Rockfax Description
The thin crack in the right side of the slab is pleasant and popular despite being a bit of an eliminate. It is well protected. © Rockfax

FA. Ernie Marshall 1963

John Brayshaw 10/Oct Lead O/S
with Dan
Hidden 03/Oct Lead O/S
philmitch 06/Sep TR O/S
fuzzysheep01 30/Aug Lead O/S

Felt more like 4c if completely avoiding the VDiff next door. Good route.

with Noemie Ajenjo
samdickensuk 16/Aug Lead O/S
Phil Layton 25/Jul Lead O/S
with Phil Laxton
Hidden 23/Jul 2nd
Paul1 18/Jul 2nd

slippy feet at the start. used the ramp on the next climb.

with steve
Simoisfab 18/Jul Lead O/S

Well protected but techincal

Gerlach 09/Jul 2nd
SuperstarDJ 09/Jul Lead O/S

Good gear where you need it and placed from some comfort. Pretty sustained but HS 4b seems more like it. Not climbed enough VS routes to know.

Chris Ellis 21/Jun 2nd
Hidden 08/Jun Lead
Hidden 07/Jun Lead O/S
wyzfen 06/Jun Lead rpt
with Julien
Paul Baxter 06/Jun Lead O/S


Hidden 26/May Lead O/S
eburki1 17/May Lead
Manc88 17/May Solo β

Simple enough with good foot/hand placements all the way up.

jmills94 17/May Solo O/S

with a pad

TobyA 16/May Solo rpt
alp79 16/May Lead rpt

After false start to right with wide crack, wrong way. With clio and matt.

with Clio
sjbrook 07/May 2nd O/S
with PCC
Hidden 04/May TR O/S
BrynHeason 04/May 2nd
with Matt Clarke, Aether Clarke, Dylan Heason, Matt Heason
eburki1 01/May Lead dog
andy_e 18/Apr AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr Lead
ben.phillips 18/Apr Lead O/S
Felix Ottey 12/Apr Lead O/S
Matt Harmon 10/Mar Sent O/S
amccann 10/Mar Solo O/S
shaunhumphreys 10/Mar Sent O/S
with Sam McCarthy, Matt Harmon, Alex M
Sam McCarthy 10/Mar Sent
Kirill 07/Mar 2nd rpt
pimpy 07/Mar 2nd
with Kirill
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
quickdrawmcraw 02/Nov/14 Lead
Hidden 02/Nov/14 2nd
Deezel65 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
cragtyke 27/Sep/14 2nd
with Ross
royle883 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Nice well protectable cracks

Hidden 14/Sep/14 2nd
zzee83 14/Sep/14 Lead
with Steve
wyzfen 13/Sep/14 2nd O/S
stratandrew 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Dave Wylie
Hidden 12/Aug/14 Lead O/S
mrginna 12/Aug/14 Lead O/S
planetmarshall 29/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Helen Mort
Marmoset 29/Jul/14 2nd O/S
PanzerHanzler 27/Jul/14 2nd
magik_bob 26/Jul/14 Lead
OllyT 05/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd
ju59 18/May/14 2nd
with Leon
Hidden 05/May/14 Solo
hotfeet 05/May/14 Lead
with James
jason smeeth 05/May/14 2nd
with StuartP
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
eduardo 03/May/14 2nd rpt
mol 19/Apr/14 2nd
with Jesse
darrencabowabo 15/Apr/14 Lead
Marmoset 15/Apr/14 2nd dog

Slipped while fiddling stuck gear out. I'll do it clean next time found the route easy with better skills.

