40m. Straight up top crack instead of traversing left on jugs.

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, North Wales E3's, The 30 best E3 routes in the UK?.

tprebs 23/Aug/17 2nd rpt

Climbed just after sunset

with Jack
JackM92 23/Aug/17 Lead rpt

Faffed around placing way too much gear and got slightly pumped. So much better than the standard version.

with tprebs
JackM92 25/Jul/17 2nd O/S

Not much harder than the normal route

tprebs 25/Jul/17 Lead O/S

amazing route. Much better finish and its just 1 extra move

with Jack
Katekeltie 16/Jul/17 2nd

Lovely alternative finish to an amazing route.

Stephen Horne - Rockfax 16/Jul/17 Lead O/S
jonleighton 26/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Had done Left Wall so it was only the finish. One move really, it's THE LINE though for sure.

Hidden 24/Jun/17 Lead rpt
Tom Livingstone 20/Jun/17 Lead rpt
with Ben Silvestre
Tom Livingstone 14/Jun/17 2nd rpt
with Ben Silvestre
mshorter 26/May/17 Lead O/S
with dunc
Phil4000 19/May/17 2nd rpt
with Jo Boyd
Hidden 18/May/17 AltLd O/S
BC 11/May/17 Lead β
Tom Livingstone 23/Apr/17 Lead rpt
beni 08/Apr/17 Lead O/S
islandlynx 02/Apr/17 Lead O/S

The direct finish is clearly the best line. The top moves are the hardest but not out of sync with the rest of the route.

with Horton
Horton 02/Apr/17 2nd dog

Great climb. 1 move with the wrong hand and it was all over

with Shane
kieranor ?/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Best climb I've done so far. Steady, adventurous climbing on good gear leads to a lovely finish up a thin crack. The exposure is magnificent and the line is astounding

chancer 05/Jan/17 2nd O/S
with Marc Duhig
marcduhig 05/Jan/17 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2017 -
Ellis Bird ??/2017 Lead O/S
Andrew Nelson ??/2017 -
Ed Booth 20/Sep/16 2nd rpt
Adam Booth 20/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Phil4000 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Direct finish, already done left w

with Pablo
mattnuttall 17/Sep/16 2nd O/S

Bit of a combo journey up the left wall... Resurrection into Left Wall into direct finish. Quality though.

Andrew Wilson 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S
eel ?/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Emma
Martin Haworth 29/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Better finish than the regular finish and only a bit harder. Best single pitch in Wales/UK?

AJM 27/Aug/16 Lead

Had been on Left Wall (original) 3 years ago but few memories remaining. Couple of hard extra moves after a fair amount of climbing. Excellent route and a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Hidden 26/Aug/16 Lead rpt
anguskille 23/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Hans
George Ponsonby 10/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Jun/16 2nd rpt
Pippa 18/Jun/16 2nd rpt
with Jon
anguskille 02/Jun/16 Lead rpt
with Rich Gentry
Mike W 29/May/16 2nd
with chris
Chriswallis2 29/May/16 Lead O/S
with Mike W
Alex Mason 17/May/16 Lead O/S

Sublime! Obviously.

with Jack lawledge
soph 16/May/16 Lead rpt
with Tash Ottley
deacondeacon 14/May/16 Lead O/S

Expecting a hard section to come along but thankfully it never came. Wish I'd done it when E2 was my limit. Still a Mega route!

w.pettet-smith ?/May/16 -
with andy west
Elliot Walker 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Aggi
AMY l3 22/Mar/16 2nd
mcgovern 22/Mar/16 Lead

Superb pitch

with AMY l3
Hidden 22/Mar/16 Lead G/U
Hidden ??/2016 Lead
Hidden ??/2016 -
anguskille 02/Nov/15 Lead rpt
Tom Livingstone 02/Nov/15 2nd rpt
Mark Stevenson 03/Oct/15 TR
MarcinGobczynski ?/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S

OS the finish bit. Doesn't feel any harder than LW if you aren't pumped.

tim newton 26/Sep/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 19/Sep/15 Lead
Hidden 10/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/15 2nd β
Brian H 03/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Onsight for top bit - have done Left Wall original route before. Direct finish is well protected and not much harder.

bede.west 23/Jun/15 Lead O/S

felt good at the end of left wall so went direct up the "true-er" line. improves the route, nice to see it makes it a grade harder to, it does add to it :). Really please to get this ticked before leaving Bangor and uni... :')

Sardien 21/Jun/15 2nd rpt
Owain Llewelyn 23/May/15 2nd
with Gareth E
Hidden 15/May/15 2nd rpt
soph 12/May/15 2nd
with Klemen Zumer
geoff b 06/Apr/15 2nd
Hidden 06/Apr/15 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 2nd
waynekinrade ??/2015 Lead O/S
kingholmesy ??/2015 2nd O/S
with Brian H
Hidden 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
shed_hed 22/Sep/14 2nd rpt

Looked at escaping out right and finishing the normal way this time but it didn't look as good so continued straight up. Great route.

kermit_uk 14/Sep/14 2nd dog

Nothing left in my arms did first 1/2 clean then had a few rest on the tough section. Will be back for this! Great route!

bigdrew 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Cam
wi11 10/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Helen G
wolf.leeb 05/Sep/14 2nd O/S

with nic
Ed morris 08/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Alice Thompson 04/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Miles
Hidden 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/14 Lead
dr_botnik 18/Jul/14 2nd dog

