Rockfax Description
10m. The battered cracks in the right wall are worth doing to ledges (not bridging to the opposite wall of the groove is probably worth VS 4b), then finish out right. The groove direct is Main Corner - S 4a but sadly avoiding the cracks of The Flywalk is practically impossible. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Robin Nichols 03/Oct Solo O/S
with Jim, Roger
Roget 03/Oct Solo O/S
with robin, jim
Hidden 19/Sep Lead
yossarian714 15/Sep 2nd β
with Mynydd Derek, Mynydd Dick
Hidden 08/Sep Lead
runestone 30/Aug 2nd
with Jeff
Hidden 29/Aug TR
Lukem6 22/Aug 2nd O/S
with bethy, Jenny Monkey
Jenny Monkey 22/Aug Lead
Hidden 15/Aug Lead
Clay C 15/Jul Lead O/S
with KMC
Andy Hardy 04/Jul 2nd rpt
Becky 27/Jun Lead O/S
dsgarner 27/Jun 2nd O/S

Didn't use the wall opposite

buxtoncoffeelover 24/Jun Solo

VS 4b alternative without bridging opposite wall

kez1 ?/Jun -
with Andrew Boardman
chrissyboy 23/May 2nd
with Andy Boardman
Hidden 23/Apr -
tom bre 22/Apr 2nd rpt
with conner read
John Higgs 19/Apr Solo O/S
Tom Twin Jones 18/Apr Lead O/S
with tom oliver
Hidden 22/Mar 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Mar Lead O/S
Chris Manasseh 14/Mar 2nd

4b version without bridging

with Ollie, Nick Manasseh
Private Flounder 14/Mar Lead
jameselee85 07/Mar Lead O/S

No bridging

with Steve Hogarth
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
pawel suhy 15/Nov/14 2nd dog
with Rob physics, John M
Hidden 26/Oct/14 Lead
TomCooksey 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Jake Young 12/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Mayaculpa 23/Sep/14 TR
with Mike Rotraxion
Graham Westbrook 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/14 2nd
Matt Bill Platypus 14/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Did the VS version.

with Cheryl
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/14 Solo O/S
pog100 27/Aug/14 2nd
with Gilly Markham
Louis Miller 01/Aug/14 Lead O/S
stacey73 ?/Aug/14 2nd
with Emma
Hidden 30/Jul/14 Lead
georgenvk 28/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with KarinC
Stuart Hurworth 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Quite pumpy, fairly hard start but then eases. Hard for the grade!

with John Parry
stratandrew 16/Jul/14 Lead O/S

did the version which doesn't involve any bridging - worth a VS 4b according to Western Grit. I'd agree!

with Dan O'Brien
Luke Jones 13/Jul/14 2nd
Rosie Henstock 12/Jul/14 2nd O/S
TGreen 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S

So many good jams! And no bridging

Purple Roni 12/Jul/14 -
with Andy Fisher
hazeysunshine 28/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Helen L, Val P
jimartin 19/Jun/14 2nd
Stefan Trebicki 19/Jun/14 Lead
Albachoss 16/Jun/14 Solo O/S
benny_m 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with Richard Hemes
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/14 2nd
AndyPagett 18/May/14 2nd O/S

Did the 4b version on second. Nice moves, but can see why it would be VS

john max 18/May/14 Lead
Pintsize 19/Apr/14 2nd
with Angus McBride, Will Benfold
will_benfold 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S

Without bridging

with Angus McBride, Sarah Woodrow
andy_d 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S

VS no bridging version

with Harriet
Stoff 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S

With bridging

with Mark S
dk247 14/Apr/14 Lead O/S

1 Star

with Owdham
sam26051 10/Apr/14 Lead
with Nigel Hinson
r.greaves 29/Mar/14 2nd
with Ian smith
Leigh_M 21/Mar/14 2nd
with James
DanChad 09/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 09/Mar/14 Lead

Did it without bridging. Wondered why it only got severe on UKC. The BMC guide gives HS 4a, which seemed fair enough. It would be VS on The Roaches, HVS at Windgather, and Severe at Hen Cloud :)....I'm claiming a vs tick though!

