Rockfax Description
A devious but classic solution to this fine buttress. Climb the chimney (a high sling runner is naughty but normal) until it is possible to bridge along a low line of pockets and bounce onto the left-hand arete. Traverse left and up to a slot in the centre of the face - small gear. When suitably sorted, trend left to a shallow groove just short of the arete. © Rockfax

FA. Ed Drummond 1973

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, World Graded List, Peak Rock/11/Gritstone in the Seventies., Ultimate E2 ticklist, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes, Tick List for 2015/2016.

Ciderslider 14/Oct 2nd dog

Really annoyed !!! messed up the traverse this time but got the moves after the slot

with charley
charley 14/Oct Lead O/S

Loved it!! Has been on my list all year. Went straight up from the gear slot and then climbed up the final arete/block to the top - seemed the most logical line...

with Mark
Rharrison 10/Oct Lead G/U
Martin Bagshaw 04/Oct Lead O/S

Martin chose not to follow due to swing potential

with Martin Weißmann
scott quinn 03/Oct Lead O/S

never hard, not sure if I got onto the buttress abit high or not. swung onto a good jug and foothold seemed the obvious & chalked way.

Tom.Priestley 03/Oct 2nd O/S

Up and down the gully a bit before i got to the right place to traverse out. Easy 5b but a bit run out.

James Oakes 01/Oct Lead O/S
shaunhumphreys 30/Sep Lead β

on micki's gear pretty steady

with Sarah, Micki
MSchobitz 30/Sep Lead O/S

good route! feels protected enough with the high chockstone sling.

HaddRoots 19/Sep Lead O/S
jimxxx 16/Sep -

Climbed with Chris . But of a stretch to reach the main wall but steady after that

The Reaper 27/Aug Lead O/S

Ace. Have had a nagging voice telling me to get on this all year, great to finally experience it.

tatz45 23/Aug Lead O/S
with John Vose
ned_85 16/Aug Lead
MischaHY 16/Aug 2nd
with ned_85
EBailey 07/Aug 2nd β
Hidden 15/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul 2nd
Hidden 11/Jul Lead
theomoore 05/Jul Lead O/S
with Roisin
Hidden 25/Jun Lead O/S
Gabe Oliver 21/Jun Lead O/S

Top notch. The bridging is easy once you commit to the 3 point span between the two walls and the pocket. Slab section was fun with great moves!

cpforbes 21/Jun 2nd
stuc 11/Jun 2nd O/S
with Dutch
Hidden 10/Jun 2nd
Calum Wadsworth 10/Jun Lead O/S

Really nice, but probably not one for such a sweaty day! overly long legs are also useful.

with Jit, Hannah R
drysori 16/May Lead
with Everyone!
Nick Wallis 15/May Lead O/S
with Tom Holdsworth
oread 04/May Lead O/S
GPN 26/Apr Lead
with Simon, Shaw Brown
Shaw Brown 26/Apr 2nd
Hidden 08/Apr Lead O/S
LJC 07/Apr Lead O/S
with Mark
Ciderslider 07/Apr 2nd dog

Really really annoyed - did the hard part (up to the gear slot on the face) then couldn't quite catch the flattie

with Luca
M_Robinson 27/Mar Lead β
James S 22/Mar 2nd
with geoff
grp 20/Mar Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
Louishmouis ??/2015 Solo
FATBOYFAT ??/2015 -
kyaizawa 09/Nov/14 Lead RP

Awesome route; quite tricky to read and put the sequence together to get to the arete, but ultimately the technical moves are probably some of the best at the grade. Really enjoyed the exposure and the scare factor!!

with Remi Granger
woody99i 05/Nov/14 Lead O/S
MarkRoe 05/Nov/14 Lead β

Beautiful. Hugh's first E grade onsight!

harry_lewis 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
amccann 02/Nov/14 Lead β

On Harry's gear.

Jack93 26/Oct/14 2nd dnf
spidermonkey09 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Awesome! Great feeling topping out in the howling gale. Great belay position too. Move to reach the arete is solid 5b and really out there, rest is 5a max but feels a bit scary given the pendulum potential. Slot takes a lot of good gear. Worth E2 for the runout.

