Rockfax Description
The delicate right-hand arete of the wall is tricky, poorly protected and high in the grade! Starting by laybacking out of the pit on the right is a worthwhile HVS 5b. © Rockfax

FA. David Penlington 1950

Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S
philmitch 06/Sep/15 TR β
Phil Layton 25/Jul/15 Lead dnf

First tried the 5b variant and used up a lot of energy with nothing to show for it. Tried the normal route and fell off onto little wire. Tried again but just couldn't commit to the thin mantelshelf about 5m up.

with Phil Laxton
Manc88 17/May/15 Solo β

Layback start on the corner, finished on easier crack of Apple Jack Cracks.

jmills94 17/May/15 Solo O/S
TobyA 16/May/15 Lead O/S
with TonyB
Graeme Hammond 11/May/15 Solo O/S

Also solo 5/5/16, VS 5a is quite mean in the BMC guide

Hidden 04/May/15 TR O/S
BrynHeason 04/May/15 2nd
with Matt Clarke, Aether Clarke, Dylan Heason, Matt Heason
Matt Harmon 10/Mar/15 Sent O/S

felt harder then its neighbour

amccann 10/Mar/15 Solo O/S
KamilJ 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Really nice, but i wouldn't like to try if gear would work cause of gear placement and the swing at the beginning ;)

with Yasmin
Nick1812P 09/Aug/14 Solo O/S
danm 17/May/14 -
with Greg
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead β
AshBash 13/Apr/14 Solo RP
Lazytraveller 13/Apr/14 Solo RP
hipyhop 13/Apr/14 Solo RP
Hidden 09/Mar/14 2nd
RM199 09/Mar/14 Lead β

mega faffy but got it in the end

Jonathan Hall 09/Mar/14 Solo rpt
david harvey ?/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with martin
James Oakes 14/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/13 TR O/S
jimbonfire 26/May/13 -
Col Kingshott 26/May/13 2nd

I found this harder than Cydrax which gets HVS 5b, as did the other 2 people I was with.

al123 21/Apr/13 Sent
with Crew
Jimbo C 20/Apr/13 Solo O/S

Not much easier than Cydrax, and the hard move is a bit higher. Very nice moves.

Hidden ?/Oct/12 -
Dan Geh 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
andybirtwistle 03/Sep/12 Lead
with Keith Lonsdale
Peakology 15/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Chalkycat
Chalky Cat 15/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Dom
Hidden 22/Jul/12 TR
JamieSparkes 20/Jun/12 Solo O/S

somewhat harder than it looks from the ground, with an unprotected stiff rockover/mantel high up. HVS 5b easily.

with alex minshall, Dafydd Llywelyn
Rob Davies 04/Jun/12 TR
JEP 22/May/12 Lead
Batt 22/May/12 Lead O/S
with Peachy, Scott
scottidog 22/May/12 2nd O/S

Led by Rachel from Mynydd CC

with Peachey
al123 12/May/12 Solo
Jules Lane ?/May/12 TR O/S

Good fun, with a rope.

with Mynydd Barry
peachos ?/May/12 2nd dnf

Struggled on the mantle. Very balancy.

Jonathan Hall 08/Apr/12 Solo
disturbed_one51 08/Apr/12 Solo
Ian JL 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Ian JL ??/2012 -
al123 26/Nov/11 Solo O/S
lozowen 18/Nov/11 Solo O/S
oddessy_uk 01/Oct/11 TR O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/11 TR dog
wishicud climbHVS 28/Jul/11 2nd

Technical balancy first 2 moves. Good effort for Dan who had a crap side runner as his only pro!!!

with Ash Crazy fool Green, Big Fat Dan
bigdan050 28/Jul/11 Solo
with Tosh
wahniel 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

lovely move, shame it's so short.

with Robin Hoffmann
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Barry D 01/Jun/11 2nd

Thought it harder than Cydrax

with Paul J, Jon P
JEP 01/Jun/11 Lead
climbing_wiggy 17/Apr/11 TR O/S
with Leon
Lenny 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Paul
nai 25/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Andrew Barker 24/Mar/11 Solo rpt
Dave Mason 23/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Trev Tatler
kitkat78 18/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Graham P
Hidden 06/Mar/11 Lead
Ketu 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Paul
Hidden 06/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 05/Mar/11 Solo
DaNo123 06/Sep/10 Lead
with jon boy
simeclimb68 29/Aug/10 Solo rpt
Marti999 20/Jun/10 Solo O/S
riddle 22/May/10 Lead O/S
with Yasmina
petegruf 22/May/10 2nd RP

backed off leading this at a high rockover then was shown how to do it in two other ways

with brad j
victim of mathematics 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Getting of the ground is hard, but the crux involves a very high (and very committing) rockover and the protection is hardly inspiring (a tiny cam might help), surely a strong contender for upgrading to HVS?

