Rockfax Description
A good route, although some of the gear is fiddly so requires a steady approach. Start just left of the overhanging corner.

1) 4a, 22m. Climb the white slab just left of the corner to a small stance about half way up the slab.
2) 4a, 22m. Head up the continuation crack that leads up from the stance. Follow this to the roof and then make a delicate traverse left to a block in the roof (or follow Eagle Finish). Pull over this and head up to the long ledge and block belay.
3) 7m. As for Africa Rib. © Rockfax

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Snowdonia - long routes and classic climbs.

Hidden 15/Oct/17 AltLd O/S
Dawn_K_B 09/Oct/17 AltLd O/S

P1 and 3, started raining on the last pitch, good route!

marky 26/Aug/17 Lead
with cath sullivan
Hidden 13/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
lpruul 13/Aug/17 AltLd
sparkybatteryboy 09/Aug/17 AltLd
Wizzy 25/Jul/17 Solo O/S
mattgrange 28/May/17 AltLd
Mike Bovill 30/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Mark Eddy 04/Apr/17 AltLd

Had planned to do the Eagle finish but a very cold wind froze our fingers (and us), so kept with the regular route, which is very good.

with Vicky F
Pete Jones 20/Sep/16 AltLd
with Roger Grimshaw
smallerrich 19/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
Kev Webster 26/Aug/16 2nd

Teaching multipitching

with Jamie murphy
jaycloth16 26/Aug/16 Lead

good climb, great first pitch. went too high for the traverse to start but great climbing done.

with Kevin webster
Hidden 14/Aug/16 AltLd
Hidden 07/Aug/16 2nd O/S
foostu4 02/Jul/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/May/16 2nd
Hidden 23/Apr/16 2nd
Tim Sparrow ??/2016 -
davebrox ??/2016 -
Climbingspike ??/2016 -
static266 02/Nov/15 AltLd O/S
jalqazzaz 02/Nov/15 Lead O/S

easy day out in November sun. Pitch one probably high severe. Pitch 2 tones of protection.....maybe one 4a move. However a fantastic climb in an awesome situation :)

Hidden 16/Sep/15 AltLd
bms 16/Sep/15 AltLd
SAF 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Led both pitches.

with Phil
Hidden 15/Aug/15 2nd dnf
Matt Reed 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Catherine
KatieSzkornik 05/Jul/15 2nd

First multi pitch climb whilst on 'Rock Improvers' course at Plas Y Brenin.

Half Pint Lizz 03/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

I led the first pitch, christine led the 2nd, and clare led the 5m 3rd pitch.

with Christine, Clare Martin
Matt Schwarz 22/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Greasy and eaten by midges!

with katie
Katie S 22/Jun/15 AltLd
odari 06/Jun/15 -
Darren Vincent 29/May/15 AltLd
with Lucy
iwanap 19/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/15 AltLd
mike mo ??/2015 -
c jepps 12/Oct/14 2nd O/S
chris nutman ?/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Lewis201 14/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Simon Caldwell 17/Aug/14 AltLd rpt

I led pitch 2 this time. Still hard for the grade, and still excellent. Decided against the Eagle Finish as it was too windy.

Puma 17/Aug/14 AltLd

Me P1 and Simon P2, felt hard at S but all of the gear was there and holds when you needed them! Took a look at the Eagle Finish but decided against it, bit windy, and save it for another day.

with Simon C
net 05/Jul/14 2nd
with Pam (PC)
remi_mcm 22/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 26/May/14 AltLd
thelightside 05/May/14 2nd
Hidden 04/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
NeilGriffiths 03/May/14 2nd
with A Crook
anthonydouglas 03/May/14 AltLd O/S

Lead P2.. nice warm up.

A Crook 03/May/14 Lead O/S

Done in one pitch. Easy going with spaced gear but good holds, probably best done with the Brys fininsh

Si ??/2014 -
LRob ??/2014 Lead O/S
LRob ??/2014 Lead O/S
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 Lead
with Jack Graham
tdoyle 03/Dec/13 AltLd
Hidden 03/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/13 AltLd
Steve Woollard 27/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 27/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Simon Caldwell 21/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

I led pitch 1, HS 4a surely, gear more spaced than on White Streak, maybe I was too far left of the corner. Not sure where the belay is supposed to be, the slightly bigger ledge had very little gear so I moved up to the smaller one in the corner. C led pitch 2, another bold start followed by an exposed traverse. 1 star seems rather stingy!

with Carmen
Hidden 21/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
oddtoast 20/Jul/13 2nd

Started up Brys, then did middle of Asahel, then Eagle finish.

