mr mills - Lead rpt - 17/May/13 with edwin
Sardien - 2nd rpt - 06/May/13 with Rich Gentry, Owen
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/13
Felt harder than two years ago! I'll put that down to early season weakness - second trad lead do the year. Generally fine but got a bit stuck just below the overlap, trying to get stood up on two good flatties - couldn't figure out the moves! Had to climb back down a little for a rest. Straightforward 5b move once I realised what to do. Great route even second time round.
Misha - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Mark
BigTone - 2nd dog - 05/May/13
Dan724 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/13 with Ben Ryle
BenRyle - 2nd dog - 29/Apr/13 with Dan
Jillybean - 2nd - 18/Apr/13 with Brad
JCAshman - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/13
If it hadn't rained this wold of gon clean slate really has no friction in the wet! The start is safe ish with small brass wires:-) fiddley to place well
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 10/Apr/13 with Will
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/13
ianstevens - Lead dnf - 15/Feb/13
esther - Lead - Feb/13
dwillis - Lead rpt - 2013
Hidden - 2013
captain - 2013
At night with head torches. Amazing. The first 8m felt much more scary than before. Footholds were hard to see.
Daniel Heath - Lead rpt - 18/Dec/12 with Nathan Ling
nathan.ling - 2nd dog - 18/Dec/12 with Dan Heath
Stoked to have done this. Much more sustained than pull my daisy and very polished in places.
Loads of gear after the cheeky start.
Great route slightly detracted from by the polish.
Climbed up and down the start a few times and an unfortunate fall higher up when a foot popped.
jezb1 - Lead - 18/Nov/12
Excellent and sustained climbing. My first E3. topped out in the sunset! Brilliant end to the day!
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12 with Ryan Gibson
At last, what a satisfying route and the 500th record of an ascent on UKC!
Gambit - Lead RP - 07/Oct/12 with Barney
williamsd79 - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/12 with Phoebe
Dizz - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/12 with Ian l
Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/Sep/12
Brilliant route. Peak E2.
ianjfsutcliffe - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/12 with George
georgedunton - 2nd dog - 17/Sep/12 with Ian J F Sutcliffe
Good micro wires up to the 'first gear' so not really that bold in my view. Polished though. First E3 lead.
pembrokeshirecaver - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/12 with Edmund Morris
Jen 'Banksy' Banks - TR O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Stefan
Stefan_Morris - Lead - 07/Sep/12 with AndrewJamesCherry
Hidden - Sep/12
Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/12 with Alec
Ace. Tried this as my first E3 a few years ago and fell off. Felt easy this time. Great route.
Adam Booth - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/12 with Calum Musket
APRS - 2nd - 31/Aug/12 with Ewan Russell
Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/12 with Dean Merchant
barni - Lead rpt - 08/Aug/12 with Ami
Dean177 - Lead O/S - Aug/12 with Alan Dibben
Callum van Werkhoven - TR O/S - 27/Jul/12
Hidden - 2nd dog - 22/Jul/12
Over rated - do Tango instead its much ...MUCH better
mux - 2nd - 22/Jul/12 with Dave Almond
Not as much fun this time. Could have been my very sore toes or crap new boots. Pleased to have done it clean but not in the same bracket as centrefold
Dave Almond - Lead - 22/Jul/12 with Dave Garry
So long coming. Turn the brain off and go for the first good gear.
Compo - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Kev Faux
Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/12
One fall just before the overlap due to a left foot slip. Was fairly tired setting off up this route so fairly happy to get up my first E3 regardless of the fall. Will get it clean next time for sure
williamsd79 - Lead dog - 14/Jul/12 with Andy Woolston
SamuelHarris - Lead dog - 12/Jul/12
dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/12 with Sam Harris
NONE TOO SHABBY ;)
jamestaylor92 - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/12 with james slater
paultaylor - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Will I Am
Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/12
Awesome route :)
Jillybean - 2nd - 19/Jun/12 with George
Alex.M-M. - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12
jossjones - Lead dog - 12/Jun/12
Fantastic line, very sustained and very polished!
vertigo714 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/12 with Joss Jones
stonemonkey159 - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/12
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/12
Wanted to do it for so long. Can finally sleep in peace...
a13x - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/12 with Chris Higton
Two falls on lower slab.
