Rockfax Description
A super route with a tough initial groove and a fun finishing wall on big holds. Start at a large V-groove at the left end of the crag, behind a holly tree. Climb the groove to its end, and trend left on to easier ground (possible belay). Head up and left on large holds past a tricky move to finish. © Rockfax

Hidden 28/Dec/16 Lead O/S
rachelpearce01 28/Dec/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/16 2nd
Hidden 18/Sep/16 2nd
cmtoombs 18/Sep/16 2nd
with John Brammer
RossJenk 18/Sep/16 2nd
with Chester Mountaineering Club
adam001 18/Sep/16 2nd
Pinguville 16/Sep/16 Lead

start was a little tricky , was confused on where to start heading left (as it looks as though you can go early to a crack further left but ended up going past the small holy bush then left , nice interesting finishing moves altho looks to be some loose bits of rock near the top

Emily_vau 16/Sep/16 2nd
Hidden 29/Aug/16 2nd rpt
BareBears 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Done in one pitch. Found the start nerve racking.... Need to climb more regularly

with Kay
Hidden 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S
cmars89 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Threesome with Alicia

Hidden 22/Jul/16 2nd O/S
Ron Rees Davies 22/Jul/16 Lead
RhysRolfe 17/Jul/16 2nd O/S
d.f.this 17/Jul/16 Lead

Hardest route yet, felt brilliant once safely at the top, different matter half way up though!

Hidden 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Allan Watson 03/Jul/16 2nd O/S
bethjwilson 03/Jul/16 Lead
myrddinmuse 07/Jun/16 Lead O/S

SPA assessment climb with Paul Poole. Went fine, absolutely sowed the bastard up.

Hidden 07/Jun/16 2nd
stalbot 07/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
j.anstee 05/Jun/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/16 2nd O/S
dave_is 03/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Made route harder by starting in the wrong groove. (Start in right hand groove). Strenuous final mantel! Hideous descent.

j616s 29/May/16 Lead RP

Lead in 2 pitches after topping the direct alternative last year. Nice belay before the traverse that's really good if you're new to multi-pitch climbing. The lower section can be quite damp after rain but the higher you go, the more it catches the sun.

phil lewis 10/May/16 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/16 2nd
Dawn_K_B 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S

As 1 pitch. Shame this crag has been overlooked by many newer guides, well worth a day here!

with Hilary Lawrenson
CasualLime 22/Apr/16 Lead O/S

SUMC Annual Dinner

jcking231 22/Apr/16 2nd
useful 17/Apr/16 Lead dnf

Practicing multi-pitch ropework with 2 clients. Sam was tired by this point, and his hands weren't strong enough, so I lowered him to the ground and abbed off a sling.

mick1jones 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Did the traverse variation - superb route

with Pete, Linda, Jock
mikkistorey 10/Apr/16 Lead
DanielBryan 16/Mar/16 Lead
Hidden 16/Mar/16 2nd
Allanfairfechan ??/2016 Lead
with Tony Lamberton
Bob M 27/Oct/15 Lead
Norman_P_W 27/Oct/15 2nd
with Bob M
Hidden 25/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Robaduck 17/Oct/15 Lead
royle883 15/Oct/15 Lead O/S
magsb 11/Oct/15 2nd
with paulsross
paulsross 11/Oct/15 Lead
fizzychewitt 11/Oct/15 Lead
with Martin
JonesE 04/Oct/15 2nd O/S

Nice route, good gear. Karl led as one pitch, then Sophie, then myself taking out the gear.

Hidden 04/Oct/15 2nd
static266 28/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Climbed as one pitch - route finding not straight forward but nice big holds!

