Rockfax Description
The monstrous third pitch is good value HVS. Start at the toe of the left-hand buttress.
1) 4c, 28m. Climb the slab to gain the thin crack. Follow this up to a small ledge on the right. Head straight up to the right-hand end of the large ledge that Nea starts from, and traverse rightwards below the holly tree. Then climb easily up to a ledge and belay below an open groove.
2) 5a, 28m. Follow the crack up the back of the groove. This proves a bit of a tussle until stood on a sloping ledge about 8m up. From here, make a puzzling traverse up and left around the arete to finally pull onto the slab above. Head up and right to a large flake and belay below an intimidating wide slot.
3) 5a, 10m. If you have planned ahead, then this is your mate's lead! Move up to the slot where a long sling and basketball skills will allow you to thread the chockstone from below. Prepare for battle and wade into the wide crack. Having succeeded it still requires a steady head to continue up the fist-crack to the ledge above.
4) Finish as for P3 of Nea. © Rockfax

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, ROCKFAX Style Top 50: North Wales, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, Ultimate HVS ticklist, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist, 100 Best Wales Mid Grade Climbs, "A Graded List of a Few Welsh Climbs" Aka ROGER'S LIST, Glyn's North Wales mid-grade ticklist.

Josh Butler 31/Oct/17 Lead O/S
with Robin Jacobs, Gareth Chalker
Hidden 31/Oct/17 AltLd O/S
mattgrange 09/Oct/17 AltLd

Led P1 via slab, L P4 (top of Nea, very nice). Determined effort by Si on P2 and P3, I found the latter brutal and the former would have been much easier without frozen fingers.

SimonWooden 06/Oct/17 AltLd dog

Matt led first and final pitch. I led pitch 2 clean then dogged/aided into pod on pitch 4 then descended and top roped back up and led to stance.

with Matt Grange, michael woolcott
ashtond6 28/Aug/17 Lead


Hidden 26/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
Pete_Frost 26/Aug/17 AltLd rpt

Led P1 & 2. Abbed off after P4. Really good fun and very relaxed at the grade.

with Phil Creed
Rob Rocket 24/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
with Adam Ellwood
Leman Lemanski 24/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Flavio 23/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/17 2nd
Samantha Dickson 22/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with Ali Baxter
Hidden 22/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/17 TR
Colin Scotchford 12/Jul/17 AltLd
Puma 10/Jul/17 AltLd

Unfortunately Mike and Rob had planned ahead! I'd prefer it if I couldn't remember the amount of swearing and time it took to get up P3. (Mike P1, Rob P2)

with Mike Shaw, Rob Stone
lithos 09/Jul/17 AltLd

Mike P1, me P2, Paul P3. rather long winded ascent with accompanying swearage from Paul n P3. P2 really good and P1 feels quite tough for 4c at the start of the crack.

with Puma, Mike Shaw
Hidden 09/Jul/17 AltLd rpt
afearn91 ?/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
Martin Dunne ?/Jul/17 -
with Leman
charleybaby5287 18/Jun/17 2nd
robgixer 18/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Charley
emma1987 17/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
lukey13 17/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
with Emma :)
Hidden 17/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
SteveJCox 14/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
with Tom Cox
Tom Cox 14/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
UncleMephisto 09/Jun/17 AltLd rpt
with Laura Pruul
j.anstee 03/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

Rockfax middle pitch at 4a actually 5a :/

with Dave Tait, Percy
gripped01 03/Jun/17 AltLd
with Dave Tait
lpruul ?/Jun/17 AltLd
Hidden 26/May/17 AltLd rpt
Jan.Hrb 14/May/17 AltLd
with Ales
Hidden 13/May/17 -
simibrown 13/May/17 AltLd

P2 is graded 4a in the rockfax pocket guide, giving Dave a shock! P3 is a fight.

with Dave
Hidden 11/May/17 AltLd
jandyd05 08/May/17 AltLd O/S

brutal last crack - works with layback into slot, rather than off width technique

DanOsb 07/May/17 2nd
with Joe white
useful 07/May/17 AltLd

Might have to revisit this to vanquish my nemesis of the top pitch...!!!

with Steve E, John M
James Worthington 05/May/17 AltLd

Second pitch. Great climb.

with Rob
dr_botnik 05/May/17 AltLd O/S

P1&3. Great route, pitch 2 had great climbing even just following the rope.

with James
Sardien 04/May/17 AltLd rpt

First 2 pitches only, fully convinced we were on Nea as the topo in the old llanberis guidebook is wrong and we werent paying any attetion :-p

with Ruth Bevan
Hidden 02/May/17 AltLd
Guy Bennell ?/May/17 AltLd O/S
with Duncan Simpson
kenhansard ?/May/17 -
Hidden 23/Apr/17 AltLd rpt
DanC1985 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Hidden 23/Apr/17 AltLd
dewiturton 18/Apr/17 AltLd
with keitht
keitht 18/Apr/17 AltLd
marcus_goff 07/Apr/17 AltLd
with Andy
Afell 07/Apr/17 AltLd
jesse.stuck ?/Apr/17 Lead O/S
erkershaw 28/Mar/17 AltLd O/S


Jonathan Richardson 28/Mar/17 AltLd O/S


TwofoZeus 27/Mar/17 AltLd

P1 - hard moves at bottom, but good P2 (Lead) beautiful crack corner climbing with a very slow and technical traverse. Move slowly, trust your feet, extend your gear very well and traverse left. Technical and slow, just how I like it. P3 - absolute pig, glad Mike lead it.

Michael Bortoluzzi 27/Mar/17 AltLd RP

Lead P1 & P3. Failed on first attempt at ap3, head game not quite right. Gave it a 2nd try and felt not too bad, definitely happier leading P3 rather than P2. Laybacked the bottom of the offwidth until I could stand in it and sort gear.

TGreen 25/Mar/17 AltLd O/S
Rosie Henstock 25/Mar/17 AltLd O/S

Tom did first pitch and final crack, I did the bits in between. Abbed off as we had already done final pitch of Nea and didn't fancy walking down again. Great climb!

Mattilda 04/Feb/17 AltLd O/S

P4 of Nea, P3 spectre, P1 &2 between both routes? Thought P4 a mistake as looks like serious ground, glad we did it rather than ab off as best bit of the day.

with Giles
Hidden 03/Oct/16 2nd
inspiration_needed 11/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Leade pitch 1. James lead 2, 3 and 4. 4th had great exposure! Its part of Nea VS, think I would have found the pro a bit exciting if I had tried to lead, but climbing was easy enough.

with Jimbo
DaveThexton 29/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
JEP 29/Aug/16 AltLd
Jenn_Stretton 29/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

I led the first pitch, last pitch was awkward as hell - glad I didn't lead it! Don't go into the crack too early! 'Are you in?' 'No I'm resting on the rope' haha!

LDudill 29/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Jen p1. Me p2, pretty amazing pitch, groove definitely hardest bit and the traverse out left wasn't too bad with lots of good holds! Dave p3, which I dogged on second, definitely tried getting into it a bit too much, should of stayed on outside / lay-backed, typical HVS crack/chimney pitch!

with Jen s, Dave
quarrtman1 23/Aug/16 2nd
with mills
mr mills 23/Aug/16 Lead
with Chris
anthonydouglas 19/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

First HVS for a while. Lead P1 & P4 - P3 was a struggle!