Alex_Derbyshire 05/Mar/14 Lead
withey1992 05/Mar/14 TR
Markheighton 05/Mar/14 2nd
AdamPrzeslak 01/Mar/14 Lead dog

First trad fall! Got stuck in the right crack half way up and couldn't reverse to get up the left

jpd80 ?/Mar/14 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
bullybones 27/Sep/13 Lead
with Neil
mattgrange 22/Sep/13 2nd
sbattams 21/Sep/13 TR

Top roped with a few bridging moves at the bottom.

Hidden 05/Sep/13 Lead O/S
gavinpeach 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Paul, James Lawson
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
embob 18/Aug/13 Lead

Without bridging. Nice route despite being being extremely well loved!

with Alex
Hidden 18/Aug/13 2nd
simonscubadiver 08/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Enjoyable climb.

Kendrick 08/Aug/13 2nd
with Si
Hidden 08/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Gary Coggon 08/Aug/13 2nd O/S
hirving 06/Aug/13 Lead β

Without bridging on opposite wall

with Bill Irving
Hidden 04/Aug/13 Lead
D.botts87 24/Jul/13 Lead
with Jerome
Jeromecooper 23/Jul/13 2nd O/S
kkris 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Adam
adamashcroft 16/Jul/13 2nd
timmsy 15/Jul/13 -
with Carmel Ramwell
sambosanquet101 09/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Francy Carranza
wendys 07/Jul/13 -
MatthewH 01/Jul/13 Lead O/S
snapperdan 01/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Climbed in the dark with a head torch - spooky! No bridging VS version.

tsl42 26/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Was doing it withoug bridging but then bridged as most logical thing to do.

spacecadetjake ?/Jun/13 2nd
with Robbie jenkins
Rampikino 25/May/13 Lead

No bridging VS version

with MMC Various
Kyrros 10/May/13 Lead
Hidden 29/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Eotech 27/Apr/13 Lead rpt

Repeat ascent with gear placements.

Hidden 27/Apr/13 Lead dog
Eotech 23/Apr/13 Lead RP

Placed gear after top roping then lead.

Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead
pete1185 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
TJ Mather 03/Mar/13 Lead dog

Without bridging to the opposite wall (vs 4b).

with Tom Robinson
Hidden 24/Feb/13 Lead O/S
rob 528 ??/2013 -
Hidden 14/Oct/12 -
buxtoncoffeelover 04/Oct/12 Solo
YoungYuk 29/Sep/12 TR O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/12 TR
3kidsandanorton 15/Sep/12 2nd
with Nick L
PeteWilson 06/Sep/12 2nd O/S

without back wall

with Andrew Graham
JamesLloyd 04/Sep/12 TR O/S
petekeron 24/Aug/12 Solo O/S
with Solo
sputnik 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Mrs Z
c00kie 04/Aug/12 2nd
with Gavin
baron84 27/Jul/12 2nd O/S
BTphonehome 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
ryansb90 22/Jul/12 Lead dnf
ryansb90 22/Jul/12 2nd β
kasha_gregson 22/Jul/12 2nd
AmandaJG 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
valentinesbabe 27/May/12 Lead O/S

Felt quite steep for severe but nice moves and loads of gear.

