Flashdance** E5 6a
[Simon Wooden on Flashdance, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
An extremely bold and memorable outing up a vague line of scoops that link Last Tango in Paris and Comes the Dervish. From Last Tango..., make moves up to a diagonal crack and the last good gear until ...the Dervish, move on up the scoops to a poor sideways RP4 placement. Then make very nervy moves to a good ledge just short of ...the Dervish, before reaching the crack with a massive sigh of relief. Finish up ...the Dervish, or stick loads of gear in the crack and tackle the Belldance finish, an altogether more technical E5 6b. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, a State of Slate, UK Lonely Leads, Ultimate E5 ticklist.

Photo: Simon Wooden on Flashdance © SimonWooden
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This climb is in 84 logbooks, and on 20 wishlists.

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/15 with Tom Nichols

very sweaty in 20c, slipped of half way up. so pissed off!
jacob shieldhouse hadley - Lead dnf - 04/Jun/15 with dad

westaway - Lead - 07/Sep/14

Finally.. Rp4 placement is shagged, decent offset Rp1 though (Yay!).. Awsome climbing.. Found the warm polish of dervish worse than the runout.
wolf.leeb - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/14 with Alexis

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/14 with Offshore Andy (from bamford)

Fell of just after the rp rushed the move and off i came, will lead next time.
Andy Peak 1 - 2nd - 03/Sep/14

The RP4 slot is useless, tiny RP1 just below and iffy skyhook above. A great questy route but won't be rushing back to repeat it.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/14 with Jerry Handren

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/14

Si - 2014

akhughes - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/13 with Smithy

Got too dark.. down climbed awkwardly.
wolf.leeb - Lead dnf - 28/Aug/13 with Alexis

Soft 6a, good footholds for a slate slab. The climbing eases nicely when it gets very run-out. Still serious though. Led with Matt's gear in the Dervish.
Daniel Heath - Lead β - 04/Jul/13 with Matt Rust

Scary to belay Tom on it, got mega de-psyched for hard slate
Ramon Marin - 2nd β - 30/Jun/13 with Tom le fanu

Too scary!!
Dangerous Dave - Lead dnf - 22/May/13 with Russ Birkett

first time on a e5. nearly got to finishing jug before the dervish but was so scaired i lowered of a skyhook
dan ely - Lead dnf - 13/Jun/12 with dan

Stopped just before joining Dervish as I want the onsight of Dervish.
Alex.M-M. - 2nd dnf - 01/Jun/12

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

Luke Brooks - 2nd rpt - 11/May/12 with Murdo, Will

cballard - 2012

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Nov/11

On pre placed RPs, probably made it a fair bit easier. Reallh cool route, hard to give it three stars though when it is right next to the Dervish.
willoates - Lead β - 16/Nov/11

chris sm - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/11 with Jon Pearson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/11

Checked the top RP crack on the rap. Climbed it onsight.
Ed Booth - Lead β - 01/Aug/11 with Sean Grady

pretty cold, couldn't feel fingers or feet whilst on crux.
centurion05 - Lead β - 26/Feb/11 with dave g

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/10 with Ewan, Barni

nige - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/10 with mark hounslea

benchwarmer - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Owen Barnicott, Justin Hughes

look at the rp placment when of abing off another route
barni - Lead β - 05/Sep/10 with Ewan, Justin Hughes

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

centurion05 - Lead β - 18/Aug/10

my foot poped part way up the runout. i went skiddin down the slab and the last peice ripped (not surprising really)! :(
samrad - Lead dnf - 10/Jun/10 with james G

Fantastic climbing. Steady the whole way but still had to fight with my head and keep going. Ruddy Chuffed.
farmus21 - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/10 with Sam Radcliffe

fell just above the second piece of gear (medium wire) as I lost balance! Will definately be back for it!
Duncan Campbell - Lead dnf - 11/May/10 with Bubbles

TomPR - Apr/10

hervenuttall - Lead O/S - Mar/10 with Mikey

Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 08/Nov/09 with alex mason

dodfoster - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/09 with sam farnsworth

Abseil inspection of gear a while ago, then again before climbing.
smallerrich - Lead β - 22/Aug/09 with Mikey

Hidden - Lead β - 27/Jul/09

Small gear, exellent climbing.
JulesV - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Will Boxen

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/08

very soft for grade
IOAN D - Lead O/S - 04/May/08 with katy

Somewhat gripping!
alaan - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/07 with Grant

3rd E5. Couldnt climb slate at all but though f*ck it! held it together really well. Rp i reckon is totally worthless, i pushed it in with my thumb!! good climbing though, i think its just about safe!
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/07 with Thomas Martin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/07

mgeek - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/07 with Jonny stocking

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/07 with Ruth

Hidden - Lead β - 08/Apr/07

jeffmcd56 - Lead O/S - 2007

Nice climb, but don't fall off... you'd regret it...
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead rpt - Apr/06

Dringo - 2006

Gus - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/05

Hidden - 2002

Hidden - 2nd - 2002

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

robtrooper - 2nd - 1996

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/95 with Nick Ashton

Derek Ryden - TR O/S - Aug/92 with Paul Twomey

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - TR - 1992 with Paul Kallmes

PaulHermes - 1992

mark-abz - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/91 with Andy W

Ground-up on sight, 2nd visit after reversing and lowering from RP4 on 1st attempt.
jfletcher - Lead β - 16/Sep/90 with Tim Newton

Led with hangover. Something of a rite of passage, including the walk into gear shop in Llanberis to buy an RP 4 (which wasn't as good as I had hoped)
steve taylor - Lead O/S - Aug/90 with Jim Waddington

phardman - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/89 with Simon Marsh

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1989 with peter hadfield

Billg - Lead O/S - 1989

NickHarms - 1989

Steve Walker - Lead - 1988 with jason cain

keefe - 1988

tonykay - 1988

sadams - Lead - 25/Oct/87 with LUMC Fresher's Meet

Hidden - TR - 07/Sep/87

Took a big swing when swapping feet just short of the Dervish jugs, my 'Fires' were a little loose fitting! Reclimbed it clean.
Sean Kelly - Jun/87 with Frank Richards

Hidden - 1987

Nick Biven - TR - 1987

Mike Owen - 01/Sep/85 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - Lead - Jul/85

mark mcgowan01 - 1985

Hidden - 1984

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