Rockfax Description
The most famous route at Tremadog is showing signs of over-climbing, and does get very chalky since much of it never gets rained on, but the positions and line are phenomenal. Start up and right of One Step in the Clouds on a large flake.

1) 5a, 15m. Step off the flake and climb a groove, then step onto a slab on the right. Follow a corner up and left then move left again to the belay.
2) 5c, 25m. Climb up right past a small spike to a difficult crack which leads to a massive spike. Make hard moves up to the base of a groove. Another brave move right leads onto the infamous Ochre Slab. Climb the slab then move left into another groove. At its top, move left below the roof to gain the cave stance. Up to this point can often be climbed in light rain, then you can abseil off.
3) 5b, 20m. Traverse left, then pull diagonally leftwards over a roof onto another hanging slab. Continue left to the final layback corner (some people find getting into this the crux), then swarm up the crack to the belay on One Step...
4) 4b, 15m. Move up and right to just left of the flake of One Step in the Clouds and make thin moves up the wall to a memorable mantelshelf to gain a large ledge. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Hard Rock, The Tremadog 'V's', North Wales Rock Graded List, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, ICAS Climbing Club, ROCKFAX Style Top 50: North Wales, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, Ultimate E2 ticklist, Alex's Wales ticklist, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist, Tick List for 2015/2016, AMC Uni Ticklist, MUMC Ticklist, Joe Browns Shops 50th Anniversary Celebration Routes List, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet).

Hidden 05/Nov/16 Lead rpt
Tom Livingstone 23/Oct/16 2nd rpt

In one

Hidden 15/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
scottcoates 15/Oct/16 AltLd O/S


Matt Harmon 12/Oct/16 AltLd dog

Led p1 and half of p2 but couldn't figure it out so seconded harry up the rest

harry_lewis 12/Oct/16 AltLd
Stroppy 09/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

I led P1&2 together and then Jake did 3&4. Very good route, didn't find it too polished although very chalky! The move at the end of the traverse on P3 is a bit baffling!

Jake Young 09/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Finally got round to doing this, genuinely could not see the move at the end of the traverse fo ages.

with Ed
Teappleby 08/Oct/16 AltLd

Not worth the hype. Good but doesn't enjoy the nice frictionous rock of the rest of the crag.

tom_drysdale 08/Oct/16 AltLd

Amazing climbing! Connor popped off the first pitch after going off route, but got the rest of it clean. Led pitch 2 - hard but brilliant climbing! Did not expect to get up this!

CRead 08/Oct/16 AltLd

Managed to fluff getting to the first belay! Smashed the E2 bits anyway so very chuffed. Sick route

Hidden 08/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
Fat Andy Heff 22/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Abbed off after pitch 2.

foostu4 20/Sep/16 AltLd rpt

1+3. Found the final groove really ticky

mrteale 19/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 2 & 4

with Chris M
Hidden 19/Sep/16 AltLd
Hidden 11/Sep/16 Lead G/U
FlavioL1989 10/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Lead in two pitches, no point doing it in 4 minipitches as the extra time and faff would spoil this amazing route

w-watson 10/Sep/16 2nd
bede.west 02/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

lead p 1&3, got p3 newly o/s, traversed too far last time, chummer

brianhall16 02/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Helen Wallace , Brian Bateson
anguskille 24/Aug/16 Lead rpt

1st 2 pitches only, linked into Cream

with Ed Booth, Hans
Lakesben 23/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
with Mark
Hidden 21/Aug/16 Lead rpt
alexjz 13/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Lead P1&3

with Tom Nichols
GeoffG 12/Aug/16 AltLd
with tim lowe
Hidden 07/Aug/16 2nd
alexm198 07/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

One of the best routes I've ever done. Totally absorbing, the climbing feels improbable but just enough holds keep appearing. Led P1&3. The 5b grooves were quite tricky...

Matt Harle 07/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
smallerrich ?/Aug/16 AltLd rpt

1st and 2nd pitch

with Sally
Martin Bagshaw 21/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Strung p1 + 2, and 3 + 4 together. Led p1 + 2. Awesome route, got some calf pump.

efrance24234 21/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with Jacob
tomdude 21/Jul/16 AltLd

Great climb. Did in two pitches. Middle section was pretty borderline for me. Chalkiest trad pitch ever!

Jacob Bloodworth 21/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
JenShelley 08/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

I led pitches 2 and 3 - really really enjoyed this - challenging but never desperate. Great fun!

with Mike H
Mike Hewitt 07/Jul/16 AltLd dog

Great route, a bit intimidating belaying hunched in the dank cave, pondering life. I did P1 (HVS), fell off on P3 as I fluffed the undercut move

Nevil 03/Jul/16 AltLd
with Mike
Leo Woodhead 01/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

What an amazing climb. The ochre slab lived up to its reputation; technical and awesomely exposed. I led pitch 1, 2 and 4, and Joe led pitch 3.

with Joe Hook
bencoope 04/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Not as 'ruined' as the guidebook proclaims

with kip
Martin Haworth 28/May/16 AltLd O/S

Brilliant route. Lead pitches 1 and 2 as a single pitch.

Brannock 28/May/16 Lead O/S

Done in two pitched, led p2, fantastic climbing, great positions.

Abi Chard 27/May/16 AltLd O/S
with Ian
Hidden 27/May/16 AltLd
Hidden 26/May/16 Lead rpt
Dogwood 23/May/16 AltLd dog

Took a fall leading pitch 3, tried to bridge instead of laybacking up the flake. Got up it after a re-think.

annep11 22/May/16 Lead O/S

CC aspirants meet, just after some heavy showers. Started out planning to ab off at the cave, but dried out in time to do the whole in two big pitches. Move for move, best trad route I've ever climbed.

with Steve Scott
Hidden 22/May/16 -
Hidden 15/May/16 AltLd
deacondeacon 15/May/16 AltLd

Pitch 1,3&4. Been up here with the Orc a few years ago but can't remember if I led any of the pitches. Nice route.

Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 15/May/16 AltLd O/S

p2. Great route

with Deacon
Joel Miller 15/May/16 AltLd O/S

Very good climb, lead p3 which was quite tough!

Benjaminblanc 08/May/16 2nd

Awesome! I will lead this, one day....

with Simon Lake
southern_smit 30/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
Andy Peak 1 17/Apr/16 Lead rpt

A bit damp on the slab but ok

harry_lewis 17/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
with Andy
Hidden 16/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
Heather Osborne 16/Apr/16 AltLd rpt

Great to get this clean, and brilliant feeling to have led p3 after finding that so hard on second last time! Such a beautiful route. Led pitches 1 and 3. Felt like queen of the world belaying at the top!

jezb1 14/Apr/16 AltLd

P2, mega.

Andy Moles 28/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
with Ferdia
ferdia 28/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
with Andy
ianstevens 23/Mar/16 AltLd β

Lead P2 and P4. Stoked to finally get this one after being stopped by rain showers and hangovers in the past. Had to employ some mind games to stop myself from the fear of fucking up going onto the ochre slab. Awesome route that lives up to its reputation!

joedean 23/Mar/16 AltLd
Hidden 20/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/16 AltLd
jamesb101 19/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Lead all the pitches - probably the most spectacular climb I've ever done!

Robs_Uren 19/Mar/16 2nd O/S
ianstevens 24/Feb/16 AltLd dnf

Fell on the second pitch, came back to the belay and subsequently got up. Bailed from the cave as some drizzle decided to ruin the day.

with Henry, Joe Dean
joedean 24/Feb/16 AltLd

Really good, hard moves on pitch 2. Climbed as a 3- cave belay was awkward so took a long time. Unfortunately decided to be a p*ssy and so down climbed back along the traverse retrieving my gear- bit sketch. Next time!

Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
crossleysm ??/2016 Lead
Hidden ??/2016 -
Twid Turner ??/2016 -
Climbingspike ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 AltLd
Sam Marks 21/Nov/15 AltLd O/S

P1+P2 together made for an awesome pitch! top 2 pitches were soaked so traversed to try void before wet and rain stopped play.

with Arran Greenop
Tom Livingstone 03/Nov/15 Lead rpt
with Angus Kille, Tim Neill
Hidden 14/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
J_Spooner 14/Oct/15 AltLd
Sam McCarthy 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Led P2+4. P3 found the hardest but great climbing in a great position!

dom94 11/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 2 and 3, what an awesome route, not only a great position, but also superb climbing throughout

with Tom Brown
JemG 11/Oct/15 2nd dog

ONE OF THE MOST EXPOSED ROUTES OF MY LIFE. And the hardest moves I've performed on second without a doubt. INCREDIBLE. lead the 1st 5a pitch but struggled on the finishing moves. Slipped off the Ocre slab and the desperate moves on the 3rd pitch.

with Jonny Reay
Tom Bennell 11/Oct/15 2nd
JamesWilliams 30/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

A fantastic route from start to finish, could feel the weight of history on my shoulders stepping onto the ochre slab! ( getting to which was harder than I though)

with Bren
Pete_Frost 27/Sep/15 AltLd RP

Fell off P2 after doing the hard moves onto the ochre slab. Lowered down to the belay, pulled the ropes and led it cleanly second go. Scott burned himself out trying Bananas by mistake, so belayed at the foot of the layback groove and I led that. A route that keeps on giving. Very polished and chalky, and probably not a good one to try on a hot day!

with Scott G
Hidden 27/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
M_Robinson 26/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Lead P2 +4. Got very scared on P2, but at least I'm getting there again

Adam24B 26/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
Timothy Miller 19/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
with Karen McIntyre
Hidden 13/Sep/15 AltLd rpt
Hidden 12/Sep/15 Lead rpt
foostu4 11/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Did P2, incredible route which lives up to its stellar reputation

Hidden 11/Sep/15 AltLd rpt
KeenClimber 04/Sep/15 AltLd

Lead P1 & P3

with Jim Nutall
spragglerocks 03/Sep/15 AltLd

Led p1 and p4, seconded p2 and p3 french style....enough said. Found it hard at my height.

David Kay 03/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

P2 and 3. Brilliant climbing up an impressive buttress.

jimxxx 28/Aug/15 AltLd β

Chris lead first and third pitch I lead the second and fourth . Great route and expected it to be harder and have a lot more polish . .

Hidden 26/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Nigel Bond 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Colin Hutton
Rachel S 15/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with Cal
Adam Long 05/Aug/15 AltLd

2 ps, led 2nd, couldn't remember it at all, tricky section for the short.

with Char Williams, Ben Bransby
Hidden 02/Aug/15 AltLd
redshapedfriday 02/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
James Oakes 22/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Led p2

Fragmod 22/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 17/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
NDD 12/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
with Michaela
Dan724 08/Jul/15 Lead rpt
with Brendan Fraser
Dervey 25/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/15 Lead O/S
jalqazzaz 22/Jun/15 AltLd dnf

Maaaay have headed up bananas by accident thinking damn this is a hard HVS!

Hidden 24/May/15 AltLd O/S
paul79 23/May/15 AltLd O/S
Tom Seccombe 23/May/15 AltLd O/S
with ben ryle
BenRyle 23/May/15 AltLd O/S
with Ian, Gunz
Diggler 16/May/15 AltLd O/S
with stemill
stemill 16/May/15 AltLd


with Mark
mrginna 15/May/15 AltLd

Pitch 2 and 4

with max
Hidden 15/May/15 AltLd rpt
Denry 11/May/15 2nd dnf

Did 1st Pitch to finish off the day on LCD course.

Hidden 19/Apr/15 -
MarkRoe 17/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Led 1 and 3. Racing the dark after work.

with Ben Roe
Wizzy 08/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Did the same day as Left Wall. what a day! climbed P1+3. Thought crux of pitch 3 was the hardest move, pitch 2 was more sustained.

danJBA 07/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Pitches 2 & 3

Hidden 07/Apr/15 AltLd
Senna 05/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Linked and led P1 and P2 together, and P3

Hidden 05/Apr/15 2nd dog
Dan Vaj 24/Mar/15 2nd rpt
with James McHaffie
Mike_Hayes 22/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
adam.wood 15/Feb/15 AltLd dog

Lead pitch 4.

with UBMC
Charlie Noakes 15/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Lead all but the last pitch. 2nd pitch is brilliant!

Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Tim Sparrow ??/2015 -
adie84 ??/2015 -
jcw ??/2015 -
phil64 ??/2015 Lead
Hidden ??/2015 AltLd
Darron ??/2015 -
FATBOYFAT ??/2015 -
Jacob Phillips ??/2015 Lead
Hidden 03/Dec/14 AltLd
soph 01/Dec/14 AltLd
with Kris Schrijvers
Gambit 15/Nov/14 AltLd dog

Lead pitch 2 one fall, will be back

Hidden 17/Oct/14 Lead
jezb1 14/Oct/14 2nd

Great! P3 felt like it had the hardest move!

kyaizawa 13/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

Lead p2 and p3. Sustained and terrifying at times, but with awesome moves and positions!! Thought the move into the layback on p3 was harder than the actual crux; possibly height dependant... Ochre slab also took some committing to!! Definitely an epic and memorable outing - a Tremadog must-do!!

Hidden 01/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
Scott Quinn 27/Sep/14 AltLd

Good e2 shame about the polish p2+4 pitch 3 has the hardest move!

Graeme Hammond 27/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Chris Hindley
Tom.Priestley 27/Sep/14 AltLd dog

Lead P1+P3. Messed up the step left on P3 and grabbed an RP to bring myself back down to the ledge so I could have another go at it. P2 was suffering from polish.

kenneM 26/Sep/14 AltLd

Absolutely fanstatic - lead pitch 2 and 4. Best E2 I've done.

with Nick Murray, Phil
Hidden 26/Sep/14 AltLd
khalidq 20/Sep/14 AltLd dog

Shame. I slipped off the Ochre Slab on 2nd in a careless moment then backed off the crux section of the 3rd pitch.

with Max Adamson
Hidden 14/Sep/14 AltLd dog
08nbrierley 14/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

lead pitch 1 and 3

with jamie
guy757 11/Sep/14 -
Hidden 05/Sep/14 AltLd
Hidden 05/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
joeflan 03/Sep/14 Lead O/S


eel 01/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Mike
lanky 01/Sep/14 AltLd
with Crook
bigdrew 31/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

In two pitches, I did the top half.(3+4) not polished but p3 groove was wet.

with Dan
Hidden 30/Aug/14 -
Julie Carroll 27/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Steve Gorton
climberchristy 20/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Excellent classic. Not as polished as I'd heard. I led P2 and 4. Brilliant!

with bencole
bencole 20/Aug/14 Lead dog

Stupidly fell at the end of P3, still chuffed to have been up this classic route though.