Harry Ellis 10/Aug/16 AltLd
with james gibson
Hidden 09/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/16 Lead
Maddie 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S

So good! Pitch 2 is ace. 3 was way easier than expected after the comments on here! Dont think Jo thought so though she did have a bag... Rained on pitch 4 for a bit of excitement

with Jo T
Graeme Hammond 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S

led pitches 2 &3 in one mega pitch

with Sameer
samkat 06/Aug/16 AltLd
with Graeme Hammond
paul79 30/Jul/16 AltLd
squicky 25/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Kev, Ally
joe.91 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S

The off width felt easy after yosemite!

with Mikeay Sinclair
Hidden 18/Jul/16 2nd
Longsufferingropeholder 17/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with C May
Col Kingshott 17/Jul/16 AltLd
George_Surf 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Hard to get off the floor! P2 great through some interesting territory. Wide crack wasn't half as bad as people made out. Big layback move and just stand up in to the slot

rachelpearce01 17/Jul/16 2nd O/S
C May 17/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Great route very varied climbing, even managed to jam!

with Tim
Hidden 17/Jul/16 AltLd
ebf 14/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Led p2 (the crack & slab) - the slab was a bit scary to look at but easy enough once you commit. Paul did p1 (slippery and hard) and p3 (a fine effort and not too hard once you lay away and jam your way up it - in that order).

pastep 14/Jul/16 AltLd

Great route classic HVS a good physical work out.

with ebf
Ilia Nadyrbayev 02/Jul/16 2nd
Kirill 02/Jul/16 Lead
with Ilia
dixiechick 06/Jun/16 -
Lotte Stuer 06/Jun/16 AltLd
with dave smith
james.slater 05/Jun/16 AltLd β

After being rained off above the second pitch a few years ago. I want to say the slot felt fine, but i didnt lead it!

hornbywill 02/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Awesome climbing. Swimming up the chimney.

Hidden 01/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/May/16 AltLd O/S
luke glaister 29/May/16 AltLd O/S

Absolutely brilliant. Our first mountain hvs multi pitch. Kc 1 and 3. Me 2 and 4. First is nice and easy to get u in to it. 2rd is the best on the wall. 3rd I laughed so much at kc. He climbed into it and was like a beached whale. So funny I laybacked to glory on it. 4th pitch was well worth doing. Didn't do top so we could absail off tree tat.

joedean 28/May/16 AltLd
ianstevens 28/May/16 AltLd O/S

Lead P1. Emily P2 (our guide said 4a!) and Joe the monster P3

with Joe Dean, Emily Groves
emgroves 28/May/16 AltLd
my 27/May/16 AltLd dnf

Matt T P1, Me P2, Callum P3 then ab off. My first HVS 5a lead :)

Hidden 27/May/16 AltLd dnf
Hidden 27/May/16 AltLd O/S
SallyReeves89 23/May/16 AltLd
with John Trythall
ferdia 15/May/16 AltLd O/S
Andy Moles 15/May/16 AltLd O/S
with Ferdia
Hidden 15/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/May/16 AltLd rpt
shed_hed 05/May/16 AltLd rpt

Gilly led up to slab, then i led across the slab and the top crack, pretty wide and full on, could have done with some larger gear.

with Gilly McArthur
JoeMortimer 05/May/16 AltLd
Fat Andy Heff 05/May/16 AltLd O/S
Jay C 10/Apr/16 AltLd


with David B, Nick E
Droyd 10/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

P3, good fun and very well protected, even without the sling.

with Jay, Nick
Nick Nitro 10/Apr/16 AltLd
with Jay C
andrewcoultherd 08/Apr/16 AltLd

led pitch of adjacent climb. too scared of wide crack.

with Kieran
Hidden 08/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
mcgovern 19/Mar/16 AltLd
with Murphy
Martin Dunne 19/Mar/16 AltLd

Nice adventure, good McGovern related bantering at top of second pitch. Burly crack!

with Joe H
Hidden 19/Mar/16 AltLd
FreddieSmith 14/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
with Danny
Tubs 13/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Good route and I thoroughly enjoyed pitch 3; I would have been sad to miss out on the chimneying. Bottom end of the grade.

with Jan L
Mike_Hayes 13/Mar/16 AltLd
joedean ??/2016 -
Tim Sparrow ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
Climbingspike ??/2016 -
Nifec14 ??/2016 -
SJPowderham1 03/Nov/15 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 2 and 4. Abseiled off in the dark

MysteriousCeorl 03/Nov/15 AltLd O/S

Lead p1 and p3 (after a couple of falls), abbed off in the dark, lovely route

Hidden 02/Nov/15 AltLd
JemG 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Jonny Reay
Hidden 01/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
Happy Wanderer 27/Sep/15 AltLd dog

Led p1 and attempted p3 but was glad I backed off when I dogged my way up on second. Hideous to section - short and definitely not sweet! Sharp contrast to the lovely technical difficulties of p2.

with Mike D
MD 27/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Led p2 and p3. P3 is a bit of a beast.

with Jo
redshapedfriday 27/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
mapperley samurai 27/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Lead P1 &3. Sapped all my strength trying to brute my way into the crack on P3, with none left I was forced to employ a little technique and commitment. Not so hard when finesse applied.

Hidden 26/Sep/15 AltLd rpt
static266 11/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Davesmith1981 07/Sep/15 AltLd
with Si Lake
tcn_2002 31/Aug/15 AltLd
stevorobs3 31/Aug/15 AltLd dog

First 2 pitches clean, slipped out the last "chimney"

Hidden 17/Aug/15 2nd
froglette 16/Aug/15 2nd
with johnpr
Hidden 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
jsmcfarland 16/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Alan led first pitch, I led 2 and 3. The second pitch has a brilliant traverse and some mad terrain at the grade. P3 is a brutal fight and a little sketchy. I put gear in AFTER all the hard moves (big mistake!), definitely would have hit the big rock at the base of the crack if I came off. Abbed off the in-situ tat to avoid doing the last boring pitch of Nea. Brilliant route

with Alan
alanblyth 16/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with Sachi
UncleMephisto 12/Aug/15 AltLd rpt
WillCful 12/Aug/15 AltLd rpt
JamesWilliams 07/Aug/15 AltLd rpt
with Bren
Hidden 25/Jul/15 AltLd
scottcoates 25/Jul/15 AltLd
Hidden 25/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/15 Lead dog
Hidden 16/Jul/15 Lead O/S
HenryMeier 15/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
jordana86 11/Jul/15 2nd dnf
puppythedog 11/Jul/15 AltLd dnf

Dave pitch one, Me the first 8 meters of p2 which I then had to down climb due to rain. I did this by placing a piece of gear lower than my top piece and then removing top piece and repeat until down.

with David Nicol
Stickle Tarn 11/Jul/15 Lead dog

Pitch 1 & 2 both really nice, climbed them well. Then... P3 super awkward empty crack, rested just below chock stone. Eventually aided up, not my preferred style of climbing !

Hidden 10/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Antonio Ferra ?/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Lead P1 and P3. Scrabled last pitch then downclimbed and abseiled from anchor on top of P4

with Krysztof
wi11 30/Jun/15 Solo rpt

Had some fun lay backing! Stunning day

Pero 19/Jun/15 Lead
Tarquin 19/Jun/15 2nd
with Helen, Ioan
Fragmod 16/Jun/15 Lead
amccann 15/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Sam A
Sam Ash 15/Jun/15 AltLd O/S


shaunhumphreys 15/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

P2&3 nice start to the trip!

with Dawn
Hidden 15/Jun/15 -
Dawn_K_B 15/Jun/15 AltLd O/S


Teappleby 15/Jun/15 AltLd

Pitches 1 & 4. Good all the way.

