Rockfax Description
Climb the wall just to the right of the scooped hole. Tricky moves at mid-height can be reachy. Above, it is just a matter of finding the right holds. Requires care to protect adequately. © Rockfax

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Brannock 17/Oct Lead rpt
Hidden 17/Oct 2nd
Alan James - UKC and UKH 17/Oct Lead
with Chris Prescott
Chris Wright 10/Oct Lead rpt
Mike W 04/Oct 2nd O/S
Martin Haworth 27/Sep Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Sep Lead O/S
LakesWinter 09/Sep 2nd

Hard for the grade and slippery too.

with Rob Mid
Hidden 09/Sep Lead G/U
fuzzysheep01 05/Sep Lead O/S

Faffed for a while on crux but made it eventually. Sustained, high in the grade, but a great route.

DubyaJamesDubya 05/Sep 2nd rpt
with Joe Norris
MD 18/Jul Lead O/S

Wasn't climbing well, spent ages on the route working out the sequences and placing gear.

with Jo
Happy Wanderer 18/Jul 2nd β

Sustained chunky route.

with Mike D
Hidden 17/Jul -
Hidden 17/Jul -
BenedictIEP 03/Jul Lead O/S
Olli-C 27/Jun Lead O/S
with Lou
Hidden 27/Jun Lead
Dan Hostford 27/Jun 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Jun Lead dnf
Hidden 21/Jun 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jun 2nd
oread 21/Jun Lead

seconded previously - 30 May 2015

Hidden 14/Jun Lead O/S
Gambit 11/Jun 2nd O/S
andybirtwistle 10/Jun Lead
with Keith Lonsdale
deacondeacon 06/Jun Lead O/S
Somerset swede basher 13/May Lead O/S
with Andy Nicholson
Hidden 13/May Lead O/S
Martin Haworth 04/May Lead rpt
with Andy
Andrew Sloan 04/May 2nd dog

Got the crux sequence wrong again! Don't face left.

bigdrew 26/Apr Lead rpt
with Dunc, Ian Milward
PaulTanton 11/Apr 2nd O/S
Mark Grist 11/Apr Lead O/S
with Paul Tanton
danielroymoss 09/Apr TR
Canyak ??/2015 -
Tony Holdsworth 25/Oct/14 2nd rpt
with Stuart Bolton, Peter Harris
Stoney Boy 24/Aug/14 2nd β
with Colin Hughes
Tom Keaveny 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
JEP 05/Aug/14 2nd
the power 03/Aug/14 2nd
with rob
dr_botnik 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Props to the lads who climbed this ahead of me then shouted beta when i had a wobble on the crux. Committing and sustained.

with Mackie, Phil Taylor
Jono_LS16 ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/14 Lead dnf
Sidekick 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hardcore Pat 25/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Dan Osbasabooboo
Hidden 15/Jun/14 Lead RP
Hidden 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/14 Lead
JWB 31/May/14 2nd O/S
jon_gill1 31/May/14 2nd O/S
with chris Lyness, john beardmore
simon kimber 14/May/14 Lead O/S
with Will
JPGR ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Yvette
Martin Haworth 01/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Chris Wright 22/Feb/14 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2014 -
Chris Wright 25/Aug/13 Lead
matthomas79 20/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Dave Thomas
samt 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Nic Kidd
Hidden 14/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S
samt ??/2013 -
Andrew Sloan 11/Nov/12 Lead dog

Fell off crux again but then managed clean ground up ascent. Need to do crux facing right. Very technical move, warrants 5c.

with Tony Holdsworth
Tony Holdsworth 11/Nov/12 2nd rpt

Andy took one fall and I struggled.

with Andy Sloan
Chris Wright 28/Oct/12 Lead
adam clarke 26/Aug/12 TR dog
with Angus Hulme
Hidden 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
robin_hackney 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Si
Hidden 27/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 20/Jun/12 -
Graeme Hammond 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
James Oswald 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Really good route but quite tough. Backed off (downclimbed), then duncan had a go. He placed some more gear which reassured me, came down. I committed to the crux. hard, glad for the gear in the break. Blind, pumpy top wall. Ace

with Duncan
Hidden 19/May/12 Lead O/S
Jonny Nick 19/May/12 Lead RP

Nails hard! Central crux would have been fine if the side pull in the vertical crack was a reasonabale hold! gear felt iffy all the way up, thankfully gear in first break held for fall from crux on o/s attempt. Climbed ground up on second go.

