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[Ben tops out on the Flywalk, 3 kb]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
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.

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

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This climb is in 309 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

With bridging
Stoff - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Mark S

sam26051 - Lead - 10/Apr/14 with Nigel Hinson

r.greaves - 2nd - 29/Mar/14 with Ian smith

Leigh_M - 2nd - 21/Mar/14 with James

DanChad - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Chris Murray

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!
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 09/Mar/14 with Dan Chadfield

Alex_Derbyshire - Lead - 05/Mar/14

withey1992 - TR - 05/Mar/14

Markheighton - Lead - 05/Mar/14

First trad fall! Got stuck in the right crack half way up and couldn't reverse to get up the left
AdamPrzeslak - Lead dog - 01/Mar/14 with Rob Mcsweeney

jpd80 - Mar/14

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/13

mattgrange - 2nd - 22/Sep/13

Top roped with a few bridging moves at the bottom.
sbattams - TR - 21/Sep/13 with sarah davies

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/13

gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Paul, James Lawson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13

Without bridging. Nice route despite being being extremely well loved!
embob - Lead - 18/Aug/13 with Alex

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Aug/13

Enjoyable climb.
simonscubadiver - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/13 with Dave Kendrick

Kendrick - 2nd - 08/Aug/13 with Si

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/13

Without bridging on opposite wall
hirving - Lead β - 06/Aug/13 with Bill Irving

Hidden - Lead - 04/Aug/13

D.botts87 - Lead - 24/Jul/13 with Jerome

Jeromecooper - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/13

kkris - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Adam

adamashcroft - 2nd - 16/Jul/13

timmsy - 15/Jul/13 with Carmel Ramwell

sambosanquet101 - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/13 with Francy Carranza

wendys - 07/Jul/13

MatthewH - Lead - 01/Jul/13

Climbed in the dark with a head torch - spooky! No bridging VS version.
snapperdan - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/13

Was doing it withoug bridging but then bridged as most logical thing to do.
tsl42 - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/13

spacecadetjake - 2nd - Jun/13 with Robbie jenkins

No bridging VS version
Rampikino - Lead - 25/May/13 with MMC Various

Kyrros - Lead - 10/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/13

Repeat ascent with gear placements.
Eotech - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Apr/13

Placed gear after top roping then lead.
Eotech - Lead RP - 23/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead - 20/Apr/13

pete1185 - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Phil Ewels

Without bridging to the opposite wall (vs 4b).
TJ Mather - Lead dog - 03/Mar/13 with Tom Robinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/13

Hidden - 14/Oct/12

buxtoncoffeelover - Solo - 04/Oct/12

YoungYuk - TR O/S - 29/Sep/12

Hidden - TR - 29/Sep/12

3kidsandamortgage - 2nd - 15/Sep/12 with Nick L

without back wall
PeteWilson - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/12 with Andrew Graham

JamesLloyd - TR O/S - 04/Sep/12

petekeron - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/12 with Solo

sputnik - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Mrs Z

c00kie - 2nd - 04/Aug/12 with Gavin

baron84 - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/12

BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12

ryansb90 - Lead dnf - 22/Jul/12 with Sophie Thompson

ryansb90 - 2nd β - 22/Jul/12 with Sophie Thompson

kasha_gregson - 2nd - 22/Jul/12

AmandaJG - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

Felt quite steep for severe but nice moves and loads of gear.
valentinesbabe - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Kevin Tithe

Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12 with Angela Paul

Goody - Lead O/S - 24/May/12 with Jane Mellor, Suzie Hughes

Laura-lou - Lead - 20/May/12 with Matt Snell

Hidden - Lead - 14/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/12

MJP - 2nd - 06/May/12

stevepotter - Lead - 24/Mar/12 with ken

With no bridging its hard for the grade
Duncan 88 - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12

scotty h - TR β - 28/Jan/12

Will Caesar - Lead O/S - 2012 with Rob Caesar

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Solo - 2012

lozowen - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/11 with Sally Owen

mister3able - 2nd β - 06/Nov/11

penny_pops25 - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/11 with sarah

Sarah Harri - Lead dog - 16/Oct/11 with Maria Thorpe

Hidden - Lead β - 15/Oct/11

Not my idea of a pleasant 4a Severe. At least 4b and, if bridging is avoided, this must be VS.
Allan FW - 2nd - 01/Oct/11 with George

green
Tom Redmond - 2nd - 23/Sep/11 with dave bowler

Laura Dean - 2nd - 23/Sep/11 with Tom Redmond

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Sep/11

spent quite a bit of time in the corner...
katherinesydney - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/11 with steve mount

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11

Happy Haggis - 2nd - Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 23/Aug/11

JonathanJones - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Al Breen

John-Henry - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead - 15/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/11

Jim Malo - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Mikael

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/11

Mikael - Lead - 09/Jul/11

ashtond6 - 2nd - 03/Jul/11

Hidden - 05/Jun/11

ju59 - 05/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/11

Steve J P - 2nd - 04/May/11 with BS

Bob led
Bernie Wylde - 2nd - 04/May/11 with bob, sp

Look out for the pigeons that live in the crack behind you. Jim got divebombed half way up. New pants please.
Plenk - Lead O/S - May/11 with Jim

