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Rockfax Description
A long and challenging route with three big pitches up the Great Wall. Like Right Wall and Lord, the route is considered easier when someone has done the hard work and chalked it up for you. Start on a small grassy ledge halfway between Great Wall and November.
1) 6a, 26m. Trend up and left making your way towards ledges and a peg. Move up and slightly right to a wire looped over an old bolt. Move up and slightly left to a peg hidden in a flake/groove on the left (easy to miss). A hard laybacking type move and reach lead over a bulge to where a line of holds lead leftwards to just above the belay of Great Wall, step down and belay.
2) 6a, 23m. Follow Great Wall up the groove for about 10m, to a move left onto a tiny ledge on the wall. A thin and technical wall above leads to holds that track left to the belay on Daurigol.
3) 6a, 28m. Easy climbing leads up and left towards Chimney Route - stop just before this. Head up to the steep arete - a side-runner to the right protects the initial steep section. A powerful series of moves up this leads to an easing in both angle and difficulty. Collapse onto the ledge above knowing you have just completed one of the best E6s in the country. © Rockfax

Ticklists: North Wales Super Route E6's, Extreme Rock, Great Wall Climbs of the UK, North Wales Rock Graded List, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, 100 or so good E6s - aye Caff, Cloggy soul searching routes.


ClimberDateStyle
millsy 26/Aug/17 2nd β

Delicate slab climbing - amazing route. A bold lead. p1 only

with Craig Smith
soph 03/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
morganator 03/Jul/15 AltLd

I lead 1st and 3rd pitches. First pitch felt like the meat of the E6, although apparently an E5 pitch. Very spaced in situ gear. Second pitch run out but safe, 3rd pitch safe with good gear and just a short hard sequence. Annoyingly fell off the top pitch. Cool route!

Hidden ??/2015 -
nathanlee 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S

P1 only. Will be back. One of the best pitches I've ever done without doubt. Without ever being desperate its also never easy, immaculate!

anguskille 23/Jun/14 Lead β

just awesome, great to do it on a midsummer night with clog-master general Nick. P1 only. perfect delicate moves run-out up the slab. love!

with Nick Dixon, Ed Booth
Ed Booth 23/Jun/14 Lead O/S

P1 only. Class. Bold. Felt same as the Cad and Rainbow of Recalcitrance.

with Angus Kille, Nick Dixon
Hidden 14/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden 26/May/12 2nd O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/May/12 Lead O/S

Led all three pitches

with Helena Robinson
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
barni 20/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

1st and second

with luke
Luke Brooks 20/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

On Misummer's day! Led 1 and 3.

with Barni
Alex Mason 26/May/10 Lead O/S

Led second pitch. Sustained route with all pitches being E5, except maybe the top which is just about E6 in its own right, maybe. Brilliant, found first pitch thin and sustained, Second pitch had a good fun run-out. And the third has a scary steep section to finish.

with George Ullrich
edinbed 22/May/10 Lead O/S

First pitch only with Rich Kirby

Rich Kirby 22/May/10 2nd O/S

1st pitch only. Mad! Fantastic weather...shorts on cloggy!

lukehunt 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S

first pitch.

with The Master!, Tom Brookes
IOAN D 24/May/08 Lead O/S

soft E5, not E6 by a long shot

with Mills
Steve Crowe 17/Apr/03 Lead β

1st Pitch Only

with KM
sharpie ?/Aug/01 2nd O/S
with Martyn
jfletcher 13/Sep/90 Lead O/S

Pitch 1 only (E5)

with Graham Baxter
mark mcgowan01 ?/Jul/86 AltLd O/S

wearing size 7 fires - 1 size too big with thick football socks - not the best... awesome route

with Andy Popp
Melok ??/1985 -
Mike Owen 17/Jul/83 Lead O/S
with Al Simpson
Hidden 28/Jul/77 2nd
Hidden ??/1973 -
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