Rockfax Description
One of the best routes above the Marine Drive with sustained climbing which is absorbing right up to the last move. From the ramp, step left into a groove then follow the blunt arete. © Rockfax

Ticklists: The Orme 7a+'s, North Wales Rock Graded List, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, North Wales Sport Climbing, The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet).

Hidden 15/Oct/17 Lead RP
Hidden 15/Jul/17 Lead RP
Emily C 18/Jun/17 Lead dnf
with Jon
jonleighton 18/Jun/17 Lead O/S

A bit of greasiness and very tired arms made this absolutely desperate, nearly fell on every move but I really enjoyed clinging in there :)

redjerry 08/Apr/17 TR O/S
JamesWilliams 24/Jan/17 Lead RP

Felt cruisey . Put the draws in and went first go

JamesWilliams 21/Jan/17 Lead dog

Trying to remember the moves. Felt hard

Kev Little 11/Sep/16 Lead RP
with Pete Shepherd
dan gibson 09/Jun/16 Lead RP
JamesWilliams 31/May/16 TR dog

tried this some time in the freezing cold last year and was desperate. Still pretty desperate up to and past the 2nd clip. but clean from there to the top. should go next time

with Mad Max
Hidden 04/May/16 Lead β
wi11 04/May/16 Lead dog
with Soph
Alex Mason 01/May/16 Lead rpt

pokey. Greasy.

with George Ullrich
MJclimb ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
FreddieSmith 02/Nov/15 Lead O/S
Jack Delaney 01/Nov/15 Lead RP
with Emily Barnett
Hidden 01/Nov/15 Lead β
Ewan Russell 11/Jun/15 Lead RP
with Brad
Hidden 26/May/15 Lead O/S
Ian Broome 16/May/15 Lead O/S

Quite fiddley, cold, crimpy and tired, didn't help to enjoy it, despite it being a 'classic'?!

with Laika, mike moo
Hidden 12/May/15 Lead RP
alexjz 29/Apr/15 TR dog

Not used to this style at all found it bloody hard

with George Ullrich
Tommyads ??/2015 -
wi11 10/Nov/14 Lead dog
with Ruth B
bede.west 14/Oct/14 Lead dog

one to come back two. should go next time

Hidden 07/Oct/14 Lead RP
owain86 27/Sep/14 Lead rpt

Just as good as last time!

with Eugene
eugeneth 27/Sep/14 Lead dog

All the moves came reasonably easily. Felt a bit drained today but happy to lead it all

with Owain
Mattlamb90 14/Sep/14 Lead RP

Felt pretty hard

with Owen Davies, Mark Riley, Ryan
Mark Riley 14/Sep/14 Lead β

Great route, almost an onsight, but had a little beta.

with Rob Pitt, Ryan, Owen Davies, Mattlamb90
spidey 14/Sep/14 Lead RP

tried to flash, got it 2nd r.p

with mat lamb
Dan77 05/Aug/14 Lead dnf
with Alex
Luke Owens 03/Jul/14 Lead RP

Quickest i've done an Orme 7a+, 2RP. Had wrote it off after the first go due to tiredness but out of nowhere I jumped on the bike of psyche and smashed it! Classic old skool wall climbing, even better than Axle Attack!

Hidden ??/2014 Lead
nige ??/2014 -
Julian Cooper 23/Jul/13 Lead dog

Too tired to do the first move! The rest is easy. Back another day. Great route with fantastic moves.

with Ben Steel
dswansonlow 05/Jun/13 Lead RP

It felt really desperate at the start on my first go but once I knew the moves it felt okay and got it second go.

with Helen
alek 02/Jun/13 Lead dog
Adam Booth 24/May/13 Lead dog

Oh dear, serious shut down. Needed oxygen and a sherpa.

davidliu 24/May/13 Lead RP
Hidden 24/Oct/12 -
Hidden 12/Oct/12 Lead dog
soph 21/Aug/12 Lead RP
with Helena Robinson
Ally Smith 05/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Dylan
Ally Smith 02/Jun/12 Lead RP

Stiffer than expected; may have been due to the high humidity?

