Rockfax Description
14m. Balance up the steep arete to reach a short ramp and climb this to a good but short-lived jamming crack. © Rockfax

FA. Paul Nunn 1960

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

Hidden 31/Oct Lead O/S
Bradwell 22/Oct TR O/S
barn owl 20/Oct Lead O/S

Tough VS

with Alan Cameron, Pete Brindle
mb_london 11/Oct Lead O/S
DBoothroyd 27/Sep Lead O/S

No way VS, way harder than Parker's

with Megan
wrapped in bacon 08/Sep 2nd O/S
with Chris
Jake Young 17/Aug Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Aug Lead
BenedictIEP 31/Jul 2nd rpt

felt too easy.

Jam_sandwich 31/Jul Lead O/S
Dbrooks53139 23/Jul Lead

1st vs 5a!!!!!!!!!

Becks87 19/Jul 2nd O/S
with Adam L
atom 19/Jul Lead O/S

Bit of a off balance start but great hand jams above

Andrew Barker 12/Jul 2nd
with Chris Moran
Peakpdr 02/Jul Lead

Vs my ass. This has never being Vs.. Top end hvs 5a-5b.. Giving it vs is going to get people into serious trouble especially if they are just at Vs..

Mark Grist 30/Jun Lead O/S
with Lee Hamilton
RKirke 25/Jun Lead O/S
Stroppy 25/Jun 2nd rpt
AngelaC 28/May 2nd
dashby 25/May 2nd

I thought this solid at HVS 5a, certainly compared with other VS's in the quarry. Good lead by Jon.

with Jonathan Hubbard
g1m147 23/May Lead
JonathanJones 23/May Lead β
paul79 20/May 2nd O/S
stratandrew 11/May 2nd
with Paul Evans
Hidden 10/May 2nd O/S
jordan taylor 10/May Lead rpt
Derek Furze 10/May 2nd

Quite tough moves but good gear

with Paul Mitchell
mBob8 07/May Lead O/S
Helen Boothman ?/May Lead O/S
with Andy P
The Blue Bucket 23/Apr Lead
stratandrew 08/Apr Lead dog

Found this hard tonight! 2 rests on the gear! Bah!

BTphonehome 02/Apr 2nd rpt
with Tony
tmawer 02/Apr Lead O/S

Very good route.

with Bram
Ross88 22/Mar 2nd
with Danny A
Hidden 22/Mar 2nd rpt
JimboWizbo 22/Mar Lead

Glad to get on this one. Just haven't had the chance until today. Tricky to get started but protection is good.

with Beth
pistal10 ??/2015 Lead O/S
Peakpdr ??/2015 -
Peter87 ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
tenbelter ??/2015 -
ben.phillips 15/Nov/14 2nd O/S
with Jared Kitchen, Andrew Erskine
andy_e 15/Nov/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
johnself1603 14/Sep/14 Lead β
Ross88 13/Sep/14 Lead
David Kay 13/Sep/14 2nd
with Ross Brown
Stroppy 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Josh Brown
Charles Kinniburgh 04/Sep/14 2nd
Rob Davies 04/Sep/14 Lead rpt

Still very awkward

sibluer 03/Sep/14 Lead
fooforever 03/Sep/14 2nd
mcb 20/Aug/14 Lead
with Sally Byrne, Miles Ridley
jimbonfire 09/Aug/14 -
Hidden 02/Jul/14 TR
Jules Lane 20/May/14 Lead dog

Nails. Had 2nd'd this a few years ago and found it a struggle. On the lead this time found it a real struggle again. Fell off trying to get on the ramp by leaning left then did it ok leaning right. Then found the crack really hard and too narrow to jam adequately. Determination prevailed and after falling twice (!) made it by a long reach to the ledge. Bad effort but the gear was good. Defo HVS.

with Steve Pepper
John Gale 05/May/14 Lead O/S
monkeyman79 05/May/14 2nd O/S
with Jon Hubbard
Hidden 27/Apr/14 Solo
Hidden 25/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/14 Lead rpt
Bloke on a Rope 19/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Vic, Matt
Climbster 19/Jan/14 2nd β
with Ian
AndyPratt88 ??/2014 2nd
with Jim
BenedictIEP 01/Dec/13 Lead dnf

Breezed the lower section. pulled up onto the crack to find nowt but greasy footholds. whacked a cam in, rested, tried again, failed. abbed for gear.

cem 27/Oct/13 Lead rpt

Surprisingly dry bar the odd damp hold. It started to hose down just after I topped out so it wasn't so much fun for Graham.