The Mountain Goat - 2nd dog - 06/May/12 with Dom Sellers
Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Jon Miles
gw3285 - Lead - 05/May/12
Dropped my set of nuts just before the step out right, so had to lower down and do it again, then fell off just before the overlap! Bit gutted by that but finished it clean after. Such an awesome amazing climb! Eats lots of microwires
Sardien - Lead - 02/May/12 with Matthew Jaques
MarkRoe - Lead β - 01/May/12 with Matt Fisher
owain86 - Lead RP - 29/Apr/12 with Chris
chrisicles - 2nd - 05/Apr/12
BenRyle - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/12
Michael Allday - 2nd rpt - 18/Mar/12
Bruce Houston - Lead - Mar/12
matt perks - 2012
guy757 - 2012
Hidden - 2012
matt perks - 2012
Narked4fun - Lead - 2012
Hidden - 2012
cballard - 2012
Mark put me up to it ,
I did it ok but struggled lead it again several years later (at a time when I was climbing well)
Tony Kartawick - Lead O/S - 2012 with Mark Danson
Tony Kartawick - 2012
ryangibson92 - 2nd dog - 2012 with samuel harris
Stone Idol - 2012
Nick Sillem - 2012
After dark, by headtorch with the Llanberis fireworks going off in the background! Blew some moves and fell a few times, but amazing route, can't wait to come back and try and get it clean.
MarcusP - Lead dog - 05/Nov/11 with Martin, Jonnie
Hidden - Lead - 05/Nov/11
Michael Allday - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/11 with John beecham
Hidden - Lead - Oct/11
Drew M - Lead - 23/Sep/11 with Ed Feldman
Hidden - Sep/11
greased off about 3m up, fortunately there is actually a good wire just before, lowered off then onsighted, (so technically not onsight). Reckon a bit overated, kinda the same moves all the way to the top
lx - Lead - 24/Aug/11 with alison
loundsy - 2nd rpt - 23/Aug/11
belay bunny turned bad - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/11 with annabelle, loundsy
gaz.marshall - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Viv
Great route, harder than I expected, definitely worth 3 stars
roberto18 - Lead - 13/Aug/11 with Dad (Mike Bridges)
Misha - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Tom
definitely lived up to expectations, haston is a legend.
dav - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Gill B
olly_davey - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/11
Hidden - Lead - 10/Jul/11
AlistairB - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/11 with Lisa
Had the thrill of doing this at the last minute on the last day of the trip. Spent 50 minutes on the route and topped out soon before dark. Amazing experience throughout. Many thanks to Rich Clarke for driving me there and holding the ropes. One of the best routes.
Daniel Heath - Lead β - 07/Jul/11 with Richard Clarke
Down climbed from just below the jug with the first gear in. Will either fiddle gear in next time or man up..
bigdrew - Lead dnf - 07/Jul/11 with Alistair, Lisa
very pleased to have got this, didn't notice a crux some smoothish footholds, getting past the overlap was easier than Tango.
gd303uk - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/11 with John Rogers
khawk - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11 with DT
offroute - 15/Jun/11 with mat hawkins
stevebarratt - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/11 with Rob Sandercock
Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/11
markalmack - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11
Dangerous Dave - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Wild Beast
rob.s22 - Lead O/S - Jun/11
vertically_challenged - Lead O/S - 31/May/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/May/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/11
Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with Ally Smith
Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/11
Hidden - 2nd - 18/May/11
Polished as hell and thin as, needless to say I shit my pants.
Teddys15 - 18/May/11 with Ben Wurzel Cook
Glyn - 2nd O/S - 12/May/11 with Perttu Ollile, Luke
another climber placed the first good cam after I fell of and hit the boulder mat on my first try...
laurelfan - Lead RP - 12/May/11
Great route. Hard on your feet.
