Rockfax Description
Climb the groove to a rapid escape left below the big overhang. A finish up the short hanging crack above is a grade harder. © Rockfax

FA. Ron Townsend

Hidden 02/Nov 2nd
pawel suhy 01/Nov Lead dnf

Give up after couple traverse attempts. Couldn't protect traverse well enough. Need to come back

with Andy D
Ron 20/Oct Lead O/S
with Steve A
buxtoncoffeelover 16/Oct Lead
with Vicar
Alister123 10/Oct Lead O/S
with Chris R
Mr. K 04/Oct Lead O/S
with Harley, Helen Wood, Dane Wood
runestone 27/Sep Lead
with Jeff
PeteWilson 19/Sep Solo O/S
Mayaculpa 29/Aug TR
with Mike Rotraxion, dbm
Hidden 29/Aug TR O/S
pog100 02/Aug Lead
with Dave Smith, Cath Walton
jasonpm 27/Jun Lead
PanzerHanzler 27/Jun 2nd rpt
with Jason M
Hidden 11/Jun 2nd
Robin Nichols 09/Jun Solo O/S
with Jemma
Nigel Bond 16/May Solo
MSchobitz 13/May Solo O/S
Mayaculpa 13/May TR

Meddle finish

with Mike Rotraxion
JamieSparkes 13/May Solo O/S

Well sketchy at the top

with Clement Hutin, Claire Holland
Hidden 10/May Lead
Hidden 10/May Lead O/S
Vicky m 26/Apr 2nd
with gkindley
petern 25/Apr Lead O/S
giuly 25/Apr Lead
with Chris Saunders
pete1993 20/Apr Solo O/S
with David
DavidPC 14/Apr Solo O/S
FlavioL1989 09/Apr Solo O/S
the power 06/Apr Solo
with rob
cookie-doo 30/Mar Lead O/S
BDC 30/Mar 2nd O/S
with Anna
Nick1812P 22/Mar Solo O/S
MichaelGallimore 01/Mar Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Nov/14 Solo O/S
TobyA 10/Oct/14 Lead O/S

By head torch.

with Jody
Jody 10/Oct/14 2nd
with TobyA
Hidden ?/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead dog
GregBristol 25/Sep/14 Lead
katyc 24/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 07/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 27/Jul/14 Solo rpt
Nigel Bond 16/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 01/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/14 2nd
hazeysunshine 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Thea
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 01/Jun/14 Solo O/S
BenedictIEP 31/May/14 Lead O/S
Leleanor93 31/May/14 2nd O/S
vix 31/May/14 2nd O/S
with Lorna
fatbuoybazza 05/May/14 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 04/May/14 Solo
Mike Soulby 03/May/14 Lead O/S
scott.hill 03/May/14 2nd O/S
Ali Mortazavi 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Rita
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/14 Solo
Hidden 30/Mar/14 Solo rpt
David_Gledson 09/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Jacob Forshaw 25/Jan/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jan/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Nov/13 Lead O/S
mariannekhoo 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
LivinITlarge 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Dave Wheeler
abbotsmike 07/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Rob Hopes
MikeDowsett 03/Aug/13 2nd
with Ruth Gordon, Dave Bankart
Snorfalorpagus 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Only a shame it isn't longer.

with James Mathews, Lindsey Robinson
Steve J P 03/Jul/13 2nd
with BW
Bernie Wylde 03/Jul/13 Lead
with sp
Hidden 12/Jun/13 2nd
mr_drains 09/Jun/13 TR O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/13 2nd β
Hidden 04/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Chris Manasseh 02/Jun/13 2nd
Private Flounder 02/Jun/13 Lead
matt.stevenson 07/May/13 Lead O/S
the power 02/May/13 2nd
with ken
Hidden 26/Apr/13 Solo O/S
CurlyStevo ?/Apr/13 Lead

I did the finish up the slab from the crack in the arete and thought it was easier than it looked. Quite a nice wee route overall, I thought quite high in the grade for Severe overall but nothing like 4c (see comments below)!

with Rob
davidalcock ??/2013 -
with Diz
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
Babika 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S

A minor gem...Traverse left at the top if you want to keep the grade.

with Charles Leek, Kiwi Pete
Hidden 14/Oct/12 Lead
Simon Caldwell 29/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Finished straight up from the crack in the arete, which seemed rather hard for the grade (S 4a in BMC guide) - closer to 4c if you avoid the leftb arete. Old guides describe the route as traversing further left before moving up easily, which might explain it.

with Carmen
Hidden 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 23/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Andy Hudson 23/Sep/12 2nd
with Phil Mercer, John brayshaw
Phil Mercer 23/Sep/12 Lead
DaveB61 03/Aug/12 TR
with Ruth Gordon, Mike Dowsett
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/12 2nd
yarrow 17/Jun/12 Solo O/S
alexjz 27/May/12 Lead O/S
tiga271 30/Apr/12 Lead
with Dave
cem 21/Apr/12 Solo O/S
jvarmstrong 21/Apr/12 Lead
charley 31/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Kev
Tithe Technique 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
shouter 15/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Neil Metcalfe101 10/Mar/12 Lead
with Andy Odger, Allan Mac
Hidden 25/Jan/12 Lead
sgl 16/Jan/12 Solo O/S
Pete Sanger 15/Jan/12 2nd O/S
pippa_g 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S

much easier for me than Craig - definitely a short person route

with Craig
Hidden 11/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/11 2nd rpt
abbotsmike 10/Sep/11 Lead

Finished direct over the overhang, rather than out to the left.

