Rockfax Description
This is one of the best mid-grade extremes on the Ormes and features some superbly-positioned climbing. From the stance, swing ape-like up the bulging wall - bolts - until things get a bit thin around the lip. Continue upwards with the odd wire or two required near the top. © Rockfax

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Ultimate E3 ticklist, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet).

Daz8477 23/Sep Lead O/S

Led after John so had 4 wires already in place for the top groove , 3 bolts protect the steep crux moves. quality route, awesome positions, chossy start but still ace ***

with John Dunne, Phil Davidson
Phil Davidson 23/Sep Lead O/S
with Daz Devey, John Dunne
pete johnson 20/Jul TR
with Elfyn , MikePycroft
Hidden 20/Jul Lead dog
Hidden 15/Jul Lead O/S
Dave Lyon 16/Jun Lead
with Brian Seery
redjerry 09/Jun Lead O/S
with Robert Fielding
Joedt 21/May Lead β
Chriswallis2 21/May Lead rpt
with Joe T
Hidden 14/May Lead RP
Hidden 14/May Lead rpt
JendeHoxar 24/Jul/16 Lead β

Led on Dobby's gear.

with Dobby
dobby 200 24/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Jen
Luke Brooks 15/Jun/16 Lead
with Kate
Hidden 15/Jun/16 Lead
shed_hed 26/May/16 Lead β

Led on Anna's gear so would be more accurate to describe as onsight but sport grade.

with Anna Gilyeat
Hidden 26/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2016 -
MJclimb ??/2016 -
wolf.leeb 20/Sep/15 Lead G/U

Classic orme trad.. just a bit damp and green low down on the day.

with Alexis
Hidden 20/Sep/15 2nd β
Hidden 04/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/May/15 Lead O/S
soph 11/May/15 Lead rpt
with Shay skinner
michael burrows 24/Apr/14 2nd rpt
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
Rachel S 26/Jun/13 2nd
with Cal
Hidden 26/Jun/13 Lead
Alice Thompson 11/Jun/13 Lead β
dan gibson 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with alice thompson
miastacey 28/May/13 Lead O/S
with Heather Clarke
willoates 16/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Murdoch
Nick Biven ??/2013 -
Rachel Slater 12/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Really fun climb.

with Olli Crudge, Andrea Morgan
Olli-C 12/Jul/12 TR dog

Bad day

with Andrea, Rachel Slater
Rob Grant 07/Jul/12 -
with sophie
soph 07/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Rob Grant
Hidden 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/12 Lead rpt
Luke Brooks 21/May/12 Lead rpt
with Liam
Hidden 20/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/May/12 Lead O/S
Owain Llewelyn 10/May/12 Lead O/S

Better than Firefly and as good as Plumbline

with Gareth E
Luke Brooks 21/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with John Orr
innes ??/2012 Lead O/S
with Nibs
Hidden ??/2012 -
LRob ??/2012 Lead
Ewan Russell 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S

thought this route was good. IMO Reckon it would be better with just one bolt for the crux. Only saying as other people seem to be swinging the other way :) The first bits would be protectable with trad gear.

with Tom Nichols
Hidden 08/Jul/11 Lead
smallerrich 25/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Just make it a sport route. Awkward moves!

Alex Mason 25/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Cool big moves on jugs followed by some thinner technical stuff. One more bolt (or a rock 8) would make this a great 6b+.

Hidden 13/Jun/11 Lead β
Luke Brooks 08/Jun/11 Lead rpt

On Sophie's gear.

with Sophie, Glyn Hudson
Glyn 08/Jun/11 Lead β
with Sophie, Luke
Ally Smith 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S


Chriswallis2 02/Jun/11 Lead β

on ally's gear

soph 21/May/11 Lead rpt
victim of mathematics 21/May/11 2nd O/S

Really good. Didn't feel too hard for 5c.

