Rockfax Description
Less popular than it deserves - the climbing is sustained and bold in places. Start to the left of Scavenger near the base of the arete.
1) 4c, 12m. From the arete, follow the line of least resistance up to the left-hand end of the long ledge, and move to its right-hand end and belay below the corner of Scavenger.
2) 5b, 20m. A stunning pitch. Move up the corner for 3m to a traverse line on the left wall, and follow this to the arete. Move round the arete to a flake, get stood on top of this before committing moves gain a sloping ledge back on the arete (gear down and right here). Make amazing moves up on pockets to a downwards-pointing fang of rock in a wide crack, and continue to a small ledge and spike belay on the left - all rather wild and exposed.
3) 4b, 30m. Climb the groove and then follow much easier but slightly more-friable ground to the large spike with a rope sling around it passed on the abseil approach.
4) 40m. Scramble up right to gain a ledge where Scavenger belays. Move easily left into a gully and make your way to the top taking care of the loose blocks. © Rockfax

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North Wales Rock Graded List, The Road to Shibboleth, 2019 all-rounder Psyche list, George's Ultimate Easy to Mid Grade North Wales Trad Ticklist

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 7 Sep AltLd
Hidden 5 Aug AltLd O/S
LucaC 5 Aug AltLd O/S P2,4
P2,4
MikePycroft 13 Jul AltLd rpt Led p1&2 in one. Good climbing all the way
Led p1&2 in one. Good climbing all the way
pete johnson 13 Jul AltLd rpt
lucybradbury 15 Jun AltLd O/S Shteeeeeep but mega
Shteeeeeep but mega
Hidden 15 Jun AltLd O/S
Tommy_shaw 9 Jun AltLd
mattlyons 9 Jun AltLd O/S Led P2 and 3. Pitch 2 is one of the best I’ve done, just amazing.
Led P2 and 3. Pitch 2 is one of the best I’ve done, just amazing.
Dizz 6 Jun AltLd O/S Not sure we did quite the right line - very good but hard!
with phil
Not sure we did quite the right line - very good but hard!
with phil
Ralfy 6 Jun AltLd O/S E2 Full hand pump (no grip), after repeatly shaking and going up and down twice trying to get rid of the pump, but too steep, eventually moved up through the thin holds, always good feet, somehow managed to place gear and then a juggy top out. Double cams would of helped yellow blue, taking a silver would of been nice (note: always ask for slings and large cam off Liz before climbing :(
with Liz
E2 Full hand pump (no grip), after repeatly shaking and going up and down twice trying to get rid of the pump, but too steep, eventually moved up through the thin holds, always good feet, somehow managed to place gear and then a juggy top out. Double cams would of helped yellow blue, taking a silver would of been nice (note: always ask for slings and large cam off Liz before climbing :(
with Liz
Alex@home 11 May Lead O/S Led all pitches. Pitch 2 is excellent
Led all pitches. Pitch 2 is excellent
olibear2 11 May 2nd
Hidden 14 Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Apr 2nd O/S
Hidden ?? -
Flavio 25 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
JendeHoxar 25 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
davkeo 27 Oct, 2017 AltLd O/S P2. A lot of effort for comparatively little climbing. Crux pitch is nice & steep. Pity it's not a bit longer. Felt p3 to be more like 4c or 5a. Great adventure as always on the main face.
P2. A lot of effort for comparatively little climbing. Crux pitch is nice & steep. Pity it's not a bit longer. Felt p3 to be more like 4c or 5a. Great adventure as always on the main face.
Hidden 27 Oct, 2017 AltLd O/S
The_Boy_ODwyer 5 Aug, 2017 Lead dog Too pumped at the end of second pitch. Feel onto bomber threaded wire. All felt really easy after a rest
Too pumped at the end of second pitch. Feel onto bomber threaded wire. All felt really easy after a rest
mike lawrence? 4 Aug, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 22 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
paulsross 4 Jun, 2017 2nd dog Strenuous & sustained crux - had to rest on rope to remove gear
with Phil Biglands
Strenuous & sustained crux - had to rest on rope to remove gear
with Phil Biglands
BC 22 May, 2017 Lead O/S Greasy but good. Had a slight mare with some small nuts, but overall it's pretty good route!
Greasy but good. Had a slight mare with some small nuts, but overall it's pretty good route!
JackM92 22 May, 2017 AltLd O/S Brutal at E1. Significantly harder than a number of steep E2's I've previously been on.
Brutal at E1. Significantly harder than a number of steep E2's I've previously been on.
Hidden 2 May, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 2 May, 2017 AltLd O/S
benkelsey 1 May, 2017 AltLd O/S Change of plan from the Assassin due to wet. Lead p1 and 4. P2 is ace. Pleasant, if long day dicking around as a three. Congrats to Anna for doing Scavenger as first Gogarth route
Change of plan from the Assassin due to wet. Lead p1 and 4. P2 is ace. Pleasant, if long day dicking around as a three. Congrats to Anna for doing Scavenger as first Gogarth route
pete1993 1 May, 2017 AltLd O/S safe to say shaun won in having the middle pitch, such good climbing and position, led p3
safe to say shaun won in having the middle pitch, such good climbing and position, led p3
shaunhumphreys 1 May, 2017 AltLd O/S Class route, after sacking off the assassin due to grease, got p2 which was amazing.
