Rockfax Description
Start from a block to the right of the base of the gully. Go up the face to harder moves at half-height (holds to the right) which lead to a scary mantelshelf and then easier ground. Despite what you might expect from the grade, it is unprotected. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Always used to be VS 5b, now VS 4c in Rockfax and HVS 4c in BMC - I'd say VS 5a!

FA. Colin Kirkus 1930s 1935

Ticklists: Kirkus Routes, Peak Rock/4/ Universities,Teams and Clubs in the 1930's.

scott quinn 03/Oct Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Sep TR O/S
Hidden 23/Aug Solo O/S
Luke90 13/Aug Lead O/S
with Liz
cragsman9000 13/Aug Lead G/U
with Neil
Hidden 13/Aug 2nd O/S
bob_cbr 13/Aug 2nd O/S
Pete_Frost 08/Aug Solo O/S
mzk 31/Jul Solo
Hidden 18/Jul Solo O/S
jonathan_doyle 10/Jul 2nd O/S

Chris lead Jitter face (basically a solo) and I followed up via this route.

TobyA 21/May 2nd O/S
with Martin G
CharlieMack 04/May Solo O/S
hervenuttall ?/May Solo O/S
with Matt W
salix 18/Apr Solo O/S

Tricky move I thought.

with Isaac, Caitlin
ashtond6 27/Mar Solo rpt
Harry Shuell ?/Mar -
JoeE ?/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Bit less protected than I would of preferred. My first bit of gear was half way up, after the scary mantle high foot move. Really enjoyed it though. I got a bit lost near the top and ended up topping out the HVS to the right.

with Joe Potter
Angus Taylor 05/Oct/14 Solo O/S
mike8331 05/Sep/14 -
rurp 27/Aug/14 TR O/S

Hvs 5a

Hidden 01/Jul/14 Solo rpt
john lynch 13/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Brown 24/Apr/14 Solo
with Lilifa
Dafydd Llywelyn 19/Apr/14 Solo O/S
ashtond6 16/Feb/14 Solo O/S

not sure whether I did the HS or VS! Great solo

Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
mic_b 08/Oct/13 Solo O/S
LooseCannon 25/Sep/13 AltLd
James Oakes 01/Aug/13 Solo O/S
RuthC 29/Jun/13 2nd
with Ben Heason
edd rab 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Matthew
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
grakgrak ??/2013 -
with Jon Youles
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
Mike W 04/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Paul Hy 16/Sep/12 TR
with Ian
deacondeacon 28/Aug/12 Solo

soloed the hard severe peviously

prometheus 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Steven C
Ewano 22/Jul/12 Solo O/S

Stiff 4c.

mwatson 12/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Ian JL 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 27/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Daniel Heath 22/Mar/12 Lead rpt

Very committing move. Thankfully the ledge is as good as you'd like.

adam.butler.dsfc 22/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Dec/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/11 Lead O/S
al123 24/Aug/11 Solo
daviesp2 20/Aug/11 TR
SteveM 14/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Solo O/S
The Green Giant 11/May/11 Solo O/S

just tried this solo as i was bored, thought it was good. looked at the guide after and turned out to be vs 4b - am i missing something?

simon1965 03/May/11 Solo
w.pettet-smith ?/May/11 Solo
Jonathan Hall 14/Apr/11 Solo
Jono Graham ??/2011 -
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Takacs 17/Oct/10 TR
with Andy Cooper
Dan Geh 17/Oct/10 TR O/S
Stepanek 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
disturbed_one51 04/Sep/10 Solo
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Nick1812P 29/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Shad 16/Jun/10 2nd
with Jon
Hidden 31/May/10 AltLd O/S
Lenny 28/May/10 TR O/S
with Billy
Tom Redmond 19/May/10 Lead O/S

reclimb of major epic from while ago, perfect this time, even easy! good to see my improvement

with Rian Whitham
Chris the Tall 18/May/10 Solo rpt
jon clayton 10/Mar/10 Solo
Tom Redmond 05/Mar/10 Solo

Intended to lead, but freezing hands and panic stuck on mantleshelf caused me to solo to top

with Rian Whitham
RossG ??/2010 -
hilty ??/2010 -

never e1 or 5b

mattish2000 18/Oct/09 Solo O/S
simon1965 23/Sep/09 Solo
jchenoweth 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Bob
Monkeymorgan 11/Aug/09 Solo O/S

Commit on the first bit. easier toward the top.

