Rockfax Description
A poor bushwhacking starts leads to a fantastic pillar. Start below a big yew tree about 15m up the cliff in a groove.
1) 15m. Climb the groove and traverse to the yew tree and belay.
2) 5b, 34m. Climb the crack in the slab to a spike and move up and left on flakes to a small roof. Balancy moves up onto a ledge on the left lead to a very cruxy pull onto the rib. The stepped rib is a joy to climb and leads to the tree belay on Shadow Wall.
3) 8m. As for the last pitch of Shadow Wall or abseil off the tree. © Rockfax

Ticklists: "A Graded List of a Few Welsh Climbs" Aka ROGER'S LIST.

Tom McCabe 16/Jun/17 Lead O/S
8PetrieC 16/Jun/17 2nd
Martin Bagshaw 18/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

A lot of crap rock and heather pulling (and slinging) to get to a boulder problem.

with Ben from Bristol
tom.e 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Andy Wigley, Claire
Hidden 19/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
jimmatthews 15/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/14 Lead
Marti999 11/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
with Al ep
jezb1 21/Sep/14 Lead

With Lou tricky 5a move but well protected crux. A bit green and vegetated leading up to the crux.

Hidden 19/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 19/Aug/13 AltLd
BeckyS 01/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 25/May/13 Lead 20/Apr/13 AltLd dnf
Nick Biven ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hanky 15/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

Protection sparse first pitch. Nice 2nd pitch with tentative moves up into niche. Well worth doing.

with Andy
DanC1985 16/Apr/11 Lead dnf

Seconded first pitch, Lead second pitch but had to back off due to belayer becoming ill

with Charlotte
beci tointen ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with my uncle carl
A Crook 01/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with MIA Assessment
Hidden 01/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 11/Apr/09 AltLd
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Richard Kinsman 30/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Tony Lamberton
Hidden ??/2008 2nd
Hidden ??/2006 -
Richard Hession 07/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
with Phil Corf
Hidden ?/May/05 AltLd
jparry75 ?/Jun/04 2nd
with m.evans
Hidden 10/May/03 2nd
csalvage 04/Sep/99 2nd
with Jack
zero six ??/1998 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/97 2nd
Paul Boardman 24/Aug/96 AltLd O/S
with Iain Boardman
Ched ??/1995 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
Hidden 19/May/90 2nd
Hidden 30/Aug/87 2nd
Robmwatt ??/1983 -
mikej 08/Jul/82 Lead
with Tony Waite
Neil McA 02/Jul/81 Lead
with Norwegian Tom
Nigel Coe 04/May/80 -
with Pat Stanley, Steve Portnoi
daviesxxx ??/1980 Lead
with Harry, jjk
Hidden ??/1980 -
Hammy 19/Apr/79 AltLd
with Jonathon Stacey
Bruce Kerr 18/Apr/79 Lead
with Brian Carson
RichardMc 21/May/78 Lead
with Betty Seifert
RichardMc 07/May/78 AltLd
with Dave Langmead, Mark Waters
Hidden 30/Oct/77 2nd
Derek Ryden ?/Aug/76 AltLd O/S
with Nicola Davies
Chris Terrey 12/Jun/76 Lead
with Roger Wilson
Gordon Stainforth 29/May/76 AltLd
with Dave Yates
Hidden ?/Aug/75 AltLd
Mike Owen ?/Aug/75 AltLd O/S
with John Roberts
Rob Davies 24/Jun/75 Lead dnf

Used to be VS - loose holds, backed off. Date?

with Mike Papworth
Bolt Phobia 08/Mar/75 Lead O/S
with Kit Spencer
Bob M ??/1975 -
granitbahn ??/1974 AltLd
Sean Kelly ??/1973 AltLd

With the peg.

with Bob Millward
Martin Bennett 09/May/70 -
with Jim Wigginton
RichardMc 18/Aug/69 AltLd

There was a peg for aid

with Derek Bull
greenbuoy 18/Aug/69 2nd
with A N Other
tapley 03/Aug/69 AltLd
with Dave Hearnshaw
Dave Musgrove 14/Sep/68 AltLd
with Paul Long, Bob Knapton
Gordon Stainforth 11/Aug/68 AltLd

Found a lot harder than Skylon

with John Stainforth
mikej 18/Apr/68 2nd
with Ian Clayton
RichardMc 13/Apr/68 Lead β

The peg was normal then

with Tony Richards
Hidden 17/Jun/67 Lead
RichardMc 05/Jan/67 AltLd O/S
with Richard Oddy
mikej 20/Jun/66 Lead
with Mike Byles
eroica64 ?/May/66 2nd

Al Morrow was in the party too.

with Bill Harrison
kjacks ??/1965 2nd

Peg for aid at the 5b move made more difficult by not unclipping from the runner on the peg - difficult pull when your mate's pulling you back down. Have since led it 'clean'.

with Dave Peers
jcw 21/Nov/64 -
with Casey (KC.) Gordon
uphillnow ??/1963 -
oldmanofmow 12/Sep/60 AltLd

Pete Williams, Pete led the long pitch

oldmanofmow 12/Sep/60 AltLd

Pete Williams, not that hard just one tricky move.

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