Rockfax Description
An intimidating but classic testpiece requiring a forthright approach. Battle up the steep, wide crack using a variety of jams and face holds. © Rockfax

FA. J Hesketh, H Tinkler 1962, one of the first routes to be climbed on the crag and certainly the hardest route in the valley for its day, a superb achievement.

Ticklists: Clwyd Limestone Top 50 List, Ultimate HVS ticklist.

Brian Wilderspin 13/Aug/17 Lead
with Rav
Rav 13/Aug/17 2nd β
Ian Ford 06/Aug/17 Lead O/S
spacecadet10 25/May/16 Lead
spalice 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Proper character building!!!!!

with Sion
Hexman 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S

A character-building route. A strenuous start leads to more strenous climbing above, followed by a strenuous finale.

deejmonkey 01/Aug/15 Lead
with len
Mike W ?/Apr/15 2nd
with Dogwood
Dogwood ?/Apr/15 Lead dog
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
Hidden 06/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Nov/12 TR O/S
Hidden 10/Nov/12 TR O/S
metal arms 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
pauldrew 15/Jul/12 2nd
climbinmunkey 27/May/12 Lead rpt

Back for clean ascent!

with Helen
helenstuart 27/May/12 2nd β
with Mike
Mike W 20/May/12 2nd O/S
Mike W 20/May/12 2nd
Hidden 10/Mar/12 Lead
dmannion ??/2012 Lead β
jmjw 20/Aug/11 Lead dog
with Bob B
Tom Seccombe ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with duncan
Hidden 21/Jul/11 Lead O/S
climbinmunkey 02/May/11 Lead dog

Got gripped, got pumped then rested on the rope just under the crux. Found the crux was quite easy once I trusted the small footholds. Ended up doing the crux 3 times while I retrieved the gear I weighted while resting. Gear is solid.

with Ken, Helen
cleft88 ?/May/11 Lead
with Ozzy
Anthony Dixon 20/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 18/Jul/10 -
ndraper1 ?/Oct/09 Lead
willson 11/Jun/09 2nd

The hardest HVS ive done on limestone. More like a grit route, without fricton.

with ben
Rich35 ??/2009 2nd
C0ckn3y 01/Jun/08 Lead β
Hidden 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/08 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
caradoc 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S

24/10/10 second with John

with nick yapp
Hidden ??/2006 -
Mark Riley ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
shoulders 15/Jun/03 Lead
with mike shewring, dai
jimshrimp 19/Sep/02 TR
unfit 17/Aug/02 Lead
with matt allport
Hidden 16/Jan/00 Lead O/S
smudge 09/Jul/96 Lead O/S
with Rob
Hidden 09/Oct/94 Lead
John Marsland 20/Jul/94 Lead
with David Aird
Hidden ??/1994 2nd O/S
michael burrows 21/Jun/87 Lead O/S
with pete roberts
Hidden ??/1986 2nd
Nigel Bond 03/Aug/85 Lead
with Martin Cash
neilh 23/Jun/85 2nd
with dave croker
wynaptomos ?/Jun/84 Lead O/S
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