Rockfax Description
A good route, which is relatively straightforward for the grade - although it is steep, and a little bit of a pump-fest. Start below the lower end of twin diagonal cracks that streak across the cliff and round an arete.
1) 6a, 38m. Make some hard moves to gain the twin cracks, and follow them leftwards. A brief respite halfway leads to more sustained climbing. The crux comes at the end of the twin cracks just before they move up into the slabby groove. Many parties abseil off from here. Alternatively, head up the groove to belay on the top of the large flake.
2) 4c, 15m. Finish up Bloody Chimney P3. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
E3/E4 overhanging crackline, most parties ab off after the first pitch.

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Alex's Wales ticklist, Ultimate E3 ticklist, Ultimate E4 ticklist.

Tom Livingstone 17/May 2nd rpt
Hidden 17/May Lead rpt
peter.herd 04/May Lead
with Uisdean Hawthorn
markalmack 14/Apr Lead O/S

What callum said. Think this is the easiest e4 i have ever climbed! It is steep, but most of the holds are massive, and the gear is so easy to place. Took less than 5 mins.

with ctodd
JamesWilliams 11/Apr Lead G/U

Got it second go. fell off the crux as my hand slipped out of a shite right hand jam as I hit the undercut with my left. Was quite tired next go and had a full on fight getting through that move again and into the groove after resting(not) on the power sucking undercuts

Alex Mason 11/Apr 2nd rpt
harry_lewis 08/Oct/17 Lead β

P1 only, on Shaun's gear (which definitely made it a lot easier!)

shaunhumphreys 08/Oct/17 Lead O/S

laced like a shoe, resulting in pretty savage pump by the top, only just made it, quality!! lowered off at the tat.

CharlieMack 03/Oct/17 2nd O/S
with Honza, Daniel Webb
Gus 02/Sep/17 Lead β
with Soph
Hidden 20/Aug/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/17 Lead β
Richard Kendrick 30/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Kelly, Luke
Dave Turnbull, BMC 29/Jul/17 Lead rpt
with Mike Hutton
jonleighton 29/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Sophie Nunn 29/Jul/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/17 2nd O/S
Katekeltie 14/Jul/17 Lead O/S

A pump fest

Stephen Horne - Rockfax 14/Jul/17 2nd rpt
Matthew Ferrier 12/Jul/17 Lead O/S

P1 only. I really enjoyed this, although I insisted on stopping a bit too often to place gear.

MSchobitz 12/Jul/17 2nd O/S

Steeper than it looks!

Hidden 25/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Patrick Hill 24/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Scottish Nick
Timothy Miller 04/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Nice wee route at the end of the day

nathanlee 02/Jun/17 2nd O/S

Good lead, only minor panic

HeatherF 02/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Absolute shambles but got up it

mattnuttall 28/May/17 AltLd O/S

Great... Worth continuing past half way ab tat... Groove and offwidth that follow are quality. Final pitch less so... But pretty standard for top of Gogarth.

sparkass 28/May/17 Lead O/S

Brilliant! Not hard, but pumpy.

Andrew Wilson 28/May/17 2nd O/S
scottcoates 27/May/17 Lead O/S
with williap
mshorter 27/May/17 Lead
Alex Mason 18/May/17 Lead rpt

Great little pitch.

Dave Musgrove Jnr 06/May/17 2nd

Warm Up

with edinbed
Neilaw 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Dave r
Hidden 29/Sep/16 2nd dog
Eduardo Martinez 20/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/16 2nd rpt
DaveThexton 13/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Belayed at tat.

robpartridge 13/Aug/16 Lead dog
with Darren McMaster
shed_hed 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Nice climbing on big positive holds with good gear. Felt pretty steady on it, would give it E3 5c. Abbed off at the tat.

shed_hed 13/Aug/16 2nd rpt

To get the gear back after Rob had led it.

Hidden 13/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
millsy 12/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Craig Smith
Hidden 27/Jul/16 Lead
pete johnson 23/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with geoff b
geoff b 23/Jul/16 2nd

Found this hard, but I'd done no climbing for 3 months so not surprising really!

Lenny 08/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Chris (A)
Tom Livingstone 03/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with Adam Russell
Tom Livingstone 02/Jul/16 2nd rpt
with Adam Russell
Hidden 02/Jul/16 Lead O/S
anguskille 15/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with wi11
wi11 15/Jun/16 2nd rpt

Much easier than on Saturday

wi11 11/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with LRob
eel ?/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/16 Lead O/S
Dave Warburton 28/May/16 Lead O/S

Full sun. Hot.

Alasdair Fulton 22/May/16 AltLd β

After a short sleep, a long drive and not many trad routes under the belt this year I wasn't sure I'd do this, but it was fine and great fun. Andy pissed it like it was E2.

andyinglis 22/May/16 Lead O/S

Nae bad. Hairy up top!

