Rockfax Description
One of the great Welsh Classics, with the other of Cloggy's great lasso/pendulums. Start about 30m right of the base of Eastern Terrace, where a small broken pinnacle leans against an overhang.
1) 5b, 25m. Climb up and off the pinnacle and make a delicate traverse across the lip of the overhangs to a groove. Move left again into an often-wet groove and follow this to a ledge and flake belay. Quite a serious pitch so place all the limited runners you can find, your second will need them! It is possible to leave a sling on a low spike to back-rope the second.
2) 4b, 20m. Climb the groove and slab to the base of the main upper slab.
3) 5a, 30m. Move up the slab briefly and then make a diagonal traverse with difficulty to the arete (Linnell's Leap in reverse). Climb the arete to a spike, move right and take a thin crack up to a flake. Head left round the rib to a groove and move up to a belay. © Rockfax

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Felix la shat 28/Aug/17 AltLd O/S

spike didn't seem to be there

with Dad
Helen Gibson 20/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1,3,5

with Graham Hoey
K Mckay 20/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

Simply sublime. After maybe half an hour of trying I managed to lasso the spike! Led P1, P3, P5 and P6.

Graeme Hammond 19/Jun/17 AltLd

Haven't done such a good route in a while, led P1, 3, 4 & 6. (The 2004 cloggy guide way) Spent ages trying to lasso the what turned out to the spike on P4 (after pete gave up) until I had a Oh that obvious spike even further away moment and then manage it 2nd go, then rushed traverse going too high so half did it the pendulum way when I fell off ;) Then did it properly free. Not quite OS in the modern style the route is usually done but didn't really detract from the experience at the time but guess I'll do it again sometime as it is it is sooooo good. Great first route on cloggy Finally!

Hidden 19/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
Pete Wimbush 19/Jun/17 AltLd
Nifec14 25/May/17 AltLd
with Elf yn jones
joedean 07/May/17 AltLd
ianstevens 07/May/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2017 -
nuts and bolts ??/2017 -
Tboeckx ??/2017 -
Hidden 18/Sep/16 AltLd
Hidden 17/Sep/16 Lead
Luke Brooks 15/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Kate
Nigel Bond 16/Aug/16 AltLd

Excellent route and sustained climbing. the lasso was impossible so was very pleased to do it without.

Hidden 16/Aug/16 AltLd
cdpuk 23/Jun/16 AltLd

Mid-week bivy near the tarn in perfect summer conditions. Woke to blue skies, sun and excellent visibility. Full on from the start with that traverse. Some route finding "assistance" from Rob had me lead the slab direct, without going around the corner and using the lasso. Shame we missed one of the highlights of the route, but it did mean we had one less pitch to do and perhaps I can take E2.5? :)

RobScarisbrick 23/Jun/16 AltLd
with cdpuk
Climbingspike ??/2016 -
amccann 03/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Led 1, 3 and 5/6 as one. Managed to read across and get a cam in on the crux instead of lassoing the spike. Spent 5mins throwing a rope at it, but couldn't get it on target.

with Tom Bennell
lost.arrow 05/Jul/15 AltLd
with Stu Sherwood
BenRyle 16/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Dan
Dan724 16/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2015 AltLd
Hidden ??/2015 -
phil64 ??/2015 Lead
Hidden ??/2015 AltLd
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden 13/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Andrew Wilson 10/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Matt Nuttall
mattnuttall 08/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

lead 1, 3 and 5.

with Andy Wilson
dswansonlow 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

P1,2, 4 (no lasso),6

with Rob P, Noddy
robpartridge 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Noddy
Hannes B 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

pt. 2,4,6

with wil
Wil Treasure 26/Jul/14 AltLd

Hannes led the lasso pitch.

wi11 25/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

P1, 3, 4, 6. E2 5C if you lasso the spike and do the moves on the crux pitch. Great route!

with Ben
ned_85 23/Jul/14 AltLd
with Didrik Kristiansen
Palindrome 26/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S
w.pettet-smith 21/Jun/14 AltLd
simon kimber 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Claire Carter, Will Pettet-Smith
alastairbegley 18/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

What a great route, climbed it in the setting sun. I couldn't see any spike to lasso so it felt a bit bold on the traverse, felt exciting but not too difficult.

