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

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, The Road to Shibboleth.

davkeo 27/Oct/17 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.

annihuovinen 27/Oct/17 AltLd O/S

Led p1 and p3. P3 was quite hard 4c on steep, suspicious rock and awkward holds.

The_Boy_ODwyer 05/Aug/17 Lead dog

Too pumped at the end of second pitch. Feel onto bomber threaded wire. All felt really easy after a rest

mike lawrence? 04/Aug/17 AltLd
with Metal
Felix la shat 22/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with Louis
paulsross 04/Jun/17 2nd dog

Strenuous & sustained crux - had to rest on rope to remove gear

with Phil Biglands
BC 22/May/17 Lead O/S

Greasy but good. Had a slight mare with some small nuts, but overall it's pretty good route!

JackM92 22/May/17 AltLd O/S

Brutal at E1. Significantly harder than a number of steep E2's I've previously been on.

Hidden 02/May/17 AltLd O/S
benkelsey 01/May/17 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

with Pete Briggs, Shaun Humphreys
pete1993 01/May/17 AltLd O/S

safe to say shaun won in having the middle pitch, such good climbing and position, led p3

with Shaun, Ben
shaunhumphreys 01/May/17 AltLd O/S

Class route, after sacking off the assassin due to grease, got p2 which was amazing.

Hidden 28/Mar/17 Lead
Hidden 28/Mar/17 -
beagly77 ??/2017 -
adie84 24/Aug/16 -
Hidden 24/Aug/16 AltLd
harry_lewis 30/Jul/16 AltLd
with Fran
franhammond92 30/Jul/16 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.

Jake Young 30/Jul/16 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.

DaveThexton 21/Jul/16 AltLd
with Tom
Hidden 21/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
Mike_Hayes 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Andrew Sloan 29/May/16 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2 and 4.

with Chris Gooder
Hidden 17/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/16 AltLd
saintlade ??/2016 -
Twid Turner ??/2016 -
wi11 12/Jul/15 AltLd O/S


with Louisa Reynolds, Ross Creber
Hidden 12/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
climbingpixie 12/Jul/15 AltLd dog
with Andy
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden 10/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
redshapedfriday 10/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Matt Harris, Owen Pearce
Hidden 26/May/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Neil ??/2014 Lead O/S
mike mo ??/2014 -
EeFu 28/Sep/13 AltLd
cem 28/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Led the crux pitch.

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Cherry Bedford
Palindrome 08/Jun/13 2nd

Difficult second pitch with lovely jugs to start but then turn into difficult pinches. took 3 rests in the cracked groove.

Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
switch 02/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Leanne
will9911 25/May/13 Lead O/S
petekeron 22/Oct/12 AltLd O/S


with Jamie Barclay
Hidden ?/Aug/12 AltLd
decs 15/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

lead P1&3 Afternoon delight!

with Bart
tebs 15/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Quality route - the whole experience, from the damp traverse to the adventurous grassy finish was spot on. Great climbing too, first pitch a bit scrappy, but pitches 2 and 3 were fantastic.

with Dunc
melonmike 06/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
david morse 06/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

E2 5b

PaulTanton 05/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
Martin Haworth 01/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
stephenhartley 19/Jul/11 2nd
nickmattia 19/Jul/11 2nd

Solid 2nd pitch. Great exposure!

Ewan Russell 11/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

2nd and 4th. Crux pitch must be one of the most awesome pitches I have ever done!

with Connor
Hidden 11/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 11/Jun/11 -
robertmichaellovell 29/May/11 AltLd
with Susan, Clare
Dave Turnbull, BMC 11/May/11 Lead


with Minke (Holland)
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead
Gezzer 30/Apr/11 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!

A Crook 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Steep juggy climbing great stuff. Superb position on the arete. great conditions yet on three parties on the crag the whole day. where has evryone gone?

mux 25/Apr/11 AltLd

ran pitch 2-3 together. goey for E1

with Adam
Hidden 10/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
alasdair19 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
metal arms 15/Aug/10 AltLd O/S


Hidden 12/May/10 AltLd
Hidden 01/May/10 AltLd O/S
halfmanhalfbiscuit ?/May/10 Lead O/S

Hard for E1 but piss for E2 (which it's not)

zero six ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
soph ??/2010 -
The Grist ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Nick Allsop
Steve Long ??/2010 -
pebbles 14/Aug/09 2nd

an adventure all the way from the long sea level traverse in. Third pitch felt undergraded at 4c

with guido
Hidden 10/Aug/09 -
centurion05 23/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
Al Evans ??/2008 -
datoon 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with MJ
LC ?/Aug/06 AltLd
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
jgordon75 ??/2006 Lead dog
Owen W-G 18/Jul/05 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and P3 (4c, 4b). Jim led crux 5b pitch but rested before the jamming move.

with Jim
jgordon75 18/Jul/05 AltLd
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
nickdonohue ?/Jul/04 AltLd
with Jim Barradale
Simonfarfaraway ??/2003 AltLd
with Dave A
NeilGriffiths 18/Jul/02 AltLd
with James Hubbard
Hidden ??/2002 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/01 -
Hidden 28/Jul/00 AltLd O/S
Rich Kirby 28/May/00 AltLd O/S
with Hugh
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
ArnaudG ??/2000 -
with Jon
WB 18/Oct/99 AltLd O/S
with Paul
babymoac 26/Jun/99 2nd
Hidden 16/Jul/98 AltLd
Steve Crowe 26/Sep/97 AltLd O/S
with KM
Hidden ?/Jul/96 -
jfletcher 21/Jun/96 Lead O/S
pete johnson 11/Jun/95 Lead O/S
with Jason Roberts
Andy Say 21/May/95 Lead
Ched ??/1995 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
Hidden 29/May/94 Lead O/S
Cowflinger ??/1994 Lead O/S
with Craig
Hidden ??/1994 -
Hidden ??/1993 AltLd
Hidden 25/May/92 AltLd
charlesmfrench 05/May/91 AltLd O/S


with Rowan
Hidden 28/Apr/91 AltLd
Nick Biven ??/1990 -
Nick Biven ??/1990 -
andy gittins ??/1990 Lead
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 02/Jul/88 AltLd
with Bill Williamson
Hidden ??/1988 -
uphillnow 26/Oct/85 Lead

climbed with Roy ?.

jcw ?/Jun/85 -
with Mike Dawes
Dave Musgrove 04/May/85 AltLd
with Alex Webster
GuyM ??/1985 -
andy gittins ??/1985 -
mikej 04/Oct/84 AltLd
with Mike Byles
Hidden 09/Jul/82 -
Ian Jones ??/1982 AltLd O/S
with Dave Greenald, Billy Jones, Chris Gore, Tom Jones, Paul Stott, 'Flog'
Hidden ?/Apr/81 AltLd
Hidden 07/Apr/80 Lead
Mike Owen 23/Jun/79 2nd O/S
with Gavin Peat
Hidden ?/Mar/78 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 16/May/77 -
with JD
Steve Lewis 01/May/77 AltLd O/S
with sharpie
Hidden 11/Apr/77 AltLd
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