Rockfax Description
Nowhere near as bad as its name would suggest! The curving line of tufas just right of the large yew tree provides some big holds that vanish tantalisingly close to the lower-off. It can be linked to Videodrome at 7c, direct up the wall. © Rockfax

FA. Tony Burnell 1992

Ticklists: Very good routes in the UK.

Rob Rocket 26/Feb TR
with Dave Parton
Tom.Priestley 01/Nov/15 TR dog

Still not massive enough, got pumped at the top.

BRoe 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Ash
samrad 30/Sep/15 Lead rpt
with ben
petegunn 17/Sep/15 Lead
with Davina
Hidden 17/Sep/15 TR RP
Hidden 12/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Rob Rocket 08/Sep/15 TR
with Dave Parton
nickmoulden 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with zoe bidula
penny.orr 23/Aug/15 Lead

Great route. I had too little skin or energy to finish this one off, but that means I get to climb it again! Last move is a bit of a shocker when pumped!

chiverstom 22/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Alice
gav 18/Aug/15 Lead RP

3rd go, grabbing chain to finish. Got to last bolt on first 2 attempts but couldn't do the last move.

ambrooker 15/Aug/15 Lead RP

2nd go

with Tom
D.Russell 12/Aug/15 Lead
with Ally
Scooter Young 11/Aug/15 Lead RP
with J
Hidden 30/Jul/15 Lead dog
david morse 25/Jul/15 Lead RP

Couldn't clip the chains first time. Desperate!

with Mark C, Megan, KT
Mat Welsh 23/Jul/15 Lead β

Good tufa climbing with nice finishing moves. Sharp tufa !

with Warren
Joedt 23/Jul/15 Lead rpt
tommccluskey 19/Jul/15 Lead RP

Fell on the last move on first go the found a fist jam rest which made it much easier

tunnahr 19/Jul/15 2nd RP
Lessworkmoreclimbing 18/Jul/15 Lead dog

Rested on a few bolts, but did the sequence to the chains first try, never reached chains before, progress!

with Jonathan, Kev
chiverstom 17/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Alice
ambrooker 16/Jul/15 Lead dog

dropped it at the last move!

with Tom
John 'B' Hutchinson 11/Jul/15 Lead β
with Alan Cassidy, Steven Alexander
Rob Rocket 01/Jul/15 Lead dog
with Dave Parton
Leedearden ??/2015 Lead RP
Joedt 05/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden 30/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Andy Chambers 22/Sep/14 Lead rpt
dannyboy83 09/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Lessworkmoreclimbing 19/Aug/14 TR

Top roped 3 times. Getting closer to working out to clip anchors, using high pinch and getting feet up and right can now let go and touch draws!!

with Kev
benka 18/Aug/14 Lead rpt
Lloyders 17/Aug/14 Lead RP
with Pete
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead
wintermute 09/Aug/14 Lead RP


with Sam Radcliffe, farmus21
Andy Chambers 05/Aug/14 Lead RP
with Rob Humphries
Rob Rocket 05/Aug/14 Lead dog
with Joe Holden
rikbattye 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
farmus21 20/Jul/14 Lead β
with Sam Radcliffe
stuart34 13/Jul/14 Lead
with Doug the thug
Hidden 07/Jul/14 Lead dog
Hidden 03/Jul/14 Lead O/S
William jackson ?/May/14 Lead RP
with Jesse Reese
stemill 12/Oct/13 TR dog

Ran out of steam for the final move.

