28m.

Rockfax Description
A fabulous pitch packed with technically intricate climbing. A pressing sequence up the steep wall and small overlap using some boreholes is the hardest section. From the lower-off it is possible to finish steeply up rightwards to gain the lower-off of The Ancient Mariner. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 29.4.89 29/Apr/1989

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Clwyd Limestone Top 50 List, Llanymynech - Red Wall

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Lee Proctor 17 Jun, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: This route has been extended right to the top of the wall but it is quite loose and hollow. Beware!
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βeta: This route has been extended right to the top of the wall but it is quite loose and hollow. Beware!
richardh 20 Feb, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: what a great route, interesting all the way up, good moves, and good crux
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βeta: what a great route, interesting all the way up, good moves, and good crux
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Jonny Nick 28 Sep Lead O/S
Jerre 1 Sep Lead dog
Jerre 1 Sep TR dog
adamsriches 26 Aug Lead rpt Something of a retro flash as I thought I was on the ancient mariner and didn't recognise the route at all.
Something of a retro flash as I thought I was on the ancient mariner and didn't recognise the route at all.
Dan 85 18 Aug Lead dog
ClimbCJH 8 Aug 2nd dog
Hidden 23 Jul Lead dog
jjsk8a 23 Jul TR dog Ricky did well to just get the draws in, shattered after Sub Side so just 1 lacklustre toppy. Amazing moves again, one to come back for.
Ricky did well to just get the draws in, shattered after Sub Side so just 1 lacklustre toppy. Amazing moves again, one to come back for.
JordanColquhoun 21 Jul Lead O/S
Dave Almond 20 Jul Lead dog One rest. Unnecessary just needed to punch through
with Pete Harrison
One rest. Unnecessary just needed to punch through
with Pete Harrison
Pumbaa1987 14 Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Jul Lead O/S
AdrianP 11 Jul Lead O/S
with Riikka
with Riikka
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC 6 Jul Lead β
with Phil Smith
with Phil Smith
milneb 2 Jul Lead O/S
with Drue
with Drue
Kipper-Phil Smith 6 Jun Lead agree 7a although 6c+ in Garys guide. Seems harder than Lobster on the loose and more sustained
with Jonathan
agree 7a although 6c+ in Garys guide. Seems harder than Lobster on the loose and more sustained
with Jonathan
Hidden 24 Mar Lead O/S
ohyeahhh 24 Mar Lead dog Bit sweaty and dusty, keen to get this done in better conditions.
with TayTay
Bit sweaty and dusty, keen to get this done in better conditions.
with TayTay
David Dickinson 23 Mar Lead RP Noice
with Elodie
Noice
with Elodie
adamsriches 23 Mar Lead O/S
Steve Hickie 16 Feb Lead O/S
Rob Gillespie 6 Feb Lead RP
JendeHoxar 22 Dec, 2018 TR dog
with Flavio
with Flavio
Flavio 22 Dec, 2018 Lead RP 2nd go
2nd go
Sophie Nunn 27 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
with Andy P
with Andy P
Adam Booth 23 Oct, 2018 Lead rpt
with Carl
with Carl
islandlynx 22 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S Very soft for 7a
Very soft for 7a
Martin Bagshaw 22 Oct, 2018 Lead β
Hidden 20 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
Aeron Thomas 14 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
with James 1
with James 1
James 1 14 Oct, 2018 Lead β
codenamel 8 Oct, 2018 Lead RP
tom_lewis89 8 Oct, 2018 Lead RP Once up to learn the moves and put the draws in. Got second go but the beta I thought I had dialled for the crux didn't work, cue: downclimbing then repeating in an extremely precarious manner. Worked out alright tho!
with Luke Weaver
Once up to learn the moves and put the draws in. Got second go but the beta I thought I had dialled for the crux didn't work, cue: downclimbing then repeating in an extremely precarious manner. Worked out alright tho!
with Luke Weaver
FatAz 30 Sep, 2018 Lead RP
with Arjun, Vince Ho
with Arjun, Vince Ho
Vince 30 Sep, 2018 Lead RP
with Matt Davies
with Matt Davies
Eduardo Martinez 26 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
Lenny 20 Sep, 2018 Lead RP
with Gayle
with Gayle
Gary Gibson 13 Sep, 2018 Lead
Sam2257 12 Sep, 2018 Lead RP An absolute adventure!
with Lenny
An absolute adventure!
with Lenny
littleluke 21 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Jul, 2018 TR O/S
littleluke 21 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Kaisl 12 Jul, 2018 Lead RP
Rob Kelly 4 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Well chuffed with this. Had to try pretty hard.
Well chuffed with this. Had to try pretty hard.
mattc 2 Jul, 2018 TR dog Nightmare!
Nightmare!
Keith Sharples 31 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S Defo a cracking pitch - worth of 3*'s and Top 50. Builds quite quickly in to the crux relatively low down but finish is quite tricky too.
Defo a cracking pitch - worth of 3*'s and Top 50. Builds quite quickly in to the crux relatively low down but finish is quite tricky too.
Hidden 27 Oct, 2017 Lead RP
Phil Davidson 7 Sep, 2017 Lead rpt
with Edward Crossland
with Edward Crossland
Ian Carr ?Sep, 2017 -
with Martin
with Martin
Emilysaladfingers 26 Aug, 2017 Lead β Totally brilliant! 3 star route! Really fun climbing and just when it seems really hard you get to a rest! I think this was my first UK 7a flash. Made up :)
Totally brilliant! 3 star route! Really fun climbing and just when it seems really hard you get to a rest! I think this was my first UK 7a flash. Made up :)
