Rockfax Description
A good HVS that can feel much harder if you aren't careful with your route-finding.
1) 4b, 18m. Start 4m left of the wall. Climb up a chimney, then move rightwards before heading back left towards an overhanging chimney. Now move right to belay left of the rib.
2) 5a, 30m. Traverse right onto the rib, around a detached block (take care!). Climb about 9m to a high step and weave delicately up to join Western Slabs.
3) 4c, 18m. Move round the arete on the left and climb a thin crack. Pass the steep arete and go right to meet Western Slabs. © Rockfax

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Kirkus Routes, UK Lonely Leads, "A Graded List of a Few Welsh Climbs" Aka ROGER'S LIST, Glyn's North Wales mid-grade ticklist.

Hidden 02/Sep/17 2nd O/S
Guy Arnold 02/Sep/17 2nd
with Hannah
Hidden 27/Aug/17 Lead O/S
jonnie3430 22/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
with Ben, Tom
iWoody5025 22/Aug/17 2nd
pftom 22/Aug/17 AltLd O/S

Climbed as a 3, lead P2, bit bold

DubyaJamesDubya 13/Aug/17 AltLd O/S

Superb crux pitch. Top pitch good too.

with Joe Harris
AlistairBerridge 06/Aug/17 2nd O/S

Did final pitch of western slabs due to rain, enjoyed this route!

with Hamish Dunn
wi11 17/Jul/17 AltLd rpt
with Louisa Reynolds
Hidden 13/Jul/17 AltLd
Si 08/Jul/17 AltLd

Into the Chain

with Jon
Hidden 08/Jul/17 AltLd
Mark Reeves 06/Jul/17 -


adamsriches 06/Jul/17 AltLd β

Lead p2 as one pitch with western slab P1 then finished up the chain. On trad course.

Helen Gibson 21/Jun/17 2nd
with Graham Hoey
centurion05 19/Jun/17 Lead
with Yvonne
eve29 19/Jun/17 2nd

Tricky start followed by cracking climbing. Unfortunately finished by scrabbling up the polished chain crack finish lacking elegance and style!

with Andy
LDudill 19/Jun/17 2nd rpt

Sasha p1, Joe p2, me the chain to finish

with Sasha, Joe salter
fuzzysheep01 18/Jun/17 Lead O/S
davash91 18/Jun/17 2nd
Dan Mckinlay 13/Jun/17 -
Luke Brooks 28/May/17 Lead rpt

Finished up the Chain

with Kate
ClimberPentir 25/May/17 AltLd

Chain finish

with Bob Lewis
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 25/May/17 AltLd O/S
with Ali
fizzychewitt 18/May/17 AltLd

P1 and 3 this time

with Jayne
georgenvk 07/May/17 AltLd

P1 lead,Chain followed on pitch 3

with Hrb
Jan.Hrb 07/May/17 AltLd
with George
Ids1165 ??/2017 Lead
Hidden 15/Sep/16 2nd β
Nicole Almond 01/Sep/16 AltLd
with Dad
Dave Almond 01/Sep/16 AltLd
GStone 27/Aug/16 AltLd
with Marcus Harvey
Mouse5 17/Aug/16 2nd
Sardien 17/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Jim
kermit_uk 06/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Michelle led P1 + 2 run together, then I finished up the chain. Very worthwhile! The chain is a great finish!

J Whittaker 04/Aug/16 2nd O/S
PeteMc 31/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
cameron_hall 23/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Led P1, P3.

Sarah Roscoe 23/Jul/16 AltLd

Lead P1. Seconded Matt up the variation route to finish

will_benfold 23/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Led P2

with Cameron
Matt Harmon 23/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

led p2, finished up the chain

Phil Davidson 19/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with Edward Crossland, Daz Devey
Daz8477 19/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with Ed, Phil Davidson
Hidden 13/Jul/16 AltLd
jon_gill1 02/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1 and the chain,Chris led pitches 2 and 3

with chris Lyness
Hidden 22/Jun/16 Lead O/S
J_Spooner 22/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 05/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
cem 05/Jun/16 AltLd rpt

Led p1. P1 & 2 only as we finished up The Chain.

