Rockfax Description
Steep, pumpy and awesome. This route takes on the steeper side of slate, and it is obligatory to shout 'Whey aye man' from the lower-off, or scream in frustration should you fail. Start up either the slab or the steep wall, to reach a bolt at the top of the slab. An exciting traverse right gains the niche, before a hard move left past another bolt provides the first crux and leads to the pumpy headwall. From a large flat hold, make a difficult move up and right to the arete before the heading back left to the lower-off. © Rockfax

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North Wales Rock Graded List, a State of Slate, ROCKFAX Style Top 50: North Wales, Classic UK F7s, Slate Sport, All the Llanberis SLATE sport @ 7a & 7a+

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Andy Moles 20 Aug Show βeta
βeta: A watercourse has changed somewhere above this route, meaning it now seems to be almost permanently wet.
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βeta: A watercourse has changed somewhere above this route, meaning it now seems to be almost permanently wet.
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Douglas ?Jul Lead dnf
Hidden ??, 2018 -
mrteale 13 May, 2017 Lead dnf End of the day play. Bit of a waterfall due to previous night's rain and bailed near the top after seeing more rain incoming. Looked like a fun one to come back for though.
with sd2k
End of the day play. Bit of a waterfall due to previous night's rain and bailed near the top after seeing more rain incoming. Looked like a fun one to come back for though.
with sd2k
Hidden ??, 2016 -
Hidden 3 Jul, 2015 Lead RP
Hidden 3 Jul, 2015 Lead RP
ejected ??, 2014 -
wolf.leeb 6 Jun, 2011 Lead dog thought it would go 2nd time.. nope.. double dogged
thought it would go 2nd time.. nope.. double dogged
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
mwatson ??, 2011 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??, 2011 Lead RP
with Helena Robinson
with Helena Robinson
phil64 29 Aug, 2010 Lead
ksjs 8 Jul, 2010 Lead rpt arms so tired - can still feel The Cruise 3 days on...
with jo
arms so tired - can still feel The Cruise 3 days on...
with jo
Dan Jenkin 21 May, 2010 Lead dog
Glyn 15 Apr, 2010 Lead RP awesome, first go today. Had been on the route before but could not remember much!
awesome, first go today. Had been on the route before but could not remember much!
ChrisDavis 15 Apr, 2010 Lead β
with Glyn
with Glyn
Glyn 22 Sep, 2009 Lead dog Fell off top move on 1st redpoint! Wet hold, gutted. Amazing route, one of the best sport routes in the quarry's. Super technical climbing on the upper part.
with Sally
Fell off top move on 1st redpoint! Wet hold, gutted. Amazing route, one of the best sport routes in the quarry's. Super technical climbing on the upper part.
with Sally
benchwarmer 7 Sep, 2009 TR dnf
with barni
with barni
barni 7 Sep, 2009 Lead dog 1 fall
1 fall
Hidden 27 Jul, 2009 Lead β
Misha 11 Jul, 2009 Lead dog Excellent sustained route. Had multiple attempts at the crux sequence and got increasingly boxed, finally managed it by starting right from the bolt (saving on a few moves to get to that point). Much easier after the crux but still had to have a couple of rests on bolts and climbed very slowly as was pretty knackered.
Excellent sustained route. Had multiple attempts at the crux sequence and got increasingly boxed, finally managed it by starting right from the bolt (saving on a few moves to get to that point). Much easier after the crux but still had to have a couple of rests on bolts and climbed very slowly as was pretty knackered.
Mike Goldthorp 30 Jun, 2009 Lead dog Felt nails! Needs workin
with Jono Hughes
Felt nails! Needs workin
with Jono Hughes
Hidden 13 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
mattyork2 8 May, 2009 Lead dog Direct at the top or out right?
with hamer89
Direct at the top or out right?
with hamer89
beci tointen ?May, 2009 Lead RP
with Jamie Kean
with Jamie Kean
Hidden 22 Apr, 2009 Lead
Brown 3 Jan, 2009 Lead β Flashed
with Adam
Flashed
with Adam
Paul Robertson 28 Jul, 2008 2nd dog Aided most of it.
Aided most of it.
Si Witcher 22 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
Mark Riley ?Jun, 2008 Lead β
Matt Vigg ??, 2008 -
RossG ??, 2008 -
mr mills ??, 2008 Lead RP
with ioan d
with ioan d
ksjs 24 Aug, 2007 Lead rpt so so good - one of the best 7a+s around
so so good - one of the best 7a+s around
ksjs 26 May, 2007 Lead O/S what a route! amongst the best sport 7s ive done. totally didnt expect to onsight this - brilliant, enaging, quite technical yet still fairly physical and keeps going. one of slate's finest!
what a route! amongst the best sport 7s ive done. totally didnt expect to onsight this - brilliant, enaging, quite technical yet still fairly physical and keeps going. one of slate's finest!
Toby Dunn 22 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
with Joe Bawden
with Joe Bawden
Hidden ?Apr, 2007 TR dog
RossG123 ??, 2007 Lead
Boy ??, 2006 -
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Dringo ??, 2006 -
paul m hadley ?Oct, 2003 -
Steve Crowe 21 Jul, 2001 Lead rpt Great route, fun to do again.
with karin
Great route, fun to do again.
with karin
Speed Reed 26 May, 2001 Lead RP
Billg ??, 2000 Lead O/S
Roget 13 Jun, 1999 Lead O/S
with jon, jim
with jon, jim
Hidden 25 May, 1997 Lead
goi.ashmore 24 May, 1997 Lead RP
with Roy Thomas
with Roy Thomas
pete johnson 9 Oct, 1994 Lead β
with Steve Monks, Steve Findlay
with Steve Monks, Steve Findlay
jamiev 23 Oct, 1993 2nd dog
with Adrian Berry
with Adrian Berry
goshawk 24 Jul, 1993 -
Steve Crowe 14 Jul, 1993 Lead O/S
with karin
with karin
whispering nic ?Jul, 1993 Lead
with torquil
with torquil
David Slater ?May, 1993 Lead O/S
with John Peate
with John Peate
Hidden 27 Jun, 1992 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Aug, 1991 Lead O/S
Andy Farnell ??, 1991 - Date a guess, probably aound then
Date a guess, probably aound then
Hidden ??, 1990 -
Bruce Kerr 29 Jul, 1989 Lead
with Keith Turton
with Keith Turton
Dave Douglas 26 Jul, 1989 Lead RP
with Matt Birch
with Matt Birch
Mike Owen 5 Jun, 1988 Lead O/S
with Rick Newcombe
with Rick Newcombe
Hidden 6 Nov, 1987 2nd
DDDD ??, 1987 -
Seymore Butt ??, 1985 2nd
with Ian Fenton
with Ian Fenton
Hidden ??, 1980 -
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