25m.

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, Billg's 2017 sweepstake list, Rockfax South Wales Top 45, Twenty in Twenty19, The Road to 8a

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
chiverstom 20 Apr Lead dog Great route and managed to have a good stab on first red point. Compare this to 8a at malham or kilnsey though and this is a fair bit easier
Great route and managed to have a good stab on first red point. Compare this to 8a at malham or kilnsey though and this is a fair bit easier
FelixPeterken 25 Aug, 2018 Lead dog
with Zoe P
with Zoe P
Hidden 13 Aug, 2018 Lead β
joshdownham23 3 Aug, 2018 Lead dog No idea how it didn’t go down today, 3 times through the crux and off a different move!
with Jake
No idea how it didn’t go down today, 3 times through the crux and off a different move!
with Jake
Tophe ?Aug, 2018 Lead RP
with Nemo
with Nemo
grey wolf 31 Jul, 2018 Lead RP
nickmoulden 26 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S 7c. Good route.
with zoe bidula
7c. Good route.
with zoe bidula
Rob Knowles 25 Jul, 2018 Lead RP First 8a!! I was falling of par 3 last year, can't really believe I've managed to come this far!
with OERees
First 8a!! I was falling of par 3 last year, can't really believe I've managed to come this far!
with OERees
Billg 20 Jul, 2018 Lead RP Fantastic route. Thanks to Sarah for some good tips
with Timm Oertel
Fantastic route. Thanks to Sarah for some good tips
with Timm Oertel
Rob Knowles 19 Jul, 2018 Lead dog Found some new beta for the crux and ended up almost sending it twice. Feels very close now!
Found some new beta for the crux and ended up almost sending it twice. Feels very close now!
Rob Knowles 17 Jul, 2018 Lead dog 3 RP attempts. Fell on the crux roof every time
3 RP attempts. Fell on the crux roof every time
Rob Knowles 13 Jul, 2018 Lead dog Made far more progress than I expected today. Got my beta wired and managed to link the route in 2 halves. Excited to get back on it and start redpointing!
with Steve Marsh, Amy Cotter
Made far more progress than I expected today. Got my beta wired and managed to link the route in 2 halves. Excited to get back on it and start redpointing!
with Steve Marsh, Amy Cotter
Rob Knowles 6 Jul, 2018 Lead dog Account opened, wanted to try this for ages. Surprisingly, I got all the moves done and linked to the rest. Psyched to get back on and make more links.
with Chris Smith
Account opened, wanted to try this for ages. Surprisingly, I got all the moves done and linked to the rest. Psyched to get back on and make more links.
with Chris Smith
Hidden 1 Jul, 2018 Lead RP
BenNorman 30 Jun, 2018 Lead RP 3rd Redpoint today after remembering the moves a few weeks back. Only ever fell at the reach over the lip to the sloper, took it to the top after I latched that. Good to be dispatching some More grade 8 routes. Airshow now
3rd Redpoint today after remembering the moves a few weeks back. Only ever fell at the reach over the lip to the sloper, took it to the top after I latched that. Good to be dispatching some More grade 8 routes. Airshow now
Eduardo Martinez 29 Jun, 2018 Lead dog Such good moves. Crux felt nails two days ago. Felt ok by the end of today. Pity I ran out of time. Redpointed in two halves. Surprisingly good conditions considering temps were mid 20s.
Such good moves. Crux felt nails two days ago. Felt ok by the end of today. Pity I ran out of time. Redpointed in two halves. Surprisingly good conditions considering temps were mid 20s.
Hidden 25 Jun, 2018 Lead dog
Sarah Black 23 Jun, 2018 Lead RP Fantastic route and so pleased to get this after working it over several weekends.
Fantastic route and so pleased to get this after working it over several weekends.
Petar Samkov 4 Jun, 2018 TR Never tried 8a so decided my birthday on the beach will be the day. Ooo my Lord I can actually climb this, kind of did pretty much all the moves( not really) so I recon ain’t that bad. Well excited!!!
Never tried 8a so decided my birthday on the beach will be the day. Ooo my Lord I can actually climb this, kind of did pretty much all the moves( not really) so I recon ain’t that bad. Well excited!!!
irish paul 2 Jun, 2018 Lead Summer project ticked - 3rd attempt on the day after putting up the draws and just before the tide hit. Brilliant day in a brilliant weekend! First UK 8a and hopefully won't be downgraded like my Kalymnos one....
