Rockfax Description
An excellent link-up that has lost holds in its upper section and pushed the grade up from 7a. Climb to join Yosemite Wall and pull up through a steep bulge to an easing. Move leftwards across small corners and bulges to a lower-off. A useful variation is to start up Against the Grain and then finish up Yosemite Wall to give Against the Wall, 7a+ - this avoids the often wet start to Yosemite Wall. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A popular and strenuous route which starts up the old route...

FA. Steve Crowe, Karin Magog 1996 24/May/1996

Ticklists: Very good routes in the UK, 28 Decent Sport Routes, Yorkshire Limestone Graded List.

Hidden 15/May Lead RP
Hidden 13/May Lead RP
Misha 07/May Lead RP

Got the redpoint st last, first go of the day and fourth overall. Felt pretty straightforward. Not being knackered and doing it when the temperature was nice and warm made all the difference.

with Nic, Phil
Misha 24/Apr Lead dog

Definitely steps up a gear at the top. Clean to the last bolt first go, then pumped out, just like the last time. Took a long time working out the sequence, the feet are rubbish and the flatties are sloping! Second go did the bottom section much better but still pumped out on the flatties. In the end used Eszter's beta to get to the first flattie - go up directly via a layawa and two small undercuts, as opposed to the larger undercuts out right. Seemed to make it easier. Left foot low down out left when going for the crimps beyond the second flattie - rocking over onto a high foot doesn't seem to work. Should go next time when fresh...

with Eszter
Steve Hickie 22/Apr Lead β
nai 21/Apr Lead O/S
with Toby
Joughton 17/Mar Lead dog

Greased off the last couple of moves like a numpty, the holds were disappointing and dusty

1poundSOCKS 23/Oct/15 Lead RP

Messed around on this when Pete was working it and I was too tired to try anything else. Obviously had to tick it, and very glad I did. Quality route with a tricky finish.

Luke Dawson 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Misha 10/Oct/15 Lead dog

Going well, lots of rests between the hard bits and quite juggy but got spat off a flattie just below the lower off, gutted! No time to redpoint.

with Ed
Ben Alan Wilson 28/Sep/15 Lead RP

I was top roping it for the first few attempts because the bolts are very far apart. I did it on my first attempt at leading it

with Awsomal
Hidden 07/Sep/15 2nd O/S
brunomarks 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Good route - tricky finish.

with Stu Littlefair
Albert Exley 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Jon
Adam Booth 20/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Warm up putting draws in. Burly, pumpy, and a hard last section!

Ed Booth 20/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Rob Ireson, Adam Booth
Hidden 20/Aug/15 TR
fellrunner 18/Aug/15 Lead
Bulls Crack 11/Jul/15 Lead rpt
with SP
Bulls Crack 05/Jul/15 Lead RP
with SP
Rachel Slater 20/Jun/15 TR β

So many wet holds and flash-pumped. Fun warmup.

tim newton 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S
3 Names 24/May/15 Lead dnf


david morse 15/May/15 Lead RP

Second go

with Rob G, Dragon
Hidden 01/May/15 Lead O/S
faffergotgunz ?/May/15 Lead O/S
Ellis Butler-Barker 11/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Jamie Paffery
fellrunner 18/Mar/15 Lead

Warm up with Nes

fellrunner 04/Feb/15 Lead

Usual do as a warm up,little wet on some of holds went ok with Roy Healey& Chris Davies

Hidden ??/2015 -
Glenn Sutcliffe 05/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Al Wilson
Hidden 05/Nov/14 Lead β
samwillo 25/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden 13/Oct/14 Lead O/S
WB 04/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Lakes Nathan, Andy M
piken 04/Oct/14 2nd
with Will
markalmack 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Duncan Campbell 28/Sep/14 Lead dog

A little cruxy low down and then desperate slopey crux at the top. felt a bit goosed after the other routes I did before

with Almadad
Alice Thompson 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with John Barnes
Haydn Jones 19/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Duncan O'Sullivan
Stefan_Morris 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
cjsheps 17/May/14 Lead β
lewiz 05/May/14 Lead RP

3rd go after messing up and going too high on the 2nd :( Harder than Yosemite Wall.

dominic lee 03/May/14 Lead rpt
nathanlee 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Dom Lee
Dan Jenkin 26/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Tom Richmond, James Jacobs, Ellie Pygall
Nick Sillem 14/Apr/14 Lead O/S
rikbattye 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S
adamjeffs 05/Sep/13 Lead β
with chris
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead
Bennykr 14/Aug/13 Lead RP

Fell of the last move, off that slopey flat hold. Went easy second go.