Hidden - TR - 19/Apr/11

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 !
P Rogers - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/11 with matty

Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11

Chi Cheng - Solo rpt - 22/Mar/11 with Rachel Stater

Rachel Slater - Solo O/S - 22/Mar/11 with Chi Huo Cheng

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Mar/11

Cwallace - Lead - 17/Mar/11

Cwallace - 2nd - 17/Mar/11

Foot slipped off a little ledge near the beginning (poor technique I think)... not had a good day for falling off stuff!
Sarah Harri - 2nd dog - 15/Mar/11 with Tom Reid

Hidden - Lead - 14/Feb/11

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Oct/10

Cracks direct - no bridging - agree VS 4b (just)
rockman - Lead rpt - 17/Sep/10

biffy - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/10 with geoff mee

Hidden - Lead - 03/Sep/10

Good but tough going after months off!
Heinrich - 2nd rpt - 03/Sep/10 with Gaz

Straight up the crack (no bridging).
Alex Thompson - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/10

Fiskavaig - 2nd - 15/Aug/10 with Pete P

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10

Rob84 - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Mel, Rich

Howard J - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/10 with Jeff Burgum

jose.climbing - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/10

kevin started lead and backed out
method - Solo O/S - 08/Jul/10 with kevin

Nick Rundall - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/10 with Russ Cunliffe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/10

Byronius Maximus - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/10

shed_hed - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/10

Raggar - 2nd - 24/Jun/10 with Ian M, Jon B

simonward - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/10

Managed not 'dab' main corner deffo 4b if this is done.
999thAndy - 2nd - 16/Jun/10

migs493 - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/10

mix of bridging and laybacking, tough but certainly enjoyed the climb. a bit green in places though
Sianny - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/10 with Nick

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/10

Raggar - 2nd - Jun/10 with Ian M

mark stansfield - 2nd - 25/Apr/10 with John C

Double Knee Bar - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10

hcooper - Lead - 22/Apr/10 with Jennifer Slack

Jen80 - 22/Apr/10 with Cooper

steveth - Lead β - 21/Apr/10

Did not bridge (VS 4b)
Chi Cheng - 2nd rpt - 18/Apr/10 with Alistair Tamlit

alitamlit - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with chi

S
Shane-Smith - Lead - 16/Apr/10 with Tiff

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Apr/10

BennoC - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/10 with Stace

staceated - 2nd - 13/Apr/10 with ben

John Newbiggin - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/10 with samsimpson

samsimpson - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/10 with JNewbiggin

Didn't bridge then I could count as VS 4b as per guidebook. Nice climb.
andrea83 - 2nd - 21/Mar/10 with Hamish

This was much harder than it looked from the ground. I had to bridge!
Hamish777 - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Andrea

Hidden - Solo rpt - 19/Mar/10

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Mar/10

Olli-C - Lead - 11/Mar/10 with Moritz

Derek Furze - 2010

howlingbaboon - Solo O/S - 29/Oct/09

did the vs
pauldr - 2nd - 17/Oct/09 with paul farmer

climbing_wiggy - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Paul

No bridging VS version.
Rampikino - Lead - 13/Sep/09 with Cat

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09

Sianny - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/09

timcedwards - 2nd - 26/Aug/09 with Geoff Mee

mikecollins - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/09 with ellen tickle

Howard J - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/09 with Jeff Burgum

rockman - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/09 with Tim Edwards

julian allen - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09

Second time climbing this route, a lot smoother than the first time. It's a nice one.
hcooper - Lead - Aug/09 with Jennifer Slack

climbing_wiggy - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/09 with Steve Banham

Jen80 - Jul/09 with Cooper

Chi Cheng - Lead β - Jul/09

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.
davross1986 - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with Dean Dalton

catblack - Lead - 28/Jun/09 with Kirsten and Ali

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/09

texuspete - 2nd - 14/Jun/09 with Ben Robotham

martin one - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/09 with Sue

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/09

Hidden - Lead - May/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/09

steveth - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/09 with Chris Roberts

nic42 - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/09

Em66 - 2nd - 22/Apr/09 with MUMC

Jon Dittman - Lead - 19/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - 14/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - Apr/09

Stoff - TR - Apr/09

danm - Solo - 21/Mar/09

sonaf - Lead - Jan/09 with Chopper

did with out bridging (VS 4b)
Chi Cheng - Lead - 2009

A Mountain Journey - Lead - 2009 with Colin

LittleJoe - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Dad

Hidden - Solo - Sep/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/08

mike_hough_uk - 2nd - 10/Aug/08 with chri55ie

chri55ie - Lead - 10/Aug/08 with Mike Hough

Heinrich - TR O/S - 01/Aug/08 with Gaz

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/08

FrankW - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/08 with Jenny S

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jun/08

tomcoomber - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/08 with Claire Powell

