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Indian Creek comes to Ogwen. Take the incredible hand-crack just right of Flake Crack to its top. If you can't jam then you better learn quickly. © Rockfax

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, 50 cracks to Squamish, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist, 100 Best Wales Mid Grade Climbs, Glyn's North Wales mid-grade ticklist.

tim_mcd 28/Aug/17 Lead dog
with Tutu, Matt
Keith Swainson 27/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Loved this, perfect jams! Indian Creek here I come. Second did well through a constant chorus of ow, ow, ow, ow, **** ow.... :) (sorry G).

Georgie25 27/Aug/17 2nd

Fell off bottom move due to poor jamming, got it next time on the other route which shares this start!

wynaptomos 13/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Craigyboy13 09/Jul/17 2nd
Jmpollard 05/Jul/17 Lead O/S

One of the best crack pitches I've done anywhere. Superb hand jams the whole way up the splitter crack. So good I did it twice!

Hidden 05/Jul/17 Lead β
Archbishop 24/Jun/17 2nd
with Dan Shacklock
JRJones 15/Jun/17 Lead O/S

borrowed all the yellow cams i could find in the morning. Turned out to have been a good idea.

with sam
foostu4 14/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Alex Riley 09/Jun/17 Lead O/S


Luke Brooks 27/May/17 Lead O/S
with Kate
partz 13/May/17 Lead rpt
nodwas 02/May/17 2nd
with suds_01
suds_01 02/May/17 Lead O/S

Pretty desperate didn't have enough big gear so walked a cam up!

D.botts87 25/Mar/17 2nd dog

No getting away from the jamming...struggled

Matadoors 15/Oct/16 TR
emlynroberts 15/Oct/16 TR dnf

Only got about half way

robgixer 10/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/16 Lead O/S
myrddinmuse 23/Aug/16 Lead dnf

Placed all of my big gear by the time I got to the great white jug, didn't have the bottle for the final part. Crack was a little bit damp, but it's no excuse. Bailed on to the pleasant final 1/3rd of flake crack afterwards.

tedburt 14/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Aaron Burdett
John Elliott 26/Jul/16 2nd
Hidden 26/Jul/16 Lead dnf
neal 17/Jul/16 2nd rpt
with Tom Chamberlain
Mark D 03/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Rosie Henstock, Tom Green
Rosie Henstock 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S

This route was everything I hoped it would be! Not too strenuous as you can get solid jams all the way. Psyched to get the on-sight!

TGreen 03/Jul/16 2nd O/S
Rob McGurk 22/Jun/16 Lead dnf

Really cool jamming and laybacking. Sustained. Took a rather significant fall onto a cam then lost psyche and went up Flake Crack. Would love to return and complete.

with Alice
Daz8477 09/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Phil Davidson 09/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 04/Jun/16 Lead O/S
dpiddock 29/May/16 2nd dog

Need to work on my jamming. Very tight rope.

with Stephen G
Hidden 14/May/16 Lead
tom.e 21/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Charlie Everett
robpartridge 31/Aug/15 2nd
with Rafe
UncleMephisto 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Made hard work of this!

ashtond6 30/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 03/Jul/15 2nd

Pete didn't make it look too easy

with Pete Hemmings
static266 29/Jun/15 Lead dog
bede.west 13/Jun/15 2nd
with Stopsy
Stopsy 13/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Bede
Hidden 10/Jun/15 2nd O/S
pawel suhy 06/Jun/15 2nd dnf
sdixon 06/Jun/15 2nd
JHiley 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Pawel, Sarah
owain86 27/May/15 2nd O/S
Martin Bagshaw 04/May/15 Lead O/S

A pretty incredible hand crack, shame my second was too cold to enjoy it as much as me.