Hidden 10/Sep/11 Lead RP
Hidden 28/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Pete Randall 28/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Richard B
Hidden 25/Aug/11 Lead
johnl 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Adam Perrett
Adam Perrett 21/Aug/11 2nd RP
tommytwotone 24/Jul/11 Solo
with Mike
MeMeMe 24/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 14/Jun/11 TR dnf
nrhardy 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Tim
stevetheleg 14/Jun/11 TR O/S
rustaldo 12/Jun/11 Solo O/S

awesome route for HVD! kit himself would likely back off this route.

with Alex
alexanderbeetle 23/May/11 Lead
with Theo Elliott
Hidden 22/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/11 Solo O/S
RichardMc 07/May/11 2nd
with Tony Williams
sylwia 30/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
jubolo 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Short & sweet. Proper buzz coming out from the traverse to short a little slab:] Should have doubled my rope up.

with craig
ElvisLeg 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead RP
gavinpeach 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Liam Ward
szelest 11/Mar/11 Lead O/S
samappears 29/Jan/11 Lead

Foolish to try doing this with someone going to third! Had to not allow the "thirder" to do this route due to swing factor-learnt a lesson there! Either don't do routes with swing factors like that, or have the weaker climber go up second but reclip the gear for the actual seconder to go up third. Good confident boost to lead, although wierd gear at the start considering the traverse bit being one of the harder bits. Again, easy set up. Great sling thread 2/3rds up.

with Opal, Ross Forsyth
Lenny 23/Jan/11 2nd
with Paul
climbing_wiggy 23/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Leon
philb 20/Oct/10 2nd O/S

with dave smith mice little climb

Hidden 13/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Sam Simpson 08/Oct/10 Solo O/S
cmars89 30/Aug/10 Lead
popebenedictus 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Powder Puff Girl 22/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Ben H
Tala M 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
simeclimb68 15/Aug/10 2nd rpt
Karlos 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Chris and Penny
broady 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S

nice route the traverse is a little worrying but no real problem.

with B Watkiss
JRigby ?/Aug/10 Lead
Ade7 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Paul Twigg
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/10 Lead
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 16/Jun/10 2nd O/S

David fell off and gear popped out, ouch, but not hurt at all amazingly. Found it really nice especially the traverse

with David PCC
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 16/Jun/10 2nd O/S

David fell off and gear popped out, ouch, but not hurt at all amazingly. Found it really nice especially the traverse

with David PCC
MilesMcgennity 30/May/10 Solo O/S
simon mitchie 25/May/10 Lead β
Gerallt Owain 17/May/10 2nd O/S
stevechaps1 17/May/10 Lead
mattorford 07/May/10 Lead
Hidden 28/Apr/10 2nd
shkinitrep 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/10 2nd O/S
kickaha4 25/Apr/10 Lead
theycallmefrodo 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/10 2nd
vanderz 06/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/10 Lead rpt
LakesWinter 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Phil B, Cake
Hidden 13/Mar/10 2nd dog
Hidden 11/Mar/10 Solo O/S
williamsd79 ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
np134 13/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with N. Howett
cloneragan ?/Dec/09 Lead O/S
barrylong 28/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
tommytwotone 20/Sep/09 Solo
tommytwotone 30/Aug/09 Solo rpt
crazy pierre 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
sonic46 15/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Mike Kean, Stu & Matt
Danny Crump 31/Jul/09 Lead O/S
maxkellock 25/Jul/09 TR O/S

nice start awkward exit

cayteye 12/Jul/09 Lead
with Paul Highams
tradguy 12/Jul/09 2nd O/S
hailtryfan ?/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Danny
Left Back 25/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Tim
Goody 16/Jun/09 Lead O/S
BGoodman 16/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Bex_M 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Ewan Buckingham
valentinesbabe 27/May/09 2nd O/S

Awkward getting cam out from under overhang, finished on Diversion to increase difficulty.

