Tower Face Direct*** E2 5b
[Tower Face Direct, 2 kb]22m.

Rockfax Description
An excellent route which is mild but bold. Climb the centre of the face (creaky) to a rest out left. An odd sideways nut protects the moves up and right to the base of the superb upper flake. © ROCKFAX

FA. Peter Biven 1956

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Photo: Tower Face Direct © Tim Dorsett
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Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/15

Hidden - 2nd β - 30/Aug/15

Putting rattley wires behind the hollow and broken flake freaked me out too much to make the last move to the top flake, so I down climbed the whole thing to save for another day.
ianburton - Lead dnf - 29/Aug/15 with Charlie's Angel

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 23/Aug/15 with Dominic Green

Andy Peak 1 - 2nd - 05/Aug/15 with Pete o Donovan

Kirill - 2nd dog - 01/Aug/15 with Kris Doggett, Colomban MacDowall

Guy Atkinson - 2nd rpt - 18/Jul/15 with Tom Butterworth

Could have decked on the crux, placed a cam low on the finger crack and left all my nuts on the ground so felt a lot, lot more than E2.
FlavioL1989 - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Jamie Everitt

Jamie Everitt - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Flavio Don Liyanage

nice mooove
Guy Atkinson - 2nd - 07/Jul/15 with Dylan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/15

nick ferro - Lead rpt - 27/Jun/15 with Tim Bee

nick ferro - 2nd rpt - 27/Jun/15 with Tim Bee, Christine May

Done much harder moves much further above much worse gear on much lower grades. Really nice route though!
Longsufferingropeholder - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15 with nick ferro, C May

C May - 2nd - 27/Jun/15 with Tim

MSchobitz - Lead β - 03/Jun/15 with Calum Wadsworth

boulderholder - Lead β - 30/May/15

Richard P Coates - 2nd O/S - 30/May/15 with ianjfsutcliffe

RKirke - Lead O/S - 25/May/15 with Banksy

Albachoss - 2nd β - 16/May/15 with The Reach

drysori - Lead - 16/May/15 with Everyone!

chiverstom - 2nd O/S - 16/May/15 with WIl Treasure

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/15

Really enjoyed this, everything feels pretty steady on it. First E2, gear seemed fine for the crux. As worthy of 3 stars as anything else at Stanage.
spenser - Lead O/S - 10/May/15 with Jo Trendell

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/May/15

ashtond6 - 2nd - 10/May/15

j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 04/May/15

In the rain. Worrying nut placement. Top flake is amazing!
salix - Lead O/S - 02/May/15 with Isaac

Gambit - 2nd rpt - 30/Apr/15 with Mark Leicester

Martin Bagshaw - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/15 with Rafal Malczyk

easy but didn't like the extremely flexible flake!
theomoore - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/15

Tom Redmond - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/15 with kelly campbell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15

always great moves... big cam out left at break
phil64 - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/15

Matt77 - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Ben Williams

bigdrew - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/15 with Reuben

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/15

bpw666 - TR O/S - 14/Mar/15

Montecore - TR O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Joris Roulleau

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 07/Mar/15 with Martin, Mirka

Stroppy - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/15 with Sam Husband

Well it's an easy second..
Sam Husband - 2nd O/S - 03/Jan/15 with Ed

Hidden - 2015

Canyak - 2015

DubyaJamesDubya - 2015

Managed all the moves first go but felt fairly thin. Not quite ready to lead it yet.
ralphio - 2nd - 03/Dec/14 with Simon

hailtryfan - TR O/S - Nov/14 with AJ Bowley

budchawla - 2nd β - 18/Oct/14 with Justin Rennie

still soft, gear is fine
benkelsey - Lead rpt - 10/Oct/14 with rory wadsworth, Shaun Humphreys

