Lot's Groove** HVS 5a
[metal into the groove, 2 kb]34m. 1) 5a, 30m. A great pitch up the steep shallow groove overlooking the gully. Start from the 1st stance of the Chasm and move out left to reach the groove. Up this, sustained exposed and excellent with good protection throughout. Finish up Lot's Wife. © ROCKFAX
1.5a 2.3b
1.93e+03 Jan/1993

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Kirkus Routes, MIA logbook must haves!, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist.

Photo: metal into the groove © colin harvey
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Done as one large multipitch with the first 2 pitches of chasm route and then the right hand finish (which was too hard to we finished up hodgskins variation).
erbridger - AltLd - 23/Sep/14

Done as one large multipitch with the first 2 pitches of chasm route and then the right hand finish (which was too hard to we finished up hodgskins variation.
Kate Edhouse - AltLd - 21/Sep/14

Difficulties mainly in the first half. Tought this a little easier than Lots Wife
Ian Stirrups - Lead - 09/Aug/14 with Sue

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/14

Pinguville - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/14 with George

John Nuttall - 2nd - 16/May/14 with Andy H

Hidden - 2014

Neil - Lead O/S - 2014

Si - 2014

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13

C led the main pitch, I led the easy Chasm Route approach and the short steep corner to finish. Brilliant route, harder and steeper than it looks, but seemed to be lots of 4c rather than any 5a.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Carmen

brilliant, soft and well protected but lovely
lithos - Lead - 15/Jul/13 with tony w

martrin - Lead - 08/Sep/12 with Sarah Kekus

peter myers - Lead O/S - Jul/12

peter myers - Lead O/S - Jul/12

Shaw Brown - Lead - 26/May/12 with Neil Harvey

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

David Smith - 2nd - 2012 with Stuart Holmes

al99 - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Lee Wales

tim20 - AltLd - 20/Jun/11 with tom sampson

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jun/11

I led easy 1st pitch.
tmawer - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with andrea

aged_ape - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11

1906johns - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11

Chris M - Lead - 17/Apr/11 with Tommy B

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11

lead groove
The_Boy_ODwyer - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Colin Harvey

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 03/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead - 02/Sep/10

david morse - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/10 with owain

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

Ows - AltLd - Jun/10

Nice climb, one to lead
hepitt - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10 with Rob Pitt

Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Helen Pitt

matt.woodfield - Lead - 15/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/10

Hidden - Lead - May/10

Nails offwidth
mynyddresident - AltLd - Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/09

Good sustained climbing. never too hard and good pro.
mark4344 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Michel and james

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/09

nakedave - Lead - Jul/09

Ken Taylor - Lead - 01/Jun/08 with Hilary Robertson, Chris Michalak

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/07

richardr - Apr/07

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/06 with Kate

Well actually I slipped at the top but only because I'm rubbish.
mikehenesy - 2nd O/S - Jun/06 with Chris Lodge

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - AltLd - May/05

John Kettle - Lead - 2003

alan moore - 2000

Tenko - AltLd - 08/Aug/98 with JAck Pezzey and Dave Allen

five - Lead O/S - Sep/97 with CH, TW

JD pitch 1
iskra2000 - AltLd - 10/Aug/97 with John Dale

Ched - Lead O/S - 1993 with Glanfor

babymoac - Lead - 24/Jun/89 with Chris B

Hidden - Lead - 06/May/89

Bolt Phobia - Lead - 17/May/77

mikej - 2nd - 17/May/75 with Bill Church

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 20/Sep/72 with John Stainforth

Brian Bates NSMC. A superb route the crack through the overhang is a gritstone severe at most but good protection.
oldmanofmow - Lead - May/62

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