Rockfax Description
The crack in the face is hard if tackled direct (5c), but can be passed on the left using a mantle. © Rockfax

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist, Glyn's North Wales mid-grade ticklist.

mop449 19/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Really awesome route. Went left and mantled the crux rather than the long moves to pockets.

with Jimbo
youwillfindjimbo 19/Sep/17 2nd O/S
with Danny G
Flynn_Simpson 03/Sep/17 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Keith Swainson 27/Aug/17 2nd β
spragglerocks 27/Aug/17 2nd O/S
with John
Georgie25 27/Aug/17 Lead

Found this tough - bottom move hard for the short, pleased to get this led clean!

JoeGross 10/Aug/17 Lead

Great route with good protection, balancey first moves, with a steady grade the whole way up.

with Sam116
Sam116 10/Aug/17 2nd RP
with JJ
Rob892 29/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Such a good route in a brilliant location. Went straight up with a big pop/reach up to the pocket

with Hannah
George_Surf 18/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Hard moves starting but on a good wire. I went Direct off a layback and dyno'd to a high pocket/jug. Occasionally tricky above but not too bad. Feet were killing

rachelpearce01 18/Jul/17 2nd
PeteWilson 09/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with Dave
Matt Shepherd 26/Jun/17 2nd
Hidden 26/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Mark Reeves 20/Jun/17 Lead


foostu4 13/Jun/17 2nd rpt
Droyd 18/May/17 Lead O/S

Stunning. Didn't go very far left at all but definitely didn't feel 5c at the beginning

with Henry
Hidden 10/May/17 Lead O/S
Annanor92 05/May/17 AltLd
nickb 05/May/17 AltLd O/S
with anna
ripper 09/Oct/16 2nd

Led this previously, Rosie's turn this time and she cruised up in style

with jon_gill1, Rosie
jon_gill1 09/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with rosie hawker, john ripley
Wendy Watthews 10/Sep/16 Lead O/S

As ever misled as to the nature of a route by Joe, probably harder (for the short at least) than the e1 below. A long and hard move from the initial crack to pockets above, easier to finish.

with Little Gorman
JoeCoxson 10/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Evaluated all the options at the start, only to realise I was right first time; it's all about the big reach into watery pockets. Fun.

with Lorna Johnston
soph 27/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Frances Taylor
soph 27/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Frances Taylor
Matt Magecha 26/Aug/16 2nd
with Alex
ClimbingAlex 26/Aug/16 Lead G/U

Hard start, had to rest on a nut. Got lowered down and got it clean. Went left & mini mantel'd. First HVS 5a :)

with Matt
neal 19/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Chris S
saffy 23/Jun/16 Lead
Hidden 22/Jun/16 2nd
kierankeavy 22/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Went directly up the crack, good fun route!

with Matt Lawrence
Hidden 05/Jun/16 Solo
nodwas 02/Jun/16 AltLd
Martin Bagshaw 24/May/16 Lead O/S
with Tom Hudson
Phil Crudge 15/May/16 2nd
with Jamie Holding
Hidden 14/May/16 Lead
alexm198 14/May/16 Lead O/S

Went direct up the crack - seemed logical. Couple of stiff moves on thin hands but didn't feel like 5c.

Fiona Hughes 14/May/16 2nd dog
with SP
ecromwell 14/May/16 2nd

Lovely little crack, quite exposed

davebrox ??/2016 -
RKirke 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Jake Young 04/Oct/15 2nd O/S
with Roger K
Leofallon 27/Sep/15 Lead
Tom Phillips 27/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with leo
Jenny Hall 31/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Louis
Louis Hume 31/Aug/15 Lead
Hidden 31/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Helen Boothman 16/Aug/15 Lead G/U
with Martin A
martinlevya82 16/Aug/15 2nd dog
Hidden 08/Aug/15 Lead rpt
SAF 08/Aug/15 2nd RP
with Phil
Jenny Hall 31/Jul/15 2nd
with tim plaice, Louis
Hidden 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/15 Lead
Ian Jones 23/Jul/15 2nd O/S

I attempted to lead and tried to take the literal line. It is essential to go out left with a technical mantel.

with Dan Moore (DCD)
wi11 18/Jul/15 AltLd rpt
with Louisa Reynolds
LDudill 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S

Tom lead. Good route, very straight forward! One to lead!

with Tom nicholls, Kelly campbell
pie_eater_pete 30/Jun/15 AltLd
odari 21/Jun/15 -
kyaizawa 09/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Emma Reynolds 09/Jun/15 2nd RP

Fell out of the lower part of the crack to the ground. Started again and thought the moves carefully.

jezb1 09/Jun/15 2nd
SGD 07/Jun/15 2nd

Hard start. lovely little route.

andycash 23/May/15 Lead O/S
with chris day
Ernests Cunculis 15/May/15 AltLd
with Andrew Peterson
AndrewP 15/May/15 Lead O/S

Had to leave rucksack on a ledge and sack haul after - balancey moves low down.