Scary!! Gear is fairly uninspiring (poor cam, wire behind the hollow flake and the sideways wires as described in the guide), but on the positive, the move isn't too bad when you commit to it...
kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/14 with Mike Mason

jon22 - Lead - 05/Oct/14 with Neil Griffith

Gudge - 2nd rpt - 02/Oct/14 with Leon Winchester

Lenny - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/14 with Chris

Gudge - 2nd rpt - 30/Sep/14 with Steve Collings

Super!- been wanting to tick this one for ages, lovely crux move.
Goodstuff - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/14 with WillDoyle

SteveJCox - Lead O/S - Sep/14

ashtond6 - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/14

Enjoyed this route! glad the creaky flakes didn't explode off in my hand.
alp79 - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Rosa, Jonny Ashton

Excellent route and feels bold. Protected the crux with a sideways nut which was probably OK but I wouldn't have liked to test it.
gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/14 with Scott

Having done this on the second I would perhaps give the lead a shot!
fifth - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/14 with Gav

Richard Hession - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/14 with Gaz

Good lead by bubbles!
Duncan Campbell - 2nd - 09/Aug/14 with Bubbles

first E2 lead. :-)
Lukem6 - Lead RP - 09/Aug/14 with samw, Diane Blything, Jenny Monkey

Hidden - TR - 09/Aug/14

Jenny Monkey - 2nd rpt - 09/Aug/14 with Diane Blything, Luke Mansfield

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/14

Really interesting middle section!
tom_lewis89 - TR - 03/Aug/14

Hidden - TR O/S - 20/Jul/14

Lukem6 - TR O/S - 02/Jul/14 with james "sasquatch"

Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/May/14

dannyboy83 - 2nd O/S - 15/May/14 with Alex Hallam

A great route. Ben led it first then dropped ropes and I led it on his gear. Harder crux than I'd remembered (led it onsight in 2010 with Rich)
climberchristy - Lead rpt - 03/May/14 with Ben Cole

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/14

Lovely crux moves, manage to place a bomber but slightly scary horizontal nut and half a cam below the crux
wazzalad20 - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with anna henshaw

al123 - 2nd - May/14 with chris, Henry

etrillaud - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14

mjeffery - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/14 with J, Steve

simon kimber - Lead - 01/Apr/14 with Tom Parry

Simon Allcock - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/14 with Wilki

nick ferro - TR O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Oli Birkill

pie_eater_pete - Lead - 21/Mar/14

coffeepot - 2nd β - 09/Mar/14 with jelaby

jelaby - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with CoffeePot

done in the setting sun after a decent day - will be back for the lead!
jmills94 - TR O/S - 01/Mar/14 with hugo, simon

Nice route. Will go back and lead
trisimondo - TR - 01/Mar/14 with Joe mills, Hugo Dodsworth

accordion_to_who - TR O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Joe Mills, Simon Dodsworth

MSchobitz - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/14 with Calum Wadsworth

Wasn't sure about the sideways wire. Definitely better than nothing though. The flake also moved quite a lot when I put a cam under it...
Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/14 with micki

Matthew Ferrier - 2nd - 26/Feb/14 with Tom Appleby

Teappleby - Lead - 26/Feb/14 with Matt Ferrier

ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/14

alasdair19 - 2014

Dan Arkle - 2014

Hidden - Lead - 16/Nov/13

Sidekick - Lead - 10/Nov/13

Matt Harle - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13

drysori - Lead - 10/Nov/13

ACK - 2nd - 09/Nov/13

bwestwood - 2nd - 20/Oct/13

nice route, bit of a one move wonder.
hlegge - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Dan Gyi

One move wonder, still decent enough.
DanielGyi - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Hamish Legge

Peter Reynolds - Lead - Oct/13 with ben westwood

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13

Amazing route. Ballsy and delicate moves through the crux are rewarded with some great monkey business on the flake above - superb!
deejmonkey - Lead - 21/Sep/13 with rob, len

terragait - 2nd - 21/Sep/13 with deej

ianjfsutcliffe - 2nd rpt - 14/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/13

What a beaut of a route
thetradlad - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Brian Taylor