Karlos 08/Aug/09 Solo
Sardien 11/Jul/09 Solo β
with Rhodri Morgan, Simon Moore
willoates ?/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Solo O/S
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
catblack ?/Oct/08 2nd
with rob
craig d 30/Aug/08 Solo
Wilbur 01/Jul/08 Solo O/S

quite a tricky couple of moves with fairly nasty fall potential i thought.. a little bit green as well..

Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
jamiev 27/Aug/07 Solo β
Chris the Tall 27/Aug/07 Solo rpt
Pythonist 25/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/07 TR
Hidden 12/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Paul Tomo 10/Jun/07 Lead dog
with Alex
Jim Vach 11/May/07 Solo O/S
RichardMc 05/May/07 Lead
with Mary Sealey
maybe_si 04/May/07 Lead O/S
with charlie
Graeme Hammond 02/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Nicos 18/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
drysori ??/2007 -
Sidekick ??/2007 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/06 Lead O/S
kwickfit 02/Aug/06 TR O/S

not sure whether i got the line right on this one as it seemed very easy.

with chris
Steve Vincent 16/Jul/06 2nd
PenJD 12/Jul/06 Lead O/S
aztec_bums 28/Jun/06 TR O/S
with phillip jennings
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall 27/Apr/06 Solo rpt

Found this a bit more awkward than usual

Nicos 04/Apr/06 Solo O/S
with solo
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Tobias at Home ??/2006 -
spoony84 ??/2006 AltLd
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
shark 29/Oct/05 Solo rpt
reg_measures ?/Oct/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/05 Lead O/S
LakesWinter ?/Aug/05 Solo
nicholas Barrowclough 12/Jul/05 Solo
Steve Whaley 18/Jun/05 TR O/S
with Paul Craft
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Lead
Ian Archer 12/Mar/05 2nd O/S
with Mike Kirby
jonnyboy ??/2005 Solo O/S
Stuart Macfarlane 11/Oct/04 2nd
with John D
Adam Potter 05/Sep/04 2nd
kjbix 02/Aug/04 -
with Kenny Grant
Hidden 24/May/04 Solo O/S
LankyPaddy 01/May/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/04 TR
Rob Davies 07/Sep/03 Lead
with Les Goram, Charles Kinniburgh
Phil West 21/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/03 Solo O/S
Monk ??/2003 -
Hidden ??/2003 Solo O/S
rocktigger ??/2003 Lead O/S
with shelby
DerwentDiluted 19/Apr/02 Solo
martroberts 30/Aug/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/00 Solo
antroy 12/Jul/00 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
tlr ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
Urgles ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Solo O/S
malc 01/Aug/99 2nd
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
Gilgar ??/1999 Lead O/S
with Ryan Edwards, Duncan Barrack
CrashMat Rob 23/Aug/97 Lead O/S
with Paul Kerr
Chris Ellis 30/Oct/94 Lead
with Dan Morgan
Hidden 13/May/94 Solo O/S
ste_d 19/Mar/94 2nd O/S
with mik
Hidden ??/1994 Solo O/S
IanD353 ??/1993 Lead O/S
J R R Hartley 25/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with Ian Robinson
samt 25/Sep/90 Solo

"Slightly Scary" it says in my diary.

Chris the Tall ?/Apr/89 Solo O/S
goi.ashmore 02/May/88 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/87 Solo
Tom V 20/Sep/86 Solo
mike bridges 12/Aug/86 Solo
Dave Musgrove 02/Apr/86 -
GordonHart ??/1986 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
Nigel Bond 31/Jul/83 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
tapley 13/Nov/82 2nd
with Chris Seymour
Ian Clare ??/1982 -
Rob Davies 05/Aug/80 Solo
Andy Say 06/Aug/79 Solo
Chris Terrey ??/1979 Solo
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
Canyak ??/1973 -
mikej 10/Sep/66 Solo
with Ted Markham, John Lee
Hidden 28/Mar/65 2nd
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High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 23
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
Votes cast 15
Votes cast 17
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Ground Up
Not Set