Rockfax Description
An excellent pitch at the grade. Climb the right-hand crack then make a delicate traverse left along the sloping ledge to gain a ledge and tree. Finish up the crack above. © Rockfax

FA. Alan Austin, Jennifer Ruffe 1959

Ticklists: Allan Austin Classics.

Henry Brett 31/Oct Lead dog

Did the 5a start, came off twice, the first time my hand slipped, the second time i pumped out, very well protected but heinous when wet. limestone is slippppyyyyy! Still proud to have battled on

with Tom McAbe
Tom McCabe 31/Oct 2nd O/S

Wet and slippery, good climbing though!

Steve Andrews 10/Oct Lead O/S
robertmichaeladams 27/Sep 2nd
with Caroline M, Patrick G, Sarah, Mark C
Deezel65 25/Aug 2nd O/S
cragtyke 25/Aug Lead
with Ross
Becky E 15/Aug 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 15/Aug Lead O/S
with Becky E
Hidden 03/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun 2nd rpt
spragglerocks 17/May Lead O/S
with Andy
Mike Todd 04/May Lead O/S
with Helen Lawson
Hidden 17/Apr Lead O/S
joeflan 17/Nov/14 2nd O/S
Hardcore Pat 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Dr Julie
RKirke 29/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Alex T
Alex the Alex 29/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Rog
leeds_belle 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Ed
Palindrome 14/Sep/14 2nd
Robin Nichols 26/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Roger
Roget 26/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with robin
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S
MYox 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Gibbered a bit on the traverse. Shameful.

with Barbara
rob.grafton 17/Jun/14 AltLd
with Phil Evans
petegunn 13/Jun/14 Lead
with Davina
Hidden 13/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/14 2nd
1poundSOCKS 24/Apr/14 2nd rpt
bobpilgrem 24/Apr/14 Lead dog
with Matthew
adie84 ??/2014 -
Hidden 29/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 29/Sep/13 Lead
Mowglee 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Ali
odox 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Nice delicate climbing

with Sam Webb
David_Gledson 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Just remember, three stars on Yorkshire limestone, one star anywhere else!

with Alan
Hidden 31/Jul/13 Lead
BenedictIEP 21/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Alex Thompson 21/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Nice, bit of fun retreaving some gear.

with Ian
vix 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Ben
Hidden ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Jono_LS16 ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
jon_gill1 26/May/13 2nd O/S

did 5a start

with ross garfoot, john ripley
hotfeet 25/May/13 Lead O/S
bobstones 25/May/13 2nd
StuartP 25/May/13 2nd
WB 21/Apr/13 Solo O/S
papashango 05/Apr/13 Lead
with Rob
scott quinn 05/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Calder 15/Sep/12 2nd
with Ste
stemill 15/Sep/12 Lead
with Graham
1poundSOCKS 20/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Nickster 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
malteserEd 28/Jul/12 Lead
Rachel Slater 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/12 2nd
Chi Cheng 24/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Lenny 14/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Julie
Spongeclimber ?/May/12 2nd O/S
with adi bryant
Hidden 28/Apr/12 2nd O/S
bigmrp 28/Apr/12 Lead

Some trees you hug, Some trees you don't. Karen gave this one a real good cuddle.

with KC
petekeron 24/Apr/12 Lead O/S
gforce 15/Apr/12 Lead
with Emma
PaulHermes 08/Apr/12 2nd
with Tibor
Hidden 06/Apr/12 -
minT(HUN) ??/2012 Lead
with PaulHermes
Andy Graham 18/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with Dan Miller
Danny Crump 12/Nov/11 Lead
with John Andrews, Sarah Pentelow
katiep 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S

The crack at the top felt hard for VS, not sure the pelting rain helped either!

with Callan
Hidden 07/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/11 -
beds74 14/Aug/11 Lead
with Craig Hartley
hartleycsh 14/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 23/Jul/11 2nd O/S
greenroom 11/Jul/11 2nd β

Nicely done Laura

with Laura Todd
Hidden 30/Jun/11 2nd
timmsy 20/Jun/11 Lead
with Neil
Anthony Dixon 10/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Direct start.

Hidden 31/May/11 Lead O/S
Si dH 31/May/11 2nd O/S
with Andy
bigdrew 31/May/11 Lead O/S
with Si
Hidden 29/May/11 Lead O/S
nickdunn 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Need to trust your feet on the traverse, but otherwise pleasent.

Nigel Bond 27/Apr/11 2nd
with Bern Hardman
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Mike Soulby 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S
psychomansam 10/Apr/11 2nd
thetradlad 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Harry Thorpe 03/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
escalade ??/2011 -
greenroom ??/2011 2nd O/S
with Matt F
tmawer 16/Oct/10 2nd rpt
with Andy Taylor
alisonk 10/Oct/10 2nd
with Martin
Hidden 10/Oct/10 2nd rpt
Karlos 28/Aug/10 Lead dog

Don't try to mantle the slopey ledge, just head left to the better crack, then up to the safety of the tree.

