Rockfax Description
One of the most popular of the 8a routes in the quarries, and rightly so. The correct sequence of shapes, grunts and ferocious pulls will lead you to the lower-off. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start right of 'Green Ernie' up the line of bolts. Desparate but good.

N Harms 01/Dec/1990

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, Classic UK F7s, Top class slate sport 7b-8a, All the Llanberis SLATE sport @ 8's & 9, Slate Sport.

Ed Booth 03/Oct/17 Lead RP

Dogged up to put clips in, then got on lead with no warm up which wasn't great idea. fell on the mantle twice, came down and tied back in and did it 3rd go.

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 27/Sep/17 TR RP

Top-roped it in one-er, completely out the blue. Would have gone for the lead shortly after, but the skies opened. One to come back for...

with Adam Booth, Ed Booth, Calum Muskett
Ed Booth 27/Sep/17 Lead dog

rained off . should be a goer next time. classy set of moves.

with Calum Musket, Rob Greenwood, Adam Booth
dswansonlow 08/Jun/15 Lead RP

Wooo hooo! 1st go to put clips in.Came down with elbows crippled by tendonitis. Knew I only had one more go. 2nd go with brand new unbroken shoes, smashed it!

shed_hed 06/Jun/15 Lead dog

Managed the inital layback sequence and the rockover. Couldn't do the crux moves this time (either way)....

dswansonlow 06/Jun/15 Lead dog

Fully on redpoint now. 1st go - foot slipped from crux, 2nd go - foot not right on crux 3rd go - foot slipped on crux 4th go - rained off mid-crux, took clips out 5th go - clips back in but foot wasn't right on crux

shed_hed 10/Sep/14 TR dog

Managed to go from the big rock over and get to the rest after the crux in one go. Got two possible methods of doing crux, both equally hard but different, need to decide which one I like best! Tricky, tricky, tricky but happy to have got somewhere on it.

shed_hed 03/Sep/14 TR dog

Been over a year since I last tried but still couldn't do any of the moves without a bit of rope assistance.

dswansonlow 03/Sep/14 TR dog

Finally got around to having another go on this. Just as cool as I remember. I go it from just off the floor to the post-crux jug. So I need to get back to send it!

dswansonlow 25/Jun/13 TR dog

I have pretty much all the moves sussed now but am a long way from having the power to link them all. Amazing route. So much fun!

shed_hed 25/Jun/13 TR dog

Couldn't do the moves like Dougie...need more power!

ksjs 01/May/13 Lead dog
with jo
ksjs 20/Apr/13 Lead dog
with Joe C
Ally Smith 22/Jul/12 Lead dog

Some better links than before, but still a couple of desperate moves. Sorted the beta for the rockover too now: Lhand spike, Rhand crimp, smear, Lfoot furthest L spike.

Ally Smith 07/Jul/12 TR dog

Twice up. 2nd time with some good links.

with Owen, Pete H
NickHarms ??/2012 -
Luke Brooks 23/Nov/11 Lead RP

Awesome! Good session on it the other day then 2 redpoints today. First 8a! (its 8a in the new guide, I'm taking it!)

Glyn 20/Nov/11 Lead RP

Amazing, can't quite believe it. Such awesome moves. Got it 2nd rpt after 3 days spread over two years figuring out moves on toprope. My first 8a..I'm taking the latest grade consensus in the new guide! New shoes made a big difference. Finding the right sequence is the key

with Iona, Luke
barni 08/Mar/11 Lead RP

New shoe is the key

with andy Psyche
barni 05/Mar/11 Lead dog
with andy Psyche
ksjs 02/Mar/11 TR dog
with Matt
barni 22/Feb/11 TR dog

from start to move just before jug

with Cal
barni 20/Feb/11 Lead dog

can do all move first time just need to get FIT

with Glyn
ksjs 20/Feb/11 TR dog

2 gos, cold and new shoes needed. all moves done cept move to triangular block. bit of a masterpiece really

with Matt
barni 18/Feb/11 Lead dog

clean to crux , done crux

with andy Psyche, Glyn
barni 10/Feb/11 2nd dog

can do all move and linked upto the cruxs. gd hold pretty much all the way just powerful

Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
ksjs 22/Jun/10 Lead dnf

tough, 2 gos: managed to do all moves up to crux and that felt like a result! addictive puzzle. will be back...

with phil
Hidden 12/May/10 Lead RP
Hidden 28/Jul/09 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2003 -
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