Kirill 05/Jun/16 2nd
dewiturton 30/May/16 AltLd
with keitht
daveclarke5 30/May/16 2nd

with chain finish

with Stephen
keitht 30/May/16 AltLd
Hidden 30/May/16 AltLd
Hidden 29/May/16 AltLd
noshjewbold 28/May/16 AltLd O/S

lead pitch 2

Pero 13/May/16 AltLd


Hidden 13/May/16 2nd β
LDudill ?/May/16 2nd O/S

First two pitches into the chain. Jimmy p1, Tom p2 and p3 as the chain. One to come back and lead! Great gritstone style second pitch!

with Jimmy, Tom nicholls
harry_lewis 16/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
amccann 16/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
Tim Sparrow ??/2016 -
joedean ??/2016 -
Pete_Frost 28/Sep/15 AltLd rpt

Simon led the Chain finish - also good.

with Simon Davidson, Climbing Joe from Anglesey
Hidden 24/Aug/15 AltLd
foostu4 17/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
RobScarisbrick 18/Jul/15 AltLd

lead P2, cold and windy

with cdpuk
cdpuk 18/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and took The Chain to exit. Cold and windy. Retreated to Pete's Eats and the Slate after this.

Sardien 15/Jul/15 Lead rpt

P3 of western slabs because that was still in the sun. Such a good climb

with Marija
davewsargent 11/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
pie_eater_pete 11/Jul/15 -
Hidden 29/Jun/15 Lead O/S
shaunhumphreys 18/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

last pitch

Sam Ash 18/Jun/15 AltLd O/S


benkelsey 18/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

p1 and 2 together. must have been off route as only four runners of varying quality. easy but fully in solo mode. final pitch was excellent in the golden sunset.

with Shaun Humphreys
Teappleby 18/Jun/15 AltLd

Pitches 1&2. Pitch 2 was one of the best I've done in the pass. Nice climbing in a great position with just enough space between the gear to keep in interesting.

Hidden 14/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
bede.west 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Hung over.... blarrgh . #Beristradfest

with German loui
Hidden 28/May/15 AltLd O/S
spidermonkey09 28/May/15 AltLd O/S

Nice climbing, did P2.

Danhan 21/May/15 2nd O/S

P1 of Western Slabs, P2 of Western Rib and then the Chain for P3

with Nick
Hidden 21/May/15 Lead
james1978 15/May/15 AltLd
with pam
Bertbee 13/May/15 AltLd O/S
alexm198 21/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

P1 and 3. Moving from the crack into the slanting break on P3 is tough with semi-bad ledge-fall potential!

with James
jcw ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
cerijones 02/Oct/14 2nd O/S

Multi pitch, really enjoyed... Got a little scared!! :)

with Simon
Hidden 02/Oct/14 Lead
quarrtman1 26/Sep/14 2nd
with Tom and Steve
Hidden 21/Sep/14 -
sgl 17/Sep/14 AltLd
with will
Hidden 17/Sep/14 -
jshields 14/Sep/14 AltLd

Great second pitch.

beckyjg 10/Sep/14 2nd
JamesWilliams 10/Sep/14 Lead O/S

fist pitch is nothing special but 2 and 3 are really good. bold second pitch

with Becky
Steve Wakeford 05/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Ben Moody
Hidden 02/Sep/14 AltLd
JVard 01/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Seconded the 1st & 3rd (final) pitch, Lead the 2nd.

BRoe 01/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

p1 + 3 lead

with Vardy
charvey 08/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

I led the first pitch across lichen pus slabs with poor gear to left of the rib. Dawn led the 5a pitch up the rib then I led the last pitch going left of the arête before coming across it to the top.

Dawn_K_B 08/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

First multipitch HVS lead, 'delicate' is a good description!

