Rockfax Description
Short but steep. The crux holds on the headwall sometimes seep. Climb the groove (surprisingly awkward) to the overhang. Pass this on the right to reach a good rest before the crux. Blast past the crack above to reach Kaisergebirge Wall. © Rockfax

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Alex's Wales ticklist, Ultimate E3 ticklist.

Hidden 01/Sep Lead dog
FlavioL1989 28/Aug Lead O/S
Mike W 13/Aug Lead β
with chris
Chriswallis2 13/Aug Lead dog

Tricky sequence. Return when dry.

with Mike W
adamre12 05/Aug Lead β

Super psyched to get this clean! Had a quick look at the holds on the way down from hangover and decided to go for it. First proper e3!

nai 01/Aug Lead dog

one wet hold and it had to be the crux finger jam. Steady otherwise.

with 205Chris
asol 31/Jul Lead O/S
with Euge
beni 09/Jul Lead dog
Alex Riley 06/Jul Lead RP

Silly slip on slightly damp crack, did it second try.

with Bevans
JackM92 05/Jul 2nd dog

Completely knackered after 5 routes, used a number of points of aid on the crux crack. Definately one to come back and lead later in the summer.

Hidden 21/Jun Lead dog
Tom Livingstone 21/Jun 2nd dog


with Ben Silvestre
Hidden 21/Jun Lead dnf
Hidden 21/Jun 2nd rpt
shed_hed 13/Jun Lead dog

Optimistic when I set off up this - it was definitely damp in the lower groove, and the crack was very much wet! Fell off on the crux in the crack when hand just slipped out. Eventually aided through the crux and climbed clean to the top.

pezzerrr 13/May Lead O/S
steven_daniels99 11/May 2nd
w.pettet-smith 05/May Lead
with DanOsb
DanOsb 05/May 2nd
Stroppy 23/Apr Lead dog

Oooof, that felt hard!

with Cathy
Hidden ??/2017 -
The old James turnbull 25/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with aiden
Hannes B 25/Oct/16 2nd
Felix la shat 27/Aug/16 Lead G/U

On dad's gear, one fall, excellent route.

Hidden 23/Jul/16 2nd
jonleighton 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Emily C 23/Jul/16 2nd dog
with Jon
Gus 18/Jun/16 Lead
with Harold
James Oswald 29/May/16 Lead O/S

Really good - top end E3. The bottom groove is much harder than it looks and a bit scarier. The crux felt like hard 6a.

Ed Booth 23/May/16 Lead rpt

Thought I was onsighting it but turns out I've done it before. Good pitch.

ferdia 15/May/16 Lead O/S
Andy Moles 15/May/16 2nd
with Ferdia
anguskille 20/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Not an easy E3 - polished footholds and a wet crack made this pretty tough, would have been easy to fall off! Quite a cool sequence though

jacob shieldhouse hadley 15/Apr/16 Lead O/S

No way 6b, safe, jugs when you want them as well!

with mum
Hidden ??/2016 -
Nifec14 ??/2016 -
Elliot Walker 30/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Justin T 09/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Spent a LONG time on this, thought the crux wall was nails and didn't find any obvious way but sketch it out, surprised to find myself through and not hanging off the rope.

with Nancy
Rachel Slater 16/Aug/15 Lead RP

Fell off the crux last year and thought i probably would today too. Lots of upping and downing but finally managed to do it. Happy as it still felt hard.

tim newton 16/Aug/15 2nd rpt
James Oakes 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
wi11 08/Jun/15 Lead RP

After a false start

Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead dnf
Andy Peak 1 23/Apr/15 Lead dnf

Fell of the crux, didn't have enof time to relly give it another go! Gutted, one to come back to

with Si
nathanlee 27/Mar/15 2nd O/S


with Katy Whittacker
kingholmesy ??/2015 Lead O/S

Really good and definitely quite hard for the grade.

with Colin
Dave Turnbull, BMC 17/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Jon Garside
Hidden 14/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
mikeyjbs 05/Sep/14 Lead dog
with Steve Gorton
tim newton 04/Sep/14 Lead RP

Did it with one fall last year, 1st go today. Bottom groove was harder and scarier than I remembered.

HAJ Francis ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
irish paul 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
wolf.leeb 08/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with nic
mynyddresident 08/Aug/14 2nd dnf
with wolf
Rachel Slater 26/Jul/14 Lead dog

Fell swapping feet when my fingers slipped out if the crack. Really hot and high humidity didn't help.

with Borg
Uisdean hawthorn 20/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 20/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Tom Livingstone 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/14 Lead dog
Mike_Hayes 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/14 Lead RP
Luxulyan 05/Jun/14 Lead dog
with Tom Murrell
pete johnson 05/Jun/14 2nd rpt
geoff b 05/Jun/14 Lead

Great route.