Hidden 11/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/12 2nd β
Martin Haworth 03/Mar/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Feb/12 Lead rpt
philhilo 22/Oct/11 Lead dog

No climbing for 4 weeks and a cold left me pumped by the 1st crux - thats my exscuse! Useless effort.

Brian Rodgers 22/Oct/11 2nd rpt
Brannock 09/Sep/11 Lead dog

Good moves, gear ok.

Martin Haworth 20/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Andy
Andrew Sloan 20/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Tried to lead, fell off just after crux and ripped 3 bits of gear to take a 20 footer. Managed to second up after Martin. Nails hard for E1.

bigdrew 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S
chrisbussell 02/Aug/11 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
Hidden ?/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
lamma_hippie 28/Jul/11 Lead
with Jon Lawton
drcorbasisgod 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S
cem 05/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with Dave Gilling, Chris Parson
BeccaSnowden 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Tom
thomasadixon 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Sustained but never pumpy, nice route. Would probs get (soft) E2 elsewhere, but not here!

with Becca
Hidden 01/Apr/11 2nd rpt
akhughes 01/Apr/11 Lead O/S
smudge 28/Mar/11 Lead rpt
jamiev 12/Mar/11 Lead RP

Ground up: fell at mid height on o/s attempt. Lowered, then lead clean from ground.

with Tim Parkinson
alasdair19 ??/2011 -
Hidden 17/Sep/10 Lead
gingerwolf 11/Sep/10 TR O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/10 -
Hammy 04/Sep/10 TR
with Shunt
Hidden 02/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/10 2nd dog
migs493 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S

And Hannah. Really nice route although gear is not brilliant.

with Haydn
haydng 28/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Mike, Hannah
Neil Adams 14/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Normclimber 10/Aug/10 Lead

Polished as ever. Gear plentiful, but the odd hopeful micro. Haven't placed those for a while.

pebbles 26/Jul/10 TR
with phil
rob1 18/Jul/10 Lead
Dogmusher 15/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with charles moreton
cem 15/Jul/10 Lead rpt

The grade of E1 5b seems exactly right to me.

with Mark O'Neill
Dale ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S

good fun top end E1 pumpy

with rob
philb ?/Jul/10 2nd β

hard and needing a pull now and then

Hidden 28/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Nicos 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Speeddemonsi 26/May/10 Lead O/S
Oliver Houston 21/May/10 2nd O/S
caradoc 15/May/10 Lead O/S

top section crux for me, exhausted looking for best line.

with john b
Hidden 02/May/10 2nd rpt
mark20 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Ollie B 24/Apr/10 Lead
with S.Bennett
Phil Jennings 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Anna Jennings, James Moneypenny, Kieran Smith
duzinga 14/Mar/10 2nd rpt
with Pete Harris
metal arms 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
TonyF ??/2010 -
Martin Haworth 20/Nov/09 Lead O/S

Finished in heavy rain. Last 10ft in the wet was precarious

with Tony
Oliver Branagan 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Looked easy from the ground. Jumped on and found possibly the hardest crux iv'e done on trad + the fact I never really managed to get a bomber placement in and ran out the pumpy end, It turned out top end trad for me. Excellent!

with Mikey B
Hidden 11/Oct/09 Lead RP
Brian Rodgers 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
philhilo 04/Oct/09 2nd
JulesV 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
Shauna 20/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Jules
galpinos 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Ben T
Hidden 27/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Simon Davenport 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Brian and Dave
bridget143 22/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Duncan Frisch
Jim Slater 20/Aug/09 2nd dog
duzinga 16/Aug/09 Lead rpt

done in dry conditions this time, enjoyed it.

