Type: Trad, 130 ft
FA: Stevie Haston, 1981
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Shared By: Rob Davies UK on Jun 21, 2011
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron

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Probably "the most popular Extreme in Snowdonia". Originally given E5 6a, wear and tear has reduced the grade to E3 5c, and even that is a bit generous. First decent runners at 25' with a hard move ro reach them, so damage to ankles is possible. From there it's sustained but well-protected climbing up a crack to a good rest below the overlap at 80'. There's a tricky move round the overlap then easier above, but only tiny wires until the top.


Standing outside Pete's Eats the line of The Dervish is obvious as a white line up the tallest slab in Vivian Quarry. Follow a path through the woods on the left, then traverse across a terrace, passing a "bad step".


Nuts and small cams but especially microwires (eg RP0s). Abseil descent.


Nick Russell
Bristol, UK
  5.10d PG13
Nick Russell   Bristol, UK
  5.10d PG13
The route was supposedly cleaned for the first ascent using a knife nicked from Pete's Eats Mar 20, 2013
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
"Nicked " is English for stolen. Oct 9, 2015
Nick Russell
Bristol, UK
  5.10d PG13
Nick Russell   Bristol, UK
  5.10d PG13
As is "Rustled". Anyone would guess I'm a criminal. Oct 22, 2015
Will Maness
Raleigh, NC
Will Maness   Raleigh, NC
Awesome route, incredible area! Last Tango in Paris was amazing too, led it in the golden hour, sun was setting, bathed the rock in golden rays...just amazing. Oct 31, 2017