Hidden 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
drysori 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
NickJH 12/Oct/14 2nd rpt
Jim Slater 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Oddjob 10/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Tom
dav 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Gill B
Bron H 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
kenneM 22/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Jake Young 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Ondrea, Alex Banks
Albachoss 16/Aug/14 Lead β

Super good!

ashtond6 13/Jul/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 12/Jul/14 2nd
climb the peak 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
robman 24/Jun/14 Lead O/S
manwithacam 21/Jun/14 2nd

found unclipping all the nice runners in the chimney, downclimbing, getting into the gymnastic bridge position and making the move across all a bit alarming, faced with what my imagination was turning into an El Capitan sized pendulum. I like the idea of 'bouncing' across the gap into the pocket a la the guide but once there nothing felt very bouncy. So I found a little edge round the arete and pulled across, usign the pocket to stop a barndoor. The mood changed once on the gorgeous slab, I could see the belayer and the sun was just going down on the summer solstice. A great way to end the day.

with Joris
Joris.Roulleau 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
richiebongo 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Wanted to do this for ages and the move accross seems impossible until you do it. Brilliant route.

with Mat Coburn, Jon Didymus
Didymus 14/Jun/14 2nd dnf
with Rich
Jay.Carr 13/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 12/Jun/14 Lead β
tim.fairhall 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Hui
shouter 01/Jun/14 Lead
Cake 26/May/14 Lead O/S

Sling on chock

with Matt
Jenny Clarke 26/May/14 2nd
Chriswallis2 26/May/14 Lead O/S
with Jenny
BigTone 19/May/14 2nd O/S

Good work by JB. Odd route.

Misha 14/May/14 Lead O/S

What a crazy route! This one will live on in memory for a while, the closest I can think of is Elegy - a completely improbable move that somehow works! Bridged out facing in, cursed my lack of flexibility and forgetting to do some stretching beforehand (felt like my hip was being wrenched out), grabbed hold of the pocket, got a bit more stretched out and finally decided to end the agony come what may by transferring the right foot onto the left wall. Ended up in perfect balance! Getting the left foot as far back as possible seemed to be the key. An easy traverse leftwards (the gear in the chimney was at chest/shoulder height at this point, which seemed fair enough - looking at some of the photos, some people place it much higher!) was followed by a juicy move to a good hold and gear, then a couple more tricky moves up the groove above the gear and an easier finish to the top with plenty of cams in the breaks (taken by Withering Heights). Turns out there is another(usual?) finish going up and left from the gear but the line I took made sense and was probably about the same difficulty. Johnny Dawes looked on from the ground, probably thinking of ways of hopping up it hands free.

with Eszter
rurp 06/May/14 Lead O/S

Ho ho. High runner and a sort of manic leap, followed by peerless quality slab gritstone chess!

with bill farmer
David_Gledson 06/May/14 Lead O/S

Fantastic, loved every minute. Gear is wires, and a half friend, and 00. Oh and the sling of course.

with Alan
gazfellows 04/May/14 -

Did the crux move on to the face and then bottled the long run out up the slab! Very committing ...

with Nic
WillDoyle 04/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd O/S
pipof747 02/May/14 Lead O/S
phil64 ?/May/14 Lead

bit of a let down

Speeddemonsi 11/Apr/14 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 29/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with John Inkpen
Goose4 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Frank the Husky ??/2014 -
Bob ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
robgixer ??/2014 -
alasdair19 ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
jrobbings ??/2014 2nd
ashtond6 01/Dec/13 Lead O/S

really way way better than I expected, fully classic route with a crazy move and beautiful slab

admackie 23/Nov/13 Lead
sopaz 23/Nov/13 2nd
with Mackie
the power 24/Oct/13 2nd dog
with Andy
Andy Peak 1 24/Oct/13 Lead

No problem today , just up down across and up:-)

tim newton 05/Oct/13 2nd O/S
gavinpeach 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Great route.Really enjoyed. Traversed too high across the face which ensured I had little for my hands on the main face. Felt bolder than 'Brown's Eliminate'.

with Max Pendleton
Marti999 01/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Debbie
Marti999 01/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Debbie
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Andrew Wilson 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
SteveM 07/Sep/13 2nd dog

Couldn't get my legs wide enough! Just keeping the crux "unknown" for the on-sight ;-)

with Rachael
spragglerocks 07/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Steve M
hlegge 22/Aug/13 Lead O/S

absolutely awesome route. Really weird move onto the arete which felt like it dislocated my hips, but awesome

with Gareth Hooson, Dan Gyi
DanielGyi 22/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Amazing climb. Did most of the routes in a really powerful and unbalanced manner, but still appreciated the teetery and delicate nature of the climb.