Keiran O'Mahony 04/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Tom, Kit
Tim M 25/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Emma
climbergg 25/Jul/14 AltLd

top pitch very good

AndrewP 24/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/14 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 22/Jul/14 AltLd

I led easy first pitch; Luke led second. Luke led The Chain to finish

with Luke
Mr Tickle 22/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Led P2 and Chain Pitch

Hidden 21/Jul/14 -
Dan724 02/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Adam Revill, Mollie Kiwi
adamre12 02/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 01/Jul/14 2nd
spenser 29/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Ross led P1 and P2 of this and then ran out of rope so had to belay at the bottom of the chain. I seconded the first two pitches and cruised the chain. Ross went off to the left at the start, this was substantially more than 4b. A fantastic route. With the chain finish worth 3 stars.

with Ross
erbridger 24/Jun/14 AltLd

Continued onto the chain - Ned lead

with nedly14
John Brayshaw 24/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1

with Fran
ned_85 24/Jun/14 AltLd
Hidden 23/Jun/14 AltLd rpt
davebrox 23/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Luke
Mr. K 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch one and a short pitch three after James was having so much fun he extended pitch two! Pitch one didn't really have much of a line, not sure if I went the right way but it was pretty bold! Amazing climbing thereafter.

James Oswald 22/Jun/14 AltLd rpt

With Kyle. Lovely climbing, delicate with thought provoking moves.

Mowglee 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Ali
Coel Hellier 21/Jun/14 AltLd
with Steve B
Hidden 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Steveb27 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead rpt
WillDoyle 17/Jun/14 AltLd
Goodstuff 17/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

P 1 and 3, super route.

Hidden 16/Jun/14 AltLd
Wayne S 15/Jun/14 AltLd
with Dale
Dale Berry 15/Jun/14 AltLd

Led 2nd pitch which was lovely and delicate. Mistakenly finnished up The Chain with a couple of slips and plenty of swearing!

with Wayne S
lithos 14/Jun/14 -

P2 fun. made paul do the finger crack above the falke belay which turns out to be E1 5b (not 4c !)

with cookie
shed_hed 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Led P1 and P3. Did the crack of The Link for P3. Good route and a nice finish doing it that way.

with Harry Wickham
Bob Loblaw ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Stuart Blackler
kivell 31/May/14 -
Hidden 31/May/14 -
andycash 30/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Ash
Ash Sayers 30/May/14 Lead O/S
cem 17/May/14 AltLd rpt

Led p 1 & 3 this time.

Pero 17/May/14 AltLd
Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
MYox 03/May/14 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch, which was easy enough. Third pitch actually better and more sustained.

with Jon, Maia
will9911 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Alison
ianstevens 21/Apr/14 Lead

Good value HVS, although be wary of where you g; its easy to get lost!

staceyjg 18/Apr/14 2nd O/S

Should have been on western slab, but started wrong, leader threw away belays plate on second pitch, then got ropes stuck after not to climb mountain routes!!! :-)

swmackey 11/Apr/14 AltLd
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 Lead
with john ferguson
mileshill540 ??/2014 Lead
pasbury ??/2014 -
Steve Long ??/2014 -
Si ??/2014 -
adie84 ??/2014 -
adie84 ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Hidden 30/Nov/13 Lead rpt
Theeni 06/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Not the last pitch as we went up the Link.

with John McEvoy
Harry Ellis 24/Sep/13 AltLd
gareth scott borthwick 24/Sep/13 AltLd
Hidden 27/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
metal arms 24/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/13 Lead
ollyroberts 19/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1+3

with Luis Parsons
Shone 26/Jul/13 Lead

Lead P3

with Richard Nadin, Rob
jwpil 23/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Ben
benscarter 23/Jul/13 AltLd
with Jack
alicee 22/Jul/13 2nd

first 2 pitches as one, abbed from the tat due to mrt helicopter arrival.

