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[Froth, 3 kb]24m, 2 pitches. A polished old favourite with a first pitch which is like climbing a bar of soap. The second has some fine positions. 1) 4b, 12m. Climb the corner to a ledge (optional belay). 2) 4c, 12m. Traverse right along the silica nodules. Either finish up the steep groove (more like HVS 5a in reality), or keep pumping along to the Bitterfingers tree. © ROCKFAX
FA. D.Mellor, D.Johnson 1959

Ticklists: UK Classic Corners, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade.

Photo: Froth © Karlos
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This climb is in 291 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14

Led 1st after some faffing, 2nd the traverse. Fine route
BikeClimbWalk - AltLd - 24/Mar/14 with Chris E

Great traverse pitch with silica foot holds. Only they run out in the middle and at the end.
monkeyman79 - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/14 with Oli Gregory

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/14

Felt that crampons might've been more appropriate on some sections of the first pitch. Second pitch was fun.
Lumbering Oaf - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/14 with Rachel Spraggs

Paul Eckton - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/14 with Joshua Leak

Drew Bennett - Lead - 15/Mar/14 with Joe

JHiley - 2nd - 15/Mar/14 with Drew

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Dec/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Dec/13

helenstuart - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Mike

Fun route! As one pitch.
Kevster - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/13 with Gavin Dee, Tony

Gavdee1 - Lead rpt - 12/Aug/13 with Kev

Adrian lead first pitch, I lead second.
edd rab - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/13 with adrian scott

Guy Wilson - 19/Jul/13 with Plum

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/13

Haydn Jones - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/13 with gareth bowen

quickdrawmcraw - Lead - 18/Jul/13 with alexander

Rockwarrior - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13 with Matthew Crowford

Lead first pitch
danny_85 - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Hannes

2nd pitch
jamie ward - AltLd - 08/Jul/13 with Shaun Lake

dr_botnik - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/13 with ken

ashtond6 - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/13

P1 horribly polished
alp79 - 2nd - 30/Jun/13 with Jonny Ashton

bottom pitch
davewsargent - AltLd - 26/Jun/13 with andy neath

Led in one pitch, thought the traverse was great.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/13

the power - 2nd - 22/Jun/13 with deacon, charlie

rich_hw - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/13 with gavin_pcc

Nick Sillem - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Ben Clifton

Led the fun traverse pitch.
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Rachel B

Lead p1. Good fun
Batt - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/13 with James Hoyes

James Oakes - 2nd rpt - 02/Jun/13 with Rob Cooper, Brad Cowley

braders94 - AltLd rpt - 02/Jun/13 with Rob Cooper, James Oakes

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13

2nd Pitch again.
mrginna - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/13 with lukebamforth, Emma Campbell

Jenny Clarke - 2nd - Jun/13 with dave

JHiley - Lead rpt - 31/May/13 with Zuzana

darlolad - AltLd O/S - 29/May/13

2nd Pitch... Lovely!!
mrginna - AltLd O/S - 22/May/13 with Ben Hiles

matiamallia - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with pawelgregorczyk

Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/13

2nd pitch. Was quite spooky.
Double Knee Bar - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/13

jon_gill1 - Lead rpt - 25/Jan/13 with nick loc

Hidden - 2nd β - 25/Jan/13

bclifton - Lead - 2013

Seymore Butt - 2013

Tony Kartawick - 2013

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Oct/12

jayrenegade - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Adrian

Did in one long pitch.
Wayne S - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Gary

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/12

In 1 Pitch
Calder - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Mark

Me P1.
treg - AltLd rpt - 08/Sep/12 with Lynsey

p1,great cut loose by joe on p2!
CRiddiford - AltLd rpt - 07/Aug/12 with Joe

Lead P2 going right round to the tree which seemed pretty easy. Lots of fun and messing about on the huge jugs.
JHiley - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/12 with CRiddiford

Second time to lead the second pitch of this. Loved it just as much as the first time, though didn't take 20 mins to commit to the bit where the feet run out this time.
treg - AltLd rpt - 03/Aug/12 with Bird

rikbattye - Lead rpt - Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jul/12

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 23/Jun/12 with Jim

Jim Slater - Lead rpt - 23/Jun/12 with Graeme

ChrisBrooke - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/12 with Cat Freeman

ashtond6 - AltLd dog - 02/Jun/12

Tamati - Lead O/S - Jun/12

JRigby - 2nd - Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/May/12

sazmaz - 2nd O/S - 11/May/12 with Frank Ramsden

Hidden - Lead β - 08/May/12

Emma Painter - 2nd - 02/May/12 with Outdoor Ed

a bit polished...
Karl Wooffindin - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Bryce Rigler