Alex Riley 09/Aug/14 AltLd rpt

P 1,3,4

robpartridge ?/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Peter Aberneathy
Hannes B 27/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

pt.1 & 3. Unfassbar!

with wil
drysori 27/Jul/14 AltLd

Led Ochre Slab

duncandarnell 22/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

p2 and 4, awesome

Hidden 20/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 20/Jul/14 2nd
theotherpetehill 15/Jul/14 Lead O/S
chrisallan 15/Jul/14 2nd rpt
Mattlamb90 12/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Did p1&p2 in one. Max did p3

with Luke
luke384 12/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with matty
Luke Dawson 08/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Ed morris 24/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led P2+4. Very hot and greasy. Polish detracts a bit.

with stefan
Stefan_Morris 24/Jun/14 AltLd rpt
james1978 16/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with pam
monsteratt 14/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Did pitch two and three. Very good. Suffered a bit in the heat. Got serious calf burn on p2. Found p3 harder for the single move in the groove with sparse gear

with Neil
Neil 14/Jun/14 AltLd

Led P1 and P4 (the easy ones). P2 and 3 seemed harder than leading them in 2006!

Ewano 12/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

P2, fantastic climbing, solid gear.

Hidden 12/Jun/14 AltLd
Hidden 10/Jun/14 2nd
Luxulyan 20/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Tom Murrell
Hidden 04/May/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/May/14 2nd β
MichaelGallimore 04/May/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1,2,3, Rob led P4. Opted to link the first two pitches to save time, but ran out of gear On P2 and made an outrageous hanging belay off the spike under the ochre slab. I found p3 most difficult, but once I found the correct line things got became straightforward. Finished my pitch with a dyno hand jam, not obligatory. Overall the climb was well protected. No specific crux to speak of. Exposed. Super route, really happy to have climbed this. Thanks Rob for great company and for sticking with it!

with Rob
therat 03/May/14 AltLd

Lead P1 and overran to a hanging belay on the spike below the crux of P2. Lead P3.

with TLF
Hidden 27/Apr/14 2nd dog
anguskille 27/Apr/14 Lead O/S

a great adventure! linked the first two pitches, some hard moves, lucky i had Rob on the ground to tell me which way to go!

with Tim
J.Wells 09/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Sadie Renwick
wixy 05/Apr/14 Lead dog

lead second and first pitch loved the climb fell off attempting to lead third pitch but once i saw the beta was so much easier

spidermonkey09 04/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Let the Ochre Slab and 5b pitch (which is no pushover). Polished as hell but outstanding climbing. Felt hard E2.

Hidden 03/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Stefan_Morris 30/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Alex Riley 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Ultimate classic, great exposure, great moves. Felt easy I was enjoying it so much

with Joe W
Hidden 24/Mar/14 Lead O/S
jon_gill1 08/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Ross p1 and p3 and i did p2 and p4. Awesome route even with the wet cracks, made it some what scary!

with ross garfoot
oliverpcain ??/2014 AltLd O/S
Neil ??/2014 Lead O/S
mike mo ??/2014 -
prcleary ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 Lead
with Paul Jones, Dave Woodcock
James Thacker ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Lloyders 01/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
with John
ashtond6 16/Nov/13 Lead O/S

led p1 & p2, at belay after the ochre slab and slipped on a wet hold and took a big fall! still taking the o/s as the pitch was done clean !

alp79 16/Nov/13 2nd O/S

P1 - caught jonny's unexpected fall from the top of P2, quite surprised to see him come cartwheeling back down the slab as he had reached the belay. Not as surprised as he was but fortunately completely safe fall maybe 5m!

Hidden 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
Will Hunt 09/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Led P2 and P4. Fantastic climbing and positions! Missed a piece of gear going from the spike to the Ochre Slab so the step across to the slab felt spicy!

Dan Vaj 12/Oct/13 2nd O/S
with James McHaffie
Matthew Ferrier 12/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

P1 & P3. Class but polished. Pitch 3 certainly felt quite exposed.

amccann 12/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Led 2 and 4, brilliant route.

Hidden 05/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
beneole ?/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Pieterjan De Roo 18/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
misterb 25/Aug/13 AltLd

p1,3 and 4

with justin
Justin T 24/Aug/13 AltLd O/S


with Nick B
Hidden 23/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Simon Allcock 20/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

i led 1st and 3rd pitches. layback crack was pumpy after traverse

with Wilki
Darrell Read 18/Aug/13 AltLd dog

I led pitches 1, 4. Ollie 2 & 3. Very annoying I managed to get in unrecoverable position on P2 and slipped off. So annoyed to not climb it clean I really should have done.

BRoe 18/Aug/13 AltLd O/S


with Heather O
lost.arrow 18/Aug/13 2nd
with Stu Sherwood
DanielGyi 11/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead P2 and climbed P4 without placing gear. Incredible climb

hlegge 11/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

I did pitches 1 and 3, Dan did 2 and 4. 1 was slightly harder than anticipated at 5A, crux pitch was awesome and amazing to second, quite bold on lead. 3rd pitch was interesting, especially getting into the vertical groove after the traverse.

with Dan Gyi
Bristoldave 11/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Led p2

with LukeW
London Luke 11/Aug/13 AltLd
with David R
Marq 28/Jul/13 AltLd dog

PMPP fell on the ochre slab which was annoying but got back on and finished it. Lots of chalk on the route adding to the polished feel of it sadly

with Paul Scott
Misha 28/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

A repeat (first did it in August 2008) but was happy to do it again and it didn't disappoint! Nick led the first two pitches in one and I finished the last two pitches in one, accidentally taking a variation line on the traverse by going under the hanging slabs - probably somewhat harder, there's a very nice cross through move there. The first two pitches were very enjoyable to second and felt easy apart from the last few moves on the Ochre Slab. The crack on P3 was harder than I remembered though!

with Nick
Matt Rowat 15/Jul/13 AltLd

Owen had done before so i got P2, made it to bulge at top of slab, must have relaxed a bit too much as the next thing I knew I was hanging in space level with the spike... Foot had just shot off a hold I could see my face in. Bit jibbery so went back to stance and swapped over. Owen shot off same foothold then finished. Then led P3 which turned out to be equally desperate - feels quite lonely as totally out of sight for the crux.

with owen
Hidden 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
freudy_love 01/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Pete Macpherson
ben8522 ?/Jul/13 AltLd
Heather Osborne ?/Jul/13 AltLd dog

Led p1 and p4, slipped off on the polish on the first pitch and fell a long way! Regrettably didn't get lowered all the way to the floor (though wasn't far off) - was a bit shaken - but anyway, really loved the route, definitely one of my favourite climbs. Definitely want to go and do it again.

with Ben Roe
nigel pearson 16/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

I led P1 and P3. Robin led P2 and P4. Fantastic climb that lived up to the hype. Not really that polished. I traversed too far on P3 and had to deal with bad rope drag.

with Robin
Hidden 16/Jun/13 Lead
Aaron Lines 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S
frank ramsay 05/Jun/13 2nd
with Aaron
Georgia H ?/Jun/13 2nd

lead final pitch (vs?)

Hidden 25/May/13 2nd dog
keithpeck 24/May/13 Lead β

Had seconded the second pitch one year before. Went clean on lead this time. First E2!

ardzeiem 18/May/13 AltLd O/S

Fantastically exhilarating.. pitched in four & enjoyed taking p1 &p4!

with Nic
Hidden 18/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/May/13 2nd
Matt Cooke 04/May/13 AltLd O/S
Dizz 20/Apr/13 AltLd

Led p4, silly seconding slip p3, have to lead this in future :)

with Hugh T, nb pixel
NB Pixel 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S

Wow. And pretty hard at that.

with Hugh T, DizLiz
Hidden 01/Apr/13 Lead O/S
dj_brigham05 29/Mar/13 AltLd rpt


Hidden 29/Mar/13 AltLd
Sardien 10/Mar/13 AltLd dog

Such a good route! I messed it up but pleased Ijust got on it and tried. Great day out, albeit a bit breezy

with Gwen Lancashire
Hidden 08/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Rachel Slater 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Lead p2. So happy to do this, such a good route. There was a bat in one of the handholds on p2!

