Rockfax Description
A brilliant route with exhilarating climbing. Climb up good holds and make a stiff pull to gain the easier mid-height corner-crack. From its top, make some thin moves to better holds and a steep final couple of moves to the lower-off. © Rockfax

Gary Gibson 1998

Ticklists

Rockfax South Wales Top 50, Becky's ticklist, Rockfax South Wales Top 45, Twenty in Twenty19, The Road to 8a, 20 For 2019

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just one more 10 Jun Show βeta
βeta: Onsight to the new lower off, pumpy 7a. Fell trying to clip the top anchor,didn't get hand down the back of the loose block. This block is going soon, and will be well dodgy for anyone underneath. The route is brilliant still to the new LO, just one punchy move less, onsight you are going to use the death block!
 
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βeta: Onsight to the new lower off, pumpy 7a. Fell trying to clip the top anchor,didn't get hand down the back of the loose block. This block is going soon, and will be well dodgy for anyone underneath. The route is brilliant still to the new LO, just one punchy move less, onsight you are going to use the death block!
Petar Samkov 6 May Show βeta
βeta: Fell off between the new and the old lower off, but that’s in fact the single hardest move on the route so in my opinion stopping at the new rings is missing the point. The flake at the top is LOOSE but you can clip the anchor easily without using it . The route is 3 * all the way !!!
 
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βeta: Fell off between the new and the old lower off, but that’s in fact the single hardest move on the route so in my opinion stopping at the new rings is missing the point. The flake at the top is LOOSE but you can clip the anchor easily without using it . The route is 3 * all the way !!!
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 14 Sep Lead O/S
gingernick 1 Sep Lead rpt
with Dean Jones
with Dean Jones
BarwoodP 1 Sep Lead
with Jamo23
with Jamo23
jenjenshirlaw ?Sep Lead RP First of the grade, so probably quite a soft 7a+. Managed to take a little seat on the small ledge halfway up, so i could perch like a pigeon over the cave. To be honest, it didn't feel that hard and I should have kept going to the 'actual' anchors.
First of the grade, so probably quite a soft 7a+. Managed to take a little seat on the small ledge halfway up, so i could perch like a pigeon over the cave. To be honest, it didn't feel that hard and I should have kept going to the 'actual' anchors.
Ed morris 26 Aug Lead O/S
with Justin, Dickon
with Justin, Dickon
JulesV 25 Aug Lead O/S Climbed to top lower off avoiding using the big detatched blocks, then down climbed to first lower off to avoid running ropes over blocks. Cool climbing but felt like the natural finish was at the top of the big flake at about 6c+.
Climbed to top lower off avoiding using the big detatched blocks, then down climbed to first lower off to avoid running ropes over blocks. Cool climbing but felt like the natural finish was at the top of the big flake at about 6c+.
Sam Brown 25 Jul Lead O/S
with Natalie Brown
with Natalie Brown
Stickle Tarn 29 Jun Lead RP
Sarah Pashley 22 Jun Lead RP
Callum H 22 Jun Lead dog
derico 22 Jun Lead Retro flash, had failed on it trying to onsight a year ago. Great route and much more enjoyable today!
Retro flash, had failed on it trying to onsight a year ago. Great route and much more enjoyable today!
robf321 22 Jun Lead RP Missed the slot at the back of the last hold and fell off on the onsight!! Got it second go, definitely a cop out not to go to the top anchors, make sure you bring all your endurance!
with jamiec47, Aaron Khela, Callum H
Missed the slot at the back of the last hold and fell off on the onsight!! Got it second go, definitely a cop out not to go to the top anchors, make sure you bring all your endurance!
with jamiec47, Aaron Khela, Callum H
tobydunford 22 Jun Lead O/S
with Dave the Lion
with Dave the Lion
just one more 9 Jun Lead O/S
with Luke
with Luke
Luke_92 9 Jun TR dnf Way too tired from the day before, but amazing route and location.
Way too tired from the day before, but amazing route and location.
