Rockfax Description
The thin wall by the graffiti that gives this route its name. Challenging climbing leads to a reasonable break. A final committing sequence starting from near the left arete leads up to a lower-off. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Climb the wall passing three bolts to finish

N Harms, G Hughes 08/Sep/1986

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

murray 12/Nov/17 Lead dog

Heartbreakingly missed a hold at the top and fell off the last move right at the end of the day

with Timo
timozheng ?/Nov/17 Lead RP
BC 18/Oct/17 Lead RP
Hidden 25/Sep/17 Lead O/S
alexspurling 28/Aug/17 Lead RP

Very fun technical moves on small but good holds. Rewards careful route reading and a calm head. If not for the awkward traverse left at the break would be a 3 star route.

with Az, Will
WillGW 28/Aug/17 TR RP

This is the second try on this route. Managed to almost climb it clean on top rope (Took a fall on the last move that turned out to probably be one of the easiest moves) Will start leading it next time!

rockafunked 28/Aug/17 Lead dog

Put the draws in. Finally worked out the moves at the last two bolts. Will need to return to actually redpoint it - fluffed the technical bits on the lower half of the wall repeatedly.

JamesWilliams 02/Jun/17 Lead RP

tried to onsight. slipped off the break. climbed to the top and did clean 2nd go

with BenRyle
kasha_gregson 21/Apr/17 2nd dog
with Bram
BTphonehome 21/Apr/17 Lead dog

Fantastic technical climbing. Reach helped. Foiled by the final move above the last bolt which took a couple of goes to get feet sorted.

with Kasha
WillGW 16/Apr/17 TR RP

Very technical, got stuck at the ledge. Want to return to it!

Mark Reeves 07/Apr/17 Lead rpt

Fell off low down.

jezb1 06/Apr/17 Lead RP

Really good. Took a while to work one part out, packs a lot for a small route! Solid for 7a but I don't think it's 7a+ but I'm tall.

rockafunked ?/Apr/17 Lead dnf

For a future redpoint.

Saurusrock 26/Mar/17 Lead RP

One of my favourite climbs to date. Took a few attempts but I really enjoyed working on the final sequence after the first section.

with Josh Short
Hugobristol 18/Feb/17 Lead RP

Great route

with Liam
BenRyle 08/Feb/17 Lead O/S
with Kim
Amy UT 30/Sep/16 Lead RP

Yay! Getting off the ledge was the technical and then psychological crux for me. Super fun climb and project to have

with Karl Lingiah
Tom McCabe 08/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Pleased to flash! took a good breather on the large ledge on the left before the upper wall. Excellent technical climbing.

lcullum7 08/Sep/16 TR
*superchilled 30/Aug/16 TR dog

1 fall on crux moves past final bolt

with Amy
*superchilled 17/Aug/16 Lead dnf
with Jim, Amy
Emily C 07/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Jon
Emily C 07/Aug/16 Lead RP

First 7a yay!

with Jon
Amy UT 23/Jul/16 TR dog
with Glyn
brices 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Llinos
jonleighton 21/Jul/16 Lead RP
Emily C 21/Jul/16 TR dog
with Jon
Rembrandt 14/May/16 TR dog
Hidden 14/May/16 Lead RP
wi11 01/May/16 Lead RP


with Soph
Zakko 27/Apr/16 Lead dnf

Worked all the moves for each bolt. Couldn't clip into the lower off. Super fun sport route, pumpy as fuck!

max_dickens 27/Apr/16 Lead RP

2nd go today had tried on Monday

with Zakko
SGD 14/Mar/16 Lead dog

Shut down by dept C. Hard lower wall on sloper crimps with big/reachy moves lead to a sloping ledge and a tricky move left to a rest then I couldn't work out the moves and fell off. Took a few goes to suss the really powerful weird undercut move past the last bolt then fell off trying to get the lower off. Excellent route though.

Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
JoeCoxson 11/Oct/15 Lead dog

Would never have considered trying it if the line wasn't chalked and immaculate. Chuffed with getting up to the last bolt clean, gutted I slapped in the wrong place on the top sequence. Would happily come back to tick it clean.

Hidden 16/Aug/15 TR O/S
will9911 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with tim
Hidden 08/Aug/15 Lead dnf
Peter Goulding 01/Aug/15 Lead dnf

start of redpoint

FreddieSmith 28/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead β
Ewan Russell 28/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with Keeves, Halla
matt30987 26/Nov/14 TR dog

Had one rest at top, could maybe go back and lead but it was hard

with Dad
robertmctague 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 05/Oct/14 Lead β


Scott Quinn 28/Sep/14 Lead dog

easy red-point found getting the 2nd bolt the crux some nice high steps & mantels.

