Rockfax Description
A fine direct line. Climb the lower wall passing a small block overhang on either its left or right (sometimes wet on its left) to the Venus traverse. Climb steeply onto the slab above past an undercut to a narrow overlap. Step left and climb more easily to the top. © Rockfax

FA. S.Rhodes 1984

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Hidden 17/May Lead O/S
g1m147 15/May Lead
with Mick.
Hidden 16/Apr 2nd
Hidden 16/Apr 2nd
Hidden 09/Oct/15 2nd
Unknownbiker 30/Aug/15 2nd
with Roger
Danny Crump 18/Mar/15 2nd
with Rob
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead rpt
pebbles 13/Sep/14 Lead

great route, awkward reach ( read stepped up and down several times before committing) for high hold on crux but lovely. repeated on sunday with steve and graham, this time on second.

rob.grafton 16/Aug/14 -
Hidden 05/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Simonpeel 25/Jun/14 TR
saraguti 22/Jun/14 Lead β


Hidden 22/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 22/Jun/14 2nd
Simon Caldwell 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Another brilliant route, much harder than Olympus. Went right at the first undercut rather than left as described, as that's where the holds were.

with Carmen
Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
jbb 13/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead
David_Gledson 19/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Alan
mikemontain 18/Jun/13 Lead
with lee paskin
Dave Musgrove 04/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Keith Morgan
Chris Wright 01/Jun/13 Lead
ollyroberts 25/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/13 2nd O/S
petegunn 06/May/13 Lead

An excellent route to finish off a glorious sunny day

with Davina
woodsy 23/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with ironboy
Calder 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with jeffb
Hidden 28/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Nigel Bond 14/Jun/11 2nd
with Bern Hardman
Hidden 04/May/11 2nd O/S
Alan Scowcroft 23/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Adam Collinge
greenroom 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with tomhull
tomhull 20/Apr/11 2nd β
Bob 19/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with M. Bullough, S. Harry
Hidden ??/2011 -
Andrew Wilson 21/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Tony Womersley
Rog Wilko 27/Jun/10 2nd

Quite sustained - with a "long reach" crux on the first bulge.

with Matt Gordon
max_chan 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Lou
tmawer 05/Jun/10 2nd rpt
with James
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Lead
Robin Warden ?/Jun/10 Lead
with rob weston
Dave Thompson 09/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Deniz Sumengen
Abi Chard 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden 25/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Booey 05/Jul/09 TR O/S
Hidden 24/May/09 2nd
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Hidden 30/Aug/08 Lead rpt
John Postlethwaite 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Big Jon and Liam
Hidden 18/May/08 Lead O/S
Mattyk 10/May/08 2nd O/S

Quite a spicey move over 1st bulge.

mje1398 10/May/08 2nd O/S
with John M + Matt K
Hidden 18/Jun/07 Lead O/S
khawk ?/May/07 Lead
with WH
Brown 26/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/06 2nd O/S
colin milton 17/Jun/06 2nd
with ian dunbar
jim robertson ??/2006 -
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
datoon 02/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with RC
Hidden 16/May/04 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 16/May/04 2nd
Hidden 20/Aug/03 Lead
Hidden ?/May/03 2nd
sdht ??/2003 Lead O/S
pezzerrr 31/May/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/02 2nd
Hidden ??/2001 Lead
Shaw Brown ??/2000 2nd
with david fletcher
Hidden 14/Nov/99 Lead
Hidden 13/Jun/99 -
Hidden 24/Apr/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/98 2nd
Trobbo 12/Jun/98 Lead
with john blower
innes ?/Jan/98 Lead O/S
with CJ
steve prior ?/Jul/96 Lead
with Roz C
leathers 02/Jun/96 Lead
with Charlotte Evans
charlesmfrench 05/May/96 Lead O/S
with Tom Prentice
Hidden 29/Apr/95 Lead
Dave Musgrove 20/Apr/95 2nd
with Pete Finklaire
rob.grafton 27/Mar/94 Lead
with Bruce
Dave Musgrove 05/Sep/93 2nd
with Colin Richards
Hidden ?/Jun/93 Lead O/S
Ian Jones ??/1993 Lead O/S
with Karen Ghiselli
babymoac 16/Aug/92 2nd
with Alan S, Grunt
Dave Musgrove 23/May/92 2nd
with Rupert Wyard
Mick King 06/Oct/91 2nd
with Simon Walsh, Pete Hankinson
tapley 17/Sep/91 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Mick King 22/Aug/91 Lead
with Simon Walsh
Chris Ellis 03/Jul/91 Lead
with Louise Pellett
whispering nic 08/Jun/91 -
with Ali W
Chris Ellis 06/May/89 2nd
with Andy Barker
Hammy 20/Apr/89 2nd
with Colin Struthers
Martin Bennett 02/Nov/88 -
with RA
John Brayshaw 01/Oct/88 2nd O/S
with Chris
Hidden 21/May/88 Lead
chris skipton ??/1988 Lead O/S

A great route. Revisited many times, but nothing quite matches that first exploration.

Andy Say 02/Aug/87 Lead
Dave Musgrove 16/May/87 Lead O/S
with David
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