Rockfax Description
A stellar route, and one deserving of its reputation. Follow the crack-line up for 8m to the first good runner. Easier climbing leads to the kink in the crack, passing this is the crux. Good holds lead up to the overlap, which is easier to pass than it looks. Above, the gear is small and the climbing run-out. A steady head leads to the belay. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The most famous route on slate? Well-chalked and visible from Pete's Eats, this stunning crackline takes the centre of the Dervish slab, passing an overlap at two thirds height. "It's alright man, we're experienced rock cats."

S Haston Feb/1981

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, Top 25 UKC Wishlist Rock Climbs, Dinorwig Essentials, North Wales Rock Graded List, Best slab climbs of the UK, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, North Wales E3's, a State of Slate, ROCKFAX Style Top 50: North Wales, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, Ultimate E3 ticklist, The BMC 70th Anniversary Ticklist, Alex's Wales ticklist, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist, Mike and Connors 2 year plan, Progression, AMC Uni Ticklist, Tick List for 2015/2016, Radical Rockcats 2nd Year of Uni Ticklist, WideBoyz Crack School, Tom Randalls Classic Finger Cracks, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), The 30 best E3 routes in the UK?, The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), Caelan visits, Hobo Unicorn Essentials, Michelle's crack ticklist, Slate 2018/2019.

wi11 31/Dec/18 2nd rpt
with Caff, Emma T
Flavio 26/Dec/18 Lead rpt

By head torch on way home after few routes on conscience slab, would be rude not to!

FelixJT 19/Nov/18 Lead O/S
issythompson 18/Nov/18 2nd
malone 28/Oct/18 Lead

Very good, slippy start

peter.herd 28/Oct/18 2nd rpt
with Amy Pritchett, Liam Malone
Amy Pritchett 28/Oct/18 2nd
Olly Chapman 06/Oct/18 Lead O/S

Happy to get this, felt way harder than I expected! So close to falling between crux and the overlap!

Stuart Walker 30/Aug/18 Lead O/S

So hard and big ground fall potential at the begining. So happy with this!

Hidden 21/Aug/18 Lead rpt
Ethan 17/Aug/18 Lead O/S
with Mike Hutton, Michelle
Matthew Davies 17/Aug/18 Lead

the best slate route I've climbed to date.

ebutton 13/Aug/18 Lead O/S

What a mega pitch, the hype is real! Couldn't fiddle in any micros so just committed to getting to the cam slot, quite bold. After follows lovely tricky sustained climbing until excellent moves get you over the overlap. Glad I didn't put off getting on it for too long, as it was the perfect balance between cruising and testing. How long have you been putting it off? Get on it!

youwillfindjimbo 13/Aug/18 2nd O/S
tim.fairhall 07/Aug/18 2nd rpt

Part of the E Face link-up

with Seb
seb b 07/Aug/18 Lead O/S

First E3, climbed at the end of a 5 pitch Vivian quarry link up

with Tim
willpitt07 22/Jul/18 Lead O/S

First E3

with C.Powell
elyben 22/Jul/18 Lead
cpowell 22/Jul/18 Lead

Downclimbed after placing first nut as a little psyched but pushed through to complete an awesome climb.

with Will P
Martin Bagshaw 01/Jul/18 Lead O/S

Found the start a little bit nerve-racking, think I'd equip it after abbing from last tango if I were to do it again. Good route, but not amazing. Should have done it a couple years ago really. Saw that Dan logged it as onsight, but dogged the crap out of the first half. Tut tut!

with danimal
danimal 01/Jul/18 2nd O/S
LaAnnaPurna 19/Jun/18 Lead O/S

The psyke is reaaal for this one lads!

Terry Cruise 19/Jun/18 2nd
aiyer 10/Jun/18 Lead O/S

No style and felt desperate. Somehow made it to the top. The run out start scared me more than I'd like to admit!

Wendy Watthews 10/Jun/18 2nd rpt

Great effort by Aby

with aiyer
Hidden 03/Jun/18 Lead dnf
Stephattwood 19/May/18 2nd O/S
mapperley samurai 14/May/18 Lead rpt

Classic but getting pretty polished in places.

with Pete Frost
mshorter 13/May/18 Lead O/S
Fraser hill-casey 13/May/18 Lead O/S

Excellent route. Extremely pleased get the tick! The bottom is getting really quite polished sadly.

with Alkis, evenL
Alkis 13/May/18 Lead O/S

Felt I had to work hard for it. Never had my feet terminally pumped with arms still fine before.

birks3746 05/May/18 2nd
with Rufio
mattnuttall 28/Apr/18 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/Apr/18 Lead O/S
Rooney90 18/Apr/18 2nd
BrendanR ?/Apr/18 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/18 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Mar/18 -
peter.herd 25/Mar/18 2nd rpt
with D Rudkin
Bloke on a Rope 24/Mar/18 Lead O/S

Proper! Really well protected have a go,the crux was fine but nearly dropped the move up to the overlap when I missed a foothold a skidded down the slab.

Hidden 24/Mar/18 Lead O/S
George_Surf 23/Mar/18 Lead O/S

In newly resoled shoes in the cold. Felt a bit slippery! Hard move before the first gear (cam slot, could find NOTHING before there, tried plenty of RPs and micros). After that it’s steady away to the overlap and mega safe. Nice rockover move through the roof (moved left under it). Above is where it got worse for me! Good #2 micro a little way up the slab but that was the only gear I could find on that wall. Did a rockover press move in to one of the niches but didn’t quite get my foot on and started to fall off. Scary and well bold up top, I thought after the overlap it was in the bag! Rained on the ab. Great line, harder or more like scarier than I expected

rachelpearce01 23/Mar/18 2nd
EoghanCun 11/Mar/18 Lead O/S

Stellar. Bring lots of draws.

Hidden ??/2018 -
Harry Martin ??/2018 -
with new route
Graham Carter ??/2018 -
JackM92 19/Nov/17 Lead G/U

Very annoyed to blow the o/s. Missed a foothold low down and tried to do a desperate cruxefix move which was probably about 6b. Back on and the move felt simple. Never settled on it and climbed very poorly but a fantastic route nevertheless. Definitely come back and lead it again.

tprebs 19/Nov/17 2nd rpt

frozen hands and feet!

with JackM92
JonesE 18/Oct/17 2nd rpt

As good as I remembered and it still doesn't give in easily, especially when you climb past a runner on the crux!

Hidden 18/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/17 Lead G/U
shed_hed 06/Oct/17 2nd rpt
with Butel
Butel 06/Oct/17 Lead RP
rurp 26/Sep/17 Lead O/S

20 years on the wish list. Fantastic route, wonderful line , sustained. 19 pieces of gear, none over a size 7 nut or 1.5 friend. Crux is the move at 20ft on a micro wire.

with bill farmer
murray 24/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Suuuuper happy to have smashed this one in the drizzle! Wasn't expecting to get up to E3 this year, and this was no cruise to be fair. A few hard and dangerous moves before the bomber gear at 8m..

Hidden 24/Sep/17 2nd O/S
tprebs 26/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Polished bold start wasn't as bad as I thought. After that it's steady climbing on the best fingerlocks. Low end of E3?

Hidden 26/Aug/17 2nd rpt
bencole 24/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Brilliant route, pushy all the way but never too hard. Well pleased to get it first time as my toes didn't fancy doing it twice.

The Grist 13/Aug/17 Lead rpt
eb202 13/Aug/17 2nd rpt

Such a striking line. Brilliant climbing with a fair bit of polish in places.

with Mike505
Mike505 13/Aug/17 Lead RP

It felt amazing to be back on this, I've done so much since my last attempt and it just flowed beautifully today. Once past the first bit of gear I'd forgotten how many sinker placements there are. Loved all of it and it topped out still fresh after about 25 mins wanting more.

with eb202
PaulTanton 13/Aug/17 Lead O/S

I've done this before, but cant remember when. Its a classic route, hence the polish. Not too hard but slippy. Not pumpy but it makes your feet hurt. Slate!

asol 29/Jul/17 Lead β

Half gear already in

with Euge401
mr mills 26/Jul/17 Lead rpt
with Chris
quarrtman1 26/Jul/17 2nd
with mills
markvaughan 24/Jul/17 2nd
WilliamRupp 24/Jul/17 Lead O/S
mapperley samurai 14/Jul/17 Lead dog

Fell off one move before the overlap foot ledge. Got tired and rushed it. Pulled ropes and tried again but too worn out after first atempt. Rested on the rope at the high point.

with Andy Hemsted
scarmichael 12/Jul/17 Lead G/U

Well worth the wait, beauty of a route!

Phil4000 08/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Percy
Joss Simpson 07/Jul/17 Lead O/S
GeorgeHH 05/Jul/17 2nd
with tunnah
tunnah 05/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/17 2nd
Just_Waltr 02/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with Jack Cooper
joeflan 16/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Green_t 12/Jun/17 Lead dog

So upset to fall on this. Passed the crux fine but made a stupid mistake with my feet just below the overlap. Got back on and finished, top part was spicy with just a microwire far below!