Chi Cheng 02/Mar/13 AltLd

Lead P1 and P3. Lead to the thred as Rachel wanted me to be able to she her on the slab. Getting into the groove on P3 was hard.

Andy Peak 1 26/Feb/13 Lead

Went strait up at the approach to the ocra slab and did a high treverse.

Alex.M-M. 17/Feb/13 AltLd dog

Led p.2. and p. 4. One fall on p.2, wet hand-hold and slipped. Pulled straight back on and had no issues.

with chris ripper
Alex Mason 23/Jan/13 Lead rpt

Did 8 years previous, felt like an onsight. In two pitches, Led P1. Superb route.

with George Ullrich
cripper ??/2013 AltLd O/S
with midge
Sam Melville ??/2013 -
Nick Biven ??/2013 -
captain ??/2013 -
bclifton ??/2013 Lead
will9911 ??/2013 Lead O/S
jacobjacob 24/Nov/12 Lead O/S

All day epic as it was Bronwyn's third time ever climbing outdoors so we ended up doing it in five pitches, a great adventure.

remus 27/Oct/12 AltLd dnf

Alun was going to do this, sacked it off from the big spike though. Dont think his heart was in it.

Robb Bert 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Awsome day out with Jez

with Jez Nasse
Dan724 13/Oct/12 2nd O/S

Abseiled off before final pitch as it was wet. Will be back to swing leads on the whole thing at some point. Great climb, but quite intimidating at times!

with Steve Keys, Dan Ely
Sam Melville 04/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

lead 1st and 3rd pitch

shed_hed 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

A brilliant route and my first E2! Led up until the cave belay. Took it steady and it didn't feel particuarly tricky, thought the plum was harder and the grasper definitely is consider harder. Didn't really notice the polish but there was chalk everywhere!

dswansonlow 22/Sep/12 AltLd rpt
Katex 19/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Mike, Simon Edwards
Hidden 10/Sep/12 2nd
pie_eater_pete 08/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with bwestwood
bwestwood 08/Sep/12 AltLd
with pete sargeant
Ed Babs 05/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

P1&2. As polished and good as I was led to believe.

Hidden 05/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/12 2nd
stuart34 04/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Dibdawg 30/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/12 AltLd
atapper21 01/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Dean177 ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Jay C 20/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2 and 4. Ended up leading pitch 3 as well later in the day to escape off Cream.

with Nick E
Nick Nitro 20/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Jay C
Hidden 07/Jun/12 2nd dnf
Michael Allday 05/Jun/12 AltLd β
greenroom 02/Jun/12 AltLd β

My first pitch, Matt 2nd. Abbed off due to rain.

with Matt Foot
Bruce Houston ?/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Mike
SamuelHarris 27/May/12 2nd
Anthony Allsopp 27/May/12 Lead O/S

A great climb and made full use of long legs to get onto ochre slab

SamuelHarris 25/May/12 Lead dnf

Took a fall low on the Ochre Slab, got baked in the sun and abseiled off at the cave belay point above the slab.

Hidden 18/May/12 -
Ally Smith 13/May/12 AltLd RP

3rd attempt at this! Last go was 12years ago when my ropes jammed in the crack on the ochre slab. Still felt slghtly goey after not trad climbing for 6months

with Pete H
Lenny 12/May/12 AltLd O/S

Ochre Slab pitch

with Tony
Cardi 12/May/12 AltLd O/S

Led Ochre slab pitch. Felt the pressure not to fall off! First non slate E2.

with Tom R
Tom Livingstone 09/May/12 Lead rpt

Led P1 and 2 together then abbed from cave belay. wet.

Hidden 06/May/12 AltLd O/S
richardr 06/May/12 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches. Thought P3 was worth 5c, but maybe I did it wrong.

with Ivan
A Crook 06/May/12 AltLd O/S

middle pitch definately had the physical crux. Psycological one being on the third. splendid route long time coming. prob 10 years I have been wanting to get on this route.

Dave Almond 06/May/12 Lead
with Adam Crook
Julesthe1st 05/May/12 Lead O/S

Led all pitches. A meandering climb. Not the best I've done at Tremadog but still very good.

with Mike
Hidden ?/May/12 AltLd O/S
wolf.leeb 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S

great line and great moves as expected just a bit spoiled by polish..

with nic
mynyddresident 15/Apr/12 2nd rpt

Seemed alot more polished than when I lead it, painful toes!

with wolf
cox 11/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/12 AltLd dog
Hidden 29/Mar/12 2nd dog
markfairbank 13/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2. All a head game really... the holds are all there and gear just keeps coming. Just about held it together. P3 has hard moves as abit of a sting in the tail.

with Ian Moore
Hidden 13/Mar/12 2nd dog
james.slater 11/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

At the end of the day, a brilliant brilliant route but again it turned into an epic...! I led pitches 1 3 and 4

Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
eddy-on-the-rocks 25/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Did the slab pitch. A couple of wet holds but luckily the thursday training helped me through.

with Rich
hilty 11/Feb/12 AltLd

lead pitch 2 on last visit and got rained off pitch 3, got back today and lead pitch 1 and 3, quite hard as most of the good holds being wet so had to improvise a way up. great route!!!

Carter 11/Feb/12 2nd dnf
with Drew, Celyn
Drew M 11/Feb/12 Lead dnf

Did the first two pitches then bailed from the cave belay due to darkness/lure of pizza.

with Celyn, Liam
Adam Coles 11/Feb/12 AltLd
with hilty
hilty ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
soph ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 AltLd
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Owen_P ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Nick Sillem ??/2012 -
Steven Carter ??/2012 Lead O/S
Anna duckett ??/2012 2nd
with Jonny Reay
TomMorgan 20/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
wi11 06/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

P1&2 4

with Meg
jacobjlloyd 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S

brilliant fun!

chrisallan 06/Nov/11 2nd O/S
jonnie3430 06/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

Tremendous! Great climbing and not polished.

with Welsh Tom
Dunx 01/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
with Hillary, Trystan
UncleMephisto ?/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
owain86 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

4c,5b,5a,4c Lead pitch 2 and 4, Great first two pitches

with Chris
chriscarroll 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Lead pitch 1 and 2, went a little wrong on my 2nd pitch, went low instead of high at the end of the traverse... Not all that bad to be honest, nice route though

with Owain
pmurdy 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S

Minor slip after crux moves of the second pitch. Did the last two pitches in complete darkness with one head torch between us. Very exciting.

with Ben K
benkelsey 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

got very phyched out by pitch two, climbed in poor style, very shaky. took a fair while. Got to the second stance to watch the sun set. left on pitch 3 in the dark having given my torch to Paul and got to the stance of One Step in almost total darkness. great route and memorable for it being a total epic! "paul don't fall off, the gears probably shit"

Hidden ?/Oct/11 Lead
Noodles 27/Sep/11 Lead

Sweet climb but mega polished, led p2, it's more vertical than the pictures would have you believe! The crux was keeping my head together! I learnt a lot from this route, a great experience :-)

with Andy Mcque
hilty 04/Sep/11 AltLd dnf

Lead second pitch, crack to left of slab was minging and wet so made it tough, got rained off top pitch, be back soon to bag the route.

robman 28/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with Tim
Ewan Russell 14/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

3rd pitch.

with Anna, Halla
Hidden 14/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
daviesxxx 13/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 09/Aug/11 2nd O/S
tim newton 05/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with sophie holdstock
Fatherof2 ?/Aug/11 AltLd
with Roger
Graham Westbrook 31/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
elCapitano 29/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2 and 4. First E2 lead. Brilliant.

with Courty
M_W_Court 29/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and P3, got off route on P3 and ended up climbing the short cracks on The Weaver, which added to the experience...

al123 15/Jul/11 Lead dnf

argh. climbed the 1st picth into the cave, lovely climbing, no definate crux but steady and fun. led out of the cave but went past the proper route crack and ended up just round the corner from One step... then it pissed it down. stuck in the corner with everywhere wet. abbed off. chris abbed to get route gear. i soloed up one step.... to get the abseil anchor. will be back.

