Rockfax Description
The pocketed left-hand edge of the right-hand slab is a grade harder for the technically inept. © Rockfax

FA. Ed Drummond early 1970s 1972

Ticklists: Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes.

Hidden 08/Aug TR dnf
Hidden 21/Jun Sent O/S
Nick1812P 25/May Sent rpt
Jake Young 25/May Sent rpt

still seems quite high for a 5+ boulder problem.

with Nick
amccann 17/May Solo rpt
Jake Young 17/May Solo O/S
with Alex M
PeteWilson 01/May Solo O/S

er... what? not 5+ , not a boulder problem

with John P, Dave
Graeme Hammond 24/Apr Solo RP

Even with pads this still felt like a solo, not really a boulder problem

with Phil Baxter, Alex Twist
MYox 14/Apr Solo O/S

First 'E2', no pads.

Neal Jobling 14/Apr TR dog
with Jon
DeanD ??/2015 TR
Oddjob 11/Oct/14 Sent x
with Tom
Bernie L 05/Oct/14 Sent O/S
with Bastian Bühler
dom94 05/Oct/14 Sent O/S
with Matt Groom
Calum Wadsworth 05/Oct/14 Sent O/S

Very pleasant bit of slabery, nice and safe with a couple of pads.

with micki, Uni Lot
Matt Harmon 05/Oct/14 Sent dnf

tried a couple of times- got as far as the rockover into the break but couldn't quite do it- running curbar commotion fell race this morning probably didn't help!

MSchobitz 05/Oct/14 Sent x

2nd go, pretty tricky top out with a lot of very high legs involved.

with USMC
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Sent β
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Teappleby 05/Oct/14 Solo G/U
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Sent
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Solo rpt
amccann 05/Oct/14 Solo RP
Matt Groom 05/Oct/14 Solo
mattx1123 ?/Oct/14 TR O/S
with mungo
Ewano 24/Aug/14 Sent O/S

Never seen E3 or 6a in it's life. Done above one pad.

Coel Hellier 03/Aug/14 Sent
widdlestickmcpoos 03/Aug/14 Solo β
pete1993 16/Jul/14 Solo β

soloed with a rope on for katie to second, ace moves between the pockets with a nervy finish, just need to trust your feet really!

with Katie
Hidden 22/Jun/14 TR O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/14 Solo O/S
alooker 21/May/14 Sent
with Ed
jogh 05/May/14 Solo O/S
with Dave C, Steve
pete_naylor 05/May/14 Solo dnf
Hidden 05/May/14 Solo dnf
WillDoyle 29/Mar/14 Solo
Gambit 13/Mar/14 TR RP

After years (20+) of looking at this ground up finally decided to top rope first, still feels very hard. The Solo would be interesting!

with Alone
alp79 08/Dec/13 TR
with Sam Fletcher
ashtond6 07/Dec/13 Solo RP

Felt hard and scary to commit first time, amazing climbing really. Beautiful set of holds

Matt Cooke 06/Oct/13 Solo O/S
with Andrew Cooke
mark4344 29/Sep/13 TR
Hidden 20/Sep/13 Solo RP
LakesWinter 20/Sep/13 Solo β

Flashed it. Used pads.

with Phil B
Fragmod 20/Sep/13 Solo

with pads

Hidden 18/Sep/13 Solo dnf
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Solo
Hidden 08/May/13 TR dnf
henry peter jenkins 24/Apr/13 Sent β

it was very windy which made it a bit scarier. think iv done this before..

with cedrick, dale clover
bclifton ??/2013 Lead
Hidden 11/Nov/12 Solo O/S
Nick1812P 11/Nov/12 Sent rpt
with Jamie
Matt Harle 11/Nov/12 Solo β
JamieSparkes 11/Nov/12 Solo O/S

very straightforward, can see all the moves and holds from the ground. topout a little sandy, but substantial heather means there is at least something to grab onto!

J.Wells 03/Nov/12 Sent β
with Guy Van Greuning, Chris Barr
Chris_barr 03/Nov/12 Solo
with Guy, Jon
GuyVG 03/Nov/12 Sent rpt

top move felt scarier than last time switching to undercuts

with Oli the kid, Billy the kid, Jon and Barr
LJC 27/Oct/12 Solo
Stone_donkey 17/Jun/12 TR dog
eburki1 05/Jun/12 2nd dog
a13x 06/May/12 Solo RP
masonwoods101 26/Feb/12 Sent rpt

retro flash

Hidden 25/Feb/12 Sent O/S
Adam Moroz 08/Jan/12 Sent x

Really liked this, fell off the crux a few times a cpl of years back, Got it 3rd go this time.

