Rockfax Description
One of the original and best hard UK sport climbs which paved the way for limestone climbing in the 80s and beyond. After an easy start, the climbing is never desperate but continuously sustained and subtle. © Rockfax

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THE classic old skool 8a's, North Wales Rock Graded List, ROCKFAX Style Top 50: North Wales, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, The BMC 70th Anniversary Ticklist, Mike and Connors 2 year plan, UK 8a and up, The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), Rock cats getting strong, Wales Ticklist, UK sport, Ben and Jerry

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
Richard Kendrick 13 Apr Lead dog
with Chris , LDudill
with Chris , LDudill
chiverstom 30 Mar Lead dnf
DeaNomNom 17 Nov, 2018 Lead RP
Hidden 5 Aug, 2018 Lead RP
jezb1 10 Jun, 2018 Lead dog Clip stick used a lot.. Account open. A lot of moves done, some not, not many links.
Clip stick used a lot.. Account open. A lot of moves done, some not, not many links.
Owen Diba 26 May, 2018 Lead dog
with Brian Taylor, Laurence Everitt
with Brian Taylor, Laurence Everitt
shaun goodey ??, 2018 -
richiebongo 13 Aug, 2017 Lead dog Fell off the first hard bit and then got shut down completely not being able to do some of the moves i did on my previous visit. It was warm though so maybe conditions didn't help.
Fell off the first hard bit and then got shut down completely not being able to do some of the moves i did on my previous visit. It was warm though so maybe conditions didn't help.
pablosordo 13 Aug, 2017 2nd
Wise 5 Aug, 2017 TR dog Classic. Did most of the moves individually but a very long way from linking much together.
Classic. Did most of the moves individually but a very long way from linking much together.
DorsetGareth 5 Aug, 2017 TR dog Really good. Did all the moves individually, but no big links. Need to get back on it. Apt to see Ben Moon at the crag while I was working it :)
with Wise
Really good. Did all the moves individually, but no big links. Need to get back on it. Apt to see Ben Moon at the crag while I was working it :)
with Wise
richiebongo 27 Jul, 2017 TR dog Amazed to do all the moves on my second top rope go.
Amazed to do all the moves on my second top rope go.
pablosordo 23 Jul, 2017 Lead dog
with ximo
with ximo
maddy.c 25 Jun, 2017 - Battled 2nd go but fell off very end. Did 3rd go. Very fun route.
Battled 2nd go but fell off very end. Did 3rd go. Very fun route.
nickmoulden 10 Apr, 2017 TR rpt
with zoe bidula
with zoe bidula
nickmoulden 6 Apr, 2017 Lead RP 1st rp in a day
with zoe bidula
1st rp in a day
with zoe bidula
Hidden ??, 2017 Lead RP
Hidden 5 Oct, 2016 Lead RP
jonleighton 24 Sep, 2016 Lead RP Really pleased to get this done - have tried it over a few sporadic sessions over the season and never really made much progress. Thought I wasn't fit enough to do it yesterday and it would just be a working session, so I was delighted to be wrong about that! Lovely to be able to flow through the moves.
Really pleased to get this done - have tried it over a few sporadic sessions over the season and never really made much progress. Thought I wasn't fit enough to do it yesterday and it would just be a working session, so I was delighted to be wrong about that! Lovely to be able to flow through the moves.
Ed Booth 1 Sep, 2016 Lead RP
with Hans Gruber, anguskille
with Hans Gruber, anguskille
Elliot Walker 9 Aug, 2016 Lead RP First of the grade! Small improvements every session was enough to get it done. Really incredible
with Harriet
First of the grade! Small improvements every session was enough to get it done. Really incredible
with Harriet
Adam Lincoln 7 Aug, 2016 Lead RP Not that hard for the grade, surprised people say its a tough 8a!
with Adam Jeewooth
Not that hard for the grade, surprised people say its a tough 8a!
with Adam Jeewooth
Ed Booth 5 Aug, 2016 Lead dog Balls, Dropped the last move twice. Should go next time hopefully.