JRae 10/Jul/11 AltLd

Wow. Intimidating (its vector), amazing airy positions and super cool climbing but never felt too hard, toughest bit was the head game. Found the crux to be the top moves on P3. Ace route!!! P2 + 3.

CRiddiford 10/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

me p1,p4 jonny p2,3. Cool, next time lead the hard pitches!

with Jonny
Hidden 05/Jul/11 2nd
Keendan 05/Jul/11 2nd β

Just pitch one. Awesome exposed climbing. Enjoyed the hand crack and felt the moves round the nose very thin.

Si dH 01/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1 and 3. Found pitch 3 tougher than expected - last few moves up the groove felt sustained 5b and a little bold with small gear a few metres off to the side. Was nice as I felt like Id climbed an E2, rather than just seconded one!

with Neil Furniss
guy757 16/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/11 AltLd
Dave Foster 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Lead P2 and P4. Thought P3 was the trickiest.

with Si 2
Hidden 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/11 AltLd
rob.s22 ?/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch.

with S.B
Hidden ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 29/May/11 AltLd O/S
with Gavin Singleton
Hidden 28/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/11 AltLd O/S
dan ely 22/May/11 AltLd O/S
with mark westerman
tatz45 12/May/11 AltLd O/S

Led 1st and 3rd pitches. 3rd pitch felt hard. Stunning route.

belay bunny turned bad 09/May/11 AltLd O/S
Owen W-G 02/May/11 Lead O/S

Led all 3 pitches. Fantastic and hideous in equal measures.

Matt77 02/May/11 2nd
with Owen
gripped01 ?/May/11 2nd

Jimmy James

givemetea 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and P3

GarethHall 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2 and 4

Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
surfboybert 14/Mar/11 2nd dog
Tom Livingstone 10/Mar/11 Lead O/S
dswansonlow 02/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with sarp
Adam Lincoln 26/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with John Cooke
Jack00 09/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Led all pitches.

with John Walsh
kitch22 09/Jan/11 2nd O/S
mackay780 ??/2011 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
JEP ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
sarpedon ??/2011 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 3&4 together (E2 5b)

with dougie swanson-low
PAJames ??/2011 -
alkira ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
katyvose1 ??/2011 -
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/2011 -
pasbury ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
masa-alpin 20/Nov/10 AltLd dog

Pete lead P1, and I lead the rest (P3&P4 in 1-pitch). After completing the crux moves in P2 on the slab, while I was thinking "this is pretty soft for the grade", my foot slipped and went airborne before I noticed. Gutted, terribly absolutely disappointed.

with Pete D
Pete 20/Nov/10 AltLd
rustaldo 20/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Really nice route, pitch2 and 3 make it.. the whole thing is awesome though! Also learnt the correct way to do the shared Diadic pitch of the route.. my way was much harder and basically wrong! Will have to come back and do this again so I can lead the Ochre Slab!

thomasadixon 17/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Awesome route, crux on ochre slab was getting onto it imo, feels proper committing. Surprisingly tricky moves on 3rd pitch! Lead 1&2 as one and 4th pitches.

with Alan
Reaver2k 17/Oct/10 AltLd
Andrew Barker 12/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Pitches two and four. An absolute classic. I didn't notice the polish as much as I expected to.

with Si
Speeddemonsi 12/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

P1 and P3

simon kimber 10/Oct/10 Lead dnf

abbed off after the second pitch due to heavy whinge

Hanski 10/Oct/10 2nd

First two pitches

tom.e 09/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Charlie Everett
al99 06/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Led Ochre slab puitch. Very soft for 5c!

with Andrew Bitmead
phil64 02/Oct/10 Lead
with dave evans
Luke Brooks 28/Sep/10 AltLd
with Liam
Hidden 11/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/10 AltLd
Hidden 29/Aug/10 -
Hidden 28/Aug/10 AltLd dnf
MikeLeeds 28/Aug/10 AltLd dnf

Did first two pitches but it was pouring with rain so had to ab off the top of the second pitch.

al123 26/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with nick
clive-greenwood 18/Aug/10 Lead β

Great target achieved

with Anna
Hidden ?/Aug/10 -
sparkass 31/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
mshorter 31/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with dunc
remus 27/Jul/10 AltLd rpt

P2+3. threw a bit of a wobbler on P2 in stiff new boots, crampy feet ftl. P3 went a lot smoother than last time i lead it, though.

hardoreVdiffBen 27/Jul/10 2nd dog

Fell off thevery top section, very annoyed!

with Remus
Glyn 18/Jul/10 Lead rpt
adam06 17/Jul/10 AltLd

doin this route as a 3 isnt recommended!

schof 17/Jul/10 AltLd β
Alexandre Buisse 17/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Led crux P2. We were thoroughly underdressed and had a mini-epic involving impromptu hanging belay from above the fin and sitting in the belay cave for more than an hour and a half. Good fun in the end.

Stig 16/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Utterly brilliant route. Led Ochre Slab pitch, very surprised how un-strenuous it is. Every move a rest!

with Chris
chrishedgehog 16/Jul/10 AltLd rpt
with James
Gazleah ?/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with adam radcliff
Hidden ?/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
beci tointen ?/Jul/10 Lead β
with my uncle carl
Hidden ?/Jul/10 -
mattyork2 27/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with John Vincent
petellis 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Pitch one only. Retreated after Matt got dehydrated and started doing odd things.

Hidden 20/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Jess patel 16/Jun/10 AltLd

Amaaazing route. Lead first and last pitches, Seconded the middle crux pitches

Hidden 15/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Guy Wilson 15/Jun/10 AltLd
with Stu
dan ely 15/Jun/10 TR dog
with rich
Ed Booth 13/Jun/10 -

Aided first e1 pitch of void then climbed ochre pitch.

Adam Booth 13/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Lead the slab pitch to fix ropes for hauling - big wall practice

Duncan Campbell 06/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Awesome! I got ochre slab pitch as I had already lead the groove on p3 on the weaver.....ochre slab pitch is steady...almost lost it when a foot slipped but apart from that and getting offthe spike its of the best belays ever!

david morse 06/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Worth its uber-classic status

with Duncan
Hidden 06/Jun/10 Lead
RachelP 06/Jun/10 2nd
with Andy T
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Dunx 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Joe M
joeym 05/Jun/10 2nd dnf
ed edwards ?/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

probably the nicest route i've done from hard rock.

Hidden ?/Jun/10 -
drcorbasisgod 30/May/10 Lead O/S
with James Dear
Hidden 30/May/10 AltLd O/S
dan gibson 30/May/10 AltLd rpt
with michael porter
Laurence Everitt 27/May/10 Lead O/S

got first two pitches done, sweet crux! then second came off and had to be lowered, will be back for 3 and 4 another day.

with Cocky
krusty23 15/May/10 2nd

fell off and lowered after 2 more attempts below cave

with Mark r
Rich Kirby 08/May/10 AltLd rpt

Strung together in 2 pitches.

