Rockfax Description
Start from a boulder and head right to a shallow groove. Climb this (again little in the way of gear) to an exit under the Needle. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start from a boulder and head right to a shallow groove. Up this (not much gear) to an exit under the Needle. (Appears as N route in BMC guides)

Nat Allen 1958

buxtoncoffeelover 31/Oct Solo
fuzzysheep01 27/Aug Solo O/S
Sebastien Gastaud 15/Jun Lead O/S
with Nicholas Ballet, Claudia Borrelly
Hidden 24/May Solo O/S
mreynolds 23/May Lead O/S
timreynolds 23/May 2nd
cragsman9000 30/Apr Lead O/S
with Neil
bob_cbr 30/Apr 2nd O/S
tsjx 26/Apr Lead
with John Mc
drysori 18/Apr Solo
Colin Scotchford 18/Apr Lead
harold walmsley 05/Apr Solo rpt
luke glaister 04/Jan Lead O/S

Hard to grade. V's 4c climbing. Marginal gear till the bomber gear at the top. If u have off set nuts after the starting moves. Try the gold 1 which is very good. And the red just below it is an air break. Not sure I would enjoy it without them bits in. Might as well solo it...

Hidden ??/2015 2nd O/S
chrisallan ??/2015 Lead
Tom Keaveny 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
MarkRoe 09/Nov/14 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 12/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Roget 10/Oct/14 Solo O/S
with robin
Robin Nichols 10/Oct/14 Solo O/S
with Roger
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Andy Peak 1 28/Sep/14 Lead


with Tom Martin
WillDoyle 07/Sep/14 Solo
rockman 02/Sep/14 Lead O/S
timcedwards 02/Sep/14 2nd
timcedwards 02/Sep/14 2nd
robblowen 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Jonny
ashtond6 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/14 Solo O/S
robman 24/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/14 TR
buxtoncoffeelover 30/Apr/14 TR

No gear after first move until final move, thus toproped with Vicar.

with Vicar
Hidden 30/Apr/14 TR
Hidden 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
GLO 30/Mar/14 2nd
harold walmsley 02/Feb/14 Solo rpt
Martin Davies 19/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/13 2nd O/S
staceyjg 19/May/13 2nd O/S

No way is this HS! No pro on the first half of this route at all!

JonnoP 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Susie
Roberttaylor 03/Mar/13 2nd O/S
pie_eater_pete 03/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with bwestwood
bwestwood 03/Mar/13 Solo
with pete sargeant
Nick Sillem ??/2013 Solo O/S
harold walmsley 04/Sep/12 Solo rpt

Maybe just 4c as it is quite rounded but can't vote for this

deacondeacon 21/May/12 Solo O/S
givemetea 20/May/12 Lead β
with Tracey Tomlin
Fiona McFarlane ?/May/12 2nd
with Ros MCkendry
mksmith35 01/Apr/12 Solo O/S
Big Lee 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S

VS,4C. Bold with virtually no gear. Placed a poor small cam from the starting block which likely wouldn't have held a fall. The only other piece of gear was a hex placement right at the top.

Hidden 06/Nov/11 2nd
theotherpetehill 22/Oct/11 Solo O/S
ianjdodd 15/Oct/11 2nd
charley 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
chumleywarner 20/Aug/11 2nd
edd rab 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Lawrence Rab
SteveM 17/Jul/11 Solo
wi11 21/May/11 Solo O/S
with Frank C
JSA 30/Apr/11 Solo O/S
lithos 24/Mar/11 Lead

hard well protected (fr 1) pull onto face then v.bold for a few moves until bomber gear arrives. Harder than rib and face !

with ade
harold walmsley 14/Mar/11 Solo rpt
Eddie1234 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S

VS4c in Eastern Grit.

with Chris Anderson
chrisanderson 12/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 09/Feb/11 Solo O/S
Tithe Technique ??/2011 2nd O/S
chumleywarner ??/2011 TR O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
uphillnow ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
mattorford 10/Oct/10 Lead
Hidden 30/Sep/10 -
Tony Holdsworth 30/Sep/10 2nd O/S

not much gear

with Guido
Oliver Houston 21/Sep/10 2nd
popebenedictus 16/Aug/10 Solo O/S
with Soloed
Marc Murphy ?/Aug/10 AltLd
colin milton 26/Jun/10 Lead
with martin
shouter 26/Jun/10 2nd
drysori ??/2010 Lead
The Mountain Goat 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Laurence Davis
r@bag 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
PenJD 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Ketu 30/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S

THIS IS NOT HS! as per the database on here, Its a serious VS with several unprotected 4c moves above a big boulder. The only gear is right at the top after all the difficulties are over other than a poor size 0 cam at ground level. Nice climb though worth a star if you don't mind things a bit bold

with Rob
nrhardy 04/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Tim
mr bounce 04/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Dizz 03/May/09 2nd
with jt
Hidden 03/May/09 Lead O/S
fatbuoybazza 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Oliver Branagan 18/Apr/09 Solo O/S
jgrigson 03/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/09 Solo
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
mark_jc ??/2009 -
Brown 06/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Stig 06/Dec/08 Solo O/S
petemeads 23/Aug/08 Solo
Hidden 10/Aug/08 Solo
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Lev 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Suvi, Nicki
nicki_2712 20/Oct/07 2nd
with Lev
Hidden 19/Oct/07 Lead O/S
lizzie789 19/Oct/07 2nd
with Emma
climbingpixie 27/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Green and poorly protected, particularly if you're short.

with Flicka
Hidden 27/Sep/07 2nd
Jim Vach 13/May/07 Lead O/S

No gear placed on route

with Tim Dorsett
Hidden 24/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Mar/07 2nd
Chris the Tall 03/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Nicos 29/Sep/06 Solo O/S
with solo
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
zcapxa5 05/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with Dave Jennions
Pythonist ?/Aug/04 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/04 Lead RP
Rob Davies ?/Aug/03 Lead
with Les Goram
Hidden 25/May/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/01 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/Sep/00 Solo O/S
Blod 06/Aug/00 Lead O/S

Hard and bold for HS.

with Howard J
stp ?/May/00 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
Phil1967 09/Jun/95 Lead
with Nick Harris
Laramadness 05/Feb/95 Lead O/S
charlesmfrench 22/Aug/92 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/92 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 07/May/91 Solo
tapley 24/May/90 -
Steve Crowe 06/Aug/89 Solo O/S
John Marsland 20/Jun/89 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/Oct/88 Solo O/S
Andy Say 27/Aug/87 Solo
goi.ashmore 04/Jun/86 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Feb/81 Solo
Hidden 01/Feb/81 Solo
Nigel Bond 22/Jul/80 Solo
Hidden 12/Aug/79 Solo
Dave Musgrove 10/Aug/75 -
Hidden 27/Mar/73 Lead
mikej 10/Sep/66 Solo
with Ted Markham, John Lee
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, The Oracle
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 26
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
High 4a
Mid 4a
Low 4a
Votes cast 24
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Style of ascent
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