Rockfax Description
A good technical climb but P2 is often wet.
1) 4a, 15m. Climb up easy ground to the terrace.
2) 5a, 25m. Gain a crack from the left and follow it for 10m. Move left for 3m and follow pockets to a bulge and right to a cave.
3) 5a, 32m. Pass the overlap on the right and gain a steep slab on the right. Follow a shallow groove, then break left to a quartzy groove which leads to a large ledge.
4) 4a, 15m. Climb up broken ground to meet Slow Ledge Climb at the large flake.
5) 4c, 35m. Move up to a ledge and follow a crack on the left to a large roof. Traverse rightwards on jugs to belay at a junction with Slow Ledge Climb.
6) 40m. Slabby climbing leads to the top. © Rockfax

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 4 Jul AltLd O/S
George_Surf 4 Jul AltLd Quite good although not totally clean/dry. I took p1/3/6
Quite good although not totally clean/dry. I took p1/3/6
steveboote 22 Apr AltLd though Vic got the main pitches
with Vic Belshaw
though Vic got the main pitches
with Vic Belshaw
stevenboxwell 19 Apr AltLd
Hidden 19 Apr AltLd
Adam John Haynes 15 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with Tony, Nick
with Tony, Nick
ginger 9 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with Nick
with Nick
judith neaves 1 Jul, 2018 AltLd
Shaw Brown 1 Jul, 2018 AltLd Probably as dry as it ever gets. Great route in these conditions other than the bushwack in the middle. Get it done before normal rain service is resumed
Probably as dry as it ever gets. Great route in these conditions other than the bushwack in the middle. Get it done before normal rain service is resumed
GeorgT ?Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29 Jun, 2018 AltLd
Si 15 Jun, 2018 2nd dnf 1st pitch only; second was wet so we bailed. Gutted as hoped recent run of good weather would have left it dry
1st pitch only; second was wet so we bailed. Gutted as hoped recent run of good weather would have left it dry
neal 6 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Evening ascent, descended from the great terrace, as was getting dark. Tremendous route, P2 especially is superb. Could do with a bit more traffic. P2 crack was v wet but you can climb on slab L of crack, placing gear in crack. Other parts of P2 and 3 also wet!
with Dan
Evening ascent, descended from the great terrace, as was getting dark. Tremendous route, P2 especially is superb. Could do with a bit more traffic. P2 crack was v wet but you can climb on slab L of crack, placing gear in crack. Other parts of P2 and 3 also wet!
with Dan
Climbingspike ??, 2018 -
Hidden ??, 2018 -
UncleMephisto ?Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S A top class adventure. Start of the first pitch very wet, even in a drought. Spooky climbing on the two main pitches, it's not easy for the grade. One of the best places to top out in the whole Pass.
with Ray Wood
A top class adventure. Start of the first pitch very wet, even in a drought. Spooky climbing on the two main pitches, it's not easy for the grade. One of the best places to top out in the whole Pass.
with Ray Wood
wi11 26 May, 2017 AltLd O/S
Rory Shaw 26 May, 2017 AltLd O/S
with wi11
with wi11
Ids1165 ??, 2017 Lead
John Bunney ??, 2016 -
Cefin14 ??, 2016 -
MikePycroft 11 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Felt hard as damp on slab quiet bold on 3rd pitch. 5th pitch was airy travers
with Nathan
Felt hard as damp on slab quiet bold on 3rd pitch. 5th pitch was airy travers
with Nathan
JMarkW 15 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S Good to get this done. Interesting route, pitch 2 still damp for the first few meters. Superb slab romping at the finish!
Good to get this done. Interesting route, pitch 2 still damp for the first few meters. Superb slab romping at the finish!
Hidden 15 Sep, 2014 AltLd
Dan Hale 30 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S Brilliant route, climbed in 4 pitches. Well worth doing. First pitch is quite bold for HVS. Initial route finding on pitch 3 is a bit tricky. The climbing is excellent climbing with a variety of different styles on all pitches: slabby and technical on P1, then steep and juggy on P2 then 3 dimensional Tremadog style climbing through overlaps and grooves on P3/4.
Brilliant route, climbed in 4 pitches. Well worth doing. First pitch is quite bold for HVS. Initial route finding on pitch 3 is a bit tricky. The climbing is excellent climbing with a variety of different styles on all pitches: slabby and technical on P1, then steep and juggy on P2 then 3 dimensional Tremadog style climbing through overlaps and grooves on P3/4.
JamesWilliams 30 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S lovely evening climb done in 4 pitches the last of which we moved together. led pitch 2 through the over hang. Really good route!
lovely evening climb done in 4 pitches the last of which we moved together. led pitch 2 through the over hang. Really good route!