with Pete Brown and Dave
catblack 09/Aug/09 2nd
Andrew Barker 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Only just enough good gear and a hard to read finish. The top break was muddy and the topout felt hard (classic Stoney mantel) and was a fair way above the gear. Felt more like E2 5b to me.

ed woods 08/Aug/09 2nd dog
with Adam
Hidden 08/Jul/09 -
cem 21/Jun/09 Lead β


Hidden 20/Jun/09 -
Hidden 02/Jun/09 2nd O/S
simonp ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Annelies Sarrazyn
Hidden 10/May/09 -
Hidden 09/May/09 2nd rpt
godusty 22/Mar/09 2nd
Tony Holdsworth 19/Mar/09 2nd rpt
with Peter Harris
Hidden 19/Mar/09 -
Brown 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S

with gear in

with Henry
Hidden 07/Mar/09 Lead
Alex Mason 23/Feb/09 Lead O/S

Quite tough at the grade, climbs direct to the tree all the way. hard 5b move and lots of blind 5a moves, worthwhile.

leepip 23/Feb/09 2nd
with al mason
Hidden 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Al Evans ??/2008 -
Hidden 13/Oct/07 TR dog
Hidden 13/Oct/07 TR
duzinga 13/Oct/07 TR dog

it was pissing down. Had a terrible time.

chris j 06/Oct/07 Lead RP

Spooky climbing, easiest line wanders around a bit on top wall, quite bold

with Doug
Sankey 26/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Luke
thebigfriendlymoose 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Stephen
Hidden 25/Aug/07 Lead O/S
adam carless 25/Aug/07 2nd O/S

Some pretty worrying blind moves. Very unclear about exactly where the line goes, strictly following the guidebook dotted line seems to involve a few bits of 5c climbing.

Pilch 19/Aug/07 2nd dog

Done after a lot of rain, initial moves wet and a lot of greasy holds, felt very tough for the grade

with Simon
Becky E 09/Aug/07 2nd
doug s 03/Jun/07 2nd
with mike
Hidden 26/May/07 Lead O/S
Mick B 19/May/07 2nd
with Guy Tooth
Oceanic ?/May/07 -
Hidden ?/Apr/07 TR
keith leonard ??/2006 Lead
Sam and will 20/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Anthony Bennett
Dave Bond 12/Dec/04 Lead O/S
with sharon
Hidden 24/Jul/04 Lead
Hidden 23/Jul/04 Lead O/S
robin heath 17/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Carl Riley
Hidden ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
willackers ??/2004 Lead O/S
with J.Bickerstaff
Urgles ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with ???????????????
Hidden ?/Sep/02 Lead O/S
Dave Mason 02/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with Trev Tatler
skygodley 31/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with Dave Binney
John Marsland 24/Jun/01 2nd
with Mark Tolver
Hidden 20/Jun/01 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/01 2nd
Phill Mitch ??/2001 Lead O/S
with steve winter
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/99 Lead
CrashMat Rob 22/Aug/98 Lead RP

Top Rope then pre placed gear to lead.

with Nicky
uphillnow 04/Aug/98 Lead

had lead before

phardman 14/Aug/97 2nd
CrashMat Rob 26/May/97 TR
with Terry
Hidden 26/Apr/97 2nd
Hidden 13/Apr/97 Lead
tlr 18/Nov/96 2nd
with Andy M
Roget 07/Sep/96 Solo rpt
Hidden 05/Apr/96 Lead
Gordon Stainforth 25/Aug/95 2nd
with David BA Jones, Carrie Hughes
Tim Bateman 30/Jul/95 2nd
Hidden 04/Jun/95 TR
Chris the Tall ?/May/95 TR

Failed to lead

with Bill G
ColinD 09/Apr/95 Lead
Hidden 02/Apr/95 Lead
Hidden 24/Mar/95 TR
jcw ?/Mar/95 -