Nick Russell 18/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

I led the two 5a slab pitches, both brilliantly exposed. Done in the late afternoon/evening, caught some sun towards the top!

Neil ??/2014 Lead O/S
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 AltLd
with Dave Woodcock
Hidden ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Frank the Husky ??/2014 -
Si ??/2014 -
James Thacker ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
pie_eater_pete 22/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with bwestwood
bwestwood 21/Jul/13 AltLd

5c pitch

richsmithinbristol 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Apparently did Banner's variation on pitch 3 by mistake. Felt like E4 for that pitch. A mountaineering route in glorious summer conditions!

Grezza 20/Jul/13 AltLd
with Paul E
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead
Graham Atkins 20/Jul/13 AltLd
rbharries 19/Jul/13 2nd

Great route, only slightly traumatic. Went to far on pitch 2, was hard.

with neils EW, ollie mentalz
Hidden 18/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Dan Mckinlay 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S
SGD 14/Jul/13 AltLd

great route. step down and go low on the traverse.

Hidden 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
mark20 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and crux slab

victim of mathematics 07/Jul/13 2nd dnf

P3 only (!). Approached via Sheaf, then James spent a long time failing to lasso the spike before we bailed ignominiously. The climbing on P3 was good though!

James Oswald 07/Jul/13 Lead dnf

Bailed after I failed (repeatedly)to lasoo the spike. If anyone removes the belay after pitch 3 it would be great if you could return it please!

with Colin Angus
Ed morris 06/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

My first mountain route, took around 10 hours due to a lot of wet rock and bad ropework. Went wrong due to not reading the description. At the spike on pitch three i continued up the arete (felt about 5c) to the lassoe ledge. A great route on a perfect day!

with Adam Bevan
Longsufferingropeholder 21/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

In and out of cloud all the way up. Didn't find the spike. Ed led the tenuous traverse on tiny, wet holds. Quite exciting.

with Ed
nathanlee 19/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
The old James turnbull 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S
The_Boy_ODwyer 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Colin Harvey
Hidden 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Duncan Campbell 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Lead P2 + 4. Not as good as it is cracked up to be...

with Ollie B
Misha 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Drove over in the morning so didn't set out from Llanberis until midday and then set up camp for the weekend, so didn't start the route till 3pm. Took head torches just in case but in the end didn't need them! A perfect blue sky, nice and warm in the sun and only slightly chilly on the longer belays (didn't get any sun on the route). The crag was absolutely heaving with people - must have been over 25 teams there. We caught up with a team that was ahead of us after their leader took a while on the crux and then another team caught up with us. A great route with a memorable crux on P1 that I led (a few bold 5b traverse moves which are worryingly low down but high up enough for it to hurt if you do hit the ground, though not sure if you would, didn't try to find out!) and another memorable crux on P4 that Phil led (5c padding in a sea of chalk - part of the difficulty was figuring out which holds to use as there was too much choice but no really good holds! we both padded rightwards and then moved up into the groove but some of the other guys went straight up and right). A really good 5a slab/arete on P3 as well. The 5a slab on P5 is on the whole easier but has its moments as well. Spent a while on the crevasse stance at the bottom of P7 due to communication difficulties as Phil did a 50m pitch to just about get all the climbing out of the way. Led P1, 3, 5 and 6. Glad of taking the approach shoes for the descent! Had dinner at the tent while enjoying the orange glow of the sunset on the crag - magic. Didn't see any lassooable spikes (not that Phil needed it) - unless that's meant to be the large pointy flake miles away from the crux?!

with Phil
Ollie B 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with D.Campbell
Col Kingshott 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Lenny 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Phil .N
philhilo 07/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Soooo good.

with misha
James Oswald ??/2013 Lead dnf

Approached via Sheaf. Really struggled to lasoo the spike so ended up backing off! Massive failure! P3 was nice though!

