Rockfax Description
A great route that feels more trad than sporty as gear is usually placed to reach the first bolt. Climb up the flake to the tree, move left past a bolt to a tiny groove. Follow this past a second bolt, and exit via Alive and Kicking. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Catrin E2 5c
. New route two bolts to the right of Alive and kicking, although the top bolt of A & K is clipped also. after the last bolt is passed, Keep right and climb the clean wall direct to lower of also shared with A+K

Llion Moris, Mark Reeves Feb/2007

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, All the Llanberis SLATE sport @ 6a & 6a+, Slate Sport.

Hidden 15/Apr TR
Andy Peak 1 25/Mar Lead O/S


with Andrew Deckon
BenRyle 25/Mar Lead rpt
with Cat, Kim, Ian Grobowski
deacondeacon 25/Mar Lead O/S
smallerrich 29/Nov/16 Lead O/S
BenRyle 29/Nov/16 Lead rpt
with Kim, Max, Steve Daniels, Rich C
Jim Slater 30/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 30/Oct/16 Lead O/S

lower harder climbing well protected by the 2 bolts then a little run out on easier ground to the A+K bolt before the big swing fall potential on the eliminate top section (easy ground to left on A+K) which felt as hard as the lower crux to me.

with Jim
Dafydd Llywelyn 25/Oct/16 Lead RP

Exciting groove section, bit of a rude awakening back to climbing!

with Clare Wigley
JamesWilliams 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Arthur Milr
Sam Watson 29/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Only marginally harder than Alive and Kicking, hardest parts are bolted and the run out is easy. Soft e2

Hidden 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S
jacob shieldhouse hadley 10/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with justin, Lewis Smith
Nick Russell 11/Jun/16 Lead β

Good moves. Not sure how to grade something like this.

alastairbegley 11/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Really nice route. Enjoyed the moves above the second bolt. Thankfully the climbing eases as the runout increases!

Alex Winter 11/Jun/16 Lead β
with Nick and Alastair
lpruul 22/May/16 Lead O/S
with efp, Owen Jones
jsmcfarland 15/May/16 Lead O/S

Deserves the trad grade. Crux is fingery but the climbing is nice enough. 1 and a half stars? :)

with Tim
tim.fairhall 15/May/16 Lead O/S
with Sachi
soph 06/May/16 Lead O/S
with Clinton martinengo
wi11 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Soph
Hidden 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Cheese Monkey 24/Apr/16 TR O/S
with Ian M
JimHolmes69 13/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Pete
alanblyth 31/Mar/16 2nd O/S
JenShelley 31/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Alan
ChrisAllen 19/Jan/16 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2016 -
AdamSimpson 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S
AdamSimpson 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S
tomwright1509 13/Oct/15 Lead O/S
ianstevens 13/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Not really a trad route, the start is a little short on gear but the holds are bigger than an elephant's arse. Also easy for E2. Good fun though, F6a.

efp 13/Oct/15 Lead
with Joe Taylor
bigdrew 19/Jul/15 Lead β
with Dan
Dale ?/Jul/15 Lead O/S

After doing alive and kicking thought I might as well do this too. Very good route more sustained and more run out good for getting my head into slate.

with john
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
BenRyle 03/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Raji, James
chrisdavies 31/May/15 Lead
with barry
wazzalad20 04/May/15 Lead O/S

Class route, definitely had a trad vibe to it. E2 5C

with anna henshaw
Alex Mason 14/Mar/15 Lead O/S
TheaSmea ?/Mar/15 2nd O/S
cameronr11 14/Feb/15 TR O/S
with Tom Lloyd
Hidden 14/Feb/15 Lead O/S
bede.west 14/Feb/15 Lead O/S

sport route my arse! E2 defo, and great!

with German loui
max_dickens 13/Feb/15 TR O/S
harold walmsley 24/Jan/15 Lead rpt

Thought this was technically harder than the other two bolted routes hereabouts (Mark didn't).

with Mark Hounslea
rob 528 ??/2015 Lead O/S
ashtond6 28/Dec/14 Lead O/S

E2 5c, F6a is a ridiculous grade for this route

Hidden 28/Sep/14 2nd
tobydunford 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with Harry Martin
Hidden 26/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/14 TR O/S
John Postlethwaite 02/May/14 Lead rpt
with liam
Coops_13 22/Mar/14 Lead O/S
adie84 ??/2014 -
Si ??/2014 -
DanielGyi 12/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Tom.Priestley 28/Sep/13 TR O/S

Desperate middle section next to the two bolts. Not a sport route.

Scott Quinn 28/Sep/13 TR

fingery crux sequence, not quite a sport route

with Al, Tom Priestley
wolf.leeb 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Alexis
Hidden 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S
tim newton 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with si hughes
Fragmod 02/Aug/13 Lead
kyaizawa 26/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Second bolt clip is tricky and mid move (at least at my height it was), so I'd say it deserves the E-grade as per the guidebook.

