Rockfax Description
Fine climbing based on the dramatic square-cut arete.
1) 4c, 20m. Steady climbing leads to a large flake perched on the arete. Harder and bolder moves reach the sanctuary of a small ledge. Shuffle right to a shallow chimney-slot and move up this to a flake that leads out left onto the wall and a good ledge just above.
2) 14m. The slabby crack leads to the top. © Rockfax

1.94e+03 Jan/1994

Ticklists: 100 More Classic British VS Climbs, North Wales Rock Graded List, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), 100 Best Wales Mid Grade Climbs, Glyn's North Wales mid-grade ticklist.

Hidden 08/Jul 2nd
lusonavigator 08/Jul AltLd

Led P1. Gavin P2

with Gavin Buttimore
Pixie-Andy 17/Jun Lead O/S

Hawk's Nest Arête VS 4c and a little bit of... Slim Chance! After first pitch, a climber told Lisa we'd lead thin crack of Slim Chance - E1 5a. The crack was fingertip slim, 5a, but with 3 tiny cams only HVS Possibly E1 without a trinity of tiny cams. Does that get me a first ascent? If so i'm naming it Slim Chance Lisa - VS 5a! As for VS parts i lead, t'was a solid test piece, bold in easier sections & worth 3 stars. Hard descent, best not cut corners!

with Lisa
Chris Murray 17/Jun AltLd

Led P1

with Richard Bower
JackM92 08/May Lead O/S

Brilliant all the way. Best VS I've ever been on.

neal 07/May AltLd O/S

Led P1. Good holds throughout. Gear good.

with Sophie W-J
MJAS82 ?/May 2nd
George_Surf 22/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Found this a bit harder than I was expecting. Bold above the flake, found the hidden holds round the left side of the arête. Very nice climbing, excellent rock

Emily_vau 22/Jun/16 2nd O/S

A 45 min walk in which was tiring after a big day on the mountain. lovely climbing despite being tired. Great Route!

fizzychewitt 05/Jun/16 Lead
with Stephen
Hidden 05/Jun/16 Solo
shed_hed 15/May/16 Solo O/S

Superb route! Great climbing on positive holds.

Tim Sparrow ??/2016 -
saintlade 11/Oct/15 -

Great climb, highly recommend.

JoeCoxson 10/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Oli lead the first long pitch, and I fired up the second. P1 is magnificent, a brilliant aréte in a brilliant position. Worth its top 50

omaskrey 10/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

I lead the first pitch and Joe finished up the second. Absolutely brilliant route

guy757 26/Sep/15 -
Hidden 13/Aug/15 -
Hidden 02/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 23/Apr/15 Solo O/S
mike mo ??/2015 -
mike mo ??/2015 -
mike mo ??/2015 -
mike mo ??/2015 -
mike mo ??/2015 -
centurion05 ??/2015 -
Hidden 04/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/May/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/May/14 AltLd
Neil ??/2014 Lead O/S
Si ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 AltLd
with Dave Woodcock
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/May/13 Lead O/S
francesanncavanagh 06/May/13 2nd
with Craig Fussy Pants Letham
Kyuzo 08/Sep/12 -
hrgcb 08/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Virgil Scott
runestone 10/Aug/12 AltLd

Pat led 4c pich

with Pat
Hidden 21/May/12 AltLd
jezb1 21/May/12 AltLd

Lead the 4c pitch. Lovely rock, shame it's only one good pitch. Quite bold but straight forward climbing.

Andrew Sloan 29/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Beautiful rock. Led 1st pitch. Delicate and runout on the upper section above the hanging flake. Abseiled off.Tough for VS, but an excellent route.

with Steve Grove
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 26/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Lotte Stuer 08/Jul/11 2nd

Ab down after first pitch

with Dan Romberg
aged_ape 29/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
djromberg ??/2011 -
Hidden 02/Sep/10 Lead
fizzychewitt 27/Jun/10 AltLd
with Dave
Hidden 27/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/10 2nd
Irn Bruce 18/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Graham Westbrook ?/Jun/10 AltLd
mattkemp70 ?/Jun/10 AltLd
with Westy
MD 13/Sep/09 2nd
with Misha
Misha 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Brilliant pitch, loads of exposure for a VS

Hidden 07/Aug/09 Lead
Peter Metcalfe 31/May/09 Lead
with Paul Melrange
@ndy 02/May/09 AltLd
with calder
Calder 02/May/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/08 AltLd
Peter Reynolds ?/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Ken Taylor 01/Jun/08 Lead
mikelaing ?/May/08 Lead

I'm not sure why this route gets 3 stars at all. Sure it's good climbing but it's a bit short to have such status and the good climbing is over almost as soon as it's started.

with Carolyn
cas54321 ?/May/08 2nd
with Mike
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
Sean Kelly ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/05 Lead
Hidden ?/May/05 AltLd
Gman ?/May/05 AltLd O/S
with Steve
Jamie B ?/Jun/04 AltLd
with Kris Quayle
mike fenwick ?/May/04 AltLd
with Ben Pearce
Bob M 11/Oct/03 Lead
with Stewart Walker
duncana 19/Jul/03 2nd

Lovely arete for second, unprotected for leader.

with Pippa Archer
John Kettle ??/2003 Lead
nrg8125 28/Sep/02 AltLd
caradoc 29/Mar/02 Lead O/S
with MikeW
Hidden 14/May/00 Lead
alan moore ??/2000 -
Paul-Michael ??/1998 AltLd O/S
with Nick Hanie
ewjudge 31/Aug/97 AltLd O/S
with Jez Hicks
colin milton 08/Aug/96 2nd
with eric milton
Raggar 24/Jun/95 Lead
with Pete K, Jon B
Tom V 01/Jun/95 AltLd
with Chris Mellor
babymoac 06/Aug/94 Lead
with Ashley
Rob Davies ?/Jul/94 Lead
roncaves 20/Jun/93 AltLd
with Ed Hyatt
Ched ??/1993 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
Hidden 06/May/89 Lead
Nick Biven ??/1987 -
jon 10/Jul/85 Lead
nigehughes ?/Jun/82 Lead
with Alec Pirrie
mikej 10/Jul/81 Lead
with Ian Bryant
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