Rockfax Description
Take the right-hand crack to its end, then swing right with difficulty, pull-up to reach a flat hold and heathery ground. © Rockfax

FA. Peter Biven 1953

bigdrew 30/May 2nd dog
with Joe Bawden
georgenvk 17/May 2nd dog
Graeme Hammond 07/May Lead O/S
with Chris Hindley
James Oswald 17/Apr Lead G/U

After getting scared on landsickness.

with Malcolm Scott
Kirill 11/Apr TR dog

unreasonably hard

Hidden 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
cem 19/Oct/14 Lead dnf

Ran out of steam.

cem 19/Oct/14 TR
Kirill 19/Oct/14 Lead dog

Climbed clipping gear left from Charles' attempt but didn't do any better than him. In the end managed to traverse right to easier ground, which was stupid as I was looking at a ledge hitting swing at that point.

KamilJ 12/Aug/14 2nd RP
with Dan
dannyboy83 11/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Kamil, Lena
lena.drapella 11/Aug/14 2nd dog
the power 13/Apr/14 Lead dnf

Hvs my arse hahaha

with deacon, chris
switch 12/Apr/14 Lead

Used holds above the break to traverse right at the top, which worked, and felt e2 5c. Maybe it's easier to stay low and hand-traverse the break.

Hidden 08/Apr/14 Lead
WillDoyle 17/Mar/14 Lead dog
Rachel Slater 29/Apr/13 Lead dog


Olli-C 29/Apr/13 2nd dog

Nails, grunting and falling-embarrassing? Protection for the top section isn't amazing definitely E1 and not even an easy one.

Fran S8 28/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 23/Apr/13 Lead
rurp 16/Apr/13 Lead O/S

This route sucks. It is E1. About half of the UKC faithful that tried it have recorded that they fell or dogged the route. Our survey says, Upgrade it . Preferably nuke it from orbit.

Marti999 16/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Debbie
debbie roberts 16/Apr/13 2nd
Gudge ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S
oddessy_uk 11/Mar/12 TR dog
Hidden 02/Oct/11 2nd dog
adam carless 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S

only hvs?! It's at least a grade harder than nowanda up to the 'crux', where the only real problem is having enough strength left to carry on thru the traverse

with dpmuk
Hidden 03/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead dnf
mikeyjbs 29/May/11 Lead O/S
with Roger Hamilton-Smith
riddle 28/May/11 2nd O/S
LakesWinter 20/May/11 Lead dnf

Scary moves right resulted in retreat

with Cake
Cake 20/May/11 2nd

Not particularly safe for HVS. Hard work in the middle

with Matt
Hidden 16/May/11 TR dog
allyrocke 23/Apr/11 Lead dnf


Hidden 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
mwatson ??/2011 -
Brown ??/2011 Lead
with James T
Hidden 20/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
drcorbasisgod 18/Sep/10 2nd RP
Pown 17/Sep/10 2nd O/S
nickcanute ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
vanderz 03/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Shauna 24/Apr/09 Lead dnf

Hard. Too hard for me and I fell off.

with Jules
Hidden 08/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth 10/Aug/08 Lead dog
with Andy
Andrew Sloan 10/Aug/08 2nd dog
Hidden 10/Aug/08 Lead
DavidR 22/Jun/08 Lead dog

Got to the top of the crack and then fell/rested, before finishing left up Nowanda. Going right was horrible!

Hidden 22/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Luke Brooks 20/Sep/06 Lead O/S
howlingbaboon ?/Oct/05 TR dnf

Think there's a broken hold near the top, very pumpy.

with Page
victim of mathematics 14/May/05 2nd dog
Ropeboy 24/Apr/05 Lead
cem 05/Oct/03 Lead dnf
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Dave
Roget 26/Mar/94 2nd O/S
goi.ashmore 05/Apr/90 Lead O/S
with Marc Bellingall
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