with Ben
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Lead
aberSam 10/Jul/10 2nd
Andy_B39 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Sam Edwards
Shauna 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Jules
Ewan Russell 15/May/10 Solo O/S
markfairbank 09/May/10 Lead O/S
with Paul Sheehan, Ray Sharples
Phil79 01/May/10 2nd O/S
Popkids 01/May/10 Lead O/S
with Phil, Kafoozalem
Hidden 01/May/10 2nd O/S
adi bryant 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Jake, Lee
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Hidden 04/Oct/09 2nd O/S
pebbles 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S

gibbered somewhat more than neccesary and offered to bear the tree's babies when I reached it

snakebite 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Jack00 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Stig
Stig 18/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Jack
bridget143 11/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Sion
Andrew1 24/Jun/09 Lead
with Ros
Hidden 30/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/09 2nd
Sankey 03/May/09 Lead O/S
with Luke
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
jcurley 16/Oct/08 Lead O/S
dts 06/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/08 2nd
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Abi Chard 01/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Ian
ian caton ?/Jul/08 2nd
with Abi
Hidden 21/May/08 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead O/S
butterworthtom 26/Apr/08 Solo rpt

Solo repeat of my first trad lead.

with Charlie Rowatt
thrutch 26/Apr/08 Lead
with helen
Glyn 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Feb/08 2nd O/S
AndrewJenkins ??/2008 -
Al Evans ??/2008 -
Hidden 25/Sep/07 2nd O/S
petellis 14/Jul/07 Lead dnf
Mattyk 26/May/07 Lead O/S

1st Yorkshire limestone route - felt easy for VS

Ian Parnell ?/May/07 Lead O/S
with Ali Mynett
Mark A Humphries 16/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Jim
Hidden 11/Mar/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/06 2nd O/S
chicken88 25/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with Tom Butterworth
butterworthtom 25/Sep/06 Lead O/S

First traditional lead

with Chris Clements
Hidden 20/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Trobbo 20/Jul/06 2nd
with steve crossley
Hidden 13/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 28/Apr/06 Solo

first route ever on limestone, first solo ever on limestone 2yrs later

Marq 14/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Daniel Dennehy
jim robertson ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden 04/Sep/05 2nd
MeMeMe ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/05 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Brown 12/Mar/05 Lead
with Timmy
Ram MkiV ??/2005 Lead O/S

first limestone route. first route on malham. see junkyard angel & crossbones/east wall

with Alex Mason
Phill Mitch ??/2005 Lead O/S
with john d
DavidR 14/Aug/04 2nd O/S
with Aidan McGuffie and Matt Smith
Paul Figg 01/Aug/04 Lead
Andy S 14/Jun/04 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 27/Aug/03 Lead rpt
with Pete Twist
Hidden ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
sims 29/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Nick
Smelly Fox 29/Mar/03 2nd
with Mark Button
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
PenJD 01/Sep/02 Lead O/S
with Jon Ascroft
charlesmfrench 25/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Mark Vandome
Nick Beckett ??/2002 Lead
with Chiara Bonotto
Hidden 16/Sep/00 Lead
RobSimmo 10/Jun/99 2nd O/S
with Steve Goodens, Jon Berry
kato'sdad 10/Jun/99 Lead
aldred ??/1999 2nd O/S
chrishedgehog 28/Mar/98 Lead O/S
with Mark Gill
innes ??/1996 -
Trobbo 10/Aug/95 Lead
with john blower
Hidden 10/Jul/95 2nd rpt
tapley 05/May/95 Lead
with Alison Tapley
rob.grafton ??/1995 AltLd
with barry maybank, Bruce
bullybones ??/1995 Lead
with KD
leathers 21/Aug/94 Lead O/S
with Ian Hirst
Hidden 24/Apr/93 Lead O/S
Ezy Ryder ??/1993 Lead O/S
with Obes
Hidden 13/Jun/92 Solo O/S
whispering nic ?/May/92 -
malc 21/Sep/91 Lead O/S
Mick King 13/Apr/91 Lead
with Pete Hankinson
mattnuttall 29/Aug/90 2nd
with Alan Holden
Hidden 23/Jun/90 Lead
Andy Hyslop ?/Mar/90 -
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/Mar/90 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
uphillnow ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
Hidden 09/Apr/89 2nd
Andy Say 06/Aug/88 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/88 2nd
BigHairyIan 25/Mar/88 Lead O/S
with Tufty (Stewart Moffat)
Hidden ?/Jul/87 2nd O/S
Steve Crowe 25/Jan/87 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/1987 -
steve taylor ?/Sep/86 Lead O/S
with rob the vet
Hidden 01/Jun/86 Lead
hazeysunshine ??/1986 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 20/Aug/85 2nd O/S
with Chris
Neil R 27/Jul/85 Lead O/S
with Sharon
Tim Bateman 12/May/85 2nd
Hammy 16/Nov/84 2nd
with Clive Davies, Phil Dowthwaite
Hidden 15/Feb/84 AltLd O/S
RichardMc 02/Jul/83 Lead
with Dave Langmead
andybirtwistle 23/Apr/83 -
Nic Robinson ??/1982 -
Bruce Kerr 14/Feb/81 2nd
with Roy Williamson
Ian Jones ??/1979 Lead O/S

How on earth does this get ***? It is utterly mundane.

with Mike Wright
Hidden 05/Mar/78 Solo
Hidden 06/Jun/76 Lead
Hidden ??/1975 Lead
Dave Musgrove 08/Jun/67 Lead
Dave Musgrove 30/Oct/66 Lead
with Bob Knapton
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