Rockfax Description
A great route which has a fierce pull on the crux. Thankfully, this is well protected with modern gear and small wires. Either start from directly below the slab, or from a ledge on its left side. Climb to a crack-line just in from the main corner. A tricky move over the first bulge is okay; the move above the second ledge is considerably harder. The rest of the climbing is easier, and eventually leads into a small groove that exits right. © Rockfax

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North Wales Rock Graded List, Glyn's North Wales mid-grade ticklist, George's Ultimate Easy to Mid Grade North Wales Trad Ticklist

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
Paul Sagar 16 Jun Lead O/S A scramble with a V1 boulder problem in the middle of it. Good fun with a heavy sea swirling away below. HS 4C, if that’s possible?
A scramble with a V1 boulder problem in the middle of it. Good fun with a heavy sea swirling away below. HS 4C, if that’s possible?
JJWilliams 16 Jun 2nd β Paul says he gave me beta. I’m not so sure I used it / it was helpful. He will disagree. Good fun route though with the waves crashing below us and the wind almost blowing you off at the top!
Paul says he gave me beta. I’m not so sure I used it / it was helpful. He will disagree. Good fun route though with the waves crashing below us and the wind almost blowing you off at the top!
Hidden 16 Jun 2nd
Hidden 15 Jun 2nd O/S
HannahC 15 Jun Lead O/S One move wonder...
One move wonder...
PaddyFreer 25 May TR O/S
with freec
with freec
Vert 25 May Lead O/S First VS lead
with Daniel Money
First VS lead
with Daniel Money
freec 25 May Lead O/S enjoyable if a bit unbalanced - most of the climbing is Severe at most with one harder but well-protected move
enjoyable if a bit unbalanced - most of the climbing is Severe at most with one harder but well-protected move
dpmUK 25 May 2nd O/S
with Lydia
with Lydia
Lilifa 19 May Lead
with Jude, Henry
with Jude, Henry
richy85 18 May 2nd O/S Steep
with JonesE
Steep
with JonesE
drdave 18 May 2nd O/S
with Martin Wall
with Martin Wall
nuts and bolts 18 May Lead O/S
with Helen
with Helen
JohnathonBranton 18 May 2nd
JonesE 18 May Lead O/S Soft. More like HS with one 5a move.
with richy85
Soft. More like HS with one 5a move.
with richy85
Whitmoreaa 18 May Lead O/S Nice enough climbing on fairly solid rock
Nice enough climbing on fairly solid rock
ClimberPentir 12 May Lead
with Pete Frost
with Pete Frost
Pete_Frost 12 May 2nd rpt
with Glynne Andrew
with Glynne Andrew
lucygreenie 6 May 2nd
with ebutton
with ebutton
ebutton 6 May Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Apr Lead
Lewis Perrin Williams 20 Apr 2nd Lucy's first seacliff lead! Well done. A bird came and perched on the hanging rope while I was belaying!
with Lucy Tatam
Lucy's first seacliff lead! Well done. A bird came and perched on the hanging rope while I was belaying!
with Lucy Tatam
Colin Scotchford 29 Sep, 2018 Lead
Hidden 8 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
mattfarr 4 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
with Mike
with Mike
mike reed 25 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S Catrin Thomas lead, Di and I followed.
with Di Gilbert
Catrin Thomas lead, Di and I followed.
with Di Gilbert
Charlie Zephyr Booth 21 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with martin broadhurst
with martin broadhurst
Hidden 15 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
MarkAstley 15 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Martin Smith
with Martin Smith
Michelle_250 13 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
kermit_uk 13 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
fizzychewitt 22 Jun, 2018 Lead
Hidden 15 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
Sandreas 15 Jun, 2018 2nd
jimbobimbo 2 Jun, 2018 2nd rpt
with Rob
with Rob
JamesWilliams 27 May, 2018 Lead O/S stiff pull near the top
stiff pull near the top
Hidden 7 May, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 7 May, 2018 Lead
John Bunney 21 Apr, 2018 Lead
with Butel
with Butel
Sophie Nunn 25 Mar, 2018 2nd O/S
with Jim Jones, Neilaw
with Jim Jones, Neilaw
afearn91 28 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 29 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Mowglee 27 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Michael Morrell 23 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Amy UT 19 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
*superchilled 19 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
with Amy UT, Giles
with Amy UT, Giles
Makhani 28 Jul, 2017 Lead
with Andy
with Andy
Hidden 23 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
Mark Reeves 15 Jul, 2017 2nd Working Coaching lead climbing
Working Coaching lead climbing
Adam Booth 12 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
with Jon Gupta
with Jon Gupta
jimxxx 3 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
with Ron
with Ron
UncleMephisto 31 May, 2017 2nd
with Laura Pruul
with Laura Pruul
Kev Webster 31 May, 2017 Lead β Walk in, nice route with one real crux on second shelf!