Avinash Aujayeb ?/May/15 -
JamesWilliams 21/Apr/15 Lead O/S

good climbing up the crack and pockets. nice little route

with Qureshi
Ewan Russell 17/Apr/15 Solo O/S
with Myself!
kelly_426 ??/2015 2nd
with Tom Nichols, Luke Dudill
JohnMetcalfe 21/Sep/14 2nd

very hard move off the ledge and for the first few metres up the groove

with Andy Wilson
Mike_Hayes 14/Sep/14 2nd
Carl Watkins 13/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with sam
wi11 05/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Tom G, Tamsin
Hidden 28/Jul/14 2nd
Andrew will wilson 27/Jul/14 Lead

Tough start. Easy after

Rob Rocket 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/14 Lead
crag_monster 23/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 21/Jul/14 AltLd
Hidden 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Patu 22/Jun/14 Lead RP

useful to know that the crux is at the very beginning, then eases out significantly.

with Nicolas
ardzeiem 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Finished off a cracking day in the sun

with Patrick, Nic
michael burrows 22/Jun/14 2nd rpt
with Phil Creed
Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
K Mckay 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S


with Dan Slome, Ed Poulter
chris smith 21/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Malcolm watson
foostu4 15/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S
adamre12 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Short and neat. Easy route, more like VS. Good gear, good moves. And it's not polished!

tmawer 13/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Bram
BTphonehome 13/Jun/14 Lead RP

Good route. Seems to be a few different ways to go at the start of this. Fell onto the first bit of gear about a year ago but seemed relatively straightforward today.

with Tony
Pete_Frost 06/Jun/14 2nd

The direct start is really reachy and felt like 5c to me on a top rope. Moving slightly left at the start is much more in keeping with other 5a pitches in this area.

with Climbing Joe from Anglesey
Hidden 30/May/14 Lead
casey johns 16/May/14 2nd O/S

Great lead

luke glaister 16/May/14 Lead O/S

Awesome pitch. Made light work of it. Great gear and great finish. .

Jonathan Richardson 18/Apr/14 Lead
with Russ
net 15/Apr/14 2nd
with George
GPN 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Annette
steven_daniels99 14/Apr/14 2nd

2nd with head torch

waynekinrade ??/2014 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2014 2nd
Si ??/2014 -
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Dan77 29/Sep/13 2nd
Glyn Davidson 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Dan
m675bowsl 27/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Mattzx6r 27/Aug/13 2nd RP

Fell off low down trying to get my Stbd hoof in to the gaping hole in the crack. Good moves on good nuts, and that's before getting to the threads.

with Sonia
sonic46 27/Aug/13 Lead
Andy_B39 23/Aug/13 AltLd rpt
with Sam Tolhurst
Celt Ll-J 21/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 19/Aug/13 AltLd
Olli-C 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Really cool route. Pockets and treads are brilliant.

Zoomer 27/Jul/13 Lead dnf

Hard start, 2 falls, ran away!!!! Will be back for the big dyno/slap...grrr!

joe.91 27/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Roget 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with jim
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead
rd20 13/Jul/13 Lead
with Hilary CC
Hidden 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/13 2nd O/S
joscott 09/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Dan Longster
Dave Richards 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Started left of the crack on small holds and trended rightwards into the crack as wasn't too sure how the start went and the party in front took this line. Hard slab climbing.

with sjbrook
sjbrook 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
BTphonehome 31/May/13 Lead dnf
gavster2405 06/May/13 TR
Hidden 06/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/May/13 TR O/S
ipegg 06/May/13 -

5b slab climbing

Bertbee 07/Sep/12 Lead O/S

First HVS lead. So resisted contributing to the adj grade! It's harder than I was expecting... The crux appeared early on above crap gear, making the ledge below look unwelcoming. Finally stuffed a cam in somewhere to the right of the 'crack' and dynoed - phew! The climbing eases up a little above. Great climb!

with Ben
Lloyders 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Pete
Hidden ?/Sep/12 AltLd
Hidden 11/Aug/12 2nd
Marq 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Part 3 of our Cwm Idwal integrale

SR1970 ?/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
robgixer ?/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/12 Lead
bennys89 ?/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 30/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/May/12 2nd
lcullum7 29/May/12 Lead RP