with Gav
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead
lithos 20/Jul/13 Lead

led p1 & shunted next to karl, 2nd p2. led p3

with karl c, Pete Bradshaw
bantamdave 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Gary
SamP88 29/Jun/13 AltLd
Alex Riley 29/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Sam P
Simon Cahill 31/May/13 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1. Ann ran 2 & 3 together. Tricky traverse at top of pitch 2, a micro cam makes a great placement that not much else would fit.

with Ann S
Ann S 31/May/13 AltLd O/S

Previously led pitch one, so pitch two this time. Thought pitch two was a bit pokey for Severe, but great climbing and good gear where you need it.

with Simon Cahill
Hidden 31/May/13 Lead
LeadBalloon 26/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Mark
Nigel R Lewis 19/May/13 AltLd

lead first pitch. BMC event. Adrian

Hidden 15/May/13 AltLd
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead
chassy 06/May/13 -
Hidden 02/May/13 2nd O/S
AnnMarie3 30/Apr/13 2nd O/S
alexcollins123 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Alpenglow 21/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Kat
Hidden 18/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 Lead
tim20 ??/2013 -
SamP88 ??/2013 -
with Alex R
jade Edwards Leaney ??/2013 -
AndyMcCoy 11/Nov/12 AltLd

Led P2. nice.

with Kat
JonnyDrama 09/Oct/12 Lead O/S

A good 10m past the thread before you hit first stance, two magic cracks just up for a size 3-4 and a 7-9 on the left. Nice traverse under overhang, lots of jugs to get into

with Wilkey
tompilgrem 26/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Dad
Hidden 22/Aug/12 2nd O/S
PJMuir 21/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Wet and Windy

with Simon Burrows
Hidden 02/Jun/12 AltLd
Carl Simmons 07/May/12 AltLd O/S

I lead first pitch, Ash lead remainder

Robert.harden 07/May/12 2nd O/S

Multi pitch. Very challenging middle traverse on wet quartz, very slippery.

ashsleight 07/May/12 AltLd O/S

I led 2nd pitch up and across the slab, felt a bit stiff for Severe, but then again I couldn't feel my fingers, easy finish up the rib.

Hidden 06/May/12 AltLd O/S
Abi Chard 06/May/12 AltLd rpt
with Tracey
pbb081079 09/Apr/12 Lead
tunaficiency 01/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
with kate surry
emlynroberts 29/Mar/12 Lead

Nice climb, and good gear.

with Alix Tyers
Alix Tyers 29/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Emlyn Roberts
Jones_88 26/Mar/12 AltLd
adam06 25/Mar/12 AltLd
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 19/Nov/11 AltLd rpt
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead
jezb1 13/Oct/11 AltLd

Very damp

Phil_Hall_97 29/Sep/11 AltLd β
with Alice Du Preeze
Hidden 28/Sep/11 AltLd β
Hidden 24/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jul/11 AltLd
Peter Metcalfe 26/Jun/11 AltLd
Rampikino 04/Jun/11 Lead
with Cat
Hidden 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S
edmitchell 01/May/11 Lead O/S
emmarowe 01/May/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/11 2nd rpt
taw 28/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2

with Dave sb
davesb 28/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
lisafer ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
stuaart 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Ran P2 and P3 together. Led both pitches.

with Laura Middleton
Rachel Loaring 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Stunning slab climb on Quartz.

with Aaron Jackson, Jim Walton
Jim Walton 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Climbed so as to rig the rope to enable me to Jumar along side Rachel as she led her first multi-pitch route. Great route with a good traverse at the end of 2nd pitch.

with Aaron Jackson, Rachel Loaring
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Solo O/S
stephenarnold 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Good climbs

Hidden 29/Jul/10 2nd
Lenny 12/Jun/10 2nd rpt
with James. D
Hidden 31/May/10 2nd
Hidden 31/May/10 2nd
barni 15/May/10 Solo O/S
with luke
Hidden 02/May/10 AltLd
cas smerdon 02/May/10 AltLd

Great climb. Led 1 & 3

with Mark S
Hidden 02/May/10 AltLd
Tom_Harding 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Liam FLeming 24/Apr/10 -
with Cath Wilson, karen dalzell
KevinJ 23/Apr/10 2nd
with Jimmy Q
sleavesley 14/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Led Pitch 2 - not lots of gear but was there where needed - I'd go with HS rather than S. Have done easier VS! Nice moves under the overhang.

with Nick Scott
risby 04/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Monkey_Alan 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/10 Lead O/S
tinyali 07/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Peachey
Hidden 06/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
howhard 06/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

I led the first pitch.

cooper leek 14/Feb/10 2nd O/S
with dave nw
Hidden 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
justin burgoyne ??/2010 Lead O/S
Rob Evans ??/2010 Lead O/S
jossjones 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
pbb081079 10/Sep/09 AltLd
jonnyridleylogan ?/Sep/09 -
stevepotter 14/Jun/09 Lead
smolders 14/Jun/09 2nd
with Steve P
Hidden 07/Jun/09 Lead dog
mje1398 24/May/09 AltLd
with John M
richorme 24/May/09 AltLd O/S

With Eagle's Nest finish - VS

with Bill Watson
fatbuoybazza 02/May/09 Lead O/S

A pleasant outing ..