Hidden ??/2012 -
Olli-C 27/Nov/11 Sent dnf

Joel pointed me at this and said it was kayak......3 Pads got to the break twice but couldn't commit to getting my left foot up quite glad i didn't to be honest.

with lizzie, joel
ellis 30/Oct/11 Sent
charley 15/Oct/11 TR RP

Got it second go - felt tough for 5c but then I am technically inept...

chumleywarner 15/Oct/11 TR dnf
Andy Fielding 11/Sep/11 TR
Jack00 03/Sep/11 Solo O/S
disturbed_one51 03/Sep/11 Solo
stephenhartley 20/Aug/11 Lead rpt
henry peter jenkins 10/Jul/11 Sent O/S
al123 29/Jun/11 Solo O/S

nice moves at the top

with alex
masonwoods101 14/Jun/11 Solo β

didnt think it was 6a. had to brush the top with my hands before topping out

JRae 30/May/11 Solo

Damp. Interesting top out.

aretherenoneleft 26/Apr/11 Solo β
gcarmichael 26/Apr/11 Sent β
with Adam Jennings, Nathan Lee
Mr Sparkle 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Superb problem, with a difficult rock over finish. Good as a highball, but enlist the help of a spotter or two. The top is still sandy.

with Slim
Joe Grondowski 02/Apr/11 Solo
with Ian Turton, Neil Elmore, Lewis Andrew
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Lewis Andrew ?/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Ethan 19/Mar/11 Solo


with Don Walker
Chalky Cat 17/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Dom
Peakology 17/Mar/11 Lead O/S

So glad to have lead this, superb move at the top with a downward palm and undercut to a sloping top. Scary top out. No mat used of course!

with cat
highlux 11/Mar/11 Solo O/S

Nice climbing.

with Martin Veale
PeteH 08/Mar/11 Solo O/S

Tried this four times previously on my own, each time backed off from the crux! Today perfect conditions, two pads and a spotter and it felt totally fine. No harder than 5c, if that.

with Mark Watson, Alex, Chris Fox
Hidden 21/Jan/11 Solo
henryjepson ??/2011 -
harvie 14/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Chi Cheng 07/Nov/10 Solo RP
Diggler 06/Nov/10 Solo rpt

2nd go

with Calder
bigdrew 30/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Mark R
mark20 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Thought the break would take gear, it did briefly

joese7en 25/Oct/10 Solo O/S

2 pads still felt a little scary at the top

Don Jebus 24/Oct/10 Sent x

Ground up, 1 pad. Fell off the top.

Dave Foster 24/Oct/10 Solo

Felt necky but not sure about E3!

robin_hackney 24/Oct/10 Solo O/S

Argh! Just realised this is E3! Steady really. Feels high at the top though!

Hidden 17/Oct/10 Sent x
pipof747 04/Oct/10 Solo O/S
nathanlee 26/Sep/10 Solo β
with Adam Gill
FlorianCastagne 26/Sep/10 Solo β
Bill Lawrence 28/Jul/10 Solo O/S

absolutely class moves! loved the move from the undercut to the top

with Bradley Cowley, oaksi2
James Oakes 28/Jul/10 Sent x

2nd go

Hidden 25/Jul/10 TR O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/10 2nd
Mike Goldthorp 18/Jul/10 Solo O/S

Really cool! Break was much slopier than expected. Cool moves between pockets and then a cool last move to the top undercutting the break.

Hidden 15/Jul/10 TR dog
jacobjacob 10/Jul/10 Solo O/S
bfreeman 15/May/10 Solo β
with Dave Westlake
Hidden 18/Apr/10 TR
thomasadixon 17/Apr/10 Solo O/S

Good route/problem but never E3 or 6a...

Harry Holmes 15/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Fergus Cuthill, Ian Burton, Lyndsey Mackay
burto 15/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Fergus Cuthill 15/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Nick Taylor 13/Apr/10 Solo β
with Ben Wills
Hidden 01/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Jan/10 Sent O/S
alexrafferty1986 31/Jan/10 Solo β


with Ian Sutcliffe
ianjfsutcliffe 31/Jan/10 Solo dnf

Got as far as the break with a rope on, bottled it and down climbed. Lost the harness and felt much better on the solo, gaining the break, then the undercut and high right foot pocket. Fully extended and not wanting to jump for the slopers, down-climbed again, with a bit of a jump/fall. Went up again, couldn't get a hold at the top, again, and sacked it off to move onto kayak...

scott gibson ??/2010 -
TonyF ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
GuyVG ??/2010 Sent
with Al Mason
sparkass 24/Oct/09 Solo O/S
LakesWinter 17/Oct/09 Lead β

Used a side runner so more like HVS 6a, very nice moves.

with Cake
Cake 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S

I knew I could do the move, but I put a side runner on it anyway. Shame on me

with Matt
Dave Warburton 11/Aug/09 Solo O/S

Scorchingly hot, disgusting. Retreated to Stoney.

with Dan Lane, Franco Cookson
Andy Clarke 14/Jun/09 Sent

Done above a mat, though it looks a long way below from the crux rockover at the top. Luckily my spotter is 6'4"! Felt like 5c, not 6a.

with Rob
Mick r 26/Apr/09 TR O/S

great moves

with Martin and Andy
Dan 85 18/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with Rich
w.pettet-smith 15/Mar/09 -

funky foot to hand move at the top.loads of fun.

