Rockfax Description
Brilliant and unlikely climbing up the wall right of Plumbline. © Rockfax

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Ultimate E5 ticklist.

Eduardo Martinez 09/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun Lead dnf
Duncan Campbell 22/Jun Lead G/U

Ballsed up the onsight getting to the bolt. Went down ok next go. Felt more like E5 6b - hard but pretty safe. The pic in the guide makes it look really runout but it's not.

with sam Harvie
sev 07/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Chris_barr 25/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Gus, Guy
Gus 25/Jun/16 Lead
with chris barr
MJclimb ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
samwillo 07/Mar/15 Lead
fennerz 15/Nov/14 2nd β
with Sean and Ed
Ed Booth 15/Nov/14 Lead O/S


wolf.leeb 29/Jul/14 Lead dnf

Couldnt work out crux. But neither could my old man at first, which makes me feel slightly better.

with nic
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
Alice Thompson 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S

First E5

Alex Mason 15/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Found the crux hard (6b) and safe. Might have got wrong-footed on the only good foothold midcrux. Awkward.

with Gwen Lancashire
Ally Smith 12/Jun/12 Lead RP

Fluffed the moves to the bolt (went too direct). Dogged to the top, then RP'd with gear in.

Howard Lawledge 22/May/12 Lead
with Jack
willoates 16/Mar/12 Lead β

Flashed it on Murdogh's gear, although it would have been fine to place and obvious. Cool route, 1st E5 off slate.

with Murdoch
LRob ??/2012 Lead
thomasadixon 16/Jul/11 2nd dog

Bloody hard! Damn good effort to Mike for the onsight.

with Mike
Adam Ellwood 12/Jul/11 Lead O/S
DavidEvans 12/Jul/11 2nd
Adam Lincoln 11/Jun/11 Lead β
Rich Kirby 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
ksjs 12/May/11 Lead dnf

Not scary but I wasn't trusting RPs (which are bomber) in less than perfect placements. Tried the move to the bolt about 5 times but just felt very thin and committing. Lowered off due to time pressure :(

with Joey
Luke Brooks 10/May/11 Lead O/S

I was expecting bold and not that hard but it felt quite the opposite.

with Alex, Glyn Hudson
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden 13/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Toby Dunn ?/Apr/10 Lead
with Andy Reeve
nige 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with ewan mccallum
Boy ?/Apr/09 -
with Nige Kershaw
Hidden ??/2009 Lead rpt
Mark Riley 14/May/08 2nd
switch ?/May/08 Lead O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/99 Lead RP
Paul Clarke ??/1999 -
with Well Oiled Machine
michael burrows 22/Aug/95 TR
with brian jones
michael burrows 04/Jul/95 TR
with brian jones
michael burrows 02/Apr/95 TR
with brian jones
michael burrows 26/Mar/95 TR
with brian jones
ukb & bmc shark 22/May/93 Lead
Hidden 27/Mar/93 Lead
Steve Crowe ??/1993 Lead O/S

cica 1993 both led

with KM
mik1miller ??/1993 Lead β
with bernie bradbury
Billg 14/Jul/90 Lead dog

took a 20 ft fall according to my old climbing diary - but I have no recolection of this!!!

Dave Lyon ??/1990 -
Mike Owen 12/Jul/87 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
mark mcgowan01 ??/1987 -
jon 07/Dec/86 Lead

The rock forming the thread that protected the crux had recently broken and with no other protection people were just toproping it from the Plumbline belay. I placed the bolt and then led it.

with gary c, ken, Fred
Mike Owen 23/Jun/85 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 22/Feb/85 Lead rpt
with Simon King
Mike Owen 22/Sep/83 Lead O/S
with Harold Walmsley
robyn1 ??/1980 -
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High E4
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High 6b
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High 6a
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High 5c
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Style of ascent
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Flashed (β)
Ground Up
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