BC 09/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Qaulity route this, steady and easy going all the way. I found the small technical move to gain the overlap was the best bit. Stoked for slate.

Hidden 28/May/17 2nd
Hidden 19/May/17 Lead O/S
mjeffery 16/May/17 Lead O/S
with LucaC
LucaC 16/May/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/May/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/17 2nd
rosiehawker 06/May/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/17 AltLd
Hidden 05/May/17 Lead O/S
Brannock 29/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Fantastic if polished, sustained and with great gear after the start.

Martin Haworth 29/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Fantastic route, bold first 6 metres then sustained climbing with good gear all the way. Soft E3.

Hidden 26/Apr/17 Lead O/S
jimxxx 23/Apr/17 Lead dog

Had one rest before the dog leg and feel disappointed as finished the route ok and was tired after a long weekend.. Brilliant climb deserves three stars .

KeenClimber 23/Apr/17 2nd O/S

Brilliant route!

with jimxxx
Mackinclimb 21/Apr/17 2nd
arose 21/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Waited years for this. Good small Ger before the "first" piece. Brilliant

pete johnson 20/Apr/17 Lead rpt
with Lun
Hidden 12/Apr/17 2nd β
pezzerrr 12/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Will Maness 09/Apr/17 2nd
countchalkula 09/Apr/17 Lead G/U

One of the little crimps had a nub snap as I climbed past the first runner and I came off. Pulled the ropes and did it clean second go. Heady start! Great fun finger locks up to the dog leg.

George Frisby 09/Apr/17 2nd O/S

Amazing route, hardest I've had to work on second. Technical footwork and surprisingly pumpy when pulling hard on the small holds with poor feet.

JRJones 08/Apr/17 2nd rpt

Felt easier last time. Must try to get out more.

with Rob Law
peter.herd 07/Apr/17 Lead
with Murdo
dcussen ?/Apr/17 Lead O/S
kieranor ?/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Oho. So good! Actually pretty fine after the first 7m or so but they are very committing. You have to run it out until you reach a slot which takes 2 green dragons and after that just enjoy the climbing up a fantastic crack. Maybe the most obvious line I've ever seen given how chalked it is.

Hidden 25/Mar/17 Lead O/S
George Ponsonby 20/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Mark Reeves 15/Mar/17 Lead rpt
Matt Smith 18/Feb/17 Lead O/S

Whoop! Not the hardest route I've done or the scariest but certainly one of my most coveted. Been wanting to do this for years, have had it as my desktop background forever. Had a surprisingly dry morning in the upper quarries and while having a quick cuppa in Pete's and gazing at it in the distance, thought let's go for it! Quite strenuous from the start and on reasonably polished holds. Thought the crux wasn't much harder than the rest, but had a bit of a gibber after the overlap as was harder than I wanted above small, runout gear. Abbed off as it was dark and had a celebratory pub in the Heights, only then found out it was an "extreme rock" tick!

ollyroberts 18/Feb/17 Lead O/S

Really chuffed to have climbed this, been meaning to for years!

kato'sdad 18/Feb/17 2nd
Hidden 18/Feb/17 2nd dog
cymjt 21/Jan/17 Lead O/S

Not a bad way to start the 2017 season!

Hidden 21/Jan/17 2nd rpt
Frank the Husky ??/2017 -
Climbingspike ??/2017 -
andy28th 26/Nov/16 Lead O/S


Alex_Derbyshire 02/Nov/16 Lead O/S

Been on the to do list for a while. Super psyched to finally get on it! Bit scary at the top, smaller gear might have helped!

BenRyle 31/Oct/16 2nd rpt
with Ian Grobowski, CharlotteMilner
jezb1 30/Oct/16 2nd


Hidden 30/Oct/16 Lead rpt
eb202 27/Oct/16 2nd dog
with Mike505
Mike505 27/Oct/16 Lead dog

Gutted to slip on the crux, pulled the ropes and headed up again for a ground up only to have a foot pop on the overlap. One to clean up when I'm next passing.

with eb202
BRoe 15/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Cracking ;)

with Heather Osborne, Phil
JonesE 05/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Hmmm, what route to do on my Birthday - had to be the Dervish really and such a nice day in a perfect spot away from the Easterly wind just as the sun hit the slab. What a route, sustained interest throughout and as hard for the feet as the hands (first route of the day, but hey how pumpy can a slab be!). Best birthday ever :)

with kez1
kez1 05/Oct/16 2nd O/S

Harder than expected, quite painful on the feet, bring large brass offsets for the start. A solid lead by jonesy

with JonesE
geoff b 22/Sep/16 2nd rpt

A pleasant route after work as the rain threatened but failed to fall.

MikePycroft 22/Sep/16 Lead rpt

Felt easy but did have a cam in the first slot to protect the start

with geoff b
Hidden 20/Sep/16 2nd
mrteale 20/Sep/16 Lead O/S

A fight!

with Chris M
Hidden 10/Sep/16 -
wynaptomos 08/Sep/16 Lead rpt
JRJones 01/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Went pretty smoothly, little bit of beta from Tom, 14ish runners.

Tom McCabe 01/Sep/16 2nd rpt

Still great, Joe made a good job of the lead.

with JRJones
J_Spooner ?/Sep/16 Lead
deacondeacon 29/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Not the best choice of route as I'd twisted my ankle the day before. Absolute agony. Amazing route with good but hard fought gear. Take extra quickdraws, then take five more. :)

steveboote 14/Aug/16 2nd
with Alice Spalice
Hidden 14/Aug/16 Lead β
Hugh Irving 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Conor
brianhall16 05/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Helen Wallace
Leo Woodhead 05/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Brilliant climbing, a little polished at the start but definitely deserves its popular status and 3 stars. Nearly fluffed the start .... trust your feet and keep moving. I spent a fair bit of time on the route and my toes were burning. Chuffed to tick one of the most famous lines on slate!

with Joe Hook
Tom Peeper 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Matt Clarke, richardw87
Greg Cunningham 22/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Jul/16 2nd O/S
RebekahD 21/Jul/16 Lead O/S

So happy to get this one after almost bailing off the first bit.

with Calum
robertmichaellovell 18/Jul/16 Lead
with tomdude
tomdude 18/Jul/16 2nd

One of joys of having given up hopes of "improving". Lived up to expectations, too scary for me to lead though!

Hidden 08/Jul/16 Lead dnf
Neilaw 06/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Sardien 22/Jun/16 2nd rpt
with nawface
John Bunney 20/Jun/16 -

Tried this polished classic today, mmmm, that start.

Hidden 20/Jun/16 2nd dog
DHHZ 20/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Wanted to do this for years, super pleased to get the tick. Start felt a bit sketchy with all the polish, after that just needed to manage the toes/calves.

with Ed W
soph 16/Jun/16 2nd
with Franzi Wie
Hidden 16/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Moritz L 13/Jun/16 2nd O/S

Great climbing. Pump in the carves.

with Dan0Me
Dan0Me 13/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Psyched to get this one as don't normally climb at this grade, felt pretty easy, definitely climbed harder E2s

DaveThexton 12/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Jenn_Stretton 12/Jun/16 2nd O/S

hard! Nerve racking belaying Dave up to first bit of gear

hlegge 07/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Dom Pearce, Fragmod
Alasdair Fulton 25/May/16 Lead

Great fun, good moves, steady, tricky but never desperate.

Hidden 22/May/16 2nd
Hidden 22/May/16 Lead rpt
jsmcfarland 14/May/16 2nd rpt
tim.fairhall 14/May/16 Lead O/S
Tom Doldon 13/May/16 Lead O/S

Really good. Mark préfère it to left wall but I didn't. Still great.

The Grist 13/May/16 2nd
dready ?/May/16 Lead dnf

the polish is strong on this one i need friction to enjoy a route

Hidden 30/Apr/16 2nd
Luke Brooks 30/Apr/16 Lead
with KB83
Tubs 17/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with Holly M, Max
G Weatherley 16/Apr/16 2nd
with andrewmc, Ed Walker
JendeHoxar 16/Apr/16 Lead G/U

Slipped off a wet crimp about 10m up. Went back to the ground and led it clean. Great route - bit too keen to get going on it after the rain stopped.

Mike Hewitt 16/Apr/16 2nd dog

Sustained and technical, took one rest when taking out a cam, as I was getting tired, could have done it clean in hindsight!

andrewmc 16/Apr/16 2nd β

East Face linkup

ewalker278 16/Apr/16 Lead
Butel 12/Apr/16 2nd rpt
anguskille 12/Apr/16 Lead O/S

awesome! quite a lot of polish, which you can expect from such a great line that deserves its reputation

with Butel
George Killaspy 09/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Gabe Oliver 09/Apr/16 Lead O/S

1st E3, soooo happy! Climbed it in the rare, welsh evening sunshine with absolutely no problems! Didn't find the crux hard and really enjoyed the thin run out at the top. Not bad for the first trad trip of the year! Amazing route and every bit worth the wait!

