Rockfax Description
30m. The shallow groove gives an excellent and difficult climb. © Rockfax


ClimberDateStyle
KKilroy 09/Apr Lead dog

Cudnt decide what to do on the setup for the crux as a million tiny holds were chalked and ticked. Sat on the draw and had a good look and then climbed thru on first attempt from the jugs. Extremely blind but good climbing. Contrary to all the comments on this one the crux is not super fingery but super blind. Find the good hold and ur in!

with claire
Hidden 01/Jan Lead O/S
Ram MkiV 25/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Dan724 14/Oct/15 Lead RP
with Jess Cadwell
Mike Owen 20/Apr/15 Lead dog
with Elaine Owen
waynem1985 ?/Apr/15 Lead
Hidden 06/Jan/15 Lead RP
Cassidy 04/Nov/14 Lead RP
Adam_42 23/Apr/14 Lead RP

Second go! Perfect end to my best ever day of sport climbing.

Brian Rodgers 18/Apr/14 Lead RP

Not my style at all.

Mike Todd 18/Apr/14 2nd
drysori ?/Apr/14 Lead RP

Second go. Tough crux.

Hidden 23/Mar/14 Lead dog
adamjeffs 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with mum
switch 15/Mar/14 Lead RP

1st go this time. Had tried previously in '06

with Leanne
Shawty ?/Mar/14 Lead RP
with Conor
Joughton 20/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Hard crux! Nearly came off before I noticed the holds out right, BIG slap to the jug after the crack. Trick was to use the holds in the crack as little as possible!

Ricky Rocks 17/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/13 Lead dnf
TaylorMade Climbing 13/Sep/13 Lead RP
mr_nsglover 11/Sep/13 Lead RP

Went 3rd go. Should have been 2nd go but for some unnecessary foot faf mid crux. The single hardest sequence of moves on the trip. 7 moves of V5 on top of 6b climbing followed by 5+ to the top. Excellent route. Did it 3 more times on the trip to put up and retrieve draws for friends.

chiverstom 01/Apr/13 Lead dog
with Alice
Hidden 17/Mar/12 Lead RP
John Mcshea 22/Jan/12 Lead O/S
felixthelion 02/Jan/12 Lead RP

Although the start and finish are easy the crux is desperate. feels harder than 7b and as hard or harder than some of the 7b+ routes on the same crag. Fantastic line and very enjoyable climbing.

Mike_Hayes 19/Oct/11 Lead RP
with Sarah Marks
Ian Jones 16/Oct/11 2nd dnf

On sighted by Bob. Desperate bouldery crux and way too hard for me. 7c.

with Robert Durran (aka 'Big Bob')
Hidden 05/Feb/11 Lead RP
goi.ashmore 02/Apr/10 Lead RP

Short and bouldery after the initial long easy groove.

with James Rees
Alex Mason 02/Apr/10 Lead β

Good beta from goi. hard crux. psyched

with goi ashmore, julia
dannyboy83 20/Jan/10 Lead O/S
oliwarlow 15/Nov/09 Lead dnf

good climbing, but couldn't get past the crux coming out of the overhang. got to hang some pretty crap holds there!

with Dave S
ASchwirtz 17/Apr/09 Lead RP
Mike Todd ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
skygodley 01/Jan/09 Lead RP

Akira has a tough move at the start to get you past the first clip then it gets really easy, so easy in fact you can get fully recovered for the crux which is much much harder! The real crux is getting through a scoop-crack on tiny two finger holds, its steep and powerful but the top tip is when it gets really hard; look right! I think Akira only gets 7b because of the jug pulling before and after the crux. A great climb.

mhairi thorburn 05/May/08 Lead RP
with malc
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
NelsonJ, tommytuffa, Stig
Voting
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Style of ascent
Lead
Followed
Redpoint
Onsighted
Dogged
DNF
Flashed (β)
Not Set