Rockfax Description
A big tough crack for big tough climbers!
1) 12m. Climb the lower groove of Shadow Wall to the first large tree, belay.
2) 5b, 30m. Step right and launch up the steep corner-crack to a ledge. Step right into a groove then back left to follow Shadow Wall to its tree belay. Most people abseil off this.
3) 8m. As for the final pitch of Shadow Wall. © Rockfax

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Logged Ascents

UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
Hidden 5 May 2nd O/S
neilmackie 5 May AltLd O/S
with Ali graves
with Ali graves
mol 23 Mar 2nd
Hidden 19 Oct, 2018 Lead dnf
Abi Chard 23 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
wi11 13 May, 2018 2nd O/S
Rory Shaw 13 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with wi11
with wi11
rajeshwarbisht 5 May, 2018 2nd O/S
with Reuben Symons, toby
with Reuben Symons, toby
Hidden ??, 2018 -
Hidden ??, 2018 -
Hidden 14 Jul, 2017 2nd
Marl 25 May, 2017 AltLd O/S Great exposed climbing on second pitch
Great exposed climbing on second pitch
Hidden 3 May, 2017 AltLd
Sardien 2 May, 2017 Lead β The crack is really good, found the airy steps right and left afterwards harder than the main event
with Wraith
The crack is really good, found the airy steps right and left afterwards harder than the main event
with Wraith
John sealey 30 Jul, 2016 AltLd Went up left hand crack to ledge then step back into zangorilla. Good alternative to the bigger crack.
with Dave Garry
Went up left hand crack to ledge then step back into zangorilla. Good alternative to the bigger crack.
with Dave Garry
Vilius A. 17 Apr, 2016 2nd O/S
with Peter Harris, David Barlow
with Peter Harris, David Barlow
Hidden 20 Mar, 2016 Lead
Naomi VR ?Mar, 2016 AltLd
Tim Sparrow ??, 2016 -
MD 26 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S Led p2
Led p2
eduardo 26 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S I led P2.
with Mark H
I led P2.
with Mark H
Happy Wanderer 26 Sep, 2015 AltLd Led p1
with MD
Led p1
with MD
JamesWilliams 11 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S bren lead in one big pitch. went up the left hand crack (not the big wide one) then at the top stepped right instead into zangorilla lower down for a few moves and followed straight up for a harder finish up the shallow corner to the final ledge of shadow wall via some thin hand jams probably making the route more like E1
with Bren
bren lead in one big pitch. went up the left hand crack (not the big wide one) then at the top stepped right instead into zangorilla lower down for a few moves and followed straight up for a harder finish up the shallow corner to the final ledge of shadow wall via some thin hand jams probably making the route more like E1
with Bren
soph 31 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
with Ruth Bevan
with Ruth Bevan
Hidden ??, 2015 AltLd
sheelba 15 Nov, 2014 AltLd Felt pretty brutal to me. couldn't get my fist into the crack and ended up falling off. Em lead up to the top of the crack then I did the top part so done in three pitches
Felt pretty brutal to me. couldn't get my fist into the crack and ended up falling off. Em lead up to the top of the crack then I did the top part so done in three pitches
quarrtman1 26 Sep, 2014 2nd climbing as a mock client for BMG candidate
with Tom and Steve
climbing as a mock client for BMG candidate
with Tom and Steve
khalidq 21 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
with Andrew Rembrandt
with Andrew Rembrandt
DubyaJamesDubya ?Aug, 2014 Lead O/S Unexpectedly superb route.
with Andrew Bevan
Unexpectedly superb route.
with Andrew Bevan
Dan Hale 2 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S Scrambled up to the Holly tree then climbed the route in 1 pitch. Quality climbing, worth at least 2 stars (not sure why it only gets 1 in the guides?). Perfectly safe and well protected, unless, like us, you turn up with a number 4 dragon cam as your biggest piece. In which case, be prepared for 5m run outs between shit cams and periodically moving the gold number 4 up with you as you climb!
Scrambled up to the Holly tree then climbed the route in 1 pitch. Quality climbing, worth at least 2 stars (not sure why it only gets 1 in the guides?). Perfectly safe and well protected, unless, like us, you turn up with a number 4 dragon cam as your biggest piece. In which case, be prepared for 5m run outs between shit cams and periodically moving the gold number 4 up with you as you climb!
adamre12 ?Jul, 2014 2nd RP
Hidden 29 Jun, 2014 2nd
Ally Baba 19 Jun, 2014 2nd climbed as one pitch to the tree at the top.
with Gav Swinton
climbed as one pitch to the tree at the top.
with Gav Swinton
Hidden ??, 2014 -
Si ??, 2014 -
Sam Husband 24 Nov, 2013 2nd O/S
with Stroppy
with Stroppy
Stroppy 24 Nov, 2013 Lead O/S Brilliant route. Great line, lots of different interesting sections, good holds, good protection. Should have 3 stars!
Brilliant route. Great line, lots of different interesting sections, good holds, good protection. Should have 3 stars!
tracyclimber 25 Jun, 2013 Lead
tracyclimber 25 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S Nice climb, slightly bold 1st pitch. 2nd pitch easier than it looks.