Hidden 29/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/13 2nd O/S
HB1 07/Aug/13 Lead rpt

A real struggle today. Must be getting old!

with KB
Brown 03/Aug/13 Solo
with Andy R
kkris 01/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Jerome
Hidden 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Martin Brierley 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Feels more difficult than it is. Needed more quickdraws than I brought and really needed a 50m rope to belay properly. Still, we managed

with Anthony Williams, Antonello Palazzi
alias dave 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Sammydainty 04/Jul/13 TR dnf
kkris 04/Jul/13 Lead dog
with Graham
cjbaker 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Peachy, Alvaro
peachos 30/Jun/13 2nd β

Followed Chris up. Couldn't work the jam but managed to layback the crack

with Chris Baker, Alvaro
jordan taylor 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Alan Dixon 02/Jun/13 2nd
with Jordan
j.buckley87 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/13 -
j.buckley87 31/May/13 Lead O/S
JM0rrison 27/May/13 Lead O/S
snapperdan ?/May/13 2nd O/S
David Kay 30/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Nick Rundall 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with paul whitehead
Chris Manasseh 20/Apr/13 Lead
with John Armstrong
jvarmstrong 20/Apr/13 2nd
with Chris
BTphonehome 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Kasha
kasha_gregson 07/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 07/Apr/13 2nd
wi11 05/Apr/13 Lead β

Harder than Parkers, but then I don't like jamming

owain86 05/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Will, Duncan
Duncan Campbell 05/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Felt harder than Parker's at the bottom. Surprised it gets VS here. Brilliant climbing though.

with Will hardy, Owain
BenPitt 01/Apr/13 2nd

Seconded as a warm up. Bad choice to start on. Definitely harder than Parkers.

cmars89 ??/2013 Lead
with Jake rowarth
Hidden ??/2013 2nd RP
Frank the Husky ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hardonicus 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Luke Donaldson
sputnik 17/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Mrs Z
ozzie35 19/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Steve Graham, dave dillon
Hidden 17/Sep/12 Lead dnf
Andrew Lodge 17/Sep/12 2nd
with Steve
mikephilrob 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
petellis 02/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with Caroline, The short fuse, Sloth
Hidden 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
bantamdave 31/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Murray
stuart34 30/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Rob84 30/Aug/12 2nd rpt
stoo2k 23/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Craig
mwatson 19/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Somerset swede basher 12/Jul/12 Solo O/S
David Shelmerdine 07/Jul/12 TR rpt
with Craig Oates
sgl 05/Jul/12 Lead
with Clare
Rob Davies ?/Jul/12 Lead rpt
cra1gm0nkey 30/Jun/12 TR β
Olli-C 27/Jun/12 2nd rpt
with chi
Rachel Slater 27/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Andrea Morgan
Fragmod 18/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden 13/Jun/12 Lead dog
manwithacam 13/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 13/Jun/12 2nd
Ben HW 05/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Nathan Foster
Hidden 30/May/12 2nd
Hidden 30/May/12 2nd
David Shelmerdine 29/May/12 TR O/S

Did this on a TR with a friend on his first time outside. This is a top end VS, would try leading this, gear seems to be available.

with Jason Hollins
steveth 25/May/12 Lead dnf

The first half went OK, although it's quite bold. Couldn't get the headwall crack to go. Later saw Chris layback it, rather than jam, but I was too tired to try again. It ain't a VS.

Hidden 23/May/12 2nd
nathan foster 23/May/12 2nd β
with ben
pie_eater_pete 14/May/12 Lead O/S
g1m147 13/May/12 2nd
with Mick.
gavinpeach 02/May/12 Lead dnf
Olli-C 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S

How does this get VS and parkers eliminate gets HVS? Its harder and has less gear.

