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Sustained climbing up the wall to the right of Axle Attack. © Rockfax

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, North Wales Sport Climbing, North Wales 7b and 7b+ starfest!.

JamesWilliams 12/Oct Lead dog

2 training burns

Phil Davidson 30/Sep Lead RP
with Nigel Bonnet, Daz Devey
chris_woodsy 05/Jul Lead RP
with Widdaz
Duncan Campbell 25/Jun Lead RP

Have absolutely no recollection of trying this in the past - so thought I had blown the onsight when I fell off trying to move left from the bloods. Got a bit too high and couldn't see a crucial foothold. Went fine next go. Top is nice and sustained.

with sam Harvie
Hidden 14/Jun Lead β
spalice 03/Jun Lead RP


with Sion
Hidden 02/Jun Lead RP
Hidden 02/Apr Lead rpt
DeaNomNom 19/Nov/16 Lead RP

Cool climb. Did it twice today, I think it was more fun to finish comfortably over the anchor on a jug. The first time I just hung below and barely clipped the anchors. Adds a few nice but tricky moves to fill it out!

nickmoulden 21/Oct/16 Lead rpt
with zoe bidula
Ed Booth 09/Sep/16 Lead rpt
Adam Booth 09/Sep/16 Lead RP

1st rp

Michelle W 04/Sep/16 Lead RP
shed_hed 04/Sep/16 Lead dog

Clips were already in this so went for the retro flash as a means to get up to Cold Blood. Fell off at the crux which took a few goes to work out. Must have been stronger and had some really good beta 2 years ago!

JamesWilliams 01/Sep/16 Lead RP

Clipsticked up to place the draws and tick a couple of holds had a redders got through the crux and came off just before the last draw had 45 mins rest then went again and felt loads less pumped through the crux and climbed through the pump to the top. Third 7b second rp

with Adam Revill, Darren
Butel 15/Aug/16 TR

Super nice climb. Never enjoyed a top rope so much.

JamesWilliams 15/Aug/16 TR dog

Bolt to bolted to get to the top then did it in 2 overlapping half on the top rope . Amazing flowing and technical climbing

with Butel
Tom Livingstone 12/Jul/16 Lead RP
Hidden 12/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/16 Lead O/S
NDD 03/Jul/16 Lead β
with Heliya
Hidden 29/Jun/16 Lead O/S
JCAshman 14/Jun/16 Lead RP
Kipper-Phil Smith 12/Jun/16 TR

Failed to lead. Couple of hard sections one past the first bolt then the crossover move coming out the mid height break. Top quality route as good as Axle Attack but way harder!!

with Denis
tom russell 27/Apr/16 Lead
with Marianne Lalli , samwillo
samwillo 27/Apr/16 Lead
Hidden ??/2016 -
MJclimb ??/2016 -
FreddieSmith 02/Nov/15 Lead RP
Ed Booth 30/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Really cool route.

with Tim Neill, Calum Musket
nickmoulden 05/Sep/15 Lead rpt
with zoe bidula
Hidden 23/Jun/15 Lead RP
cjd91 12/Jun/15 Lead RP

What a fantastic of the best of it's grade in north wales!

ohyeahhh 07/Jun/15 Lead dnf

one for the future

Hidden 21/May/15 TR
dominic lee 17/May/15 Lead
Matt Cooke 16/May/15 Lead O/S
wolf.leeb 10/May/15 Lead RP

dogged the os with some stamina issues.. 2nd go. proper nice climbing.

with pete
Adam Lincoln 10/May/15 Lead O/S
with Pete Chadwick
jonleighton 10/May/15 Lead RP
guy757 05/May/15 TR
SMc 26/Apr/15 Lead RP

Numb fingers!

with Anne
nimajneb 22/Nov/14 Lead RP
jacobjlloyd 22/Nov/14 Lead dog

dammit. Couldashouldawoulda

dswansonlow 14/Oct/14 Lead dog

In the dark with a headtorch. I couldn't see a foothold under the bulge mid crux so had to hang and eyeball it.

with Rob P, TC
Ed morris 29/Sep/14 Lead β
with Hadyn
piken 14/Sep/14 Lead
with Andy
Dan724 21/Aug/14 Lead RP