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08

Avoided the bridge moves (apart from when retrieving gear) to increase the difficulty. Would not have enjoyed leading it like that!
whiting.jp - 2nd - 08/Jun/08 with jamesca

largely without bridging
smolders - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Jason K

kleinej - 2nd - 07/Jun/08 with Martin

kim.mulji - 07/Jun/08

Whealiebob - 2nd O/S - 24/May/08 with Terry

stevepotter - 2nd - 03/May/08 with ken

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/May/08

cooper leek - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with dave nw

jockdave - 2nd - May/08 with dave

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Apr/08

adam carless - Solo O/S - 19/Apr/08

dennett - TR - 03/Apr/08 with calvin dennett

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/08 with John Cavendish

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

innesmac - 2008

without bridging = 4b tick :-)
Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/07 with Carmen

Did as the VS with no rest off side wall
gazbonutter - 2nd - 18/Sep/07 with Geoff

FrankW - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Laura

Did the VS variation by not bridging across onto the other wall
hetaher - Lead - 11/Aug/07 with My mum and dad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/07

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jul/07

ChrisBrooke - 2nd - 14/Jul/07 with John Inkpen

First lead of the day, significantly steeper and harder than the S's at Windgather the previous day. Enjoyed it - once it was done.
rig - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Therese Cranley

laurencehicks - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/07 with kev

Done without bridging so the guide says it's worth a VS!
mikehenesy - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with Lee Dawson

tontopink - Lead - 07/May/07

davefount - Lead - 29/Apr/07 with Ben Falkner, Alex Maleins

Rampikino - 2nd - 20/Apr/07 with Cat

JulianD - 2nd - 15/Apr/07 with Paul B

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Apr/07

gazbonutter - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/07 with Jo Kennedy

naughtybadboy - Lead - 01/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/07

Hidden - Lead - Apr/07

sammoore - 2nd - 31/Mar/07 with Andy Vine

edXander - 2nd - 04/Feb/07

Stig - 2nd rpt - 19/Sep/06 with random

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Sep/06

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/06

Alfredo - Lead - Aug/06

Matt - BodyPoint - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/06 with Sharon Bulmer

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd dog - 14/Jul/06

SecretSquirrel - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/06 with Cameron13

Cameron13 - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/06 with SecretSquirrel

Cameron13 - Lead O/S - 18/May/06 with SecretSquirrel

JdotP - 2nd O/S - 06/May/06 with Stuart Bury

Shad - Lead - May/06

jrk2673 - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2006

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Aug/05

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Aug/05

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/05

Whitt - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Matt Harris

VS 4b variation
chris_r - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/05

VS version
cem - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/05

Left half me gear at the bottom
KeithW - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/05 with Mike Nuttall

Actually 'Main Corner' (S 4a) next door.
DavidR - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/05 with Aidan McGuffie

Hidden - Lead - May/05

Stig - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/05 with Jonathan Teale

Richard Hession - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/04 with Ian McLarney

JohnHutch - Lead - 29/Jun/04 with L

Rampikino - Lead - 29/May/04 with Liz Hay

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/03

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/03

Laramadness - Solo - 18/Mar/03

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/02

Budge - Solo O/S - 19/May/02 with Mike Oates

kato'sdad - Solo - 29/Sep/01 with Rob Simpson

RobSimmo - Solo - 29/Sep/01 with Jon Berry

Gman - Lead O/S - Aug/01 with Sean

on SPA assessment I ran
David Smith - Aug/00

Hidden - Solo - 1999

MontyH - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/96 with Andy Lawrance

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/95

astrecks - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/95 with Rod

Rog Wilko - Lead - Jun/92 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - Lead - 13/Sep/91

Andy Say - Solo - 23/Sep/87

Hidden - Solo - 10/Sep/85

Tim Bateman - 2nd - 17/Apr/85

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Mar/85

Simon2005 - TR - 1985 with Jude

Steve Lenartowicz - 1985

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jun/84

babymoac - Solo - 03/Aug/80

Nigel Bond - Lead - 26/Nov/77 with Tony Cuddy

Hidden - Solo - 08/Jun/76

rogerskews - 1976 with Martin Coward

Bolt Phobia - Lead - 19/Oct/74

mikej - Solo - 12/Oct/74

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Voting
Total votes cast 75
hard HS0 of 28
HS2 of 28
easy HS4 of 28
hard S21 of 28
S1 of 28
easy S0 of 28
hard HVD0 of 28
HVD0 of 28
easy HVD0 of 28
hard 4b0 of 26
4b0 of 26
easy 4b11 of 26
hard 4a15 of 26
4a0 of 26
easy 4a0 of 26
hard 3c0 of 26
3c0 of 26
easy 3c0 of 26
3 Stars0 of 21
2 Stars4 of 21
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Style of ascent

Soloed32 of 309 (10.4%)
Lead148 of 309 (47.9%)
Followed99 of 309 (32.0%)
Toproped11 of 309 (3.6%)
Alt Leads1 of 309 (0.3%)
Unknown18 of 309 (5.8%)

'Climbed'157 of 309 (50.8%)
clean O/S128 of 309 (41.4%)
clean β7 of 309 (2.3%)
clean rpt9 of 309 (2.9%)
clean RP1 of 309 (0.3%)
dogged6 of 309 (1.9%)
dnf1 of 309 (0.3%)