Tom.Priestley 01/Oct/13 TR dnf

Too steep and strong for me, will be back when i'm feeling massive.

yarbles 05/Sep/13 Lead
with Francis
NDD 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with anna gilyeat
James Oswald 20/Aug/13 Lead dog

Tough, the bottom was soaked!

with Andy Hobson
Goose4 10/Aug/13 Lead RP
with Simon Bennet
nathanlee 09/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Dom Lee
dominic lee 09/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 08/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/13 Lead β
tomhull 07/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Jesse Reece, Chris Gore
Malcolm Bass 03/Aug/13 Lead RP
Paul Figg 03/Aug/13 Lead β
tomhull 28/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Matt Foot, Will Jackson, Dave Nicholl
tomhull 22/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Leah Crane, Will Jackson, james stokes, Liam Lonsdale
johang 08/Jul/13 Lead dog
with Chris Swanepoel
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead dog
Glenn Sutcliffe 27/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Woody
JanBella 25/Jun/13 TR RP

few times on top rope need to lead it now

Hidden 24/Jun/13 Lead β
Rachel S 21/Jun/13 Lead dog


with Cal
BoTTo 20/Jun/13 Lead dog
with Mike Elliot
cooperman 18/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Chris Rabs
BoTTo 17/Jun/13 Lead dog
with Mike Elliot
Lessworkmoreclimbing 12/Jun/13 Lead dnf

Worked out a sequence near ground that I can do easily. Used left undercling to get right side pull snd then feet up to get jug. Higher up used pinch on left tufa to get right tufa. At top touched "clipping hold" and fell off. Kev says it's a pinch but I can't get it very well, very marginal side pull. Couldnt work out how to clip anchors off it, will need perfect feet and more bravery!

with Kev
MarkRoe 09/Jun/13 Lead β
with Peter Holder, Craig Naylor
craig naylor 09/Jun/13 Lead RP

had lead it before this time but forgot to log it

Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead dog
thebigfriendlymoose 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with Stephen
James Malloch 26/May/13 Lead RP

Got to the last move with frozen hands on the flash attempt, went easily the second time once I was warm. Great route!

with Robert Humphries
Hidden 13/May/13 TR O/S
cooperman 12/May/13 Lead dog
with Nick Wharton
John Kettle 07/May/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead dog
Timo Austino 04/May/13 Lead dog

fell off clipping the chain.. gutted!

with Dave Bart
jesse rees ?/May/13 Lead RP
Hidden 29/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Feb/13 Lead
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2013 -
with Helena Robinson
Danny Crump 14/Oct/12 Lead
Peter Reynolds ?/Oct/12 Lead dog
Hidden 14/Sep/12 Lead
GPN 16/Aug/12 Lead
tomhull 13/Aug/12 Lead rpt

7 laps, 1 lead then 2 sets of 3 on top rope to get my limestone psyche back

Lord_ash2000 12/Aug/12 Lead rpt
cooperman 08/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with Chris Rabs
adamjeffs 02/Aug/12 TR β

did it twice its so much fun! awesome route, should be 3 stars

samrad 15/Jul/12 Lead β
Natalie feather ?/Jun/12 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
innes ??/2012 Lead O/S
garburn 19/Nov/11 Lead
with Ben Robinson
Hidden 29/Aug/11 Lead RP
Hidden 29/Aug/11 TR dnf
Hidden ?/Aug/11 Lead RP
Matt Rowat 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Charlie
Hidden 14/Jul/11 TR
Hidden 13/Jul/11 Lead β
Lord_ash2000 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jan/11 2nd β
Seymore Butt ??/2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
Sean_J 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Andy
datoon 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with K
uptown 05/Sep/10 Lead β
with Sean_J
khawk 05/Sep/10 Lead dog
with DT
Hidden 28/Aug/10 Lead β
Hidden 27/Aug/10 Lead dog
Rob1988 20/Aug/10 Lead RP
with Cal
tim newton 17/Aug/10 Lead dog
with harri melhuish
tomhull 11/Aug/10 Lead

pumpy warm up

tomhull 31/Jul/10 Lead rpt

first time this year, cracking route

with Ben Scraggs
SMc 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Good route, good holds, deceptively steep

with Anne
craig matheson ??/2010 -
tomhull 28/Sep/09 Lead β

awesome. how is this climb not polished to oblivion

with sally wheatley, ben robinson
Hidden 19/Sep/09 Lead
Fraser 12/Sep/09 Lead β

Very continental. At probably not much more than a dozen moves however, it's about a third of the length it should be. Good job from the trusty beta-monkey.