Matthew Ferrier 15/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Lead P2 & 3 . Nice.

cem 13/Jun/15 AltLd rpt

Led p1 & 3.

Kirill 13/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Hinchrn 12/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Tom
Hidden 10/Jun/15 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
scottcoates ?/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Martyn
ads 23/May/15 2nd
RagingPuffin 21/May/15 Lead O/S

RCI prep

with Griff
Stopsy 20/May/15 AltLd RP

Had to have two go's at the P3, if only I'd laybacked it the first time!

with Henry
pie_eater_pete 15/May/15 AltLd O/S
lost.arrow 01/May/15 -
alexjz 30/Apr/15 Lead rpt

Second time on spectre but first time on P3 as we cut the climb short 4 years ago when birdy and i got benighted. Classic

Luke Brooks 23/Apr/15 AltLd rpt
with Delyth
Lucylou19 16/Apr/15 AltLd dnf

Chris led pitch 2, I led pitch 2, then bailed onto the vs4c next to it

Hidden 15/Apr/15 AltLd dnf
Wendy Watthews 15/Apr/15 AltLd

Jake lead p1 and I lead the traverse pitch as it started misseling, jake tried the 3rd pitch but it was a bit much in the damp so we switched over to nea instead

with JakeB.
Hidden 14/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
tebs 10/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
with Phil, Sam
sgl 10/Apr/15 AltLd rpt
with Phil, Bart
Hidden 08/Apr/15 AltLd
jezb1 08/Apr/15 AltLd

P1 & 3. Have lead before but no recollection...! P3 not that bad.

tombushell 22/Mar/15 AltLd
Sam Husband 22/Mar/15 AltLd

Awesome route, found pitch 2 (pitch 2 and 3 in some guides) the hardest and a little scary. The crack pitch was fine and less scary than the guide implied. Theres a very loose hold as you join the Vs which is quite big and worth being careful of.

with Tom
Hidden 21/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
Stanners 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Unplanned but led all the pitches after the 4a pitch in the guide being deemed 5a by the team abbing down. So enjoyable in the sun. Tough crux pitch up the crack but a great way to end, good fun and safe. End of weekend trip, must return soon for more classics!

with Giles
foostu4 21/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
WillCful 20/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
UncleMephisto 20/Mar/15 AltLd dnf

Abbed off in the dark to put chickens to bed!

spidermonkey09 23/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

Let P2 and P3. P2 felt very difficult for 5a. P3 feels fine with a big cam. Great route!

with Jake Atkinson
j_aaake 23/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

Led 1 and 4 - first multi pitch! cheers jim

jon_gill1 15/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

me p1 and p3,

with ross garfoot
Martin Bagshaw 15/Nov/14 AltLd O/S
with Luke Green
Ian MK 29/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Anna
Sam4242 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S


joeallen28 28/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1 and 3. Abbed off from embedded blocks at top of 3rd pitch to squeeze another route in. Made real hard work of 3rd pitch!

with Sam4242
Anna Maykova 28/Sep/14 2nd dog
with Ian
JoeWilliams 15/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with J Lewis
alice fuller 14/Sep/14 2nd

Pete lead the lot.he styled the chimney..saying ringlock,sidepull,cut loose then jam..easy:) I didnt style it.Breat climbing on each pitch.

CurlyStevo 14/Sep/14 Lead

Found pitch 3 harder this time, I think you could hit the ledge laybacking the edge of the offwidth if you fluffed it, which I nearly did!

with louise_london_climber
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
lanky 13/Sep/14 AltLd
with trystam
switch 07/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

led p4, then abbed off (50m)

with Agnes, Leanne
Hidden 07/Sep/14 AltLd
KKilroy 05/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Lou
KKilroy ?/Sep/14 -
JLD 15/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Pitches one and two only. Got rained off at top of p2.

JamesWilliams 08/Aug/14 AltLd rpt

lead 2nd pitch this time. epic sooooo good!

adamre12 08/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

I led P1 and P4 (James combined P2 and P3 into one - well worth doing). Fun on P2, love to lead it next time. P3 was not too bad, whats all the fuss about??

Hidden 07/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
AndrewP 21/Jul/14 2nd

On MIA training

CharlieMack 18/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1 and 4. Dan did pitch 2+3 together. Final crack is a good fight.

with Dan Peers
erbridger 11/Jul/14 AltLd
Swotson 06/Jul/14 AltLd dog

I did P2 and P4 (sort of)- Strenuous and awkward moves on polished rock into a wide chimney thing before the nice jamming to the top. Obviously was doing it wrong, but didn't care once I'd worn myself out on three attempts. Couldn't bring myself to let go of the friend I placed in front of me and pulled on it for all I was worth! There isn't a choice of style that is pulling on gear:-)

with Ian Athroll
robpartridge ?/Jul/14 -
with Noddy
Jeromecooper 30/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Tom christenson
stonemikey 29/Jun/14 Lead

All good up until the notorious crack/chimney pitch. One fall, lots of rests and finally an A1 pull on a cam... Not my most elegant lead!

JDG2428 29/Jun/14 2nd
cpt_crunch 28/Jun/14 AltLd dog
with matt lally
charley 26/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Brilliant route. Led pitches 2 & 3. Found the crux pitch to be pitch 2, was really good & great fun although committing. Pitch 3 was easier then it looked, didn't think I'd have any gear big enough to protect it so was surprised when I found a 0.5 friend protected the crux move.

with Ange, Kev
valentinesbabe 26/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

I led P1, Charley led P2 and P3. Liked the look of the starting pitch until I got on it and then found it really steep and pumpy. P2 was fine to start with then a crazy step left on horrid holds all felt a bit tenuous. P£ was a bit of an offwidth and all was going well until I tried to pull up and into the wide crack but got stuck because of all the gear I had on my harness before I finally succeeded!!! Awesome route but not for the faint hearted :D

Tithe Technique 26/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/14 AltLd β
spenser 23/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1 and 3, got some much needed practice hand jamming on pitch 1 which would make a fantastic top end VS in it's own right. Glad I didn't lead pitch 2, felt pretty hard work. The Harding slot was something else entirely. First proper HVS lead and good practice for offwidthing/ fist jamming. Pitch 3 is safe as houses with some decent sized cams and hexes.

with Ned
Keiran O'Mahony 23/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Kit
ned_85 23/Jun/14 AltLd
Alison Cairns 22/Jun/14 AltLd
with Kevin bowser
Hidden 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
TimKnight 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led P3... an entertaining tussle

with Dave Marshall
Hidden 21/Jun/14 AltLd dog
john lynch 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led 2 & 3 really nice groove and fun airy crack.

with Tommy
chris smith 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Malcolm watson
Hidden 19/Jun/14 AltLd
Sdentzel 14/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

lead 1st 5a Chris lead the OW odd one

Matt_L_Robinson 14/Jun/14 -
spragglerocks 14/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led p2 and p4.

with Matt
Chris Sansum 14/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
cpoad 13/Jun/14 Lead dog

Annoyingly hung on top pitch working out move into crack.

with John S
Ian Jones 12/Jun/14 AltLd rpt

Great to revisit after 35 years.

with Tim Clarke
cat22 12/Jun/14 AltLd rpt
with Mike
Alistair Corbett 11/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Matt Robinson
Dan Vaj 05/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Khalid
khalidq 05/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Very enjoyable. I led P2 and P4. P4 is loose blocks so feels solo but easy.