Excellent route! Gear is ok - good but not bomber sideways nut for crux.
Gudge - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/13 with Jon Stewart

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13

pete1993 - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Dawn, Ben

Fragmod - 2nd - 18/Jun/13

Chosen on a whim. Accidentally became my first E2 lead. Mild indeed, but scary. The 'sideways nut' didn't seem that good to me.
Chris Redding - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Jack Knight, Matt Lally

Jack93 - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Chris Redding

manwithacam - Lead - 27/May/13 with Dom

Good climb, committing but the moves aren't too tricky.
joe1joe1joe2 - Lead rpt - 26/May/13 with Phillip Wright

Bomber side ways nuts and lovely flake romping finish
Jake Young - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Laura

lbarras - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13 with jake

Alistair Corbett - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with john corbett, sam corbett

alice fuller - 2nd O/S - May/13

Guy Wilson - 26/Apr/13 with Plum, Gavin Moy

westaway - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead - 03/Mar/13

Kayan - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Dan Abbatt

danJBA - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/13 with James Hoar

john lynch - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/13 with Joe Holden, ed luke

adie84 - 2013

Hidden - 2013

dominic lee - Solo - 02/Dec/12

Hidden - Lead β - 18/Nov/12

a13x - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/12 with Matthew Keeves

pipof747 - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/12

Jack.H.92 - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/12

sopaz - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/12

bencoope - 22/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 21/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead β - 21/Oct/12

sideways nut?
angus - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/Oct/12

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 06/Oct/12 with Tim Raffle, Mike Dawes

Diggler - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with stemill

stemill - 2nd dog - 06/Oct/12 with Mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/12

ianjfsutcliffe - 2nd rpt - 08/Sep/12 with Kenny

The E2 5b section is pretty short but merits the grade - felt a bit spicy! Enjoyable romp above. Didn't place the sideways nut as it was a bit wobbly (didn't have the right size / shape of nut?).
Misha - Lead - 02/Sep/12 with Ed

Very nice few moves in the "E2" bit of the route. Pleasant above.
eduardo - 2nd rpt - 02/Sep/12 with Misha

Hannes B - 2nd - 02/Sep/12 with Magnus, Roald, Tom

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 31/Aug/12

jwpil - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Deacon

nic42 - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/12 with josh

Got told about the sideways nut after I'd done the route, typical.
Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with julia

Julia Chatterton - 2nd - 18/Aug/12 with Hayden

jshields - Lead - 12/Aug/12 with Jeff Ingman

soft. got a bit scared on the crux.
rustaldo - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/12

redjerry - Lead O/S - Aug/12 with Ben Williams

Best climb of the day! Long and spicy through the crux.
climbinmunkey - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Helen

helenstuart - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Mike

Best climb of the day! Long and spicy through the crux.
climbinmunkey - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Helen

max_chan - Lead rpt - 15/Jul/12 with Steve Carty

Neil R - Lead β - 27/May/12 with cliff shasby

robin led the hvs, I seconded the E2.
nigel pearson - 2nd O/S - 20/May/12

The sideways nut was reassuring enough for me to commit to the move, but I wouldn't want to test it! Soft E2
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 19/May/12 with Noel

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 16/May/12

tonanf - Lead dog - 16/May/12 with deacon

probably only e1 if you trust the gear
Alex@home - Lead O/S - 14/May/12 with The Doctor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/12

Unexpected slip at initial crack was amusing. Crux was fine with sideways nut.
mtempest - Lead - 06/May/12 with Steve Waters, Mynydd

No hands rest below the sideways nut. Surprisingly straightforward crux move provided that you trust said nut which seemed reasonable to me. Didn't think Tower Face could be bettered, but this more direct line is sheer class. E1 5b.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - 2nd - 06/May/12 with Mike Tempest

phardman - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with Bill McKee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12

