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Flavio 13 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S The best topout I ever experienced. Jenny had a slacker rope than usual as I stuffed my cheeks and helmet full of all the bilberries within reach from the belay. We then had a helmet picnic with a view. Descent also took absolutely ages as we grazed downwards. The route was good and dry too!
The best topout I ever experienced. Jenny had a slacker rope than usual as I stuffed my cheeks and helmet full of all the bilberries within reach from the belay. We then had a helmet picnic with a view. Descent also took absolutely ages as we grazed downwards. The route was good and dry too!
JendeHoxar 13 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Michael Bortoluzzi 29 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Lead p2. The first 2 pitches felt a similar grade. Mega.
Lead p2. The first 2 pitches felt a similar grade. Mega.
Richard Kendrick 29 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Got the first and third pitch, didn’t clip any pegs in the last pitch all goes on gear. Incredible
Got the first and third pitch, didn’t clip any pegs in the last pitch all goes on gear. Incredible
Andy Clarke 26 Jun, 2018 AltLd A real classic: steep throughout but with three varied pitches and superb situations. Took the scenic route in, walking round the shore of Llyn Cwellyn and wading through a couple of inlets. But that was pretty much the only moisture we encountered all day: roof pitch was very dry - but still hard at the crux. Ran out of thinking time seconding it and hung on a draw, so done in traditional Hard Rock style at HVS. Final chimney must give one of the airiest and best back and footing perches in Wales. Impossible not to sit there and grin. Led P1. Great day out.
with Dale
A real classic: steep throughout but with three varied pitches and superb situations. Took the scenic route in, walking round the shore of Llyn Cwellyn and wading through a couple of inlets. But that was pretty much the only moisture we encountered all day: roof pitch was very dry - but still hard at the crux. Ran out of thinking time seconding it and hung on a draw, so done in traditional Hard Rock style at HVS. Final chimney must give one of the airiest and best back and footing perches in Wales. Impossible not to sit there and grin. Led P1. Great day out.
with Dale
Dale 26 Jun, 2018 AltLd IT'S DRY GET ON IT!!! O wow this route has everything quite possibly one of the best routes I have done in the uk and I have done lots of classics. Started off typical me and Andy trying to take short cut around the lake and wading threw 2 streams. Eventually got there Andy had pitch 1 bold 5a moves to start. I had pitch 2 which went fine good gear and great space walking. I lead the crux pitch after the large spike I had one moment of loss of body tension and I was off unexpected gutted. Got it fine second go great moves to get around the arrete and into chimney where the earth just fell away. The chimney is the most wild chimney ever just hanging in space you can do a large bridge move at the top look down and go waahhhooooooo. Totally Amazing
IT'S DRY GET ON IT!!! O wow this route has everything quite possibly one of the best routes I have done in the uk and I have done lots of classics. Started off typical me and Andy trying to take short cut around the lake and wading threw 2 streams. Eventually got there Andy had pitch 1 bold 5a moves to start. I had pitch 2 which went fine good gear and great space walking. I lead the crux pitch after the large spike I had one moment of loss of body tension and I was off unexpected gutted. Got it fine second go great moves to get around the arrete and into chimney where the earth just fell away. The chimney is the most wild chimney ever just hanging in space you can do a large bridge move at the top look down and go waahhhooooooo. Totally Amazing
Hidden 9 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 8 Jun, 2018 AltLd
Greg Cunningham 26 Jun, 2017 AltLd Tremendous route of great character. Slipped off on last hard move of top (crux) pitch but it did not detract from the experience on this great classic line. The crag is adorned with beautiful flora and fauna as it doesn't see much traffic.
Tremendous route of great character. Slipped off on last hard move of top (crux) pitch but it did not detract from the experience on this great classic line. The crag is adorned with beautiful flora and fauna as it doesn't see much traffic.
Rich Kirby 26 Jun, 2017 AltLd Just dry enough to free...... ran p1 & 2 together. Great stuff!
with Greg Cunningham
Just dry enough to free...... ran p1 & 2 together. Great stuff!
with Greg Cunningham
Nigel Bond 3 Jul, 2016 AltLd Another great route from Hard Rock, led the first pitch the first two pitches were dry and great climbing. The third pitch was dripping wet and slimed so no chance of free so was forced to do in the traditional style. Can't see this being dry in a month of Sundays. Just 14 routes left in Hard Rock now, need to drum up some partners to finish the rest off. Please ignore previous comments about there are not many pegs in place , there are ample placements for wires and friends under the roof on pitch 3.
with David Toon
Another great route from Hard Rock, led the first pitch the first two pitches were dry and great climbing. The third pitch was dripping wet and slimed so no chance of free so was forced to do in the traditional style. Can't see this being dry in a month of Sundays. Just 14 routes left in Hard Rock now, need to drum up some partners to finish the rest off. Please ignore previous comments about there are not many pegs in place , there are ample placements for wires and friends under the roof on pitch 3.