Hamish2322 ?/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Butel 30/Mar/16 2nd O/S
with Harriet Ridley
Andy Moles 30/Mar/16 Lead β
with ferdia
ferdia 30/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/16 Lead O/S
sarpedon 19/Mar/16 2nd O/S

Seconded it as partner wanted the lead

Hidden 19/Mar/16 Lead RP
Hidden 18/Mar/16 2nd rpt
Hidden 18/Mar/16 Lead O/S
James Beaumont 16/Mar/16 Lead β

Finally got the balls to step off the polished starting jug, great route, fairly sustained until the rest at the overlap, gear is ridiculously good after 8m, just gotta go for it

with Max
Dronz 16/Mar/16 Lead β

Yes!!! elated, have been eyeing this up since starting bangor. Backed off Start last year and felt pretty intimidated starting out today. Felt very sustained before the overlap with great gear after the initial section. totally underestimated the runout above the over-lap a little bit squeaky bum, I was totally gripped for the last few metres trying not to shake myself off.

jonleighton 05/Mar/16 Lead β
with Glyn
Hidden ??/2016 -
Billg ??/2016 Lead rpt

Great to pass this on to the next generation

with PhoebeG
Hidden ??/2016 Lead
James Thacker ??/2016 -
jacob shieldhouse hadley ??/2016 Lead
masa-alpin 28/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Decently protected even in the lower half. Some holds are polished unsurprisingly. Good route, nonetheless.

with Scott G
Hidden 28/Oct/15 2nd rpt
i_a_coops 15/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Charlie
charlietorrance 15/Oct/15 2nd O/S

such a good line and climbing but polished

Ross Davidson 09/Oct/15 2nd rpt

As good as the first time

with JSMTC
kenneM 09/Oct/15 2nd O/S
JamesWilliams 28/Sep/15 Lead rpt

FINALLY! as part of the east face of vivian

with Bren
Hidden 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
mhairi thorburn 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Unbelievably good!

Flavio 18/Sep/15 Lead O/S
tsjx 06/Sep/15 2nd

Fell off crux move rightwards

with Ian
DavidR 05/Sep/15 2nd rpt
elliptic 29/Aug/15 Lead
with Wendy M.
Wendy Watthews 29/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Chris BCF
Hidden 26/Aug/15 -
Hidden 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Matt Cooke 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
jsmcfarland 13/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Interesting that the GroundUp slate guide says this is a 'soft' E3, wasn't anything at all soft about it in my mind! The start is very poorly protected and polished to hell, after that it is super well protected but still very polished and sustained. By the time I got to the nice rest at the roof after the crux I was a pumped mess and my feet were ready to fall off. What a fantastic route! ****

Hidden 05/Aug/15 2nd
jonnyboy 05/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with JR
Phil Bullock ?/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Awesome, need to go back for the Lead!

with Sophia, mfraser
Julie Carroll 30/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Chriswallis2
James Oakes 29/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Fragmod
Fragmod 29/Jul/15 Lead
Albert Exley 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
UncleMephisto 22/Jul/15 Lead dog

Made up to get this done, feels like a post surgery milestone. Came off a few times sorting feet to reach the good rest under the overlap, and had to take some deep breaths on the upper slab, but got there in the end.

dicky79 19/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Mark Nicholson
Hidden 18/Jul/15 2nd
kenneM 02/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Great route - really glad to get it clean. Lives up to expectations and then some.

with Chris
Hidden 30/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/15 Lead dnf
Hidden 26/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Sam4242 25/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Stanners 19/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Always wanted this since I first saw it on climbing films. Shocked at how magical the quarry is. After the first few moves it was only a matter of time before I was off..atleast thats what I thought! First proper route on slate and despite lack of wires on my rack and the midges majorly kicking in at 2/3 height I somehow got up it. Loved how much it challenged me but that run out at the top is a bit cheeky isn't it?! incredible route. Bit of a slag of a route none the less with the amount of chalk left on her. Trip Endex. Happy.

Hidden 18/Jun/15 Lead dog
Tom McCabe 13/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Brilliant! Nearly threw myself backwards off the start trying to wiggle some tiny wires, downclimbed for a breather then straight up (placed 16 runners). Feels like half Llanberis is watching you!

with Rob Law
Hidden 10/Jun/15 Lead β
Hidden 07/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 06/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Dibdawg 06/Jun/15 Lead dog

The last and and most polished of all the 5c routes today.

with Phil Mitchel
ASchwirtz 28/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/15 2nd O/S
petegunn 26/May/15 Lead

A gorgeous sunny evening, a grand finish to a good few days in Wales : )

Tom Seccombe 26/May/15 Lead O/S

with Iain
Hidden 24/May/15 Lead O/S
Clama 24/May/15 2nd
with CJEFF
theotherpetehill 23/May/15 Lead O/S
with Georgina Brooke
Hidden 23/May/15 2nd rpt
adam 24 23/May/15 Lead O/S

Very pleased to finally do this one. Clean onsight with no big fuss :-) Great climbing and a great line

with Caroline
james1978 17/May/15 Lead O/S
pebbles 17/May/15 2nd

have rarely enjoyed following a lead so much! awesome route.

with Liz
Dizz 17/May/15 Lead

Drat - slipped off on the polish! First go at leading E3 so not too sad as found the actual climbing much easier than when I seconded it clean years ago :)

with peri
belay bunny turned bad 16/May/15 -
morganator 16/May/15 2nd rpt
with International Meet Guest
Hannes B 12/May/15 Lead O/S
with Aidan
Hidden 12/May/15 2nd
Hidden 12/May/15 2nd
jonnyboy 12/May/15 Lead O/S
with JR
robpartridge 12/May/15 Lead rpt
with Harry Wickham
wi11 09/May/15 Lead O/S

Shame about the start! Really good route, amazing line, good moves and varied climbing. 3 star only bad comments would be about the start so do it before it gets worse!

with Sabby
quiffhanger 04/May/15 Lead O/S

Spicy start then v enjoyable. First ever route on slate.

with Rachel
ashtond6 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S

mega mega mega, the line of north wales?

MikePycroft 16/Apr/15 Lead dog

Slip when crack went right, should have stuck to left wall - didn't!

with Olie, Rod White
Glyn 09/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with Amy UT
Amy UT 09/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Glyn
climberchristy 07/Apr/15 Lead G/U

What a route! Simply superb throughout. Well sustained. Blew onsight with a slip off a glassy foothold with my feet only 4ft off the floor! Held by microwire. Then pulled rope and completed route with no further falls so as near as dammit to onsight. Start feels very bold to good cam at 8m. There are microwires and offsets to be placed below this butnone too inspiring. Rest of route eats small gear by the shedload. Used 13 quickdraws on it.

with bencole
Dan Vaj 24/Mar/15 2nd
with James McHaffie
PaddyN 17/Mar/15 Lead β

90 minutes on the route, new record!

mcgovern 15/Mar/15 Lead
with Neil
ned_85 15/Feb/15 Lead dog
Senna 15/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with ned_85
Hidden ??/2015 -
phil64 ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Jacob Phillips ??/2015 Lead
Hidden ??/2015 -
harry_lewis 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with amccann
soph 29/Nov/14 Lead rpt
Niekolaas 29/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with soph
MichaelGallimore 17/Oct/14 Lead O/S

I read a load of guidebook descriptions saying committing lower section, so I took a ton of small wires which I'd hoped would protect this. I found the bottom section committing.

with Jared Kitchen, andy_e
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 04/Oct/14 Lead O/S
robertmctague 04/Oct/14 Lead β

flash, saw Theo on it first.

papashango 29/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Glynn
Colin Scotchford 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead rpt
morganator 27/Sep/14 2nd
with John Roberts
Tom.Priestley 26/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Cool route, loads of gear apart from the start. The offset 1 might have held.......

Scott Quinn 26/Sep/14 2nd O/S

just awesome a few 5c moves with good rests best gear I've ever seen / had to wrestle out - lets be honest its e1.6-

Hidden 22/Sep/14 Lead
Wayne S 15/Sep/14 2nd O/S
James Smith 15/Sep/14 Lead dog

Got really spooked on this. A couple of silly slips at the start totally shook my confidence and wasn't able to compose myself for the rest of the route. Ended up messing up an easy move in the middle and falling right by gear, very unhappy with my performance and would like to come back to do it again in better style!

with tom p, jack g
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 07/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
kyaizawa 20/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Big lead finally got around to doing it! Took 18 draws and ran out before the top... Awesome route, with great moves and good gear - definitely worth the hype!!

Emma Reynolds 20/Aug/14 2nd RP

Awesome route. Shoes literally just slipped off about 10m up, started route again and got 2nd time. Giant slug in crux holds made it a bit harder...a lot easier after the overhang.

