Rockfax Description
Probably the best E2 on the Ormes. A fine line, good protection and sustained climbing throughout. Take the left-trending line across the wall to a shallow groove finale. © Rockfax

I.Alderson 09/May/1981

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

Dave Lyon 06/Oct/17 Lead
with Brian Seery
geoff b 26/Sep/17 Lead rpt

A warm up with pre-placed gear (thanks Mike). Forgotten how sharp the holds are here.

Hidden 26/Sep/17 Lead rpt
Pete_Frost 19/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Nice route. Thanks to Andy Boorman for recommending it on the day and to Joe for simply assuming I'd get up it. It felt sustained, but not pumpy until I locked-off to place gear behind the big block at 3/4 height. The stainless steel peg, resined-in just below the lower-off is just where I wanted it. There is definitely good protection all the way up, just don't expect it to be above you all the time.

with Climbing Joe from Anglesey
buxtoncoffeelover 05/Jul/17 2nd

Excellent fun - steep, sustained & quite pumpy

Eduardo Martinez 19/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Luke Brooks 07/Jun/17 2nd
Hidden 14/May/17 Lead rpt
steven_daniels99 12/Apr/17 Lead
Phil4000 11/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with William brains brant
Bloke on a Rope 31/Mar/17 Lead O/S

Awesome! Although it looks from the ground like there's some good rest ledges there really isn't was much more sustained than I expected. Was very grateful for the new looking peg in the finishing groove as I felt quite runout by that stage and I was having difficulty hanging on!

with Matt
Climbster 31/Mar/17 Lead O/S

Looks fairly innocuous but feels surprisingly pumpy - good route anyway

with Ian
sparkybatteryboy 15/Mar/17 2nd
Rach_D ??/2017 2nd β
Phil Davidson 28/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Edward Crossland
james.slater 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Not harder than Precious Metal really, good gear and good holds all the way, nice route.

cymjt 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
dan gibson 09/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/16 Lead O/S
phil64 14/Apr/16 2nd


with Andy Bowman
alanblyth 01/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/16 Lead O/S
MJclimb ??/2016 -
Tim Sparrow ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
Timothy Miller 20/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Karen McIntyre
uphillnow ?/Sep/15 2nd

may have done before

with Ian Ashman
rob.grafton 14/Aug/15 2nd dog
with andy bunnage
wynaptomos 30/Jun/15 Lead rpt
James Oakes 28/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Fragmod 28/Jun/15 Lead
dswansonlow 25/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Alex Banks
Albachoss 25/Jun/15 Lead β

On Dougie's gear

with Dougie
guy757 17/Jun/15 -
Dan Vaj 14/Jun/15 2nd rpt
with James McHaffie
James Beaumont 12/Jun/15 Lead β
with Max
max_dickens 12/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Bow
climberchristy 29/May/15 Lead O/S

A really good line. Great route.

with Vanessa
geoff b 17/May/15 Lead
Hidden 17/May/15 Lead rpt
soph 11/May/15 Lead rpt
with Shay skinner
The Grist 26/Apr/15 2nd
PaulTanton 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Very cold day

mattnuttall 28/Mar/15 2nd O/S

Hmm... Old n wales limestone guide fully shafted us here,.. Line on topo turned out to be start of the E5 to the left,.. Call it black...Crossing no ark and barking to a desperate finish up no bark no dill...maybe the route arc to eternity?

with Andy Wilson
Andrew Wilson 28/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Matt Nuttall
samwillo 07/Mar/15 Lead
James Beaumont 07/Mar/15 2nd O/S
with Louis
ChrisW999 ?/Mar/15 2nd
with Sam
Dave Rumney ??/2015 -
Dave Rumney ??/2015 -
Dave Rumney ??/2015 -
Hidden 06/Dec/14 2nd
Luke Owens 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S

Awesome route!

fennerz 15/Nov/14 2nd β
with Sean and Ed
Ed Booth 15/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd
Paul ablitt 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Rob Grant 20/Sep/14 Lead β
wazzalad20 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Lovely route, steady all the way with great gear. Done harder VS's:-)

Hidden 10/Jul/14 Lead
tebs 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Andy
DavidEvans 04/Jun/14 Lead
Owen W-G 17/May/14 Lead O/S

Pumpy and scary , not convinced by good pro comment in RF, big gap between the cams and the peg above

with Ryan
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
Frank the Husky ??/2014 -
oliverpcain ??/2014 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Dec/13 Lead β
Hidden 26/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Lenny 18/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Megan
Dibdawg 09/Sep/13 Lead O/S
richiebongo 09/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Abi Chard 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden 05/Jul/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 23/Jun/13 Lead
tim newton 15/May/13 2nd O/S
with liam fleming, stuart lade
HAJ Francis 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Tom Livingstone 27/Apr/13 Lead β