What an amazing route! A great, flowing, dynamic sequence out of the 'cave' on positive sidepulls and pockets. Tried it lots over 2 years ago and found it nails. Felt like I floated up it today, 1 bolt to bolt then sent. Many thanks to James for the spaced out mid climb mantra called out to me whilst he was working the adjacent route:''all the holds are good, you can rest on the smallest of holds,you've climbed it a thousand times'' -weirdly helpful

with Dean Barbour, Adam Revill, James Williams
dan gibson 11/Aug/14 Lead RP
with julie carroll
dswansonlow 20/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Albachoss 20/Jul/14 TR dog


jacobjlloyd 20/Jul/14 Lead dog
with Dougie
Luke Dawson 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
nickmoulden 07/Jul/14 Lead RP
with zoe bidula
Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May/14 Lead RP
Hidden 07/May/14 Lead RP
Hidden 27/Apr/14 -
Rosea Day 16/Apr/14 Lead RP

got it first go on 2nd, lead it straight after.

Ally Smith 05/Apr/14 Lead rpt


dswansonlow 04/Apr/14 Lead RP
shed_hed 04/Apr/14 Lead β

Really nice climbing on this route. Had tried top roping this a year before but couldn't remember any of the moves and with Dougie shouting beta for the hard bits as I climbed this was essentially a flash. Nearly came off the crux move but held it. Got a bit pumpy at the top but could shake out before it got too bad.

Jacob Bloodworth ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
rikbattye ?/Apr/14 Lead
Tophe 23/Mar/14 Lead RP
with Dougiie
dswansonlow 23/Mar/14 Lead dog

Such a nice climb! It has sustained and interesting moves from start to end. Really enjoyable. 1st go dogged putting clips in. 2nd go I fell off going for the huge thankgod jug at the end before the anchor. Gutted. Not unhappy to go back and do it again though.

with Chris S, Dan Barbour
Boy 17/Aug/13 Lead
with Kim Tompson
Michael Allday 11/Aug/13 Lead RP

Went bolt to bolt and then First RP try easy enough sequence good rests move left to below the tufa was good love those kind of moves

drysori 18/Jul/13 Lead RP

Got through all of the hard bits insight, but couldn't make the next clip, which was actually quite straightforward when I thought about it. Great route.

Luke Owens 07/Jul/13 Lead dog

Worked the moves, well greasy!

with Owen Davies
Toby Dunn 30/Jun/13 Lead
with Neil Stabbs
Hidden 22/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Bennykr 15/Jun/13 Lead β

had the clips in so felt a little easier, good climbing though.

with Duncan
Duncan Campbell 15/Jun/13 Lead dog

Awesome, but also very hard! Hard moves that are sustained too! 3 goes and no send.

Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead β
alek 02/Jun/13 Lead dog
Tom Livingstone 27/Apr/13 Lead dog

bolt to bolt to figure moves

dswansonlow 27/Apr/13 Lead dog
shed_hed 27/Apr/13 TR dog

Got it clean with beta until the big move to the weird small pockety things, which took a lot of working out. Hard moves up to the crux but can rest, then the crux and relentless above that to the lower off.

Alex Mason 15/Apr/13 Lead β

Retroflash. Had tried a couple of years ago but all I could really remember was the tempo of the climb. Best route on the wall imo.

with Gwen Lancashire
BenRyle 26/Mar/13 TR dog
with Dan
Nick Biven ??/2013 -
willoates ??/2013 Lead RP

Finally!! slipped off the first move last year and onsighted to the top, then fell off pumped another time. felt pretty easy this time, great route!

with Murdoch
davidliu 09/Sep/12 Lead RP

1st RP, great climbing

eugeneth 29/Aug/12 Lead dog

Funky moves off the tufa!! Consistently hard moves throughout. Getting closer

with Tom Hewitt, Dan Hale
Hidden 06/Aug/12 Lead RP
Sardien 02/Aug/12 2nd dog
bigie bob 19/Jul/12 Lead O/S
J.Wells 19/Jul/12 Lead β
jfreeman 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Pete Chadwick, Steve Dunning
Hidden 05/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 02/Jul/12 Lead dog
highrepute 27/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Toby Dunn 26/Jun/12 Lead
owain86 17/Jun/12 Lead RP

A quick bolt to bolt to warm up and work out the moves and then it went easy on 1st RP. Did it again to get draws out.

with Eugene, Greg
spidey 10/Jun/12 Lead RP

wicked Route, love it!