Neil R - 2nd - 31/Mar/12 with Tim

gaz.marshall - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/12 with Eddie

stuaart - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Mark

Harry Holmes - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Joanna

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

Curly Rich - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with GMC JohnP

Popped off once, but didn't feel too far out of my depth.
nameless_rob - TR dog - 21/Mar/12 with Graham, Paul

RyanC - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 11/Mar/12

Andy Peak 1 - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

admackie - 2012

Knut - 2nd - 2012

mattorford - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/11

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Nov/11

crux felt bold
tgeh - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Felicity

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11

stefano_nunes - Lead O/S - Nov/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/11

Amazing route - worth coming back for!
Martin Davies - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Andy Feneley

Feneley - 2nd - 16/Oct/11 with Martin Davies

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Oct/11

Great route
odox - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Oli Warlow

I think I led it, mostly. Still a bit drunk from the night before, and the rain on that crux sloper made me unsure of the move. Added to that my underperforming brain didn't find that crucial nut placement, and my belayer had never belayed before. Afraid of the consequences of slipping on the crux and hitting the ground, i traversed out left to the arete, found a good cam slot, and tried to finish up that. It was too hard so i took out the gear again and traversed back right again at the higher break to finish normally. Another brilliant 'we dont need a guidebook' adventure. Thought I was getting on a VS or something, but spent a good twenty minutes playing about on wet slopers with no gear in. Had to ab for the gear in the end to save the freshers from suffering and prussiking.
jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/11 with freshers!

pearson9596 - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/11 with Tim Culwick, Steve Robinson

Placed what I thought was pretty solid gear at the crux, in a laybacky bit. Soft.
ian d f - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/11 with Xandra

missxandrabee - 2nd - 28/Sep/11 with ian d f

stevorobs3 - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/11 with Tim Culwick, Michael Pearson

chrisbussell - 2nd - 20/Sep/11 with Tim O'Neill

Sideways nut fell out promptly upon committing to crux. Nice route.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Doug, W. Morgan

Douglas - 2nd - 18/Sep/11 with Will Morgan, Alex Winter

disturbed_one51 - Lead - 11/Sep/11 with Ed O'Connell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/11

Nigel Bond - TR - 31/Aug/11 with Bern Hardman

AB gave me the right nut for the crux. Stopped for ages to think about the moves, but when committed it turns out they were easy. Don't think I really trusted the nut. Actually quite easy climbing. If you can get bomber gear at the crux then only E1, maybe even HVS.
andyjirvin - Lead β - 30/Aug/11

spragglerocks - Lead β - 22/Aug/11 with Adrian Berry

dav - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Gill B

Hidden - TR - 16/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Aug/11

Superb route, low in the grade.
nickmattia - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with dave b

Just resting under the crux working out the sequence and foot slipped, just lost concentration
Jay C - Lead dnf - 01/Aug/11 with Sam W

tomjagger - 2nd β - 30/Jul/11 with Matt Cooke

gordonday - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/11 with clive

Nick1812P - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Jamie

JamieSparkes - 2nd β - 26/Jun/11 with Doug, Nick

JRae - Lead - 20/Jun/11 with J Gallant, Martin Court

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jun/11

cobweb - Lead - 11/Jun/11 with martyn hopson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/11

Hidden - 20/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/May/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 11/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/May/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/May/11

Great fun, those flakes won't last forever! Found the slopers hard to reach but plain sailing after that.
Jonathan Hall - Lead - 27/Apr/11 with Will Ward

phil.cheeseman - TR - 25/Apr/11 with Jonny Cox

phil.cheeseman - Lead dnf - 25/Apr/11 with Jonny Cox

richardr - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

followed after chris's lead.
Lukem6 - TR O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Richard lee, dennis janisse

Hidden - TR RP - 20/Apr/11

dennis janisse - TR O/S - 20/Apr/11 with lm610, chris hunter, richlee

Another one more difficult for the short.. I really enjoyed the romp to the top
chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with steve tree