Hidden 21 Jun, 2014 AltLd
Swotson ??, 2014 AltLd O/S Really good
with Ian Athroll
Really good
with Ian Athroll
Andy Clarke 22 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S Delighted to get this big adventurous route done before the hot spell ends. Excellent pocket pulling in exciting positions on both 5a pitches. (Even after 3 dry weeks, introductory scramble is wet and scary at top if you take a direct line, rather than zig-zagging L & R up grassy rake. But there is gear before final moves to boggy ledge.) Led Ps 1-6.
with Ralph
Delighted to get this big adventurous route done before the hot spell ends. Excellent pocket pulling in exciting positions on both 5a pitches. (Even after 3 dry weeks, introductory scramble is wet and scary at top if you take a direct line, rather than zig-zagging L & R up grassy rake. But there is gear before final moves to boggy ledge.) Led Ps 1-6.
with Ralph
mjeffery 21 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Rob
with Rob
stevethomas 20 Jul, 2013 AltLd
with Heather
with Heather
cbeard 19 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Got lost on p3... mega vertical bushwhack to the belay.
Got lost on p3... mega vertical bushwhack to the belay.
Hidden 16 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
pimpy 14 Jul, 2013 AltLd lead 4th pitch
with clare muir
lead 4th pitch
with clare muir
sheelba 13 Jul, 2013 AltLd
DubyaJamesDubya ?Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with Andrew Bevan
with Andrew Bevan
w-watson 9 Jun, 2013 AltLd
Bert 9 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S Lead the hard pitches
Lead the hard pitches
Trobbo 7 Jun, 2013 AltLd
with Matt Reed/Liam Gaston
with Matt Reed/Liam Gaston
Matt Reed 7 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Liam G, Terry R
with Liam G, Terry R
PAJames ??, 2013 -
PAJames ??, 2013 -
Nick Biven ??, 2013 -
Sardien 28 May, 2012 AltLd O/S First 3 pitches only as it got dark, Led P1 and P2, especially amazing pockety moves on P2. Belay for P2 is basically a bog, even after a week of sunshine. Bring a towel
with Ruth Bevan
First 3 pitches only as it got dark, Led P1 and P2, especially amazing pockety moves on P2. Belay for P2 is basically a bog, even after a week of sunshine. Bring a towel
with Ruth Bevan
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Ketu 2 Oct, 2011 2nd dog Seconded first 3 pitches, second pitch was a bit damp,third was soaking wet after a downpoor. Still cant understand how kirill didn't fall off. Abbed off.
with Kirill
Seconded first 3 pitches, second pitch was a bit damp,third was soaking wet after a downpoor. Still cant understand how kirill didn't fall off. Abbed off.
with Kirill
Kirill 2 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S first 3 pitches only, in drizzle.
with Ketu
first 3 pitches only, in drizzle.
with Ketu
Tim W 23 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S P1-tw, p2-ow/mt, p3-tw , p4-ow , p5-mt , p6-tw P1&2 wet
P1-tw, p2-ow/mt, p3-tw , p4-ow , p5-mt , p6-tw P1&2 wet
arthur_de_briton 23 Jul, 2011 AltLd
with oliver warren, tim wilkinson
with oliver warren, tim wilkinson
leerybunny 23 Jul, 2011 2nd
dan gibson 3 Jul, 2011 Solo O/S
brockers 3 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 3 Jul, 2011 AltLd
caradoc 27 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S Despite all the dry weather this year there were no signs of any other ascents. Excellent route. http://youtu.be/pPTyQb42lXs
with john b
Despite all the dry weather this year there were no signs of any other ascents. Excellent route. http://youtu.be/pPTyQb42lXs
with john b
Hidden ??, 2011 AltLd O/S
mwatson ??, 2011 -
phil64 20 Jun, 2010 AltLd
JasonV 19 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S Phil led the 5a pitches
with Phil
Phil led the 5a pitches
with Phil
zukator 18 Jun, 2010 Lead Started rather late, finished even later!
Started rather late, finished even later!
martrin 17 Jun, 2010 AltLd
with Colin Smith
with Colin Smith
The Bad Cough 24 May, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Lee Bonner
with Lee Bonner
Alex Mason 29 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S Top 3 pitches only in the wet, after pitches on the shield.
