Face Mecca | E9 Trad climb at Clogwyn Du'r Arddu (Cloggy)


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Nick Dixon
Added at 22:02 on 25 February 2024
Nick Dixon
Added at 22:02 on 25 February 2024


3 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Nick Dixon Lead | worked Jun 1989
First ascent.

I'd practiced the crux on absel many times, and after leaving the belay with just one krab on my belt, it flowed as in a dream until I was on the upper wall after committing through a 6b sequence (15ft above the poor lower-only RURPs and 70ft above the belay). I found moves to finish that I hadn't practiced; why?, why? In desperation, now fully here and awake, I slapped and groped with a pylon's span of rope between me and a grinning Darril [belayer]. [1]


[1] Dixon, N. (2004). Clogwyn Dur Arddu: Climbers' Club Guide to Wales, page 187. United Kingdom: Climbers' Club.

Johnny Dawes Lead | worked 1995
James McHaffie Lead | worked Jun 2016