Rockfax Description
120m. The easy-angled arete has several short pitches. Abseil back down the line to finish. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Much longer than described in the guidebook. It is 10 pitches long, belaying at each lower off chain. The last pitch is much harder than the rest of the route. About Fr3 upto pitch 9. Pitch 9 is about f4, the last pitch is an awkward f6a+.

Tom Smart 03/Nov Lead
potnoodle13 05/Oct Lead
beagle-ears 05/Oct AltLd
Cristal Escalade 05/Sep Lead O/S
tomhb ?/May -
Simon Caldwell 17/Apr AltLd O/S

In about 11 pitches, I led the odd ones. Mostly 4ish getting harder towards the top. I thoroughly aided the start of the 6a+ pitch. Walked off the top, which made the route.

with Carmen
Hidden 17/Apr AltLd
bobstones 16/Apr Lead O/S

This is a fantastic route. Did this is 5 pitches. All the climbings in the last two pitches which are pretty hard especially the first move of the 6a+ pitch but nothing major. The first 8 are just really enjoyable. Scramble up the ridge to the very top and enjoy the views, we hung out for an hour or so and it's totally worth it.

sus ?/Apr AltLd
waynem1985 ?/Apr Lead
phil456 30/Mar AltLd O/S

If I got the right route, Tom told me it was 5+, Tom took the hardest pitch. It was a super experiance.

with Tom Ireson as guide
JHiley 27/Mar AltLd

Only lower 3 pitches again. Emma's lead on P2. Nice.

with Emma
Shannyb 03/Mar AltLd O/S
aimees 08/Jan AltLd
with Owen
bridget143 02/Jan AltLd RP

Nice route. Ok on 70m rope linking pitches in pairs, p1-7 very easy, p8 lovely maybe F5, p9 and 10 little harder done individually, as others say move off belay at start p10 is tricky. Top p11 is just a scramble to bolts on the ridge. Take in the summit then walk down the back to the left to reach a path which leads to Arab Steps area.

with Simen
Hidden 24/Nov/14 AltLd dog
Matt Smith 24/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

A great route with amazing views that just get better and better until you’re even higher than the vultures!! Some of the pitches are much easier than those given, some are like scrambling really and all are on pretty good quality rock, apart from the 6a pitch which is pretty scrappy. Took us around 3.5 hours to ascend and 45 mins walking off back to bags.

Motown 23/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Good day out - like others, found top two pitches a bit steep (and loose) for a 4+. Take shoes for walk off.

with Jo Day
E30Adam 22/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Full 300M multi-pitch

with Angus Gillespie, Alex Dale, Connie Lampka, James Pymn, Kate Young
Hidden 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
lithos 05/Apr/14 Lead

great expedition, rope got stuck on 1st ab had to prussik - grr - next time will walk off . 1 6a+ move which can be frigged if needed. mostly easy grade 3/4 with odd move of 5 thrown in until 'plateau' then 5, 5+, 6a+

with karl c
Puma 04/Apr/14 AltLd
Amber Chaloner 31/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Epic climb. 10 pitches. Lead even pitches. Rested on 10. Ultra hard move for a 4+. Turns out this is 6a+. Very, very high up. Lovely views. Very brave.

with Jane Woulds
Hidden 08/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
vinspin 08/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

first three pitches F4

with sammy
quickdrawmcraw 04/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 04/Mar/14 Lead O/S
dprctr 03/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Done in four pitches in two hours. Last pitch feels steep.

with Ben
keith_duncan ?/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Did the first four pitches skipping the harder upper section. Climbers above dislodged some loose rocks by accident but thankfully they missed us.

Hidden 24/Feb/14 Lead O/S
kp64zl ?/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Excellent route. Did it in 6 pitches with an 80 metre rope. Last pitch significantly harder, but there are enough bolts there to step in slings and get over the crux easily. We scrambled up to the top of the mountain (great views) and then walked down (leftwards) easily and quickly. Didn't take food/water, just our walking shoes. Got up and down in about 2.5 hrs.

buddha1369 30/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Rob Griffiths 11/Dec/13 AltLd

Only the first 5 pitches as we ran out of daylight. Would recommend taking 2 ropes for the ab off but great fun and will go back and complete it at some stage.

with Chris Griffiths
Fragmod 09/Nov/13 Lead
philippotter 04/Nov/13 Lead O/S

1st pitch

with Stuart Bardsley, Sophie Rolls
wilsers 04/Nov/13 Lead O/S

First 3 pitches only, to give James a multi pitch experience.