Hidden 18/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S
acollins615 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/15 2nd
Ceriii 29/Aug/15 2nd O/S


with Caroline, Vic Belshaw
crimpingjack 17/Aug/15 Lead
useful 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Dithered a bit on the final cracks, but got there clean in the end. Climbed as a single pitch.

with Tony Martin CMC, John Heap CMC
Callum van Werkhoven 23/Jul/15 Solo O/S
SenzuBean 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Awesome route :) Getting out of the chimney was interesting - and the moves up left were good too.

with Adam
Hidden 05/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden 03/Jul/15 2nd O/S
bryan61 03/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Mr Cess
Matt Schwarz 22/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

second half of first pitch is wicked

with katie
Katie S 22/Jun/15 AltLd
bobstones 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S
daWalt 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Lisa
Dazluke2000 09/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Tommy OReilly
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
dinodinosaur 06/Jun/15 TR O/S
gd303uk 30/May/15 2nd
The Ivanator 25/May/15 Lead rpt
with Rob
mattgrange 25/May/15 Lead O/S

A very good route, feels nicely exposed with a wide choice of good holds

JoeDickens 22/May/15 2nd O/S
John Foster 22/May/15 Lead O/S
with Steve B, Joe
Stephen Bromley 22/May/15 2nd
Pkrynicki1984 17/May/15 2nd

bloody lovely , nice moves at the top.

Jack Manfredi ?/May/15 2nd
with Dad
jalqazzaz 24/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/15 2nd
Adrian Daniels 22/Mar/15 Lead
with John Parrott
Hidden 02/Mar/15 Solo
FlavioL1989 31/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Jamie Everitt 31/Dec/14 2nd O/S
PaulTanton 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Bruce Woodley
fatbuoybazza 18/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with TimG
Hidden 18/Aug/14 2nd O/S
colinthomson5 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Mark Young 14/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Helen
Alex Riley 07/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Ondra
cpoad 21/Jun/14 2nd rpt
with Clare F
Hidden 18/Jun/14 TR O/S
rgd1977 04/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd O/S
cem 18/May/14 2nd rpt
simeclimb68 18/May/14 Lead O/S
Pero 18/May/14 Lead
alexcummings95 03/May/14 TR
rockover ?/May/14 Lead
with Tony Birtle
pftom 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Tom Clough 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Shat so many bricks. Brilliant climb just physced myself out. 1 pitch.

ravedave1806 15/Apr/14 2nd
with Sypher
Darrell Read 13/Apr/14 Lead
with Kent Mason
mol 12/Apr/14 Lead
with Jesse
omaskrey 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 07/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Barrez 05/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Runner_bean87 05/Mar/14 2nd
Patrick Clissold 01/Mar/14 Lead
with Andy Butler
JasonV 30/Nov/13 AltLd
with Mart
Hidden 16/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Wevcore 16/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Peter Lovell 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

As single pitch

angie 22/Sep/13 -
with Joey Gilham
saraguti 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S

lead both in one pitch. really good

with rick sewards
Hidden 18/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 03/Aug/13 AltLd
NoelleG 03/Aug/13 AltLd
with Sue
Paula Ryan ?/Aug/13 2nd
with Robin Brooke
Hidden ?/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/13 Lead O/S
jackdimples1 21/Jul/13 TR O/S
marcduhig 13/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Adrian
Ade7 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Marc
ashsleight 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Great route. Went up the groove on pitch 2 which felt hard for HS.

with Student
Hidden 26/Jun/13 2nd
herman0055 09/Jun/13 Solo O/S

Really nice climb started to go left after the groove looked at the crack then traversed back right then direct. Really good rock.

Hidden 07/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Tubb93 06/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Lucylou19 06/Jun/13 Lead
ali mccalli 01/Jun/13 Lead
Alex Riley 01/Jun/13 2nd
with Ali McAli
davegs 19/May/13 2nd
with Jon Goodwin
hazeysunshine 06/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Fred
Hidden 06/May/13 2nd
JasonV 05/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Pete
Hidden 04/May/13 AltLd
pauldrew 27/Apr/13 2nd
with Dennis Wong, Jim Jones
Matt250 01/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Apr/13 2nd O/S
danwilliams99 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
g1m147 02/Mar/13 Lead
with Shad
Joshthomas 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Alex Riley ??/2013 2nd rpt
fatbuoybazza 04/Nov/12 2nd rpt
with deborah
Hidden 04/Nov/12 Lead O/S
guy757 14/Oct/12 -
Coops_13 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Really good route :)

mikej 19/Sep/12 Lead
with John Kendrick
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
spacey 09/Sep/12 2nd
Ann S 09/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Led top pitch-excellent fingery corner.

with Laura
LozM 09/Sep/12 AltLd

Led P1

with Ann S
Paul Evans 09/Sep/12 Lead
with spacey
lewismansell 03/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
snakes77 27/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Monkey1
Hidden 22/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Swsloper 17/Jul/12 Lead
harold walmsley 26/Jun/12 Solo O/S