Hidden 17/May/11 Lead rpt
phil64 12/May/11 Lead rpt

3 bolts then 4 wires, maybe a better route totally bolted?

Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
david morse 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S

much easier than plumbline

with andy+will
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
ksjs 14/Jun/10 Lead O/S

quite out there up there, quite tricky to work out too - up and down a few times - but perfect wires throughout. cool Orme trad!

with pete
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead β
ksjs 19/May/10 Lead dnf

if someone says you can do this on a single rope ignore them! was stepping right when i decided i wanted 2 ropes. reversed to bolt and lowered, looks cool, will do soon...

with tommy
Rob Pitt 19/May/10 Lead β
with Stu Macdonald
Luke Brooks 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S
barni 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with luke
gingerwolf ??/2010 Lead O/S

with gear in

Rich Kirby 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Ant
mattyork2 09/May/09 Lead dog

Flash pumped - pathetic

farmus21 09/May/09 Lead β
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden 22/Jun/08 Lead dog
Julian Wedd ??/2008 Lead
with D. Body
Stig 15/Sep/07 Lead β

Led on Goi's gear

with Goi
goi.ashmore 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Great Route!

with James Rees
Hidden 24/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/06 Lead O/S
IOAN D 06/May/06 Lead O/S
with rick
Boy ??/2006 -
Chubbard 30/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with C Godfrey
Mark A Humphries 23/May/05 Lead β

Tried this on two previous occassions before success. Climbed Ground-Up, all gear placed on lead

with gary wood
Mark Riley ??/2004 Lead O/S
Gus 15/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Rich Pickford
Hidden 12/May/02 Lead O/S
Graham Iles 09/Sep/01 Lead
with Jenny Tweedy
Hidden ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
nige ?/Apr/00 Lead
with mark hounslea
zero six ??/2000 Lead RP
Roget 12/Jun/99 Lead O/S
with jim
kristian ??/1999 Lead O/S
Greg Cunningham 01/Jul/98 Lead O/S
Si Clapham ??/1998 -
nickcanute ??/1998 Lead O/S
buzby78 18/Sep/97 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/97 Lead O/S
nokishatov 01/Jun/97 Lead O/S
Ched ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
steve taylor ?/Aug/96 Lead dog
with mark williams
michael burrows 10/Jul/96 Lead rpt
with brian jones
D Tempest 29/Apr/96 Lead
with Rick
Hidden ?/Oct/95 Lead O/S
michael burrows 07/Aug/95 Lead rpt
with brian jones
michael burrows 18/Jul/95 Lead
with brian jones
Hidden 09/Apr/95 2nd
Hidden 29/Mar/95 Lead O/S
steveriley ??/1995 Lead
michael burrows 26/Aug/94 Lead rpt
with dan
Hidden 10/Jul/94 2nd
Dave Rumney 26/Jun/94 Lead O/S
crossleysm ?/Jun/94 Lead O/S
Ian Jones ??/1994 Lead rpt
with Karen Ghiselli
Hidden 08/Aug/93 Lead O/S
Stoney Boy 07/Jun/92 Lead RP
with Jim Kelly
Hidden 17/May/92 Lead
Bulls Crack ??/1992 Lead O/S
with AM
Tony Little 10/Nov/91 Lead O/S
Mike Owen 14/Jul/91 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Steve Crowe 08/Jul/90 Lead O/S
with Niff
michael burrows 04/Apr/90 2nd
with andy boorman
Billg ??/1990 Lead O/S
wynaptomos ?/Jul/88 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/87 2nd
Hidden 18/May/86 Lead
Hidden ??/1986 Lead O/S
keefe 21/Sep/85 -
Hidden ??/1985 Lead
Seymore Butt ??/1985 -
with Ian Fenton
Ian Jones ?/Jul/83 Lead O/S
with Robert Kieske ('Flog')
Mike Owen 26/Jun/83 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
robyn1 ??/1980 -
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