Rockfax Description
A technical route with a tough low crux followed by thin, sustained moves above bolts higher up. About 7a+ as a sport route. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start below the first set of bolts on the slab. Climb desperately to a bolt belay and lower off. Trad grade E4 6b.

N Harms, C Stephenson 11/Nov/1988

Ticklists: All the Llanberis SLATE sport @ 7a & 7a+, Slate Sport, Radical Rockcats 2nd Year of Uni Ticklist.

Hidden 04/Nov/17 TR dnf
brices 01/Nov/17 2nd β
with Remus
Hidden 01/Nov/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Oct/17 TR
Hidden 29/Oct/17 TR
max_dickens 25/Oct/17 Lead rpt
with Owen
Hidden 05/Aug/17 TR O/S
max_dickens 13/Jul/17 Lead dog

One rest at second bolt

with Shirl
feilx 02/Jul/17 Lead β
with Gaetan L
shed_hed 24/Jun/17 Lead rpt
Butel 24/Jun/17 Lead RP
jonleighton 07/Jun/17 Lead O/S
ollychapman123 19/May/17 Lead RP
anguskille 09/May/17 Lead β
Sam2257 07/May/17 TR dog

incredible line, TR in 2 halves, bit of a sandbag at 7a/+ tho?

Stroppy 29/Jan/17 Lead dog

Sequence error at second bolt, and panic rest at the third :( feel like it should have gone, but on the other hand SO THIN

mikespooner 29/Jan/17 2nd dog
Phil 29/Jan/17 TR dnf
lukevf 29/Jan/17 TR dog
max_dickens 07/Oct/16 Lead rpt

Repeat, felt pretty steady actually good to get back the thin stuff

with Dean
DeaNomNom 07/Oct/16 Lead RP

Foot slipped at first bolt on onsight attempt, came down, pulled the rope. Flashed the rest of it on second go. I found the first crux the hardest, probably because I stood up on the tiniest razor blade hold to get to the second bolt. After that all the feet felt like jugs in comparison!

Butel 02/Oct/16 Lead dog

Foot slip just after 2nd bolt. Some serious trust involved in the feet.

with Harriet Ridley
philhilo 11/Sep/16 Lead RP

3rd go. Fingers sore. Howling gale was disconcerting requiring hunkering down en route. 1st English 6b.

with misha
Misha 11/Sep/16 Lead rpt

Nice to get this first go after dogging it six years ago. 6a sequence to get past the first bolt, 6b sequence to get past the second, then some 5c and finally easy ground just as it gets a bit runout. The hard bits are safe so it felt like a sport route, especially with new glue ins.

with Phil
Hidden 08/Aug/16 TR
Hidden 07/Aug/16 Lead dnf
Hidden 07/Aug/16 Lead G/U
shed_hed 27/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Desperate but cool moves - thin a technical with 100% trust in the tiniest footholds required! Bit of a run out at the top but easier climbing, think it deserves the trad grade slightly more than the sport grade.

with Helen Wise
Chriswallis2 25/Jul/16 TR RP
with Anna
robertmichaellovell 21/Jul/16 Lead

Flashed on TR then led

with dave evans
Hidden 30/May/16 Lead dnf
Hidden ??/2016 -
James Beaumont 30/Oct/15 Lead RP
with Max
max_dickens 30/Oct/15 Lead β

tried it last year and barely got off the ground, first go today woo

with Bow
jacob shieldhouse hadley 25/Oct/15 Lead G/U

good to be out again after 3 weeks, 2nd go BETA - 6a move by 1st bolt, 6b move by 2nd then its a E4 5c

with solomon, mum
Hidden 14/Oct/15 Lead β
Hidden 14/Oct/15 Lead O/S
James Beaumont 14/Oct/15 Lead dog
with Cam Pellett
richiebongo 13/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with paulo
Tom.Priestley 05/Sep/15 Lead RP

Had to have loads of goes but kept pulling the ropes and got it in the end. Head wasn't in the right place.

james.slater 16/Aug/15 Lead RP

2nd go today, after a couple of attempts over the years! Very happy, but not sure of the grade. The only pro is bolts but very spaced with some very hard moves at an uncomfortable distance!

chris sm 01/Aug/15 2nd dog


ChrisAllen 22/Mar/15 -
with Joe Squire
breed 08/Mar/15 Lead O/S
tim newton 24/Jan/15 Lead RP

fell off the low cruxes a couple of times on the onsight lead attempt. Got to the top and then lead it clean first redpoint.

matt30987 29/Nov/14 TR dog

Did all moves 2nd go and could probably lead except the long run out put me off. First slate slab, maybe I will get braver in time.

