Rockfax Description
A well-protected crack climb. © Rockfax

FA. Stuart Cathcart 10.7.80 10/Jul/1980

jcdavy 22/Oct Lead
with Nathan, Andrew Strachan
Garston 27/Aug Lead O/S

In Clwyd limestone this is VS but definitely feels HVS

with JulesKent, Roger
Roghanmer 27/Aug TR

Tried to lead it after top rope but failed near the top :-(

paulsross 23/Aug TR
with Margaret Duggan-Keen, Martin Worthy
five 06/Aug Lead O/S
with ALA
Mats1902 25/Jul Lead O/S
Jordan725 03/Jul -
with Sam, Willie
paulsross 11/Jun Lead dog

Fell off inches from the top

with Phil Biglands
Alison Cairns 09/Jun Lead O/S
with Ali A
Hidden 10/May -
Wayne S 22/Apr Lead O/S
with Dale
D Berry 22/Apr 2nd β
with Wayne S
penyolewen 21/Mar 2nd
with Ron
Ron Rees Davies 21/Mar Lead
Dave192939 19/Mar 2nd O/S
with Ben White
benjaminwhite001 19/Mar Lead O/S
with dave192939
DanDanH 16/Mar 2nd
DanDanH 16/Mar Lead
Paul Baxter 05/Feb Lead O/S
michael burrows 25/Sep/16 TR rpt
with Danny, Leanne Cassidy
tomcr88 27/Aug/16 TR O/S
Clay C 18/Jun/16 2nd O/S
with Jay
Jay C 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Clay C
Jay C 18/Jun/16 2nd
with Clay C
Sophie Nunn 08/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Dennis
georgenvk 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with cem
cem 23/Apr/16 2nd rpt
harold walmsley 31/Mar/16 Lead O/S

This one seemed to me the one to recommend as a first route at the grade rather than Major

with Chris Calow
Charlotte Nelson 15/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Joel
Joel Miller 15/Mar/16 2nd O/S
Chrissy202 11/Mar/16 2nd O/S
with Joel, Luke
Hidden 11/Mar/16 Lead
Allanfairfechan ??/2016 Lead
with Paul Jones
Hidden 10/Sep/15 -
adamre12 10/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Natalia Wasielka
michael burrows 17/May/15 TR rpt
jkarran 22/Mar/15 Lead
with Pete
petellis 22/Mar/15 2nd O/S
gazace21 ?/Mar/15 TR O/S
kjacks ??/2015 -
adamarkley ??/2015 -
Fatclimber 18/Oct/14 Lead dog
Hidden 18/Oct/14 2nd
K Wall 14/Sep/14 Lead
with Martin
Roger Cruse 27/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Kris
Otis 23/Jul/14 TR
jandyd05 21/Jul/14 Lead rpt

1st technical trad climb in nearly 2 yrs!

michael burrows 03/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with ryan cassidy
stwhitty ?/Jun/14 Lead

Couldn't find the route about halfway! Stood on ledge for a while! After locating the hole flew up! Hard to place protection in some areas because of climbers position Overcast but humid

edy cooke 30/Apr/14 Lead
Steve Lenartowicz 13/Apr/14 TR
with Clare
Rob Davies ?/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 08/Nov/13 -
Hidden 19/Oct/13 -
Hidden 06/Oct/13 Lead
Tomt1er 20/Jul/13 TR O/S
Steve Perry 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S


with Gethin
ndraper1 22/Jun/13 Lead O/S

wet and nervy

michael burrows 19/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/May/13 2nd
Hidden 10/May/13 TR
Hidden 10/May/13 TR
wazzalad20 02/May/13 Lead rpt
Landy_Dom 25/Apr/13 Lead rpt

Clean repeat lead. Well protected but some very thin moves. First VS lead for a while.

nacmacfeeglexx08 25/Apr/13 2nd rpt
starktoclimb ?/Apr/13 TR
kez1 18/Mar/13 TR dog

Done with approach shoes

with rob rendle
jezb1 20/Oct/12 Lead

Tricky finish

-restless- ?/Oct/12 TR
with Tyn Dwr
AmandaJG 25/Jul/12 2nd O/S
jkarran 01/Jul/12 2nd
with Team
mattyork2 01/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
petellis 01/Jul/12 2nd dog

Another excersise in pysyching myself out, must me more positive.

pauldrew 27/Jun/12 Lead
gd303uk 10/Jun/12 Lead rpt

Always a tricky climb

gary.barr 10/Jun/12 2nd dog

Fell right off it I did!