with Kev
Hidden 12/Sep/09 TR dog
kevg 12/Sep/09 Lead
with Fraser
JLS 12/Sep/09 TR dog
with Pete R. & Burnsie
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Lead
Martin Davies 20/Aug/09 Lead rpt

Good strenuous pumpy climb, lots of undercuts. Grabbed chain at top.

with Ollie Lister
Hidden 20/Aug/09 Lead RP
Hidden 13/Aug/09 Lead RP
Hidden 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
buzby78 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S


with Mhairi
oliverthomp 13/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Rory O'Donall
jfreeman 27/Jun/09 Lead rpt
bfreeman 27/Jun/09 Lead β
with Jon Freeman
liamlonsdale 29/Apr/09 2nd dnf

shit me ... not a good first route.

with Dave Gill
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Tom Phillips 14/Oct/08 TR dog
with Andy
Hidden 22/Sep/08 Lead rpt
Rich Kirby 21/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Ash & Ant
kristian ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Brown 26/Jul/08 Lead O/S
pezzerrr 19/Jul/08 Lead O/S
morganator 17/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Graham Cooper
Martin Davies 15/Jul/08 Lead dog
with Matt Murg
riddle 03/Jul/08 Lead dog

good start, powerful and reachy top.

with Dan Smith
Hidden 01/Jun/08 Lead O/S
John Kettle 26/May/08 Lead RP
ewen 26/May/08 Lead RP
middlevern ?/Mar/08 Lead rpt
with Mike Blood
galpinos 16/Feb/08 TR dog

Bolt to Bolt as warm up

with Nick V
John Kettle 06/Sep/07 Lead dog
ewen 06/Sep/07 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Lead RP
Hidden 16/Jun/07 Lead
Hidden 06/Jun/07 Lead dog
C coldwell-storry ?/Apr/07 Lead β
with Steve Welch
Hidden 31/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jan/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden 13/Oct/06 TR dog
Hidden 09/Sep/06 Lead O/S
derico ?/Sep/06 Lead RP
with Dave J
Hidden 27/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/06 Lead β
andy farnell 17/Jun/06 Lead rpt
with Ian Patterson
mattnuttall 16/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Ian Vickers
Dave Douglas ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Boy ??/2006 -
Hidden 18/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/05 2nd RP
robyn1 ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
Cassidy 01/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with Craig McCallum, Bob, Lynne Malcolm
Henners 01/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Neil Buzby
Hidden ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Andy Hyslop
Dave Musgrove ??/2003 Lead

Think I red-pointed this but didn't keep a record at the time.

Roget 30/Jun/00 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden ?/Jun/00 Lead
Hidden 27/Jul/99 Lead β
DavidEvans ?/Jun/99 TR
with William Wilson
Rich Kirby ?/Oct/98 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/97 Lead rpt
Glenn Sutcliffe 24/Aug/97 2nd
nai 27/Jul/97 Lead O/S
with PrestonGang
Hidden 19/Jul/97 Lead
ste_d 18/May/97 Lead O/S
with mik
mikedelderfield 18/May/97 Lead O/S
Hammy 10/Oct/96 2nd
with Pete Robinson
sadams 15/Sep/96 Lead O/S
with Team Midlands
Mike Owen 08/Sep/96 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
sheppy 12/Jul/96 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle 07/Jul/96 Lead β
Dave Musgrove Jnr 20/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with Jari Pollenen
andy farnell ??/1996 Lead O/S
with Aaron Tonks
Hidden ??/1996 Lead
Hidden ??/1996 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Oct/95 Lead RP
djmarko75 ?/Sep/95 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 19/Aug/95 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
Hidden ?/Sep/94 Lead RP
Hidden 07/Aug/94 Lead
The Reaper 31/Jul/94 TR dnf
John Southworth ?/Jul/94 Lead O/S
shark 20/Oct/93 Lead
whispering nic ?/Sep/93 -
with slow hand nick
Steve Crowe ?/Jun/92 Lead O/S

circa 1992

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