Mike_Hayes 21/May/16 Lead O/S

Probs E3 especially with a kneebar :)

with John Nightingale
Tom Livingstone 08/May/16 Lead rpt
with Jack Lawledge
esther ?/May/16 -
saintlade ??/2016 -

A few sneaky rests to be found, pretty steady.

Hidden ??/2016 -
Twid Turner ??/2016 -
Ramon Marin 27/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with dave pickford
Tom Livingstone 10/Aug/15 2nd rpt
Hannes B 02/Aug/15 Lead O/S

p1 to the LO

with Neil C, Aidan
Stoney Boy 09/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Nick Conway
Nickc ?/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Jen Crook 12/May/15 Lead dnf
with Richard Cussen
MichaelGallimore 19/Apr/15 2nd β
with Andy Cmc
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
Matt Cooke 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Sam Taylor
Ed morris 01/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Steve
dan gibson 21/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with Tom Livingstone
Tom Livingstone 21/Jul/14 Lead O/S
will9911 16/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Tony Madden
Hidden 06/Jun/14 2nd rpt
tim newton 05/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Rachel Slater 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Hard E3 5c? Nice route though.

Jim Tan ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
NDD 25/May/14 2nd
with james
James Oswald 24/May/14 Lead O/S

Probably just hard e3 given that there's a rest a few moves before the crux. It was worth downclimbing before the first hard move after placing gear. There's a cool near hands off bridging rest after the first crux and there's good gear placed off the good undercuts before the final hard move. Totally brilliant route.

with Nick Duboust
Jake Young 18/May/14 2nd O/S
with mwatson
Hidden ?/May/14 -
Hidden 24/Apr/14 Lead
Jay.Carr 17/Apr/14 2nd
samwillo 17/Apr/14 AltLd
Hidden 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Al Evans ??/2014 -
with Jim Moran
oliverpcain ??/2014 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 06/Oct/13 2nd
Hidden 05/Oct/13 Lead β
Ramon Marin 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Amazing line, nice warm up for the day. Soft E3, bomber gear

with ciaran tracey
The old James turnbull 24/Jul/13 2nd
with will sim
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
tebs 29/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Fantastic - the crux was probably lower down but that final move round the arete felt right on the limit! Fairly pumped just on second.

PaulTanton 29/Jun/13 2nd rpt

I led this some years ago.

with Stuart Lancaster
Ewan Russell 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Halla
JBO 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Adam Booth 29/May/13 Lead O/S

No way E4

with Calum Musket
Hidden 28/May/13 AltLd dog
Duncan Campbell 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Brilliant pumpy crack climbing.

with Fingers
ksjs 19/May/13 Lead rpt

On doing this again I just can't see it as E4, it isn't, you're on jugs virtually every move, there's gear everywhere. Also, is there a 6a move on it, is it not just 6a as there's lots of 5c? Regardless, it is superb, I wish there was more trad in this vein...

with Rich
Dangerous Dave 19/May/13 Lead O/S
Russell Birkett 19/May/13 Lead β

Dave led first

Hidden 05/May/13 Lead O/S
mark20 05/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead O/S
ejected ??/2013 -
Luke Brooks ??/2013 -
Hidden 27/Oct/12 2nd
Hidden 02/Sep/12 2nd β
Ed Babs 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Very good but nowhere near E4 or 6a

with IainAM
Sardien 28/Aug/12 2nd β

So happy with this!

with Andy Scott
Rachel S 14/Aug/12 AltLd

Dogged seconding the 6a crux pitch, led P2 4c.

Nik Jennings 14/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
datoon 14/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with K
khawk 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with datoon
Rob Pitt 11/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Lee Roberts
Howard Lawledge 07/Jul/12 Lead
mikeshewring 06/Jun/12 Lead β

On andy's gear.

Hidden ?/Jun/12 Lead RP
Hidden 14/May/12 2nd
gforce 14/May/12 Lead
with AC1
Owain Llewelyn 15/Apr/12 2nd
with Dan
dan ely 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with owian
Dave Foster 01/Apr/12 2nd O/S

Great route. Pumpy by the end though. Solid lead by Si as ever, with a spicey run out/sprint at the finish. Didn't find a 6a move, plenty of 5c and general burl.

with Si 2
Hidden 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 02/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/11 Lead O/S
KittySupreme ?/Oct/11 2nd dog
alaan 31/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/11 Lead dog
Hidden 17/Aug/11 Lead
thomasadixon 13/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with mwatson
Hidden 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Dave Turnbull, BMC 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

E3, did in a single pitch.

with Frank Ramsey
Owain Llewelyn 18/Jun/11 Lead
with Neil
Rob1988 11/Jun/11 Lead β

did on cals gear instead of seconding it. Sharpe!

with Cal
C coldwell-storry 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S

piss, E3 in the Lakes.

with Iron Mike, rob lay
Luke Brooks 11/May/11 2nd
with Glyn
Glyn 11/May/11 Lead O/S

Pumpy but steady. Few loose holds and some are very sharp.