with Lizzie
Hidden 17/Apr/10 2nd
popebenedictus 16/Apr/10 2nd O/S
adrianscott 16/Apr/10 Lead O/S
co1ps 04/Apr/10 Solo
with noodle the labradoodle
paul__in_sheffield 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Noodle
nickcanute ??/2010 -
bobbarnes00 12/Sep/09 TR
with Richard Roberts
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Solo RP
Rampikino 31/May/09 TR
with Cat and Shirley
GPN 24/May/09 Solo O/S
Tony Holdsworth 25/Apr/09 Lead dog

and Martin Haworth. Not Cider but the 5b variation from the corner. One trip onto Cider - placed the top runner than did it OK. Buddha!

with Richard White
Mark Collins 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson 05/Apr/09 2nd

Much harder than it looks.

with Mark Collins
Hidden 19/Oct/08 TR
Brown 23/Jun/08 Solo O/S
with Bridget
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
Hidden ??/2008 -
dannyboy83 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Ron 05/Sep/06 TR
with Pete, Chris
Ropeboy 18/Sep/05 Solo
Andrew Barker ??/2005 Lead O/S
bigphil 06/Jun/04 Solo O/S
with Nick
mikej 18/May/04 Lead dnf

The end of another era.

with Rick Naylor
Hidden 24/May/03 Solo O/S
tradguy 30/Mar/03 2nd O/S
with Phil Loasby
julian allen 27/Aug/02 TR
chrishedgehog 18/Jul/00 Lead O/S
with Joe Thompson
antroy 01/Apr/00 Lead
Hidden 03/Jul/99 Solo O/S
Roget 13/Sep/98 Solo O/S
steveb2006 05/Oct/97 Solo
Iain Thow 26/Aug/95 TR
with Rosy Wright
Chris the Tall ??/1995 Solo O/S
with Dave Gurney
mikej 17/Aug/92 Solo
with M
malc 25/May/92 2nd
babymoac 26/May/90 2nd
with Graeme
Raggar 06/May/90 2nd
with Steve B
steve prior ?/Apr/90 Lead
with Rob W
Andy Say 26/Nov/89 Solo
Laramadness 22/Aug/89 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 06/Aug/89 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/87 Solo
steveb2006 27/Apr/86 Solo
sadams 06/Oct/85 Solo
with Aylesbury CC
Nigel Bond 31/Mar/85 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
mark-abz 31/Aug/83 TR
Hidden ??/1982 Lead
Hidden 11/Jul/81 Solo
Hidden 30/Mar/80 Solo
babymoac ??/1980 Lead
Mark Kemball 26/Nov/78 Solo
Hidden 29/Oct/77 Solo
Hidden 29/Oct/77 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/77 2nd
mikej 24/Oct/76 Solo
rogerskews ?/Apr/72 -
with Various
mikej 18/Apr/71 Solo
with E
mikej 01/Jan/71 Solo
with Stewart Grant
mikej 20/Sep/70 Solo
with E
mikej 26/Oct/69 Solo
with E
mikej 04/May/69 Solo
with Wil Hurford
mikej 26/Jan/69 Solo
with Wil Hurford
mikej 08/Dec/68 Solo
with Richard Gravenstede
mikej 24/Nov/68 Solo
with E
mikej 06/Oct/68 Solo
with Des Arnold, Helen Sargent
mikej 20/Sep/67 Lead
with Keith Mcdowel, John Lee
mikej 07/May/67 Solo
with Geoff Williams
mikej 27/Mar/67 Solo
with Nigel Sumner
mikej 18/Feb/67 Solo
with Nigel Sumner
mikej 26/Dec/66 Lead
with Nigel Sumner
mikej 08/May/66 Lead
with Chris Phipps-Jones, Keith Gregson
mikej 05/Mar/66 Solo
with Ted Markham
mikej 30/Jan/66 Solo
with Ted Markham
mikej 25/Sep/65 Lead
with Roy Ecclestone, Ted Markham
mikej 22/Sep/65 Solo
with Paul Richardson
mikej 30/Aug/65 Lead
with Paul Richardson
mikej 11/Jul/65 Solo
with Ted Markham
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
Votes cast 27
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
Votes cast 25
Votes cast 20
Style of ascent
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