Rockfax Description
A popular line with some surprisingly difficult moves. Abseil back down the line to finish.
1) 4, 12m. The easy-angled wall to a ledge.
2) 6a+, 12m. The technical slabby wall proves to be quite tough.
3) 6a, 10m. A steeper pitch to a tree. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The second pitch is a bit spooky.


ClimberDateStyle
JamieSparkes 09/Apr Lead O/S

Pokey wee crux on pitch two, great third pitch.

chrismadar 30/Mar Lead rpt

Lead P2, backed off two years ago so really nice to go and finish. Exposed move for a 6a+, definitely felt harder.

Gordon W 30/Mar AltLd O/S

Lead P1&3

Anthony Cheung 27/Feb AltLd dog

about 60m, not 34m. P2 hard and slabby and P3 super pumpy but overall awesome route with a mix style of climbing

Danny Crump 01/Feb Lead dnf
with Clients
cjcuni ?/Feb AltLd O/S

I lead pitch 2 clean, seconded pitches 1 and 3 clean. Our line and the one beside were closer than the guide said, so I also lead the traverse pitch as well to get us back on the route at the base of pitch 2. Pitch 2 is a fantastic slab, pitch 3 was a meaty corner with a crack in the back, would like to lead that pitch if I ever repeat it.

with Antony Cheung
Blake 17/Jan AltLd O/S

Stunning moves on the second pitch! Loved the last pitch too, very go-ey at 6a - i'd say stiff end, sustained 6a+/b collectively. Finished in the dusk abseiled off in the dark... memorable stuff!

with Emma
KKilroy 10/Jan Lead O/S
with claire
Ian Clare ?/Jan Lead
steve_gibbs 01/May/15 AltLd O/S
with Tommy
zcsharp 01/May/15 AltLd O/S
with John Harris
Matt Harmon 24/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Only P1, didn't finish P2- felt very hard

Lawrence Beesley-Peck 24/Mar/15 2nd
Ian MK 20/Dec/14 Lead dog

First climb of the trip, not quite 12m, 12m & 10m as the book described. Pitch 2 is 35M! and quite tricky. I slipped of the crux waking up my belayer.

with Anna
Anna Maykova 20/Dec/14 Lead
with Ian
emilyclimbs 15/Dec/14 Lead O/S

NOT obvious!! Confusing where 4 ended and 6a+ began. Only did first pitch, (or did I??) which was nice.

with Ian
mol 04/Dec/14 Lead
with Jesse
mjeffery 13/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Superb 2nd and 3rd pitches. Would be 3 star if it weren't for the scrappy first pitch.

Danielle Arnott ?/Apr/14 AltLd

Missed pitch 1 for tapa de isabelle. Clean second of pitch 2 (possibly trended too far left at crux; would be hard and scary on lead!) and 3 (backed off lead attempt halfway up). Don't think rockfax lengths could be more wrong!

with Matt
matt10990 ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
philippotter 04/Nov/13 Lead O/S

1st pitch

with Stuart Bardsley, Sophie Rolls
wilsers 30/Oct/13 Lead O/S

First pitch only. Nice and juggy 4.

philippotter 30/Oct/13 2nd
with Stuart Bardsley, Sophie Rolls
Hardcore Pat 26/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Pitches 1 & 3

with Chris Vanderz
Hidden ?/Oct/13 -
Roberttaylor 07/Apr/13 Lead dnf

Pretty scrappy, there are 2 options after the first belay, one is 6a+, the other is scary and tough.

with Isolde
Hidden 07/Apr/13 2nd dnf
richardashe ?/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
with Mark Jackson
Hidden 20/Mar/13 Lead O/S
tprebs 11/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Last route of the trip. pitch lengths in the rockfax guide completely wrong

with Siobhan Vye
Siobhan Vye ?/Feb/13 AltLd

Lead first pitch

Hidden 02/Dec/12 Lead dnf
Marq 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S

J then me for the second pitch after J backed off. Only did the first 2 pitches as J couldn't second the second pitch!

