Rockfax Description
A classic jamming crack that is a bit of a battle with a useful chockstone en-route where knees are usual. From the ledge finish over the exposed jutting flake on the left for an airy thrill. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1948

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Revenge List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Eastern Grit Jamming, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Joe Brown's Three-Star Grit-List, Chatsworth to Bamford.

buxtoncoffeelover 25/Nov Lead

A stiffish test at the grade (tho I'm not a great crack/jamming technician). Lovely airy finish over the protruding flake

Katsmiff 14/Nov Solo O/S
with Simon Clark
admackie 01/Nov Lead
sopaz 01/Nov 2nd
with Mackie
mattcooperkay 31/Oct Lead
hipyhop 31/Oct Lead O/S
Luke Davies 25/Oct Lead
Hidden 25/Oct Lead O/S
Nigel Coe 13/Oct Lead
with Amnon
Hidden 12/Oct Lead
philmitch 11/Oct Lead O/S
greenclimb 10/Oct Lead rpt
with Sarah
Hidden 10/Oct 2nd
gaz3212 08/Oct Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Oct 2nd
jhobbs 04/Oct 2nd
Hidden 04/Oct Lead O/S
Calum Wadsworth 03/Oct Lead O/S


with Emma
John Nuttall 01/Oct Lead
with Coel
gpcomps 26/Sep Lead O/S
bryce.dorin 19/Sep Lead G/U
with Craig, Corty
tessa teapot 19/Sep Lead
SGD 06/Sep -

2nd hardest VS I've ever done! Green Crack at Ramshaw being the undisputed number 1. Fantastic route!

Hidden 06/Sep 2nd dog
Hidden 05/Sep Lead O/S
DanChad 04/Sep Lead O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 04/Sep 2nd

Felt tougher than when I last did it. The cliff must have slipped!!

IggyGoesPop 29/Aug Lead RP
mishabruml 28/Aug Lead O/S

could have broken my arm when a twisty torqued hand/wrist jam thing got stuck, preventing me from moving up or down and my toes were barely on the edge of the chockstone... glad I didn't blow it, it was really painful!

with Iggy
amccann 15/Aug Lead O/S
with Matt G
Matt Groom 15/Aug 2nd
Butler! 10/Aug 2nd

Hilariously Awkward!

with Jo Robbings
JenShelley 09/Aug Lead O/S

Got it first time today, having kept falling off it last time at Froggatt

with Bern
CaelanB 07/Aug 2nd O/S
with Sachi
jsmcfarland 07/Aug Lead O/S

Start is the hardest bit in all honesty, though I was getting eaten alive by midges. Good climb with plenty of gear, getting onto the hanging flake at the top is pretty awesome.

with Caelan
RalphC 02/Aug 2nd
with Ali
JenShelley 02/Aug 2nd dog

Tried to lead but kept coming off. Need to get better at jamming.

with Mike
MichaelGallimore 02/Aug Lead O/S
with Jenny
Mike505 19/Jul Lead rpt

Was my first climb at Froggatt more than a year ago and I pumped out just below the chock stone. Returned to finish it off, a brilliant little route (if you can jam).

andy.smythe 10/Jul 2nd
Pero 10/Jul Lead
will_benfold 27/Jun Lead O/S
with Mihai
Neal Jobling 23/Jun Lead O/S
with Tracy
Hidden 22/Jun Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Jun 2nd dog
nick ferro 21/Jun 2nd O/S
with Oli Birkill
joe hallam 18/Jun Lead dog
tallginge 12/Jun Lead O/S
Andy Chubb 11/Jun Lead O/S
with Nick Gregory
Hidden 11/Jun Lead O/S
cragtyke 11/Jun 2nd
with Chris
Nick_Merriman 07/Jun Lead RP

Fell just below chock stone. Lowered down for a rest then did it clean, albeit with lots of stupid flapping because there's loads of bomber protection throughout.

Hidden 06/Jun Lead rpt
spenser 03/Jun Lead O/S

Awesome route, must have left a good bit of my right arm in the lower crack but definitely worth doing!

with Steve Bennett
Hidden 03/Jun Lead rpt
Antonio Ferra ?/Jun Lead O/S
with Jess
theomoore 28/May Lead rpt

in the rain

with Roisin
Hidden 25/May Lead O/S
acollins615 23/May Lead dog
Hidden 23/May 2nd
tedswag 21/May Lead O/S

First proper jamming route, swallowed all my rack, fantastic flake finish!

callumbtaylor 21/May 2nd
paul79 16/May 2nd O/S
ben.phillips 16/May Lead O/S
FlavioL1989 16/May 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/May Lead O/S
SPD224 10/May 2nd
with Martin Smith
manwithacam 09/May 2nd

Lovely classic VS gritstone crack

with Alan
1poundSOCKS 09/May 2nd β

Really good climbing, done with a bit of wide udging low down, and some nice hand jams at the top.

phildawson 02/May Lead O/S
inspiration_needed 01/May Lead O/S

Awkward. But no knee used!

with Mat Cooper
Hidden 20/Apr Lead
Hidden 20/Apr 2nd
cragsman9000 19/Apr Lead dog
with Neil
bob_cbr 19/Apr 2nd RP
Hidden 18/Apr 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr 2nd rpt
bigbobbyking 18/Apr Lead O/S
mjeffery 15/Apr Lead O/S
with Steve
madguernseyboy 11/Apr Lead O/S
Wildstyle 11/Apr 2nd O/S
Hardcore Pat 06/Apr Lead O/S
with Dr Julie, Denny
Eagertom ?/Apr Solo rpt
BAdhoc 22/Mar -
jonnysims 22/Mar 2nd dog

slight slip on the first section

adi bryant 14/Mar Lead O/S
adie84 ??/2015 -
greglad ??/2015 -
Lukem6 ??/2015 Lead rpt
euge74 ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead G/U
Hidden 09/Dec/14 2nd
timbanton 09/Dec/14 -
with Marc
GermanAlex 30/Nov/14 Lead dog

ffs, fluffed it lower down whilst fumbling a cam in, then did the move no problem second go. Still a good one to practice your jamming, they're sinkers; the flake finish is nice. Also a bit of a sandbag.

mapperley samurai 09/Nov/14 Lead rpt

With flake finish. Ace.

LakesWinter 01/Nov/14 Lead
with gustav
Gustav 01/Nov/14 2nd O/S
with Matt
Hidden 28/Oct/14 Lead O/S
petegunn 28/Oct/14 2nd
with Davina
Lukem6 26/Oct/14 2nd rpt
with Mike
Hidden 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Kirill 26/Oct/14 2nd rpt
with Ricardo Da Silva
Karlos 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Lovely all of the way, with no real difficulties

Nick Russell 25/Oct/14 2nd

Good jamming low down, not that awkward really.

with Jamie
steve_gibbs 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S
zcsharp 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S
George Frisby 25/Oct/14 2nd dog
David Mayers 25/Oct/14 2nd
with Stuart Howard
Hidden 17/Oct/14 Lead
Emily93Mobley 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Testing start, though a worth while struggle for the exposed finish

with Amy Hare
Pete_Frost 11/Oct/14 Lead β

Good arm bar at in the lower section.

with Alex Nicholson
bendevonport 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Lukem6 03/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Elliot
youwillfindjimbo 26/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Derek Furze 24/Sep/14 2nd
with Paul Mitchell
Alex Eperon 21/Sep/14 2nd
AielSavage 21/Sep/14 Lead
john max 14/Sep/14 Lead

Fell off 4 years ago and landed on my head (was wearing a helmet). It's difficult in the lower section. Glad to have it ticked off.