Duncan Campbell 20/May/12 Lead dog

1 rest at 2nd bolt. Will be back, despite not particularly liking the style of climbing.

with Greg, Eugenius
eugeneth 28/Mar/12 Lead dog

Sorted out the moves on the first attempt but didn't find them too desperate although it would be nails to onsight as is quite sequency. Made a hole in my finger and fell off on the second time!!!

owain86 28/Mar/12 Lead RP

Great route, very technical but no hard moves, did twice today

with Eugene, Greg
KittySupreme 26/Mar/12 Lead dog
with Owain
LRob ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Lead RP
Luke Brooks 08/Jun/11 Lead β

With fairly comprehensive beta from Glyn, felt like it would be hard to on-sight.

with Sophie, Glyn Hudson
Glyn 08/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Sophie, Luke
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
schof 09/Oct/10 Lead RP

Very hard for 7a+ total classic. second go

Glyn 09/Oct/10 Lead RP
Stig 03/Sep/10 Lead dog

Did in two overlapping sections.

with Goi
Hidden 29/Jul/10 Lead RP
datoon 04/Jul/10 Lead RP
with K
khawk 04/Jul/10 Lead RP
with DT
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Lead dog
Rich Kirby 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Perfect. One of best at grade in NW.

with Nige, Ewan, Ash & Chris
Hidden 21/Oct/09 Lead RP
ksjs 15/Oct/09 Lead RP

did this on top rope in the dark virtually last week - what a difference daylight and leading make: brilliant route, really quite sustained and technical. good value and not easy - feels unlikely but its all there. 1st go: 2 or 3 rests. 2nd go: done.

with jo
Mike Goldthorp 13/Oct/09 Lead RP
ksjs 08/Oct/09 TR β

wanted to try and onsight this but no light left and draws in place so had to do it on top rope. very sketchy as couldnt really see my feet, poor style - not worthy of a classic. a lead next time...

with dave r
Alex Mason 07/Oct/09 Lead RP

Tried to flash, came off again at second draw with tall mans beta, climbed too top, then led. But not without a fight, fucked up feet and was close to off a few times. Sustained.

with Herv
hervenuttall ?/Oct/09 Lead RP
with Drew
mattyork2 09/Jun/09 Lead dog

Felt desparate at the bottom again today. A great day today and nice to climb with Rory on his 26th birthday after 4 years. See you for your 30th mate!

with Rory Shawe
Rob Pitt 05/Jun/09 -
with Nick Arding
mattyork2 01/Feb/09 Lead dog

Too hard for me. Desparately cold today. Next time.

Brown 17/May/08 Lead RP
zero six ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Dec/07 Lead RP
Dave Bond 24/Apr/07 Lead RP
with Rich Hatton
jeffmcd56 ??/2007 Lead β
with Rob
Hidden 18/Jun/06 Lead
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
whispering nic ??/2003 Lead dog
Dave Lyon ??/2000 -
Paul Clarke ??/1999 Lead
with Well Oiled Machine
buzby78 17/Sep/97 Lead O/S
Mike Owen 29/Aug/97 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
kristian ??/1996 TR O/S
keefe ??/1996 -
wynaptomos ?/Jun/95 2nd dog
mattnuttall ?/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with Alan Holden
goi.ashmore 30/Apr/94 Lead O/S

Massive jump for the belay, with half the climbers in South Wales in 20' proximity

with Simon Coles
Hidden 05/Jul/92 Lead β
Mike Owen 07/Jun/92 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Stoney Boy 21/Sep/91 Lead O/S
with Geraldine Taylor, Bob Marks
Billg ??/1990 Lead
Mike Owen 23/Oct/88 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
ukb & bmc shark ??/1988 Lead
robyn1 ??/1980 -
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