Jonas Paulsson - Lead O/S - 10/May/11 with Duncan Tunstall
mr mills - Lead rpt - 07/May/11 with Gareth
Luke Brooks - 2nd - 06/May/11 with Konrad Doyle
2 rps in before first good slot. Pretty confident they would hold a small slide.
Rory Shaw - Lead rpt - 03/May/11
Fire Marshall - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Cragrat Rich
Kevster - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11
wolf.leeb - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/11 with nic
mynyddresident - 2nd rpt - 15/Apr/11 with wolf
Jack00 - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Anna
Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/11 with Jez, Tom Ripley
i think it would be e2 and a better climb if not for the polished ankle breaking start
dan ely - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/11 with jason
jade Edwards Leaney - Lead dog - Mar/11 with vaughan
centurion05 - Lead β - 26/Feb/11 with dave g
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/Feb/11
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
adie84 - 2011
Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011
Rory Shaw - 2011
Hidden - 2011
GeoffG - 2011
adie84 - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - Lead - 2011
John Roberts (JR) - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
ColinD - 2nd O/S - 2011
Si - 2011
Gareth H - 2011
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - 2011
Dave Parton - 2011
ben360 - 2nd - 2011
Hidden - 2011
stargazer85 - 2011
mwatson - 2011
Lone Rider - 2011
djromberg - 2011
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011
spacey - Lead β - 31/Oct/10 with Tom
benchwarmer - Lead rpt - 27/Oct/10 with Owen Barnicott
owain86 - Lead dnf - 12/Oct/10 with Chris
I'm speechless for this one. Emotional at the top, 6 years of dreaming and wondering, a solid year of preparation! Huge milestone and highpoint of my climbing career. Some of the bits i'd heard were hard went dead easy (start & overlap), probably found hardest bit the dogleg and move from first gear slot. Totally totally classic and engrossing throughout though. I'm this pleased :)))))
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/10
Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/10
simon kimber - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/10 with Hannah Hunt
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10
Oh my feet!
MikeLeeds - 2nd O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Clive Greenwood
Brilliant climbing. For me correct at top end e2 5c.
clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Mike Nuttall
Way more polished than 4 years ago. Classic line.
mynyddresident - Lead rpt - 07/Oct/10 with ben
Awesome. Fairly sustained and pretty tasty at the bottom before the first cam. Only one foothold seemed overly polished, the rest seemed OK.
al99 - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/10 with Andrew Bitmead
barni was a hereo
offroute - 2nd rpt - 04/Oct/10 with barni
barni - Lead rpt - 04/Oct/10 with Liam fleming
Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/10
sam820 - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/10 with Matt Roper, Terry
After going up a wet tryfan. Finished as the sun set. lived up to my expectations and more.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/10 with james
Jams Crwca - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/10 with Ed morris
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 11/Sep/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/10
gforce - Lead - 18/Aug/10 with Kath
erinbastian - 2nd - 15/Aug/10 with jacob phillips
John Kettle - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/10
lauren2009 - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/10
Sandy Simpson - 10/Aug/10 with Ross Hewitt
Piss. No more polished than any other classic slate line. Awesome.
deaddogsdie - Lead O/S - Aug/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/10
Belayed Chris and got him to strip it. Well protected and dead steady for E3.
alasdair.blackshaw - Lead β - Aug/10 with Chris Todd
Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Jul/10
adam06 - 2nd - 16/Jul/10 with french alex, gaz leah
Alexandre Buisse - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/10 with adam06, Gazleah
Jenny Crook - 2nd - 11/Jul/10 with Rob Patchett
scorky345 - Lead - 02/Jul/10 with Tim Oates
tim20 - 2nd - 02/Jul/10 with sam corcoran
JayAr - Lead - Jul/10 with Marija
this is such a iconic route. Its bin climbed to much and I felt it was slippy. fell off the start not to hy off the gound, still a good thud though, and fell half way up due to my foot slipping both times did'nt even find it hard just steady. A brilliant line and route though think it loses one of its stars now due to it bing over climbed
Dale - Lead dog - Jul/10 with johny
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/10
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Harry
Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/10 with pete
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/10
Dunx - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/10 with Joe M
joeym - 2nd dnf - 06/Jun/10 with duncan curry
Good route. Once you get going there is heaps of gear.
