Rockfax Description
The deep groove is compelling. Start just right of Yob Route.
1) 4c, 40m. Head up rightwards to gain the steepening crack that leads to a V-groove. A bit of a tussle up this gains the groove by the right rib. Move up to regain the crack in the back of the slot and fight up to the top. Continue more easily to belay on Slab Climb.
2) 8m. As for Slab Climb. © Rockfax

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North Wales Rock Graded List, CUMC First Ascents, Glyn's North Wales mid-grade ticklist

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Niknoo 21 Sep 2nd
Kiwinutz 21 Sep Lead O/S Awkward at every crux, never really felt like I was climbing, more like thrutching through difficult moves. Fun all the same.
with Nikki
Awkward at every crux, never really felt like I was climbing, more like thrutching through difficult moves. Fun all the same.
with Nikki
Hidden 25 Aug 2nd O/S
Aeron Thomas 27 Jun Solo O/S
LucaC 16 May AltLd O/S
with Client(s)
with Client(s)
partz 5 May Lead O/S Good start!
Good start!
lucybradbury 1 Sep, 2018 2nd
with Evie Osborn
with Evie Osborn
Evieosborn 31 Aug, 2018 Lead
with Lucy
with Lucy
RoryLucas 5 Aug, 2018 AltLd
paulsross 5 Aug, 2018 Lead
with Gareth Edwards
with Gareth Edwards
PhilIpGBailey 5 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Nice VS and fair at the grade I thought, good gear well worth the stars.
Nice VS and fair at the grade I thought, good gear well worth the stars.
Jonny Raines 5 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Jonny Raines 5 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Jonny Raines 5 Aug, 2018 AltLd
josefft 22 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with NinaR
with NinaR
NinaR 22 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
with josefft
with josefft
Hawthorn 30 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 12 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
Beyond The Trail 5 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Tim Rowlands
with Tim Rowlands
Hidden ??, 2018 -
Hidden ??, 2018 -
spragglerocks 28 Aug, 2017 Lead β Led p1
with j_duds
Led p1
with j_duds
mattgrange 28 Aug, 2017 AltLd L P1. Not as hard as expected, but I doubt it is often found to be as dry as this either...
L P1. Not as hard as expected, but I doubt it is often found to be as dry as this either...
Hidden 28 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
jonathandavey 28 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Hard moves for HS, but all the gear you could want. Really enjoyed trying hard on some of the moves.
with Malte
Hard moves for HS, but all the gear you could want. Really enjoyed trying hard on some of the moves.
with Malte
jelaby 28 Aug, 2017 2nd β
with Tom Reis
with Tom Reis
dewieh 24 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S Tried climbing up a grass slide. Rory quickly pointed out the errors of my ways.
with roryj
Tried climbing up a grass slide. Rory quickly pointed out the errors of my ways.
with roryj
roryj 24 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S I led 1st pitch. Dewi led 2nd.
with dewieh
I led 1st pitch. Dewi led 2nd.
with dewieh
MarkFoster 20 Jun, 2017 Lead rpt Nice climbing, though a little dirty. Maybe not to everyone's taste tough! Tons of good gear, helps if you can jam.
with Bex
Nice climbing, though a little dirty. Maybe not to everyone's taste tough! Tons of good gear, helps if you can jam.
with Bex
Hidden 25 Mar, 2017 Lead
superturbo 8 Oct, 2016 2nd
guy127917 8 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
khalidq 17 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Mikael Brudfors
with Mikael Brudfors
warwick 17 Sep, 2016 AltLd Seconded the first pitch, the second pitch joins one of the slab climbs
with Jon
Seconded the first pitch, the second pitch joins one of the slab climbs
with Jon
Hidden 17 Sep, 2016 Lead
Craigyboy13 5 Jun, 2016 2nd
with Delyth
with Delyth
dpiddock 29 May, 2016 AltLd O/S I led 1st pitch. Mix of polish and dirt. Only HS 4b in the CC guide.
with Stephen G
I led 1st pitch. Mix of polish and dirt. Only HS 4b in the CC guide.
with Stephen G
Lotte Stuer 17 May, 2016 Lead O/S
charlie.wilkinson 17 May, 2016 2nd led second pitch, diff climb up the quartz slab
led second pitch, diff climb up the quartz slab
Zakko 13 May, 2016 Solo O/S Didn't traverse right at top just followed crack out to top.