Hidden 02/May/09 AltLd O/S
Big Steve C ?/May/09 AltLd
with Sammi
stewart murray 12/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Led P2

Adam1973 12/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Keith Jones 18/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden 18/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
MarkFoster ??/2009 -
snakebite 02/Nov/08 AltLd O/S

Led 1st Pitch

with Toaf
Frank Blakeley 26/Oct/08 Lead dnf

Bailed due to severe downpour

with Ian
Hidden 15/Sep/08 -
Rog Wilko 13/Sep/08 AltLd
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 13/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
jamie ward 15/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

Good climb a bit fiddley for gear, Great traverse on 2nd pitch with good gear.

with Stuart Williams
fizzychewitt 27/Jul/08 AltLd
with Jayne
Hidden 27/Jul/08 AltLd rpt
givemetea 19/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

did the VS Eagle finish

with Pamela Holt
Hidden 01/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead
samwisethebrave2 05/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Tim Evans
TrevorCruse 04/May/08 Lead O/S
with Malcolm
Hidden 18/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
sgl0jd 29/Sep/07 -
King Smudger 29/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with James Dexter
Hidden 12/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Milne 10/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

hard, thin and of the highest quality, possibly the best severe i have ever done, run out and frightening on top traverse.

BigToe 10/Aug/07 AltLd
with Milne
hurl 20/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Sarah
Hetley 06/Jun/07 AltLd O/S

Led p1 & 3

Hidden 06/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
fran04 ??/2007 Lead
deanroberts ??/2007 Lead O/S
mikelaing ??/2007 -
Hidden 08/Sep/06 Lead O/S
HeatherF 02/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Carwyn and Mark
kjbix 07/Jul/06 AltLd
with Richard Beech
Hidden 25/Jun/06 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/06 Lead
mikelaing ??/2006 -
Dale Berry 14/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Claire Berry
Ab Wilson 28/May/04 AltLd O/S

I started up the blank slab to the left and soon regretted it as there was zero gear.

with Ian Woodgate
Hidden 24/Apr/04 Lead
Hidden 08/Mar/04 AltLd
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2004 -
Hidden 01/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/03 Lead
Andy Clarke 06/Apr/03 AltLd O/S

Led P2.

with Ralph
Mark Collins 07/Dec/02 AltLd O/S
with Ian Nightingale
Mark Collins 06/Oct/02 AltLd O/S


with Ian Nightingale
Mark Riley ?/Aug/02 AltLd
with Sandra Evans
caradoc 16/Jun/02 AltLd O/S
with MikeW
zero six ??/2000 Lead O/S
Ratfeeder 14/Aug/99 AltLd O/S

phil led pitch 1

with Phil
Iain Thow 20/Mar/99 Lead
with Paul Whatley
Adam Booth ??/1999 -
Hidden ?/Aug/97 AltLd
Hammy 30/Mar/97 Lead
with Penny Excel
tracyclimber 17/Jun/95 2nd
Hidden 08/Jun/95 Lead
Hidden 19/May/95 Lead
Chris Ellis 08/May/95 AltLd
with Louise Pellett
malc 16/Apr/94 AltLd
kennylind ??/1994 2nd O/S
timreynolds 07/Jul/93 AltLd
with Pete Maskell
Hidden 20/Sep/92 2nd
timreynolds 25/Sep/90 2nd

My first climb!

with Andy Phillips
alan moore ??/1990 -
babymoac 09/Jul/89 Lead
with MTW
sdht ??/1989 -
nigehughes ?/Apr/88 Lead
with John Arnott
Ali MacDonald 08/Oct/87 Lead O/S

Joint Service Rock Climbing Instructors Course.

Moses 29/May/87 Lead O/S
Bob M ?/Oct/83 -
with Robert Read
Hidden 31/May/81 2nd
Chris Terrey ?/Oct/80 Lead
with Pete Jones, Mike Quantrell
John Marsland ?/Sep/79 2nd
with Mick
rogerskews 02/Apr/78 AltLd
with Martin Coward
Mark Kemball 30/Jul/77 Solo
Rob Davies 16/Sep/76 Lead
with John Lumley
Bolt Phobia 27/Feb/76 Lead
kjacks ??/1976 Lead
with Anthony Griffiths
Mike Owen ?/Sep/75 AltLd O/S
with John Roberts
Hidden ?/May/74 Lead
Nigel Bond 12/Aug/73 Lead
with Pete Dainty
mikej 20/Apr/71 Solo
with Wil Hurford
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