Rockfax Description
A gem of a route and the line of the crag with well-protected and absorbing climbing following the finger-crack to the top of the wall. © Rockfax

FA. Unknown

Ticklists: Clwyd Limestone Top 50 List, North Wales E Breakthrough, Suggested routes stripes should do..., Ultimate HVS ticklist.

Hidden 30/Aug TR rpt
lost.arrow 30/Aug TR rpt
with Rav, Ian Ashworth
Rav 30/Aug TR rpt
with Hendo
Garston 20/Aug Lead RP

First HVS yippee

with Roger
Roghanmer 20/Aug TR O/S
Rav 14/Jul Lead O/S
Mats1902 13/Jul Lead O/S
Alison Cairns 09/Jun Lead rpt
with Ali A
James Worthington 30/May Lead
with Henry, Emma
DarrenPennell 25/May 2nd
with Dave Healey
mikeski 13/May Lead O/S
davecg89 10/May TR O/S
tomcr88 10/May TR O/S
Hidden 03/May -
Hidden 24/Mar Lead
Dave192939 19/Mar 2nd O/S
with Ben White
benjaminwhite001 19/Mar Lead O/S
with dave192939
DanDanH 16/Mar TR


with Teresa54321
DanDanH 16/Mar -
pingora 05/Feb 2nd O/S
James Flynn climbing 27/Oct/16 -
Hidden 27/Oct/16 DWS
Mattilda 14/Sep/16 2nd dog

I dogged the dog..... (two rests, hit crux from rh when needed to be left to use crack, not sure would have helped me much though tbf...)

with Giles
lost.arrow 13/Aug/16 Lead
with Mark Richards
Hidden 31/Jul/16 -
Paul Hy 03/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Neil M
Hidden 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Garnham 03/Jul/16 2nd
with Neil M
Clay C 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Jay
Jay C 18/Jun/16 2nd
with Clay C
Sophie Nunn 08/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Dennis
Roflo 06/Jun/16 2nd
JoeMortimer 06/Jun/16 Lead
michael burrows 20/May/16 TR rpt
with Chris Klotz
the.proud.man 17/May/16 TR rpt

Working route on top rope with martin. Confident on all moves, need to think about gear now and then go for the lead.

drdave 12/May/16 2nd O/S
with Martin Wall, Giles Cooper
cem 23/Apr/16 2nd rpt
georgenvk 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with cem
james.slater 10/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Rob Davies 05/Apr/16 Lead

Fingers a bit cold and placing gear a novelty, which made it feel quite tough.

with Phil Ashton
Woodmouse 03/Apr/16 TR β
Nomes 03/Apr/16 TR
darrenpp 03/Apr/16 TR
with Naomi
harold walmsley 31/Mar/16 Lead rpt

Chris did it first, I led it with the gear in. We both found it no harder than Major

with Chris Calow
Charlotte Nelson 15/Mar/16 2nd
with Joel
Joel Miller 15/Mar/16 Lead rpt
Chrissy202 11/Mar/16 2nd O/S
with Joel, Luke
Hidden 11/Mar/16 Lead
EBridges ?/Mar/16 TR
tedswag 23/Feb/16 2nd β
Joel Miller 23/Feb/16 Lead
Allanfairfechan ??/2016 Solo
PAJames ??/2016 -
Tony Holdsworth 31/Oct/15 2nd
Martin Haworth 31/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Tony
useful 11/Oct/15 Lead dog

Jeez, not as fit as I used to be, and couldn't work out the crux. I see a training regime in my near future!

with Rob G MLT
Ceriii 13/Sep/15 TR RP

Half way up I fell off - decided to have a little rest at the bottom - back up it a second time and finished it woohoo! Excellent climb!

with Adam
pauldrew 19/Aug/15 2nd
with Kevin Sales
Hidden 23/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden 23/Jul/15 Lead O/S
spalice 23/Jun/15 Lead β

Lead clean after watching the others top rope it

with Luke Foster, Ellis
Jack2222 21/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/15 2nd rpt
lost.arrow 20/May/15 Lead
with Ian Ashworth
idlefoddie 26/Apr/15 2nd O/S
adamre12 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Very good. Polish on the route doesn't make much of a difference to the difficulty.

