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Head up the technical and fingery white streak. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Rhodes, Paul Pritchard 1986.

OERees 09/Oct Lead O/S
Will242 04/Oct Lead RP

My first 7a. Very happy to finally get it, after quite a few practice sessions.

jonexley 21/Aug Lead RP
Albert Exley 16/Aug Lead O/S
with Jon
Didymus 16/Aug Lead dog
Acoustic_Olly 13/Aug Lead RP

Got crossed up and fell off in the middle, worked out a sequence and sent it second go.

oread 01/Aug Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 20/Jun Lead RP
tim newton 20/Jun Lead O/S
Paul Figg 14/Jun Lead dog
Nick Clement 14/Jun Lead
with Paul Figg
funsized 30/May Lead β
with Chris
sdht 25/May Lead RP
jonleighton 23/May Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May Lead β
Kim M 23/May Lead RP
with Nige
3 Names 23/May Lead dog
bigie bob 21/May Lead O/S
nathanlee 21/May Lead β
with Laura Smitton
samwillo 11/May Lead
bomtall 10/May Lead RP
jeddb 10/May Lead RP

First RP (second attempt)

Hidden 10/May Lead rpt
cjd91 09/May Lead β


with bobbie
david morse 04/May Lead rpt
with Mark C, KT
theomoore 02/May Lead O/S
Duncan Campbell 02/May Lead RP
Hidden ?/May Lead
Alex the Alex 25/Apr TR dog
with Mofire Crewdem
ganbarimasu 25/Apr TR dog
AdamBrown 25/Apr Lead β

A lot of fun in a few metres. Retro flash.

Jonny Nick 11/Apr Lead RP
chrism225 14/Mar Lead RP
with mark
Hidden 07/Mar Lead RP
Hidden 12/Oct/14 Lead RP
Hidden 11/Oct/14 Lead RP
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead RP
tmawer 01/Aug/14 TR dog
with Bram, Jaime Robertson
BTphonehome 01/Aug/14 TR dog
with Jaime, Tony
Hidden 31/Jul/14 Lead
Stefan_Morris 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Ed morris 20/Jun/14 Lead RP
with Cherry, stefan
Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead RP
cjbaker 18/May/14 Lead dog
with Abraham
JLS 17/May/14 Lead RP

This climb has the type of crux where strength and technical ability are somewhat advantageous - it didn't suit me.

with Koon
Koon 17/May/14 Lead dnf

Was having one of my many off days...

nathanlee 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Dom Lee
Hidden 20/Apr/14 -
leeds_belle 12/Apr/14 2nd dog
Maz J 07/Apr/14 Lead RP
Newham ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
markalmack ??/2014 -
BTphonehome 07/Dec/13 TR dog
with Tony
Hidden 12/Oct/13 Lead RP
Hidden 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead
tmawer 24/Aug/13 Lead RP
with andrea
Hidden 03/Aug/13 Lead dog
Hidden 27/Jun/13 Lead RP
Bennykr 27/Jun/13 Lead β

With huws beta, felt hard work

with Huw
Rachel Somerville 29/May/13 Lead dog
with Cal
Bulls Crack 17/May/13 Lead RP
Hidden 13/May/13 Lead dnf
nickmoulden 30/Apr/13 Lead rpt
PeteH 27/Apr/13 Lead RP
Sophieeee 18/Apr/13 TR dog
CragDog 15/Apr/13 Lead RP
Hidden 13/Apr/13 Lead
Mark Grist 17/Mar/13 Lead RP
Hidden 17/Mar/13 TR dog
mark20 10/Mar/13 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Mar/13 Lead β
Hidden 05/Mar/13 Lead
mic_b 05/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
atapper21 ??/2013 Lead O/S
cooperman 22/Sep/12 Lead RP

Clean 2nd go

with Nick Wharton
1poundSOCKS 22/Sep/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 04/Sep/12 Lead RP
Hidden 01/Sep/12 TR dog
Robb Bert ?/Sep/12 Lead RP
with Steve George
Moondance 27/Aug/12 Lead RP
Hidden 05/Aug/12 TR dog
Hidden 04/Aug/12 TR dog
Hidden 25/Jun/12 TR dog
Dave Warburton 21/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Conor
Chris_barr 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Guy
GuyVG 17/Jun/12 Lead β

retro as dogged on a top rope 2 years ago, didn't remember anything, a constant stream of beta from chris did the trick. If you're reading this for beta look inside the chunky flake, there is a thin jug near the lip that makes it all less taxing.