Walk in, nice route with one real crux on second shelf!
mattnuttall 29 May, 2017 2nd
Andrew Wilson 29 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 May, 2017 Lead O/S
routrax 28 May, 2017 2nd
HoboUniJoe 28 May, 2017 Lead O/S
danjouan 28 May, 2017 Lead O/S
with HoboUniJoe, Tom
with HoboUniJoe, Tom
Tom Bellis 28 May, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 24 May, 2017 Lead O/S
The Grist 21 May, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Dan Metcalfe
with Dan Metcalfe
manwithacam 21 May, 2017 AltLd Great scramble round to this atmospheric little zawn. Mark's intention to do Centrefold but team insitu and tide lapping at heels so escaped up this little beauty
with Mark Grist
Great scramble round to this atmospheric little zawn. Mark's intention to do Centrefold but team insitu and tide lapping at heels so escaped up this little beauty
with Mark Grist
Tarquin 18 May, 2017 -
Hidden 14 May, 2017 2nd rpt
Hidden 14 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Sardien 6 May, 2017 2nd rpt
with Jon, Kate
with Jon, Kate
James Oswald 15 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
with Dan Middleton
with Dan Middleton
Katie S 15 Apr, 2017 2nd
with Ros C, Matt Schwarz
with Ros C, Matt Schwarz
Hidden 15 Apr, 2017 Lead
Hidden 15 Apr, 2017 2nd
Matt Schwarz 15 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
with Katie S
with Katie S
static266 28 Dec, 2016 2nd O/S
adam clarke 28 Dec, 2016 Lead O/S
with James Hulme
with James Hulme
The_Boy_ODwyer 10 Sep, 2016 2nd
inspiration_needed 10 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S Started at higher ledges for high tide.
Started at higher ledges for high tide.
Hidden 15 Aug, 2016 2nd rpt
simonward 13 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
with Mr Wild
with Mr Wild
Mr Wild 13 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
with Dave Barker, simonward
with Dave Barker, simonward
smallerrich ?Aug, 2016 2nd
with steveE9
with steveE9
Colin Scotchford 18 Jun, 2016 Lead
Hidden 15 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
John Bunney 6 Jun, 2016 - With Imogen
With Imogen
cem 30 May, 2016 2nd rpt
with Kirill
with Kirill
Kirill 30 May, 2016 Lead
with cem
with cem
KeenClimber 30 May, 2016 Lead O/S
with Ron
with Ron
Hidden 30 May, 2016 Lead O/S
pingora 30 May, 2016 2nd O/S
Jani_J 29 May, 2016 2nd
emlynroberts 29 May, 2016 Lead dog With cheating! Fell at the crux, put a quickdraw on ab rope with Prusuk to further protect the move and got it second go.
With cheating! Fell at the crux, put a quickdraw on ab rope with Prusuk to further protect the move and got it second go.
charlietorrance 22 May, 2016 2nd O/S one move wonder, nice though!
one move wonder, nice though!