Class route, after sacking off the assassin due to grease, got p2 which was amazing.
Hidden 28 Mar, 2017 Lead
Hidden 28 Mar, 2017 -
beagly77 ??, 2017 -
adie84 24 Aug, 2016 -
Hidden 24 Aug, 2016 AltLd
harry_lewis 30 Jul, 2016 AltLd
franhammond92 30 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Lead pitch 1 and 4. Strong lead by Harry on the crux pitch. Top two pitches are rather hairy and full of death-grass.
Lead pitch 1 and 4. Strong lead by Harry on the crux pitch. Top two pitches are rather hairy and full of death-grass.
Jake Young 30 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Really good route, done as a three and would recommend if in a three because of the ledge belays, fun sunny day with good banter. lead pitch 3.
Really good route, done as a three and would recommend if in a three because of the ledge belays, fun sunny day with good banter. lead pitch 3.
DaveThexton 21 Jul, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 21 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
Mr Sparkle 17 Jul, 2016 2nd
Mike_Hayes 17 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
Andrew Sloan 29 May, 2016 AltLd O/S Led pitches 2 and 4.
with Chris Gooder
Led pitches 2 and 4.
with Chris Gooder
Hidden 17 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22 Mar, 2016 AltLd
saintlade ??, 2016 -
Twid Turner ??, 2016 -
wi11 12 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S P2
with Louisa Reynolds, Ross Creber
P2
with Louisa Reynolds, Ross Creber
Hidden 12 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S
climbingpixie 12 Jul, 2015 AltLd dog
with Pagan
with Pagan
Hidden ??, 2015 -
Hidden 10 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
redshapedfriday 10 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S
with Matt Harris, Owen Pearce
with Matt Harris, Owen Pearce
Hidden 26 May, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28 Apr, 2014 2nd
Hidden 29 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
Neil ??, 2014 Lead O/S
mike mo ??, 2014 -
EeFu 28 Sep, 2013 AltLd
with cem
with cem
cem 28 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S Led the crux pitch.
Led the crux pitch.
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Cherry Bedford
with Cherry Bedford
Palindrome 8 Jun, 2013 2nd Difficult second pitch with lovely jugs to start but then turn into difficult pinches. took 3 rests in the cracked groove.
Difficult second pitch with lovely jugs to start but then turn into difficult pinches. took 3 rests in the cracked groove.
Hidden 8 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Si Witcher 2 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
will9911 25 May, 2013 Lead O/S
petekeron 22 Oct, 2012 AltLd O/S M
with Jamie Barclay
M
with Jamie Barclay
Hidden ?Aug, 2012 AltLd
decs 15 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S lead P1&3 Afternoon delight!
with tebs
lead P1&3 Afternoon delight!
with tebs
Hidden 15 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
melonmike 6 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
david morse 6 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S E2 5b
E2 5b
Hidden 5 May, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 15 Apr, 2012 AltLd O/S
Martin Haworth 1 Apr, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
stephenhartley 19 Jul, 2011 2nd
nickmattia 19 Jul, 2011 2nd Solid 2nd pitch. Great exposure!
Solid 2nd pitch. Great exposure!
Ewan Russell 11 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S 2nd and 4th. Crux pitch must be one of the most awesome pitches I have ever done!
2nd and 4th. Crux pitch must be one of the most awesome pitches I have ever done!
Hidden 11 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10 Jul, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 11 Jun, 2011 -
robertmichaellovell 29 May, 2011 AltLd
with Susan, Clare
with Susan, Clare
Dave Turnbull, BMC 11 May, 2011 Lead E2
with Minke (Holland)
E2
with Minke (Holland)
steveb2006 30 Apr, 2011 Lead Where going to do Scavanger - do 1st pitch, but change course due to a slow part ahead. Another good route- done years ago
with Gez Morgan
Where going to do Scavanger - do 1st pitch, but change course due to a slow part ahead. Another good route- done years ago
with Gez Morgan
Gezzer 30 Apr, 2011 2nd Planned to do Scavenger, but someone was taking up the whole belay stance as he belayed his girlfriend who was attempting her first HVS lead and was taking forever! Decided to do Nightride instead, a thuggish overhanging crack to the left of Scavenger. Felt like I'd been in a fight after the whole route!
Planned to do Scavenger, but someone was taking up the whole belay stance as he belayed his girlfriend who was attempting her first HVS lead and was taking forever! Decided to do Nightride instead, a thuggish overhanging crack to the left of Scavenger. Felt like I'd been in a fight after the whole route!