Didn't traverse right at top just followed crack out to top.
benchwarmer 29 Sep, 2015 2nd
with Jamie
with Jamie
renetemple 29 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S Super awesome moves on first pitch, tons of gear to make your head happy. Had to battle a bit on the top chimney ish section. Holly finished up the end of the big Diff slab - Lovely!
with Holly
Super awesome moves on first pitch, tons of gear to make your head happy. Had to battle a bit on the top chimney ish section. Holly finished up the end of the big Diff slab - Lovely!
with Holly
TheaSmea 16 Jun, 2015 2nd
with Stopsy
with Stopsy
Stopsy 16 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 18 Apr, 2015 AltLd
adamre12 18 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S Good route. Nice jamming.
with JamesA, Siwan Jones
Good route. Nice jamming.
with JamesA, Siwan Jones
Hidden 17 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
Richard Goodey ??, 2015 -
Hidden ??, 2015 -
lithos 21 Sep, 2014 2nd v tough at HS, some odd off balance moves but good gear exists.
v tough at HS, some odd off balance moves but good gear exists.
peterbradshaw101 21 Sep, 2014 Lead
with lithos
with lithos
gobuybike 18 Sep, 2014 2nd
Sarahcrowsley 27 Aug, 2014 2nd
dan gibson 15 Aug, 2014 Solo O/S
Paul Baxter 27 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S
EeFu 27 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
gpcomps 14 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S Nice route, led the first pitch, a bit thrutchy
with Andrew
Nice route, led the first pitch, a bit thrutchy
with Andrew
Hidden 8 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
bigbobbyking 5 May, 2014 2nd O/S
with Chris Allan
with Chris Allan
chrisallan 5 May, 2014 Lead O/S
Si ??, 2014 -
chris nutman ?Dec, 2013 Lead O/S
steve prior ?Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
with Andy C
with Andy C
roberts1234567890 15 Jul, 2013 2nd
with Rebecca Murray
with Rebecca Murray
ema 15 Jul, 2013 -
jvarmstrong 14 Jul, 2013 Lead
with Chris
with Chris
Chris Manasseh 14 Jul, 2013 2nd
with John Armstrong
with John Armstrong
Rob Evans ?Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
kdalzell 9 Jun, 2013 2nd
with Matt Miller, Liam FLeming
with Matt Miller, Liam FLeming
Rob Davies 9 Jun, 2013 2nd rpt
with Dave Rimmer, Phil A
with Dave Rimmer, Phil A
Hidden 8 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Archbishop 26 May, 2013 2nd Stiff for the grade
with Dan Shacklock
Stiff for the grade
with Dan Shacklock
Gareth T 25 May, 2013 2nd O/S
with Tim Popplestone
with Tim Popplestone
tim20 ??, 2013 -
Hidden 5 Sep, 2012 -
michael burrows 10 Aug, 2012 Lead rpt
with ryan cassidy
with ryan cassidy
runestone 19 Jul, 2012 AltLd rpt Led pich 2
with Casper
Led pich 2
with Casper
Hidden 19 Jun, 2012 AltLd
runestone 19 Jun, 2012 AltLd
ardzeiem 2 Jun, 2012 2nd β
with Matt H
with Matt H
Hidden 20 May, 2012 Lead
Amazoniangirl 5 May, 2012 2nd
climbing son 4 May, 2012 2nd
Hidden 31 Mar, 2012 2nd dog
robinmuzette 18 Mar, 2012 2nd dog
with Phil Wilkinson
with Phil Wilkinson
Hidden ??, 2012 -
treesrockice ?Sep, 2011 2nd so polished had to climb part of the climb to the right a mixed route
so polished had to climb part of the climb to the right a mixed route
Captain Solo 3 Aug, 2011 Solo
dpm23 22 Jul, 2011 Lead dnf Logged only as first trad lead fall. Awkward start and, well, at least my gear was okay.
Logged only as first trad lead fall. Awkward start and, well, at least my gear was okay.
