The super-steep line on the left side of the wall is one of the UK's great 7c pitches. A couple of pieces of gear are needed at the start. The pull leftwards into the steep crack above the first overhang is difficult but the final lurch over the roof to gain the lower-off is the crux. © Rockfax
FA. Martin Berzins, Chris Sowden 1985
|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
|tim newton||19/Aug||Lead RP||
1st 7c. Second session
|John Brayshaw||17/Aug||TR dnf||
|tim newton||17/Aug||Lead dog||
6 days of tries and first route of this grade for about 20 years. An anti-style of route for me, big locks on good holds so all the more satisfying. Great route and a real tussle at the very top coz I was completely pumped.
Did it second go, but only just!!
mega, cool to get this one in the bag
|Luke Brooks||25/May||Lead RP||
2nd go. Awesome route. Bit of a sting in the tail!
Wow, what a line! Stunning postions. Sustained and steady climbing with a few hard moves up to the roof then couple of super powerful pulls to get to the belay. Pleased to get to first redpoint
|Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe||28/Sep/14||Lead O/S||
Yes! Have been saving this for many, many years and it didn't disappoint. Nearly fell off eyeballing the belay. Best 7c in the UK?
Got it all worked out now. Two big links essentially but came off the last move. just need to remember it for next year.
Glad to get on this at last. Brilliant climbing in spectacular position.
3rd go. Brilliant climbing, proper Euro-style.
|henry peter jenkins||29/Aug/14||Lead RP||
mark lincoln, luis bachini
In a session, a session that lasted 2 days. Well chuffed
|Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing||16/Aug/14||Lead RP||
Brilliant pitch, one that I'd wanted to do for years but never believed myself to be good enough. Doing it in a session put those doubts to bed somewhat.
Iain and mhairi
|Leon Laubscher||02/Aug/14||Lead RP|
Iain and mhairi
Brilliant route. Very plesaed to climb it.
|henry peter jenkins||17/Jul/14||Lead dog|
superb, very surprised to get up this in the circumstances!
Shaking out under the final roof: a very lonely place to be! Procrastinating the finale
|Luke Dawson||08/Aug/13||Lead RP|
More midgy hell but route thank fully went first red point.
|dominic lee||22/Jun/13||Lead RP|
Midges were out in force so just went up on top rope to strip it and surprised myself by getting up in one. Was close to my limit so successful red point is not foregone conclusion but good to know I have the arms for it. :-)
|Dave Douglas||16/Jun/13||Lead dog|
|Alex Mason||09/Jun/13||Lead RP||
2nd go. dropped it going to the pocket jugs in the second groove, but would have dropped it at over the top lip otherwise. Awesome route but the finish is a bit nasty and awkward.
Jemma Powell, George Ullrich
|C coldwell-storry||06/Sep/12||Lead RP||
One rest (fell at top crux).
|Ed Booth||05/Aug/12||Lead dog||
fell on flash. Only had timme for 1 redders and dropped in groove.
took most of day to get sequence for getting over first roof. need to bridge high to reach undercling and go up with right hand first and squueeeeze the block. amazing route!
|Mat Welsh||?/Aug/11||Lead RP||
First 7c - Long sustained overhang on mostly good holds with lower and finishing cruxes. Like Spanish rock...awesome !
Mark Owens, Pete Dicko
All the moves, short links.
Poor midgy session. No progress.
Might just be doable if a rest can be found and an efficient sequence developed for the mid section. Worth another look anyway. Brilliant climbing in an amazing situation.
Dropped the top on the onsight. Gutted!! got it 2nd go. Great route
|Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor||??/2011||-|
First go today after putting the clips in, having tried it a year ago. Soft 7c.
Great route. 2nd go
|Jon Garside||?/Jun/10||Lead RP|
3rd go, first hard route in ages
|Sam the Butcher||09/Jul/09||Lead RP||
|Sam the Butcher||09/Jul/09||Lead||
2nd go after an epic seige 10 years ago.
|bigie bob||01/Jul/09||Lead O/S|
One of the best routes of this grade in the country. Dave if you're reading this you need to get on it. You'd definately do it in a day.
|Toby Dunn||19/Jun/09||Lead RP||
|Ram MkiV||01/Aug/08||Lead RP||
al & andy
|andy gravestock||01/Aug/08||Lead RP||
sweet route done on first redpoint probabley the best route iv done at kilnsey.
|Rich Kirby||05/Jun/08||Lead RP||
|andy farnell||13/Apr/07||Lead RP||
Stunning line, stunning climb. Nearly blew it by the clip below the final overhang but recovered to blast to the belay. Anyone climbing 7c in the UK should do this route. Probably the best of it's grade I've done
Scottish Raiding Party
|Dave Musgrove Jnr||28/Aug/02||Lead RP||
|Mike Owen||20/Jul/97||Lead rpt||
|dominic lee||?/Jul/95||Lead RP||
|Glenn Sutcliffe||??/1995||Lead O/S|
|Steve Crowe||13/Aug/94||Lead RP||
|Mike Owen||22/Jul/92||Lead rpt||
|Mike Owen||19/Jul/92||Lead rpt||
|Mike Owen||08/Jul/89||Lead RP||