Rockfax Description
A superb pitch named after the wreck of the ship 'Vennerne', the remains of which are visible in Castaway Cove. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
one of the best routes of its grade in wales! Long, sustained and brilliant. Climb up to the obvious groove (just left of centre) and break through the roof into some spicy climbing all the way to the top !

Rob Lamey

Ticklists: Rockfax South Wales Top 50.

Cassidy 13/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Helen Cassidy, Rob Sutton, Nicholas Ecoffet
adam 24 02/Jul/17 Lead RP

By far my longest redpoint. So pleased to finally finish this one

blaza1 25/Jun/17 Lead RP
with Lizzy
blaza1 24/Jun/17 Lead dog

Overlapping halves

with Lizzy
Ed Booth 29/May/17 Lead RP

Dogged to warm up and then led first RP. Cool route.

Adam Booth 29/May/17 Lead dog

The best I've felt on it overall, but the crux still eluded me, this time due to a recovering R middle finger pulley injury. Don't want to have to come back for a fourth year, so need to get my finger strong again and come back later in the summer. Probably my favourite sport route I've been on in the UK. Such good climbing.

lukehodson 28/May/17 Lead dog

Went bolt to bolt, already tired late on in the day so a bit of a doomed effort! The crux roof felt very hard

blaza1 14/Apr/17 Lead dog
with Lizzy
anthony henry 10/Sep/16 Lead dog

Lovely route

with Chris
Adam Booth 01/Sep/16 Lead dog

Very close to doing it over two consecutive days, but limited time with tides/ weather - dropped the crux on each of the the few RPs I had. Comfortably in two halves even pulling straight back on. Next year!

Ricky Rocks 12/Aug/16 Lead dog

Conditions were great. Nice in the evening..

Ricky Rocks 06/Aug/16 Lead dog
with Ben d
natetan 29/Jul/16 Lead dog

Cool route but 2hrs before dark is not enough. One to come back too.

rhoslynfrugtniet 21/Jul/16 Lead RP
with Elis Rees, Chris Shepwad
Tomar 02/Jul/16 Lead dog

Got it down to two overlapping sections. Time to send this.

with Gareth
DorsetGareth 02/Jul/16 Lead dog

Good fun! One to come back for.

with Tomar
Ricky Rocks 25/Jun/16 Lead dog
Glyn 24/May/16 Lead RP

Wow! Totally stunning route, got it 3rd rpt by the skin of my teeth! One of the best routes I've even done I the UK. Probably 8a IMHO

with Amy
Hidden 22/May/16 Lead dog
Tomar 22/May/16 Lead dog

Such good climbing. Getting into the crux and after feel fine but the crux is hard. Kind of a one (very long) move wonder for me. Must try Air Show to see how it compares.

with Toby
Adam Booth 31/Aug/15 Lead dog

Dogged up it a couple of times to figure out the moves. Unfortunately a couple of soaking holds so didn't go for the red point. Crux feels good with a heel-toe.

keefe 17/Aug/15 Lead RP
Dave Cale 30/Jul/15 Lead RP

1st go, 5th session. So chuffed to get this!

with rich, Tom Jefferies
peaches69 19/Jul/15 Lead RP

Did most of the moves on the dog, trotted to onsight but bailed on the move out to the lip. 1st redpoint, quality boulder crux

with luke
JM 07/Sep/14 Lead RP

Nice. One of the best at this grade I have done in the UK!

with Anna Reiners
Ramon Marin 16/Aug/14 Lead RP

Finally! After quite a few session over two season, this beast went down. Felt harder than the other six other 8a's I've done.

with dave pickford
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead RP
OERees 22/Jun/14 Lead RP

Happy to get this done! First 7c+! Excellent route!

_m.cox_ 31/May/14 Lead RP

Felt a lot easier this time round.

_m.cox_ 18/May/14 Lead dog
with Al Sarhan, Ben West
OERees 17/May/14 Lead dog

3 Redpoint Attempts

brices 04/May/14 Lead RP

Brilliant Route, psyched to kick off the season with this.

with Llinos
OERees 08/Mar/14 Lead dog

Wet Holds!

Ged Desforges ??/2014 -

One of the best sport routes I've done in the uk. Did 2nd go, and felt like 7c+ to me but can imagine it feeling harder if you're shorter than 6ft

Hidden 06/Oct/13 Lead RP
OERees 05/Oct/13 Lead dog
quiffhanger 25/Aug/13 Lead RP

5th go. Great route with a cool crux straight into an amazing sequence at the top.

Ramon Marin 25/Aug/13 Lead dnf

feels hard, need to go back with more guns. Amazing line, it would be a 3 star route anywhere in europe

with viki harvey
brices 20/Jul/13 Lead dog

came off the sloapy Jug, a few more goes and it will be done

with Sash
Cailean Harker ?/Jul/13 Lead β

2nd go

brices 08/Jun/13 Lead dog
valecoastclimber 11/Aug/12 Lead RP
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