Hidden 05/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/14 2nd dog
Hidden ?/May/14 -
fennerz 11/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Ed and Adam
Ed Booth 11/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Adam Booth 11/Apr/14 Lead RP

1 fall. Wet crack made the crux a bit trickey.

oliverpcain ??/2014 Lead O/S
tim newton 03/Sep/13 Lead dog
wi11 28/Aug/13 Lead dog

Slipped once in the groove, pulled ropes then had one rest at the crux to remember the moves

with @ndy
wi11 12/Aug/13 2nd β

Awkward groove to start, crux felt no harder than Stroll On and there were better rests.

with Helena
London Luke 10/Aug/13 2nd
with David R
Bristoldave 10/Aug/13 Lead dog
with LukeW
dswansonlow 19/Jun/13 Lead dog

Great climb. I stupidly rushed the crux thinking it was okay, then tipped off backward going up the finger crack. Back to the rest ledge then did it fine in the end. Stupid fail.

shed_hed 19/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Found the crux move on this surprisingly easy - much easier than the moves on Stroll On.

Hidden 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Dan724 04/Jun/13 Lead RP

Desperate crux, by far the hardest route I've done on gear.

Hidden 25/May/13 2nd
markalmack 25/May/13 Lead O/S
Owain Llewelyn 07/May/13 Lead O/S
with Gareth E
Billg ??/2013 Lead O/S
Luke Brooks ??/2013 -
Ed Babs 01/Sep/12 Lead dog

Crux holds wet.

Hidden 01/Sep/12 2nd dog
guy757 14/Aug/12 TR
Glyn 27/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Will Oates
willoates 26/Jul/12 Lead rpt

1. 11/6/12 Fell off the top crack repeatedly, crack was wet, got the move in the end, arrd!! 2. 26/7/12 Did it this time, still a little wat in the crack, but no where near as bad as last time. much easier in these conditions. still a great route.

with Iona, Glyn
drysori 21/Jul/12 2nd
with Dunc
Hidden 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
zero six ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Good partner route to Stroll On.

Hidden 24/Aug/11 2nd dog
Steve Long 24/Aug/11 Lead
Liam FLeming 03/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with iwan
benchwarmer 02/Aug/11 2nd dog
khawk 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with DT
dannyboy83 23/Jul/11 2nd O/S
feilx 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead dog
Pippa 29/Apr/11 2nd
with Jon
nige 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with adam ellwood
Hidden 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
samrad 20/Oct/10 Lead dog

fell on the crux!! was too cold to hang about and recover for long. got the crux move after a few attempts. really good route gutted i fell! probably should have waited for a better day b4 gettin on it.....

with james G
Hidden 04/Sep/10 2nd dog
phil64 03/Sep/10 Lead
with chris guest, dave evans
Rob Pitt 19/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with Pete Rowlands
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Lead dog
Hidden 01/Jun/10 Lead O/S
mattyork2 30/May/10 Lead O/S

Had wanted to do this since last summer when I did the partner route Stroll On. Layed one on for the top of the crack! Getting that trad head back on slowly but surely.

with Ben Heason
morganator 30/May/10 2nd dog
akhughes 24/May/10 Lead rpt

Fell off last hard move of the crux, foot popped and I went with it. Did it next go. Awesome route.

Rob Grant 15/May/10 Lead
with sam ring
mr mills 09/May/10 Lead rpt
with Elfyn (chang)
soph ?/May/10 Lead O/S
steveb2006 27/Apr/10 Lead

Surprise myself by getting up and cleanly!. Was a tossup between this and Stroll On so the latter to coem back to. Val belays and Chris Parkin (out climbing with his daughter) seconds.

with Chris Parkin, LC
eddy-on-the-rocks 13/Apr/10 Lead dog
with Rich
barni 12/Apr/10 Lead dog

foot popped and i followed. jumped straight back on and did it. great route.

Ows ?/Apr/10 2nd
Alex Mason 09/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Cool route, crux went well after a bit of deliberation. about V3.

with Mikey G
Mike Goldthorp 08/Mar/10 Lead β

Cool bouldery crux, about V2/3 if it was on the floor. Went up and reversed a fair few times before going for it.

