Rockfax Description
A long, thin crack up the left-hand edge of the slab, gives a pleasant pitch. Small wires are needed for protection. © Rockfax

FA. Dave Gregory 1972

sbattams 20/Sep TR
mrs milf 22/Aug TR
Steve-J-E 04/Jul 2nd O/S
SGD 21/Jun Lead O/S

quite good but quite worn too. Stepped right and finished up Threatened.

Andysomething 18/Jun 2nd O/S

Very nice, well protected, logical line, although could bale out if in difficulty

with Bruce Perry
radams2000 07/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun 2nd O/S
Neil Pacey 06/Jun Lead rpt
Hidden 06/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun Lead
PaulFidler 25/May TR O/S
Hidden 17/May 2nd
slab_happy 17/May 2nd
with Alison
Alison Cairns 17/May Lead O/S

A really nice wall/crack sequence, difficulties very height dependent. Spoilt a bit by the sandy exit.

with Claire S
Robin Nichols 16/May Solo O/S
with Jim, Roger
Roget 16/May Solo O/S
with robin
jamespilgrim 16/May Lead

surprisingly nice moves, more like 4c

Hidden 13/May Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr 2nd O/S
cragtyke 29/Apr Lead
with Chris
Thunderthighsontheloose 19/Apr 2nd O/S
amccann 17/Apr Solo O/S
Neal Jobling 16/Apr Lead O/S
with Tracy
Hidden 16/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr Lead O/S
Wayne S 11/Apr Lead O/S
jonhowson 11/Apr 2nd O/S

Great technical climb!

with Jimbo
Jimbo C 11/Apr Lead O/S

Lovely. Much better than it looks. At any other crag (and without the sandy top) it would be a classic.

with Jon
Hidden 11/Apr 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr Solo O/S
philhilo 12/Oct/14 2nd O/S
DaveB61 24/Sep/14 2nd
with Danny Hoyle, Mike Dowsett
DannyH001 24/Sep/14 Lead O/S
MikeDowsett 24/Sep/14 2nd
Batt 09/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Tithe Technique 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Return of the mojo

charley 13/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Nice lead by Kev....

with Kev
gazfellows 18/Jun/14 -


with Nic
bede.west 04/May/14 2nd O/S

fun climbing slightly harder when done true to the full line (direct from top of crack) wish I had led

SuperLee1985 03/May/14 Lead O/S

My first VS 5A. Nice climbing, well protected (lots of small gear) and some interesting delicate moves near the top. Beware of the very loose jug on the lower section.

with simon gale, stevie lee
StevieLee ?/May/14 2nd O/S
jshields 23/Apr/14 Lead

In light rain.

gavinpeach 15/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Scott
fifth ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Gav
Deezel65 19/Mar/14 Lead O/S
cragtyke 19/Mar/14 2nd
with Ross
mol 15/Mar/14 2nd
with Jesse
dannyboy83 25/Feb/14 Solo O/S
GermanAlex 15/Dec/13 Lead O/S

The enticing crack proofed to come with a loose block low down and very slimy rock. Made it quite interesting, the description "well protected" is borderline criminal unless you got small gear on you (brass).

with Jes B.
treg 26/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Bird
john_ni 21/Sep/13 2nd
with Julian Sorrell (PCC)
john_ni 12/Sep/13 2nd
with David Fisher (PCC)
john lynch 31/Aug/13 Lead
with Bethan D
Hidden 27/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Duncan 88 27/Jul/13 2nd O/S
cdpuk 22/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Final and hardest lead of the day.

Pete Randall 22/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Chris P
Hidden 23/Apr/13 2nd O/S
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
Hidden 14/Sep/12 2nd O/S
ipegg 14/Sep/12 Lead
Darron 09/Sep/12 -
angie 25/Jul/12 Lead
Rampikino 07/Apr/12 Lead
with Cat
Hidden 07/Apr/12 TR O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/12 Lead
SPD224 01/Apr/12 2nd
with Martin Smith
Clay C 09/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Stu
georgenvk 26/Nov/11 TR O/S
lozowen 26/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Sally Owen
Anna Hammond 24/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Adam Shimmon
Hidden 03/Oct/11 Lead
Mark Dennison 25/Sep/11 Lead


with Dawn
Milne 22/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/11 Lead O/S
hang_about 14/Jul/11 Lead
treg 16/Jun/11 2nd

I'd go for 5a.

with Rachel
Hidden 16/Jun/11 Lead
Neil Pacey 28/May/11 Lead O/S
Tanya Savage 28/May/11 2nd


Dave Gilling 14/May/11 2nd
with Brett Green, Dave Bolton Knight
gpcomps 03/May/11 Lead O/S

Good protection but quite sandy holds

Stoff 03/May/11 2nd O/S

Some tough moves after the half way mark.

nath_casper 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Lisa
Hidden 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S
mattparratt 23/Apr/11 Lead
James Oswald 30/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Quite scary actually. 1st VS since bashing my ankle.

mark20 29/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Ian JL 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Ky 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Crucko
James Moyle 26/Jul/10 2nd
hellboundblr 04/Jul/10 Lead
john_ni 04/Jul/10 2nd
mbambi 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with steve
john_ni 04/Jul/10 2nd
DerwentDiluted 24/Jun/10 Lead
with Lee Bates, Nicola Pettit
Chris Ellis 16/Jun/10 Lead
with Helen Odwell
Hidden 27/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/10 2nd O/S
jon_gill1 18/May/10 Lead O/S
with martin harrell
Hidden 18/May/10 Lead rpt
fatbuoybazza 16/May/10 Lead O/S

good route, but 5a not 4c..