Tithe Technique 27/May/12 2nd O/S
Goody 24/May/12 Lead O/S
with Jane Mellor, Suzie Hughes
Laura-lou 20/May/12 Lead
with Matt Snell
Hidden 14/May/12 Lead
Hidden 06/May/12 Lead O/S
MJP 06/May/12 2nd
friendzone1234 ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
stevepotter 24/Mar/12 Lead
with ken
Duncan 88 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S

With no bridging its hard for the grade

scotty h 28/Jan/12 TR β
Will Caesar ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
lozowen 27/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Sally Owen
mister3able 06/Nov/11 2nd β
penny_pops25 16/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with sarah
Sarah Harri 16/Oct/11 Lead dog
with Maria Thorpe
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead β
Allan FW 01/Oct/11 2nd

Not my idea of a pleasant 4a Severe. At least 4b and, if bridging is avoided, this must be VS.

with George
Tom Redmond 23/Sep/11 2nd


with dave bowler
Laura Dean 23/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 10/Sep/11 2nd
katherinesydney 10/Sep/11 Lead O/S

spent quite a bit of time in the corner...

Hidden 03/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Happy Haggis ?/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 23/Aug/11 Lead
JonathanJones 21/Aug/11 2nd O/S
John-Henry 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Jim Malo 09/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Mikael
Hidden 09/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Mikael 09/Jul/11 Lead
ashtond6 03/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 05/Jun/11 -
ju59 05/Jun/11 -
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/11 2nd
Steve J P 04/May/11 2nd
with BS
Bernie Wylde 04/May/11 2nd

Bob led

with bob, sp
Pero 01/May/11 Lead
Plenk ?/May/11 Lead O/S

Look out for the pigeons that live in the crack behind you. Jim got divebombed half way up. New pants please.

with Jim
Hidden 19/Apr/11 TR
P Rogers 15/Apr/11 Lead O/S

No bridging, did have a short rest with back against left hand wall where it juts out just below the ledge.S / VS ? who cares anyway just nice climbing !

with matty
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Chi Cheng 22/Mar/11 Solo rpt
Rachel Slater 22/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Cwallace 17/Mar/11 Lead
Cwallace 17/Mar/11 2nd
Sarah Harri 15/Mar/11 2nd dog

Foot slipped off a little ledge near the beginning (poor technique I think)... not had a good day for falling off stuff!

with Tom Reid
Hidden 14/Feb/11 Lead
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden 24/Oct/10 2nd O/S
rockman 17/Sep/10 Lead rpt

Cracks direct - no bridging - agree VS 4b (just)

with Peter B
biffy 17/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/10 Lead
Heinrich 03/Sep/10 2nd rpt

Good but tough going after months off!

with Gaz
Alex Thompson 21/Aug/10 Solo O/S

Straight up the crack (no bridging).

Fiskavaig 15/Aug/10 2nd
with Pete P
Hidden 14/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Rob84 17/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Mel, Rich
Howard J 13/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Jeff Burgum
jose.climbing 09/Jul/10 Lead O/S
method 08/Jul/10 Solo O/S

kevin started lead and backed out

with kevin
Nick Rundall 06/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Russ Cunliffe
Hidden 06/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Byronius Maximus 03/Jul/10 Solo O/S
shed_hed 03/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Raggar 24/Jun/10 2nd
with Ian M, Jon B
simonward 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Andy Hardy 16/Jun/10 2nd

Managed not 'dab' main corner deffo 4b if this is done.

migs493 05/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/10 2nd
Sianny 01/Jun/10 2nd O/S

mix of bridging and laybacking, tough but certainly enjoyed the climb. a bit green in places though

with Nick
Hidden 01/Jun/10 Lead
Raggar ?/Jun/10 2nd
with Ian M
Hidden 25/Apr/10 2nd
Double Knee Bar 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
hcooper 22/Apr/10 Lead
Jen80 22/Apr/10 -
with Cooper
steveth 21/Apr/10 Lead β
Chi Cheng 18/Apr/10 2nd rpt

Did not bridge (VS 4b)

alitamlit 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with chi
Shane-Smith 16/Apr/10 Lead


with Tiff
Hidden 16/Apr/10 2nd
BennoC 13/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Stace
staceated 13/Apr/10 2nd
with ben
Hidden 12/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Sam Simpson 12/Apr/10 Lead O/S
andrea83 21/Mar/10 2nd