roberts1234567890 22/Jul/13 AltLd
with Rebecca Murray
sebbo 21/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Decided to finally pop my E1 cherry and opted for the Chain for pitch 3 - really nice pitch.

with Grant Brown
Matt Harle 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
EmilyN 15/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Toph
Dr Toph 15/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Finished up the the Chain, which was much better than the previous two pitches.

with Emily
maria85 15/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2 then finished up The Chain. Nice climbing, bold but steady. From the first belay, traverse right to the arete (over large block), not up the (much harder) diagonal flake line as the guidebook implies!

with Amy
Nifec14 14/Jul/13 AltLd rpt

Lead main pitch

JulesV 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
Hidden 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
wi11 10/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

P1 into The Chain

with Ben
Ellen Cobby 07/Jul/13 2nd dog
lanky ?/Jul/13 Lead
with Rach
mjeffery 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Finished up the chain

with J
Hidden 25/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden 25/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Alex Mason 18/Jun/13 Solo O/S

Thought it was thin for VS.

rbharries 17/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

lead 1st and 3rd, such a good climb

with ollie mentalz
duncandarnell 15/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/13 Lead O/S
EeFu 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Led P1

cem 09/Jun/13 2nd rpt

P 1 & 2 only

Kirill 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Charles led the Chain as alternative to P3.

Hidden 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead
Dan Vaj 03/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Matthew stygall, Kirsten
kirsten 03/Jun/13 2nd

most comfortable on p2, p3 was hard!

with Matt Stygall, Dan Vajzovic
Hidden 01/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Pero 01/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
cem 01/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Led main pitch. 1 June?! It was Baltic!

Hidden ?/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
rd20 19/May/13 AltLd O/S

RD P1 and 3

with Hugh CC
Hidden 02/May/13 AltLd O/S
Ray Sparks 02/May/13 AltLd O/S
with adam, mike b
Nick Biven ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
richpickford ??/2013 -
Lloyders 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Paddy
pastep 08/Sep/12 AltLd

Led p2, quite runout on the rib but easy angle helps. Finished up the the chain.

with ebf
ebf 08/Sep/12 AltLd

I led the first, Paul the second and we finished up The Chain, which I led - a great finish to this route. Very nice.

Kyuzo 07/Sep/12 -
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
stevoland ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Sardien 28/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

P2 - what a beautiful climb! Both P2 and 3 are awesome

with Greg Edwards
mark20 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S


Jake Young 21/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Mark R
Mackinclimb 09/Jul/12 Lead
martrin 18/Jun/12 AltLd
with Sarah Kekus
Rachel Slater 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1,3

Olli-C 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Lead P2

simonvand 27/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 26/May/12 AltLd
Owen W-G 26/May/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2. V gusty made the bold bits extra scary. I seconded the Chain finish thinking it was the regular finish. Thought it felt tricky for 4c.

with Richard
davesb 25/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Torquil
Richard Kemble 24/May/12 Lead O/S

Lead P2 after straying off Diagonal

with Lewis G
Ched 22/May/12 AltLd
with gali
Ched 22/May/12 AltLd
with gali
Hidden 22/May/12 AltLd
victim of mathematics 21/May/12 AltLd rpt

Led P2, mild but bold. Finished up The Chain.

James Oswald 21/May/12 Lead O/S

Lead P1. Runout and easy

with Colin Angus
Wyn Bach 04/May/12 2nd O/S

Bold first pitch, glad I was seconding today!

with Ifan Roberts
Hidden 03/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/12 -
Hidden ?/May/12 AltLd
hrgcb 25/Mar/12 AltLd
with Crispin, John Chattaway
Stone Muppet 24/Mar/12 AltLd
bwestwood 08/Mar/12 AltLd
piersg ??/2012 AltLd
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 20/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
alias dave 20/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
with Sam.EB
chrisallan 14/Oct/11 AltLd β
Hidden 28/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Phil_Hall_97 28/Sep/11 2nd
with Alice Du Preeze, Dave Evans
lukehodson 31/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Led middle pitch. Good route.