Lenny 14 May, 2016 2nd O/S
with Pete
with Pete
John Bunney ??, 2016 -
Pete_Frost 7 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S Beautiful line. A bit wet in places but nice climbing at a very reasonable grade. Nice steady lead by Jeannie Sherwood.
with Louise Titchfield, Jeannie Sherwood
Beautiful line. A bit wet in places but nice climbing at a very reasonable grade. Nice steady lead by Jeannie Sherwood.
with Louise Titchfield, Jeannie Sherwood
Hidden 7 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
gladys 6 Sep, 2015 Lead With Steve Day
With Steve Day
Hidden 11 Aug, 2015 Lead β
Hidden 13 Jun, 2015 AltLd
rd20 24 May, 2015 Lead rpt
Half Pint Lizz 24 May, 2015 2nd dog
with rd20
with rd20
Hidden 20 May, 2015 2nd
Hidden 18 Apr, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 18 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2015 Lead
magsb 23 Nov, 2014 2nd O/S
fizzychewitt 23 Nov, 2014 Lead
with MagsB
with MagsB
Hidden 21 Sep, 2014 Lead
beckyjg 14 Sep, 2014 2nd
Hidden 6 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
pastep 14 Jun, 2014 2nd In trainers.
with Will242
In trainers.
with Will242
pete johnson 9 Jun, 2014 Lead rpt
with Lun
with Lun
JohnV 18 May, 2014 Lead
surfer38 27 Apr, 2014 2nd
Sarahcrowsley 11 Mar, 2014 2nd
Si ??, 2014 -
Hidden ??, 2014 -
Nicole Almond 25 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S Lovely lead, perfect for practising gear placement.
Lovely lead, perfect for practising gear placement.
Dave Almond 24 Aug, 2013 2nd Nice little route
Nice little route
Ann S 30 Jul, 2013 2nd Very tough crux move for me at start of second pitch. Very nice lead by Ches.
Very tough crux move for me at start of second pitch. Very nice lead by Ches.
Malt_Loaf 30 Jul, 2013 Lead rpt Lead both pitches again; I think I unfairly commented on 4b last time. Doing it again, though, easy 4c is fair I think.
Lead both pitches again; I think I unfairly commented on 4b last time. Doing it again, though, easy 4c is fair I think.
Malt_Loaf 26 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S Slab variant to avoid seepage at the start but did the crux and the upper part of the route exactly to the guidebook. Nice route; 4b not 4c.
Slab variant to avoid seepage at the start but did the crux and the upper part of the route exactly to the guidebook. Nice route; 4b not 4c.
mr mills 6 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with Trevor
with Trevor
Ched 6 Jul, 2013 2nd
Jim Slater 29 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
with Derek (Buxton MC), EarlyBird
with Derek (Buxton MC), EarlyBird
Hidden 29 Jun, 2013 Lead
Jack Manfredi 7 Jun, 2013 -
with Dad
with Dad
williemiller ?Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
Hidden 19 May, 2013 Lead
oscaig 4 May, 2013 2nd O/S Nice route - varied climbing but a bit damp in places on the day.
Nice route - varied climbing but a bit damp in places on the day.
kim.mulji 4 May, 2013 Lead O/S Looks formidable up-close from the bottom, but from back a bit, it doesn't look that bad. The climb in three sections really, with two large ledge rests. Climb does go up by the right crack, though much of the climbing is face-climbing, and I didn't get my hands in the crack much at all! Don't be tempted to come out left onto the face too much, although the climbing is easier, it can be climbed on the right. Was a bit wet near the crack when I did it, but that didn't affect the climbing.
with oscaig
Looks formidable up-close from the bottom, but from back a bit, it doesn't look that bad. The climb in three sections really, with two large ledge rests. Climb does go up by the right crack, though much of the climbing is face-climbing, and I didn't get my hands in the crack much at all! Don't be tempted to come out left onto the face too much, although the climbing is easier, it can be climbed on the right. Was a bit wet near the crack when I did it, but that didn't affect the climbing.
with oscaig
jezb1 11 Mar, 2013 Lead Wet, cold and snowing. Some slab variant to the ledge and then tricky move up the corner. Prob more 4b than 4c.