Didn't bridge then I could count as VS 4b as per guidebook. Nice climb.

with Hamish
Hamish777 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S

This was much harder than it looked from the ground. I had to bridge!

with Andrea
Hidden 19/Mar/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 11/Mar/10 2nd
Olli-C 11/Mar/10 Lead
with Moritz
Derek Furze ??/2010 -
howlingbaboon 29/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Peakpdr 17/Oct/09 2nd

did the vs

climbing_wiggy 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Paul
Rampikino 13/Sep/09 Lead

No bridging VS version.

with Cat
Hidden 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Sianny 30/Aug/09 2nd O/S
timcedwards 26/Aug/09 2nd
mikecollins 19/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with ellen tickle
Howard J 12/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Jeff Burgum
rockman 10/Aug/09 Lead O/S
julian allen 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
hcooper ?/Aug/09 Lead

Second time climbing this route, a lot smoother than the first time. It's a nice one.

climbing_wiggy 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Steve Banham
Jen80 ?/Jul/09 -
with Cooper
Chi Cheng ?/Jul/09 Lead β
davross1986 ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S

green and slimey when wet but a nice climb in good conditions. when on the ledge in the crack, you will put a cam above you in the crack but dont block the little flat ledge up to the right in the crack as it will come in handy when moving out.

catblack 28/Jun/09 Lead
with Kirsten and Ali
Hidden 17/Jun/09 Lead
texuspete 14/Jun/09 2nd
with Ben Robotham
martin one 12/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Sue
MikeDowsett 07/Jun/09 2nd
with Alistair Gordon
Hidden 22/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead
Hidden ?/May/09 2nd O/S
steveth 23/Apr/09 2nd O/S
nic42 22/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Em66 22/Apr/09 2nd
with MUMC
Jon Dittman 19/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 14/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 03/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Lead
Stoff ?/Apr/09 TR
danm 21/Mar/09 Solo
sonaf ?/Jan/09 Lead
with Chopper
Chi Cheng ??/2009 Lead

did with out bridging (VS 4b)

A Mountain Journey ??/2009 Lead
with Colin
LittleJoe 27/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Dad
Hidden ?/Sep/08 Solo
Hidden 25/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden 13/Aug/08 Lead O/S
mike_hough_uk 10/Aug/08 2nd
chri55ie 10/Aug/08 Lead
Heinrich 01/Aug/08 TR O/S
with Gaz
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
FrankW 03/Jul/08 Lead rpt
with Jenny S
Hidden 29/Jun/08 Lead
tomcoomber 20/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
whiting.jp 08/Jun/08 2nd

Avoided the bridge moves (apart from when retrieving gear) to increase the difficulty. Would not have enjoyed leading it like that!

with jamesca
smolders 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S

largely without bridging

with Jason K
kleinej 07/Jun/08 2nd
with Martin
kim.mulji 07/Jun/08 -
Whealiebob 24/May/08 2nd O/S
with Terry
stevepotter 03/May/08 2nd
with ken
Hidden 03/May/08 2nd O/S
cooper leek 03/May/08 Lead O/S
with dave nw
jockdave ?/May/08 2nd
with dave
Hidden 26/Apr/08 2nd
adam carless 19/Apr/08 Solo O/S
dennett 03/Apr/08 TR
with calvin dennett
Laurence Everitt 03/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with John Cavendish
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
innesmac ??/2008 -
Simon Caldwell 22/Sep/07 2nd O/S

without bridging = 4b tick :-)

with Carmen
gazbonutter 18/Sep/07 2nd

Did as the VS with no rest off side wall

with Geoff
FrankW 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Laura
Hidden 08/Sep/07 Solo O/S
HeatherF 11/Aug/07 Lead