with Julian Sorrell
Luke Jones 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Will
Dan Vaj 13/Sep/14 Lead RP
with Matt payne
mark4344 13/Sep/14 2nd
with Dan Vaj, Matt Payne
danm 09/Sep/14 Lead
with Heliya B
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 05/Sep/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Sep/14 2nd rpt
hodge192 21/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Chris Craggs 18/Aug/14 2nd

Piggish - especially the 1st move.

with Steve Cunnington, Graham Parkes
eburki1 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S
benthomas.online 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S

My second VS lead

with Brendan Edwards
ashtond6 04/Aug/14 Lead O/S

HVS 5a??

lcullum7 29/Jul/14 2nd β
Hidden 29/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Alex 74 29/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with Tom Baggott
JonmapDL 28/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with David, Anna jennings, Phil Jennings
mike.rigby 27/Jul/14 2nd
with Rob Edwards
JimboWizbo 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Keep thrutching . It's worth it for the finish

with Steve S, Beth
Hidden 05/Jul/14 2nd
sparkass 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S

A classic struggle. Finish is fun.

with Gary and Holly Wood
sara n 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Paul Wolf
ned_85 30/Jun/14 Lead
Jack Loftus 30/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Ned
climbercrab 25/Jun/14 2nd RP

it starts of as a slighty overhanging hand jam that can be protected before reaching the crux of trying to get around the roof. after that it is a fun crack climb before reaching the epic flake which you traverse out on with nothing below you then just climb on to it to reach the top.

OliverRoss 23/Jun/14 2nd dog
with Craig Osborne
Giles Davis 22/Jun/14 2nd dog


benlatham07 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
GrahamHP 22/Jun/14 2nd


Rob Laird 22/Jun/14 Lead dog

Struggled on the lower section, but a good climb

chancer 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S
oodie72 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Wevcore 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Rich
Drew Bennett 11/Jun/14 Lead
with Clem
ClemB 11/Jun/14 2nd
jamesclimbing 05/Jun/14 2nd
Jack Whiteley 05/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with John Hayes
Hidden 05/Jun/14 2nd
stevelismore 01/Jun/14 2nd dog

Attempted bottom section as a layback. Mistake! When attempting to get back in the crack hand slipped out and fell. But got back in and finished it.

with John PCC
john_ni 01/Jun/14 Lead rpt
Olli-C 31/May/14 Lead O/S


with Chris Waddle
GregJones17 18/May/14 2nd β
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead O/S
nedthedustbin 16/May/14 Lead
felixizzy 15/May/14 Lead RP

Got spanked by the start. Lowered and did it clean.

with Iain s
ClemB 14/May/14 Lead O/S

pretty awkward cool exposed finish!

Hidden 14/May/14 2nd
Hidden 04/May/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/May/14 2nd
crispycodd 03/May/14 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May/14 Lead
gilmour_789 17/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with rmalone
sheelba 15/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 13/Apr/14 2nd
Barrett_50 13/Apr/14 TR O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Lenny 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Phil .N
arandall 04/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Didn't read the guide properly so forgot the flake finish.

Wendy Watthews 04/Apr/14 2nd O/S
ash longreach ?/Apr/14 Lead
with John
henry.jeffreys 29/Mar/14 Lead G/U
Hidden 29/Mar/14 2nd β
mclancy50 29/Mar/14 2nd dog
ruairidhwad 24/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Calum Wadsworth
Wevcore 23/Mar/14 2nd O/S
tsl42 23/Mar/14 2nd dog
with Kevin C
jshields 16/Mar/14 2nd
TonyF 16/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 15/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Mar/14 2nd
Goodstuff 10/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Awkward and satisfying- don't miss the hanging flake finish

spragglerocks 09/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Mar/14 Lead RP
Hoyes 09/Mar/14 2nd rpt
Big Lee 08/Mar/14 Lead dog

Needed a rest below the chock stone. Tough route. Jamming skills found wanting.

with Mark Walker
cheeky 05/Mar/14 2nd rpt
with Dave Rich, Mark Philipson
mark4344 05/Mar/14 2nd
with Matt Payne
alooker 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S

A great 'proper' VS, lots of rests and solid gear. Lovely finish over the flake.

coster ?/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden ?/Mar/14 Lead
jon_gill1 02/Feb/14 2nd rpt
with martin johnson
Rob Adie ??/2014 -
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
mileshill540 ??/2014 Lead
Hidden ??/2014 Solo O/S
David_Gledson 17/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with Alan
jakenichol 07/Dec/13 Lead O/S
d80f0u 01/Dec/13 2nd dog

Pretty desperate

with Dave
Hidden 30/Nov/13 2nd
andy_e 16/Nov/13 Lead rpt
Dave Latimer 09/Nov/13 Lead
Martin Bagshaw 01/Nov/13 2nd O/S
with Jamie Vince
Hidden 26/Oct/13 Lead
dannyboy83 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Dan
Kirill 29/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with Roly
Rollo 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Kirill
Hidden 29/Sep/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/13 Lead dnf
tgeh 21/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with imogene
ifletcher 21/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with tgeh
Matt250 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Matt250 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
JonnoP 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Susie
bullwinkle 07/Sep/13 2nd rpt
Duck Egg 07/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Brilliant, brutal and satisfying.

Hidden 03/Sep/13 2nd
Joemanglerocks 01/Sep/13 Lead
with Satoshi Kimura, TimKnight
Phill Mitch 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with bleggs
TimKnight 01/Sep/13 2nd O/S
simon1965 31/Aug/13 2nd
Neil R 31/Aug/13 Lead
with Simon
ralphio 20/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Real struggle getting up to the chockstone, has a little slip but held it. Second half much easier but still requiring jams. Really nice finish over the flake.

jimbonfire 19/Aug/13 Lead
djones66 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Excellent climb, very well protected, and quite big by Froggatt standards.

with Stve mc D
vanderz 18/Aug/13 Lead rpt
pearson9596 17/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Pete Hiscox
hlegge 14/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Thrutchy weird start, but nice latter section. Nice

with Gareth Hooson
Fragmod 14/Aug/13 2nd
DaveFidler 13/Aug/13 -
with Huw
Palmer 11/Aug/13 Lead
with mackie, paul renwick
sopaz 11/Aug/13 2nd
cathymiller 11/Aug/13 2nd dog
gavster 08/Aug/13 2nd
with kev
mapperley samurai 08/Aug/13 Lead dog

Totally underestimated it. Probably not the best warm up route. When I'd figured out I was avoiding jamming in the lower section and did so much easier. I nice reminder I needed to go back to jamming school. An excellent, varied crack climb and the flake finish caps it off nicely with a bit of exposure.

with Gavin Pownall, David Alcock
davidalcock 08/Aug/13 2nd rpt

Gorgeous jams.

with Gavin, mapperley samurai
BoulderyDave 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/13 -
edmitchell 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Fun route. Getting off the deck is as hard as any of the rest of it. Top section looks hard and intimidating, but is extremely well protected and much easier than it first appears.

huwtheenigma ?/Aug/13 Lead dog

Second trad lead. First trad fall. David is an arsehole.

guy757 05/Jul/13 -
Jules Lane 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Did Flake finish - great !

with Mynydd Al
Andy Hardy 04/Jul/13 2nd rpt
Deezel65 03/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Brilliant route - the start feels tough at the grade although the gear is bomber and hand jams are as good as they come. Then the finish is steady but in a great exposed position.

cragtyke 03/Jul/13 2nd
with Mark B, Ross
gavinpeach 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Tough for VS. Foot slipped on a polished foothold in the crack at one point but bomber jams held.