There to take photos for the new Carneddau guide. Started on this to see what it was like. It started raining half way up. Had to finish rapidly before it got too wet. Photo session eventually abandoned in favour of N Wales coast

Jeavsy 25/May/12 AltLd

Great route that we split in the middle. I led first, Ian led second. Good crux!

with Ian Lynch
Hidden 25/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/12 Lead O/S
joe1979 05/May/12 Lead
Dan724 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Excellent route, one of the best I've done.

raji 14/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with dan
Matt250 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S
peter.ravenscroft27 06/Apr/12 Lead
Kate Edhouse 03/Apr/12 2nd O/S

Climbed as a back up after bailing in bad weather. Raining just as the rope came tight on me! Climbed in the pouring rain, great route though.

with Iain
The Ivanator 03/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Really good route, just about caught a gap on a showery day and snuck this one in. Led in one pitch.

scott.burf 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Did first pitch only second struggled. Lovely little route. Must go back and finish it.

Marc Murphy ?/Apr/12 AltLd dog
Hidden 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Kirill 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
cem 26/Feb/12 2nd rpt
with Natalia Male Alcalde, Paul Bolton
Ramblin dave 26/Feb/12 2nd O/S


with Kiril
JonClark ??/2012 Lead O/S
Ian Andrews 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Did harder 1st pitch to the left (bout VS). Nice route.

with Pete Williams
michael burrows 20/Nov/11 2nd O/S

liz led both pitches

with martin worthy, liz hewitt
fizzychewitt 20/Nov/11 Lead
with Martin, Mike
Dan Geh 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Felt nails in the wet, whole wall was streaming with water!

with Freshers
ads 26/Oct/11 AltLd

led 2nd pitch

jac.c123 01/Oct/11 2nd
James Worthington 30/Sep/11 Lead
with Joe
nick hawkins 28/Sep/11 2nd
GermanAlex 28/Sep/11 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 09/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Pleasant enough with a few tricky moves.

with Simon
Hidden 09/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
iwan.wills 07/Aug/11 2nd
with Matthew, Polly
ScottyD 07/Aug/11 2nd O/S
cem 31/Jul/11 2nd rpt
with Charles Mason
g1m147 31/Jul/11 Lead
with Diane
dan ely 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with pearce
JBlackout 23/Jul/11 AltLd dnf

Tried to lead 2nd pitch, but blank space deprived success. Good gear though

tmather 23/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 16/May/11 Lead dnf
benchwarmer 04/May/11 2nd rpt
with jock
Hidden 01/May/11 Lead O/S
Katie S ?/May/11 AltLd
Hidden 30/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
moelfras 17/Apr/11 AltLd
spalice 25/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Perfect difficulty for me challenging but possible. Really enjoyed it!

with Gwen
fatbuoybazza 18/Feb/11 2nd rpt
with jim
Jim Malo 18/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Barry
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
mwatson ??/2011 -
Adrianw 18/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Great climb, done as 2 piches

with Dave SB, Sarah Hawker
sarah hawker 18/Oct/10 2nd O/S
davesb 18/Oct/10 Lead
rwm7131 17/Oct/10 Lead
with Colin Matthias
Ander 06/Oct/10 Lead
dominiclincoln 06/Sep/10 AltLd
with attirechimps, griffon
Hidden 01/Sep/10 -
dpiddock 01/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Jonathan lead

david morse 22/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
oliverharold 22/Aug/10 AltLd
rockman 16/Jul/10 Lead O/S
timcedwards 16/Jul/10 2nd
benchwarmer 08/Jul/10 2nd rpt
with Justina
Renegade_Pony 08/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/10 2nd O/S
tradguy 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
CharlotteJelleyman 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S


with Nicky Carey
bwow ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
wilsonthewarrior ?/Jun/10 2nd
abercolin 31/May/10 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1 - a stunning route!

hayleylouise 30/May/10 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch

Hidden 20/May/10 2nd O/S
davesb 20/May/10 Lead O/S
Irn Bruce 16/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/May/10 2nd O/S
Ched 04/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Roger
Hidden 04/May/10 AltLd O/S
Rob Evans ??/2010 Lead O/S
stevemcg 26/Sep/09 2nd
with Gareth
Moomin.williams 26/Sep/09 Lead