Ewan Russell 18/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

with the chain to finish.

with Halla
Clarky10 17/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Lead P2(HVS 5a)awesome pitch, delicate and balancey and the gear is there you just need to really look for it.

with Stuart Morris
Hidden 23/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
fizzychewitt 14/Jul/11 AltLd

Led P2, finished up The Chain (Jayne led). Really good climb, didn't feel too run-out or necky on second pitch. The chain was a great way to finish

with Jayne
gw3285 10/Jul/11 AltLd
emma Warren 04/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

lead last pitch HVS 4C

with Matt Stygall, Keith Ball
Lawrie Brand 04/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Joe
deejmonkey 03/Jul/11 AltLd
with Tom
tomparrott 03/Jul/11 AltLd
with DJ
dan gibson 03/Jul/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 02/Jul/11 AltLd
Simon Cahill 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Frank Blakely, Lee Paskin
Hidden 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Trobbo 02/Jul/11 AltLd
with tony hulme
Frank Blakeley 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Great climb on great rock, loved pitch 2

with Lee, Simon
Bill Lawrence 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

led 1st and last pitch

with andy lawrence
Hidden 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Andy Chubb 01/Jul/11 AltLd

Bold first pitch due to lack of gear and unclear route. Great second pitch.

with Nick Gregory
dan_o_b ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/11 2nd
david morse 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

With The Chain finish

five 04/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Main pitch is nicer than anything on Diagonal, arguably.

with AV
Hidden 03/Jun/11 AltLd
egg-man 03/Jun/11 AltLd

Could not find starty of first pitch and rock greasy. Did first pitch of Western Slabs.

with Pete Nugent
Hidden 03/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
brockers 03/Jun/11 AltLd

Magz led crux. I led the Link pitch

Pete Nugent 02/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Had tried earlier in the day (midday) but start was difficult to locate (why isn't the large detached flake mentioned as a reference point in the description?),was damp and seemed bold & poorly protected for 4b. So we did Western Slabs. In the evng sunlight (6 pm) we came back and used p1 of Western slabs to gain the rib from the right. P2 is excellent, marvellous climbing. On p3 we did the 4c finish but regretted not finishing up p2 of the Link (5b); a beautiful finger crack. Would be worth 3 stars this way.

Nigel Mackwood ?/Jun/11 AltLd rpt

Lead The Chain (E1 5B) instead of the last pitch.

NickJH ?/Jun/11 AltLd
with LiamG
NickJH ?/Jun/11 Lead
with LiamG
mikelaing ?/Jun/11 AltLd
with Ian Whitehead
Hidden 19/May/11 2nd
Clarky10 ?/May/11 AltLd O/S
with Ben Matthews
Hidden 30/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
benkelsey 20/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

lead pitch 2 (4b) very quick easy climbing up crack and flakes to top of pinnacle. great way to finish a great day

Hidden 20/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
mcglenr25 19/Apr/11 Lead dnf

Lead pitch one clean, but had intended to be on the VS! Abseiled off whilst the going was good. Thought it was quite hard for the grade!

Katex 18/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

I led pitch 2. Wet at the start so pitch one felt quite committing.

with Simon Edwards
sophiecb 10/Apr/11 2nd
with Neil, James
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Julesthe1st 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Mike
tim newton 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

the chain pitch finish

Danjones 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Good route, did The chain finish (E1 5b) - ok once of get off the ledge, well protected.

with Tim
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
alasdair19 ??/2011 -
gazfellows 20/Sep/10 AltLd

had to ab off after second pitch as it pi..ed it down.. Great route up to there tho...

with shaun d
Hidden 03/Sep/10 AltLd
Aaron Lines ?/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with sue hazel
jl 22/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with MIA Training
nakedave 15/Aug/10 AltLd
with Barney Crampton
tlr 15/Aug/10 AltLd
with Pom
nai 15/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with Tim
tomboyle ?/Aug/10 AltLd

Went off route to try (and fail in my case) the E1 finish (The Chain).

dan gibson 21/Jul/10 Solo O/S
pawelx 26/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
mtempest 26/Jun/10 AltLd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 26/Jun/10 AltLd

Led 1st and 3rd pitches. Started in wrong place on 1st pitch and then got a bit nervy not sure I was on the route during a long runout section but eventually found the belay. The second pitch is magnificent - exposed but with just adequate protection. 3rd pitch was excellect and proper 4c (unlike the top pitch of Diagonal!).

