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Rockfax Description
A long mountain adventure. Never desperate, with stunning views and varied climbing. The route involves some easy scrambling in the mid-section and isn't sustained, but the short tricky sections are interesting and the entire route is over 300m in length. A huge gully drops away beneath Pinnacle Wall. Start 15m above the toe of the buttress that forms the left side of this. The route is not described in individual pitches.

1) 130m. Pleasant, pocketed slab climbing leads to a ledge at 30m. More slabs lead to a tricky groove, above which more easy slab climbing leads onto a large ledge beneath a steep wall.
2) 22m. On the right is the crux groove. A polished corner leads to a large detached block. Continue past this to gain easier ground.
3) 75m. Scramble along paths and vegetated ground to reach the crested ridge.
4) 35m. Traverse the apex of the alpine-esque ridge passing two prominent gendarmes.
5) 60m. Follow the ridge on the right to gain the summit. © Rockfax

Ticklists

Connoisseur's Classic Rock, A grand easy welsh day out, North Wales Rock Graded List, UK's best Diffs and V.diffs, Puttrell's Progress, ROCKFAX Style Top 50: North Wales, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, Snowdonia - long routes and classic climbs, AMC Uni Ticklist, North wales road to ruins HVS, Preparation climbs for a Cuillin ridge traverse, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), The Big Easys, High Quality Adventure routes, The Ridges of England, Wales and Ireland, Big Routes, The Long Routes, Solos, The Big Easy Mountain Route Club, George's Ultimate Easy to Mid Grade North Wales Trad Ticklist, Mountain Rock, Easy peasy Northy Weesy

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FallingBrick 22 Jul Show βeta
βeta: Large boulder about to come loose half way up last ridge section (22-7-20).
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βeta: Large boulder about to come loose half way up last ridge section (22-7-20).
mattdarli92 16 Mar Show βeta
βeta: Pitched 2 sections, short roped others and soloed some! Mint route
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βeta: Pitched 2 sections, short roped others and soloed some! Mint route
bengy89 22 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Lovely mountain day. Lost car keys somewhere on the route though...please drop me a message if you find them!!
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βeta: Lovely mountain day. Lost car keys somewhere on the route though...please drop me a message if you find them!!

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Grade: VD ***
(Milestone Buttress)