Petar Samkov 25 May Lead RP No mistakes today.... except falling off while clipping the anchor on the first go C’ela vie
No mistakes today.... except falling off while clipping the anchor on the first go C’ela vie
Si Witcher 25 May Lead β fell in between the lower offs at the 7a+ crux, so 7a? could have done with proper warm up. Flakes and blocks at the final moves are gradually disintegrating
with Stefan D
fell in between the lower offs at the 7a+ crux, so 7a? could have done with proper warm up. Flakes and blocks at the final moves are gradually disintegrating
with Stefan D
Ollie B 18 May Lead O/S Brilliant route. Felt very un-south Walian.
with Robyn
Brilliant route. Felt very un-south Walian.
with Robyn
Hidden 18 May Lead dog
dickypips 10 May Lead O/S Wow
with gav
Wow
with gav
Petar Samkov 6 May Lead dog
climb62 ?? Lead O/S
with Alex, Steve, rich
with Alex, Steve, rich
Alex N-R 15 Nov, 2018 Lead O/S Soaked which made it more exciting
with Ian cooper, Lily keale
Soaked which made it more exciting
with Ian cooper, Lily keale
Wizzy 6 Sep, 2018 Lead RP 2nd go, flippin amazing
2nd go, flippin amazing
Owen C 2 Sep, 2018 Lead dog Fell off two moves from the top! Will definitely get it next time!
Fell off two moves from the top! Will definitely get it next time!
FishTheClimber 2 Sep, 2018 Lead dog THE project!
with Owen C
THE project!
with Owen C
Hidden 31 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
Will Collett 16 Aug, 2018 Lead dog got a bit confused by the additional anchor and undocumented lines of bolts to the left. tried to climb into something very hard to the left from the crack instead of following it to the top. anyone know what that goes at (if at all)? note to self: read guidebook description properly.
got a bit confused by the additional anchor and undocumented lines of bolts to the left. tried to climb into something very hard to the left from the crack instead of following it to the top. anyone know what that goes at (if at all)? note to self: read guidebook description properly.
Seb Grieve 3 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Covers great territory. Only 1 awkward move, the last one.
with Simon Lee
Covers great territory. Only 1 awkward move, the last one.
with Simon Lee
UKB Shark 3 Aug, 2018 Lead β
with Seb Grieve
with Seb Grieve
Hidden 3 Aug, 2018 Lead RP
Cassidy 22 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Cool climb. Not necessarily “Top 50” though.
with Chris Card
Cool climb. Not necessarily “Top 50” though.
with Chris Card
Slater425 21 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt So close to O/S! First RP
with Nige
So close to O/S! First RP
with Nige
Rob Knowles 9 Jul, 2018 Lead dog Too tired to get this done after blowing the onsight at the end of a long day. Great route though, in a very atmospheric location
with OERees
Too tired to get this done after blowing the onsight at the end of a long day. Great route though, in a very atmospheric location
with OERees
Hidden 1 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 Jul, 2018 Lead RP
Hidden 26 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
Sarah Statham 24 Jun, 2018 Lead dog Great route! Definitely one to come back to!
Great route! Definitely one to come back to!
Rockmonkey1977 24 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S As said so many times already- very, very nice Climbing. An absolute pump fest but without any really hard moves, albeit two mini cruxes. Hard 7a would be my guess, particularly as the lower off is now lower...
As said so many times already- very, very nice Climbing. An absolute pump fest but without any really hard moves, albeit two mini cruxes. Hard 7a would be my guess, particularly as the lower off is now lower...
steveanthony 13 Jun, 2018 Lead rpt There is a new lower off below the horrible loose looking block.
with Andy Sharp, John Bullock
There is a new lower off below the horrible loose looking block.
with Andy Sharp, John Bullock
Hidden 9 Jun, 2018 Lead rpt
Eduardo Martinez 23 May, 2018 Lead O/S One of the best 7a+s in Britain. Unique monster holds all the way. Easy for the grade. (sun got on it about 2ish)
One of the best 7a+s in Britain. Unique monster holds all the way. Easy for the grade. (sun got on it about 2ish)
Sam Willis ??, 2018 Lead β
Hidden 27 Aug, 2017 TR dog
will6459 23 Jul, 2017 Lead rpt Block for clipping the belay looks pretty unsafe.