J1PEF 25/Jun/10 AltLd
John Roe 18/Jun/10 AltLd

Led pitch 2

with Rusty Bale
Wilbur 15/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Lead P2 which had good gear to start but not where it matters! Really lovely pitch - almost 3 stars on it's own but the route as a whole is let down by P1+3...

with Caine
Hidden 12/Jun/10 AltLd
Kyle Rance 05/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Swotson 05/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Fiona got the 5a pitch, but then I got the E1 5b crack- The Chain. So was a happy bunny.

with Fiona Sanders
viking ?/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1&3 - started in wrong place, messed up head a bit and was a bit wobbly on the unprotected 25-30foot to the belay! good route though, also did the final foot traverse with my hands!!!

with wilbur
Hidden ?/Jun/10 AltLd
Bex_M 30/May/10 AltLd
with Duncan Dunbar
Hidden 24/May/10 AltLd O/S
tomhull 24/May/10 AltLd O/S
with matt harris
PaulHarris 23/May/10 AltLd
with John, Simon, Micheal
PaulHarris 23/May/10 AltLd
tom.ireson 22/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/May/10 AltLd O/S
Liam FLeming 21/May/10 AltLd
BorisVBlade 02/May/10 AltLd O/S

Led Pitches 1 and 2 at 4b and 4c.

Neil D 02/May/10 AltLd O/S

Led P2

Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
dan ely 18/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

i lead 1st and 3rd(last pitch). Last pitch was a bit odd. Guide book says go up crack past creaky spikes. I could of went further left but looked easy so went up a wall littered in cracks and inbetween very hollow sounding blocks. Fun but slightly unearving then have to do a small detour a top(foot travere, right 2m). tryed above but was blank and my protection was doubious

with ed
Rob Pitt 14/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Owen Davies
C Mclean 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Craig Marshall
Ken Applegate 09/Apr/10 Lead

Pretty bold in places.

keith leonard ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
groovy_nut 05/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

P1 and 3

with Patrick
Ched 27/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd
Liam FLeming 11/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with james hayward
Hidden 11/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Ed Booth 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
donkster 08/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Led p2 and p3.

with DaveNW
PaulHarris 07/Aug/09 AltLd
with Simon, Micheal
Flibble 07/Aug/09 AltLd

Another good route well worth doing

with Simon
schwenk ?/Aug/09 AltLd


SR1970 ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
irish paul 25/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Sarah Joyce
chrisallan ?/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
mbradberry2008 ?/Jul/09 2nd O/S

I think it was this one...

MontyH 13/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Brian
brian watson 13/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/09 AltLd
mattyork2 01/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

A fantastic evening in good company with beautiful pink rock and good banter

with Henry Fairhurst and Johnny Richards
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Lead
Adam1973 30/May/09 AltLd O/S

Led P1 & P3

with Alex
michael burrows 29/May/09 AltLd rpt

led 1st and 3rd pitch

with peter white
spesh ?/May/09 -


with igj
dickie01 21/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Nice accent i over ran my first pitch and took an awkward belay.

with Joe Heasman
Sarah Black ??/2009 AltLd O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Hidden 21/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
GPN 20/Sep/08 AltLd
with Annette
net 20/Sep/08 AltLd
with George
Hidden 26/Jul/08 AltLd
Luke Brooks 26/Jul/08 AltLd

Finished up the Chain

thompson1000 23/Jul/08 AltLd
with Barni
Hidden 22/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Different Steve 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Clare
crag_monster ?/Jul/08 Lead

One of my favourite climbs in North Wales. Every pitch is fantastic, great exposure, varied climbing, immaculate rock.