Hidden 01/Jun/14 2nd O/S
BushwackerBritz ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Chris Davis
Hidden 30/May/14 AltLd O/S
Ash Sayers 29/May/14 Lead O/S
andycash 29/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Ash
steven_daniels99 14/May/14 AltLd O/S

Led top pitches

maria85 04/May/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1. Hardest 4c I've ever done! Rest seemed right for 5a but think first pitch (going the crack way) should be 5a also. The groove is amazing.

with Rob Cooper, Jules
Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/14 -
Matt_C9716 30/Apr/14 2nd
BTphonehome 30/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Matt
Jay.Carr 16/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Malin Kvist
samwillo 16/Apr/14 AltLd
with The Bear
malinkvist 16/Apr/14 2nd
with Jay
mr mills 14/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with paul simkiss
Hidden 12/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Harri777 12/Apr/14 AltLd
with Megan Beaumont, jt
pauldrew 11/Apr/14 Lead
dswansonlow 01/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Done in one long 58m pitch! Found the top crack a challenge!

shed_hed 01/Apr/14 2nd O/S

Dougie led all in one pitch (to where it joins with Nea). Nice climbing. First and final section felt the hardest.

Hidden 01/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
jcooper8 17/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Mackinclimb 17/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
markfromstoke 15/Mar/14 AltLd
with Ian
ian d f 15/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
with Mark
bede.west 14/Mar/14 AltLd

Great climb! airy

JamesWilliams 14/Mar/14 AltLd dog

lead the first pitch fine one tough move. fair play to bede doing the second crazy air pitch and then i feel off the chimney pitch so bede took over to save the day. awesome climb loads of character but hard!

Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 AltLd
with Mike McGill, Graham Lee
oldmanofmow ??/2014 -
waynekinrade ??/2014 Lead O/S
IanGilbertJones ??/2014 -
Si ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Rob Gillespie ??/2014 AltLd O/S
oliverpcain ??/2014 Lead O/S
mike mo ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Theeni 05/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
with Will McEvoy, John McEvoy
hannahmmt 05/Oct/13 AltLd

Finished up on the last 3 pitches of Nea. Terrifying night-time abseil. Lots of swearing.

with Cherry
Double Knee Bar 27/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Great route. Led third (2nd crux) pitch. But... 2nd pitch, couldnt get wires out without nutkey. Had to repeat with key from paul. Rope got stuck after ab. Lost my keys. Ran over our pork pies.

wilkie14c 27/Sep/13 -

Great day at the office - Sandbagged partner on 3rd pitch, hid his keys for daring to forget his nutkey and then told him I'd 'run over' the pork pies for getting the ropes stuck :-) Beefy route that requires commitment, proper old school!

with Glenn
tim20 24/Sep/13 AltLd
tim20 24/Sep/13 2nd
Alkis 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Led all three pitches, abbed off after P3, as we had already done Nea. P2 surprised the hell out of me, as I was expecting a 4a bimble to the crux pitch. From the hold you're supposed to go up from, I traversed further left, on poor holds and no gear, making that bit quite a bit more "interesting" than it should have been. P3 was nice, arm-barred to get my feet up then stepped into the crack, getting to the top flake from there was rather surprisingly easy.

Hidden 09/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Colin Scotchford 31/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 27/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Jules Lane 25/Aug/13 AltLd dog

I led first pitch via the slab rather than crack. 2nd pitch fantastic, but glad Dave led it as the traverse moves seemed pretty delicate, strenuous and scary all at the same time ! Failed to lead the Harding Slot - its wellard.

with Mynydd Dave K
Gareth T 25/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Tim Popplestone
joe gallacher 25/Aug/13 Lead

Lead first pitch , this is all we did . Realised it was a bit too ambitious going up 5 or 6 pitches as a threesome with Andrew a little new to this type of climb so we ab's off and looking at the grade comments makes me think we did the right thing . Paul would've blasted up the 5a pitches no prob. Gareth and Tim P flowed up the route ahead of us .

with Andrew, Paul Griffiths
David Kay 25/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
jezb1 23/Aug/13 AltLd

I did p2 which was prob the best pitch and ran it upto the base of "The" crack. Very glad it was Mike's pitch up that horrible offwidth thing! A very good value route :)

Hidden 23/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Helen Gibson 08/Aug/13 AltLd
with Richard
joeflan 07/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
samuel.stevens 07/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

p 1 + p2

Cake 07/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

P2, Matt P1, 3. Amazing climb. Getting around the overhang is good. Great moves to get into the chimney. P1 is decent too

with Matt
Mark D 06/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Ewan Irvine
ewan i 06/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with mark duggan
Hidden 03/Aug/13 AltLd
Bry 03/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/13 AltLd
1poundSOCKS 26/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

I had 2 goes at the offwidth/chimney (messed up the gear, lowered, led it all clean), so not a true onsight.

JanBella 23/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with pete
piersnewton 22/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Lead Pitch 2

ollyroberts 22/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1+3. Brilliant varied route. Piers surprised on P2 because of typo in the guide but nailed it!

JulesV 15/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with Shauna Cunningham
Hidden 14/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Jonny Nick 14/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Led pitch pitches 1 and 3. Crack pitch bloody good fun. First moves on pitch one proved tricky being tired from epic day on Cloggy day before.

with eleytim
Hidden 12/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Dr Toph 10/Jul/13 Solo O/S

Quality sustained groove on P2 and great wide fun crack on P3. Sweet

Hidden 07/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Scott Quinn 06/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
guy757 01/Jul/13 -
robbraby ?/Jul/13 2nd

great climb ruined by pretty much every single piece of gear being a fucker to get out involving a lot of swearing and hanging on the rope smacking things with a hex.

with Steveo
CurlyStevo ?/Jul/13 Lead

Lead all pitches. This route is simply awesome, the crack on pitch 3 really isn't that bad at all (for HVS) and doesn't require any thrutching at 5a. Very well protected with a huge variety of top quality climbing. Don't bother with the finishing pitchs of Nea they don't add anything (but length and an awkward scramble back down) to the route.

with Rob
gripped01 30/Jun/13 AltLd
with Dave Tait
stuaart 30/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Did P1, P3. Lou did P2, P4 (i.e., Nea P3). P3 good but short lived. P2 probably the best of the three, continuously interesting.

with Louise Atkin
louby 30/Jun/13 2nd

Just p1. Felt sustained, nice pitch

perrys 29/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Dale Colver
mark4344 07/Jun/13 2nd

pitch 1 and 2 only

with stu and Dereck
Hidden 04/Jun/13 Lead rpt
wynaptomos ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
alp79 26/May/13 2nd

P1 only then realised we couldn't be bothered after a big day yesterday !

WillCass 26/May/13 AltLd

Lead pitches 2 and 3.

with Monika
ashtond6 26/May/13 Lead O/S


FelixPeterken 26/May/13 2nd O/S
with AndrewP
Hoyes 26/May/13 AltLd O/S

Led the Harding Slot pitch. Very good route.

Batt 26/May/13 AltLd O/S

Lead p2. Abb'd after the crack. P2 was lovely, crack was horrid laybacking!