Fluffed the first move the first time, got it 2nd attempt

SarahA 29/May/12 2nd
MikeLell 27/May/12 2nd
with Big Lee
Big Lee 27/May/12 Lead dnf

Kept falling off the start so eventually gave up. Will need to try this again sometime.

rich_hw 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/12 2nd
snomonkee 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Stone Muppet 25/May/12 2nd
with llanberis Brian
Tom Livingstone 17/May/12 2nd β
ojgrant 17/May/12 Lead dog
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead O/S
matt1024 12/May/12 2nd
will_benfold 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Alex Munnery 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Emily Bridger, Toby Farnworth
sgl 25/Mar/12 AltLd
with Bart
tebs 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with Sam
Ollie B 23/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Well good fun. Jumping for a hold on a HVS isnt common...thank god.

with C.Radford
Dafydd Llywelyn 23/Mar/12 2nd rpt
Dafydd Llywelyn 12/Nov/11 Lead
with Sam Houlker
Hidden 30/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Phil_Hall_97 30/Sep/11 2nd
with Alice Du Preeze, Dave Evans
harold walmsley 28/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Paul Evans
Alex Thomson 27/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 27/Sep/11 Lead rpt
Tom Hecht 25/Aug/11 2nd β
with Josh Marshall
Hidden ?/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 30/Jul/11 2nd
JRae 30/Jul/11 2nd
Chriswallis2 30/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Jenny
CRiddiford 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S

really nice route and very safe, lovely end to the day

with Jonny, Libby
martrin 25/Jul/11 Lead

5B in the selected guide book, ground work

with Colin Smith
Graeme Hammond 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

really nice, thanks to the guy who recommended this, well worth a couple of stars

with Becky E
SteveM 02/Jul/11 Lead
with Kat
kitkat78 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with SteveM
Jenny Clarke ?/Jul/11 2nd
Ryder ?/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 30/Jun/11 2nd dog
Lawrie Brand 30/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Sarah Laing
Marti999 24/Jun/11 2nd O/S
climbinmunkey 04/Jun/11 Lead dog

Slipped off the lower crux then lowered and completed clean. Brilliant climb.

with Helen
Noodles 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Sweet route on awesome rock, shame its not longer!! Got my dino out at the start! Haha

Bennykr 02/Jun/11 2nd O/S


with Noodles
Hidden 01/May/11 Lead O/S
cmsg 01/May/11 2nd dog

Sat to remove an awkward nut. Irritating.

MBarraclough 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
jwpil 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S

A stunning pitch of climbing!

with Ben
benscarter 27/Apr/11 2nd β

excellent first move involving a layback to find the jug

with Jack
Hidden 24/Apr/11 2nd
psychomansam 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S


Hidden 20/Apr/11 2nd O/S
mynyddresident 18/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with callum next door
chrisallan 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd
sambosanquet101 10/Apr/11 Lead
will moy 22/Mar/11 2nd
ollieben ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
bsmedz ??/2011 -
BennoC 16/Oct/10 2nd

Hard start

with Brian
thetradlad 10/Oct/10 2nd O/S
mynyddresident 26/Sep/10 Lead rpt

Convenient using Tom and Als gear they'd left in at my request.

with geraint
jcook1980 03/Aug/10 2nd
Homes 02/Aug/10 2nd
with Dan W, Jonny C
Hidden 04/Jul/10 Lead rpt
MarekM ?/Jul/10 Lead
Owain Llewelyn 29/Jun/10 Lead
with Steve
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ruaidh 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Part 3 of Chris and Rory's grand day out. Nice pitch. Bottom move is sequential but well protected. New guide gives it 5b.

asmith37 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
becksta500 26/Jun/10 2nd dog
with Alex Smith
Chris Sansum 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Chriswallis2 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
Hidden 25/Jun/10 Lead
Alistair Corbett 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with john corbett
wilchivs 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/10 2nd
d_meacher 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Jess patel 16/Jun/10 2nd
liamoloughlin 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 07/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
kieranlivett 03/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with james.peter
Peter Holder 03/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/May/10 AltLd
farmus21 25/May/10 2nd

Smashing. Also lead a line above not in guide: about HVS- on pocketed face with thin crack.