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/11 with Tom Adams

davidgent - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Andy Parsons

andysroom - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Dave Gent

awsome route!, not as bold as expected
Ginger McGrath - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Rhys Black, phil emerson

M_W_Court - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with ian sutcliffe

ianjfsutcliffe - 2nd rpt - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/11

Started hailing on Ben
busdriver - 2nd - 03/Apr/11 with Chris

SMc - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Luke

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/11 with M.Rankine

Kyuzo - 20/Mar/11

Awesome climb, more like HVS
joe.91 - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/11 with Liam Brown, Sarah Rixham

madasten - Lead - 12/Mar/11 with Miquel

nice climb bit hairy reaching across for flake but good footwork takes pressure off
D J Williams - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/11 with Dawn

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/11

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/11

Jonas Paulsson - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/11 with Robin Dahlberg

Giles1 - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/11 with Lucy

Lucinda - 2nd - 06/Feb/11 with Giles

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 18/Jan/11

walts4 - 2011

Chris_barr - Lead β - 2011 with Bob

Hidden - Lead - 2011

uphillnow - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

Got scared on the lead, even though i found it easyish on the second in the summer. Not too disappointed, im normally a HVS leader so it was a bit ambitious
arandall - Lead dnf - 14/Nov/10 with Ben Kelsey

Top roped while J was still on belay of tower face. Used scoop and pebble on face, rhs of funny hold for left and break for right and pull up then reach up
Batt - 2nd - 30/Oct/10 with James Hoyes

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 17/Oct/10

tri-nitro-toulumne - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Rich Guest

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 17/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead β - 16/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/10 with Richard Williams

pastep - Lead - 26/Sep/10 with Tibor

Still fun. Still easy! E1, max.
ebf - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Paul Stephenson

Hannes B - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/10 with Shane

ClaireS - 2nd - 12/Sep/10 with Matt Reynolds

On a coaching day with adrian berry. Interesting to look at the photos, I went up right of the bomber nut placement when everyone else seems to go left.
leon - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Steven Davidson

Lower moves warm up, only a single 5b crux, then a wonderful romp to the top on the flake. Great, but very easy E2 - only fluttery if you don't believe the gear.
Pythonist - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Mark Rankine

Liam Ingram - 2nd dog - 01/Sep/10 with Jamie Sparkes

Not very hard, not very bold (that nut's bomber if you set it right). I'd say E1 really.
theotherpetehill - Lead β - 28/Aug/10

chrisallan - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/10

Not sure why this is E2, its pretty soft - really nice crux moves though. A little scary, as the flake is really hollow and any gear behind it might well rip if you fell, the other gear is okayish, but i'm glad i didn't have to test it out!
catblack - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/10 with Skippy

lead as first E2 having seconded it three years earlier.. seriously soft for E2 as nut seems (:s) not too bad
benkelsey - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/10 with Alex Randall

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jul/10

philboy - 2nd - 19/Jul/10 with owen the cake, matt g

E1 in my opinion, nor is it worth *** as it is not sustained, but still quality. Nut is better the more it is pulled vertically downwards.
Cake - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/10 with Phil B, Matt

arandall - 2nd O/S - Jul/10 with Ben Kelsey

Fine enough climbing but maybe you have to lead it to get what all the fuss is about.
petellis - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/10 with mattyork2

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/10 with Pete Ellis

Superb climbing all the way. Adequate protection.
Tez29 - Lead O/S - 28/May/10 with Ivan

rikbattye - Lead O/S - 25/May/10

peaches69 - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/10 with sarah

very enjoyable with a great finish that gets easier. looking forward to leading it next time
davross1986 - TR O/S - 08/Apr/10 with Natalie Hutchinson

Hidden - Lead dnf - Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/10

tom.e - 2nd rpt - 25/Mar/10 with Malcolm

dj_brigham05 - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/10

Phil Emerson - 2nd - Feb/10

TonyF - 2010

keith leonard - Lead - 2010

stephenhartley - 2nd - 2010

akhughes - 2010

buxtoncoffeelover - 2nd - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Dec/09