Tom.Priestley 15/Nov/14 Lead dog

Dogged to hell but did all the moves separately. Nice rockover at first bolt. Run out at top is no probs.

Tom.Priestley 15/Nov/14 TR dog
Scott Quinn 15/Nov/14 TR dnf

repeatedly failed at the mantel much to toms amusement, pretty much got it in the end but was el-fucko'd would be nice to get back on it.

Wayne S 15/Sep/14 2nd RP
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Ed morris 15/May/14 Lead O/S
with stefan
Ewan Russell 08/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Halla
Julian Cooper 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Harder than short stories.

with Ben Steel
ian Ll-J 17/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Keendan 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Good progression on slate slabs. I honestly didn't think those feet would stick.

rustaldo 04/Jul/13 Lead dog
with Dan Heath
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead RP
Hidden 18/May/13 TR dnf
BenRyle 13/May/13 Lead RP

Third time lucky. Pretty tricky

Hidden 04/May/13 2nd dog
SGD 04/May/13 Lead RP

Really good route. The hardest moves are low down but the is another good thin section by the last out at the top

wolf.leeb 03/May/13 Lead rpt
with Alexis
SGD 27/Apr/13 TR

Worked the route with a view to lead it. Got it clean and ran out of time....

vinspin 20/Apr/13 TR dnf
with dylan
Sam Melville ??/2013 -
Celt Ll-J 18/Nov/12 TR RP
willoates 25/Oct/12 Lead O/S

great, pretty hard,

with Dave Evans
Nik Jennings 23/Oct/12 Lead

2nd go.

Rachel S 23/Oct/12 TR

Shoulda woulda coulda.

with Nik
Ed Booth 14/Mar/12 Lead

took a tumble by second bolt cause i missed foot hold. went from good foot hold again and was fine to the top.

with Ben Alsford
SGD 28/Feb/12 TR

Really hard rock over by the 1st bolt more hard moves by the 2nd bolt and then to reach the 3rd bolt (run out). If it was warmer I might have tried the lead....

Dan724 15/Jan/12 TR

Bruised tips and numb toes; the holds are tiny! Will be a scarey lead as it's quite run out with some precarious moves.

tim3334 ??/2012 -
Hidden 14/Nov/11 Lead RP
Bennykr 14/Nov/11 Lead RP
sam820 14/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Mum
Liam FLeming 01/Aug/11 -
with iwan
davebrox ?/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 27/May/11 Lead
benchwarmer 31/Mar/11 Lead dog
with Justina
McGuinness 08/Feb/11 Lead RP

2nd go after tr. Nice rockover move by first bolt.

with Ian ll-j
Hidden ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Lloyders 30/Jun/10 Lead RP
Misha 30/May/10 Lead dog

Multiple goes to get past both of the first two bolts, though the moves didn't feel that bad when I got them. The rusty bolt heads didn't inspire confidence but, hey, it's slate! Top section after the third bolt looks run out but it's much easier than the rest of the route so it's fine.

with Mark
smallerrich 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Sam
samrad 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Gambit 11/Apr/10 Lead RP

Felt very fingery and was glad of a good pair of edging boots. Got in a session.

with Barney
Alex Mason 19/Oct/09 Lead O/S

After bens effort, in the dark, fingery obviously. Satisfying.

with Ben alsford
scorky345 15/Sep/09 Lead
with Ben Corcoran, Joe Corcoran
Luke Brooks 11/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 TR dnf
barni 27/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with Paul James
Hidden 07/Dec/08 Lead dog
benchwarmer 30/Aug/08 TR dog
with Justin Hughes, Craig Lowe
whispering nic ??/2008 -
Matt Vigg ??/2008 -
alaan 12/May/07 Lead rpt

Bagged on the second go - brilliant moves.

with Aly and Elsie
Toby Dunn 28/Apr/07 Lead
with Ruth
Brown 14/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Max
Hidden ??/2006 -
Dringo ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
petekeron ??/2000 Lead O/S
Bullybones ??/1996 Lead O/S
MJclimb ??/1995 -
adi bryant 18/Jun/93 Lead RP

fuzzy date

with Tim
Roget 11/Jun/93 Lead dog
with colin
Jon Read ?/Jul/92 Lead O/S

By far the hardest technical onsight for me at the time.

with Roger Peppe
goi.ashmore 15/May/92 Lead RP
with Simon Coles
Hidden User 56 ??/1992 Lead O/S

date a rough guess

with whispering nic
Hidden 25/May/91 Lead dnf
sadams 02/Feb/91 Lead
with Kev Mellieu
Rob Kennard ??/1991 -
with Mark lloyd
mark-abz 07/Sep/90 Lead dog
with Andy W
chrisdavies ??/1990 Lead


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