with barr
thebigfriendlymoose 03/Jun/12 Lead β
with Martin Fisher
SMc 12/May/12 Lead RP
with Neil
Laurence Everitt 05/May/12 Lead RP
yarrow 05/May/12 Lead dog
Hidden 28/Apr/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead dog
Dan Jenkin 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Conor Cussell
kevg 13/Apr/12 Lead RP
with Fraser
Hidden 08/Apr/12 -
Hidden 23/Mar/12 Lead O/S
david morse 08/Mar/12 Lead RP
with josh, melonmike
Hidden 08/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/11 Lead RP
Hidden 27/Aug/11 -
nickmoulden 05/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/Jun/11 Lead β
Hidden 01/Jun/11 Lead RP
Hidden 29/May/11 Lead RP
Exodus 13/May/11 Lead RP
with Matt R
Rob1988 29/Apr/11 Lead β
with Andrew
richardr 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/11 Lead RP
Hidden 26/Apr/11 Lead RP
Cowflinger 23/Apr/11 Lead
with Pete Lewis
ChrisCSC89 22/Apr/11 Lead RP
with Nic, Ross, Wilson
Jack00 15/Apr/11 Lead RP
with Rob Sandercock
Sam the Butcher 08/Apr/11 Lead β
with Dave Redpath
wilsonmackenzie 07/Apr/11 Lead RP
cliffrad 03/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 26/Mar/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Mar/11 TR dnf
NDD 24/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 05/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 05/Mar/11 Lead
Adam Lincoln 05/Mar/11 Lead


with Arran Deakin
jacobjacob 02/Mar/11 Lead O/S
highrepute 02/Mar/11 Lead β
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
RdC 24/Oct/10 Lead
with nic
selman 10/Sep/10 Lead RP
with James Andrews
BicepAndrews 09/Sep/10 Lead dog
mhairi thorburn 07/Sep/10 Lead RP
with adam
Ethan 26/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Matt Usherwood
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
uptown 22/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Keeg
akhughes 21/Jul/10 Lead β
with Mhairi
Hidden 15/May/10 TR dnf
Hidden 27/Apr/10 TR dog
Hidden 25/Apr/10 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead β
Hidden 03/Apr/10 Lead RP
Birdo 03/Apr/10 Lead RP
with Daniel Wicks
chris_j_s 21/Mar/10 Lead RP

Hard for the grade but nice climbing.

derico 21/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Dave J
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Lead RP
Hidden 15/Aug/09 Lead dog
Rich Kirby 04/Aug/09 Lead rpt
with Ewan
Hidden 18/Jul/09 Lead RP
Hidden 18/Jul/09 Lead RP
Hidden 08/Jul/09 Lead
Hidden 06/Jul/09 Lead RP
C coldwell-storry ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with rob lay
jondude 18/May/09 -
Hidden 04/May/09 Lead RP
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead O/S
willackers 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Henners, Stu, Chris
Stewart B 25/Apr/09 Lead β
with Henners, Willackers and Chris E
Hidden 16/Mar/09 Lead RP
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead RP
Glyn 08/Feb/09 Lead dnf
with Jonny
Hidden 08/Feb/09 Lead RP
matt green(uni) ?/Feb/09 Lead RP
kingholmesy ??/2009 Lead RP
with SteveOc and OffshoreAndy
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead dog
Hidden 05/Aug/08 Lead RP
loonyclimber ?/Aug/08 Lead RP
with Alex
ian caton ?/Jul/08 Lead RP
with Abi
Mat Welsh ?/Jun/08 Lead RP
with Mark Owens, Pete Dicko
Ian Parnell 02/May/08 Lead RP
with zippy
Chazz 26/Apr/08 Lead RP

2nd go. Would have got it first go if I had remembered to use the undercut with my right.

butterworthtom 26/Apr/08 Lead RP

Top roped once then lead straight away

with Charlie Rowatt
marky 20/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Sharon
joe larner 12/Apr/08 Lead dog

Got to the big flake then felt weak and didn't commit. Then repeated this several times then finally when i got past this and clipped the bolt i could clip the rope into it and fell due to being really pumped - possibly going drinking the night before didn't help.