Pinky 01/Jun/12 2nd O/S

The perfect finish to an perfect day and home in time for tea.... no skin on the gravy tonight.

with alec thomas
tombazal 25/May/12 TR rpt
Hidden 08/May/12 TR
nacmacfeeglexx08 15/Apr/12 Lead rpt
twitch0 29/Mar/12 TR dnf
michael burrows 24/Mar/12 Lead rpt
Lallylandslider 24/Mar/12 2nd
stevepotter 18/Mar/12 2nd
with ken
Adam Hughes 08/Mar/12 TR
neilh ??/2012 -
dmannion ??/2012 Lead β
Rob Gillespie ??/2012 -
Will Caesar ??/2012 2nd O/S
Scramblemad ??/2012 TR RP
Hidden 29/Sep/11 Solo O/S
nacmacfeeglexx08 01/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Landy_Dom 01/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Lead on sight, slightly scary but notable deep finger pocket at top - painful but bombproof!

luke384 30/Aug/11 2nd
with matty
Mattlamb90 30/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Luke
joe.ohare 10/Aug/11 Lead
Gabe Oliver 02/Aug/11 2nd O/S
luke wallington ?/Aug/11 TR
vinspin 31/Jul/11 2nd O/S
vinspin 31/Jul/11 Lead dnf
with ritchie
ritchierich 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Vinny
Tim Milford 27/Jul/11 TR O/S
James Worthington 20/Jul/11 TR
with Luke, Matt
Hidden 09/Jul/11 TR
tunaficiency 24/Jun/11 Lead rpt
ruraltim 24/Jun/11 2nd β
with Matt
stevemcg 24/May/11 2nd
joe.ohare 10/May/11 TR O/S
Leigh Phillips 04/May/11 Lead O/S
with Joel Constantine
wazzalad20 04/May/11 Lead dnf

Felt very hard for the grade much tougher than any VS i have tried before!

wazzalad20 04/May/11 TR rpt

Managed the route easily on top rope but was too hard to lead

Gaffalynch ?/May/11 Lead RP
will_benfold 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Mike L
Roger Cruse 17/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Kris & Jill
jandyd05 16/Apr/11 Lead RP

Had an unexpected fall on 1st attempt when foot slipped off a polished hold. Did it clean from bottom second time round. Definitely felt harder than a VS 4c so was pleased to see most people who voted thought so too :-)

Hidden 16/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Jackspratt 19/Mar/11 TR O/S
with Nathan Clark
nate1991 19/Mar/11 TR O/S
Ben Laddiman 19/Mar/11 TR O/S
petellis 06/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Chriswallis2 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Pete
tunaficiency ??/2011 Lead
cleft88 ??/2011 Lead
with Paul Howes
cleft88 ??/2011 Lead
with Ozzy
cleft88 ??/2011 Lead
with Joe O'Hare
Julian Wedd ??/2011 TR
with shunt
joe.ohare ??/2011 Lead dnf
samjhala 15/Nov/10 TR O/S
Lallylandslider 30/Oct/10 TR
michael burrows 30/Oct/10 TR rpt
paddywalsh11 16/Oct/10 Lead

Finally Led it!