On Henry's (shit) gear for convenience :)

Dan Vaj 10/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with James McHaffie
wi11 19/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Gwen L
switch 01/Jul/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead rpt
Rachel S 01/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/12 2nd
roberto18 25/Jun/12 Lead β

On Conor's gear

with Dave Warb, Conor Cussell
Dave Warburton 25/Jun/12 Lead β
with Bert, Conor
Hidden 25/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Chriswallis2 18/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Ally Smith 18/Jun/12 2nd rpt
Alex.M-M. 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/12 Lead rpt
phardman 08/May/12 Lead rpt
with Jon Bibby
andy dunn 15/Apr/12 2nd
with Tom
Hidden 24/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
LRob ??/2012 Lead
Hidden 23/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Cailean Harker 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
pete johnson 16/Sep/11 -
chriscarroll 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Nice sustained climbing in between ok pumped when reached the chains...sweet!

Hidden 25/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Luke Brooks 22/Jun/11 2nd
with Ewan, Liam
benchwarmer 22/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Liam, Luke
Hidden 22/Jun/11 Lead
ksjs 01/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with owen
Liam FLeming 13/May/11 Lead
with luke brooks
phil64 10/May/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/May/11 Lead rpt
Glyn 10/May/11 Lead O/S
with Luke
Luke Brooks 10/May/11 2nd
with Alex, Glyn Hudson
gregoldridge 06/Apr/11 2nd
with Nick Sharp
mynyddresident 06/Apr/11 Lead

Bolder higher up, best not to hang about

Rory Shaw 03/Apr/11 Lead rpt
david morse 18/Mar/11 Lead O/S

3 star route?

with katie
owain86 13/Mar/11 Lead β

Flashed after excursion direct

with Eugene
eugeneth 13/Mar/11 2nd O/S

pumpy amd steady.

with Owain
barni 09/Mar/11 2nd rpt
with luke
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Rich Kirby 04/Sep/10 2nd rpt
with Ewan
soph ?/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Blair Fyffe
ksjs 09/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with jo
Owain Llewelyn 07/Jul/10 Lead
with Dad
Hidden 18/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Rob Pitt 15/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with Helen Pitt
Ewan Russell 26/May/10 Lead O/S
with Connor
JulesV 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with joe bawden
Duncan Campbell 13/Feb/10 Lead dnf

took an absolute wanger, ripping a cam and wire!! woops prob a 10 metre fall luckily I missed the ledge! prob stupidity on my part really, I was pretty boxed - not a good warm up if your as weak as me!

with sam Harvie, Eugenius
metal arms 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Nice route, progressively smaller holds.

with Mikey G, Herve
Mike Goldthorp 30/Jan/10 Lead

lead on alex's gear for warm-up, quite steady.

Hidden 28/Jan/10 Lead O/S
CharlotteJelleyman 28/Jan/10 2nd O/S

Rock was freezing, couldn't feel my hands. But good route!

with Steve Franklin
middlevern 25/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Toby Dunn 25/Oct/09 Lead
with Nick Verney
Ched 18/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 18/Oct/09 2nd
Ched 18/Oct/09 Lead
Toby Dunn 18/Oct/09 2nd
with Joe Bawden
Dan77 29/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Steve
Hidden 15/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/09 Lead O/S
mattyork2 09/Jun/09 2nd O/S

I'm not sure this climb is anything to rave about on second ascent. A good warm up all the same.

with Rory Shawe
Hidden 27/May/09 2nd
barni 27/May/09 Lead β
with ronnie
farmus21 18/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Another great route. Good gear...even if Sam left it in for me!

Hidden 18/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Stig 13/Sep/08 Lead β

On Goi's gear

with Goi
goi.ashmore 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S


with James Rees
mattyork2 11/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with John Vincent
mhairi thorburn 11/Aug/08 Lead O/S

hard and scary!