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/10 with Rich
luke1986 - Lead O/S - Jun/10
schof - 2nd O/S - Jun/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10
Sam W - Lead - 30/May/10 with Martin Lane, Carl Reilly
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/10
AMAZING!!!!! perfect way to finish an awesome weekend! :) so happy :)
willoates - Lead O/S - 24/May/10 with Steve
Over the moon. First e3, felt pretty steady.
lukehodson - Lead O/S - 13/May/10 with Charlotte
Epic, best route ive done on slate!! :D
Bennykr - Lead O/S - 07/May/10 with Bubbles
Ed Feldman - Lead O/S - 07/May/10
drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Tim Guilliams
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/10
Rowansb - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with sean
Pretty low in the grade, probably only E2 and easy 5c. Fantastic route though.
akhughes - Lead O/S - May/10 with Emma Hughes
JeromeT - Lead O/S - May/10 with Dom Jeff
both routes where awesome.
going going gone - Lead β - May/10
Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/10
Felt much stiffer than Last Tango in Paris. Good gear, after the initial 8m!
Ken Applegate - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Hannah Evans
oliverthomp - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/10 with Luke Jones
KKilroy - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with O Hara
harvie - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/10
Nice, sustained, precarious.
farmus21 - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/10 with Eugene Theron
Andrew.Davies - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/10 with Alex
SAF - 2nd - 22/Feb/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/10
soph - 01/Jan/10
Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 2010
cool, first E3! and onsight too! pretty hard up to the overlap then a bit dodge on the flakes! foot hold broke within a meter of topping out but lukily i stayed on! topped out as the sun set so lush view with orange clouds, not a good as pull my daisy, but a classic nevertheless.
Duncan Campbell - UKC - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/09 with Oli Henson
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09
metal arms - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09
Wow! Still can't believe I actually climbed this. I wouldn't bother with the nut key, it's pretty hard to find where it goes (I couldn't) and you just get pumped out when you'd be better climbing the thing. Not too cruxy, pretty sustained and worth the hype. First proper E3. Get on it before the bottom becomes even more polished! Flashed.
Southern Man - Lead β - 18/Sep/09 with Marshy
TimPerkin - Lead dog - 14/Sep/09 with Dave Gale
Brilliant, brilliant route! It's been on my wish list for years and years. Fantastic feeling to finally get on it and up it clean!
(I actually had a very brief go at this a very long time ago (1998), when I wasn't climbing anywhere near the grade. Didn't even get to the first slot back then, before bailing, so I reckon my ascent today is effectively on-sight (apart from the first 2m!)).
DavidR - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Holly Adamthwaite
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09
Hidden - Lead β - 10/Sep/09
fell off below the overlap in 93,so unfinished business finally dealt with.
frost - Lead rpt - 07/Sep/09 with D Almond
great weather made all the more fun under chemo
my third stevie haston route.
Dave Almond - 2nd - 07/Sep/09 with Simon Frost
simonp - Lead O/S - Sep/09 with Annelies Sarrazyn
smallerrich - 2nd rpt - 22/Aug/09 with Mikey
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Rich Cannell
mikeyjbs - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/09
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 05/Aug/09
Excellent. 1st clean E3 lead of the year :)
madmats - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/09 with PeakDJ
ingo - Lead rpt - 27/Jul/09 with Peter
north country boy - 2nd β - 27/Jul/09 with Tom Mills
my first lead on slate. nearly fluffed the start but had alot of fun the rest of the way!
Dave Searle - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/09 with tony
orb - 2nd - 23/Jul/09 with Luke Brookes
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/09
mr mills - Lead rpt - 10/Jul/09 with Gerwyn
cratered from 6 metres, but got straight back on. Fell off again at about 12 metre but then carried on up and completed the route. Fantastic route and will go back and do it in better style next time.
mlmatt - Lead - 27/Jun/09
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 17/Jun/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/09
Fabulous route. Fully in the zone, each moved felt brilliant. 'Scary' start a bit over hyped I thought.
richardr - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/09
Between showers. Slippy when wet!