Hidden 21/Oct/09 2nd
mux 13/Sep/09 Lead dog

Bah!...Found this harder than Stroll on... Harder than any other E3 I have done in the pass really.

with Simon Frost , Neil Griffiths
NeilGriffiths 13/Sep/09 2nd

Too hard for E3

with Simon Frost, Dave Garry
frost 13/Sep/09 2nd dog
with N Griffiths, D Garry
Richard Horn 24/Aug/09 2nd O/S
JulesV 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
Hidden ?/Jul/09 Lead RP
Dan 85 29/Jun/09 Lead

Got crux move on 4th attempt.

with Josh, Pete
Marti999 12/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Ri ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Anja Jones
Andrew Barker 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S

The start felt harder than the crux!

with Chunk
Ram MkiV 18/Mar/09 Lead O/S

real quality. found crux very hard but perhaps didn't use best sequence - some holds in crack were wet

with Al, Guy & Lee
Hidden ??/2009 -
Mark Stevenson 27/Jul/08 Lead dog
with Tom Odling
Hidden 15/Jun/08 2nd dog
gregoritos 24/May/08 Lead O/S
with chris gooder
datoon 17/May/08 Lead O/S
with RT
Mark Stevenson 15/May/08 2nd rpt
with Oystein Andresen
hookface 15/May/08 2nd
Hidden 13/May/08 Lead
Matt Vigg ??/2008 -
joe larner 24/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Tricky crux, but superb protection gave enough confidence to go for it. Had no quickdraws left for the upper half though. Fantastic climbing.

ksjs 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S

just about made it, fairly technical through the crux. good route but short-lived difficulties. over-shadowed by Stroll On.

dan gibson 24/May/07 Lead O/S
with simon chevis
Mark Stevenson 20/Apr/07 2nd rpt
with Rich Mayfield
Chad123 14/Apr/07 Lead dog

Quite a tough E3! Pumpy bottom groove and then I almost got the crux first time but lobbed, only to lob a few more times. Eventually worked out a good sequence. Going into Hangover crux is real pumpy!

with Emily
jeffmcd56 ??/2007 Lead dog
Hidden 15/Jul/06 Lead
Adam Ellwood 14/Jul/06 Lead O/S

a hard move but E3

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2006 Lead
Nathan Kemp ?/Aug/05 Lead dnf
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Gus 23/May/04 Lead O/S
nicholas Barrowclough ?/Sep/03 Lead
Hidden 28/Jun/03 Lead rpt
shoulders 28/Jun/03 Lead
with mart, andy sharp, dai
Steve Crowe 07/Oct/02 2nd rpt
with KM
Mark Stevenson 15/Sep/02 2nd O/S
with Dave Marsh
Hidden 14/May/00 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 03/May/99 Lead O/S
with Hugh
Dave Musgrove Jnr 02/May/99 Lead O/S
with Sam Dew
clark alston ?/Aug/98 2nd
with Nick Hancock
duncan 04/Oct/97 Lead rpt
with Dave Wills
ellis ?/Sep/97 Lead O/S
WB ?/Jul/96 Lead O/S
with Guy
Graeme Smithy ?/Jul/96 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/96 AltLd
sadams 06/Apr/96 Lead
with John Boyle
crossleysm ?/Apr/96 Lead O/S
wynaptomos ?/May/95 2nd O/S
michael burrows 30/Apr/95 2nd
with richard parry
Roget 15/Oct/94 Lead O/S
with jon
Steve Crowe 04/Sep/94 Lead O/S
ste_d 18/Jun/94 Lead O/S
with mik
Hidden ??/1994 Lead O/S
Stoney Boy 04/Sep/93 Lead O/S
with Bob Marks
D Tempest 01/Aug/93 Lead O/S
with Rick
jfletcher 26/Jun/93 Lead O/S
Paul Clarke ??/1993 AltLd
with Tim White, Nick Dalzell
steve taylor ?/Jun/90 2nd
with Steve Williams
phardman 17/Jun/89 AltLd O/S
Eduardo Martinez 03/Jun/89 Lead O/S
Chris Wright 28/May/89 Lead O/S
ukb & bmc shark ??/1988 Lead
Mike Owen 02/Sep/87 Lead rpt
with Mark Taylor (Fluff)
Bruce Kerr 22/Jul/87 Lead
with Johnny May
Mike Owen 07/Sep/86 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Hidden 12/Jul/86 2nd
Mike Owen 07/Jul/85 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
jon 06/Jul/85 Lead
with H
Robmwatt ??/1985 -
with Gaz Morgan
Melok ??/1985 AltLd
sadams 22/Aug/84 Lead dnf
with Chris Thwaites
Dave Turnbull ?/Jul/84 Lead
Hidden 01/Sep/83 2nd
Hidden ??/1983 Lead
Ivan Machin 21/Aug/82 -
with Jon Mellor
duncan ?/Jul/80 Lead dnf
daviesxxx ??/1980 -
Mark Kemball ??/1980 Lead
Hidden ??/1980 -
Mike Owen 26/Aug/79 Lead O/S
with Huw Watkins
Steve Bell ??/1979 Lead O/S
with Bruce Woodley
Steve Lewis 17/Aug/78 Lead O/S
with Lyndsey
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