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 08/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Richard Kirby
Hidden 30/Apr/10 Lead dnf
The_Boy_ODwyer 26/Apr/10 AltLd dog

Lead P1 & 3 Fell on P3

with Robert Canavan
C Mclean 23/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Joe Ward
Hidden 22/Apr/10 AltLd
spidey 18/Apr/10 Lead
with Jimmy
Hidden 04/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/10 AltLd rpt
mlmatt 06/Mar/10 AltLd

Simply one of the best routes I've ever done. Was a great experience and a great journey.

with chris jones
Hidden 28/Feb/10 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
alasdair19 ??/2010 -
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead
james chesmer ??/2010 2nd dog
Aaron Lines ??/2010 -
The Grist ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Nick Allsop
JohnAI 28/Nov/09 2nd
Rowansb 09/Nov/09 Lead O/S
Ollie B 17/Oct/09 AltLd O/S


with S.Bennett
Rob Pitt 15/Oct/09 AltLd rpt

With Owen

Hidden 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
farmus21 04/Oct/09 AltLd
smallerrich 04/Oct/09 Lead rpt

2nd and 3rd pitch. More chalk on the route than in my chalkbag : S

with James
Hidden 03/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
Jez 03/Oct/09 AltLd rpt

Took 1st and ran 3rd/4th pitches together, Nathan took the Ochre Slab. Quality route.

with NJSharp
Hidden 24/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/09 AltLd
gnc760 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Wicked excursion in some serious heat. Ice lollies at the Café pulled us through it!

with Rose Williams
Rose Williams 11/Sep/09 2nd
with Gareth
Hidden 09/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Mike Goldthorp 07/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

1st and 2nd pitch in one. Ochre slab was chilling cool

with Heather
HeatherF 07/Sep/09 AltLd

lead the 3rd pitch-already done the 1st two earlier in the year

with Mike
Richard Horn 27/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/09 AltLd dog
Ows ?/Aug/09 2nd
Peter Reynolds ?/Aug/09 AltLd
Carly 22/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Richard
Hidden 22/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Dave Searle 09/Jul/09 AltLd O/S


with ben
ebf 20/Jun/09 AltLd O/S


with Paul Stephenson+Tim Fryer
Coel Hellier 18/Jun/09 AltLd
with Fiend
pete87abs 14/Jun/09 AltLd dog

offers so much varried climbing

dj_brigham05 14/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Phill Mitch 13/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

brilliant route.lead pitch 2 & 4.Didn't realise at the time but I climbed this with a broken ankle,I thought it was hurting!

with gaz
Birdo 13/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Wicks
Hidden ?/Jun/09 AltLd
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 23/May/09 2nd
with Vincent Canova
Hidden 04/May/09 -
mr mills 03/May/09 AltLd rpt
with Gareth
mark s 02/May/09 Lead

easy for the grade.

with andi t
Hidden 02/May/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/May/09 2nd
HeatherF 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Lead p1 &2 combined. Had epics when Matt couldnt second and had to abb down off the pegs :S claiming the tick anyways as did the hard pitches!

with Tom and Matt
Tomprusk 05/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Heather and Matt
feilx 04/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Angus
simonp ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Nicki Hearne
Barry D 29/Mar/09 2nd

found 2nd pt. as hard as first..

with Marcus P
Hidden 21/Mar/09 AltLd
Hidden 15/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Sgt. Vest 08/Mar/09 AltLd

if anyone gets the gear off this, it's mine! Got rained off it. I know it's a long shot, but if you go to erics and hand in the gear, he'll give you a piece of cake. I've already bought it. I realise the cost of the gear is probably 10x greater, but i might be 10x poorer than you, so it evens out. Look, any cake of your choice, well anything from erics. I reccomend the carrot cake.

Owen_P ??/2009 Lead O/S
paulh1967 ??/2009 -
mr mills 27/Dec/08 AltLd
with Elfyn (chang)
centurion05 24/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with rusty
barni 20/Oct/08 AltLd

Lead 2nd and 3rd

with Dave barry
embob 02/Oct/08 2nd

Phil belayed me and Ol on half ropes. Only to the bottom of Ochre Slab.

with Ollie and Phil
datoon 28/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with K
khawk 28/Sep/08 AltLd
with DT
Glyn 08/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Lead every pitch!

with Trystan
Hidden 29/Aug/08 Lead O/S
greenclimb 29/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Sarah
ron244 25/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Kenny and Julie
DavidR 23/Aug/08 AltLd rpt

I led pitch 1. Hol led the rest on her 24th birthday! As good as I remember the first time I did this. Scarey moment mid-way through the crux on pitch 2, when her top bit of gear fell out, while she was trying to get to the Ochre slab. Brilliant effort holding it all together and succeeding, clean.

Misha 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S

The crux pitch is absolutely brilliant! Didn't think it was particularly polished.

Hidden 23/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/08 AltLd
Hidden 26/Jul/08 AltLd rpt
Hidden 22/Jul/08 AltLd dnf
manmike 22/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with karly54
Hidden 22/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
irish paul 03/Jun/08 Lead
with Sarah Joyce
Hidden 16/May/08 AltLd rpt
centurion05 05/May/08 Lead O/S
SGD ?/May/08 AltLd O/S

Led P2, Got some rope drag when I didn't extend a runner far enough. Excellent route.

with Tom Relf
elmihu 06/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with andy
dodfoster ?/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with dave gill
Hidden ?/Jan/08 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Julian Wedd ??/2008 Lead
with D. Body
Matt Vigg ??/2008 -
bengough22 ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd O/S
hans solo ??/2008 Lead O/S

nice route with contrasting pitches

Hidden ??/2008 -
Marcus ??/2008 -
joe larner 21/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Bruce
smallerrich 20/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

I only led the first pitch, seconded the second and attempted a lead of the third, but physced myself out of getting on the slab from the traverse. I then down climbed back to the belay cave and dropped my size 10 wallnut. Damn. Turned out the slab wasn't that bad when I seconded it.

with Carl
Hidden 29/Sep/07 2nd
Ropeboy 28/Sep/07 Lead
maybe_si 10/Sep/07 AltLd
with jez
Hidden 08/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
Luke Brooks 12/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden 10/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Rich Mayfield 09/Aug/07 AltLd
johnboyrevel ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Eddie
Hidden 07/May/07 AltLd dnf
Hidden ?/May/07 AltLd dnf
Hidden 20/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/07 AltLd
dave o 16/Apr/07 Lead O/S

pretty polished and chalky, but v good anyway. met some bats in the crack on the 3rd pitch.

with Julia H
Ram MkiV 03/Apr/07 Lead O/S

led 1st 2 pitches as 1 long 'n. Tenuous climbing up the ochre slab. Didn't do top pitches - alex got funked up on void instead.

with Al
Hidden 23/Mar/07 AltLd
Dan 85 07/Mar/07 Lead O/S

Led 2nd and 3rd pitches

with Tim
Nicos 17/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
fran04 ??/2007 2nd

came off on the ochre slab

with nick barrowclough
reg_measures ??/2007 AltLd O/S
with neil thomas
richiebongo ??/2007 Lead O/S

Tried once with Mike Rawlinson but we backed off it then some years later with Nick Smith i think.

Brown 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with John
tumbling wizard 24/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Chad123 ?/Sep/06 AltLd O/S

Second time up Vector, did the first pitch of Weaver too which makes a nice harder start. Top pitch is definitely easier than second pitch, just a bit bold getting up to gear in groove. All in all a classic route though and through!

with Emily
shoulders 04/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Morgan Woods 07/Jul/06 Lead O/S

managed to stuff up the position of the first belay (too high) and drop a set of wires at the crux of the second.....and belay in the wrong place for the second pitch (the first peg not the 2 further left) got horrible rope drag at the the top of the 3rd all up good but i'd give 2 stars and not 3.

with Gareth
Hidden 15/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Ed Booth 29/May/06 AltLd O/S

Good route and i didn't find the supposed "slimeness" let it down at all. Nice moves!