Did the VS variation by not bridging across onto the other wall

with My mum and dad
Hidden 31/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/07 2nd
Hidden 29/Jul/07 Lead
ChrisBrooke 14/Jul/07 2nd
with John Inkpen
rig 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S

First lead of the day, significantly steeper and harder than the S's at Windgather the previous day. Enjoyed it - once it was done.

with Therese Cranley
laurencehicks 07/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with kev
mikehenesy ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Done without bridging so the guide says it's worth a VS!

with Lee Dawson
tontopink 07/May/07 Lead
davefount 29/Apr/07 Lead
with Ben Falkner, Alex Maleins
Rampikino 20/Apr/07 2nd
with Cat
JulianD 15/Apr/07 2nd
with Paul B
Hidden 01/Apr/07 2nd
gazbonutter 01/Apr/07 Lead O/S
naughtybadboy 01/Apr/07 Lead
NickST ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Annie Carpenter
NickST ?/Apr/07 Lead
sammoore 31/Mar/07 2nd
with Andy Vine
edXander 04/Feb/07 2nd
Stig 19/Sep/06 2nd rpt
with random
Hidden 17/Sep/06 2nd
Hidden 09/Sep/06 2nd
Hidden 09/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Alfredo ?/Aug/06 Lead
Matt - BodyPoint 29/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Sharon Bulmer
Hidden 23/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/06 2nd dog
SecretSquirrel 04/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Cameron13 04/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Cameron13 18/May/06 Lead O/S
JdotP 06/May/06 2nd O/S
with Stuart Bury
Shad ?/May/06 Lead
jrk2673 ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/05 2nd
Hidden 18/Aug/05 2nd
goi.ashmore 11/Aug/05 Solo O/S
Whitt ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Matt Harris
chris_r 13/Jul/05 Lead O/S

VS 4b variation

cem 02/Jul/05 Solo O/S

VS version

KeithW 18/Jun/05 Lead O/S

Left half me gear at the bottom

with Mike Nuttall
DavidR 18/Jun/05 2nd O/S

Actually 'Main Corner' (S 4a) next door.

with Aidan McGuffie
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead
Stig 13/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with Jonathan Teale
Richard Hession 31/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Ian McLarney
Hidden 29/Jun/04 Lead
Rampikino 29/May/04 Lead
with Liz Hay
Hidden 27/Jul/03 Lead
Hidden 29/Jun/03 2nd
Hidden 29/Jun/03 Lead
Laramadness 18/Mar/03 Solo
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden 19/Nov/02 Lead O/S
Budge 19/May/02 Solo O/S
with Mike Oates
kato'sdad 29/Sep/01 Solo
RobSimmo 29/Sep/01 Solo
Gman ?/Aug/01 Lead O/S
with Sean
uphillnow ?/Aug/00 -

on SPA assessment I ran

Hidden ??/1999 Solo
stokienomad 15/Feb/98 Lead
John Eley ?/Jul/97 Lead O/S
MontyH 10/Sep/96 Lead O/S
with Andy Lawrance
Hidden 23/Jun/95 Lead
astrecks 11/Jun/95 2nd O/S
with Rod
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/92 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 13/Sep/91 Lead
Andy Say 23/Sep/87 Solo
Hidden 10/Sep/85 Solo
Tim Bateman 17/Apr/85 2nd
Hidden 10/Mar/85 2nd
Simon2005 ??/1985 TR
with Jude
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1985 -
Hidden 30/Jun/84 AltLd
Rob Davies 01/Apr/83 Lead
with Jessica Flower
babymoac 03/Aug/80 Solo
Nigel Bond 26/Nov/77 Lead
with Tony Cuddy
Hidden 08/Jun/76 Solo
rogerskews ??/1976 -
with Martin Coward
Bolt Phobia 19/Oct/74 Lead
mikej 12/Oct/74 Solo
Hidden 06/May/67 Solo
Hidden 01/Apr/65 Lead
Hidden 31/Oct/64 TR
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