Nice climb, slightly bold 1st pitch. 2nd pitch easier than it looks.
Oliver Branagan 24 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S Ended up climbing P2 of this as a harder substitute of P1 of Shadow wall. Accidental and didn't realize at the time. Gripping climbing for what I thought was 4a. Good times in the mountains.
with lydia
Ended up climbing P2 of this as a harder substitute of P1 of Shadow wall. Accidental and didn't realize at the time. Gripping climbing for what I thought was 4a. Good times in the mountains.
with lydia
mike.moss 25 May, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Rollo
with Rollo
neiloutdoors 25 May, 2013 2nd
Hardcore Pat 25 May, 2013 Lead β
with Sir William of pettitsmith
with Sir William of pettitsmith
Rollo 25 May, 2013 AltLd O/S Did it in 2 pitches; I lead P2, Mike did the crack
Did it in 2 pitches; I lead P2, Mike did the crack
Olli-C 27 Apr, 2013 2nd
with Andy Hall
with Andy Hall
brockers 20 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
Nick Biven ??, 2013 -
Hidden ??, 2013 AltLd
Mihkel 20 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S 3p. A brilliant route with more than one crux.
with Joanna Morgan
3p. A brilliant route with more than one crux.
with Joanna Morgan
Binder 9 Sep, 2012 Lead dog The horror, the horror... Brilliant pitch, took my first leader fall halfway up. Unfortunately it started raining as I got to the top so Ed couldn't follow so had to ab for the gear.
with Ed H
The horror, the horror... Brilliant pitch, took my first leader fall halfway up. Unfortunately it started raining as I got to the top so Ed couldn't follow so had to ab for the gear.
with Ed H
Hidden ?Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
caradoc 20 May, 2012 AltLd
with john b
with john b
Adrianw 6 May, 2012 2nd
masa-alpin 5 May, 2012 Lead dog At the crux my right arm was completely jammed (horror...), and so I had to place high gear, took a weight off and took it out (it still took 5 minutes!). Anyhow what a fantastic route!! Definitely 3 star and it rivals any HVS route in North Wales IMHO.
with Lee P
At the crux my right arm was completely jammed (horror...), and so I had to place high gear, took a weight off and took it out (it still took 5 minutes!). Anyhow what a fantastic route!! Definitely 3 star and it rivals any HVS route in North Wales IMHO.
with Lee P
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden ?Aug, 2011 Lead
EmileCilliers 6 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
Bennykr 11 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S good Fun, not as brutal as first thought!! :D
with Noodles
good Fun, not as brutal as first thought!! :D
with Noodles
Noodles 11 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S Looks more brutal then it really is! Get amongst it
with Bennykr
Looks more brutal then it really is! Get amongst it
with Bennykr
Danjones 29 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S Good route and mostly well protected, except section just below junction with shadow wall.
with dan ely
Good route and mostly well protected, except section just below junction with shadow wall.
with dan ely
dan ely 29 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
with danjonesukc
with danjonesukc
PAJames ??, 2011 -
PAJames ??, 2011 -
Hidden 12 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S
Sut 13 May, 2010 AltLd O/S
Sankey 17 Apr, 2010 2nd
with Jon
with Jon
jshields 17 Apr, 2010 AltLd
with Sankey
with Sankey
Liam FLeming 13 Apr, 2010 -
with nick
with nick
Ows ?Jul, 2009 AltLd
michael burrows 11 Apr, 2009 2nd O/S
with norman clacher
with norman clacher
Carly 21 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S
with sophie
with sophie
Lloyders ??, 2009 Sent
Pete Graham 26 Jul, 2008 Lead
with Rick Graham
with Rick Graham
Sgt. Vest 17 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
with Hjort
with Hjort
Hjort 17 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15 Jun, 2008 2nd
barni 15 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
with ronnie
with ronnie
Hidden 6 May, 2008 Lead
Hidden 5 May, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 7 Oct, 2007 Lead O/S
OffshoreAndy 30 Aug, 2007 AltLd Lead P2 - Unsure if correct crack line followed.
with UKC Rob Greenwood
Lead P2 - Unsure if correct crack line followed.
with UKC Rob Greenwood
Rob Kennard ??, 2007 -
Hidden 7 Oct, 2006 Lead O/S
ritchierich ??, 2006 AltLd O/S
Mark Riley ?Jun, 2003 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Greenall
with Stuart Greenall
Hidden ??, 1998 Lead
Hidden 23 Jun, 1996 Lead O/S
Ched ??, 1995 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
with Glanfor
Marti999 19 Jul, 1992 Lead
with anthony
with anthony
Dave Rumney ??, 1992 -
Hidden 14 Oct, 1990 Lead
RockPhoenix 2 Sep, 1990 2nd O/S
with Bruv Simon
with Bruv Simon
Hidden 3 Jul, 1988 Lead
Hidden ??, 1988 -
Melok ??, 1984 -
Hidden 10 Dec, 1977 AltLd
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