Hidden 08/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/14 Solo
dr_botnik 17/Mar/14 2nd
with Conrad
Hidden 17/Mar/14 2nd
Jonathan Hall 09/Mar/14 Solo
Andysomething 30/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Z-clip on first bits of gear. Climbed down, sorted it out (cheers BP) and climbed up without further drama)

with Bruce Perry, Norman Bennett
Hidden 30/Aug/13 2nd O/S
cdpuk 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Richard Barnes, Lucy Evans
KLucy 26/Aug/13 2nd
alp79 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Nice route but way too short

with Rosa, Jonny Ashton
ashtond6 18/Aug/13 2nd O/S
James Oakes 14/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Legs 14/Jul/13 Solo O/S
rohai545 05/Jul/13 Lead
with Helen
ht543 05/Jul/13 2nd
with Krish
Hidden 16/Jun/13 2nd rpt
hazeysunshine 09/Jun/13 Lead β
with Joan
mapperley samurai 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Ben Moss
darrencabowabo 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S
MikeDowsett 05/Jun/13 2nd
TonyF 05/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
jimbonfire 26/May/13 -
valentinesbabe 22/May/13 2nd O/S

Charley's lead. Glad he did it. Foot placements are quite polished and if you can't reach the nice finger holds then it feels quite tenuous!

Tithe Technique 22/May/13 TR O/S
charley 22/May/13 Lead rpt
with Ange
Hidden 12/May/13 Lead
MPSBunny 06/May/13 Lead O/S

I lead followed by Cherelle who cleaned gear for Tom to do a onsight lead which I seconded to remove gear (see logbook).

with Cherelle Fielding
MPSBunny 06/May/13 2nd

Tom lead up and I seconded to get the gear. He used my belay from the previous lead (see logbook).

hipyhop 06/May/13 Lead β
with Ben
Hidden 06/May/13 Solo rpt
ajc 05/May/13 Solo rpt
helios 02/May/13 Lead
with Katy Coutts
RFWilkie 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with James
theandthem 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Thinker01 28/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Becster
becster 28/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 27/Apr/13 2nd O/S
brownie mike 27/Apr/13 Lead
Rob84 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Lou Ramsden, Tim Ashlin
Jimbo C 20/Apr/13 Solo O/S

Technical. Shame about the route next door being close enough to touch.

Babika 20/Apr/13 2nd

Can you use the crack on the right for your feet? Tried not to but its so polished I assume it must be OK

with Kiwi Pete
cem 13/Apr/13 Solo rpt
R2B 07/Apr/13 Solo O/S

Worth a stab if your there. Quite short lived.

DBoothroyd 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Chris Marsden
Tanya Savage 03/Mar/13 2nd

steep and fingery, ow.

Neil Pacey 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Feb/13 2nd
sting 23/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with kwaidy
Marmoset ??/2013 2nd dog
Hidden 28/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Oct/12 Lead O/S
UnkArl 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Christina, Debbie
Debs 21/Oct/12 2nd
with Karl
Hidden 20/Oct/12 Lead rpt
Pero 15/Sep/12 Lead
climbingrev 03/Sep/12 Lead O/S

HS in BMC guide. Nice pair of cracks, with great protection. HS more accurate I think.

Jake Young 02/Sep/12 Solo O/S
franhammond92 02/Sep/12 Lead
JHiley 02/Sep/12 2nd
Mike Bayley 12/Aug/12 2nd
with John Sellars
Ceridwen 07/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead
SGD 22/Jul/12 Lead

Hard start. one guide says HS 4b, the other VS 4b?? not sure on this one.....good gear but I was never felt very secure.

RichyBOYY 15/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/12 2nd
Rob Davies ?/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 27/May/12 Lead
Hidden 27/May/12 Lead O/S
Alex 74 25/May/12 2nd
with Dave m
Hidden 22/May/12 Lead O/S
Barry D 22/May/12 Lead
with Juan
Juan Ruiz 22/May/12 2nd
Hidden 17/May/12 Lead O/S
chrisbussell 15/May/12 Solo
al123 12/May/12 Solo O/S
Nick Rundall 06/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/12 Lead O/S
Bry 05/May/12 2nd β
with Caroline
Jules Lane ?/May/12 2nd dog

Failed to lead it - fell off twice. Desperate !

with Mynydd Barry
disturbed_one51 08/Apr/12 Solo
HB1 01/Apr/12 2nd rpt
with KB
Hidden 01/Apr/12 Lead rpt
Jen 'Banksy' Banks ?/Apr/12 TR O/S
with Stefan
Hidden 26/Dec/11 2nd O/S
Matt JM Stevens 26/Dec/11 Lead
lozowen 18/Nov/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Milne 25/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with Dave
Whealiebob 25/Oct/11 Lead rpt
PeteArcher 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
oddessy_uk 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
charley 30/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Clare
Hidden 03/Sep/11 2nd
tompilgrem 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Dad
bobpilgrem 22/Aug/11 -
with Bob/Tom
wishicud climbHVS 28/Jul/11 Solo

Gets harder at top but good holds throughout.