AndrewP 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Brilliant route. P2 is wonderfully sustained. P3 looks awful but it went fine once I committed to the layback.

tatz45 25/May/13 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd and 3rd pitches.

vyl20 25/May/13 Lead O/S
with Celyn
Murilo Lessa 25/May/13 AltLd O/S

Follow the first two pitches (linked by Du) and did the last one.

with Eduardo Camiletti
Wyn Bach 20/May/13 2nd dnf

Followed first and second pitches,great climbing however leader failed on the third pitch.In consolation he has succeded before.I'll have to come back to experience it.

with Ched
Ched 20/May/13 Lead
fizzychewitt 19/May/13 AltLd

Led P2 & P4. Found the Harding Slot very pumpy and ended up squirming into the crack instead of laybacking

with Phil
Steve Woollard 07/May/13 AltLd
with Andy Owen
Hidden 06/May/13 AltLd
Palindrome 05/May/13 2nd

Pitches 1 to 4 only (abseiled off at pitch 4). Aided up pitch 3.

robin_hackney 04/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Si
Hidden 04/May/13 AltLd O/S
BeckyBrown1989 02/May/13 AltLd
with Ruth Bethan
Harry Kingston 20/Apr/13 AltLd
Clay C 20/Apr/13 2nd
Ragingpossum 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

I led P1, Harry P2 and P3. Good value for HVS.

with Clay Conlon, harry kingston
suds_01 21/Feb/13 AltLd
with Harrison
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
adie84 ??/2013 -
rustaldo 08/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

good route, nice conditions in the pass for once. if you go with the pocket rockfax grades, its a complete sandbag! shocking! P1,2,3. nice mammut crag swag.

with Will
PaulTanton 07/Oct/12 AltLd rpt

Bit damp, bit cold but a great route

with Anita Grey
Hidden ?/Oct/12 AltLd dog
Dan724 13/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

In the rain... Proper old school full body climbing. Should've worn tweed; good for thrutching.

with Steve Keys
Kyuzo 06/Sep/12 -
Hidden 03/Sep/12 2nd
Sardien 07/Aug/12 AltLd dog

Led P3, came off it, was harder then I remembered!

with Greg Edwards
stevoland ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
bwestwood 31/Jul/12 Lead


Robert.harden 27/Jul/12 AltLd dog

What an amazing climb. I lead the first pitch. Russ led pitch 2&3 together. Then I finished ye last chimney crack to the top. Good technical climb with some difficult moves.

mattyork2 27/Jul/12 AltLd

Sophie led pitch one. Jonny led pitch two (wonderfully technical, great climbing) and I led the thrutchy pitch three.

with Sophie Ward, Johnny Richard
Alex Winter 22/Jul/12 AltLd

Led P1 and P3. P2 was amazing.

mark20 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2

Hidden 22/Jul/12 AltLd
Jake Young 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Mark R
jiles 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Alex Winter
wi11 ?/Jul/12 Lead O/S

P1,2&3 as one

with Max
thecurlyone 12/Jun/12 AltLd

I lead the first pitch (feeling rusty so had to sit on gear at the starting crack), chris lead the second pitch with ease, then I finished up the top pitch of Nea, cos I didnt fancy the harding slot.

with Christopher Watkins
crossleysm ?/Jun/12 Lead
Richard Kemble 29/May/12 AltLd O/S

lead pitch 2 & 4, pretty cool climb

with Lewis G
Carl Simmons 24/May/12 2nd dnf

Completed first 2 Pitches, with an alternative third pitch before Abseilling off.

with Andy Nelson, Ash Sleight
ashsleight 24/May/12 2nd dog

Great route, me and Carl followed Andy Townsend up the first 2 pitches ofthis after RCI assessment. My forearms blewout on the second pitch!!!

ScottyD 23/May/12 AltLd O/S
Alex.M-M. 16/May/12 AltLd dog

Rested on gear whilst trying to work out how to get in to the p4 (the off width) crack. Shame really as it is all okay once you've wriggled in.

cripper 16/May/12 AltLd O/S

midge lead first pitch, then i lead the second and midge lead the 3rd, but he had to sit on the rope to get into the crack. i managed it first time on second. brilliant climb, great fun. theres an in-situ ab point that is worth taking instead of finishing up nea as the best climbing is done by now.

with midge
Hidden 06/May/12 Lead
Falko 27/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and P4 (The Crack). P2 was probably the best single pitch of this 4-day, 11-route visit to The Pass! Fantastic climbing! FA by Peter Harding in 1947 then soloed by him in 1948! Hero.

with Steve M
Hidden 26/Mar/12 Lead
hrgcb 25/Mar/12 AltLd
with John Chattaway
Hexman 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Quality route, hard but safe

with EdO, Andy Holder
Hidden ??/2012 -
Owen_P ??/2012 -
JamesP ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Mowglee 12/Nov/11 AltLd rpt
with Ali
libby.southgate 05/Nov/11 AltLd

Finished up Nea instead of offwidth because Emily couldn't feel her hands by this point and it was her turn to lead haha

with Emily Roo, Louise Benchetrit
Jams Crwca 05/Nov/11 AltLd dog

Lead 1st, pulled on gear on 2nd/5a pitch, very cold hands!

with Justin
Hidden 05/Nov/11 AltLd
Hidden 01/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/11 AltLd RP
Alex Thomson 30/Sep/11 AltLd
Hidden 27/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/11 AltLd O/S 29/Aug/11 AltLd
with jamesca
guy757 17/Aug/11 AltLd
Lawrie Brand 17/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with Joe
Adi Hooper 05/Aug/11 AltLd dnf

Only did first 2 pitches as ran out of time. Tough 5a pitch.

Tim W 24/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

p1&3- MT -TW. Abseil from end of 3rd pitch

arthur_de_briton 24/Jul/11 AltLd
with oliver warren, tim wilkinson
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
leerybunny 24/Jul/11 2nd
martrin 22/Jul/11 Lead
with Sarah Kekus
mr mills 12/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with paul simkiss
Dibdawg 09/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2, best one in my view, quite exposed!

with Mark Sheridan
AlexD 03/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
brockers 02/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 02/Jul/11 AltLd
Blurgy319 29/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
HIGHTOWER 29/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
tgeh 26/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with dan geh
Hidden 26/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Dan Geh 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

epic battle in crack!

Hidden 26/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/11 -
Lenny 04/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Les
Katy Nelson 24/May/11 AltLd
with Dan Butler
Hidden 19/May/11 AltLd
Noodles 19/May/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1 + P3

augustus trout 14/May/11 AltLd O/S

Led the easier pitches.

with Carolyn Mills
Bex_M 01/May/11 2nd dog
with Duncan Dunbar
john spence ?/May/11 Lead
Hidden ?/May/11 Lead O/S
LozM 27/Apr/11 AltLd

Led P1, retreated after leader fall on P2. P1 good VS 4c, excellent gear, P2 appeared to have good gear but seemed sustained 5a

with Mark J
cem 22/Apr/11 AltLd rpt

Led p1 & 3

with Dave Amos
Andy_B39 17/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Sam Marland 17/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

led pitch 1 and 3

matt.woodfield 17/Apr/11 AltLd
will6459 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Julesthe1st 10/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Mike
MikeLeeds 10/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with John McMahon
Sardien 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Led P2 - got my right leading cap on and loved it! P3 absolutely amazing - I just wanted it to go on and on, but Simon was pretty happy it was over!

with Simon Moore
sophiecb 09/Apr/11 2nd

This felt hard for me. The best pitch was the ultimate crack where Neil got to do some knee jamming, we all got to do a bit of fist jamming and I did a body jam and heave... very funky crack! :)

with Neil, James
joe_morgan87 08/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with nathan
rifleman88 08/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
farmus21 07/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Great fun! Jugs and jams through impressive ground.

with Sam Radcliffe
samrad 06/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

lead 2nd pitch. jugs all the way :)

with james G
alexjz 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Matt Burdekin
crag_monster ?/Apr/11 Lead
with Dave Brown
dan_o_b ?/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Cardi 28/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Led P2 (5a) strung to the bottom of the 'Welsh Crack' and eventually P3 after Tom battled with the crack for a while, and then handed over the duties to me in fading light

with Tom R
Hidden 28/Mar/11 Lead
Twisty 27/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

L middle pitch- brill climbing, the style I love. Steepish, bomber gear and bomber holds.

with Byron Buck
Byronius Maximus 27/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
thetradlad 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

First 3 pitches 0nly. Awesome route!