with James Lawson, Max Pendleton
uncontrollable 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Max
Nadir90 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/13 Lead rpt
EDB4YLI55 17/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Dan Vaj 16/Jun/13 Lead dog
john_ni 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Nick (PCC)
Lancer 06/Jun/13 2nd
Mark Kemball 30/May/13 Lead
with Solly Kemball Dorey, Dave Hall
dr_botnik 27/May/13 Lead O/S

awkward start eases off to a very rewarding finish

with deacon
Hidden 27/May/13 Lead
stuaart 27/May/13 Lead β

Felt considerably easier this time. I must now have some jamming ability. Superb route.

with Neil Redgrave
thomaspomfrett 22/May/13 Lead O/S
with David (ukc)
davidalcock 22/May/13 2nd
with Tom
Jimbo C 19/May/13 Lead O/S

Sustained, pumpy and awkward, and very enjoyable. The flake finish is well worth it for the thrill.

with Spiros
john lynch 12/May/13 Lead O/S
with rosie
Hidden 11/May/13 Lead rpt
Rich Malcolm 05/May/13 Lead O/S
with Neil Jackson
alaster tonge 21/Apr/13 Lead dnf

Not today, thank you

alaster tonge 21/Apr/13 TR

To retrieve gear after leading 3/4 up and giving up the battle

Neil R 20/Apr/13 2nd β
with Ian
Paul Hy 20/Apr/13 Lead
with Andy S
spragglerocks 20/Apr/13 Lead rpt
MPSBunny 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Hard work getting off the ground for this one. Had to practice my udge-ing technique which improved massively once I;d had all my gear taken off the right side of my harness and replaced on the left.

with Paul (Mynydd)
Hidden 20/Apr/13 2nd
howifeel 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S

At least it was easier than the route description. As lovely as I remembered it from before.

with Lee
Hoyes 20/Apr/13 2nd rpt
mark4344 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S

turned into a thrutch low down.

with Matt Payne
cheeky 20/Apr/13 2nd dog
337 20/Apr/13 2nd
with Jim
andy.smythe 20/Apr/13 2nd
with Paul Hy
rohai545 16/Apr/13 Lead

Tough rewarding struggle.

with David Bankart
DaveB61 15/Apr/13 2nd
with Krish Dev
Hidden 14/Apr/13 2nd rpt
andy_e 14/Apr/13 2nd rpt
Kirill 14/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Apr/13 2nd O/S
cheeky 09/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Okay climb I'll give it 3 stars if only for the flake finish.

with Andreas
bwestwood 08/Apr/13 2nd
WillDoyle 03/Apr/13 2nd
Eagertom 01/Apr/13 2nd O/S

Dan limped up the lower middle section with some difficulty, and on the second I could see why. Some rough jamming, and a few reaches where it was probably helpful to have longer arms. After the step out left, however, things got both easier and more fun; the juggy flake finish is a must do.

Hidden 01/Apr/13 Lead dog
davewsargent ?/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with benjamin westwood
Twisty 16/Mar/13 Lead rpt
with Nigel Stock
Hidden 05/Mar/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 05/Mar/13 2nd
Hidden 03/Mar/13 Lead dnf
rosieposey14 03/Mar/13 2nd
Sam Cooke 03/Mar/13 2nd
mark12345 ??/2013 Lead
with kev gibbs, rich brown
robertmctague ??/2013 Lead O/S
Nevil ??/2013 Lead
with Vince
Vincej ??/2013 2nd
with Nevil
Ian Hylands ??/2013 Lead O/S
with Piers Turnbull
eburki1 16/Dec/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Nov/12 Lead dog
Phil Layton 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S

with the exposed finish

with Phil Laxton
Tom Packer 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Lloyd
android_lloyd 18/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with Tom
Paul Hy 08/Nov/12 Lead dnf

I'll be back!!

with Deacon
MoWalker3 04/Nov/12 -
with chrissy
climbingpixie 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Hazel
Laurence Cowton 27/Oct/12 Lead

Really good fun climb. Didn't use a knee! Finished up the flake.

with Ethan
Ethan72 27/Oct/12 2nd
Daniel 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Jasmina Saric
Hidden 20/Oct/12 2nd dog
Hidden 15/Oct/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 15/Oct/12 2nd O/S
dainbramaged999 14/Oct/12 Lead rpt

with Owen and Durand, bit hard for their first climb outdoors, but all the easy ones were taken!

Hidden 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S
rd20 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Colin CC
ColinD 13/Oct/12 2nd
with Robert
Pete Pozman 09/Oct/12 2nd rpt
with John Byrne, Pete Crosby
Sam Husband 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Very awkward but enjoyable, the finish over the pinnacle is nice and atmospheric.

with Woger
RKirke 07/Oct/12 -
Nigel Bond 06/Oct/12 2nd
with Bern Hardman
deacondeacon 03/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Nice route. good honest hardwork is rewarded with the airy finish. Quality

Simonj 03/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with woodsy
James Oswald 03/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with deacon
jmbonello ?/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/12 2nd
Will Gordon 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/12 2nd
Haydn Jones 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S

3 star! i did jamming!!

with ben vieyra
treg 15/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with Chris S
Hannahjscott 11/Sep/12 Lead
with Owen Smith
Cake 11/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with Hannah
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Solo
Dr Toph 07/Sep/12 Solo O/S


yomteoman 28/Aug/12 Lead dnf

need jamming practice!

with John Bramwell
yomteoman 28/Aug/12 2nd

well within my capabilities to lead!

with John Bramwell
treg 18/Aug/12 Lead rpt

Finally finished this on my third visit. It was still a struggle, but the difference was in being able to jam now. Pretty vital to get out of the initial crack. Hard for VS if you can't jam.

with Dan Osbaldeston
pie_eater_pete 14/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Charley Carpenter ?/Aug/12 -
Hidden ?/Aug/12 -
t.c.hewitt 24/Jul/12 -
Hidden 23/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead
Alex 74 22/Jul/12 Lead
with Pete B, Dave m
67hours 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S

The "bonus" finish is well worth it!

with Steeeeeve
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Leelogs 15/Jul/12 2nd
with Pagan
Jackwd 12/Jul/12 2nd RP
charley 12/Jul/12 Lead dog

Climbed up to the crux, got too pumped. Managed to reverse to the ground. Jack tried it but had the same problem. Was too hard really of my first day back climbing but couldn't be arsed to go up and set an absail up to strip the gear so gave it one more go. Managed to get slightly higher, mid crux but just got zapped of energy so had to rest on the gear for a couple of minutes. Got it afterwards. Didn't have to use any knees so maybe get a few points back??

with JackD
davewsargent 11/Jul/12 2nd O/S

not actually this route traverse delicatly right at half hieght Apparently hvs 5b more like e1

with andy neath
Hidden 08/Jul/12 Lead dog
soph 01/Jul/12 Lead
with Lindy Smith
thetradlad 26/Jun/12 2nd O/S

A little midgey

yarrow 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S

with some colourful language...