Top 3 pitches only in the wet, after pitches on the shield.
theotherpetehill 27 Sep, 2009 AltLd Led P1 (up vegetation) and P3 (the overlap)
Led P1 (up vegetation) and P3 (the overlap)
barni 2 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S
chrisallan ?Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?May, 2009 AltLd
Hidden 22 Sep, 2008 AltLd O/S
Carly 21 Sep, 2008 AltLd O/S just the first 3 pitches
with sophie
just the first 3 pitches
with sophie
mike bridges 31 May, 2008 AltLd O/S Looked at this in guide as a good tester route at the grade.Parked at Nant Peris & caught the bus to the Cromlech Boulders.Did in 5 pitches.I led off 1st to the WET grassy terrace!,Rob led the 1st hard pitch,bit wet!.I led the roof & slab pitch,brilliant!did the rest alternately.Ran down after decending and just made the bus back.Excellent day,very pleased with the climbing.
Looked at this in guide as a good tester route at the grade.Parked at Nant Peris & caught the bus to the Cromlech Boulders.Did in 5 pitches.I led off 1st to the WET grassy terrace!,Rob led the 1st hard pitch,bit wet!.I led the roof & slab pitch,brilliant!did the rest alternately.Ran down after decending and just made the bus back.Excellent day,very pleased with the climbing.
roberto18 31 May, 2008 AltLd
Owain Llewelyn 7 May, 2008 AltLd
with Phil
with Phil
Hidden ?Apr, 2008 AltLd
Al Evans ??, 2008 -
chris wyatt ??, 2007 AltLd O/S Was late back to the car. Got trouble
with Gary Lewis
Was late back to the car. Got trouble
with Gary Lewis
Sean Kelly ??, 2007 -
Duncan Hardy 13 Aug, 2006 -
with Andrew Harrison
with Andrew Harrison
NeilGriffiths 11 Jun, 2006 AltLd
with frost
with frost
frost 11 Jun, 2006 AltLd
Ian McNeill ??, 2006 -
rob.grafton ??, 2006 Lead
with Jim
with Jim
pauldrew ??, 2002 AltLd
with Kevin Sales
with Kevin Sales
timreynolds 10 Jun, 2000 Lead dnf
with Chris Bird
with Chris Bird
zero six ??, 2000 Lead O/S
babymoac 11 Jul, 1997 AltLd
with Chris F
with Chris F
Ched ??, 1997 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
with Glanfor
Andy Say 31 Jul, 1995 Lead
Nick Haine 20 May, 1995 AltLd O/S
with Jonathan
with Jonathan
Hidden 24 Jun, 1994 AltLd
uphillnow ?May, 1990 Lead
michael burrows 23 Jul, 1989 AltLd O/S led 1st pitch
with pete roberts
led 1st pitch
with pete roberts
Hidden 29 May, 1989 AltLd
GuyM ??, 1985 -
Melok ??, 1985 Lead
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??, 1984 Lead
with Phillippa Mathews
with Phillippa Mathews
Neil McA 29 Jul, 1983 AltLd O/S
with Roland
with Roland
Rob Davies 18 Jul, 1983 Lead Drier than normal
with Angus McLean
Drier than normal
with Angus McLean
AlanLittle ?Jul, 1983 AltLd
with John Walters
with John Walters
Hidden ??, 1981 Lead
clanger ??, 1980 Lead
Hidden ??, 1980 Lead
mikej 11 Jul, 1979 Lead
with Tony Waite
with Tony Waite
Hidden 14 Jun, 1979 Lead
Gordon Stainforth 22 Jul, 1978 2nd
with Dave Langmead
with Dave Langmead
Mike Owen 28 May, 1978 Lead rpt
with Elaine Watson
with Elaine Watson
Mark Kemball ??, 1978 Lead
Bolt Phobia 3 Jun, 1977 Lead O/S
with Kit Spencer
with Kit Spencer
Ian Jones ??, 1977 AltLd O/S
with Billy Jones
with Billy Jones
Steve Lewis 25 Jul, 1976 2nd
with Phil Thomas, sharpie
with Phil Thomas, sharpie
Mike Owen 19 Apr, 1976 2nd β
with Sandy Doby
with Sandy Doby
petemeads 6 Jun, 1975 Lead
Andy Edgar ??, 1975 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 20 Apr, 1974 AltLd
with Mike Butler
with Mike Butler
Martin Bennett 19 Aug, 1973 -
with RA
with RA
Hidden 18 Aug, 1973 AltLd
Rick51 2 Sep, 1972 AltLd
Steve Clegg 22 Jul, 1972 AltLd
with Chris H
with Chris H
Tom V ?Apr, 1972 2nd
with Kev Martin
with Kev Martin
Hidden 9 Apr, 1969 AltLd
mikej 12 Jun, 1968 AltLd
with Geoff Williams
with Geoff Williams
Seymore Butt ??, 1968 AltLd
with Keith Roberts
with Keith Roberts
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Style of Ascent
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