Rockfax Description
A great route taking the compelling hand-crack. Start down and right of the main crack, and move up to an overlap, make a bouldery move over this, with poor gear, to reach the easier wall above. Move up to and follow the crack to a ledge near the top. Move left to a clean line up the short wall above. © Rockfax

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, North Wales E3's, Ultimate E3 ticklist.

Nickc 18/May Lead O/S
with Jules
Dan Vaj 21/Apr 2nd rpt
with James McHaffie
neilh ??/2017 -
Adam Lincoln 27/Aug/16 -
with Charlie Woodburn
Twid Turner ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 14/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/15 2nd O/S
WB 16/May/15 AltLd O/S
with Guy
Hidden ??/2015 -
will9911 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Tony Madden
PaulTanton 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Got this in good condition. Just one wet hold. The start is bold but I managed to get a wire in just before you pull left. The top wall is tricky to start.

Hidden 06/Jul/14 2nd β
James Oswald 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Scary moves through the overlap though there is a reasonable and hidden wire just before the crux. Slightly bold 5c then hvs/ e1 to the finish. Went left at the ledge. weird fence belay.

Rachel Slater 28/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Ram MkiV 10/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with George
Dan Vaj 27/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with James McHaffie
Dave Turnbull, BMC 11/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with Stuart McAleese
Seymore Butt ??/2014 -
Hidden 01/Sep/13 TR O/S
Russell Birkett 21/May/13 2nd
Dangerous Dave 21/May/13 Lead O/S

Great Route

Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/12 2nd
centurion05 20/May/11 2nd
with Owain
Owain Llewelyn 20/May/11 Lead
with Andy
Alex Mason 01/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Unconfident again. Found it spooky getting established over the roof, then found the upper flake really goey.

with George Ullrich
centurion05 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
owenH ??/2011 -
jacobjlloyd 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Start is intimidating and serious but not too hard. Lovely E1 through the meat of the route. There are two finishes at the top - I went for the direct finish right above the flake, which meant technical hard 5c moves on thin suspect holds and no more real gear after the ledge. E3 because of the end.

with Felix
feilx 22/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Jake
Luke Brooks 21/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with John Orr
Hidden 11/Jul/10 Lead
farmus21 13/Mar/10 Lead

Really good. Scary start (crux). The rest is HVS, the top out is maybe 5b too...

with James Marjot
soph 01/Jan/10 -
centurion05 ??/2010 Lead
with dyl
Hidden ??/2010 -
williamsd79 ??/2010 2nd O/S
Steve Long ??/2010 -
Speeddemonsi ??/2010 Lead O/S
barni 19/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Oli
Hidden 25/May/09 2nd
Hidden 21/May/09 Lead
Toby Dunn 03/May/09 Lead O/S
with Joe Bawden
mr mills 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with ioan d
Matt Vigg ??/2008 -
Al Evans ??/2008 -
ellis ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Mike Hutton ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 17/Sep/05 2nd rpt
with Dave Ferguson
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 18/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Ed Brown
haydng ??/2004 Lead O/S
with Si
spidey 15/Sep/03 Lead
with irish si
NeilGriffiths 30/Aug/03 Lead
with James Hubbard
Hidden 04/May/02 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/01 Lead O/S
Steve Crowe 01/Jul/01 Lead rpt
with KM
Hidden 05/May/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2001 2nd O/S
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
pete johnson 17/Oct/99 Lead O/S
with Dave Wills
caveman_chris ?/May/99 Lead
Hidden 02/Aug/98 Lead O/S
Steve Crowe 04/May/98 Lead O/S
with KM
Ian Jones ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Karen Ghiselli
michael burrows 03/May/97 Lead O/S
with steve ward
frost ?/Jul/96 Lead
Hidden 06/May/96 Lead
Dave Musgrove Jnr 04/Aug/95 2nd
with Nick Ashton
sheppy 17/Jul/95 Lead O/S

Climbed in fog before we retreated to Pen Trwyn!

Hidden 07/Jun/95 TR O/S
Colin Edwards ?/Jun/95 2nd
with Steve Cox
Ched ??/1995 TR
John Southworth 06/Aug/94 Lead O/S
Campbell42 29/May/94 Lead O/S
with Chris Wilson
D Tempest 01/May/94 Lead
with Rick
Andy Say 27/Jun/93 Lead
mattnuttall 23/Jun/93 Lead O/S
with Alan Holden
Bruce Kerr 14/May/93 Lead
with Mike Boyle
Hidden 02/May/93 Lead
whispering nic ?/Jun/92 -
Roget 31/May/92 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden ??/1992 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 27/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with Andy Mackay/Ian Kirby
geoff b 31/Jul/90 Lead

Felt easy for the grade but I was climbing well at the time.

with The Big Mark
Nick Biven 21/May/89 2nd
with Lew Hardy, Dave O'Dowd
uphillnow 26/Jul/88 2nd
with john stanger
Hidden ??/1988 AltLd
steveboote ??/1987 Lead

With Phil Sampson

Neil R 21/Jun/86 Lead O/S
with Mark
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
jon 24/May/85 Lead
with H
mikej 05/Oct/84 Lead dnf
with Mike Byles
mikej 05/Oct/84 TR
with Mike Byles
Dave Musgrove 27/Aug/84 Lead O/S
with Pete Finklaire
mark-abz 27/Aug/81 Lead O/S
with Andy W
Mike Owen 04/Apr/81 Lead O/S
with Andy Pollitt
Hidden ?/Apr/81 2nd O/S
barny ??/1981 Lead O/S

It was a period when I was climbing extremely well (for me), and it was only when I was above the overlap that I looked back down to see Tim looking rather tense at the runout. Nice sustained climbing after that. Was graded mid E2 in the guide at the time, not sure I would have attempted it at the current E3.

with Tim Whose Surname I Can't Remember
Paul Clarke ??/1979 -
with Steve Swindells
Hidden 28/Aug/78 2nd
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