Hidden 19/Jun/12 2nd
namagnall 02/Jun/12 2nd
stevetheleg 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Jack Williams, Nathan Magnall
SteveCarratt 02/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 18/May/12 2nd
Matt Harmon 16/May/12 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 16/May/12 Solo O/S
stefie c 16/May/12 2nd
Twisty 13/May/12 Lead O/S
with Byron Buck
minaturechris 13/May/12 Lead O/S

Would not have done this one if I wasn't deliberately trying to improve my jamming technique. Found this an awkward struggle....a good route though and probably awesome if I was indeed better at jamming!

with Lee Parsons, Masa
masa-alpin 13/May/12 2nd rpt

Chris lead.

with Chris G, Lee P
embob 12/May/12 Lead RP

Had my first lead fall/slump onto a massive bomber hex first go, lowered off, back on and did it clean. Found the first crack really tough (hands too small for the jams), then the upper wall and flake were absolutely gorgeous in contrast! First try at a VS 4c.

with Alex
Hidden 12/May/12 2nd
Hidden 12/May/12 2nd dog
Stone Muppet 12/May/12 Lead O/S
with sd-l, md
Hidden 07/May/12 Lead dog
Hidden 07/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/May/12 2nd
ranga 05/May/12 Lead O/S
CurlyStevo ?/May/12 Lead

quality route, jammed pretty much the whole way up to the chock, the offwidth has jams in the back initially and then over the top. not high in the 4c grade but lots of it makes it high in the grade vs!

with Rob
Hidden ?/May/12 -
Steve Vincent ?/May/12 Lead

Very messy start with an awkward leg jam

with David Robinson
chrisbussell 17/Apr/12 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
thrutch 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Sven
the power 15/Apr/12 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Tony Holdsworth 28/Mar/12 Lead rpt

Lydia and Will

Mr. K 25/Mar/12 Lead rpt
BicepAndrews 25/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Jim Hulbert
spidermonkey09 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/12 2nd
Peakpdr 21/Mar/12 -
marcoleptic 20/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Neil R 20/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Ian
biobuild 20/Mar/12 2nd
andyjirvin 05/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Chris's second trad lead (after a long break) and he really enjoyed it... I, on the other hand, thought it was a bit of a pig. Wedged myself in at every available opportunity, very thructchy start that improves as you go higher, with the redeeming final exposed finish that brings a smile to your face after the torrid struggle below. Good lead Chris!

Hidden ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
nickdonohue ?/Mar/12 Lead
with Emma Grant
Decmorris 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
steven 25/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with Ade, Murray Galagher
Chris Craggs 19/Feb/12 AltLd

What a struggle!

with Steve Cunnington
david morse 13/Feb/12 Lead rpt


with lole
Hidden 13/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden 06/Jan/12 2nd rpt
Dean177 05/Jan/12 Lead
with Peter Clark
big djw ??/2012 2nd
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
SteveCarratt ??/2012 2nd
Hidden ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Kirill 03/Dec/11 Lead rpt
with Natalia Male Alcalde
cem 03/Dec/11 2nd rpt


with Eric Olson
Hidden 27/Nov/11 Lead
dainbramaged999 27/Nov/11 Lead O/S
madasten 20/Nov/11 Lead
with Miquel
masa-alpin 17/Nov/11 2nd β

Luke's first attempt of VS lead. He took a short fall, but the rest was fine.

with P Luke
tonanf ?/Nov/11 AltLd
Bob Windsor 23/Oct/11 Lead
with Rick Graham
treg 22/Oct/11 Lead dnf

Back a year later to not finish it again.

with Rachel
Jake Young 19/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Chris
danny269 15/Oct/11 Lead

Wow! Probably best climb todate! With a variety of factors: jamming in early sections to chock stone - using plenty of cams and hexes (one used one size too big gave great difficulty in removing and had to ab down) - after chock stone eased on left before final nice layback with lovely finger flake and final jug hold - The finsh via the upper Flake was exquisite - horizontal nut (?#6) placed in break - pushed in from right gave 100% seat as prved hard to remove and had to ab down for this one too! Short traverse out to left (over thin air!) before fingery clmb up to flake and over to top roof! Lovely!

with Jaimey
Jbw 15/Oct/11 Lead dog

The upper section provided some good exposure but thrutching up the lower cracks did not make for an enjoyable climb

mark20 09/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Soaking wet

bigdrew 08/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Mark R
Dan Leach 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Heather Uren
JdotP 02/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Rachel Dilley
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead β
Hidden 01/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 01/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Matt Cooke 24/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Rosh
Bryan M 16/Sep/11 2nd
Dan Geh 15/Sep/11 Lead O/S
tgeh 15/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with dan geh
Hidden 11/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
LakesWinter 03/Sep/11 Lead β

Very good

with Mark
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S
David Kay 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/11 2nd
cookacat 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S

the flake finish is the best thing ever

with huw
Dan Lane 17/Aug/11 Lead RP

Ground-up. Fell off just below the chockstone when my jam slid out of the damp crack. clean the next go.

with Ruth Taylor, Andy Turner
C@rwyn 12/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Adam
Hidden 12/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Wilst 09/Aug/11 2nd
danjimwill 04/Aug/11 Lead O/S
dpm23 31/Jul/11 Lead

Second (wife) hated it. Was a battle to the top. Had to abb down for a jammed hex.

Andrew Cross 26/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Finished over the left-hand flake for the full effect - an awesome alternative finish

stevetheleg 26/Jul/11 Lead O/S
chisanga 23/Jul/11 2nd RP
with Jim Reid, Stephen Lumb
surfer38 23/Jul/11 2nd β

Want to try as a lead next time around

cem 16/Jul/11 2nd rpt
Alex 74 12/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Ian c
neillkelly 03/Jul/11 TR
johnpuddephatt 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Tom_Jermy 02/Jul/11 Lead RP

Climbed first quarter of it felt pumped, lowered off piece then removed all gear. Went back after a rest and it went clean.

with john puddephat
AlexxelA 21/Jun/11 2nd O/S
garywalker147 19/Jun/11 -
with Derek
BelayBunney 07/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Looks innocuous but is actually an unpleasant grovel! Difficult move to the chock stone.

francois 07/Jun/11 Lead dog

Fell off just before the chockstone. Bad warm up route

with Chris
tomthecoolperson 03/Jun/11 2nd
with Andrew
gary.barr 02/Jun/11 2nd

An outstanding route! Great lead by Ally, can't wait to get back on it and lead it myself. Worthy of it's stars!

laxi ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Did also the thrilling lefthand finish over the flake

deejmonkey 28/May/11 2nd
with Tom
tomparrott 28/May/11 Lead
with DJ
Daymo 21/May/11 2nd O/S

Len had an epic. We were on it for and hour and half. I went up for him and put some protection in higher and made him finish his lead! The end flake is fantastic!!!

Hidden 21/May/11 Lead
graphiclunarkid 11/May/11 Lead rpt

Revenge is sweet :o)

Hidden 06/May/11 Lead
Hidden 04/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/11 2nd dog
misterb 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with sim
AndyPeters 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
lizzie789 23/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Good jamming practice!

marcduhig 23/Apr/11 Lead dog

Laybacked! Whoops.

Alex.M-M. 22/Apr/11 Lead dog
alexyoung 22/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Rachel
Batt 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Horrible route but did do the dramatic finish in glorious sunshine

Ianwesterby 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Leo
tprebs 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S

feet slipped out from under me but fist jam held solid!

with Elliot Mason
Will_Maxwell 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Rafael Pena
Jonathan Hall 16/Apr/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 16/Apr/11 2nd
jack89 14/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Lay-backed initial part, nice climb with a nice finish and decent jam.

with Jake
lizzyb 10/Apr/11 2nd dog

Lethal route. Not joking in guidebook saying "awkward" the starting move from the offwidth to the chock stone i fought with and slipped down a bit more than a few times. then as frustrated then managed to trap foot while jamming it. Had to hang on rope to take weight off and even then took few attempts to free... calm would definately have paid. Ended up pulling up hand over hand on rope to pass the crux. Nice sequence above and beautiful flake to top out over, thats where the atmosphere rather than the fight really took over.

with Louise Benchetrit
avirdee 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Liam Bateman 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Wayne Murphy, Alan Mountford
hotfeet 27/Mar/11 Lead
pmurdy 23/Mar/11 2nd O/S
thomasadixon 23/Mar/11 2nd rpt
with Becca
BeccaSnowden 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Bit too hot for jamming. Some nice moves but the crux felt hard for 4c.