Block for clipping the belay looks pretty unsafe.
Hidden 21 May, 2017 Lead RP
Hidden 28 Apr, 2017 Lead dog
Billg 15 Apr, 2017 Lead rpt
with Becky Athay, PhoebeG
with Becky Athay, PhoebeG
Hidden 30 Aug, 2016 Lead dog
chiverstom 26 Aug, 2016 Lead RP
with Steph Ward, sammo247
with Steph Ward, sammo247
sammo247 26 Aug, 2016 Lead RP Awesome
Awesome
ambrooker 26 Aug, 2016 Lead dog
with Steph W, Sam Keyne, chiverstom
with Steph W, Sam Keyne, chiverstom
Steph Ward 24 Aug, 2016 Lead RP 2nd go :)
with Sam Kean
2nd go :)
with Sam Kean
Hidden 3 Jul, 2016 Lead dog
joe1joe1joe2 29 May, 2016 2nd O/S
dom_joyce265 29 May, 2016 Lead RP
mop449 29 May, 2016 Lead dog Gave it an onsight go. Wow, so pumpy. Did all the moves but didn't give it a second go as it came into the sun. One to come back to!
Gave it an onsight go. Wow, so pumpy. Did all the moves but didn't give it a second go as it came into the sun. One to come back to!
Hidden 16 Apr, 2016 Lead dog
Marti999 6 Sep, 2015 Lead RP 1st RP. Jug fest
1st RP. Jug fest
tom jefferies 24 Aug, 2015 Lead dog
partz 18 Aug, 2015 Lead RP Dropped the final jug on the flash attempt! :( Got it next go. Great worth, worth the hype, look forward to it again!
Dropped the final jug on the flash attempt! :( Got it next go. Great worth, worth the hype, look forward to it again!
will6459 18 Aug, 2015 2nd
with partz
with partz
tom jefferies 6 Aug, 2015 Lead dog all moves done with not too much trouble. just not enough endurance to put together.
all moves done with not too much trouble. just not enough endurance to put together.
_m.cox_ 11 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S Absolute classic... Enough said
Absolute classic... Enough said
guy xavier percival 2 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S It may be a bit unbalanced but great moves, fantastic rock and line in a really impressive location.
with paul
It may be a bit unbalanced but great moves, fantastic rock and line in a really impressive location.
with paul
Paul Robertson 2 Jul, 2015 Lead dog
steveanthony 10 Jun, 2015 Lead RP Awesomeness! Amazing place and an amazing route
with John Bullock
Awesomeness! Amazing place and an amazing route
with John Bullock
Hidden 10 Jun, 2015 TR dnf
hankyc 25 May, 2015 Lead RP Amazing place, Astonishing route, especially going at this grade. 7a+ for sure, dropped top on the onsight got it second go, would happily do it over and over again!
Amazing place, Astonishing route, especially going at this grade. 7a+ for sure, dropped top on the onsight got it second go, would happily do it over and over again!
Hidden 23 May, 2015 Lead RP
gingernick 21 Mar, 2015 Lead dog Super pump. One to get
Super pump. One to get
Viki Claudia Harvey 28 Sep, 2014 Lead
with Rachel Keys
with Rachel Keys
Llinos C 27 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
with Simon Brice
with Simon Brice
Ramon Marin 20 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S onsight warm up. Best 7a+ in I've done in UK to date
with viki harvey
onsight warm up. Best 7a+ in I've done in UK to date
with viki harvey
mikeshewring 14 Sep, 2014 Lead RP 2nd go
with sharpie
2nd go
with sharpie
Dave-Westlake 8 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
brices 7 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S One of the best of its grade, jug romping all the way
One of the best of its grade, jug romping all the way
Chubbard 2 Sep, 2014 Lead RP Second go. Great route.
with Tomar
Second go. Great route.