alaan 12/Apr/08 Lead β
with Grant
petellis 12/Apr/08 TR dog
mattyork2 12/Apr/08 Lead RP
Mark A Humphries 25/Feb/08 Lead RP

Thought this was pretty straightforward for the grade. Nice crimpy climbing with a nice crux section.

with Andy
mikekeswick 24/Feb/08 Lead dog

one to work on!!

with dunny
mikekeswick ??/2008 Lead dog
with dunny
Oliver Wright ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 17/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/07 2nd dog
Birdo 26/Aug/07 -
with John Sergeant, Fred Sergeant
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Lead RP
GrantB ?/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S
joe larner 17/Jun/07 2nd
skygodley 02/Jun/07 Lead RP

Found the route much harder than Frankenstein, those small crimps don't suit my big shovel hands, it's for girls! took me three goes!

with SarahM
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Lead RP
Hidden 16/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Ram MkiV 09/Apr/07 Lead O/S

started gibbering a lot when i reached the flake

with Rob
Alex Mason 09/Apr/07 Lead β

Climbed well through this.

with Vash Steve and Rob
Rob1988 ?/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead RP
simon kimber ??/2007 Lead RP
with Chris Stirling
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead RP
Boy ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Toby Dunn ??/2006 Lead
Brown 08/Sep/05 Lead RP
with Unknown
Matt Rowat 05/Jun/05 Lead RP
with owen
Hidden ?/Jun/05 Lead RP
Dave Kerr 20/Mar/05 Lead
with Chris Boutell
John Southworth ??/2005 -
Mick 26/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with Andy f, Ian
Cassidy 18/May/04 Lead O/S
with Scottish Raiding Party
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead RP
nige ?/May/00 Lead O/S
with mark hounslea
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden 17/Sep/99 Lead RP
Dave Musgrove Jnr 27/Jun/99 Lead
with Dad
Dave Musgrove 27/Jun/99 2nd
with David
bronsonite 10/Aug/98 Lead RP
with Nathan Lawrence
Henners 01/Apr/98 Lead RP
with Neil McGeek
jameshiggins ??/1998 Lead RP
Hidden 17/May/97 Lead RP
nai ?/Apr/97 Lead RP
with Cal
andrew300169 14/Feb/97 TR RP
with Mike Stacey
craig matheson ??/1997 -
mikedelderfield 25/Jul/96 Lead RP
Dave Musgrove 28/Apr/96 Lead rpt
with Kim Greenald
tlr 29/Aug/95 Lead dog
with Kim
Dave Musgrove 29/Aug/95 Lead β
marconi ?/Aug/95 Lead RP
goi.ashmore 08/Jul/95 Lead O/S
with Dee Herbert
Dave Musgrove 05/Mar/95 Lead RP
rob.grafton ??/1995 AltLd
with barry maybank, Bruce
Paul Figg 27/Mar/94 Lead
djmarko75 ?/Sep/93 TR
Dave Musgrove 07/Jul/93 Lead rpt

My notes at the time say soft-touch 6c+?

Dave Musgrove 12/May/93 Lead dog

just one rest.

with Andy Watts, Nigel Baker
Hidden ?/May/93 Lead RP
andybirtwistle 24/Apr/93 Lead RP
Dave Musgrove 11/Mar/93 2nd β
with Steve Webster
ste_d 01/Mar/93 Lead RP
innes ??/1993 -
Tony Little 15/Sep/92 Lead β
with martin and simon
whispering nic ?/May/92 -
andy farnell ??/1992 Lead O/S
with whispering nic
Hidden 13/Jun/91 Lead RP
Rich Kirby 10/Jun/91 Lead O/S
jfletcher 04/May/91 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/90 Lead
Hidden 30/Sep/90 Lead O/S
Steve Crowe 30/Sep/90 Lead RP

8 hours to RP! Done in a day.

with KM
Andy Hyslop ?/Mar/90 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
keefe ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
Dave Douglas 14/Sep/89 Lead O/S
Dave Douglas 12/Sep/89 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/89 2nd
mark mcgowan01 ??/1989 -
mark mcgowan01 ??/1989 -
Mike Owen 27/Jul/88 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
Hidden 02/Jul/88 TR
Hidden ??/1988 Lead
Hidden 27/Sep/87 Lead
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