Tom.Priestley 28/Sep/14 Lead dog

Dogged to hell. Would be a good redpoint tho.

shed_hed 08/Sep/14 Lead β

Retro flash. Forgot that I'd done this clean on top rope. Didn't remember the route and probably climbed it completely differently anyway. Great moves. Hard for 7a I thought, maybe soft 7a+?

dswansonlow 08/Sep/14 Lead RP

Retro flash. Tried it a while back but didn't remember how to climb any part of it. Hard for 7a but felt much easier than last time.

Douglas ?/Aug/14 Lead dog
with Doug Lindo
Stefan_Morris 23/Jun/14 Lead RP
Luxulyan 15/May/14 Lead RP
with Tom Murrell
Oddjob 20/Apr/14 Lead RP
with Rosie
JCAshman ?/Apr/14 Lead
wolf.leeb 21/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Alexis
Hidden 21/Sep/13 Lead dnf
jonleighton 29/Jun/13 Lead dog

Got the the final hold on the flash but my foot slipped and I fell. Gutted!

Glyn 29/Jun/13 Lead rpt
BRoe 13/May/13 Lead O/S
MarkRoe 13/May/13 Lead β

Proud of this one!

with Ben Roe
shed_hed 19/Apr/13 TR RP

Jumped back on this after Dougie led it and got it clean first time.

dswansonlow 19/Apr/13 Lead dog
shed_hed 19/Apr/13 Lead dog

Got to the second to last bolt but was completely pumped and couldn't stand up on the ledge.

Alex N-R 30/Mar/13 Lead RP

2nd go, felt hard for 7a, great route.

Nickc ??/2013 -
Lloyders 04/Nov/12 Lead RP
with Paddy
Ed morris 14/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Like a tall boulder problem, crimpy secure climbing with a satisfying top move, wicked!

with Andy
Dan724 20/Aug/12 Lead rpt

Retro flash. Yet to fall off this one!

Cardi 20/Aug/12 Lead dog

Another project

with Dan
Dan724 14/Jun/12 Lead rpt

Amazed to find a properly bolted sport route on the slate. About the safest route you could hope for. Excellent face climbing to a good rest at half height before a reachy finish. On-sighted on top-rope then led 1st go without falling; I should have just led it...damn!

with Dan Ely
dan ely 14/Jun/12 Lead RP
with dan
willoates 12/May/12 Lead O/S

good, crimpy climbing

with Jimbob, Iona
Hidden 03/May/12 TR dog
zero six ?/Apr/12 Lead β

Very good.

Duncan Campbell 25/Feb/12 Lead dog

Fell by penultimate bolt, as I'm a shortie! Funky moves all the way up though and hard at that! 7a+ for shorties? Good effort on the onsight Al!

with Scooby!, Mason, Ben Alsford
Alex Mason 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Almost as if someone 'set' the route?? Great movement, albeit a little reachy, particularly at the top. 7a+ perhaps?

with Duncan Campbell, Ben alsford
NickHarms ??/2012 -
Cailean Harker 13/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Amazoniangirl 17/Aug/11 2nd
climbing son 17/Aug/11 Lead
phil64 14/Aug/11 Lead rpt

great little route... crimpy and cool

wolf.leeb 27/May/11 Lead O/S
with hosey
Pippa 30/Apr/11 Lead dog
with Jon
barni 21/Mar/11 Lead β
Liam FLeming 21/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with barni
Franco Cookson 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Didn't know what it was and got a shock- looked about 6b. Shame about the massive ledge on the left, would be a two star route without.

with nick smith, dylan
nic42 05/Mar/11 TR dog
with dylan, Franco
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
zero six ??/2011 Lead β
Toby Dunn 03/May/10 Lead β
with simon richardson
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead RP
Hidden 02/May/10 Lead β
ksjs 15/Apr/10 Lead dog

impressed i onsighted this before - short but intense, not sure this really qualifies as easy 7a. great wee route.

with rob
Rob Pitt 15/Apr/10 2nd dog

Not suitable for leg recovery!

eddy-on-the-rocks 17/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Mark
Glyn 07/Sep/09 Lead β

Fantastic crimpy climbing. With draws in

with Dan Mcmanus
ian Ll-J ?/Mar/09 Lead RP
string arms ?/Mar/09 Lead RP
barni 02/Aug/08 Lead dog
with tom machine
ksjs 14/May/08 Lead rpt

off due to full sun, OK next go

with jose
ksjs 21/Apr/08 Lead O/S

brilliant! technical, relatively thin with some very distinct sections for such a short climb

with sarah
Hidden 17/Feb/08 TR
IOAN D 12/Jan/08 Lead O/S


with Mills
Dringo ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
jfletcher 26/Oct/91 Lead RP
sadams 21/Aug/87 Lead
with Guy Townsend
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