Adam Booth 29/May/06 2nd O/S
remus 28/May/06 AltLd O/S

Adam (Ed's brother) did the first pitch, Ed P2 and me P3.

ewen ?/May/06 AltLd O/S
John Kettle ?/May/06 AltLd
with ewen
DavidR 15/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/06 2nd dog
IOAN D 10/Apr/06 Lead
with rick
nicholas Barrowclough 22/Mar/06 Lead O/S

Took Wankshaft up one of the E2 classics of wales

with Tim Davies
jfreeman 18/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
with Mike Barclay
sgl0jd ?/Jan/06 AltLd
with Steve Hobbs
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
ewen ??/2006 -
John Kettle ??/2006 AltLd
Hidden ??/2006 -
ewen ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
ritchierich 19/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
with Bob Dickson
centurion05 12/Sep/05 AltLd O/S


with Stu Harth
KRB 14/Aug/05 Lead O/S

As I was literally making my way across the Ochre Slab, Chris tentatively shouted up for me to hold on a minute and not to fall off. I glanced down to see a clean sweep of the rope dangling a couple of feet away from his hanging belay. He just managed to get his fingertip to it and pulled it back in to resume belaying. Kids! A good route but not as hard as it's reputation suggests.

with Chris Bridges
AJ007 ?/Aug/05 AltLd dog

Rested on 2nd last Pitch but got the crux clean

with Dan
Hidden 26/Jun/05 Lead
Hidden 07/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/Jun/05 AltLd O/S

Ocre Slab was far easier than expected! Found the third pitch to be the hardest (that thrutchy bottomless groovy thing!?). Fantastic route, one of the best anyway, let alone Tremadog!

Hidden ?/Apr/05 AltLd O/S
mikeski ?/Apr/05 AltLd
with Alun
Mark Riley ?/Mar/05 Lead O/S
nige 27/Aug/04 AltLd
with mark hounslea
clive-greenwood 12/Aug/04 AltLd dnf

Fell of pitch 3 in the rain. had to back off.

with Ray
samwelli 17/Jul/04 AltLd O/S

I lead 2nd pitch...tremendous route!

with Steve Hobbs
lukea 12/Jun/04 2nd O/S
with Al
Hidden ??/2004 2nd
paul m hadley ??/2004 Lead
haydng ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Rob
nicholas Barrowclough 05/Sep/03 Lead
Mark Davies PK ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Mark
nicholas Barrowclough ?/Apr/03 Lead
Hidden 22/Mar/03 Lead O/S
Simonfarfaraway ??/2003 AltLd


with Dave A
Hidden 17/Sep/02 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/02 AltLd O/S
cem 29/Jul/02 Lead O/S

Led pitches 1-3

with James Gregory
Leofallon 21/Jul/02 Lead

Led all pitches - outstanding!

Hidden 07/May/02 AltLd
akhughes ?/May/02 AltLd
Northen Vince 03/Jan/02 AltLd dnf
Just Another Dave ??/2002 Lead O/S
with sam kendrick
Hidden ?/Sep/01 AltLd
chrishedgehog 20/Apr/01 Lead O/S
with Clare Wilkie
Hidden 01/Apr/01 Lead O/S
philhilo ??/2001 -
VPJB ??/2001 -
timbanton ?/Aug/00 -
Marti999 ??/2000 AltLd
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead dog

1 rest on Ochre Slab

with Ben
zero six ??/2000 Lead O/S
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2000 -
Jon Read ?/Jul/99 AltLd
Hidden ??/1999 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1999 AltLd O/S
tmawer ??/1999 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 21/Dec/98 Lead O/S

Led all pitches. Frozen ice on route. Epic trip back to Cardiff.

with Roy Thomas
Si Clapham ??/1998 -
Hidden ??/1998 2nd dog
ColinD ?/Aug/97 Lead O/S
with Nick Allsop
Joe Solo 01/May/97 Lead O/S
with jed and tony
Hidden ?/May/97 Lead
Ched ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
Okecroak 27/Sep/96 AltLd O/S
with M Mercy
frost ?/Jul/96 AltLd
with S Raw
Hidden ?/Jun/96 AltLd O/S
tompercy 10/Mar/96 AltLd
with Dave Hollinger
sdht ??/1996 -
WB ??/1996 AltLd O/S
with Guy
GuyM ??/1996 -
Roget 13/Aug/95 Lead O/S
with jon
PaulTclimbing ?/Aug/95 Lead
with Woko
michael burrows 11/Jun/95 AltLd rpt
with richard parry
IanGilbertJones 08/May/95 Lead O/S
Budge ?/Apr/95 AltLd O/S
nai ??/1995 AltLd
The Jazz Butcher ??/1995 -
belay bunny turned bad ??/1995 -
Hidden ??/1995 -
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Big Rik ??/1995 -
NeilGriffiths ??/1995 AltLd
rob.grafton ??/1995 Lead
with Ben, Bruce
Bullybones ??/1995 -
SteveB_NWUK_99 ??/1995 Lead O/S

Lead sometime in the (mid?) 1990s with geordie.

mattnuttall 08/Oct/94 Lead rpt
with Johanna
NickJH ?/Aug/94 -
rockofades 26/Mar/94 Lead O/S
with BKV
richparry ??/1994 -
Hidden ??/1994 AltLd
Steve Crowe 01/Sep/93 Lead rpt

Led the last two pitches in one runout.

with KM
Mick King 18/Aug/93 AltLd

Lead P1 & 3

with Simon Walsh
John Southworth 07/Jul/93 AltLd O/S
with Mike Rudden
3 Names ?/Jul/93 2nd O/S
with Richard Parry
Hidden 06/Jun/93 Lead O/S
nokishatov 01/Jun/93 AltLd
Mick King 15/May/93 AltLd

Lead Ps 2 & 3

with Simon Walsh
Hidden 23/Apr/93 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 04/Apr/93 AltLd
with Chris Ranner
OMSKB ??/1993 AltLd
Hidden ??/1993 AltLd
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
AlanLittle ?/Jul/92 AltLd
Andy Fielding 17/May/92 AltLd
with Mark Lardner
Grezza ?/May/92 Lead O/S

really very good

Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/May/92 -
with Paul Kallmes
andrew300169 19/Apr/92 AltLd O/S
with Pom
Spottykidfromstourbridge ??/1992 Lead O/S

My 1st E2, climbed with my Dad who did it back in day at XS without chalk and with a harness that would make your eyes water

Andy Say 26/Jun/91 Lead
mattnuttall 03/Apr/91 AltLd O/S

led p2 (ochre slab)

with Alan Holden
leathers ??/1991 2nd
with James Thomas
Rich Kirby 13/Jun/90 AltLd
with Andy Mackay
MikeYouCanClimb 30/Apr/90 Lead O/S
with Sally
andyblain 24/Apr/90 Lead O/S

My first E2

pingora 12/Apr/90 AltLd O/S
with Davy R
whispering nic ?/Apr/90 -
with Simon PYB
DDDD ??/1990 -
Bob ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
philhilo ??/1990 -
Dave Rumney ??/1990 AltLd
daviesxxx ??/1990 -
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1990 -
Paul Clarke ??/1990 AltLd
with FMC
Nigel Coe ??/1990 AltLd dnf

Approx date. On pitch 3 I traversed left and pulled over a roof onto the slab. I had Ron James' guidebook, which said something like 'cross the slab to an overhanging crack'. Did 'cross' mean leftwards or upwards? The crack on the left didn't look particularly steep (I mainly climbed at Swanage) but the one above fitted the bill! I remember desperate moves and uncurling fingers but I made the belay, having unknowingly climbed The Croaker (E3).