Quite sustained. i found it difficult to recover after the crux traverse and had to rest on the rope to retrieve gear and work the final few moves.

with Andy
Andy Peak 1 17/Jul/14 Lead

Hard until you find the pockets which make it much essayer than trying to fingerlock the crack

Hidden 25/Jun/14 Lead O/S
eel 24/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Liam
Sarah Black 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/14 Lead
Jay.Carr 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Malin Kvist
samwillo 14/Apr/14 Lead
with The Bear
Matt.c.Warner 13/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Dave
DavidPC 13/Mar/14 2nd
Dan724 12/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Not much harder than the original, but still harder than most E2's I've been on! Superb route though and probably better than the normal finish. Felt great to be out trad climbing in the sun again after 4 months of rain. Have definitely lost some fitness!

mr mills ??/2014 -
with ioan d
Tom Livingstone 28/Aug/13 Lead β

Had seconded Left Wall a while ago, but never been on this bit. Soft.

with Calum Muskett
Matt Harle 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Justin T 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Hadn't intended to do the direct finish but didn't spot the traverse off. Brill!

Hidden 19/Jul/13 Lead O/S
sheelba 17/Jul/13 2nd
Keendan 08/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Good to get this classic done. E3 finish is superb.

Hidden 08/Jul/13 2nd O/S
dswansonlow 06/Jul/13 2nd rpt

Better than the Left Wall finish. Incredible climb.

jacobjlloyd 06/Jul/13 Lead dog

fluffed the last move, disco legged off the foothold. I am never going to get over the frustration, falling off the warm-up

with Dougie
jacobjlloyd 06/Jul/13 Lead rpt

had to do it again.

with Dougie
centurion05 ?/Jul/13 2nd
with patch
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
andyinglis 25/May/13 Lead O/S

Found out I had (unintentionally) done the direct finish when I got back to the ledge! Maybe should read the description next time! Brilliant pitch, with climbing getting more difficult the higher you get!

with James Wheater, Steve Addy
shed_hed 02/May/13 Lead O/S


dan ely 07/Apr/13 2nd rpt
with dan
Hidden 31/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Michael Allday 18/Sep/12 2nd rpt
Bruce Houston 18/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Mike
Ed Babs 06/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Only a couple of moves, but very nice.

Hidden 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 23/May/12 Lead O/S

Wow, forgotten how good LW is.....

with Ruth
Stone Muppet 22/May/12 Lead O/S

Probably not harder than the low crux of Left Wall, for the tall

with cc
Luke Brooks 15/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Konrad Doyle
alice fuller ??/2012 2nd O/S
with woj
Hidden ??/2012 -
dan ely 27/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with helen
halfmanhalfbiscuit ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
zero six ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
dan ely 30/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with terry
Hidden 30/Jun/11 Lead dog
dan ely 14/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with ben (the heights)
david morse 14/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Dan B
centurion05 07/Jun/11 2nd
with benji
al99 07/Jun/11 Lead O/S
markalmack 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with james marjot
dan ely 19/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with tim, tony (army)
willoates 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Amazing! going to do it again... and again..

centurion05 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Ed Booth 01/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Never been up the direct finish. Not really much worse than the main crack. Perhaps better than the original.

dan ely 11/Aug/10 2nd dog

rested on the crux of direct finish. Pumped!

with rich
Paul ablitt 03/Jul/10 Lead rpt
centurion05 15/Jun/10 Lead
HIGHTOWER 15/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 31/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/10 2nd
Hidden 27/Apr/10 2nd
masa-alpin 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S

I felt quite rusty, particularly my head was awful, but I was pleased to have managed to flash it. It was not easy but never desperate. Superb route! I did not mean to do this direct finish, but just ended up. Definitely this is the more natural line than the original!

with Doug S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd
samrad 21/Apr/10 Lead O/S

really great climbing! i was plannin on just doing left wall but saw the direct finish an thought it looked like better climbing, than escaping off left on the jugs. so thought what the hell and went 4 it.

farmus21 06/Mar/10 Lead dog

Cocked it up.

smallerrich 06/Mar/10 2nd
with James
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd O/S
givemetea 27/Sep/09 Lead dog

took a lob from two metres below the top on the direct finish ... v pumped and fluffed the move. got the move second go. fantastic climb! excellent gear all the way up. bring lots of small wires

barni 11/Sep/09 2nd
with Glyn
Glyn 11/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Barni
Hidden 23/Apr/09 Lead dnf
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2009 -
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
tumbling wizard ??/2008 -
tumbling wizard ??/2008 -
Hidden 28/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Dave Bond 04/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Rich Hatton
Hidden 19/Apr/07 Lead rpt
Mark Stevenson 19/Apr/07 2nd
Tim M ??/2005 -
Steve Crowe 09/Sep/02 Lead O/S

Onsight although I'd done Left Wall before.

with KM
Ched ??/1998 2nd O/S
with Grant Farqhuar
switch ??/1997 Lead O/S

finish of True Grip - adds another 5b move onto the top of Left Wall (maybe E3 5c if you're short)

Nifec14 ??/1996 -
Nifec14 ??/1996 -
Nifec14 ??/1996 -
FATBOYFAT ??/1992 -
phardman ??/1989 -
Eduardo Martinez ??/1988 Lead O/S
Neil McA 12/Aug/86 Lead O/S
with Satish Patki
Paul Clarke ??/1985 Lead O/S
with Debbie Greenland, Paul Greenland
Melok ??/1985 -
Hidden ?/Apr/83 -
Hidden ??/1980 -
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