Rockfax Description
This fantastic route ranks as one of the best of its grade in the country. The steep lower section gives dynamic climbing on reasonable holds. Once through the lower bulge the stunning upper wall is about as good as it gets. Harder since the loss of a small bush used at the start. © Rockfax

FA. Al Phizacklea 1985

Ticklists: Very good routes in the UK, Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain.

WB 11/Oct Lead RP
with Andy M
stv 10/Oct Lead
with B
Hidden 04/Oct Lead RP
sam clingclangclimb 15/Sep Lead RP
with mike woodbridge
Harry Chaplin 13/Sep Lead O/S
nickmoulden 23/Aug Lead O/S

Wooo, great climb. Who needs to go abroad.

with zoe bidula
Hidden 16/Aug Lead O/S
julesp 02/Aug Lead RP
with Iain and Dave
Dave Douglas 01/Aug Lead RP
with Julie Pearson, Iain MacDonald
julesp 01/Aug TR dog
with Iain and Dave
danJBA 31/Jul Lead O/S
Mat Welsh 23/Jul Lead RP

Second go - Dogged up placing the clips then ticked it next go. Absolute class line, the harder section on the headwall is superb climbing. Classic 7b !

with Warren
John 'B' Hutchinson 22/Jul Lead RP

Yes it's as good as people say. A total classic not to be missed! 3rd RP

with Alan Cassidy
Joedt 12/Jul Lead RP
Hidden ?/Jul -
samrad 12/Oct/14 Lead β

nice climbing. big moves through the lower 3rd on good holds. then steady away to the top with alright climbing. was slightly disappointed with the second half.....

with Chris
Hidden 30/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Fraser 28/Sep/14 TR dog

Back on TR, trying to remember the beta. Had forgotten how decent the climbing is!

with Kev
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
mark20 14/Sep/14 Lead β
Hidden 12/Sep/14 Lead RP
GPN 10/Sep/14 Lead RP

A Cumbrian classic! 1st RP.

dannyboy83 09/Sep/14 Lead O/S


rikbattye 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Gus 22/Jul/14 Lead β
with Gaz parry
scott quinn 15/Jul/14 Lead dog

Miles off, the moves between bolts aren't too hard but as one pitch..FUCK need to get some stamina - amazing climbing though, sport routes don't seem to stick with me but this one has

with Al
scott quinn 15/Jul/14 TR rpt
with Al
atapper21 06/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Simon Bennet
Hidden 01/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Fraser 23/Nov/13 TR dnf

3 wet shots on lower 6 bolts. Should go next visit....

with Koon, JLS, Kev
adamjeffs 11/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Excellent route, generous at 7b for chapel!

with mum
kevg 31/Aug/13 TR dog
with Fraser
Fraser 31/Aug/13 TR dog

Burly through the bottom 1/4, then nice and more technical above. Not sure about the headwall being "as good as it gets" - it's decent, but not mind-alteringly superb.

with Kev
NDD 28/Aug/13 Lead RP
with anna gilyeat
nathanlee 09/Aug/13 Lead RP

fell off the wet bottom section, lowered off, then led to the top.

with Dom Lee
dominic lee 09/Aug/13 Lead RP
SMc 07/Jul/13 Lead RP
with Anne
Glenn Sutcliffe 27/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Woody
Tony Little 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Andy
thebigfriendlymoose 01/Jun/13 Lead RP
with Stephen
Hidden ??/2012 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2012 -

One of the best of it's grade in the country (and certainly not 7b+ as the latest Rockfax suggests)

with Alex Haslehurst
Hidden 19/Nov/11 2nd dnf
barni 17/Nov/11 Lead
with Tapper
Adam Long 31/Aug/11 Lead β


with Ben Bransby
Garrouli 28/Aug/11 Lead RP


with Ioanna
Graham Iles 28/Jul/11 TR RP
khawk 26/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with DT
Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
JM 10/Jul/11 Lead RP
with Ashley Clarke
C coldwell-storry 10/Jul/11 Lead RP

first go ater alling off the start 2 years ago

uptown 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Sean_J
ian caton 04/Sep/10 Lead RP

fantastic climb. got to be one of the best 7a+'s anywhere. very pleased to get this. Tried it a year or two ago and really struggled. 1 go putting clips in, a play on the steepness, a good rest then did it. steepness is not my thing.

with Abi
ewen 03/Sep/10 Lead RP

1st Redpoint. Cumbrian 7a+

with rich
Hidden 31/Aug/10 Lead RP
Hidden 31/Aug/10 Lead RP
Hidden 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/10 Lead RP
bfreeman 03/Jul/10 Lead β
with Jon Freeman
jfreeman 02/Jul/10 Lead RP

Second go

craig matheson ??/2010 -
jeffmcd56 ??/2010 Lead β
with Wez
Brown 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Henry
Gus 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
riddle 03/Jul/08 Lead dog

Pie hot, hard start but great fun.

with Dan Smith
Hidden 01/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Jun/07 Lead RP
with Andy Hyslop
andy farnell 17/Jun/06 Lead rpt

Seemed harder than I remembered, but it had been 10 years. Had to RP it and it felt more like 7b than 7a+

Boy ??/2006 -
robyn1 ??/2005 -
Cassidy 01/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with Craig McCallum, Bob, Lynne Malcolm
Henners 01/Jun/04 Lead RP
with Neil Buzby
whispering nic ?/Aug/03 -
with Niall
sadams 16/Aug/97 Lead O/S
with John Fletcher
ste_d 18/May/97 Lead O/S
with mik
mikedelderfield 18/May/97 Lead O/S
FATBOYFAT ??/1997 Lead RP
Mike Owen 08/Sep/96 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
sheppy 12/Jul/96 Lead RP

Mr M made an impressive flash of this, with my beta of course!

Dave Musgrove Jnr 05/Jul/96 Lead O/S
with Jari Pollenen
andy farnell ??/1996 Lead
with Aaron Tonks
Steve Crowe 31/Jul/95 Lead O/S
shark 11/Aug/94 Lead β

Watched someone do it before me - definitely helps

innes ??/1994 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 01/Aug/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/93 Lead
Hidden 24/Aug/91 Lead β
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
Mike Owen 04/Sep/89 -
with Dave Hinton
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