Don't like e3s 09/Aug/14 2nd
will9911 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Neil
Tim Hamlet 28/Jul/14 Lead
redjerry 28/Jul/14 Lead
with Ed Morris
duncandarnell 09/Jul/14 Lead rpt
James Oswald 02/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Not such a fun start. After this the climbing is great, sustained and technical with perfect gear. Sore on the toes. Excellent, fairly soft for e3

Nick Russell 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Sustained and very good, with some great technical moves. After a pokey start takes lots of gear.

with Pablo
climbingrev 25/Jun/14 2nd O/S

WOW! Keeps on coming , but moves all work. 1st gear teally high, them commitment and perseverance prevail!

poeter210 25/Jun/14 2nd dog
mr mills 21/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Mel Roberts
Ewano 14/Jun/14 Lead dnf

Went up to the crux but was psyched out after ending up on a bold E4 earlier and having to back off. Way way too hot, down climbed. Will come back with better conditions and more psyche.

with peat
pablosordo ?/Jun/14 2nd

first route on slate

with nick
ASchwirtz 26/May/14 Lead dnf

Just a pro show - felt really tired this week. Need too come back. Gave up and rested after first good piece of gear at 8 meters. The rested again and decided to back off just under the rightward swerve.

Rachel Slater 15/May/14 Lead O/S

Soft and great :)

with Alistair, James Moneypenny
Alistair Corbett 15/May/14 Lead O/S

Found the start hard and got gripped at the top. Classic route then ticked nicky's leap... Spend the rest of the trip injured!

with rachael, penny
Luxulyan 13/May/14 Lead O/S
with Tom Murrell
Paul ablitt 04/May/14 Lead O/S
with Rushy
John Gale 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/14 -
spidermonkey09 01/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Amazing. Definitely very much harder than Pull My Daisy and not soft touch either with the polish! Not in the bag til you hit the final jugs. So psyched!

treesrockice 29/Mar/14 2nd O/S

seconded then led.

treesrockice 29/Mar/14 Lead rpt

led after seconding

DavidPC 09/Mar/14 2nd

Easy 2nd. Bomber gear all the way and climbing was not too hard, rests after every hard move. Both thought it felt soft.

TommyMcG ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Excellent route, but super super safe. Didnt think it was near E3.

HAJ Francis ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Dan-Cheetham ??/2014 -
oliverpcain ??/2014 Lead
mike mo ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 Lead
with Dave Woodcock
The Grist ??/2014 Lead O/S
with Nick Allsop
littleduck ??/2014 2nd
with Tony Madden
Mikewilson119 ??/2014 Lead
with james taylor
Andy Peak 1 24/Nov/13 2nd

just as much fun on second

with Dan bates
Dan Bates 24/Nov/13 -
funsized 23/Nov/13 Lead dnf

trying to finish off 'East face of the vivian' but ran out of light. Downclimbed it, will be back - looks awesome.

Yong_Welsh 13/Nov/13 Lead O/S
ChrisAllen ?/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Sam Morgan
JamesWilliams 08/Oct/13 Lead dog

Came off on a polished hold just before the foot ledge I have never shouted motherf**ker so hard in my life! so psyched to get on E3 tho :D

tim exley 27/Sep/13 Lead dog

fell off the start, glad i did bother putting n rp in

with BenRyle
AndrewJamesCherry 19/Sep/13 Lead RP

Like a bloody yoyo.

Pieterjan De Roo 19/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Stefan_Morris 19/Sep/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 14/Sep/13 2nd
mr mills 14/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Roger
pie_eater_pete 06/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with bwestwood
Paul Collins 04/Sep/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Sep/13 2nd
steveboote 04/Sep/13 Lead

With 'hidden'

with Vun Lim
Chriswallis2 03/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with annaEM
Hidden ?/Sep/13 2nd
BenNorman 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Calf pump!! slightly bold at the start but gear still comes, great fun top section.

Hidden 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
brices 31/Aug/13 Lead β

Never to hard but never to easy. major calf pump glad to get on this today

Hidden 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
sparkass 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Deserves all the hype, every move is good. Managed to get a lovely 00 nut before the good gear at 8m which helped no end.

with Rob Lovatt
GraMc 21/Aug/13 Lead O/S

brilliant scarier than i expected!

with rob, pete abernethy
Phil Blue 19/Aug/13 Lead O/S

First E3 on same day as first E2; both onsighted. So much psyche for slate :D

Hidden 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/13 Lead O/S
alicee 16/Aug/13 2nd
with Niels Ernst-Williams, Daniel Whitlum
Chris Reid 14/Aug/13 Lead
with Andy murray
Dan Geh 06/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Slate perfection! Elegant moves all the way. Laced it with gear :)

with tgeh
tgeh 06/Aug/13 Lead O/S


with dan geh
Hidden 04/Aug/13 Lead
nigel pearson 03/Aug/13 Lead dog

One fall at last hard move before overlap. Pulled up to previous highpoint and climbed through. Sustained with little rest for your calves.

with Robin
Hidden 02/Aug/13 Lead
pete87abs ?/Aug/13 2nd
with Graham, rob
danp 25/Jul/13 Lead β

must have climbed up and down the first bit 3 times till I committed above the micro's. climbed after jons first fall with his top wire still in. great to finally get on it after standing underneath it ready to go and getting rained off 2 years ago.

with Didymus
Didymus 25/Jul/13 Lead RP

Took a whipper and got inverted when foot popped after dogleg right - probably a bit hot in full sun. Got it next go later in evening when cooler. Rope burn on left calf as memento.

with danp
EmilyN 16/Jul/13 2nd

beautiful line and slab!

with Dr Toph
Dr Toph 16/Jul/13 Lead rpt

Finally came back to this after about 10 years. Dogged it to shit back then, this time much more fun now that I can climb cracks!

with EmilyN
Mattlamb90 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S

First E3, absolutely mint!

with luke384
luke384 07/Jul/13 2nd β
duncandarnell 05/Jul/13 Lead rpt
rustaldo 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Really good. No single hard move, just long and a little run out after the overlap.

with Dan Heath
geoff b 03/Jul/13 Lead
Derek Ryden 03/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with geoff b
Mike W 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Ramon Marin 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Steady at E3, lots of bomber gear and just a couple hardish moves. Every piece of gear is pretty much as good as a bolt, pit 18 runners and run out of draws. Mega classic, go do it!

with Tom le fanu
HarryB 17/Jun/13 2nd dog
Ross Davidson 17/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with HarryB
Sardien 15/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with nawface
UnkArl 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Rik Payne 07/Jun/13 2nd dog
with UnkArl
Hidden 07/Jun/13 2nd
Debs 07/Jun/13 2nd
with UnkArl
air 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S

awesome sunny ascent! bit too polished to fully enjoy..

Lloyders 06/Jun/13 Lead β

On Air's gear

with air
andyinglis 22/May/13 Lead O/S
with dave o
tim newton 20/May/13 Lead O/S
with breed
mr mills 17/May/13 Lead rpt
with edwin
Sardien 06/May/13 2nd rpt
with nawface, Owen
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead O/S
BigTone 05/May/13 2nd dog


Misha 05/May/13 Lead

Felt harder than two years ago! I'll put that down to early season weakness - second trad lead do the year. Generally fine but got a bit stuck just below the overlap, trying to get stood up on two good flatties - couldn't figure out the moves! Had to climb back down a little for a rest. Straightforward 5b move once I realised what to do. Great route even second time round.

with Mark
bwestwood ?/May/13 Lead
williemiller ?/May/13 2nd dog
BenRyle 29/Apr/13 2nd dog

Careless seconding

with Dan724
Dan724 29/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with BenRyle
Jillybean 18/Apr/13 2nd
with Brad
JCAshman 15/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 10/Apr/13 Lead

If it hadn't rained this wold of gon clean slate really has no friction in the wet! The start is safe ish with small brass wires:-) fiddley to place well

with Will
swoe 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Paul Collins 18/Mar/13 2nd O/S
with Jono
ianstevens 15/Feb/13 Lead β
esther ?/Feb/13 Lead
Sam Melville ??/2013 Lead
dwillis ??/2013 Lead rpt
Ralfy ??/2013 Lead O/S
with Pete Morgan
richiebongo ??/2013 Lead O/S

Climbed this with Malcolm Boater in the 90's and also sometime later.

Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
captain ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Lead
nathan.ling 18/Dec/12 2nd dog
with Dan Heath
Keendan 18/Dec/12 Lead rpt

At night with head torches. Amazing. The first 8m felt much more scary than before. Footholds were hard to see.

with Nathan Ling
jezb1 18/Nov/12 Lead

Stoked to have done this. Much more sustained than pull my daisy and very polished in places. Loads of gear after the cheeky start. Great route slightly detracted from by the polish. Climbed up and down the start a few times.

shed_hed 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Excellent and sustained climbing. My first E3. topped out in the sunset! Brilliant end to the day!

with Ryan Gibson
Gambit 07/Oct/12 Lead RP

At last, what a satisfying route and the 500th record of an ascent on UKC!

with barney1
williamsd79 27/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Phoebe
Dizz 23/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Ian l
Hidden 23/Sep/12 Lead rpt
elCapitano 17/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant route. Peak E2.

georgedunton 17/Sep/12 2nd dog
pembrokeshirecaver 11/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Good micro wires up to the 'first gear' so not really that bold in my view. Polished though. First E3 lead.