Harry Thorpe 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Led P2, brilliant

vertically_challenged ?/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
james chesmer ??/2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Derek Ryden ??/2011 AltLd rpt
with Glynne Andrew
Hidden ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
alasdair19 ??/2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
Hidden 23/Oct/10 Lead O/S
NB Pixel 17/Oct/10 AltLd dog

Fantastic climb- I attempted to lead P1, bottled on first move & liz led P1,2,3- clean until move into 'Welsh Crack' on P3... all fantastic climbing! I led last 2 pitches as one- not really in keeping + a bit like a staircase but not much gear. 2 pitch abseil in dark.

with DizLiz
Dizz 17/Oct/10 AltLd

Very good value at the grade! Led p1-3, found it hard but well protected - my new record for the most leader slippages on one route :)Double abseil from top.

Chris wilson 08/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Interesting and hard climbing.

with Paul
Lee Groves ?/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Charlie Allington
givemetea 18/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

led P2 and P3 ... in the rain!

with Sarah Bayley
Hidden 04/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
edpd1b 04/Sep/10 AltLd dog

Lobbed on 3rd pitch/crack, good gear to protect moves, take large Cams. 3*** route

with Leo Scheltinga
dominiclincoln 03/Sep/10 -
Kerm ?/Sep/10 AltLd
mtempest 30/Aug/10 AltLd dnf

Did 1st 2 pitches. Finished up Nea

with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Andrew Lodge 30/Aug/10 AltLd

Led pitch 1 and 3

with Steve
cat22 30/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with Mike
Hidden 30/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 30/Aug/10 Lead dnf

2nd pitch is excellent - the groove is easier than appears but I struggled on the left traverse - quite sustained. I lobbed off the 3rd pitch when my foot slipped on a layback move - had 2 good wires in but the lenght of fall meant I almost hit the sloping ledge. They only injuries were grazes to Mike's knees. Had a few more goes, but after that experience I couldn't commit on the awkward deckable move required to reach the jamming crack and the associated bomber big cam placement. Traversed into Nea and finished up that. My new nemesis !!!

tom.e 27/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with Charlie Everett
clive-greenwood 22/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Me pitch 2 and 3

with Anna
Hidden 22/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Dazzlin 16/Aug/10 2nd
with Nick Harvey, Ross Davidson
Hidden 16/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
djones66 12/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Superb route. The travers left on P2 feels exposed, with the gear quite spaced, but it never gets over-difficult. P3 can be protected well (with some care and effort) especially if you've got big cams.

with Stve mc D
griff90 08/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Richard Gilbert 30/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Impressive climb. I led P1 - nice hard move off the deck. Jerry led P2 - great lead. I pulled up to the crack of P3 but bottled it and downclimbed. Jerry led P3 and I kicked myself as I could have done it. I led P4 no dramas.

with Jerry Ostrowski
Hidden 25/Jul/10 2nd dnf
edmitchell 25/Jul/10 Lead dnf

All going well until stopped by the traverse on P2

Little B 23/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Our rockfax guidebook says 2nd pitch is 4a, Adam started up it, and kept saying "this really isn't 4a...". checked another guidebook to find out it was 5a. Made me laugh.

with Adam
Dunx 07/Jul/10 Lead
with Shell
sbc 07/Jul/10 2nd dnf

had an epic

with Dunx
Chriswallis2 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
metal arms 27/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1 & 3(offwidth). Abbed off.

Abi Chard 24/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Alex
Stumpyham 20/Jun/10 AltLd
with lindy
david morse 20/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with lole
Glyn 19/Jun/10 AltLd
with Greg, Chris Davis
Ri 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Led all pitches. Brilliant/exciting 3rd!

with Paul McGlinchy, Anja Jones
Hidden 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
hangon 06/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Jo
Hidden 05/Jun/10 AltLd rpt
justin burgoyne ?/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

clear weather in the pass. lead first and last pitches. a great route

Hidden ?/Jun/10 AltLd
rob1 31/May/10 AltLd
with Alex Wellings
Dave Reeve 30/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Tony Payne
Hidden 28/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/10 AltLd O/S
Noodles 23/May/10 AltLd

Led P2, really nice route. :)

Bennykr 23/May/10 AltLd

led pitch 1 and 3, really warm day made the polished crack at the top exciting.

with Noodles
Sophie Nunn 23/May/10 AltLd O/S
dan ely 17/May/10 AltLd O/S

lead p1 and 4. then abed as we both longed for the comfort of our warm jaackets. memrabel(i cant spell)

with rich
drcorbasisgod 03/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Tim Guilliams, Paul Bolton
Hidden 03/May/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/10 AltLd
catblack 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

lead 1st and 3rd 'welsh crack'pitch. The wide crack was fun, hard to climb gracefully, knees were essential for me!

Andrew Barker 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch. Abseiled off at the junction with Nea.

hrgcb 18/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Liam FLeming 12/Apr/10 -
with james hayward
Hidden 09/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
DuckingFesperate ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
soph ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
centurion05 ??/2010 -
mr mills ??/2010 -
with edwin
Liam FLeming 12/Oct/09 Lead O/S

night time ascent

with karen dalzell
Hidden 07/Oct/09 Lead dnf
theotherpetehill 27/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Led P2 and 3

chrisallan 27/Sep/09 AltLd dog
Hidden 24/Sep/09 AltLd rpt
Hidden 16/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Jonathan Emett 16/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Matt
Matt Bennett 16/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/09 AltLd
jshields 18/Aug/09 Lead
sam820 02/Aug/09 2nd
BorisVBlade 02/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Boris p2, Neil p1&p2

with Neil Dowse, Sam Davies
Neil D 02/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Led P1, P3

Cowflinger 01/Aug/09 AltLd

1st 2 pitches as 3rd dripping. Route led previously.

with Dai Morris
JulesV 01/Aug/09 Lead
with Shauna Cunningham
Shauna 01/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

I only led p1

with Jules
Ows ?/Aug/09 AltLd
SR1970 ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
davidwright 12/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Mike
Hidden ?/Jun/09 -
Ed Booth 29/May/09 Lead O/S

Went up Nea after second pitch. Baking!