HeatherF 28/Jun/08 Lead

Finished up the chain-considering i find crack climbing hard i really enjoyed this! Got a bit of drizzle at the top but it didnt start tipping it down!

with Ollie
Hidden 28/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/08 AltLd
Ing 07/Jun/08 AltLd
with Stevie G & James
francois 07/Jun/08 2nd
with Olaf
Carly 03/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Richard
Hidden 03/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Nigel Mackwood ?/Jun/08 Lead rpt
with Zoe van den Bosch
Mike W ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Sgt. Vest 06/May/08 AltLd O/S
with james
Hidden ?/May/08 AltLd
Hidden ?/May/08 AltLd
garythomas ?/May/08 AltLd
with Nic Koyama
Matt Vigg ??/2008 -
Al Evans ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
barni ??/2008 AltLd

LP 2nd

with Julie
innesmac ??/2008 -
Julian Wedd ??/2008 2nd
with A. Brierley
Mike_Hayes 04/Nov/07 -
with Johnny Ackroyd
kieranrex 09/Oct/07 Lead

pissed it down!

bob3141 07/Oct/07 AltLd

Lead 2nd & 3rd Pitches. 2nd pitch was superb climbing, and 3rd was good but a bit loose.

with Mike Kean
Hidden 04/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
lamma_hippie ?/Aug/07 AltLd
with Jon Lawton
Hidden 01/Jul/07 AltLd
uphillnow 12/Jun/07 Lead

done on at least 3 occasions and lead all pitches as a result

Dan 85 05/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Jonny
Bob M 03/Jun/07 AltLd

Paul led crux pitch

pete johnson 04/May/07 Solo
ritchierich 26/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

With "The Chain E1 5B" finish.

with Bob Dickson
MikeT ?/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with SP, TP
Morgan Woods 31/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

ended up the E1 crack instead which was a nice pitch.

with Gareth
Hidden 03/Feb/07 Lead O/S
bigbobbyking ??/2007 -
with Chris Bull
My Gravity 09/Sep/06 AltLd O/S

The Chain finish is very enjoyable.

with Patrick H
alj 08/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Andy Wright, Leon Skeldon
leon ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S

lead crux pitch. andy went of route up diagonal on the last pitch (which i then had to finish for him -tut tut)

with Andy Wright
spacey 16/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Paul Evans 16/Jul/06 AltLd
with spacey
bobette ?/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with paul
NeilGriffiths 12/Jun/06 AltLd


with Simon Frost
BarbsMurray 10/Jun/06 2nd
with Mikey
AngelaC 05/Jun/06 2nd
with Rob
Hidden 30/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
Hidden 27/Aug/05 AltLd O/S
steve mee 26/Jun/05 AltLd
a_radiohead_fan ??/2005 -
steve mee 05/Sep/04 AltLd
with Paul Taylor
Hidden ?/Jul/04 AltLd
victim of mathematics 11/May/04 2nd O/S
with Bide
Roget ??/2004 Lead O/S
rob.grafton 11/Oct/03 Lead
with Bruce
Hidden 09/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
Marq 03/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
with Daniel Dennehy
Clucky 06/Jul/03 AltLd O/S
with Paul Dickson
Mark Davies PK ?/Jul/03 AltLd O/S
with David
PenJD ??/2003 AltLd O/S
with Jon Ascroft
akhughes ??/2003 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 -
caradoc 22/Sep/02 AltLd O/S
with john b
Hidden 20/Aug/02 Lead
Mark Riley ?/Aug/00 Lead O/S

Alpine Style, finishing up the Chain E1 5b

with Bryn Jones
Derek Ryden 04/Jul/00 AltLd O/S
with Dave the Leg, Anna
zero six ??/2000 Lead O/S
alan moore ??/2000 -

Lovely route.