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 06/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11

Led P1 this time
mark20 - AltLd rpt - 14/Aug/11

bigdrew - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Caroline, Mark R

p2
CRiddiford - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Andy, Mark

Rob P1, Me P2. Minor epic. Lower pitch was enjoyable, but glad I didn't lead. Started the traverse as the sun was going down and spent a while plucking up the courage to commit to the part where the footholds become a little thin. Placed two bits of gear before the finishing groove. The second because the first was dubious. Attempted a hand jam which moved through the crack with three increasingly worrying slips (note to self: this is not grit). On the resulting fall the good gear ripped but I was caught by the dubious one. The first time I've had a gear ripping fall. Exciting. Was properly dark (why no head torch?) by the time we got the abseil sorted and then had trouble pulling the ropes. I guess the finishing groove is the crux, and especially challenging after getting pumped on the traverse. Finished up the easier right hand exit.
treg - AltLd dog - 08/Aug/11 with Rob H

Hidden - AltLd dog - 08/Aug/11

James Oakes - 2nd rpt - 01/Aug/11 with Bill Lawrence

Bill Lawrence - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11 with oaksi2

Hidden - Aug/11

nai - 2nd - 28/Jul/11 with Andrew

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/11

Didn't think the bottom pitch was that bad. 2nd pitch had some cool holds!
Joe Costello - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/11 with Matt

Joe led first pitch, i did the second. Not too soapy, well worth doing.
mattwyles1 - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/11 with Joe

led 2nd pitch, quite an airy traverse, gulp.. and steep 'Swanage style' finish.. great climb.
Helen Gibson - Lead - 01/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Claire Duffield

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/11

Hol - pitch 1; Me - pitch 2
DavidR - AltLd O/S - 29/May/11 with Holly Adamthwaite

Led P1
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 24/May/11 with Dan Arkle

Like trying to climb on a Guards boot - proper polish! Good 2nd pitch (lead by me)
999thAndy - AltLd O/S - 24/May/11 with Barry Duckworth

Barry D - AltLd - 24/May/11 with Andy H

Brilliant route and made much better by doing it in one pitch. The traverse is quite exposed but brilliant.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 22/May/11 with Laurie Carefoot

James Oakes - AltLd O/S - 21/May/11 with Brad Cowley

braders94 - AltLd O/S - 21/May/11 with James Oakes

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11

John Postlethwaite - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with liam

One pitch.
Matt Fry - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Garry Jackson

Awesome route! A bit of polish on the first pitch but was still good climbing, nothing noticeable on the second.
thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Becca

Brilliant! 2nd pitch has amazing holds and a great sense of exposure.
BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Tom

Absolutely brilliant route that leaves you smiling all day!
jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/11 with Ian Stokes

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/11

Done this route many times, still love it. Nicely exposed.
smudge - 2nd rpt - 28/Mar/11 with Dan Poulter

alasdair19 - 2011

Leo Woodhead - Lead - 02/Oct/10 with Barney Woodhead

james.lane - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/10 with Patrick

Carmen led the first pitch, which contrary to expectations was excellent, and not badly polished at all. I led the second, with much faffing until I'd summoned up the bottle to keep going. Finished right from the niche as my arms wouldn't work any more. The near end of the finishing ledge is loose and will fall off soon!
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Carmen

Hannes B - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/10 with Bella

Ianwesterby - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Leo

Leo Woodhead - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Ian W

richardhopton - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/10 with Matt Thombs

Led pitch 1. Polished, fairly uninteresting and to be honest, pretty poor.
DKaye - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/10 with David Smith

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 02/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/10

Cornish Cream - Sep/10 with Geoff

halfwaythere - Lead dnf - Sep/10

grp - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with mungo nash

bigphil - 2nd β - 07/Aug/10 with Mark and Mike

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/10

Amazing climb, was petrified about the traverse but was much easier than expected! Did as one pitch!
natalie28 - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Rik

rikbattye - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/10 with natalie28

richardhopton - Lead - 02/Aug/10 with Martin Cleaver

Stuart_Burbidge - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/10 with Martin Cleaver