Hidden 25/May/09 AltLd dog
Ched 25/May/09 AltLd
Hidden 03/May/09 Lead O/S
stemill 02/May/09 AltLd O/S

Lead first and last pitch, so more like VS4c for me.

with Mark
Diggler 02/May/09 AltLd O/S
with stemill
Hidden 02/May/09 AltLd O/S
paul.valentine 02/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Steve Jolley
hervenuttall ?/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Sam Farnsworth
thompson1000 28/Apr/09 AltLd
Hidden 28/Apr/09 AltLd
Hidden 24/Apr/09 AltLd dnf
victim of mathematics 19/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Led P2&4, both excellent pitches.

with Brian
Hidden 13/Apr/09 2nd O/S
sgl 01/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with helena
Hidden 22/Mar/09 2nd
gravity 15/Mar/09 2nd dog
with Hugh and David
popov86 ?/Mar/09 AltLd
en7edh ??/2009 AltLd
MarkFoster ??/2009 -
popov86 ??/2009 AltLd
sionjosh ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
2852tomki ??/2009 AltLd
Hidden ??/2009 -
kingholmesy ??/2009 AltLd O/S

Brian strung pitches 1, 2 & 3 together, I led pitches 4, 5 & 6 as one.

with Brian & Lucy
joese7en ??/2009 -
mark4344 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Fantastic climb throughout. third pitch into crack quite thuggy, but bomber gear before all moves.

with michel schonewille
Hidden 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
galpinos 25/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Pitches 2 and 4.

with Ben
Hidden 24/Sep/08 2nd
Hidden 24/Sep/08 Lead
Jesse Dufton 20/Sep/08 AltLd
mol 20/Sep/08 AltLd
with Jesse
The Bad Cough 20/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with Tom Williams, Sam Gerrard
taw 15/Sep/08 AltLd
with Dave sb
davesb 15/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
Mattyk 29/Aug/08 Lead O/S

All pitches. the welsh crack on Pitch 3 was brilliant lay back moves.

mje1398 29/Aug/08 2nd
with Matt K
Peter Reynolds ?/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
OffshoreAndy 24/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Jade
Hidden 24/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
ritchierich 24/Jul/08 AltLd rpt

Did first and last pitches. Don't be fooled by the HVS 4c,5a,5a grading, just getting off the ground was a feat in itself and last pitch demands some respect.

Hidden 23/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/08 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Mike Goldthorp 19/Jun/08 Lead rpt
with Harry Wickham
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
ellentaylor 08/Jun/08 2nd

Climbed pitch 1,2 and 4 cleanly, but struggled on pitch 3 'classic welsh crack'

irish paul 07/Jun/08 AltLd
with Sarah Joyce
chris sm 07/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
pauldrew 07/Jun/08 AltLd
with Kevin Sales
liz77 07/Jun/08 AltLd

Led P1 and P3

with Cherrie
edmitchell 24/May/08 2nd

First two pitches and abbed off

with kai ren, dave kenyon
AJM 18/May/08 AltLd O/S

Great weather. Good route - found getting into the slot a bit go-ey.........

with Astrid Saxby
Hidden 11/May/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/May/08 AltLd O/S
dicky79 05/May/08 AltLd O/S

P1, P3. Ab'd off.

with Vun
oliverthomp 02/May/08 AltLd
with Richard Atkinson
cherad 02/May/08 AltLd O/S
with oliver thompson
Hidden ?/May/08 AltLd
davidgent ?/May/08 AltLd O/S

led final pitch

with Gareth Hewes
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead
Hidden ?/May/08 AltLd
Owain Llewelyn 01/Apr/08 AltLd
with Phil
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
barni ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Father
Gareth_Thomas 06/Oct/07 AltLd

pitches 2,3 felt exposed and scary, EXCELLENT!

with Sophie Wilmes
Carly 06/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
with Richard
Hidden 06/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
Mowglee 06/Oct/07 AltLd
with Arnaud
Hidden 06/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/07 AltLd
Hidden 09/Sep/07 AltLd
Nick Taylor 09/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
C@rwyn 24/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

I got given the offwidth pitch, but really enjoyed it - in a strange way!!

with Heather and Lee
HeatherF 24/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd Pitch (5a) with dodgy moves above an overhang again. Glad i didnt lead the 3rd pitch though-an offwidth crack would definately have freaked me out a bit so carwyn got lumbered with that one! Prity awesome cam placements though!

with Carwyn
Gman ?/Aug/07 Lead dnf
with Dave
cem 23/Jun/07 AltLd O/S

Led p2

with Rob Smithies, Andy Buckley
babymoac 23/Jun/07 AltLd
with Charles, Rob S
ritchierich 05/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Bob Dickson
Dan 85 04/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Jonny
Hjort 26/May/07 2nd
Sgt. Vest 26/May/07 Lead O/S

didn't finish last 2 pitches. Very nice second pitch, exposed as hell. Definatly harder than HVS 5a

with Ferrito
dan gibson 25/May/07 AltLd O/S
with helen gibson
Hidden 05/May/07 AltLd O/S
sammoore 26/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Ivan Holroyd
Hidden 08/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
DavidR 08/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
mrsmish 07/Apr/07 2nd
with Andy P
steve mee 07/Apr/07 2nd
Hidden 06/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
Wilbur 01/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Lead P1 + P3. The slot pitch was memorable!!

with Caine
AngelaC 01/Apr/07 AltLd
MikeT ?/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with SP, TP
jonnie3430 ?/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
blancbleu 20/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Tim
viking ?/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with wilbur
tumbling wizard ?/Mar/07 Lead
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden 04/Nov/06 AltLd O/S
Chris the Tall 13/Oct/06 AltLd

Simon led the first (4c) and third (5a layback) pitches, I did the second (delicate 5a) and top pitch (4b).

John Kettle 08/Sep/06 AltLd
Si dH 03/Aug/06 AltLd O/S

Led pitchs 2 and 3 (as one). Really good route, abbed off after pitch 4, which was "interesting" :)

with Neil Furniss
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 13/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Rebecca
Andy Clarke 03/Jun/06 AltLd O/S

Excellent route. Almost lost Dale for good deep in the infamous crack - only the soles of his rock boots visible at one point! Led Ps 2&5.

with Johnny, Dale
Dale ?/Jun/06 AltLd
with johny andy
Nicos 29/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
spoony84 ??/2006 AltLd O/S

with jamie smith

Hidden ??/2006 -
rob.grafton ??/2006 AltLd
with Bruce
Benjones45_99 ??/2006 AltLd
with Sam Cookson
Stone_donkey ??/2006 2nd

On PyB course

mikelaing ??/2006 -
petebale2000 21/Sep/05 Lead O/S
spidey 30/Aug/05 AltLd
Hidden 09/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/05 -
michael burrows 18/Jun/05 AltLd

this was after walking up to cyrn las and found it wet.

r0b 02/Apr/05 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2+3 and 5+6

with Andy Smith
Hidden ?/Apr/05 AltLd O/S
Different Steve ?/Mar/05 AltLd O/S

Led P1,P3,P5

a_radiohead_fan ??/2005 -
3 Names ?/Aug/04 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/04 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/04 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May/04 AltLd
csalvage ??/2004 2nd
with Pete Spalton
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Claire Tetley
DavidR 22/Jul/03 AltLd O/S
with John Marston
Clucky 08/Jul/03 AltLd O/S
with Paul Dickson
BIgYeti86 ?/Jun/03 AltLd
Hidden 16/Mar/03 Lead O/S
five ?/Oct/02 AltLd dnf
with MS, TW
caradoc 01/Jun/02 AltLd O/S
with john b
Hidden 27/Aug/01 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/01 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/01 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/00 AltLd
Hidden 23/Jul/00 AltLd O/S
RichardMc 23/Jun/00 AltLd
with Dave Langmead
Hammy 07/Jun/00 AltLd
with Jim Evans
kitkat78 ?/May/00 AltLd
with Gavin E
Northen Vince ??/2000 -
marcoleptic ??/2000 AltLd
with Moley
zero six ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/99 2nd O/S
Rob Davies 01/Jul/99 2nd