Chris Manasseh 10 Jul, 2011 Lead Gets VS 4c in NWR
with Andy Gee
Gets VS 4c in NWR
with Andy Gee
bigdan050 26 Jun, 2011 AltLd led pitch 2,first pitch pinchy hard climbing. nice
with Mark
led pitch 2,first pitch pinchy hard climbing. nice
with Mark
jossjones 29 Apr, 2011 Lead dnf
Hidden 12 Apr, 2011 AltLd
sambosanquet101 12 Apr, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 11 Apr, 2011 Lead
EliotStephens 27 Jan, 2011 2nd O/S
with Thomas Moore
with Thomas Moore
Hidden ??, 2011 -
PAJames ??, 2011 -
PAJames ??, 2011 -
sergio46 26 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S Enjoyed the wide crack, squizz your body!
with Tim Clark
Enjoyed the wide crack, squizz your body!
with Tim Clark
Hidden 26 Sep, 2010 Lead
Ian Jones 26 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S
with Serge Gomez, Tim Clarke
with Serge Gomez, Tim Clarke
Hidden 31 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
jezb1 16 Aug, 2010 Lead Easy vs4c in my opinion. Worthwhile route.
Easy vs4c in my opinion. Worthwhile route.
Andy Clarke 16 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S A very enjoyable climb with some nice bridging, but a bit tough at HS.
with Ralph
A very enjoyable climb with some nice bridging, but a bit tough at HS.
with Ralph
barni 23 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
ritchierich 26 Jun, 2010 AltLd rpt Defineatly VS 4c,excellent climb if a little short,did first pitch and Taff did Diff pitch up the slab.
with Alan Evans
Defineatly VS 4c,excellent climb if a little short,did first pitch and Taff did Diff pitch up the slab.
with Alan Evans
Keith Jones 11 Jun, 2010 Lead gets VS now.
gets VS now.
Hidden 6 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 27 May, 2010 2nd
jgrigson 24 May, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 May, 2010 AltLd O/S
Liam FLeming 22 May, 2010 Lead
Hidden 22 Apr, 2010 2nd
Sardien 13 Mar, 2010 2nd O/S
with Beattie
with Beattie
sionjosh ??, 2010 -
chrisallan 15 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
theotherpetehill 15 Sep, 2009 2nd
jgrigson 15 Sep, 2009 AltLd
decs 18 Aug, 2009 AltLd
with sgl
with sgl
sgl 18 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
with duncan
with duncan
sam820 5 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
Ewan Russell 5 Aug, 2009 2nd O/S
with sam820
with sam820
Hidden 2 Aug, 2009 Lead
hepitt 30 Jun, 2009 2nd
with Rob Pitt
with Rob Pitt
Rob Pitt 29 Jun, 2009 2nd
with Helen Pitt
with Helen Pitt
Hidden ?Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S
francois 8 Jun, 2008 2nd
with Ben
with Ben
porridgefan 7 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S old skool!
with Gareth Borthwick
old skool!
with Gareth Borthwick
crag_monster ?Jun, 2008 AltLd
Rob Davies 13 May, 2008 Lead
with Omer (BMC)
with Omer (BMC)
JMarkW 3 May, 2008 AltLd O/S
RachelP 15 Sep, 2007 2nd
with Kath
with Kath
Owain Llewelyn 11 Sep, 2007 Lead
with Dad/Phil
with Dad/Phil
Jonathan Richardson ?Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S Lead P1 plus ab off for gear...
Lead P1 plus ab off for gear...
tanssop 14 Jul, 2007 2nd
with Ian
with Ian
Sgt. Vest 22 May, 2007 2nd O/S
with david nicholas
with david nicholas
Irk the Purist 22 May, 2007 Lead O/S This is VS 4c in the new select guide! Strenuous and hard for HS.
with Dave Ross
This is VS 4c in the new select guide! Strenuous and hard for HS.
with Dave Ross
Hidden ?May, 2007 AltLd O/S
TonyP 17 Apr, 2007 AltLd
with Dylan
with Dylan
fran04 ??, 2007 Lead
gregoldridge ??, 2007 2nd
deanroberts ??, 2007 Lead O/S
Dan 85 21 Sep, 2006 Lead O/S
with Rob
with Rob
PennyL 21 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S
with Ketch
with Ketch
Hammy 14 Jul, 2006 2nd
with Ian Barker
with Ian Barker
Hidden 2 Jul, 2006 Lead
GuyC 17 Jun, 2006 2nd O/S
with Pete K, Jon Bell
with Pete K, Jon Bell
Rampikino 30 Apr, 2006 Lead
with MMC Various
with MMC Various
winter_burn 19 Feb, 2006 2nd β
Hidden ??, 2006 -
mikelaing ??, 2006 -
Hidden 15 Jul, 2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2005 -
ritchierich ??, 2005 Lead O/S
with Jim Williams
with Jim Williams
caradoc 2 May, 2004 Lead O/S A good old fashioned Welsh hard severe.