with Colin Angus
Tony Kartawick ??/2013 -
jcw ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
theotherpetehill 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Caroline led P1 (5b traverse to flake), 3, 5, 7. I led P2 (up from flake onto slab), 4 (crux - entertaining), 6. Dry, excellent climbing, pretty sustained on the '5a' pitches I thought

with Caroline Culwick
Hidden 08/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Andrew Sloan 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Did as 5 pitches (linked 1st 2 together). I climbed the 2 long 5a slab piches either side of the 5c pitch.Seconding the initial traverse on pitch 1 was serious and very scarey. We had a bit of a route finding issue at the top of pitch 2; the Clogwyn guide has a very poor desciption saying to go into Gecko groove for a metre or need to climb 5m up this groove to bypass a very difficult bit of the slab. All in all a fantastic route. The 5c crux is ok and there is no need to lasso the spike.

Martin Haworth 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Quite a serious first pitch which is probably the crux. The 5c pitch didn't seem bold, but when I reached the crack it was wet which added to the excitement.

with Andy
Marti999 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Debbie
vertically_challenged ?/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Lead P1,P3,P5&6. amazing route P1 traverse is comitting and bold straight from the start, 2nd pitch is great slab climbing, P3 lassoo was difficult to lassoo so just climbed it which was less bold than I initially thought due to there being a massive letterbox foothold halfway across the traverse which i only noticed when i got to it, next 2 pitches are steady but great exposure and situation to be in so still really enjoyable, last pitch is fairly bold on questionable rock but no real problem.

frost 27/May/12 Lead O/S
with Clare
Dave Almond 26/May/12 AltLd
mux 26/May/12 AltLd O/S

E2 Really ?

with Dave Almond
simonp ?/May/12 Lead O/S
with Annelies Sarrazyn
Alex Winter 28/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Flair. P4 was probably the best of the bunch. Pretty sustained. Led P1, P3, P4+5.

with Sam
sgl 28/Mar/12 AltLd
with Alex
Steven Carter ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Stewart Armstrong ??/2012 -
Andy Edgar ??/2012 Lead O/S
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
peterbeaumont ??/2012 -
AMac ??/2012 AltLd
with Angus
Coel Hellier 26/Jul/11 AltLd
with Ben Tibbetts
Andy Moles 24/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and P4 crux (free).

with Marcus, Calum
marcushorgan 24/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Calum Cuthill, Andy Moles
thomasadixon 12/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Led 1st (which was terrifying, if not that hard, crux of route imo), 3rd and 5th + 6th pitches in one. First route on Cloggy.

with Mike
AlexD 04/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Finally made it to Cloggy! Seconding traverse on pitch 1 was very dodgy, didn't want to take the gear out, but then it fell out so that was sorted! Amazing positions on the slabs above, right on the edge with the cliff just falling away beneath. Lassoing the spike on the crux pitch seemed unlikely, didn't even bother trying. Only a couple of 5c moves, but potential for a huge swinging lob! Top pitch unnervingly loose, need to be in a soloing mentality! Adventure!

Hidden ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 04/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
markalmack 04/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
david morse 04/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with mark A, todd
Dangerous Dave 03/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Wild Beast
al99 29/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Ben Jones, Luke Hodson
lukehodson 29/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Climbed as a 3, led p2 and p5. Great route.

with Ben Jones, Al Benson
Wood for Trees 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

lead pitch 2 and 4. first move on pitch 1 is terrying on second. crux pitch is a great slab move to karate chop safety jam, where is this spike!?

with Steve
benkelsey 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

we made a bit of a mess of this (6 hours) due to route finding and general fannying around. Totally freezing too. the crux move on pitch 4 felt doable but horribly commiting, backed off and seconded it instead. pitch 5 is one of the best E1 5a pitches I have ever done - just perfect and it lead to a massive belay ledge - better than the hanging belay at the top of the previous pitch. Epic Cloggy Adventure

Hidden 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Ram MkiV 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

missed out on the last pitch as just gunned for the top (and some sun) in a oner from the start of the easy pitch 5 without checking where to go properly - too late and too cold. crux felt quite hard with leaden fingers and toes - not doing stuff like this on cloggy again 'till it's red hot!