with Tom
Becky E 20/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 20/Mar/11 Lead rpt

wanted to repeat this climb for a while, still thought it was quite tough for VS, but not quite the battle it was 5 years ago!

with Becky E
Hidden 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
libby.southgate 20/Mar/11 2nd
with Euan Strachan, Joe Garratt
AC 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Nice finish

Hidden 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
JamieSparkes 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
llamaglama 19/Mar/11 Lead
with Jam
Guy Atkinson 18/Mar/11 2nd O/S

I didn't use my knee on the chockstone... do I win?

with Chris Swift, Ben Silvestre
chrism225 12/Mar/11 Lead dog

All over the place, had a massive hangover - had to have a sleep at the top.

with Nat
Danstephens 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Steve Ward
andy_e 06/Mar/11 Lead dog
Hidden 06/Mar/11 Solo O/S
elbeanio 30/Jan/11 2nd dog
TerryLines 29/Jan/11 Lead RP
RockaJo 29/Jan/11 2nd O/S

Nice climb. I found an easier way of climbing the section 2/3 of the way up, whereas my partner (who led it) climbed it as a pure crack and that looked very scary!

with Gareth
gcandlin 29/Jan/11 Lead β

hard for VS, nice jamming though

with Jo Marshall
andysroom 22/Jan/11 2nd
markpollak ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Sean Kelly ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
cymjt ??/2011 -
PeteH 13/Dec/10 2nd O/S
highlux 13/Dec/10 Lead O/S

Quality route for sure.

with Pete Hart
Liam Ingram 13/Nov/10 2nd
with Mike Swartz
Hidden 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
treg 30/Oct/10 Lead dnf

Oh dear! The one where Bird decked but got away with a scratch on the back of his head and a huge shot of adrenaline. Lessons were learnt on this climb - the main one being: if you have a helmet, don't lend it to a friend who will then leave it at their house instead of bringing it out to the crag next time they go to meet you.

with Chris S, Ben, Bird
Hidden 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
stuart34 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
crispyboy 30/Oct/10 2nd

my favourite route of the day, brilliant!

with inchley
ClimberJimmyB 30/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Oct/10 TR dog
CharlieMack 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Kirstie Rowe
andy dunn 17/Oct/10 Lead β

got it 2nd time around (ground-up) after slipping out of the lower crack. Gotta get more jamming practice.

with Tom
ElvisLeg 09/Oct/10 Lead dog
speedymccreedy 09/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Oct/10 2nd O/S
glennofsheff 02/Oct/10 Lead rpt

payback after sitting on gear at crux last visit. still v strenuous jamming sequence over bulge to reach chock. great climb thereafter . finished on exposed flake . one of the best VS routes ive done .AWESOME !!!

Hidden 02/Oct/10 Lead rpt
Aid@n ?/Oct/10 Lead
alaan 25/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 21/Sep/10 Lead O/S
rockman 21/Sep/10 Lead O/S
timcedwards 21/Sep/10 2nd
stuaart 12/Sep/10 Lead dnf

Ok, so I need to learn how to jam.

stephenhartley 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Burns
EllieWoods 04/Sep/10 2nd
with JB
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
geddicakes 02/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Matthew Robinson ?/Sep/10 Lead

Tricky first bit. Lovely finish

James_D 30/Aug/10 Lead dog

The perfect hangover cure.

with Esther
Bobby Gilbert 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
katherinesydney 22/Aug/10 2nd dog

first proper handjamming climb. nice finish

stevedude888 07/Aug/10 2nd dog
Hidden 30/Jul/10 Lead dog
Maria Lasonen-Aarnio 25/Jul/10 2nd
BennoC 24/Jul/10 Lead dog

A struggle. Downclimbed/lowered off the first crack as too pumped. Got back on and struggled to the top.

with Paul Justin
teflonpete 18/Jul/10 Lead β

Seconded 3 years ago. Udgery followed by a lovely exposed finish on the flake.

with John K
spragglerocks 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/10 2nd rpt
Lumbering Oaf 03/Jul/10 Lead rpt

Seconded this a while back, found the lead a little tricky but the climb is a lot of fun and has a great finish! Bottom moves make this climb a hard 4c!

steve2006 ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
hazeysunshine 25/Jun/10 Lead dnf
with Dave
Onion magnet 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Really good climb, took several minutes to work out the crux but plane sailing from there. Finished over the flake for the classic tick.

with Jack
jwpil 23/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Mat
Mr. K 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Ben Redgate
pabbage 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ben_250 18/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Dave
Pilch 12/Jun/10 2nd rpt
glennofsheff 03/Jun/10 Lead dog

found initial crack hard ,got pumped down climbed ,rested ,climbed back up to high point tried to pull over bulge to access chock and popped. sat on gear then finished route.strenuous. as hard as pedestal crack (hvs)i thought.after chock climb eases still fun tho .flake to finish a must

Hidden 01/Jun/10 TR RP
nickmattia ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with graham reid
Goose4 25/May/10 Lead O/S
with Lucy Barker
Scott McRae 23/May/10 2nd rpt

Fantastic jamming and good pro.

with Steve Moore
pldarch 23/May/10 Lead
with Sam
atom 22/May/10 2nd
zombie_pat 16/May/10 2nd O/S
with Reynalds
metal arms 16/May/10 Lead O/S
zappa 16/May/10 2nd O/S
climbingrick 16/May/10 Lead O/S
Aid@n 15/May/10 Lead dnf

First fall, will definitely have to go back and finish it.

gazfellows 14/May/10 Lead
JRae 12/May/10 Lead O/S
with L Campbell
Alkis 09/May/10 Lead O/S
with Zappa Lymn
Steven Andrews 09/May/10 Lead
with Rachel Berkowitz
Hidden 09/May/10 Lead RP
Hidden 07/May/10 Lead rpt
monsteratt 03/May/10 Lead O/S

After doing The File the same weekend this felt pretty straight forward. Not as awkward as expected either.

with Ben Hills
philboy 01/May/10 2nd
with matt g
Cake 01/May/10 Lead O/S

About as good as it gets

with Phil B, Matt
Jethro ?/May/10 Lead
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd
wazir.safeer 23/Apr/10 Lead O/S

First hand jam crack. If fist and hand jams are not your thing you might not enjoy this as much as you could.

gregoritos 23/Apr/10 Solo
Brannock 23/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Owen W-G 23/Apr/10 Lead β

Bloody hard for VS. I thought it was onsight but have since discovered that I had seconded it 2007, so file under retroflash.

with Simon Denison
Hidden 16/Apr/10 Lead dog
Brannock 16/Apr/10 2nd O/S
matthewjames 14/Apr/10 2nd rpt
Fergus Cuthill 14/Apr/10 2nd O/S
joese7en 10/Apr/10 2nd O/S
jkarran 05/Apr/10 2nd

Bit of a fight but similar to others at the grade, I think this is just a weakness of mine.

with Matt
mattyork2 05/Apr/10 Lead

Had to sit on a cam to pull out a very poorly placed cam3

kermit_uk 04/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Steve Woolass
Alex Thompson 28/Mar/10 Lead rpt

Chris attempted the lead, but slumped on gear, ropes pulled and left me to finish it off.