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/10

decs - Lead - 25/Jul/10 with Bart

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/10

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/10 with jacquie robinson

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 16/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/10

philboy - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/10 with paul h

2nd Pitch. really quite cool, Superb exposure!! P1 was very worth while too.
jack89 - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Sam Gibson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10

highfivekrissy - Lead - May/10 with Robin Heath

Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/10 with J.Monypenny

the_keef - 2nd dog - 21/Mar/10 with Ian Moore

markfairbank - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Heather Deane

metal arms - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10

nacnud - 2nd - 2010

TonyF - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/09

lead first pitch, loved it!!
Mad Man in a Mini - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Olli Henson

Hidden - 31/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09

Lead second pitch, Awsome!!
Bennykr - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Benji

Soloed first pitch to lead 2nd pitch for alex and ollie, awesome route, cool rock.
Alex Mason - Solo O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Alex King

ollieben - AltLd dog - 31/Oct/09

eduardo - Lead - 20/Sep/09 with Misha

Hidden - 06/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/Aug/09

tomB - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Matt Roper

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Aug/09

First trad route on limestone and went exactly as expected, f*cking gripping. Good route though. I led it in one long pitch. Middle of the traverse gets the arse going.
robbo - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/09 with Ed Kong

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/09

Led P1. Kev led P2.
lucasp - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/09 with kev (lmc)

IAmAStone - 2nd - 02/Jul/09 with Charlie Jefferson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/09

Lou Kennedy - AltLd - 01/Jul/09

CJEFF - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with John Williams

nathanlee - 2nd β - Jul/09

Matt led the first pitch for his sins. I led the second. Great escape from midges
Cake - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Matt

Lead P2. Fully deserves classic status, nothing too expceptional about the polish on the 1st pitch
Sankey - AltLd - 24/Jun/09 with Andy

andyebbens - AltLd - 24/Jun/09 with Steve E

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 23/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/09

I led pitch 1, Owen led 2. A very good route.
LakesWinter - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/09 with Cake

didn't find it slippery despite some polish, lead in one pitch
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/09 with Patrick Daniel

Led the traverse, nice
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 24/May/09

climbed having failed on Dead Banana crack, Did the short finishing crack after the traverse this time, which is quite pumpy.
Pilch - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Ed

EdShep - 2nd O/S - 02/May/09 with Pilch

Led first pitch, and really didn't find it slippery despite the polish. Second pitch looks wonderful and not too hand, but in realiy all weight is on your arms just as the footwork gets tricky, about half way along. Lovely pitch though.
Karlos - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Mark B, Daniela

Fantastic route.
Andrew Sloan - 2nd rpt - 17/Apr/09 with Steve Grove

gingerkate - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/09 with M

bridget143 - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Matthew

keith leonard - 2009

Led first pitch.
kingholmesy - AltLd O/S - 2009 with OffshoreAndy

Hidden - 2nd - 2009

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Oct/08

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 11/Oct/08 with Sarah

@ndy - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/08 with Jeff

jeffb - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/08 with andy c

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/08

I led the first pitch, (hard for 4b). Alan led the second.
rob wmc - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Alan & Sarah

Matthallinan - AltLd - 13/Jun/08 with Jon Winter

Brown - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with John

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/08

TomHaigh - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with Fraser

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/08

BenJacobs - AltLd RP - 10/Feb/08 with Dw

Andrew Sloan - Lead rpt - 03/Feb/08 with Martin Haworth

Al Evans - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Led second pitch, annoyingly rested on gear after traverse.
Jim Slater - AltLd dog - 11/Nov/07 with Phil

climbed during a break in the rain. Lead second pitch which was dry and used Simon's comedy rack. Fantastic geology.
Pilch - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/07 with Simon

BallsofBritishSteel - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/07 with Charles

cem - AltLd rpt - 18/Aug/07 with Rob Truckle

Ian Broome - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/07 with Rich Wainwright

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/07

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Aug/07

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/07 with Sarah Stirling

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Aug/07

Lead 1st glassy smooth pitch. Haydn lead 2nd traverse pitch, then up to top. Abseiled from ivy-stewn tree at top.
Alex Thompson - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/07 with Haydn Martin

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jul/07

smudge - Lead O/S - 21/May/07 with Dom

Hidden - AltLd - 20/May/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/May/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/May/07

climber130887 - AltLd O/S - 19/May/07 with dan mathewmann

Si dH - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/06 with Neil Furniss