with Sam Radcliffe
samrad 25/May/10 Lead O/S
with james G
willson 23/May/10 Lead
with ben
ollieben 15/May/10 2nd

really hard start with a heavy rucksac on

with harry henson
hazza 11/May/10 Lead
dan ely 06/May/10 Lead O/S
with jon
Derek Ryden ?/May/10 Lead O/S
with Glynne Andrew
robin_hackney 30/Apr/10 Lead O/S
shaun walby 23/Apr/10 Lead O/S

loverly pitch slight fiddle with gear small wires and poss rock 3 if you can reach high enough

with stuart Holmes
climbing_rocks1983 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Alan, Kieran
Hidden 14/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Aaron Lines ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Mike Ward
bwestwood ??/2010 Lead O/S
danny33 ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 25/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/09 2nd O/S
SGD 08/Aug/09 Lead
with Tom WMC
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/09 Lead O/S
MontyH 14/Jun/09 2nd
with Brian
brian watson 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
vanderz 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Steve Fletcher
Hidden 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/08 2nd
Hidden 21/Sep/08 2nd dog
Mark Stevenson 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Hidden 30/Aug/08 2nd
Twisty 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Excellent- one of the best routes done in Wales- bomber thread runners

with Rayan & Jools
masa-alpin 15/Aug/08 Lead O/S


gb83 15/Aug/08 2nd O/S

great little pitch. very nice

with masa
OffshoreAndy 26/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Jade
SamStokes 24/Jul/08 Lead O/S
chris sm 06/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
hervenuttall 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with xav
pauldrew 01/Jun/08 Lead
with Kevin Sales
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead O/S
Conan 31/May/08 2nd O/S
with Dave Carr
jelaby 24/May/08 Lead O/S
with Nick Shuttleworth
Richard Hession 17/May/08 Lead O/S

Cool route.

with Esther
mjeffery 16/May/08 2nd rpt
Rob Davies 15/May/08 Lead
with Lars (BMC)
Hidden 13/May/08 Lead
SGD ?/May/08 Lead
with Tom Relf
HughM ?/May/08 2nd O/S
with notgnarly
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
peter myers ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Liam Flemming, Tom Sylvester
tumbling wizard ??/2008 -
tumbling wizard ??/2008 -
Hawkscry ??/2008 -
sebrider ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with Dan Walker
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
Bill Lawrence ??/2008 2nd
Hidden 20/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Lead
Julia Chatterton 28/Aug/07 2nd

Amazing route

with Will
Hidden 07/Jun/07 Lead O/S
JimBee ?/Jun/07 2nd dog
with Ian Whitehead
rob1 21/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Jonny Martin
Hidden ?/Apr/07 -
Sean Kelly ??/2007 -
andysroom ??/2007 Lead O/S
John Lisle ??/2007 -
rob askew ??/2007 Lead O/S

lead in wet. abseiled down to retrieve damp gear =). good climb.

with Lotte
maybe_si 15/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with charlie
Hidden 15/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Owain Llewelyn 06/Jul/06 Lead

Tricky to start with a great finish

with Dad
Ian_gozer 02/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Tim & Instructor
Hidden 11/Jun/06 AltLd
simontwinley 11/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Daniel Wrightson 03/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Rosemary Scott
gripped01 ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with RAFMA
Hidden ??/2006 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead
Hidden 31/May/05 Lead O/S
ewen ?/Apr/05 AltLd O/S
Swirly ?/Aug/04 2nd
with Pete Morgan
lukea 31/Oct/03 AltLd

in pouring rain.

with Al
Gman ?/Aug/03 2nd O/S
with Dave
caradoc 04/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with MikeW
Hidden 29/Aug/01 Lead O/S
John Marsland 03/Sep/00 Lead
with Roger Dyke
Hidden 05/May/00 Lead
EllieWoods 22/Jun/99 2nd O/S
with Iestyn
Paul-Michael 16/May/98 2nd O/S
with Paul Nurse
big 02/Aug/97 -
charlesmfrench 27/Jul/97 2nd O/S
with Ian Milne
Paul Boardman ??/1996 AltLd O/S
with Iain Boardman
pete johnson 08/Oct/95 Lead O/S
with Lun
Martin Bennett 14/Apr/95 -
with Faz Faraday, Jerry Evans
Ched ??/1995 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
Hidden 09/Jul/94 Lead
Hidden 17/Aug/93 Lead
Rob Davies 01/Jun/93 2nd
auld al 27/May/92 Lead O/S
pingora 27/May/92 -
goi.ashmore 26/Oct/91 Lead
with Ian Hosley
Nick Biven ??/1990 -
Nick Biven ??/1990 -
babymoac 19/Aug/89 2nd
with Graeme
OMSKB ?/Aug/89 Lead
michael burrows 16/Jul/89 Lead O/S
with steve ward
nigehughes ?/Aug/84 Lead
with Ian Cameron
mark-abz 19/May/84 Lead
with Graham W
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