with luke clarke
alek 26/May/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 10/May/12 Lead RP
Hidden 31/Mar/12 2nd
Chi Cheng 31/Mar/12 Lead dog

Holds are small

with Petri Kemppainen, Phil Cartwright, Liam Brown
Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead
Luke Brooks 21/Mar/12 Lead rpt

2 laps

with John Orr
richardr 02/Mar/12 Lead dog


with Ivan
innes ??/2012 Lead RP
with Ruth
Hidden ??/2012 -
LRob ??/2012 Lead
innes ??/2012 Lead RP
JRae 03/Dec/11 2nd
phil64 08/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with guy steven
alaan 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Will
Hidden ?/Sep/11 Lead β
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead dnf
La Mont 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
feilx 10/Jul/11 Lead RP
dannyboy83 10/Jul/11 Lead RP
colesy 05/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Hung the deaws. With Wendy + Tom,

schof 29/Jun/11 Lead RP

Second go. Tough move at the bottom and very polished, dirty pumper. a harder 7b

with will
Ally Smith 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Owen
Rich Kirby 18/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Rab, Ruth
smallerrich 15/Jun/11 Lead RP

1st redpoint - one of the best routes ive done in North Wales

with Sam
samrad 15/Jun/11 Lead β

putting clips in on the way. ace climbing!

Hidden ?/Jun/11 Lead RP
Liam FLeming 18/May/11 Lead dog
with luke brooks
Luke Brooks 18/May/11 Lead

Dogged this a couple of years ago and watched Liam on it today. Retro flash!

with Liam
Hidden 21/Apr/11 Lead RP
Hidden 19/Apr/11 TR rpt
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
smallerrich 25/Sep/10 Lead dog

Fell off the bit on the bloods that I'd done before when my foot popped. Haha.

with Sam
NDD 09/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Felt pretty hard..

ewen 23/Jun/10 TR dog
with neil stabbs
Rich Kirby 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Nige, Ewan, Ash & Chris
Hidden 02/Jun/10 Lead RP
barni 01/Jun/10 TR
with Nic cot
hervenuttall ?/May/10 Lead RP
with Sam Hamer
James Marshall ?/Apr/10 TR
barni 03/Nov/09 Lead dog

1 rest

with luke, Strong Jon
barni 31/Oct/09 Lead dog
with long jon
ksjs 25/Oct/09 Lead RP

onsight failed at 2nd bolt - bad route reading. 1 or 2 rests to work out moves to bulge then about 5 gos to get crux right - tricky. struggled to sort moves above this but fine once i had decent sequence. 2nd go: done, straightforward. really good route but a tricky onsight (crux holds on The Bloods are in for Bloodsports)

with rob
Hidden 11/Oct/09 -
datoon 04/Oct/09 Lead RP

1st link and 1st try on lead :)

with K
khawk 04/Oct/09 Lead RP
with DT
Rob Pitt 03/Jul/09 Lead RP
with Owen Davies
Rob Grant 03/Jun/09 Lead
Hidden 02/Jun/09 -
goi.ashmore 10/May/08 Lead RP

Brilliant route!

with John Marsland
zero six ??/2008 Lead RP
IOAN D 15/Jul/07 Lead O/S

hard for the grade, old bolts

with joe ch
jeffmcd56 ??/2007 Lead β
with Rob
keefe 10/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Tansy
nige 18/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with adam ellwood
Hidden 08/Jul/06 Lead RP
Hidden 19/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Gus 12/May/04 Lead O/S
Dave Lyon ??/2000 -
WB 26/Jun/99 Lead O/S
Paul Clarke ??/1999 Lead
with Well Oiled Machine, Paul Greenland
Mike Owen 08/Jun/97 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Eduardo Martinez 10/Jun/96 Lead O/S
sadams 11/May/96 Lead β
kristian ??/1996 TR O/S
Steve Crowe 05/Nov/95 Lead O/S
with KM
Mike Owen 27/Apr/94 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
uphillnow ??/1993 2nd

date approximate

with Graeme Smith
ukb & bmc shark 18/Jul/92 Lead O/S
Mike Owen 28/Jun/92 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
mattnuttall 27/Jun/92 Lead O/S
Mike Owen 16/Jul/91 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Billg 23/Aug/90 Lead RP
with Paul Guttridge
jon 16/Jan/89 -
with Bill
Mike Owen 22/Oct/88 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
robyn1 ??/1980 -
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