Hidden 15/May/99 AltLd O/S
Chris the Tall ?/May/99 AltLd

Dave led first pitch (4b), I led 2nd (easy 5a) and then unintentionally finished up the Chain

with Dave Gurney
petekeron ??/1999 Lead O/S


Hidden 10/Aug/97 Lead
chris sm ?/Jul/97 AltLd O/S
with Dom Goodridge
Ched ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
stuart100 02/Sep/96 Lead O/S
with Ian Brown
Hidden ?/Sep/95 AltLd
Hidden 09/Jul/95 Lead O/S
ste_d 19/Jul/94 AltLd O/S
with mik
nokishatov 16/Jul/94 AltLd O/S
with RF Jordan, Steven Delderfield
Pete_Frost 13/Apr/94 Lead O/S


Hidden 22/Jun/93 Lead
Hidden 09/Jun/93 AltLd
WB ??/1992 AltLd O/S
Marti999 ??/1992 AltLd O/S
nuts and bolts ?/May/91 -
Hidden 08/Sep/90 2nd
charlesmfrench 26/Aug/90 AltLd O/S


with Ian Milne
Hidden 17/Mar/90 AltLd
Hidden ??/1990 -
AndrewP ??/1990 AltLd
Sean Kelly ?/Jul/89 Lead

Its a good job that the single runner on the main pitch is a good one! Excellent climb.

with Alan Payne
michael burrows 03/Jul/88 AltLd O/S

and brian

with pete roberts, brian jones
Hidden 31/May/88 AltLd
wynaptomos ?/Jun/87 Solo O/S
ukb & bmc shark ?/Aug/86 Solo O/S
Melok ??/1985 Lead
Martin Bennett 08/Jun/84 -
with JD
Robmwatt ??/1984 -
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1984 Lead
with Phillippa Mathews
AlanLittle ?/Aug/83 AltLd
with Roger Murray
John Marsland 12/Mar/83 Lead
with Tony Rex
nigehughes ?/May/82 AltLd
with Phil James
Paul Clarke ??/1981 Lead
with Mick Tolley
RichardMc 13/Jul/80 AltLd O/S
with Dave Langmead
mikej 05/Jun/80 Lead
with Tony Waite
Neil McA 08/Aug/79 2nd rpt
Neil McA 27/Jul/79 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/79 AltLd
Dave Lyon 10/Jun/79 AltLd
duncan ?/Jun/79 Lead O/S
Steve Lewis 13/May/79 AltLd O/S
with Charlie
Andy Nicholson ?/May/78 AltLd O/S
with Hugh ACKROYD
Rob Davies 05/Apr/78 Lead

Fell off Kaisergebirge Wall in the morning, so opted for run-out slab in the afternoon.

with Simon Wheeler (CUMC)
Mark Kemball 16/Oct/77 Lead
with Sarah Bridge
GeoffG 24/Oct/76 AltLd
with tony bowker
Hidden 04/Jul/76 Lead
Hidden 29/May/76 AltLd
Bolt Phobia 28/May/76 Lead O/S
with Trev Steele
Ian Jones ??/1976 AltLd O/S
with Billy Jones, Chris Newton, Mike Nnewton
Mike Owen ?/Aug/75 AltLd O/S
with John Roberts
petemeads ??/1975 AltLd
Hidden 20/Apr/74 Lead
Andy Say ??/1974 Lead
Dave Musgrove 12/Aug/73 AltLd
with Speedy Smith
Steve Clegg 22/Jul/72 AltLd
with Chris H
Tom V ?/May/72 -
with Paul O'Hara
Hidden 25/Sep/71 AltLd
mikej 07/Sep/68 AltLd
with Wil Hurford
oldmanofmow 02/Jul/61 Lead

John Roberts as second. I found the second pitch very hard and scary, it just got harder and harder and no runners. Its harder than Diagonal!!!

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