Hidden 12/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Curly Rich 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with GMC Tim C
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/11 2nd
gavinpeach 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Jonathan
Barry D 01/Jun/11 Lead
with Paul J
JEP 01/Jun/11 2nd
Brannock 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Jim Malo 21/May/11 2nd rpt
with Mark
Hidden 15/May/11 2nd
Jim Malo 14/May/11 Lead O/S
Adrian Daniels 01/May/11 2nd
with John Parrott
Braintax 29/Apr/11 2nd
embob 24/Apr/11 2nd

Good climbing for such a short route, nice and positive all the way up. Thought I might find it hard only having partial use of my right foot :-)

with Alex
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead
Roberttaylor 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Rose Tupling and Sebastian Schwabl
Harry Holmes 23/Apr/11 Solo O/S
with Clement
climbing_wiggy 17/Apr/11 2nd β
with Leon
Lenny 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Paul
ElBarto 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Pretty tough climb with a few good hand pockets, not my type of climb.

ElBarto 10/Apr/11 Lead dnf

Got near the top then decided to lower off a piece of gear to place another one further down for someone else to lead with in-place gear then the top one popped out, ground fall.

with Anthony Ward
jo86 10/Apr/11 Lead
martin one 10/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with dave knight
pete1993 02/Apr/11 2nd
metal arms 27/Mar/11 Solo O/S
nai 25/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Dave Mason 23/Mar/11 Solo O/S
john lynch 06/Mar/11 Solo O/S
with Neil Elmore
Hidden 05/Mar/11 Solo
Hidden 11/Feb/11 Lead O/S
mwatson ??/2011 -
gingerwolf 11/Dec/10 Lead O/S
jdgaventa 10/Oct/10 Lead
with katy
Hidden 10/Oct/10 2nd O/S
RalphC 25/Sep/10 Lead
with Ali
ElvisLeg 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Lee Harris
Steve J P 05/Sep/10 Lead
with BW
Bernie Wylde 05/Sep/10 2nd
with sp
DaveFidler 01/Sep/10 Solo O/S
with Thomas Welch, Arron Quinn
payeo20 29/Aug/10 2nd
Tala M 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Rich
simeclimb68 22/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Ander
Ander 22/Aug/10 Lead
ajc 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Ivan Muckle 17/Jul/10 Lead
Howard J 11/Jul/10 2nd rpt
with Jeff Burgum
Scott McRae 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/10 2nd O/S
fatbuoybazza 04/Jul/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
SteWatkins ?/Jul/10 -
CharlieC 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Kirsty
Hidden 12/Jun/10 Lead
George Ormerod 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Old Roger
andrea83 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Excellent. Better than Apple Arete.

with Peak CC, Saffra
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 31/May/10 Lead O/S
hazeysunshine 31/May/10 2nd
with Dave
John Pickles 25/May/10 Solo O/S
with Kieran Hodgson
mattyork2 23/May/10 Solo
Graeme Hammond 16/May/10 Solo O/S
Blisco 15/May/10 Lead
rfdl100 15/May/10 Lead O/S
Phil West 03/May/10 Lead rpt
with Shaun Walby
Joe Noake 02/May/10 2nd O/S

climbed as third with ed and titch, recalled pretty good gear and no problems on route

Ed Throp 02/May/10 Lead O/S

Thought I was going to take a fall off this one. Placed a small nut and then pulled it through, started to tire whilst finding the right size for the placement. Nice route with plenty of opportunity to put gear in.