Rachel Slater 01/Apr/12 2nd O/S
crag_hopper_Jay 30/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Jeromecooper 26/Mar/12 Lead O/S
OliBangbala 26/Mar/12 AltLd β
with Jerome
caradoc 23/Mar/12 Lead O/S

proper crux on this

with nick yapp
Hidden 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Mar/12 2nd
georgenvk 23/Feb/12 TR rpt
gw3285 01/Feb/12 TR
Hidden 02/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jan/12 2nd
adie84 ??/2012 -
ste_d 09/Nov/11 Solo rpt
attack the crack 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
tatz45 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
JonnoP 29/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Jo Ramsden
gw3285 28/Sep/11 2nd
Whealiebob 27/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Good route, given HVS in guide and definitely harder than Parker's

with Terry
Milne 27/Sep/11 2nd O/S

very stiff at vs.

with Dave
Hidden 25/Sep/11 Solo
mikedelderfield 17/Sep/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 17/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Andrew Lodge 17/Sep/11 Lead
with Steve
ste_d 15/Sep/11 Solo rpt
antroy 14/Sep/11 Lead
georgenvk 09/Sep/11 TR RP
David Shelmerdine 30/Aug/11 TR
with paul
Andy Hardy 25/Aug/11 Lead rpt
ste_d 14/Aug/11 Solo rpt
cmars89 13/Aug/11 Lead
with Pete Duckworth
zephr 13/Aug/11 -
ste_d 03/Aug/11 Solo rpt
Leo Woodhead 28/Jul/11 Lead
eddzzz 25/Jul/11 TR O/S
with Daniel Higham
ste_d 11/Jul/11 Solo rpt
Plenk ?/Jul/11 Lead RP

Found the top crack tough on the top rope, and took aaaaages to commit on the lead. Worth it when I did. Getting to the ramp is a bit of a challenge but have confidence in your feet.

with Jim
Hidden 22/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 19/Jun/11 2nd
monika paprzycka 19/Jun/11 Lead
Carl Smethurst 01/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Los Kenney
Hidden 31/May/11 Lead O/S
greglad 25/May/11 -
Hidden 19/May/11 2nd
Pete Nugent 19/May/11 Lead rpt
bigglesbutcha 19/May/11 2nd O/S

Tricky, laybacked top crack.

with John Shaw
Rob84 12/May/11 Lead O/S
with Chris Ashton
grubes 24/Apr/11 Lead RP

Seconded previously

with Ben
D J Williams 23/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Stoff 21/Apr/11 Lead dog

Had to take a rest after failing to get my feet sorted at the start of the crack.

with gpcomps
gpcomps 21/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Found tricky, even seconding, great route though

Hoyes 12/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Derek P
mevanssmith 09/Apr/11 TR
Hidden 06/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Joughton 19/Mar/11 Lead β
Hidden 07/Mar/11 2nd rpt
Kendrick 02/Mar/11 2nd
with Mr Hobbs
Ketu 20/Feb/11 Lead rpt
with Graham, Charles M
cem 20/Feb/11 2nd rpt
with Graham Dolman, Rob Truckle
kjbix 17/Oct/10 Lead
ruggystunts 17/Oct/10 2nd
with Kev
stevepotter 11/Oct/10 2nd
with ken
petellis 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S


BennoC 07/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Brian
colin milton 02/Oct/10 2nd
with shaun l
alias dave ?/Sep/10 TR O/S
Pilch 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Graham, Ed
grubes 21/Aug/10 2nd
with Alex
Alex Thompson 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Off balance start moves weren't too awkward.

with Luke
Leo Woodhead 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Ian W
Ianwesterby 08/Aug/10 2nd
with Leo
JamieSparkes 21/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Nick
Nick1812P 21/Jul/10 2nd rpt
with Jamie
Hidden 04/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 28/Jun/10 Lead rpt

seemed allot harder this time more off-balance and more polished than I remember

with Leon
Hidden 16/Jun/10 Lead dog
dashitboarder 13/Jun/10 Lead
with Dad
jamesgodwin64 25/May/10 Lead rpt
with Gaz
climbinmunkey 15/May/10 Lead O/S