Jen 'Banksy' Banks 09/Sep/12 TR O/S
Stefan_Morris 07/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/12 -
Adam Booth 31/Aug/12 Lead rpt

Ace. Tried this as my first E3 a few years ago and fell off. Felt easy this time. Great route.

with Calum Musket
Ewan Russell 31/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with APRS
APRS 31/Aug/12 2nd
Dibdawg 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Dean177
barni 08/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with Ami
Ellis Bird ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Dean177 ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Dibdawg
mux 22/Jul/12 2nd

Over rated - do Tango instead its much ...MUCH better

with Dave Almond
Dave Almond 22/Jul/12 Lead

Not as much fun this time. Could have been my very sore toes or crap new boots. Pleased to have done it clean but not in the same bracket as centrefold

with mux
Compo 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S

So long coming. Turn the brain off and go for the first good gear.

with Kev Faux
Hidden 22/Jul/12 2nd dog
williamsd79 14/Jul/12 Lead dog

One fall just before the overlap due to a left foot slip. Was fairly tired setting off up this route so fairly happy to get up my first E3 regardless of the fall. Will get it clean next time for sure

centurion05 14/Jul/12 2nd
SamuelHarris 12/Jul/12 Lead dog
dswansonlow 11/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Sam Harris
Hidden 07/Jul/12 Lead O/S
paultaylor 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/12 Lead
Jillybean 19/Jun/12 2nd

Awesome route :)

with George
jossjones 12/Jun/12 Lead dog
Alex.M-M. 12/Jun/12 Lead O/S
james.slater 11/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Fantastic line, very sustained and very polished!

Matt Harle 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/12 2nd O/S
a13x 06/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Wanted to do it for so long. Can finally sleep in peace...

with Chris Higton
The Mountain Goat 06/May/12 2nd dog

Two falls on lower slab.

Somerset swede basher 06/May/12 Lead O/S
with Jon Miles
gw3285 05/May/12 Lead
Sardien 02/May/12 Lead

Dropped my set of nuts just before the step out right, so had to lower down and do it again, then fell off just before the overlap! Bit gutted by that but finished it clean after. Such an awesome amazing climb! Eats lots of microwires

with Matthew Jaques
MarkRoe 01/May/12 Lead β


with mfisher
owain86 29/Apr/12 Lead RP
chrisicles 05/Apr/12 2nd
BenRyle 19/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Michael Allday 18/Mar/12 2nd rpt
Bruce Houston ?/Mar/12 Lead
Dan Arkle ??/2012 Lead
Rob Gillespie ??/2012 Lead O/S
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
cballard ??/2012 -
matt perks ??/2012 -
matt perks ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Narked4fun ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
Nick Sillem ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 Lead O/S

Mark put me up to it , I did it ok but struggled lead it again several years later (at a time when I was climbing well)

with Mark Danson
MarcusP 05/Nov/11 Lead dog

After dark, by headtorch with the Llanberis fireworks going off in the background! Blew some moves and fell a few times, but amazing route, can't wait to come back and try and get it clean.

with Martin, Jonnie
Hidden 05/Nov/11 Lead
Michael Allday 03/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with John beecham
Hidden ?/Oct/11 Lead
Drew M 23/Sep/11 Lead
with Ed F
Hidden ?/Sep/11 -
lx 24/Aug/11 Lead

greased off about 3m up, fortunately there is actually a good wire just before, lowered off then onsighted, (so technically not onsight). Reckon a bit overated, kinda the same moves all the way to the top

with alison
belay bunny turned bad 23/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with annabelle, loundsy
Hidden 23/Aug/11 2nd rpt
gaz.marshall 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Viv
roberto18 13/Aug/11 Lead

Great route, harder than I expected, definitely worth 3 stars

with Dad (Mike Bridges)
Misha 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Tom
Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
olly_davey 16/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead
Keendan 07/Jul/11 Lead β

Had the thrill of doing this at the last minute on the last day of the trip. Spent 50 minutes on the route and topped out soon before dark. Amazing experience throughout. Many thanks to Rich Clarke for driving me there and holding the ropes. One of the best routes.

with Richard Clarke
bigdrew 07/Jul/11 Lead dnf

Down climbed from just below the jug with the first gear in. Will either fiddle gear in next time or man up..

AlistairB 07/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with LisaA
gd303uk 28/Jun/11 Lead O/S

very pleased, I didn't notice a crux, there are some smoothish footholds, the beginning is great fun, some small RP's protect this quite well, in fact small pro all the way was ample. getting past the overlap was easier than Tango. And once over the overlap, rejoice, there isn't much gear and on a hot day those flat triangle impressions feel very slippy, but there is some nice moves and a run out. I loved this route.

with John Rogers
khawk 25/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with datoon
Hidden 24/Jun/11 Lead
Liam FLeming 15/Jun/11 -
with mat hawkins
stevebarratt 08/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Rob Sandercock
markalmack 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/11 2nd
Dangerous Dave 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Wild Beast
rob.s22 ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S


vertically_challenged 31/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/May/11 Lead O/S
Ally Smith 21/May/11 2nd
Chriswallis2 21/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/11 2nd
Noodles 18/May/11 -

Polished as hell and thin as, needless to say I shit my pants.

with Wurzel
Glyn 12/May/11 2nd O/S
with Perttu Ollile, Luke Brooks
laurelfan 12/May/11 Lead RP

another climber placed the first good cam after I fell of and hit the boulder mat on my first try...

Jonas Paulsson 10/May/11 Lead O/S

Great route. Hard on your feet.

with Duncan Tunstall
mr mills 07/May/11 Lead rpt
with Gareth
Luke Brooks 06/May/11 2nd
with Konrad Doyle
Rory Shaw 03/May/11 Lead rpt

2 rps in before first good slot. Pretty confident they would hold a small slide.

alpinist63 ?/May/11 Lead O/S
Kevster 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
wolf.leeb 15/Apr/11 Lead rpt
mynyddresident 15/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with wolf
Jack00 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Anna
jimshrimp 25/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Tom Livingstone 21/Mar/11 Lead O/S
dan ely 14/Mar/11 Lead O/S

i think it would be e2 and a better climb if not for the polished ankle breaking start

with jason
jade Edwards Leaney ?/Mar/11 Lead dog
with vaughan
centurion05 26/Feb/11 Lead β
with dave g
Hidden 19/Feb/11 2nd rpt
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
pasbury ??/2011 -
djromberg ??/2011 -
stargazer85 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
ColinD ??/2011 2nd O/S
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ??/2011 -
Jack Geldard ??/2011 -
Gareth H ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
C Mclean ??/2011 Lead O/S
Dave Parton ??/2011 -
ben360 ??/2011 2nd
Hidden ??/2011 -
debsb ??/2011 Lead
adie84 ??/2011 -
Si ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
spacey 31/Oct/10 Lead β
with Tom
benchwarmer 27/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with barni
simon kimber 12/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Hanski
Rich Guest 12/Oct/10 Lead O/S

I'm speechless for this one. Emotional at the top, 6 years of dreaming and wondering, a solid year of preparation! Huge milestone and highpoint of my climbing career. Some of the bits i'd heard were hard went dead easy (start & overlap), probably found hardest bit the dogleg and move from first gear slot. Totally totally classic and engrossing throughout though. I'm this pleased :)))))

owain86 12/Oct/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 12/Oct/10 Solo O/S
clive-greenwood 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Brilliant climbing. For me correct at top end e2 5c.

Hidden 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
MikeLeeds 09/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Oh my feet!

al99 07/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Awesome. Fairly sustained and pretty tasty at the bottom before the first cam. Only one foothold seemed overly polished, the rest seemed OK.

with Andrew Bitmead
mynyddresident 07/Oct/10 Lead rpt

Way more polished than 4 years ago. Classic line.

with ben
Liam FLeming 04/Oct/10 2nd rpt

barni was a hereo

with barni
barni 04/Oct/10 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
sam820 11/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Matt Roper, Terry James Walker
Ed morris 11/Sep/10 Lead O/S

After going up a wet tryfan. Finished as the sun set. lived up to my expectations and more.

with james
Jams Crwca 11/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 25/Aug/10 Lead O/S
gforce 18/Aug/10 Lead
with Kath
erinbastian 15/Aug/10 2nd
with jacob phillips
John Kettle 12/Aug/10 Lead O/S
lauren2009 11/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Sandy Simpson 10/Aug/10 -
with Ross Hewitt
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
deaddogsdie ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Piss. No more polished than any other classic slate line. Awesome.

Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead β
Hidden 17/Jul/10 Lead dog
adam06 16/Jul/10 2nd
Alexandre Buisse 16/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/10 Lead
Jen Crook 11/Jul/10 2nd
scorky345 02/Jul/10 Lead
with tim20
tim20 02/Jul/10 2nd
Gazleah ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S

brilliant :)

with adam radcliff
Derek Ryden ?/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Ofir (Drimer)
Dale ?/Jul/10 Lead dog

this is such a iconic route. Its bin climbed to much and I felt it was slippy. fell off the start not to hy off the gound, still a good thud though, and fell half way up due to my foot slipping both times did'nt even find it hard just steady. A brilliant line and route though think it loses one of its stars now due to it bing over climbed

with johny
JayAr ?/Jul/10 Lead
with Marija
Ed Babs 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Harry
Bristoldave 11/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with pete
Hidden 09/Jun/10 2nd
joeym 06/Jun/10 2nd dnf
with Dunx
Dunx 06/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with joeym
eddy-on-the-rocks 01/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Good route. Once you get going there is heaps of gear.

with Rich
London Luke ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S

hard !

schof ?/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/May/10 2nd O/S
Sam W 30/May/10 Lead
with Martin Lane, Carl Reilly
Hidden 28/May/10 Lead O/S
willoates 24/May/10 Lead O/S

AMAZING!!!!! perfect way to finish an awesome weekend! :) so happy :)

with Steeve
lukehodson 13/May/10 Lead O/S

Over the moon. First e3, felt pretty steady.

