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The Monster Kitten E1 5c

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[Llanberis slate, 3 kb]Follow the rightwards trending seam until it is possible to bridge across to Ladder Resist and finish up easier ground to the lower-off. Best approached via Mental Lentils as the scramble up the ledge is loose and unpleasant.

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List.

Photo: Llanberis slate © Ceridwen
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Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/14

mr mills - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/14 with Roger

westaway - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14

Found this one quite tricky.
Matt Farr - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Simon

Tim Hamlet - Lead - 28/Jul/14 with Laura Hamlet

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jun/14

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

Tim Sparrow - 01/Jun/14 with Piers Nesbitt

Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/14

tobydunford - 2nd β - 29/May/14 with Harry Martin

As part of link up, cheeky step across and balancy up to there.
jezb1 - Lead - 26/May/14

sian88 - 2nd O/S - 25/May/14

After 2 false starts, fell off the last move trying to bridge out right.
James_L88 - Lead dog - 25/May/14 with Kat Day

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/May/14

will moy - Lead O/S - 01/May/14 with tom thorne

Hidden - May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14

wolf.leeb - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Alexis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/14

whitehouse_rhys - 2nd rpt - 07/Jan/14 with Mark Roe

MarkRoe - Lead rpt - 07/Jan/14 with Rhys Whitehouse

oliverpcain - Lead - 2014

Si - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

put lots of bad gear in! most fell out
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 24/Nov/13 with Dan bates

funsized - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/13 with Fi

Harder than I remember.
rustaldo - Lead rpt - 23/Nov/13 with Alex

mc fifi - 2nd - 23/Nov/13 with Jonathan Pearson

In the dark, made it a bit tricky!
wi11 - 2nd β - 23/Oct/13 with Anna G

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/13

Use really small gear!! Nice balancy foot traverse.
chris nutman - Lead dog - Oct/13

adamre12 - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Chris Nutman

after dropping crucial nuts in fumble it make the top section a scary runout but gave myself a talking to! the feet off move to the jug lower down is awesome
JamesWilliams - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13

GREAT CLIMB!
bede.west - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/13 with Henry Francis

Stefan_Morris - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/13 with Hannah Thompson, AndrewJamesCherry

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/13 with Debbie

hannahmmt - 2nd O/S - Sep/13 with Stefan, Cherry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13

BRoe - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/13 with whitehouse_rhys

Lead on pre-placed gear, most of which were referred to as 'joke placements' by the initial leader. Felt like a normal lead due to this as gear was moved and more was placed on second lead. the hard step took some effort and some more stretchiness; felt tough for 5c but not 6a? fun and strenuous
Phil Blue - Lead β - 19/Aug/13

Lead on pre-placed gear.
kabutsu - Lead - 19/Aug/13

whitehouse_rhys - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/13 with heather osborn, Rob law, ben roe

Heather Osborne - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/13 with Rob Law

angus - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Philbert

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/13

mixture of balance and hand campus-ing used.
hlegge - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Dan Gyi

joeflan - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/13

good tough little climb.
nigel pearson - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Robin

first E1 lead! funk yeah
JamesLloyd - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/13

Ed F - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Celyn

Spicy! Great gear once you get up to it. I wish it was longer
cbeard - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Jonny Hawkins

kdalzell - TR - 15/Jul/13 with Liam Fleming

Fell off this a year or two ago. It was much less difficult this time around. It does pack quite a punch.
JezH - Lead β - 05/Jul/13 with Dunc Darnell

after mental lentis
duncandarnell - 05/Jul/13

guy757 - 01/Jul/13

tim newton - 2nd O/S - 20/May/13 with brad reed, stuart lade

BenRyle - Solo O/S - 16/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2013

Sam Melville - Lead - 2013

Fantastic little route! Didn't think the climbing was too bad (sustained 5b?) but managed to get good no hands rests with feet in the crack for pretty much every gear placement so it wasn't pumpy at all. Used Ryan's brass offsets, awesome bits of gear! They just fit, need to get me some! Think using them brings the grade down a bit as I was able to get a lot of gear in and only had a little run out at the very top.
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/12 with Ryan Gibson