Lead as 1 pitch

Hidden 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/09 2nd
Ows ?/Sep/09 Lead
davesb 18/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch

taw 18/Jun/09 AltLd

Led pitch 1, very good

with Dave sb
alwyn101 12/Jun/09 AltLd rpt
cpoad 23/May/09 Lead rpt
with Paul R
paulerussell 23/May/09 2nd O/S
with cpoad
Rachael Barlow ?/Apr/09 Lead
with Pete Robins
Hjort 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Emlyn Roberts, Serinde Van Wijk
Sardien 29/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Toby Vye, Emlyn W. Roberts
fizzychewitt 29/Mar/09 Lead
with Ali
emlynroberts 29/Mar/09 2nd
with Serinde VanWijk, Toby Vye
BarbsMurray 22/Mar/09 Lead
with Mikey
SGD 09/Mar/09 AltLd

I did P1, this is good

with Carol Umarova
Hidden 21/Nov/08 TR O/S
hils theaker 09/Oct/08 AltLd

wussed out of P2 and climbed the easier grooves to the left

with Sarah
Hidden 20/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
ritchierich 23/Aug/08 AltLd rpt

Did 1st pitch this time round.

with Wyn Price
duzinga 28/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Pete and Dave
ritchierich 27/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Alan Evans
Hidden 27/Jul/08 AltLd
howlingbaboon 27/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Tuze and Pete
Hidden 17/Jun/08 Lead O/S
csalvage 12/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

I lead p1

with Bryan
Hidden 02/May/08 2nd
pad-rat 21/Apr/08 Lead
Calder 22/Mar/08 2nd
with Andy G & Jeff
jeffb 22/Mar/08 -
with graham and andy g
alwyn101 17/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with Dafydd Jones
Hidden 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Rachel Stroud ??/2008 AltLd
with Gareth Buckley
Neil Metcalfe101 07/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with Tony, Richard & Alan Mac
babymoac 24/Jun/07 2nd

Rained off by a tropical deluge after (or during) P 1

with Capesy
cem 24/Jun/07 2nd
with Rob Smithies
steve mee 17/Jun/07 AltLd
with Mia Young
eldre070 10/Jun/07 AltLd O/S

I did pitch 1 and 2. Steve did pitch 3.

with Steve Williams
mrsmish 29/Apr/07 AltLd
steve mee 29/Apr/07 AltLd
five 14/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with TW
Ing 08/Apr/07 2nd
with James
dave4430 06/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Keith Jones 27/Mar/07 AltLd
with David
Nicholas Livesey ?/Mar/07 2nd
with Rob Pontefract
fran04 ??/2007 Lead
TRNovice 05/Nov/06 AltLd O/S
with Jenn
Jenn 05/Nov/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/06 2nd
Ing 15/Oct/06 2nd
with Jim and Nick
Hidden 15/Oct/06 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/06 2nd O/S
Matt Bill Platypus 07/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Lead this as one pitch. Wasn't too hard to do with a long extender at the top of the first pitch. Quite nice climbing, even if it was a bit damp at the bottom!

with Jester
scorky345 ?/Oct/05 Lead
leonjones 11/Jul/05 2nd
with Phil Barley
01wills ??/2005 2nd O/S
with luke williams
Hidden ??/2005 AltLd O/S
Darrell Read 12/Dec/04 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead
riddle ?/May/04 Lead
with Ali B
Andy Say 02/Jul/03 Solo O/S
Clucky 23/Apr/03 Lead O/S
rapidrich 23/Apr/03 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/02 Lead
zero six ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/98 2nd
Rog Wilko ?/Apr/95 Lead

Excellent little route, but wouldn't argue with VS grade.

with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 02/Aug/92 2nd
Hidden 01/Jan/92 Lead
Hidden 18/Jun/86 Solo O/S
nigehughes ?/Apr/86 Lead
with Mac McCluskey
wynaptomos ?/Sep/83 Lead O/S
Bolt Phobia 05/Mar/77 Lead
with Wil Hurford
kjacks ??/1973 Lead
with Ken Lax
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