Hidden 07/Mar/10 Lead dnf
ianjfsutcliffe 15/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Awesome exposed flake finish is one of those proper "this is why we climb" moments. So good!!

theotherpetehill 02/Jan/10 Lead

Relatively free of snow...

alancash100 ??/2010 Lead
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
DuckingFesperate ??/2010 Lead
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
bigie bob 31/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Pete Horn 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Charles
cem 31/Oct/09 Lead rpt
with Pete Horn
Ketu 29/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Emma
Dave Foster 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Good, tough re-introduction after a three week break.

with Andy
Hidden 17/Oct/09 Lead rpt
Alfredo 10/Oct/09 2nd
with Ben H
b.hayley 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with alfredo
melonmike 08/Oct/09 2nd
with Rachel Slater, Jack Metcalfe
Hidden 08/Oct/09 Lead rpt
Rachel Slater 08/Oct/09 2nd
3 Names 03/Oct/09 Lead O/S
andeeeee 27/Sep/09 Lead dog

An effort at the start, but nice the rest of the way. I m,ade the mistake of finishing on the platform ledge, and missed the nice finish via the flake, which is apparently the only nice part of the climb.

with Hypnotist Peter
Aufton 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
pebbles 12/Sep/09 2nd


jadm2 12/Sep/09 Lead dog

Pretty annoyed to fall on this, very possible in a oner

disturbed_one51 05/Sep/09 2nd
with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 05/Sep/09 Lead
tomhull 05/Sep/09 2nd
nakedave 05/Sep/09 Lead RP
Alex Winter 01/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with J. Iles-Smith, C. Prescott
alimckay ?/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with ufton
peter myers ?/Sep/09 Lead
with Joe Farnell
Hidden 31/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
bullwinkle 29/Aug/09 2nd rpt
jiles 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Alex Winter, Chris Prescot
Hidden 27/Aug/09 2nd
hellboundblr 27/Aug/09 Lead

Foot slipped, hand held.

with Danny Smudge
jchenoweth 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Chris K
RichardMc 16/Aug/09 Lead
with Dave Langmead
mike_hough_uk 08/Aug/09 2nd
chri55ie 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Si dH 02/Aug/09 Lead rpt
with Gary
jonka ?/Aug/09 Lead
with mark
mark sadler ?/Aug/09 2nd
with john
crag_monster ?/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 19/Jul/09 2nd
Kirill 18/Jul/09 2nd
with Maxime, Gareth
Hidden 18/Jul/09 2nd
tatz45 16/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Chris Pembroke
tomthecoolperson 09/Jul/09 Lead β
with Andrew
Hidden 09/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Pilch 19/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with graham and Jon
AsleepOnBelay 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S

My eyes were bigger than my jams on this one - started out on lead but couldn't get up to the chockstone. Managed fine on second though. A very grit experience.

with Brian
v man 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/09 2nd O/S
gethin_allen 12/Jun/09 Lead
EAYL 12/Jun/09 2nd
with gethin allen
graphiclunarkid 31/May/09 Lead dnf

Managed to get two bits of gear (a nut and a hex) stuck in the first crack by falling on them repeatedly. Abseiled down for them but couldn't get them out. Was going to give them up as lost until a passing climber volunteered to have a go. He ended up bashing them out of the cliff with a large rock! I owe that guy a pint.

arctic_jen 31/May/09 2nd dnf

did not start. Rich fell out repeatedly then had to ab for gear.

with Rich
Hidden 28/May/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/May/09 Lead rpt
Martin Brierley 23/May/09 Lead dog

The start felt like a bit of a battle, wasted too much time putting in a hex and should have gone straight up. The rest was nice.

garywong 16/May/09 Lead O/S
rd20 16/May/09 2nd
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead O/S
jdgaventa 03/May/09 Lead
with katy
Dr Caterpillar 02/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd O/S
Chris Plewa ?/May/09 Lead O/S
alexyoung 26/Apr/09 Lead rpt
Lumbering Oaf 26/Apr/09 2nd
vvanhinsbergh 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Chris Burn
martin one 25/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with dave knight
richorme 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Wendy Potts
tommytwotone 22/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with Nigel
Fat Tim 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
bigphil 18/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Steve & Elsa
shaun walby 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Phil West
Phil West 18/Apr/09 2nd rpt
with Shaun Walby
Hidden 15/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/09 2nd
simonw1 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Allan Watson
JWB 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Ted
catblack 11/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 11/Apr/09 -
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead dog
stevepotter 05/Apr/09 Lead
with Peter / Chris
Lou Kennedy 05/Apr/09 2nd
Adam Potter 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Noodles 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S


Hidden 14/Mar/09 2nd
thomasadixon 02/Mar/09 2nd O/S

Hard few moves low down then nice and steady, finish is awesome. Great route.

with Alan
Reaver2k 02/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Great route, about as expected, move up the first offwidth with a bit of a thrutch, then had a bit of a wobbley move near the top of the initial crack, for some reason I moved onto the right side of the arete, cacked myself and moved back over onto the left and up. The rest was suprisingly easy, with a lovely jamming crack and big easy layback flake at the top in a very spectacular position! Don't believe I used any knees though!

Tom Last 28/Feb/09 Lead O/S

Lovely route, very easy jamming.

with Denise
Jim Slater 21/Feb/09 Lead rpt
with Mic UKC
nic42 07/Feb/09 Lead dog
Hidden 07/Feb/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/09 2nd
James_D ?/Jan/09 Lead RP

lowered off then had another go. The finish was great fun.

with Will
keith leonard ??/2009 -
andy jennings ??/2009 2nd β
with Floris
Tamati ??/2009 2nd
drysori ??/2009 Lead
drysori ??/2009 Lead
drysori ??/2009 Lead
drysori ??/2009 Lead
Teappleby ??/2009 Lead
with max
JonathanJones 29/Dec/08 2nd O/S

Absolute bitch, easy fun finish, worth doing

abreen 29/Dec/08 Lead O/S
nadeem 02/Dec/08 Lead O/S

First Trad Lead

Hidden 09/Nov/08 2nd
Shauna 25/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Steve
perfectlynormalbeast 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Fabian
Hidden 28/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Em66 28/Sep/08 2nd
with MUMC
rob wmc 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Alan & Sarah
Hidden 28/Sep/08 2nd
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead rpt
Chris Sansum 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Didn't read the guidebook, so didn't know about the flake finish option!

with Phil Gibson
greenclimb 20/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Sarah
Darragh ?/Sep/08 -
with Mark
Al Franks 29/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Claire
cy 29/Aug/08 2nd dog
with Al
Alasdair88 29/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Claire
Hidden 17/Aug/08 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/08 2nd
teflonpete ?/Jul/08 2nd β

Bottom was a shoulder eating offwidth body jamming thrutch. Finish over the top flake was airy and wonderful.

with Alex
Hidden ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
tommytwotone 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Chris Sanders
Pilch 24/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Graham
Brown 19/Jun/08 Solo O/S
with Solo
rogersavery 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
tedburt 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S
John Brayshaw 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Andy Barton
DaveFidler ?/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Anna
tomB 31/May/08 Lead
with Juliette
popebenedictus 26/May/08 Lead O/S

Desperate struggle.

Powder Puff Girl 26/May/08 2nd O/S
with Ben H
tinyali 25/May/08 TR dog
with Tim Webber
Hidden 24/May/08 2nd
simonfife 11/May/08 Lead O/S
with Bob
Hidden 11/May/08 Lead O/S
whiting.jp 10/May/08 2nd

Felt *hard* just seconding it. Very glad I wimped out of leading it earlier that day. More jamming practice required!

with Chris Poad
Guy Wilson 07/May/08 2nd O/S
with Gavin Moy, Pete Lancaster
Johnny B Diggerman 07/May/08 2nd O/S

Good climb hard work

with Dan L
stronglikebear 07/May/08 Lead
Laura89 03/May/08 2nd
with Jez
kitkat78 02/May/08 2nd O/S
with Graham P
barney800 ?/May/08 2nd
Matthallinan 30/Apr/08 Lead
with Jon Winter
psychicbread 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Max
Paulww 25/Apr/08 Lead
Hidden 25/Apr/08 2nd
Hidden 31/Mar/08 2nd
Alex Thompson 17/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Chewed up me knuckles... nice!