Cassidy - Lead β - 07/Jun/09 with Robin, Jules, Graham, Will
sgl0jd - Jun/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/09
Hidden - Lead - 20/May/09
Fell trying move foot up into the big pocket just below the overlap
JLS - Lead dnf - 07/May/09 with Jacqui
beci tointen - Lead O/S - May/09 with Jamie Kean
RachelP - 2nd - 20/Apr/09 with Matt
mattyork2 - Lead rpt - 20/Apr/09 with Adrian and Rachel from Ogwen
Hidden - Lead dog - 13/Apr/09
great climb to second going to get it on the lead next time there. Good work Joe
mzchambers - 2nd dog - 12/Apr/09 with Joe
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09
mr mills - Lead - 07/Apr/09 with edwin
Great end to a fantastic bday weekend, safe and interesting climbing throughout, a total classic!
msoldn - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Oli
barni - 2nd rpt - 03/Apr/09 with Glyn
Glyn - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/09 with Sally
bigpapparen - Lead - Apr/09
Hidden - Lead - 29/Mar/09
1st proper E3 lead.
GPN - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Annette
It rained 15 minutes before. I love slate, the sun was even out for the climb!
smallerrich - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/09 with Sam
RossG - Mar/09
lukehunt - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Jon Stokes
samrad - Lead O/S - Feb/09 with rich
Hidden - 2nd - 2009
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009
Audrey @ The Castle - Lead O/S - 2009
Hidden - 2009
Jack Symmons - Lead - Nov/08 with Chris T
Couple of hard moves at the start then just sustained 5b for the rest. A truely great pitch
Jim Walton - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Mike Owen
Hidden - Lead β - 27/Sep/08
benchwarmer - 2nd - 18/Sep/08 with Calum Musket
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/08
barni - 2nd - 10/Sep/08 with Oli
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/Aug/08
Fantastic route. Loved every move.
PenJD - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/08 with Dave Johnson
mr mills - Lead rpt - 28/Aug/08 with paul simkiss
Funny really, spent 2 days learning to climb slate, preparing for this. This is the least slate like, slate route i've climbed, big jugs, not thin, not run out, bomber gear, reasonable foot holds, no real scary rockovers, felt rather soft for E3?! Awesome line though, really good fun!
Matt Bennett - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08
ewen - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with cat
Polished low down
willson - 2nd - 17/Aug/08 with ben
Wahey! What an amazing route! So Pleased I did it! My first E3
hetaher - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/08 with Jonny
worthy of its status and, despite comments on here, not really polished. psychological crux low down but straightforward; ignore comments about friend 1.5 etc - theres a superb nut placement at exactly the same point (still nice to have the friend though). stepping right to gain continuation crack is technical crux. felt bold above overlap but is steady with good gear available.
ksjs - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/08 with jo
danwaters - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08
dan gibson - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/08 with sam read
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08
samwisethebrave2 - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/08 with tim evans and jon walker
Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/Jul/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08
Felt soft for E3, run-out but excellent gear all the way and the holds were just too good.
dodfoster - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/08 with dan jones
Quite bold at the bottom. Nothing too hard above. Hardest move felt like the move up to the roof. Overlap and above are pretty easy. Great route.
chris sm - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/08 with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/08
Tim Steward - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/08 with Helen Alderson
gregoritos - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with james
Awesome. Dropping my small wires at 8m wasn't a good move.
Stig - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Greg
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08
Sgt. Vest - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/08 with Rich bennet
nutallovertheface - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/08 with xav
liam - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/08 with Probes
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/08
tumbling wizard - Jun/08
Bit upset to second this, but i don't really like Slate, so i thought it was pushing it to try and lead on my 3rd day on the stuff. Franco adapted very quickly, but i was glad i did it clean rather than possibly dogging up on lead.