with Rob Ireson
Balls, Dropped the last move twice. Should go next time hopefully.
with Rob Ireson
Adam Booth 15 Jul, 2016 Lead dnf Quick play
Quick play
nathanlee 17 Jun, 2016 Lead RP Spent a morning on it in the sun a few weeks ago, felt great in the shade today. Stuck the clips in and led next go. Come on yes! Really brilliant top crux moves
with Jack Lawledge, goli
Spent a morning on it in the sun a few weeks ago, felt great in the shade today. Stuck the clips in and led next go. Come on yes! Really brilliant top crux moves
with Jack Lawledge, goli
Ed Booth 17 May, 2016 Lead dog Account open.
Account open.
Twid Turner ??, 2016 -
Matt.c.Warner 28 Aug, 2015 Lead RP
with Alex
with Alex
OERees 14 Jun, 2015 Lead RP After falling off twice after last bolt, sent 3rd go! Psyched!
After falling off twice after last bolt, sent 3rd go! Psyched!
OERees 12 Jun, 2015 Lead dog 3 RP attempts. Last attempt came off past last bolt going for LH gaston. Blew it!
3 RP attempts. Last attempt came off past last bolt going for LH gaston. Blew it!
OERees 11 Jun, 2015 Lead dog 2 work goes. 1 redpoint attempt.
2 work goes. 1 redpoint attempt.
Tophe 3 Jun, 2015 Lead RP
Tom Livingstone 28 May, 2015 Lead dog
with Oli Grounsell, Jack Lawledge
with Oli Grounsell, Jack Lawledge
JM 15 Mar, 2015 Lead RP A bit of a fight in damp conditions but so good to finally get this old classic done!
with Anna Reiners
A bit of a fight in damp conditions but so good to finally get this old classic done!
with Anna Reiners
UnkArl 13 Sep, 2014 Lead dnf Opened my account and officially kicked off Project 8aBy40. The clock is ticking, 2yrs and 5months to go. First go up I frigged it to death with the clip-stick, apart from the bottom section I could barely do any of the moves - not a good start. Second time up (with the rope and draws in place) it started to come together, managed most of the individual moves after the heal-hook traverse. I was surprised at just how bad the feet are... Pysched to get back on it and start training properly.
Opened my account and officially kicked off Project 8aBy40. The clock is ticking, 2yrs and 5months to go. First go up I frigged it to death with the clip-stick, apart from the bottom section I could barely do any of the moves - not a good start. Second time up (with the rope and draws in place) it started to come together, managed most of the individual moves after the heal-hook traverse. I was surprised at just how bad the feet are... Pysched to get back on it and start training properly.
shed_hed 7 Sep, 2014 Lead dog Felt good after getting Bad Boy so jumped on this. Hard! Dogged on lead to the last clip and then dogged on second after that.
Felt good after getting Bad Boy so jumped on this. Hard! Dogged on lead to the last clip and then dogged on second after that.
dswansonlow 7 Sep, 2014 Lead dog
matt30987 3 Sep, 2014 TR dog
with Dad
with Dad
Luke Brooks 23 Aug, 2014 Lead RP Bit of stamina training in the wall made the difference in the end. Took a fair bit of perseverance this one!
with Delyth
Bit of stamina training in the wall made the difference in the end. Took a fair bit of perseverance this one!
with Delyth
Luke Dawson 10 Jul, 2014 Lead RP
with Chas
with Chas
Glyn 26 Jun, 2013 Lead RP Awesome! One of the best 8a's I've ever done. Fantastic climbing. Messed up my sequence big time on the successful red point. Forgot to use the undercut on the top crux, had to match the side pull..sketchy! About 5th session. Maybe 8th red point
with Matt Smith
Awesome! One of the best 8a's I've ever done. Fantastic climbing. Messed up my sequence big time on the successful red point. Forgot to use the undercut on the top crux, had to match the side pull..sketchy! About 5th session. Maybe 8th red point
with Matt Smith
Ally Smith 2 Jun, 2013 TR dnf
Glyn 4 May, 2013 Lead dog Two parts, progress. Worked out better sequence for top red point thin crux section
Two parts, progress. Worked out better sequence for top red point thin crux section
Ally Smith 20 Apr, 2013 Lead dog
with Matt Donnelly
with Matt Donnelly
westyb3 27 Jul, 2012 Lead RP What a battle! great route!!!