with malc
Hidden 12/Jul/08 2nd dog
Hidden 22/Jun/08 Lead
hervenuttall 03/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with xav
Sgt. Vest 03/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/08 2nd O/S
haydng 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with Si
ksjs 24/Apr/08 2nd rpt
with sarah
ksjs 05/Feb/08 Lead O/S

very good. sustained climbing with good but maybe slightly awkward gear at 1 or 2 points

with mark
Rachel S 27/Jan/08 2nd
with Richard K
Rich Kirby 27/Jan/08 Lead rpt
Julian Wedd ??/2008 Lead
with A. Howarth
barni 06/Jul/07 2nd
with Paul James
lost.arrow 12/May/07 -
Hidden 13/Mar/07 2nd
Hidden 07/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Boy ??/2006 -
Chubbard 21/Dec/05 Lead O/S
with C Godfrey
nicholas Barrowclough ?/Jun/05 Lead
with Tim Davies
Hidden 12/Dec/04 Lead O/S
Mark A Humphries 03/Nov/04 Lead O/S
with Nick Barrowclough
Gus 12/May/04 Lead O/S
IanD353 ?/May/04 Lead O/S
with Ailsa
Paul Evans ?/Apr/04 2nd
with Iggy_B
Iggy_B ?/Apr/04 Lead O/S
michael burrows 17/Jun/03 2nd
nicholas Barrowclough 17/Jun/03 Lead
Mark Riley ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/May/01 Lead O/S
Roget 06/May/00 Lead O/S
with baccy
petekeron ??/2000 Lead O/S
Dave Lyon ??/2000 -
zero six ??/2000 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
SR1970 ?/Jul/99 Lead O/S
BenTiffin 23/Jun/99 2nd
with Matt Baker
nige 16/May/99 Lead
with mark hounslea
Paul Clarke ??/1999 -
with Well Oiled Machine
kristian ??/1999 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/98 Lead O/S
nickcanute ??/1998 Lead O/S
nokishatov 01/Jun/97 2nd O/S
D Tempest 17/May/97 Lead
with Rick
D Tempest 17/May/97 Lead O/S
with Rick
Ched ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
ste_d 21/Jul/96 Lead O/S
with mik
nokishatov 21/Jul/96 2nd
michael burrows 10/Apr/96 2nd
with brian jones
D Tempest 31/Mar/96 2nd
with Rick
Hidden 15/Oct/95 Lead
Hidden 15/Oct/95 2nd
Hidden 08/Jun/95 Lead
michael burrows 02/Apr/95 2nd
with brian jones
michael burrows 12/Mar/95 Lead rpt
Budge ??/1995 Lead O/S
andy gittins ??/1995 -
wynaptomos ?/May/94 Lead rpt
Dave Musgrove 05/Apr/94 2nd
with David
Dave Musgrove Jnr 05/Apr/94 Lead
with Dad
Hidden 28/May/93 2nd
Hidden 29/Apr/93 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/93 Lead O/S
pete johnson 04/Feb/93 2nd
with Kevin Sales
crossleysm ??/1993 2nd O/S

c. 93

pete johnson 18/Oct/92 2nd
with Bart
Hidden 27/Jun/92 Lead
Hidden 23/Jun/92 Lead
Stoney Boy 06/Jun/92 Lead O/S
with Jim Kelly
wynaptomos ?/May/92 Lead rpt
Rich Kirby 31/Dec/91 Lead O/S
with Andy Mackay
whispering nic 03/Nov/91 Lead
with slow hand nick
Hidden 25/Aug/91 2nd
Steve Crowe 08/Jul/90 Lead O/S
nigehughes ?/Jun/90 2nd
with Nick Sharpe
Billg ??/1990 Lead O/S
Nick Biven ??/1990 -
Seymore Butt ??/1990 Lead
sadams ?/Oct/89 Lead
with Andy Mitchell
michael burrows 08/Jun/89 Lead O/S
with brian jones
Hidden ?/Aug/88 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/88 Lead
Hidden 14/Jun/88 AltLd
wynaptomos ?/May/88 Lead rpt
phardman 05/Feb/88 Lead O/S
ukb & bmc shark ??/1988 Lead
Hidden ??/1987 -
andybirtwistle 18/Oct/86 -
with Ian Kyle
Hidden 20/Oct/85 Lead
Backinthegame ?/Sep/85 Lead β
Backinthegame ?/Jul/85 2nd
with Chris Bundock
Hidden 28/Jun/85 2nd
Brian Wilderspin 23/Jun/85 -
Hidden 08/Jun/85 Lead
Hidden 17/May/85 2nd
Hidden 06/May/85 2nd
keefe 04/May/85 -
Dave Turnbull ?/Nov/84 -
Hidden 03/Aug/84 2nd O/S
Mike Owen 22/Sep/83 2nd β
with Harold Walmsley
Neil McA 16/Sep/83 Lead O/S
Ian Jones ?/Jul/83 Lead O/S
with Robert Kieske ('Flog')
GordonHart ??/1983 Lead O/S
with James Taveran
robyn1 ??/1980 -
Hidden 01/Jul/69 Lead dog
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