with Guy
JEP ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 AltLd O/S
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
pasbury ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
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alasdair19 ??/2011 -

led first, crux is probably that, aLEX led the 5c bit

Hidden 02/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Ewan Russell 02/Sep/10 AltLd O/S


with ed-v12
DubyaJamesDubya 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S

One of the best.

with Andrew Bevan
brian watson 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 16/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/10 AltLd
roberto18 14/Jun/10 AltLd

Couldn't find the spike I think it has gone, so freed it. Wasn't even that hard, and no harder than the rest of the climb

lrandall 02/Jun/10 AltLd

What a briliant route. Lead the 2nd, 4th and 6th pitches; each of which deserve 3 stars in there own right. Matt took a terrifying fall off the crux, ending up several meters below me. On the next attempt he lasooed the spike first!

Hidden 02/Jun/10 AltLd RP
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Jun/10 Lead

Great climb. Not enough clothing with us so had to retreat after completing the route.

with Andrew Bevan
dodfoster 24/May/10 AltLd O/S


with sam farnsworth
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead
Tomprusk 18/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 2,3 and 5. went off route on pitch 3 may have accidently onsighted the redhead direct. hard, thin, muddy and bold! Absolutely fantastic route!

Hidden ??/2010 -
centurion05 ??/2010 -
with Dangerous Dave Murphy
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
zukator ??/2010 Lead
beci tointen ?/Jul/09 Lead β
with my uncle carl
Hidden 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Nicos 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with ginger ben
Sgt. Vest 10/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/May/08 AltLd rpt
Ed Booth 11/May/08 AltLd O/S

Got to second belay just before the lasso pitch and it pissed it down. Absolutely gutted! Amazing up to there though and what a crag. Indian Face . . . ahhhh, looks so good!

Hidden ??/2008 AltLd O/S
Marcus ??/2008 -
Mark Stevenson 10/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
with Rich Mayfield
Rich Mayfield 09/Aug/07 AltLd
ChalkBall 10/Jun/07 AltLd dnf

Got rained off just before pitch 3 on an otherwise awesome summer day! The first pitch and belay weren't enjoyable at all - awesome climbing but thousands of flies everywhere. We'll be back!

Hidden 16/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Stig 13/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Chris
NickJH ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with SLambert
rob1 17/Jun/06 AltLd
Hidden 17/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
Andy Clarke 17/Jun/06 AltLd O/S

Great day out, but turned into a typical Clarke-Gray epic when I totally failed to lasso spike. Eventually swopped places with Rob, who managed it 2nd or 3rd try. Unfortunately, didn't realise rope had actually jammed behind spike - all became clear when it unjammed as he attempted to swing across, resulting in inpressive unplanned plummet! Followed crux P3 clean - must come back and lead at some point. Gorgeous slab climbing on Ps 2&4. Led Ps 1,4,6.

with Rob
dan gibson 08/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with john nuttal
Si ?/Jun/06 AltLd
Si ?/Jun/06 AltLd
chrishedgehog ?/Jun/06 AltLd
with James Rees
Si ?/Jun/06 AltLd
Si ?/Jan/06 AltLd
Si ?/Jan/06 AltLd
Boy ??/2006 -
soph ??/2006 AltLd O/S
with Carl Reilly
Safety Monkey ??/2006 AltLd
mike lawrence? ??/2006 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2006 AltLd O/S
Mark Davies PK ?/Aug/05 AltLd O/S
with Chris j
WB 14/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Jim
Hidden 09/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
chris wyatt ?/Jun/05 AltLd

Took a little fall on crux pitch

with barrie
Hidden ?/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
GPN ?/Jun/05 AltLd

lassooed the spike

Dave Bond ??/2005 AltLd O/S
with Simon Wren
mikeski ??/2005 AltLd
dickypips ??/2005 AltLd O/S

with the rope swing

with Steve Jones
Hidden ??/2005 AltLd O/S
marcoleptic ?/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
with Sion
geoff b ?/Aug/03 AltLd

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Best route on the cliff?