with _m.cox_
What a battle! great route!!!
with _m.cox_
Hidden 17 May, 2012 Lead RP
will smith11 1 Apr, 2012 Lead RP A mental battle to stay relaxed and remember the foot beta for the top section. 4 redpoints last september and 6 this weekend, fell from the last few moves on 4 of them.
with Twisty
A mental battle to stay relaxed and remember the foot beta for the top section. 4 redpoints last september and 6 this weekend, fell from the last few moves on 4 of them.
with Twisty
NickHarms ??, 2012 Lead dog
bustermartin 25 Sep, 2011 Lead dog ahh got to the end of the top traverse then got straight back on and went to the top
ahh got to the end of the top traverse then got straight back on and went to the top
Hidden 10 Sep, 2011 Lead RP
keefe 30 Jul, 2011 Lead RP Finally put this nemesis to bed. 1st attempt of the day - finishing as the top groove was starting to get wet in the rain.
with Tansy
Finally put this nemesis to bed. 1st attempt of the day - finishing as the top groove was starting to get wet in the rain.
with Tansy
Ally Smith 24 Jul, 2011 Lead RP Didn't feel that bad on redpoint
Didn't feel that bad on redpoint
Ally Smith 9 Jul, 2011 Lead dog Dogged then fluffed redpoint moving right at top. Tide forced an early retry and i didn't get into undercuts.
with Mark Owen
Dogged then fluffed redpoint moving right at top. Tide forced an early retry and i didn't get into undercuts.
with Mark Owen
Dave Douglas 3 Jul, 2011 Lead dog
with the wife
with the wife
Martin Cleaver 14 May, 2011 TR dog day 1, some progress.
day 1, some progress.
Hidden 1 May, 2011 Lead RP
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead RP
hamer89 19 Oct, 2009 Lead RP Totally Classic! Not bad for 1984
Totally Classic! Not bad for 1984
ksjs 5 Aug, 2009 TR dog hard, harder than i expected. struggled with traverse (pumpy), cross-through move to slot (where do my feet go?) and then moves right into groove at top (no footholds!) all a bit rushed due to tide. need another go to get a real feel for moves but great to be on the route after walking past it so much...
with ally
hard, harder than i expected. struggled with traverse (pumpy), cross-through move to slot (where do my feet go?) and then moves right into groove at top (no footholds!) all a bit rushed due to tide. need another go to get a real feel for moves but great to be on the route after walking past it so much...
with ally
Ally Smith 5 Aug, 2009 TR dog
with ksjs
with ksjs
Cassidy 22 Jul, 2009 Lead RP
with McGeek, Neil Busby
with McGeek, Neil Busby
hutch 25 Jun, 2009 Lead RP
Hidden ??, 2008 -
Keith Sharples 13 Apr, 2001 Lead RP Corking route (Day 4)
Corking route (Day 4)
Mike Owen 25 Jul, 1998 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 4 Jul, 1998 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
with Elaine Owen
sadams 9 May, 1998 Lead RP
with Pete Bukowski
with Pete Bukowski
Mike Owen 30 Aug, 1997 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
with Elaine Owen
whispering nic ?Jul, 1996 Lead dog
with April
with April
kristian ?Mar, 1996 Lead RP First 8a
First 8a
Mike Owen 2 Aug, 1994 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 30 Jul, 1994 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 19 May, 1994 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
with Elaine Owen
stp ??, 1994 Lead RP
Mike Owen 11 Aug, 1991 Lead RP
with Elaine Owen
with Elaine Owen
Mick Lovatt ??, 1990 -
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