Wet, cold and snowing. Some slab variant to the ledge and then tricky move up the corner. Prob more 4b than 4c.
tim newton 11 Mar, 2013 2nd O/S
DJayB 8 Sep, 2012 Solo O/S
pete87abs 8 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S
with Rob tyler
with Rob tyler
tyler836 8 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
Calder 2 Sep, 2012 2nd
with Mike B
with Mike B
Hidden 7 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
rwm7131 6 Apr, 2012 Lead
with Colin Matthias
with Colin Matthias
Hidden 1 Apr, 2012 2nd
Hidden ??, 2012 -
fizzychewitt 13 Nov, 2011 AltLd
Duncan Campbell 6 Nov, 2011 Lead O/S Corner crack was pretty wet so did a variant up the slab, using the best bits. One hard move off the 2nd ledge, rest pretty steady.
with Ollie B
Corner crack was pretty wet so did a variant up the slab, using the best bits. One hard move off the 2nd ledge, rest pretty steady.
with Ollie B
Karlos 20 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S Nice position. First half is the more challenging with good gear in the corner. The crux seemed to be the chin up to get off the ledge at half height. Stayed away from the blank corner on the second half and just climbed the slab.
Nice position. First half is the more challenging with good gear in the corner. The crux seemed to be the chin up to get off the ledge at half height. Stayed away from the blank corner on the second half and just climbed the slab.
Hidden 13 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
mike_hough_uk 24 Jul, 2011 2nd Quite tough moving over the bulge
Quite tough moving over the bulge
chri55ie 23 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 5 Jul, 2011 TR
Hidden 2 Jul, 2011 Lead
rd20 24 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S with Mark Reeves coaching.
with Mark Reeves coaching.
rd20 24 Jun, 2011 Lead β with Mark Reeves coaching, but after the (boldish) break, traversed left to the loose, vegetated arrete, up a few metres and then traversed right to finish somewhere up middle!
with Mark Reeves coaching, but after the (boldish) break, traversed left to the loose, vegetated arrete, up a few metres and then traversed right to finish somewhere up middle!
smolders 24 Jun, 2011 -
Ewano 30 May, 2011 Lead O/S
ksjs 27 May, 2011 Lead O/S Interesting with a sheen of water on much of it. The crux felt quite airy (and awkward to protect but the gear is there / around); good character and position throughout. Cormorant parent and chick gave me a fright, worth staying off the route for a while.
with Rich
Interesting with a sheen of water on much of it. The crux felt quite airy (and awkward to protect but the gear is there / around); good character and position throughout. Cormorant parent and chick gave me a fright, worth staying off the route for a while.
with Rich
haydng 1 May, 2011 Lead O/S
with Rob
with Rob
Hidden 25 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
RachelP 24 Apr, 2011 2nd good, watch out for the cormerant!
good, watch out for the cormerant!
Simon Holden (LCandCC) ?Apr, 2011 2nd O/S Lead on 25/5/13 with Yvette
with JohnTebay
Lead on 25/5/13 with Yvette
with JohnTebay
PAJames ??, 2011 -
PAJames ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Chris Manasseh 25 Sep, 2010 2nd Andy gee led. First experience of sea cliff climbing. Magnificent!
with Andy Gee
Andy gee led. First experience of sea cliff climbing. Magnificent!
with Andy Gee
wert 2 Sep, 2010 2nd
with James McHaffie
with James McHaffie
Hidden 2 Sep, 2010 2nd
j4kub 14 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S great climb
with claire gibson
great climb
with claire gibson
McGuinness 29 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S Lovely, my first sea cliff climb!
with Dafydd
Lovely, my first sea cliff climb!
with Dafydd
Dafydd Llywelyn 29 Jul, 2010 2nd O/S Rope drag was immense, so didn't really have any of the normal benefits of seconding!!
Rope drag was immense, so didn't really have any of the normal benefits of seconding!!
HIGHTOWER 4 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
with Tara
with Tara
Neil McA 31 May, 2010 Lead O/S
with Loui James
with Loui James
Monkeymorgan 30 May, 2010 Lead O/S
with Sardien
with Sardien
Sardien 30 May, 2010 2nd O/S Backback got stuck in the recess causing a bit of improvisation. Great climb though - good variety of moves
Backback got stuck in the recess causing a bit of improvisation. Great climb though - good variety of moves
hepitt 8 May, 2010 AltLd O/S the guide book description seemed hard to follow compared to what u actually did on the rock. Was an ok climb but quite tricky.
with Phillipa Arding
the guide book description seemed hard to follow compared to what u actually did on the rock. Was an ok climb but quite tricky.
with Phillipa Arding
Philippa Arding 8 May, 2010 AltLd dog belayed half way up to avoid rope drag. fell trying to climb the bulge. Helen took over the lead.
belayed half way up to avoid rope drag. fell trying to climb the bulge. Helen took over the lead.
