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Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List.

IanD353 14/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Just horrible! Spaced gear, poor rock and tons of vegetation. Made for an adventure but no stars.

with useful
useful 14/Oct/16 AltLd
with Ian CMC
egor ?/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Katy
radddogg 30/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

(To the tune of My Ears Are Alight). Woke up in the morning wanting to climb Cloggy, Vegetated, bold, slimy and soggy! Ooh, ooh, rhyolite. I have no idea how this is graded as VD and no idea how it gets any stars at all, let alone the 3 stars in the Cloggy guide book. The gear is sparse over most of the route and you often find yourself run out grabbing at tufts of grass while your feet slide off slimy holds. This route is primitive in all ways. Some of the botanical specimens are from the lost world and most of the route is covered in a primordial soup. We had intended to climb Great Bow Combination but there was seepage on most of the route so we opted for something 'easy'. I was psyched to climb Cloggy but the effort to get there and this 5 hour epic make me not see any reason to return. Take some advice and avoid this route at all costs.

with Tom Richards
Hidden 05/Apr/15 Lead
CurlyStevo 21/Jun/14 AltLd

Bold, vegetated, is missing flake belay as has suffered rock fall and hard for the grade. The mossy corner is worth atleast hs and the twin grooves felt severe to me. At times heather pulling is required. Not worth stars. We escaped right after I couldn't find the flake belay and nearly run out of rope and had to make a micro cam belay to the right, but we'd done all the harder pitches.

with Rob
Hidden 17/May/14 AltLd O/S
Steve Kempley 03/May/14 Lead O/S

Vegetation (and some of the rock) a bit damp, gear a bit sparse on some pitches, a good mountain feel and nobody else on the crag

with Rosie, Paddy
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 AltLd
with Mal Bonner
simonvand 12/Aug/13 AltLd
roberts1234567890 12/Aug/13 AltLd
with Simon Van Dam, Callum Bridger
caradoc 26/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

A very poor route, no real line, lots of wet grass, poor protection. It wasn't 'Idwalesque' and would make a horrible introduction to Cloggy.

with nick yapp
dawp4810 26/Jun/13 AltLd

Climbed with Justin from Clip up Climbing.

Duncan Campbell 08/Jun/13 Solo O/S

Whilst queing for white slab. idwal slab-esque.

with Ollie B
Ollie B 08/Jun/13 Solo O/S
with D.Campbell
mike lawrence? ??/2013 Solo
Hidden 27/Mar/12 Lead
stevethomas 01/Oct/11 AltLd
with Conrad
Hidden 16/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
garethsteel 16/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
batterj2 01/May/11 2nd O/S

Bloody awful - did it on a windy day and everything at the top was dangerously loose for everyone below us.

with Samian
Bond_Girl 22/Apr/11 2nd
with Ronald
Hidden 22/Apr/11 Lead
davidgent 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S

My Dads first route

with Dad
mattkemp70 ?/May/10 AltLd
with Westy
Graham Westbrook ?/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
CharlotteJelleyman 02/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Kind of agree with what everyone's said so far except that we were in the sun wearing shorts and a T-shirt so we didn't care!

with Herve Nuttall
Sue Underwood 30/May/09 AltLd

Not much gear at all!

with Joanne Larty
Polly4 ?/May/09 AltLd
Glyn 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Privative in terms of quality. Equal amounts of vegetation as rock with less then abundant protection. Not recommend when wet and wearing big boots!

with Clive Hudson (father)
dicky79 12/Jul/08 -

A bag of vegetated arse.

with Andy P
Ben Griffiths 12/Jul/08 Lead


runestone 15/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with J
epic ed 05/May/07 AltLd O/S

Used the new N Wales guide - seemed to follow the line on the photo but route description nothing close. Lots of grass, just enough gear, v. loose at top (DON'T stand below if any climbers above!). So either off-route or not 2 stars....?

with Adam F
catt 21/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Ended up doing the direct finish at VS as it looked, well, more direct... Overall lots of downclimbing, route finding, vegetation and grass filled belay placements. However in between there was some nice climbing, in particular P3 was the standout and the short crack on the VS finish was also nice.

with Blane, Gillian
OffshoreAndy 07/Oct/06 AltLd

Old style - no cams, no chalk only walking boots, sweat and tears - and not a single dry bit of rock on the whole thing. Continued with ridge bagging 4 peaks then back to Pete's

with Dave Wearing
Dave Wearing 07/Oct/06 AltLd O/S
with asutton709
csalvage 03/Jul/99 2nd
with Jack
Ian Archer 09/May/98 AltLd O/S

My 100th climb in North Wales, done on a misty day with a bottle of Bollinger grande anne to share at the top.

with Danny Hale
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