Good balancy moves up the bottom arete and a couple of solid hand jams mid-way followed by an easy finish up the top arete. Good gear

with Helen
Hidden 09/May/10 Lead
eschaton 09/May/10 Lead
with Christian
Sam Simpson 08/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead
Hidden ?/May/10 -
jamesgodwin64 28/Apr/10 Solo β
JamieSparkes 27/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with Nick
Nick1812P 27/Apr/10 Lead β
with Jamie
R8JimBob88 22/Apr/10 Lead O/S

The first half is a little iffy but the rest is nice, dont climb the crack direct, try a layback instead up it.

with James
joe.91 21/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Definetly HVS

Chi Cheng 21/Apr/10 2nd O/S
alitamlit 21/Apr/10 2nd
with joe, chi
Hidden 13/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 12/Apr/10 -
Barry D 07/Apr/10 2nd
with Andy H
simonp ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Annelies Sarrazyn
ashmellor 28/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
MarkCoupe ??/2010 -
Franco Cookson OLD 15/Nov/09 Solo O/S


cosreba 30/Oct/09 AltLd
adam06 30/Oct/09 AltLd

chris lead to the crux but couldnt do it. so i led through. recon rockfax is right at HVS.. a bit sustained for vs

willworkforfoodjnr 18/Oct/09 Lead RP

Fell from the second move then did it clean. Definately felt more HVS!

with Ben
mattnuttall 12/Oct/09 Solo O/S
with Kevin Thaw
Hidden 24/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 23/Sep/09 2nd
Nick1812P 09/Sep/09 Lead β
JamieSparkes 09/Sep/09 2nd rpt

awkward and sweaty work, no chalk.

with Nick
PeteH 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 06/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Swifty
steven 06/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Simon Holden
axeman 31/Jul/09 Lead O/S


with schofield
Hidden 31/Jul/09 Lead O/S
jamesgodwin64 29/Jul/09 Lead RP
with Dan F
Graeme Hammond 10/Jul/09 Lead O/S

felt harder than Parker's Eliminate, and more like HVS as per western grit, not really worthy of its 2*s in that too.

with Rob
Ketu 10/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/09 Lead dog
RCrockford 24/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Andy C
Hidden ?/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Dave Foster 31/May/09 2nd O/S
with Andy
cmars89 ?/May/09 TR
with Jake rowarth
djdf 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Confidence up after doing Parker's so had a pop at this too. Slightly strenuous at the short upper crack because a)my hands are too fat to fit in it and b)I can't jam anyway, so had to thug up it.

with Pete
Dave Rumney 19/Apr/09 -
with Tanya Milner
Hidden 08/Apr/09 2nd
alias dave 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with ste mycock
Dave Heaton 05/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 19/Mar/09 Lead O/S
alias dave 18/Mar/09 TR O/S
with ste mycock
Chris the Tall 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S

Cold and damp

AndyB123 ??/2009 2nd O/S
cymjt ??/2009 -
Hidden 29/Dec/08 2nd
JamieSparkes 08/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 08/Nov/08 2nd O/S
with Jamie
metal arms 01/Nov/08 Lead
Dan Lane 18/Oct/08 TR O/S

Very balancey.

with Dad
adam carless 11/May/08 Lead O/S
SecretSquirrel 11/May/08 2nd
Gooders 11/May/08 Lead

Tough moves round the overhang.

with Jon Tan, Lucy, Raony
cem 20/Apr/08 Lead rpt
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
Hidden 28/Sep/07 TR
MeMeMe 22/Sep/07 2nd
with Andy
Barry D 31/Aug/07 Lead
with Dick Williams
John Kettle 11/Aug/07 -
Laffco 09/Jun/07 Lead dog
with Jan Schiefer
Laffco 09/Jun/07 Lead dog
with Jan Schiefer
Reaver2k 25/Apr/07 TR dog

