just a pipe dream! Cracking line.

with Beth Frugtniet, Ben
quiffhanger 07/Oct/13 Lead RP

Awesome! 2nd go. Greasy. Close to the on-sight but pumped out just before the end of the hard stuff.

Billg 01/Sep/13 Lead RP
with Monty, Carl Watkins
monsteratt 01/Sep/13 Lead RP

2nd go. Pretty chuffed. Some cool moves

with Bill, Carl
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead RP
keithpeck 26/Aug/13 Lead RP
Daniel 24/Aug/13 Lead dog
with Tom
Hidden 07/Aug/13 Lead β
Laurence Everitt 07/Aug/13 Lead dog
with Jay Kay
Hidden 07/Aug/13 Lead RP
owain86 24/Jul/13 Lead dog
with Alun, Greg
Hidden 19/Jul/13 Lead RP
OERees 05/Jul/13 Lead RP
Dave Cale ?/Jul/13 Lead RP
guy xavier percival 31/May/13 Lead RP
with paul
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/13 Lead RP
Jon_Warner 19/May/13 Lead dog

Very cool. Would like to try again when it is dry and I'm feeling strong - proper anti-style!

with Jenni
Hidden 17/May/13 2nd dog
Hidden 03/May/13 Lead RP
khawk 03/May/13 Lead β
with DT
partz 01/May/13 Lead RP

2nd RP. Awesome climbing, first 7b!

tskelhon ?/May/13 Lead RP
partz 28/Apr/13 Lead dog

First effort. Got to the top atleast, start working on Wednesday...

brices 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S

on someone elses draws, brilliant route very 3d and interesting climbing

with Joe Day
DorsetGareth 18/Mar/13 Lead dnf

Getting dark!

chris wyatt 14/Mar/13 Lead RP

Wasn't expecting it but just kept going to the top. Fine route

with John Bullock
Hidden 17/Feb/13 Lead RP
Jon Garside 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Excellent route, very unique for the UK.

with Becky
cjsheps 28/Aug/12 Lead RP

The full thing. No BS.

MorganPreece 02/Jun/12 Lead rpt

Training Laps!

with Matt Smith
OERees 29/May/12 Lead dog

Greasy holds once again!

Kevster 06/May/12 Lead dog
Cailean Harker 01/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Probably the best 7b I have done in this country. Amazing

OERees 14/Feb/12 Lead dog
OERees 14/Jan/12 Lead dnf

Reached the third bolt, on a very cold day, but was in the wrong mentality to continue with the rest of the route - must come back when it's a bit warmer!

Dan_Carroll 18/Dec/11 Lead RP

to the top this time

Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 16/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Fucking awesome, dreamt of a feature like this.

with Tommy Cole, Chris Carroll, Eugene Theron
Caspian Johnson 14/Jun/11 Lead RP

wicked route

with josh price, james andrews
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead RP
Dan_Carroll 10/May/11 Lead RP

ah yes. brilliant fun if a little bit of a struggle.

with caspian
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
DafSWMC 17/Apr/11 Lead RP

First attempted at SWMC Beginner's Day 2009, completed at SWMC Beginner's Day 2011.

with Tim, Christian
Christian Reynish 17/Apr/11 2nd dnf
cjsheps 09/Apr/11 Lead dog

Final hold, fell clipping chain but my momentum clipped it! About as close as it gets!!! :)

Hidden 13/Mar/11 Lead RP
Hidden 13/Mar/11 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2011 -
Caspian Johnson 29/Sep/10 2nd dog
Hidden 11/Sep/10 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Sep/10 Lead RP
d_meacher 30/Aug/10 2nd dog
crispyboy 30/Aug/10 Lead dog
with sean cullen
Hidden 29/Aug/10 TR dog
Hidden 29/Aug/10 Lead β
colesy 14/Aug/10 Lead RP

Second go.

_m.cox_ ?/Aug/10 2nd β
Hidden 17/Jul/10 Lead RP
RD ?/Jul/10 Lead
MorganPreece 06/Jun/10 Lead β

Good stuff, really wet and greasy had to come down climb from 3rd clip and wait for it to dry up, but really fun solid 7b! but a jug fest! if you have endurance its a gift at the grade!

with Will
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Lead dog
irish paul 05/Jun/10 Lead
with Dave Ripley
Hidden 13/Mar/10 Lead RP
Tim W 06/Mar/10 Lead dnf
rhoslynfrugtniet ?/Mar/10 Lead
Hidden 28/Feb/10 Lead RP
irish paul 14/Feb/10 Lead dog
with Julian
AshWH ??/2010 Lead β
BicepAndrews 24/May/09 Lead RP

first 7b.

with Connor Bybee
selman 24/May/09 Lead RP
with Connor Bybee
Christian Reynish 10/May/09 2nd dnf
Hidden 09/May/09 Lead dnf
irish paul 09/May/09 Lead
with Dave Ripley
simonr 01/May/09 Lead RP
BicepAndrews 23/Apr/09 Lead dog


Hidden 23/Mar/09 Lead RP
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead RP
Billg 21/Mar/09 Lead β

Al Rosier's beta gets me up another route!

jfreeman 22/Apr/08 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2008 -
stuwelly85 ?/Nov/06 Lead dog
adrianjenner ?/Feb/06 2nd dog
Gus ??/2004 Lead
with garan powerman, luisa giles, Rich Pickford
goi.ashmore 19/Apr/96 Lead RP

In the sopping wet. First Ascent.

with Simon Coles, James Tracey
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