Combat Rock** E1 5b

Rockfax Description
A good route that follows the crack-line out from the left-hand side of the tunnel mouth. Start just left of the tunnel and move up and right to gain the crack. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: a State of Slate, North Wales E Breakthrough.

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Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/15

Character building. Take small to medium wires and super-glue. Not recommended for small children and those of a nervous disposition.
Pete_Frost - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/15 with Phil Creed

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 06/Aug/15

KeenClimber - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/15 with Ian Dugdale

shaunhumphreys - Lead β - 06/Jun/15 with franhammond92

Top route, brilliant climbing and gear. Lead it, abbed and stripped it then seconded Shaun on it. Great exposure over the big hole.
franhammond92 - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/15 with Shaun Humphreys

Nice, size 2 (yellow) C4 is useful.
Tom.Priestley - Lead O/S - 16/May/15 with Scott Quinn

scott quinn - 2nd O/S - 16/May/15 with Tom Priestley

Bows gear
max_dickens - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/15 with Bow

James Beaumont - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/15

found this very scary,just seemed to get spooked and the holds were snapping off and loose!
jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/15 with chris Lyness

Attempted warmup on a cold-ish breezy day. Didn't work
harold walmsley - 2nd rpt - 24/Jan/15 with Mark Hounslea

Martin Bagshaw - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/14 with Ian Pegg

jon22 - Lead - 17/Aug/14 with Dave Holland

A bit of trad to finish off after Smaug. Nice to find an E1 easy. First time in a while so it must be soft.
harold walmsley - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Rob Davies

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/14

Maynard - Lead O/S - 23/May/14 with Tom French

Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Keith Scarlett

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/14

Bit snappy... Found quite tricky cos I wasn't trusting the holds
jezb1 - Lead - 16/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/13

tim newton - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/13 with chris wallis

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/13 with Tim

morgan91 - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/13

Several loose holds.
Laurence Cowton - 2nd - 26/Jun/13 with Ed

wolf.leeb - Lead O/S - 19/May/13 with Alexis

Not the classic I was expecting - rock just not very good but if you're up for that sort of thing then it's fine. Good gear though I didn't lead this so don't know how it actually feels.
ksjs - 2nd O/S - 17/May/13 with Rhys

Fell off when a hold snapped and sliced my finger :(
jezb1 - Lead dnf - 13/Mar/13

Hidden - 13/Mar/13

tim20 - 2013

tim20 - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/12

Will Hunt - 2nd O/S - 25/Nov/12 with Alison Ellwood, Gareth Uglow

Mowglee - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/12 with Will Hunt, Ali

Phil Lead, I half-seconded, Liz cleaned the remaining gear.
useful - 2nd - 14/Oct/12 with Phil B, Liz

fizzychewitt - 2nd - 14/Oct/12 with Phil

jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/12 with Gavin Oliver

groliver26 - 2nd - 07/Sep/12 with Jon Ridley

Kevin Robert Jones - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/12 with Tomos Davies

Tomos Davies - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/12 with Kevin Robert Jones

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/12

A very nice route with a quite bold start and loose holds. Worth the stars
highclimber - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12

guy757 - 10/Jun/12

Lenny - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with John

Luke Brooks - Lead - 13/May/12 with Liam

Hidden - 2012

Good, bits creaky.
mynyddresident - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/11 with gareth

Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Andy Hall

very average route. one star, HVS 5a
centurion05 - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Calum

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/11

Interesting moves interspersed with good gear and rests. Really good.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/11 with Tom Ripley

Cardi - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11 with Clare D

Ed morris - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11 with stefan

placements seemed to be good but I never felt completely confident in them
caradoc - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11 with nick yapp

Blurgy319 - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Mark Freestone

Great route.
HIGHTOWER - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/11 with Mark Amyes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/11

dan ely - 2nd O/S - 19/May/11 with jason

HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 12/May/11 with Tom Ripley

Hidden - 2011

Rob Evans - Lead - 2011

dan-8990 - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/10 with TP

Easy HVS if you trust those small footholds... always going for a good hold though. Best HVS in the quarries!
Tomprusk - 2nd rpt - 07/Jul/10 with Dan

worth a visit
david morse - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/10 with Lawrence

owain86 - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Sam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/10

Got on it at HVS. Steady, but need to think about it.Gear is addequate, took a while to fiddle in a shit micro when above the overhang. Nice route. Hardest this weekend
dunnyg - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with conner

nice route, little bit loose in places HVS/E1?
Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/10 with Fraser

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/10

Went for a walk around day before in the wet and saw this striking crack line. Did it today and found you barely climb the crack but the moves are wicked and its well worth doing. Best HVS on slate.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/10 with Laura Perry

Ows - 2nd - Nov/09

DavidR - 2nd rpt - 25/Apr/09 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - Lead - 25/Apr/09

This is was really good, it's go some moves on it. I think it's harder than Seamstress....take lots of small nuts
SGD - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Jane WMC

Welshy - 2nd - 10/Apr/09

barni - Lead rpt - 08/Apr/09

lovely climbing, much easier than it looks from the ground
Glyn Davidson - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/09 with Mike Doyle

Renegade_Pony - 2nd - 08/Apr/09 with barni

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - 06/Mar/09

ritchierich - Lead rpt - 06/Jan/09 with Wyn Price

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/08

Nice climb but two wobbly block on the route to be aware of.
ritchierich - 2nd O/S - 15/Dec/08 with Steve Joynson

barni - Lead - 06/Oct/08 with james hayward

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/08

Went a bit off route at the bulge. Good route, only slightly let down by presence of suspect rock.
climbingpixie - Lead - 23/Aug/08 with Andy Hobson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/May/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/May/08

spacey - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/08 with paul evans

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/07

alexyoung - TR O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Steak

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/07

michael burrows - 2nd - 28/Jul/07 with mike doyle

barni - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/07 with Paul James

the juicy dangler - Lead O/S - 20/May/07 with chris lycett

Ian McNeill - 2007

fran04 - Lead - 2007 with ian rowell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 27/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead - 19/Apr/06

Hidden - 2006

Dringo - 2006

Suzie Wilson - 2nd - 2006 with pete

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jun/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/04

DavidR - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/02 with Jemma Wadham

Brown - Lead - Aug/02

Glad I did this when it was HVS. Would have been too scared to have done an E1!
TobyA - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/00 with Kieran

MjrTom - Lead O/S - Jun/00

petekeron - Lead O/S - 1999

WB - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/98 with Nicola

Paul Boardman - Lead rpt - 1998 with Iain Boardman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/95

Hidden - Lead - 02/Sep/95

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jul/95

Ched - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/91 with Glanfor

whispering nic - Lead - 1991 with noj

chrisdavies - Lead - 1991

Nick Rundall - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - 2nd - 09/May/88

Hidden - Lead - 28/Aug/87

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Total votes cast 87
hard E20 of 40
E20 of 40
easy E20 of 40
hard E10 of 40
E113 of 40
easy E116 of 40
hard HVS11 of 40
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hard 5c0 of 17
5c0 of 17
easy 5c0 of 17
hard 5b0 of 17
5b0 of 17
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hard 5a8 of 17
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easy 5a0 of 17
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