stuart34 21/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Gudge 20/Aug/13 Lead β

Awesome! Found bridge on to slab bit daunting but once went for it was ok.

yarrow 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Meg, Jake Lodge
thetradlad 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Fragmod 06/Aug/13 Lead

Class. Great move on to arete. Steady on face up to gear which is bomber. One more tricky move above gear and all over.

tsl42 06/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Dave Turnbull, BMC 27/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Frank Ramsey
frank ramsay 27/Jul/13 2nd
with Dave Turnbull
Sam Simpson 03/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Pippa 26/May/13 2nd
mountain_jay 26/May/13 Lead
john lynch 22/May/13 2nd O/S
with pete, ed luke
ben1987 19/May/13 2nd β

Lovely, fun!

Dan Geh 19/May/13 Lead O/S

Found the crux moves weird and hard. After dislocating my hips bridging out, I had to almost fall onto the pocket. Then the moves up to the gear slot felt spicy!

with Indy
georgedunton 17/May/13 Lead O/S
ianjfsutcliffe 17/May/13 2nd O/S
with George
Ed Booth 01/May/13 Lead rpt
with Anna Pugh
Dean177 27/Apr/13 2nd
Dibdawg 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Harry Holmes 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Joanna
Mowglee 02/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Will Hunt 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Fantastic. Bags of character.

with Gareth Uglow
adie84 ??/2013 -
saffy ??/2013 Lead O/S
Michael Allday 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Wayne S 20/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Dom
soph 19/Oct/12 Lead
with Rocio
bwestwood 23/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with pete sargeant
pie_eater_pete 23/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with bwestwood
Hidden 11/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Ewano 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Really pleased to do this. Probably soft for E2 but found the step across really awkward. Steady to the top.

jwpil 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Jon
Matt Cooke 18/Aug/12 2nd β
Brown 30/Jul/12 Lead
with James T
helenstuart 28/Jul/12 2nd β
with Mike
climbinmunkey 28/Jul/12 Lead β

Used the high sling runner but think I went too high across the bridge missing the crux. Still found the traverse spicy with the runout. Definitely E2 given the consequences of a fall!

with Helen
shed_hed 21/Jul/12 2nd dog

Took a small slump just before the small gear placements because got feet mixed up, which was annoying. Fantastic route though, loved the variety of climbing. Would have been terrified on lead.

with Alun Freem
deacondeacon 22/May/12 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 20/May/12 Lead RP

Fell off the step onto the arete first try. Not enough commitment! Lowered down and did it properly.

with Noel
esther ?/May/12 2nd
maddy.c 31/Mar/12 -
tom.e 31/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Alan
Reaver2k 31/Mar/12 2nd
with tom.e
Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead
Fragmod 11/Mar/12 2nd
Chi Cheng 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Gareth Hoosen, Lizzie Wilkins
sparkass 03/Mar/12 Lead O/S


with Rob Lovatt
fp219 29/Feb/12 Lead
Jay C 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Been wanting to do this for ages and topped out with Andy Kirkpatrick watching me!

with Steve H
stevetheleg 19/Feb/12 2nd
with Jay Conlon
Hidden ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Drew M 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 01/Nov/11 Lead

climbed up the arett placed high side runer down climbed across then up! what a palaver:-(

Pete Nugent 01/Nov/11 2nd dnf

Didn't fancy the move to the arete using the holds above the roof (too stenuuous, too high?!)

roberto18 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Its been on my list for ages, and its not as hard as it looks (if you do a but of yoga)

with Dad (Mike Bridges)
mike bridges 30/Oct/11 2nd O/S

31 years since doing this and the stretch across wasn't any easier! I was glad Rob had protected it for me with a high runner, as I sort of fell across the gap grabbing the pocket with both hands, amazingly I did it clean and didn't weight the rope! Rob led in fine style as usual.