A lot of grunting from Chris inside the crack on P3

Hidden 03/May/99 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 03/May/99 -
with Cec
dickypips ??/1999 AltLd O/S
with john richards
NeilGriffiths 09/May/98 AltLd
with Paul Tucker
smudge 02/May/98 AltLd rpt
with Ian P
BenTiffin 01/May/98 AltLd
with Rachel Yeates, Andy Bissell
Hidden ??/1998 AltLd
Hidden 04/Oct/97 AltLd
A Crook 01/Oct/97 AltLd O/S
with Gethin Thomas
Hidden 05/Jul/97 Lead
Hidden ?/Mar/97 AltLd O/S
Duncan I ?/Jul/96 -
with Toby Hulf
shoulders ?/Jun/96 AltLd
with jason humphries
ellie macpherson ?/Aug/95 AltLd

we were both happy that we didn't have to lead each others pitches. Great route

with Graeme Jarvis
colin milton 04/Jun/95 AltLd dnf

fell off p3 finished up nea

with eric milton
Chris Ellis 05/May/95 AltLd
with Louise Pellett
Hidden 02/Apr/95 Lead O/S
Bullybones ??/1995 -
Hidden ??/1995 -
ColinD 08/Nov/94 AltLd
stuart100 ?/May/94 Lead O/S
with Ian Brown
smudge ??/1994 AltLd O/S
Marti999 ??/1994 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/93 AltLd
Pete_Frost ?/Jun/93 AltLd
with Nick Davies
Paul Clarke ??/1993 AltLd
with Tim White, Nick Dalzell
Hidden 22/Jun/92 AltLd
ste_d 15/May/92 AltLd O/S
with mik
WB ??/1992 Lead O/S
Mick King 08/Sep/91 AltLd

Lead p2 & 4

with Mark Lavender
MoWalker3 04/Sep/91 -
with Joe
Hidden ?/Aug/91 AltLd
Hidden 08/Jul/91 AltLd
Hidden 27/May/91 AltLd
mattnuttall 14/Aug/90 Lead
with Steve Prior, Alan Holden
pingora 10/Jul/90 -
with Bankhead
tlr 09/Jun/90 TR

first pitch only, in the wet

with Nick
Hidden 08/May/90 AltLd
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
Ched ??/1990 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
Jelly Mould Surfer 30/Jul/89 Lead rpt
michaelb1 ?/Jul/89 AltLd
with Stell, al fox
Tony Buckley ?/Jun/89 AltLd

Big fall from the end of pitch 2

Hidden 14/Nov/88 AltLd
conradallen 22/Oct/88 AltLd
Hidden 16/Oct/88 AltLd
Budge ?/Jun/88 AltLd O/S
with Richard Teed
Hidden ?/Jun/88 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/May/87 Lead dnf
steve taylor ?/May/87 Lead
with mike murphy
Hidden 17/Apr/87 Lead
Martin Bennett 17/Aug/86 -
with MT
Sean Kelly ?/Jul/86 Lead

Good climbing bur easy for the grade.

with Duncan Lee
michael burrows 08/Jun/86 AltLd O/S

led 2nd pitch

with steve ward
Nick Biven 16/May/86 Lead O/S
neil3965 ??/1986 -
Bruce Kerr 22/Oct/85 AltLd
with Bill Wilson
Hidden 07/Sep/85 AltLd O/S
daviesxxx ??/1985 Lead
sadams 16/Sep/84 AltLd
with Allen Aylesbury CC
charlesmfrench 17/Jun/84 AltLd O/S


wynaptomos ?/Jun/84 AltLd O/S
John Marsland 22/Apr/84 AltLd
with Dave Mould
Melok ??/1984 AltLd
nigehughes ?/Jul/83 AltLd
with Pete Kay
Hammy 09/May/83 AltLd
with Ian Barker, Penny Excel
Neil McA 08/May/82 Lead O/S
tapley 04/Jul/81 AltLd
with Chris Seymour
Hidden ??/1981 -
mikej 17/Jul/80 Lead
with Tony Waite
babymoac 26/May/80 AltLd
with MTW
Hammy 28/Apr/80 AltLd
with Rob Lawson
Mike Owen 05/Apr/80 Lead rpt
with Elaine Watson
robinsi197 ??/1980 -
with Barbara
Hidden ??/1980 -
Chris Terrey 28/Oct/78 AltLd
with Ken Taylor
mikej 09/May/78 AltLd
with Wil Hurford
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1978 AltLd
with Alan Walmsley
rogerskews 30/Apr/77 AltLd
with John Blackburn, Martin Coward
Rob Davies 01/Apr/77 Lead

Took over lead after Mick fell on P2. Surprised myself by laybacking into the crack, not "belly roll and leg kicking"

with Mick Wilkins (CUMC)
Derek Ryden ?/Aug/76 AltLd O/S
with Tom Barbour
Steve Lewis 27/Jul/76 -
with Phil Thomas, sharpie
kjacks ?/Jul/76 Lead

Done One pitch at a time. Bailed after 1st pitch (6.30am) with BIG hangover to take some Americans up Snowdon. Bailed after 2nd Pitch to retrieve gear for girl who lobbed off 2nd pitch. Finally completed with JC and BC via complete route. Took a long time to get into top crack!

with Bob Chamberlain, John Cousins, Marian Birkett, Ken Lax
mike mo ?/Jun/76 Lead
Mark Kemball 17/Apr/76 AltLd
with Steve Marriott
Mike Owen 16/Apr/76 AltLd O/S
with Pete White
Ian Jones ??/1976 Lead O/S

Desperate because we were desperately unfit after a winter lay off.

with Billy Jones
Hidden 02/Sep/75 AltLd
Hidden 02/Jul/75 AltLd
Bolt Phobia 21/Jun/75 AltLd
with Steve Astington, Kit Spencer
RichardMc 23/Jun/74 AltLd O/S
with Dave Langmead
Nigel Bond 12/May/74 AltLd
with Pete Bott
Andy Say ??/1974 Lead
granitbahn ??/1974 AltLd
Dave Musgrove 23/Aug/73 AltLd
with Kenny Winkworth, Pete Charman
Steve Clegg 21/Jul/72 AltLd
with Chris H
Tom V ??/1972 -
Martin Bennett 21/Sep/71 -
with JD
eroica64 01/Jun/71 AltLd O/S

Left out top crack. Evening climb

with Pete Edge
eroica64 23/May/70 AltLd
with Roger Everett
Gordon Stainforth 22/Aug/68 AltLd

'Very fierce, near our limit! Have an unforgettable battle with final chimney'

with John Stainforth
mikej 20/Apr/68 AltLd
with Ian Clayton
mikej 05/Feb/67 AltLd
with Geoff Williams
Seymore Butt ??/1967 AltLd
with Keith Roberts
uphillnow 18/Sep/66 Lead rpt

had failed on an early attempt

mikej 18/Jun/66 AltLd

Epic 7 hours ascent

with Mike Byles
eroica64 ?/May/66 2nd

Finished up Nea due to rain.

with Bill Harrison
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