The Path to Rome*** E3 5c
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Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, North Wales E3's, The Road to Shibboleth.

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Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Feb/15

Tom Livingstone - AltLd rpt - 14/Nov/14 with John Orr

Dramatic sea crashing in with exciting climbing in fantastic weather. Almost felt like I was at sea whilst I was looking west.
Dave Almond - AltLd - 14/Sep/14 with Dave Garry

mux - Lead - 2014 with Dave Almond

Lead 1st Pitch, in the sun, Mega!
owain86 - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Livingstone

P2. Amazing.
Tom Livingstone - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Owain Atkins

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/13 with brad reed

breed - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Tim newton

What a day! Showery forecast so left Birmingham at 11am without much hope of getting anything done. On/off rain until the Beddgelert area. Every car in Wales seemed to decide to form traffic jams around Llangollen, Pwllehil and Abersoch so didn't get to Cilan Uchaf until just before 5pm. Started drizzling as we were about to ab in but decided to go ahead anyway. Fortunately it was just a passing shower and in any case most of P1 would probably stay dry in light rain. I started P1 at 6.45pm, head torches at the ready. Phil started P2 at 8.30pm, daylight fading, head torch on. I finished at 9.15pm, shortly before it got completely dark. Fantastic 50m traverse on P1 - one of the best pitches I've ever led. Mostly fairly steady but with a few tricky moves, particularly to get round the bulge and the corner just beyond. Easy for E3 5c, perhaps should just be a hard E2 5c. Would be very exciting without a double rack of cams - think I only got 2 or 3 nuts in on the whole pitch. No pegs on the half way belay but several good wire placements so a nice hanging belay. P2 is enjoyable but only a couple of hard moves, about E1. Stake belay at the top. Best ab in is at the far left hand side (looking out to sea) as there are some decent anchors there. A friendly ab of less than 10m gets you to a large ledge, from where an easy scramble gets you to the starting ledge for P1.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Phil

6.30pm kick off meant headtorches onto helmets at start. 1st pitch very intimidating but very easy and 4*! Looked longer than 60m - turned out to be around 55m? Good sea charging into the cave. Led P2 very easy, E1 5b, but a bit run out. Superb route.
philhilo - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/11 with misha

david morse - Lead - 22/Aug/11 with josh

lead main pitch, very easy for E3. The ab is a great anchor, NWR makes it sound like its terrible.
centurion05 - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/11 with patch, chris thorne

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/11

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2011

mr mills - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with alun hughes

nice climbing all the way, loved it
barni - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Glyn

Glyn - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Barni

typical llyn weather, like climbing in a furnace!! to hot to hang on..sat on gear!
phil64 - AltLd - 09/Sep/10 with nick bullock

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/10

soph - 01/Jan/10

nige - AltLd - 26/Sep/09 with mark hounslea

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Sep/07

Brown - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Redge

NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 24/Aug/03 with James Hubbard

Class. Led pitch 1. Date a guess
Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 2001 with Paul Tanton

caveman_chris - Lead - May/99

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/96

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