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The Dark Half*** 7c+

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[Steve Mclure on the Dark Half, Llanberis Slate quarries, 2 kb]18m. Start right of 'Green Ernie' up the line of bolts. Desparate but good.
N Harms 01/Dec/1990

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, Classic UK F7s, Top class slate sport 7b-8a.

Photo: Steve Mclure on the Dark Half, Llanberis Slate quarries © Alex Messenger
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This climb is in 23 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

I have pretty much all the moves sussed now but am a long way from having the power to link them all. Amazing route. So much fun!
dswansonlow - TR dog - 25/Jun/13 with Darren McMaster

Couldn't do the moves like Dougie...need more power!
shed_hed - TR dog - 25/Jun/13 with Dougie Swanson-Low

ksjs - Lead dog - 01/May/13 with jo

ksjs - Lead dog - 20/Apr/13 with Joe C

Some better links than before, but still a couple of desperate moves. Sorted the beta for the rockover too now: Lhand spike, Rhand crimp, smear, Lfoot furthest L spike.
Ally Smith - Lead dog - 22/Jul/12 with bubblewrap

Twice up. 2nd time with some good links.
Ally Smith - TR dog - 07/Jul/12 with Owen, Pete H

NickHarms - 2012

Awesome! Good session on it the other day then 2 redpoints today. First 8a! (its 8a in the new guide, I'm taking it!)
Luke Brooks - Lead RP - 23/Nov/11

Amazing, can't quite believe it. Such awesome moves. Got it 2nd rpt after 3 days spread over two years figuring out moves on toprope. My first 8a..I'm taking the latest grade consensus in the new guide! New shoes made a big difference. Finding the right sequence is the key
Glyn - Lead RP - 20/Nov/11 with Iona, Luke

New shoe is the key
barni - Lead RP - 08/Mar/11 with andy Psyche

barni - Lead dog - 05/Mar/11 with andy Psyche

ksjs - TR dog - 02/Mar/11 with Matt

from start to move just before jug
barni - TR dog - 22/Feb/11 with Cal

can do all move first time just need to get FIT
barni - Lead dog - 20/Feb/11 with Glyn

2 gos, cold and new shoes needed. all moves done cept move to triangular block. bit of a masterpiece really
ksjs - TR dog - 20/Feb/11 with Matt

clean to crux , done crux
barni - Lead dog - 18/Feb/11 with andy Psyche, Glyn

can do all move and linked upto the cruxs. gd hold pretty much all the way just powerful
barni - 2nd dog - 10/Feb/11 with Liam fleming

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

tough, 2 gos: managed to do all moves up to crux and that felt like a result! addictive puzzle. will be back...
ksjs - Lead dnf - 22/Jun/10 with phil

dav - Lead RP - 12/May/10 with Gill B

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Jul/09

Hidden - 2003

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Style of ascent

Lead12 of 23 (52.2%)
Followed1 of 23 (4.3%)
Toproped6 of 23 (26.1%)
Unknown4 of 23 (17.4%)

'Climbed'4 of 23 (17.4%)
clean RP5 of 23 (21.7%)
dogged13 of 23 (56.5%)
dnf1 of 23 (4.3%)