philippotter 30/Oct/13 2nd
with Stuart Bardsley, Sophie Rolls
Hidden 24/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
tommy 12/Oct/13 AltLd


Hidden ?/Oct/13 -
JonnyW 26/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Fantastic climb although didn't know about the updates so was a bit of a surprise!! Last pitch was amazing and I'd definitely recommend the route purely for the views

Rhi Rhi 26/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

what a fantastic route! :D

Matt88 26/Mar/13 AltLd
with Joe M
Meinertzhagen 26/Mar/13 AltLd
with Christopher Lyus
CLyus 26/Mar/13 AltLd dog

nice easy climbing at the start was a little surprised when it just kept on going led pitches 1,2,(4&5),(6&7 partner led first part of 6),8,9,10. start abseiling when the sunset and really wished that i had a head torch.

Zara_92 26/Mar/13 AltLd
with Henry
beakerburgess 26/Mar/13 AltLd
Henry Brown 26/Mar/13 AltLd
with Zara_92
joem 26/Mar/13 AltLd
with MATTR
dr_botnik 20/Mar/13 AltLd dnf

pitches 1, 3 & 5

Hidden 20/Mar/13 Lead O/S
old_dijon 01/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Koch, O'Toole
richardashe ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Mark Jackson
kitch22 27/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with John Proctor
Mutant_Tractor 24/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
mathematically safe 07/Feb/13 -
Eireannach ?/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
KCheung ?/Feb/13 AltLd rpt
with Henry Jones
givemetea 02/Jan/13 Lead O/S

I really underestimated this after reading the Rockfax description. The move off the belay on the final pitch is really quite hard (UKC reckons 6a+ which sounds about right to me). There are loads of pitches. We abseiled off in the dark. But it was great fun ... just much more involved than expected ... glad I had a head torch with me!

with Katusha Dali
dale 42 ?/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Charlie Zephyr Booth ??/2013 -
Nick Russell 23/Dec/12 AltLd dnf

Did the first 7 pitches. P1-5 were short (as suggested in the guidebook), P6 and 7 were about 35m long. The abseil is as bad as you expect

with Emily
fooforever 09/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

Not top 2 pitches 4/5+

thedatastream 09/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

In the dripping wet, missed out last two pitches

BenedictIEP 05/Nov/12 AltLd dnf
with Rowan Leech, James Pawson
thedatastream 05/Nov/12 AltLd O/S


with Ben, Rowan Leech
ChrisB.19 23/Oct/12 TR
with Allan
Hidden 01/May/12 2nd
jmr 19/Mar/12 AltLd
with Ian Atkins, Paul Greenhow
johnmctighe 17/Mar/12 Lead dnf

Did up to the top pitch

with Austin
pat2car 11/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
TimHarwood ?/Mar/12 -
tim91 25/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Led all the odd numbered pitches. Backed off on pitch 10 as we thought there was another 3 pitches to go and it was getting late. Abbed off the last few pitches in the dark. Excellent day out, hope to get back to finish it someday.

with Kevin Cheung
Eireannach 25/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Did the odd numbered leads. Backed off 9th pitch as we thought 3 or 4 pitches to go. Night abs are fun.

with Jordan Miles
KCheung 19/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with Tim Rogers
Crowley6969 08/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Chris easthall
will909 ?/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Rich Clague 04/Jan/12 AltLd
Jordan-Miles ??/2012 AltLd O/S
with Michael Campbell
Kevster 31/Dec/11 Solo O/S

Did over 130m of it. Shame the abseil is such a faff as its not steep enough for quick and easy.

RachelEm 31/Dec/11 2nd
mwatson ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Freshprintce ?/Nov/11 Lead
igneouscarl 01/May/11 AltLd

A great route right to the top - then scrambling along the ridge to the top

with Robert Jones
Hidden 26/Apr/11 AltLd
tallphil 24/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Did about 5 pitches before abbing off due to time constraints - would love to go back and complete it though!

pete1185 24/Apr/11 Lead
CRiddiford 16/Apr/11 2nd

joe=1st and 3rd pitch, gabi=2nd

JHiley 16/Apr/11 AltLd

lead 1st and 3rd Pitch. Stopped after 3rd.

