UKC

78m, 4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
An outstanding old classic which is still a fantastic, exciting and technical route today with run-out slabs and a burly groove.
1) 5a, 30m. Start as for Direct Route to where it moves left. Follow a groove rightwards to the left of the rock scar. Climb the left side of a flake, then traverse delicately right to a good stance under a small overhang, there is some better gear to the right.
2) 5a, 15m. Head straight up the right-hand side of the overhang to a good wire. Make a testing traverse right under the overlap to below the chimney. Ascend the chimney using the right wall and climb it to a small stance on the left in a thin crack.
3) 5a, 20m. Traverse right to a scoop. Climb this and go right to a mantel onto a ledge. Go up (pocket) to a crack then a stance.
4) 5a, 10m. Move up into the corner to where it gets hard and utilise the crack on the left to reach the top. This pitch responds best to a 'brute force and ignorance' approach. © Rockfax

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featuresforfeet 5 Sep, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Lead all 4 pitches; 1. Fine, gear sparse but adequate 2. Didn’t find any gear from belay to roof; potential for a whipper straight onto belay 3. Got 2 size 1 nuts and a peanut in before the mantle, definitely bold though not super hard 4. More like 5b than 4c; Brandt Direct the day before was considerably easier
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βeta: Lead all 4 pitches; 1. Fine, gear sparse but adequate 2. Didn’t find any gear from belay to roof; potential for a whipper straight onto belay 3. Got 2 size 1 nuts and a peanut in before the mantle, definitely bold though not super hard 4. More like 5b than 4c; Brandt Direct the day before was considerably easier
Rowman Pughe 4 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Don't recommend first two pitches in a 1er
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βeta: Don't recommend first two pitches in a 1er
tbm 2 Jun, 2018 Show βeta
βeta: Top pitch is nails
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βeta: Top pitch is nails

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Grade: HVS 5a ***
(Clogwyn y Grochan)

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