Hidden - Dec/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09

Will lead the route, amazing climb
skittles - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/09 with will johnson, Jonathan Vardy

Sophie Nunn - 2nd - 10/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09

Loved it. Hardest route I've cleanly seconded.
perfectlynormalbeast - 2nd O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Rich Lines

Jim Slater - 2nd rpt - 27/Sep/09 with Eric, Mark Mercer

gear in, easily placed. very good move, full confidence in the sideways nut so probably only E1 5b in comparison to others
GuyVG - Lead β - 21/Sep/09 with tom martin

C Mclean - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Joe Ward

Jon Dittman - 2nd - 13/Sep/09

Lumbering Oaf - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Rach Batt

Lovely climbing with gear where it counts. Wouldn't want to blow it straight after the crux, there's still a move until good gear arrives.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Alex

Great route. Crux rewards good footwork. But then again, don't most things.
alexyoung - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Dave the Dentist

RFWilkie - TR O/S - 12/Sep/09

First E2 lead (even if it's low in the grade!)
Shad - Lead - Sep/09

Pip's first E2.
chris sm - 2nd rpt - 29/Aug/09 with Pippa Froggatt

Hidden - Solo - 29/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09

First E2
Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09

Different Steve - 2nd rpt - 25/Jul/09 with Guy Reid

PaulHermes - 2nd - 12/Jul/09 with Stewart VCCC

PaulHermes - 2nd - 12/Jul/09 with Stewart VCCC

Not E2 in a million years. Maybe E1, possibly even HVS.
ebf - Lead RP - 12/Jul/09 with Paul Hermes

rurp - Lead O/S - Jul/09

barni - Lead β - 22/Jun/09 with Strong Jon

Still fantastic, still not E2!
bullwinkle - Lead rpt - 21/Jun/09 with John

AngelaC - Lead - 18/Jun/09 with Dieter Cole

smudge - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/09 with Rob

Joe Dove - Lead - 13/Jun/09

BeccaSnowden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/09 with Tom

Very good climbing, soft for E2.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/09 with Becca

London Luke - Lead O/S - Jun/09

Should've read the description better, didn't spot the nut placement for the crux!
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with Iain Mount

Hidden - TR - 28/May/09

Lewis Andrew - Lead O/S - 10/May/09 with Fred Prall

tuftynick - Lead O/S - May/09 with rich cross

Hidden - 2nd - May/09

First time outdoors.
ojp - TR - 18/Apr/09

Sankey - 2nd - 05/Apr/09 with Luke

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/09

danfitz - TR O/S - Apr/09

tatz45 - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Pete Morgan

gutted not to have lead it.
w.pettet-smith - 2nd - 12/Mar/09 with duncan the quiet american

ChalkBall - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/09 with Luke Brooks

Not hard, but wouldn't want to lead it!
AndyM-LVB - 2nd β - 07/Mar/09 with Nicolas Tardy

Harald - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Feb/09

michaelja - Lead - Feb/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 23/Dec/08

Spent a while at crux. Made a bit of a hash of it but wasn't that bad really, rest of route is very easy (like about severe) and a fall from the crux even if the sideways nut doesn't hold would not be game-over.. Had seen photo of this route ages ago and had been on my ticklist for a while. Pleased with this at the end of a good year.
Mattyk - Lead O/S - 23/Dec/08 with Ali K

PenJD - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/08 with Jim Walton

metal arms - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/08

darren1 - Lead - 19/Oct/08 with Tim Wilkinson

Tim W - 2nd O/S - 19/Oct/08 with Darren Miller

Al Franks - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Claire

I would have done it if some unhelpful twat at the bottom hadn't said there was a step to the right and neglected to tell me that made it HVS!
wilchivs - Lead dnf - 18/Oct/08

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Claire

cy - 2nd - 18/Oct/08 with Al

tom.e - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Claire

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08

Claire Taylor - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/08 with Graham Plant