Kevin Robert Jones - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Tomos Davies

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12 with bwestwood

bwestwood - 2nd - 08/Aug/12 with pete sargeant

Tom Redmond - Lead O/S - Aug/12 with craig morrison

frost - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Adam

great climbing up small holds
A Crook - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Simon Frost, Dom Stockton

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jul/12

greenclimb - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/12 with Sarah

Not clean!
Ows - Lead - Jul/12

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/12

Alex.M-M. - 2nd rpt - 01/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/12

Nice appealing line but hard, hard work. Especially the reach at the end.
kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 30/May/12 with Sarah Acheson

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/May/12

Owain Llewelyn - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Dad

I'd done the hard part of the climb but my shoe came undone just before the long step right. Had to rest on gear to re-tie it.
MD - Lead dog - 26/May/12 with Jo

Happy Wanderer - 2nd O/S - 26/May/12 with Mike D

The Mountain Goat - 2nd O/S - 06/May/12 with Dom Sellers

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Jon Miles

Pippa - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with Jamie Thornley, Tink

mountain_jay - 2nd - 05/May/12 with Pippa Froggatt

Sardien - 2nd rpt - 02/May/12 with Matthew Jaques

nige - Lead - 11/Mar/12 with mark hounslea

Tom Livingstone - Lead rpt - 23/Feb/12 with Tom Ripley

jossjones - Lead O/S - Feb/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jan/12

Unusual sideways gear placements and an exciting step right to easier climbing. Great route and thankfully easier than it looks.
Dan724 - Lead O/S - 13/Jan/12 with Dan Ely

CaptainCrush - 2nd dog - Jan/12

Hidden - 2012

first E1 in Wales, chose it for the name
air - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Nov/11

sweet little climb
Bennykr - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Cradmire

very easy for the grade
Michael Allday - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with John beecham

Alex.M-M. - Lead dog - 13/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Oct/11

"Shunted" it on a top-rope.
Nigel Mackwood - TR RP - Oct/11

Very nice
Sebastien Gastaud - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/11 with Tim Selvage, Ben Ram

thecurlyone - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/11 with Sebastian Gastaud

tigertim - 2nd - 27/Sep/11 with Sebastien Gastaud

Johann - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/11 with Mo Chapman

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Sep/11

BorisVBlade - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/11 with Sam Davies

The only time i've ever seen Smiths scared, this is a bit of a hidden gem.
MarkRoe - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/11 with Smithy

Smithy Smith - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/11 with Mark Roe

Mr Fuller - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Crazy Tom

belay bunny turned bad - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/11 with annabelle, loundsy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11

Misha - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Mike D, Tom

MD - 2nd - 13/Aug/11 with Tom, Misha

Matthew Robinson - Lead - 31/Jul/11 with Dave, Luke

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/11

Jenny Crook - Lead - 23/Jul/11 with Jimmy James

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11

Lauren Davies - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/11 with Dave Moir

dmoir - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/11 with Lauren Davies

Em66 - 2nd - 11/Jul/11 with Mat

metal arms - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - Jul/11

markalmack - 2nd β - 25/Jun/11 with Andy hall

eugeneth - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/11 with James Gray

Harder than I thought.
farmus21 - Lead dog - 09/Jun/11 with Eugene Theron

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Jun/11

Alex.M-M. - Lead dog - 04/Jun/11

pudding - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with matt keeves

a13x - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Matthew Murphy

second lead on slate afer mental lentils. fell/wussed out to an rp after trying crux, finished after some beta from the team. ace
clairejane - Lead - Jun/11 with will

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/May/11

Technical. Glad to have the brass offsets!
Cardi - Lead O/S - 11/May/11 with Clare D

alexjz - 2nd - 06/May/11 with Matt Burdekin

Gareth Pritchard - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Huw Cropper

