Rockfax Description
Wobble up the right-hand side of the slab to a crucial stretch for distant jugs. Very highball f6B+. © Rockfax

FA. John Allen 1985

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Hidden 08/Oct TR
Nick1812P 25/May Solo O/S

With pads

Jake Young 25/May Solo rpt

Ace moves, above two pads.

with Nick
amccann 17/May Solo RP

2 goes on a shunt and it felt much easier than October, so then went for it above a lone pad.

Jake Young 17/May TR β

Did it twice while self belaying on a gri gri, had some beta from alex although i did the crux abit differently, felt alright and would be keen to finish off though i'd like more than just one pad. Good effort Alex and Happy Birthday!.

with Alex M
Calum Wadsworth 05/Oct/14 Solo RP

With plenty pads. Felt pretty steady never tried E5 and I had pads anyway but would have said it certainly wasn't a 6b at my height. First time I have headpointed anything.

with Pete B, Tom A, Alex, micki, Uni Lot
Teappleby 05/Oct/14 Solo RP

Headpointed. Really happy to do this!! Did above a pad stack, the moves felt fine on the solo but definitely harder for the short, my beta seemed much more contrived than Cal's.

Kim M 21/Sep/14 2nd RP
with Nige
BRoe 21/Aug/14 Solo RP

On-sight on a top rope, gutted I didn't try the onsight solo but still pleased for it to feel so solid. No mats.

with Millard, whitehouse_rhys
whitehouse_rhys 21/Aug/14 Solo RP

rely cool line, nearly came a cropper at the top first time round but got down and went straight back up to the top this time, class line!

with Andy M, ben roe
dannyboy83 31/May/14 Solo RP

Could just about reach the flutings so didn't feel too hard

with Floris
LJC 24/Mar/14 TR
with George
Gambit 13/Mar/14 TR RP

Felt OK on a top rope, woke up this morning thinking about what it would be like to solo, interesting?

with Alone
Alex Hallam 16/Feb/14 TR dnf

Had no mats again. Bottom bit pretty easy O/S. Top really hard don't think I'm quite stretchy enough to get the good bit of fluting.

J.Wells 03/Nov/12 Sent β


with Guy Van Greuning, Chris Barr
LJC 27/Oct/12 TR RP
ben.richards 27/Oct/12 TR
M_W_Court 21/Jul/12 TR RP
with Dave Luke, ian sutcliffe
ianjfsutcliffe 09/Jul/12 TR

Finally got the move but it's far from steady.

with Coatesy
Dave Musgrove Jnr 11/Mar/12 Solo O/S

last route remaining on the kayak slab. V. Soft (E4 6a max)

Hidden 25/Mar/11 TR
C coldwell-storry 28/Feb/11 Solo O/S
with Adam Gill
harvie 14/Nov/10 Solo O/S
with Jo Mac
PeteH 13/Nov/10 Lead RP

Headpoint. Surely no harder than E4 6a for someone my shape (6ft1 with moderately large ape index).

PeteH 15/Oct/10 TR O/S

D'oh. Should've attempted the onsight solo. But would've bricked it, fallen off and broken legs. Probably.

pipof747 04/Oct/10 Solo RP
DaveFidler 04/Aug/10 Solo dnf

Didnt commit to last move and reversed.

with Arron Quinn
Mike Goldthorp 18/Jul/10 Solo O/S

Felt steady, cool crux at the top which is slopey and delicate. Quality climbing, brilliant solo!

jowgli 20/Jun/10 Solo RP
tallsop 12/May/09 TR

Quick play on a grigri, moves felt relatively straightforward for 6b. all the holds are pretty good, just quite reachy which is prob why i found it ok, cos im rate tall. Pretty good lil route but gonna leave it for winter, too warm at the mo

koopa ??/2009 TR
Hidden 09/Feb/08 TR
Hidden 24/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Oli 18/Oct/07 Solo dnf

Backed off (downclimbed), but feels very doable.

redjerry ?/May/07 Solo
Pythonist 12/Oct/06 TR RP
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 -
bronsonite 19/Nov/05 Solo O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 Solo β
Hidden ??/2003 Solo O/S
Russell Flynn 22/Jul/02 TR dog

almost got it first time - last move got me

Hidden 22/Oct/00 TR
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/1997 -
Davros the Psyched ??/1996 Solo O/S
Sean Kelly ?/Apr/95 -
with Brian Hall
Hidden 04/Apr/92 TR
Hidden ??/1991 TR O/S
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