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


ClimberDateStyle
Hidden 20/Sep 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Aug 2nd O/S
roryj 27/Aug Lead O/S
with Dewi
Hidden 19/Aug 2nd
Hidden 19/Aug Lead
Harry Padley 08/Aug Lead O/S
clams ?/Aug Lead
Mikethe boar 16/Jul 2nd O/S
with Rick Mattheson
pingora 09/Jul 2nd O/S
AndyScheller 09/Jul Lead O/S

Got a bit scared in places, but managed to take some deep breaths and recompose myself

Hidden 24/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun Lead
A Jackson 22/May Lead O/S
with Tom Owens
Hidden 14/May Lead
bsamo 10/May TR O/S
fweatherall1 03/May Lead
Penygraig 29/Apr 2nd
with Gwyn4
static266 15/Apr 2nd rpt
Georgina Brooke 08/Apr 2nd
ClimberPentir 08/Apr AltLd
with Chris Allen
chrisallan 08/Apr AltLd O/S

Done as one long pitch. This is an outstanding route.

theotherpetehill 08/Apr Lead O/S

Finished up the HVS (right from ledge)

oliverharold 06/Apr AltLd
with Jonny Millit
Amyola ??/2017 2nd
George_Surf 28/Dec/16 Lead O/S

Straight up the groove. The route eats cams. Top wall a bit delicate to start. Did a counterbalance abseil rescue

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
adam001 18/Sep/16 2nd
RossJenk 18/Sep/16 2nd
with Chester Mountaineering Club
Emily_vau 16/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

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 23/Aug/16 AltLd G/U
Hidden 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S
cmars89 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Threesome with Alicia

Ron Rees Davies 22/Jul/16 Lead
penyolewen 22/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Ron
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!

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

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

Mattilda 06/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

First pitch, super nice. Seriously hot.

with Giles
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
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
Hidden 24/Apr/16 2nd
jcking231 22/Apr/16 2nd
CasualLime 22/Apr/16 Lead O/S

SUMC Annual Dinner

mick1jones 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Did the traverse variation - superb route

with Pete, Linda, Jock
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.

mikkistorey 10/Apr/16 Lead
Hidden 16/Mar/16 2nd
DanielBryan 16/Mar/16 Lead
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
Hidden 04/Oct/15 2nd
JonesE 04/Oct/15 2nd O/S

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

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
Matt Reed 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Catherine
acollins615 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/15 2nd
Ceriii 29/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Niceee!

with Caroline, Vic Belshaw
Owen Davies 17/Aug/15 Lead O/S
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
adam088 05/Jul/15 2nd
with Jon Colyer
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
mattgrange 25/May/15 Lead O/S

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

The Ivanator 25/May/15 Lead rpt
with Rob
John Foster 22/May/15 Lead O/S
with Steve B, Joe
Stephen Bromley 22/May/15 2nd
JoeDickens 22/May/15 2nd O/S
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
Hidden 18/Aug/14 2nd O/S
fatbuoybazza 18/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with TimG
app 17/Aug/14 2nd
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
Pero 18/May/14 Lead
simeclimb68 18/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd O/S
cem 18/May/14 2nd rpt
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
tsl42 16/Nov/13 2nd O/S
with Kevin
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
Hidden 03/Aug/13 AltLd
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
Ade7 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Marc
marcduhig 13/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Adrian
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
Lucylou19 06/Jun/13 Lead
Tubb93 06/Jun/13 2nd O/S
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
Hidden 01/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Matt250 01/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Joshthomas 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
danwilliams99 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
g1m147 02/Mar/13 Lead
with Shad
Alex Riley ??/2013 2nd rpt
Hidden 04/Nov/12 Lead O/S
fatbuoybazza 04/Nov/12 2nd rpt
with deborah
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
Ann S 09/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Led top pitch-excellent fingery corner.

with Laura
Paul Evans 09/Sep/12 Lead
with spacey
spacey 09/Sep/12 2nd
LozM 09/Sep/12 AltLd

Led P1

with Ann S
lewismansell 03/Sep/12 Lead O/S
George_Surf 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Good route, nice steep first half with lots of gear. Upper half a bit trickyer with less protection.

with Stephen Keyes
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
riff156 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Jo Smith
peter.ravenscroft27 06/Apr/12 Lead
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.

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
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
cem 26/Feb/12 2nd rpt
with Natalia Male Alcalde, Paul Bolton
Ramblin dave 26/Feb/12 2nd O/S

Nice.

with Kiril
Hidden 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Kirill 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
JonClark ??/2012 Lead O/S
fizzychewitt 20/Nov/11 Lead
with Martin, Mike
michael burrows 20/Nov/11 2nd O/S

liz led both pitches

with martin worthy, liz hewitt
Ian Andrews 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S

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

with Pete Williams
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
GermanAlex 28/Sep/11 Lead O/S
nick hawkins 28/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 09/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
victim of mathematics 09/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Pleasant enough with a few tricky moves.

with Simon
ScottyD 07/Aug/11 2nd O/S
iwan.wills 07/Aug/11 2nd
with Matthew, Polly
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
tmather 23/Jul/11 AltLd
JBlackout 23/Jul/11 AltLd dnf

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

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

Great climb, done as 2 piches

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

Jonathan lead

Hidden 01/Sep/10 -
david morse 22/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
oliverharold 22/Aug/10 AltLd
timcedwards 16/Jul/10 2nd
rockman 16/Jul/10 Lead O/S
benchwarmer 08/Jul/10 2nd rpt
with Justina
Renegade_Pony 08/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 27/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S
tradguy 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
CharlotteJelleyman 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Lovely

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

davesb 20/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/May/10 2nd O/S
Irn Bruce 16/May/10 Lead O/S
pauldrew 15/May/10 2nd
with Kevin Sales
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 2nd
Hidden 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Ows ?/Sep/09 Lead
taw 18/Jun/09 AltLd

Led pitch 1, very good

with Dave sb
davesb 18/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch

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
emlynroberts 29/Mar/09 2nd
with Serinde VanWijk, Toby Vye
fizzychewitt 29/Mar/09 Lead
with Ali
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
Hidden 27/Jul/08 AltLd
ritchierich 27/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Alan Evans
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
jeffb 22/Mar/08 -
with graham and andy g
Calder 22/Mar/08 2nd
with Andy G & Jeff
Hidden 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
alwyn101 17/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with Dafydd Jones
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
steve mee 29/Apr/07 AltLd
mrsmish 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
Hidden 15/Oct/06 Lead
Ing 15/Oct/06 2nd
with Jim and Nick
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
Hidden ??/2005 AltLd O/S
01wills ??/2005 2nd O/S
with luke williams
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
jon ?/May/74 Lead
with Elaine
kjacks ??/1973 Lead
with Ken Lax
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