Rockfax Description
Another superb steep route that gains the undercut upper wall from a groove on the right. Start below the groove on the right-hand side of the buttress.
1) 5c, 18m. Climb the groove then move left below the upper groove (Astoroth). Traverse left to the arete and a hanging belay. You can also split the pitch using the belay of Clonus but this usually gives a lot of rope drag.
2) 6a, 22m. Pull steeply up a groove then exit right onto the headwall below the crack. Climb this to the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start up Astoroth instead of Connies Crack and move L on the obvious shelving break to join Connies Crack/Snowdrop. It can be useful to take a hanging stance near the end of the shelving break to minimise rope drag although with care it can be done with the more comfortable stance higher up.

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Fast & Free: Pete Livesay's Top 30 British Classics, Ultimate E4 ticklist, James' Summer Ticklist.

shed_hed 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Led in one pitch which is fine if you're careful with your ropes. Astoroth and the traverse is a nice precursor to the incredible headwall. No desperate moves but could see this being pretty pumpy if you don't have good stamina! Gear is plentiful and good if you've got the fitness to hang around and place it.

robpartridge 14/Aug/16 2nd
with Darren McMaster
Billg 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Will Calvert
Duncan Campbell 14/May/16 AltLd O/S

Lead p2. And what a pitch! The first pitch wasn't much of a warmup and it was cold in the shade so I got a brutal cold flash pump. The climbing is brilliant though - the first section into the groove and over the roof is cool and then the cracks higher up are just mega! Doesn't look so steep from the ground but when abbing down to retrieve the kit from astoroth direct for some folk it became apparent how steep it is! One of the best E4s in North Wales!

Hidden 14/May/16 AltLd O/S
jonleighton 31/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Top pitch. First E4 :)

dswansonlow 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Jdoc 03/Oct/15 2nd
Ramon Marin 03/Oct/15 AltLd

Lead the 6a headwall pitch, what a pitch! Totally out there, no chalk, steep, lichen...

with dave pickford
Alex Mason 15/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

First proper route this year. Had very little expectation of success. Intimidating.

with George Ullrich
Glyn 19/Sep/12 Lead rpt

Fantastic second pitch, traversed into it from Astoroth. I had seconded it last year but really wanted to lead it. One of the best E4's around.

with Luke
Hidden 21/Jul/12 Lead dog
willoates 30/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

2nd Pitc... one of the best pitches of climbing I have done in North Wales. Fact!

with Glyn
Glyn 30/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
with Will Oates
soph 01/Sep/11 -
Luke Brooks 01/Sep/11 2nd
with Sophie
khawk 23/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with DT
Hidden 17/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
alaan 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Absolutely awesome - wild moves through the grove and then a pumpy, over-hanging pillar of rock that entertains all the way to the top.

with Mat and Grant
GrantB 27/Sep/08 2nd
with Matt and Al
mattyork2 27/Sep/08 2nd dog

Too hard for me, good lead Alan

with Alaan and Grante
nige 20/Sep/08 AltLd
with richard kirby
Rich Kirby 20/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Led crux pitch.

with Nige
Brown 14/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Henry
mux 08/Jun/08 -
frost 08/Jun/08 2nd
with D Garry
Hidden 23/May/04 AltLd O/S
Roget 27/Jul/97 Lead O/S
with jon
michael burrows 16/Jun/96 Lead rpt
with brian jones
michael burrows 04/May/96 2nd
with pete bailey, andy boorman
steveb2006 08/Jul/95 AltLd dog

Mike leads first pitch (up Astoroth), but on the superb top pitch hesitate too long on teh crux and have to rest on gear

Hidden 08/Jul/95 AltLd
michael burrows 07/May/95 2nd
with richard parry
Nick Biven 14/Aug/91 AltLd
with Tim Snaith
uphillnow ??/1990 Lead

Did pitch 2 as part of the line described in Paul Williams guide "Astoroth - Snowdrop connection"

with John Robinson
wynaptomos ?/Aug/89 Lead O/S
charlesmfrench 04/May/87 AltLd dog

Led first pitch but struggled on the second.

with Pog
Hidden 25/Apr/87 2nd
Hidden 14/Jun/86 2nd
jon 13/Aug/84 Lead
with H
Hidden ??/1984 AltLd
Hidden 29/Aug/83 2nd
Steve Lewis 22/May/83 AltLd O/S
with Pat
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