Rockfax Description
The soaring line of Cave Route Right-hand yields a superb climb. There is much fixed gear but extra wires are still required. With these in place it is 7b+. The main difficulties are the bulge at 8m, exiting the shallow niche at one-third height and the peg pockets below upper crack - these are often wet. A second pitch climbs out of the cave at 6a but is very rarely climbed. © Rockfax

FFA. Ron Fawcett 1982

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain.

Gregory 04/Oct 2nd dog


with Ben Heason
Hidden 26/Sep Lead RP
WB 09/Aug Lead RP

whay. I managed to get up a route. If only all routes were this good. Long, cruxy, good rests and a sustained section. Brilliant.

with Mark
Hidden 07/Aug Lead O/S
awsomal 16/Jul Lead RP

With Eddie

brunomarks 29/Jun Lead O/S

Super pleased! All gear placed on lead, although not much needed. All went smoothly until the top crack - got pretty boxed deciding what to commit to but went for it and powered through...fortunately! Cheers Neil!

with Neil Lowry
Hidden 18/Jun Lead RP
markalmack 27/Sep/14 Lead RP
with will
jamesturnbull 24/Sep/14 Lead RP

Mega happy with that! While in the presence of greatness

with dave brown
fellrunner 05/Aug/14 Lead

Three star good for stamina training second rp with dil archer

w.pettet-smith ?/Aug/14 -
adamjeffs 29/Jul/14 Lead β

gear was already in

with chris
jfreeman 20/Jul/14 Lead β
with Callum Coldwell-Storry
C coldwell-storry 20/Jul/14 Lead β

climbed after cave route left.

Hidden 09/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Jul/14 Lead β
piken 03/Jul/14 Lead RP

Strength left me while I tried to fashion a rest at the bottom of the top crack line on the on sight. Got it first red point. Required a few wires in the first crux and I backed a peg up in the top crack. Perfectly clean and dry - a mega classic trip

with Al
Hidden 28/Jun/14 Lead dog
Hidden 28/Jun/14 Lead dog
Steve Crowe 25/Apr/14 Lead rpt

Spring cleaned both Cave Routes LH & RH for ready for the 2014 season.

with KM
dominic lee 03/Aug/13 Lead RP
Hidden 23/Jul/13 Lead RP
AJM 21/Jul/13 Lead RP

Draws on the bolts and pegs, and a few wires in situ, for a superb 7b+ tick.

Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/13 Lead RP
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/Jun/13 Lead

Ground-up. Summit bid spurred on by Cherry's successful ascent.

with Cherry Bedford
coula1 06/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Good long pitch.

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor ??/2011 -
GeoffG ??/2011 -
TomPR 30/Jun/10 Lead

Great route - waited a long time to do it as I was never sure if I had the stamina/mental capacity to onsight it.

marky65 30/Jun/10 Lead dog

2 falls, flash pump and wrong sequence!

with Tom
bigie bob 01/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Cassidy 12/Jun/09 Lead O/S

A grey area between Sport and trad.

with Duboust
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Katherine Schirrmacher
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
Dave Musgrove Jnr 20/Aug/96 Lead

Ground up after various visits. Completely brilliant

with Dad
keefe 02/Jul/96 Lead
Steve Crowe 09/Jun/96 Lead RP

The best route on Yorkshire Limestone. Blew the onsight near the top. Ran out of QD's (took 20. Gave it a good brush off and did it clean next go with gear still in place. (Much better gear these days.)

with KM
Cowflinger ?/Jul/95 Lead dog
shark ??/1995 Lead RP
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/1995 Lead O/S
with keefe
mattnuttall ?/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with Gareth Parry
Hidden 01/Aug/92 Lead O/S
jfletcher 27/Jun/92 Lead RP

1st go after on-sight attempt. Pre retro-bolt

Hidden ??/1988 Lead RP
Mike Owen 05/Oct/86 Lead RP
with Elaine Owen
stp 21/Jul/84 Lead

Fell off once near the top. Damn. Virtually a clip up back in the day apart from one friend and one nut. Didn't do pitch 2. Would be sport 7b.

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