Dave Warburton - 2nd O/S - 27/May/08 with Franco Cookson
awesome line, awesome experience. set off in the rain, had difficulty swapping cracks, but finally managed it. easy climbing to the roof left only the pull and 'easy' slab above.
just as I was thinking of how i could get out of the powerful pull over the roof, the sun came out. Spurred on I climbed over the roof with relative ease, only to be greeted by the slab. only 5a/b climbing,but run out, Dave looked on as I swore loudly about the guide book writer. It was finally done and I was happy i could say I had led a proper E3. :-)
Franco Cookson OLD - Lead O/S - 27/May/08 with David Warburton
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Alan Royle
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/May/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/08
ian caton - Lead O/S - May/08 with Abi
Hidden - 2nd - 26/Apr/08
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/08
david morse - 2nd - 16/Feb/08 with ben freeman
bfreeman - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Dave Morse
Matt Vigg - 2008
Suzie Wilson - Lead O/S - 2008 with jack
dparkes - 2008
best slate route ever if im allowed to say so! more like a sustained E1 though although many might disagree
hans solo - Lead O/S - 2008
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008
Orlov - Solo - 2008 with dave
tuftynick - 2008
tchallen99 - Lead - 2008
Hidden - 2008
C coldwell-storry - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/07 with Adam Gill
datoon - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/07 with Richard Toon
Wow! Committing moves to get the first gear, tricky moves over the overlap then a run-out to the top. The number one route on my wishlist and it didn't disappoint. My calves and feet were in agony by the time I topped out though!
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07 with SecretSquirrel
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07
My favourite climb. I've been dearming about this route ever since I started climbing.
hun - Lead O/S - Oct/07
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/07
chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/07 with James
Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/07 with Simon Wren
Quality route jibbing a bit on it didnt climb it very well but top quality route!
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/07 with Thomas Martin
What a route! Great moves, nice and scary start. Bomber gear. Technical, aesthetic line, dries quickly, viewable from Llanberris. Just a total 5* classic!
Oliver Sherman - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/07 with Ian Frith
Jus - Lead O/S - Sep/07
Hidden - Lead - 28/Aug/07
Fantastic climb....great lead from Gareth.
Morgan Woods - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Gareth
ingo - Lead dog - 12/Aug/07 with Peter
Adam Booth - Lead dog - 30/Jul/07 with Ed Booth
Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/07
Stuart Johnston - Lead dnf - 20/May/07 with g taylor
Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/07 with Ruth
feilx - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/07 with Floris
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007
Brian Rodgers - 2nd - 2007 with Phil Leng
climber sim - 2007
Hidden - Lead dog - 2007
not sure if this was this year or last? thought i had entered it already, Bring on the slate!
tonanf - Lead O/S - 2007 with burt
barni - Lead rpt - 2007 with Lou
eddiejames_uk - 2007 with Jon Shields
zero six - Lead O/S - 2007
Only just dry enough, topped out in the dark- absolutely splendid!
alaan - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/06 with Matt
Hidden - 2nd - 08/Oct/06
climbed to the first pro at 20 foot, placed, down climbed to ground, climbed to top. Cool climb. Finger tips in places.
tonanf - Lead - 06/Oct/06 with burt
not sure about this on sight thing? climbed up, climbed down, climbed up again, climbed down again, climbed all way to top?
tonanf - Lead O/S - Oct/06 with burt
a_radiohead_fan - Sep/06
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/06
Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/06
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/06
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/06
Cowflinger - Lead O/S - Jul/06 with John Williams
First route on slate. Ended up on this semi-by-accident but glad we did. quality.
Belier - Lead O/S - 31/May/06 with Alex
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/06
Precarious and polished start leads to a sustained middle section. The overlap is fairly straightforward and the upper slab easier. Gem of a pitch!
Owain Llewelyn - Lead O/S - 01/May/06 with Dad
Very Scary in the last 10 meters if you don't have micro wires!
Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/06 with Melanie Clayton
Hidden - 2006
Ian McNeill - 2006
Bern - 2006
creag - 2006
centurion05 - 2006
Dringo - 2006
Rachael Barlow - 2nd - 2006 with Pete Robins
Rik Dawes - Lead O/S - 2006
jeffmcd56 - Lead O/S - 2006
Good route, good setting
KRB - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/05 with Chris & Martin
Hidden - 2nd dog - 14/Aug/05
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/05
Bella - 2nd O/S - 28/May/05 with Michael
Andy Campbell - 2nd O/S - May/05 with James
Adam Lincoln - Lead - 2005
Hidden - Lead - 30/Aug/04
nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - 07/Jul/04 with Mark
Hidden - 2nd dnf - Jul/04
lukea - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/04 with Al
rapidrich - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/04 with Zoe
Hidden - Lead rpt - 2004
joe c ook - Jul/03
Gus - Lead O/S - 25/May/03
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/03
paul m hadley - 2003
westaway - Lead O/S - 2003
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/02
Jus - Lead dnf - 2002
Hidden - 2002
Brown - Lead - Aug/01
Marti999 - Lead - 2000
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead - 2000
philhilo - 2000
Tim M - 2000
bullybones - 2000
Dave Musgrove - 2nd rpt - Aug/99 with Pete Finklaire
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/99
Hidden - Lead - 15/May/99
Mark Riley - Lead O/S - Feb/99 with Stuart Greenall
loundsy - 1999
wolf.leeb - 2nd O/S - 1999
petekeron - 2nd O/S - 1999 with Alex Binks
JulesV - Lead O/S - 1999
MjrTom - Lead O/S - Nov/98
DavidR - Lead dnf - 26/Aug/98 with John Marston
djmarko75 - Lead O/S - Jun/98
BenTiffin - TR - May/98 with Andy Bissell
stuart100 - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/98 with Claire Graham
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998
ellis - Lead O/S - Aug/97 with Simon Witcher
Hidden - Lead - Jul/97
Paul Boardman - 2nd O/S - 1997 with Iain Boardman
Hidden - 2nd - 1997
Ched - Lead O/S - 1997 with Glanfor
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1997
phardman - 1997
I wasn't planning to do any climbing this evening, but a spur-of-the-moment idea by Dave had us racing to the quarry at dusk. Fell off once low down, onto in situ RP0 which Dave has now. Climbed with didgeridoo echoing around quarry. Finished as fireworks whizzed around quarry, in complete darkness. Then we went to a typical Llanberis party. Wild evening!
Jon Read - Lead - Aug/96 with Dave Hollingham
WB - Lead O/S - Aug/96 with Guy
cam1401 - Lead O/S - Jun/96 with Ian Taylor
One fall on the bottom hard move. Returned to ground and re-started
MarkDavies36 - Lead dog - May/96
kristian - Lead O/S - 1996
Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Oct/95
my first E3
andyblain - Lead O/S - Jul/95
Roget - Lead rpt - 08/May/95 with jon
mikedelderfield - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/95 with Steven Delderfield
NeilGriffiths - 1995 with Paul Tucker
Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe
neilh - Lead - 13/Aug/94 with sara hyde
michael burrows - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/94 with lola gunn
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1994
richparry - 1994
John Southworth - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/93
ste_d - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/93 with mik
Brilliant climbing, make sure your boots are comfy
ellie macpherson - 2nd - Sep/93 with Graeme Jarvis, Ian Holmes
tlr - Lead - 27/Jul/93 with Pom
nai - Lead - 21/Jul/93 with Tim
On fire that day. Tried to repeat it in 2011 and fell off before the first pro when talking to my second when I should have been climbing - ouch!
Pete_Frost - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/93 with Nick Davies
Thefly - Lead O/S - Jun/93
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/93
jamiev - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/93 with Adrian Berry
Done before breakfast
OMSKB - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/93 with Ian Roberts
CBA - 1993
adi bryant - Lead O/S - 1993 with Tim
Tony Little - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/92 with Pete
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/92
Typical of the time. Manic drive up to North Wales and hit the slate about an hour before dusk.
