UKC

126m, 5 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The right-hand of the trio of virtuous routes is often damp, though it is worthwhile even in these conditions. Start under the right-hand sheet of slab where its undercut base ends.
1) 35m. Step up then trend left up the edge of the slab before heading direct to a big stance. Hard-won gear.
2) 30m. Follow quartz rails left to a crack. Go up the slab to its left to a belay.
3) 12m. An easy groove above leads to a stance on the right under the steep west wall.
4) 28m. Climb leftwards onto the next sheet of slab. Climb this anywhere (best on its left edge) to a stance shared with Hope, and hence often busy. A neat pitch.
5) 42m. As for Hope. More broken ground leads up then left to reach a polished step. Move up this and step left onto the large terrace below the upper walls.
Escape left to the main descent or continue on upwards via a route on the Holly Tree Wall. © Rockfax

Ticklists

Heather's Multipitch Climbs , Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck , North Wales 100 Classic Climbs , Snowdonia - long routes and classic climbs , AMC Uni Ticklist , Preparation climbs for a Cuillin ridge traverse , George's Ultimate Easy to Mid-Grade North Wales Trad Ticklist , Mountain Rock , Wales Multipitch , Slab Dreams , No you're a punter , Gwen Moffat: Space Below My Feet

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