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Rockfax Description
This extraordinary outing sees few ascents as a complete route. Some abseil in to attempt the iconic groove pitch on its own.
1) 6c, 25m. A great pitch up the wall.
2) 6b, 10m. Traverse right along the break to the 'Paris' belay.
3) 6c, 18m. The groove starts smooth and wide and gets smoother and wider before a few holds appear and it eases slightly near the top.
4) 7a, 25m. For those who have climbed the groove, the disappointingly hard top pitch still needs to be done, although it is only desperate for a short section. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, ROCKFAX Style Top 50: North Wales, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, The BMC 70th Anniversary Ticklist, All the Llanberis SLATE sport @ 8's & 9, Hardest routes in Britain, Bold Slate routes, The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet).


ClimberDateStyle
Afro ben 04/Jul Lead

Happy to send this historique rout :-) every pitch at the segond go ! For me: 7C+ 7A+ 8A 7C Slate on the sun was great experience :-)

Dan Arkle 22/Jun Lead

1st, 2nd and 4th Pitch led. Sporty style on 1st, draws in, and medium sling on 2nd and 5th bolt.

Dan Arkle 19/May Lead RP

Groove Pitch only, sports style.

with soph
brices 03/Nov/17 Lead dog

Abbed down in a cloud, with mild rain, the corner was sheltered but slipped off the smears right at the top having clipped the last bolt. The rain then got heavyer, one to come back for in better conditions

with remus
Hidden 03/Nov/17 TR dog
brices 31/Oct/17 Lead dog

two working goes, then a lead attemp, came off at the full body bridge

with remus
Hidden 31/Oct/17 TR dog
Andy Peak 1 20/Jul/17 TR dog

In four from each rest, 1 in the grove from first bolt, 2 Standard off width with finger nail foot holds and dishes. 3 full body brige section from the good foot hold and family jewels move. 4 Easy top out from the good left hand sloper. Never bean so pleased just to do the moves on a route amazing position.

anguskille 31/Mar/16 Lead RP

Groove pitch only. Mega! I was trying to find an excuse not to tie-in but I'm glad I went for it in the end. Absolutely exhausting! Extended the last bold to avoid nasty fall.

Ed Booth 23/Mar/16 TR

Groove pitch only. Did in oner from the good foothold in the grove at start, so basically a oner. On lead attempts next time i think.

Hidden ??/2016 -
i_a_coops 17/Oct/15 Lead dnf

Led pitch 1 clean (with the slings still in place) for completeness.

with Misha
i_a_coops 11/Oct/15 AltLd RP

One off the bucket list. Did it as a sport route with some slings on bolts. Seconded P1 and led all the other pitches in one push after several days checking the whole thing out. 7c+, 7b, Hard Very Groovy, 7c/+. Whoever voted 'no stars' has no taste!

with Robbie
Ed Booth 14/Mar/12 TR dog

Just the groove. Hard. Got all the moves but lots of resting! will be back!

with Ben Alsford
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