williap 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with FCP
maybe_si 22/Apr/09 Solo O/S
James Moyle 15/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Hugh
Steerpike 15/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Huw
howlingbaboon 03/Apr/09 Lead rpt
RichardMc 03/Apr/09 Lead
with Tony Williams, Dave Langmead
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 2nd
tallan9 ??/2009 Solo
mattwyles1 ??/2009 Solo
tommytwotone 07/Dec/08 Solo rpt
Graeme Hammond 02/Oct/08 Solo O/S
adam carless 28/Sep/08 Solo O/S
SteveM 14/Sep/08 Solo
JimBee ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Matt Ellis
PanzerHanzler 15/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with KentDave
Pelleas 15/Aug/08 Lead
with Martin
fizzy_elephant 13/Aug/08 Solo O/S
howlingbaboon 06/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Finished up perched slab of Meddle. Good Route!

with Page
Hidden 04/Aug/08 Lead
Hidden 04/Aug/08 2nd rpt
Don Jebus ?/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with sammyt
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead
Hidden 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
2RoyalAnglian 20/Jul/08 2nd O/S

great leading by john!! not a great climb to start with but soon heats up on the traverse!! very commiting and has a great undercut finish to it!!

with john
Hidden 20/Jul/08 2nd O/S
cannotfindaname 14/Jul/08 2nd
with andy smally
tommytwotone 14/Jun/08 Solo rpt
Brown 10/Jun/08 Solo O/S
RCrockford 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with Mike A
Shauna 06/May/08 2nd
Dave Foster ?/May/08 Lead O/S

Finished off after partner bottled it on traverse left.

with Bryn
Martin Brierley ?/May/08 Lead dog


craig matheson ?/Apr/08 Solo
RichardMc 10/Mar/08 -
with Tony Williams
Shauna 11/Feb/08 2nd
tommytwotone 11/Feb/08 Lead rpt
loose85 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Nov/07 2nd O/S
minaturechris 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Barra
tommytwotone ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Shauna ?/Oct/07 2nd
krikoman 01/Sep/07 2nd O/S

Nice traverse

with 1_Heather Aston, Kev Gibbs
nick ferro 11/Aug/07 -
Hidden 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
nai 07/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Timothy Greenhalgh 29/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with casbaker
Timothy Greenhalgh 28/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with casbaker
BallsofBritishSteel 01/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/May/07 Solo rpt
Matt Schwarz 25/Apr/07 2nd
phillipjohnson 25/Apr/07 Lead
Ollie Wickham 25/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Duncan Fergerson
Chris Ellis 25/Apr/07 Lead
with Steve Brown
Jim Vach 12/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Rampikino 09/Apr/07 2nd
with MMC Various
SGD 02/Apr/07 2nd
with Dan Ashfield
Hidden 01/Apr/07 2nd O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/07 2nd O/S
HamishD 11/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with weilin
Hidden ??/2007 -
Milne 23/Sep/06 Lead O/S

S 4a, not HVD.

with helen mead
Scally ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Maggie
mr bounce ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Shona
Hidden 04/Jun/06 2nd O/S
victim of mathematics 30/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Jaime
Nicos 02/Jan/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden 20/Oct/05 Lead
Hidden 27/Apr/05 Solo
mikeyjbs 24/Apr/05 Solo O/S
with lachie, davina budd
Adam Potter 22/Apr/05 Solo O/S
rob k 21/Apr/05 2nd
Hidden ?/Dec/04 Lead
Rampikino 30/Aug/04 Lead
with Liz Hay
Pelleas ?/Aug/04 2nd
with Martin
Laramadness 05/Feb/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2004 -
John Eley ?/Feb/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/02 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted 30/Sep/00 Lead
with Laurie Smith
Hidden ?/May/00 Lead
Budge 14/Oct/98 Solo
bigphil 11/Apr/98 Solo RP
Hidden ??/1997 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/1997 -
Hidden ??/1997 -
icescrew 12/Jun/96 Lead
with Mark Watson
Chris the Tall ?/Jul/93 Solo O/S
Roget 12/Oct/92 Solo O/S
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/92 2nd
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden ?/Sep/90 -
samt 23/May/90 Solo
with Dad
Hidden 18/Nov/88 Solo
tapley 21/Sep/88 Solo
goi.ashmore 28/Sep/87 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 02/Aug/87 Solo
steve prior ?/Jul/86 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/85 Solo O/S
stp 25/Jun/85 Solo O/S

soloed down

John Marsland 09/Jun/84 Solo
Bob ?/Jun/84 Solo
Anton Eady ??/1983 -
mark-abz 19/Sep/82 Solo
Nigel Bond 07/Sep/80 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Solo
Andy Say ??/1979 Lead
Andy Fielding ??/1978 Solo
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
Hidden 27/Dec/77 Solo
Mark Kemball 29/May/76 Solo
with Ian Grace
uphillnow ??/1974 -
mikej 04/Mar/73 Solo
with Geoff Williams
mikej 19/Mar/72 Solo
with E
mikej 26/Apr/70 Solo
with E
mikej 25/Jan/70 Solo
with E
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