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18m. Climb the leaning groove to the break , continue up and right then scale the crucial final wall, two peg runners. © ROCKFAX
Climb the leaning groove to the break , continue up and right then scale the crucial final wall, two peg runners. (only one peg still in place)
FA. Chris Hardy 1988

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

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This climb is in 25 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/13 with Debbie

sazmaz - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Dan Lanchester-Wright

Frank the Husky - 2013

ste_d - TR rpt - 25/May/12 with shunt

ste_d - TR rpt - 08/May/12 with shunt

ste_d - TR rpt - 22/Mar/12 with shunt

Really good technical groove to start, but it was all a bit greasy, the gear was good but all quite small. Further up above the break I wasn't sure what was 'allowed' as the ledges were so close but I felt the lower groove was the crux anyway, so it doesn't matter.
Joughton - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/12

Hidden - TR dnf - 17/Mar/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 17/Mar/12

loved it after working it but if you OS it you've got some balls
jamesgodwin64 - Lead RP - 11/Apr/11 with Phil Craven

mikedelderfield - Lead O/S - 2011 with Steven Delderfield

felt fine today as a warm up, found plenty of gear to protect the top section, and the stub of the upper peg
JamieSparkes - TR rpt - 17/Oct/10 with Nick

Nick1812P - TR dog - 17/Oct/10 with Jamie

JulesV - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/10 with Shauna Cunningham

very run out at the top, and sandy but good
JamieSparkes - TR O/S - 03/May/10 with Nick

From the break direct up the face instead of via the grove to the left, although I couldn't resist a cheeky hand out left for one move. A good route despite the slightly escapable feel.
kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2009 with Jade

Hidden - TR O/S - 23/Jul/07

we haven't climbed it yet but we have absailed down it. we want to climb it next year.
loz 07 - 23/Jul/07 with ste, craig

Description & pictured line didn't agree, not sure we had the correct line but certainly didn't feel like a 2* route.
SecretSquirrel - 2nd - 20/Apr/07 with fiend

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/97

Bulls Crack - Lead O/S - 1997 with AM

Hidden - Lead - 15/Sep/96

ste_d - Lead rpt - 18/Sep/93 with mik

Roget - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/93 with colin, baccy

ste_d - Lead β - 07/May/93 with mik

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Total votes cast 32
hard E40 of 11
E40 of 11
easy E40 of 11
hard E32 of 11
E39 of 11
easy E30 of 11
hard E20 of 11
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easy 6a0 of 11
hard 5c0 of 11
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Style of ascent

Lead12 of 25 (48.0%)
Followed2 of 25 (8.0%)
Toproped9 of 25 (36.0%)
Unknown2 of 25 (8.0%)

'Climbed'4 of 25 (16.0%)
clean O/S12 of 25 (48.0%)
clean β1 of 25 (4.0%)
clean rpt5 of 25 (20.0%)
clean RP1 of 25 (4.0%)
dogged1 of 25 (4.0%)
dnf1 of 25 (4.0%)