Spillers 12/Feb/08 2nd

hate jamming :0(

with Jake
PanzerHanzler 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with Pat Holborn
skittles 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Very solid jamming which is all you can really do to stay on the wall till the chockstone, but absoultly loved it, especially finishing up the flake which wasn't as hard as i thought it was going to be

with Jonathan Vardy
Neil Pacey 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Strenuous jamming felt quite hard for 4c

Tanya Savage 09/Feb/08 2nd dog
Hidden 09/Feb/08 2nd
Hidden 26/Jan/08 Lead O/S
scullymammoth 06/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Karl Wooffindin 06/Jan/08 2nd
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
jamesturnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
lazydaizy24 ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Pilch 01/Dec/07 Lead O/S

Some tough jamming, then forgot to do finishing moves,it was cold though, needs another ascent on a warmer, drier day.

with Graham
lucasp 17/Nov/07 Lead dog
with masa
Dan 85 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with John
davidgent ?/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Lydia
Hidden 31/Oct/07 Lead β
Hidden 06/Oct/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/07 2nd
Hidden 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Si dH 29/Sep/07 2nd rpt
with Neil Furniss
Brian Rodgers 23/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Dave Smith
Hidden 23/Sep/07 2nd
krikoman 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Still a 10/10

with Heather Aston, Jack Whiting, Kev Gibbs
Ing 16/Sep/07 2nd
with Jim
Hidden 16/Sep/07 Lead dog
RichardMc 16/Sep/07 Lead
with Graham Sheey
Hidden 15/Sep/07 2nd rpt
jcurley 14/Sep/07 Lead O/S

first vs lead

with Horace
lamma_hippie 05/Sep/07 Lead
with Jon Lawton
mic_b 04/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with David
Andy Moles 31/Aug/07 2nd
with Calum
fizzy_elephant 27/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Nick Fletcher
Phil Jennings 24/Aug/07 Lead O/S
tskelhon 13/Aug/07 2nd β
with Lauren Foster
Oliver Sherman 05/Aug/07 2nd
with Sophie Whyte
Steve Waters, Mynydd 24/Jul/07 2nd O/S

Led this route in 2005. Really enjoyed it. Recommended it to Wendy and she managed it in solid style. Well protected. Consistent challenges all the way requiring many different grit techniques. The flake finish is great!

martin one 14/Jul/07 Lead
with Dave andTony
DavidR 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/07 2nd O/S
gdb4060 ?/Jul/07 Lead
with Pete
alexyoung 03/Jun/07 2nd O/S

Great climb. Want to lead it!!!!

with Steak
jscoles 21/May/07 Lead O/S
with Tom Baker
tomB 21/May/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 20/May/07 Lead
Hidden 19/May/07 Lead dog
Kirill 19/May/07 Lead O/S
Katya 19/May/07 2nd dog
cem 19/May/07 2nd rpt
JLS 09/May/07 Lead O/S
with Jacqui
Hidden ?/May/07 Solo
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
kenneM ?/Apr/07 Lead
with Booby Hewitt
Byronius Maximus 31/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Guy Wilson 31/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Byron Buck
John Pickles 24/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/07 2nd
Hidden 14/Mar/07 Lead rpt
alicia 14/Mar/07 2nd

Quite hard for VS, I thought

with Nick Smith
Hidden 11/Mar/07 2nd O/S
dan gibson 03/Mar/07 Solo rpt
mat cooper ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
cat22 ??/2007 2nd O/S
with Mike
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Rik Dawes ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 2nd
Hidden ??/2007 -
david morse 02/Dec/06 Lead dog


with james beard
Hidden 26/Nov/06 Lead
Graeme Hammond 05/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Duck
adam carless 03/Nov/06 Lead O/S

I can't believe I hadn't done this one before, good quality jamming.

Cameron13 03/Nov/06 2nd O/S
with Adam Carless
bob3141 03/Nov/06 Lead
adamscottthomas 03/Nov/06 2nd

Rob lead this after I nearly decked ... jamming rather than laybacking is reccomended

Hidden 15/Oct/06 Lead RP
Andy Clarke 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Rob
Dave Latimer 14/Oct/06 2nd
Hidden 05/Oct/06 Lead
Andrew Sloan 24/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/06 Lead dog
aulda 29/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Dave J
crossdressingrodney 22/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with sophie whyte
SecretSquirrel 30/Jul/06 2nd
with nzgirl
OffshoreAndy 16/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with NCC Nic
aled.sage 25/Jun/06 Lead
with Alice Cruickshank
Hidden 10/Jun/06 2nd rpt
Hidden 02/Jun/06 Lead O/S
PenJD 31/May/06 Lead O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 06/May/06 Lead

Forgot I did this 'till I found an old photo of me leading it.

with Richard Bower
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Paul-Michael 22/Apr/06 Lead rpt
with Paul Nurse
victim of mathematics 11/Mar/06 2nd O/S
with gwilym
Hidden 11/Mar/06 2nd dog
Hidden ?/Mar/06 Lead
Whealiebob 25/Feb/06 Lead O/S

Definitely do the left hand flake finish, it is brilliant!!!

with Terry
Milne 25/Feb/06 2nd O/S
with Dave
Hidden 18/Feb/06 2nd
Hidden 18/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/06 Lead dog
dave o ??/2006 -
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 Lead O/S
John Lisle ??/2006 -
BicepAndrews ??/2006 2nd
ChrisBrooke 16/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Ritchie
Apharri ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Dave Wharton
Simon Caldwell 17/Sep/05 Lead dnf
with Carmen
Simon Caldwell 17/Sep/05 TR O/S

After backing off on lead. Of course it turned out I'd done the crux when I gave in, but was too intimidated to continue.

with Carmen
Alaric 07/Aug/05 2nd O/S
RichardMc 07/Aug/05 Lead
with Alaric
al99 ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/05 2nd
Si dH 31/Jul/05 2nd rpt
with Greg Richards
jimbonfire 24/May/05 Solo O/S
baldcoder 14/May/05 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
Hidden ?/May/05 -
Tombauer ?/May/05 -
SenorVivo ?/May/05 -
Siderunner 23/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Steve Bols.
Hidden 12/Apr/05 2nd
Stig ?/Apr/05 2nd rpt
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
SteveM 06/Feb/05 Lead
with Tobs
Hidden ?/Jan/05 TR rpt
petekeron ??/2005 Lead O/S
brownie mike ??/2005 -
thetourist 06/Nov/04 Lead
with Don Jenkins
Stefan 06/Nov/04 Lead O/S
with Simon
Hidden 26/Sep/04 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 08/Aug/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead dnf
Hidden 07/Jul/04 2nd rpt
Si dH ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Kane Chandler
Different Steve ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S

good value!

