Res­o­lu­tion Direct (E2 5b, 5b, 5b; 5.10c), \[R \S aUR ½[R`a ZbYaV pitch ad­ven­tures at Gog­a­rth in North Wales.

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Res­o­lu­tion Direct is an un­re­lent­ing ex­pe­di­tion up gi­gan­tic quartzite flakes on Gog­a­rth’s tallest sec­tion. The ex­po­sure creeps up the mo­ment you em­bark on the steep, grassy scram­ble to the tidal ledges near the route’s base. There is only a six­hour tidal win­dow when you can ac­cess the start, plus the rock can be damp till the af­ter­noon sun comes around. De­spite the pos­i­tive holds and abun­dant gear, there is al­ways a feel­ing of ten­sion as the day­light fades and you re­al­ize the im­pos­si­bil­ity of an ab­seil re­treat to the van­ish­ing ledges. Com­bine this with some­times-vi­cious seag­ulls and the odd bit of loose rock, and you have the per­fect in­gre­di­ents for an epic sea-cliff ex­trav­a­ganza.

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