with Chris ed, Dan Green
C coldwell-storry 20/Apr/13 Lead β
Hidden 13/Apr/13 Lead
thebigfriendlymoose 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Stephen
jfreeman 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Rob Fielding
nick bamber ??/2013 -
atapper21 ??/2013 Lead O/S
Stig 14/Jun/12 Lead RP

Only briefly looked at moves last time, did first go today with clips in. Easily as hard as Yosemite, would be three star classic in the peak.

with Simon
Hidden 14/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Stig 04/Jun/12 Lead dog
with Greg
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
dswansonlow 29/Oct/11 Lead dnf
with Chris S
cooperman 02/Sep/11 TR
with Tim Whiteley
Hidden 01/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/11 Lead RP
cooperman 28/Aug/11 Lead

TR as warm up

with Tim Whiteley, Nick Wharton
phil64 30/Jun/11 Lead RP

awesome pitch, not overshadowed by its neighbours!

Si dH 19/Jun/11 Lead RP

This is a great route, doesn't feel like an eliminate at all. Had to fight for it.

with Andy, Chris Foster, Neil Furniss
bigdrew 19/Jun/11 Lead RP
with Si, Chris F, Neil
gregoritos 17/Jun/11 Lead O/S
RdC 05/Jun/11 Lead RP

So pumped at top!

with nic, wilson
Hidden 02/Jun/11 TR RP
Mat Welsh ?/Jun/11 Lead RP
with Mark Owens, Pete Dicko
Paul Figg 25/May/11 Lead RP
mikeshewring 20/May/11 Lead RP
Hidden 19/May/11 Lead dog
w.pettet-smith 15/May/11 Lead
Hidden 01/May/11 Lead RP
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead RP
NDD 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead RP
Sam the Butcher 07/Apr/11 Lead β
with Dave Redpath
pete87abs 26/Mar/11 Lead dnf
craig matheson 25/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Rachel S 29/Jan/11 TR
with Ian B
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
cat22 17/Oct/10 2nd dnf
with Mark T, Mike
spunkymonkey 16/Jul/10 Lead dog
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Lead RP
Hidden 20/Jun/10 TR RP
Hidden 12/Jun/10 Lead rpt
derico 09/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Guy
uptown 09/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Sean_J
Hidden 08/May/10 Lead O/S
marric 02/May/10 Lead O/S
with Andy Sharp
steve_biczyk 25/Apr/10 Lead β
with Seb
Hidden 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
ewen 22/Sep/09 Lead dog
with neil
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
mattish2000 23/Jun/09 Lead dog

Bold and sustained

with Nick
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 16/May/09 Lead
with Ed Brown
lx 09/Apr/09 Lead O/S

bit run out between 2nd and 3rd bolt. Good climbing

with alison
datoon 21/Mar/09 Lead
with K
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
andy gravestock 01/Jun/08 Lead O/S

an exellent long stustained route on undercuts.

with dave law
Ram MkiV 01/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Al
Hidden ?/Jun/08 TR O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/08 Lead RP
Richard Horn 26/May/08 Lead O/S
bigie bob 26/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/08 Lead rpt
keefe 16/Feb/08 Lead
feilx 18/Nov/07 Lead RP
with Dave M
Tony Little 08/Sep/07 Lead RP
with Lucy Ellis
Toby Dunn 12/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with JulesV
Hidden 31/May/07 Lead O/S
Ian Parnell ?/May/07 Lead RP
with Ali Mynett
Hidden 09/Apr/07 Lead β
willackers ??/2007 -
with Rob Napier, Dan Walker
Michael Ryan 31/Aug/06 2nd dog

pumped silly high up

with Craig Smith
Hidden 16/Jul/06 Lead RP
Hidden 16/Jul/06 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/06 Lead O/S
jamiev 25/Jun/06 TR dog
with Adrian Berry
mattnuttall 22/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Alan Holden
Rich Kirby 04/May/06 Lead O/S
with Jenny Woodward
Boy ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden 20/Oct/05 Lead RP
Henners 01/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Neil Buzby
Dave Douglas ?/Jul/05 Lead RP
Hidden 14/May/05 Lead O/S
Cassidy 17/May/04 Lead O/S
with Scottish Raiding Party
innes ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
kristian ??/2001 Lead
nige ?/Apr/00 Lead O/S
with ian mcmullen
Adam Lincoln ??/2000 -
sadams 03/Jul/97 Lead O/S
with Team Midlands
Dave Musgrove 07/Aug/96 Lead RP
with Martin Berzins
Mike Owen 30/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
Dave Musgrove 28/Jun/96 Lead dog

First try on this got a bit confused near the top.

with David
Steve Crowe 24/May/96 Lead RP

First Ascent

with KM
The Jazz Butcher ??/1995 -
whispering nic ?/May/92 -
andy farnell ??/1992 Lead O/S
with whispering nic
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
William Robertson ??/1988 Lead O/S
with Emily
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