with faye smith
liam prince 26/Sep/10 TR rpt
cem 19/Sep/10 Lead O/S
gd303uk 05/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Erwin Neudorfer
psychicbread 04/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Max
migs493 03/Sep/10 Solo O/S
michael burrows 09/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with ryan cassidy
DeanT 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
gd303uk 10/Jul/10 2nd rpt
with DeanT
Hidden 23/Jun/10 2nd O/S
daveyb 22/Jun/10 -
daveyb 22/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with gd303uk
gd303uk 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with daveyb
themax16 15/May/10 Lead O/S
A Crook 11/May/10 2nd
with Duncan Hassell, Dom Stockton
mzchambers 25/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/10 2nd
Ally Smith 18/Apr/10 Solo
liam jay ?/Apr/10 -
paddywalsh11 23/Mar/10 TR β
Rob Davies 20/Mar/10 Lead
Hidden 20/Feb/10 Lead O/S
donkster 20/Feb/10 2nd O/S
with DaveNW
paddywalsh11 27/Jan/10 TR
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Lenny 27/Nov/09 TR O/S
HeatherF 01/Oct/09 Solo
gary.barr 06/Sep/09 2nd rpt
Neil D 06/Sep/09 2nd O/S
BorisVBlade 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Keith Jones 19/Aug/09 2nd
with ali, David
perfectvirus 08/Aug/09 TR
with helen
MountainMing 08/Aug/09 TR O/S

Enjoyed this crack climb. Started lovin the cracks now! haha

with perfectvirus
HeatherF 10/Jul/09 Solo rpt
jl 23/Jun/09 TR O/S
with A School Group
The Bad Cough 11/Jun/09 2nd rpt
FrankW 03/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Mike Tyrie
gary.barr 28/May/09 TR β
with Tony Dermody
Roger Cruse 11/May/09 2nd rpt
with Kris
HeatherF 22/Apr/09 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Apr/09 TR O/S
Tomprusk 12/Mar/09 2nd
with Dad
willson 17/Jan/09 Lead
with ben
richardhargreaves ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 TR O/S
Joe Angell ??/2009 Lead O/S
innesmac ??/2009 -
embob 01/Oct/08 Lead

First lead Plas y Brenin stylee.

with Ollie
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 25/Jun/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/May/08 Lead O/S
Woodiee 08/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 09/Mar/08 Lead dog


with Phil Ashton
porridgefan 20/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Gareth Borthwick
leaf1741 ??/2008 -
gareth scott borthwick 16/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with simon cooil
Hidden 20/May/07 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 20/May/07 Lead O/S
with James
Rampikino 14/May/07 Lead
with Cat
lost.arrow 25/Apr/07 -
Hidden 25/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/07 TR O/S
AlisonSmiles 07/Apr/07 TR
little trev ??/2007 -
Ed Booth 29/Oct/06 Solo
with me
Hidden ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Dom Whillans 03/May/06 Lead
with a.crook
caradoc 17/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with john b
Hidden 20/Feb/06 Lead O/S
lost.arrow 20/Feb/06 Lead
with Martin Anderson
MDowson ??/2006 2nd
with Richard Hargreaves
steve mee 12/Jul/05 2nd
Allan Young 09/Jun/05 2nd O/S
with John Nesbitt
Mark Riley ??/2005 Solo rpt
wirralclimber1984 ??/2005 TR O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Rob Davies ?/Aug/03 Lead
with Les Goram
Hidden ??/2003 Lead RP
Hidden 14/Jun/02 Lead O/S
The Bad Cough 10/Feb/02 2nd O/S
with Barry Cubbins
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
robkbangor ??/1999 -
NeilGriffiths 20/Jun/98 -
with paula
craig h 21/Apr/97 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/96 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/95 Solo O/S
ColinD ??/1995 2nd
Hidden 01/Apr/94 Lead
steveriley ??/1994 Lead
whispering nic ?/Jul/93 Solo
Hidden ??/1993 Lead O/S
Big Rik ??/1990 -
sdpwilliams ??/1989 Lead O/S
michael burrows 03/May/88 Lead rpt
with pete roberts
Nigel Bond 29/Sep/85 Lead
with Bryn Roberts
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High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
Votes cast 29
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
Votes cast 26
Votes cast 22
Style of ascent
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