Katsmiff 04/May/15 2nd
Katsmiff 04/May/15 2nd
Katsmiff 04/May/15 2nd
ReubenS1990 ?/May/15 Lead O/S

Awesome, awesome climb. Short on suitable sized gear so just stepped up the cams as I climbed.

beckyjg 18/Apr/15 2nd
JamesWilliams 18/Apr/15 Lead rpt

Apparently my jamming has improved a lot!

with Becky
JessWilliams 14/Mar/15 2nd
OliverRoss 14/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Didn't bring enough cams or hexes to downclimbed to retrieve previous cams. What faff.

with Jess, Chris Bulman
cameronr11 22/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Really good fun, first proper experience of hand jamming! Small hands are useful for when it widens to fist jam

bede.west 22/Sep/14 Lead O/S

This was MEGA! everything I wanted and expected it to be! bob on with grade

with cam ray
Pete_Frost 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Great climb, a real step forward for the period in which it was first climbed.

with Megan Beaumont
Binder 20/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Very nice.

with Tom L
Tubs 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with George
Hidden 08/Sep/14 Lead O/S
adamre12 08/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Love this route!

wi11 02/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Sabby
vinspin 26/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Jul/14 2nd
JamesWilliams 10/Jul/14 2nd O/S

not a route for painful new shoes! good route to learn how to jam really quickly!

adamre12 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Awesome sustained jamming right to the top. Bring lots of cams! Really fun route!

vinspin 08/Jul/14 Lead dnf
with carl
switch 06/Jul/14 2nd
with Gaby L, Leanne
willyboy 16/May/14 2nd
Charlie Low 08/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Jack93 08/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Superb jamming! Bomb proof jams the entire way! Had some gear issues by the top though as I'd been a bit overzealous and placed to much gear at the bottom so I'd run out of anything that fitted for the last 5-10m

Nick Biven ??/2014 -
dan_o_b ?/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Dibdawg 23/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 23/Aug/13 Lead dog
JamesLloyd 12/Aug/13 2nd O/S
partz 12/Aug/13 Lead O/S


gingerking ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/13 Lead
manxclare 16/Jun/13 2nd
with jon22
Lenny 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with John
John sealey 16/Jun/13 Lead
Rob Davies 09/Jun/13 Lead
with Dave Rimmer, Phil Ashton
Hidden 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 03/Jun/13 Solo O/S

Perfect jamming. One of the best 'pure' cracks in wales.

with James Mchaffie
CragDog 02/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 31/May/13 2nd
Hidden 31/May/13 2nd
Gareth T 25/May/13 Lead dog

Fell at top on two cams, foot slipped

with Amber
Amber Chaloner 25/May/13 2nd dog

Jamming all the way. Bye bye toes, hands, arms!

Alex.M-M. 15/Feb/13 Lead dog

Slipped on crux due to hands being very cold (a complete lack of feeling).

tim20 ??/2013 -
guy757 14/Aug/12 -
with Vic
Hidden ?/Aug/12 -
JulesV 27/May/12 2nd
Shaw Brown 27/May/12 Lead
GPN 27/May/12 2nd
Shauna 27/May/12 Lead O/S
with Jules
Andy_B39 23/May/12 Lead O/S
with Sam Tolhurst
Andrew Sloan 29/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Fantastic sustained pitch. Perfect hand and foot jamming crack.

with Steve Grove
khawk 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with DT
cripper ??/2012 -
with midge
fatbuoybazza 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Ace jamming, stick to the crack only..

neal 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with John Roberts
jcook1980 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Leo
leohl 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Ollie B 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S

If you can jam very easy HVS (more like VS) if not, well then its nails. Brill route! slot in the hand jams all the way up.

with C.Radford
bobpilgrem 29/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Brilliant route-easier than it looks with enough positions to rest.Bomber jams- laybacked the mid section.You must keep religously to RH crack to get the HVS tick.Also managed to place 5 cams and 2 hexes !!

with Bob/Nic
dan ely 15/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with forest
victim of mathematics 05/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Beautiful jamming.

Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
martinazando 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S
al99 29/Jun/11 2nd
harold walmsley 28/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Fantastic route. Like a little piece of Yosemite transported to Ogewen.

with Colin Struthers
richardcreagh 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
bigdan050 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

brilliant jamming

Bex_M 04/Jun/11 2nd
farmus21 28/May/11 Lead

Cracking but hard!

with Tim
CharlieMack 18/May/11 Lead O/S
with David
john spence ?/May/11 Lead
Hidden 30/Apr/11 2nd
Rory Shaw 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
mksmith35 21/Apr/11 Lead dog
BobOldale 21/Apr/11 2nd O/S