Ndawson 18/Apr/15 Lead dnf
darrenpp 12/Apr/15 TR
with Naomi
Nomes 12/Apr/15 TR O/S
with Darren
maty500 08/Apr/15 Lead O/S
jkarran 22/Mar/15 Lead

A good little early season tick

with Team
petellis 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Scgrimed on JK's gear

FreddieSmith ?/Mar/15 Lead O/S
gazace21 ?/Mar/15 TR O/S
EdGeall ?/Mar/15 Lead O/S
adamarkley ?/Jan/15 -
jandyd05 23/Nov/14 Lead rpt
K Wall 14/Sep/14 Lead
with Martin
James Arnold 29/Jul/14 TR O/S

got half way

with Chris Quinn
ryan1410 29/Jul/14 TR O/S
with Paul Spacagna
spags88 29/Jul/14 Lead G/U
with Ryan gorman
Hidden 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Steve Perry 10/Jul/14 2nd O/S


with Phil CMC, Phil
dazq 02/Jul/14 2nd
gazj1986 26/Jun/14 TR
Curtis woodcock 25/Jun/14 TR O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/14 2nd O/S
lost.arrow 06/Jun/14 -
with Ian Ashworth
michael burrows 03/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with ryan cassidy
Ndawson 31/May/14 Lead dnf
edy cooke 30/Apr/14 Lead
Rob Davies 16/Apr/14 Lead

Relieved to be able to do this again

Charles Kinniburgh 16/Apr/14 2nd
qwidgibo 16/Mar/14 TR O/S
Ian Broome 14/Mar/14 2nd β
wolfkayak9 26/Feb/14 TR rpt
useful 24/Sep/13 TR β

Toproping in the dark! Easier this time around, I found an extra crimp :)

with John M
Tomt1er 27/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/13 2nd
LilPhant25 22/Jul/13 TR dog
with tom tier
Tomt1er 20/Jul/13 TR O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/13 2nd
Rob Davies 16/Jun/13 2nd

Backed off lead - definitely going backwards

Robert Whitby 13/Jun/13 AltLd
with Dom Clarke, Ben Savage, Tom Tier
wazzalad20 12/Jun/13 Lead rpt

Forgotten how good this climb is:-)

with anna henshaw
Landy_Dom 09/Jun/13 TR rpt

Clean repeat on top rope (with the kids).

with Ciaran Gallagher
deklan 30/May/13 Lead
with steve, trev
Trevor Allison 30/May/13 2nd
lost.arrow 23/May/13 -
Tomt1er 20/May/13 TR
Hidden 10/May/13 2nd
Hidden 10/May/13 TR
jandyd05 05/May/13 TR rpt

warm up repeat of the old classic - have led it. Pleased at how easily I climbed it for 1st outdoor pitch of season.

with Chris Dawson
Steve Perry 01/May/13 Lead O/S

Bottom half felt tough, then after the crux it's all jugs. Lovely climb.

with Gethin
Josh.Cliff 15/Apr/13 TR O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/13 2nd O/S
useful 03/Apr/13 Lead β

My second visit to The Dog and my first ever HVS lead. Managed it with a little apprehension. Once above the crux then it's a walk in the park!

with Jayne D
starktoclimb ?/Apr/13 TR
Hidden ??/2013 2nd
Toby B 1985 ??/2013 Lead O/S
jezb1 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Nice combination of moves, not just in the crack. Lots of gear.

Landy_Dom 07/Oct/12 TR rpt

Top roped clean. Previously led, but didn’t fancy it today. Lovely route though.

with Ciaran Gallagher
-restless- ?/Oct/12 TR
with Tyn Dwr
jandyd05 23/Sep/12 Lead rpt
Intrepidsteve 17/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Bob Logan
Marti999 14/Sep/12 Lead O/S
debbie roberts 14/Sep/12 2nd
luke384 13/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Jamie
useful 13/Sep/12 TR O/S

Steve set this up in the fading light just for me! I really enjoyed this one. It's a nice combination of little side pulls and using good weight and balance in the feet. Easy to move bodyweight around into the right position.

with John M, Steve E
jandyd05 28/Aug/12 TR rpt

first experiment with top rope soloing - worked ok. Tried 3 variations of backup before deciding on a ropeman backing up an ascender

with solo
AmandaJG 25/Jul/12 2nd O/S
GPN 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Annette
tombazal 12/Jul/12 TR rpt
jkarran 01/Jul/12 2nd

Lovely climbing with some interesting moves

with Team
mattyork2 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Made some noıses but got to the top quıte pleased wıth myself.

Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
petellis 01/Jul/12 2nd O/S
pauldrew 27/Jun/12 Lead
steven_daniels99 18/Jun/12 Lead O/S
gary.barr 10/Jun/12 2nd rpt
gd303uk 10/Jun/12 Lead rpt

Always good

Hidden 05/Jun/12 TR O/S
Pinky 01/Jun/12 Lead β

As the guide says " A classic"

with alec thomas
Otis ?/Jun/12 TR
Goodstuff 22/May/12 Lead O/S


The Dangler 09/May/12 Lead O/S

great route

Hidden 08/May/12 Lead β
Mark Young ?/May/12 Lead O/S
neilh 22/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Rob Davies
Rob Davies 22/Apr/12 2nd
Marc Murphy ?/Apr/12 AltLd dog
Roger Cruse 29/Mar/12 2nd rpt
with Mark
twitch0 29/Mar/12 TR dnf
stevepotter 18/Mar/12 2nd
with ken
Jackspratt 05/Mar/12 Lead RP

awesome climb,

mike241181 01/Mar/12 Lead
with Pete
erbridger 08/Feb/12 2nd
bsamo ??/2012 TR
dmannion ??/2012 Lead β
Rob Gillespie ??/2012 Lead O/S
joeflan 15/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Mattlamb90 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Tibbett
Landy_Dom 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Clean on sight. Very intense start and mid section, but well protected. Larger holds at the top were a relief.

Hidden 29/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Alex Munnery 28/Sep/11 TR
olliejackson 28/Sep/11 TR O/S
Mike Hood 28/Sep/11 TR
williap 27/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Get In!

with josh robinson
nacmacfeeglexx08 19/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Ciaren Gallagher
Rampikino 31/Aug/11 Lead
with Cat, Bob Brown
luke wallington ?/Aug/11 TR
Jen Crook 27/Jul/11 Lead
Chriswallis2 25/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Jim MEC
James Worthington 20/Jul/11 TR
with Luke, Matt
wazzalad20 10/Jul/11 Lead rpt
liam prince 09/Jul/11 TR O/S
with andrew graham
Darron 06/Jul/11 -
wazzalad20 01/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Best lead to date thanks for the encouragement;-) Even though after the crux my only piece of gear ripped out. Will place more next time

Hidden 29/Jun/11 TR O/S
gary.barr 09/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 31/May/11 Lead
stevemcg 25/May/11 2nd
with Ray
spacey 21/May/11 2nd O/S
Paul Evans 21/May/11 Lead
with spacey
joe.ohare 10/May/11 TR O/S
Gaffalynch ?/May/11 Lead RP
Hidden 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
gd303uk 19/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Birdie Num Num, ged
jandyd05 16/Apr/11 Lead β

My best lead to date really chuffed to put it in the log book :-) I did top rope it a few years ago but didn't remember any specific moves. A great climb with a few tricky moves in the middle of the pitch - classic limestone climbing in a lovely spot.

Hidden 16/Apr/11 2nd
Sorefingers74 09/Apr/11 TR O/S

Another great crack, makes you smile, enjoyable.