I found this very hard, first few moves I found very tricky because I was looking the wrong way, for some reason trying to move my left foot right around the left hand of the arete and onto a flimsy pocket instead of stepping straight up onto ledges. Even through my stupidity, didnt find it too easy. The upper thin-handjamming crack I again found very difficult - took several falls on this, the more tired I got the harder it felt, pulling on my hands WAY too much because I couldnt find any feet holds and certainly didnt have good jams. Won't be leading VS for a while I think, can't see myself leading anything like this for quite some time. A shame as there are many classic VS's around and about. Mental note - TR at my upper limit doesnt feel as nice as leading VDiffs.

with GH - Matt, Alex, Louise, Katie, Frank
Stig 05/Apr/07 2nd rpt
with Jonathan Teale
Hidden 25/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/07 2nd O/S
Stig 10/Mar/07 Lead rpt
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden 18/Feb/07 TR
headius ??/2007 TR rpt
with jay
paul79 ??/2007 -
Hidden 13/Oct/06 2nd
Jim Vach 13/Oct/06 -
with Paul Winder
Joe Costello 31/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Liam
SecretSquirrel 06/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with hotbad
Carl Smethurst 03/Aug/06 Lead rpt
with Gareth Mayhead
Hidden 03/Aug/06 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Jul/06 2nd
Hidden 22/Jun/06 2nd
Hidden 14/May/06 Lead
Hidden 27/Apr/06 2nd
Stig 23/Mar/06 2nd rpt
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
kingholmesy ??/2006 2nd O/S
with SteveOc
Shad ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden 11/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Joe Costello ?/Aug/05 Solo O/S
with Liam/tom/naylor
Rob Davies 22/May/05 Lead

1st time climbing with Phil?

with Phil Ashton
Carl Smethurst 09/May/05 Lead β
with Gareth Mayhead
Hidden 24/Jan/05 TR
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
Phil West 05/Sep/04 Lead dnf

Chavved off. "Hey mate, will you die from there?" etc, etc.

with Chris Tan
Trobbo 11/May/04 Lead O/S
with martin bennett
cem 21/Mar/04 2nd
Mark A Humphries 17/Mar/04 Lead β
with gary wood
Ben1983 ??/2004 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2004 2nd
Stig 01/Sep/03 Lead rpt
with ?
Stig 08/Jul/03 2nd O/S
with Jonathan Teale
Carl Smethurst 06/Jul/03 2nd
with Ian Pickles
Carl Smethurst 02/Jul/03 2nd
with Gareth Mayhead
Hidden ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Gman ?/May/03 Lead O/S
rob.grafton 02/Apr/03 2nd
with Bruce
Hidden 07/Oct/02 Lead O/S
sammoore 03/Sep/02 2nd
with Newbury College
Hidden 06/Apr/02 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
Owdham 05/Jul/01 TR O/S

Struggled. Couldn't get going at all. One to come back to.

with Girtch
Roget 19/May/01 Lead O/S
Roget 19/May/01 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/May/01 2nd O/S
A Crook 20/Mar/01 2nd
with Dale Holding
tlr 04/May/96 Lead
with Kim
robtrooper ??/1996 -
Hidden 09/Oct/93 Lead
Phil West ?/Mar/93 2nd O/S
with Dennis ? & Steve Wild
Tony Little 27/Apr/92 Solo O/S
with Martin
babymoac 16/Jun/91 2nd
with MTW
ste_d 25/May/91 Lead O/S
with mik
Backinthegame ?/Sep/90 2nd
Andy Say 24/Aug/90 Solo O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1990 Lead
with Therry Cooper
ewar woowar ??/1989 Lead
Tony Prendergast ?/May/88 -
Hidden 25/Jun/86 2nd
Hidden 25/Apr/85 TR
Hidden 15/Apr/84 2nd
uphillnow ??/1984 Lead

With I M Marsh course group

Mark Kemball 19/Jun/82 Solo
Hidden 13/May/81 Solo
Hidden 23/May/78 Lead
Hidden 22/May/77 Solo
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