MarkCunnington 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with Steve Smith
migs493 09/May/10 Solo O/S
augustus trout 27/Apr/10 Lead O/S

thank god someone has said 5a for the short, Cried for Help on the crux!

with Dave BuxtonMC
masa-alpin 03/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Two interesting moves (5b). Partly because I am short, I think. Nevertheless even a friend of mine, John, who is much taller than the average and lead it after me, said it would be 5a.

with Adam W
Jonathan Hall 13/Aug/09 2nd
disturbed_one51 13/Aug/09 Lead
with Wee man
John Dale 28/Jun/09 Lead

Good climbing but bit overrun with ants

with Max Cole
Hidden 12/May/09 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 12/May/09 2nd O/S

Very nice, though a bit sandy and anty.

with Lizzie
Hidden 12/May/09 Lead
Hidden 10/May/09 -
adam carless 09/May/09 Lead rpt

on the whole pretty good, but needed a bit of a scrub.

with Jon_nz
Hidden 09/May/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
anyes varenne ?/Jul/08 2nd dnf
with lucy, suzanne
Hidden 22/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Whealiebob 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Really enjoyable climb! Wobbly block near bottom scared me though!!

with Darrel
Darrel 15/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Dave
frankcp87 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Dick Bond
pleathwood 04/Jun/08 TR O/S
with Janine
Alfredo ?/Jun/08 2nd
with Ben H
Hidden 08/Mar/08 2nd O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
UrbanClimbing ??/2008 2nd
howlingbaboon 22/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/07 Lead O/S
adam carless 20/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/07 2nd O/S
climbingpixie 19/May/07 2nd

5a not 4c if you're a shorty.

with Adam Carless
Hidden 19/Apr/07 Lead β
Mark_RMC 01/Apr/07 Lead

At last a nice route. Really nice climbing, maybe easy at the grade? Beth subsequently lead this.

with Rob Smart
Hannah Moulton ??/2007 -
with Rob Middleton
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
AmyR ?/Oct/06 Lead RP
with Matthew Clark
Hidden 20/Sep/06 2nd β
Hidden 20/Sep/06 2nd dnf
Harry The Owl 20/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with Jon Hobbs
naughtybadboy 18/Jun/06 2nd
mel holmes 03/Jun/06 Lead
Hidden 16/Apr/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead O/S
Theeni ?/Apr/05 Lead
with Matt Dalby
Alex Mason ?/Sep/04 Lead O/S

remember having a tough time on this, quite over grown low down.

with kieth poskitt
mikej 15/Jun/04 Lead
with Rick Naylor
Nicos 21/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with mark richardson
Dave Mason ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Trev Tatler
Monk ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
julian allen 26/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/02 Solo O/S
Apharri ?/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with Dave Wharton
sdht ??/2001 -
Hidden 14/Feb/00 -
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead
rlrs ??/2000 2nd
NeilGriffiths 19/Apr/96 -
with Duncan
Andy Say 28/Jul/95 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/94 Lead
Scott McRae ?/Apr/94 2nd O/S
with Steve Jones
IanD353 ?/May/93 Solo O/S
Rog Wilko ?/Mar/93 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hammy 26/Jul/92 TR
Hidden 23/Jun/92 2nd
Hidden 27/May/91 Lead
Hidden ??/1991 -
uphillnow ??/1988 Lead
Billg 06/May/87 Solo
with Dave Gregory
Hidden ??/1987 -
nigehughes ?/Nov/86 2nd
with Mark Hartree
Hidden ?/Nov/86 Lead O/S
RichardMc 05/Oct/86 Lead O/S
with Dave Langmead
steve prior ?/Jun/86 Lead
with Paul L
Dave Musgrove 15/May/86 -
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1986 Solo
babymoac 04/Oct/85 -
with MTW
Rob Davies 19/May/85 Lead
with Ian Smith, Mick Moss
Hidden 31/Mar/85 Lead
Simon2005 ??/1985 Lead O/S
with KevG
Chris Ellis 23/Oct/83 2nd
with Donald Gibson
Ian Clare ??/1983 -
Anton Eady ??/1983 -
mark-abz 03/Sep/81 2nd
with John S
Andy Fielding ??/1980 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/79 Solo O/S
Mark Kemball 03/Jul/77 Solo
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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High 4c
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