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/92 with Simon Coles
Andy Fielding - 2nd - 18/May/92 with Mark Lardner
TheAndyBarker - Lead - May/92 with Nick Sharpe
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - May/92 with Paul Kallmes
SPD224 - AltLd - Apr/92
kato'sdad - Lead - 29/Feb/92 with Jerry Mattinson
channinga - 1992
Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/91
Rich Kirby - 2nd - 01/Jul/91 with Andy Mackay
nige - Lead O/S - 24/May/91 with sven rowan
Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/91
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1991
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Nov/90
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/90
mark-abz - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/90 with Pete T
Dave Rumney - Lead - 28/May/90
Hidden - Lead β - 26/May/90
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/90
whispering nic - Lead - 14/Apr/90 with noj
whispering nic - Lead - Apr/90 with noj
ChrisJD - Lead dnf - 18/Mar/90 with Alex
jfletcher - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/90
lukea - Lead O/S - 1990 with Al
chrisdavies - Lead O/S - 1990
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd O/S - 1990 with Andy Hyslop
pulled a moony on the over hang
mik1miller - Solo - 1990
Hidden - Lead - 1990
PaulHermes - 1990
Hidden - 1990
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990
nice bit cold - Guildford UNI CC
phillhw - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/89
Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/89
michael burrows - Lead - 27/Aug/89 with brian jones
mik1miller - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/89 with elliot blaylock
We all led it.
Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/89 with Rupert Wyard, David
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 08/Jul/89 with Dad
davemhart - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/89
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/89 with Will (S. Williamson)
eroica64 - 2nd - 06/May/89 with Ray Hancock
Hidden - Lead - 14/Apr/89
Billg - Lead O/S - 1989
NickHarms - 1989
Hidden - Lead - 21/May/88
steve taylor - Lead O/S - May/88 with Jim Waddington
steve taylor - Lead - May/88 with vic radvills
Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/87
ChrisJD - 2nd - 20/Jun/87
Found overlap quite easy. Done the same day that 'Maggie' was re-elected for a second term...I had the day off from teaching. There was a van with speaker on the roof, driving around Llanberis and it even came into the quarry.
Sean Kelly - 2nd - Jun/87 with Frank Richards
Larry had fallen from the move at 20 feet so I finished the route
David Smith - Lead - 28/May/87 with Larry Parks
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 03/May/87 with Pog
sadams - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/87 with unseconded
Didn't know about using the nutkey as the first bit of gear so lead through the first crux until 20-25ft where I got my first gear in with relief. Sounds like the crack has widened since then. Rest went fine and have to say I loved nearly every second of it.
Guy - Lead O/S - 1987 with The old man
Hidden - 1987
DDDD - 1987
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Hidden - Lead - 1987
keefe - 14/Sep/86
Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/86
shark - Lead - Jul/86 with Charlie Stripp
shark - Lead dnf - 14/Jun/86 with Steve Etherington
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Apr/86
Trevor Hodgson - Solo β - 1986
One of the most memorable days climbing of my life - onsights of Left Wall in the morning and the Dervish in the afternoon.
Kafoozalem - Lead O/S - 29/May/85 with Bungalow Dave
Hidden - 2nd - 20/May/85
It was given E5 at the time though everyone knew it was going to get downgraded. Did it after tea in Pete's Eats following a full day at Pen Trwyn.
Bob - Lead O/S - 07/May/85 with J. Topping
mark mcgowan01 - 1985
A rare example of grade shift downwards - it was E5 in Pollitt's 1982 supplement, but we thought it was worth more like E4.
Mark Kemball - Lead - 15/Jun/84 with Willie Todd
Gezzer - Lead O/S - 1984 with Andy Towne
Mark Kemball - Lead dnf - 04/Jul/83 with Tom Jones
Mike Owen - 08/Jun/83 with Pete Chadwick
A fairly early ascent when it was still considered to be E5.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1983 with Dave 'Chesters' Lee
Tim Sparrow - 2nd - 1983 with Ned
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1982
Hidden - 1980
Hidden - 1980
Hidden - 1980
Hidden - 1980
Chris Craggs - 1980
Hidden - 1973