Huw Cropper - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Gareth Pritchard

saalty - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Terri, eddy, jay

siah - Lead RP - 10/Apr/11

terri mc - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Jay, Eddy, Alex

vertically_challenged - Lead O/S - Apr/11

Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/11 with Jez Hawksworth

dan ely - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/11 with jason

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

nepsoi999 - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/11 with pete

Awesome route
Yong_Welsh - Lead O/S - 18/Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

djromberg - 2011

Short,sharp and nasty :)
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/10 with haydn jones

Haydn Jones - 2nd dog - 12/Dec/10 with ed morris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10

MikeLeeds - 2nd O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Clive Greenwood

Not as pumpy as suggested if good footwork is used, especially when placing gear.
clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Mike Nuttall

givemetea - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/10 with Sarah Bayley

rustaldo - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Al

al123 - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with matt

tomdude - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/10 with olly

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/10

HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 18/Aug/10 with Andy Woolston

centurion05 - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10

Sandy Simpson - 12/Aug/10 with Ross Hewitt

sam820 - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10 with Ewan Russell

in lunch break!!!
Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10 with Sam D

Awesome, though gear is tricky to place in the second half of the crag, which gives it a nice extra touch (especially when things start falling out)
Sardien - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/10 with Johnny

willoates - Lead rpt - 21/Jun/10 with Ed

Coel Hellier - Lead - 18/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10

PeteH - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Noel Peatfield

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 07/Jun/10

Andy Butler - 2nd β - Jun/10

stoned - TR - 29/May/10

david morse - Lead O/S - 28/May/10 with Oli+Andy

After belaying Mat up it. Really nice route: short but packs in some interesting moves with adequate pro. Wouldn't call it pumpy tho, as per North Wales Rock, much more technical then anything else. Grade is spot on.
lrandall - Lead β - 28/May/10 with Matteusz

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/10

the guide says its pumpy, but i found good rests the whole way up. stiff for E1. a bit run out at the top i thought.
willoates - Lead O/S - 11/May/10 with Steve

Steeve - 2nd O/S - 11/May/10 with will

mr mills - Lead rpt - 10/May/10 with paul simkiss

dicky79 - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Pete

Nick Nitro - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/10 with Tom Parker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/10

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

SAF - 2nd - 09/Feb/10

Stiff. E2.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/09 with Mikey G

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/09

Harder than Last Tango in Paris
Jim Walton - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Dan Matthewman

Duncan Campbell - UKC - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/09 with Ben Alsford

nutallovertheface - Lead O/S - Oct/09 with tom dixon

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/09

hard move at top
sinbad - 2nd - 17/Aug/09 with Mike Raine

Hidden - Lead - 17/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/09

spicy! backed off on a skyhook...
lukehodson - Lead dnf - 24/Jun/09 with Loz

great fun - this looks a bit full on after youve done the first move or two and are staring straight up the crack but ultimately its very steady. great gear throughout and a good finish - short but very worthwhile.
ksjs - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/09 with goosebump

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/09

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 23/May/09 with Claire Duffield

in the rain!
beci tointen - Lead O/S - May/09 with Jamie Kean

jgrigson - Lead dog - 27/Apr/09

Awesome moves. Nearly as hard to second!
willson - 2nd - 21/Apr/09 with ben

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/09

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/09 with michael porter

mzchambers - Lead β - 12/Apr/09 with Joe

This was my second ever climb on slate and my first E1, right after mental lentils. I rested two times.
Ceridwen - Lead dog - 05/Apr/09 with Martin

scorky345 - Lead - 28/Mar/09 with Tim Oates

tim20 - 2nd - 28/Mar/09 with sam corcoran

kick ass. Awesome route.
Noodles - Lead - 26/Feb/09 with Ben Cook

Hidden - Lead - 26/Feb/09

smallerrich - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/09 with Sam

samrad - Lead O/S - Feb/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

was tired
benchwarmer - Lead dnf - 18/Sep/08 with Calum Musket

Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - Sep/08 with Jono

Daniel Wrightson - 2nd - 19/Jul/08 with Oli sherman

Oliver Sherman - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/08 with Dan Wrightson