Keendan 21/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Cool technical sequence

with Hayden Richards
The Norris 16/Jun/13 Lead dnf

Couldnt pass the crux. seems i picked the wrong route to try as my first attempt on slate! Very tough move by the second bolt.

with Gem
SamStokes 29/May/13 Lead O/S
georgedunton 25/May/13 Lead O/S
Richard P Coates 25/May/13 Lead dog
elCapitano 25/May/13 2nd
with Coatesy
Dan724 06/May/13 Lead O/S
BenRyle 06/May/13 Lead O/S
with Georgia, Tom Coombe, Dan, Charlottte
CharlotteMilner 06/May/13 2nd O/S
with BenRyle
tcoombe1 06/May/13 2nd
with BenRyle
miastacey 05/May/13 Lead β
with Bob Smith
richardr 04/May/13 Lead O/S
with Ivan
swoe 02/Apr/13 Lead O/S
petekeron 31/Mar/13 2nd O/S
with Steve Brock
Hidden 14/Mar/13 Lead O/S
dwillis 04/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Lenny 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Mark (Jumper)
ben360 ??/2013 -

harder than alive and kicking, thin moves by the bolts

PAJames ??/2013 -
Gambit 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with OlI, Guiom, Barney
Ed morris 10/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Dickon
simonp ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Annelies Sarrazyn
John Postlethwaite 27/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with liam
mikeyjbs 08/Jul/12 Lead
with julia kelly
charlietorrance 17/May/12 Lead β

bold at the top and harder than F6a.....E1 5b?

Hidden 13/May/12 Lead
JanBella 02/May/12 TR
with simon
Tomprusk 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

E1 5c maybe? Climbing at the top is bold but much easier than the crux which is next to bolts.

with Rosie
Dave Rumney 07/Jan/12 Lead dog
Hidden ??/2012 -
metal arms 19/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Ian Andrews 16/Oct/11 TR β

F6b+ at least..!

with Norman Clacher
Roger Cruse 04/Sep/11 TR O/S
with Kris & Mark
Mark Young 04/Sep/11 Lead
with Kris
Hidden 21/Aug/11 TR
Hidden 21/Aug/11 TR
tjmillen ?/Aug/11 Lead
with vicky
Bumblebee Biggs 26/Jul/11 Lead O/S
mfisher 26/Jul/11 2nd O/S
matty123 26/Jul/11 Lead dog
with fish
Ewan Russell 22/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Halla
richiebongo 15/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Jon Didymus
robgixer ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
david morse 22/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with josh
simon kimber 09/Jun/11 Lead O/S
JulesV 04/Jun/11 -
with Shauna Cunningham
Tom Keaveny 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
matty123 03/Jun/11 2nd dog
vinspin 01/Jun/11 TR rpt
Sardien 27/May/11 Lead O/S

massive run out to the top

with Sophie Ackermann
Alan James - UKC and UKH 18/May/11 Lead
with ClimbWebNet
Jonas Paulsson 10/May/11 Lead O/S
with Duncan Tunstall
benchwarmer 02/May/11 Lead O/S
with alys
caradoc 23/Apr/11 Lead
with john b
Glyn Davidson 17/Apr/11 Lead dog

Tricky. Dan and I both came off it. Much harder than F6a+ but only one move.

with Dan
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead dog
adi bryant 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Lee
Hidden 27/Mar/11 TR O/S
pebbles 27/Mar/11 TR
with crofty
farmus21 06/Mar/11 Lead

Harder than Alive and Kicking with a definite crux sequence through the 2nd bolt. Good climbing though.

with Eugene Theron
Hidden 06/Mar/11 2nd
Jack Loftus 28/Feb/11 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2011 -
ndraper1 ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Alex Auty ??/2011 Lead O/S
Olli-C 20/Nov/10 2nd O/S

shit bolts hard for 6a

Ally Smith 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
jkarran 16/Oct/10 Lead

Nothing like F6a. E1 6a (F6b+) would be more appropriate given the old-school slate bolting.

Aly 16/Oct/10 Lead β


with Team Alpha
petellis 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
al123 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with matt
rustaldo 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S

the bolts aren't great..

with Al
ClaireS 30/Aug/10 2nd
with Nikki
brices 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/10 TR rpt
mr mills 02/Jun/10 Lead rpt

Route is described as having only 2 bolts ! The 2nd bolt being around a quarter way up the route, what the fcuk is that all about ? If you put up a new route bolt it properly or not at all !!!

with Gareth
Hidden 17/May/10 2nd
Hidden 16/May/10 Lead O/S
willoates 10/May/10 Lead O/S

hard for 6a

with Steve
Hidden 02/May/10 Lead O/S
halfmanhalfbiscuit ?/May/10 Lead O/S

Badly bolted.

zero six ?/May/10 Lead O/S
dicky79 08/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Mark Nicholson
Hidden ??/2010 2nd
Hidden 31/Oct/09 Lead
alek 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with James Cross, Tanya
Luke Brooks ?/Sep/09 Lead
sinbad 21/Aug/09 2nd
with Mike Raine
Hidden 20/Aug/09 Lead
Owain Llewelyn 24/Jun/08 Lead
with Phil
ritchierich 19/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Top end 5B I'd say or even 5C. Check out www.slate.wetpaint.com for details.

with Bob Dickson
Hidden 20/Apr/07 Lead
NickHarms ??/1989 -
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