Summer project ticked - 3rd attempt on the day after putting up the draws and just before the tide hit. Brilliant day in a brilliant weekend! First UK 8a and hopefully won't be downgraded like my Kalymnos one....
joshdownham23 27 May, 2018 Lead dog First session, did it comfortably in 2 halves! Encouraging
First session, did it comfortably in 2 halves! Encouraging
Llinos C 20 May, 2018 Lead RP Super psyched to have got this, had a play the day before and it felt hard! 1st repoint on day 2, made all the more lovely by the ice cream in the sun after sending!
Super psyched to have got this, had a play the day before and it felt hard! 1st repoint on day 2, made all the more lovely by the ice cream in the sun after sending!
Cassidy 13 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
with spikeyhelen, Rob Sutton, Nicholas Ecoffet
with spikeyhelen, Rob Sutton, Nicholas Ecoffet
adam 24 2 Jul, 2017 Lead RP By far my longest redpoint. So pleased to finally finish this one
By far my longest redpoint. So pleased to finally finish this one
blaza1 25 Jun, 2017 Lead RP
blaza1 24 Jun, 2017 Lead dog Overlapping halves
Overlapping halves
Ed Booth 29 May, 2017 Lead RP Dogged to warm up and then led first RP. Cool route.
Dogged to warm up and then led first RP. Cool route.
Adam Booth 29 May, 2017 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.
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, 2017 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
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, 2017 Lead dog
anthony henry 10 Sep, 2016 Lead dog Lovely route
Lovely route
Adam Booth 1 Sep, 2016 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!
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, 2016 Lead dog Conditions were great. Nice in the evening..
Conditions were great. Nice in the evening..
Ricky Rocks 6 Aug, 2016 Lead dog
with Ben d
with Ben d
natetan 29 Jul, 2016 Lead dog Cool route but 2hrs before dark is not enough. One to come back too.
Cool route but 2hrs before dark is not enough. One to come back too.
rhoslynfrugtniet 21 Jul, 2016 Lead RP
with Elis Rees, Chris Shepwad
with Elis Rees, Chris Shepwad
Hidden 10 Jul, 2016 Lead RP
Tomar 2 Jul, 2016 Lead dog Got it down to two overlapping sections. Time to send this.
Got it down to two overlapping sections. Time to send this.
DorsetGareth 2 Jul, 2016 Lead dog Good fun! One to come back for.
with vertigo
Good fun! One to come back for.
with vertigo
Ricky Rocks 25 Jun, 2016 Lead dog
Glyn 24 May, 2016 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 UT
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 UT
Hidden 22 May, 2016 Lead dog
Tomar 22 May, 2016 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
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, 2015 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.
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, 2015 Lead RP
Dave Cale 30 Jul, 2015 Lead RP 1st go, 5th session. So chuffed to get this!
with rich, Tom Jefferies
1st go, 5th session. So chuffed to get this!
with rich, Tom Jefferies
peaches69 19 Jul, 2015 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
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
JM 7 Sep, 2014 Lead RP Nice. One of the best at this grade I have done in the UK!
with Anna Reiners
Nice. One of the best at this grade I have done in the UK!
with Anna Reiners
Ramon Marin 16 Aug, 2014 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
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 9 Aug, 2014 Lead RP
OERees 22 Jun, 2014 Lead RP Happy to get this done! First 7c+! Excellent route!
Happy to get this done! First 7c+! Excellent route!
_m.cox_ 31 May, 2014 Lead RP Felt a lot easier this time round.
Felt a lot easier this time round.
_m.cox_ 18 May, 2014 Lead dog
with Al Sarhan, westyb3
with Al Sarhan, westyb3
OERees 17 May, 2014 Lead dog 3 Redpoint Attempts
3 Redpoint Attempts
brices 4 May, 2014 Lead RP Brilliant Route, psyched to kick off the season with this.
Brilliant Route, psyched to kick off the season with this.
OERees 8 Mar, 2014 Lead dog Wet Holds!
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
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 6 Oct, 2013 Lead RP
OERees 5 Oct, 2013 Lead dog
quiffhanger 25 Aug, 2013 Lead RP 5th go. Great route with a cool crux straight into an amazing sequence at the top.
5th go. Great route with a cool crux straight into an amazing sequence at the top.
Ramon Marin 25 Aug, 2013 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
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, 2013 Lead dog came off the sloapy Jug, a few more goes and it will be done
with Sash.C
came off the sloapy Jug, a few more goes and it will be done
with Sash.C
Cailean Harker ?Jul, 2013 Lead β 2nd go
2nd go
brices 8 Jun, 2013 Lead dog
valecoastclimber 11 Aug, 2012 Lead RP
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