with David Toon
datoon ??, 2016 -
Climbingspike ??, 2016 -
mike mo ??, 2014 -
Hidden ??, 2014 -
mike mo ??, 2014 -
philhilo 20 Jul, 2013 AltLd Fantastic day. 3 weeks of heatwave so this was the time to go. Stunnning crag and location. P1 & 3. P1 quite goey at the grade. P2 technical. Don't expect many pegs on P3 - one left on the crux.Dry apart from damp in the back of the crack. Tried crux several times the wrong way, before taking a different line, then easy - 5c tops. Feasted on bilberries on the top. Awesome. 1/2 of Hard Rock completed - in only 31 years!Better get a move on, don't think I will have another 31 years to finish it.
with Misha
Fantastic day. 3 weeks of heatwave so this was the time to go. Stunnning crag and location. P1 & 3. P1 quite goey at the grade. P2 technical. Don't expect many pegs on P3 - one left on the crux.Dry apart from damp in the back of the crack. Tried crux several times the wrong way, before taking a different line, then easy - 5c tops. Feasted on bilberries on the top. Awesome. 1/2 of Hard Rock completed - in only 31 years!Better get a move on, don't think I will have another 31 years to finish it.
with Misha
Misha 20 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S What a great route on such an impressive crag! Every pitch is really good, building up to a powerful and technical crux. Phil led off on P1 and didn't make it look easy - it wasn't! Pretty hard for 5a on the initial moves across into the groove. The suspended belay was reminiscent of Dreadnought. I led the devious second pitch, which had a tricky section and great exposure. Phil went for the crux but unfortunately got the sequence wrong and came off onto the stainless steel peg - the only good one on the route! I found that section pretty tough for a few moves, ended up doing a hard cross through with my left foot onto the good hold round the arete. 6a in my book. Could have done it another way but that didn't look any easier! The whole route was completely dry and pretty clean after about a month of really hot, dry weather. Loads of bilberries at the top and on the way down, which was a bit of a jungle bash. Only did this one route as had a leisurely start - quality, not quantity! Very pleasant walk in and out as well.
What a great route on such an impressive crag! Every pitch is really good, building up to a powerful and technical crux. Phil led off on P1 and didn't make it look easy - it wasn't! Pretty hard for 5a on the initial moves across into the groove. The suspended belay was reminiscent of Dreadnought. I led the devious second pitch, which had a tricky section and great exposure. Phil went for the crux but unfortunately got the sequence wrong and came off onto the stainless steel peg - the only good one on the route! I found that section pretty tough for a few moves, ended up doing a hard cross through with my left foot onto the good hold round the arete. 6a in my book. Could have done it another way but that didn't look any easier! The whole route was completely dry and pretty clean after about a month of really hot, dry weather. Loads of bilberries at the top and on the way down, which was a bit of a jungle bash. Only did this one route as had a leisurely start - quality, not quantity! Very pleasant walk in and out as well.
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden 3 Jun, 2011 AltLd
Cardi 24 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S Led P1 and P3. Sensational exposure! 'French freed' P3 (frigged the hell out of it) as per Hard Rock protocol. What a route!
with Sam S
Led P1 and P3. Sensational exposure! 'French freed' P3 (frigged the hell out of it) as per Hard Rock protocol. What a route!
with Sam S
centurion05 21 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S I lead the first two pitches for the third time, lee then aided the last pitch. the start of the pitch was the usual slimy wet stuff but it was nice and dry further on. great route, good to finally get it ticked off.
with lee wales
I lead the first two pitches for the third time, lee then aided the last pitch. the start of the pitch was the usual slimy wet stuff but it was nice and dry further on. great route, good to finally get it ticked off.
with lee wales
Tom Livingstone 19 Mar, 2011 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2011 -
dan gibson 26 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
with nick bullock
with nick bullock
JM 2 May, 2010 Lead O/S
with Steve Sylvester
with Steve Sylvester
Ken Taylor ??, 2010 AltLd Climbed as per Hard Rock - i.e. HVS 5a + aided the last pitch
with Andy Chadwick
Climbed as per Hard Rock - i.e. HVS 5a + aided the last pitch
with Andy Chadwick
Hidden 24 Oct, 2007 AltLd O/S
Mark Stevenson 13 Aug, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Rich Mayfield
with Rich Mayfield
Rich Mayfield 13 Jul, 2007 AltLd
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??, 2007 Lead
with James Marjot
with James Marjot
pete johnson 23 Jul, 2005 Lead O/S
with Lun
with Lun
marcoleptic ??, 2005 Lead dnf Completed P1 & P2 then ran out off time & ab'd of bendy peg!