First E2
swoosh - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/08 with Claire Taylor

Skell - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/08 with Kelvin

need to lead it next time... can't wait already
benkelsey - 2nd O/S - Oct/08 with Remus Knowles

First E2.
max_chan - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Lou

sparkass - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08

I had the wrong type of sideways nut below the crux. Not certain about its solidity.
lowersharpnose - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/08 with PeakDJ

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Sep/08

thrutch - Lead - 17/Sep/08 with Matt

Matt Fry - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/08 with Tim Ashcroft

Tim Steward - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/08 with Steve Cayzer

very contrived for a 3 star route
Dave Rumney - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/08 with Sean Roberts

Hidden - Lead - 17/Aug/08

Coaching day with Adrian Berry. Led with pre-placed gear.
Jim Slater - Lead β - 16/Aug/08 with Adrian Berry, Alan Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/08

Amazing route, the hollow flakes dont inspire confidence!
riddle - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/08 with Yasmina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/08

jw231 - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/08 with Al Benson

al99 - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/08 with James Whitlock

Creep_pea - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Alex, Chris, Fly, Dloph, Olly, Walsh, Ed

M_W_Court - 2nd - 28/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/08

IanJackson - Solo - 30/Jun/08

phil hay - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/08 with derek kenyon

feilx - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/08

Hidden - TR - 08/Jun/08

Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Bob

Brown - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/08

gethin_allen - 2nd - Jun/08 with neil

it might be low in the grade but dont underestimate it. I slipped on the pebble and somehow caught myself. It made me think and I was a good 10mins before I could commit to it.
roberto18 - Lead - 26/May/08 with Dad (Mike Bridges)

Good bold lead by Rob,I thought he was off on the crux,but he held it together to reach the flake and gear.(he`d totally missed a possible sideways hex slot above the lower flake!)
mike bridges - 2nd O/S - 22/May/08 with Robert Bridges

burto - Lead O/S - 20/May/08 with hertha

Hertha - 2nd - 20/May/08 with Burto

OffshoreAndy - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with NCC Kelvin

TomHaigh - 2nd O/S - 14/May/08 with Doug

Eccentric - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Mark Walter

Mark Walter - 2nd O/S - 10/May/08 with Olly Birrell

Creep_pea - 2nd O/S - 07/May/08 with Jim, Tom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/May/08

Wasnt sure whetehr I trused the sideways nut or not. I think I probably did. But I took a long time to commit to the pebble and smear! First proper (ie not soft E1) 'Extreme' onsight in over a year and first E2 in 22 months!
Si dH - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Mark

Mr Sparkle - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Ben Hayley

Steerpike - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/08 with Bruce

stuartberg - TR O/S - 01/Apr/08

IanJackson - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/08 with Robeverybody

Dan 85 - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/08 with Nicos

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/08

Mr Powly - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/08 with Tom Everett

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2008 with dave

Hidden - 2008

jonnybull - Lead O/S - 2008 with Rab

Hidden - Lead β - 23/Oct/07

nacnud - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07

Not proper onsight cos belayed Rob prior to ascent. Softest E2 in the peak? Felt about HVS to me but depends on what you make of the sideways nut I guess - I thought it to be fairly good. A good route but, with an easy start and easier finish, is it too imbalanced to be 3*?
Owen W-G - Lead β - 20/Oct/07 with Robin

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 06/Oct/07

Loved this route! And i seconded it without a fall:D
williap - 2nd - 06/Oct/07 with The Bull

Joe Dove - 2nd - 23/Sep/07 with kev

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Sep/07

Terrapin Man - TR O/S - 15/Sep/07 with munro

furry - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/07 with Paul W

tlr - 2nd - 07/Sep/07 with Pom

First E2 for about 10 years, albeit an easy one. Probably easier than Fern Crack.
nai - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/07 with Tim

