Rockfax Description
The superb central arete moving onto the left side at the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The tall arete in the centre of the quarry.

Goi Ashmore, Roy Thomas 01/Sep/2011

Ticklists: CUMC Ticklist, South Wales by Train (from Cardiff), The best 50 UK "Orange Spot" Sports Routes?, Orange Spot South Wales Sport, Rockfax South Wales Top 50, Welcome to CUMC, No Car? No Problem! (Cardiff).

Rockyhorrorshow45 16/Sep Lead O/S
Droyd 02/Sep Lead O/S
with Brian
bpmclimb 02/Sep Lead rpt
with David B
Huntlyfiddler 19/Aug 2nd
bpmclimb 19/Aug Lead O/S
with Clare
lily1 09/Jul 2nd dog
kingborris 09/Jul Lead O/S
with Lindsey
PaddyAdams 08/Jul Lead O/S
Kimmo 08/Jul 2nd O/S
with Paddy
DorsetGareth 14/Jun Lead β

Think I've done this before.

Wise 14/Jun Lead O/S
with Gareth
Hidden 02/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May Lead O/S
Marie357 25/May Lead O/S
with Si
J-Heb 20/May Lead O/S

With Rowan!

AndrewP 03/May Lead O/S
with Daniel Bryan
DanielBryan 03/May Lead O/S

A good climb but there's much better stuff here to go at!

Aaron owen 03/May Lead O/S
Alexey 17/Apr Lead O/S

A very enjoyable climb

with Anna
Honey badger 93 16/Apr Lead O/S
Ollie B 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with B.Brewer
Alex Wade 08/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Paul Barwood
Sven 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Bob Thomas
W d c ?/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Balancy and good.

Lewis Price 09/Jun/16 Lead RP

1st RP. Was too wet on previous O/S attempt...

with Ffyona
MathewWright1998 03/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/16 Lead β
KiranV 25/May/16 Lead dnf
Rob McGurk 03/May/16 Lead rpt
with Patrick, Kendall
Hidden 20/Apr/16 Lead O/S
evhall 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Tim Bray
wnicholson 03/Feb/16 Lead rpt
Rob McGurk 30/Sep/15 Lead rpt
Marti999 04/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Debbie
afrosam 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Trisha Murphy 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
cornishben 28/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Jon_Warner 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Really good. Nice position.

with Chaz Mc'Dee, Mark Glaister, Tom
dannygale 08/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Shane
wilchivs 04/Jun/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Jun/15 Lead
Hidden 04/Jun/15 Lead
Rob McGurk 03/Jun/15 Lead β
thomasmai ?/Jun/15 Lead β
simo 17/May/15 Lead O/S
Josh Lewis 17/May/15 Lead rpt
guy xavier percival 01/May/15 Lead O/S

Very nice

with paul
Paul Robertson 01/May/15 Lead O/S
Didymus 19/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Nick
wnicholson 07/Feb/15 Lead O/S
myrddinmuse 07/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Awesome arete climb. Best jug in the world half way up.

rhys mence 07/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 31/Aug/14 -
VPJB 08/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/14 TR
Giles Davis 26/Jul/14 Lead β
Hidden ?/Jul/14 Lead
Josh Lewis 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Ian Bell 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Petar Samkov 04/Apr/14 Lead O/S
tommccluskey 04/Apr/14 Lead β
with Petar, Jess
jessbinx 04/Apr/14 2nd dnf
with Tom <3
Steve Lewis ?/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Imogen
tobydunford 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Julian
Steve Lewis 19/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Imogen
imogen.fish 19/Mar/14 Lead rpt
philli 18/Mar/14 Lead
with daff
Dafydd Llywelyn 18/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Pippa
dickypips 27/Sep/13 -
with gav
David Maddison 03/Sep/13 Lead
huwbrace 03/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/13 2nd
Robheirene 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Fluffybunnyslippers 25/Jul/13 Lead β
with Rhys Edwards
Huw Mithan 13/Jun/13 Lead
with Olivier Goury
FrenchOlly 13/Jun/13 Lead β
Hidden ?/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 27/May/13 Lead
mauricechetwyndwoods1 25/May/13 Lead O/S
with David
DaveFidler 25/May/13 Lead O/S
with Maurice, Leo
Swamp murphy 16/May/13 Lead
mauricechetwyndwoods1 16/May/13 Lead O/S
with jen, Leo Grabowski
imogen.fish 16/May/13 Lead O/S
with Neil
kivell ?/May/13 Lead
Stone Muppet 29/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with ah
Tom92 29/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Swamp murphy ??/2013 -
DafSWMC 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Gareth
Jordan Harris 21/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Lewys
spearing05 18/Aug/12 TR RP

Failed on the lead - head not in it for the run out at the top. Climbed it clean after,and when I got the top moves they were lovely and secure. Will get aclean lead next time.

with Andrew
Hidden 18/Aug/12 Lead dog
shoulders 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with pete lewis
mikeshewring 19/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/12 Lead β
Hidden 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Tim W 29/May/12 Lead O/S
with Alys Rook
bluesharper 20/May/12 Lead β
with Andrew
shankie 20/May/12 Lead dnf

A bit scary in places. Nice climbing, but the run-out at the top is quite scary and was too much for me. DNF

with Szymon
Hidden 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
wilchivs 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Liv Pearson and Tim Ashlin
Hidden 14/Apr/12 TR
stu1981 25/Mar/12 Lead
with Ben Mitchell
Hidden 25/Mar/12 Lead
shazza65 18/Mar/12 Lead dog

long run out to L.O. kept down climbing to clip before finally going for it - all in the head!!

lewys-edwards ??/2012 Lead O/S

Great route, although the bolt spacing leaves alot to be desired in many places (as with most of this crag it semms) but the finishing few moves to reach the anchor are very cool.

Paul Bowen 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Rebecca Hayes, John James
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead rpt
Anoetic ?/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 14/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 01/Sep/11 Lead β

First Ascent

with Roy Thomas
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