with Pete
Completed P1 & P2 then ran out off time & ab'd of bendy peg!
with Pete
jgordon75 29 Mar, 2003 AltLd Led first pitch. Luke led crux
with Tim Jepson, Luke Foulger
Led first pitch. Luke led crux
with Tim Jepson, Luke Foulger
Iain Brown 27 Jul, 2001 Lead dnf Retreated from P2. Too hot and humid today for slaty rock!
with Dave
Retreated from P2. Too hot and humid today for slaty rock!
with Dave
pauldrew ??, 1999 AltLd
with Dave Garnett, Julian Cox
with Dave Garnett, Julian Cox
Dave Musgrove Jnr 7 Jun, 1998 AltLd
with Stuart Magill
with Stuart Magill
Ian Jones ??, 1998 Lead O/S With the aid pegs. Usual pratice at the time.
with Chris Newton
With the aid pegs. Usual pratice at the time.
with Chris Newton
phardman 20 Jul, 1997 -
babymoac 8 Sep, 1996 2nd "Semi-aid" !
with Chris F
"Semi-aid" !
with Chris F
Hidden ??, 1996 AltLd
TheAndyBarker ?Mar, 1994 AltLd O/S Aid the original route..!
Aid the original route..!
rogerskews 5 Jun, 1993 - Two aid points under dripping roof !. I recall one was a old wire disappearing up into the roof with corrosion holding a crab with no gate to it. It is amazing how long you can hold your breath if you have to !!!
with Bryn Roberts
Two aid points under dripping roof !. I recall one was a old wire disappearing up into the roof with corrosion holding a crab with no gate to it. It is amazing how long you can hold your breath if you have to !!!
with Bryn Roberts
Hidden 2 May, 1993 AltLd
Hidden ??, 1993 AltLd
MikeYouCanClimb ??, 1992 Lead
with Graham Evans
with Graham Evans
Nick Biven 5 Aug, 1990 Lead O/S
steveb2006 22 Jul, 1990 Lead Good climb - big pitch wet at start but manage it free.
with Simon Mee
Good climb - big pitch wet at start but manage it free.
with Simon Mee
Hidden ??, 1990 AltLd
Hidden 27 Aug, 1989 AltLd O/S
ill_bill ??, 1989 2nd I aided the top pitch!
with Peter Collins
I aided the top pitch!
with Peter Collins
Hidden 31 May, 1987 AltLd
Mark Kemball ??, 1986 Lead
with Ken Grainger
with Ken Grainger
Hidden ??, 1986 Lead
William Robertson ??, 1986 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Dave Turnbull ?May, 1985 -
with Pete Wimbush
with Pete Wimbush
Andy Chadwick ??, 1985 AltLd O/S
charlesmfrench 18 Aug, 1984 AltLd dog 2,L,2. We experienced an earthquake whilst I was seconding the first pitch. I thought it was a jet down the valley and thought I was dizzy when the rock started to move. Then realised what it was.
with Ian Milne
2,L,2. We experienced an earthquake whilst I was seconding the first pitch. I thought it was a jet down the valley and thought I was dizzy when the rock started to move. Then realised what it was.
with Ian Milne
steveboote ??, 1984 AltLd With Phil Sampson
With Phil Sampson
Hidden ?May, 1983 AltLd
clanger ??, 1982 Lead
Brian Wilderspin 4 Jul, 1981 AltLd Done in traditional style using the pegs. HVS- in Ron James!
with Tony
Done in traditional style using the pegs. HVS- in Ron James!
with Tony
D Tempest ?Jun, 1980 AltLd Done as an aid route, due to overhang running in water.
with Chris
Done as an aid route, due to overhang running in water.
with Chris
Hidden ??, 1980 -
Hidden 18 Jun, 1978 AltLd
uphillnow ?May, 1978 AltLd As Hard Rock. I did pitch 2
with Al Bennett
As Hard Rock. I did pitch 2
with Al Bennett
Mike Owen 18 Sep, 1977 Lead Traditional aided ascent of the last pitch.
with John Roberts
Traditional aided ascent of the last pitch.
with John Roberts
mikej 30 Jul, 1977 AltLd
with Mike Byles
with Mike Byles
Rob Davies 4 Jun, 1977 AltLd Getting dark, so we abseiled off without doing the final pitch on aid
Getting dark, so we abseiled off without doing the final pitch on aid
GeoffG 9 Apr, 1977 AltLd
GeoffG ?Apr, 1977 AltLd
Hidden 16 Apr, 1976 AltLd
Marcus ??, 1976 -
Falko 27 Apr, 1975 Lead O/S
with Al W.
with Al W.
pneame ??, 1974 -
Martin Bennett 21 Aug, 1973 -
with RA
with RA
Seymore Butt ??, 1970 2nd
with Mick Briggs
with Mick Briggs
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