with nick yapp
A good old fashioned Welsh hard severe.
with nick yapp
platt2000 ??, 2004 Lead
Marq 12 Oct, 2003 Lead
with Jonny M
with Jonny M
Mark Riley ?Jun, 2003 Lead O/S
Inti 18 Apr, 2003 Lead
Jonny M ??, 2003 2nd O/S
with Marq
with Marq
DerwentDiluted 25 Mar, 2002 AltLd
with J. Ellson
with J. Ellson
pigeonjim ??, 2002 Lead O/S Great wee route. Stiff at HS.
Great wee route. Stiff at HS.
Brown ??, 2002 Solo O/S
MartinN ?Oct, 2001 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 Jun, 2001 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 Jun, 2001 Lead
Hidden 28 Jun, 2001 Lead
Hidden ?Jun, 2001 Lead O/S
Hidden 18 Jun, 2000 Lead
Hidden 11 Jul, 1999 2nd
BenTiffin 3 Sep, 1998 2nd
with Alex Bond
with Alex Bond
andy007 17 May, 1998 Lead O/S Little bit of lay back as crux not bad - good route
with Uni group
Little bit of lay back as crux not bad - good route
with Uni group
smudge 3 May, 1998 Lead O/S
with Ant
with Ant
Hidden 4 Oct, 1997 Solo
Andy Say 8 Aug, 1997 Solo O/S happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me...
happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me...
michael burrows 22 Jun, 1997 2nd
with steve ward
with steve ward
nigehughes ?Mar, 1997 2nd
with Darren Summerson
with Darren Summerson
TobyA 15 Jun, 1996 Lead O/S
with Elina
with Elina
Hidden 14 Jun, 1996 Lead
five ?Jun, 1996 Lead O/S
Rob Davies ?Sep, 1995 2nd A bit greasy
with Dave Ellis
A bit greasy
with Dave Ellis
Ian Archer 13 Jun, 1994 Lead O/S
with James Gunn
with James Gunn
trisimondo 11 May, 1993 Lead O/S
sdht ??, 1992 -
babymoac 3 Aug, 1991 Lead
with Howard
with Howard
migs493 16 Jul, 1991 Lead
Hidden ??, 1991 -
samt 22 Feb, 1990 - Was graded HS when we did it. my diary states "A classic on Gribbin, Good pro, but hard climbing (had to pull dad up) easy finish at about diff"
with Dad
Was graded HS when we did it. my diary states "A classic on Gribbin, Good pro, but hard climbing (had to pull dad up) easy finish at about diff"
with Dad
Ched ??, 1990 Lead O/S
with Glyn
with Glyn
Nick Biven ??, 1990 -
Nick Biven ??, 1990 -
Hidden 29 Mar, 1989 Lead
nigehughes ?Apr, 1986 2nd
with Andy Barton
with Andy Barton
Hidden ??, 1986 -
Allanfairfechan ??, 1986 Lead
with Mike McGill
with Mike McGill
michael burrows 18 Oct, 1985 Lead O/S
with steve morris
with steve morris
Hidden 29 Sep, 1985 Lead
Hidden 5 Aug, 1985 Lead
mikej 30 Apr, 1983 Lead
with Mike Mason
with Mike Mason
Richard Weller 21 Aug, 1982 Lead
with Clive Drew
with Clive Drew
DonnyDave 20 Jun, 1978 Lead
with Steve Holgarth
with Steve Holgarth
Nigel Bond 11 Aug, 1973 Lead
with Alan
with Alan
Gordon Stainforth 6 Aug, 1968 2nd
with John Stainforth
with John Stainforth
Martin Bennett 29 Mar, 1968 -
with Buchan
with Buchan
kjacks ??, 1965 2nd
with Dave Peers
with Dave Peers
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