Iggy_B ?/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
Tim W ?/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
with Gareth Tucker
pete johnson ?/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
nicholas Barrowclough 15/Jul/03 Lead
with Mike Burrows
michael burrows 15/Jul/03 AltLd rpt
jgordon75 06/Apr/03 AltLd O/S

Tim led first pitch

with Tim Jepson
Hamish Leslie ??/2003 AltLd O/S
with Martin Barclay
RossG ??/2002 -
Mark Riley ?/Jun/01 AltLd
with Bryn Jones
MjrTom ??/2001 AltLd O/S
with M Reeves
RossG123 ??/2001 AltLd
D Tempest ??/2000 AltLd O/S
with Chris, Rick
NeilGriffiths ?/Sep/99 Lead
with James Hubbard
Hidden ?/Jul/99 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/99 AltLd O/S
tmawer ??/1999 Lead O/S
Dave Rumney ??/1999 -
Ched ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
Hidden ??/1998 AltLd
phardman 20/Jul/97 -
Duncan I ?/Jul/97 -
with Myles Jordan
rob.grafton ??/1997 Lead
with tony howard, Matthew Bransby, Simon Wood
Okecroak 24/Sep/96 AltLd
with M Mercy
Pete Nugent 27/Jul/96 Lead

led p1,3,4 &5. Did p4 free

with Ian Makin
mikej 14/Jun/96 AltLd
with Nick Salmon
Hidden 04/Aug/95 2nd
Laramadness 27/Jun/95 AltLd O/S

With 3a Arete variation. P4 free. Led 3,5,6.

with RF
adi bryant ?/Jun/95 AltLd O/S

Abbed off the last but one pitch as it got too dark.

with Tim
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duncan ?/Jun/94 AltLd O/S
with Dan Donovan
Hidden 08/Jul/92 AltLd O/S
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/May/92 AltLd
with Paul Kallmes
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/Jun/91 AltLd O/S

4th route of the day, climbed the lasoo pitch free and finished the last pitch in the dark! George's first time at Cloggy!

with George reah
Hidden ??/1991 Lead O/S
Jelly Mould Surfer 14/Jul/90 2nd O/S

John Carrol Lead

sadams ?/Jul/90 Lead
with Mark Bonham
MikeYouCanClimb 06/May/90 Lead
with Bill
Nick Rundall ??/1990 AltLd O/S
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1990 -
Paul Clarke ??/1990 AltLd
with Mick Tolley
Hidden ?/Jul/89 AltLd
Greg Cunningham 01/Jun/89 Lead
Paul Evans ?/Jun/89 AltLd O/S
with Jim Hindley
Hidden ?/Jun/89 AltLd
Hidden 20/May/89 2nd O/S
Tim Sparrow ?/May/89 AltLd
with Ian Owen
Ken lindsay ??/1989 AltLd O/S

Superb climb

with Gary Murray
pauldrew ??/1989 AltLd
Nick Biven 17/Aug/88 AltLd

What a superb route.

with Rich Whitwell
michael burrows 26/Jun/88 AltLd O/S
with ket
Mike Owen 23/Jun/88 AltLd O/S
with Paul Mills
Hidden 19/Jun/88 AltLd
Hidden 12/Jun/88 Lead
PaulTanton ?/Jul/86 AltLd O/S

Can't remember who I did this with

William Robertson ??/1986 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Brian Wilderspin 07/Jul/85 AltLd O/S
with Phil Moore
Bob 03/Jun/85 AltLd O/S

Couldn't see the spike to lassoo so just leant across and did it free.

with J. Topping
Hidden 03/Jun/85 AltLd
Robmwatt ??/1985 AltLd
with Gaz Morgan
Melok ??/1985 -
Lone Rider 09/Aug/84 AltLd
with Alan Shand
neilh 26/Jul/84 AltLd O/S

Did dirct finish

with kevin glass
Hidden ?/Apr/84 AltLd
Rob Davies 17/Jul/83 Lead

With traditional lasso-the-spike move, though rope only jammed in crack

with Angus McLean
Mark Kemball 16/Jul/83 AltLd

Free, Longland's direct finish.

with Dave Abbey
Neil McA 04/Jul/83 AltLd O/S
with john ?
Ian Jones ?/Jul/83 Lead rpt

Free. Easy, delicate crux.