Mat Welsh 26 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Really nice line with some thin sections leading to a final tricky bulge
Really nice line with some thin sections leading to a final tricky bulge
Phil Davidson 6 Aug, 2017 Lead rpt
with Karl Smith
with Karl Smith
Glyn 4 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
with Amy UT
with Amy UT
Phil Davidson ?Aug, 2017 Lead rpt
with Dave Greenald, John Dunne
with Dave Greenald, John Dunne
J1_TOV 22 Jul, 2017 Lead RP Some totally unnecessary, unexpected and careless campus moves on slippery holds gave me a rather sweaty and pumpy 1st redpoint.
Some totally unnecessary, unexpected and careless campus moves on slippery holds gave me a rather sweaty and pumpy 1st redpoint.
Wise 22 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
with J1_TOV
with J1_TOV
emma1987 15 Jul, 2017 2nd
Hidden 15 Jul, 2017 Lead RP
Andy Peak 1 18 Feb, 2017 Lead RP Fell at the crux first go, got it after Theo
with Theo
Fell at the crux first go, got it after Theo
with Theo
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 18 Feb, 2017 Lead dog slipped off at the bottom and then continued to the top onsight
slipped off at the bottom and then continued to the top onsight
Tenntenntuihn ??, 2017 -
Adam Booth 25 Oct, 2016 Lead rpt
Ramon Marin 18 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
Adam Booth 18 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S Sublime
Sublime
Phil Davidson 8 Oct, 2016 TR
with Dave Greenald
with Dave Greenald
Hidden 25 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
Jay-Ast 25 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
with Mick
with Mick
Hidden 24 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Sep, 2016 Lead RP
fellrunner 24 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S Another good route clips left in by tell must come back for all the other classics
Another good route clips left in by tell must come back for all the other classics
Chriswallis2 28 Jul, 2016 TR β Scratched my way up in the twilight.
Scratched my way up in the twilight.
Mike W 28 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Jul, 2016 Lead
Alex Mason 9 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S Mega! Loads of funky sections of climbing. Loved it.
with Jemma Powell
Mega! Loads of funky sections of climbing. Loved it.
with Jemma Powell
Hidden 28 Feb, 2016 Lead dog
Hidden 10 Nov, 2015 Lead O/S
Jack Delaney 10 Nov, 2015 Lead O/S
Daz Devey 17 Oct, 2015 Lead dog Next time Batman,next time!
Next time Batman,next time!
Phil Davidson 17 Oct, 2015 Lead G/U
with Dave Greenald, Daz Devey
with Dave Greenald, Daz Devey
Hidden 17 Sep, 2015 Lead RP
stp 29 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
with Guy
with Guy
marlow83 19 Jul, 2015 Lead
Tom Seccombe 2 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
with Elliot Spooner
with Elliot Spooner
Hidden 15 Oct, 2014 Lead β
Ally Smith 20 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Luke Owens 12 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S Awesome route, difficult and technical all the way on some of the best rock on the wall.
with Sam2257
Awesome route, difficult and technical all the way on some of the best rock on the wall.
with Sam2257
goddamm7 27 Jul, 2013 TR dnf
with batson
with batson
Hidden 27 Jul, 2013 Lead
Hidden 28 Feb, 2013 Lead
ejected ??, 2013 -
Hidden 26 Aug, 2012 Lead
Hidden 18 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
Billg 23 Jan, 2011 Lead O/S
with Will Calvert
with Will Calvert
davidliu 5 Sep, 2010 Lead RP
tedj234 5 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
with David Liu, Kate Campbell
with David Liu, Kate Campbell
Ed Booth 4 Sep, 2010 Lead rpt
with Roel Driesen
with Roel Driesen
MikePycroft 1 Aug, 2010 Lead dog Led after adny had done it. He extenede the bolt above the crux made it feal safe. Should have done it ok if I hd of used my feet!
with Andy B
Led after adny had done it. He extenede the bolt above the crux made it feal safe. Should have done it ok if I hd of used my feet!
with Andy B
SMc 11 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
with Mark
with Mark
Hidden 25 Jul, 2009 Lead
mikeshewring 18 Jul, 2009 Lead dog
Cowflinger 18 Jul, 2009 Lead RP
with Dai Morris
with Dai Morris
Hidden 11 Jul, 2009 Lead β
Hidden ?Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
Pete Wimbush ?Sep, 2008 Lead
with Chris Hindley
with Chris Hindley
nige 6 Jul, 2008 Lead
with mark hounslea
with mark hounslea
goi.ashmore 31 May, 2008 Lead RP Tried before on freezing day. First go putting clips in.
with Gary Gibson
Tried before on freezing day. First go putting clips in.
with Gary Gibson
Ed Booth 2 May, 2008 Lead O/S nice route, long!
nice route, long!
Hidden ??, 2008 -
Jarin 26 Aug, 2007 Lead dog
with Dave
with Dave
guyblackwood 14 Jan, 2007 TR dog
with Ricardo
with Ricardo
jondude ??, 2007 -
Mark Riley 29 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S
with Patrick Green
with Patrick Green
Lee Proctor 5 Feb, 2006 Lead rpt
with Paul Bolger
with Paul Bolger
Hidden 13 Sep, 2005 Lead RP
pete johnson 6 Aug, 2005 Lead O/S
with Lun
with Lun
Hidden ?Jul, 2005 Lead O/S
Roget 3 Sep, 1995 Lead O/S
with jon
with jon
Gary Gibson 29 Apr, 1989 Lead First ascent
with Hazel
First ascent
with Hazel
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Votes cast 35
Votes cast 36
Style of Ascent
Lead
Toproped
Followed
Not Set
Onsighted
Redpoint
Dogged
Repeated
Flashed (β)
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