Olli-C 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 22/Oct/11 2nd

was too scared to second the bridging section but did all the slab moves

Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Ben Harper 15/Oct/11 Lead β
gidmord 15/Oct/11 2nd dog
barni 26/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Ami
Tamati 09/Sep/11 2nd
Jonathan Hall 09/Sep/11 Lead
with Will Ward
Hidden 24/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 24/Aug/11 Lead O/S
akhughes 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Unique and nice! Hard for those with short limbs! It being hot, the upper slab was a bit greasy. After Jo backing off, a passer-by, Claire, seconded.

with Jo B
Nick1812P 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S

First E2.

with Jamie
JamieSparkes 12/Jul/11 Lead O/S
allyrocke 12/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Probably the closest I will get to experiencing childbirth.

wi11 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Duncan, Nat
natalietanzer 10/Jul/11 2nd β
with will, marcus, nacnud
Fran S8 05/Jul/11 2nd
JRae 29/Jun/11 Lead
BeccaSnowden 29/Jun/11 2nd
with Tom
thomasadixon 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Good route, bold as hell but none too hard. Done properly this time (realise now I moved over left too high, so climbed none of this route)!

with Becca
w.pettet-smith 15/Jun/11 Lead O/S

got my juices flowing. a bit scary. without thread runner ( i couldn't find it where i expected it to be, i checked the pics on here and thought-'oh, i see.') proper enjoyed it, first climb in a while that left me buzzing the next day.

with claire jane carter
Ollie B 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with N. Weston
ChrisBrooke 05/Jun/11 2nd
with Andy Houseman
morganator 01/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Nick Wallis
Hidden 25/May/11 Lead O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 04/May/11 2nd
mtempest 04/May/11 Lead
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
pabbage 03/May/11 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 03/May/11 2nd
with pabage
Mark Warnett 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S


Somerset swede basher 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Chris ULMC
Chris Redding 18/Apr/11 2nd dnf
lrandall 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S

With the chock-stone threaded, so definatey not E2. Brilliant climbing all the way tho, even the initial scramble up and down the chimney is fun :)

with Jonny
Kyuzo 02/Apr/11 -
with Joe Prinold
Hidden 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/11 Lead
markalmack 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with andy graham, simon bulmer
Hidden 18/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Tony Holdsworth 18/Mar/11 Lead β
with Jim Croft
nadeem 13/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with DLE
Hidden 13/Mar/11 2nd dog
galpinos 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Ben T
Dave Turnbull, BMC 24/Feb/11 Lead rpt
with Chris Rees
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
markpollak ??/2011 Lead O/S
with munir
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Hannes B 16/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Josh W
benkelsey 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S

lead with the cheeky high sling runner, reduces the fear factor of the bridge but virtually useless very soon after. Cold conditions and fingers, didn't take socks out of boots - mistake! slopey pockets lead across the slab to a half rest and a few mediocre cams then another few precarious moves to the top out. managed to keep it together nicely. Fantastic climb, will remember that one for a while. the phrase "heart in mouth.."

Ahab 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 31/Oct/10 Lead

Got confused about where to go and after the bridge over went up and couldn't reverse it...will need to come back to do it properly!

with Becca
BeccaSnowden 31/Oct/10 2nd

Went up the arete after the bridging section... So Wuthering crux then the HS up the arete? Was a bit green..

with Tom
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Rob Laird 19/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with B Sosin
mr random 19/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 17/Oct/10 2nd rpt
joese7en 17/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead
Flash29 16/Oct/10 2nd
with Irish
d_meacher 16/Oct/10 2nd O/S
irish paul 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Sarah Joyce
dodfoster 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with tommy harrison
pie_eater_pete 07/Oct/10 Lead O/S
HamishD 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with chris burn
PeteH 22/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Alex
Dogmusher 06/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 05/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Mr Sparkle 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
nickmattia 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with aiden jones
Laurence Everitt 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Tommy B
bullwinkle 31/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with John
Dave Rumney 25/Jul/10 Lead
with Kev Sales
cobweb 10/Jul/10 Lead

Bridged lower than others (looking at photos) and it all went well .

with Roger Waterworth
Thinker01 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Very happy to get some gear into the slot in the face! Easy climbing (for the long legged) but airy.

with Bec
jacobjacob 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S

on of the best E2s I've done. Although in hindsight the high chockstone runner in the chimney would have been a great idea.

theotherpetehill 20/Jun/10 Lead β

With a high sling in the chimney - the soft way!

mattcyp88 20/Jun/10 Lead β

The move out of the bridge felt very scary but maybe this was just due ignoring a high runner. The rest was straightforward.

with Jacob Cook
chrisallan 20/Jun/10 2nd β
Bern ?/May/10 Lead O/S
with Peter Brown
dickie01 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Nick Briggs
jon clayton 21/Apr/10 Lead
JPGR 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/10 Lead O/S
DuncanR 27/Mar/10 Lead

Pretty scary!

with Nick Taylor, Scott Mckenzie
Graeme Hammond 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S

thought there would be more cool bridging so was Was slightly disappointed there was only really one bridging move to gain the pocket on the aręte and that it was straight forward (maybe my legs are too long or finally my foot work is improving?) but the climbing on the face was in a superb position more than made up for that, and overall still a Fantastic 3 star classic.

with Craig
hilty 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S

scary stuff!!!!!

Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
RossG ??/2010 -
mark20 04/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
leepip 24/Sep/09 Lead O/S

led on tom's gear but really easy to place, great move around the arete but found it difficult to get feet into the good low break being a short arse !

with Tommy Martin
highrepute 20/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 19/Sep/09 Lead rpt
feilx 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Ian Lovatt
GuyVG 06/Sep/09 Lead dog

scary hungover ascent, one fall/slump moving above gear on the main face, gutted. will be back but its might itimadating. move onto the arete is ridiculous.

with Lee, Justine, Carl
fennerz 25/Aug/09 Lead O/S

absolutely ace, thought i was going to die, but still ace.

Hidden 05/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 03/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
chris sm 25/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with Pippa Froggatt
craig d ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
vanderz 22/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/09 2nd O/S
smudge 16/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Rob
gnc760 16/Jun/09 Lead rpt
with James Kay
Hidden 28/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S
AJ007 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
mic_b 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with James Blake
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead
Shaw Brown 11/Apr/09 2nd
with Loz
bigphil 05/Apr/09 Lead rpt
joe larner 02/Apr/09 Lead O/S
mbutton ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Alex Adgar
tonanf 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Mega bridge, scary traverse.

with Pep
Hidden 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S
gnc760 18/Jan/09 Lead O/S

60mph winds

with Rose Williams
jimbonfire 17/Jan/09 2nd O/S

I found the traverse from the gulley the crux

kingholmesy ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Jade
spidey 13/Oct/08 Lead O/S
jimbonfire 02/Oct/08 2nd O/S
DavidR 19/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Sankey 13/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Luke
joe c ook ?/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Nate
C.J.Horsfield ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Lev 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/08 2nd dog
Hidden 18/Aug/08 2nd β
Dan 85 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Niall
Hidden 22/Jul/08 Lead O/S
tommytwotone 30/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Adrian Berry
Hidden 23/Jun/08 Lead O/S
tom.e 05/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/08 2nd
Skell 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with Kelvin
ksjs 23/May/08 Lead O/S

my first natural grit E2. good, varied climbing.

sam8oy 15/May/08 Lead O/S
with Andy
Andy Moles 15/May/08 Lead O/S

Was surprised when the bounce move stuck, was fully expecting to come off. No 'naughty' high sling runner!

with Calum
CalumC 15/May/08 2nd β
dave o 15/May/08 Lead O/S
with Julia H
Hidden ?/Apr/08 Lead
Nicos 30/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with aiden jones
Ian Broome 18/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Matt
Ed Booth 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S


Adam Booth 17/Feb/08 2nd O/S
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Dangerous Dave 13/Dec/07 Lead O/S

1 of the strangest moves i have ever done. sweet

whistler 13/Dec/07 2nd O/S

funny move

Hidden 12/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Oli 12/Nov/07 Lead β

Belayed Ally, then pulled ropes and led on his gear. Funny move to get established on the side wall.

with Ally
mshorter 12/Nov/07 Lead
with jen
IanJackson 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S

First Extreme after my Fall. Pretty soft. But i was still Wuthering!

with Big Ian
Hidden 21/Oct/07 Lead O/S
MYSSAK 07/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
nathanmanc 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
willackers 22/Sep/07 2nd β
with Dan Walker
Hidden 05/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/07 Lead dnf
LankyPaddy 29/Jul/07 Lead O/S
SKippy5 29/Jul/07 2nd
v.jester ?/Jul/07 Solo O/S

was shaking 10 min. after i've done it. Excelent stuff

dannyboy83 ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Heather Rogers
timo.t 24/May/07 2nd β
with Rob, Mark
Hidden 11/May/07 Lead O/S
maybe_si 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with james
james.f.williamson 28/Apr/07 2nd
Sidekick 02/Apr/07 Lead O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
C coldwell-storry 10/Mar/07 Lead β

first route on grit. first E grade as well.