Piers Harley - Lead dnf - 27/Aug/07 with Simon Clark

shoulders - Lead - 04/Aug/07

gregarding - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with Josh Rigby, Jenny Stevens

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jul/07

gazfellows - 2nd - 28/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/May/07

timo.t - Lead O/S - 24/May/07 with Rob, Mark

bullwinkle - Lead O/S - 22/May/07 with Paul

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/07

v.jester - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Lucy

maybe_si - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/07 with charlie

JPGR - 2nd - 02/Mar/07 with Daniel

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 02/Mar/07 with jon redshaw

Nicos - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/07 with dan woolnough

eley1 - 2nd - Jan/07 with dave

Piers Harley - Lead dnf - 2007 with Simon Clark

Pete Graham - Lead O/S - 2007 with James Fleming

First E2! Dodgy flake unlikely to take a fall.
mattpw - Lead O/S - Nov/06

Easy at E2, placed a wierd sideways friend instead of the nut which might have held, but I wasn't too bothered!
Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/06 with Rob Grant

peter myers - TR - Sep/06 with Matt Eyre

Stig - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/06 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/06

Andy Chubb - 09/Jun/06 with Steve Goodman

decided to push on a bit this year after reading abbout the guy who went from HVS to E4 in one year. This is my second day on grit this year and I'm up to E2 5b. As good as i've ever done before
thrutch - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/06 with johnny b

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/06

Gambit - Lead O/S - 11/May/06 with Tim

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/06

Lev - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/06 with Emma Ross

ArnaudG - 2006

Hidden - TR - 05/Oct/05

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 04/Sep/05 with Erick Baillot

French Erick - AltLd - 04/Sep/05 with Dave Kerr

this was awesome route didnt look in the guide just knew what route it was! conjoured up the idea of the sideways nut in the two crimps looked in book and saw it notifies you of the sideways nut but still awesome climbing
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Steve Ramsden

LoopyLou - 2nd O/S - Sep/05 with Mike Peak

cem - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/05 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/Jul/05

reg_measures - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/05 with steve burdett

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/05

spidey - Lead RP - 02/Jun/05

Ropeboy - Lead - 22/May/05

Mutl3y - 2nd dog - May/05 with Tony

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/05

Watched partner lead first but took no beta. Quite perplexing moves at crux although I considered the gear to be solid. Overall the route is excellent
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - Apr/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/05

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/05 with Ed

shark - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/05 with Iain Bisset

Coel Hellier - Lead - 2005

Hidden - Lead β - 01/Dec/04

Mark A Humphries - Lead β - 01/Dec/04 with dean howard

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/04

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/04 with Neil Henson

Pleased with this one
Neil Henson - 2nd β - 11/Jul/04 with Mark Collins

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jul/04

robin heath - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/04 with Carl Riley

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Apr/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/04

willackers - Lead O/S - 2004 with J.Bickerstaff

datoon - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/03 with C

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/02

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/02

Not sure about date. Missed the sideways nut and placed a rubbish friend instead
Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - Aug/02 with Daz

Duncan I - Lead - Jul/02 with Mark Kendrick

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/02

Jon Greengrass - Lead O/S - 2002 with john nuttall

Hidden - 2002

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2001

goi.ashmore - Lead β - 18/Aug/00 with Matt Hirst

Hidden - Lead - 2000

dan gibson - 2000

John Pickles - 2nd - 14/Jul/99 with John Short

Roget - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/99 with jon

Colin Edwards - Lead dog - 1998 with Dave Fleet

Mark Riley - 2nd - 1996 with Richard Ibberson

Rich Kirby - 2nd - Jan/95 with Andy Mackay

Hidden - 22/Apr/94

Hidden - 22/Apr/94

WB - Lead O/S - 1994 with Nicola

leathers - TR O/S - 03/Apr/91 with James Thomas

steve taylor - Lead - Jul/88 with stumpy

Hidden - Lead - 1985

Hidden - May/80

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Oct/76

rogerskews - 1973 with Keith Jenkins

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