Hidden 31/May/04 Lead
Trobbo 15/May/04 Lead O/S
with ??
Hidden 12/May/04 2nd rpt
Nicos 28/Apr/04 Lead O/S

in wet, tricky!

with mark richardson
Reds 25/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Henry
Hidden 21/Feb/04 Lead O/S
feilx ??/2004 -
Duncan I ??/2004 Lead
Hidden ??/2004 -
Stig 24/Oct/03 Lead dog

Took a whipper off the crux and nearly hit the ground!

with Geraldine Lawless
Marq 19/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Daniel Dennehy
FrankW 04/Oct/03 2nd O/S
with Trace Quine, Joe
mel holmes 26/Aug/03 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/03 2nd O/S
bunnikins 30/May/03 Lead O/S
with Laurence
r@bag 30/May/03 2nd
with Bernie
Hidden 15/May/03 2nd rpt
Hidden 05/May/03 Lead
Hidden ?/May/03 Lead rpt
cjphillips 09/Apr/03 Lead
Gman ?/Apr/03 2nd O/S
with Carl
Hidden 31/Mar/03 Lead
Norman_P_W 31/Mar/03 2nd
with Bob M
Lev 15/Mar/03 2nd O/S
with Matt Taylor
Hidden 09/Mar/03 Lead
Hidden 12/Jan/03 2nd O/S
Dave Mason ?/Jan/03 Lead O/S
with Trev Tatler
Hidden ??/2003 2nd O/S
Skell ??/2003 Lead O/S
Dave Bond ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Adrian Whitehall
mattwyles1 ??/2003 2nd
Tobias at Home 24/Nov/02 Lead dnf

first fall

with SteveM
LakesWinter 14/Sep/02 2nd
with Wil
Hidden 22/Jun/02 Lead
Hidden 01/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/02 2nd
Hidden 04/Jan/02 Solo O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2002 -
Urgles ??/2002 Lead O/S
cem 04/Nov/01 2nd
with Romain, Graham Dolman
DerwentDiluted 23/Oct/01 Lead
with V. Wilson
Budge 18/Jun/01 Lead O/S
with Mike Oates
tlr ??/2000 Lead
Rock Fairy ??/2000 2nd
with Carl
rurp ??/2000 Lead O/S
rlrs ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 16/Oct/99 Lead O/S
antroy 10/Sep/99 Lead
Hidden 04/Sep/99 Lead dnf
Hidden 04/Sep/99 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/Jul/99 Lead
Hammy 13/Mar/99 Lead
with Richard Munro
TobyA ??/1999 Lead O/S

With the MMU club, not sure exactly when or who seconded.

DubyaJamesDubya ??/1999 -

Hard for VS.

paul birch 20/Oct/98 -
Hidden 15/Aug/98 Lead
Simon cook ?/Jun/98 AltLd
lost.arrow 29/Mar/98 Lead
with Gill Heartly
chris sm 14/Mar/98 2nd O/S
with Jon Stevens
Dave Musgrove Jnr 24/Jan/98 2nd
with Chris Ranner
Hidden ??/1998 Solo
rocktigger ??/1998 Lead O/S

Do the great flake finish, puts the iceing on the top.

with Clare
WB ??/1998 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/97 Lead
Paul-Michael 17/Aug/97 2nd dog

Barn doored at start of route & had to start again.

with Diccon Proctor, Paul Nurse
Ragnaar 03/Aug/97 Lead O/S

Solid VS jamming

with Claire Ellicock
Hidden 24/Jun/97 Solo
Hidden 26/May/97 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/97 2nd
Scott McRae 17/May/97 Lead O/S

Seemed much harder than VS first time. Thrutchy crack. better technique second time made it seem much easier.

with Steve Lucas
Hidden 09/May/97 Lead dog
Phil West 16/Mar/97 Lead O/S
with David Atherton & Steve Wild
Hidden 08/Mar/97 Lead
BruceW ??/1997 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1997 -
kp64zl ??/1997 -
five ?/Oct/96 Lead dog
Ropeboy 07/Sep/96 Lead
brady 12/Jun/96 2nd
with John Cameron
timreynolds 05/May/96 Lead
with John Burnip
Hidden 10/Mar/96 2nd
Hidden 14/Jan/96 Lead O/S
iskra2000 09/Sep/95 2nd
with Mark Leach
shoulders ?/Jul/95 Lead
with jason humphries
Ian Archer 13/May/95 2nd O/S
with Rob Gilkes
colin milton 09/May/95 2nd
with eric milton
Charles Arthur 06/May/95 Lead O/S

An early lead - must have been the May Bank Hol.

StevePr ??/1995 Lead
with Mike
Chris Ellis 13/Jun/94 Lead
with Mark Pudner
Hidden 22/Aug/93 2nd
IanD353 ?/Mar/93 Lead O/S
craig d ??/1993 -
daprince ??/1993 -
Hidden 05/Apr/92 2nd
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Roget 13/Jul/91 Solo O/S
NickJH ?/Oct/90 -
Laramadness 23/Aug/90 Lead O/S
malc 01/Aug/90 Lead O/S
Rob Davies ?/Mar/90 2nd
with Mick Moss
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
Hidden ??/1989 -
Hidden ??/1989 Lead
Raggar 18/Sep/88 2nd
with Guy C
John Marsland 29/Nov/87 2nd
with Dave Soles
J R R Hartley ?/Nov/87 2nd O/S
with Dez Barnett
steve prior ?/Nov/87 Lead
with Sam M
Carl Hamer ??/1987 2nd O/S
Tom V ??/1986 -
John Marsland 13/Apr/85 Lead
sadams 23/Sep/84 Lead
with Allen Aylesbury CC
Hidden 16/Aug/84 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/84 2nd
Pete Pozman 17/Mar/84 2nd
with Mike Harrison
babymoac 19/Feb/84 Lead
with MTW & Paul R
stp 09/Feb/84 Solo O/S
charlesmfrench 08/May/83 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/82 Lead
RichardMc 27/Jun/82 2nd
with Betty Seifert, Dave Langmead
Nic Robinson 20/Feb/82 2nd O/S
with Roy Stupak
ewar woowar ??/1982 -
Hidden 07/Jul/81 Solo
John Marsland ?/May/81 2nd
with Ian Stopforth
johnny20whales 20/Apr/81 2nd
with Martin
Hidden 10/Apr/81 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Solo
Hammy 22/Nov/80 Lead
with Rob Lawson
andy tetsill ?/Oct/80 Lead
with Rob Kevan
Andy Fielding ??/1980 Lead
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1980 -
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
mark-abz 24/Sep/79 TR
with Paul M
tapley 31/Mar/79 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Hidden ?/Oct/78 Lead
Hidden 08/Jul/78 Lead
Hidden 09/Apr/78 Lead
Hidden 21/Jan/78 Lead
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1978 -
with John Bogg
andy gittins ??/1978 -
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
Rob Davies ?/Dec/77 Lead
with Andy Clarke (CUMC)
Nigel Bond 05/Jul/77 Lead
with Tony Cuddy
Chris Ellis 12/Jun/77 2nd
with Martin Veale
Gordon Stainforth 21/May/77 2nd
with Patrick Radford, Harry Woodford
RichardMc 21/Nov/76 Lead
with Mike Byles
Chris Terrey ??/1976 Lead
with Ken Taylor
Derek Ryden ?/Oct/75 AltLd O/S
with Andy Douse
Rog Wilko ?/Mar/75 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Mark Kemball 08/Feb/75 Lead
Gordon Stainforth 21/Sep/74 Lead
with Mick Papworth, Nona --?
RichardMc 06/Apr/74 Lead
greenbuoy 03/Feb/74 Lead
with Claire W
Hidden 28/Oct/73 2nd
rogerskews ??/1973 -
with Ron Purkiss
Andy Say ??/1973 Solo
Dave Musgrove 23/Apr/72 Lead
RichardMc 14/Aug/71 Lead
bob@daysmill ??/1970 2nd β
uphillnow ??/1970 -

first ascent date approximate. A regular solo until recently

mikej 02/Nov/69 Solo
with Pete Boardman
RichardMc 19/Jul/69 Lead
with Ian Broome
mikej 31/May/69 Solo
with E
mikej 22/May/68 Solo
with Wil Hurford
mikej 09/Mar/68 2nd
with Brian Norris
mikej 16/Sep/67 Lead
with Nigel Sumner, John Lee
mikej 13/May/67 2nd
with Frank Chester
Hidden 30/Oct/66 Lead
mikej 23/Jul/66 Lead
with Ted Markham
Hidden 03/Jul/66 Lead
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