Bennykr 07/May/10 Lead O/S

Epic, best route ive done on slate!! :D

with Bubbles
Hidden 07/May/10 Lead O/S
drcorbasisgod 02/May/10 Lead O/S
with Tim Guilliams
Hidden 02/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/10 Lead O/S
Rowansb 01/May/10 Lead O/S

great climb

with Sean_J
JeromeT ?/May/10 Lead O/S
daniel hobbs ?/May/10 Lead O/S

great day.

going going gone ?/May/10 Lead β

both routes where awesome.

akhughes ?/May/10 Lead O/S

Pretty low in the grade, probably only E2 and easy 5c. Fantastic route though.

geoff b 28/Apr/10 2nd
MikePycroft 28/Apr/10 Lead rpt

Led clean, shakey at start used a sky hock before getting to slot. Rest OK once got moving

with geoff b
Ken Applegate 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Felt much stiffer than Last Tango in Paris. Good gear, after the initial 8m!

richgac 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Hurty feet!

with Charlie
oliverthomp 13/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Luke Jones
KKilroy ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S


with O Hara
harvie 26/Mar/10 Lead O/S
farmus21 05/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Nice, sustained, precarious.

with Eugene Theron
Hidden 03/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Feb/10 2nd
Hidden 21/Feb/10 Lead O/S
soph 01/Jan/10 -
Speeddemonsi ??/2010 Lead O/S
Duncan Campbell 11/Dec/09 Lead O/S

cool, first E3! and onsight too! pretty hard up to the overlap then a bit dodge on the flakes! foot hold broke within a meter of topping out but lukily i stayed on! topped out as the sun set so lush view with orange clouds, not a good as pull my daisy, but a classic nevertheless.

Jim Walton 31/Oct/09 2nd
Hidden 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
metal arms 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Tom Last 18/Sep/09 Lead β

Wow! Still can't believe I actually climbed this. I wouldn't bother with the nut key, it's pretty hard to find where it goes (I couldn't) and you just get pumped out when you'd be better climbing the thing. Not too cruxy, pretty sustained and worth the hype. First proper E3. Get on it before the bottom becomes even more polished! Flashed.

with Marshy
TimPerkin 14/Sep/09 Lead dog
with Dave Gale
DavidR 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Brilliant, brilliant route! It's been on my wish list for years and years. Fantastic feeling to finally get on it and up it clean! (I actually had a very brief go at this a very long time ago (1998), when I wasn't climbing anywhere near the grade. Didn't even get to the first slot back then, before bailing, so I reckon my ascent today is effectively on-sight (apart from the first 2m!)).

Hidden 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/09 Lead β
frost 07/Sep/09 Lead rpt

fell off below the overlap in 93,so unfinished business finally dealt with.

with D Almond
Dave Almond 07/Sep/09 2nd

great weather made all the more fun under chemo my third stevie haston route.

with frost
simonp ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Annelies Sarrazyn
Mike Goldthorp 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
smallerrich 22/Aug/09 2nd rpt
mikeyjbs 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 05/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/09 2nd β
ingo 27/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with Peter
orb 23/Jul/09 2nd
with Luke Brookes
Dave Searle 23/Jul/09 Lead O/S

my first lead on slate. nearly fluffed the start but had alot of fun the rest of the way!

with tony
Rob Pitt 20/Jul/09 2nd
with Owen Davies
mr mills 10/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with Gerwyn
AdrianP 06/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Riikka
mlmatt 27/Jun/09 Lead

cratered from 6 metres, but got straight back on. Fell off again at about 12 metre but then carried on up and completed the route. Fantastic route and will go back and do it in better style next time.

Hidden 17/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/09 2nd rpt
richardr 15/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Fabulous route. Fully in the zone, each moved felt brilliant. 'Scary' start a bit over hyped I thought.

Cassidy 07/Jun/09 Lead β

Between showers. Slippy when wet!

with Robin, Jules, Graham, Will
sgl0jd ?/Jun/09 -
billb ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with JulesV
Hidden 25/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/09 Lead O/S
chris m fisher 22/May/09 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden 20/May/09 Lead
JLS 07/May/09 Lead dnf

Fell trying move foot up into the big pocket just below the overlap

with Jacqui
beci tointen ?/May/09 Lead O/S
with Jamie Kean
RachelP 20/Apr/09 2nd
with Matt
mattyork2 20/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with Adrian and Rachel from Ogwen
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead dog
mzchambers 12/Apr/09 2nd dog

great climb to second going to get it on the lead next time there. Good work Joe

with Joe
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
mr mills 07/Apr/09 Lead
with edwin
msoldn 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Great end to a fantastic bday weekend, safe and interesting climbing throughout, a total classic!

with Oli
Glyn 03/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Sally
barni 03/Apr/09 2nd rpt
with Glyn
Peter Reynolds ?/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead
GPN 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S

1st proper E3 lead.

with net
smallerrich 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S

It rained 15 minutes before. I love slate, the sun was even out for the climb!

with samrad
RossG ?/Mar/09 -
lukehunt 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S

with Jon Stokes
samrad ?/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with rich
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 2nd
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Jack Symmons ?/Nov/08 Lead
with Chris T
Jim Walton 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Couple of hard moves at the start then just sustained 5b for the rest. A truely great pitch

with Mike Owen
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead β
benchwarmer 18/Sep/08 2nd
with Calum Musket
Hidden 11/Sep/08 Lead O/S
barni 10/Sep/08 2nd
with Oli
PennyL 29/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Fantastic route. Loved every move.

with PeakDJ
Hidden 29/Aug/08 2nd rpt
mr mills 28/Aug/08 Lead rpt
with paul simkiss
Matt Bennett 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Funny really, spent 2 days learning to climb slate, preparing for this. This is the least slate like, slate route i've climbed, big jugs, not thin, not run out, bomber gear, reasonable foot holds, no real scary rockovers, felt rather soft for E3?! Awesome line though, really good fun!

ewen 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with cat
willson 17/Aug/08 2nd

Polished low down

with ben
HeatherF 14/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Wahey! What an amazing route! So Pleased I did it! My first E3

with Jonny
ksjs 22/Jul/08 Lead O/S

worthy of its status and, despite comments on here, not really polished. psychological crux low down but straightforward; ignore comments about friend 1.5 etc - theres a superb nut placement at exactly the same point (still nice to have the friend though). stepping right to gain continuation crack is technical crux. felt bold above overlap but is steady with good gear available.

with jo
Hidden 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
dan gibson 19/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with sam read
samwisethebrave2 13/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with tim evans and jon walker
Hidden 13/Jul/08 Lead dnf
Hidden 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
dodfoster 05/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Felt soft for E3, run-out but excellent gear all the way and the holds were just too good.

chris sm 01/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Quite bold at the bottom. Nothing too hard above. Hardest move felt like the move up to the roof. Overlap and above are pretty easy. Great route.

with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/08 Lead O/S
gregoritos 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with james
Stig 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Awesome. Dropping my small wires at 8m wasn't a good move.

with Greg
Hidden 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Sgt. Vest 13/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with RB1
hervenuttall 06/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with xav
Hidden 06/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S
tumbling wizard ?/Jun/08 -
Franco Cookson OLD 27/May/08 Lead O/S

awesome line, awesome experience. set off in the rain, had difficulty swapping cracks, but finally managed it. easy climbing to the roof left only the pull and 'easy' slab above. just as I was thinking of how i could get out of the powerful pull over the roof, the sun came out. Spurred on I climbed over the roof with relative ease, only to be greeted by the slab. only 5a/b climbing,but run out, Dave looked on as I swore loudly about the guide book writer. It was finally done and I was happy i could say I had led a proper E3. :-)

Dave Warburton 27/May/08 2nd O/S

Bit upset to second this, but i don't really like Slate, so i thought it was pushing it to try and lead on my 3rd day on the stuff. Franco adapted very quickly, but i was glad i did it clean rather than possibly dogging up on lead. Nice Route.

mattyork2 24/May/08 Lead O/S
with alaan
Mark Stevenson 14/May/08 2nd rpt
with Herrie Heckman
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead O/S
daniel hobbs ?/May/08 Lead O/S

Greaaaaaaat route!!