Hidden 14/Oct/12 Lead dog
gavster2405 11/Oct/12 Lead dnf

escaped off the 2nd pitch. bumbled up the choss on the left to the top and tried doing the crux, but failed as too tired and too hot. gave up.

with jane phillips
birthers 11/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

CC p1, TB p2, missed out 3rd pitch due to light. Tricky! Agree with what others have said - the guide book pitch lengths are way off.

caroline256 11/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
with Tom B
Hidden ?/Feb/12 Lead O/S
leglesslizard ?/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
owb106 20/Dec/11 AltLd dnf

Last route of day. Started on the wrong route. Faffed a lot with rope (definitely longer than the guide says). Couldn't be bothered about 30m up so abbed off.

Matt Smith 20/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

Don't believe the current Rockfax pitch lengths they're probably double that. Went up Tapa de Isabella first before finding out we'd gone wrong. Traversed left and then up the 6a+ pitch, one very hard move.

Hidden 18/Dec/11 Lead O/S
mwatson ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Philippa Arding 21/Nov/11 2nd
with nick arding
Freshprintce ?/Nov/11 Lead
paul horabin 25/Oct/11 Lead O/S
fi15 25/Oct/11 AltLd
john_ni 17/Oct/11 Lead O/S

4+, 6b, 6a. Guidebook pitch lengths are very wrong. Started 1st from lowest point rather than ramp so 20-25m. But pitch 2 is hard & deff 30m to a new chain as was a foot from the knot in my 60m rope when abbing down it! Pitch 3 is steep & juggy & at least double the guide length. Led 2 after Ian lowered down from crux. I moved R & up but then couldnt reach next bolt, ended up well run out by next one.

with Ian Wilkinson
Hidden 01/May/11 AltLd O/S
Alex Mason 01/May/11 Lead O/S

5+,6b+,6b imo. Middle pitch is very good and its obvious why the lower off tat/mallion is where it is.

with Laura Perry
Hidden 23/Apr/11 2nd
CRiddiford 16/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

me=1st and 3rd pitch, mike=2nd (after my attempt!)

with Mike
Stone Muppet ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with ah
Hidden 05/Feb/11 Lead O/S
iccy 05/Feb/11 -
with Aidan
ollieben ??/2011 Lead
RM199 ??/2011 Lead dnf
A Mountain Journey ??/2011 -
with Kate
steve prior ?/Nov/10 Lead
with Andy C
kleinej 26/Oct/10 2nd

Guidebook pitch lengths are very wrong. Should be something like 24m, 34m, 25m. I led 12m of P1 to two bolts, but it wasn't the right belay. Gary led on to the right belay after route finding problems, then led P2. I tried leading P3, backed off down and Gary finished it. 3 abseils back to the ground, 2nd abseil doesn't quite reach with a 60m rope, a little scramble down to the lower off.

with Gary
garywong 26/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Working out the crux moves on 2nd pitch was a bit difficult and a bat in a hold I wanted to use on the 3rd was rather startling!

fireman_al ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Paul McDonald
Jim Slater 30/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
RachubAndy 03/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Dan, Martin, Ollie and Phil
krasavenko 03/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Led 1st, 2nd and 4th pitches. Starting off we knew of 3 - discovered and did 2 more; realised it was never ending and went down

Liam Ingram 03/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Liyen
Will Hunt 30/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Just the first two pitches as ran out of time. Surprisingly hard move on pitch 2.

Hidden 30/Mar/10 Lead O/S
SaraAT 30/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Ciro 25/Mar/10 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 20/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
Skullfire 14/Feb/10 Lead dnf
with Daniel Rovira
Hidden ?/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
lucasp 30/Dec/09 AltLd dog

Mike fell on pitch 2 and I backed off pitch 3.

with Mike Nuttall
katiep 19/Dec/09 AltLd dog

Led the 6a+ pitch

with Sian Gardiner
Hidden 19/Dec/09 AltLd dog
Hidden 17/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
razorfin 28/Nov/09 2nd O/S
Different Steve 23/Nov/09 AltLd O/S

Led P2 (6a+) & P3 (6a)

with Karen Roberts
timcedwards ?/Nov/09 2nd
with Andrew Edwards
Hidden 23/Apr/09 Lead
tobyk ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/08 Lead rpt
Dave Latimer ?/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
Erkke ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Jody
skygodley 19/Dec/00 Lead O/S
whispering nic ?/Jan/00 -
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