with Robert Kieske ('Flog')
lycraintheloft ?/Jun/83 AltLd O/S

Done first time in 83 when the peg on first pitch was in good order. Last done 2003. The peg had rusted out making the intitial travers that bit more interesting. Thin move with a thin wire for pro with a nasty potential landing. After the climbing does not deserve E2 unless you miss out the lassoo. The traverse to the lassoo spike is not too hard if slab climbing is your thing. If it isn't, lassoo (gather a big load of rope and lob it at the spike then take in gently. If you try to lassoo it like a cowboy you'll be there all day) the spike then get your second to pay out one rope while taking in the one round the spike and do the traverse. See, not that hard was it. Anyway, the two higher slab pitches are some of the finest most exposed such pitches anywhere at about 5a/b. The top pitch is more grunty but juggy. It is an absolute classic and especially entertaining if climbed as a party of three.

uphillnow 18/Sep/82 Lead

See photo in my gallery - me pitch 1.Done at least 3 or 4 times as lead or alt leads .One later ascent with Kate Harper

charlesmfrench 18/Sep/82 Lead O/S

Led all except last 2 pitches.

andybirtwistle 03/Aug/82 AltLd
with Ian Kyle
steveboote ??/1982 Lead

With 'Andy?' Can't recall surname

babymoac 02/Aug/81 Lead
with MTW
The Reaper 01/Aug/81 AltLd
Hidden ?/Apr/81 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 24/Aug/80 -
with IW
TonyF ?/Jun/80 Lead O/S
with Paul Harrison
AMac ??/1980 AltLd

Climbed this in the early 80's with Angus [BOB] Take note that Angus is left handed and this is a pitch for the right handed climber to make that lasso ! spent ages trying to get the damn thing before I took over.

with Angus
Ian Jones ??/1980 AltLd O/S
with Little Pete from Aber Uni.
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
Pete Nugent 27/Jul/79 AltLd
with Simon Harry
Hidden 24/Jul/79 Lead
Ken Taylor 10/Jul/79 Lead O/S

Used the lasso method. Got the spike first time

with Chris Terrey
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/Jul/79 AltLd
with Alan Walmsley
Chris Terrey 11/Jun/78 AltLd
with Ken Taylor
Hidden 28/May/78 AltLd
Hidden 28/May/78 AltLd
granitbahn ??/1978 AltLd
Hidden ??/1978 AltLd
Nic Robinson 06/Aug/77 AltLd O/S
with Paul Greenland
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Jun/77 AltLd
with Phil Smith
sharpie ??/1977 AltLd O/S
with Steve lewis
Hidden ??/1977 AltLd O/S
Nic Robinson ??/1977 AltLd O/S
with Paul Greenland
GeoffG 17/Jul/76 AltLd
with tony bowker
Mark Kemball 04/Jul/76 2nd
with Dave "Hamish" Wilkinson
GeoffG ?/Jul/76 AltLd
with tony bowker
Hidden 28/Jun/76 AltLd O/S
Dave Musgrove 27/Jun/76 AltLd
Steve Lewis 08/May/76 AltLd O/S
with sharpie
Marcus ??/1976 -
pneame ??/1976 AltLd O/S

Used the lasoo - pendulum

petemeads 10/Jun/75 Lead O/S

The first hot, dry summer when Cloggy was the perfect crag. White Slab and Black Cleft on the same day for a bit of contrast. Has anybody else replicated this obvious combination? Thanks to Dave for the inspiration!

Bolt Phobia 21/May/75 2nd
with Dave Williams
Frank Price ??/1974 -
Sean Kelly ?/Jun/73 AltLd

Entry pitch is the most technical and quite bold. Took ages to get the lasso, 40+ go's!

with Martin Cox
Tom V ??/1973 -
Hidden 31/Aug/72 AltLd
Chris Craggs ?/Jun/72 Lead O/S

1st climb on Cloggy, had to hitch home to Sheffield the next day to think about it. Got the lasso 3rd go - cowboy!

with Steve Warwick
Hidden 24/Sep/70 AltLd
mikej 15/Jun/68 AltLd
with Geoff Williams
Seymore Butt ??/1968 AltLd
with Pete Heys
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