Hidden ?/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/08 2nd
butterworthtom 21/Mar/08 2nd O/S
bfreeman 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
david morse 16/Feb/08 2nd
with ben freeman
tuftynick ??/2008 -
Orlov ??/2008 Solo
hans solo ??/2008 Lead O/S

best slate route ever if im allowed to say so! more like a sustained E1 though although many might disagree

Marcus ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Matt Vigg ??/2008 -
thewallace ??/2008 Lead
with Keri
tchallen99 ??/2008 Lead
dparkes ??/2008 -
Suzie Wilson ??/2008 Lead O/S
with jack
C coldwell-storry 27/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Adam Gill
datoon 25/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Richard Toon
climbingpixie 21/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Wow! Committing moves to get the first gear, tricky moves over the overlap then a run-out to the top. The number one route on my wishlist and it didn't disappoint. My calves and feet were in agony by the time I topped out though!

with SecretSquirrel
Hidden 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
hun ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S

My favourite climb. I've been dearming about this route ever since I started climbing.

Hidden 29/Sep/07 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 23/Sep/07 Lead O/S

with James
Dave Bond 06/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Simon Wren
Alex Mason 03/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Quality route jibbing a bit on it didnt climb it very well but top quality route!

Oliver Sherman 01/Sep/07 Lead O/S

What a route! Great moves, nice and scary start. Bomber gear. Technical, aesthetic line, dries quickly, viewable from Llanberris. Just a total 5* classic!

with Ian Frith
Jus ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/07 Lead
Morgan Woods 25/Aug/07 2nd O/S

Fantastic climb....great lead from Gareth.

with Gareth
ingo 12/Aug/07 Lead dog
with Peter
Adam Booth 30/Jul/07 Lead dog
Ed Booth 30/Jul/07 2nd
Stuart Johnston 20/May/07 Lead dnf
Toby Dunn 27/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Ruth
feilx 10/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
barni ??/2007 Lead rpt
with Lou
climber sim ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead dog
tonanf ??/2007 Lead O/S

not sure if this was this year or last? thought i had entered it already, Bring on the slate!

with burt
zero six ??/2007 Lead O/S
eddiejames_uk ??/2007 -
with Jon Shields
Brian Rodgers ??/2007 2nd
alaan 13/Nov/06 Lead O/S

Only just dry enough, topped out in the dark- absolutely splendid!

with Matt
Hidden 08/Oct/06 2nd
tonanf 06/Oct/06 Lead

climbed to the first pro at 20 foot, placed, down climbed to ground, climbed to top. Cool climb. Finger tips in places.

with burt
tonanf ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S

not sure about this on sight thing? climbed up, climbed down, climbed up again, climbed down again, climbed all way to top?

with burt
a_radiohead_fan ?/Sep/06 -
hamer89 15/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Ed Booth 10/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Ran the top out above an RP2 for a laugh and got to the top and realised it was further away than i thought, he he he

with Remus Knowles
Hidden 31/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/06 Lead O/S
mikeski 26/Jul/06 2nd
shoulders ?/Jul/06 2nd
Cowflinger ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with John Williams
Ram MkiV 31/May/06 Lead O/S

First route on slate. Ended up on this semi-by-accident but glad we did. quality.

with Alex
Hidden 09/May/06 Lead O/S
Owain Llewelyn 01/May/06 Lead O/S

Precarious and polished start leads to a sustained middle section. The overlap is fairly straightforward and the upper slab easier. Gem of a pitch!

with Dad
Luke Brooks 09/Feb/06 Lead O/S

Very Scary in the last 10 meters if you don't have micro wires!

with Melanie Clayton
bazza ??/2006 -
with Matt Smith
Dringo ??/2006 -
Rachael Barlow ??/2006 2nd
with Pete Robins
centurion05 ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
jeffmcd56 ??/2006 Lead O/S
Rik Dawes ??/2006 Lead O/S
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
KRB 24/Aug/05 Lead O/S

Good route, good setting

with Chris & Martin
Hidden 14/Aug/05 2nd dog
Mark Stevenson 12/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Rich Mayfield
Bella 28/May/05 2nd O/S
with Michael
Andy Campbell ?/May/05 2nd O/S
with James
Adam Lincoln ??/2005 Lead
Sut 04/Oct/04 Lead O/S
steveb2006 30/Aug/04 Lead

Nice to salvage something from a wet day

with Pete Carter
pete johnson 24/Jul/04 Lead
with Lun
nicholas Barrowclough 07/Jul/04 Lead
with Mark
Hidden ?/Jul/04 2nd dnf
lukea 12/Jun/04 2nd O/S
with Al
rayles 12/Feb/04 Lead O/S
with Zoe
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2004 Lead rpt

A route coming a cropper due to its fame - now very polished...

Hidden ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/03 Lead rpt
joe c ook ?/Jul/03 -
Gus 25/May/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
paul m hadley ??/2003 -
Hidden 05/Sep/02 2nd O/S
Alastair Hudson 03/Jan/02 Lead O/S
with Steve Golley
Jus ??/2002 Lead dnf


Hidden ??/2002 -
Hidden ?/Sep/01 2nd O/S
Brown ?/Aug/01 Lead
richsmithinbristol 23/Jun/00 Lead O/S

With Liz on UBMC trip

spidey ??/2000 Lead O/S
Tim M ??/2000 -
Bullybones ??/2000 -
philhilo ??/2000 -
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
TBowell nee Holdsworth ??/2000 -
Tom Briggs ??/2000 Lead
Ratfeeder 16/Aug/99 Lead O/S
with Phil
Dave Musgrove ?/Aug/99 2nd rpt
with Pete Finklaire
Hidden ?/Jun/99 2nd O/S
steveb2006 15/May/99 Lead

Both led after a couple of noisy Americans frig their way up it.

with John Darling
caveman_chris ?/May/99 Lead
Mark Riley ?/Feb/99 Lead O/S
with Stuart Greenall
wolf.leeb ??/1999 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
Hidden ??/1999 -
petekeron ??/1999 2nd O/S
with Alex Binks
JulesV ??/1999 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1999 Lead O/S
MjrTom ?/Nov/98 Lead O/S
DavidR 26/Aug/98 Lead dnf
with John Marston
pete johnson 27/Jun/98 Lead
with Rob
djmarko75 ?/Jun/98 Lead O/S
BenTiffin ?/May/98 TR
with Andy Bissell
stuart100 20/Mar/98 Lead O/S
with Claire Graham
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
ellis ?/Aug/97 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/97 Lead
Hidden 28/Jun/97 Lead O/S
D Tempest 20/Apr/97 Lead
with Rick
Hidden 19/Apr/97 2nd
kylo-342 ?/Apr/97 Lead O/S
with David Pickford
phardman ??/1997 -
Hidden ??/1997 Lead O/S
Paul Boardman ??/1997 2nd O/S
with Iain Boardman
Hidden ??/1997 2nd
Ched ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
nacnud 29/Nov/96 2nd
WB ?/Aug/96 Lead O/S
with GuyM
Jon Read ?/Aug/96 Lead

I wasn't planning to do any climbing this evening, but a spur-of-the-moment idea by Dave had us racing to the quarry at dusk. Fell off once low down, onto in situ RP0 which Dave has now. Climbed with didgeridoo echoing around quarry. Finished as fireworks whizzed around quarry, in complete darkness. Then we went to a typical Llanberis party. Wild evening!

with Dave Hollingham
Hidden ?/Jun/96 Lead O/S
MarkDavies36 ?/May/96 Lead dog

One fall on the bottom hard move. Returned to ground and re-started

steveriley ??/1996 Lead
Hidden ??/1996 Lead O/S
robtrooper ??/1996 -
kristian ??/1996 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Oct/95 Lead RP
Steve Crowe 31/Aug/95 Lead rpt

Seconded Simon previously, My turn to lead it today.

with karin
sheppy 12/Jul/95 Lead O/S
with IceBun
andyblain ?/Jul/95 Lead O/S

my first E3

Roget 08/May/95 Lead rpt
with jon
Mike_d78 01/Apr/95 2nd O/S
with ste_d
keefe ??/1995 -
ded ??/1995 Lead O/S
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/1995 -
with keefe
ianabbot ??/1995 Lead O/S
NeilGriffiths ??/1995 -
with Paul Tucker
pete johnson 11/Sep/94 Lead
with Steve Findlay
neilh 13/Aug/94 Lead
with sara hyde
Strong Steve 15/Jun/94 Lead G/U
wynaptomos ?/May/94 2nd rpt
michael burrows 10/Apr/94 Lead rpt
with lola gunn
richparry ??/1994 -
crossleysm ??/1994 Lead O/S
duncan ??/1994 Lead O/S

Date is approximate

with Dave Wills
tompercy 31/Oct/93 2nd
with Tim Loftus
John Southworth 24/Oct/93 Lead O/S
ste_d 10/Oct/93 Lead O/S
ellie macpherson ?/Sep/93 2nd

Brilliant climbing, make sure your boots are comfy

with Graeme Jarvis, Ian Holmes
Hidden ?/Aug/93 Lead O/S
tlr 27/Jul/93 Lead
with nai
nai 21/Jul/93 Lead
with tlr
pete johnson 17/Jul/93 Lead
with Phil Moore
Rob Davies 30/Jun/93 Lead dog

Took 25' fall after running out of strength on crack before overlap. Roy's one and only route on slate!

with Roy Lindsay
Pete_Frost 26/Jun/93 Lead O/S

On fire that day. Tried to repeat it in 2011 and fell off before the first pro when talking to my second when I should have been climbing - ouch!

