25m.

Rockfax Description
Often tackled as a solo with the difficulty all below 12m! Be warned though - hitting the still water below is not soft! Abseil to the ledge on the edge of the wall. Climb the groove right of the arete and make a bold swing left to reach jugs. Move left to a crack which is followed to a ledge - crux. It is possible to escape right into Soap on a Rope from here. A diagonal line leads up and left to a mossy finish. Consider having a rope to pull yourself out if soloing this route. © Rockfax

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North Wales Rock Graded List, slate E5's

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Dan Hale 26 May Lead RP Had a quick top rope of this with Neil a while back as it had started drizzling and I didn't fancy topping out on wet heather. Abbed in and got straight on it today. Great route with fun moves.
Had a quick top rope of this with Neil a while back as it had started drizzling and I didn't fancy topping out on wet heather. Abbed in and got straight on it today. Great route with fun moves.
Felix la shat 26 May DWS β
Greg Cunningham 22 Jul, 2016 2nd
Dave Musgrove Jnr 22 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Might as well have soloed it as there's only 2 runners, one which would rip and both too low to stop a splashdown from the hard moves. Should have inspected the top out too - grabbing heather stems above a 22m fall into the pool is tense! Fun though, apart from the crumbling holds on the crux but you'd survive the splash from there!
Might as well have soloed it as there's only 2 runners, one which would rip and both too low to stop a splashdown from the hard moves. Should have inspected the top out too - grabbing heather stems above a 22m fall into the pool is tense! Fun though, apart from the crumbling holds on the crux but you'd survive the splash from there!
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Patrick Hill 7 Jul, 2014 TR RP Climbed on a shunt. Split a tip badly cleaning the loose holds at the top so put of the solo. The Rockfax book is wrong, as all difficulties are done below 12 m. I would recommend having an exit rope as the top is very vegetated and broken. Soap/Dope on a Rope are much better, cleaner, and safer routes.
Climbed on a shunt. Split a tip badly cleaning the loose holds at the top so put of the solo. The Rockfax book is wrong, as all difficulties are done below 12 m. I would recommend having an exit rope as the top is very vegetated and broken. Soap/Dope on a Rope are much better, cleaner, and safer routes.
tim newton 20 Apr, 2013 DWS β From the flake spikes on 'soap' a delicate step left gets you to the bottom of the crack. This crack is the crux but it is pretty short and leads to ledges. The DWS guide makes it sound like the top section is the crux (suggesting french 7a for the route if you do the true finish, but 6c+ if you go up right into soap from the ledge); But this is misleading/wrong. The top is quite easy, just a bit scary with some suspect rock and potentially you might want to check the top holds are not covered in moss, but the moves are only about tech 5a. Ignore the E6 scare grade from someone. Maybe if it was above land it might be fair, but no way when the worst that can happen is you fall in the water. Not as good as soap, but quite an adventure still
From the flake spikes on 'soap' a delicate step left gets you to the bottom of the crack. This crack is the crux but it is pretty short and leads to ledges. The DWS guide makes it sound like the top section is the crux (suggesting french 7a for the route if you do the true finish, but 6c+ if you go up right into soap from the ledge); But this is misleading/wrong. The top is quite easy, just a bit scary with some suspect rock and potentially you might want to check the top holds are not covered in moss, but the moves are only about tech 5a. Ignore the E6 scare grade from someone. Maybe if it was above land it might be fair, but no way when the worst that can happen is you fall in the water. Not as good as soap, but quite an adventure still
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Hidden ?Oct, 2001 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Jul, 1998 Lead O/S
PaulHermes ??, 1992 -
NickHarms ??, 1989 -
Adrian Gostick ?Jul, 1988 Solo Climbed after winning the toss of a coin with Crispin Waddy in Pete's Eats over who could go first for the 2nd ascent.
Climbed after winning the toss of a coin with Crispin Waddy in Pete's Eats over who could go first for the 2nd ascent.
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