29m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Start 12m back in the dark and climb up the back of the chimney into the roof of the cave to access the dim and distant skylight. Exit via this. The grade is nominal and a lamp will help a lot. Finish up a blocky gully. Madness. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
An adventure through the cave system in the roof (!) at the back of Fingal's Cave.

Ticklists: The troglodyte squeeze specials, Through Routes!, Puttrell's Progress, Peak Rock/1/ The 1st Peak District Tigers., Tom Ripley's best UK HS climbs.


ClimberDateStyle
bclifton 03/Oct Lead
Ben Wadsworth 03/Oct 2nd O/S
with Ben Clifton
SuperLee1985 03/Sep Lead O/S

"Interesting"is definately the word. At first i thought this was going up and ten traversing out to the big obvious hole. Only after waving our phones about a bit (we forgot head torches) did we spot the barely person sized hole in the roof. Bridgig up to this felt a little precarious as the rock is a bit slippery and not much in the way of hands. Once i remembered how to bridge it was ok. A couple of nuts went in the right wall, left the rest of my rack at the bottom. Squirmed my torso through the hole facing right, back and footing, then found a good ledge on the left wall to push myself the rest of the way through. I assumed this would be the dificulties over but i was very wrong. The steep middle section of the upper tunnel was incredibly thrutchy and spent a long time grunting and thrashing about and not getting anywhere. I was unble to get my foot on the key right foot hold as my knee kept getting in the way. Eventually laid back a bit to give me a bit more space and suceeded. Belayed phil from the exit without bothering with an anchor. Abbed off a tree instead of finishing up the groove.

Philgsmith 03/Sep 2nd β
with Lee
admackie 08/Jul Lead
with kev
Brown 14/Jun/15 AltLd

Previously led with aid from a headtorch I'm proud to say I have now led this clean without artificial (light) aids.

with Lilifa
admackie 30/May/15 Lead

super rad

dr_botnik 30/May/15 2nd O/S
deacondeacon 30/May/15 Solo O/S

Well cool. Best route of the day.

sopaz 30/May/15 2nd
Duncan Campbell 25/Apr/14 2nd

Brilliant route to do on a wet day before Bubbles' wedding! More of this to come tomorrow! Ungradeable fun!

with Will Ripley, Hamish, Bubbles
Hidden 25/Apr/14 2nd
stephenhartley ?/Jul/13 2nd β

Excellent

with Dave Brown
victim of mathematics 18/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

An amazing route once you've got past the bold start. It's more like caving really. Probably VS 4a would be a more accurate grade.

bridget143 05/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Brown
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1985 -
mitch1960 ??/1980 Lead
Dave Musgrove 07/Apr/73 Lead

This was the Cave variation

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