with Nick Davies
Thefly ?/Jun/93 Lead O/S
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Jun/93 Lead O/S

First E3

Stoney Boy 19/Apr/93 2nd O/S
with Bob Marks
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 13/Apr/93 2nd O/S
with James Turner
jamiev 31/Mar/93 Lead O/S
with Adrian Berry
OMSKB 06/Mar/93 Lead O/S

Done before breakfast

with Ian Roberts
CBA ??/1993 -
adi bryant ??/1993 Lead O/S
with Tim
Tony Little 01/Nov/92 Lead O/S
with Pete
Hidden 04/Oct/92 Lead O/S
Derek Ryden ?/Aug/92 2nd rpt
with Paul Twomey
goi.ashmore 19/Jun/92 Lead O/S

Typical of the time. Manic drive up to North Wales and hit the slate about an hour before dusk.

with Simon Coles
Andy Fielding 18/May/92 2nd
with Mark Lardner
TheAndyBarker ?/May/92 Lead
with Nick Sharpe
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/May/92 -
with Paul Kallmes
Hidden ?/Apr/92 AltLd
kato'sdad 29/Feb/92 Lead
with Jerry Mattinson
SB_NWUK_99 ??/1992 Lead O/S

Lead in the early 1990s.

channinga ??/1992 -
pete johnson 14/Dec/91 Lead O/S
with Pete Swanson
mattnuttall 07/Sep/91 Lead β
with Alan Holbert
mattnuttall 15/Jul/91 Lead O/S
with Matthieu Mounier
steveb2006 13/Jul/91 Lead

Simon led it first taking 2 hours and about 4 falls and rests.

with Simon Mee
Rich Kirby 01/Jul/91 2nd
with Andy Mackay
Derek Ryden ?/Jun/91 Lead O/S
with Andy Turner
nige 24/May/91 Lead O/S
with sven rowan
Hidden 30/Apr/91 Lead
FATBOYFAT ??/1991 Lead O/S
pauldrew ??/1991 Lead
with Dominic Leggett
Hidden ??/1991 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Nov/90 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Nov/90 Lead O/S
mattnuttall 20/Aug/90 Lead O/S


with Alan Holden
mark-abz 11/Aug/90 Lead O/S
with Pete T
Campbell42 22/Jul/90 Lead O/S

Climbed this route twice, a couple of years earlier with Mick Mason

with Barry Roberts
orangesmartie61 30/Jun/90 Lead
Dave Rumney 28/May/90 Lead
Hidden 26/May/90 Lead β
Hidden 05/May/90 Lead O/S
whispering nic 14/Apr/90 Lead
with noj
Paul Figg ?/Apr/90 Lead
whispering nic ?/Apr/90 Lead
with noj
Hughbery55 28/Mar/90 Lead O/S
with John
Hidden 18/Mar/90 Lead dnf
jfletcher 18/Feb/90 Lead O/S

LUMC meet

donie ??/1990 -
PaulHermes ??/1990 -
chrisdavies ??/1990 Lead O/S
donie ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
Seymore Butt ??/1990 Lead
with Spuz
mik1miller ??/1990 Solo

pulled a moony on the over hang

Hidden ??/1990 Lead O/S
lukea ??/1990 Lead O/S
with Al
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1990 2nd O/S
Andy Edgar ??/1990 Lead O/S

It just keeps coming, great move after good.

with Hugh Woodland
donie ??/1990 -
donie ??/1990 -
donie ??/1990 -
donie ??/1990 -
donie ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
donie ??/1990 -
Hidden ?/Sep/89 Lead O/S
michael burrows 27/Aug/89 Lead
with brian jones
mik1miller 19/Aug/89 Lead O/S
with elliot blaylock
Dave Musgrove 17/Jul/89 Lead O/S

We all led it.

with Rupert Wyard, Dave Musgrove Jnr
Dave Musgrove Jnr 08/Jul/89 Lead
davemhart 02/Jul/89 2nd O/S
onefootholdinthegrave 01/Jun/89 2nd
Rich Kirby 01/Jun/89 Lead O/S
eroica64 06/May/89 2nd

Ooh. Ah!!!

with Ray Hancock
Hidden 14/Apr/89 Lead
edwardwoodward ??/1989 2nd
Billg ??/1989 Lead O/S
NickHarms ??/1989 -
Neil R ??/1989 2nd
with Howard
Mark Lloyd 29/Dec/88 Lead O/S
with Drew Bridger
RockPhoenix 06/Nov/88 Lead O/S
with Bruv Simon
Steve Crowe 17/Sep/88 2nd O/S
orangesmartie61 28/Aug/88 Lead
with Nigel Smart
Hidden ?/Jul/88 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/88 Lead O/S
MikePycroft 21/May/88 2nd
steveb2006 21/May/88 Lead

Both lead

steve taylor ?/May/88 Lead O/S

Excellent route

with Jim Waddington
steve taylor ?/May/88 Lead
with vic radvills
tonykay ??/1988 -
goshawk 01/Oct/87 Lead
with JI
Mike Owen 04/Sep/87 2nd rpt
with Elaine Owen
wynaptomos ?/Sep/87 Lead dog
Mike Owen 27/Aug/87 2nd rpt
with Paul Schlofeldt, Elaine Owen
andybirtwistle 03/Aug/87 2nd
with Ian Kyle
Bruce Kerr 20/Jul/87 Lead
with Johnny May
Hidden 20/Jun/87 2nd
Sean Kelly ?/Jun/87 2nd

Found overlap quite easy. Done the same day that 'Maggie' was re-elected for a second term...I had the day off from teaching. There was a van with loudspeaker on the roof, driving around Llanberis and it even came into the quarry.

with Frank Richards
uphillnow 28/May/87 Lead

Larry had fallen from the move at 20 feet so I finished the route

with Larry Parks
Eduardo Martinez 27/May/87 Lead O/S
charlesmfrench 03/May/87 Lead O/S
with Pog
charlesmfrench 03/May/87 Lead O/S
with Pog
sadams 13/Apr/87 Lead O/S
with unseconded
Hidden ??/1987 Lead O/S
William Robertson ??/1987 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Hidden ??/1987 Lead
Enty ??/1987 -
with A Gudgeon
Guy ??/1987 Lead O/S

Didn't know about using the nutkey as the first bit of gear so lead through the first crux until 20-25ft where I got my first gear in with relief. Sounds like the crack has widened since then. Rest went fine and have to say I loved nearly every second of it.

with The old man
steveboote ??/1987 Lead O/S
with Neil Gannon
DDDD ??/1987 -
orangesmartie61 16/Nov/86 Lead
keefe 14/Sep/86 -
Neil McA 11/Aug/86 Lead O/S
with Burt Levy
Hidden 27/Jul/86 Lead
UKB Shark ?/Jul/86 Lead
with Charlie Stripp
Snivelling ?/Jul/86 -

A tricky start, possibly due to being excited about the route. After the first few metres it was fingery fun. Running short of gear at the overlap but great views from the top.

UKB Shark 14/Jun/86 Lead dnf
with Steve Etherington
Lone Rider 21/Apr/86 2nd O/S
with John Christie
Hidden 20/Apr/86 2nd
Hidden ??/1986 -
Trevor Hodgson ??/1986 Solo β
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
Gareth Griffiths 11/Sep/85 2nd
with Gwion Huws
Hidden 29/May/85 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/85 2nd
Bob 07/May/85 Lead O/S

It was given E5 at the time though everyone knew it was going to get downgraded. Did it after tea in Pete's Eats following a full day at Pen Trwyn.

with J. Topping
Hidden 07/May/85 2nd O/S
mark mcgowan01 ??/1985 -
Nick Biven ??/1985 2nd
with Karl Strange
Hidden ??/1985 -
Hidden 05/Sep/84 Lead
Dave Turnbull ?/Jul/84 Lead
Mark Kemball 15/Jun/84 Lead

A rare example of grade shift downwards - it was E5 in Pollitt's 1982 supplement, but we thought it was worth more like E4.

with Willie Todd
Steve Lewis 20/May/84 Lead O/S
with Clive Curle, Alun Richardson
Gezzer ??/1984 Lead O/S
with Andy Towne
Melok ??/1984 Lead

Seen one solo, 1984, by pete lowe. Cool,

Mark Kemball 04/Jul/83 Lead dnf
with Tom Jones
Mike Owen 08/Jun/83 Lead O/S
with Pete Chadwick
Tim Sparrow ?/Jan/83 2nd
with nniff
Tim Sparrow ?/Jan/83 2nd
with nniff
nniff ?/Jan/83 Lead
nniff ?/Jan/83 Lead
Ian Jones ??/1983 Lead O/S

A fairly early ascent when it was still considered to be E5.

with Dave 'Chesters' Lee
Tim Sparrow ??/1983 2nd
with nniff
daviesxxx ??/1982 Lead O/S
Marcus ??/1980 -
Marcus ??/1980 -
Marcus ??/1980 -
Hidden ??/1980 -
Marcus ??/1980 -
Hidden ??/1973 -
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