Hidden 25 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S
mux 25 Apr, 2011 AltLd ran pitch 2-3 together. goey for E1
with Adam
ran pitch 2-3 together. goey for E1
with Adam
Hidden 10 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S
Rory Shaw ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
alasdair19 ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
PAJames ??, 2011 -
PAJames ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
metal arms 15 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S 2,4
2,4
Hidden 12 May, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 1 May, 2010 AltLd O/S
halfmanhalfbiscuit ?May, 2010 Lead O/S Hard for E1 but piss for E2 (which it's not)
Hard for E1 but piss for E2 (which it's not)
zero six ?May, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
soph ??, 2010 -
The Grist ??, 2010 Lead O/S
with Nick Allsop
with Nick Allsop
Steve Long ??, 2010 -
pebbles 14 Aug, 2009 2nd an adventure all the way from the long sea level traverse in. Third pitch felt undergraded at 4c
an adventure all the way from the long sea level traverse in. Third pitch felt undergraded at 4c
Hidden 10 Aug, 2009 -
Sut 14 May, 2008 AltLd O/S
centurion05 23 Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S
Al Evans ??, 2008 -
datoon 15 Oct, 2006 Lead O/S
with MJ
with MJ
Hidden ?Aug, 2006 AltLd
Ian McNeill ??, 2006 -
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Ian McNeill ??, 2006 -
Ian McNeill ??, 2006 -
jgordon75 ??, 2006 Lead dog
Owen W-G 18 Jul, 2005 AltLd O/S Led P1 and P3 (4c, 4b). Jim led crux 5b pitch but rested before the jamming move.
Led P1 and P3 (4c, 4b). Jim led crux 5b pitch but rested before the jamming move.
jgordon75 18 Jul, 2005 AltLd
Tom Briggs ??, 2005 -
nickdonohue ?Jul, 2004 AltLd
with Jim Barradale
with Jim Barradale
pauldrew ??, 2004 AltLd
with Rick Newcombe
with Rick Newcombe
Simonfarfaraway ??, 2003 AltLd
with Dave A
with Dave A
NeilGriffiths 18 Jul, 2002 AltLd
with James Hubbard
with James Hubbard
Hidden ??, 2002 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?May, 2001 -
Hidden 28 Jul, 2000 AltLd O/S
Rich Kirby 28 May, 2000 AltLd O/S
Tim M ??, 2000 Lead O/S
ArnaudG ??, 2000 -
with Jon
with Jon
WB 18 Oct, 1999 AltLd O/S
with Paul
with Paul
babymoac 26 Jun, 1999 2nd
with GrahamD
with GrahamD
Hidden 16 Jul, 1998 AltLd
Steve Crowe 26 Sep, 1997 AltLd O/S
with karin
with karin
Hidden ?Jul, 1996 -
jfletcher 21 Jun, 1996 Lead O/S
pete johnson 11 Jun, 1995 Lead O/S
with Jason Roberts
with Jason Roberts
Andy Say 21 May, 1995 Lead
Ched ??, 1995 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
with Glanfor
Hidden 29 May, 1994 Lead O/S
Cowflinger ??, 1994 Lead O/S
with Craig
with Craig
Hidden ??, 1994 -
Mick King 10 Oct, 1993 AltLd O/S Led P2
with Mark Lavender
Led P2
with Mark Lavender
Hidden ??, 1993 AltLd
Hidden 25 May, 1992 AltLd
charlesmfrench 5 May, 1991 AltLd O/S 2,L,2.
with Rowan
2,L,2.
with Rowan
steveb2006 28 Apr, 1991 AltLd Get very pumped leading main (2nd) pitch but just make it!
with Simon Mee
Get very pumped leading main (2nd) pitch but just make it!
with Simon Mee
Derek Furze ??, 1990 Lead
Nick Biven ??, 1990 -
Nick Biven ??, 1990 -
andy gittins ??, 1990 Lead
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 2 Jul, 1988 AltLd
with Bill Williamson
with Bill Williamson
Neil McA 30 May, 1988 Lead O/S
with Geraldine Westrup
with Geraldine Westrup
Hidden ??, 1988 -
uphillnow 26 Oct, 1985 Lead climbed with Roy ?.
climbed with Roy ?.
jcw ?Jun, 1985 -
with Mike Dawes
with Mike Dawes
Dave Musgrove 4 May, 1985 AltLd
with Alex Webster
with Alex Webster
GuyM ??, 1985 -
andy gittins ??, 1985 -
mikej 4 Oct, 1984 AltLd
with Mike Byles
with Mike Byles
jon 9 Jul, 1982 -
Ian Jones ??, 1982 AltLd O/S
with Dave Greenald, Billy Jones, Chris Gore, Tom Jones, Paul Stott, 'Flog'
with Dave Greenald, Billy Jones, Chris Gore, Tom Jones, Paul Stott, 'Flog'
D Tempest 30 Aug, 1981 -
Hidden ?Apr, 1981 AltLd
Hidden 7 Apr, 1980 Lead
clanger ??, 1980 -
Mike Owen 23 Jun, 1979 2nd O/S
with Gavin Peat
with Gavin Peat
Hidden ?Mar, 1978 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 16 May, 1977 -
with JD
with JD
Steve Lewis 1 May, 1977 AltLd O/S
with sharpie
with sharpie
Hidden 11 Apr, 1977 AltLd
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