Also June 1991with Marin

with Martin Harris
John Southworth 15/Jun/94 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1994 Lead
Roget 28/Nov/93 Lead rpt
Hidden 17/Jul/93 Lead
Roget 11/Jul/93 2nd O/S
with Jonathan T
Hidden 05/Jul/93 Lead
Hidden 16/May/93 2nd
Hidden 28/Apr/93 TR
andrew300169 02/May/92 Lead O/S
with Pom
nai ??/1992 Lead
leathers 11/Nov/91 2nd
with James Thomas
Hidden 27/Oct/91 Lead
Neil R 14/Apr/91 Lead
with Sharon
Hidden 03/Mar/91 2nd
craig d ??/1991 Solo rpt
samt 08/Jul/90 TR
with Scott Willoughby
chrisrogers ?/Jul/90 2nd O/S
with Chris J
NickJH ?/Jun/90 Lead dnf
with N Smart, D Picker
Neil R 21/Apr/90 Lead
with Howard
Nick Rundall ??/1990 2nd O/S

possibly lead at some point

Hidden 04/Nov/89 Lead
Iain Thow 07/Jun/89 2nd
with Paul Eastwood
BigHairyIan 11/Mar/89 Lead O/S
with Mike Gibbison (Hairy)
Michael Hood 12/Feb/89 Lead
rob.grafton ??/1989 AltLd
with barry maybank
Hidden 25/Sep/88 Lead
Gary Coggon 03/Jul/88 Lead O/S
with Bog, Pete Leeming
goi.ashmore 01/Jun/88 Lead O/S
with Dave Forster
surfbish ?/Feb/88 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1988 -
sadams 01/Aug/87 2nd
with Guy Townsend
Rob Davies ?/May/87 TR
Billg 21/Mar/87 Lead O/S
with Paul Guttridge
Hidden 15/Mar/87 TR
Hidden ??/1987 Solo
Hidden ??/1987 Lead O/S
Stoney Boy ??/1987 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Oct/86 2nd
RichardMc 26/Jul/86 2nd
with Jon Clifford-Smith
Hidden 10/Jun/86 Lead
steve taylor ?/Jun/86 Lead
with Nicky Beresford
steve taylor ?/Apr/86 Lead dog

First attempt at E1 - disastrous

with Simon Leigh-Smith
Hidden 08/Mar/86 TR
Pete Pozman 08/Mar/86 2nd O/S

"I was very pleased with my movement."

with Jeremy (York)
Hidden 01/Jan/86 Lead O/S
neilh 19/Oct/85 Lead O/S
with dave croker
John Marsland 02/Jun/85 Lead
with George Shaw
Tim Bateman 19/May/85 2nd
sadams 18/May/85 Lead
with John from London
Hidden 22/Feb/85 TR
Rich Kirby ??/1985 Lead O/S
with Graham Cairns/Ray Kelly
Simon2005 ??/1985 2nd
with JimB
Hidden ??/1985 Lead
Hidden 28/May/84 TR
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
Bulls Crack ??/1984 2nd
with RW
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
Mark Kemball 01/Dec/83 2nd
with Paul Clark, Bill McKee
Mark Kemball 11/Mar/83 Lead
with Bill McKee
DPaul 27/Jan/83 2nd O/S
with s.brown
charlesmfrench 12/Jan/83 Lead O/S
Gezzer ??/1983 Lead O/S
with Derek Shaw
andy gittins ??/1983 -
KRB 03/Oct/82 Lead O/S
with Mike Bridges
Hidden 20/Feb/82 TR
nbotting ??/1982 Lead
derekb ?/Aug/81 Lead β
derekb ?/Aug/81 Lead β
Nic Robinson 07/Jun/81 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/81 Lead O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Lead
ewar woowar ??/1981 -
Dave Musgrove 20/Sep/80 AltLd
with Kim Greenald
Nic Robinson ??/1980 AltLd
mitch1960 ??/1980 Lead
petemeads ??/1975 Lead
Andy Say ??/1974 Lead O/S
Dave Westby ??/1972 Lead O/S
with Phil Caley
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