Rockfax Description
Grasper's bigger and harder brother gives desperately cramped bridging in a position of tremendous exposure. Start below a corner to the right of Grasper (Clapton's Crack).
1) 5c, 28m. Move leftwards into a niche and continue in the same direction to a small ledge. Make some hard moves up to another ledge in the centre of the wall. Some more testing climbing leads to overhangs level with the Grasper belay. Shuffle left to belay here.
2) 6b, 28m. Follow Grasper up to the groove and make tricky moves down and right to a ledge below the next groove over. Flamboyant shape-pulling, extreme effort and a lot of sweat and grunting seem to be the prerequisites for success. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, North Wales Rock Graded List, Cracks And Corners To Greatness, Ultimate E4 ticklist.


ClimberDateStyle
Hidden 03/Jul Lead dog
AdrianP 05/Jul/16 Lead O/S
will9911 11/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Amazing groove , very tough and bunched up

anguskille 30/Apr/16 AltLd rpt

lead 1st pitch, tough top pitch

with Kris
Hidden ??/2016 -
Twid Turner ??/2016 -
soph 12/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with Tony Stone
Hidden 04/May/15 2nd dog
geoff b 04/May/15 Lead G/U

Honour salved. One slip (& a consequential fall) at the 1st peg is a lot better than aiding up on gear as happened last year! Bridging heaven or arthritic hip hell?

Hidden ??/2015 -
phil64 ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
soph 20/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Can back up pegs with cams so feels safe. Moves felt tough though!

geoff b 18/May/14 AltLd

I grabbed the peg on this occasion as I made my way up that groove. Returned a year later to get it clean.

pete johnson 18/May/14 AltLd rpt
switch 17/May/14 AltLd O/S

Given E4 6b. I found the moves easier and the gear less good than I was expecting. 1 old ring peg for the crux, and wires below in calcitic tufa-like deposits. Would be worth E5 once the pegs have gone?

with Andy P
markalmack 30/Nov/13 AltLd dog

lead p2. got scared, and took shortly after the first peg in the groove.

with james marjot
redjerry 15/Jul/13 TR O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/12 AltLd
Ed Booth 30/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Led the groove. Spice monger! Safe and weird. Great climbing!

Adam Booth 30/Mar/12 2nd dog

Foot slipped off, bugger!

Michael Allday 26/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with John beecham
feilx 18/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

lead 2nd pitch, engaging!

with Jake
jacobjlloyd 18/Jun/11 AltLd dog

Led first, fell second. No idea how to climb this. No excuses. Need more skill! Enjoyable first pitch, felt ~E2 though I accidentally ran it out (must remember to place gear when its there, not carry on until I need it and its not). Second pitch felt impossibly hard - my technique was likely not exemplary, but it felt ungradably hard. French 7 something, bolts and all. Depends whether you are a trad master or a plastic-pulling amateur! FIve stars for this. Get on it.

with Felix
Brown 28/May/11 Lead
with Lilifa
Luke Brooks 14/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Led P2. Awesome and hard. Pegs seem old but still feels safe.

with Barni
barni 14/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

1st pitch

with luke
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
GeoffG ??/2011 -
Jack Geldard - Consulting Editor ??/2011 -
Marcus ??/2011 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2011 Lead

Another Tremadog horrorshow, holds are somewhat thin on the ground

with Helena Robinson
Dave Parton ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 01/Mar/09 Lead
Marcus ??/2008 -
Cowflinger ?/Apr/95 Lead RP
with Craig
keefe ??/1995 -
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/1995 -
with keefe
crossleysm ?/May/94 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/94 Lead β
Hidden ??/1993 Lead O/S
Alan James - UKC and UKH 07/May/90 Lead
daviesxxx ??/1990 -
keefe ??/1990 -
Seymore Butt ??/1990 -
Chris Wright 31/May/89 Lead O/S
Eduardo Martinez ?/May/89 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1989 2nd dog
sadams 10/Jul/87 Lead rpt
with Guy Townsend
ukb & bmc shark 11/Jun/87 Lead dnf
with Seb Grieve
William Robertson ??/1987 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Dave Musgrove 24/Aug/85 AltLd O/S

Kim led pitch 2.

with Kim Greenald
Melok 10/Jan/85 AltLd

Hefo tom tomos

mitch1960 ??/1985 Lead
with Alan Dance
andy gittins ??/1985 Lead
Mike Owen 08/Apr/84 Lead rpt

Free.

with Sandy Doby
Paul Clarke ??/1984 AltLd
with Paul Greenland
Steve Lewis 30/Apr/83 AltLd O/S
with Alun Richardson
Ian Jones ??/1983 Lead O/S
with Neil McAdie
Hidden ??/1982 Lead G/U
andy gittins ??/1982 -
Marcus ??/1980 -
Marcus ??/1980 -
Marcus ??/1980 -
Marcus ??/1980 -
petemeads ?/Aug/78 Lead

Not long after Pete Livesey's first free ascent, having been nearly upstaged by Henry Barber. Certainly hard, but safe with peg protection.

with Alan
Mike Owen 14/Oct/77 AltLd dog

I led the easy 1st pitch, Mark cruised the desperate 2nd pitch and I got dragged up it.

with Mark Stokes
jon 17/Oct/76 AltLd

Climbed free 22 March 1980 with Henry Folkard. Topped out at the exact moment that Ron topped out on Strawberries.

with big jim
Bolt Phobia 17/Mar/76 2nd
with Dave Williams
mikej 06/Sep/68 AltLd

Led pitch 1.

with Wil Hurford
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