with joe noake
peppermill 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/10 2nd
migs493 17/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with LO
Hidden 17/Apr/10 TR O/S
ptigga 17/Apr/10 Lead RP

First VS lead. Seconded it first, then lead it.

with Richard
graphiclunarkid 17/Apr/10 Lead dog

Foot greased off a small hold on the crux. Very annoyed as the next hold was a bucket :(

with ptigga
graphiclunarkid 17/Apr/10 2nd rpt

Had another crack on second after dogging my lead attempt. Nearly came off at the same point but managed to hang on. There must be a better way!

with ptigga
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 16/Apr/10 -
adrianscott 16/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/10 Lead O/S
staceyjg 11/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Solo
minaturechris 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Stacey
co1ps 04/Apr/10 Solo
with noodle the labradoodle
paul__in_sheffield 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Noodle
Hidden 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/10 2nd
powellj69 21/Mar/10 Lead
stefie c 21/Mar/10 2nd
nickcanute ??/2010 -
Monoaffe ??/2010 Lead O/S
rg1976 21/Nov/09 2nd O/S
davidwright 21/Nov/09 Lead rpt
fatbuoybazza 21/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Philsy 20/Sep/09 2nd
with Liv, Baz
Richard Hill 19/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Max
Hidden 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
howhard 30/Aug/09 2nd dog

Started raining, rock slippy so dogged it.

Stig 29/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Jonathan Teale
doogstrue 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with phil & andy
tanssop 02/Aug/09 2nd
with Andy & Paul
dangerousoldfool ?/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with CarlT
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/09 Lead rpt
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 11/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Rampikino 31/May/09 Lead
with Cat and Shirley
Milne 24/May/09 2nd O/S

nice route.

Hidden 23/May/09 -
davidwright 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Sam
Hidden 25/Apr/09 2nd
Jon Dittman 22/Apr/09 Solo
markytaylor 27/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with andy
Hidden 27/Mar/09 Lead rpt
mark20 21/Mar/09 2nd rpt
jcurley 18/Mar/09 2nd O/S
dan gibson 18/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with AJ
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Solo O/S
AJ007 13/Mar/09 Solo
keith leonard ??/2009 -
Zoomer 19/Oct/08 Lead
Hidden 19/Oct/08 TR
Jules 210681 19/Oct/08 2nd
Hidden 12/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Tez29 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 30/Aug/08 2nd rpt
tskelhon 27/Aug/08 Solo
mintcake 24/Jul/08 2nd
with John Kelly
skittles 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Andy Hext
Hidden 20/Jul/08 2nd
mark20 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Good layback moves on thin flakes.

tiga271 13/Jul/08 2nd
with mark20
Hidden ?/Jul/08 -
donkster 25/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/08 Lead dog
markbenton 24/Jun/08 2nd


Brown 23/Jun/08 Solo O/S
with Bridget
Kirill 22/Jun/08 2nd
with Paul Bolton, Lara
Hidden 22/Jun/08 2nd
Grimbough 14/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Oceanic 11/Jun/08 -
Hidden 25/May/08 TR
Pilch 24/May/08 2nd
with Graham
Hidden 23/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/08 2nd
wwykeham 18/May/08 2nd dog

One fall on the first move crux, damnit. Good fun though (everybody likes a layback). Right hand in the right hand crack, left hand in the left hand crack. Worth a revisit?

paul_d 18/May/08 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 10/May/08 2nd O/S
with Jim
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 26/Apr/08 Solo O/S
angleseykayaker 20/Mar/08 Solo O/S