with Tomar
Hidden ?Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 24 Aug, 2014 Lead RP
Hidden 23 Aug, 2014 Lead dnf
Wendy 23 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
James Marshall 23 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S Worth driving to Wales just for this route, really, really good birthday present !
with Tom Ball
Worth driving to Wales just for this route, really, really good birthday present !
with Tom Ball
Hidden 22 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
anthony henry 17 Aug, 2014 Lead RP really epic route. 3 stars
with Tomar
really epic route. 3 stars
with Tomar
Tomar 17 Aug, 2014 Lead β Unique, super climb
Unique, super climb
Hidden 30 Jul, 2014 Lead RP
Hidden 30 Jul, 2014 Lead RP
Dave Cale 29 Jul, 2014 Lead β One of the bests routes I've done.
with CLedden
One of the bests routes I've done.
with CLedden
OERees 7 Jul, 2014 Lead β
Neil Amos 6 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S Awesome route. Crux at the top and stays in your face. Perfect route
Awesome route. Crux at the top and stays in your face. Perfect route
Caspian Johnson 21 May, 2014 Lead RP
simonr 21 May, 2014 Lead rpt
Ged Desforges ??, 2014 - Brilliant climb, but be careful of the big blocks near the belay. There's a huge perched flake that is pretty difficult to avoid to get to the chain. Make sure nobody is sitting anywhere near underneath.
Brilliant climb, but be careful of the big blocks near the belay. There's a huge perched flake that is pretty difficult to avoid to get to the chain. Make sure nobody is sitting anywhere near underneath.
shoulders 29 Aug, 2013 Lead dog fell off the very last move on the o/s. 5 seconds off and finished it. Frustrating but a fantastic route with the crux being the very top. 7a+ for sure.
with sharpie
fell off the very last move on the o/s. 5 seconds off and finished it. Frustrating but a fantastic route with the crux being the very top. 7a+ for sure.
with sharpie
Billg 26 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S Superb - so good I did it twice!
with Francios, Bob Brewer
Superb - so good I did it twice!
with Francios, Bob Brewer
Jon_Warner 14 Jul, 2013 TR dog Struggling with the last move a bit.... awesome route. Take care at the top.
with Jenni
Struggling with the last move a bit.... awesome route. Take care at the top.
with Jenni
Hidden 14 Jul, 2013 TR RP
khawk 4 May, 2013 Lead O/S
with datoon
with datoon
DorsetGareth 23 Apr, 2013 Lead dog Found it extremely tough.
Found it extremely tough.
Jon Garside 8 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S Amazing route, very unique rock for the UK. Is worth 7a+ for the top.
with Becky
Amazing route, very unique rock for the UK. Is worth 7a+ for the top.
with Becky
chris wyatt 29 Mar, 2012 Lead RP 2nd Session. Not sure if it's 7a or a+ but it is an awesome climb either way. Should be on everyone's tick list
with roberto
2nd Session. Not sure if it's 7a or a+ but it is an awesome climb either way. Should be on everyone's tick list
with roberto
westyb3 15 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S Awesome Route, 3 stars of anyones money.
with Simon Rawlinson, Rob Lamy
Awesome Route, 3 stars of anyones money.
with Simon Rawlinson, Rob Lamy
Hidden 4 Sep, 2011 Lead RP
Dan_Carroll 17 Aug, 2011 Lead rpt
with Chris
with Chris
Hidden 17 Aug, 2011 Lead RP
AshWH 15 Aug, 2011 Lead β
Dan_Carroll 15 May, 2011 Lead RP Best route on Gower? brilliant and definitely worth 7a+.
with caspian, Mateusz
Best route on Gower? brilliant and definitely worth 7a+.
with caspian, Mateusz
Hidden 21 Jun, 2006 Lead RP
Hidden ??, 2006 Lead RP
steepstuff ??, 2004 Lead O/S
with Rob
with Rob
Eugetj ?Jul, 1998 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
with Roy Thomas
goi.ashmore 7 Jun, 1998 Lead O/S Second Ascent
with Roy Thomas
Second Ascent
with Roy Thomas
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Style of Ascent
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