Rob Evans ??, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Sep, 2009 Lead rpt
surfbish 17 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S What a great route, a real journey. No hard move but has a 'big' feel to it.
with Libby Peter
What a great route, a real journey. No hard move but has a 'big' feel to it.
with Libby Peter
Hidden 15 Aug, 2009 2nd O/S
matjaques 8 Aug, 2009 Lead rpt
with Simon
with Simon
alwyn101 5 Aug, 2009 2nd O/S
dicky79 1 Aug, 2009 2nd O/S
with Mike Bottomley
with Mike Bottomley
Carly 11 Jun, 2009 2nd O/S
with Richard
with Richard
Hidden 11 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 31 May, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 31 May, 2009 2nd O/S
Hidden 10 Feb, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Sep, 2008 2nd O/S
Alex Mason ?Aug, 2008 Solo O/S To escape from the zawn.
with Andy Reeve
To escape from the zawn.
with Andy Reeve
Gareth_Thomas 2 Mar, 2008 Lead O/S cool route
cool route
Hidden ??, 2008 -
Matt Vigg ??, 2008 -
Hidden 14 Oct, 2007 AltLd O/S
fran04 14 Oct, 2007 Lead
Ian Andrews ?Oct, 2007 Lead O/S
with Chris Collin
with Chris Collin
intersection996 27 Aug, 2007 2nd
with Tim
with Tim
Abi Chard ?Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 4 May, 2007 Lead
Hidden 14 Apr, 2007 2nd O/S
Bob M 6 Sep, 2006 Lead
with riggy
with riggy
Hidden 29 May, 2006 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Ian McNeill ??, 2006 -
andybirtwistle 6 Aug, 2005 Lead
with Sue Birtwistle
with Sue Birtwistle
arin78 25 Jun, 2005 2nd O/S
with Mark
with Mark
CGlennie 10 Jun, 2005 Lead
Hidden 31 Jul, 2004 Lead
Hidden ?Jul, 2004 Lead O/S
Chesh ?Jun, 2004 Lead O/S
with Lawrence
with Lawrence
Mark Riley ?Sep, 2002 2nd
with Joy Ellis
with Joy Ellis
nickdonohue ?Jul, 2002 Lead
with Kath Donohue
with Kath Donohue
Mark Davies PK ?Sep, 2001 Lead
with Laura
with Laura
cem 27 Jun, 1999 Lead O/S
with Jonathan K
with Jonathan K
babymoac 27 Jun, 1999 Lead
with GrahamD
with GrahamD
Hidden 2 May, 1999 2nd
pauldrew ??, 1999 Lead
mikej 9 Jul, 1998 Lead
with Rachel W/E
with Rachel W/E
Andy Say 20 May, 1998 Lead O/S I scribbled '5a' in my guide afterwards!
I scribbled '5a' in my guide afterwards!
Hidden 10 May, 1998 Lead
craig h 6 Jul, 1997 Lead O/S
with Janet Hannah
with Janet Hannah
Rog Wilko ?Jul, 1997 Lead More like 5a than 4b. No 2 Friend essential for crux.
with Debbie Wilkinson
More like 5a than 4b. No 2 Friend essential for crux.
with Debbie Wilkinson
snowcat 27 Jul, 1996 2nd
with Pete Debedge
with Pete Debedge
Hidden 14 Jul, 1996 Lead
auld al ?May, 1993 2nd O/S
Ken lindsay ??, 1993 2nd O/S
Gordon Stainforth 12 Jun, 1988 Lead Route has a lot of character, but I didn't like the peculiar rock much.
with Nick Gregory
Route has a lot of character, but I didn't like the peculiar rock much.
with Nick Gregory
nigehughes ?May, 1984 Lead
with Lou Costello
with Lou Costello
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