Hidden 16/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
richw2k2 28/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Didn't know it had been extended. Got bored (and it was getting late) after pitch 7

with Monika
Moniawl 28/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with rich
grubes 18/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with Chris
willworkforfoodjnr 18/Feb/11 AltLd rpt
with grubes
Peter Metcalfe 02/Jan/11 AltLd
Ian Campbell ?/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Matthew Scott-Chalmers ??/2011 -
Stuart Wildman 11/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

10 Pitches 240m (a couple with 60m ropes abseiled down in 4 goes). Easy going until the last few pitches. Take water, much longer than the book suggests, if there are others on the route, think 4/6 hours up and down.

with Steve Boxwell
vix 08/Nov/10 Lead

4+ in guide 120m. Did up to last pitch where it got very loose, pulled of large flake undercut hand hold :S retreated

with chris
willworkforfoodjnr 08/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
with Vicky
steve prior ?/Nov/10 Lead
with Andy C
auld al 20/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

brilliant expedition,very well bolted all the way with the last three pitches going at 5/5+/6a - the 6a pitch consisting of a couple of strenous moves then easier

jules699 23/Sep/10 AltLd

Only did first 5 pitches as it was raining a bit and didnt fancy ab'ing on a wetter than already rope. Didnt realise it keeps on going or that it develops into a 6a. Guidebook v v misleading! Good fun though...

with Rich
fireman_al ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Paul McDonald
RachubAndy 03/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Dan, Martin, Ollie and Phil
JonathanJones 03/Apr/10 2nd O/S

Only went past first 4 chains, not so good so came down. apprentlyt the climbing only gets good after this!

with Freddie, Joe
Hidden 31/Mar/10 Lead dnf
Ben ski 31/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Went to top, much longer route than guidebook states. Climbing starts off simple and gets harder on the final pitch/2 half pitches.

with Melissa Ng, Xiaoye Chen
lindsam 30/Mar/10 -
with Jos Style, Michael Gee
greenmonkey 30/Mar/10 Lead dnf

Did the first 6 pitches and had another 4 to go but time was getting on so abseiled down - guidebook says its 120m - more like 300!

with Kate
tallthinmonkey 29/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Rob Leuhman
Liam Ingram 29/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Did 9 pitches.

ccraigg22 27/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Petarghh ?/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/10 AltLd
benthfc ?/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Tim
goi.ashmore 20/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
tobydunford 16/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with Harry Martin
Hidden 14/Feb/10 Lead O/S
igneouscarl 08/Feb/10 AltLd dnf

Did 8 pitches up to belay before going back down - looked harder than 4+ and wasn't sure if turned to trad. Excellent fun but 60m rope meant lots of abseils.

Hidden ?/Jan/10 2nd O/S
RKernan ?/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with Owen
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Hidden 19/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Ed Westwood 15/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Jo Davison 15/Dec/09 -

Led first 2 pitches, then scrambled the rest - abseiled off after about 7 pitches

with Dougie
dswansonlow 15/Dec/09 Solo O/S
katiep 14/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with Jit
mrstarwarsman 14/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with ruben, oli brend
owb106 14/Dec/09 -
with Reuben, Paddy Williams
Hidden ?/Dec/09 AltLd
razorfin 28/Nov/09 2nd O/S
timcedwards 25/Nov/09 2nd
with Andrew Edwards
Luke Gilbert ?/Nov/09 Lead
with Sara Gilbert, Tom McCulloch
JamieSparkes 25/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

double pitches each to end of pitch 4, then led p5 and abbed off since p6 now 40m long

with Gustavo
Hidden 23/Apr/09 AltLd dnf
Hidden 07/Apr/09 AltLd
Brendan 08/Jan/09 AltLd O/S

The Rockfax guide says 120m but it's more like 300m! Looks like it's recently been extended, it goes right to the top of the cliff and the top two pitches are a bit harder, last one's maybe 6a? There's a superb scramble to the summit after the bolts run out, really worth while.

with Paul
Hidden 29/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
wheelo 23/Dec/08 AltLd
with cas
cas smerdon 23/Dec/08 AltLd

great climb, 10 pitches. Easy start but harder on the last 2 pitches.

with john wheeler
timjones 29/Oct/08 Lead dnf

First 3 pitches only, we didn't realise that the route continued until after we'd abbed off!

with Adeline Jones
Snorfalorpagus ??/2008 -

First multipitch lead.

whispering nic ?/Jan/00 -
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