Trust your footholds, they are a bit polished and rounded, but stick quite well

daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hannah Moulton ??/2008 Lead
with Rob Middleton
LoopyLou ??/2008 Lead
with Helen Lear
alek 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
zard 03/Nov/07 2nd
Hidden 01/Nov/07 Lead
SecretSquirrel 06/Oct/07 2nd
with Jon_nz
Hidden 08/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Howard J 07/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Slipped off the shiny holds at the bottom. Nice once I got back on

with Jim Dewhurst
Sidekick 10/Jul/07 Solo O/S
TobyA 02/May/07 Solo rpt
steve.aisthorpe ?/May/07 Lead O/S
with myles plant
Hidden ?/May/07 2nd
Hidden 20/Apr/07 Lead rpt
dannyboy83 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
cia05js ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
steve taylor ??/2007 -
Pete Horn ??/2007 -
with Mark
Hidden 04/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Ron ?/Sep/06 TR
with Scott, Jeff, Chris
Sankey 09/May/06 Lead O/S
with Stuart
FrankW 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Joe
Hidden 24/Apr/06 2nd
Hidden 16/Apr/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/06 2nd
Ropeboy 18/Sep/05 Solo
baldcoder 28/May/05 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
Si dH 15/May/05 2nd RP
with Duncan Morrison
Alfredo ?/May/05 Lead
Hidden 19/Sep/04 2nd rpt
Whealiebob 06/Jun/04 2nd
with Stee
bigphil 06/Jun/04 Solo O/S
with Nick
BigToe 06/Jun/04 Lead
mikej 18/May/04 2nd
with Rick Naylor
Hidden 25/Apr/04 Lead
Hidden 24/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Sam and will ?/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Anthony Bennett
tommy82 21/Jan/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/03 Lead rpt
Simon Caldwell 03/Aug/03 2nd rpt
with Carmen
rob wmc 12/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Pete
Blod 29/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Tony S
roverhead 04/May/03 2nd
Phil West 19/Apr/03 Lead
with David Atherton
SteveM 13/Apr/03 Lead
with Rich K
angleseykayaker 10/Apr/03 Lead
with Paul Griffiths
tradguy 30/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Phil Loasby
Monk ??/2003 Lead O/S
julian allen 31/Aug/02 Lead O/S
cem 23/Jun/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/02 Lead rpt
DerwentDiluted 11/Jun/02 Solo
Hidden 20/Apr/02 Solo O/S
mungo 03/Mar/02 Lead dog

Nice lead,area quite green.

Simon Caldwell ??/2002 TR O/S
with Carmen
Sam and will 03/Jul/01 2nd
with Anthony Bennett
John Marsland 09/Apr/00 Solo
Hidden 09/Apr/00 Solo rpt
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
rocktigger ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Clare
Hidden 22/Aug/99 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/99 Lead
Brian Rodgers 22/Jul/99 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/99 Solo
Roget 13/Sep/98 Solo O/S
DafSWMC ?/Aug/98 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/May/98 Lead rpt
Martyn ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Shaun Hodgkins
chris sm ?/Jul/97 Solo O/S
with Dom Goodridge
Hidden 13/Apr/97 2nd rpt
crater 10/Nov/96 Solo β
Hidden 09/Jun/96 Lead O/S
Yourlead 12/Jun/95 2nd
with Stephan Liudbloun
Hidden 14/May/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/95 Solo
Laramadness 09/Apr/95 Solo
Rog Wilko ?/May/93 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
babymoac 17/May/92 Lead
with James Crampton
Iain Thow 28/May/91 Solo
Hidden 28/Apr/91 Solo
Raggar 06/May/90 Lead
with Steve B
tapley 16/Apr/90 -
steve prior ?/Jan/90 Lead
with Rob W
Ena ??/1990 Lead
Andy Say 25/Nov/89 Solo
goi.ashmore 06/Aug/89 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/May/86 Solo
Hidden 27/Apr/86 Solo
Hidden ??/1986 -
Hidden 26/Oct/85 2nd
charlesmfrench 19/Jul/85 Solo O/S
Billg 24/May/85 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
Hidden ??/1985 2nd
Rob Davies ?/May/84 Lead
with Mick Moss
mark-abz 31/Aug/83 TR
Hidden 11/Jul/81 Solo
Hidden 30/Mar/80 Solo
Hidden 30/Mar/80 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1979 Lead
Mark Kemball 26/Nov/78 Solo
Nigel Bond 20/Nov/77 Lead
with Tony Cuddy
mikej 24/Oct/76 Solo
mikej 18/Apr/71 Solo
with E
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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