Soft touch at grade.
Originally called Crewcut when climbed by Doug Scott and Ray Gillies of Nottingham Climbers Club. This was a route eyed up by Pete Crew but he was beaten to it by Doug and Ray. Les Farrah and I were on the aproach to the climb when Crew and his rope buddy appeared and saw Doug and Ray already well up the route. "F***ing Scott" he shouted". In answer to Dougs name of the route when the official guide came out (edited by Crew) the route was renamed to expunge the slight to himself.

Ticklists: Gogarth Extreme Gems, North Wales Rock Graded List.

jonleighton 31/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Accidentally climbed the P1 crux of Syringe when I went off-route on what I thought was The Camel. Finished up The Camel so not a full ascent.

with wrath
Hidden ?/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
Misha 24/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

Led P1, which started off easily enough but stopped me in my tracks at the crux sentry box. It was pretty damp, which didn't help, plus the sequence wasn't obvious. Lots of going up and down till I figured it out and managed to reach a pinch and then a jug. The groove above isn't to be underestimated, decent E3 ground on some suspect rock, fortunately the gear is fine. Eszter led P2 which features a short and sharp crux, had to try quite hard on the thin hands / wide fingers jams! I finished with the 'botanical interest' P3. Started around 6.30pm, topped out 10.05pm and got back to the sacks without needing headtorches.

with Eszter
pete johnson 05/May/17 AltLd
geoff b 05/May/17 AltLd

Who would have thought that such traditional tactics could be employed on an 'E4'! Found (leading) the crux of P1 much easier than (seconding) that of P2; bizarre.

Phil4000 07/Apr/17 2nd O/S
with Alex Mason
Alex Mason 07/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Not as good as most routes on main cliff. Still 2* though. Led both pitches. Would be best done as 1 long 60m pitch I reckon.

Hidden ??/2017 AltLd
will9911 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Amazing climbing. Hard move from the box and spooky groove above. The groove is similar to the dinosaur groove, nice and pinchy

with Tony Madden
Duncan Campbell 18/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Hard but well protected and short lived.

with Almadad
markalmack 18/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Lead p1.

Hidden 17/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
ferdia 16/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
with Tony Stone
Hidden ??/2016 -
Twid Turner ??/2016 -
Hidden 27/Sep/15 AltLd rpt
Hidden 19/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
dan gibson 22/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Tom Livingstone
Tom Livingstone 22/Jul/14 AltLd O/S


The old James turnbull 06/Jun/14 AltLd

Pitch one

with John Crook
tim newton 05/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Rachel Slater 05/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

P2. Pitch 1 was really loose in the groove, kinda scary. Pitch 2 hard but very well protected, almost slipped off because it was a little greasy.

dominic lee 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Pitch 2.

with dave turnbull
Dave Turnbull, BMC 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1. 1 star route compared to others on main cliff.

with Dominic Lee
JBO 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Dangerous Dave 19/May/13 AltLd O/S

People who think this is E3 obviously have no idea what an E3 is. E4 6a and no soft touch. Was a tad sweaty for us but even then

Russell Birkett 19/May/13 AltLd O/S
Pete Graham 23/Apr/12 AltLd
with Howard Lawledge
Ian Jones 23/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1. Bob had to dyno and reckoned it was E5 6b and I won't argue. Very hot and sweaty and a lack of handholds on the crux. Great footwork by me if I say so myself. Pitch 2 brutal finger jamming. A great Gogarth classic and very pleased with it.

with Robert Durran (aka 'Big Bob')
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden 05/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Jun/11 Lead
jacobjlloyd 21/Aug/10 2nd RP

Seonded first pitch - much harder than it looked! Fell twice at the crux of the second pitch, lowered down and let Felix lead it. He found a much better way, which didn't feel so bad. Classic : ) Only E3, hardest moves were hard 5c/ soft 6a at a push.

with Felix
feilx 21/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with Jake
Toby Dunn 07/Aug/10 AltLd
with Sophie Whyte
soph ?/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Steve Long ??/2010 -
Hidden 02/Aug/09 AltLd dog
Hidden 02/Aug/09 AltLd rpt
dodfoster 24/May/09 AltLd O/S
nige 26/Apr/09 AltLd
with mark hounslea
Hidden 12/Apr/09 2nd dog
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2009 -

My first Main Cliff E4

Sgt. Vest 08/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Matt Vigg ??/2008 -
mux ??/2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 28/May/06 Lead O/S

Outstanding...should be 3 stars.

with Ash
Hidden ??/2006 -
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Hidden 18/Jul/04 Lead O/S
pete johnson 15/May/04 Lead
with Lun
Hidden 31/May/03 AltLd
NeilGriffiths 21/Sep/02 AltLd

Good route. It is E3.

with Albert
Hidden ??/2002 AltLd O/S
TimJM ?/May/01 AltLd O/S
with Dave Laws
Hidden ??/2001 AltLd dog
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/99 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/98 AltLd O/S
William Robertson ??/1998 Lead O/S

Epic. Led both pitches and drained after it. Great route with lots of different stuff. Must do The Camel now!

with Dave Mutch
michael burrows 06/Jul/97 AltLd dog

2 pts aid on 2nd pitch

with mark ryan
Hidden 12/Jul/96 2nd
pete johnson 17/Apr/93 AltLd O/S
with Hughie
Roget 02/Jun/92 Lead O/S
with jon
michael burrows 14/Jul/91 Lead rpt
with shaun
PaulTanton ?/Apr/91 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/89 AltLd
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1989 AltLd
with Nick Keekus
uphillnow ?/May/87 AltLd

got pitch 1, steep but gear good

with charlie french
Roy Stuart ?/May/86 AltLd O/S

Desperate both pitches.

with Dave Waters
Mark Kemball 12/Mar/83 AltLd
with Johnny Dawes
Neil McA 28/May/82 Lead O/S

One of my first routes at Gogarth, 19 years old. The guidebook said E2 and i was an E2 leader so i set off. I still remember the battle i had in that shallow chimney. Got up OK but it was a good fight!

with Steve Andrews
Hidden 06/Sep/80 Lead
Mike Owen 20/May/79 AltLd O/S
with Colin Jones
Seymore Butt ??/1976 2nd
with Pete Heys
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