with claire jane carter
Hidden 22/Feb/09 Solo dnf
Mr Wild 16/Nov/08 Sent x
HamishD 16/Nov/08 Lead O/S

Untied from rope half way up when realised there was no gear!

with Luke Lindsay
Hidden 18/Oct/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/08 Lead O/S
lowersharpnose 16/Oct/08 Lead β

Used a mat and a rope.

with Jim Walton, postmanpat
felixthelion 27/Sep/08 Solo
lukea 27/Sep/08 Solo O/S
with felix
tomB 13/Sep/08 Solo β
jscoles 13/Sep/08 Solo β
with Tom Baker
jonnyboy 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S

repeat acsent

with Jody Newman
tommytuffa 10/Sep/08 Solo RP

with pads

Hidden 04/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Brown 04/Sep/08 Solo O/S
with Solo
mshorter 25/Aug/08 Solo O/S
maybe_si 27/May/08 Solo RP
Hidden 09/Feb/08 2nd
John Sergeant ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 21/Aug/07 Lead β
liamoloughlin ?/Aug/07 Solo

E2 5c

dan gibson 22/Apr/07 Solo O/S
with AJ
Hidden 20/Apr/07 TR O/S
v.jester ?/Mar/07 Solo β
adam carless 04/Feb/07 Solo O/S

with a mat, topping out is the scariest bit

Hidden 02/Dec/06 Solo O/S
Ed Booth 05/Nov/06 Solo O/S
waltersp 05/Nov/06 Solo β
Hidden 21/Oct/06 Solo β
tumbling wizard 16/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Jack Symmons ?/Sep/06 Solo
with Chris T
Ram MkiV 05/Aug/06 Solo O/S
with Alex Mason
Alex Mason 18/Jun/06 Solo O/S

after fearing this for a long time, finally hit it and not too bad, slopey but it all works. felt like easy 5c climbing.

with kieth poskitt et al
loonyclimber 18/Jun/06 Solo O/S

felt good to get this - was having a head f*ck day climbing like a lemon.

Hidden 01/Jun/06 Solo
reg_measures 18/Feb/06 Solo O/S
Si dH 21/Jan/06 TR dog

Had a go solo (with mats) but didnt want to commit to the crux. Neither did Alan so we set a top-rope up (my first ever!), I took one fall and got it second go.

with Alan Dickinson
Hidden 21/Jan/06 Sent x
Boy ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
Benjones45_99 ??/2006 TR RP
with Rob Adie
UndercoverElephant ??/2006 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
bronsonite 19/Nov/05 Solo O/S
nathanmanc ?/Nov/05 Solo β
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
jonnyboy ??/2005 Solo RP
Coel Hellier ??/2005 Lead
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Dave Bond 04/Dec/04 Solo
Hidden ?/Dec/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Nov/04 Solo β
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead RP
ali_robb ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
Daniel Armitage 23/May/04 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 ?/May/04 Solo O/S
malc 06/Mar/04 TR
with Paul S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 21/Sep/03 Sent x
Jus ?/Mar/03 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/03 Solo
tuftynick ??/2003 -
Urgles ??/2002 TR O/S
Hidden ??/2001 Solo RP
Hidden ?/Jul/00 Lead RP
John Southworth 30/Apr/00 Solo O/S
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Hidden ??/2000 -
Ropeboy 13/Jun/99 Solo
Hidden 11/Oct/98 Solo
Hidden 04/Jul/98 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/98 TR
Obi-Wan is lost... 21/Oct/97 Solo
Hidden 09/Mar/97 Solo
craig d ??/1997 -
crater 31/Aug/96 TR
Hidden 12/Jul/95 TR
Sean Kelly ??/1995 -
with Brian Hall
Chris Reid 14/May/94 Lead O/S
Tony Little 15/Aug/92 Solo O/S
with Merk
Hidden 04/Apr/92 Solo rpt
Hidden 22/Mar/92 TR O/S
Roget 04/Jul/91 Solo O/S
Rob Davies 30/Jun/91 TR
whispering nic 20/Apr/91 Lead
with Ali W
Hidden 13/Apr/91 TR
Dave Musgrove Jnr 09/Sep/90 Solo
with Dad
Dave Musgrove 09/Sep/90 Solo
with David
malc 02/Sep/90 TR O/S
craig h 18/Mar/90 Solo O/S
TonyF 17/Apr/89 Solo
goi.ashmore 18/Jun/88 Solo β
Andy Say 20/May/88 Solo
phardman 06/Feb/88 Solo O/S
sadams 20/May/85 Solo
Mike Owen 25/Nov/84 -
with Steve Foxley, Eric Rooseberry
Dave Musgrove 10/Jun/84 Solo
with Kim Greenald
Mark Kemball 06/Dec/83 TR
Mark Kemball 30/May/81 Solo
Hidden ??/1981 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/79 TR
andy gittins ??/1972 -
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