Hidden ?/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Chriswallis2 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Pete
Hidden 26/Feb/11 TR
Hidden 26/Feb/11 TR
michael burrows 08/Jan/11 TR rpt
tunaficiency ??/2011 Lead
cleft88 ??/2011 Lead
with Ozzy
cleft88 ??/2011 Lead
with Sarah Pimlott-Smith
joe.ohare ??/2011 Lead dnf
Rob Evans ??/2011 Lead

So good, not as polished as i was expecting

cem 19/Sep/10 2nd
Wolfy1987 NEWMC 31/Aug/10 TR O/S
Lallylandslider 11/Aug/10 2nd
michael burrows 11/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Lenny 29/Jul/10 TR rpt
with John
jon22 28/Jul/10 Lead
The Bad Cough 28/Jul/10 2nd rpt
Roger Cruse 18/Jul/10 TR rpt
Mike_T0501 17/Jul/10 TR
with Paul
Mike_T0501 17/Jul/10 TR
with Paul
Roger Cruse 03/Jul/10 TR rpt
with Kris, Jill & Malcolm
vinspin 02/Jul/10 Lead O/S

a bit polished but still a great route

with ritchie
ritchierich 02/Jul/10 2nd rpt

Bit polished now so makes it a little toughter.

with Vinny
BorisVBlade 27/Jun/10 Lead rpt
michael burrows 23/Jun/10 TR
with ryan cassidy
JasonV 23/Jun/10 TR

2 quite tricky moves - solid HVS

with Jon
Andy Peak 1 26/May/10 Lead
with phill
Hidden 25/May/10 Lead O/S
stoned 18/May/10 Lead RP
gd303uk 16/May/10 Lead rpt

First hvs in years, nice route, easier and safer than many of the vs routes to its right, IMO.

with daveyb
themax16 15/May/10 2nd O/S

Great climb - be happy to lead his next time round.

daveyb 15/May/10 2nd
with gd303uk
gd303uk 09/May/10 TR O/S
with daveyb
daveyb 09/May/10 TR
with gd303uk
mike_clayton ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead
Hidden 28/Apr/10 2nd
mzchambers 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Ally Smith 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Lenny 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Gayle
Hidden 11/Apr/10 -
hervenuttall ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with matty, ross
Hidden 27/Mar/10 2nd dog
Hidden 27/Mar/10 2nd O/S
paddywalsh11 23/Mar/10 TR β
Rob Davies 20/Mar/10 Lead


gary.barr 13/Mar/10 Lead β

Great climb! An unexpected on-sight I was 'saving' for later in the season. The crux is fun! The satisfaction I felt from reaching the jug was nice! Thanks for the push Ally.

michael burrows 13/Mar/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/Mar/10 Lead
Hidden 06/Feb/10 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Boe Jailey 20/Oct/09 AltLd
caradoc 28/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with nick yapp
Knoxy 25/Sep/09 TR rpt
with David Clough
Neil D 06/Sep/09 2nd O/S
BorisVBlade 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Keith Jones 19/Aug/09 Lead
with ali, David
lost.arrow 06/Aug/09 -
with Ian Ashworth
Hidden 06/Aug/09 2nd rpt
groovy_nut 05/Aug/09 Lead dnf
grady ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Lauren Davies 15/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Abi
Tomprusk 10/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Heather and Matt
Knoxy 01/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Gareth Pierce
jl 23/Jun/09 TR O/S
with A School Group
Rampikino 18/Jun/09 Lead
with Cat
willson 16/Jun/09 Lead
ldavies87 13/Jun/09 AltLd dog
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Lead
The Bad Cough 12/May/09 Lead O/S
Roger Cruse 11/May/09 Lead rpt
with Kris
Dave Rumney 22/Apr/09 -
HeatherF 07/Apr/09 Lead
with My mum
Hidden ?/Apr/09 TR O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/09 TR O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Joe Angell ??/2009 Lead O/S
innesmac ??/2009 -
embob 01/Oct/08 2nd
with Ollie
andy007 18/Sep/08 TR O/S
with Chris
csalvage ?/Aug/08 TR

Very wet - must go back and lead in dry

with Bryan
Rampikino 30/Jul/08 Lead

Great route. Laced it with 8 bits of gear but a clean lead.

with Tom Williams
Hidden 25/Jul/08 -
dicky79 15/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Nicola & Andy P
climbingpixie 25/Jun/08 2nd rpt
with Toffer
Hidden 12/Jun/08 TR dog
BedRock 23/May/08 Lead β
with Pete
metal arms 21/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/08 2nd rpt
Hidden 21/May/08 2nd rpt
phil stubbs ?/May/08 -
HeatherF 22/Apr/08 TR
with Matt and Ollie
Woodiee 08/Apr/08 Lead O/S