with Adam Gill
alaan 18/Feb/07 Lead O/S

Didn't think the move would work but lo and behold...!

with Dave
Hidden 18/Feb/07 2nd dnf
Tom Last 13/Feb/07 Lead O/S

Very wet bridging, just made the move. Horribly pumped placing gear, just made it, phew! Brilliant route.

with Dad
Chad123 ?/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
with Rik
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Brian Rodgers ??/2007 2nd
Hidden ??/2007 -
philhilo ??/2007 Lead
Hidden 28/Oct/06 2nd
reg_measures 16/Oct/06 Lead rpt
with pete kenyon
tumbling wizard 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Pythonist 19/Sep/06 Lead dog
Luke Brooks 18/Sep/06 2nd
thrutch 25/Jun/06 Lead O/S

i was tired when i got to this and had to slap for the top. what a lovely grippy slab.

with johnny b
Joe Dove 09/Jun/06 2nd
with kev
Hidden 25/May/06 Lead
Hidden 16/May/06 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 12/May/06 Lead O/S

sweeeett! the bounce across feels totally unlikely but still turns out to be perfectly in balance. the salb until the gear is about 4c with big footholds tricky after gear

Jus ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Ben1983 ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/06 Lead
Si dH 29/Mar/06 Lead O/S

Found the bridging and bouncing onto the slab easy but the top felt more like 5b than 5a, and above a big fall. Rope drag a huge problem here too.

with Tom Lambert
Hidden 28/Jan/06 Lead O/S
dan gibson ??/2006 -
chrishedgehog ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Mark Gill
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Pete Graham ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Jonny Reay
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
jamiev 11/Dec/05 2nd β
Owen W-G 14/Oct/05 Lead β

I'd belayed a failed attempt on this route a month prior to leading it, so knew a few tricks beforehand re the gear.

with Max
Cragrat Rich ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S

As my Scottish mate stated, "you might as well top rope the thing" in regards to dodgey use of high side runner. Others claim it`s graded for that. I went facing the wrong way (to considered norm) from the chimney but both are possible as my mate proved after. Taxing move near top also

Hidden ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Luke Brooks ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S

Fantastic route, first E2, highly recommended.

Stig 14/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
BruceW ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with Julian, Jen
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Rik Dawes ??/2005 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Oct/04 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/04 2nd O/S
clive-greenwood 13/Jun/04 2nd O/S
with Ray
cem 13/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Rod Strachan
Budge 10/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/04 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jan/04 Lead O/S
jonnyboy ??/2004 Lead O/S

Shakey onsight, first E2!

Coel Hellier ??/2004 Lead
Daniel Armitage 04/Oct/03 Lead O/S

Woo Hoo!

Hidden ?/Sep/03 Lead rpt
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 14/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/03 2nd dog
Duncan I ?/Jun/03 Lead


Paz ?/Apr/03 Lead
with MH
Mark Riley ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Stuart Greenall
DubyaJamesDubya 29/Mar/03 Lead rpt

Pleased to lead this grade so early in the season

with Adrian Casey
Hidden ?/Mar/03 Lead
DubyaJamesDubya 22/Feb/03 2nd O/S
with Julian (C+C)
Ram MkiV ??/2003 Lead O/S

probably a 'P.B.'