DaveHo ??/1990 Lead

Done pre UKC in the 80's or 90's and are on a tick list.

jfletcher 04/Nov/89 Lead O/S

LUMC meet

Hidden 24/Sep/89 AltLd
keefe ?/Jul/89 -
with Johnny Adams
Dave Musgrove 30/Apr/89 AltLd rpt
with Rupert Wyard, David
Dave Musgrove Jnr 19/Apr/89 2nd
with Dad
Bruce Kerr 05/Feb/89 Lead
with Mike Boyle
Hidden ??/1989 Lead O/S
craig d ??/1989 -
AndrewP ??/1989 AltLd
phardman 30/Oct/88 Lead O/S
BigHairyIan 22/Oct/88 Lead O/S

Massive lead for me. I trained for this and everything. I led the Ochre Slab, which was wierd and definitely where the route gets its name from. Then Mike failed on the next pitch, which was unusual, cause he climbed E3 at the time. I cruised that pitch and had a well earned fag on the top! Happy days.

with Mike Buckley (Little Mike)
Dave Douglas 25/Jul/88 AltLd O/S
michael burrows 17/Apr/88 AltLd rpt
with pete roberts
Hidden 03/Apr/88 AltLd
Hidden 07/Nov/87 Lead
Hidden 04/Oct/87 AltLd
michael burrows 06/Sep/87 AltLd dnf

abbed after pitch2 due to rain

with ket
Rob Davies ?/Aug/87 2nd

Highly memorable due to torrential rain, which doesn't matter for most of the route. On P2 the crack L of the Ochre Slab was running with water, so Boris simply levitated up the middle of the slab. Moving out round the overhang on P3 was like sticking one's head under a shower.

Neil R 25/Jul/87 AltLd
with Richard W
steve taylor ?/Jul/87 AltLd
with Dave Gilkes
Hidden 31/May/87 2nd
Sean Kelly ?/Mar/87 -

Climbed 3 times over the years. 2nd pitch is utterly brilliant. A memorable ascent with Frank Richards who led the top pitch in bare feet (his new rock shoes were hurting) and there was snow on the ground! We also had a wee adventure with the car leaving the road, before we arrived at the crag. And Frank was a nervous passenger before that...

with Rick Kruze, Frank Richards
Hidden 12/Oct/86 2nd
Steve Crowe 28/Sep/86 Lead O/S
Tim Bateman 05/May/86 AltLd
with Dave Leadbetter
wynaptomos ?/Apr/86 Lead O/S
John Marsland 08/Mar/86 Lead
with Tony Rex
William Robertson ??/1986 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Hidden 19/Oct/85 AltLd
ukb shark 05/Sep/85 AltLd O/S
with Seb Grieve
JamieAyres ?/Aug/85 AltLd dog
with Phil Windall
Richard Weller 15/Jul/85 AltLd O/S
with john sanders
nigehughes ?/Jun/85 AltLd
with Adrian Hughes
Rob Davies ?/Jun/85 Lead dnf

P1 only, P2 looked too hard

with Tony Welsh
Hidden 30/May/85 Lead O/S
neilh 16/May/85 Lead
with dave croker
Alan James - UKC and UKH 17/Mar/85 AltLd
with Rory Park
Hidden ??/1985 -
mark mcgowan01 ??/1985 -
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Hidden ??/1985 AltLd
johno072 ??/1985 AltLd
mitch1960 ??/1985 Lead
with Alan Dance
Eduardo Martinez 11/Nov/84 Lead O/S
John Marsland 13/Oct/84 2nd
with Warren Birch
Hidden 30/Jun/84 Lead
sadams 06/May/84 AltLd
with Chris Thwaites
Robmwatt ??/1984 -
TonyF 21/Aug/83 Lead dog
with Tony Cox
Gordon Stainforth 16/Jul/83 AltLd O/S

One of the finest routes I've ever done. Ecstatic when I got to the top.

with Robert Barton
Gezzer ??/1983 Lead O/S
with Andy Towne
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1983 Lead
with Chris Ensoll
mark-abz 17/Oct/82 Lead O/S
with Walter P
andybirtwistle 04/Aug/82 AltLd
with Ian Kyle
Hidden 14/Jul/82 AltLd
andy gittins ??/1982 -
with Malcolm Cambell
steveboote ??/1982 AltLd

With Andy Newton

redjerry ?/Jun/81 AltLd O/S
with Jim Melrose, Roy Williamson
Mike Owen 23/May/81 2nd rpt
with Phil Ralph
Chris Craggs 06/Apr/81 AltLd
with Colin Binks
Hidden ?/Apr/81 Lead
The Reaper 29/Mar/81 AltLd O/S
Hammy 18/Oct/80 AltLd
with Rob Lawson
Andy Stephenson 23/Aug/80 AltLd O/S

Led the final pitch. Great climb.

with Chris Plant
duncan ?/Aug/80 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/80 AltLd
Andy Nicholson ?/Jun/80 AltLd O/S
with Spike
Hidden 04/May/80 AltLd
Falko 01/May/80 AltLd O/S
with Chris Astill (Shilling Rabbit)
Hidden ??/1980 Lead O/S
robinsi197 ??/1980 -
with Barbara
kjacks ??/1980 2nd

Completed top pitch in fine style - have done it twice since getting worse each time!

with 'Psycho' Simon
William Robertson ?/Jun/79 Lead O/S


Mike Owen 06/May/79 Lead rpt
with Al Churcher
uphillnow 02/Jan/79 AltLd O/S

Al did crux taking, some time to place gear and work it out. I did the layback pitch. Al fell off seconding, tired after his efforts on the crux.The first big lead for both of us. Lead all pitches later in 1979 and May 82. Done several times since.

with Al Bennett
Mike Owen 01/Sep/78 Lead rpt
with Elaine Watson
Mike Owen 16/Apr/78 Lead rpt
with Elaine Watson
Steve Bell ??/1978 -
Ian Jones ??/1978 Lead rpt
with Mike Wright
RichardMc 23/Oct/77 Lead dnf
with Tony Williams
GeoffG 18/Sep/77 AltLd
with tony bowker
GeoffG ?/Sep/77 -
Nic Robinson 05/Aug/77 AltLd O/S
with Paul Greenland
Dave Musgrove 31/Jul/77 AltLd

I led the Ochre Slab. a memorable day!

with George Hounsome
mike lawrence? 01/Jul/77 -
with Ian Millar
Derek Ryden ?/Apr/77 Lead
with Andy Draper
Mike Owen 27/Mar/77 Lead rpt
with Pete White
Hidden ??/1977 Lead
Mark Kemball 14/Nov/76 AltLd
with Ian Milward
Andy Edgar ?/Jul/76 Lead O/S

lead both pitches, did without the aid peg that was used at the time. Big tick for me at the time.

with Mick Hardwick
Mike Owen 19/Jun/76 Lead rpt
with Colin Rowe, John Roberts
Mike Owen 22/May/76 AltLd O/S
with Sandy Doby
Bolt Phobia 21/May/76 AltLd O/S
with John Broadwell
Steve Lewis 21/May/76 AltLd O/S
with sharpie
Marcus ??/1976 -
Falko 01/Mar/75 Lead O/S

37 years later I still remember this as 'A Grand Day Out'

with Al W.
petemeads ??/1975 Lead
granitbahn ??/1975 AltLd
Martin Bennett 07/Jun/74 -
with Fred Dewhurst
greenbuoy ?/Jul/70 2nd


with Terry Taylor
mikej 30/Mar/70 2nd
with Pete Boardman
Seymore Butt ??/1970 -
Hidden ?/Oct/69 Lead dog
mikej 21/Apr/68 AltLd

Done in 5 pitches by splitting pitch 2 at a belay position down over and right from the massive spike.

with Ian Clayton
mikej 18/Apr/67 2nd
with Geoff Williams
mikej 16/Apr/67 Lead dnf
with Geoff Williams
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