2nd limestone lead :)

porridgefan 20/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with Gareth Borthwick
gareth scott borthwick 20/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with phil and pippa
HeatherF 12/Jan/08 TR O/S
with my shunt-bloody climbing partners!
Julian Wedd ??/2008 Lead
with Dave Evans
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
jonny357 ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Matt Willess
willson ??/2008 2nd
leaf1741 ??/2008 -
Chris the Tall 09/Sep/07 2nd
jimstanton 01/Aug/07 2nd
with MDowson
MDowson 01/Aug/07 Lead O/S

awesome! completely chuffed to have led this one

with jim stanton
Spillers ?/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden 20/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/07 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 20/May/07 2nd

Wow, fabulous. The route that made me want to climb more limestone!

with James
pbb081079 15/May/07 TR
jandyd05 ?/May/07 TR RP
with Ian Warren
lost.arrow 25/Apr/07 -
John Marsland 25/Apr/07 Lead rpt
with John Haslam, Ant Williams
Hidden 25/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Adam Booth 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Roel
ritchierich 18/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Bob Dickson
warringtonade 11/Apr/07 TR
with Joss
Mike Parker 07/Apr/07 TR O/S
with Lee Lewis
little trev ??/2007 -
fran04 ??/2007 2nd
jepotherepo ??/2007 Lead
Ed Booth 29/Oct/06 2nd O/S

Cracking line - best in the crag!

with Roel Driesen
rwm7131 21/Oct/06 TR
Hidden 19/Sep/06 TR
HeatherF 09/Sep/06 TR
with My mum
guyblackwood 22/Aug/06 Lead rpt
with Ricardo
PenJD 13/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Ketch and Duncan M
Neil Metcalfe101 01/Aug/06 2nd
with Richard & Tony
Hidden ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
guyblackwood 25/Jul/06 TR O/S
with Alys
Ben1983 24/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Neil Metcalfe101 01/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Richard & Tony
Jakey4060 ?/Jul/06 2nd β
BarbsMurray 23/Jun/06 2nd
with Mikey
lost.arrow 15/Apr/06 TR
Mark A Humphries 14/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with gary wood
Rob Davies 01/Apr/06 Lead
with Phil Ashton
Si dH 06/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Alison Ingleby
Tom Eagle ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S


Mark Riley ??/2005 Lead rpt
wirralclimber1984 ??/2005 Lead O/S
daveayton ??/2005 Lead O/S
with C Harney
Rob Davies ?/Mar/04 Lead

1st time seemed quite hard

with Les Goram
Hidden ??/2004 Lead β
Hidden ??/2004 TR O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/03 2nd
unfit 24/Apr/03 2nd
with matt a and John N
unfit 12/Aug/02 AltLd
with matt allport
A Crook 24/Jul/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/01 2nd
John Marsland 20/Aug/00 Lead
with Allen Newby
TobyA ?/Jun/00 Lead O/S
with Elina
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
unfit 30/Mar/99 TR
with John Deeley
Roget 20/Feb/99 Lead O/S
with jon
robkbangor ??/1999 -
ukb & bmc shark 12/Jul/97 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/97 Lead O/S
jcw ?/May/97 -
with Dave Hayward
craig h 21/Apr/97 Solo O/S

Back-roped solo.

NeilGriffiths 13/Oct/96 -
with paula
Hidden ??/1996 Lead rpt
ColinD 02/Jul/95 Lead O/S
Martin Brierley 13/Apr/95 Lead O/S
with Colin Jones
John Southworth ?/Feb/95 Solo O/S
smudge 11/Aug/94 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 28/Jun/94 Solo O/S
steveriley ??/1994 Lead
whispering nic ?/Jul/93 2nd
Hidden ??/1993 Lead O/S
Big Rik ??/1990 -
sdpwilliams ??/1989 Lead O/S
michael burrows 28/Apr/87 Lead rpt
with pete roberts
amstel ?/Apr/87 Lead
with Liam
kjacks ??/1982 TR
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