Adam Lincoln 01/May/11 Lead O/S
with Mick Lovatt
Hidden ?/May/11 -
stevebarratt 19/Apr/11 Lead

On daves gear. Then again on tr to clean it.

david morse 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Had some beta about pulling into the groove, couldnt manage this so continued leftwards up the rib and crack. Mega pumped, should have done a warm up

Hidden ?/Apr/11 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
centurion05 ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
zero six ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
halfmanhalfbiscuit ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Almost blew it after messing around selecting wrong cam sizes, too much sport climbing on the ormes away from the trad. Pulled into top groove as pumped as you can get without falling off.

Hidden 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 14/Aug/10 2nd dog
centurion05 08/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd
soph ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/10 2nd β
Toby Dunn 20/Jun/10 2nd
with Joe Bawden
3 Names 30/May/10 Lead O/S
givemetea 30/May/10 2nd O/S
with 3 Names
geoff b 09/May/10 AltLd

I got the top pitch so take no credit; thought this was hard.

JM 01/May/10 Lead O/S
with Steve Sylvester
phil64 ?/May/10 Lead
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Steve Long ??/2010 -
Alex Mason 09/Nov/09 Lead O/S

Steep, awkward holds. wicked moves, pumpy if you miss the undercut at the top.

Rich Kirby 17/Oct/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 12/Jul/09 2nd dog
Ed Booth 02/May/09 Lead O/S

Nick Bullock seconded to remove Dave Rudkins gear on Black Leg. Quite goey.

with fennerz
dan gibson 17/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
harvie 16/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 31/Jan/09 Lead O/S
feilx 02/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Phil Davis
Hidden 21/Jul/08 AltLd RP
mux 20/Jul/08 Lead
with Rob
Hidden 08/Jul/08 Lead O/S
pete johnson 18/May/08 -
Hidden 18/May/08 -
mr mills ?/May/08 Lead O/S

short and sweet !

with ioan d
ksjs 22/Apr/08 Lead O/S

how good is this! pumpy, sustained, great gear with a tricky move to negotiate the corner at the end of the traverse. brilliant climbing. hard E3, soft E4

with sarah
tigertiger ??/2008 -
Al Evans ??/2008 -
Marcus ??/2008 -
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/07 2nd β
ellis ?/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Tom Bridgeland
IOAN D 12/May/07 Lead O/S
with Alun
Mark Stevenson 10/May/07 Lead O/S
with Tania Noakes
JulesV ??/2007 2nd O/S
with toby dunn
a_radiohead_fan ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
shoulders 03/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with sharpie
Brown 04/Sep/05 Lead dog
with Henry
Dave Rumney 27/Aug/05 2nd
with Dennis Wong
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 02/May/05 2nd rpt

P*ss wet through.

with Nic Sellers
PaulTanton 11/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Dave Taylor
pete johnson 15/May/04 Lead
with Lun
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2004 Lead dog
Jah ?/Nov/02 Lead
Hidden ??/2001 Lead dog
sadams 01/May/00 Lead O/S
with Tom Briggs
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 05/Aug/99 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Jul/99 Lead O/S
GeoffG 05/Jun/99 Lead
with greg cottrell
Steve Crowe 01/Aug/98 2nd O/S
with karin
Hidden 06/Jul/98 Lead O/S
buzby78 20/Sep/97 -
with Parnaby
Roget 29/Aug/96 Lead O/S
with jon
pete johnson 22/Jul/95 2nd
with Kath Pyke
Spottykidfromstourbridge ??/1995 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1995 Lead O/S
wynaptomos ?/Aug/94 2nd O/S
Bruce Kerr 06/Jul/94 2nd
with Robert Durran
pete johnson 30/Apr/94 -
with Steve Findlay
jfletcher 20/Oct/90 Lead O/S

LUMC meet

Billg 29/Apr/90 2nd
with Jon Barton
Brian Wilderspin 15/Apr/90 -
with Perric Crellin
mik1miller ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1989 2nd
with Andy Jones
Hidden ??/1989 AltLd
Neil McA 27/Aug/88 Lead O/S
with Martin Wilson
mark mcgowan01 ??/1987 -
with Stephen Yates
Hidden ??/1986 Lead O/S
Robmwatt ??/1986 -
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Seymore Butt ??/1985 Lead
with Ian Fenton
keefe 22/Apr/84 -
Mike Owen 17/Apr/83 Lead O/S
with Andy Pollitt
Hidden 16/Apr/82 AltLd
193 ?/Apr/82 -
with Chesters
Ian Jones ??/1982 Lead O/S
with Neil Molnar
Hidden 24/May/81 Lead
jon 24/May/81 -
duncan ?/Oct/80 Lead O/S
Steve Lewis 26/May/79 Lead rpt
with Gary
Steve Lewis 04/Nov/76 Lead O/S
with sharpie
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