EXCELLENT CLIMB! amazing fist jams. I loved it

mcglenr25 21/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Pete Nugent 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Have not been to C y T before, some excellent routes. I had to "leapfrog" my Camalots 2 & 3 up the crack so that I could be proect the upper section. Better to take a double set &/or larger sizes. (N.Wales Rock, Ground Up 2006) In terms of difficulty, I found: Herfords Crack

with Matt Gordon
Hidden 11/Apr/11 Lead
James Rolf 08/Apr/11 2nd dnf
pudding 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S

matt went up 4m placing 3 first runners but didnt fancy the jamming crack so i lead up clipping his gear and finishing off the route

ben bowry 08/Apr/11 TR O/S
with Jordan
AMarchant 21/Mar/11 Lead O/S


Hidden ??/2011 2nd
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Andy Clarke 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Fine jamming, with all four points of contact lined up in the crack for a couple of cruxy moves near the top. My one bit of training for a first visit to Yosemite next month!

with Ralph
Hidden 16/Aug/10 Lead
Dale ?/Aug/10 Lead dog

more yosmite training bit slippy inside, slips couple of times. should of had it but rested a a few seconds cus cudn't figure out how to move my foot up. Guess i'm getting bit better at jamming.

with johny
Hidden 15/Jul/10 2nd
catblack 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Excellent hand and foot jamming all the way up, a nicer angle than I was expecting. Bomber gear, easy to place, more like VS 4c. It's a shame it doesn't go on for longer.

Andrew Barker 24/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Painful foot jamming. Felt tricky so went straight back round to solo it to make sure it was just the painful feet making me climb badly.

HIGHTOWER 23/Jun/10 Lead dog

I need to learn to crack climb!

with Dave Gleave
Helen Gibson 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
oliverharold 30/May/10 2nd
david morse 30/May/10 Lead O/S
with katie+oli
Hidden 27/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead O/S
gailc 23/May/10 2nd dog
with Pete B
Hidden 22/May/10 AltLd O/S
Liam FLeming 22/May/10 Lead
HansUDes 01/May/10 TR O/S

Self belay

Ewan Russell 13/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Clive+Rostam
Clivest 13/Apr/10 2nd
with Rostam, Ewan Russell
mynyddresident 07/Apr/10 Lead

First after work route of the season.

Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
wilsonthewarrior ??/2010 2nd
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
The Ivanator 30/Oct/09 2nd O/S

Stewart jammed on the lead, I laybacked the whole crack, a little gem of a route.

with Stewart
chrisallan 15/Sep/09 Lead O/S
theotherpetehill 15/Sep/09 2nd
mlmatt 13/Sep/09 Lead
with Chris Prescott, Laura Norcop
Laura-lou 13/Sep/09 2nd
with Chink
mlmatt 12/Sep/09 Lead
with Chris Prescott, Laura Norcop
Rob Davies 22/Aug/09 Lead

W facing, so Herford's Crack in the morning and Boot Crack in the afternoon was not the right way round

Sgt. Vest 24/May/09 Solo O/S
dan gibson 20/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/08 2nd O/S
DavidR 22/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 13/May/08 2nd

As Omer was young and fit, pointing him at cracks was a good way to level the playing field. He couldn't jam at all, so he used laybacks and face-holds to make it look about E3.

with Omer (BMC)
Hidden 12/May/08 AltLd
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Sgt. Vest 22/May/07 Lead O/S
with david nicholas
Rob Davies 14/Apr/07 2nd

Leader used umpteen rest-points

with Phil Ashton
tumbling wizard ?/Apr/07 Lead
gregoldridge ??/2007 2nd
Dan 85 21/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Rob
unfit 19/Apr/03 2nd
with matt w
Rob Davies ?/Aug/02 Lead

Angus junior was also with us, but his hands were way too small to use the crack.

with Angus McLean
mikej 07/Jul/98 Lead
with R
smudge 03/May/98 Lead O/S
with Mike
michael burrows 22/Jun/97 Lead O/S
with steve ward
Rob Davies ?/Sep/95 2nd

The new guidebook clarified where this route went and gave it VS 4b. If Herford did this in 1912 he probably laybacked up it in nailed boots. A steady lead from Dave as we didn't have much gear that would fit this crack.

with Dave Ellis
Hidden 21/Aug/94 2nd
DaveDevine ?/Jul/90 Lead
nigehughes ?/Sep/88 Lead
with Rob Hannam
Nigel Bond 28/Dec/82 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
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