Rockfax Description
A stunning and totally mind-blowing line taking the groove in the steep arete. Start as for The Groove.
1) and 2) As for The Groove.
3) 6a, 40m. Move left and go up to a peg. Go up again and slightly left to a hole. Some scary bridging up the groove leads to the first overhang. Move right around this into a crack, peg. Carry on up the still-sustained groove on the right past another roof and go up to a peg. Climb the tapering groove to where you can move right to good holds where the angle relents. Head up for a few more metres to a sorry collection of pegs and traverse right to a better belay.
4) 4c, 22m. Move back left to the arete and follow it in a splendid position to the belay below the crevasse on The Groove.
5) 4a, 40m. As for The Groove. © Rockfax

Ticklists

North Wales Rock Graded List, UK Lonely Leads, Fast & Free: Pete Livesay's Top 30 British Classics, Ultimate E5 ticklist, Rab 'Pocket a Prize' Competition: Cal's 'Alpine Feel' Climbs

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
LRob 21 Sep Lead O/S Amazing. Happy to get this on what Is probably the last day of summer!
Amazing. Happy to get this on what Is probably the last day of summer!
Hidden 3 Jul AltLd O/S
katy_abra 26 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
dan gibson 26 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Great exposure and superb climbing
Great exposure and superb climbing
Hidden 19 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
morganator 7 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Fantastic pitch. Slightly bold going away from good gear low down, past a crap peg. Outrageous exposure on the bridging moves past the first overlap.
with Stan Halstead
Fantastic pitch. Slightly bold going away from good gear low down, past a crap peg. Outrageous exposure on the bridging moves past the first overlap.
with Stan Halstead
markalmack 9 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Found this awkward as fuck. Lots of rusty pegs. Start of the main pitch is a little dodgey, but not too hard. Another old school type fun route...
with will-i-am-old-as-fuck
Found this awkward as fuck. Lots of rusty pegs. Start of the main pitch is a little dodgey, but not too hard. Another old school type fun route...
with will-i-am-old-as-fuck
WB 9 Jun, 2018 2nd
Alex Mason 1 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S Nick led grooves P1. I then led P2 of grooves straight into the main pitch ~45m. Take more than 2 long extenders, chronic rope drag from the rooves. What an incredible pitch! Go do it!
with Nick Bullock
Nick led grooves P1. I then led P2 of grooves straight into the main pitch ~45m. Take more than 2 long extenders, chronic rope drag from the rooves. What an incredible pitch! Go do it!
with Nick Bullock
Dan Vaj 12 Jun, 2015 2nd dog Hard crux pitch.....dogged
with James McHaffie
Hard crux pitch.....dogged
with James McHaffie
The old James turnbull 27 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
with will sim
with will sim
soph 19 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with Lee Cooper
with Lee Cooper
Luke Brooks 29 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S I tend to agree with the E5 grade in the ground up guide, pretty bold in the first half, and pretty sustained. Absolutely awesome route though!
with Konrad Doyle
I tend to agree with the E5 grade in the ground up guide, pretty bold in the first half, and pretty sustained. Absolutely awesome route though!
with Konrad Doyle
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?Jul, 2011 Lead O/S Wanted to do this ever since seeing the wild picture of it in Paul Williams Guide to Snowdonia, the reality was even wilder
with Helena Robinson
Wanted to do this ever since seeing the wild picture of it in Paul Williams Guide to Snowdonia, the reality was even wilder
with Helena Robinson
Seymore Butt ??, 2000 2nd
with Terry Holmes
with Terry Holmes
Hidden 31 May, 1997 Lead O/S
phardman 4 Aug, 1996 AltLd
with Jon Bibby
with Jon Bibby
pete johnson 16 Jul, 1994 2nd
with Steve Findlay
with Steve Findlay
Hidden 3 Jun, 1985 AltLd
Hidden 27 Aug, 1983 AltLd
Mike Owen 5 Jul, 1983 Lead O/S
with Steve Foxley
with Steve Foxley
Hidden ??, 1983 Lead
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