40m.

Rockfax Description
A technical start leads to a flake then back right to a ledge. Climb a groove above then move up left to another groove. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start 10 metres or so left of 'Tambourine Man' A technical and steep crimpy start gains a large flake before heading back rightwards to gain a small ledge at the base of the huge slab above. Crimp and rockover upwards until it is possible to launch up the first of 2 tube like grooves. At the top of the first tube, traverse out leftward to the base of the second tubular groove. Chain bolt belay and flake thread at the top.

Ian Lloyd-Jones 21/Jun/2018

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All the Llanberis SLATE sport @ 7a & 7a+, Rarely repeated Slate Sport 7's, Sl@teheads Sl@te

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sambarstow ?Jun Lead
Mark Reeves 21 Apr Lead O/S
JonesE 23 Jun, 2018 Lead dog Ian wanted a second opinion on the grade so gave it a go. Start is very crimpy and even though they look like positive crimps, the sweetspot needs figuring out and it require some good footwork. There follows a decent rest before another sustained sequence of moves before entering the groove. The traverse is for hands so don't climb onto the blocks above the groove. It eases off after but I was so tired that it felt harder than it should - it's a long pitch! This is definitely harder than other 7a's I've done on slate as it has hard sustained sequences rather than a single hard move. Easily 7a+, probably 7b and definitely worth 2 stars.
with Ian
Ian wanted a second opinion on the grade so gave it a go. Start is very crimpy and even though they look like positive crimps, the sweetspot needs figuring out and it require some good footwork. There follows a decent rest before another sustained sequence of moves before entering the groove. The traverse is for hands so don't climb onto the blocks above the groove. It eases off after but I was so tired that it felt harder than it should - it's a long pitch! This is definitely harder than other 7a's I've done on slate as it has hard sustained sequences rather than a single hard move. Easily 7a+, probably 7b and definitely worth 2 stars.
with Ian
Sl@te Head 21 Jun, 2018 Lead RP First Ascent of a really cool tubular feature :-)
First Ascent of a really cool tubular feature :-)
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