Great route. A bit polished! The traverse has great hand holds, but there isn't much gear. Finished at the lower tree.
Nick Smith - UKC - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/06 with Thea Williams

Stig - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/06 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Nicos - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/06 with danny carden

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/06

roberto18 - AltLd - 13/Jun/06 with Dad (Mike Bridges)

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/06

ChrisJD - Lead - Nov/05 with Clare

Pythonist - Lead O/S - 14/May/05 with Damian de San Miguel

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/04 with sharon

Nick Smith - UKC - 2nd O/S - Aug/04 with Chesterfield Steve

robin heath - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/04 with Carl Riley

FrankW - AltLd rpt - 09/May/04 with Jane T

Dramatic fall!
aulda - Lead dnf - 08/Aug/03 with Dave R

John Marsland - 2nd - 05/Jun/03 with Ant Williams

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2003 with john d

Sam and will - 2nd - 23/Mar/02 with Anthony Bennett

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - May/01 with Richard Ibberson

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 2000 with Moley, Ben, Pete

Roget - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/98 with jim

FrankW - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/98 with Unknown

Led both pitches in one. Also done several times since
cem - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/98 with Graham Dolman

Lead pitch 1, second pitch 2
ajoliver - AltLd O/S - Apr/98

John Marsland - AltLd - 20/Aug/97 with Dave Mould

Led the 1st pitch.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd - Apr/96 with Richard Bower

Tim Bateman - AltLd - 30/Jul/95

colin milton - AltLd - 07/May/95 with eric milton

Trobbo - 2nd - 04/Apr/95 with john blower

andy tetsill - Lead - Jul/91 with Joy

kato'sdad - Lead - Jun/91 with Jerry Mattinson

kato'sdad - Lead - 13/Oct/90 with Jerry Mattinson

John Marsland - AltLd - 19/May/90 with Mark

lead second pitch
Nick Rundall - AltLd O/S - 1990

leathers - 2nd - 22/Jan/89

AndrewP - AltLd - 1989

Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - Sep/87 with John Byrne

simon parish - Lead - 1987 with Andrew Taylor

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Sep/86

babymoac - Lead - 20/Jul/86 with Pravin, Jon Stone

Hidden - 1986

John Marsland - 2nd - 01/Jun/85 with George Shaw

Hidden - Lead - 11/May/85

Steve Lenartowicz - 1985

neilh - Lead O/S - 29/Nov/84

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Aug/84

malc - Lead - 08/Jul/84

first pitch only
andy tetsill - Jun/84

Ian Clare - 1984

Ian Clare - 1984

andy gittins - 1983

John Marsland - AltLd - 01/Jul/82 with Ian Stopforth

Gezzer - Lead O/S - 1982 with Derek Shaw

Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/81 with Alice Hampton

Ian Jones - 1981 with Rich Lewis, Dave Greenald, Paul Mitchell, Derek Hersey

ewar woowar - 1981

Hidden - Lead - 23/Nov/80

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/80

Hidden - Solo O/S - Mar/80

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1980

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 25/Nov/79 with John Jefferies

done before
David Smith - Lead - 05/Mar/78 with Al Bennett

EagerAndy - Lead - 1978

Nigel Bond - Lead - 08/May/76 with John

rogerskews - 1976

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Feb/75

petemeads - Lead - 1975

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 1975 with Rob Banks

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 1974

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 22/Apr/72

mikej - AltLd - 02/Mar/68 with Wil Hurford

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hard HVS0 of 50
HVS0 of 50
easy HVS2 of 50
hard VS8 of 50
VS36 of 50
easy VS4 of 50
hard HS0 of 50
HS0 of 50
easy HS0 of 50
hard 5a0 of 49
5a0 of 49
easy 5a1 of 49
hard 4c27 of 49
4c15 of 49
easy 4c6 of 49
hard 4b0 of 49
4b0 of 49
easy 4b0 of 49
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 291 (0.7%)
Lead101 of 291 (34.7%)
Followed52 of 291 (17.9%)
Alt Leads111 of 291 (38.1%)
Unknown25 of 291 (8.6%)

'Climbed'99 of 291 (34.0%)
clean O/S149 of 291 (51.2%)
clean β4 of 291 (1.4%)
clean rpt30 of 291 (10.3%)
clean RP1 of 291 (0.3%)
dogged6 of 291 (2.1%)
dnf2 of 291 (0.7%)