with Andy Reeve
Hidden ??/2003 2nd
Hidden 10/Sep/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/02 Lead
reg_measures 08/Jun/02 2nd O/S
with pete kenyon
Hidden 04/May/02 2nd O/S
Urgles ?/Oct/01 Lead
with Efua
Hidden 15/Aug/01 Lead
migs493 22/Jul/01 Lead O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2001 Lead O/S
Boy ?/Oct/00 -
buxtoncoffeelover ?/Jun/00 2nd
Hidden 24/May/00 Lead
tlr ??/2000 Lead
jonka ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
nige ??/2000 -
Hidden ?/Aug/99 2nd dog
Dave Musgrove Jnr 23/Jul/99 Solo
with Andy Benson, tim russon
Obi-Wan is lost... 29/Jun/99 Lead
with Nick
NeilGriffiths 26/Jun/99 2nd
with Simon Frost
NeilGriffiths 26/Jun/99 2nd
with Simon Frost
frost ?/Jun/99 Lead O/S
DavidEvans 28/Apr/99 Lead O/S
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
skygodley 26/Jul/98 Lead O/S
CrashMat Rob 21/Jun/98 Lead O/S
with Nicky
Rich Kirby 18/Jun/98 Lead rpt
with Suzy
Hidden 30/May/98 Lead O/S
bigphil 23/Mar/98 2nd
with Calum
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1998 -
JonBray ??/1997 Lead β
Hidden 21/Jul/96 Lead
Graham Booth ??/1996 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/95 Lead
Hidden 20/Aug/95 2nd rpt
Daniel Wrightson ??/1995 Lead O/S
with Richard Bradbury
Hidden 03/Jul/94 Lead
John Southworth ?/Jul/94 Lead O/S
Chris Reid 29/May/94 Lead O/S
Hammy 01/May/94 2nd
with Fai Kwong
mattnuttall 30/Apr/94 Solo rpt
Mick King 13/Aug/93 2nd
with Simon Walsh
Neil R 01/Aug/93 2nd
with Mark
mikedelderfield 01/May/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/93 Lead O/S
K1 ?/Jul/92 -
Hidden 06/Jun/92 Lead O/S
ste_d 19/May/92 2nd O/S
with mik
Hidden ?/May/92 Lead O/S
WB ??/1992 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1992 2nd
whispering nic 20/Oct/91 Lead O/S
with Ali W
Hidden 15/Aug/91 2nd rpt
Hidden 29/Jun/91 2nd O/S
mattnuttall 20/Jun/91 Lead O/S
with Alan Holden
Carl Smethurst 18/May/91 2nd
with Ian Pickles
Roget 23/Mar/91 Lead O/S
sadams 01/Mar/91 2nd
with Kev Mellieu
steve taylor ?/Mar/91 Lead
with Steve Williams
Adrian Daniels 14/Oct/90 2nd
with Ian Goldsmith
Hidden 30/Jun/90 2nd
daprince ?/Jun/90 2nd
NickJH ?/May/90 2nd
with P Robbins
AB1965 09/Apr/90 Lead
Hidden 17/Mar/90 Lead
Hidden ?/Mar/90 Lead
Hidden 04/Oct/89 Lead
Hidden 10/May/89 Lead
Rich Kirby ??/1989 2nd
Hidden ??/1989 Lead O/S
Gambit 27/Sep/88 Lead RP

Lead in light rain on 3rd attempt, foot slipped twice in the traverse, accompanied by singing and guitars from the cave.

with Adam and Phil
Rob Davies 03/Jul/88 2nd
Michael Hood 26/Jun/88 Lead
phardman 24/Jun/88 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 02/May/88 Lead O/S
with Dave Forster
Chris the Tall ?/Oct/87 Lead RP

Got the bridge all wrong and fell off

with Bernadette
Hidden 01/Jul/87 Lead
Hidden 23/May/87 Lead O/S
Billg 09/May/87 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
charlesmfrench 12/Apr/87 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/86 Lead
Tom V 21/Jul/86 2nd
with Howie Darwin
adriandesouza ?/Jul/86 Lead O/S
wynaptomos ?/Jul/86 2nd
stp 26/Apr/86 Solo rpt

Lead in Oct 82 and had been rained off before that. Bit of a joke at E2 since both hard bits are well protected and it's not strenuous - can rest almost anywhere.

Hidden ??/1986 Lead
Hidden 29/May/85 Lead
John Marsland 11/May/85 Lead
with Dave Cousins
GordonHart ??/1985 Lead O/S
with Kevin
sadams 17/Jun/84 Lead
with Pete Herrod
Mark Kemball 04/May/83 2nd
with Paul Clark
robyn1 ??/1983 -
Hidden ??/1983 Lead
Dave Musgrove 23/Oct/82 Lead O/S
mark-abz 03/Oct/82 TR
with John S
Hidden ?/Nov/80 Lead β
mike bridges 04/Jul/80 2nd O/S

At my absolute limit for stretching across the void!

Mark Kemball 25/Jun/80 Lead
Hidden 22/Jun/80 2nd
Hidden 09/Jun/80 Lead
KRB 04/Jun/80 Lead O/S
with Mike Bridges
Mike Owen 27/Oct/79 -
with Gavin Peat
andy gittins ??/1979 -
petemeads ??/1975 Lead
Canyak ??/1973 -
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