Rockfax Description
Climb the right-hand crack in the recess. OK - though avoiding the previous route completely can be problematic. © Rockfax

FA. Bob Brayshaw 1957

Caitlin 11/Oct 2nd
gavinpeach 30/Aug 2nd O/S

Nice lower section but poor above. Horrendous midges.

with Andy
andy.smythe 30/Aug Lead
MartinW92 16/Aug Lead dog
Hidden 12/Jul 2nd O/S
Rembrandt 12/Jul Lead O/S
BTphonehome 03/Jul Lead O/S
with Cass
Dogwood 21/Jun Lead dnf

Bailed and used the left crack. Went out right onto leaning buttress after.

keitht 18/Jun Lead O/S

Desperately hard moves over the overhang if done purely on the right. Very well protected. So pumpy for a few moves! There is a very loose large block in the gully above which can easily be avoided.

with Dave Lomas
Hidden 10/May 2nd O/S
khalidq 10/May Lead RP

Second attempt and I just made it. Really hard figuring this one out. Exhausting.

abtibbs 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S

One move wonder

with Jake
danm 21/Sep/14 Lead

Well named, almost sick halfway up.

with Nige Kershaw, Claire-Jane Carter
icantthinkrightnow 14/Sep/14 Lead
morganator 18/Aug/14 Solo O/S
deacondeacon 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
mol 09/Aug/14 2nd
with Jesse
the power 04/Mar/14 2nd O/S


with rob
dr_botnik 04/Mar/14 Lead dog
partz 23/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

Found it nails! Pulled round the lip on third attempt and had to fight my feet slipping on some green. Really powerful, elimnated the LHS entirely. Pitched after the overhang, brought Henry, Adam and Joe up as Leah couldn't get the move. Joe lead a second pitch.

joem 23/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
with Matt e
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Amy Horton 05/Oct/13 2nd
Tom Downes 05/Oct/13 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/13 2nd
john max 20/Sep/13 Lead
danny269 19/Aug/13 Lead
with Keir
victim of mathematics 17/May/13 Lead O/S

Not sure how this is independent of Leaning Buttress Gully, unless you're meant to avoid bridging, in which case it's certainly harder than VS. Good fun all the same.

with Jaime
Hidden 26/Apr/13 Lead dnf
CKegan 26/Apr/13 2nd
with neil
gcandlin 20/Apr/13 2nd

Harder than I remember

with terry lines
pie_eater_pete 03/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with bwestwood
ianar.davis 16/Nov/12 2nd O/S
brownie mike 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
khalidq 03/Oct/12 Lead dnf

Started raining and I didn't feel strong enough to pull out and over the roof.

steve prior ?/Oct/12 Lead
with Andy C
john max 04/Sep/12 2nd
john_ni 04/Sep/12 Lead

John backed down from overhang; made the move on second attempt

shouter 09/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 12/Jul/12 Lead dnf
steve-grigg 25/Jun/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
fifth ??/2012 -
TCarrick 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
steve-grigg 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
treg 10/Sep/11 2nd

Seconded Ben after stepping down from the lead.

francesanncavanagh 17/Aug/11 2nd

cool little overhang :)

with Dave Bryant, Matt Hale
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
philippe ?/Aug/11 Lead
1906johns 20/Jul/11 -
Blurgy319 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

New guidebook gives 5a which seems fair, shame it's all over after the one move, still gets a star though

with Peter Williams
Hidden 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Gambit 21/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Barney
Ragnaar 15/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Martin took a fall on this, and stopped just short of the floor. Couldn't retrieve the wire so a number 4 is now in-situ! I am tall and found the move ok.

with martin hirons
AsleepOnBelay 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Better than it looks, tough moves to get out from under the block for a VS.

with Steve PCC
gb83 04/May/11 Lead dnf

fell moving through the roof. lowered and climbed leaning buttress gully.

with Rob Mitchell
mikehenesy 20/Apr/11 Lead dog

Bugger me, what a struggle and tutoring Paul in correct belaying technique at the same time! First route of the day, what a warm up.

with Paul Smith
RKernan 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Benoit Dupasquier
Hidden 18/Apr/11 2nd O/S
James_D 12/Apr/11 Lead dnf

