Rockfax Description
A good climb. Boulder out the initial wall to a good hold, then move up and tackle the steep bulge above using shallow pockets, dimples and some slopy holds. No sneaking off-route for a rest at this grade. © Rockfax

FA John Dunne Jun/2002

Ticklists: Clwyd Limestone Top 50 List, Dinbren 8's.

Adam Booth 30/May/16 Lead dog

Also 3rd, 5th, 10th April

anguskille 03/Apr/16 Lead RP

climbs nicely, one of dinbren's best

Adam Booth 30/Mar/16 Lead dog

A re-acquaintance session, loads of little bits to remember. Feels way more solid than last season.

Hidden 03/Oct/15 Lead dnf
Adam Booth 03/Oct/15 Lead dog

Very close. New beta for top - three fingers stacked in left-hand pocket, front two fingers on right-hand pocket/crimp. Next time...

with John Roberts
Adam Booth 29/Sep/15 Lead dog

In two sections...

Hidden 25/Sep/15 Lead RP
Mark Riley 18/Aug/15 Lead RP

Direct without sneaking off right for a rest, didn't feel so much easier than El Rincon to me. Great route, glad I don't have to do that rockover again!

with Becky Good
Hidden 21/Jul/15 Lead RP
Ed Booth 08/Jun/15 Lead RP

had a couple of failed RP's at top, but then did it once my fingers were warmed up. No going off right. 8a like this I think, and really good.

matt30987 11/Oct/14 TR dnf

One of the only bits of dry rock available so we tried it. Worked bottom sequence out to pinch then it obviously gets hard

with Dad
andy farnell 21/Sep/14 Lead RP

Great route. Powerful, technical and very balancy to finish.

davidliu 16/Jul/14 TR dog

Very, very fingery...or have i been away to long Dinbren?

Adam Booth 16/Jul/14 TR dog

Did all the moves this time but the top feels desperate and so finger intensive!

Adam Booth 13/Jul/14 TR dog

Account open. Need to learn the bottom bit really well to have any chance on the dimples at the top!

Hidden 13/Jul/14 TR
Adam Lincoln 02/Apr/11 Lead RP

First rp. Direct, no sneaking off right for a rest

with Mick Lovatt
daveayton 18/May/09 Lead RP

Nice route - feels different to other Dinbren 8's. I've lead it clean a couple of times now - Initially using the crack half way up, then without it - slightly harder without crack and more height dependant - either way, brilliant slopey finish through the bulge is what it's all about!

with Rob Whelan
Mark Riley ?/Mar/08 TR dog
ksjs ?/Mar/08 TR dnf

crux hold wet today, still having difficulty working out moves through bulge. feels harder than 7c+ or maybe im just using wrong beta?

ksjs 17/Feb/08 TR dnf

worked top bulge.

ksjs 25/Jan/08 TR dnf

linked from ground to crux cleanly. brief moves on crux section due to failing light. encouraging progress

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