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/08 with sam read

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/08

tumbling wizard - Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/08

nickwhimster - Lead O/S - May/08 with Brian Cox

adam06 - 2nd - 20/Apr/08 with andy davies

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/08

Lloyders - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/08 with Steve Parry

ChalkBall - 2nd O/S - 26/Jan/08 with Luke Brooks

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/08 with Ryan Brooks

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/07 with Pete Ellis

petellis - 2nd - 10/Nov/07 with mattyork2

datoon - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/07 with Richard Toon

SecretSquirrel - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07 with climbingpixie

climbingpixie - 2nd rpt - 21/Oct/07 with SecretSquirrel

RachubAndy - Lead rpt - 21/Oct/07 with Dave

Ropeboy - Lead - 30/Sep/07

Very sustained, fun
@ndyM@rsh@ll - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/07 with alec folley

Ace route, not particularly strenuous apart from on my left leg. Good gear and an inspiring line make this one of my favourite slate routes.
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/07 with James

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/07

Glyn - 2nd O/S - Aug/07 with Bandi

nathanmanc - Lead β - 03/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead - 17/May/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/07

feilx - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/07 with Floris

barni - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/07 with Glyn

Nick Beckett - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/07 with Jim Rogers

matjaques - 2nd - 2007 with Moony

IOAN D - Mar/06 with rhys

Hidden - 2006

Dringo - 2006

nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - Oct/04

Mark A Humphries - Lead β - 10/May/04 with Nick Barrowclough

rapidrich - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/03

Hidden - 2002

zero six - Lead O/S - 2002

kitkat78 - 2nd - Jun/00 with Tim F

Northen Vince - 2nd O/S - 2000

Hidden - AltLd rpt - Jul/99

Hidden - 1999

belay bunny turned bad - 1999

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/98

MjrTom - Lead O/S - Feb/98

Mark Riley - 1998

cragspud - Lead O/S - Aug/97

John Pickles - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/97

Paul Boardman - Lead O/S - 1997 with Iain Boardman

Ched - Lead O/S - 1997 with Glanfor

kristian - 1996

Julian Wedd - Lead - 1996 with Dave Evans

Hidden - Lead - 20/Sep/95

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jul/95

Tom Vivian - 2nd - 21/Mar/94

Hidden - Lead - 1993

steve taylor - 1993

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/92

WB - Lead O/S - 1992

NeilGriffiths - 1992

andrew300169 - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/91 with Tim

First E1 lead, a bit scarey for the crux.
ellie macpherson - Lead - Aug/91 with Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis

tlr - Lead - 27/Jul/91 with Cal

mattnuttall - Lead β - 15/Jul/91 with Matthieu Mounier

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/91 with Ceri Jones, Gwyn Llanberis

chrisdavies - Lead O/S - 1991

jfletcher - 21/Oct/90

Paul Figg - Lead - Sep/90

mattnuttall - Lead - 16/Aug/90 with Alan Holden

Hidden - Lead - 05/May/90

kato'sdad - Lead - Apr/90

Hidden - Lead - 30/Mar/90

ChrisJD - Lead - 18/Mar/90 with Alex

Ghastly Rubberfeet - 2nd - 1990 with Dave Roberts

Hidden - Lead - 1990

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1990 with peter hadfield

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

davemhart - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/89

NickHarms - 1989

Hidden - 1988

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Sep/87

Hidden - 1987

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 25/Jun/83 with George Diprose

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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 298 (0.3%)
Lead192 of 298 (64.4%)
Followed70 of 298 (23.5%)
Toproped3 of 298 (1.0%)
Alt Leads2 of 298 (0.7%)
Unknown30 of 298 (10.1%)

'Climbed'93 of 298 (31.2%)
clean O/S160 of 298 (53.7%)
clean β11 of 298 (3.7%)
clean rpt18 of 298 (6.0%)
clean RP2 of 298 (0.7%)
dogged12 of 298 (4.0%)
dnf2 of 298 (0.7%)