Not a good warm up!

with Dave
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Davebryant ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Matt Hale, Fran Cavanagh
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Hidden 28/Jul/10 Lead dnf
Jon Dittman 30/May/10 Lead
Shad 30/May/10 2nd
with Steve, Jon
mark4344 21/May/10 Lead
with andreas and matt, Andreas, Matt Payne, Nick Coles
Hidden 21/May/10 2nd dog
Anthony Allsopp 09/May/10 Lead O/S

Really neat moves round the overhang but shame it's a one move wonder!

with Richard Wilkinson
Richard G Wilkinson 09/May/10 2nd O/S
with Anthony Allsopp
craig naylor 22/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Tony Holdsworth 23/Mar/10 Lead rpt

Last done as a youth! Tiring...

with Guido
Hidden 23/Mar/10 -
Hidden 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
RossG ??/2010 -
buxtoncoffeelover ??/2010 2nd
mattshort 07/Nov/09 Lead O/S
frume 21/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Very hard getting past the overhang, I had to down climb, rest and do it the second time. The rest of the climb was firly easy.

with Saff
howlingbaboon 11/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/09 2nd
gcandlin 22/Aug/09 Lead β

Hard and scary to pull over the roof.

with Fat climber
Fatclimber 22/Aug/09 Lead dnf

Could not get past the roof

Brown 10/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
miastacey ?/May/09 2nd
with Heather Clarke
tinyali 19/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Tim Webber
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
keith leonard ??/2009 -
SteveM 15/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Kat
kitkat78 15/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with SteveM
Graeme Hammond 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Barra
Fat Tim 01/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Neil D 12/Jun/08 Lead dog
tanssop 04/Jun/08 2nd dog

loud swearing allowed on this route I reckon

with Mark
Hidden 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Franco Cookson OLD 04/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Franco Cookson OLD 31/May/08 Solo O/S
Kit Gillibrand 31/May/08 2nd dog

Terrible climb. Not worth the effort.

with Roly Chuter
Rollo 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with Kit
adam coxsell ?/May/08 2nd
gnc760 23/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Simon Hazelwood
mikeyg 23/Apr/08 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
sdht ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 15/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Lizzy Andrew 15/Nov/07 2nd
rayash 23/Oct/07 2nd
with steveluco
Hidden 09/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Mutl3y 26/Apr/07 2nd
with Tony
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Nicos 29/Sep/06 Solo O/S
with solo
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Neil Adams ??/2006 -
shark 29/Oct/05 Solo rpt
reg_measures ?/Oct/05 2nd O/S
with Ralph
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Stig 20/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
mikeyjbs 23/Apr/05 2nd O/S
with lachie, davina budd
ChrisBrooke 12/Jun/04 2nd
with John Inkpen
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S
rapidrich 29/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Coni
Russell Flynn 14/Jul/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Urgles ??/2000 Lead O/S
Adi Hooper ??/1999 Lead
with Sherborne Adventure Group
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
Hidden ??/1996 -
nigehughes ?/Jul/95 AltLd
with Pete Kay
Chris Ellis 20/Aug/94 Lead

Both led

with Rachel Nicolson
babymoac 13/Jul/91 2nd
with Sid
Andy Say 19/Nov/88 Solo
Dave Musgrove 22/May/86 -
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
Ian Clare ??/1985 -
Rob Davies 06/May/84 2nd
with Tony Welsh
charlesmfrench 11/Jun/83 2nd O/S
Ian Clare ??/1982 -
Andy Fielding ??/1979 2nd
Hidden ?/May/77 -
Hidden 17/Nov/74 2nd
Nigel Bond 22/Jun/73 2nd
with Andy Hodges
Canyak ??/1973 -
greenbuoy 22/Aug/71 2nd
with Terry Taylor
mikej 03/Jul/67 Lead
with Geoff Williams
Hidden 03/Oct/65 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/65 Lead
Hidden 22/May/65 Lead
Hidden 01/May/65 Lead
Hidden 28/Apr/65 Lead
Hidden 25/Apr/65 Lead
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High 5b
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High 4c
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