Rockfax Description
A tricky route, which is hard to lead ground up. A clip-stick and a redpointing mentality improve this route. Climb up to the arete then make an interesting move left onto the ramp and walk up this to a smaller arete/groove. Move up this with difficulty to a lower-off. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Strenuous climbing up the overhanging wall. Start below right of the arete, climb up and over a ledge to a hidden peg. Traverse left (5m) to the bolts. Climb through these - lower off the top one.

M Thomas, M McGowan 02/Apr/1986

Ticklists: All the Llanberis SLATE sport @ 7a & 7a+, Slate Sport.

asol 29/Jul Lead O/S
with Euge
deacondeacon 03/Apr Lead O/S

7a in the guidebook but I'd agree with 6c+. Really cool, interesting climbing.

Hidden 28/Jul/16 Lead O/S
soph 16/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Franzi Wie
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 16/Aug/15 Lead dnf
i_a_coops 22/Mar/15 Lead RP

foot slipped while feeling around for the finishing jugs first go. Really interesting moves

with Jenny
Hidden ??/2015 Lead RP
Tom Livingstone 19/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Tim Neill, Calum Muskett
shed_hed 08/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Nice climb. Perhaps soft for 7a?

dswansonlow 08/Sep/14 Lead O/S
david morse 26/Jul/14 Lead β

Retroflash. Pumpy!

with KT
Luxulyan 15/May/14 Lead RP
with Tom Murrell
jsaric 27/Jul/13 Lead
with Robert Canavan
Julian Cooper 21/Jul/13 Lead dog

End of a long hot day - excuses, excuses. Got to go back I suppose!

with Ben Steel
ianstevens 30/May/13 Lead dnf

5 bolts up. Need to get stronger and return!

BRoe 13/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead O/S
Peter Reynolds ?/Feb/13 Lead dog
Ally Smith 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Pete H
Dan724 20/Aug/12 Lead RP

Second go. Top section a bit blind, got confused first go as a horrible sloper was somewhat deceptively chalked up! Technically it's slightly soft for 7a, but it's harder to read than other routes of the same grade.

Cardi 20/Aug/12 Lead dnf

Couldn't work out the blind move to the lower off!

with Dan
Owain Llewelyn 14/May/12 Lead RP
with Gareth E
NickHarms ??/2012 -
metal arms 19/Nov/11 Lead dog
Alex.M-M. 30/Oct/11 2nd dog
belay bunny turned bad 22/Aug/11 2nd
with loundsy
Hidden 22/Aug/11 Lead RP
Brown 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Lilifa
centurion05 25/Jun/11 Lead RP

Second go. Great route

HIGHTOWER 25/Jun/11 TR dog
Russell Birkett 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Murdoch J
Hidden 29/May/11 TR dog
Glyn 12/May/11 Lead rpt
with Perttu Ollile, Luke
Luke Brooks 12/May/11 Lead O/S
with Perttu, Glyn Hudson
farmus21 06/Mar/11 Lead dog

Messed up 2nd go after the crux - foot popped. Oh well. Almost 3 years since I first tried it...

with Eugene Theron
eugeneth 06/Mar/11 Lead dog

just need to be a little bit more flexible for one of the moves!! Cool thuggy climbing.

Ram MkiV 25/Feb/11 Lead β
with Mike G
Mike Goldthorp 24/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Classic! Like climbing on slate volumes, not just pulling, you have to actually climb it. Did it with twin ropes, one for 1st 2 clips and one for the rest - worth doing to avoid drag round the sharp slate arete.

Marti999 18/Feb/11 Lead RP

missed a good hold and barndoored off in style.

with Dave
zero six ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
halfmanhalfbiscuit ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S

I cheated, because you can.

Toby Dunn 30/May/10 -
with Andy Reeve
smallerrich 10/May/10 TR RP

Went the wrong way on lead, slashed my leg to f**k and then my rope. Some slate routes are just crap.

with James
farmus21 10/May/10 2nd

3rd time on this route but didn't make much of an impact. Go left!

Hidden 19/Apr/10 Lead RP
Glyn 15/Apr/10 Lead RP
Hidden 15/Apr/10 Lead RP
Alex Mason 26/Nov/09 Lead O/S

cracking bit of 3D climbing, great moves. 6c+.

with Duncan Campbell, Rich Cannell, Bubbles, James Grey
farmus21 26/Nov/09 Lead

Good climb with great moves and totally different character to everything else. Far to pumped and weak so fell off, another one for the list. Must get strong.

with Alex Mason
Rob Pitt 14/Oct/09 Lead RP
with Owen Davies
Glyn 07/Sep/09 Lead dog

Foot popped of just before the second to last bolt. Awesome route; next time...

with Dan Mcmanus
farmus21 14/Nov/08 Lead

Didn't go well, awesome route but I'm far too rubbish, fell off.

Hidden 10/Nov/08 Lead RP
barni 17/Oct/08 Lead

Clips all ready in, would be hard to reach with out clip

with Tim
Hidden 18/May/08 TR dnf
Matt Vigg ??/2008 -
lukea 17/Apr/07 Lead rpt
with Al
Hidden 29/Oct/06 Lead β
Eduardo Martinez 17/Jun/93 Lead O/S
Steve Crowe 24/Aug/91 -
with KM
Roget 24/May/91 2nd O/S
with colin
Billg 25/Jun/89 Lead O/S
with Jon Barton
ukb & bmc shark ?/Jul/86 Lead
with Charlie Stripp
keefe 05/May/86 -
mark mcgowan01 ??/1986 -
with Moose
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